Catherine Nelson

Catherine Nelson

Catherine Nelson

Catherine Nelson is an Australian artist who uses digital technology as her paintbrush. She constructs imaginary landscapes using images from the world around her. The end result is a non-existing reality created from many hundreds of photographs.

 

After completing her art education in painting at the College of Fine Arts in Sydney Catherine quickly moved into the world of film and television. She created visual effects for films such as Moulin Rouge, Harry Potter, 300 and Australia. Her job as a visual effects artist has taken her around the world having lived in Milan, London, Rome, Reykjavik, Bratislava, Brussels and Australia. In 2008 she started her own art studio in Gent and Amsterdam and has since dedicated her time fully to creating her own art.

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“When I embraced the medium of photography, I felt that taking a picture that represented only what was within the frame of the lens wasn’t expressing my personal and inner experience of the world around me. With the eye and training of a painter and with years of experience in film visual effects behind me, I began to take my photos to another level.”

 

In 2010 she launched her series ‘Future Memories’ followed by ‘Nuit Americaine’ (2011), ‘Danube’ (2012) and ‘Other Worlds’ (2013) This work was exhibited in Australia, Europe, America and Asia. Her follow up series ‘Expedition’ (2014) took a more personal, nostalgic turn focusing on her childhood growing up in Sydney and is about memory and the way memory distorts. In her latest exhibition “Submerged” she has taken her camera underwater creating three new bodies of work: Origins (2014) , Unstill Life (2015) and Submerged (2015).‘Origins” was created from images shot in mangroves in South East Asia. ‘Unstill Life’ and ’Submerged’ were created from thousands of close ups in a small lily pond.

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Catherine Nelson is a visual artist who uses modern technology as her paintbrush. After completing her studies in painting with a degree from NSW College of Fine Arts, Australia, Nelson moved into the film industry creating visual effects for films such as Moulin Rouge, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, 300 and Australia. In her career as a visual effects artist at various film studios around the world, Catherine was exposed to the latest digital techniques but it was her painting education that formed her eye and vision for her contemporary landscapes to which she now dedicates herself. Since her debut exhibition in 2009, her art has been exhibited in International Art Fairs and Solo and Group exhibitions in Sydney, Australia, Bejing, China, Seoul, Korea, Berlin, Germany, Paris, France, New York and Los Angeles, USA. The artist is originally from Australia and is currently based in Belgium. Her first exhibition in Canada was Realiteit, Four Photography Artists and their Reality, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver Canada, 2013.

Artist Website: catherinenelson.com/

Catherine Nelson is a visual artist who uses modern technology as her paintbrush. After completing her studies in painting with a degree from NSW College of Fine Arts, Australia, Nelson moved into the film industry creating visual effects for films such as Moulin Rouge, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, 300 and Australia. In her career as a visual effects artist at various film studios around the world, Catherine was exposed to the latest digital techniques but it was her painting education that formed her eye and vision for her contemporary landscapes to which she now dedicates herself. Since her debut exhibition in 2009, her art has been exhibited in International Art Fairs and Solo and Group exhibitions in Sydney, Australia, Bejing, China, Seoul, Korea, Berlin, Germany, Paris, France, New York and Los Angeles, USA. The artist is originally from Australia and is currently based in Belgium. Her first exhibition in Canada was Realiteit, Four Photography Artists and their Reality, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver Canada, 2013.

Born in Sydney, Australia
Lives and works in Brussels, Belgium

Education

1996                  Graduated from the NSW College of Fine Arts , Australia
1996 – 2008       Digital Artist in the film industry

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2014            “Expedition” Gallerysmith, Melbourne, Australia

2014            “Expedition” Michael Reid Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2014            “Future Memories” MContemporary, Sydney, Australia
2013             “Other Worlds’, Gallerysmith, Melbourne, Australia

2013             “Other Worlds’, Julie Saul Project Space, New York

2013            “Other Worlds’, Michael Reid Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2013            “Other Worlds’, Michael Reid Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2012             “Other Worlds’, Gallerynow, Seoul, South Korea
2011             ‘Future Memories’, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Beijing, China

2011            ‘Future Memories’, Gallerysmith, Melbourne, Australia

2011            ‘Future Memories’, Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2011            ‘Future Memories’, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Paris, France

2011            ‘Creation’, Australian Centre of Photography, Sydney, Australia

Group Exhibitions

2014            “The Colonial to the Personal”, Michael Reid at Peter Walker Gallery, Adelaide, SA, Australia
2014            Mandoria Finalist Art Award, Linton and Kay Gallery, Perth, WA, Australia

2014            “The Colonial to the Personal”, Michael Reid at Christ Church Grammar School, Perth, WA, Australia

2014            “Human + Graphy”, Ulsan International Photography Festival, Ulsan, South Korea
2013            “realiteit”, Four Photography Artists and their Reality, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver Canada

2012             Heyson Prize for “Interpretation of Place”, Hahndorf Academy, South Australia

2012            ‘Murr-ma’, Michael Reid Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2012            ‘Terra Cognita’, Photography Festival, Groningen, Holland

2012            “Space Oddity”. S Cube Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA, USA

2012            “legends” La Trobe Regional Gallery, Victoria, Australia

2012            “Digital Darkroom” Slideshow event, The Annenberg Space for Photography, LA, USA

2012            “South of the Border”, Queensland Centre of Photography, Brisbane, Australia

2012            “Out of the Darkness”, Gallerysmith, Melbourne, Australia

2012            “Flipside: Australian Photography”. Project A7, Sarah Lee Artworks ad Projects, LA, USA

2011            Royal Bank of Scotland Emergind Artist Award Exhibition, Sydney, Australia

2011            Bowness Photography Prize Finalist Exhibition, Melbourne, Australia

2011            ‘New Worlds”, Hanmi Photography Museum, Seoul, Korea

2011            Hyper Realistic’, Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2011            ‘Magic Spaces’, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

2011            ‘Plus One’, Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2010            ‘Lake’, Lake Macquarie Regional Gallery, Australia

2010            Royal Bank of Scotland, Finalist exhibition for Emerging Artist Award, Australia

2010            Blake Director’s Cut Exhibition, Australia

2009             Future Artist, Nikon Next online exhibition, Japan – http://www.nikonnext.com

Art Fairs

2014            Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, USA
2014            Photo LA

2013            Korean International Art Fair

2013            Art Stage Singapore

2013            Photo LA

2012            Miami Context

2012            KIAF, Korean International Art Fair

2012            Melbourne Art Fair

2012            FotoFever, Brussels

2012            Photo LA

2012            Art Stage Singapore

2011            Art Paris 2011

2011            Auckland Art Fair, New Zealand

2011            Slick 11, Paris, France

2010            ‘Lake’, Lake Macquarie Regional Gallery, Australia

2010            Royal Bank of Scotland, Finalist exhibition for Emerging Artist Award, Australia

2010            Blake Director’s Cut Exhibition, Australia

Grants, Prizes, and Residencies
2012            Winner Gallery NOW Artist Award, Seoul, South Korea

2012            Finalist Heyson Prize for “Interpretation of Place”, Hahndorf Academy, South Australia

2011            Winner ‘Eclectica” 2011, Frensham Fellowship Art Prize, Mittagong, Australia

2011            Finalist Bowness Photography Prize , Melbourne, Australian

2011            Finalist Royal Bank of Scotland Emergind Artist Award, Sydney, Australia

2010             Winner Royal Bank of Scotland Emerging Artist Client Choice Award, Australia

Collections

Sydney City, Artbank Australia, Australia Club, Daryl Hewson Collection, Morgan Stanley NY, various private collections in Europe,USA, Asia and Australia

SELECTED REVIEWS

Hallie Sekoff, Huffington Post, 24/10/2012, Catherine Nelson’s ‘Future Memoreis’ are Imagintaive Landscapes

Christopher Jobson , Slate, 26/10/2012, Miniature Worlds Digitally Assembled from Hundreds of Photographs

Rafaele Oriani, Corriere Della Sera, 18/10/12, Quattro (Pre)visioni Sul Mondo

Jakob Schiller, Wired, Raw File, 11/01/2012, Bizarre Micro-Planets Made From Hundreds of Landscape Photos

Mike Peters, China Daily, 02/12/2011, Worlds Apart

Michael Gold, Global Times, 30/11/2012, Wonder From Down Under

Heather Jacobs, Australia Unlimited, 10/2011, Painting With Technology

Catherine Caines, WISH, The Australian, 05/05/11, Digital Vision

Bethany Small, Time Out Sydney, 7/12/2010, Photoshop Til You Drop

 


Marianne Lovink

Marianne Lovink

Marianne Lovink

Markings 2019

With this newest series of work I have been exploring the relationship between sculptural form and its embellishment. This is not unusual for me, but in the past I have resisted the urge to fully explore this interest. I have always been fascinated with the visual language of mark – making throughout millennia – and its complexity, variety, and pervasiveness across all cultures.

