Canadian Artist working in Art + Medicine

CV

 bnecyk@ualberta.ca

Education

2015-Current Ph.D. Candidate University of Alberta. Psychiatry

2013 MASTER OF FINE ARTS University of Alberta. Intermedia

2011 BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS University of Alberta. Drawing and Intermedia. Graduated with Distinction

2006 BACHELOR OF COMMERCE University of Alberta. Business Economics and Law

 

Current Major Projects

2017-19 Visiting Artist-Researcher at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, ON

2012-Present Short Film Alberta #2 (Replica). Short Film Alberta #3. Theatre play Stormshelter (Alberta #4). Novel Alberta #5 (Anamnesis)

2017-20 Dyscorpia (Eve 2050). A multidisciplinary project with Corps Secrets in Montreal, QB and the University of Alberta 

2015-18 Head and Neck Cancer Project at the University of Alberta

 

Upcoming Exhibitions

2018 Schmoozy. Latitude 53. Edmonton, AB — November

2019 TBD. Scott Gallery. Edmonton, AB (Solo) — May

2019 Dyscorpia. Enterprise Square Gallery. Edmonton, AB — June

2019 TBD. The Ou Gallery. Duncan, BC (Solo) — August

2020 TBD. ARTsPLACE. Annapolis Royal, NS (Solo) — October

 

Solo Exhibitions

2018 Telling Stories Otherwise. FAB Gallery. Edmonton, AB

2018 Treating Otherwise. Double Happiness Projects. Toronto, ON

2018 Otherwise. White Water Gallery. North Bay, ON

2017 Just a Hard Rain. Scott Gallery. Edmonton, AB

2017 Just a Hard Rain. MacEwan University. Edmonton, AB

2016 Pharmakon. Art Gallery of St. Albert. St. Albert, AB

2016 Retreat. McMullen Gallery. Edmonton, AB

2015 Of Other Spaces. McMullen Gallery. Edmonton, AB

2015 Just a Hard Rain. The Drawing Room. Edmonton, AB

2013 Pharmakon. FAB Gallery. Edmonton, AB 

 

Film Screenings

2018 Alberta #2 (Replica) and Alberta #3. White Water Gallery. North Bay, ON

2018 Alberta #2 (Replica). Arts Letters and Numbers. Averill Park, NY

2016 Alberta. Bernard Snell Hall. Edmonton, AB

2016 Alberta. Metro Cinema. Edmonton, AB

 

Theatre

2018 Stormshelter. Rendezvous With Madness Film Festival. Toronto, ON (playwright)

 

