The McMaster Museum of Art

    PEARSON, Gary
    Date: Canadian, born 1951
    GARY PEARSON

    Born in Melfort, Saskatchewan
    Lives in Kelowna, BC, Canada


    EDUCATION

    1983 University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, M.A.
    1980 University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, B.F.A.

    SOLO EXHIBITIONS

    2014 Winsor Gallery, Vancouver

    2012 Scenes for a ‘Smoker’s Theatre, Winsor Gallery, Vancouver

    2011 1 2 3 Soliloquy, McMaster Museum of Art, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario Co-curated by Ihor Holubizky and Gary Pearson, catalogue with essays by Ihor Holubizky and Gary Pearson

    2009 Somewhere, Winsor Gallery, Vancouver

    2008 The End is My Beginning, Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, BC
    Curated by Jen Budney, catalogue with essay by David Bateman, and artist interview by Jen Budney.

    2007 Come Back Later, Elissa Cristall Gallery, Vancouver

    2006 High Early, LAB Project, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
    Curated by Lisa Baldiserra

    The Everyday, Winchester Gallery, Victoria, BC

    2005 I’m going back to Greenville, Elissa Cristall Gallery, Vancouver

    Oblique Stories, SCA Galleries I & II, Artist-in-Residence Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, catalogue with essay by Gary Pearson

    One Way Ticket (tour), Two Rivers Art Gallery, Prince George, BC, Feb 24-May 1

    2004 One Way Ticket (tour), Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, Ontario, May 13–July 4

    2003 One Way Ticket (tour), The Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Nov 3,–Jan 18, 2004

    One Way Ticket, Kelowna Art Gallery, curated by Linda Sawchyn, catalogue with essays by Linda Sawchyn, Michael Turner, and Karen Wilkin

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

    The Creative Voice: Portrait Photographs, Art Gallery of the South Okanagan,
    Penticton, BC

    1998 Two of Everything: Artist-in-Residence Studio Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin

    Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver

    1995 Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver

    1993 New Paperworks, Westwerk, Hamburg

    1992 New Drawings, Davidson Gallery, Seattle

    Second Order: Paradise, Patrick Doheny Gallery, Vancouver catalogue with essay by Karen Wilkin, and artist interview by Eileen Truscott

    1991 The Geometrics of Conjecture, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna
    Curated by Robin Laurence, brochure with essay by Robin Laurence

    1990 Recent Works, Atelier Gallery, Vancouver

    1989 Drawing and Sculpture, Western Front Gallery, Vancouver
    Curated by Annette Hurtig, brochure with essay by Gary Pearson

    1988 A Measure of Distance, Atelier Gallery, Vancouver

    1986 Recent Paintings, Or Gallery, Vancouver

    1985 Drawings and Paintings, A.M.S. Gallery, U.BC, Vancouver

    1984 Fine Lines, Installation at A.K.A. Gallery, Saskatoon

    Oasis Gallery, Kamloops

    1981 Recent Drawings, Prince George Art Gallery, Prince George, BC, brochure with essay by Gary Pearson


    GROUP EXHIBITIONS

    2014 Concurrent 20/20, Winsor Gallery, Vancouver
    Bonbon Roche, Centro Cultural Ajijic, Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico, curated by Katherine Pickering

    2013 Nous reviendrons, vous reviendrez, Galerie du Tableau – exhibition held in the rooms of d’honneur de la Préfecture, (with Rodney Graham, Jack Jeffrey, Jayce Salloum, Ian Wallace), curated by Jack Jeffrey and Bernard Plasse, Marseille, France

    Okanagan Artists in their Studios, Penticton Art Gallery, Penticton, BC
    Curated by Patricia Ainsle

    Winsor Gallery, Vancouver

    OK Thaumaturgy, Headbones Gallery, Vernon, BC, catalogue

    Okanagan Artists in their Studios, book launch exhibition, FINA Gallery, UBC Okanagan, Kelowna, BC

    2012 - Winsor Gallery, Vancouver

    Collector’s Choice, Winchester Modern, Victoria

    2011 Diversity in Drawing, Lake Country Art Gallery, Winfield, BC

    2010 - Winsor Gallery, Vancouver

    Constructions of Identity: Recent Acquisitions, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna
    Curated by Liz Wylie, catalogue

