The Integrate Art Society (IAS) Project Committee & Board of Directors is made up of volunteer members.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President - Stephanie Eisenbraun
Stephanie Eisenbraun has been part of the Victoria arts scene for many years. She completed her undergraduate degree at UVic with a BA Honours in Art History and undertook gallery management of the Victoria Emerging Art Gallery and the Apartment Gallery shortly after her graduation. After completing this commercial experience, she went to England to complete her Master’s studies at the University of Glasgow specializing in Modern and Contemporary Art. While in England, she had the opportunity to work with the Art Fund as well as Christie’s Auction House. Upon her return to Victoria, Stephanie joined with the arts council and has now been contributing to the organization for four years. In addition, she is also the Operations Coordinator for Atomique Productions. Stephanie is passionate about all ranges of art media and hopes to contribute to the accessibility and excitement of the arts in Greater Victoria.
Vice President - Libby Oliver
Libby Oliver has a BFA with honours from the University of Victoria, where she specialised in photography and installation art. Libby previously studied International Development and Gender at the University of Guelph. She coordinates community art spaces and has worked on policy projects that support community inclusion in the arts. She currently lives and works in Victoria, BC as an artist and freelance photographer.
Treasurer - Rance Mok
Rance is an architect and independent arts programmer living and working in the territories of the Songhees, Esquimalt, and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples. As an Associate at HCMA Architecture + Design and the Director of the Integrate Art Society, Rance aims to strengthen communities through the design and programming of public spaces with a focus on arts and culture. She is passionate about cultivating vibrant and inviting spaces that expresses the hopes and values of an evolving Victoria. Her practice is informed by active participation and conversation with those around her. Recently, Rance has focused efforts on understanding how to create space for Indigenous, POC, and other marginalized communities by placing the values of relationality and reciprocity at the heart of her work.
Secretary - Regan Shrumm
Regan is an independent curator, artist, and writer who has been living as an uninvited guest on unceded and tradtional Lekwungen-speaking territory for the past ten years. She is the Assistant Curator at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. She has previously worked in the curatorial departments at the Pacific Northwest Quilt and Fiber Arts Museum in La Conner, Washington; the Museum of Northwest Art in La Conner, Washington; the University of Victoria Art Collections in Victoria, British Columbia; Open Space in Victoria, British Columbia; the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria in Victoria, British Columbia and the National Museum of American History in Washington, DC. Her curatorial interests are mainly focused on community-building, cultural appropriation, and misrepresentation of underrepresented communities.
Facilitator & Lead Researcher - Kim Dhillon
Kim Dhillon is an art historian and writer, of mixed Punjabi and English parents, born in Nottingham, England, and raised in the Okanagan Valley in the 1980s and 90s. Prior to returning to Canada, she spent 15 years living and working internationally in London, England in contemporary art, where she wrote for art magazines including frieze, Art Review, and Border Crossings, and working with galleries and arts organizations in places from Bucharest, to Guangzhou, to Sarajevo, to the Kent Coast, with artists including John Akomfrah, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, and Francis Alys. She holds a PhD in Critical and Historical Studies from the Royal College of Art, London, and now lives between two reserves on the W̱SÁNEĆ peninsula as an uninvited guest, along with her husband and three young children, on the traditional and unceded territories of the SENĆOŦEN speaking peoples. Kim teaches critical theory in the visual arts department of the University of Victoria. Her work in art is inspired by the ongoing potential of art as a catalyst for dialogue and change, and her research focuses on language in and as art, feminist theory, and the politics of care and care work.
Operations Director - Selina Pieczonka
Selina has been part of the Integrate Planning Committee since 2014 after completing her degree in art history the University of Victoria. She has taken on the role of Operations Director to apply her administrative skills to her favourite things: art and events. She is equally passionate about theatre, dance and film and is excited to bring more collaboration to Victoria's art community.