2018 Anvil Centre Artist in Residence

Please note that the Anvil Centre AiR program is currently on hold.  Please call 604.515.3837 for more information.  

The Anvil Centre AiR is a self-directed residency program offering opportunities for artists to focus on work in a creative environment, with dedicated studio time.


This residency accommodates artists and artist collectives working in sculpture, print, fibre, drawing, painting, writing and literary arts, music, dance and performance for an eight-week period for research, development and production of new or ongoing bodies of work. In exchange, artists will facilitate an outreach program for the local community during their residency.

November - December 2018

Bronwyn Shuster


September - October 2018 

Emiliano Sepulveda


May - June 2018

Marzieh Mosavarzadeh

Marzieh Mosavarzadeh is a Vancouver-based visual artist.  She had a BFA in painting from Azad University of Tehran and an MFA on printmaking from University of Calgary.  In her artwork, she shows the shifts and reconstructions that take place in one's identity as the result of immigration a living in a different culture.  She uses an interdisciplinary approach that includes painting, photography, printmaking, drawing, and text, as a means of investigating and narrating her story. https://marziehmosavarzadeh.com/


Artist in Residence Workshop:
Free Family Printmaking Event

Wednesday, June 13
First Floor Atrium, Anvil Centre
777 Columbia Street, New Westminster 


March - May 2018

Jessica Gnyp

Jessica Gnyp works with photography, drawing, sculpture, installation, and video. As part of her artistic and theoretical research at the Anvil Centre, Gnyp will critically investigate exhibition display techniques at the New Westminster Museum and Archives. This query will be initially focused on wire mounts used to stabilize objects in display cases. Jessica Gnyp studied at the University of British Columbia (MFA, Visual Arts), Emily Carr University of Art and Design (BFA, Photography), and the University of Victoria (BA, Anthropology).

Her work has recently been exhibited at the Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey; Bežigrajska galerija 2, Ljubljana; and the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver. Most recently she has contributed an artist project to the arts periodical Visual Arts News, Halifax, NS.