Selected Group Exhibition

2018 Out of Mind. OCAD. Toronto, ON

2018 Designing Connection in Friction. Harcourt House Gallery. Edmonton, AB

2018 FLUX. The International Museum of Surgical Science. Chicago, IL

2018 Mindset. Artscape Youngplace. Toronto, ON

2018 Codes of Conduct. Critical Media Lab. Kitchener, ON

2018 White Coat Warm Art. Canadian Conference on Medical Education. Halifax, NS

2018 Residency #10. La Ira de Dios. Buenos Aires, Argentina

2018 Visualizing a Way Through. The Mathison Centre for Mental Health. Calgary, AB

2018 Being Scene. Galdstone Hotel. Toronto, ON

2017 Figureworks. Saint Brigid's Centre for the Arts. Ottawa, ON

2017 Out of Time. Harry Wood Gallery. Phoenix, AZ

2017 Mixed States. Tarragon Theatre. Toronto, ON

2017 The Body Electric. AMS Phoenix Conference. Toronto, ON

2017 De-Institute. Workman Arts. Toronto, ON

2017 The Body Electric. International Conference on Resident Education. Quebec City, QB

2017 Visualizing a Way Through. Campus Alberta Neuroscience Symposium. Calgary, AB

2017 Mixed States. CAMH. Toronto, ON

2017 see me, hear me, heal me. McMullen Gallery. Edmonton, AB

2017 Mindset. Artscape Youngplace. Toronto, ON

2017 The Human Face. The Scott Gallery. Edmonton, AB

2017 FLUX. Dc3 Art Projects. Edmonton, AB

2016 The Scott Gallery Summer Program. Scott Gallery. Edmonton, AB

2016 The Works Art and Design Festival. Edmonton, AB

2016 White Coat Warm Art. Canadian Conference on Medical Education. Montreal, QC

2015 After Biopolitics. Bioscience Research Lab. Houston, Texas, USA

2015 Brain Storms: UAlberta Creates. Enterprise Square Galleries. Edmonton, AB

2015 Future Station: 2015 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art. Art Gallery of Alberta. Edmonton, AB

2014 Art and Design 1.0. FAB Gallery. Edmonton, AB

2014 Park(ing) Day. Public art in collaboration with The Drawing Room. Edmonton, AB

2013 i see you pan. Latitude 53. Edmonton, AB

2013 Encoding/Decoding. SNAP Gallery. Edmonton, AB

2012 Schmoozy. Latitude 53 Gallery. Edmonton, AB

2012 Petrocultures: Oil and Water. Gallery at 501. Sherwood Park, AB.

2012 Insight. FAB Gallery. Edmonton, AB

2012 Coordinates of Comparison. University of Alberta Faculty Club. Edmonton, AB

2011 Consumed. Intermedia Lab at the University of Alberta. Edmonton, AB

2011 Schmoozy. Latitude 53 Gallery. Edmonton, AB

2011 Pharmakon. The Critical Media Lab. Kitchener, ON. 

2011 Nextfest. Old Cycle Building. Edmonton, AB

2011 From Soul to Seawater. FAB Gallery. Edmonton, AB

2010 Nextfest. Enterprise Square Gallery. Edmonton, AB

2010 From the Human Body. Peter Robertson Gallery. Edmonton, AB

2010 Blue Whale. Enterprise Square Art Gallery. Edmonton, AB

2009 Noise Play. Great West Saddlery Gallery. Edmonton, AB

 

Curated Shows

2018 Visualizing a Way Through. The Mathison Centre for Mental Health. Calgary, AB

2017 Some Days Are Better Than Others. Latitude 53. Edmonton, AB

2017 Visualizing a Way Through. Campus Alberta Neuroscience Symposium. Calgary, AB 

2015 Dubious Translations. Latitude 53. Edmonton, AB

2013 i see you pan. Latitude 53. Edmonton, AB

 

Residencies

2019 Outelier. Duncan, BC (Upcoming)

2019 Arts Letters and Numbers. Averill Park, New York, USA (Upcoming)

2019 Indiana University (Environmental Resilience Institute). Bloomington, IN, USA (Upcoming)

2018 La Ira de Dios. Buenos Aires, Argentina

2018 Art Letters and Numbers. Averill Park, New York, USA

2017 Holes in the Wall Collective. Kutztown, Pennsylvania, USA 

2017 Workman Arts. Toronto, ON

2017-18 Visiting Artist/Reseacher at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. Toronto, ON

2015-16  Artist in Residence for with Alberta Transplant Services. Edmonton, AB

2012 Retreat: A Position of dOCUMENTA (13). The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. Banff, AB

 

Academic Projects

2015-18 FLUX: Exploring Patients' Experiences of Head and Neck Cancer. University of Alberta. Co-Investigator

2016-19 Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (in collaboration with the University of Toronto). University of Alberta. Principal Investigator

2017-20 Dyscorpia. (interdisciplinary collaboration). University of Alberta. Co-investigator

2018-Present Co-Lead with Marilene Oliver on the UAlberta LASER talk series.

 

Publications

2018 (Co-author) People with lived experience (PWLE) of depression: describing and reflecting on an explicit patient engagement process within depression research priority setting in Alberta, Canada. BMC.

2018 (Co-author) Eleven top research questions asked by people with lived depression experience in Alberta: A survey. CMAJ Open.

2017 On the Eve of 2050: The body, the psyche, the AnthropoceneEve2050.com. Co-written with Daniel Harvey.

2017 Techniques and Time. Issue: Asylum. Hamilton Arts & Letters. 

2017 Interrogating the Anthropocene: Ecology, Pedagogy, and the Future in Question.  Palgrave MacMillan. Book chapter contribution titled “Like watching a movie: Notes on the possibilities of art in the Anthropocene". Co-written with Daniel Harvey.

