Douglas Senft has been a practicing sculptor since 1972, when he graduated with honours from the Vancouver School of Art. He has had numerous public commissions in Canada, the United States and Europe, as well as exhibiting his work in both public and private galleries.
He is the recipient of several Canada Council grants, and his work is in private and public collections; The City of Vancouver Municipal Collection, The Art Bank of Canada and Washington State Arts Public Place Collection.
In 1990, Douglas began designing and fabricating welded steel art furniture and architectural elements and accessories. From 1990 – 2000 he ran a successful business working with a select number of high end contemporary showrooms in Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary and San Francisco. Now, this work is produced within the context of a limited special order, as the majority of his current practice is devoted to the creation of public art projects.
He teaches 2nd year sculpture at North Island College in Courtenay, B.C.; and lives and works in Royston, B.C.
His most recently completed project is nest which was installed at the Dollarton Business Park in North Vancouver BC. Currently Douglas is working on two proposals for projects in Lethbridge, Alberta and North Vancouver, BC.