Gary Pearson

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Anna's Piano Bar and Smoking Room, 2011
Oil on canvas
80.3 X 76 in.

Education

1981-83
University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, M.A., 1983

1
977-80 University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., B.F.A., 1980

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions
2014
Winsor Gallery, Vancouver

2012
Scenes for a ‘Smoker’s Theatre, Winsor Gallery, Vancouver

2011
1 2 3 Soliloquy, McMaster Museum of Art, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario

2009
Somewhere, Winsor Gallery, Vancouver

2008
The End is My Beginning, Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, BC

2007
Come Back Later, Elissa Cristall Gallery, Vancouver

2006
High Early, LAB Project, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
The Everyday, Winchester Gallery, Victoria, BC

2005
I’m going back to Greenville, Elissa Cristall Gallery, Vancouver
Oblique Stories, SCA Galleries I & II, Artist-in-Residence Sydney College of the Arts, Australia
One Way Ticket (tour), Two Rivers Art Gallery, Prince George, BC

2004
One Way Ticket (tour), Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, Ontario

2003
One Way Ticket (tour), The Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon

2001
After Hours, Teck Gallery at Harbour Centre, Simon Fraser University
The Creative Voice: Portrait Photographs, Art Gallery of the South Okanagan, BC

1998
Two of Everything: Artist-in-Residence Studio Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver

1995
Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver

1993
New Paperworks, Westwerk, Hamburg

1992
New Drawings, Davidson Gallery, Seattle

1991
The Geometrics of Conjecture, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna
Curated by Robin Laurence, brochure with essay by Robin Laurence

1990
Recent Works, Atelier Gallery, Vancouver

1989
Drawing and Sculpture, Western Front Gallery, Vancouver
Curated by Annette Hurtig, brochure with essay by Gary Pearson

1988
A Measure of Distance, Atelier Gallery, Vancouver

1986
Recent Paintings, Or Gallery, Vancouver

1985
Drawings and Paintings, A.M.S. Gallery, U.BC, Vancouver

1984
Fine Lines, Installation at A.K.A. Gallery, Saskatoon
Oasis Gallery, Kamloops

1981
Recent Drawings, Prince George Art Gallery, Prince George, BC, brochure with essay by Gary Pearson


Group Exhibitions
2014
Concurrent 20/20, Winsor Gallery, Vancouver
Bonbon Roche, Centro Cultural Ajijic, Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico, curated by Katherine Pickering

2013
Nous reviendrons, vous reviendrez, Galerie du Tableau, Marseille, France
Okanagan Artists in their Studios, Penticton Art Gallery, Penticton, BC
OK Thaumaturgy, Headbones Gallery, Vernon, BC, catalogue
Okanagan Artists in their Studios, FINA Gallery, UBC Okanagan, Kelowna, BC

2012
Winsor Gallery, Vancouver
Collector’s Choice, Winchester Modern, Victoria

2011
Diversity in Drawing, Lake Country Art Gallery, Winfield, BC

2010
Winsor Gallery, Vancouver
Constructions of Identity: Recent Acquisitions, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna
10 X 10 X 10, Two Rivers Art Gallery, Prince George, BC

2009
Take Your Time, Simon Fraser University Gallery, Burnaby, BC
Drawing Meaning, Winsor Gallery, Vancouver

2008
Boundaries, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC
Winsor Gallery, Vancouver

2007
Crossroads: The Intersection of Man and Nature, Two Rivers Art Gallery, Prince George, BC
Look 3, Elissa Cristall Gallery, Vancouver
Nexus: Histories and Communities, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC

2006
Paint, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver Curated by Neil Campbell, catalogue
The Soliloquy Salon,Window Space at The Alternator Gallery for Contemporary Art, Kelowna, BC
Bill Laing and Gary Pearson, Elissa Cristall Gallery, Vancouver
The Hourglass Interchange, The Long Gallery, University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia,

2005
I Am, James Baird Gallery, St. John’s, Newfoundland
New Contemporaries, Elissa Cristall Gallery, Vancouver

2004
University of Washington (Pullman) Fine Arts Gallery, Pullman, Washington

2002
25th Anniversary Selections, The Drawing Center, New York City
BFA Alumni; Selected, Maltwood Art Gallery, University of Victoria, Victoria BC

2001
On Pleasure Bent, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna BC Curated by Liz Wylie
Vancouver Collects: Between Passion and Logic; Contemporary and Modern Works,
Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, catalogue
Prints From Canada’s Pacific Province, Graphic Studio Gallery, Temple Bar, Dublin Ireland.

2000
Colouring the West: A Century of Painting in BC, Vancouver Art Gallery

1999
Headbones Gallery, Vernon, BC

1998
Selections from the Art Bank, National Arts Centre, Ottawa

1996
Aesthetic (Anti)Aesthetic, Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver
Sutton 96, Sutton Art Gallery, Sutton, Quebec
From the Permanent Collection, Kelowna Art Gallery
Aspects of Abstraction, Art Gallery of the South Okanagan, Penticton, BC

1995
Posit Poznan, International Artist's Centre, Poznan Poland

1994
Critique Fax, First Draft, Sydney, Australia (travel to ICA Brisbane, PICA Perth 1995)
Drawing Plus, Open Space Gallery, Victoria, BC, catalogue
Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver

1993
Construction in Process IV, The Artists' Museum, Lodz, Poland
Curated by Ryzard Wasco, catalogue
Hamburger Künstler, Kunstlerforum, Bonn, Germany. Curated by Jürgen Brockmann

1992
Drift, Installation project, Farsund Kommune, Lista, Norway, curated by Solfrid Mortensen, catalogue
Gallerie Lista Fyr, Borhaug, Norway

1991
Art in British Columbia, Vancouver Art Gallery
Invitational 1991, Davidson Gallery, Seattle
VIVA Award Exhibition, Persimmon Blackbridge and Gary Pearson
Concourse Gallery, Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver

Collections

University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon
Mary Chan, Interspace Design, Saskatoon
Canada Council Art Bank
Vancouver Art Gallery
Westbourne Industries, Montreal
Kelowna Art Gallery
Kamloops Art Gallery
Artist’s Museum, Łόdz, Poland
Pouch Cove Foundation, St. John’s, Newfoundland
Two Rivers Art Gallery, Prince George, BC
Residence Collection, Institute of Modern Art (IMA), Brisbane, Australia
University of Sydney, Sydney College of Art and Design, Australia
Morris & Helen Belkin Gallery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Drückwerkstadt, Berlin, Germany
McMaster Museum of Art, McMaster University, Hamilton Ontario

Awards

Scholarships, Grants, Awards, & Residencies
2014
BC Arts Council Travel Grant, University of Granada, Spain.
Travel Grant, Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies (FCCS), UBC Okanagan.

2013
Travel Grant, Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies (FCCS), UBC Okanagan; in
Support of travel to Art and Research conference, University of Barcelona, Spain

2010
Artist-in-Residence, Bus from Guadalajara, Artist Residency, Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico, November 2010
Okanagan Arts Award in Visual Arts, Arts Council of the Central Okanagan, BC

2008
Canada Council Travel Grant
BC Arts Council Travel Grant
UBC Okanagan Travel Grant

2007
UBC Okanagan Publications Grant, in support of Point of Origin, Sydney Australia

2006
UBC Okanagan Internal Research Grant, in support of “Point of Origin”, Sydney, Australia,

2005
Artist-in-Residence Award, Sydney College of the Arts/University of Sydney, Sydney, AUS
Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) ASU Research Grant

2004
Canada Council Travel Grant
BC Arts Council Visual Arts Grant
Studio Residency, Pouch Cove Foundation, St. John’s, NFLD. (April-May)
Studio Residency, Triangle Arts Association, DUMBO Studios, Brooklyn, NY (March)

2002
Canada Council Travel Grant

2000
BC Arts Council Visual Arts Grant

1998
Canada Council Travel Grant
Okanagan Artist Recognition Award (OARA), literature category
Studio Residency, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin

1997
Oskar Award (best documentary) Okanagan Society of Independent Filmmakers

1991
VIVA Award (Vancouver Institute of Visual Arts)
Canada Council Visual Arts "B" Grant

1990/91
Studio Award / International Studio Program, Museum/MOMA, Long Island City, NY

