Artist Bio - Barb Fyvie

Barb Fyvie

Barb Fyvie's work is shaped by her coexistence with wilderness where she lives in the Canadian Rockies. Her abstract paintings are explorations that are direct, fluid and intuitive with a focus on colour and surface. A great deal of attention is paid to the materiality of heavy oil paint made heavier with cold wax medium.

 

Born in Calgary, Fyvie has lived and worked in Canmore for the past 10 years. She completed her BFA at the University of Alberta in 1984. In 2015, she was awarded a Public Art Commission by The Town of Canmore. She is currently represented by the Grant Berg Gallery in Grande Prairie and the Berg Gallery in Kananaskis Village, Alberta. Her work can be found in collections across Canada, and in the U.S. and Europe.

 

EDUCATION AND ARTIST IN RESIDENCY PROGRAMS

2017     TRACS Artist in Residence, Fogo Island, Newfoundland 

2015     TRACS Artist in Residence, Fogo Island, Newfoundland

2003     Num-Ti-Jah Lodge, Artist in Residence, Bow Lake Alberta

1995     Columbia Icefields, Artist in Residence, Courtesy of Brewster Tours

1986     Computer Graphics Diploma, Sheridan College, Oakville Ontario

1984     Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Alberta, Edmonton Alberta 

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

Solo Exhibitions

2015    

Elevation Gallery – Canmore – The Layer Between, One White Wall Project

2013    

The Edge Gallery – Canmore – Out of the Woods, with Grant Berg

2011     

The Edge Gallery – Canmore – Essence

2009     

Ralph Connor Memorial United Church, Canmore – Impressions; collaboration with musicians Olivia Ritchey and Sara Hahn 

2007     

The Avens Gallery, Canmore – Tree Portraits 


Group Exhibitions 

2017

Jenny Keefe Studio, Tilting Fogo Island NFLD – Fogo Wraparound

Canmore Art Guild Gallery, Canmore – Abstract Exhibition

HIVE Gallery, Canmore – Artists of Elk Run DOWNTOWN II

 

2016      

The Edge Gallery, Calgary – I Love Inglewood

HIVE Gallery, Canmore – Artists of Elk Run DOWNTOWN

HIVE Gallery, Canmore – In the back Kitchen Studio, Two Artists on Fogo (with Pascale Ouellet) 

Canmore Art Guild Gallery, Canmore – CAG Abstract Show

 

2015     

Roberto Ostberg Gallery, Calgary – Connections 

Town of Canmore Arts & Events Office, Canmore – Pop-Up Show

  

5eMOTION Productions

Click here to view animations on my Youtube channel

- hand painted 16mm film animation

- computer generated kinetic typography    

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