Rodney Konopaki Web source for information and news about Rodney Konopaki. Mon, 19 Mar 2018 07:01:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Released on 19 March 1962, Bob Dylan’s debut remains a landmark of popular culture Mon, 19 Mar 2018 07:01:19 +0000


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On this day in history Mon, 12 Mar 2018 14:12:42 +0000 “Because the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candle exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes ‘Awwww!’ “

~  Jack Kerouac, born March 12, 1922

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Whereabouts, Malaspina Printmakers, Vancouver, BC  2017
52ºN 106ºW – Measured and Marked, Art Placement, Saskatoon, SK   2017
Suggestions from Kamloops, Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, BC   2014
Walking Lines/ Saskatchewan, Art Gallery of Regina  2014
Mark Making, Gallery Jones, Vancouver, BC  2012
New Work, Art Placement, Saskatoon, SK   2012
Drawn Passages, Vernon Public Art Gallery, Vernon, BC   2012
Walking, Martha Street Studio, Winnipeg, MB  2011

Chance Operations²  2010 – 2013

This exhibition being shown in nine cities including the Moose Jaw Art Gallery, Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre (Medicine Hat, AB), Swift Current Art Gallery, Strathcona County Art Gallery (Edmonton, AB), Burnaby Art Galley, Two Rivers Art Gallery (Prince George, BC), Penticton Art Gallery, The Mann Art Gallery (Prince Albert, SK) and Thames Art Gallery (Chatham-Kent, Ontario)


Hand-picked Okanagan, Headbones Gallery, Vernon, BC  2017
Journeying, ARTEfunktional, Kelowna, BC  2016
Shh! Good Art Up And Down The Okanagan Valley, Headbones Gallery, Vernon, BC  2016
‘Scapes, Headbones Gallery, Vernon, BC  2016
From the Matrix. ARTEfunktional, Kelowna, BC  2015
Group Show, Art Placement, Saskatoon, SK  2014
Faculty 2014, Concourse Gallery, Emily Carr University, Vancouver, BC   2014
Paper Exchanges, Lake Country Art Gallery, Lake Country, BC  2013
Faculty 2012, Concourse Gallery, Emily Carr University, Vancouver, BC  2012
Okanagan Print Triennial, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC  2012
The Drawing Show, Art Placement, Saskatoon, SK  2011
New Directions in Drawing (  2011
Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver, BC  2011
Faculty 2011, Concourse Gallery, Emily Carr University, Vancouver, BC  2011
Malaspina Print Retrospective: In Edition, Grand Forks Art Gallery, Grand Forks, BC  2010
Faculty 2010, Concourse Gallery, Emily Carr University, Vancouver, BC  2010
ACAD New Faculty Exhibition, Illingsworth Kerr Gallery, ACAD, Calgary, AB  2009
Faculty 2009, Concourse Gallery, Emily Carr Institute of Art, Vancouver, BC                 2009
Faculty 2008, Concourse Gallery, Emily Carr Institute of Art, Vancouver, BC                 2008


POP SHOW! Dazzled by the Everyday, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, AB                2015
You Can Say That Again, The University Club, University of Regina, Regina, SK            2012
Size Matters, Kenderdine Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK  2008
Faculty Exhibition, Concourse Gallery, Emily Carr Institute of Art, Vancouver, BC          2007
All Sorts, Concourse Gallery, Emily Carr Institute of Art, Vancouver, BC   2006
Those Who Teach, Concourse Gallery, Emily Carr Institute of Art, Vancouver, BC          2005
Moose Jaw Artists, Moose Jaw Museum, Moose Jaw, SK  2005
How to Become a Mirror, SNAP Gallery, Edmonton, AB  2004


Brennan, Katie, “Drawn Passages.”

Galleries West,, February 13, 2012.

Lawrence, Rebecca. “Art Lovers Can Take a Chance on New Exhibition.”

Times-Herald, Moose Jaw, SK, November 20, 2010.

Guest, Gloria. “Chance Operations.”

Express, Moose Jaw, SK, December 2-8, 2010.


Headbones Gallery, Vernon, BC 2016
Commentary by Julie Oakes

“Printmaking on the Edge: 40 Years at St. Michael’s”
St. Michael’s Printshop, St. John’s, NL, 2014
Curated and written by Kevin Major

“Walking Lines / Saskatchewan”
Art Gallery of Regina, Regina, SK, 2014
Essay by Rob O’Flanagan

“Paper Exchanges”
Lake Country Art Gallery, Lake Country, BC, 2013Essays by Katie Brennan and Briar Craig

“Drawn Passages”
Vernon Public Art Gallery, Vernon, BC, 2012
Essays by Lubos Cullen and Ben Reeves

“Okanagan Print Triennial”
Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC, 2012
Essay by Tegan Forbes

“Chance Operations².”
Moose Jaw Art Gallery and the Esplanade Art Gallery in Medicine Hat, 2010
Essays by Terryl Atkins and Darrin Martens