2015 Dubious TranslationsShow Monograph co-written with Daniel Harvey.

2014 Communitas: Artistic Explorations in Intermedia. Prairie Seen. Issue 1.

 

Published Artworks

2017 (Upcoming) FLUX: Responses to Head and Neck Cancer. Project Catalog

2015 Future Station. Show Catalog

2013 Health Sciences Inquiry. Volume 4, Issue 1, page 16

2012 Insight. Show Catalog

2009 Skewed Magazine. Issue 7

 

Juries

2016 SNAP Gallery Main Gallery Exhibitions Selection Juror

2014-16 Latitude 53 Programming Advisory Committee

2014-16 University of Alberta BFA Graduate Show Juror representing Drawing and Intermedia

 

Professional Activities and Memberships

2015-Present Scholar at the Integrative Health Institute at the University of Alberta.

2017-Present Member of The Research-Creation + Social Justice CoLABoratory. University of Alberta.

2016-Present Depression Research and Intervention Strategy Committee Representative. Campus Neuroscience and CDRIN.

2017-Present Member of Workman Arts. Toronto, ON.

2016-18 Steering Committee member SPOR Patient Engagement: Depression Research Priority Setting.

2016-17 FFAC Council Sessional Representative. MacEwan University. 

2015-Present Member of the Women and Children's Health Research Institute at the University of Alberta.

2015-16 Department of Psychiatry Graduate Representative, University of Alberta.

 

Media and Reviews

Psychiatry PhD candidate Brad Necyk studies illness with visual art” Gateway, Emily Weckend, September 27, 2018. 

Psychiatry student uses art to shed light on the darkest shades of illness” Folio, by Geoff McMaster, September 11, 2018.

"Telling Stories Otherwise" CBC Radio, by Mark Connolly, September 3, 2018.

"U of A student Brad Necyk’s PhD Project Took a Toll on Him, After Years of Talking with Unwell People" VUE Weekly, by Doug Johnson. August 29, 2018.

"Brad Necyk knows what living with mental illness is like, and his VR art shares the patient's POV" CBC Arts, by Leah Collins. July 27, 2018.

"Art and Mental Health" Canadian Art, July 19, 2018. 

"For Psychiatry Graduate Student Brad Necyk..." Connections, by Gary Lamphier. June 25, 2018, page 4.

"Mental Illness – Seeing and Hearing from the Inside Out" Psychology Today, by Peter Toohey. May 22, 2018.

"Calgary exhibit captures snapshots of living with depression" The Star, by Mary Getaneh. May 10, 2018.

"See life with depression through someone else's eyes" UToday, by Lauren Phillips. April 26, 2018.

"Brad, meet grant" St. Albert Gazette, by Scott Hayes. February 28, 2018.

''Out of Time' exhibition examines complexities of time' The State Press, by Azzam Almouai. November 13, 2017.

'Necyk Makes Tracks' St. Albert Gazette, by Scott Hayes. November 1, 2017.

"An artistic representation of cancer" Vue Weekly, by Stephan Boissonneault. July 13, 2017.

"Brad Necyk’s ‘Just a Hard Rain’ renders and removes film characters" Vue Weekly, by Stephan Boissonneault. May 18, 2017.

"Photo project views patient-centred care through new lens" Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Bernie Poitras. March 6, 2017.

"See Me, Hear Me, Heal Me" Lancet Oncology, by Bob Holmes. March 3, 2017.

"Canadian Artists Take on Cancer' Canadian Art, by Anne Pratt. February 8, 2017.

'Raising Awareness for Head and Neck Cancer' Alberta Primetime. January 16, 2017.

"Cancer patients make FLUX riveting" St. Albert Gazette, by Scott Hayes. January 11, 2017.

'Head and neck cancer art exhibition unveils hidden experience' Edmonton Journal, by Madeleine Cummings. January 5, 2017.

