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Biography

Wilf Perreault was born in Albertville, Saskatchewan in 1947. He received his education at the University of Saskatchewan (BA Honours in Art 1970), and has gone on to become one of Saskatchewan's most highly regarded visual artists. Painting the familiar landscape in and around the city of Regina where he has lived and worked since 1970, his acrylic, oil and watercolour paintings lend a new understanding and beauty to the commonplace. His work has earned him a large and growing number of exhibitions, commissions and awards in and outside of Saskatchewan. In 1989 he was chosen to represent Canada and was awarded a Silver Medal in Lers Jeux de la Francophonie in Maroc, Africa - a juried exhibition of work by artists from 42 countries. Wilf Perreault's paintings are in the collections of: MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina; Pemberton Houston, Willoughby; Bank of Montreal; The Mercantile Bank; Goldman Sachs and Co., New York; Osler Hoskins, Toronto; Ernst & Young; Touche Ross & Co.; Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa; Saskatchewan Arts Board; Petro-Canada Inc.; Potach Corporation of Saskatchewan; Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina; Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon; and the Edmonton Art Gallery, Alberta

Education

1971 B.Ed. AD, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK 
1970 B.F.A. Honours Degree, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK 
1966 Diploma, St. Paul's High School, Saskatoon, SK

Solo Exhibitions


2003 "Another View", Susan Whitney Gallery, Regina, SK 
 
2002 Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton, AB 
 
2001 Susan Whitney Gallery, Regina, SK 
 
2000 “Dusk till Dawn”, Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver, BC 
 
1999 Susan Whitney Gallery, Regina, SK 
Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton, AB 
 
1998 Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver, BC 
 
1997 Susan Whitney Gallery, Regina, SK 
Works on Paper, Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton, AB 
 
1996 Passages, Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver, BC 
 1995 Susan Whitney Gallery, Regina, SK 
Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton, AB 
 
1993 Susan Whitney Gallery, Regina, SK 
Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver, BC 
 
1992 Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton, AB 
 
1991 Susan Whitney Gallery, Regina, SK 
Woltjen/Udell Gallery, Vancouver, BC 
 
1989 Woltjen/Udell Gallery, Vancouver, BC 
 
1987 Susan Whitney Gallery, Regina, SK 
Woltjen/Udell Gallery, Edmonton, AB 
 
1985 Susan Whitney Gallery, Regina, SK 
Woltjen/Udell Gallery, Edmonton, AB 
 
1983 Susan Whitney Gallery, Regina, SK 
 
1982 Downstairs Gallery, Edmonton, AB 
 
1981 Wilf Perreault, Susan Whitney Gallery, Regina, SK 
Recent Works, Downstairs Gallery, Edmonton, AB 
Wilf Perreault Recent Paintings, Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, SK 
 
1979 Watercolours and Acrylics, Downstairs Gallery, Edmonton, AB 
 
1978 Wilf Perreault: Paintings, Drawings, Watercolours 
Norman MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK (catalogue) 
 
1970 Honours Exhibition, Marquis Gallery, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK 

Group Exhibitions

2003 View Finders: Celebrating 50 Years of Collecting, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, 
SK 
Lodestar: Saskatchewan Royal Canadian Academy Members and Friends, Kenderdine 
Art Gallery, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK 
 
2002 Toronto International Art Fair, Metro Toronto Convention 
Centre, Toronto, ON 
 
2001 Toronto International Art Fair, Metro Toronto Convention 
Centre, Toronto, ON  
2000 Toronto International Art Fair, Metro Toronto Convention 
Centre, Toronto, ON 
 
1997 Prairie Region Exhibition, the Royal Canadian Academy, 
Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB 
 
1995 ArtFair Seattle, Seattle, WA 
The Cowboy Show, Susan Whitney Gallery, Regina, SK 
Reflexions (reflections), provincial touring exhibition, Saskatchewan 
 
1994 Hidden Values: Western Corporations Collect, Edmonton, AB 
 
1992 Art L.A. 92, Los Angeles, CA 
New Talent in Charlotte, Jerald Melberg Gallery, Charlotte, North Carolina 
Seattle Art Fair, Seattle, WA 
Timelines: The City of Regina Collects, Rosemont Art Gallery, Regina, SK 
 
1991 Relative Realities, Selections from the Saskatchewan Arts Board 
Collection, Rosemont Art Gallery, Regina, SK 
 
1990 The Art of Research and Technology, ESSO Place Gallery, Calgary, AB 
Première Exposition Itinérante De L'Association des Artistes de 
la Saskatchewan Touring Exhibition, Regina, North Battleford 
and Saskatoon, SK 
Small Matters, Neutral Ground Gallery, Regina, SK (catalogue) 
Case Installation Series, Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, SK 
 
