Profile Image: Doug Jarvis

Doug Jarvis

from Victoria BC
Profile Image: Doug Jarvis


Doug Jarvis

Doug Jarvis is an artist and curator based in Victoria, BC. He is a founding member of the avatar performance art group Second Front ( and the Noxious Sector Art Collective ( and participates in Open Actions in public spaces. His individual and collective work explores absurdity, care, non-material entities and technology as a human attribute. His projects have been presented at artist-run centres, galleries, museums and festivals across Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia. Jarvis is an active member of the Victoria arts community and participates through a variety of non-profit and artist-run centre boards. He is the Administrator for the ProArt Alliance of Greater Victoria, Executive Director at Open Space Arts Society, and the Board Co-Chair of the Ministry of Casual Living. Jarvis received an MFA in studio from the University of Guelph, ON and has been a sessional instructor in the Visual Arts Department at UVic.
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Open Actions
2012 - present
Second Front
Founding member
2006 - present
Noxious Sector
Founding member
2004 - present

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Doug Jarvis: Keeping Curiosity Conceptual
Published by: WHITEHOT MAGAZINE of Contemporary Art
Author: Vittoria Benzine

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