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River Lewis

Born in Montreal, Canada


Kelowna, Canada; 
Los Angeles, USA

http://www.riverlewis.com



EDUCATION



1989 - 1991 Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design, BFA Studio

1987 - 1989 Vancouver Community College, Fine Arts

1986 - 1987 Vancouver Community College, Anthropology



PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS



2011 - 2013 Curator, Brew Gallery, Vernon British Columbia

2010 - 2012 Instructor, Arts Council of the North Okanagan

2006 - 2010 Managing Editor of Photography, BC Virtual

2002 - 2006 Photographer, Digital Editor, BC Virtual

1992 - 1995 Instructor, Arts Council of the North Okanagan



SOLO EXHIBITIONS



2013 Blue Anxieties, Eyelevel Gallery JOMG, Halifax, NS Canada

2011 Black And White, Brew Gallery - Main Gallery, Vernon, BC Canada

1994 Composite Works on Paper, The Gallery Cafe, Vernon, BC Canada

1992 Abstract Landscapes, Eaton's, Vernon, BC Canada

1991 Everything Is Cancelled, Intervention on Robson Street, Vancouver, BC Canada



SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS



2016 Creatio Gallery, Lake Country, BC Canada

2015 Investors Group, LCAG Satellite Gallery, Kelowna, Canada

2015 Creatio Gallery, Lake Country, BC Canada

2015 Curator's Feature Collection, Saatchi Online, Los Angeles, USA

2014 TAE: Orlando, City Arts Factory, Orlando, USA

2014 Creatio Gallery, Lake Country, BC Canada

2013 Mind and Matter, Station Gallery, Whitby, ON Canada

2013 Great Big Smalls IX, The Cube Gallery, Ottawa, ON Canada

2013 Creatio Gallery, Lake Country, BC Canada

2013 U8, SOPA Fine Arts, Kelowna, BC Canada

2013 Things I Bumped Into, Lake Country Public Art Gallery, Lake Country, BC Canada

2013 TAE: LA, Exhale Unlmtd Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

2012 Digital Red/Read, Summerland Public Art Gallery, Summerland, BC Canada

2012 Annual Auction, Penticton Public Art Gallery, Penticton, BC Canada

2012 Rumour Has It - Okanagan Erotic Art Show, Ex Nihilo Vineyards, Lake Country, BC Canada

2012 U8, SOPA Fine Arts, Kelowna, BC Canada

2012 Twitter Art Exhibition, Moss Public Library, Moss, Norway

2012 Digital Spring, Little Straw Vineyards, West Kelowna, BC Canada

2012 Juried Exhibition, Lake Country Public Art Gallery, Lake Country, BC Canada

2011 The Jeffrey Wong Show, Pratch House, Kelowna, BC Canada

2011 Artsolutely, Centre Gallery VCAC, Vernon, BC Canada

2011 Digital Worlds, Okanagan Regional Library, West Kelowna, BC Canada

2011 Parallel Existence (Lewis, Pillay, Wiebe), Brew Gallery, Vernon, BC Canada

2011 Instructors Exhibition, Centre Gallery VCAC, Vernon, BC Canada

2011 Juried Exhibition, Lake Country Public Art Gallery, Lake Country, BC Canada

2011 Celebrate 8, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK Canada

2011 C'est La Vie, Summerland Public Art Gallery, Summerland, BC Canada

2010 Blue Sky Utopia, Alternator Gallery, Kelowna, BC Canada

2010 300 Exhibition, Penticton Public Art Gallery, Penticton, BC Canada

2010 ATC Exhibition, Richmond Public Art Gallery, Richmond, BC Canada

2010 Vernon Community Arts Centre, Vernon, BC Canada

2008 Art On the Line, University of British Columbia/Okanagan, Kelowna, BC Canada

2006 Wearable Art Gala, Performer, Kelowna Community Theatre, Kelowna BC Canada

1993 Contemporary Artists, Identity Gallery, Vernon, BC Canada

1991 New Urban Street Art, Denman Street Vancouver, BC Canada

1991 Images and Objects IX, BC Arts Councils, North Vancouver, BC Canada

1991 Fraser Valley Regional Exhibition, Chilliwack Arts Centre, Chilliwack, BC Canada

1990 Fraser Valley Regional Exhibition, Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, BC Canada

1988 University of British Columbia Bookstore, Vancouver, BC Canada



CURATING, SPEAKING, PROJECTS, AWARDS



2014 Wild Boys/ Echo Park Residency, Sacramento/ Los Angeles, USA

2014 Live Painting, Ex Nihilo Winery, Lake Country BC

2013 Curator, Animal Crossing (Cresswell, Delisimunovic, Sturdy), Brew Gallery, Vernon, BC

2013 Curator, ROUGE2 (Open Call), Brew Gallery, Vernon, BC

2013 Artist Talk, Things I Bumped Into In The Dark,  Lake Country Art Gallery, Lake Country, BC

