Roy Arden was born in Vancouver in 1957 and completed a Masters of Fine Arts degree under Jeff Wall at the University of British Columbia in 1990. His work can be found in numerous public collections in North America and Europe. Earlier year his work was included in the major exhibition Jeff Wall – The Crooked Path at the Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels, Belgium and The World as Will and Representation was included in Les Recontres D’Arles.
Sophy Rickett - Working with photography, and more recently video installation, Rickett’s work explores the tension between the narrative tendencies and the abstract possibilities of photography and the moving image. Her work goes against recent trends in contemporary photography that have stressed a realist approach to the world; instead her photographs create spatial plays and ambiguities that often draw attention to the material nature of the photograph, as a picture plane. Paradoxically, perhaps, her photographs generate a powerful atmosphere, one that is consistently infused with the desire, uncertainty and expectation associated with darkness and the unseen.
Born in 1970, Sophie Rickett came to prominence in the mid 90s with her celebrated body of work Pissing Women and Office Interiors. She has exhibited her work at many public institutions including the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea and Ffotogallery, Cardiff; Courtauld Institute, Somerset House, London; Galleria Civica, Milan and the Centre Pompidou, France. Most recently her work featured at ArtSway’s New Forest Pavilion at this year’s Venice Biennale.