    10 X 10 X 10, Two Rivers Art Gallery, Prince George, BC

    2009 Take Your Time, Simon Fraser University Gallery, Burnaby, BC
    Curated by Bill Jeffries, catalogue

    Drawing Meaning, Winsor Gallery, Vancouver

    2008 Boundaries, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC
    Curated by Liz Wylie, catalogue

    Winsor Gallery, Vancouver

    2007 Crossroads: The Intersection of Man and Nature, Two Rivers Art Gallery, Prince George, BC Curated by George Harris

    Look 3, Elissa Cristall Gallery, Vancouver


    Nexus: Histories and Communities, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC
    Curated by Liz Wylie, catalogue

    2006 Paint, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver Curated by Neil Campbell, catalogue

    The Soliloquy Salon, video installation/collaboration with Erin Harrison, Window Space at The Alternator Gallery for Contemporary Art, Kelowna, BC

    Bill Laing and Gary Pearson, Elissa Cristall Gallery, Vancouver

    The Hourglass Interchange, The Long Gallery, University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia, Co-organised by Jelle van den Berg and Gary Pearson

    2005 I Am, James Baird Gallery, St. John’s, Newfoundland

    New Contemporaries, Elissa Cristall Gallery, Vancouver

    2004 University of Washington (Pullman) Fine Arts Gallery, Pullman, Washington
    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 Curated by Liz Wylie

    Vancouver Collects: Between Passion and Logic; Contemporary and Modern Works,
    Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, catalogue

    Prints From Canada’s Pacific Province, Graphic Studio Gallery, Temple Bar, Dublin Ireland. Curated by Doug Biden

    2000 Colouring the West: A Century of Painting in BC, Vancouver Art Gallery

    1999 Headbones Gallery, Vernon, BC

    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, BC
    (travel to Grand Forks Art Gallery). Curated by Roger Boulet


    1995 Posit Poznan, International Artist's Centre, Poznan Poland (three-person
    exhibition with Jack Jeffrey, Lee Goreas). Curated by Gary Pearson, catalogue

    1994 Critique Fax, First Draft, Sydney, Australia (travel to ICA Brisbane, PICA Perth 1995)
    Curated by Brad Buckley, catalogue

    Drawing Plus, Open Space Gallery, Victoria, BC, catalogue

    Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver

    1993 Construction in Process IV, The Artists' Museum, Lodz, Poland
    Curated by Ryzard Wasco, catalogue

    Hamburger Künstler, Kunstlerforum, Bonn, Germany. Curated by Jürgen Brockmann

    1992 Drift, Installation project, Farsund Kommune, Lista, Norway, curated by Solfrid Mortensen, catalogue

    Gallerie Lista Fyr, Borhaug, Norway

    1991 Art in British Columbia, Vancouver Art Gallery

    Invitational 1991, Davidson Gallery, Seattle

    VIVA Award Exhibition, Persimmon Blackbridge and Gary Pearson
    Concourse Gallery, Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver

    S. Bitter-Larkin Gallery, New York City

    Artists-in-Residence Studios P.S.1 Museum - The Institute for Contemporary Art,
    Long Island City NY, catalogue

    1990 Disjuncture: As a Syntax, three-person with Jennifer Gordon and Kathleen McFall,
    Charles H. Scott Gallery, Vancouver. Curated by David MacWilliam and Greg Bellerby, catalogue

    North of the Border: Contemporary Vancouver Art, Whatcom Museum of Art,
    Bellingham, Washington. Curated by Ted Lindberg

    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
    Curated by Greg Bellerby

    1988 Geometric Concerns, Bau-xi Gallery, Toronto

    Vancouver/Hamburg, Gallerie Kampnagal, Hamburg, catalogue

    1987 Atelier Gallery, Vancouver

    Artropolis: an Exhibition of Contemporary British Columbia Art, Vancouver , catalogue
    Saskatchewan Art: Tradition and Diversity, Art Centre, University of New Brunswick, touring exhibition. Curated by Cindy Richmond, catalogue

    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, catalogue

    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, catalogue

    Norman MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan

    Gordon Snelgrove Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan


    VIDEO, AUDIO & PERFORMANCE

    2014 Theatre: A video survey 1996 – 2012, The Fina Gallery, UBC Okanagan, Kelowna, BC, January 27 – 31

    2011 Video Premiere, The Waiter Joke, Sturgeon Hall, Kelowna, BC, October 18

    2008 Poetry Reading, Jazz and Poetry, at the Commodore Lounge, Kamloops BC, May 13

    2002 Director, co-producer,co-script & story, project manager on: video documentary So Good So Far: the way forward, colour 26 min. Filmed on location in Ghana and Canada; sponsored by The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), premiered May 31, at Alternator Gallery for Contemporary Art, broadcast premiere June 9, CHBC Television 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

    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 BC

    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





    CURATORIAL

    2011 Co-curator with Ihor Holubizky, 1 2 3 Soliloquy, McMaster Museum of Art, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario

    2010 Curator of Miranda Aschenbrenner: 25 Squares, at the Fina Gallery, University of British Columbia, Kelowna, BC, September 15 – 25

    2008 Curator, Point of Origin, (artists: Dora Economou, Huseyin Sami, Rolande Souliere, Jack Jeffrey, Taras Polataiko, Ceal Floyer, Kelly Wood); at Artspace Centre for Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia, September 11 – October 12, 2008, catalogue text published in Column 3.

    2006 Exhibition co-organizer, with Jelle van den Berg, The Hourglass Interchange, exchange exhibition between University of Wollongong, NSW, and University of BC Okanagan

    Exhibition organizer Lubos Culen: Victory Elementals, at Fina Gallery, UBC Okanagan, Kelowna, BC September 5 – 15; catalogue essay

    Curator of Dangerous Games: Shauna Oddleifson, at Fina Gallery, Okanagan University College, (UBC Okanagan) Kelowna, BC September 22 – October 03; catalogue essay

    1998 Curator of Jürgen Brockmann - Works on Paper, Goethe-Institute, Vancouver

    1997 Curator of Hotel on Fire (artists: Geneviéve Cadieux, Ken Lum, Via Lewandowsky, Brad Buckley,Jenny Watson), catalogue essay, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC
    Curator of Jürgen Brockmann, Alternator Gallery, Kelowna, BC

    1995 Curator: Posit Poznan, (artists: Jack Jeffrey, Lee Goreas, Gary Pearson), International Artist's Centre, Poznan, Poland, catalogue text

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

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

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




    PUBLISHED WRITINGS BY ARTIST:

    2013 Exhibition review of Erin Shirreff: Pictures, at The Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, April 19 – June 16, 2013, in Border Crossings, Vol. 32, No. 3, Sept/Oct/Nov 2013, pp. 89-90, reproductions

    Academia and Art First Research, pp. 35-38, published in conference proceedings of the 1st Annual Conference on Arts-Based and Artistic Research, Barcelona, Spain, January 31st – February 1st, 2013; Hernández-Hernández, F., & Fendler, R. (Eds) Barcelona: University of Barcelona – Dipòsit Digital, http://hdl.handle.net/2445/45264

    Exhibition review of Ian Wallace: At the Intersection of Painting and Photography, Vancouver Art Gallery, October 27, 2012 – February 24, 2013, in Border Crossings, Vol. 32, No. 1, March. April, May, 2013, pp. 83 – 85, reproductions

    2012 Ken Lum: It takes me back somewhere, I’m not sure where... essay on Ken Lum, in Sculpture magazine, Vol. 31, No. 9, November, 2012, pp. 42 – 45, reproductions

    Exhibition review of David Alexander, The Shape of Place, Kelowna Art Gallery, Jan. 14 – March 25, 2012, in Border Crossings, Vol. 31, No. 2, June-August, 2012, pp. 85-87, reproductions

    Exhibition review of On the Nature of Things, the Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, BC, Oct. 15 – Dec. 31, 2011, in Border Crossings, Vol. 31, No. 1, March, April, May 2012

    2011 The Point Is, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna BC, August 20 – October 30, 2011, exhibition review in Border Crossings, Vol. 30, No. 4, December, January, February 2011 – 2012, pp. 119 – 121, reproductions

    On the Go, A Short Narrative Reading: Nhan Duc Nguyen, exhibition essay for Nhan Duc Nguyen’s exhibition “A Shrine to Literature”, at Gallery Vertigo, Vernon BC, Summer 2011

    2010 Alan Wood: in conversation with Gary Pearson, in Lake, a journal of arts and environment, Issue 5, 2010, pp 5 – 13, reproductions

