The source of this artist's ingenuity is the never-ending supply of material nature affords. As a matter of course, Dominik J. Modlinski incorporates the journey motif into his work, his creative process and his personal growth experience.
For him, the possibilities are endless.
"My work is simply a reflection of what I love to do most, to be able to live on the land, to better my creative vision and to bring people joy and understanding of the environment through art"
Born in Warsaw, Poland, Modlinski now calls Canada home and makes his living traveling through and painting various endangered natural areas. At the heart of his travels is a quest to discover and depict the inherent balance and truthfulness found in nature. |
In Poland he attended The School for Artistic Crafts and Design. In Canada he graduated with honours from the Ontario College of Art in 1993. He has since lived in the wilderness setting of Atlin, B.C., where he taught painting and drawing at the Atlin Centre for the Arts. Modlinski says he enjoys the physical challenge painting in such remote location entails. It’s also an opportunity to visually celebrate a unique ecosystem. For this artist, celebration is really at the heart of his hard work.
Modlinski now shares his time between Nanaimo and Atlin BC where he paints full-time. His work has earned him numerous awards, including the prestigious Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Scholarship in 1994 and the David L. Stevenson Scholarship for Proficiency in Drawing & Painting in 1993.
The artist’s work can be found in corporate and private collections. He is represented by “ Canada House “, Banff, AB, “Elliott Louis Gallery ”, Vancouver, BC, “ John A. Libby Fine Art “, Toronto, ON. His work is also published by Nature’s Scene in Georgetown, ON. And Mill Pond Press, FL, USA
1989 - 1993 Ontario College of Art, Drawing & Painting Diploma awarded with Honours.|
2011 Toadlena: A Trading Post Visited, Medicine Man Gallery, Tuscon, AZ|
2009 Painter's Journey, Elliott Louis Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2008 Recent Works, John A. Libby Gallery, Toronto, ON
2004 Northern Journeys, Canada House Gallery, Banff
2004 From Ocean to Icefields, Yukon Art Centre, Whitehorse YT
2001 Wild Places, Libby's Art Gallery, Toronto ON
1998 Discovering Algoma, Libby's Art Gallery, Toronto ON
1998 Recent Works, Atlin Courthouse, Atlin BC
1997 Recent Works, Atlin Courthouse, Atlin BC
1996 Oil Paintings & Watercolours, Libby's Art Gallery, Toronto ON
1994 Dynamics of Nature, Bailey Bedard Studio Gallery & Western Canada Wilderness Committee, Toronto
1994 Recent Paintings, Gallery Pekao, Toronto ON
2008 Patagonia, Canada House Gallery, Banff AB|
2006 Alpine Club of Canada Centennial, Canada House Gallery, Banff AB
2006 Alpine Club of Canada Centennial, Whyte Museum, Banff AB
2006 Transition - Elliott Louis Gallery, Vancouver BC
2006 A Sense of Place - Elliott Louis Gallery, Vancouver BC
2005 Small Picture Show - Libby's Art Gallery, Toronto ON
2005 Sense of Place - Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2004 Small Picture Show - Libby's Art Gallery, Toronto ON
2004 From Oceans to Icefields - Yukon Arts Cnetre, Whitehorse BC
2003 Wonder of Water “ - Canada House Gallery, Banff
2002 The International Year of Mountains “ - Canada House Gallery
2000 Northern Arts Festival “ - Inuvik, NWT
1999 Small Picture Show - Libby's Art Gallery, Toronto ON
1998 20th Anniversary - Libby's Art Gallery, Toronto ON
1998 CIBC Private Banking & Libby' s of Toronto - CIBC Private Banking, Toronto ON
1998 Reverence lost? - Wagner Rosenbaum Gallery, Toronto ON
1998 Participation in Engage ' 98 - Whitehorse Yukon
1998 Points of View - Captain Martin House Gallery, Whitehorse YT
1997 Worlds of Light - Private Show, Toronto ON
1997 Participation in Taku Fine Art Auction - Vancouver Public Library
1996 Majestic Mountains - Libby's Art Gallery, Toronto ON
1996 Painters & Sculptors Fifteen - 80 Spadina, Gallery 304, Arts Week, Toronto
Lance Amstrong- Winner of the Tour de France|
Pat Quinn - Toronto Maple Leafs
Husky Injection Mouldings
Altamira Investments Inc
Art of The Traderhorn
Varughese Production Inc.
Lawrence & Company
Burgandy Asset Management
“Artist aims to preserve endangered spaces", CTV interview, Oct 27, 2008|
“Two Artists, same subject, different styles”, Rocky Mountain Outlook, April 24, 2008
“Artist voyages to southern ocean”, Rocky Mountain Outlook, May 31, 2007
“Artist thrives in inclement weather”, The Yukon News Jan. 10 2003
Cover page of the “ Canadian Journal of Rural Medicine “, Volume 6, No. 3, summer 2001
“Visual Excitement and Spiritual Connection",International Artist, No. 19, June/July 2001
Interview with an Artist - CBC TV North, Whitehorse YT, Feb. 2001
Oil painting chosen for the Unicef Christmas Card, 1998.
“Interview with an Artist" - CFMT International, Toronto ON, May 1998
Cover page of Taku Fine Art Auction Catalogue, March 1997.
"Interview with an Artist" - Vision TV, Toronto ON, November 1996.
"Stein Valley - To Protect its Natural and Cultural Heritage", marketing poster, Western Canada Wilderness Committee, September 1994.
“Interview with an Artist" - CFMT International, Toronto ON, May 1994
Present Ongoing workshops in Alberta and British Columbia|
2002 - 2003 Drawing and Painting instructor at North Mount Pleasant Art Centre, Calgary, AB
1998 - 2001 Chief instructor of the Atlin Martial Arts Center, Atlin, B.C. - teaching karate to children and adults
1995 - 2000 Guest art teacher, instructor and wilderness guide at Atlin Art Center, Atlin, B.C
1993 - 1995 Assistant instructor at the downtown YMCA Karate Club, Toronto
1994 Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Scholarship|
1993 David L. Stevenson Scholarship for Proficiency in Drawing & Painting
1992 Friends of O.C.A., Year Three, for Proficiency in Fine Art
|Residencies and Symposiums|
2007 Artist in residence on board ice-strengthened, “ Lyubov Orlova “, Antarctica, February |
2006 Artist in residence on board Russian Icebreaker “ Kapitan Khlebnikov”, Eastern Arctic
2003-2004 Numtijah Bow Lake Lodge, Banff National Park, Alberta
1992-1994 Algoma School of landscape Arts, Algoma, Ontario
Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour|
Alberta Society of Artists