About the SFU Art Collection
The Simon Fraser University Art Collection has grown from its inception in the late 1960s to include more than 5,500 works of art in 2016. The first works in the collection were two tile mosaics by Vancouver artist Gordon Smith (1965), which are permanently installed in the Academic Quadrangle. The collection is diverse and is an important repository for modern and contemporary works of art regionally and nationally. It includes works by significant artists such as Marcel Barbeau, BC Binning, Robert Davidson, Lawren S. Harris, Ann Kipling, Roy Kiyooka, Ken Lum, N.E. Thing Co., Bill Reid, Jean Paul Riopelle, Jack Shadbolt, Gordon Smith, Jeff Wall, Ian Wallace, and the Young Romantics (including Graham Gillmore, Angela Grossman, Attila Richard Lukacs, and Philippe Raphanel), among many others. Works of art on paper make up the majority of the collection, along with photographs, paintings, sculptures, and large installation pieces. Approximately 1,000 works of art are shown on SFU campuses in public locations year round. The gallery’s collection is an invaluable resource for study and exhibition.