Artist Statement

My work embraces a Do It Yourself aesthetic and is influenced by transgressive practices like drag and experimental music, and references science fiction, 70’s and 80’s fashion, magic and the occult, seapunk, witch-house and other subcultures. These inform my visual and aural language, and I relate them to broader concepts of entropy, dissonance and gender. When exploring a certain theme, I choose the media that will communicate it most effectively. As my concepts become more complex and multilayered so do the works themselves, often resulting in mixtures of sound, video, textile and sculpture. The process of experimentation and mixing media is pivotal to my practice and reflects my DIY attitude.




Devon Beggs was born in Edmonton, Alberta in 1983. Beggs works predominantly with textiles and fibres, but also incorporates sound, video, performance and installation into his practice. Beggs completed an MFA at Concordia University in Montreal in 2011 and currently lives and works in Edmonton. He has exhibited his work in Montreal at Parisian Laundry and Art Mur, in Vancouver at Gallery Atsui, and was recently included in the Future Station: 2015 Biennial of Contemporary Art at the Art Gallery of Alberta.

Selected Group Exhibitions


Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art The Art Gallery of Alberta /The Banff Centre; Edmonton and Banff, AB (confirmed)


Do It Yourself Art Gallery of Alberta (U of A Museums Gallery at Enterprise Square); Edmonton, AB

Phantasmagoria Nuit Blanche at The Drawing Room; Edmonton, AB 

Intelligent Play DC3; Edmonton, AB

Transmutation The Works Art and Design Festival; Edmonton, AB

Future Station: 2015 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art The Art Gallery of Alberta; Edmonton, AB


Installation View The Works Jackson Power Gallery; Edmonton, AB

Interface Interface Edmonton; Edmonton, AB

Breaking Ground Creative Practices Institute; Edmonton, AB

Sho-tel Mile Zero Dance; Edmonton, AB


Alter/Altar The Works Art and Design Festival; Edmonton, AB


Collision 7 Parisian Laundry; Montreal, QC


Fresh Paint/New Construction Art Mur; Montreal, QC

Elimination of the In-between Gallery Atsui; Vancouver, BC


Shape Shifters Eastern Bloc; Montreal, QC

Time Off Art Mur; Montreal, QC


Shut-Up and Paint! Concordia MFA Gallery; Montreal, QC

A History of Monsters ArtsHab; Edmonton, AB


It’s All About the Process Latitude 53; Edmonton, AB


Connect.Ed Latitude 53; Edmonton, AB

Transmission University of Alberta FAB Gallery; Edmonton, AB


Solo Exhibitions


The Smile of a Woman, the Kiss of a Man: The Drawing RoomEdmonton, AB


Incomplete NextFest; Edmonton, AB


Animal Hospital The Roxy Theatre; Edmonton, AB





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