Hollis Nelson (New Art at Bandidas)
“Hollis Nelson was born on unceded Coast Salish territories to working class parents of mixed European descent. Hollis was schooled from home and raised on a strict vegetarian diet. Her family followed a Sikh spiritual leader and her early years were spent practicing yoga and meditation. She obtained her Fine Arts Diploma from Langara College in 2009 and graduated with her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Emily Carr University in 2013. Hollis paints with acrylics, working on recycled material, clothing and fabric, as well as large scale canvas. Her art practice is informed by this mixed upbringing and engages with place and identity.”
Hollis has been a part of the Bandidas community for a very long time. She was a server/bartender here for almost 5 years, and we’ve collaborated on several artistic projects since. We could not be happier to have her unique canvasses and wearable art on our walls.