CURRICULUM VITAE OF ROBIN de LAVIS



EDUCATION
2002    Diploma of Classical Animation, Vancouver Film School
1997    Diploma of Applied Arts, Honours
          Vancouver Island University, Nanaimo BC
1997    Certification in Small Business Practice -Art Consultation
          Vancouver Island University

ADDITIONAL STUDIES
2009    Studies with Alex Grey, Visionary Art-scholarship
1997    Studies With Vladislav Andrejev, Russian Iconographer-full scholarship
1994    Professional Practices for Artists, Emily Carr Institute
1994    Studies with Comox Indian Band, Native Imagery and silk-screening
1990    Apprenticeship to Kurt Morrison, Master Goldsmith, Hornby Island, BC
1986    Apprenticeship to Wayne Ngan, Master Ceramist, Hornby Island, BC
1979-81   Fine Arts North Island College

SOLO SHOWS
2009   
Dreaming, Arbutus Arts, Hornby Island, BC
2009   
The Road to Home, Hornby Island Hall, Hornby Island, BC
2009   
Flowers, Not Bombs. Comox Valley Art Gallery, Courtenay, BC
2008   
The Trees of Hornby Island, Hornby Island, BC
2007   
Examinations, Hornby Island Hall, Hornby Island, BC
2006   
Flowers Not Bombs, The ARC Gallery, Hornby Island, BC
2004   
The Animated Landscape, Arbutus Arts, Hornby Island, BC
2000   
Being, Comox Valley Art Gallery, Courtenay, BC, Tony Martin, Curator
1999  
‘inversion’ Arbutus Art Gallery, Hornby Island, BC
1999   
Infinite Imagery Nanaimo Arts Council Gallery, Nanaimo, BC

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS
2010   
Mandala, Unity in Diversity
          ARTROM Gallery, Artist  Presentation Space, Rome, Italy
2009   
Live at the Bolt, Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Burnaby, BC
2009   
Spaces, Hornby Island Festival Art Show
2009   
Blues Festival Art Show, Hornby Island, BC
2008   
Close to the Heart, The ARC, Hornby Island, BC
2008   
Hornby Island Artists, Feast in the Village, Vancouver, BC
2007   
The Artist Trek, The ARC Gallery, Hornby Island, BC
2007   
XL, Hornby Island Hall, Hornby Island, BC
2007   
Work, Work, Work, International Artist Postcard Exhibit,
          curated by Ed Varney, Oceanside  Gallery, Parksville, BC
2007   
The View From Here: A Hornby Island Perspective
          TOSH Gallery, Qualicum, BC
2006   
Luminosa, Hornby Island Festival, curated by Ken Flett
2006   
Transformation, with Cimarron Knight,
           Hornby Island Hall, Hornby Island, BC
2005  
Island Elements, Tsawassen Longhouse Gallery, Tsawassen, BC
2005   
Beneath the Veil, Hornby Island Hall, Hornby Island, BC
2004   
Digi-Fest Digital Art Festival, Hornby Island, BC,
2003   
Merrickville Studio Tour, Guest Artist, Merrickville, Ont.
2003   
REBOOT: where art and technology <click> Hornby Island, BC,
          curated by Ann Newdigate,
2002   
MANDALA with Tibetan Monks, Hornby Island, BC
2001   
BC FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS, Fort St. John, BC
          Awarded full scholarship to Vancouver Film School
1999   
BC FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS, Victoria, BC
1998   
Windows to Heaven Mystic, Connecticut, USA
1998   
Wake up the Garden Nanaimo Art Gallery, Nanaimo, BC
          curated by Pamela Speight
1998  
Pacific Region Juried Art Show, Nanaimo Honorable Mention
1994  
“Just Stumbling Along Between the Immensities of Birth and Death”,
           Hornby Island, BC, with Penny McCullough and Cimarron Knight
1993   
The Miniature World, Comox Valley Art Gallery, Courtenay, BC,
          curated by Janet  McPhedran
1993   
Images and Objects xi, BC Festival of the Arts, Trail, BC
1993   
Wearable Art Show, Vancouver East Cultural Centre, Vancouver, BC
1992   
The Chair Show, Arts Alliance, Courtenay, BC, curated by Tony Martin

ANIMATED FILMS
2002     tempore.......
2002    A Horse, Some Rain, The Sun and a Cowboy

FILM SCREENINGS
2003    Damah International Film Festival, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Wash.

