Chai Duncan is an artist and educator currently residing in Lethbridge, AB. He received a BFA from the University of Victoria and an MFA from the University of Saskatchewan. He has exhibited in galleries across Canada both alone and as part of collaborative art duo 12 Point Buck (with Leila Armstrong).
Duncan incorporates sculptural elements, digital photography, video, painting, found objects, and dioramas to explore our relationship to nature. His practice investigates a spectrum of cultural representations of the natural world and re-presents these images and effigies in new configurations. The resulting work draws attention to the gap between our need to connect to the natural world and the virtual impossibility of that connection as well as the tension generated when our collective need to control our environment meets the chaotic realities of nature.
A review of 12 Point Buck’s exhibition Wild, Wild Life (Harcourt House, Edmonton) recently appeared in the Winter 2010/2011 issue of Canadian Art. They will present new work this September at the Kenderdine Gallery at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon.