Biography

Graeme Bio Photo (photo by Sydney Gregoire)

Graeme Berglund has held several roles in his life as Painter, Sculptor, Musician, Illustrator, Creative Director, Curator, Writer, Arts Editor, Concept Artist, Gallery Director, Public Speaker, Art Buyer, Art Collector, Art Instructor, Animator, Editor, Graphic Designer, Creative Consultant, Executive Director, Producer, Organizer/Promoter, and City of Vancouver Arts and Culture Policy Council Member. He co-founded The Cheaper Show (with Steve “Breadman” Cole and Syx Langeman), Black & Yellow Gallery (with Jessica Delorme), The Thieves Dinner (with Jesse Savath), The Emerging Arts Foundation (with Steve Rio), Crust Punks (with Katrin Braga) and Cartelera Talent House (with Jeff Lee Petry and Abbas Ahkavan). He has been a featured public speaker at Vancouver’s Pecha Kucha, Pecha Kucha All Stars, Sam Sullivan’s Public Salon, CreativeMix and Polina Bachlakova’s Big Mouth. He records and performs in the cardiac music project Street Trials with Darren Henderson, Brian Wilks and Mark Gestrin. He and his team have sold the work of over 1200 Vancouver based and international artists. His artwork has shown alongside the likes of Damien Hirst and Shepard Fairey and has been acquired by some of the most acclaimed collections in Canada. He maintains his studio practice alongside Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun in Mt. Pleasant, East Vancouver.