“The Biographical Dictionary of Moose Jaw Artists.”
Moose Jaw Museum and Art Gallery, Moose Jaw, SK, 2006


The Canada Council Art Bank
Alberta Foundation for the Arts
Saskatchewan Arts Board
Art Gallery of Alberta
Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery
Mendel Art Gallery
University of Lethbridge
University of Saskatchewan
St. Michael’s Printshop Archive
Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre
Keyano College
Malaspina Print Archive
Suncor Resources
Cenovus Energy Inc.
The Mann Art Gallery
The National Bank of Canada
Kamloops Art Gallery


University of Saskatchewan (with Rhonda Neufeld), Saskatoon, SK  2016
Thames Art Gallery (with Rhonda Neufeld), Chatham, ON  2013
Kamloops Printmakers (with Rhonda Neufeld), Kamloops, BC  2013
University of Regina (with Rhonda Neufeld), Regina, SK  2012
Martha Street Studio (with Rhonda Neufeld), Winnipeg, MB   2011
St. Michael’s Printshop (with Rhonda Neufeld), St. John’s, NL  2010
The Banff Centre (with Rhonda Neufeld), Banff, AB  2009
The Banff Centre (with Rhonda Neufeld), Banff, AB  2008
White Mountain Academy of Art, Eliot Lake, ON  2005


Canada Council for the Arts Travel Grant  2014
Emily Carr Professional Development Funds  2008


Master Printer, Tyler Graphics Ltd., Mount Kisco, NY  1976 – 1987


Associate Professor, Audain Faculty of Art since 2005
Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver, BC

Head, Print Media  2007 -2009
Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver, BC


Juror, BIMPE (Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition), Vancouver, BC          2006
Juror, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Visual Arts Project Grant Program  2004


Board of Directors, Malaspina Printmakers Society, Vancouver, BC                             2008 – 2012


MFA, University of Saskatchewan  1989
Printer Fellow, Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque, NM  1976

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William Perehudoff a master of colour and paint passed away on this day in 2013. He is an inspiration for many artists in Canada and beyond. We miss him.

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Missed Wed, 21 Feb 2018 22:47:17 +0000

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The passing of Doug Haynes Sun, 11 Feb 2018 07:46:39 +0000 Great painter and friend Doug Haynes passed away on this day in 2016.


Doug lived in Edmonton and was a stalwart of the Canadian art community. He was an exemplary artist who cared much about what he did and about people. One of the most stunning shows for me in recent memory was the complete Toledo Series shown just last year at the Art Gallery of Alberta.  I had the great opportunity to work with Doug in the print studio at Keyano College in Fort McMurray. On two separate visits (totaling about ten working days), he created over 150 monotypes. He liked to tease me after that about being a “task master”. But I think he was simply showing me the enthusiasm for work that permeated his life. For several years, Doug served as the chairperson of the Department of Art and Design at the University of Alberta,

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Alan Shields great friend and artist Sat, 23 Dec 2017 06:15:23 +0000

Few artists could match the range of materials with which Shields worked. He himself described this versatility in characteristically agricultural terms: “It’s just like farming. It’s good to rotate crops. It’s good to change media.”

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On this day in history – 1933 Sat, 25 Nov 2017 08:06:40 +0000 Josef and Anni Albers arrive in America on their way to Black Mountain College.

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Looking into the litho studio at the new Emily Carr campus Fri, 17 Nov 2017 05:13:07 +0000

Photo credit to Leslie Urquhart.

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On this day in history – 1952 Fri, 27 Oct 2017 04:13:21 +0000

Helen Frankenthaler finished her groundbreaking painting Mountains and Sea.

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Whereabouts Mon, 23 Oct 2017 05:36:06 +0000 Whereabouts is an exhibition Rhonda Neufeld and I have at Malaspina Printmakers on Granville Island in Vancouver. The opening reception is from 6-9 PM on Thursday, November 2.

July 9, 2012
Moose Jaw, River Street
graphite, pastel, oil paint stick, conté

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52N 106W: Measured and Marked Wed, 14 Jun 2017 05:52:40 +0000 52°N 106ºW: Measured and Marked is an exhibition of work completed with Rhonda Neufeld on our residency in Saskatoon last summer. It will be shown at Art Placement in Saskatoon from June 17 to July 13. The opening reception is June 13 at 2PM. Pictured here is A1 – a set of linocuts printed on the front pages of the Saskatoon Star-Phoenix.

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Nicolle Marsh Flats Thu, 09 Jun 2016 05:16:52 +0000 nicolle_flats_marsh_sm

This work completed about one year ago records a visit Rhonda and I made to Saskatchewan in a new way. The image, that is 24″ x 54″, fuses photography with Mylar’s that were drawn while walking on the Nicolle Marsh Flats near Buffalo Pound Lake. There are five other related works from that visit.

