Alumni Panel with Rydel Cerezo, Tom Hsu, Jocelyne Junker and Chelsea Yuill | OCT 28

October 19, 2021


Join us for an alumni panel discussion with alumni Rydel Cerezo, Tom Hsu, Jocelyne Junker and Chelsea Yuill and moderated by Emmy Lee Wall and Birthe Piontek. Organized as part of the new “Capture x Emily Carr” class, this online panel is open to the public.

Thursday, October 28 at 11:30 AM PST
Free & Open to all

Zoom Link
Meeting ID: 624 1706 2322
Passcode: 189313

Our panelists will share their current practices and speak about their experiences transitioning from Emily Carr University to working artists and curators. Among others, they will address questions around establishing networks, navigating studio visits and exhibitions, and maintaining and expanding an art practice.

Find the recording here.
Co-organized with Audain Faculty of Art + Capture Photography Festival.


About the Artists:

Rydel Cerezo is a visual artist working in Vancouver, Canada on the unceded and traditional territories of Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh peoples. His work investigates the space between sexuality, religion and race.  He has exhibited internationally at Aperture Foundation (New York), Vogue Italia Festival (Milan) and the first-runner up for the Lind Prize by the Polygon Gallery (Vancouver). Cerezo holds a BFA from Emily Carr University of Arts and Design.

Tom Hsu is a visual artist whose work seeks to investigate the curious condition of spaces, and their correlation to the bodies that attend them. He comes from a base in analogue photography, and this stability allows him to extend into made, found, and choreographic sculpture, all of which deal with the everyday mundane. He currently lives and works in Vancouver and holds a BFA in Photography from Emily Carr University of Art + Design. He undertook a residency at Burrard Arts Foundation in Spring 2018 and has exhibited at Libby Leshgold Gallery, Gallery TPW, Macaulay & Co. Fine Art, Centre A, Yactac Gallery, Unit/Pitt, and Index Gallery.

Jocelyne Junker is a Métis artist and curator born in Saskatchewan. Her practice explores how photography and painting can become entangled in performative gestures that affect the formulation of self-identity. Through photography, she questions representation and engages with constructions of identity in the public sphere by creating a visual language that co-opts media and challenges its original context. She received her BFA from Emily Carr University of Art + Design, in 2018. She’s currently on the board of Access Gallery and resides in the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəyəm (Musqueam), Sḵwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil- Waututh) Nations.

Chelsea Yuill is a curator and textile artist. She explores weaving, embroidery, and reworking clothes to reflect upon feminine mythologies, and the absurdity in everyday life. These themes fold into her curatorial work as a way to connect to contemporary art practices that engage the public in surprising and thought-provoking ways. Her work has been included in group exhibitions at Hatch Gallery, Vancouver (2020); Gallery Jones, Vancouver (2018); and Emily Carr University of Art + Design (2018). Her curatorial projects include 88 Artists from 88 Years, ECUAD (2017); Intertwined, ECUAD (2018); EAT YOUR TAIL, Access Gallery (2020).  She published an interview in ReIssue (2021), and was part of the Momus Emerging Critics Residency (2021). Yuill holds a BFA from Emily Carr University of Art + Design (2019). She lives and works on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations also known as Vancouver. Currently, she is the Assistant Curator at Capture Photography Festival.

About the Partners:

Launched in 2013, Capture Photography Festival is Western Canada’s largest lens-based art festival. Annually in April, lens-based art is exhibited at dozens of galleries and other venues throughout Metro Vancouver as part of the Exhibition Program, alongside an extensive Public Art Program, an Events Program that spans tours, films, artist talks, and community events as well as an educational partnership with Emily Carr University. 


This event is funded by the Co-op and Work Integrated Learning Initiative of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.