Curriculum vitae gary pearson

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Associate Professor, Department of Fine Arts, Okanagan University College, Kelowna BC

Teaching: 2002-2003; 3rd Year Painting; 2nd Year Painting; Visual Forum: Intro to Contemporary Art

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

1977-80 University of Victoria, Victoria, B.F.A. 1980


2003 - (forthcoming Summer ‘03) Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna BC

2001 - After Hours, Teck Gallery at Harbour Centre, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver

- Art Gallery of the South Okanagan, Penticton, BC

1998 - Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin Germany

- Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver

1995 - Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver

1993 - New Paperworks, Westwerk, Hamburg Germany

1992 - New Drawings, Davidson Gallery, Seattle

- Second Order: Paradise, Patrick Doheny Gallery, Vancouver

1991 - The Geometrics of Conjecture, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, B.C.

1990 - Recent Works, Atelier Gallery, Vancouver

1989 - Drawing and Sculpture, Western Front Gallery, Vancouver

1988 - A Measure of Distance, Atelier Gallery, Vancouver

1986 - Recent Paintings, Or Gallery, Vancouver

1985 - Drawings and Paintings, A.M.S. Gallery, U.B.C., Vancouver

1984 - Fine Lines: Drawing and Boat Construction, Installation at A.K.A. Gallery, Saskatoon

- Oasis Gallery, Kamloops

1981 - Recent Drawings, Prince George Art Gallery, Prince George, B.C.

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

- Vancouver Collects: Between Passion and Logic; Contemporary and Modern Works

Vancouver Art Gallery

- Prints From Canada’s Pacific Province, Graphic Studio Gallery, Temple Bar, Dublin Ireland

2000 - Colouring the West: A Century of Painting in B.C., Vancouver Art Gallery

1999 - Headbones Gallery, Vernon, B.C.

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, B.C.

(travel to Grand Forks Art Gallery)

1995 - Posit Poznan, International Artist's Centre, Poznan Poland (three-person

exhibition with Jack Jeffrey, Lee Goreas)

1994 - Critique, First Draft, Sydney, Australia (travel to ICA Brisbane, PICA Perth 1995)

- Drawing Plus, Open Space Gallery, Victoria, B.C.

- Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver

1993 - Construction in Process IV, The Artists' Museum, Lodz, Poland,

- Hamburger Künstler, Kunstlerforum, Bonn, Germany

1992 - Drift, Installation project, Farsund Kommune, Lista, Norway

- Gallerie Lista Fyr, Borhaug, Norway

1991 - Art in British Columbia, Vancouver Art Gallery

- Invitational 1991, Davidson Gallery, Seattle

1991 - VIVA Award Exhibition, Persimmon Blackbridge and Gary Pearson

Concourse Gallery, Emily Carr College of Art and Design, Vancouver

- S. Bitter-Larkin Gallery, New York City

- P.S.1 Museum - The Institute for Contemporary Art, Long Island City, NY

1990 - Disjuncture: As a Syntax, three-person with Jennifer Gordon and Kathleen McFall,

Charles H. Scott Gallery, Vancouver

- North of the Border: Contemporary Vancouver Art, Whatcom Museum of Art,

Bellingham, Washington

- Recent Contemporary Acquisitions, Vancouver Art Gallery

- Selections 49, The Drawing Center, New York City

1989 - Black + White, Bau-xi Gallery, Toronto

- Works on Paper, Charles H. Scott Gallery, Vancouver

1988 - Geometric Concerns, Bau-xi Gallery, Toronto

- Vancouver/Hamburg, Gallerie Kampnagal, Hamburg, Germany

1987 - Atelier Gallery, Vancouver

- Artropolis: an Exhibition of Contemporary British Columbia Art Vancouver

- Saskatchewan Art: Tradition and Diversity, Art Centre, University of New Brunswick,

touring exhibition

1986 - Vancouver Young Artists, Simon Fraser Gallery, Burnaby

- National Drawing Exhibition, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna

1984 - The Warehouse Show: A Survey of Contemporary Art in Vancouver

- Water + Colour + Paper, Ring House Gallery, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Touring

1983 - Cleveland UK 6th International Drawing Biennale, Middlesbrough Art Gallery,

Middlesbrough, UK, touring Exhibition

- Norman MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina

- Gordon Snelgrove Gallery, Saskatoon


2002 - director, co-script & story, project manager on: video documentary So Good So Far: the way forward, color 26 min. Filmed on location in Ghana and Canada; sponsored by CIDA; premiered May 31, at Alternator Gallery, broadcast premiere June 9, CHBC Kelowna BC

2001 - video screening Mirage and Spectacle: a performance documentation, The Laurel Building

Kelowna, (group program ‘Revealing Shorts’)

- video screening: By Train: Berlin-Lodz, A Poetry Documentation, Trinity Square Video, Toronto (group program ‘Asleep at the Wheel’)

- video screening: By Train: Berlin-Lodz, A Poetry Documentation, Alternator Gallery, Kelowna (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

- art department/set design, independent video ‘Everything’s Rosie’, directed by Roz McKitrick

1999 - independent video: Theatre, colour, continuous loop

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.

- 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 B.C.

- “Lie to Me”, poetry reading with John Lent and Allison Sivak, Okanagan University College

- performance-reading: "Mirage and Spectacle", October 2, Gallery A, Kelowna

1993 - performance-reading: "By Train: Berlin-Lodz", with The Notorious Heffel Brothers,

October 4, Klub Szafa, Lodz, Poland

- performance: "By Train: Berlin-Lodz", April 5, Clocktower Theatre, Kamloops

1992 - performance: "performance zone/zone performance", January 21, Okanagan University College Theatre, Kelowna, B.C.