    Fear and Desire in the Art of Roja Aslani, catalogue essay for the artists’ exhibition “Nostalgia Isn’t What it Used to Be”, at the Stride Gallery, Calgary, AB Catalogue 2009-2010 and published on-line at: http://www.stride.ab.ca/arc/archive_2010/roja_aslani_project/roja_aslani_project.htm#exhibitiontext

    2009 The Outskirts of Town: A Peripheral Centre for Art, Agency, and Academia, book chapter in Rethinking the Contemporary Art School: The Artist, the PhD, and the Academy, edited by Brad Buckley and John Conomos, The Press of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Pub. Halifax, NS. Gary Pearson’s chapter #13, pages 164 – 181

    Susan Rothenberg, Sperone Westwater Gallery, NYC, Feb. 9 – April 11, 2009, exhibition review in Border Crossings, Vol. 28 No. 3, August 2009, pages 124 – 126, reproductions

    Joseph Plaskett, Paris’s Moveable Feast, feature article in Border Crossings, Vol. 28 No. 3, August 2009, pp. 100 – 105, reproductions

    Point of Origin: a Curatorial Essay in Seven Parts, in Column 3, Summer issue 2009, Artspace, Visual Arts Centre Pub. Sydney, Australia, pages 15 – 24, reproductions on pages 160 – 166

    Rebecca Belmore, Vancouver Art Gallery, Summer 2008. Exhibition review in Sculpture magazine, May 2009, Vol. 28, No. 4, pp. 77-78, reproduction.

    Alan Wood, Winsor Gallery, Vancouver, BC. November 13 – December
    7, 2008. Exhibition review in Border Crossings, Vol. 28, No. 1, February 2009, pp. 99-100, reproductions

    2008 Photographs of Tanya Mars in performance of Mz Frankenstein, published in Ironic to Iconic: The Performance Works of Tanya Mars, Edited by Paul Couillard, Fado Performance Inc. Publishers, Toronto, 2008. Pp. 21, 88

    Location and Actuality: Gary Pearson interviews Christos Dikeakos, Jeff Wall, and Ian Wallace, in Lake: a journal of arts and environment, Issue No. 2, 2008, pp. 40-58, reproductions

    Histories and Communities, exhibition review of Nexus, at the Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna BC, Nov. 24, 2007 – March 2, 2008, in Museums roundup, Spring 2008, no. 240, pp. 14-15, reproductions

    Ian Wallace, Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver, BC. Oct. 18 – Nov. 17, 2007. Exhibition review in Border Crossings, Vol. 27, No. 1, February 2008, pp. 108-109, reproductions

    An Hour Before the Wind Blows the Colour Away, A short essay on David Alexander, in the catalogue for an exhibition at Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC, March 2008

    2007 The Undigested World Itself, Gary Pearson interviews Kristi Malakoff, in Lake: a journal of arts and environment, Issue No. 1, pp. 16-26, reproductions

    On Alan Wood, short essay on artist Alan Wood, in catalogue for Nexus, Histories and Communities, curated by Liz Wylie, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC. P. 40

    Kristi Malakoff: The Glade, Alternator Gallery for Contemporary Art, Kelowna BC, April 21 – May 27, 2006. Exhibition review in Canadian Art, Spring 2007, Vol. 24, No. 1, page 103, reproduction

    2006 Notes on Notes for an Art School, catalogue essay for “Beauty and the Beast, UBC Vancouver Visual Arts faculty exhibition, at the Alternator Gallery of Contemporary Art, Kelowna BC, Sept.-Oct.

    Andrea Zittel: Critical Space, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, exhibition review in Border Crossings, Vol. 25 No. 3, August 2006, pp. 108-09, reproductions

    Ceal Floyer: Draft, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, exhibition review in Sculpture, Vol. 25 No. 3, April 2006. pp. 76-77, reproduction

    Essay in exhibition brochure, for “Lubos Culen: Victory Elementals”, alumni exhibition at the Fina Gallery,UBC Okanagan, Kelowna BC

    2005 Rodney Graham ‘a little thought’, at the Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver BC, Feb. 5-May 8, 2005, exhibition review in Sculpture, Vol. 24, No. 6, July/August 2005, pp. 75-76, reproduction

    Catalogue essay, Looking at John Macdonald’s Paintings, John Macdonald, Gallerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, Quebec, March 31-April 11, 2005, p. 3, French translation, p. 4, reproductions

