Western Front is delighted to introduce a new staff member — Daniel Pickering. Daniel joins us as Curatorial & Technical Intern with the support of a BC Arts Council Early Career Development grant. He commenced his role in December, 2022. We look forward to the diverse experience and fresh perspectives that he will bring to Western Front over the coming year. We welcome you to learn more about our new staff member below, and please say hello next time you pass by.
Daniel Pickering is from the Lil’wat Nation. Having grown up in St. Albert, Alberta, he moved to Vancouver in 2016 to complete his BFA at Emily Carr University of Art + Design. His artistic practice focusses on exploring moods and narratives built from colour, texture, and expression in portrait and figure painting. Daniel recently completed the Indigenous Internship Program at the Museum of Anthropology, followed by a placement at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre where he learned to handle, care for, and repair the baskets in their collection. He also continues to work on the Gallery Prep Crew at The Polygon Gallery.
A full list of our staff can be found here.