Tobla Howell

Sessional Faculty

Critical + Creative Studies

“The best way to predict the future is to create it. ”

We have C-commerce, E-commerce, B2B-commerce but what about ‘A‘ commerce?

Is art a commodity? Once we think of it that way we can examine its true value, its potential for change, dialogue, and yes money.

Business has borrowed a lot from the arts such as the “Business Model Canvass” and “Generative Thinking”. Business can reciprocate by providing the tools that answer the question “how do I get there? or how do I create my future?”


MBA, Executive Management, Royal Roads University, Victoria, BC

BA Visual Arts, Ottawa University, Ottawa, ON

Ceramic Technology, John Abbott College, ST Anne De Bellevue, QC

CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

Selected Professional Activity:

Calgary Arts Development Small Experiments Grant


Developing technique that uses magnetic forces to manipulate iron particles.


BC Festival of the Arts, provincial selection level: Parts Rearranged

BC Festival of the Arts, provincial selection: The Green Bowl

Solo Exhibitions

Parts Rearranged 1, 2 and 3, Xchange's Gallery

Featured Work