2012 Co-Curator w/Kindale Dev Assoc, Community Fall Photos (DeBruin), Brew Gallery, Vernon, BC

2012 Curator, NOIRE2 (Open Call), Brew Gallery, Vernon, BC

2012 Curator, There Are No Secrets - The Preview (M&C Hermesh), Brew Gallery, Vernon, BC

2012 Curator, Topography (Mazurat), Brew Gallery - Main, Vernon, British Columbia

2012 Curator, The Artists of Predator Ridge, Brew Gallery - Main, Vernon, BC

2012 Curator, Off The Hill (Kashuba), Brew Gallery - Main, Vernon, BC

2012 Curator, ROUGE! (Open Call), Brew Gallery - Main & Fireside, Vernon, BC

2012 Curator, Satisfaction (Eaton), Brew Gallery - Main, Vernon, BC

2012 Curator, Colour Is Power (Jaeger), Brew Gallery - Fireside, Vernon, BC

2011 Curator, Unexpected Amateur Photography (Invit.), Brew Gallery - Main, Vernon, BC

2011 Curator, Abstract Discoveries (Student Show), Brew Gallery Main, Vernon, BC

2011 Juror, Under 100 Exhibition, Lake Country Public Art Gallery, Lake Country, British Columbia

2011 Curator, NOIRE (Open Call), Brew Gallery - Main, Vernon, BC

2011 Curator, Moving Forward (Lowrie), Brew Gallery, Vernon, BC

2011 Speaker, Mentoring the Emerging Artist, Brew Gallery - Main, Vernon BC

2011 Curator, Parallel Existence (Lewis, Pillay, Wiebe), Brew Gallery - Main, Vernon, BC

2011 Artist Talk, Black and White Exhibition, Brew Gallery - Main, Vernon BC

2011 Curator Talk, Digital Worlds, Brew Gallery - Main, Vernon, BC

2011 Curator, Digital Worlds (Invitational), Brew Gallery - Main, Vernon, BC

2011 Contributor, Art Into Action, Visible Trash Project, Charleroi, Belgium

2011 Speaker, The Role of Artist-run Centres in Canada, Brew Gallery, Vernon, BC

2011 Showcase Artist, Okanagan Arts Awards, Kelowna Community Theatre, Kelowna BC

2011 Aesthetics of Roadside Trash, http://roadsidetrash.blogspot.com

2010 Panelist, Nurturing a More Vibrant Community, Monday Night TM, Vernon, BC

1991 Fraser Valley Regional 2nd Prize (2D), Chilliwack Arts Centre, Chilliwack, BC Canada

1990 Fraser Valley Regional 1st Prize (3D), Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, BC Canada

1989 Manhattan Residency, New York, USA



PUBLICATIONS



2015 January, Curator's Feature Collection, Saatchi Online, Los Angeles, USA

2014 In Abstraction, Curator's Feature Collection, Saatchi Online, Los Angeles, USA

2014 April, Cover Painting "Rivering: The Poetry of Daphne Marlatt", Wilfrid Laurier University Press

2014 January, Curator's Feature Collection, Saatchi Online, Los Angeles, USA

2013 December, Arts & Entertainment Feature, Vernon Morning Star

2013 January, "Things I Bumped Into In The Dark", Lake Country Art Gallery, Catalogue

2013 January 2, "Local Artists Come Out Of The Dark", Vernon Morning Star

2012 November 18, "Armstrong Photographer Captures Her Community", Vernon Morning Star

2012 October 25, "Brew Gallery Opens NOIRE 2" (NOIRE 2), Vernon Morning Star

2012 May, "Rumour Has It", Okanagan Erotic Art Show, Catalogue

2012 March 16, "Artist takes us out to the ballgame" (Off The Hill), Vernon Morning Star

2012 January 8, "Gallery Brews Up Satisfying Exhibitions" (Satisfaction & Colour), Vernon Morning Star

2011 November 10, "18 Artists Join Forces" (Jeffrey Wong Show), Kelowna Capital News

2011 September 16, "New Gallery Space Brews up Exhibit" (Noire), Vernon Morning Star

2010 December, "Triptych", Issue 21, ATC Quarterly Magazine, Dunvegan Ontario

2010 November, "5th Annual Artist Trading Card Exhibition", Richmond Art Gallery, Catalogue

1991 BC Arts Councils, Images and Objects IX, Catalogue



COLLECTIONS



Archive, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Germany

The Pinnacles Hotel, Canada

Benson Fung DDS, USA

Private Collections in USA, United Kingdom, and across Canada



AFFILIATIONS, PAST AND PRESENT



Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art, Kelowna BC

Arts Advocacy British Columbia

Eyelevel Gallery, Halifax NS

Kelowna Visual and Performing Arts Centre Society

Lake Country Art Gallery, Lake Country BC

Public Mural Committee, DVA, Vernon BC

Station Gallery, Whitby ON

Vernon Community Arts Centre







Tuesday July 25, 2017
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