This timeless preoccupation with the endless expressive possibilities of repetitive motifs, and the subsequent effect of positive and negative space, has had a growing influence on my work. I am particularly interested in how a specific motif can conform but also resist the underlying sculptural form, creating a visual tension that enlivens the eye.



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Marianne Lovink has been a sculptor since 1984, based in Toronto, ON before her move to Philadelphia, PA - where she currently resides. Lovink has been represented by the Kostuik Gallery since 2000 and has exhibited her work extensively in public, non-profit, and commercial galleries and been the recipient of numerous municipal, provincial and federal arts council grants. Her work is represented in both public and private collections, including those of the The Canadian Consulate, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Osler Hoskin and Harcourt; OMERS; City of Richmond Hill; Atlantis Films Canada, and University of Saskatchewan. In 2003 Lovink completed a large scale site-specific 11 ft. x 11 ft. commission from her thermoplastic Hanging Garden series for the Drake Hotel in Toronto, and in 2006 was short listed in the top Three of a London, UK based Sculpture competition. In 2010, she was commissioned to create a large-scale outdoor welded steel work to beautify the Lansdowne Fence Streetscape by the Toronto Transit Commission and was chosen to design the bicycle stand up locks by the City of Toronto in 2011. Lovink is an Associate Member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors.

Artist Website: mariannelovink.com/

Marianne Lovink has been a sculptor since 1984, based in Toronto, ON before her move to Philadelphia, PA - where she currently resides. Lovink has been represented by the Kostuik Gallery since 2000 and has exhibited her work extensively in public, non-profit, and commercial galleries and been the recipient of numerous municipal, provincial and federal arts council grants. Her work is represented in both public and private collections, including those of the The Canadian Consulate, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Osler Hoskin and Harcourt; OMERS; City of Richmond Hill; Atlantis Films Canada, and University of Saskatchewan. In 2003 Lovink completed a large scale site-specific 11 ft. x 11 ft. commission from her thermoplastic Hanging Garden series for the Drake Hotel in Toronto, and in 2006 was short listed in the top Three of a London, UK based Sculpture competition. In 2010, she was commissioned to create a large-scale outdoor welded steel work to beautify the Lansdowne Fence Streetscape by the Toronto Transit Commission and was chosen to design the bicycle stand up locks by the City of Toronto in 2011. Lovink is an Associate Member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors.

Born: 1961, Durham, North Carolina, USA
Residence: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Education

1989            Art Studio Program, The Banff Centre for Fine Arts, Banff, AB
1984            Bachelor of Fine Arts, honors, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON

Solo Exhibitions

2017  Counterpoint, Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2014  Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto, ON
2013 Gallery Stratford, Stratford, ON
2012  Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto, ON
2011  Unnatural Order, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2010  Permutations, Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary, AB
2009  Phenomena, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2007  Molecular MechanicsKatharine Mulherin Contemporary Projects, Toronto ON
2006  Microscopic: exhibit A, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2006  Archive Inc., Toronto, ON
2005 Schemata, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2003 Definitely Superior Artist-Run Centre & Gallery, Thunder Bay, ON
2002 Katharine Mulherin Gallery, Toronto, ON
2002 1080 Bus Gallery, Toronto. ON
2001 Pure, Taos, New Mexico
2000 Katharine Mulherin Gallery, Toronto, ON
2000 Durham Art Gallery, Durham, ON
2000 Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mississauga, ON
1997 Robert Birch Gallery, Toronto, ON
1994 Kingston Artists’ Association Inc., Kingston, ON
1994 Robert Birch Gallery, Toronto, ON
1994 Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1993 Birganart Gallery, Toronto, ON
1992 Birganart Gallery, Toronto, ON

Selected Group Exhibitions

2013     Amber Archive, Toronto, ON
2012 Unique: 4thAnnual Art Auction and Group Show, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2010 Lucky 13: 2nd Annual Art Auction and Group Show, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2009 Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary AB
2008 Decade, Katherine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, Toronto, ON
2007 Playing in Traffic, Red Bull Music Academy, Toronto, Ontario
2007 Other Moments: new sculpture, photography and art on paper, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, ON
2006 Contemporary Sculpture, Rollo Contemporary Art, London, UK
2005 RBS Inside Annual 2005, Royal British Society of Sculptors, London, UK
2005 Glo, Archive Inc., Toronto, ON
2005 Summer Exhibition, Royal British Sculpture Society, London, UK
2004 Metamorphosis, John Michael Kohler Arts Centre, Sheboygan, WI
2004 Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2003 Light, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2002 Marianne Lovink/Sheila Moss, Kenderdine Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SA
2001 St. Sebastian, Hart House Gallery, University of Toronto, Ontario
2001 Glo, Archive Inc., Toronto, ON
2001 Poiesis: Marianne Lovink & Sheila Moss, Mercer Union, Toronto, ON
2001 Pure Group
, Pure, Taos, New Mexico
2000  Glo, Archive Inc., Toronto, ON
2000 Fresh, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2000 Arts2000
, Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, Stratford, ON

Art Fairs

2013 Toronto International Art Fair – Olga Korper Gallery
2011 San Francisco Fine Art Fair – Jennifer Kostuik Gallery
2011 Los Angeles Art Show – Villa del Arte
2010 AAF Singapore – Villa del Arte
2010 Toronto International Art Fair – Jennifer Kostuik Gallery
2010 Red Dot Art Fair, Miami, Villa de Arte
2009 BridgeNY09 Art Fair, New York – Jennifer Kostuik Gallery
2007  AquaArtMiami – Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects
2007 Toronto International Art Fair – Open Spaces Project
2007 Palm Beach 3 Contemporary Art Fair – Jennifer Kostuik Gallery
2006 Scope London – Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects
2006 ART(212) Contemporary Art Fair, New York – Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects
2006 AFFAIR, Portland, Oregon – Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects
2005 Scope Miami  – Judith Tatar Gallery
2004 AAF Contemporary Art Fair, New York  – Jennifer Kostuik Gallery
2004 Scope LA – Jennifer Kostuik Gallery
2004 AAF Contemporary Art Fair, New York  – Jennifer Kostuik Gallery
2003 Toronto International Art Fair – Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects

Public Art Commissions

2017       Queen Street West BIA, Custom Tree Guards, Toronto, ON (Installation date: Summer 2017)
2016       SEPTA Art-in-Transit Program – Nexus – 40th Street Station, Philadelphia, PA
2016       College Street West BIA/Toronto – Parkette Bicycle Stands
2015       Weston Village BIA/Toronto – Penny-Farthing – Custom Bike Stands
2015       Waterfront Toronto – Site Specific, Sumach St & Eastern Ave, Toronto, 2015
2013       Toronto Urban Design/Award of Merit: “Public Art and Bicycle Rack Designers”
2011       Artist-Designed Bicycle Stand/Lock-up Multiple, City of Toronto (with Scott Eunson)
2010       Lansdowne Fence Streetscape, Toronto Transit Commission, Toronto (with Scott Eunson)

Grants / Awards

Award of Merit, Toronto Urban Design Awards, 2013
Canada Council – Creation/Production Grant: 2008, 2002, 1999, 1997, 1995
Canada Council – Travel Grant: 2002
Ontario Arts Council – Grants to Visual Artists:  2003, 2001
Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant:  2003, 1998, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991
Toronto Arts Council – Grants to Visual Artists 2001, 1993
Hudson’s Bay Company Scholarship (Banff Centre) : 1989
Artsfest, Kingston, Ontario – First Prize/Sculpture: 1984

Collections

W Guangzhou Hotel, Guangzhou, China
Kenderdine Art Gallery, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Sask.
Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, Ontario
Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Ottawa, Ontario
Osler Hoskin & Harcourt, Toronto, Ontario
OMERS, Toronto, Ontario
W Hoboken Hotel and Residences, Hoboken, NJ, USA
The Drake Hotel, Toronto, Ontario
Atlantis Films Canada, Toronto, Ontario
City of Richmond Hill, Richmond Hill, Ontario
Private Collections

Professional Affiliation

Member of Philadelphia Sculptor’s Society
Associate Member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors

Bibliography

2010     Jane A. Clark, Building a good neighbour, Spacing, Fall 2010
2009     Mike Landry, Things of Desire, Canada’s Alternative Art Weekly, May 2009
2007     Betty Ann Jordan, Artist File: Marianne Lovink, Canadian House & Home, March 2007
2003     Corinna Ghaznavi “Submerge: Marianne Lovink at Definitely Superior Gallery in Thunder Bay” DART INTERNATIONAL, Summer/Fall 2003
2003     Glen Williams, “Marianne Lovink” Sculpture, Vol.22 July/August 2003
2003     Jolene Davis, Thunder Bay Chronicle Journal, March 11, 2003
2002     Gary Michael Dault, Globe & Mail/ Gallery Going, Nov.2, 2002
2002     Dana Samuel, Canadian Art, Review, Fall 2002
2001     Gary Michael Dault “The Thinking man’s bouquet” Globe & Mail/ Gallery Going, July.7, 2001
2001     Corinna Ghaznavi, Poiesis (Exhib. Essay), Mercer Union, June 2001
2001     Jon Carver, THE Magazine, Santa Fe, N.M. May 2001
2000     “Genesis of form interests sculptor Marianne Lovink” Brush Up Art Gallery of Mississauga, Winter 2000
2000     “The Arts: Marianne Lovink” Gary Michael Dault, Globe & Mail/ Gallery Going, Nov.18, 2000
2000     Corinna Ghaznavi, Espace Magazine, Fall 2000
2000     S.Reid/ K. Maclear, “Marianne Lovink: Hallucigenia (Exhib. Cat), Arty Gallery of Miss., March 2000
2000     lake Gopnik, Globe & Mail/ Gallery Going, April.19, 2000
2000     Betty Ann Jordon “Art: Marianne Lovink” Toronto Life/ Art, May 2000
1998     Betty Ann Jordon/ Gillian Mackay, “Marianne Lovink and Penny Dimos at Archive” Globe & Mail/ Gallery Going, June.20 1998
1997     Gillian Mackay, “Seductive echoes of popular culture” Globe & Mail/ Gallery Going, April.5, 1997
1994     Robin Laurence, “Enigma as a female form of expression” The Weekend Sun, Feb 12, 1994
1992     Keith Taylor, Globe & Mail/ Gallery Going, Feb. 28, 1992

Marianne Lovink Press Release Counterpoint – View

2010  Jane A. Clark, Building a good neighbour, Spacing, Fall 2010
2009  Mike Landry, Things of Desire, Canada’s Alternative Art Weekly, May 2009
2007  Betty Ann Jordan, Artist File: Marianne Lovink, Canadian House & Home, March 2007
2003  Corinna Ghaznavi “Submerge: Marianne Lovink at Definitely Superior Gallery in Thunder Bay” DART INTERNATIONAL, Summer/Fall 2003
2003 Glen Williams, “Marianne Lovink” Sculpture, Vol.22 July/August 2003
2003 Jolene Davis, Thunder Bay Chronicle Journal, March 11, 2003
2002 Gary Michael Dault, Globe & Mail/ Gallery Going, Nov.2, 2002
2002 Dana Samuel, Canadian Art, Review, Fall 2002
2001 Gary Michael Dault “The Thinking man’s bouquet” Globe & Mail/ Gallery Going, July.7, 2001
2001 Corinna Ghaznavi, Poiesis (Exhib. Essay), Mercer Union, June 2001
2001 Jon Carver, THE Magazine, Santa Fe, N.M. May 2001
2000 “Genesis of form interests sculptor Marianne Lovink” Brush Up Art Gallery of Mississauga, Winter 2000
2000  “The Arts: Marianne Lovink” Gary Michael Dault, Globe & Mail/ Gallery Going, Nov.18, 2000
2000  Corinna Ghaznavi, Espace Magazine, Fall 2000
2000  S.Reid/ K. Maclear, “Marianne Lovink: Hallucigenia (Exhib. Cat), Arty Gallery of Miss., March 2000
2000 lake Gopnik, Globe & Mail/ Gallery Going, April.19, 2000
2000 Betty Ann Jordon “Art: Marianne Lovink” Toronto Life/ Art, May 2000
1998  Betty Ann Jordon/ Gillian Mackay, “Marianne Lovink and Penny Dimos at Archive” Globe & Mail/ Gallery Going, June.20 1998
1997 Gillian Mackay, “Seductive echoes of popular culture” Globe & Mail/ Gallery Going, April.5, 1997
1994 Robin Laurence, “Enigma as a female form of expression” The Weekend Sun, Feb 12, 1994
1992 Keith Taylor, Globe & Mail/ Gallery Going, Feb. 28, 1992


Alex Couwenberg

Alex Couwenberg

Alex Couwenberg

Born and raised in Southern California, painter Alex Couwenberg creates images that are inspired by the elements indigenous to his surroundings.  From Los Angeles, Couwenberg’s work references and suggests the aesthetic associated with mid-century modernism, car culture, skateboards, and surfboards.  Not to leave out, paying homage to the historical styles of post-war art making associated with Los Angeles and Southern California throughout the 1950’s, 60’s, and 70’s.  Couwenbergs paintings give a nod towards the Hard-edge abstractionists, the finish fetish, and the light and space artists.  Not content to replicate, he uses the sensibility of Eames-era design and hard-edge geometric abstraction as points of departure for creating paintings.  His process, an additive and reductive series of moves and passes, creates multilayered environments that are deep and sensual.  He harnesses these ideas into harmonious results, reflecting the visual landscape of his environment.

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A graduate from Art Center College of Design and The Claremont Graduate School, Couwenberg worked under the guidance of Karl Benjamin, one of the leading figures in the Southern California based school of Hard-edge geometric abstraction.  Benjamin was instrumental in the development of his painting style, process, and philosophy. A Southern California native, Couwenberg naturally embraced this sensibility and applied it to his art making practices.  By instilling the discipline and work ethic associated with these philosophies into his process, the paintings began to mature and develop a visual voice.  The vocabulary references the dedication toward craft, process, and the progression of concepts and techniques.

Couwenberg’s paintings have been shown in several solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia.  His work can be found in numerous public, private, corporate, and museum collections around the world.  Recent museum acquisitions include the Long Beach Museum of Art, Lancaster Museum of Art and History, Laguna Art Museum, Crocker Museum of Art, and the Daum Museum in Missouri.  In 2007 Couwenberg was awarded the prestigious Joan Mitchell Foundation Award for his achievements in painting and was recently featured as the subject of Los Angeles based film maker Eric Minh Swenson, which focuses on the artists life and studio practices. Couwenberg recently exhibited a body of paintings in a two person show along with his mentor Karl Benjamin in Los Angeles. The show was part of the Getty Museums ongoing “Pacific Standard Time” project highlighting Southern California artists and their contributions towards art making.

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Born to and raised by Dutch-Indonesian parents in Southern California, Couwenberg spoke both languages at home and was taught to understand and appreciate the craft of Indonesia, and the art associated with the Dutch masters. His childhood was thus influential in the development of his career in visual art. Together, with the aesthetics of his California experience (surf, skate, and hot rod culture), Couwenberg’s paintings visually layer archetypes or reinterpreted forms into a contemporary conversation with mid-century modernism. For Couwenberg, the build up of layers, coupled with exposed underpainting, represents the artist’s reflection on his relationship with his personal and cultural history; he intends to find and create a middle-ground between expressionism and hard-edge abstraction. Beautiful surfaces, bold minimalism of color, and asymmetric compositions produce works that are muscular and dynamic, or quiet and elegant, presenting a kind of contemplative soliloquy. Couwenberg’s formal art education initiated with an Illustration Degree from the Art Center School of Design in Pasadena, California, and culminated with an MFA from Claremont Graduate School, working under the mentorship of several senior painters most notably hard-edge California abstractionist, Karl Benjamin. Couwenberg has shown throughout the United States, Europe and Asia in solo and group exhibitions. His work is in several museum collections, most recently in the permanent collections of the Laguna Art Museum, CA, and the Pomona College Museum of Art, CA, and has been included in Out of Line, a traveling exhibition curated by the Riverside Art Museum CA, which focuses on the contributions of non-objective painting in Southern California. He is currently featured in a two person exhibition in Los Angeles held in conjunction with the Getty Museum’s “Pacific Standard Time” project. In 2007, Couwenberg was awarded the prestigious Joan Mitchell Foundation Award for his achievements in painting.

Artist Website: alexcouwenberg.com

Born to and raised by Dutch-Indonesian parents in Southern California, Couwenberg spoke both languages at home and was taught to understand and appreciate the craft of Indonesia, and the art associated with the Dutch masters. His childhood was thus influential in the development of his career in visual art. Together, with the aesthetics of his California experience (surf, skate, and hot rod culture), Couwenberg’s paintings visually layer archetypes or reinterpreted forms into a contemporary conversation with mid-century modernism. For Couwenberg, the build up of layers, coupled with exposed underpainting, represents the artist’s reflection on his relationship with his personal and cultural history; he intends to find and create a middle-ground between expressionism and hard-edge abstraction. Beautiful surfaces, bold minimalism of color, and asymmetric compositions produce works that are muscular and dynamic, or quiet and elegant, presenting a kind of contemplative soliloquy. Couwenberg’s formal art education initiated with an Illustration Degree from the Art Center School of Design in Pasadena, California, and culminated with an MFA from Claremont Graduate School, working under the mentorship of several senior painters most notably hard-edge California abstractionist, Karl Benjamin. Couwenberg has shown throughout the United States, Europe and Asia in solo and group exhibitions. His work is in several museum collections, most recently in the permanent collections of the Laguna Art Museum, CA, and the Pomona College Museum of Art, CA, and has been included in Out of Line, a traveling exhibition curated by the Riverside Art Museum CA, which focuses on the contributions of non-objective painting in Southern California. He is currently featured in a two person exhibition in Los Angeles held in conjunction with the Getty Museum’s “Pacific Standard Time” project. In 2007, Couwenberg was awarded the prestigious Joan Mitchell Foundation Award for his achievements in painting.