1989 Artist's Kites, Rosemont Art Gallery, Regina, SK 
1ers Jeux De La Francophone, Galerie Nationale Bab Rouah, Rabat, Maroc, Afrique 
 
1988 True North/Far West, University of the Pacific Gallery, 
Stockton, CA; San Francisco State University Gallery, San Francisco, CA 
Work on Paper, Woltjen/Udell Gallery, Edmonton, AB 
Sask-Tel's Corporate Art Exhibition, Saskatchewan Tour 
Nocturn, Woltjen/Udell Gallery, Edmonton, AB 
 
1987 Selections from the permanent collection of the Edmonton Art Gallery 
McMullen Gallery, University of Alberta Hospitals, Edmonton, AB 
The Pemberton Collection Exhibit Canadian Tour 
 
1986 Double Takes, Western Development Museum Gallery, Saskatoon, SK 
The International Contemporary Art Fair, Los Angeles 
Convention Centre, Los Angeles, CA 
 1985 The Second Generation: Fourteen Saskatchewan Painters 
Norman MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK (catalogue) 
Chicago International Exposition, Navy Pier, Chicago, Il 
 
1984 Regina Collects, Norman MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK 
 
1983 Regina High Tea, Rosemont Art Gallery, Regina, SK (catalogue) 
Urban Landscapes, Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre, Regina, SK 
Grand Opening, Woltjen/Udell Gallery, Edmonton, AB 
 
1982 The Shell Canada Collection — Employees Select 
Touring Exhibition, circulated by Edmonton Art Gallery (catalogue) 
Recent Acquisitions, Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, SK 
The Celebrate Saskatchewan Art Collection, Sacred Heart School, Regina, SK 
Calgary Corporations Collect Realism, Muttart Gallery, Calgary, AB (catalogue) 
First Ministers Conference, Government House, Regina, SK 
 
1980 100% Rag, Shoestring Gallery, Saskatoon, SK 
Saskatchewan Open, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK 
Watercolour Painting in Saskatchewan 1905 - 1980, 
Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK (catalogue) 
 
1979 New Faces, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK 
 
1978 SGI Juried Art Competition and Exhibition, Centre of the Arts, 
Regina, SK 
 
1977 Canadian Society of Painters In Watercolour, Glenbow Museum, Calgary, AB 
Prairie Life, Part II — "Cities, Town and Villages" Rosemont Art Gallery, Regina, SK 
Open Competition and Exhibition, Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, SK 
Regina 75 Years, Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, SK 
 
1976 Prairie Life Exhibition, Rosemont Art Gallery, Regina, SK 
 
1975 Saskatchewan Society for Education Through Art Exhibition 
Gallery On The Roof, Saskatchewan Power Corporation, Regina, SK 
CKCK Art Saskatchewan, Norman MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK 
 
1974 Norman MacKenzie Art Gallery Society Art Exhibition 
Norman MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK 
 
1973 Norman MacKenzie Art Gallery Society Art Exhibition 
Midtown Centre, Regina, SK 
 
1970 Saskatoon Sculpture Symposium, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK

Awards + Commissions

2003 Queen's Jubilee Medal 
"Night Visions" Multifaith Calendar 
 
1998 "Friends, Moments, Countryside" by Peter Gzowski, published by McClelland & 
Stewart (book cover) 
 
1996 "Parole de Chat" by Monique Genuiot, Les editions de la mouvelle plume (book 
cover) 
 
1995 Elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts 
Mayor's Award, "Volunteer of the Year in the Arts", Regina 
Silkscreen print "Think First" (edition of 100) commissioned by 
Think First Canada 
Silkscreen prints "Cliff Hole" and "Long Creek" commissioned 
by the "Bill Clarke Golf Classic for Parkinson's Research" 
Installation for Grey Cup "The Canadian Art Hall of Fame and 
Museum" 
 
1994 Silkscreen Edition (106), "Home Save" 
Silkscreen Edition (102), "Ehrle Cowboy" Regina Police 
Christmas Card, "Queen to King Between 3rd and 4th" 
McPherson, Leslie Tyerman Barristers 
Christmas Card in association with the Association des Artistes 
de la Saskatchewan. Reproduction of painting "Hiding Places" 
 
1993 Painting "Echo" reproduced in SGI Calendar, Prairie Portraits 
Silkscreen Edition (101) "Searching for Pino", Regina Police 
World Games 
 
1992 Silkscreen Edition (100), "Lafleche," Société Radio-Canada, 
Silkscreen Edition (100), "Searching," Regina Police World 
Games Team in conjunction with the 100th Anniversary of the 
Regina Police Service 
 