1990
BC Arts Council Visual Arts Grant

1989
Canada Council Project Cost Grant

1988
Canada Council Travel Grant

1987
Canada Council Project Cost Grant

1983
Saskatchewan Arts Board, Individual Assistance Grant

1982
Saskatchewan Arts Board, Individual Assistance Grant

1981/83 Graduate Student Scholarship, College of Graduate Studies and Research, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon

Publications

2013 Exhibition review of Nous reviendrons, vous reviendrez, in Eye and Mind, a chronicle of Marseille, Provence, December 21, http://eyeandmind.wordpress.com/2013/12/21/des-canadiens-a-marseille-nous-reviendrons-vous-reviendrez/

2013 Exhibition review of Nous reviendrons, vous reviendrez, in Galerie du Tableau – exhibition held in the rooms of d’honneur de la Préfecture, Des artistes de Vancouver se dévoilent, October 24, www.laprovence.com

2013 Ainsle, Patricia; Okanagan Artists in their Studios, pub. Calgary, Frontenac House Ltd. Essay on the artist pp. 158 – 171, reproductions

2013 Radio Interview with Gail Mowatt, on The Muse, CKVS 93.7 FM - Voice of the Shuswap, Salmon Arm, BC. Aired March 27 and April 14. Broadcast length 1:17 hours

2012 Gary Pearson’s Scenes for a Smoker’s Theatre, essay by Portia Priegert, for Winsor Gallery, see: http://www.winsorgallery.com/past_exhibits.php?event=pearson12

2012 Gary Pearson: Scenes from a “Smoker’s Theatre, by Mia Johnson, Preview, Feb/, p. 40, reproduction

2011 1 2 3 Soliloquy, Akimbo – Akimblog – Stephanie Vegh in Hamilton, February 15

2009 Somewhere: A Solo exhibition by Gary Pearson, by Monique Kroeger, in The La Source, http://thelasource.com/fr/index, May 4

2008 The End is My Beginning, exhibition review by Liz Wylie, Border Crossings, August 2008, Vol. 27, No. 3, pp. 185-186, reproductions

2008 The End is My Beginning, exhibition review by Portia Priegert, Galleries West, Fall/Winter 2008, Vol. 7, No.3, pp. 40-41, reproduction

2008 A picture’s worth a thousand words, by Greg Sabatino, Kamloops This Week, May 9, p. C2

2008 Kelowna’s Gary Pearson has Major Show in Kamloops, Off-Centre Magazine, May

2008 KAG combines jazz, poetry, The Daily News, Kamloops, May 2, p. B4

2008 BC painter explores today’s urban woes, The Daily News, Kamloops, March 28, p. B2

2008 Windows on Everyday Lives, by Mike Youds, The Daily News, Kamloops

2007 Cover image in Okanagan Arts magazine, Fall 2007, One Way Ticket, 2002, oil/canvas

2005 Alone in a Crowd, by Adriana Barton, in Western Living, p. 10, October 2005, vol. 35, no. 8, reproduction

2005 Artist didn’t have a One Way Ticket, Josh Hammerstadt, in Prince George This Week, p. 11, March 6, 2005, reproduction

2003 Radio interview with Cheryl MacKay, CBC North by Northwest, June 1

2003 Dark Musings, by Glenna Turnbull, The Capital News, Showcase, June 19-25, p.3, reproduction

2001 Belton, Robert; Sights of Resistance: Approaches to Canadian Visual Culture, pub. University of Calgary Press., essay on painting In the Distance a Siren Wails (reproduction ); pp 168,328,329

2000 Social Grit, by Portia Priegert, Event, Kelowna, Nov. 9 - 15; p. 13, reproduction

1998 Interview with David Grierson, CBC Radio North by Northwest, October 17

1998 An Artist Turns Author, by Hazel MacClement, The Daily Courier, Kelowna, November 1, p. C3, reproduction

1998 Pearson Writes Valuable Reference Book, by Andrew Hanon, Capital News, Kelowna, p. 8, Showcase Nov. 13 – 19, reproduction

1995 Spectacle Did Not Threaten, by Maev Brennan, The Daily Courier, October 5, p. C1

1995 Performance Art Comes to Alternator, by Maev Brennan, The Daily Courier, September 28

1995 Taksowka z Kanady, Gazeta Wyborcza, July 8, 1995, p. 3, by Monika Bakke

1995 Vivid Thoughts From the Okanagan, The Nanaimo Times, March 30, p. by Anne Gilroyed, reproduction

1993 The Slate, BBC television documentary, directed by Peter Tellfer, October 14, 1993, featuring 10 artists at Construction in Process IV

1992 Drift by Gunvald Opstad, Hrymfaxe Kunsttidsskrift, no. 3, September 1992, pp.3-8, reproduction

1992 Maps To Nowhere, by Sheila Farr, Reflex, vol. 6, no. 5, September/Octob, reproduction

1992 Drift - 92, by Atle Christiansen, Dag Og Tid, September 17

1992 Nature Becomes the Canvas, by Ann Rosenberg, The Vancouver Sun - Saturday Review, August 22, 1992, p. D9 (catalogue review)

1992 Haerverk pa Bragdoya, by Gunvald Opstad,Faedrelandsvennen, July 18, reproduction

1992 Drift Tar Form, by Bernt Erik Pederson, Farsunds Avis, June 16, p. 7 reproduction

1992 Drift, television documentary by Marianne Jakobsen NRK, Norwegian Broadcasting Corp., June

1992 Studio Watch: Gary Pearson, by Eileen Truscott, Extension, vol. 1, no. 3, Winter 1992, pp. 14-15, reproduction

1991 The Pacific Northwest: Sex, Landscape, and Videotapes, by Patricia Failing, ArtNews, vol. 90, no. 10, December 1991, pp. 88

1991 Drawing Out City's Finest, by Ann Rosenberg, The Vancouver Sun - Seven Days Magazine, May 30, 1991, p. F4

1991 Art in the Okanagan, by Ann Rosenberg, The Vancouver Sun - Saturday Revi March 30, p. D7

1991 Artist's Foreboding Imagery..., by Maev Brennan, Kelowna Capital News, March 8, p. 14, reproduction

1990 Man's Triumphs of Technology Critiqued as False Gods, by Ann Rosenberg, The Vancouver Sun - Saturday Review, November 3, 1990,

1990 The Eye of the Beholder, by Jean Gordon, West, vol. 2, no. 9, October, pp. 30 –1, reproduction

1990 North of the Border, by Sheila Farr, Reflex, vol. 4, no. 3 May/June, p. 24

1990 Odd Geometrics Transcend Their Awkwardness, by Robin Laurence, The Georgia Straight, vol. 24, no. 1159, March 9 - 16, p. 23



VIDEO, AUDIO & PERFORMANCE

2014 Theatre: A video survey 1996 – 2012, The Fina Gallery, UBC Okanagan, Kelowna, BC, January 27 – 31

2011 Video Premiere, The Waiter Joke, Sturgeon Hall, Kelowna, BC, October 18

2008 Poetry Reading, Jazz and Poetry, at the Commodore Lounge, Kamloops BC, May 13

2002 Director, co-producer, co-script & story, project manager on: video documentary So Good So Far: the way forward, colour 26 min. Filmed on location in Ghana and Canada; sponsored by The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), premiered May 31, at Alternator Gallery for Contemporary Art, broadcast premiere June 9, CHBC Television Kelowna, BC

2001 Video screening Mirage and Spectacle: a performance documentation, The Laurel Building, Kelowna, BC (group program “Revealing Shorts”)

2001 Video Screening: By Train: Berlin-Lodz, A Poetry Documentation, Trinity Square Video, Toronto, ON (group program “Asleep at the Wheel”)

2001 Video screening: By Train: Berlin-Lodz, A Poetry Documentation, Alternator Gallery,
Kelowna, BC (group program “Asleep at the Wheel”)

2000 Premiere of Berlin Jazz Story, independent video; colour, 20 min., 30 sec., Sturgeon Hall, Kelowna, BC, October 16

2000 Art department/set design, independent video, Everything’s Rosie, directed by Roz McKitrick

1998 Art department/set design, music video Pushing the Limits by John Noren Band, Tripod Film and Video Production, Kelowna, BC

