CURRICULUM VITAE

Education

    • 1988 Emily Carr College of Art and Design four-year program (Honours), Media Arts major

Solo Exhibitions

    • 2022 Phantom DNA, Visual Space Gallery, Vancouver
    • 2014 Being There, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver
    • 2013 Bilder/Pictures, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto
    • 2012 The Happy Place, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal
    • 2010 My Divided Attention, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver
    • 2009 Voyage en Zigzag, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto
    • 2008 A guided tour of happiness, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver
    • 2007 Minding the gap, The Works Festival of Art and Design, Edmonton, and Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto (curator Gordon Snyder)
    • 2006 Merci pour le flash, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver
    • 2005 You are here, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto
    • 2004 Shimmer, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver
    • 2003 Tourist, Studio Blue Gallery, Vancouver

Group Exhibitions

    • 2018 Flow: Works from the Permanent Collection, Surrey Art Gallery, Curator: Jordan Strom
    • 2016 I am a camera, large-scale dance drawings,   Vancouver International Dance Festival, with dance photography by Chris Randle and sculpture by Ken Clarke, Roundhouse Community Centre
    • 2015 Colorlab, Bau-xi Gallery, Vancouver
    • 2011-2014 White Columns Online Artist Registry, New York
    • 2009 55º C, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal
    • 2009 Drawn Festival, with David Alexander and Brent Boechler, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver
    • 2007 Horizons + Intersections, with Derek von Essen, Contact Toronto Photography Festival, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toront
    • 2004 Artropolis Road Show, 13 public galleries throughout BC
    • 2004 RBC Investments New Canadian Painting 5 Year Retrospective, Elliott Louis Gallery, Vancouver
    • 2003 RBC Painting Competition touring exhibition: Pavillion Gallery, Winnipeg; Museum London, London; Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax; Realtime Gallery, Toronto
    • 2003 Contemporary Drawing 2003, TW Wood Gallery and Art Centre, Montpelier, Vermont
    • 2003 Discovery 2003, Seymour Art Gallery, Vancouver
    • 2003 Artists in Exile, Artropolis CBC Studios, Vancouver
    • 2003 The Human Image in the Landscape, Artropolis, CBC Studios, Vancouver
    • 2003 Transience, with Gordon Wiens, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto
    • 2002 Malaspina Printmakers Winter Exhibition, Malaspina Printmakers Gallery, Vancouver
    • 2001 Self-Portrait Exhibition, Artropolis, CBC Studios, Vancouver
    • 2001 BC Festival of the Arts, Fort St John
    • 2002 artSpacific, Delta Art Gallery
    • 2002 1 Foot x 1 Foot x 1 Inch, Comox Valley Art Gallery
    • 1997 Emily Carr Alumni Show, Emily Carr College of Art & Design
    • 1989 Helen Pitt Awards Exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery

Grants and Honors

    • 2011 Canada Council Travel Grant
    • 2011 Artist Grant, Vermont Studio Center
    • 2009 Nominated for The Brink Award, The Henry Gallery, University of Washington
    • 2003 Finalist, New Canadian Painting Competition, Canadian Art Foundation/RBC Investments
    • 2003 Visual Arts Development Award, Contemporary Art Gallery/Vancouver Foundation
    • 2003 Honorable Mention (painting), Discovery 2003, Seymour Art Gallery
    • 2002 Award of Excellence (painting), artSpacific, Delta Art Gallery, Delta
    • 1997 Barrie Film Festival, 1st and 2nd prize, Best Experimental Video Short
    • 1997 Film/Video Production Grant, BC Arts Council
    • 1996 Film/Video Production Grant, BC Arts Council
    • 1991 Knowledge Network Media Award
    • 1988 Helen Pitt Award, Emily Carr College of Art & Design
    • 1986 Carter-Begg Scholarship, Emily Carr College of Art & Design

Residencies

    • 2016 We are a Camera, The Big Draw, Roundhouse Community Centre, Vancouver
    • 2011 St. George’s Senior School, Vancouver
    • 2011 Vermont Studio Center
    • 2007 Georgian College

Art Fairs/Auctions

    • 2018 Splash Art Auction, Arts Umbrella, Vancouver
    • 2012 Access Gallery Art Auction, Vancouver
    • 2012 Playwrights’ Theatre Centre (commissioned drawing), Vancouver
    • 2006 Casey House, Toronto
    • 2003-2013 Toronto International Art Fair

