Elliott Louis Gallery Canadian Fine Art

Joel Libin  Bio  ·  

Just coming off a successful solo exhibition this past June at the Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery, Joel has created new paintings for the upcoming Emerging Artist Show. Currently living in Toronto and attending art school, OCADU, Joel initially developed his artistic roots in Vancouver's art community. Avid doodling has helped Joel to transform his drawn faces and shapes into process oriented and layered paintings. 

Joel's inspiration for painting comes from the absurdity he experiences in the rules of life and the canvas allows him to release his confusion.

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OCAD University Drawing and Painting
Dynamo Arts Association
Basic Inquiry, Centre for the Figurative Arts  
Vancouver Arts Collective (VACA)
SFU Contemporary Arts Program
UBC Studio and Theory
Emily Carr University, Continuing Education
VanArts Institute of Media Arts, Continuing Education

Public and Corporate Collections
Beaux-Arts des Ameriques, Montreal

Media Coverage
Portrait of an Artist, by Stephen Thomson of the Georgia Straight Newspaper, July 12 2011
Jewish Independent Newspaper, Vancover, Canada, June 2011, Online
Akimbo IPhone Application, “Featured”, Open Spaces Gallery, March 25- April 28 2011
Abbotsford Today, Doreen Jung, The Arts in Abbotsford, Online, December 16 2010
Vancouver Observer, Alfred DePew, Just Between Us, City, Online, November 23 2009
Kim Plumley’s Blog, Eastside Culture Crawl Artist of the Day, Online, November 10 2009
Jewish Independent Newspaper, Vancouver, Canada, July 2009                                            
“Word” Book of Paintings and Poems, First Edition, Vancouver, Canada, June 2009
Basic Inquiry News, October 2007, Volume 1, Number 10
One Cool Word, Vancouverlogue, Winter 2006, Issue #4                                                      
The Ubyssey, Editorial Cartoons, September 2004-May 2005

Selected Group Exhibitions
2011    Emergence 2011: Appearing Surfaces, Elliott Louis Gallery, Vancouver
2011    Transformation: The Built Surface Exhibition, Concourse Gallery, ECUAD, Vancouver
2010    Kariton Art Gallery, Abbotsford, BC
2010    WHODUNIT? Mystery Art Sale, OCAD University, Toronto
2010    Drawn Festival: Naked, Basic Inquiry Gallery, Vancouver
2010    World Mad Pride Biennale 2010, Eco Madness, Gallery Gachet, Vancouver
2010    Group Exhibition, Beaux Arts des Ameriques, Montreal
2010    I Heart Vancouver, Chapel Arts, Vancouver
2010    The Bathroom Stall Project, 221A Artist Run Centre, Vancouver
2009    Crawl Salon, The Chapel Arts, Vancouver
2009    Pact: Evan, East Van Studios, Vancouver
2009    Open House, Dynamo Arts Association, Vancouver
2009    Cornered, 221A Artist Run Centre, Vancouver
2009    Dog Days of Summer, Whippersnapper Gallery, Toronto
2009    SWARM Arts Festival, Dynamo Arts Association, Vancouver
2009    START Show, Salt Water Studio, Vancouver
2008    Naked, Sixth Street Gallery, Vancouver
2008    One 4 One: A License to Buy Art, Maple Ridge Art Gallery, Maple Ridge
2008    SWARM Arts Festival, Dynamo Arts Association, Vancouver
2007    Green Light, SFU Gallery, Burnaby

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2011    Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery, Vancouver
2009    Basic Inquiry, Vancouver

Curatorial Experience
2011    Open Spaces Gallery, Janus’ Nomad Sculptures, April 13
2011    Open Spaces Gallery, Craftwork and pow-wow, March 16
2010    Basic Inquiry Gallery, Ingeborg Raymer, August 14- September 11
2010    Basic Inquiry Gallery, Group Show, “Naked” in conjunction with the Drawn Festival, July 17- August 7
2010    Basic Inquiry Gallery, Group Show, “Spring Fling Art Show and Sale”, May 22- July 3

Selected Public Performances
2011    Open Spaces Gallery, Toronto
2010    Victoria Square 2010 Olympics Protest, Installation Piece “The Bathroom Stall Project”, Downtown Vancouver

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