Since 1991 Coupland has written thirteen novels published in most languages. He has written and performed for England’s Royal Shakespeare Company and is a columnist for The Financial Times of London. He is a frequent contributor to The New York Timese-fluxDIS and Vice. In 2000 Coupland amplified his visual art production and has recently had two separate museum retrospectives, Everything is Anything is Anywhere is Everywhere at the Vancouver Art Gallery, The Royal Ontario Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, and Bit Rot at Rotterdam’s Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, and Munich’s Villa Stücke. In 2015 and 2016 Coupland was artist in residence in the Paris Google Cultural Institute. In May 2018 his exhibition on ecology, Vortex, opened at the Vancouver Aquarium

Coupland is a member of the Royal Canadian Academy, an Officer of the Order of Canada, a Officer of the Order of British Columbia, a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and receiver of the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence.

Recognition & Awards

  • 2013 Honorary doctorate degree from OCAD University
  • 2013 Officer of the Order of Canada
  • 2013 Member of the Order of British Columbia
  • 2010 Honorary degree from the University of British Columbia
  • 2007 Honorary Doctor of Letters from Simon Fraser University
  • 2007 Member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts


  • Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver, Canada
  • Hokkaido College of Art and Design, Sapporo, Japan
  • Istituto Europeo di Design, Milan, Italy



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