Residence: Los Angeles, California

Solo Exhibitions

2018      “Geometric Generation”, Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver BC
2018      “Chevrons”, Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2018      “Collaboration”, Coagula Curatorial, Chinatown, Los Angeles, CA
2017     “In Pono”, Bruno David Gallery, St. Louis, MO
2017      “Long Play”, Scape Gallery, Corona del Mar, CA
2016      “Left at 69’s”, Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, NY
2016      “Geometrie de Luce”, Artesilva, Mila, Italy
2016      “what we do is secret”, Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2016     New Paintings, Lyons Wier Gallery, New York City, NY
2016     New Paintings, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2016     New Paintings, Gilman Contemporary, Ketchum, Idaho
2016     New Paintings, Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2015      Byways, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA
2015      Revisited, Bruno David Gallery, St. Louis, MO
2014      California, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2014      Inform / form, Launch gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2013       Swell, Bruno David Gallery, St. Louis, MO
2013      Cross Current, Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2012      Paintings, Jennifer Kostuik, Vancouver, BC
2012      Alex Couwenberg and Karl Benjamin: Influence, Divergence, & the Evolution of an Idea,  William Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2011      Trajectory, David Richard Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
2011      New Paintings, William Turner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2011      New Paintings, Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
2011      New Paintings, Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2011      Over the Years, Metro Gallery, Pomona, CA
2010      New Paintings, Markel Fine Arts, New York, NY
2009      A Bit Left of All Right, William Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2009      Singles, Gilman Contemporary, Ketchum, ID
2009      Arcade, Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
2009      Morphic Traces, San Luis Obispo Art Center, San Luis Obispo, CA
2009      Waimea, Royale Projects, Indian Wells, CA
2008      Working Space, Bruno David Gallery, St. Louis, MO
2008      Bypassing Referents, Markel Fine Arts, New York, NY
2007      Cosmetically, Aesthetically, Unregrettably, d.e.n. Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA
2007      New Paintings, Gilman Contemporary, Ketchum, ID
2007      New Paintings, Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
2006      New Paintings, Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
2006      Black Labeled, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2006      Alex Couwenberg: a ten year evolution, University Gallery, CSUS, Turlock, CA
2005      de Stad, Markel Fine Arts, New York, NY
2005      Metropolitan, 455 Market Street Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2005      tussenruimte, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2004      Primo, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2003      Paintings, Gensler, San Francisco, CA
2003      Alexander Couwenberg; a seven year survey, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA
2002      New Paintings, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2001      New Paintings, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1999      New Paintings, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1997      The Hot Rod Series, East Gallery, Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, CA
1996      New Paintings, Dillingham/Caples Gallery, Claremont, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions 

2016      Construct, Kosuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2016       Art Changes Things, Donkey Mill Art Center, Holualoa, HI
2016      Collection: Recent Acquisitions, Museum of Art and History, Lancaster, CA
2016      Forethought, Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, NY
2016      New Masters Versus Modern Artists, Heitsch Galerie, Munich, Germany
2016     Diosyncratic Fileds, Ease Hawaii Cultural Center, Hilo, HI
2016     20 Years Kostuik Gallery, Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2015       LA | SF, Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2015       New Abstraction, Lyons, Wier Gallery, New York, NY
2015       Artist of the film MANA, Villa di Donato, Napoli , Italy
2014       Shift – five decades of Contemporary California Painting, Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, CA
2014            Celebrating The Spirit of Summer, Lancaster MOAH, Lancaster, CA
2014            LA Abstract, Red Pipe Gallery, Chinatown, Los Angeles, CA
2013            Mas Attack 2, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA
2013            Mama, Gallery MELD, Kailua-Kona, HI
2011            The Gleam in the Young Bastards Eye, William Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2011            Chain Letter, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2011            Tel-Art-Phone, Beacon Art Center, Los Angeles, CA
2011            A Generous Spirit, Robert and Francis Fullerton Museum of Art, CSUSB, CA
2010            Karl Benjamin: Under the Influence, Royal Projects, Indiana Wells, CA
2010            Over Paper, Bruno Davis Gallery, St. Louie, MO
2010            Line, Curve, Form, David Richards Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA
2010             Claremont Modernism, OBJCT Gallery, Claremont, CA
2010            WHAT, Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2009             Enduring Legacy, Claremont Museum of Art, Claremont, CA
2009            West/East, Royale Projects, Indian Wells, CA
2009            Rant, Design Loves Art, Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood, CA
2009            Art Auction, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
2009            Los Angeles Currents, Couturier Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2009            Summer Group Show, Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
2009            ONA 2X2, Cypress College Art Gallery, Cypress, CA
2008             Liquid Light, Museum of Design Art and Architecture, Culver City, CA
2008            Between the Lines, William Turner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2008            15 Years, 15 Artists, Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
2008            Art Auction, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
2008            The Finish Fetish, Melissa Morgan Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA
2008            Keeping It Straight, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA
2008            Works on Paper, Gilman Contemporary, Ketchum, ID
2007             West Coast Abstraction, Peter Blake Galley, Laguna Beach, CA
2007             Liquid Light, dba256 Gallery, Pomona, CA
2007             Off the Grid, William Turner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2007             Paintings Edge, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA
2007             Inland Emperors, dba256 Gallery, Pomona, CA
2007             Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
2007             Inaugural Exhibition, Gilman Contemporary, Ketchum, ID
2007             Summer Group Show, Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
2007             Art Auction 12, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
2007             Venice Art Walk, Venice, CA
2007             Decade, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2007             Out of Line, Cal State Stanislaus, University Gallery, Turlock, CA
2007             Grey Scale, Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
2007             Art Auction = Stimulus, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
2007             Let There Be Light, Phantom Galleries, Los Angeles, CA
2006            Aligning With Abstract Los Angeles, d.e.n. Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA
2006            Landscape Perspectives, Art + Industry, Palm Springs, CA
2006            Summer Abstraction, Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
2006            Monotype, d.e.n. Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA
2006            2nd Gwang Hwa Moon International Arts Festival, Sejong Center, Seoul, Korea
2006            Flow: Fine Lines on Water, Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
2006            Flow: Fine Lines on Water, Lisa Coscino Gallery, Pacific Grove, CA
2006            Recent Acquisitions, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA
2006            Border Crossing, Sopa Fine Arts, British Columbia, Canada
2006            Out of Line, Parks Exhibition Center, Idyllwild Arts Academy, Idyllwild, CA
2005             Inaugural Exhibition, Sopa Fine Arts, British Columbia, Canada
2005            A Common Thread, Soho Myriad, Atlanta, GA
2005            Out of Line, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA
2005            Out of Line, Brandstater Gallery, La Sierra University, Riverside, CA
2005            Abstract Los Angeles, Louisiana Tech University Galleries, Ruston, LA
2005            Art Auction 11, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
2005            Theories: LA Paint, Post, Los Angeles, CA
2005            Venice Art Walk, Venice, CA
2005            Monothon, 2005, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA
2004             Luster, Gensler, San Francisco, CA
2004            Abstract Work from the Permanent Collection, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
2004            Continental Divide: LA/NYC, Planet Thailand, Brooklyn, NY
2004            Abstract Los Angeles, Soho Myriad, Atlanta, GA
2004            20th Anniversary Exhibition, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2003             No Chaser; Straight Ahead Abstract Painting, Post, Los Angeles, CA
2003             Group Show, Dolby/Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2003            Black and White, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2003             New Paintings, Soho Myriad, Atlanta, GA Venice Art Walk, Venice, CA
2003             Art Auction 10, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
2002             California Dream, Il Museo I Magli di Sarezzo, Brescia, Italy
2002            Summer Group Show,Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2002            Sam Maloof and Friends, dA Center for the Arts, Pomona, CA
2001             New American Paintings Group Show, OSP Gallery/Open Studio Press, Boston, MA
2001            Homage: Roland Reiss, Claremont Graduate School alumni show, dA Center for the Arts, Pomona, CA 2001Art Auction 9, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
2001            Monothon, 2001, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA S
2001             Sequence, Mt. San Antonio College Art Gallery, Walnut, CA
2000             Art 2000: Applauding Revolutionary Talent, Millard Sheets Gallery, Pomona, CA
1999             Faculty Exhibition, Mt. San Antonio College Art Gallery, Walnut, CA
1999            Faculty Exhibition, Chaffey College, Ontario Museum of Art, Ontario, CA
1998             Six Gallery Artist, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1998            Synchronicity, Mt. San Antonio College Art Gallery, Walnut, CA
1998            Contemporary Works of the Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Antelope Valley College, Lancaster, CA
1997             Convergent Abstraction, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1997            L.A. Emerging, Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA
1997             Art Auction 6, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
1997             3 Weeks in L.A., Richard Heller Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1997             Recent Paintings, Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA
1997             Fringe of the Fringe, dA Gallery Benefit Art Auction, dA Center for the Arts, Pomona, CA
1996            42.2 – CGS to Paradiso, Gallery Paradiso, Newport Beach, CA
1996            Painting and Sculpture, Art Center Alumni Show, Thousand Oaks Municipal Art Gallery, Thousand Oaks, CA
1995             Raw Data, East Gallery, Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, CA
1994      Recent Work, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA Youth Culture, Lava Room, Costa Mesa, CA