    Youth Matters: A Profile of Randy Grskovic, in The Phoenix, Arts & Entertainment, April 13, 2005, p. 6, reproduction

    2004 Published photograph, of Tanya Mars performance of Mz. Frankenstein, at Okanagan Artists Alternative, Kelowna BC, November 1992, in Caught in the Act, an anthology of performance art by Canadian women. Published by YYZ Books, Toronto 2004

    Tony Scherman: pensées impensables (unthinkable thoughts), at the Kelowna Art Gallery, Sept. 18 – Nov. 14, 2004, exhibition review in Museums Roundup, Fall 2004, no. 228 p. 12, 13, reproductions

    Tony Scherman: pensées impensables (unthinkable thoughts), at the Kelowna Art Gallery, Sept. 18 – Nov. 14, 2004, exhibition review in Border Crossings, Vol. 23. No. 4, reproductions

    Ian Wallace: The Barcelona Series, at American Fine Arts, NYC; Feb.-
    March, 2004; exhibition review in Border Crossings, Vol. 23, No. 1, May 2004; pp. 90-92, reproductions

    2004-06 Art Reviews, and Cultural Topics contributor for Off-Centre Magazine, September 2004 – November 2006. Titles of reviews and articles are available upon request

    2003 Jack Jeffrey: Recent Work, at Artspeak Gallery, Vancouver February-March 2003; exhibition review in Sculpture, vol. 22, no.7, Sept.2003, pp.76-77; reproduction

    Catalogue essay for Shauna Oddleifson: Dangerous Games, at the Fina Gallery, UBC Okanagan, Kelowna BC

    2002 Lyndal Osborne: Geographies and Objects of Enticement, at Kelowna Art
    Gallery, Jan – Feb. 2002; exhibition review in Sculpture, Vol. 21, No. 8, October 2002; p. 87, reproduction

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

    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 of artists, writers, musicians, and filmmakers in the Okanagan, illustrated with B&W photos, 256 pp. published by The Caitlin Press

    1997 Catalogue essay for Hotel on Fire, exhibition at the Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna BC

    1995 Catalogue essay and artist interviews for Posit Poznan, exhibition at the International Artist’s Centre, Poznan, Poland

    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 Catalogue essay for Abstraction/Drawing: David MacWilliam, John Scott, Ann Kipling, exhibition at the Or Gallery, Vancouver BC


    VISITING ARTIST / GUEST LECTURE / CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

    2014 Conference presenter at 2nd Conference on Arts-Based and Artistic Research, Intuitions and Critical Reflections on Issues and Methodologies. Organized by the University of Granada, Spain, January 27 - 30. Title of paper: Good Art or Good Research?
    2013 Conference presenter at 1st Conference on Arts-Based and Artistic Research: Critical reflections on the intersection between art and research, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Barcelona, Jan. 31 – Feb. 1 Title of paper: Academia and Art First Research

    Panel presenter, Lightning Talks, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC, January 26

    2011 Artist lecture, McMaster Museum of Art, McMaster University, Hamilton Ontario, Jan. 21

    Guest presentation, on the occasion of Okanagan Institute Raising the Bar award citation to Anna Jacyszyn, Jan. 6

    2009 Co-presenter, with Sarah Burwash, Thinking Big in the Small City: Arts, Academia, and the Question of Peripheral, at the Community University Research Alliance (CURA) Small City Conference Whose Show Is It Anyway? Community-Engaged Performance and Exhibition Arts in the Small City, Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC. March 26 – 28

    Guest lecture & workshop, Writing an Artist Statement, Vertigo Gallery, Vernon, BC. March 29

    Visiting Artist, Vancouver Island School of Art (VISA), Victoria, BC. March 12

    2008 Guest lecture, Let’s Start Over, a lecture based on curatorial project Point of Origin at Artspace, Sydney, Australia, at the Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna BC. November 17

    Guest lecture, What is Installation Art? Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna BC, Nov. 3
    Panel Presenter, curatorial presentation on the exhibition Point of Origin, for the Artspace Symposium Aesthetics, Anti-Aesthetics, Non-Aesthetics, New Aesthetics, Artspace, Centre for Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia. September 12

    Artist lecture, The End is My Beginning, Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, BC, March 29

