ARTS ASSEMBLY is a not for profit community-centric arts organization that emphasizes artistic collaboration. With a focus on social practices and research, we aim to foster relationships between the community and professional artists. We hope to expand the notion of what art can be and do, and provide a high caliber of diverse and inclusive arts programming.
We seek to fairly compensate artists for their work and research, and acknowledge female leadership in the creative community.
We encourage work that doesn’t necessarily end in a product to be sold, but rather builds relationships between communities, allows for in-depth research, and creates unique experiences.
ARTS ASSEMBLY is a registered not for profit organization in British Columbia.
Brynn McNab is a writer, facilitator, and curator who specializes in event-based and social practices, publishing, and co-authorship. Her most recent projects include Co-Writing Criticism (Vancouver, and Montreal), a co-authorship workshop, and An Exact Vertigo (Vancouver), an iterative contemporary dance series. She is currently a Student of the European Graduate School in Philosophy, Art, and Critical Thought. She was the gallery manager at Franc Gallery (Vancouver), managed Unit/Pitt Projects (Vancouver) from 2013-2015, and revived and became editor-in-chief of ISSUE Magazine (Vancouver) during that time. Her poetry, essays, and short stories have been published across Canada and internationally. She attended Nova Scotia College of Art and Design for filmmaking and photography, and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Emily Carr University in Critical and Cultural Practices. Brynn McNab currently sits as Secretary of the Or Gallery (Vancouver) Board of Directors.
Meichen Waxer is an interdisciplinary artist with a focus on installation, photography and sculpture, whose practice engages with culturally inherited structures of value and their relation to different modes of representation; often looking to architecture, ornamentation, and objects that hold generational, cultural and nostalgic value. Meichen holds a Masters of Fine Arts from Emily Carr University of Art + Design, as well as a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Ontario College of Art and Design University. Meichen was recently an artist in residence at Treignac Projet, France; Anvil Centre, New Westminster and Halka Sanat, Istanbul, Turkey as well as Turkish Cultural Foundation. Fellow Recent exhibitions include #3 Gallery, Vancouver Canada; Charles H. Scott, Vancouver, Canada; Halka Sanat, Istanbul, Turkey; and Open Studio, Toronto. Meichen currently sits as Vice President of the Or Gallery Board of Directors (Vancouver) and is the Education Coordinator at Rennie Museum (Vancouver).