Kevin Sonmor



Education

 

1988 - 91. MFA Concordia University. Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

1986. The Banff Centre. Banff, Alberta, Canada

Summer Art Studio

1983 - 88. The Alberta College of Art and Design. Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Diploma with honors
 

Museum and Public Gallery Exhibitions

 

2015:

Players & Saints, Pryor Fine Art,

Atlanta GA

2 person exhibition with France Jodoin curated by Tiffany Hayes

 

2012:

Simple Short Stories. The Sherbrooke Museum of Fine Arts.

Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada.

2 person exhibition with France Jodoin curated by Sarah Boucher.

Catalogue: Essays by Anthony Collins and Bernard Chase.

 

2010:

Lahey, Sonmor, Bartram. The Macdonald Stewart Art Centre.

Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Group exhibition curated by Judith Nasby and Dawn Owen.

 

2004:

Failing Gravity. The Art Gallery of Mississauga.

Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Solo exhibition curated by Robert Freeman.

 

2003:

Under Different Circumstances. The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center

Atlanta, Ga, USA

Group exhibition.

 

2002:

The Landscape Perilous. Organized by the Mendel Art Gallery.

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Solo exhibition curated by George Moppett.

Catalogue: Essays by Mark Daniel Cohen and George Moppett.

Travelled to the Art Gallery of Western Manitoba, Brandon, Manitoba and

the Robert McLaughlin Art Gallery, Oshawa, Ontario.

Cultural Sensations. Coca-Cola.

Atlanta, Ga, USA

Marks, Gestures, Symbols. The White Mountain Art Academy.

Elliot Lake, Ontario, Canada

Group exhibition curated by Natalie Olanick.

 

2001:

Made in Canada: Contemporary Art From Montreal.

The Burke Gallery, Plattsburg State Art Museum, The State

University of New York, Plattsburg, New York. USA.

Group exhibition.

Controlled Substance. The Macdonald Stewart Art Centre.

Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Group exhibition curated by Judith Nasby.

 

1999:

The Menlove-Goode Collection: Endgames. The Agnes Etherington Art Gallery.

Queens University. Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Group exhibition.

 

1998:

Sights of Contention. Organized by the University of Waterloo.

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

Solo exhibition curated by Joseph Wyatt.

Catalogue: Essays by David Liss and Joseph Wyatt.

Travelled to the Art Gallery of Sudbury, Sudbury, Ontario and

the Art Gallery of Algoma, Sault Ste Marie, Ontario.

The Word in Canadian Art. The Canadian Centre for Contemporary Art.

(formerly the Art Gallery of North York)

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Group exhibition.

In the Wilds: Canoeing and Canadian Art. The McMichael Collection.

Kleinburg, Ontario, Canada

Group exhibition curated by Liz Wylie.

Catalogue: Essay by Liz Wylie

 

1997:

The Persistent Tradition: The Canadian Landscape. The University of Waterloo.

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

Group exhibition curated by Joseph Wyatt.

 

1993:

Sonmor Paintings. The Niagara Artist Centre.

St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

Solo exhibition.

Sonmor Paintings. Langage Plus.

Alma, Quebec, Canada

Solo exhibition.

 

1991:

Rethinking Coyote Flats. Gallery Skol.

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Solo exhibition.

Catalogue: Essay by Nicolas Mavrikakis

 

1990:

I’m Painting Horses on My Walls. Modern Fuel Gallery.

Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Solo exhibition.

 

1988:

Reflections - Relocations. Truck Gallery.

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Solo exhibition.

From the Landscape. The Illingworth Kerr Gallery.

The Alberta College of Art and Design. Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Group exhibition

Systematic Relocations. The Works.

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Group exhibition.

 

1987:

Ten Years. Modern Fuel Gallery.

Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Group exhibition.

 

1986:

With Introspection. The Walter Phillips Gallery.

The Banff Centre. Banff, Alberta, Canada

Group exhibition.
 

Solo Exhibitions: Commercial Galleries

 

2012:

Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Galerie deBellefeuille.

Montreal. Quebec, Canada

Catalogue: Essay by Mark Daniel Cohen

 

2010:

Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Galerie deBellefeuille.

Montreal. Quebec, Canada

Catalogue: Essay by Mark Daniel Cohen

 

2009:

Addington Gallery

Chicago, Il, USA

Leo Kamen Gallery

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 

2008:

Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Galerie deBellefeuille.

Montreal. Quebec, Canada

Catalogue

 

2007:

Leo Kamen Gallery

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 

2006:

Addington Gallery

Chicago, Il, USA

Bill Lowe Gallery

Atlanta, Ga, USA

Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Galerie deBellefeuille.