1997 Independent video: By Train: Berlin-Lodz, A Poetry Documentation, b+w, 11 min. 13 sec.

1997 Audio cassette with The Notorious Heffel Bros., All in Green, recorded at White Noise Studios, Hamburg. Includes Paradise and The Orient Express

1996/97 Independent producer, director and scriptwriter for 11 part - half hour arts television documentary series, Fran’s CULTure Showcase; broadcast sponsor Shaw Cable

1995 Performance/poetry reading, the Mind Grind Cafe, December 29, Kelowna, BC

1995 Lie to Me, poetry reading with John Lent and Allison Sivak, Okanagan University College, Kelowna, BC

1995 Performance-reading: Mirage and Spectacle, October 2, Gallery A, Kelowna, BC

1993 Performance-reading: By Train: Berlin-Lodz, with The Notorious Heffel Brothers, October 4, Klub Szafa, Lodz, Poland

1993 Performance: By Train: Berlin-Lodz, April 5, Clocktower Theatre, Kamloops, BC

1992 Performance: performance zone/zone performance, January 21, Okanagan University College Theatre, Kelowna, BC

Teaching

2005-Present Associate Professor, Department of Creative and Critical Studies, UBC, Kelowna, BC

2014 Conference presenter: Arts-Based and Artistic Research, Intuitions and Critical Reflections on Issues and Methodologies. Organized by the University of Granada, Spain

2013 Conference presenter: Arts-Based and Artistic Research: Critical reflections on the intersection between art and research, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Barcelona
2013 Panel presenter, Lightning Talks, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC

2011 Artist lecture, McMaster Museum of Art, McMaster University, Hamilton ON
2011 Guest presentation, on the occasion of Okanagan Institute Raising the Bar award citation to Anna Jacyszyn

2009 Co-presenter, with Sarah Burwash, Thinking Big in the Small City: Arts, Academia and the Question of Peripheral, CURA, Small City Conference Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC
2009 Guest lecture & workshop, Writing an Artist Statement, Vertigo Gallery, Vernon, BC
2009 Visiting Artist, Vancouver Island School of Art (VISA), Victoria, BC

2008 Guest lecture, Let’s Start r, Artspace, Sydney, Australia, at the Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna BC
2008 Guest lecture, What is Installation Art? Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna BC
2008 Panel Presenter, curatorial presentation Artspace Symposium Aesthetics, Artspace, Sydney, Australia
2008 Artist lecture, The End is My Beginning, Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, BC

2007 Guest lecture, titled The Creative Voice, Ten Years On, at Mosaic Books, organized by The Okanagan Institute, Kelowna, BC
2007 Guest lecture, with Liz Wylie, and Patricia Ainsle, called Art in Perspective, at Mosaic Books, The Okanagan Institute, Kelowna, BC

2006 Lecture presentation/video screen Video Art and Democracy, Alternator Gallery for Contemporary Art, Kelowna, BC
2006 Artist lecture, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, BC

2005 Artist lecture, Queensland College of the Arts, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia
2005 Artist lecture, Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney, Australia
2005 Artist lecture, One Way Ticket, exhibition at Two Rivers Gallery, Prince George, BC
2005 Juror presentation: on the subject of the selection of artworks for Right Now!, the Vertigo Gallery, Vernon, BC

2004 Panel presenter, The Artist as Provocateur, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC
2004 Artist lecture, One Way Ticket, exhibition at The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, ON

1991-2004 Instructor: Drawing, Painting, UBC Okanagan, Kelowna, BC

2003 Artist lecture, One Way Ticket, exhibition at The Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK
2003 Artist lecture; One Way Ticket, exhibition at Kelowna Art Gallery, BC

2001 Panel presenter: A Critical Look at Contemporary Canadian Painting, Kelowna Art Gallery TransLinear Exhibition, Kelowna, BC
2001 Conference presenter: Careers in the performing, creative, and visual arts, School District #23 Grand Conference Center, Kelowna, BC
2001 Visiting Artist Presentation, Art Gallery of the South Okanagan, Penticton, BC
2001 Conference presenter, The BC University College Research Conference, Okanagan University College, Kelowna, BC

2000 Guest lecture: Berlin Jazz Story and Film Noir; Interior Film & Television Training Centre, Kelowna, BC

1985-1989 Part Time instructor: Drawing, Painting, Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver, BC