Eric Deis

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Eric Deis (born October, 1979) is a Canadian photographer best known for his large-scale photographs.[1][2][3] In particular, his work addresses the "narrative potential of an all-encompassing picture plane".[4]


Born in Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia, Eric Deis received a BFA from Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in 1999,[5] and an MFA from the University of California, San Diego in 2004.[6] Deis is currently lives and works in Vancouver, B.C..


In 2006 his photographs of sunset over Burrard Bridge were exhibited at Vancouver's Western Front gallery.[7] During the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Deis unveiled a 43' x 32' photograph, "Last Chance", on the side of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation building in downtown Vancouver.[8] In 2011, Deis collarboated with artist Sonny Assu on the project Artifacts of Authenticity.[9][10] In 2013, Deis encouraged the public to pirate his 360 degree image of Vancouver, titled Skybridge, that he took from the Skytrain bridge that traverses Vancouver's Fraser River.[11][12][13]


In 2007, Deis won the VADA (Visual Art Development Award) from the Vancouver Foundation.[14]


Deis' work is in the permanent collections of the Vancouver Art Gallery[15][16] and Video Out in Vancouver.[17]


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  2. ^ Curcio, Seth. "Eric Deis". Daily Serving. Retrieved 6 July 2016. 
  3. ^ Ayline, Keith. "Gigapixel Takes Extreme Hi-Res Online, Voyeurs Rejoice". Wired Magazine. Retrieved 6 July 2016. 
  4. ^ "Canadian Art -- Eric Deis: Vancity’s New View Finder". 
  5. ^ "Eric Deis: Shadows Cast on Imagination’s Past". Emily Carr University of Art and Design. Retrieved 6 July 2016. 
  6. ^ "University of California San Diego - Visual Arts Department". 
  7. ^ "The hills are alive: How a nurturing artist residency in Banff helps playwrights move mountains - CBC Arts". 
  8. ^ Womg, Jackie. "Vancouver photographer Eric Deis captures his city’s vanishing streetscapes". This. Retrieved 6 July 2016. 
  9. ^ Griffin, Kevin. "Sonny Assu: Finding Art in Surprising Places". Vancouver Sun. Retrieved 6 July 2016. 
  10. ^ Fryer, Melissa. "Dual influences of culture shape artists’ work". Nanaimo News Bulletin. Retrieved 6 July 2016. 
  11. ^ "Eric Deis Panorama Shows Amazing View Of B.C.'s Lower Mainland (PHOTOS)". Huffpost British Columbia. Retrieved 6 July 2016. 
  12. ^ Griffin, Kevin. "Eric Deis: Please pirate this photo". The Vancouver Sun. Retrieved 6 July 2016. 
  13. ^ "400 feet above the Fraser River: Vancouver's latest gigapixel panoramic photo". Vancity Buzz. Retrieved 6 July 2016. 
  14. ^ "Eric Deis and Jeremy Isao Speier: Salvage". Preview the Gallery Guide. Retrieved 6 July 2016. 
  15. ^ "Alumni Works Added to Vancouver Art Gallery Permanent Collection". Emily Carr University of Art and Design. Retrieved 6 July 2016. 
  16. ^ "2010/2011 ACQUISITIONS". Vancouver Art Gallery. Retrieved 6 July 2016. 
  17. ^ "Video Out Collection". Video Out. Retrieved 6 July 2016. 

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