The Vancouver School of conceptual photography (often referred to as photo-conceptualism) is a term applied to a grouping of artists from Vancouver who achieved international recognition starting in the 1980s. No formal “school” exists and the grouping remains both informal and often controversial even among the artists themselves, who often resist the term. Artists associated with the term include Jeff Wall, Ian Wallace, Ken Lum, Roy Arden, Stan Douglas and Rodney Graham.
Vancouver has a history of Aboriginal art. Examples of this can be seen at the Museum of Anthropology.