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Greg Edmonson
Greg Edmonson was born in Calgary, Alberta. He studied art at the University of Calgary and the University of Alberta in Edmonton. He began painting at an early age with the encouragement of his grandmother who was also an artist. In 1981 he travelled for the first time to Europe seeing the great masters in cities such as London, Paris, Madrid, Brussels, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Munich, Vienna, Rome, Florence, Venice, and Naples. In 1989 he travelled to and lived outside a small town called Rockville in Utah in the plateau overlooking Zion national park where he rented a house and set up a studio. From this base he then explored the desert regions of the south western states, including Arizona, New Mexico, Utah,and Colorado, and then going as far as the Carlsbad Caverns and the White Sands of Texas. Camping in his truck he explored these regions before eventually heading west through Death Valley and Los Angeles, and then traveling north back into Canada.
Greg continues to explore the region he was born in, especially enjoying the Kananaskis, Bragg Creek, and Drumheller areas, where he will periodically go on camping trips, photographing, and drawing the landscape, from which he derives inspiration for his paintings.




SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, B.C.
Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Edmonton, Alberta
Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa, Ontario
Calgary Allied ArtsFoundation, Calgary, Alberta
Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario
Memorial University of Newfoundland, Corner Brook, Newfoundland
Department of External Affairs, Ottawa, Ontario
The Alberta Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
The University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta
The Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta
The University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta
The University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta

SELECTED CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

Aim Funds Management, Calgary, Alberta
Chalfont Holdings, Calgary, Alberta
Conoco Ltd., Calgary, Alberta
Corporate Responses Inc., Calgary, Alberta
Ernst and Young, Calgary, Alberta
Infocast Corporation, Calgary, Alberta
Lancaster Financial, Calgary, Alberta
Matco, Calgary, Alberta
Mcintyre Bills, Calgary, Alberta
Merchant Equities, Calgary, Alberta
Microsoft Corporation, Seattle, Washington
Nordstrom, Seattle, Washington
PanCanadian Petroleum Limited, Calgary, Alberta
RBC Securities, Calgary, Alberta
RXN Visions, Calgary, Alberta
Shaw Communications, Calgary, Alberta
Texas Utilities, Calgary, Alberta
Torode Realty, Calgary, Alberta
Toronto Dominion Bank, Toronto, Ontario
Westcoast Rehabilitation Consultants, Calgary, Alberta

EDUCATION

1985 Masters of Fine Art Degree, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
1983 Bachelor of Fine Art Degree, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta
1985-1986The Banff School of Fine Arts, Banff, Alberta