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‘Scapes at Headbones in Vernon, BC Sun, 29 May 2016 07:15:08 +0000 scapes

Rhonda and I have an exhibition at Headbones, 6700 Old Kamloops Road in Vernon, BC. Along with us, the show features Mary Smith McCulloch and Paul Roux. The public opening reception is from 6-8PM on Saturday, June 4


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Sometime in the past with The Mozart Group Fri, 06 Mar 2015 07:16:13 +0000 This was my posse. Travelling across Canada; learning the ropes.

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Suggestion from Kamloops Fri, 28 Mar 2014 06:06:40 +0000

These are ten drawings that Rhonda and I completed in Kamloops for our upcoming show at the Kamloops Art Gallery. We will be exploring some new ways of presenting this work. The drawings will be unframed and floating about 1½ inches off the walls and we will be drawing on the walls, too.

Craig Willms who is curating this exhibition has written, “For the project in The Cube, the artists walk Kamloops to make marks that reflect their movement across the topography and hint at visual elements of their surroundings. The works combine a type of intaglio technique on paper with drawing. Gouged marks and an absence of pigment combine with drawn lines and fields of colour to represent the terrain and landmarks of a specific locale. It is a visceral process that pushes their collaboration to explore print media and drawing beyond traditional techniques.”

The exhibition runs from April 5 to June 14.

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180 Projects Mon, 03 Feb 2014 19:28:01 +0000

Visiting with Andrea Pinheiro at her studio in Sault Ste. Marie. Andrea is teaching at Algoma University and has a fabulous space – 180 Projects – that is becoming a cultural hub in the city. Andrea is exhibiting with increased frequency around Canada look for  her work in a gallery near you soon.

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Master Doofus Fri, 04 Oct 2013 04:41:00 +0000

David Alexander’s exhibition opened tonight at the Bau Xii Gallery. Here he is reprising his kabuki Dave chops as demonstrated a few years back.

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John Kissick’s Eye Sun, 15 Sep 2013 04:42:52 +0000 All this week, Rhonda and I have been at the Thames Art Gallery in Chatham, ON. This is the ninth and final venue for our show Chance Operations².  We have been making some art here, running community workshops and talking to students from high schools in the area.

Tonight there was a reception at the Gallery for our exhibition and two others that are up concurrently by Ron Shuebrook and Stefan Rose. All of the exhibiting artists were present. Also in the house were painters David Urban, Sky Glabush and John Kissick (who curated Shuebrook’s exhibition). Kissick and Urban wrote essays for Shuebrooks’s catalogue that arrived at the gallery, hot off the presses, earlier in the day.

Afterwards and late into the night, we partied at a local restaurant. Some one (Fran Shuebrook?) passed a camera around the table asking everyone to shoot a “selfie”. I watched John Kissick take an extreme close-up of his eye when it was his turn. Inspired by what I saw in the viewfinder (facing towards me) as he turned the camera on himself, I immediately jumped up with my iPhone and took the same picture of him… from my perspective.

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The Sentence Mon, 09 Sep 2013 02:23:29 +0000

Photo credit to Rhonda Neufeld.

Here I am this morning in Hamilton,ON with my good friend Alan Flint. Alan is one of the stalwarts of print in Canada. We are in a local park looking at his sculpture “The Sentence”.

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Kamloops Residency Fri, 21 Jun 2013 05:46:25 +0000

Rhonda and I are getting down to work again. Finally we are finding an opportunity to print the woodblocks that we cut last summer in Saskatchewan. We are printing at Kamloops Printmakers in Kamloops, BC. Here is the print from the block cut at Spring Valley. We have thirteen large format blocks from which we intend to print seven images in small editions. This work and the drawings also completed last summer in Saskatchewan will be the core of our exhibitions at the Art Gallery of Regina next February.

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Triple Ratamecue Sun, 03 Mar 2013 06:53:38 +0000

Photo credit to James Lisitza.

Quebec City, 1972 in the middle of an eight-month long cross Canada tour. The group was Jalal; members include Garry Brown, Larry Brown and Jack Lenz (behind me on a Hammond B3).

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It’s a beautiful day in the neighbourhood Sun, 26 Aug 2012 21:56:03 +0000 There are lots of artists in the neighborhood around my studio.  Also, rehearsal spaces for bands, dance studios, design studios and coffee joints. We have seen one or two movies or television shows filmed here, too.  Over the past four days a crew built this set in the middle of an intersection just two blocks away.  Work went on nearly twenty-four hours a day – re-routing traffic and putting security people everywhere.  It is only the facade of a house you can see through to the other side.  I wonder what is going to happen with that worm hole?

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Table Ten Fri, 27 Jul 2012 22:15:29 +0000 Rhonda and I are working in Saskatchewan all through the month of July.  We have a show at the Art Gallery of Regina in 2014 and are taking an early opportunity to get some ideas together for it.  The joy of being here is that it gives us a chance also to re-connect with friends.  Tonight we had supper with Ryan Arnott and Marsha Kennedy who is curating the show.  I caught some light-hearted moments on my camera.

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