Julian Yi-Zhong Hou is a multi-disciplinary artist working in textiles, sound, performance, installation, stained glass, text, and drawing. He adopts empathic and fluid methodologies in addition to hypnagogic practice to produce works that speak about cultural motives, animism and figuration in objects and interiors. He recently held solo exhibitions Grass Drama, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver (2020); Staying in the feeling, Malaspina Printmakers Society, Vancouver (2020); Dreamweed, Unit 17, Vancouver (2018); Cloudcuckooville, Soon.tw, Montreal (2018); Milman Parry’s Waiting Room Rhapsody, Artspeak, Vancouver (2017); Stupid sun, 8eleven, Toronto (2017). He has participated in group exhibitions and performances at the SFU Audain Gallery, Vancouver (2020); the Plumb, Toronto (2021); Vancouver Art Gallery (2016-2017); Things that can happen, Hong Kong (2017); Damien and the Love Guru, Brussels (2017); 221A @ Occidental Temporary, Paris (2016). He has participated in residencies at 221A (2017), Western Front (2018), and Triangle, Marseille (2019). Hou holds a BA in Art and Culture Studies from Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, and a Masters in Architecture from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver.