- b. 1952 Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada
Bachelor of Science (Agr.) Hon. 1974
University of Saskatchewan Emma Lake Artists' Workshops 1982 Triangle Artists' Workshop Pine Plains, New York
2017 Wild Jungle Song, Sopa Fine Arts, Kelowna, BC
2016 Within Living Memory, South Main Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2015 Double Blind, No Placebo, Bugera Matheson Gallery, Edmonton, Alta
2014 Colour bound, Sopa Fine Arts, Kelowna, BC
2013 A Blaze of Glory, galerie MX, Montreal, Quebec
2013 Skins and Hides, Bugera Matheson Gallery, Edmonton, Alta
2012 Coarse Too Tender, Darrell Bell Gallery, Saskatoon, Sask
2011 Core Theory, Agnes Bugera Gallery, Edmonton, Alta
2009 Core Quest, Darrell Bell Gallery, Saskatoon, Sask
2008 Core Samples, Agnes Bugera Gallery, Edmonton, Alta
2007 Aurora Flow, Petley Jones Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
2006 Recent Works, Agnes Bugera Gallery, Edmonton, Alta
2005 Banners & Standards, Petley Jones Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
2005 With Flying Colours, Fran Willis Gallery, Victoria, B.C.
2003 Harbingers, HSBC Bank Atrium, Pendulum Gallery, Vancouver, B.C
2003 Full Fathom, Petley Jones Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
2001 Spiritus Forma, Grand Forks Art Gallery, Grand Forks, B.C.
1998 An Uncertain Journey, National Exhibition Centre, Swift Current, Saskatchewan
1997 Sound Bytes, Vanderleelie Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
1994 Ten Painting Years, Grand Forks Art Gallery, Grand Forks, B.C.
1993 Zambesi Zone, Vanderleelie Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
1990 Scott Plear, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria - Art Rental
1987 Scott Plear – Recent Paintings, organised by the Burnaby Art Gallery
1985 Scott Plear Paintings, Wade Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
1983 Scott Plear, Martin Gerard Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
2013 Station Arts Centre, Group Show from Darrell Bell Gallery, Rosthern, Saskatchewan
2012 Summer Tributes, Sopa Fine Arts, Kelowna, BC
2012 Criss-Cross, Sopa Fine Arts, Kelowna, BC
2012 Celebrating 25 Years, Darrell Bell Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
2012 Colour Salute, Sopa Fine Arts, Kelowna, BC
2009 Remote Viewing, Sopa Fine Arts, Kelowna BC
2004 Abstract Artists: Charles Killam and Scott Plear, Agnes Bugera Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
2002 Jerusalem, Jewish Community Centre, Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
1999 Cuillin Bantock/ David Lemon/ Scott Plear, Grand Forks Art Gallery, B.C.
1996 Metamorphosis, Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, B.C.
1995 By Example, exhibition of Langara College Fine Art, Richmond Art Gallery, B.C.
1994 My Own Space, The Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
1994 The Abstract Image, Fran Willis North Park Gallery, Victoria, B.C.
1993 My Own Space, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
1993 Driven to Abstraction, Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, B.C.
1992 Bonifacho, Gordon Caruso, Scott Plear, Fran Willis North Park Gallery, Victoria, B.C.
1991 Jonathan Forrest & Scott Plear, Vik Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
1991 Aspects of Abstraction, 291 Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1988 Emma Lake 1988, Buschlen/Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
1986 The Joy of Form, Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, B.C.
1984 Keller, Christie, Perehudoff, Plear, The Gallery/art placement inc., Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
1983 The Current Generation, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
1983 Dealing with Colour, Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, B.C.
1982 First Annual B.C. Festival of the Arts, Kamloops, B.C.
1981 The West Face, Charles Scott Gallery, Emily Carr College of Art and Design, Vancouver, B.C.
1981 B.C. Currents, Sarnia Art Gallery, Sarnia, Ontario
1981 Three from Vancouver, Martin Gerard Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
1979 Malaspina Printmakers 5th Annual Exhibition, Presentation House, North Vancouver, B.C.
1977 9th Burnaby Biennial Print Exhibition, Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby B.C.
- Art Bank, Canada Council, Ottawa, Ontario
- Art Gallery of Alberta, (formerly Edmonton Art Gallery), Edmonton, Alta
- Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, B.C.
- Bentall Capital, Calgary Alberta
- B.C. Investment Management Corporation, Victoria, B.C.
- Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, B.C.
- Campney & Murphy, Vancouver, B.C.
- Canpotex Corporation, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
- Coast Hotels, Vancouver, B.C.
- Hu Eliot Young Law Firm, Edmonton. Alberta
- Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Surrey, B.C.
- Langara College, Vancouver, B.C.
- Montrose Mortgage Corporation, Winnipeg, Manitoba
- Petroleum Club, Edmonton, Alberta
- Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, B.C.
- Saint Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, B.C.
- Sharecom Industries, DeWinton, Alberta
- SITQ - Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, Montreal
- Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, Calgary. Alberta
- Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, B.C.
- TransAlta Corporation, Calgary, Alberta
- Triangle Arts Association (Ltd.), New York, New York
- Westburne Collection, Montréal, Quebec
- CBC Television – 30 minute Charles Robb documentary “Seeing It Our Way” Series, Bob Sawatsky, Director, 1981 Print
- Christian Science Monitor, “Stripes by Robb”, Dorothy Adlow, January, 1963
- Art International, “Toronto Letter”, Michael Fried, March, 1963
- Canadian Forum “Canada’s Place in Abstract Art Today”, Andrew Hudson, May, 1964
- Toronto Telegram, Art Review, Harry Malcolmson, October, 1964
- Artscanada, “Charles Robb” Review, Kay Woods, April-May, 1977
- Toronto Star, “The Arts”, Sol Littman, May 14, 1976
- Edmonton Journal, Review, February, 1981
- Artscanada, “Charles Robb” Review, Kay Woods, July-August, 1981
- 2012 Education Leave, Langara College
- 2007 Education Leave, Langara College
- 2004 Elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts
- 2001 Education Leave, Langara College
- 1977 Special University Prize, Head of Graduating Class in Fine Arts, University of British Columbia
Odjig, Canadian Indigenous Artist and Icon Dies at 97.
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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 Janvier's major retrospective, "Alex Janvier: Modern Indigenous Master" is now on display at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa.
Alex Janvier is one of Canada's most acclaimed contemporary Indigenous artists. His career of sixty-five years has yielded thousands of paintings, and more than twenty-five murals and public commissions. This retrospective of his artwork is on display from 25 November 2016 to 17 April 2017.
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congratulates renowned Canadian and International abstract painter, Rita Letendre, on her first
major museum retrospective exhibition outside of Québec. Rita Letendre: Fire and
Light is now open until September 17, 2017 at the Art Gallery of Ontario.
This exhibition, which covers Letendre's career from the 1960's to 2000's, is co-curated by Wanda Nanibush and Georgiana Uhlyarik. The retrospective features nearly forty large-scale paintings drawn from major national public and private collections.
Letendre was widely exhibited with the artistic groups, Les Automatistes and Les Plasticiens. She has received the Governor General's Award in Visual Arts, the Prix Paul-Émile Borduas, and the Orders of Canada, Ontario and Québec. Click here for more details.