Artist. Born in Montréal in 1930, Victor Doray received a Bachelor of Arts from Loyala College (now Concordia University) in 1953, and a Diploma in Art as Applied to Medicine from the University of Toronto in 1956. Doray also attended fine arts classes in Banff, New York, Paris, and Vancouver, as well as two Medical Arts internships at the Hôpital Ste. Antoine in Paris (1956) and the University College Hospital in London (1957). Doray and his wife, artist Audrey Capel Doray, moved to Vancouver in 1957. There he would be the founding director of the Department of Biomedical Communications at the University of British Columbia. It was the first department in British Columbia that combined the talents of medical artists, photographers, television, and audiovisual personnel to serve the needs of the health sciences. In 1985, Doray left the University of British Columbia to devote himself to his artistic practice. Doray’s achievements include serving on the Board of Directors for the Intermedia Society and a Canada Council Senior Arts Award in 1973 for the production of the multimedia program, Turn Off Delight. His work has been exhibited at spaces such as the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, the Simon Fraser University Gallery, the Burnaby Art Gallery, the Vancouver Art Gallery, and the Western Front. Doray passed away in 2007.
Discrete project sites documenting the work of specific artists and collectives in detail.
Essays and conversation providing a context for exploring the Project Sites and Archives.
Video interviews conducted between December 2008 and May 2009 reflecting on Vancouver’s art scene in the sixties.