Since graduating in Fine Art from the University of Guelph in 1995, Perry Rath has been pursuing artistic projects in a variety of international venues, collections, and publications. Rath’s practice has taken a few different directions and series, encompassing installations, objects/artifacts, paintings, printmaking, collaborations, and education. In his work, Rath seeks visual and conceptual relationships of memory, renewal, presence/absence, history, time, place and communication. Rath settled near Smithers, BC in 2002, living rurally with his wife and 2 young sons, amongst chickens, llamas, pigs, and a variety of mountain wildlife. He has also been teaching art at Smithers Secondary School since 2006, where he has received recognition for developing a range of innovative arts initiatives. Rath has established himself as a prominent artist, educator and advocate in his region.