2002 - Exhibition review of Lyndal Osborne: Geographies and Objects of Enticement, at

Kelowna Art Gallery, Jan.- Feb., 2002; in Sculpture, Vol. 21 No. 8, October 2002, p. 87


Exhibition review of Lyndal Osborne: Geographies and Objects of Enticement, at Kelowna Art Gallery, Jan. - Feb., 2002; in Border Crossings, Issue No. 82, May 2002; pp. 72-73, reprod.

1999 - Catalogue essay for Geert Maas Retrospective, Kelowna Art Gallery

1998 - Author of The Creative Voice: Art and Life in the Okanagan, an anthology of 35 interviews with artists, writers, musicians, and filmmakers in the Okanagan, illustrated with b+w photos, 256 pp.; published by Caitlin Press, Prince George

- Curator of Jurgen Brockmann - Works on Paper,” Goethe-Institute, Vancouver

1997 - Curator of Hotel on Fire (Genevieve Cadieux, Ken Lum, Via Lewandowsky, Brad Buckley,

Jenny Watson), catalogue essay, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, B.C.

- Curator of Jurgen Brockmann, Alternator Gallery, Kelowna, B.C.

1995 - Curator: Posit Poznan, International Artist's Centre, Poznan, Poland

- Curator with Dagmar Pearson; Greg Murdock: On Paper, Kelowna Art Gallery

1994 - artist project “By Train: Berlin-Lodz” in New Observations, Sept/Oct issue

1993 - exhibition review of “Claim”, by Jack Jeffrey, at Okanagan Artists Alternative, Boomtown,

April issue

1992 - exhibition review of “40 Years of British Sculpture”, at Kelowna Art Gallery, Boomtown, Oct/Nov issue

1987 - Curator: Abstraction/Drawing, Ann Kipling, David McWilliam, John Scott, Or Gallery, Vancouver

1984 - Curator: Works on Paper, North Battleford Art Center, North Battleford, Saskatchewan


2001 - Panel presenter: A Critical Look at Contemporary Canadian Painting, Kelowna Art Gallery, in conjunction with the exhibition TransLinear , November 21, Kelowna

- Conference presenter: Careers in the performing, creative, and visual arts. School District #23

Grand Conference Center, Kelowna

- Visiting Artist Presentation, Art Gallery of the South Okanagan, Penticton, BC

- Conference presenter ,The BC University College Research Conference; Supporting Research in an Emerging Small University Environment, Okanagan University College, Kelowna

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

1999 - Public lecture: Sighting the Sculpture of Geert Maas,: Kelowna Art Gallery

1998 - Visiting Artist presentation, Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver, January 20

1997 - Panel organizer and participant: “The Audience and Contemporary Art”, Kelowna Art Gallery, September 18.

1996 - Presentation and panel discussion on "Censorship", The Mind Grind Cafe, January 20, Kelowna

1995 - Visiting artist presentation, Academy of Fine Arts, Poznan, Poland

- Visiting artist presentation, Malaspina College, Nanaimo, B.C.

1994 - Visiting artist presentation, Prince George Art Gallery, Prince George, B.C.

1993 - Guest lecture, “Contemporary Art in Germany”, B.C. Art Teachers’ Conference, Kelowna

1991 - Visiting artist presentation, Okanagan University/College, Kelowna, B.C.

1990 - Visiting artist presentation, Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver

1987 - Visiting artist presentation, Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby

1984 - Public Lecture: Harold Klunder and Contemporary Drawing: In conjunction with the exhibition: Harold Klunder - Drawing Installation, Kamloops Public Art Gallery, 1983


2000 - BC Arts Council Project Assistance 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, The Institute for Contemporary Art

P.S.1 Museum, Long Island City, N.Y.

1990 - British Columbia Cultural Services Branch, Project Assistance 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


2002 - Delegate, Banff Television Festival, Banff Alberta

- Jury member, independent video section, Okanagan Film Festival, Kelowna BC

2000 - Jury member, Vancouver Foundation, Visual Arts Development Awards (VADA)

  • Jury member, Kelowna and District Arts Council (KADAC), arts competition

1999 - Jury member, Vancouver Foundation, Visual Arts Development Awards (VADA)

1998 - Jury member, Vancouver Foundation, Visual Arts Development Awards (VADA)

1997 - Assistant Director Workshop, conducted by Shea Wageman, Okanagan Society of Independent Filmmakers

1995-97 Committee member and juror, Grants-in-Aid of Research, OUC

1991 to Instructor: Drawing, Painting

present Okanagan University/College, Kelowna, B.C.

1985-89 Instructor: Drawing, Painting Emily Carr College of Art and Design, Vancouver

1985 - Participant: Emma Lake Artists' Workshop, Emma Lake, Saskatchewan

1984 - Participant: Instructional Skills Workshop, B.C. Ministry of Education, Kamloops

1984 - M.A. Thesis Title: Form in Repetition: A View of Non-hierarchical Composition in Art

(the thesis examines Twelfth Copper Corner, 1975 and Casting, 1969 by sculptors Carl Andre and Richard Serra, respectively)

1983-84 Instructor: Studio and Art History, Dept. of Art, Cariboo College, Kamloops

1982-83 Sessional Lecturer in Drawing, Dept. of Art, University of Saskatchewan

1982 - Workshop participant: Care and Handling of Two-Dimensional Works of Art,

Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon

1982 - Set Designs for Shaggy Dog Operas, by Tom Johnson, visiting composer, Department of Music, University of Saskatchewan

1981/82 Gallery Assistant, Gordon Snelgrove Gallery, Saskatoon

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