Colin Mitchell

Colin Mitchell

Surrey, BC, Canada

About Colin Mitchell

Rather than having a single style of repeated works, I prefer to have a large group of themes, ideas and styles to draw from which I periodically re-visit, and which will continually grow, evolve and influence each other, leading to new interests over the course of my lifetime. I take a very long-term approach to art creation, seeing the scope of my past, present and planned future work all together, and how it will all be unified at the end of my life into a cohesive whole.
I feel that approaching art in this way keeps my work fresh, and helps it to be less repetitive and formulaic than if I were to work in the same style for long periods of time, repeating the same motions and artwork over and over. This decision echoes my feeling that life is a long series of learning adventures in which we examine our surroundings and turn them inside-out to study and interpret them, then show others what we have learned from the experience.

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts w/ distinction (U of L) 1997 - 1999

Fine Arts Diploma (UCFV) 1994 - 1997

Events

2016, Created the concept art for the front and back cover of "The Revenge of the Fifth" the new album by esteemed punk band Belvedere.

Two Paintings were chosen to be used as the images on the labels for the 2016 annual wine for the UFV Alumni Association.

Exhibitions

Nov. 6, 2020 - Jan 6, 2021 "The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same" - Solo Show at Langley Arts Council Kinsmen Centre, Langley BC
2019 - 2020 Numerous group shows with Langley Arts Council, Langley, BC
June 28 - Aug. 4, 2018 "The Family Show", Semiahmoo Arts Centre, White Rock, BC (Best in Show)
June 28 - Aug. 30, 2014 "ARTS 2014" …A juried exhibition of visual art, Surrey Art Gallery - Surrey, BC
October 10 - 25, 2013 "(Re)Constructing Memories" ... Solo exhibition at the University of the Fraser Valley Art Gallery - Abbotsford, BC
Sept. 14, 2013 "After Dark at the Reach" ... Silent Auction, The Reach Gallery and Museum - Abbotsford, BC
Sept. 10, 2013 "Vancouver Art Battle #63" ... Nation-wide live 20 minute painting competition, The Fan Club, 1050 Granville St. - Vancouver, BC
June 15 - July 27, 2013 "2013 Fraser Valley Regional Biennale" ... Juried Group Exhibition (Barbara Duncan - Curator), Maple Ridge Art Gallery - Maple Ridge, BC
Aug 2003 "It Never Happens Here Arts and Music Festival" ... Curated Group Exhibition (Chakara Ledoux - Curator) Glenn Valley, BC.
May 16 - June 8 2003 Artropolis "The Big Picture - Perspectives on Change" ... Juried Group Exhibition CBC Television & the A.T. Eight Artropolis Society - Vancouver, BC.
June 2002 "Con/quest" ... Non-Juried Group Exhibition Access Artist run Centre - Vancouver, BC.
March 2002 "Time on it" ... Curated Group Exhibition (Christopher Fadden - Curator) Hillside Building - Vancouver, BC. ,