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2011 "Memoryscapes", Agnes Bugera, Edmonton, Alberta
2010 "Fluxation", Weiss Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
2007 "New Paintings", Atelier Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
2007 "Transformative Landscapes", Agnes Bugera Gallery,Edmonton, Alberta
2006 "Landscapes", Wallace Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
2004 "Grid Landscapes", Atelier Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
2002 "Spectrum", Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art, Calgary, Alberta
2001 "The Persistence of Memory", Medicine Hat Museum and Art Gallery,
Medicine Hat, Alberta
2000 "Vestige", Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art, Calgary, Alberta
1999 "Portraits1992-1997",The University of Waterloo, Ontario
1998 "Landscapes", Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art, Calgary, Alberta
"Greg Edmonson", Galleria Transit, Bergamo, Lombardia, Italy
1996 "Recent Paintings", Vanderleelie Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
1995 "Portraits", Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art,Calgary, Alberta
1994 "Paintings 1990-1994", Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art, Calgary, Alberta
1993 "Soviet Pangaea", Catriona Jeffries Fine Art Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
"Soviet Pangaea", Neutral Ground, Regina, Saskatchewan
"Circumfigurabile", L'Associazione Culturale Crossing, Portogruaro, Italy
1991 "Greg Edmonson", Gulf Canada Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
"Fossil Garden",Catriona Jeffries Fine Art, Vancouver, B.C.
1989 "Permutations and Mutations", The Southern Alberta Art Gallery,
Lethbridge, Alberta
"Permutations and Mutations",L'Associazione Culturale Crossing, Portogruaro, Italy
1987 "Greg Edmonson",2nd. Story Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
1985 "Greg Edmonson",Vanderleelie Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015"Brain Storms: UAlberta Creates", Enterprise Square Galleries, The University of Alberta,
Edmonton, Alberta
"Pop/Op/Post-Modern", Bugera Matheson Gallery, Edmonton , Alberta
2014"Memory and Illusion", Bugera Matheson Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
2011"Chroma", Weiss Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
2010"Summer Show", Weiss Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
2008"Fresh Paint", Wallace Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
2007"Group Show", Wallace Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
"The Dog Days of Summer", Atelier Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
2006"Deck the Walls", Atelier Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
"New Work/New Directions", Atelier Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
"Spring in Full Bloom", Wallace Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
"Alumni Exhibition", University of Calgary, Mezzanine Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
2005"Summer Show", Atelier Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
"New Works", Wallace Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
2004Landscape X9, Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art, Calgary, Alberta
2003"Flux of Fluid"(Tom Dean, Greg Edmonson, Jennifer Walton, Don Hughes,
Stu Oxley, Michael Toke, Doug Guildford), Edward Day Gallery, Toronto
2002 "Scenic Scapes",Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2001 "Soviet Pangaea", Esplanade Centre for the Arts, Medicine Hat, Alberta
"Sites of Resistance", Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary, Alberta
Boston and Miami Art Fairs
2000 "In/Land: the Narrative in Western Landscapes", The Nickle Arts Museum,
Calgary, Alberta
"New Additions: Building the EAG Collections", Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, AB.
Boston Art Fair
1999 "Greg Edmonson: Portraits 1992-1997", Esplanade Centre for the Arts, Medicine Hat, Alberta
1998 MOM art gallery, Castelfranco, Veneto, Italy
Arte Fiera di Firenze, Florence, Toscana, Italy
"Passages", (The Works Festival), Beaver House Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
1997 S.I.A.C. Art Fair, Rome, Italy (art fairs also in Vicenza and Ancona)
"The Last Picture Show",Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art, Calgary
Art Fair Seattle 97,Seattle, Washington
"Homecoming",The Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary
1996 "Expressions of the New: Abstract Painting in Canada", The Glenbow
Museum, Calgary, Alberta
Art Fair Seattle 96, Seattle, Washington
"What a Piece of Work is Man", John Ramsay Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
"A Natural Fixation",Edmonton Centennial Library, Edmonton, Alberta
1995 "Looking Back III", The Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta
"Realism Revisited", The Muttart Art Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
1993 "The Figure", Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art, Calgary, Alberta
"Greg Edmonson: Soviet Pangaea",The Muttart Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
"The Human Condition", The Harcourt House Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
Fiera D'Arte Contemporanea, Pordenone, Italy
Art Fair Seattle 93, Seattle, Washington
1992 "About Face", The Works, Standard Life Centre, Edmonton, Alberta
"Art Can't Hurt You", Newzones Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
"Appropriation", Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
"Double Exposure", Myxdmedia, Calgary, Alberta
1991 "Top Notch", Harcourt Gallery, Edmonton/Bowman Arts Centre, Lethbridge, Alberta
1990 "Alternatives", The Harcourt House Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
"Antonio Maniscalco, Greg Edmonson", Minimi Intenti, Trieste, Italy
"New Expansions", Catriona Jeffries Gallery
1989 "Photomaton", Articule, Montreal, Quebec
"Tutti Frutti", L'Associazione Culturale Crossing, Portogruaro, Italy
"Square Deal Cubed", The New Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
1987 "Mark Dicey, Greg Edmonson, Joyce Frazer, David Janzen", Paul kuhn Gallery,
Calgary, Alberta
1986 "The Signed Image", The Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, Alberta
"Exposure V", Off Centre Centre, Calgary, Alberta
1985 "Heart Breakaway/Echappe du Coeur", exhibition catalogue, Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff,
Alberta
1983 "New Alberta Artists", The Muttart Gallery, Calgary, Alberta

SELECTED REVIEWS/ARTICLES/PUBLICATIONS;