1991 Silkscreen Edition (50), "Teamwork," Commissioned by the 
Regina Ram Football Club 
Silkscreen Edition (100), "Ribbons of Light," Commissioned by 
the Regina Roman Catholic Separate School Division #81 
Official Christmas Card for the City of Regina, Saskatchewan 
— reproduction of "Hiding Places" 
 
1990 Two Cases Installations for the Dunlop Art Gallery's Central 
Library Cases, Regina, SK 
 1989 Painting, "Cover," reproduced in SGI Calendar, Prairie 
Portraits 
Painting, "Fresh Start," reproduced on book cover, "Writing 
Home," by Barry Dempster, Oberon Press 
Represented Canada at 1ers Jeux De La Francophonie, 8 au 22 
juillet 1989, Maroc, Africa; awarded a Silver Medal 
Silkscreen Edition (125), "Pre-game 1989," Commissioned by 
the University of Regina Cougar Hockey Scholarship Fund 
 
1988 Saskatchewan Arts Board Senior Artist "A" Grant Award 
Wascana Hospital Commission — Painting, "Quiet Reflection," 
dedicated to Dr. White for the opening of new hospital wing 
 
1987 Commissioned by the Rick Hansen Man-In-Motion Tour to 
create and donate a limited edition original silkscreen print 
"Sledge Hockey," 
Official Christmas Card for the City of Regina, Saskatchewan 
— reproduction of "Sledge Hockey," 
Reproduction of the painting "Fresh Start" for the Christmas 
Card of Saskatchewan Sport 
 
1986 Commissioned by the City of Regina Parks and Recreation to 
design two flower beds for Victoria Park 
Saskatchewan Arts Board Travel Grant 
Curated Exhibition "Saskatchewan: A Sense of Place," 
Rosemont Art Gallery, Regina, SK 
Commissioned by Saskatchewan Sport Inc. to undertake a 
painting for its Sport Art Collection 
 
1984 Farm, Light and Power Publications Commission to celebrate 
the 25th year of publication 
 
1983 Design to "Save Darke Hall" Coalition, Regina, SK 
 
1982 Official Portrait of the Honourable A.E. Blakeney, Premier of 
Saskatchewan 
 
1981 Canada Council Arts Award B 
 
1980 Purchase Award, Saskatchewan Open, Mendel Art Gallery, 
Saskatoon, SK 
Stained Glass Windows, Canadian Martyrs Church, Regina, SK 
 
1979 Mural, Canadian Martyrs Church, Regina, SK 
 
1978 Purchase Award, SGI Juried Art Competition, Regina, SK  
1977 Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, 51st Annual 
Exhibition, The Anonymous (Bank) Purchase Award 
Purchase Award, Open Competition and Exhibition, Dunlop Art 
Gallery, Regina, SK 
 
1969 University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon 
 
1964 Canadian Society for Education Through Art Scholarship 
University of Saskatchewan Honours Scholarship

Publications

Bingham, Russell; "Perreault works offer intimate view of residential life", 
See Magazine, #78, May 4-10, 1995 (reproduction) 
Mandel, Charles; "Unique perspectives right up Perreault's alley", The 
Edmonton Journal, May 12, 1995 
Cloutier, Anie; "Le peintre philosophe a la recherche d'une beaute pas 
banale", l'Eaue Vive, le 21 septembre, 1995

Collections

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Toronto, Ontario 
City of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan 
Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta 
Government of Saskatchewan, Regina, Saskatchewan 
Gulf Canada Limited, Calgary, Alberta 
Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 
Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan 
Shell Oil, Calgary, Alberta 
Regina Roman Catholic Separate School Board, Regina, Saskatchewan 
Moose Jaw Art Museum, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan 
Saskatchewan Telecommunications, Regina, Saskatchewan 
Central Guarantee Trust, Edmonton, Alberta 
Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 
Petro Canada, Calgary, Alberta 
Saskatchewan Government Insurance, Regina, Saskatchewan 
University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 
Saskatchewan Arts Board, Regina, Saskatchewan 
Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa, Ontario 
Touche Ross & Co., Regina, Saskatchewan 
Ernst & Young, Regina, Saskatchewan 
Farm, Light and Power Publications, Regina, Saskatchewan 
Osler Hoskins, Toronto, Ontario 
Chevron Standard, Calgary, Alberta 
Goldman Sachs and Co., New York, New York The Mercantile Bank, Edmonton, Alberta 
Northern Transportation, Edmonton, Alberta 
Interprovincial Pipeline, Edmonton, Alberta 
Bank of Montreal, Regina, Saskatchewan 
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta 
Pemberton Houston Willoughby, Vancouver, British Columbia

Artist

Albertville, Saskatchewan, 1947