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Signature smile

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Rhonda and I were in Saskatoon over the past weekend to attend the opening of a show of our new work at Art Placement.  I was happy to see many old friends including Lorenzo Dupuis.  This picture captures him and what Bob Christie dubbed his “Cheshire cat smile”.

What is moon?

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

This is the question that haunts every student who has sat in a class with John Wertschek.  I made this photo of him at the recent Valentine Masquerade Ball at Emily Carr University of Art and Design.

Curriculum Vitae

Monday, February 13th, 2012

Professional Experience

TEACHING

Associate Professor, Faculty of Visual Art and Material Practice
Emily Carr University of Art & Design, Vancouver, BC  since 2005
Head, Print Media
Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design, Vancouver, BC 2007
Instructor, Printmaking, Drawing, Visual Fundamentals, Painting
Keyano College, Fort McMurray, AB 1990-2004

PRINTING

I have worked with the following artists to produce limited edition prints, multiples and monoprints: Anni Albers, David Alexander, Ed Baynard, Derek Besant, Stanley Boxer, Anthony Caro, William Crutchfield, Joe Fafard, Helen Frankenthaler, Nancy Graves, Michael Heizer, David Hockney, Alex Janvier, Paul Jenkins, Ellsworth Kelly, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Motherwell, Kenneth Noland, Alan Shields, Richard Smith, T.L. Solein, Steven Sorman, Frank Stella, Renee Van Halm, Robert Zakanitch

Master Printer

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

In charge of all intaglio printing and management of the intaglio area.Utilizing a comprehensive knowledge of etching, lithography, silk-screen, woodcut, linocut, papermaking and mixed media collaborated with artists on a one-to-one basis to create limited edition graphics.

EXHIBITIONS

SELECTED (with Rhonda Neufeld)

“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
“New Work”, Art Placement, Saskatoon, SK 2012
“Mark Making”, Gallery Jones, Vancouver, BC  2012
“Drawn Passages”, Vernon Public Art Gallery, Vernon, BC 2012
“Walking”, “Martha Street Studio, Winnipeg, MB 2011
“Chance Operations” travelling to nine Canadian cities

Thames Art Gallery, Chatham, ON 2013
Mann Art Gallery, Prince Albert, SK 2012
Penticton Art Gallery, Penticton, BC 2012
Two Rivers Gallery, Prince George, BC  2012
Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, BC 2011
Gallery 501, Sherwood Park, AB 2011
Swift Current Art Gallery, Swift Current, SK 2011
The Esplanade, Medicine Hat, AB 2011
Moose Jaw Art Gallery, Moose Jaw, SK 2010

SELECTED GROUP (with  Rhonda Neufeld)

“Scapes”, Headbones, Armstrong BC  2016
“From the Matrix”, ARTEfunktional, Kelowna, BC  2015
“Group Show”, Art Placement, Saskatoon, SK  2014
“Faculty Exhibition”, Emily Carr University of Art & Design, Concourse Gallery, Vancouver, BC 2014
“Paper Exchanges”, Lake Country Art Gallery, Lake Country, BC  2013
“Okanagan Print Triennial”, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC 2012
“Faculty Exhibition”, Emily Carr University of Art & Design, Concourse Gallery, Vancouver, BC 2012
“Faculty Exhibition”, Emily Carr University of Art & Design, Concourse Gallery, Vancouver, BC 2011
“In Edition”, Grand Forks Art Gallery, Grand Forks, BC  2010
“Faculty Exhibition”, Emily Carr University of Art & Design, Concourse Gallery, Vancouver, BC 2010
 