    2007 Guest lecture, titled The Creative Voice, Ten Years On, at Mosaic Books, organized by The Okanagan Institute, Kelowna, BC, November 22

    Guest lecture, with Liz Wylie, and Patricia Ainsle, called Art in Perspective, at Mosaic Books, organized by The Okanagan Institute, Kelowna, BC, September 20

    2006 Lecture presentation/video screening, with Joanne Gervais, called Video Art and Democracy, for the Media Centre, at the Alternator Gallery for Contemporary Art, Kelowna BC. October 13

    Artist lecture, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, BC; May 4

    2005 Artist lecture, Queensland College of the Arts, Griffith University, Brisbane, Aus. September 9

    Artist lecture, Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney, AUS. August 17

    Artist lecture, One Way Ticket, exhibition at Two Rivers Gallery, Prince George, BC, March 10

    Juror presentation: on the subject of the selection of artworks for Right Now!, the Vertigo Gallery, Vernon BC, April 2

    2004 Panel presenter, The Artist as Provocateur, in conjunction with the exhibition Tony Scherman: (unthinkable thoughts), at the Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna BC, October 30

    Artist lecture, One Way Ticket, exhibition at The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, May 16

    2003 Artist lecture, One Way Ticket, exhibition at The Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Nov. 30

    Artist lecture; One Way Ticket, exhibition at Kelowna Art Gallery, June 1

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

    Conference presenter: Careers in the performing, creative, and visual arts, School District #23 Grand Conference Center, Kelowna, BC

    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, BC

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

    1999 Public lecture: Siteing 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, Kelowna, January 20

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

    Visiting artist presentation, Malaspina College, Nanaimo, BC

    1994 Visiting artist presentation, Prince George Art Gallery, Prince George, BC

    1993 Guest lecture, Contemporary Art in Germany, BC Art Teachers’ Conference, Kelowna, BC

    1991 Visiting artist presentation, Okanagan University-College, Kelowna, BC

    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


    SCHOLARSHIPS, GRANTS, AWARDS, & RESIDENCIES

    2014 Travel Grant, Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies (FCCS), UBC Okanagan; in support of travel to Art and Research conference, University of Granada, Spain

    2013 Travel Grant, Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies (FCCS), UBC Okanagan; in
    Support of travel to Art and Research conference, University of Barcelona, Spain

    2010 Artist-in-Residence, Bus from Guadalajara, Artist Residency, Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico, November 2010

    Okanagan Arts Award in Visual Arts, Arts Council of the Central Okanagan, BC

    2008 Canada Council Travel Grant

    BC Arts Council Travel Grant

    UBC Okanagan Travel Grant

    2007 UBC Okanagan Publications Grant, in support of Point of Origin, a curatorial project for Artspace, Sydney Australia, September 2008

    2006 UBC Okanagan Internal Research Grant, in support of “Point of Origin”, a curatorial project for Artspace, Sydney, Australia, September 2008

    2005 Artist-in-Residence Award, Sydney College of the Arts/University of Sydney, Sydney, AUS. August-September

    Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) ASU Research Grant

    2004 Canada Council Travel Grant

    BC Arts Council Visual Arts Grant

    Studio Residency, Pouch Cove Foundation, St. John’s, NFLD. (April-May)
    Studio Residency, Triangle Arts Association, DUMBO Studios, Brooklyn, NY (March)

    2002 Canada Council Travel Grant

    2000 BC Arts Council Visual Arts 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

    1990/91Studio Award / International Studio Program, The Institute for Contemporary Art
    P.S.1 Museum/MOMA, Long Island City, NY

    1990 BC Arts Council Visual Arts 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


    RELATED PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

    2012 External Examiner, PhD Thesis defence by Aithan Shapira, at the University of Sydney, Sydney College of the Arts, Australia

    Juror, 2012 Audain Prize for Lifetime Achievement in the Visual Arts, Vancouver, BC

    2011 Desk Examiner, proposed Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts) degree, Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Toronto

    External Examiner, MFA Thesis defence by Jeremy Herndl, at Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver

    2005 Associate Professor, Department of Creative and Critical Studies, University of British Columbia Okanagan (2005 – present)

    Juror, Right Now!, juried exhibition at Vertigo Gallery, Vernon, BC

    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

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

    1991-04 Instructor: Drawing, Painting, Okanagan University/College, (now UBC Okanagan) Kelowna, BC

