Rick Rivet

Rick Rivet

Rick Rivet
  • b. November 10, 1949, Aklavik, Northwest Territories

Academic Credentials

  • 1969-72 B.A., University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
  • 1976-80 B.F.A. [painting], University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C.
  • 1980-81 Painting scholarship, The Banff Centre, School of Fine Arts
  • 1983-85 M.F.A. [painting], University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Sask.
  • 1985-86 B.Ed., art and English
  • 1993 Jury member for selection of work for the Indian Art Centre, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, Ottawa, Ontario. April, 1993
  • 1993-1995 Board member for the Society of Canadian Artists of Native Ancestry, (S.C.A.N.A).
  • 1995 Jury member for selection of work for the Canada Council Arts Awards, Short term and Travel Grants, Ottawa, Ontario, Jan.-Feb. 1995
  • 1996 Visiting Artist, "Boreal Institute of Indigenous Art", Keyano College, Fort McMurray, Alberta. November 26- December 8, 1996.
  • 1998 Jury member, Canada Council- Project Assistance for Initiatives in Contemporary Visual Art and Architecture, July 6-7, 1998.
  • 1999 Eiteljorg Fellowship, Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
  • 2002 Andy Warhol Foundation Fellowship, Fine Arts Residence Program, The Heard Museum, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
  • 2003 Jury Member, Canada Council, Creation/Production Grants, Established Artists, Visual Arts, Ottawa, Ontario

Awards, Scholarships, Bursaries

  • 1986 Saskatchewan Arts Board Grant
  • 1988 Government of Newfoundland Arts and Letters Competition Award
  • 1990 Canadian Native Arts Foundation Grant
  • 1992 Canada Council Short Term Grant
  • 1994 B.C. Cultural Services Grant
  • Canada Council Short Term & Travel Grants
  • 1994 Canada Council Travel Grant
  • 1994/96/97/98/99 B.C. Arts Council Grant
  • 1996 B.C. Cultural Services Grant
  • 1999 Canada Council Mid-Career Creation/Production Grant
  • 1999 Eitljorg Fellowship, from Eitljorg Museum , Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.A
  • 2002 Andy Warhol Foundation Fellowship, Fine Arts Residency Program, The Heard Museum, Pheonix, Arizona, USA
  • 2004 Canada Council - Creation/Production Grant - Established Artists