Awards

2007            Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant

Selected Public Collections

– Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA
– California State University, Stanislaus, Turlock, CA
– Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
– Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, MO
– Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA
– Georgia Tech University, Atlanta, GA
– Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
– Lancaster Museum of Art and History, Lancaster, CA
– Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
– Pitzer College Museum Collection, Claremont, CA
– Pomona College Museum of Art, Claremont, CA
– Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA
– Robert and Francis Fullerton Museum of Art, California State Museum, Sa Bernardino, CA
– University of La Verne, La Verne, CA

Bibliography 

2018            Gary Brewer, “The Language of Style”, Art and Cake, September 2018
2018            Annabel Osberg, “Alex Couwenberg and Steve Diet Goedde”, Artillery, February 2018
2017            Liz Goldner, “Alex Couwenberg At SCAPE”, Art and Cake, November 2017
2017            Jennifer Fernandex, “Warm Modernism”, Architectural Degest, April 2017
2016            Shana Nys Dambrot, “In The Next Dimension”
2016            George Melrod, “Left at 69’s” @ Lyons Weir Gallery, review, Art LTD, November 2016
2015           Jim Daichendt, Byways (catalog essay), March  2015
2014            Nys Dambrot, Shana, Whitehot Magazine, August 2014
2014            Enholm, Molly, ArtScene, May 2014
2013            Roth, David, “Alex Couwenberg at Andrea Schwartz, “Square Cylinder”, December 2013
2013            Senn, David, “Crosscurrents”. Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, 2013
2013            Lucas-Zenk, Carolyn, West Hawaii Today, July 2013
2012            Frank, Peter, Huffington Post, January 2012
2012            Moret, A., Art Ltd, March 2012
2012            Frank, Peter, Fabrik, January 2012
2012            Artweek LA., January 2012
2011            Carasso, Roberta, Coast Magazine, “Colors, Shapes, and Light, October 2011
2011            Walsh, Daniella, Riviera Magazine, Spring 2011
2011            Davies, Stacy, “OC Weekly”, October 2011
2011            Walters, Daniela, Beverly Hills Lifestyle”, Creating Balance”, Spring 2011
2011            Roth, David, Square Cylinder, February 2011
2011            Yood, James, Critic, Writer, Art Institute of Chicago, Catalogue Essay, 2011
2011            California Home and Design, “Left Coast Looks”, February 2011
2010            Dambrot, Shana Nys, Flavorpill New York, “Alex Couwenberg, New Paintings,” March 2010 Zimmermann, Mark, Art: Theories and Provocations, March 2010
2010            Artdaily.org March 2010
2009            Biller, Steven, Palm Springs Life, “Game On: The Arcade Paintings”, November 2009
2009            Nichols, Kimberly, Desert Magazine, “Art for Now”, November 2009
2009            Biller, Steven, Palm Springs Life, November 2009
2009            Melrod, George, ART ltd, “Under the Radar” May 2009
2009            Idaho Mountain Express, March 4, 2009
2009            Biller, Steven, Palm Springs Life, February 2009
2009            Frank, Peter, THE Magazine Los Angeles, February 2009
2009            Meyers, Holly, Los Angeles Times, January 30, 2009
2008            Art & Culture, Critic’s Pick, Winter/Spring 2008
2008            Harris, Freddie, Sun Valley Magazine, “Gallery Openings,” Winter 2008
2008            California Home and Design, “Art and Antiques,” September 2008
2008            Gay, Malcolm, Riverfront Times, “St. Louis Art Capsules,” May 20, 2008
2008            Grossman, Emily, Art and Living, “The Straight Take”, March 20, 2008
2008            The New York Sun, “Brother Culture” January 25, 2008
2008            Biller, Steven, Palm Springs Life, “Critics Pick,” January, 2008
2008            Davies, Stacy, IE Weekly, “Everything Old Is New Again,” January 17, 2008
2007            Myers, Holly, Los Angeles Times, “Like 50’s lounge music, remixed,” August 17, 2007
2007            Gleason, Mat, ArtScene, July/August 2007 Artdaily.org, July 2007
2007            Tibbitz, Ashley, Flavorpill, July 17-23, 2007
2007            ART ltd., “Pulse,” July 2007
2007            Bossick, Karen, Wood River Journal, “Buzzer, Gilman Contemporary”, August 1, 2007
2007            Carasso, Roberta, Coast Magazine, September, 2007
2007            Frank, Peter, LA Weekly, “Grids Unlocked,” Art Pick of the Week, June 6, 2007
2007            Jit Fong Chin, SqueezeOC, “Grey Matters”, January, 2007
2007            Walsh, Daniella, Orange County Register, “Shades of Gray”, January 14, 2007
2007            Carasso, Roberta, Laguna News Post, “Artwaves” January 4, 2007
2007            Walsh, Daniella, Riviera Magazine, “The Radar Art” January, 2007
2007            Rupe, Cynthia, SqueezeOC, Picks of the Week, January 4, 2007
2007            Mckenna, John Page, Palm Springs Life, Winter/Spring 2007
2006            Melrod, George, Art Ltd., “Culver City: Chelsea West?” October, 2006
2006            Cripps, Mick, Lifescapes, “Artist Profile,” September, 2006
2006            Allen, Bobbie, Coastline Pilot, “Seven Abstractionists for summer,” July 6, 2006
2005            Frank, Peter, LA Weekly, “Art Pick of the Week,” October 2005
2005            Muckenfuss, Mark, Press Enterprise, Riverside Museum Monothon Event, September, 2005
2005            Simou, Alexandra, New York Sun, January 26, 2005
2004            Kugelman, Kerry, Art Circles, fall 2004
2004            Cullum, Jerry, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Review, August 29, 2004
2004            Gilbert, Debora, Greenline, March, 2004
2004            Gleason, Mat, Artscene, February, 2004
2004            Frank, Peter, LA Weekly, “Art pick of the week,” February, 2004
2004            Novick, La Rue, Daily Bulletin, February, 2004
2003            Litz, Paige, Los Angeles Times, “Going Beneath the Surface,” October 10, 2003
2003            Moyle, Andrew, 210 Magazine, October, 2003
2002            Nelson, Harold, Director, Long Beach Museum of Art, Statement, 2002
2002            Alfred, E. Anne, Asst. Director, Riverside Museum of Art, Statement, 2002
2002            Dennison, Lisa, New American Paintings, vol. 37, 2001-02
2001            Roth, Charlene, Artweek, “Alexander Couwenberg at Ruth Bachofner Gallery,” March, 2001
2001            Frank, Peter, LA Weekly, “Art pick of the week,” January, 2001
2000            Johnstone, Mark, ART 2000: Applauding Revolutionary Talent, Millard Sheets Gallery Catalog

Visiting Artist / Lecturer 

• Donkey Mill Art Center, Holualoa, HI
• Summer Arts, California State University Monterey, Monterey, CA
• Modernism Week 2009, The Krisel House, Palm Springs, CA
• Paintings Edge, Idyllwild Arts Academy, Idyllwild, CA Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
• Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA California
• State University Stanislaus, Turlock, CA Idyllwild Arts Academy, Idyllwild, CA Millard Sheets Center for the Arts, Pomona, CA

Alex Couwenberg & Curtis Cutshaw
Geometric Generation Press Release PDF Download 

The Kostuik Gallery is excited to introduce our September Exhibition of new paintings by Alex Couwenberg and Curtis Cutshaw.  Geometric Generation combines accomplished painters who express addictive and reductive paint techniques to create formal compositions of movement and textures all through highly  skilled paint application unique to each artist.California based Alex Couwenberg pays homage to the historical styles of the visual language used by hard-edge, geometric abstractionist, the Finish Fetish and Light and Space artists who were influential in shaping the aesthetic of Los Angeles and Southern California art during the 1950’s to the 1970’s. His paintings reference and suggest influences from custom car culture, surfing, skateboarding, and music, at the same time glossed over with the sensibility of mid-century modernist design.