    1985-89 Part-time Instructor: Drawing, Painting, Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design,
    Vancouver

    1985 Participant: Emma Lake Artists' Workshop, Emma Lake, Saskatchewan
    1984 Participant: Instructional Skills Workshop, BC Ministry of Education, Kamloops, BC

    M.A. Thesis Title: Form in Repetition: A View of Non-hierarchical Composition in Art (thesis examines Twelfth Copper Corner, 1975 and Casting, 1969 by 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 (Graduate TA), Dept. of Art, University of
    Saskatchewan

    1982 Workshop participant: Care and Handling of Two-Dimensional Works of Art,
    Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon
    Set Designs for Shaggy Dog Operas, by Tom Johnson, visiting composer, Department of Music, University of Saskatchewan

    1981/82 Gallery Assistant, Gordon Snelgrove Gallery, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon

    ARTWORK IN COLLECTIONS

    University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon
    Mary Chan, Interspace Design, Saskatoon
    Canada Council Art Bank
    Vancouver Art Gallery
    Westbourne Industries, Montreal
    Kelowna Art Gallery
    Kamloops Art Gallery
    Artist’s Museum, L?dz, Poland
    Pouch Cove Foundation, St. John’s, Newfoundland
    Two Rivers Art Gallery, Prince George, BC
    Residence Collection, Institute of Modern Art (IMA), Brisbane, Australia
    University of Sydney, Sydney College of Art and Design, Australia
    Morris & Helen Belkin Gallery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
    Drückwerkstadt, Berlin, Germany
    McMaster Museum of Art, McMaster University, Hamilton Ontario

    ARTICLES AND REVIEWS ON ARTIST

    2013 Exhibition review of Nous reviendrons, vous reviendrez, in Eye and Mind, a chronicle of Marseille, Provence) December 21,
    http://eyeandmind.wordpress.com/2013/12/21/des-canadiens-a-marseille-nous-reviendrons-vous-reviendrez/

    Exhibition review of Nous reviendrons, vous reviendrez, in Galerie du Tableau – exhibition held in the rooms of d’honneur de la Préfecture, Des artistes de Vancouver se dévoilent, October 24, www.laprovence.com

    Ainsle, Patricia; Okanagan Artists in their Studios, pub. Calgary, Frontenac House Ltd. Essay on the artist pp. 158 – 171, reproductions

    Radio Interview with Gail Mowatt, on The Muse, CKVS 93.7 FM - Voice of the Shuswap, Salmon Arm, BC aired March 27 and April 14. Broadcast length 1:17 hours

    2012 Gary Pearson’s Scenes for a Smoker’s Theatre, essay by Portia Priegert, for Winsor Gallery, see: http://www.winsorgallery.com/past_exhibits.php?event=pearson12

    Gary Pearson: Scenes from a “Smoker’s Theatre, by Mia Johnson, Preview, Feb/Mar.
    p. 40, reproduction

    2011 1 2 3 Soliloquy, Akimbo – Akimblog – Stephanie Vegh in Hamilton, February 15

    2009 Somewhere: A Solo exhibition by Gary Pearson, by Monique Kroeger, in The La Source, http://thelasource.com/fr/index May 4

    2008 The End is My Beginning, exhibition review by Liz Wylie, Border Crossings, August 2008, Vol. 27, No. 3, pp. 185-186, reproductions

    The End is My Beginning, exhibition review by Portia Priegert, Galleries West, Fall/Winter 2008, Vol. 7, No.3, pp. 40-41, reproduction

    A picture’s worth a thousand words, by Greg Sabatino, Kamloops This Week, May 9, p. C2

    Kelowna’s Gary Pearson has Major Show in Kamloops, Off-Centre Magazine, May
    KAG combines jazz, poetry, The Daily News, Kamloops, May 2, p. B4

    BC painter explores today’s urban woes, The Daily News, Kamloops, March 28, p. B2
    Windows on Everyday Lives, by Mike Youds, The Daily News, Kamloops

    2007 Cover image in Okanagan Arts magazine, Fall 2007, One Way Ticket, 2002, oil/canvas

    2005 Alone in a Crowd, by Adriana Barton, in Western Living, p. 10, October 2005, vol. 35, no. 8, reproduction

    Artist didn’t have a One Way Ticket, Josh Hammerstadt, in Prince George This Week,
    p. 11, March 6, 2005, reproduction

