Julie Andreyev is an artist, vegan, educator, and researcher. Her body of work called Animal Lover explores nonhuman animal agency and creativity through modes of interspecies collaboration and aleatoric methods. She works primarily with her two companion dogs Tom and Sugi (www.tomandsugi.com, twitter: @Tom_and_Sugi). Her work has been shown across Canada, in the US, Europe and Japan in galleries and festivals such as The Vancouver Art Gallery, SIGGRAPH, Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad, Viper, CHI, Japan Media Arts Festival, Digital Art Weeks, Nuit Blanche. Andreyev’s work is supported by The Canada Council for the Arts, The British Columbia Arts Council, Foreign Affairs Canada, and The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. She is Associate Professor at Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver, and Artistic Director of Interactive Futures, www.interactivefutures.ca. Andreyev’s PhD research at Simon Fraser University examines compassion as a means to improve relations between humans and the more-than-human.
contact: julie @ animallover.ca