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Artistic Intent

Over that last decade, Alex Couwenberg as developed a signature style of painting where he builds upon layers of paint while also exposing his under painting. His process, an additive and reductive series of moves and passes, creates multilayered environments that are deep and sensual. His technique is partly a reflection on the artist’s relationship with his personal and cultural history as well as an intention to find and create a middle ground between expressionism and hardedge abstraction. Couwenberg’s 2014 paintings continue to explore “process” and the “moment” through tightly controlled compositions of paint and mark making, creating images that are inspired by the elements indigenous to his surroundings. Couwenberg’s work gives a nod and pays homage to the historical styles of the visual language used by hard-edge, geometric abstractionist, the Finish Fetish and Light and Space artists who were influential in shaping the aesthetic of Los Angeles and Southern California art during the 1950’s to the 1970’s. His paintings reference and suggest influences from custom car culture, surfing, skateboarding, and music, at the same time glossed over with the sensibility of mid-century modernist design. However, not intending to replicate, Couwenberg uses Eames-era design and hard edge geometric abstraction as points of departure for creating his paintings. He harnesses these ideas into harmonious results: asymmetric compositions of color with beautiful surfaces that can be dynamic or quiet and elegant, presenting a kind of contemplative soliloquy reflecting the visual landscape of the world around him.

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Stephen Hutchings

Stephen Hutchings

Stephen Hutchings

Stephen Hutchings’ work is based in drawing, an interest he has had since childhood. Hutchings’ academic background includes studies in biology, literature and fine art, graduating with a degree in Art History.
At a technical level, his paintings combine 19th Century photographic techniques with charcoal drawing directly on the canvas. Colour is applied through the application of layers of oil glazes, or tints; each canvas may receive up to ten such layers. The final result is a presentation of the unique refinement and energetic qualities that only a drawing can provide.

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Hutchings art has been featured in a number of museum exhibitions over the span of his career. Fury 2012 features 8 x 8 ft. paintings depicting storms and cyclones for the Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa Ontario. In 2010, The Glenbow Museum in Calgary, Alberta mounted a major exhibition of Hutchings work: Landscapes for the End of Time, featuring a number of 18 ft. canvases which is currently traveling across Canada. A hard covered book was published to accompany the show and is available through the Jennifer Kostuik Gallery.

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Stephen Hutchings’ work is based in drawing, an interest he has had since childhood. Hutchings' academic background includes studies in biology, literature and fine art, graduating with a degree in Art History. His current work combines drawing with digital photography and computer manipulation to create images that have a heightened sense of reality. On a technical level, his paintings combine 19th Century photographic techniques with charcoal drawing directly on the canvas. Colour is applied through the application of layers of oil glazes, or tints; each canvas may receive up to ten such layers. The final result is a presentation of the unique refinement and energetic qualities that only a drawing can provide. Hutchings art has been featured in a number of museum exhibitions over the span of his career. Fury 2012 features 8 x 8 ft. paintings depicting storms and cyclones for the Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa Ontario. In 2010, The Glenbow Museum in Calgary, Alberta mounted a major exhibition of Hutchings work: Landscapes for the End of Time, featuring a number of 18 ft. canvases which is currently traveling across Canada. A hard covered book was published to accompany the show and is available through the Jennifer Kostuik Gallery.

Artist Website: stephenhutchings.com/

Stephen Hutchings’ work is based in drawing, an interest he has had since childhood. Hutchings' academic background includes studies in biology, literature and fine art, graduating with a degree in Art History. His current work combines drawing with digital photography and computer manipulation to create images that have a heightened sense of reality. On a technical level, his paintings combine 19th Century photographic techniques with charcoal drawing directly on the canvas. Colour is applied through the application of layers of oil glazes, or tints; each canvas may receive up to ten such layers. The final result is a presentation of the unique refinement and energetic qualities that only a drawing can provide. Hutchings art has been featured in a number of museum exhibitions over the span of his career. Fury 2012 features 8 x 8 ft. paintings depicting storms and cyclones for the Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa Ontario. In 2010, The Glenbow Museum in Calgary, Alberta mounted a major exhibition of Hutchings work: Landscapes for the End of Time, featuring a number of 18 ft. canvases which is currently traveling across Canada. A hard covered book was published to accompany the show and is available through the Jennifer Kostuik Gallery.

Residence: Ottawa, Ontario

Solo Exhibitions

2018  Landscape Tales, Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, NB
2017  On Brennan Farm, Galerie St. Laurent, Ottawa ON
2016 New Work, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto ON
2015 New Work, Galerie St.Laurent + Hill, Ottawa ON
2015 After the Storm, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver BC
2014 At the Edge, Studio 21 Gallery, Halifax, NS
2014 Fury (West), Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Banff, AB
2013 Upon Reflection, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto ON
2013 Ouest, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver BC
2012 Fury and Beyond, Galerie St. Laurent + Hill, Ottawa, ON
2012 Fury, Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, ON
2012 Landscapes for the End of Time, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Man
2012 The Constable Variations and other works, Michael Gibson Gallery, London ON
2012 Between Sea and Sky, Studio 21 Gallery, Halifax, NS
2011 Songs of Shadow and Light, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver BC
2010 Landscapes for the End of Time, Glenbow Museum, Calgary AB
2009 Views of an Illuminated World, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver BC
2009 New Work, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto ON
2009 Landscapes for the End of Time Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, curated by Jeffery Spalding
2008 Arboretum, St-Laurent+Hill, Ottawa ON
2008 The Far Shore, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver BC
2008 After Corot, Studio 21 Gallery, Halifax NS
2008 Shadowland, Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary AB
2007 Shadowland, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver BC
2007 New Paintings, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2006 Foreshadowing, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver BC
2005 Field Trip, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver BC
2005 New Paintings, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON
2004 New Paintings, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver BC
2003 Towards Arcadia, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver BC
2001 Sketches for Utopia, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2000 New Work, Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
1999 Private Gesture: The drawings of Stephen Hutchings
-2001 MacLaren Art Gallery, Barrie, Ontario (travelling to The Robert McLaughlin, Feb.2000; Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Oct. 2000; The Stratford Art Gallery ; and The Medicine Hat Musuem and Art Gallery, Dec. 2001.)
1997 The Bush Series, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1996 New Paintings , Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
1995-6 Recent Paintings, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario (travelling to The Art Gallery of Peel, Brampton, Ontario; Art Gallery of North York, North York, Ontario; and Tom Thompson Memorial Art Gallery, Owen Sound, Ontario) – catalogue1995 New Paintings, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, Ontario1994 New Paintings, Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
1992 Bush, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta (catalogue)
1991 Studio Watch, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
1990 Geological Portraits, Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Banff, Alberta
1986 New Work, Kamloops Public Art Gallery, Kamloops, BC
1985 Apprehensions, Mercer Union, Toronto, Ontario
1985 Installation Drawings, Articule, Montreal, Quebec
1984 Fragment, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta
1982 Cascade, Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Banff, Alberta
1978 Hill Construction, Queen’s Park, Toronto, Ontario

Selected Group Exhibitions

2014 Recent purchases by the City of Ottawa, Ottawa City Hall Gallery
2014 New Work, Melissa Morgan Gallery, Palm Dessert, CA
2013 Made in Calgary Part 2, Museum of Contemporary Art Calgary, AB
2009 Figure, Form and Ground, University of Toronto Art Centre, Toronto ON
2008 The Big Gift, Glenbow Museum, Calgary, AB
2006 Canadian Landscapes, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto ON
2005 Canadian Rockies Project, Num-Ti-Jah Lodge, Bow lake, The Canadian Rockies
2004 Summer Landscapes, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2003 Selections from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Vertigo Theatre, Calgary, Alberta
2002 Alberta Biennial, Edmonton, (June) and Calgary, Alberta (September)
2001 Banff Creates, Walter Phillips Gallery, The Banff Center, Banff, Alberta
2000 The Single Tree, London Regional Art Gallery, London, Ontario-Catalogue
2000 Fresh, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery
2000 The Millenium Show , Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
1999 Landscapes, Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
1998 Painters Newfoundland, University of Newfoundland Art Gallery, St. Johns, Newfoundland
1997 The Persistent Tradition, Contemporary Canadian Landscape
University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario
1997 Harvest, Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1997 Corporate Portraits, a University of Lethbridge installation at Art Walk, Calgary, AB
1996 Looking Back IV 1991-1995, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, AB
1996 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art, Glenbow Museum (June), And Edmonton Art Gallery
1996 A Perspective on Drawing, Muttart Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
1995 Still Life, Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
1995 New Work by Gallery Artists, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1994 Hidden Values: Ontario Corporations Collect, The McMichel Gallery, Kleinberg Ontario – Catalogue
1994 Contemporary Canadian Works from the collection of the University of Lethbridge. The North York performing Arts Center , North York Ontario
1993 Looking Back II 1980 – 1985, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta
1993 Tenth Anniversary show, Paul Kuhn Fine Arts, Calgary, Alberta, Drawings, Paul Kuhn Fine Arts, Calgary, Alberta
1993 Works from the Canadian Council Art Bank, Muttart Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
1992 New Works from the Alberta foundation for the Arts, Edmonton, Alberta
1992 The McIntyre NCH Project, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta
1991 Hutchings and Hudson, Cascade plaza, Banff, Alberta
1991 Oldman River Expedition, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta
1990 Artists of the Oldman River Expedition, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta
1988 Heroic, Walter Philips Gallery, Banff, Alberta- catalogue
1984 Dis;locations, Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, Alberta
1984 Enigma, Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary , Alberta
1981 3+3+9, Harbourfront, Toronto, Ontario
1981 Small Sculpture, Harbourfront Art Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1979 Environmental Sculpture, Harbourfront, Toronto, Ontario
1978 Inaugural Show, Factory 77. Toronto, Ontario
1978 Performance, Harbourfront, Toronto, Ontario
1977 Rehearsal, Harbourfront, Toronto, Ontario

