UBC Okanagan Art Gallery’s goal is to exhibit, research, preserve and promote creative practices with a focus on equity, diversity, decolonial and intersectional practices.

FINA Gallery

The FINA Gallery has hosted a variety of exhibitions over the years, from students, faculty and professional artists. As well as individual, group exhibitions and artist residencies the FINA Gallery has hosted and co-hosted many professional exhibition series and arts events in the past with plans to continue in the future of the gallery.

Highlights of artists in residence at the FINA Gallery include Alex Janvier and James Luna who in 2017 were senior Indigenous artists in residence. Other leading contemporary Indigenous artists and curators such as Rebeca Belmore, Adriam Stimson, Lori Blondeau, Candice Hopkins and Maria Hupfield. Artists have used the FINA gallery as a working studio, where talks were given and visitors from the public were given the opportunity to meet with the artists in their gallery/studio space.

Exhibition Highlights

FCCS Online Gallery

Explore works and creations within the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies’ virtual gallery.


  • Weaving together
    Exhibition featuring artists from Cool Arts Society along with community members Cool Arts, in partnership with the Ponderosa Fibre Arts Guild, the...
  • The Circle of Ubuntu
    Exhibiting and giving a voice to BIPOC artists: The Circle of Ubuntu Exhibition Curated by the 2021 City of Kelowna...
  • After the Fire by Andreas Rutkauskas
    Andreas Rutkauskas has been using photography and video to document the aftermath and regeneration following wildfires in Western Canada since 2017....
  • Survey by Sara McDonald
    Survey, a retrospective exhibition by alumni artist, Sara McDonald, is hosted by the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies as...
  • The Tension Between Us
    MFA thesis show by Rylan Broadbent  


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Indigenous Art Intensive

The Indigenous Art Intensive — led by Indigenous faculty, Tania Willard, Assistant Professor of Visual Arts — is a month-long residency that gathers artists, curators, writers and scholars from all over the world to engage in contemporary ideas and discourse rooted in Indigenous art-making. UBC Okanagan’s Summer Indigenous Art Intensive offers an educational series of courses, lectures, art exhibitions, and opportunities to create art. It features a series of world-renowned speakers, and a group of resident artists who create new bodies of work.