The Orion
Lecture Series in Fine Arts

Through the generous support of the Orion Fund in Fine Arts, the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Victoria, is pleased to present:

Julian Hou

Visiting Artist

7:30 – 9:00 pm (PST) Wednesday, Dec 1, 2021

Room A162, UVic Visual Arts building


Free & open to the public in-person or via Zoom

Presented by UVic’s Department of Visual Arts

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Contemporary mysticism

Julian Yi-Zhong Hou is a multidisciplinary artist whose work centres around contemporary mystical subjects, consciousness, and pagan and divination ritual, practice, and research.

His work has been the focus of solo and group exhibitions at Zalucky Contemporary, Toronto; 8-eleven,Toronto; Artspeak, Vancouver; and the Vancouver Art Gallery. His most recent expanded work, Grass Drama, has been shown in parts at Malaspina Printmakers Society, Vancouver (2021), Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver (2020), Cassandra Cassandra, Toronto (2019); Unit 17, Vancouver (2018); and in Charcuterie 4 (2018).

He was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Treaty 6 territory, and currently resides in Vernon, on the unceded land of the Syilx peoples of the Okanagan Nation.


About the Orion Fund

Established through the generous gift of an anonymous donor, the Orion Fund in Fine Arts is designed to bring distinguished visitors from other parts of Canada—and the world—to the University of Victoria’s Faculty of Fine Arts, and to make their talents and achievements available to faculty, students, staff and the wider Greater Victoria community who might otherwise not be able to experience their work.

The Orion Fund also exists to encourage institutions outside Canada to invite regular faculty members from our Faculty of Fine Arts to be visiting  artists/scholars at their institutions; and to make it possible for Fine Arts faculty members to travel outside Canada to participate in the academic life of foreign institutions and establish connections and relationships with them in order to encourage and foster future exchanges.

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