Sculpture and Commission Work

2012 Project Manager for Jennifer Stead, East Pool sculpture commission, Ottawa ON
1985 finalist for Jack Singer Hall Sculpture commission, Calgary AB
1984 finalist for Petro Canada Head Office sculpture commission, Calgary AB
1982 Hill Construction, large-scale temporary Sculpture commission, Queen’s Park, Toronto ON

Video

2014 Thirteen Videos for Thirteen Melodies (30 min) premiered at Gusman Hall, University of Miami, Florida
2013 screenings of The Boat and The Bush at the Canadian Museum of Nature, February
2012 Fugitive Visions (A Roman landswcape in modern day England), (10 min 10 sec) premiering at Winnipeg Art Gallery; audio by the Gryphon Trio
2010 The Bush (7 min 50 sec), in the collection of Glenbow Museum, show as part of the Landscapes for the End of Time exhibition, and at the Toronto Summer Music Festival; audio by members of Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra
2010 The Boat (8 min 30 sec), in the collection of Glenbow Museum, show as part of the Landscapes for the End of Time exhibition; audio by Sebastian Hutchings

Art Fairs

2012 TIAF Toronto International Art Fair, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery
2011 TIAF Toronto International Art Fair, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery
2005 AAF Contemporary Art Fair, New York, NY
2004 AAF Contemporary Art Fair, New York, NY
2004 Scope LA, Los Angeles, CA

Awards

Canada Council Travel Grant, 1998
Canada Council Project Cost Grant, 1989
Canada Council “B” Grant, 1986
Canada Council Travel Grant, 1985
Material Donation, Crown Zellerbach, 1978
Canada Council Project Cost Grant, 1978
Material Donation, Wolmanized Wood Products, 1978

Selected Collections

Air Canada
Alberta Foundation for the Arts
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
The Banff Centre
Bank of Montreal
Bank of Nova Scotia
Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton
Bennet Jones, Toronto
Boston Consulting Group
Canada Council Art Bank
City of Calgary
Code Hunter Wittman
Department of External Affairs (numerous)
Ernst and Young
Four Seasons (head office)
Friesen Printers, Manitoba
Glenbow Museum, Calgary AB
Grant MacEwan Community College
Juniper Lodge, Banff Alberta
London Museum
McMillan, Binch
Milestones Restaurants (numerous)
Morrison Petroleums
Nisbett-Brown
Osler Hoskin and Harcourt (Toronto and Calgary offices)
Royal Bank of Canada
Stikeman Elliott, Calgary
Sun Life
Swiss Bank (Canada), Toronto Teatro Restaurant (Calgary, Alberta)
Tom Thompson Art Gallery
Trimark Corporation
Transalta
University of Calgary
University of Lethbridge
University of Toronto
Wellington Insurance
Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies
Winnipeg Art Gallery

Background

Current President/Publisher, Altitude Publishing, Canmore, Alberta and Denver, Colarado
1975 Ontario College of Art
1971 University of Toronto, B. A. in Art History
Chairman, Hart House Committee, University of Toronto

Selected Reviews / Articles

Ottawa Citizen, November 05, 2014, Peter Simpson (group show)
Halifax Chronicle Herald, October 30, 2014, “Visual Viewpoints: Hutchings’ technique lends dreamlike effect,” Elissa Barnard
Alberta Views, November 2014, Beate Wichmann, pg 21 (photo)
Fast Forward Weekly (Calgary), Stormy weather, Cadence Mandybura , April 2014
Alternatives Journal, Volume 39, Number 1, “Dark Beauty,” Grace Johnstone, Jan/Feb 2013
Sequenza 21, (http://www.sequenza21.com/2013/02/the-gryphon-trio-bridge-musical-and-artistic-genres/), The Gryphon Trio Bridge Musical and Artistic Ggenres, Feb 2013
Ottawa Citizen, “Huge paintings at the Museum of Nature might blow you away,” Peter Simpson, Nov 2, 2012
Ottawa West EMC, “Turbulent Skies, uncertain times fuel painter’s vision,” Steph Willems, Oct 11, 2012 BorderCrossings, Issue No. 123, “Stephen Hutchings,” Alison Gillmor, Fall 2012
Gallery West, “Landscapes for the End of Time,” Marlene Milne, pg 27 (and online) Fall/Winter 2012
Ottawa Citizen, “Multiple Visions”, Peter Simpson, (mention), pg D8, Aug 30, 2012,
BorderCrossings, Issue No. 109, “Stephen Hutchings Review,” Petra Halkes, Feb 2009
Aspiring to the Landscape, “Investigations into the Meaning of Nature in Works by Wanda Koop, Stephen Hutchings, Susan Feindel and Eleanor Bond,” pg 117-150, published doctoral dissertation by Petra Halkes, Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis, 2001
Canadian Art, “Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art 1996,” (photo), Spring 1997
Toronto Globe and Mail, “Gallery Going,” Gillian MacKay, March 29, 1997
Toronto Globe and Mail, John Bentley Mays, March 26, 1996
Toronto Globe and Mail, John Bentley Mays, November 25, 1995
The Record, (Kitchener, Ontario), Robert Reid, November 18, 1995
Toronto Globe and Mail, John Bentley Mays, May 28, 1994
Vanguard, page 52, Feb/March, 1986
Parachute, page 64, Summer, 1985
The Ryersonian, Nov.1, 1985
Toronto Globe and Mail, May.12, 1979
Art International, Jan / Feb, 1979
Arts Canada, Dec / Jan, 1979
Toronto Globe and Mail, Oct 7, 1978
Toronto Sun, June  26, 1978
Artists Review #16, May 30, 1978
Toronto Globe and Mail, June 6, 1978
Toronto Globe and Mail, Sept 24, 1977

Catalogues / Books

Landscapes for the End of Time, 160 pages, 10” x 11” hardcover, essays by Petra Halkes, Mary Reid, and Vincent Varga, Glenbow Museum, 2011
Inspiring Creativity, Bernadette MacDonald (ed.), pg 96 (illus.), The Banff Centre Press, 2008
Aspiring to the Landscape; On Painting and the Subject of Nature, Petra Halkes, pp 46-72, University of Toronto Press, 2006
An Alberta Art Chronicle; Adventures in Recent and Contemporary Art, Mary-Beth Laviolette, pp 43, 261, 442-5, Altitude Publishing, 2006
The Single Tree, London Regional and Historical Art Gallery, London, Ontario, 2000, text by Laura Millard
The Bush Series, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, 1997, text by Stephen Hutchings
Stephen Hutchings: Recent Paintings, Art Gallery of Waterloo, University of Waterloo, 1995, text by Joe Wyatt
Hidden Values: Contemporary Canadian Art in Corporate Collections, Douglas and MacIntyre, Vancouver, B.C., 1994, text by Robert Swain,
Bush; Stephen Hutchings, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta, 1992, Foreword by Robert Fulford, text by Lelde Meulenbachs
Heroics; A Critical View, Walter Phillips Gallery, The Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta 1988, text by Dot Tuer


Stu Oxley

Stu Oxley

Stu Oxley

“The images in this exhibition reference sketchbook drawings which evolved from a sense of place or a memory of place. In some ways the images become distant and intuitive recollections. The initial act of drawing, combined with the digital process and the print medium, creates an imprint of the actual memory. The process of creating the image reflects the way memory struggles for clarity. Although there are specific signifiers, as distant as they may be, it seems to be the emotive memory that is the stimulus. The forgetfulness caused by the traffic of time and experience is a further source of inspiration. These tracings of memory of past and present suggest movement towards a more subconscious voice. ”
—Stu Oxley

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Stu Oxley, MFA, BA Honours, is represented by Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver BC; Mira Godard, Toronto, Ont.; Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary AB; and Jill George Gallery, London, England. His work is represented in numerous public and corporate collections across Canada.

A Master Printmaker, he owns and operates Riverside Studio in Elora, Ontario, where he has worked with many established artists, including John Kissick, Joe Fafard, Tony Scherman, John Hartman, Stephen Hutchings, Tony Urquhart and Tim Zuck, among others.

He is also a Professor of Drawing and Printmaking at Georgian College, Barrie, Ontario.

