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Collaborations ~ Performances ~ Awards ~
Publications ~ Related Experiences ~ Collections

 

 

Perry Rath

15236 Babine Lake Rd
Smithers, BC, V0J 2N7
t.: 250.846.9612
perry@perryrath.com
www.perryrath.com

 

 

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EDUCATION

 

 

2004

B.Ed. (Arts Education)

 

 

 

Northwest Module, Simon Fraser University                                    Burnaby, BC

 

2003

Archaeology of Northern BC

 

 

 

Northwest Community College/ Office of the Wet'suwet'en Smithers, BC

 

2002

Professional Development for Artists

 

 

Tri Services, Vancouver, BC

 

1990-

B.A. Specialized Honours in Fine Art

1995

 

University of Guelph, Ontario

 

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SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

 

2012

Residency: BV Bioblitz 2

 

 

 

Hunaker Springs, Smithers, BC

Patient Quest

 

 

 

Groop Gallery, Prince George, BC

 

2011

In All Directions

 

 

 

Smithers Art Gallery, Smithers, BC

Residency: BV Bioblitz 1

 

 

 

Twin Falls Recreation Area, Smithers, BC

 

2010

Eventual Synthesis

 

 

 

Island Mountain Arts Gallery, Wells, BC

 

2008

the weather from the west

 

 

 

Elephant's Ear Gallery & Bistro, Terrace, BC

 

2007

Curious Evidence

 

 

 

Terrace Art Gallery, Terrace , BC

the weather from the west

 

 

 

Old Driftwood Schoolhouse, Smithers, BC

 

2005

SiteLines

 

 

 

Salmon Run Festival, Smithers, BC

 

2004

Ghosts

 

 

 

Two Rivers Art Gallery, Prince George, BC

 

2003

New Works

 

 

 

MokSana Yoga Centre, Victoria, BC

 

2002

Settle

 

 

 

EC4 Gallery, Victoria, BC

 

Settle

 

 

 

Smithers Art Gallery, Smithers, BC

 

2001

Homing Ground

 

 

 

Davis House, Victoria, BC

 

Personal Shrine Installation and Performance Series

 

 

India

 

1999

Earth

 

 

 

Laurus Gallery, Hamilton, ON

 

1997

Messages

 

 

 

Priory Gallery, Guelph, ON

 

1996

Music Tree

 

 

 

Gunningbar Yurt Farm & Village, Goulburn,
New South Wales, Australia

 

Balance

 

 

 

Ind.Era Gallery, Guelph, ON

 

1995

Stuff

 

 

 

Ind.Era Gallery, Guelph, ON

 

Flightpaths (Thesis Exhibition)

 

 

 

Zavitz Gallery, University of Guelph, ON

 

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SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS  

 

 

2012

Art For An Oil-Free Coast

 

 

Performance Works Theatre, Granville Is., Vancouver, BC

 

 

Victoria Conference Centre, Victoria, BC

 

 

ArtSpring Centre For The Arts, Ganges, Salt Spring Is., BC

 

 

Nanaimo Art Gallery, Nanaimo, BC

 

Wish You Were Here

 

 

W2 Community Media Arts Society, Vancouver, BC

 

4000 Reasons

 

 

Della Herman Theatre Rotunda, Smithers, BC

 

The Art of Nature

 

 

Smithers Art Gallery, Smithers, BC

 

Man Art

 

 

Smithers Art Gallery, Smithers, BC

 

2 Pro:gress

 

 

Island Mountain Arts, Wells, BC

 

Painting on the Edge

 

 

Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC

 

art/move/ment

 

 

Smithers Art Gallery, Smithers, BC

 

Craft as Art

 

 

Smithers Art Gallery, Smithers, BC

 

2011

9x12

 

 

Ferencvarosi Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

 

Salmon Symphony

 

 

Della Herman Theatre Rotunda, Smithers, BC

 

2010

Art = Movement

 

 

Smithers Art Gallery, Smithers, BC

 

16 Days of Non-Organized Art

 

 

 

Ace Art, Winnipeg, Man.

