Karina Irvine



Proof: on Kara Ditte Hansen’s Clay Witness, Afternoon Projecs, 2021

Pockets for air: on Tegan Moore’s Foam Fatigue, YYZ Artists’ Outlet, 2021

Laughing at Power, Laughing as Power: On Mike Bourscheid, C Magazine 146, 2020

Vikky Alexander’s ‘Extreme Beauty’ Is an Escapist Fantasy to Be Bought and Sold, frieze, 2019

Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill: Money, C Magazine 143, 2019

Kapwani Kiwanga: Flowers for Africa, C Magazine 137, 2018

Momentary Arrest: Semiopaque Instants in the Works of Liza Eurich and Tegan Moore, G Gallery,

Of Panama Papers and Poetry: Jacob Wren on Rich and Poor, Canadian Art, 2016

Kelly Lycan: Little Glow, Susan Hobbes Gallery, 2016

Isabel Nolan: When Seeing is Disbelieving, Canadian Art, 2016

Top 3 Picks of 2015: Telling Things, Canadian Art, 2015

Krista Belle Stewart: Rip Rap, The New Gallery, 2015

Black Mirror: Image and Reality in the Work of Antonia Hirsch, Canadian Art, 2015

Krista Buecking: MATTERS OF FACT, C Magazine 126, 2015

Erin Shirreff: Pictures, BlackFlash Magazine, 2014

Kara Uzelman: Stratiform, C Magazine 119, winner of The C New Critics Award, 2013


Listening to Pictures: Artists on the SFU Art Collection
SFU Galleries 
16. Jun. 2022 – 18. Aug. 2022 ︎︎︎

The view from here: Selections from the SFU Art Collection 
SFU Galleries
14. Sep. 2021 - 03. Dec. 2021 ︎︎︎
22. Jun. 2020 - 31. Jul. 2020 ︎︎︎

Ann Beam and Carl Beam: Spaces for Reading
SFU Galleries
15. Jan. 2019 - 20. Jun. 2019

Charlene Vickers: Speaking with Hands and Territories
SFU Galleries
04. Sep. 2018 - 06. Dec. 2018 ︎

Unpacking Art: Lunchtime Talks on Works in the SFU Art Collection
SFU Galleries
19. Jan. 2017 - 18. Sep. 2018 ︎

Momentary Arrest: Curated screening in dialogue with Semiopaque: Liza Eurich and Tegan Moore
G Gallery
18. Jun. 2016


Karina Irvine is a writer and cultural worker based in Vancouver, the unceded territories of the
xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and səlilwətaɬ Nation. Her writing has appeared in C Magazine, Canadian Art, frieze, Blackflash,  among other outlets, and has been published by galleries and artist-run centres across Canada. 

e: irvine [dot] karina [at] gmail [dot] com