Meet the Artists
Lindsay Kirker (b. 24 March 1984) is an artist whose primary practice is painting. By utilizing the tools of perspective and the visual language of the built environment, Kirker reflects on our relationship with Nature. Drawing on reoccurring themes of love, loss, demolition and rebuilding, the construction in Kirker’s large-scale landscapes stands as a metaphor to explore the spectrum of human experience, confronting the ideas and structures we put in place in order to protect ourselves from uncertainty. As an emerging artist, Kirker has exhibited throughout British Columbia and Alberta, Canada. In 2021, her solo exhibition This is a Love Story lead to a studio residency with The Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art in Kelowna, British Columbia. In Spring 2022, while showing in The Relativity of Time and Space at The Lake Country Art Gallery, she participated in the La Napoule Canadian Artist Residency in La Napoule, France and in inFall 2022, Kirker exhibited her solo exhibition this is Water at The Vernon Public Art Gallery. A recipient of the 2019 Audain Foundation Travel Award and Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Master’s Award, she is presently a sessional lecturer, teaching painting at The University of British Columbia Okanagan and settled on the traditional territory of the Syilx/Okanagan Peoples in British Columbia, Canada.
Jennifer Marquardt’s fiction views China from within a mid-sized city, charting the country’s emergence as a global actor through the lens of locality. She has lived and worked in China since 2012 as an Assistant Professor of English. Her collection of short stories Hard Surfaces are Good for the Body (2016) won the Threwline Press award and her short fiction has been featured in The Masters Review, The Mississippi Review, and elsewhere. Her forthcoming novel is You Do Not Have to Be Good.
Virginia Hines started photographing during high school, working part-time for the local newspaper where her parents were editors, and later studied photography with notable artists including Harvey Stein, Bruce Gilden, Alex Webb, and Geoff Winningham. She is a frequent contributor to Street Photography Magazine and was featured in their podcasts in April 2021 and May 2022. She also wrote the introductory essay for Harvey Stein’s latest book of street photography, Coney Island People: 50 Years. Her photographs have appeared in many print and digital publications and have been exhibited in group shows across the U.S. and in Europe. You can follow her progress on Instagram @vhines_photos and on her website,
Tanvi Kant is a multi-disciplinary artist based in a seaside town in South East England. Repurposing reclaimed textiles, Tanvi has been practising elemental hand techniques for over 15 years creating jewellery. She studied sustainable design and practice at the University of Derby establishing her award-winning jewellery in 2005 and later extended the participatory side of her practice at the Royal College of Art in 2013. Tanvi’s award-winning jewellery has been internationally exhibited and is part of the public collection at Touchstones Rochdale Museum. Tanvi was also included in ‘Alchemy’, a British Council exhibition presented in 6 countries across the Middle East and has created a bespoke collection for British luxury brand Bamford.