Itís not an over statement to say that Yuriko Iga is one of Vancouverís most dedicated creative community builders. Her wonderful, magical traveling community venue Blim, is part of the foundation of this cityís independent art community. Whether itís soap making classes, live experimental music or silk screening workshops, Blim has been instrumental in giving artists a place to learn, to teach and to create. Where would Vancouver be without her?


Company: Blim Public Art and Craft Facility




Education: Bachelor in Fine Arts from Alberta College of Art and Design


Describe your work: FULL


Inspirations: Street, Children, Nature.


Awards or Recognition: 6 years and still surviving.
Grade 5 art trophy.


Future Projects/Goals: Bigger pot.


What is one word that describes your artist style? Happy


How did you get started working with ROLLOUT? Cowtown mentality.


Please list a few cool or inspirational websites you visit and love: (so bad, yet so good.) (the soundtrack of my mind.) (i like weather.)


What resources do you use for creating your work? Anything with animals and bright colors.


Can you share any of your secret tips?
Trust your intuition.
Donít over think.
Donít under think.


What did your parents want you to be instead of an artist? Anything but.


Is there a piece of art you wished you had created, and why? Anything by Maurizio Cattelan. He does deadpan with beauty.


What gets you excited about tomorrow? Yurei, Noel, and bigger pot.


How would you refer to the current artistic style and mindset you live in today? Donít believe the hype.


Anything else youíd like to add? Have a nice day!




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