An artist, art historian and specialist in architecture, Barry Magrill has taught these subjects at a variety of universities in the lower mainland over the past 10 years. His doctoral research at UBC in 19th-century church architecture was published by McGill-Queens University Press in 2012 as A Commerce of Taste, which outlined the collision of economy and religion. Since then he has returned to painting, and is currently creating a series of "fakes" using 17th-century studio techniques. Plans are underway to exhibit these paintings in a show called "Fake" that illustrates our complicated relationship with truth. Barry’s interests continue to broaden. These days, alternating between publishing academic articles on architectural history, and experimenting with painting and exhibiting, he is in the process of writing a novel of environmental fiction.