'Art meet science: new Flux exhibit explores life with cancer' Metro News, by Sarah Hoyles. January 3, 2017.

"Exhibition Review: Brad Necyk, Pharmakon" Galleries West, Agnieszka Matejko. September 1, 2016,

"Three Year in One Show" St. Albert Gazette, by Scott Hayes, July 30, 2016.

"Between art studios and hospital corridors" Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, by Laura Vega, May 27, 2016.

"U of A art exhibit inspired by organ transplant patients" CBC News, April 22, 2016.

"Transplant inspired art" CBC Radio Active, April 22, 2016.

"Contemplating Death"Work of Art, by Julie-Ann Mercer, April 18, 2016.

"Necyk hopes to spur dialogue about death" St. Albert Gazette, by Scott Hayes, April 13, 2016.

"McMullen Gallery (UofA Hospital) presents exhibition from first Artist in Residence" Gallery West, April 8, 2016.

"Necyk's Retreat a unique treat" St. Albert Gazette, by Scott Hayes, April 6, 2016.

Lecture series examines climate change through pedagogical lens” Faculty of Education, by Mike Kendrick, September 23, 2015.

"Necyk's Latitude translations tough to understand" St. Albert Gazette, by Scott Hayes, May 20, 2015.

"Within Dubious Translations" Latitude53 Blog, by Jacques Talbot, May 19, 2015.

"Brad Necyk’s Of Other Spaces" curoisarts.ca, by Salena Kitteringham, April 21, 2015.

"Edmonton exhibit brings together interplay of sound" Edmonton Examiner by Doug Johnson, April 15, 2015.

"Just a Hard Rain: Q and A with Brad Necyk" drawingroomedmonton.com, by Olivia Chow, March 17, 2015

"An exhibit without people, with Brad Necyk" St. Albert Gazette, by Scott Hayes, March 10, 2015.

"FUTURE STATION: 2015 Alberta Biennial" Galleries West, by Diana Sherlock, March 3, 2015. 

"Artist in Residence at Transplant Services" Curiousarts.ca, February 12, 2015.

"Selfie as distorted self-portrait" St. Albert Gazette, by Scott Hayes, January 28,2015.

"U of A Art and Design" Shaw TV Edmonton. January 2015.

"U of A Art and Design Celebrates 50th with Teacher Show" St. Albert Gazette, by Scott Hayes. December 11, 2014.

“Pharmakon: Brad Necyk’s Master of Fine Arts final presentation” Curiousarts.ca, October 17, 2013.

“The Many Identities of Brad Necyk” St. Albert Gazette, by Scott Hayes, May 29, 2013.

“Long live the new flesh” Edmonton Journal, by Fish Griwkowsky, May 16, 2013.

"Banff residency taps top scholars for acclaimed exhibit" UAlberta News, by Bryan Alary, August 15, 2012.

 

Conference Papers and Lectures

2018 (Invited Speaker) Visual Art and Design Forum Speaker Series. Edmonton, AB

2018 Undergoing FLUX: Art-Medicine Collaborative Praxis. Oral Presentation. Chicago, IL

2018 17th Psychiatry Research Day. Oral Presentation. Edmonton, AB

2018 SPOR Summer Institute. Oral Presentation. Calgary, AB

2018 Psychiatry Grand Rounds. Oral Presentation. Edmonton, AB

2018 The Power of Storytelling. 2 Poster Presentations. Edmonton, AB

2017 Society for Literature Science and the Arts (SLSA), Slow Time. Oral Presentation. Phoenix, AZ

2017 Campus Alberta Neuroscience. Panel Chair and exhibition curator. Calgary, AB.

2017 Accelerating Primary Care Conference. Poster Presentation. Edmonton, AB.

2017 Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada. Poster Presentation. Quebec City, QB

2017 16th Annual Psychiatry Research Day. Oral Presentation. Edmonton, AB.

2016 Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention. Workshop Presentation. Iqaluit, Nunavut. 

2016 15th Annual Psychiatry Research Day. Oral and Poster Presentation. Edmonton, AB.

