Bruce Woycik



Perhaps best known for his approach to illumination, Bruce Woycik is an artist with an impressive and varied body of work.  His paintings, suffused with a distinctive manipulation of light, create an alluring drama of radiance and shadow.

Woycik is adept at inducing a mood in his artistic choices; it is mood as much as object that is the subject of his work. Each image is located in one of the small corners that are the essence of a specific neighbourhood, the signifier that conjures up the entire area. It is the viewer who completes the location with her or his own memories, emotions, and experiences of place.

In identifying himself as a painter rather than an artist, Woycik emphasizes his passion, his life-long love affair, with the medium of oil. Working everyday in his studio where any misstep step puts one in contact with paint, Woycik is outside of the issues of genre or theory. He is in his inner world where all there is is painting.

Solo Exhibitions
2010     Just Looking, Elliott Louis Gallery, Vancouver
2009     The Lie That Tells the Truth, Elliott Louis Gallery, Vancouver
2008     Gentrification, Elliott Louis Gallery, Vancouver
2006     Segue, Elliott Louis Gallery, Vancouver
2005     Winterscape, Elliott Louis Gallery, Vancouver
2004     Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, New York
Group Exhibitions
2007     Touching Reality, Elliott Louis Gallery, Vancouver  
2006     Transition, Elliott Louis Gallery, Vancouver
2006     A Sense of Place, Elliott Louis Gallery, Vancouver
2005     Autumnity, Elliott Louis Gallery, Vancouver
2004     Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, New York City
2003     Graham Sayell Gallery, Vancouver
2002     White Rock Suite, Jenkins Showler Gallery, White Rock
2001     International Artist Magazine,  Master Painters of the World Canada Showcase
2001     Adele Campbell Gallery, Whistler
2000     Retrospection ll, Berbun Art Gallery, Prince George
2000     Retrospection, Graham Sayell Gallery, Vancouver  
2000 - 2001   Magazin' Art Biennial Guide to Canadian Artists,  Montreal
1988     Floral Visions, Jenkins Showler Gallery, White Rock  
1998     The Norman Lake Suite, Jenkins Showler Gallery, White Rock
1997     Artropolis, The Roundhouse, Vancouver
1997     Crow, Campbell River Art Gallery, Campbell River
1997     Recent Realism, Jenkins Showler Gallery, White Rock
1997     RAW Donut House Gallery, Vancouver