Presentations and Panels

    • 2014 Artist talk, Bau-xi Gallery, Vancouver
    • 2011 Artist talk, Vermont Studio Centre
    • 2011 Vancouver Island School of Art
    • 2011 Powell River Academy of Music
    • 2010 North Island College, Courtenay
    • 2010 Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver
    • 2009 Powell River Academy of Music
    • 2009 B&R Racquet Club, Toronto
    • 2009 Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto
    • 2008 Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Vancouver
    • 2007 The Works Festival of Art and Design, Edmonton
    • 2007 Georgian College, Barrie
    • 2006 Canadian Art Hop, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver
    • 2003 Studio Blue Gallery, Vancouver
    • 2000 Panel presentation on Dance Video, with Thecla Schiphorst and David Hauka; Main Dance, Vancouver
    • 1999 Moderator, Intermedia Panel on Video Dance production, Vancouver East Culture Centre
    • 1998 Moderator, Video Dance panel, Pacific Cinematheque/the Dance Centre, Vancouver

Press

  • 2018 Drawing Betroffenheit, Dance International Magazine, Fall Edition, P33-35
  • 2018 Griffin, Kevin. Artists Explore Life, History,; Spring Arts Preview,Vancouver Sun , March 3, 2018
  • 2017 Zilich, Tom. Bus tour from Surrey to view ‘artmaking magic’ at Vancouver studios,Surrey Now-Leader, October 16, 2017
  • 2016  I Live in an Apartment, subTERRAIN Magazine, Painting image page 62
  • 2014 Manifest Gallery and Research Centre. International Painting Annual 3
  • 2011 Tyrell, Chris. Making It! Case studies of Successful Canadian Visual Artists,p. 175-198
  • 2010 Griffen, Kevin. Going for a ride in the age of auto, Vancouver Sun, Nov 25
  • 2009 Dick, Terence. Val Nelson at Bau-Xi, Akimblog, Nov 12
  • 2008 Carte Blanche Volume 2: Painting, Magenta Publishing for the Arts
  • 2008 Royal Bank of Canada Painting Competition 10th Anniversary Publication
  • 2008 Vancouver Review, Summer issue (artwork commissioned for centrefold)
  • 2007 Bouchard, Gilbert. Artists explore fresh ideas in landscape work, Edmonton Journal, July 22
  • 2006 Jordan, Betty Ann. Dynamic evocations…an artist going places,
    Canadian House and Home magazine, April, p. 92
  • 2005 Six and Counting, Canadian Art magazine, Fall 2005, p.71
  • 2003 Smulders, Marilyn. Strokes of Genius, Halifax Daily News, Oct 2003
  • 2003 Hirschmann, Thomas. Vital Signs, Now Magazine, Nov 27
  • 2003 Brayshaw, Christopher. Big Show Yields Big Favourites, The Georgia Straight, May 22
  • 2003 Straight Choices, The Georgia Straight, March 6
  • 2003 Hill, Mary Francis. Tourist Alert at Studio Blue, The Westender, Feb 27
  • 1995 Pepper, Kaija. Vancouver Dances, Artichoke, 1995, p.38

Catalogues

    • 2007 Minding the gap, The Works Festival, Edmonton, and Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto
    • 2007 Horizons + Intersections, Contact Toronto Photography Festival, essay by Aron Vinegar
    • 2006 Merci pour le flash, Bau-Xi Gallery, essay by Gordon Snyder
    • 2005 Toronto International Art Fair 2005
    • 2003 New Canadian Painting Competition, Canadian Art Foundation/ RBC Investments
    • 2003 Contemporary Drawing 2003, TW Wood Gallery, Vermont
    • 2003 The Big Picture, Perspectives on Change, Artropolis 2003
    • 2001 ArtWork, BC Festival of the Arts
    • 1989 Helen Pitt Awards, Vancouver Art Gallery/ Emily Carr College of Art and Design

Media

Collections

    • Agnes Etherington Art Centre
    • B&R Racquet Club
    • Canada Council Art Bank
    • Franklin Templeton Investments Corporation
    • Human Performance
    • RBC Investments
    • Surrey Art Gallery
    • Vancouver General Hospital
    • Numerous private collections in Canada and the US

Teaching

    • 2023/24 Guest Instructor, North Island College, Courtenay, BC
    • 2021 Guest Instructor, Art Week workshops, St Georges’ Senior School, Vancouver
    • 2009 to present Painting Instructor, Val Nelson Studio
    • 2017 Painting Instructor, Italian Painting Holiday, Tuscany
    • 2015 Painting Instructor, Summer Program, Red Deer College, Alberta
    • 2015 Painting Instructor, Summer Program, Vancouver Island School of Art
    • 2013 – present: Online painting course with Craftsy
    • 2014-2018 Guest Instructor, Shadbolt Centre for the Arts
    • 2012 Painting Instructor, Vancouver Island School of Art and South Delta Art Guild
    • 2012 Substitute Painting Instructor, Continuing Studies, Emily Carr University
    • 2011 Painting Instructor, Vancouver Art Guild
    • 2011 Guest Critique and Lecture, Senior Diploma Students, Vancouver Island School of Art
    • 2009 & 2011 Painting Instructor/Artist in Residence, Powell River Academy of Music