2016 Integrative Health Institute Inaugural Conference. Poster Presentation. Edmonton, AB.

2015 Society for Literature Science and the Arts (SLSA), After Biopolitics. Oral Presentation. Houston, TX

2015 (Invited Speaker) Anthropocene, Ecology, Pedagogy: The Future in Question. Faculty of Education Graduate Lecture Series. Edmonton, AB

2015 Dubious Translations Panel, Edmonton, AB

2013 Labyrinths: Navigating Complexity Across the Humanities. Oral Presentation. Montreal, Quebec

2012 Society for Literature Science and the Arts (SLSA), Nonhuman. Oral Presentation. Milwaukee, Wisconsin

2012 Coordinates of Comparison 2012. Oral Presentation. Edmonton, AB

2011 Society for Literature Science and the Arts (SLSA), Pharmakon. Oral Presentation. Kitchener, ON

 

Awards

2018 SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship ($40,000)

2018 President’s Doctoral Prize of Distinction ($10,000)

2018 Psychiatry Travel Award ($800)

2018 Myer Horowitz Graduate Students' Association Graduate Scholarship ($1,400)

2018 Psychiatry Travel Award ($1,100)

2018 Graduate Student Association Travel Award ($500)

2017 Edmonton Artists' Trust Fund Award ($15,000)

2017 FFAC Dissemination Fund Award (MacEwan University) ($2,200)

2017 FFAC Research, Scholarly, and Creative Achievement Fund Award (MacEwan University) ($3,500)

2017 Figureworks Finalist

2017 MacEwan University Dissemination Grant ($3,000)

2017 Psychiatry Travel Award ($1,200)

2017 Indigenous Graduate Award ($15,000)

2017 Eldon + Anne Foote Award (Long-list)

2017 Alberta Foundation for the Arts Individual Project Grant ($15,000)

2017 Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship (Doctoral) ($7,500)

2016 Rudelle Hall Graduate Scholarship ($1,500)

2016 FFAC Research, Scholarly, and Creative Achievement Fund Award (MacEwan University) ($7,000)

2016 Indigenous Graduate Award ($15,000)

2016 Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarship (CIHR) ($17,500)

2016 Walter H. Johns Graduate Fellowship ($5,600)

2015 Kule Research Team Grant ($7,000)

2015 Profiling Alberta's Graduate Students Award ($2,000)

2015 Graduate Students Association Travel Grant ($500)

2015 Alberta Foundation for the Arts Individual Project Grant ($15,000)

2013 Queen Elizabeth II Scholarship ($5,800)

2013 Graduate Student Scholarship ($3,000)

2012 SLSA Travel Grant ($250)

2012 Profiling Alberta’s Graduate Students Award ($2,000)

2012 Alberta Foundations for the Arts Scholarship ($7,000)

2011 Graduate Students Association Travel Grant ($500)

2004, 2009, 2010 Jason Lang Scholarship for Academic Excellence in Undergraduate Studies ($3,000)

2004 Faculty of Science First Class Standing

2004 Melcor Business Scholarship ($750)

2004 Young Entrepreneur Award ($1,000)

 

Teaching

University of Alberta (2012-Present) Principle Instructor

Art 134: Art Fundamentals

Drawing and Intermedia 140: Introduction to Fundamentals of Drawing and New Media

Drawing and Intermedia 240: Introduction to Fundamentals of Drawing and New Media

Drawing and Intermedia 340: Figurative Drawing and the Body

Intermedia Special Session 337, 437, and 537: Light|Matter: Performance, Photography, and Print

Intermedia Special Sessions 439 and 539: Intermediate and Advanced work in Video, Photography, Performance and Installation

Intermedia 440: Intermediate work in Video, Photography, Performance and Installation

Intermedia 441: Intermediate work in Video, Photography, Performance and Installation

Intermedia 540: Advanced work in Video, Photography, Performance and Installation

Intermedia 541: Advanced work in Video, Photography, Performance and Installation

Pharmacy 300: Community Service Learning (Course Coordinator) 

 

MacEwan University (2106-Present)

Intermedia I: Digital Practices

Intermedia II: Installation Practices

Contemporary Drawing