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Stu Oxley, MFA, BA Honours, is represented by Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver BC; Mira Godard, Toronto, Ont.; Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary AB; and Jill George Gallery, London, England. His work is represented in numerous public and corporate collections across Canada. In 2011 Stu Oxley is having a solo exhibition at the Naughton Gallery at Queens University in Belfast, Ireland. A Master Printmaker, he owns and operates Riverside Studio in Elora, Ontario, where he has worked with many established artists, including John Kissick, Joe Fafard, Tony Scherman, John Hartman, Stephen Hutchings, Tony Urquhart and Tim Zuck, among others. He is also a Professor of Drawing and Printmaking at Georgian College, Barrie, Ontario.

Artist Website: stuoxley.com/

Stu Oxley, MFA, BA Honours, is represented by Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver BC; Mira Godard, Toronto, Ont.; Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary AB; and Jill George Gallery, London, England. His work is represented in numerous public and corporate collections across Canada. In 2011 Stu Oxley is having a solo exhibition at the Naughton Gallery at Queens University in Belfast, Ireland. A Master Printmaker, he owns and operates Riverside Studio in Elora, Ontario, where he has worked with many established artists, including John Kissick, Joe Fafard, Tony Scherman, John Hartman, Stephen Hutchings, Tony Urquhart and Tim Zuck, among others. He is also a Professor of Drawing and Printmaking at Georgian College, Barrie, Ontario.

EDUCATION

1995  Masters of Fine Art, April 1995, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON
1991  Ontario Teachers Certificate, Deans Honour List, Faculty of Education,
University of Western Ontario
1978  Bachelor of Arts, Honors Specializing in Fine Arts, University of Guelph,Guelph, ON
1972  Creative Arts Diploma, 2 Years, Sheridan College, Oakville, ON

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016   Distant Grounds, Art Gallery of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario
2015   Distant Grounds, MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie, Ontario
2014  Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary, AB
2011  Naughton Gallery, Belfast, Ireland
2010  Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON
2009  Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary, AB
2009  Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON
2006  Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary, AB
2006  New Monoprints, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON
2004  New Monotypes, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2003  Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary, AB
2002  Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, ON
2002  Jill George Gallery, London, England
2000  Balance in Form, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2000  Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary, AB
2000  Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, ON
2000  Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, ON
1999  First Canadian Place Network Gallery, Toronto, ON
1999  Edward Day Gallery – Prints, Toronto, ON
1999  Edward Day Gallery – Drawings, Toronto, ON
1998  McClaren Gallery, Barry, ON
1997  Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, ON
1997  Edward Day Gallery, Kingston, ON
1996  University of Waterloo Art Gallery, Waterloo, ON
1991  MacDonald Stewart Art Center, Guelph, ON
1988  Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, ON
1983  Ed Gallery, Guelph, ON
1980  Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, ON

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015   Toronto International Art Fair, (Mira Godard Gallery), Toronto
2014   Toronto International Art Fair, (Mira Godard Gallery),Toronto
2014   Prints Today 2015, RCA, Villa Bagatelle Quebec City
2014   Papier 14, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Montreal, PQ
2014   Georgian College Faculty Exhibition, Barrie, ON
2014   Palm Springs Art Fair, Palm Springs, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery
2013   Beyond The Frame, MacDonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph, ON
2013   Prints Today; RCA, Stewart Hall, Pointe Claire, Quebec
2013   Toronto International Art Fair, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON
2013 Painting ; The Elora Connection Elora Centre For The Arts Elora
2012 Oxley/Shawcross (Two person show), Renan Isaacs Contemporary Art Gallery, Guelph, ON
2012 Toronto International Art Fair Toronto
2012 Prints Today John B. Aird Galley Toronto
2012 Painters /Printmakers Mira Godard Gallery Toronto
2012 Red Dot Renann Issacs Contemporary Guelph
2012 IIndigo Jennifer Kostuik Gallery Vancouver
2011 Noir Renann Issacs Contemporary Guelph
2011 Toronto International Art Fair Mira Godard Gallery
2011 Shan T / Oxley Remedy Kostuik Gallery Vancouver
2011 Remedy: Monoprints by Stu Oxley, Paintings by Sand T,2011  Remedy: Monoprints by Stu Oxley and Paintings by Sand T,
Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2010  Pepper Canister Gallery, Dublin Ireland
2009  Toronto International Art Fair, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON
2009  Five Canadian Artists, Alma Gallery, Guelph, ON
2009  Toronto International Art Fair, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON
2008  Toronto International Art Fair, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON
2008  Belfast Print Exhibit: Shawcross/ Penny/ Oxley, Art Tank, Belfast,
Northern Ireland
2007  Toronto International Art Fair, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto ON
2006  MAAPS International Print Exhibition:
NASCAD University, Halifax, NS
OCAD Toronto, ON
Mennonite Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
Burnaby Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Kansei Art Museum, Kyoto, Japan
2006  Toronto International Art Fair, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto ON
2006  Black and White, Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary, AB
2005  New York Affordable Art Fair, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver BC
2005  SPRUNG, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver BC
2003  Light, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vanocuver, BC
2000  Framed 2000, MacDonald Stewart Art Center, Guelph, ON
2000  Fresh/ Group Exhibition, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1999  Framed 2000, MacDonald Stewart Art Center, Guelph, ON
1999  Prints Exhibition, Edward Day Gallery, Kingston, ON
1999  Drawings On, Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, ON
1998  Printers and Painters, Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary, AB
Eric Fischl, Tim Zuck, John Hartman, April Gornik, Christopher Pratt,
Tony Sherman, Stu Oxley
1998  Printmakers, Edward Day Gallery, Kingston, ON
1997  The Great Canadian Printmaking Prize Exhibition, PRIZE WINNER,
Iron Age Gallery, Toronto, ON
1997  New Work 97, Art Gallery of North York, Toronto, ON
1997  Grand Opening Exhibition, Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, ON
1997  Making an Impression, Stratford Art Gallery, Stratford, ON
1997  Framed 2000, MacDonald Stewart Art Center, Guelph, ON
1997  Lonsdale Group Show, Lonsdale Gallery, Toronto, ON
1997  Exhibition Print, Edward Day Gallery, Kingston, ON
1996  Crossing Borders, The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University,
New York
1996  The Framed Exhibition, MacDonald Stewart Art Center, Guelph, ON
1995  C. Ruddock and S. Oxley, Harbinger Gallery, Kitchener, ON
1995  Printmakers at Riverside
MacDonald Stewart Art Center, Guelph, ON
Maclaren Art Center, Barrie, ON
Hamilton Art Gallery, Hamilton, ON
Stratford Art Gallery, Stratford, ON
Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, ON
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia
1995  Tea-Trays in the Sky, MacDonald Stewart Art Center, Guelph, ON
1994  Recent Aquisitions, University of Waterloo Gallery, Waterloo, ON
1994  Fine Arts Faculty Exhibition, Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery, ON
1994  Box Exhibition, MacDonald Stewart Art Center, Guelph, ON
1994  University of Waterloo Graduate Exhibition, University of Waterloo
Gallery, Waterloo, ON
1993  Chair Exhibition, MacDonald Stewart Art Center, Guelph, ON
1991  19th Grafioni Bienale Ljubljana, Ljubljana
1989  25th Aniversary University of Guelph, MacDonald Stewart Art  Center, Guelph, ON
1989  Living Impressions, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, ON
1985  20th Aniversity University of Guelph, Staff Exhibition, University of
Guelph, Guelph, ON
1983  Graduate Alumni Exhibition, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON
1983  Three Centuries Festival, Jurried Exhibition, Elora, ON
1983  Sword St. Press Show, Harbor front, Toronto, ON
1983  Monoprints, Sword St. Press, Toronto, ON

 

AWARDS

1996   The Great Canadian Print Prize, Earnst & Younge and Arts Canada

1989 / 90 Ontario Arts Council, Materials Assistance

1978 / 79 Ontario Arts Council Grant

1991 Heinz Jordan Award, University of Guelph

1975 / 76 Associate Artist, Wilfred Laurier University

1988 Film & Photography Award, Sheridan College

 

COLLECTIONS

Canadian Pacific

Imperial Oil

Ernst and Young

Nova Alberta Corporation

Esso Canada

Bank of Montreal

Mackintosh Art Gallery

Nickel Museum of Art

London Regional Art Gallery

Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery

Art Gallery of Hamilton

University of Western Ontario

University of Guelph – Print Study Collection

University of Guelph – Permanent Collection

Wilfred Laurier University

St. Mary’s University, Nova Scotia

University of Waterloo, Waterloo

Waterloo County Board of Education

Waterloo Collegate

North York Center for Performing Arts

CIBC

MacDonald Stewart Art Center

Maclaren Art Center, Barrie, Ontario

Tom Thompson Gallery, Owen Sound

KPMG Consultants, Toronto

 

REPRESENTED

Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC  Canada

Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON  Canada

Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary, AB Canada

Jill George Gallery, London, England