Doug Jarvis is interested in conceptual strategies for the artistic production of perceptual and pseudoscientific devices that question technology as a human attribute. His art practice incorporates sculpture, drawing, performance, digital imaging, and the internet to render the experience of being a sensory agent in the world.

He performs independent research in an international context constructing theories of collaged space, fictional entities, and the sense and nonsense of engagement with the things around him. He develops projects to challenge and critically engage these ideas and to highlight his own sense of paradox as an active participant in a world in which he absorbs and exhausts simultaneously.

Doug Jarvis is an artist and curator living in Victoria, BC. He is a founding member of the avatar performance art groupSecond Front and the Noxious Sector Arts Collective. He co-directed the Digital Art Weeks 2011 OFF LABEL Festival in Victoria BC, and was the 2010-11 Artist-in-residence Fellow at the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society, University of Victoria. In 2012 he curated exhibitions by Deirdre Logue (Toronto, ON) and Susan MacWilliam (Belfast, N.Ireland) and co-curated a group exhibition, Welcome Back Ye Annunaki,  with Ted Hiebert. His personal and collective projects have recently been shown at G++ Interactive Media Arts Gallery, Victoria, PAVED Arts, Saskatoon, Latitude 53, Edmonton, Eastern Edge, St. John’s, Harbour Front Gallery, Toronto, and the Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts in Xi’an, China. Jarvis is the current President of the Pacific Association of Artist Run Centres and a board member of the Ministry of Casual Living. He holds an MFA in studio art from the University of Guelph, ON, and is currently Guest Curator at Open Space Arts Society Victoria, BC.

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