Becca Schile
Apprentice, Art Apprenticeship Network, 2022

Research Assistant, Capture x Emily Carr

Working on the unceded lands of the Tsleil-Waututh, Skxwú7mesh and Musqueam Nations, artist Bex has a certificate in Graphic Design from the University of Calgary and is currently completing her Bachelor of Fine Arts at Emily Carr University focused in Painting and Photography. Her current practice is centered in explorations of the relationship between body, mind and nature.

Her artwork draws on her lived experience and she is intrigued by the way her body moves and is perceived within space. Learning how to cope with undiagnosed chronic pain from a young age has manifested into much of her artistic practice. She displays bodies in ways that elicit discomfort, with limbs that don’t seem to have a home. She does so to portray a feeling of alienation: of feeling lost within her own body. Her recent works reflect an interest in the organic shapes of human anatomy and how they often mirror those found in nature. Her intention is that by looking to nature, she can use it as a guide to find a way back to her body.