Joshua Van Dyke works with painting and sculpture from a small island
studio off the coast of Vancouver. His practice explores notions of
collection and display, materiality, and the overlapping of geographic
and cultural boundaries.
In his popular series, The Hunt, used skateboard decks are fashioned
into antler and wildlife trophies. His labour-intensive works reprocess
every part of the skateboard, transforming their meaning to convey
ideas about collection, ritual and the environment.
Van Dyke has exhibited in Vancouver, Glasgow, Finland, and Paris.
He was the recipient of an Olympic Torch grant in 2010 for the public
art installation ‘Corridor’ and recently completed an emerging artist
residency working in metal casting at the Scottish Sculpture Workshop.
He was one of a few artists selected to participate in the softshelter
project with Molo, an internationally acclaimed industrial design house.
His work has been published in The Georgia Straight, The Block
Magazine and Western Living Magazine.
Van Dyke earned a BFA from The Glasgow School of Art in 2007.
Currently, he lives and works in Canada.