Roy Thomas (1949-2004)

Roy Thomas (1949-2004)

  • b. December 29, 1949, Pagwachuan Lake, Longlac, ON
  • d. November 13, 2004, Thunder Bay, ON

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2004 Gallery Phillip, Toronto, ON
  • 2001 Gallery Phillip, Toronto, ON
  • 1997 Gallery Indigena, Stratford, ON
  • 1997 Mikinook Tribal Art, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 1996 Maslak-McLeod, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • 1994 Maslak-McLeod Gallery, Toronto, ON
  • 1993 Winds of Change, Ontario Art Gallery, Toronto, ON
  • 1993 Ontario Institute of Studies in Education, Toronto, ON
  • 1993 Johnson Heritage Post Gallery, Grand Marais, Minnesota
  • 1993 Maslak McLeod Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • 1990 Pow Wow Gallery, Toronto, ON
  • 1989 Manfred Gallery, Toronto, ON
  • 1983 The Delta Ottawa, Ottawa, ON
  • 1982 Gallery Quan, Toronto, ON
  • 1980 The Shayne Gallery, Montreal, QC
  • 1980 Pollock Gallery, Toronto, ON
  • 1979 The Shayne Gallery, Montreal, QC
  • 1979 Pollock Gallery, Toronto, ON
  • 1978 Wah-sa, Winnepeg, Manitoba
  • 1978 Pollock Gallery, Toronto, ON
  • 1977 Pollock Gallery, Toronto, ON
  • 1974 Gallery 103, Toronto, ON
  • 1970 University of Toronto, Robarts Library, Toronto, ON
  • 1968 Mary J. Black Library, Thundery Bay, ON
  • 1967 Confederation College, Port Arthur (Thunder Bay), ON
  • 1966 Nightingale Gallery, Toronto, ON

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2000 Keeping and Sharing Tradition, Silverston Gallery, Suluth, MN
  • 1996 Whetung Gallery, Curve Lake First Nation, ON
  • 1996 The Art of the Ahishnawbek: Three Perspectives, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto
  • 1995 Assiniboia Gallery, Regina Saskatchewan
  • 1993 Anishnabe Art, Universitatsbibliothek Osnabruck, Alte Munse/Kamp, Germany;
  • Universitat of Marburg, Hanseatic, Germany
  • 1993 Whisperings of the Rainbow Song, Bahai Centre, Toronto, ON
  • 1991 Mizinatik, Pow-Wow Gallery, Toronto, ON
  • 1991 Mizinatik, Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Thunder Bay, ON
  • 1990 Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong
  • 1990 Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Hong Kong
  • 1990 Kaikan Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
  • 1990 International Festival of Native Art, Calgary, Alberta
  • 1989 Woodlands: Contemporary Art of the Anishnabe, Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Thunder Bay, ON, International Tour
  • 1987 Celebration of Canadian Contemporary Native Art, Southwest Museum, Los Angeles, California
  • 1984 Norval Morrisseau and the Emergence of the Imagemakers, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON, Provincial Tour
  • 1983 Indian Art '83, Woodland Cultural Educational Centre, Brantford, ON
  • 1983 Last Camp, First Song: Indian Art from the ROM, Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Thunder Bay, ON
  • 1978 Morrisseau / Thomas / Odjig, Pollock Gallery, Toronto, ON
  • 1977 Contemporary Native Arts of Canada, Canadian Museum of Civilization, Ottawa
  • 1975 Contemporary Native Art of Canada - The Woodland Indians, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, ON; Canada House Art Gallery, London, England


  • Alexander Educational Centre, Morinville, AB
  • Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON
  • Business Assistance of Native Albertans, Edmonton, AB
  • Citicorps Canada, Toronto, ON
  • Crown Life Insurance Company, Toronto, ON
  • Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, AB
  • Ermineskin Band, Hobbema, AB
  • Esso Resources, Edmonton, AB
  • Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Ottawa, ON
  • Imperial Oil Collection, Toronto, ON
  • Indian Art Centre, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, Gatineau, QC
  • Kewasin Casinos, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
  • Lakehead University, Health Sciences Resource Building, Thunder Bay, ON
  • Lake Superior First Nation Trust Fund, Thunder Bay, ON
  • Longlac #54 and Ginoogaming First Nations School, Thunder Bay, ON
  • Mahmowenchike Family Development Centre of Thunder Bay Inc., Thunder Bay, ON
  • McMichael Canadian Collection, Kleinburg, ON
  • Ministry of Colleges and Universities, Thunder Bay, ON
  • Museum of Man and Nature, Winnipeg, MB
  • Nakoda Institute, Morley, AB
  • National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON
  • Niigani Enterprises Incorporated, Thunder Bay, ON
  • Ontario Hydro, Aboriginal and Northern Affairs Branch, Toronto, ON
  • Peace Hills Trust, Edmonton, AB
  • Primeau School, Morinville, AB
  • Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, ON
  • Sawridge First Nation, Slave Lake, AB
  • Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Thunder Bay, ON
  • Thunder Bay Charity Casino, Thunder Bay, ON
  • Thunder Bay Public Library, Thunder Bay, ON
  • University of British Columbia, Fine Arts Division, Vancouver, BC
  • University of Regina, Department of Social Work, Regina, Saskatchewan
  • Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
  • Whitesand First Nation, Armstrong, ON
  • Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB

Note: sold indicates the piece has been sold.

Daphne OdjigDaphne Odjig, Canadian Indigenous Artist and Icon Dies at 97. Click here for more details.

Odjig is frequently referred to as the "Grandmother of Indigenous Art." She has been the recipient of many awards, honours and recognitions for her works, to name a few: The Order of Canada, the Governor General's Award, and eight Honorary Doctorates. Her works have been shown in the National Gallery of Canada, The McMichael Canadian Art Collection, the Canadian Museum of Civilization and the Art Gallery of Ontario.

She established the first native-run fine art print house in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1971. Known as 'Odjig Indian Prints,' this print house was so successful that it evolved into an Indigenous gallery space in 1974, called the New Warehouse Gallery, run by Odjig and her husband, Chester Beavon. She was also a founding member of the Indian Group of Seven. This artistic group's purpose was to promote Contemporary Indigenous art and artists.

Alex JanvierAlex Janvier's major retrospective, "Alex Janvier: Modern Indigenous Master" is now open at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in Kleinburg, Ontario until January 21st, 2018. Afterwards, it will travel to the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton and the Glenbow Museum in Calgary.

This exhibition was recently on display at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa and the MacKenzie Art Gallery in Regina. Alex Janvier is one of Canada's most acclaimed contemporary artists. His career of sixty-five years has yielded thousands of paintings, and more than twenty-five murals and public commissions. (Photo credit: Kim Griffiths)

Rita Letendre

It is with profound sadness that Gallery Gevik announces the passing of our dear friend Rita Letendre, one of Canada’s most renowned, trailblazing artists. She passed away on November 20, 2021 after a long illness. She was 93 years old.