Twilight Hour: Samuel Roy-Bois
From Emily Hermant
Samuel Roy-Bois (Quebec city, 1973) is an award-winning artist and Associate Professor in Creative Studies at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus. He is widely recognized for his large-scale installations and interdisciplinary practice exploring the complex dynamics defining our relationships to the built environment. His work, which includes sculpture, installation, performance, photography, drawing and writing, explores the role of objects in sensemaking. His practice roots in the everyday, the history of architecture, the critique of modes of cultural production and the pure pleasure of making. In 2012, Roy-Bois, received the Vancouver Mayor award in Public.
Roy-Bois has an MFA Degree in Studio Arts from Concordia University (Montréal) and a BFA from Université Laval, (Quebec city). His work has been presented at Polygon Gallery, North Vancouver; Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa; Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal; Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; Musée National des Beaux Arts du Québec, Québec city; SFU Art Gallery, Burnaby; Oakville Art Galleries, Oakville; Kamloops Art Gallery; Vancouver Art Gallery and Point éphémère, Paris.