Jonny Sopotiuk
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B. 1986, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada on Treaty 1 Territory

Lives and works in East Vancouver, BC, Canada on the unceded Indigenous territories belonging to the Musqueam, Skxwú7mesh-ulh Úxwumixw (Squamish) and Tsleil-Watututh peoples


2018     Bachelor of Fine Arts, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver, BC

2007     Leadership Winnipeg, Emerging Community Leaders Program

Group Exhibitions:

2018     The Show, Emily Carr University Degree Exhibition, ECUAD, Vancouver, BC

2015     Trigger: Drawing the Line in 2015, Queer Arts Festival, Vancouver, BC (Curator: SD Holman)

2015     Teen Angst Night, Annex Theatre, Vancouver, BC (Curator: Sara Byone)

2014     Thru the Trapdoor, On Main Gallery, Vancouver, BC (Curator: Paul Wong)

2013     Book Art, Emily Carr University Library, Vancouver, BC

2013     Rad Queer Arts Show, Atomic Centre, Winnipeg, MB

2013     TransgressionNow, Queer Arts Festival, Vancouver, BC (Curators Glenn Alteen and Paul Wong)

2012     BINGE: An Interactive Media Art Show, Rubble Gallery, Vancouver, BC (Curator: Olivia Fauland)

Teaching and Workshops:

2018     Firelight Campaign School, Creative Campaign Workshop, Gambier Island, BC (co-facilitated with Jen Castro)

2018     Firelight Campaign School, Communications Strategy Workshop, Gambier Island, BC

2018     Firelight Campaign School, Arts and Activism Workshop, Gambier Island, BC (co-facilitated with Jen Castro)

2015     BCGEU Campaigns School, Creative Campaigns Workshop, Vancouver, BC

Lectures and Panels:

2014     Creative Economy Conference, Keynote Speaker, Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design, Sydney, NS

2014     Manitoba Young New Democrats Convention, Keynote Speaker, Winnipeg, MB

2013     Food Matters Presentation, Emily Carr University of Art + Design Faculty Training, Vancouver, BC

2011     UMSU Access Awareness Days, Featured Speaker, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB

Awards, Grants and Honours:

2018     Early Career Development Award, BC Arts Council

2012     Humanitarian Award, Empress of Canada Foundation

2012     Christopher Foundation Scholarship, Emily Carr University of Art + Design

2011     National Photography Award, Canadian Union of Public Employees

2011     National Scholarship, AGR-PSAC

2011     Charles Biesick Memorial Scholarship, Labour Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Manitoba

2011     Al Cerelli Memorial Scholarship, Manitoba Federation of Labour

2011     Social Justice Activism Award, University of Manitoba Students’ Union

2008     Citizen of the Year Award, Snowy Owl Monarchist Society

2007     Community Development Award, Snowy Owl Monarchist Society

2006     Scholarship, Leadership Winnipeg

Select Work and Volunteer Experience:

2018 (current)     Vice-President, Canadian Artists’ Representation/Le Front des Artistes Canadiens (CARFAC) BC

2013 – 2016     Out in Schools Facilitator, Vancouver Queer Film Festival, Out on Screen


2019, February 19. Artspeak Radio Digest. Vancouver Co-Op Radio.

2019, February 11. The Rationale. Vancouver Art Gallery Workers on Strike. Vancouver Coop Radio.

2015, August 6. Perrelle, Robin. “Kiss & Tell, trigger warnings and trans pledge: my Pride highlights.” Daily Xtra. 6, August 2015.

2014, April 24. Griffin, Kevin. “Thru The Trapdoor: Paul Wong’s journey through art.” Vancouver Sun.

2013, July 29. Fynes, Brenna. “Queer Arts Festival a unique showcase of shock and delight.” The Ubessey.

2013, August 4. Jackson, Garth W. “TransgressionNow Vancouver July 25 to August 9, 2013.” Vancitybuzz.

2013, July 28. Rowland, Sarah. “Mind, Body come together for Queer Arts Festival”. Vancouver 24 hrs.