PUBLICATIONS AND CATALOGUES
1999    “artwork”-Celebrating BC’s Emerging Visual Artists
1997    Barros, Anne, “Ornament and Object: Canadian Jewellery and Metal Art”,
           Pg. 128  Boston Mills Press, Toronto, Canada 
1993    Gervais, Pearl, “Forward in the Spirit”, text pg. 259, photo pg. 88, Hignell
           Press, Victoria
1993    Assembly of BC Arts Councils, Images and Objects X1, pg. 32
1992    Arts Alliance, Courtenay, BC “Art of Cooking” pg 38
1992     Arts Alliance, Courtenay, BC “The Chair Show” pg 10

AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS
2009    Scholarship to study under visionary artist, Alex Grey
2006    Selected Delegate to International Symposium of the Arts,
          “Artists With Conscience”, Victoria, BC
2001    Full Scholarship to the Vancouver Film School
1999    BC Festival of the Arts, Victoria BC (painting)
1998    Pacific Region Juried Art Show, Nanaimo
           -Honorable  Mention, (painting)
1998     Full Scholarship to study with Vladislav Andrejev, Russian Iconographer
1997    John Bodnar Award for Graphic Design
1996     Nanaimo Rotary Club Scholarship for Applied Arts
1996    BC Ferry and Marine Workers Union Scholarship for Applied Arts
1996    Dean’s Honour Roll, Malaspina University-College, Applied Arts
1996    BC Ferry and Marine Workers Union Scholarship
1993    Pacific Region Juried Art Show, Powell River
           -AWARD OF EXCELLENCE (silver necklace)
1993    Comox Valley Juried Art Show, Arts Alliance, Courtenay, BC
          -HONORABLE MENTION (sculpture)
1992    Look ‘92, Tidemark Theatre, Campbell River, BC
           -AWARD OF MERIT (silver necklace)
1991    Pacific Region Juried Show
          -AWARD OF MERIT (clay sculpture)
1991    Comox Valley Juried Art Show
          -TWO AWARDS OF MERIT (assemblage and clay sculpture)
1990    Comox Valley Juried Art Show
           -AWARD OF EXCELLENCE (clay sculpture)

LECTURES AND PROFESSIONAL PRACTISE
2006    Hornby Island Artist Run Gallery, artist guest speaker, BC Arts and                     Culture Week
2003    Guest Lecturer, AGM of Hornby Island Arts Council on the subject of                  contemporary practice of Craft
2002    Guest lecturer in a series with Jerry Pethick, Annette Hurtig and Ann                   Newdigate. Subject: Moving Stills and the Digital Paintbox
1997     present, freelance Art Consultant and Graphic Designer
1989    founder of Cymharus Silverworks-handmade precious metal jewellery,                  owner artisan
1989-    Workshop leader, “Clay as a Form of Extrovert Meditation”, House of                 Bread Monastary, Nanaimo, BC
1988 -   Workshop facilitator in an International Forum, Creative Compassion,                with Matthew Fox, The Empress Hotel, Victoria BC
1981-1988-Earthen Vessels-handmade architectural renderings and tileworks,

AFFILIATIONS
1974     Founding member of the Comox Valley Art Gallery (as Robin Knight)
1993-present. Member of CARFAC
2000-2008- Executive director of Hornby Island Arts Council
Member of Hornby Island Artist Run Gallery
Member of Hornby Island Arts Council

COMMISSIONS
1988    Wall Hanging, Christ the King Church, Courtenay, BC
1986    Stained glass window, Emmaus Community Chapel, Courtenay, BC

PUBLIC WORK
1998    Street painting for Heritage Mews, Nanaimo, BC
1998    Two Street Banners for the Festival of Banners, Nanaimo, BC
1997    Two Street Banners for the Festival of Banners, Nanaimo, BC
1996    Mural for a 32’ cylindrical pole, Departure Bay, Nanaimo