Exhibitions

  • 1979 Graduating Students Art Show, The Maltwood Museum and Art Gallery, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Nov. 1-10
  • 1980 The Armouries Building Show, Victoria, B.C., Jan. 1-15 [group]
  • Graduating Students Art Show, The Maltwood Museum and Art
  • Gallery, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., April 1-15
  • The Helen Pitt Graduate Awards Show, Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, B.C., June 15-30 [group]
  • 1981 Visual Arts Participants Show, The Walter Phillips Gallery, The Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, March 15-30 [juried, group]
  • 1983 Faculty Club Show, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Sask., Oct. 25- Dec. 13 [juried, group]
  • 1984 University of Saskatchewan Art '84, Travelling Group Exhibition [juried]
  • Graduate Students Group Show, The Gordon Snelgrove Art
  • Gallery, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Sask., Nov. 19 -Dec. 7
  • 1985 Graduate Show [M.F.A.], The Gordon Snelgrove Art Gallery,
  • University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Sask., Sept. 2-15 [solo]
  • 1986 The Saskatchewan Open '86, The Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Sask., July 25 - Sept. 7 [juried, group]
  • Vinish Gallery, Saskatoon, Sask., Dec. 11-24 [group]
  • 1988 Memorial University of Newfoundland Art Gallery, Arts and Culture Centre, St. John's, Nfld., Sept. 2-25 [juried, group]
  • 1990 Other Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia, May 1-31 [group]
  • Houston North Gallery, Halifax, N.S., May 26-June 23 [solo]
  • The Great Northern Arts Festival, The Inuvialuit Corporate Centre, Inuvik, N.W.T., July 20-Aug. 20 [group]
  • 1991 Public-Private Gatherings: Recent Acquisitions, Indian and Inuit Art Gallery, The Museum of Civilization, Hull, P.Q., April 12 - Oct. 20
  • The Toronto Symphony's Annual President's Evening in support of the Canadian Native Arts Foundation, auction and benefit show, Roy Thompson Hall, Toronto, Ont.,
  • 1991-92 Directions, The Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Thunder Bay, Ont., Dec. 19 - Feb. 9 [solo]
  • 1992 The Marion Scott Gallery, Vancouver, B.C., April 15 - 30 [group]
  • 1992-94 Indigena: Perspectives of Indigenous Peoples on Five HundredYears, Indian and Inuit Art Gallery, The Museum of Civilization, Hull, P.Q., April 15 - Nov. 15 [group exhibition - travelled Canada/US]
  • 1992 New Territories: 350/500 Years After, Les Ateliers Vision Planetaire, Montreal and Quebec City, P.Q., June 18 - Oct. 15 [group]
  • The Great Northern Arts Festival, The Inuvialuit Corporate Centre, Inuvik, N.W.T., July 17 - Aug. 1 [group]
  • Recent Acquisitions, The Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Thunder Bay, Ont., July 28 - Aug. 30
  • 1992-93 Canada's First People: A Celebration of Contemporary Native Visual Arts, Alberta Part Art Publications Society, Edmonton, Alta., toured Canada and Japan for a year, beginning Oct. 1, 1992 [group]
  • Drawing Exhibition, The National Arts Centre, Ottawa, Ont., Dec.10- Jan.15
  • 1993 Drawing Exhibition, Indian Art Centre Gallery, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, Ottawa, Ont., Feb. - March
  • The Ethics of Gesture [exhibition of drawings], The Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, B.C., Feb. 4 - March 28 [group]
  • Native American Art and First Nations Peoples' Art, The Western Gallery, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington, US, March 29 - April 30 [group]
  • 1993-95 Arts from the Arctic: Russia, Canada, Alaska, Greenland, Scandinavian Lapland, The Vancouver Inuit Art Society [touring international group exhibition]
  • 1993 Artropolis '93, The Woodwards Building, Vancouver, B.C., Oct 22 - Nov. 20 [group]
  • 1994 Axis - North by Northwest, The Virginia Christopher Gallery, Calgary, Alta., April 30 - May 30 [solo]
  • The Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Center, Yellowknife, NWT, Sept. 1 - Nov. 15 [solo]
  • Discoveries '94, Simon Patrich Gallery, Vancouver, B.C., Sept. 9 - 25 [group]
  • Arts from the Arctic, The Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery, University of Victoria, B.C., Sept. 11 - Nov. 15
  • Matter, Space and Time, Simon Patrich Gallery, Vancouver, B.C., Nov.12 - Dec. 7 [solo]
  • 1995 Recent Acquisitions, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Ottawa, Ont., Feb. 1 - 17 [group]
  • The Alcheringa Gallery, Victoria, B.C., May 25 - June 15 [solo]
  • The Great Northern Arts Festival, Inuvik, NWT, July 19 - 28 [group]
  • 1996 Mask Series, Virginia Christopher Gallery, Calgary, Alta., Feb. 27 - March 16 [solo]
  • Painting Exhibition, The Yukon Arts Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon, June 27 - Aug. 4 [solo]
  • Painting Exhibition, Simon Patrich Gallery, Vancouver, B.C., September [solo]
  • 1996-97 Topographies - Aspects of Recent British Columbia Art, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, B.C., Sept. 28 - Jan. 12 [group]
  • 1999 Osopikahikiwak, Rick Rivet & Jane Ash Poitras, Canadian Cultural Centre in Paris (Canadian Embassy), Paris, France, June 04- Oct. 1, 1999 [two person show]
  • 1999-2000 "Contemporary Masters: The Eitljorg Fellowship for Native American Fine Art," Eitljorg Museum, Indianapolis, Indiana, November 12- Jan. 23rd of 2000. [group show showcasing the 1999 Eitljorg Fellowship recipients].
  • 1999-2000 "Shamanic Images," Indian and Inuit Art Gallery, Department of Indian and Northern Affairs, Ottawa, ON, Dec 1999 - Jan 2000
  • 2000 Commission, Victoria Conference Centre, Victoria, B.C. (1 painting)
  • 2000 Keyano Art Gallery, Fort McMurray, Alberta, Feb 2000 (dual exhibition - Rick Rivet / Bob Boyer
  • 2000 "Recent Work," Gallery Gevik, Toronto, ON May 2000 (solo exhibition, painting)
  • 2001 "Rick Rivet," Wabash Gallery, Crawfordsville, Indiana, USA, Jan 2001
  • 2001 Commission, University of Victoria, B.C. (1 painting)
  • 2001 "Art Exhibition," Taiwan Fine Arts Museum, Taichung, Taiwan, July 2001 (solo exhibition), FNAC, Taipei, Taiwan, Sept 2001 (solo)
  • 2002-03 "8th Native American Fine Arts Invitational," The Heard Museum, Pheonix, Arizona, USA, Feb 2003 (group exhibition)
  • 2002-03 "New by Two 2002," Rick Rivet / Anita Fields, Andy Warhol Foundation Fellowship Show, The Heard Museum, Phoenix, Arizona
  • 2003 "Rick Rivet - New Work," Gallery Gevik, Toronto (solo)
  • 2004 "Rick Rivet - String Games and Other Works," Simon Patrich Gallery, Vancouver, B.C. (solo)
  • 2005 "Rick Rivet - Travel Maps," Gallery Geivk, Toronto (solo)

Collections

  • Eitljorg Museum, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Alberta Energy Co., Calgary, Alta.
  • The Canadian Museum of Civilization, Gatineau, QC
  • The Chateau Champlain, Montreal, P.Q.
  • Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Art Collection [Canadian Embassy, Moscow]
  • The Gordon Snelgrove Art Gallery, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Sask.
  • The Government of British Columbia Art Collection, Victoria, B.C.
  • The Indian Art Centre, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, Ottawa, Ont.
  • The Maltwood Museum and Art Gallery, University of Victoria, B.C.
  • The Memorial University Art Gallery, Memorial University, St. John's, Nfld.
  • Mocal Energy, Ltd. [subsidiary of Mistubishi Corp., Japan) Fort McMurray, Alta.
  • The Royal Bank of Canada, Toronto
  • The Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Thunder Bay, Ont.
  • The Vancouver Inuit Art Society, Vancouver, B.C.
  • Mocal Energy Ltd., Fort McMurray, Alberta, (subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corp., Japan
  • Canadian Pioneer Ltd., Calgary Alberta
  • Carmanah Resources Ltd., Calgary, Alberta
  • Pan-Canadian Petroleum Ltd., Calgary, Alberta
  • Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador, St. John's, Nfld.
  • Victoria Conference Centre, Victoria, B.C.
  • Peabody-Essex Museum, Salem, MA., U.S.A.
  • Canadian Pacific Hotels, Toronto, Ontario
  • The University Colleciton, University of Victoria, B.C.
  • Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa, ON
  • Connacher Oil and Gas, Calgary Alberta
  • The University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta
  • The Heard Museum, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
  • Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Indiana, USA
  • Krebs Revocable Trust, Santa Fe, N.M., USA
  • Numerous private collections

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 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.

(Photo credit: Kim Griffiths) Click here for more details.

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.