Elliott Louis Gallery Canadian Fine Art

Dominik Modlinski  Bio  ·     ·  Exhibitions:   Painter's Journey  ·  Recent Journeys, Antarctica & Patagonia  ·  Slide Presentation and Artist's Talk  ·  Paintings of the Pacific Northwest

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"

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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.

Solo Exhibitions
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

Group Exhibitions
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
Magna Ltd.
MVS Solutions
Nature's Scene
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

Association Memberships
Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour
Alberta Society of Artists

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