Scott Plear

Scott Plear

Scott Plear
  • b. 1952 Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada

Education

  • 1970-76 University of British Columbia
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts 1976
    Bachelor of Science (Agr.) Hon. 1974
  • 1977, 80, 84, 85, 88 University of British Columbia

  • University of Saskatchewan Emma Lake Artists' Workshops 1982 Triangle Artists' Workshop Pine Plains, New York

    Solo Exhibitions

      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

    Group Exhibitions

      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.   

    Selected Collections

    • 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  

    Selected References

      Film
    • 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
    • Awards

      • 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

    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 LetendreGallery Gevik 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.