 

Lateral Learning

 

 

 

Vantage Art Projects/ Centre A, Vancouver, BC

10 x 10 x 10

 

 

Two Rivers Art Gallery, Prince George, BC

 

2009

Spirit of the River

 

 

Misty Rivers Art Gallery, Hazelton, BC

 

Legacy: Artists Helping Artists

 

 

 

Island Mountain Arts, Wells, BC

 

Flux

 

 

 

Two Rivers Art Gallery, Prince George, BC

5314

 

 

Smithers Art Gallery, Smithers, BC

 

Past, Present and Future

 

 

 

Smithers Art Gallery, Smithers, BC

 

Live Art Auction

 

 

 

Two Rivers Art Gallery, Prince George, BC

 

2008

Relationship to the Forest--Leading Forests of Change

 

 

Two Rivers Art Gallery, Prince George, BC

 

Art & Movement

 

 

 

Smithers Art Gallery, Smithers, BC

Square Foot Show

 

 

AWOL Gallery, Toronto, ON

 

Ideas About Things -- within Tom Buri's show

 

 

 

Smithers Art Gallery, Smithers, BC

 

Auction

 

 

 

Two Rivers Art Gallery, Prince George, BC

 

2007

Spark

 

 

Two Rivers Art Gallery, Prince George, BC

 

Eros

 

 

 

Smithers Art Gallery, Smithers, BC

Inaugeral

 

 

Smithers Airport Gallery, Smithers, BC

 

Text n' Texture

 

 

 

Terrace Art Gallery, Terrace , BC

 

2006

Game Show Detroit

 

 

Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit, MI, USA

 

Wood

 

 

 

Two Rivers Art Gallery, Prince George, BC

 

Here Fishy, Fishy, Fishy

 

 

 

Kitimat Centennial Museum, Kitimat, BC

Art + Movement

 

 

Smithers Art Gallery, Smithers, BC

Selection

 

 

Four Seasons Gallery, Smithers, BC

 

Celebrity Miniatures

 

 

 

Terrace Art Gallery, Terrace , BC

 

32 Flavours

 

 

 

Smithers Art Gallery, Smithers, BC

Say What

 

 

Four Seasons Gallery, Smithers, BC

 

Highway of Tears (travelling)

 

 

 

  • Smithers Art Gallery, Smithers, BC    
  • Moricetown Exhibition Hall, Moricetown, BC
  • Terrace Mall, Terrace, BC
  • Chamber of Commerce, Burns Lake, BC 
  • Prince Rupert, BC 
  • Prince George, BC 
  • Vancouver, BC 
  • Fort St.James, BC 

 

2005

After Hiroshima – Nuclear Imaginaries

 

 

Brunei Gallery, London, England

 

ArtConcept-2

 

 

 

Dostovevsky Museum, St.Petersburg, Russia

 

Baghdad Museum

 

 

 

The Propeller Centre for Visual Arts, Toronto, ON

 

Members Show

 

 

 

IceHouse Gallery, Prince Rupert, BC

 

2004

Galleria Blues

 

 

Two Rivers Art Gallery, Prince George, BC

 

Forelock Tugging

 

 

 

Struts Gallery, Sackville, NB

 

Found

 

 

 

Two Rivers Art Gallery, Prince George, BC

 

Baghdad Museum (travelling)

 

 

 

  • The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington, Bowmanville, ON    
  • Latcham Gallery, Stouffville, ON             

 

2003

International Assemblage Exhibition

 

 

Gallery Twenty-Four, Berlin, Germany

 

SmallWONDERs

 

 

 

Gallery Vertigo, Vernon, BC

 

Artropolis

 

 

 

CBC TV Building, Vancouver, BC

 

Installate

 

 

 

Smithers Art Gallery, Smithers, BC

 

Lost and Found

 

 

 

Pandora Art Gallery, Victoria, BC

 

The Healing Power of Art

 

 

 

Manhattan Arts International, New York, NY

 

2002

Year of the Mountain

 

 

 

Smithers Art Gallery, Smithers, BC

 

Cultural Intersections

 

 

 

Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC

 

Con/Quest

 

 

 

Vancouver Access ARC, Vancouver, BC

 

artWORK

 

 

 

BC Festival of the Arts, Surrey, BC

 

Evidence of Things Unseen

 

 

 

Institute for Christian Studies, Toronto, ON

 

2001

Wrapped 2

 

 

 

Chapman West Fine Arts, Victoria, BC

 

BC Encounter

 

 

 

Kashi Art Café, Kochi, Kerala, India

 

2000

Artistamps Competition

 

 

 

Open Space Gallery, Victoria, BC

 

To Remain At A Distance

 

 

 

Open Space Gallery, Victoria, BC

 

Quickdraw II

 

 

 

Open Space Gallery, Victoria, BC

 

1999

Look 99

 

 

 

Gallery Lambton, Sarnia, ON

 

1997

Art for Activism

 

 

 

The Bookshelf & Spiral Club, Guelph, ON

 

Level

 

 

 

Space 144, Adelaide, SA, Australia

 

1996

Bread and Barbed Wire

 

 

 

Port Community Arts Centre, Adelaide,
SA, Australia

 

Adelaide Hills Juried Art Affaire

 

 

 

Stirling, SA, Australia

 

1995

Trucks to El Salvador

 

 

 

Meridian Coffee House, Guelph, ON

 

Juried Show

 

 

 

Zavitz Gallery, University of Guelph, ON

 

1994

Salons des Independents

 

 

 

Zavitz Gallery, University of Guelph, ON

 

Selected Works

 

 

 

Grad Lounge, University of Guelph, ON

 

Juried Show

 

 

 

Zavitz Gallery, University of Guelph, ON

 

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COLLABORATIONS

 

 

2011

Expanding Circles

 

 

 

Della Herman Theatre, Smithers, BC

 

2009

Art Hamlet: We Built Houses Here

 

 

 

OLd Church Performance Hall, Smithers, BC

 

2008

Art & Movement

 

 

 

Smithers Art Gallery, Smithers, BC

 

2007

the weather from the west

 

 

 

Creekstone Press, Smithers, BC

 

2006

Art + Movement

 

 

 

Smithers Art Gallery, Smithers, BC

 

2003

Object Jam

 

 

 

Midsummer Festival, Smithers, BC

 

2002

Garbage Art

 

 

 

UN International Childrenís Conference on the Environment, Victoria, BC

 

2000

Mail Exchange

 

 

 

Victoria, BC

 

1998

Natural High

 

 

 

Priory Gallery, Guelph, ON

 

1996

Home/Land

 

 

 

Pandragon Grove, Stirling, SA, Australia

 

1995

Collection

 

 

 

Ind.Era Gallery, Guelph, ON

 

1993

A Realization of Figurative Emphasis

 

 

Arboretum Centre, Guelph, ON

 

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PERFORMANCES

 

 

2001

Personal Shrine Installation and Performance Series (12 events)

 

 

India

 

1999

BioDynamism

 

 

 

Switch Farm, Campbellville, ON

 

1997

Passage

 

 

 

University of Guelph, ON

 

1996

Flowform

 

 

 

Gunningbar, Goulburn, NSW, Australia

 

Ash

 

 

 

Mt.Magnificent, SA, Australia

 

Seedfree

 

 

 

Pandragon Grove, Stirling, SA, Australia

 

1995

Industry Goddess

 

 

 

Ind.Era Gallery, Guelph, ON

 

Hungers of Impermanence

 

 

 

University of Guelph, ON

 

To Be a Little More Kind

 

 

 

University of Guelph, ON

 

1994 

Follow Their Law

 

 

 

Massey Hall, Guelph, ON

 

