River Lewis

River Lewis

Toronto, ON, Canada

About River Lewis

I'm a narrative painter formerly employing landscape metaphor as a point of visual departure in abstracts. Recently I have begun to work more figuratively and textually to build accessible storylines through collage with the belief that all viewers can connect with the figure relationships. These collages serve as the laboratory for oil paintings. My subject is contemporary city life and I draw reference from street life, both contemporary and past era artists, and the evolving social construct. I work from Toronto Canada exhibiting across Canada. Artwork resides in collections in the U.S. Canada, the UK and Germany.

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Education

1995 BFA Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver Canada

Events

2014, Cover Painting, Rivering: The Poetry of Daphne Marlatt, Wilfrid Laurier University Press
2013 Curator, Animal Crossing (Cresswell, Delisimunovic, Sturdy), Brew Gallery, Vernon, BC
2013 Curator, ROUGE2 (Open Call), Brew Gallery, Vernon, BC
2013 Artist Talk, Things I Bumped Into In The Dark, Lake Country Art Gallery, Lake Country, BC
2012 Co-Curator w/Kindale Dev Assoc, Community Fall Photos (DeBruin), Brew Gallery, Vernon, BC
2012 Curator, NOIRE 2 (Open Call), Brew Gallery, Vernon, BC
2012 Curator, There Are No Secrets - The Preview (M&C Hermesh), Brew Gallery, Vernon, BC
2012 Curator, Topography (Mazurat), Brew Gallery - Main, Vernon, British Columbia
2012 Curator, The Artists of Predator Ridge, Brew Gallery - Main, Vernon, BC
2012 Curator, Gaia Okanagan (Dean), Brew Gallery - Fireside, Vernon, BC
2012 Curator, Off The Hill (Kashuba), Brew Gallery - Main, Vernon, BC
2012 Curator, ROUGE! (Open Call), Brew Gallery - Main & Fireside, Vernon, BC
2012 Curator, Satisfaction (Eaton), Brew Gallery - Main, Vernon, BC
2012 Curator, Colour Is Power (Jaeger), Brew Gallery - Fireside, Vernon, BC
2011 Curator, Unexpected Amateur Photography (Invit.), Brew Gallery - Main, Vernon, BC
2011 Curator, Intuitive Paintings (Lasby), Brew Gallery - Fireside, Vernon, BC
2011 Curator, Abstract Discoveries (Student Show), Brew Gallery Main, Vernon, BC
2011 Juror, Under 100 Exhibition, Lake Country Public Art Gallery, Lake Country, British Columbia
2011 Curator, Noire (Open Call), Brew Gallery - Main, Vernon, BC
2011 Curator, Moving Forward (Lowrie), Brew Gallery, Vernon, BC
2011 Speaker, Mentoring the Emerging Artist, Brew Gallery - Main, Vernon BC
2011 Curator, Parallel Existence (Lewis, Pillay, Wiebe), Brew Gallery - Main, Vernon, BC
2011 Artist Talk, Black and White Exhibition, Brew Gallery - Main, Vernon BC
2011 Curator Talk, Digital Worlds, Brew Gallery - Main, Vernon, BC
2011 Curator, Digital Worlds (Invitational), Brew Gallery - Main, Vernon, BC
2011 Contributor, Art Into Action, Visible Trash Project, Charleroi, Belgium
2011 Speaker, The Role of Artist-run Centres in Canada, Brew Gallery, Vernon, BC

Exhibitions

2018 Gallery 1313, Toronto
2018 Strathnairn Arts Gallery, Canberra Australia
2017 Creatio Gallery, Lake Country BC
2015 Creatio Gallery, Lake Country BC
2013 Mind and Matter, Station Gallery, Whitby, Ontario
2013 Great Big Smalls IX, The Cube Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario
2013 Blue Anxieties, Eyelevel Gallery JOMG, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2013 TLC, Creatio Gallery, Ex Nihilo Vineyards, Lake Country, British Columbia
2013 U8, SOPA Fine Arts, Kelowna, British Columbia
2013 Things I Bumped Into, Lake Country Public Art Gallery, Lake Country, BC
2013 Twitter Art Exhibition: LA, E. U. Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
2012 Digital Red/Read, Summerland Public Art Gallery, Summerland, BC
2012 Annual Auction, Penticton Public Art Gallery, Penticton, BC
2012 Rumour Has It - Okanagan Erotic Art Show, Ex Nihilo Vineyards, Lake Country, BC
2012 U8, SOPA Fine Arts, Kelowna, British Columbia
2012 Twitter Art Exhibition, Moss Public Library, Moss, Norway
2012 Digital Spring, Little Straw Vineyards, West Kelowna, BC
2012 Juried Exhibition, Lake Country Public Art Gallery, Lake Country, BC
2011 The Jeffrey Wong Show, Pratch House, Kelowna, British Columbia
2011 Artsolutely, Centre Gallery VCAC, Vernon, British Columbia
2011 Digital Worlds, Okanagan Regional Library, West Kelowna, BC
2011 Parallel Existence (Lewis, Pillay, Wiebe), Brew Gallery, Vernon, BC
2011 Instructors Exhibition, Centre Gallery VCAC, Vernon, BC
2011 Juried Exhibition, Lake Country Public Art Gallery, Lake Country, BC
2011 Celebrate 8, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan
2011 C'est La Vie, Summerland Public Art Gallery, Summerland, BC
2010 Blue Sky Utopia, Alternator Gallery, Kelowna, British Columbia