Cemrenaz Uyguner, Artist – Vancouver

Cemrenaz Uyguner was born in Istanbul and is currently living on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations, colonially known as Vancouver. She received a BFA in Photography from Emily Carr University of Art and Design in 2012. She has participated in exhibitions locally and internationally. Her work is currently exhibited in one bird, two stones along with Scott Treleaven and B. Wurtz at Unit 17 as part of the Capture Photography Festival. The exhibition runs until May 1, but the closing reception is on Friday, April 22 from 6 to 8 pm.

  1. Material exploration

Pre-digital editing and image making tools are of great interest to me. In my practice, I often explore the materiality of a medium and its conventional limits. I’m currently playing with Rubylith (aka the original red masking layer).

  1. When the sky is “wow.”

Taking walks, especially during sunrise or sunset, and then catching a pink cloud is a bonus.

  1. Etymological tales

Word Origins and Their Romantic Stories has been a gift that keeps on giving when I get deconstructive urges. Did you know that once upon a time the letter J was a swash (typographic flourish) of the letter I?

  1. Music

Lately, I’ve been enjoying Kalben’s songs and writing. Plus her speeches and activism fill me with hope.

  1. Coffee beans of the month

East Van Roasters’ coffee has long been a favorite. I’m happy to support a business that uplifts women.