Patrick’s story

BFA student says inspiration isn't hard to find on UBC's Vancouver Campus

Patrick’s story
CategoryStudent
NamePatrick O'Neill
FromVancouver, Canada
ProgramVisual Arts
ActivitiesVolunteer at the Vancouver Art Gallery, Teacher at Arts Umbrella

 

A multimedia artist, Patrick finds inspiration in everything from his philosophy seminars to the Vancouver skyline.

Why did you choose UBC?

I made my way to UBC’s Bachelor of Fine Arts program because I also wanted to study Philosophy, and I could do that here. My art is usually inspired by what I’m learning.

How has UBC helped you develop as an artist?

The University helps artists by providing the materials and the facilities that they need, like the Printmedia Research Centre and studios. The Audain Art Centre has been integral to my journey.

What’s the best part about studying at UBC?

UBC’s location has impacted me as an artist. The Vancouver campus is surrounded by amazing views of the ocean and the North Shore Mountains. The arts community at UBC is growing and passionate. We’re excited about honing our craft and skills, and putting our work out in the world.


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