SELECTED SOLO

Rodney Konopaki”, Moose Jaw Museum, Moose Jaw, SK 1999
“Local Boy Makes Good”, Keyano College, Fort McMurray, AB 1995
“The Strawberry Statement”, Art Placement, Saskatoon, SK 1993
“The Projects”, A.K.A. Gallery, Saskatoon, SK 1990
“Works on Paper”, Visual Arts Centre of Alaska, Anchorage, AK 1990
“Recent Drawing”, National Exhibition Centre, Estevan, SK 1990
“Recent Drawing”, J.M. Cuelenaere Library, Prince Albert, SK 1990
“Summer Games”, Little Gallery, Prince Albert, SK 1989
“Big Bang Theory and Other Possibilities”, Rosemont Art Gallery, Regina, SK 1989
“You Can Never Have Too Much Fun”, Gordon Snelgrove Gallery, Saskatoon, SK 1989
 

SELECTED GROUP

“Faculty Exhibition”, Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design, Concourse Gallery, Vancouver, BC 2008
“Faculty Exhibition”, Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design, Concourse Gallery, Vancouver, BC
“All Sorts”, Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design, Concourse Gallery, Vancouver, BC 2006″The Biographical Dictionary of Moose Jaw Artists”, Moose Jaw Art Museum, Moose Jaw, SK 2006
“Those Who Teach”, Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design, Concourse Gallery, Vancouver, BC
“How to Become a Mirror”, SNAP Gallery, Edmonton, AB 2004
“Open”, Keyano College, Fort McMurray, AB 2003
“The Future of the Page”, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK 2000
“The Mechanics of Vision”, Extension Centre Gallery, Edmonton, AB 2000
“Colours”, Keyano College, Fort McMurray, AB 2000
“Paint Print Draw”, Keyano College, Fort McMurray, AB 1998
“Domi Matrix”, Edmonton Centre, Edmonton, AB 1995
“Keyano Faculty”, Scotia Centre, Edmonton, AB 1995
“Equal/Opposites”, Muttart Art Gallery, Calgary, AB 1994
“On The Road”, Alberta Vocational Centre, Lac La Biche, AB 1994
“From the Art Bank”, Gallerie de la Ville, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC 1993″L’Attitude”, Latitude 53 Gallery, Edmonton, AB 1992
“Boreal Buoys”, ManuLife Place, Edmonton, AB 1992
“Art Faculty Exhibition”, Keyano College, Fort McMurray, AB 1992
“Gallery Artists”, Kathleen Laverty Gallery, Edmonton, AB 1992
“Gallery Artists”, Art Placement, Saskatoon, SK 1992
“Gallery Artists”, Kathleen Laverty Gallery, Edmonton, AB 1991
“Gallery Artists”, Art Placement, Saskatoon, SK 1991
“Sask Open ’90”, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK 1990
“The Faculty Show 1990”, Gordon Snelgrove Gallery, Saskatoon, SK 1990
“Gallery Artists”, Art Placement, Saskatoon, SK 1990

COLLECTIONS

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

RESIDENCIES

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 Print Shop (with Rhonda Neufeld, St. John’s, NL, 2010
Self-Directed Residency (with Rhonda Neufeld), The Banff Centre, Banff, AB, 2009
Self-Directed Residency (with Rhonda Neufeld), The Banff Centre, Banff, AB, 2008
Intake/Outtake Residency, White Mountain Academy of Art, Eliot Lake, ON 2005

RELATED PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Juror, BIMPE IV (4th Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition), Vancouver, BC 2006
Juror, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Visual Arts Project Grant Program 2004
Panelist, Degrees of Printmaking SymposiumAlberta College of Art & Design, Calgary, AB 1999
Visiting Artist, Alberta College of Art & Design, Calgary, AB 1997
Visiting Artist, Saskatchewan Federated Indian College, Regina, SK 1997
Keynote Speaker, Conference on the Transformative Power of the Arts, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK 1996
Juror, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Visual Arts Project Grant Program 1995

GRANTS AND AWARDS

Keyano College Professional Development Leave 2004
Keyano College Professional Development Leave 2001
Faculty Member of the Year, Keyano College Students’ Association 2000
Alberta Foundation for the Arts Award for Career Development 1994
Keyano College Professional Development Leave 1994
University of Saskatchewan, Full Graduate Scholarship 1987 – 1989
Vancouver School of Art, Third Year Scholarship 1976
Saskatchewan Arts Board, Grant for Lithography/Drawing 1975

EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

“Digital Imaging” and “Electronic Publishing” Grant MacEwan Community College, Edmonton, AB 1997
“Japanese Woodblock Printing”, Noburo Sawai, Instructor Red Deer College, Red Deer, AB 1995
“Photogravure Workshop”, Crown Point Press, San Francisco, CA 1994
M.F.A., Painting, Drawing and Printmaking University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK 1989
“Color Print Atelier”, Krishna Reddy, Instructor New York University, New York, NY 1976
Printer Fellow, Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque, NM 1976
Lithography, Bob Evermon, Instructor 1975/1976
Papermaking Workshop, Garner Tullis, Instructor
Summer Institute in Lithography, Garo Antreasian, Instructor Vancouver School of Art, Vancouver, BC

MEMBERSHIPS

Society of Northern Alberta-Print Artists
Malaspina Printmakers Society

Suddenly VIP

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

I went to Prince George, BC to be at the opening of Chance Operations² the show that Rhonda Neufeld and I have traveling to nine Canadian cities. Prince George is the sixth stop on the circuit.  My good friend, Julia Whittaker, greeted us at the airport when we walked into the arrivals area.

Just a month prior to this a chauffeur met me at La Guardia in NYC.  He had moved past paper and searched for me with an iPad.  It was the first time I had been met that way and my first chauffeured transportation.  Julia drove us into Prince George in her old and reliable Volvo that she purchased when we worked together in Fort McMurray.

Fifty looks something like this

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

This morning I visited with Doug Haynes at his studio in Edmonton. Doug is one of the great painters working in Canada and he has been doing that for over fifty years now. Around 1994, I worked with him in the print studios at Keyano College to produce nearly two hundred monotypes.  I frequently find myself sharing the things I have learned about art from him with students and friends. These are some of the canvases that he still has around… the others are out in the world making  people happy. It was good to catch up with Doug and to sit with him for a few hours and learn new things.

Comrades, early mentors and inspirations

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

My very first class in lithography was at the University of Regina.  On more than one occasion these three masters students saved my lithographic butt. Here they are from left to right – Nelson Yuen, Chuck Marsh and Charlie Largent.  Missing but not forgotten is C.J. Finn.

Crossing Over/ painting a critical conversation

Friday, October 21st, 2011

Today, I attended the painting symposium organized in conjunction with Landon Mackenzie’s exhibition at the Richmond Art Gallery.

Participants included Ben Reeves, Allan Switzer, Jesse Garbe, Eli Boronoswky, Allyson Clay, Damian Moppett, Neil Campbell, Elizabeth McIntosh, Vanessa Disler, Sean Weisgerber and Tiffin Breen.

Here Ben wanders through the opening for Painters ’11 – a string theory – the exhibition put up as part of the symposium.

Tommy

Saturday, August 13th, 2011

Highlight of my summer was an opportunity to spend some time with Tom and Pat O’Flanagan.  The last time I saw Tom was at his show (with brothers Rob and Terry) at the Edmonton Art Gallery in 2004.  For sure, too much time has passed.  I never worried and always knew Tom had my  back in past dangerous and unpredictable times.

Graffiti knitting everywhere I turn

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

Everywhere I go these days there is a surprise.  I went out for supper with Alan Flint and when we left the restaurant and turned the corner (Alma and Broadway) we discovered this bike stand that someone tagged.

Last night in V-town

Friday, July 8th, 2011

Andrea Pinheiro is a friend who leaves Vancouver tomorrow.  She is joining the faculty at Algoma University in Sault Ste. Marie where she will be working with another great friend, Tom O’Flanagan.  Tonight her joint show with Damian Moppett, “Not Photographs”, opened at the Satellite Gallery.  We are going to miss you around here Andrea.





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