Montreal. Quebec, Canada

Catalogue: Essay by Tom Hopkins

 

2005:

Leo Kamen Gallery

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

James Baird Gallery

St. John’s, NL, Canada

 

2004:

The Lowe Gallery

Los Angeles, Ca, USA

Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Leo Kamen Gallery

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Galerie deBellefeuille.

Montreal. Quebec, Canada

Catalogue: Essay by Paul Walde

 

2002:

The Lowe Gallery

Atlanta, Ga, USA

Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Catalogue: Essay by Mark Daniel Cohen

Leo Kamen Gallery

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Galerie deBellefeuille.

Montreal. Quebec, Canada

Catalogue: Essay by Natalie Olanick

 

2001:

J.J. Brookings Gallery

San Francisco, Ca, USA

Leo Kamen Gallery

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 

2000:

Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

J.J. Brookings Gallery

San Francisco, Ca, USA

 

1999:

Leo Kamen Gallery

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 

1998:

Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

 

1997:

Leo Kamen Gallery

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 

1996:

Deacon Ulrich Fine Arts

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Leo Kamen Gallery

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 

1995:

OK Harris Gallery

New York, NY, USA

 

1994:

Waddington Gorce Gallery

Montreal. Quebec, Canada

 

1991:

Leo Kamen Gallery

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
 

Group Exhibitions: Commercial Galleries

 

2013:

Introductions. Pryor Fine Art

Atlanta, Georgia

 

2012:

G’ddy Up. Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art.

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

 

2011:

Sunscreen. Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art.

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

 

2010:

Natura Sublime. Addington Gallery.

Chicago, Il, USA

 

2008:

Landscape and Memory. Addington Gallery.

Chicago, Il, USA

 

2001:

Kevin Sonmor, Suzan Dionne. James Baird Gallery

St. John’s, NL, Canada

 

1995:

The Common Hand. Leo Kamen Gallery.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Roland Reese, Kevin Sonmor. Deacon Ulrich Fine Arts.

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Kevin Sonmor, David Moore, Sunni Mercer. Leo Kamen Gallery.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 

1988:

Six Young Painters. Virginia Christopher Gallery.

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

 

Selected Bibliography

 

Czernin,Jacquie. CBC Radio - interview with animatrice de Breakaway, . Quebec City, QC, 27 Jan. 2012

Newsroom. Musee des Beaux-arts de Sherbrooke - Simple Short Stories. Sherbrooke Record, Sherbrooke, QC. Jan 23, 2012, page 2

Moulin, Anik. Societe Radio-Canada (television) - interview. Le Telejournal Estrie. 23 Feb. 2012

Jodoin et Sonmor a Sherbrooke. Le Devoir, Week-end Culture. 27 Jan, 2012

Masbourian,Patrick. Radio-Canada - interview with animateur de Bouillant de culture (arts et cultures)– Première Chaîne. 4 Feb. 2012

Martin, Clement. De petites histoires sur grands formats. Zone-Art, Sherbrooke, QC. Feb 8, 2012

Martin, Laura. Un couple bien assorti. La Tribune, Sherbrooke, QC. Feb 16, 2012

Catellier, Maxime.La Peinture a l’huile. Ici Vol. 10, No. 5, Montreal, QC. Nov 1, 2006

Hayward, Karla.Redefining the Landscape. The Telegram, St. John’s, NL. Oct 21, 2005

Goddard Peter. Kevin Sonmor a master of the big picture. The Toronto Star. Mar 1, 2003

Cohen, Mark Daniel. Still Lives Lived. (Catalogue Essay: Newzones Gallery, Calgary ‘2002)

Cohen, Mark Daniel. The Landscape Perilous: Kevin Sonmor Paintings 1998-2002. (Catalogue Essay. the Mendel Art Gallery. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.‘2002)

Lungu, Florentina. Paysages Lyriques Atemporals et Natures Mortes. vie des Arts, No. 186, Printemps,2002

Olanick, Natalie. Kevin Sonmor. (Catalogue Essay: Galerie deBellefeuille, Montreal ‘2002).

Caudel, Robin. The Best of Canadian Art at Plattsburg State. ThePlattsburg Press Republican. Nov 29, 2001

Milsum, Fred. On The Cover, (cover story) Alberta Gallery Guide, Nov 2000 - Jan 2001

Dault, Gary Michael. Kevin Sonmor at Leo Kamen, The Globe and Mail, April 28, 2001

Dault, Gary Michael. The End of the Earth, Canadian Art, Fall 2000’ Volume 17. No.3

O’Flanagan, Rob. Artist paints for the sheer thrill of it, The Sudbury Star, May 1, 1999

McGregor, Leah. Work has visual vocabulary, Northern Life, May 2, 1999

Severson, Anne. The Journeyman, vie des Arts, No. 174, Printemps,1999

Crosson, David.. From corral to canvas, C & W magazine, Jan 1999

Fast Forward. Kevin Sonmor, Canadian Art, Vol 15, No. 4,Winter, 1998

McCartney, Leah. Gallery Notes, The Calgary Straight, Dec 3, 1998

Tousley, Nancy. The Hit List-Best Bets, The Calgary Herald, Dec 3, 1998

Reid, Robert. Art & Emotion - Painter Kevin Sonmor grows in stature, The Record, Oct 17, 1998

Liss, David. Sights of Contention (Catalogue Essay:University of Waterloo, Ont. Sept ‘98).

Wylie, Liz. In the Wilds: Canoeing and Canadian Art. (Catalogue Essay: The McMichael Collection. Kleinburg, Ontario June ‘98)

Brackett, Donald. Painterly Inclinations, The Financial Post, Sept 13, 1997

Jordan, Betty Ann.The Common Hand, (Catalogue Essay: Leo Kamen Gallery, Oct ‘95)

Hakim, Mona. Kevin Sonmor, Le Devoir, March 16, 1994

Le Far West à Langage Plus, Progrès-dimanche, September 19, 1993

Langage Plus amorce sa nouvelle saison, Le Lac St-Jean, September 12, 1993

Sanford, Judith and Weins, Ronald. Gallery Walkabout. WorkSeen, Fall 1991

Moreau, Yvan. Kevin Sonmor, Repenser les plains du coyote, Etcetera, Automne 1991

Mavrikakis, Nicolas. Bitte et Myth: Half-cocked, (Catalogue Essay: Galerie Skol ‘91)

Cron, Marie-Michèle. Les Hommes et leur jeu interdit, Le Devoir, May 23, 1991

Darrah, Benjamin. Artscenes, Between the Lines, February 15, 1990

Punter, Jennifer. I’m Painting Horses on my Walls, The Kingston Whig Standard, February 24, 1990

Gustafson, Paula. Class of ‘88, The Calgary Herald, April 4, 1988

Tousley, Nancy. Rodeo Past Rides in Abstractions, The Calgary Herald, May 29, 1988

 

Selected Collections

 

Canada Council Art Bank. Ottawa, Ontario

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. Halifax, Nova Scotia

Banque Nationale. Montreal, Quebec

Cirque du Soleil. Montreal, Quebec

Brock University. St. Catharines, Ontario

Macdonald Stewart Art Centre. Guelph, Ontario

Atlas Developments Ltd. Calgary, Alberta

Art Gallery of Algoma. Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

Government of Canada, Department of External Affairs. Ottawa, Ontario

Grimsby Public Art Gallery. Grimsby, Ontario

Burnet, Duckworth and Palmer. Calgary, Alberta

Hewlett-Packard Ltd. Toronto, Ontario

SunLife Insurance. Toronto, Ontario

Simon Frazer University. Vancouver, British Columbia

Telesystem. Montreal, Quebec

Tristone Capital. Calgary, Alberta

White Mountain Art Academy. Elliott Lake, Ontario

University of Manitoba. Winnipeg, Manitoba

University of Waterloo. Waterloo, Ontario

Canada Life Insurance. Toronto, Ontario

The Royal Bank of Canada. Toronto, Ontario

The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. Toronto, Ontario

Toronto Dominion Bank. Toronto, Ontario

Claridge Inc. The Bronfman Collection. Montreal, Quebec

Church and Company. Vancouver, British Columbia

Canderel Corp. Montreal, Quebec

 

Grants and Awards

 

1992 - 95:

Conseil des arts et des lettres du Quebec: B - grants

 

1989:

J.W. McConnell Memorial Graduate Fellowship. Concordia University. Montreal, Qc

Alberta Culture Visual Arts Study Grant. Calgary, Ab

 

1988:

J.W. McConnell Memorial Graduate Fellowship. Concordia University. Montreal, Qc

Alberta Culture Visual Arts Study Grant. Calgary, Ab

 

1986:

Alberta College of Art Travel Scholarship. Calgary, Alberta

Singleton Family Fine Arts Scholarship. Banff, Alberta

 

1985:

Louise Mckinney Scholarship. Alberta College of Art. Calgary, Ab

 

1984:

Illingworth Kerr Painting Scholarship. Alberta College of Art. Calgary, Ab

Louise Mckinney Scholarship. Alberta College of Art. Calgary, Ab