Vicky Chainey Gagnon has been active for 17 years as an arts administrator and curator of contemporary art, most recently as Executive Director & Chief Curator of the Campbell River Art Gallery (Vancouver Island, BC). She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film Studies and Art History from Concordia University (1999), and a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies from York University (2005).
Chainey Gagnon was previously employed as Director/Chief Curator at The Rooms Corporation, Provincial Art Gallery Division, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, and prior to that was the long-time Director/Curator of the Foreman Art Gallery of Bishop’s University in Sherbrooke, Quebec. In 2014 she curated Manif d’art 7 - the Quebec City Biennial on the theme of "Resistance: And Then, We Built New Forms" featuring work by 36 artists. In 2011 she was recognized by the Sociéte des musées du Québec with the Prix Relève (Emerging Prize) for her innovative approach to museology.
Her appointment as a member of Council commenced on 31 December 2019 for a one year term.