2015 Fish Grikowsky, "ArtPic: Greg Edmonson's Dogs after Muybridge", The Edmonton Journal, September 4th, 2015
2010 Richard White, "Greg Edmonson, Fluxation", Galleries West, Spring, pg. 34, 2010
2008 Jamie Woodford, "Hot Ticket", Avenue Magazine (Calgary), January, pg.124, 2008
2007 Gilbert Bouchard, "Hot Art: Transformed Scenery", Where Magazine (Edmonton), pg.22
November/December, 2007
2005 Marie-Beth Laviolette, "An Alberta Chronicle", pg. 433, published by Altitude Publishing
Canada Ltd., 2005
2004 Marty Fugate, "Wild at Heart: Wild at Art", The Observer, pg.4B, June 3, 2004
"The Arts Calender", The Observer, pg. 7B, June 3, 2004
"Landscapes part 2", Pelican Press, pg. 5B, May 13, 2004
Mia Johnson, "Greg Edmonson", Preview Magazine, pg.10, April/May, 2004
2002 Jennifer MacLeod, "Greg Edmonson",Galleries West, pgs. 8,9, Summer
Sherri Zickefoose, "Colouring the Walls of G-8", The Calgary Herald, June 6. 2002, pp.S5
"Art with Heart" catalogue for Auction 2002, a Fundraiser for Casey House conducted
by Ritchie's Auctioneers and Appraisers in association with Sotheby's Canada, Toronto
"Back to the Land", The Calgary Herald, 09/08/02, pg. AG10
2001 "Greg Edmonson", Museum and Galleries Guide, Where Magazine, August, 2001,pgs. 85,89
2000 Anne Severson, "Musings of a philosopher artist", Fast Forward Magazine,
June 15, 2000
Fast Forward, "The List", Canadian Art Magazine, Summer, 2000
Mary-Beth Laviolette, Entertainment Guide - Featured Listing, The Calgary Herald, June 29,
2000
Berenice Gargus, "Gentle Landscapes", The Calgary Straight, pg.8,
June 22,2000
Kay Burns, "Greg Edmonson: Persistence of Memory", Medicine Hat Museum and Art
Gallery catalogue, December 16, 2000
Anne Severson, "Alberta as seen through the eyes of artists", Fast Forward Magazine,
08-14/06/00, pg.34
Shelley Boettcher, "Best Bets", The Calgary Herald, June 8, 2000, pg.HL17
1999 Anne Severson, "Visual Arts", Fast Forward Magazine, Nov.18, 1999
1998 Leah McCartney,"The Story of the Prairies Layer by Layer",The Calgary
Straight, pg. 10, October8, 1998
Michael Molter, English Reports: Alberta Autumn, Vie Des Arts, no 172, Autumn Issue, 1998
1997 Cinnamon West, "One week worth picturing", The Calgary Sun, pg. C8,
September 21, 1997
Anne Severson, "You Can Always Go Home/U of C's best", Fast Forward
Magazine, July 5, 1997
Alumni Visual Artists' Interactive CD-ROM, Roza Centre Opening/Nickle Arts Museum
Virtual Gallery, The Alberta Foundation for the Arts 25th. Anniversary CD-ROM
1995 Richard White, "Realism Revisited - The Figure', The Muttart Art Gallery,
Newsletter, Volume 7, Issue1, January/February, 1995
1994 Focus on Contemporary Canadian Art, Artflash, Volume IV, Issue 1,
September, pg.3, 1994
Mark Walton, "Profile: Greg Edmonson",May, 1993
Nancy Tousley, "Art - Greg Edmonson", The Calgary Herald, April 20,1994
1993 Franklyn Heisler, "Greg Edmonson: Soviet Pangaea", Muttart Art Gallery,
Newsletter, Volume 5, Issue 2, March/April 1993
Ann Rosenberg, Cultures Captured in Faces From Mother Russia, The Vancouver Sun
Art Perry, Greg Edmonson, Step Magazine, May 1993
1992 Visual Arts, Saturday Review, The Vancouver Sun, June 20, 1992
1991 Ann Rosenberg, "Exploring New and Diverse Forms of Personal Symbols",
Vancouver Sun, Saturday Review, October 19, 1991
1990 Ann Rosenberg, "Artist's on the Up - Catching a Vision", Vancouver Sun,
September 17, 1990
Stuart Adams, "Ten Years of Slides", Visual Arts Newsletter, December 1990, pg.10
Sergio Molesi, "Se i Fossili Sono "Vitali"",da "Il Piccolo", Trieste, May 15, 1990
1989 Tiziano Santi, "Greg Edmonson", CrossingNewsletter, October, 1989
Susanna Biadene, "Nel grigiore, i giovani",Il Giornale Dell'Arte, N.72,
November1989
Boris Brollo, "Greg Edmonson", Juliet Art Magazine, N.45 Decembre, 1989
Corriere di Portogruaro, "Dal caos all'ordine", Novembre 1, 1989
Protogruaro/Carole la Nuova, "Si inaugura alla Crossing la personale
di Edmonson", Novembre1
Il Popolo,"Portomostre", Novembre 5, 1989
Il Gazzettino, "Arti visive Espongono gli artisti Mion, Sonego ed Edmonson",
Novembre 5
Stephen Robinson, "Permutations and Mutations", Southern Alberta Art
Gallery - Contemporary Alberta Art Series, January
1988 Nora Abercrombie, "New Faces", Visual Arts Newsletter, March, 1988
1987 Nancy Tousley, " Artists Represent New Generation", The Calgary Herald,
August 20, 1987
Nancy Tousley, "Ambiguous Images Hold Fascination for Young Artist",
The Calgary Herald, April 9, 1987
1986 Manon Blanchette, "Heart Breakaway/Echappe' du Coeur", Centre Letter,
Banff, December 6, vol. VI, #28, 1985
Paul Landon, "The Signed Image", The Walter Phillips Gallery (catalogue),
pp.11,13,1986
Nancy Tousley, "Gallery serves up pot-pourri", The Calgary Herald, August 8, 1986, pg. 11

SELECTED AWARDS

1994 Canada Council Art Bank Purchase
1992 Canada Council Art Bank Purchase
1987 Canada Council Art Bank Purchase
1987 Canada Council "B" Grant, Ottawa, Ontario
1986 Nat Christie Foundation, Shell Canada, Calgary
1985 Banff Centre Scholarship, Banff, Alberta
1982 Heinz Jordan Memorial Scholarship, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta