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Alexander studied at the Vancouver Art School and Langara College art dept. and then graduated with a BFA from Notre Dame University.

In 1980 he moved to Saskatoon to obtain his Master degree while researching in New York, London and Paris. He has travelled the world to attend his exhibitions, conduct lectures and drawing and painting research.

In 2006 Alexander attended the Morris Graves Foundation in California as an invited guest artist in residence and completed a large body of small paintings on wood panels.

In 2007 he visited Tokyo and Kyoto and was inspired by the parks and water features.

In September 2008 he returned to the high arctic as an invited member aboard a 75 ft. sailing ship that was circumnavigating North America through the North West Passage where he sailed from Tuktoyaktuk, Canada to Point Barrow Alaska. The expedition, Nord 69 consisted of artists, scientists and writers raising cultural and environmental awareness towards global warming.

David Alexander's art is in many public, private and corporate collections throughout the world, including The Vancouver Art Gallery, Museum of London, University of Toronto and Concordia University in Montreal, Museum of Art in Iceland, Canadian Embassies in Berlin, Beijing and Krakow. Corporate collections also include works throughout Canadian cities as well as Dubai, Seoul, New York, Mumbai and Nice France and others.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS - COMMERCIAL

2016    Bau-Xi, Toronto
2015    "Waterland", Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2015    "Land We Have Not Synthesized", Foster White Gallery, Seattle, WA
2014    Peter Robertson Gallery, Edmonton, AB
2013    "Evidence in Place", Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2013     Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver B.C.
2013     “The Edge of Places We Have Not Made”, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON
2013     Hulse Warman Gallery Taos New Mexico (drawings)
2012     Peter Robertson Gallery, Edmonton, AB
2011     “Land We Can’t Re-Make” Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON
               “My Land Mind: Clues in Place” Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, WA
2010     “Into the Maelstrom” Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2009     “Landscape Drawn into Place”, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON
2008     Foster White Gallery, Seattle, Washington.
               Peter Robertson Gallery- Edmonton AB.
              ‘An Hour Before the Wind Blew the Colour Away’ (catalogue), Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver. B.C.
2007     ‘New Pictures’, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON
2006     Peter Robertson Gallery, Edmonton, AB
              Galerie D’Avignon, Montreal, QC
2005     Michael Gibson Gallery, London, ON
2004     'New Paintings', Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON
2003     Vanderleelie Gallery, Edmonton, AB
              Wallack Gallery, Ottawa, ON
2002     Michael Gibson Gallery, London, ON
2001     Vanderleelie Gallery, Edmonton, AB
2000     Feheley Fine Arts “Improbable Possibilities”, Toronto, ON
              Michael Gibson Gallery, London, ON
              Wallack Gallery, Ottawa, ON
              Feheley Fine Arts (Drawings), Toronto, ON
1999     Vanderleelie Gallery, Edmonton, AB
1998     Feheley Fine Arts (Drawings), Toronto, ON
              Wallack Gallery, Ottawa, ON
1997     Vanderleelie Gallery, Edmonton, AB
1996     Virginia Christopher Art Galleries, Calgary, AB
1995     Vanderleelie Gallery, Edmonton, AB
              Art Placement, Saskatoon, SK
1994     Costin & Klintworth, Toronto, ON
              Feheley Fine Arts (Drawings), Toronto, ON
              Wallack Gallery, Ottawa, ON
1993     Vanderleelie Gallery, Edmonton, AB
              Virginia Christopher Art Galleries, Calgary, AB
1992     Costin & Clintworth, Toronto, ON
              Wallack Gallery, Ottawa, ON
              Art Placement, Saskatoon, SK
1991     Feheley Fine Arts (Drawings), Toronto, ON
              Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
               Heffel Fine Art, Vancouver, BC
1990     Wallack Gallery, Ottawa, ON
1989     Feheley Fine Arts (Drawings), Toronto, ON
              Heffel Fine Art, Vancouver, BC
1988     Elca London Art Gallery, Montréal, PQ
              Waddington & Shiell Gallery, Toronto, ON
1987     Waddington & Shiell Gallery, Toronto, ON
              Eva Cohen Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
              Elca London Art Gallery, Montréal, PQ
              Art Placement, Saskatoon, SK
1985     Heffel Fine Art, Vancouver, BC
              Waddington & Shiell Gallery, Toronto, ON
1984     Elca London Art Gallery, Montréal, PQ
               Art Placement, Saskatoon, SK
1983     Heffel Fine Art, Vancouver, BC
1982     Art Placement, Saskatoon, SK
               Virginia Christopher Art Galleries, Calgary, AB
1976     Worthington Art Gallery, Nelson, BC
1975     Clockworks Gallery, Nelson, B.C.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS - COMMERCIAL

2009     “Variations on a Line”, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2008     Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, WA
              Art Fair NYC 2008
2002-07 Toronto Art Fair, Toronto, ON
             Chicago Art Fair, Chicago, IL
2003     Bau-Xi Gallery, “Waterscapes” Toronto, ON
              London Art Fair, London England
              NYC Art Fair, NYC
2000     'About the Rock', Drawing exhibition, St. Johns, Ottawa & Edmonton
               Vanderleelie Gallery, Edmonton, AB
1996     Gerald Peters Gallery, “Rediscovering the Landscape of the Americas,” Santa Fe, New Mexico
1994     Waddington, Gorce Gallery, Montréal, PQ
1992     Art First, London, England
1991     Editions, Basel, Switzerland
1987     G.H. Dalsheimer Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland
1986     Theo Waddington Art Gallery, London Eng.
               Los Angeles Art Fair, California
1985     Chicago Art Fair, Chicago, Illinois
1982-83 Virginia Christopher Galleries, Calgary, AB
1982     Elca London Art Gallery, Montréal, PQ
               Kenneth G. Heffel Fine Art, Vancouver, BC
               Chicago Art Fair, Chicago, IL
1981     Art Placement, Saskatoon, SK
1978     DeVooght Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1966     Peter Ohler Gallery, Richmond, BC

SOLO EXHIBITIONS - PUBLIC

2016    Toronto Art Fair
2015    "Waterland", Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2015    "Land We Have Not Synthesized", Foster White Gallery, Seattle, WA
2014    Peter Robertson Gallery, Edmonton, AB
2013     "The Shape of Place", traveling exhibition, Tom Thomson Gallery, Ontario
2010     Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC
               Penticton Art Gallery, Penticton, BC
2006     Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
2003     University of Saskatchewan, Kenderdine Gallery, Saskatoon, SK
               Keyano College, Ft. McMurray, AB
2002     Public Exhibition, Hafnarfjordur, Iceland
1997     Whyte Museum Banff AB
              Kootenay Art Gallery, Castlegar, BC
              Grand Forks Art Gallery, Grand Forks, BC
              Kelowna Art Gallery Kelowna B.C
1982-83 Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK: Travelling Exhibition, Hamilton, ON; 
              Edmonton, Lethbridge, AB
              Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, SK
1980     Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver, BC
1979     Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, BC
1978     Notre Dame University (B.F.A.)

GROUP EXHIBITIONS - PUBLIC

2016    Whyte Museum, Banff, AB
            Canada House, London, England
2014    Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon
2013, 2012 “The Shape of Place”, Travelling Exhibition - Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC; Confederation Gallery, Charlottetown, PEI; Tom Thomson Gallery, Owen Sound, ON; Twin Rivers Gallery, Prince George, BC; Touchstone Gallery, Nelson, BC; Esplanade Gallery, Medicine Hat, AB
2010    “Kelowna Collects”, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC
2009    “Point, Counterpoint’”, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK
2008     Glenbow Museum, Calgary Ab.
               Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, AB.
2004     Faculty Exchange Exhibition, University of Washington
              Whitman College, Washington State
1997     Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, Texas
               Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington
               Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester, New York
1996     Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna B.C.
              Kenderdine Gallery, Saskatoon, SK
              Muttart Gallery, Calgary, AB
              Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona
1995     Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK ( traveling exhibition)
1994     Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
              Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, AB
              Musée d'art comtemporain de Montréal, PQ
              Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS
              University of Lethbridge, AB.
1993     Galerie Pallas, Prague, Czechoslovakia
1992     Hope & Optimism Portfolio,(traveling prints) Oxford, England, Gibraltar, India
1991     Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK
               Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, NB
1990     Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, ON
1988     Alberta College of Art, Calgary, AB
1987     University of New Brunswick (traveling exhibition) - Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick
1986     Expo '86, Vancouver, BC
              Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK
1985     Edmonton Art Gallery, “Canadian Contemporary Art”, Edmonton, AB
              MacKenzie Gallery, “Fourteen Saskatchewan Painters”, Regina, SK
1984     Mendel Art Gallery, “Saskatchewan Open,” Saskatoon, SK
1983     Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, SK
1981     Edmonton Art Gallery, Traveling Exhibition
              University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK
1980     Mount Royal College, Calgary, AB
              Queen Elizabeth Theatre Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1978     Notre Dame University, Nelson, BC
1977     Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC
              Topham Brown Gallery, Vernon, BC

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

2016    Master's painting workshop, University of Saskatchewan, Regina, SK
2015    Juror for provincial painting exhibition- Winnipeg, Manitoba
2014- 2006 Art Advisory Member, Lake Country, BC
2012     Resident artist in Taos, New Mexico (September – November)
2011     Guest Artist, Emma Lake Workshop, Saskatchewan
2010     Artist in residence, Grand Canyon, Arizona
2006-09 Arts Advisory Member, Lake Country, BC
2008     Island Mountain Arts, painting mentor, Wells B.C.
              Guest Artist, "Nord 69", a sailing/global warming awareness expedition around North
              America, (filmed documentary).
2007     Documentary "David Alexander", "Landscape as Muse" on Bravo, Knowledge Network,
              SCN, Canadian television networks
2006     Artist/Mentor, Slocan City, BC
              Guest artist in Residence, Morris Graves Foundation, California
2005     Visiting Artist, Georgian College, Barrie, ON
2003     Visiting Artist, Keyano College, AB
              Visiting Artist, Victoria School, Edmonton, AB
2002     Visiting Artist in residence, Iceland
              Board Member, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK
1999     Juror, Manitoba Arts Council, Winnipeg, MB
              Visiting Artist, Iceland Academy of Fine Arts, Reykjavik, Iceland
              Visiting Artist, Georgian College, Barrie, ON
              Curator, 'About the Rock' - Canadian Touring Exhibition
              Visiting Artist, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
1998     Visiting Artist, Wilfred Grenfell, Cornerbrook, NF
              Visiting Artist, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, ON
1997     Guest Artist, Painting Workshop, Georgian College, Klempenfelt Center, Lake Simcoe, ON
              Guest Artist, Painting Workshop 'Residency in Newfoundland', Pouch Cove, NF
              Co-curator, “Contemporary Canadian Landscape” Exhibition, Kenderine Gallery,
              Saskatoon, SK
              Visiting Artist, Thompson Art Gallery, Owen Sound, ON
              Artist in Residence, Georgian College, Barrie, ON
              Visiting Artist, Okanagan University, Kelowna, BC
              Guest Speaker, Tom Thomson Gallery, Owen Sound, ON
1991-97 Instructor of drawing and painting, St. Peters College, SK
1995-96 Co-curator, “Paintings on Paper of Emily Carr” - Traveling Exhibition (with John O’Brian of
              UBC, Art History Dept., Vancouver)
1994     Arctic Institute of North America, Painting Workshop, Kluane, Yukon
              Juror, Saskatchewan Arts Board
1993     Visiting Artist, Portland College, Portland, Oregon
1992     Visiting Artist, Grande Prairie College, Grande Prairie, AB
1991     Visiting Artist, Keyano College, Fort McMurray, AB
1990     Juror, Manitoba Arts Council
              Visiting Artist, Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, NB
1989     Visiting Artist, Nova Scotia College of Art & Design, Halifax, NS
              Visiting Artist, Prince George, BC
1988     Juror, Manitoba Arts Council
1987     Instructor of Painting, Nova Scotia College of Art & Design, Halifax, NS
1986     Juror, Canada Council Art Bank
              Canada Council Visiting Artist, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON
              Canada Council Visiting Artist, Dundas School of Art, Dundas, ON
1985     Canada Council Visiting Artist, Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, BC
              Instructor of Painting, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK
1984     Participant, Emma Lake Workshop (V. Tatransky, critic/writer - New York;
              T. Scott, sculptor -London, England)
1983     Workshop Coordinator, Emma Lake (L Zox, painter - New York; C. Millard, curator/critic -
               Hirshorn Museum Washington, DC)
              Guest Artist, Boston Museum School, Boston, Massachusetts
               Instructor of Drawing, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK
1982     Workshop Coordinator, Emma Lake (S. Boxer, painter - New York; James Woolfe,
               sculptor - New York)
               Curator, 'Emma Lake Now' - Library Gallery, Saskatoon, SK
               University of Saskatchewan, M.F.A. Exhibition, Saskatoon
              (painting and thesis) Graduates Research: London, Paris, Giverny, France,
               New York and Boston
1979 Emma Lake Artists Workshop Saskatchewan participant (Freidl Dzubas, painter - Boston)
             (John Elderfield, director of drawing and sculpture) - Museum of Modern Art, New York
              Notre Dame University - B.F.A. (painting and sculpture) Vancouver City College, Langara
              Art Dept. (painting, drawing)
1969-70 Vancouver School of Art, extension (painting and photography)

SCHOLARSHIPS/AWARDS

2012     Helene Wurlitzer Foundation Award, Taos New Mexico
1993     Saskatchewan Arts Board Individual Assistance (High Arctic trip)
1990     Saskatchewan Arts Board Individual Assistance (drawing trip - Scotland)
1988     Saskatchewan Arts Board Individual Assistance (drawing trip - High
              Arctic)
1984     Saskatchewan Arts Board Individual Assistance
1982     Saskatchewan Arts Board Individual Assistance
               Saskatchewan Open, Mendel Art Gallery (purchase)
1980     Canada Council (projects)
1978     Kootenay School of Art
               Notre Dame University
1976     City of Nelson, British Columbia

PUBLICATIONS/REVIEWS/ARTICLES

2012     "The Shape of Place", published by Queens University press, Montreal
2008     Landscape as Muse, TV film documentary, March 13
2005     Galleries West, Spring 2005
2004     The Globe & Mail, Toronto, May 8, Gary Michael Dault
1998     Artweek, "Gathered Into Earth" Whitman College, Washington, November
              Evening Telegraph, St. John's Newfoundland, February 13.
              Arts Atlantic, "Painters Newfoundland"
1997     Whyte Museum, Banff, Alberta articles:
              1.One Step, Removed - Cairn
              2.Wonderful and Terrible Power
              Vanderleelie Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, "One Step Removed", Catalogue
1996-97 Border Crossings Winter Issue 1996, Summer Issue 1997
1996     Rediscovering the Landscape of the Americas, Catalogue, Santa Fe, New Mexico,
              Museum of Tuscon, Arizona Art Museum of S. Texas, Corpus Christi, Western Washington
              University, Bellingham, Washington; Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester, N.Y;
              Gibbes Museum, Charleston, South Carolina
1995     Encyclopedia of Acrylic Techniques, Harrison, London, England
1994     Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, (Kelowna Art Gallery, Swift Current), Catalogue "Continental Drift".
             Greenland Drawings, St. Peters Press, Saskatchewan. Catalogue
1992     The Toronto Star - Christopher Hume, September 17, Sect. E, pg. 5.
              Canadian Art Reviews - Toronto Kate Taylor, Winter 1992, Volume 9 & 27, pg. 69.
             The Globe & Mail, Toronto, September 18, Kate Taylor
1991     The Scotsman - Edinburgh, Scotland By Richard Jaques, Tuesday, November 12.
              Fort McMurray News by Kerri Philpott, Sunday, March 24 
              The Arts Fredericton, New Brunswick - Newspaper, by Christina Sabat     
              Alexander Breaks out of West Coast Mould, Saskatoon, Star Phoenix, 
              The Flat Side of the Landscape by John O'Brian, Mendel Gallery Publication, pg. 90.
1988     Arts Atlantic - Christina Sabat, pg. 3, Fall 1988
             Contemporary 88, Olympic Arts, Calgary, pg. 33, January
             The Canadian Encyclopedia
             Hurtig Press, Edmonton; Alberta (Canadian Painters Section)
1987     Entertainment C5 - Elizabeth Godley Review, October 14, pg. 16.
             Baltimore Sun - Art - review by John Dorsey
             Baltimore Daily Record - Art - Bennard Perlman
             Border Crossings - Prairie Achdemonics, Terrance Heath, pg. 53
1986     Newsletter (Arts) by Ken Moffatt, Stamford, Connecticut, December, Vol 1
             Edmonton Art Gallery – Update, Vol.7, pg. 67.
             Out of Saskatchewan, Expo. 86, Joan Bornsa, pg. 14
1985-86 Canadian Print Portfolio, Winter Spring V.2, #4, V.3 #1, pg. 7 by Alison Brannen
             Vie des Arts, Ken Carpenter, Vol.30 #1, December - Winter, pg. 36
1985     Canadian Art Review, Winter, by Robert Enright, pg. 84
             Canadian Art, Winter - Expanding the Tradition, Peter Millard
             The Art Post, Vol.1, August–September, pg. 26 by Clyde McConnel
1984-85 Canadian Art, Winter, pg. 54
1984     Art - Montreal Gazette, Review Arts, Lawrence Sabbath, Saturday, May 31
1983     At The Crossroads - Painting in Saskatoon, Peter Millar, Winter, Pg.28
             Emerging Arts are on Display - Leader Post Regina - Margaret Hyniuk, March 31
             Rhythm and Colour - Vancouver Courier, April 27 - Artline Beth Evans
             Contemporary Canadian Art by D. Burnett and M. Schiff, Hurtig Publishers
1982     Arts Canada, pg. VI, by Carol Phillips

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, NB
Burnaby Art Gallery,
Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa, ON
Canadian Embassy, Warsaw, Poland
Canadian Embassy, Beijing, China
Concordia University, Montréal, QC
Department of External Affairs –
Manila, Philippines & Melbourne, Australia
Department of Foreign Affairs, Berlin, Germany
Dunlop Gallery, Regina, SK
Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, AB
Georgian College, Barrie, ON
Glenbow Museum, Calgary AB
Grant MacEwan Community College, Edmonton, AB
Institute of Art - Hafnarfjordur, Iceland
Kelowna Art Gallery, BC
Keyano College, Ft. McMurray, AB
MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK
MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie, ON
McMaster University, Hamilton, ON
Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK
Museum London
Notre Dame University
Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, ON
Saskatchewan Arts Board Collection, Regina, SK
Tom Thompson Gallery, Owen Sound, ON
University of British Columbia, Belkin Art Gallery,
Vancouver, BC
University of Lethbridge, AB
University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK
University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC

CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

Armak Chemicals, Toronto, ON
Air Canada, Montréal, QC
Bank of Montreal, Winnipeg, MB
BC Gas, Vancouver, BC
BC Lotteries Foundation, BC
Burroughs Memorex, Inc., Toronto, ON
Canadian Airlines International, Edmonton, AB
Capital Guardian (Canada) Inc., Toronto, ON
CIBC - Montréal, QC
Dupont Canada, Toronto, ON
Emaar Properties, Dubai, United Arab Emerates
Esso Resources, Calgary, AB
First City Trust, Vancouver, BC
Granite Club, Toronto, ON
Guaranty Trust, Toronto, ON
North Growth Management, BC
Hiram Walker, Toronto, ON
Hudson's Bay Oil, Denver, Colorado
Husky Oil, Calgary, AB
Hughes Petroleum, Edmonton, AB
Hewlett Packard, Toronto, ON
Imperial Oil, Calgary, AB
Korean Energy, Seoul, Korea
Leopold Properties Montreal, QC
McCarthy, Tetrault, Vancouver and Toronto
McLean Hunter Publishers, Toronto, ON
McMillan and Binch, Toronto, ON
Nova Corporation, Calgary, AB
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt, Toronto, ON
Pan-Oil, Calgary, AB
Paradigm Capital, ON
Petro-Can, Calgary, AB
Power Corp., Montréal, QC
Pratt and Whitney, Montréal, QC
Rothchilds Inc.
Royal Bank, Canada
Royal Trust, Montréal, QC
Saskatchewan Potash Corporation, Saskatoon, SK
Saskatchewan Telecommunications, Regina, SK
Shell Resources, Calgary, AB
Stantec Inc., Edmonton, AB
Sterling Crane, Edmonton, AB
Stikeman and Elliott, New York, New York
Suncor Inc., Toronto, ON
Sunlife Assurance, Toronto, ON
Syncrude Canada, Edmonton, AB
TD Evergreen, Edmonton, AB
Teleglobe Canada, Montréal, QC
Toronto Dominion Bank, Toronto, ON
Trimark Investments, Toronto, ON
VIA Rail, Montréal, QC
Waterclub, Toronto, ON
Weetbourne Industries, Montréal, QC
Wood Gundy, Edmonton, AB

DRAWING AND PAINTING RESEARCH EXPEDITIONS

2015 Faroe Islands,Iceland, Denmark,Taos, New Mexico
2014 Iceland, Faroe Islands 
2013 New Mexico 
2008 Nevada, Arizona, California 
2006 Washington, Oregon, California 
2005 Utah, Nevada 
2001 Iceland 
2002, 2000, 1996, 1994 Northern Ontario/Quebec 
1999 Iceland/Holland 
1996 New Mexico, Arizona 
1993 Greenland 
1993 Baffin Island 
1990 Northern Scotland 
1989 Orkney Islands, Shetland Islands 
1989 California

Artist

David Alexander

Price Range: $3500 - $35000