    2003 Radio interview with Cheryl MacKay, CBC North by Northwest, June 1

    Dark Musings, by Glenna Turnbull, The Capital News, Showcase, June 19-25, p.3, reproduction

    2001 Belton, Robert; Sights of Resistance: Approaches to Canadian Visual Culture, pub. University of Calgary Press., essay on painting In the Distance a Siren Wails (reprod); pp 168,328,329

    2000 Social Grit, by Portia Priegert, Event, Kelowna, Nov. 9 - 15; p. 13, reproduction

    1998 Interview with David Grierson, CBC Radio North by Northwest, October 17

    An Artist Turns Author, by Hazel MacClement, The Daily Courier, Kelowna, November 1, p. C3, reproduction

    Pearson Writes Valuable Reference Book, by Andrew Hanon, Capital News, Kelowna, p. 8, Showcase Nov. 13 – 19, reproduction

    1995 Spectacle Did Not Threaten, by Maev Brennan, The Daily Courier, October 5, p. C1

    Performance Art Comes to Alternator, by Maev Brennan, The Daily Courier,
    September 28

    Taksowka z Kanady, Gazeta Wyborcza, July 8, 1995, p. 3, by Monika Bakke

    Vivid Thoughts From the Okanagan, The Nanaimo Times, March 30, p. B1,
    by Anne Gilroyed, reproduction

    1993 The Slate, BBC television documentary, directed by Peter Tellfer, October 14, 1993, featuring 10 artists at Construction in Process IV

    1992 Drift by Gunvald Opstad, Hrymfaxe Kunsttidsskrift, no. 3, September 1992, pp.3-8, reproduction

    Maps To Nowhere, by Sheila Farr, Reflex, vol. 6, no. 5, September/October, p.23,
    reproduction

    Drift - 92, by Atle Christiansen, Dag Og Tid, September 17

    Nature Becomes the Canvas, by Ann Rosenberg, The Vancouver Sun - Saturday Review, August 22, 1992, p. D9 (catalogue review)

    Haerverk pa Bragdoya, by Gunvald Opstad,Faedrelandsvennen, July 18, reproduction

    Drift Tar Form, by Bernt Erik Pederson, Farsunds Avis, June 16, p. 7 reproduction

    Drift, television documentary by Marianne Jakobsen NRK, Norwegian Broadcasting Corp., June

    Studio Watch: Gary Pearson, by Eileen Truscott, Extension, vol. 1, no. 3, Winter 1992, pp. 14-15, reproduction

    1991 The Pacific Northwest: Sex, Landscape, and Videotapes, by Patricia Failing, ArtNews, vol. 90, no. 10, December 1991, pp. 88-91 (p. 90)

    Drawing Out City's Finest, by Ann Rosenberg, The Vancouver Sun - Seven Days Magazine, May 30, 1991, p. F4

    Art in the Okanagan, by Ann Rosenberg, The Vancouver Sun - Saturday Review,
    March 30, p. D7

    Artist's Foreboding Imagery..., by Maev Brennan, Kelowna Capital News, March 8, p. 14, reproduction

    1990 Man's Triumphs of Technology Critiqued as False Gods, by Ann Rosenberg, The Vancouver Sun - Saturday Review, November 3, 1990, p. D10

    The Eye of the Beholder, by Jean Gordon, West, vol. 2, no. 9, October, pp. 30 – 41 reproduction

    North of the Border, by Sheila Farr, Reflex, vol. 4, no. 3 May/June, p. 24

    Odd Geometrics Transcend Their Awkwardness, by Robin Laurence, The Georgia Straight, vol. 24, no. 1159, March 9 - 16, p. 23

    1988 Human Geometry, by Robin Laurence (reproduction), Vanguard, vol. 17, no. 6,
    Dec. 88/Jan. 89, p 43

    Saskatchewan Art: Tradition and Diversity", by Christina Sabat, Arts Atlantic 31, vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 11-12

    1984 Symbolism or Metaphor, by Sandra Albers, The Kamloops News, June 27, 1984, reproduction

    1983 Artistic Community Welcomes New Member, by George Allen, The Kamloops News,
    September 29, reproduction

    1981 First how for New Talent, by Mark Lightfoot, The Citizen, Prince George, January 7,
    reproduction