Imaging Our Bodies

 

 

 

Arboretum Centre, Guelph, ON

 

1993

Nourishment

 

 

 

University of Guelph, ON

 

Follow Their Law

 

 

 

University of Guelph, ON

 

Imaging Our Bodies

 

 

 

University of Guelph, ON

 

Shelter

 

 

 

Stone Road Construction Site, Guelph, ON

 

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AWARDS

 

 

2011

Golden Star Award

 

 

 

BC Retired Teachers Association, Vancouver, BC

2008

Third Prize

 

 

 

Forest Capital Commission, BC

2003

Creation Grant

 

 

 

BC Arts Council

 

Award of Excellence

 

 

 

Manhattan Arts International, New York

 

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PUBLICATIONS

 

 

2010

Laments for the Lost: Grief and Mourning in Medieval Literature [cover image]

 

 

Brepols Press, Brussels

2010

Lateral Learning: Collaboration and Community as a Form of Pedagogy

 

 

Vantage Art Projects, Vancouver

2007

the weather from the west [with poet Sheila Peters]

 

 

Creekstone Press, Smithers, BC

2003

New Art International 2003/2004

 

 

Book Art Press, New York

1990

Sands of Huron [cover image]

 

 

River City Press, Sarnia, ON

 

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RELATED EXPERIENCES

 

2006-

present

Art Teacher, Smithers Secondary School, Smithers, BC

 

 

Oversee, design and deliver art education and community involvement in grades 8-12.

 

2003-

2008

Art Director, Smithers Art Gallery, Smithers, BC

 

 

Responsible for selection, co-ordination, and installation of exhibitions and projects.

 

2002

Artist-in-Residence, Smithers Art Gallery,
Smithers, BC

 

 

I created installations and gave workshops based upon local history, landscape, and current events.

 

Garbage Art Workshop, Victoria, BC

 

 

At the United Nations International Childrenís Conference on the Environment, I presented an installation and co-facilitated a workshop bringing together creativity with issues of waste.

 

Oak and Orca Bioregional School Sign,
Victoria, BC

 

 

I guided students in designing and painting their school sign.

 

2001

Visiting Artist/ Travel in India

 

 

During the course of this trip, I pursued several art projects, including:

 

 

1.

Personal Shrine Installation and Performance Series:

 

 

 

At numerous locations during my travels, I assembled small impermanent installations of local found and organic materials, and performed ritualized acts of honour and prayer.

 

 

2.

Painting in private studios and galleries:

 

 

 

  Aurodhan Art Gallery, Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu, India

 

 

 

  Bangalore Education Centre, Karnataka, India

 

 

 

  Rishi Valley Education Centre, Andhra Pradesh, India

 

1998

Sierra Club/ Gaia Project Eco-Bus Development, Smithers, BC

 

 

I painted a series of murals on the outside of a school bus retrofitted with renewable energy systems, and helped design the inside as a sustainable living demonstration centre.

 

1997

Art For Activism Auction, Guelph, ON

 

 

I was among those who initiated, co-ordinated, and curated this event.

 

1995-

Ind.Era Art Collective and Gallery,

1996

Guelph, ON

 

 

I co-founded this group which focused on reclaimed and recycled materials and historical objects to create artworks dealing with spiritual ecology and social civic history.

 

Ecology Through Art Workshop, Orangeville, ON & Mount Barker, SA, Australia

 

 

I designed and facilitated this workshop at the Youth Ecological Empowerment Plan Conference in Canada, and at the Mount Barker Youth Retreat in Australia.

 

1993-

Art Reviewer, ID Magazine and The Peak,

1997

South-Western ON

 

 

I reviewed and critiqued exhibitions, and interviewed artists for ID Arts and Entertainment Magazine, and The Peak.

 

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COLLECTIONS

 

 

 

Private collections in:

 

 

 

Canada, US, Australia, Germany, Bolivia, South Korea, India, Thailand, Nepal.

 

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