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.


  • Grounding, In Touch / Inland Waters II
    MFA Thesis Exhibition, Grounding, In Touch / Inland Waters II by Brittany Reitzel and Sam Neal   Brittany Reitzel is...
  • Shi kéé and The iArt Gallery
    Shi kéé, curated by BFA student Maura Tamez, is currently showing in the Kelowna RCA’s galleria. It is an exhibition...
  • The Earth is my Elder
    The Earth is my Elder is centred around the film, poetry and installation-based work of artist, poet and earth alchemist...
  • 2021 BFA Graduating Exhibition – Up Close from a Distance
    Each spring, graduating visual arts students at UBC’s Okanagan campus prepare a final exhibition as they complete their program. This...
  • Animations!
    This 2D animation introduces core principles and techniques required for the creation of two-dimensional digital animation projects. The students had to...

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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.