International professional painter
Born in New Westminster, B.C. May 15th, 1946
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016 “From the Heart” at the Pelican Rouge Cafe Gallery, with 50% of proceeds to the Peace Arch Hospital and Community Health Foundation, White Rock, B.C. Canada
2016 “Earth and Beyond” at The Ocean Park Library, South Surrey, B.C. Canada
2015 “Moments in Nature” at Babes in the Woods Cafe Gallery, Galiano Island, B.C., Canada
2015 “Abstract Expression exhibition and interview” The Carl Benz Cloud University, Germanyhttps://www.benz-academy.org/en/culture/exhibition/Laara.WilliamSen
2013 “Small works” at the Good Day Sunshine Cafe, South Surrey, B.C. Canada
2011 “From Sky to Sea” Small Rituals Society, White Rock, B.C. Canada
2006 “Dance to Defend” Canadian Association of Professional Speakers at the Terminal City Club, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
1998 “Halloween” Vancouver Aquarium, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
1992 “Rites of Nature” Vancouver East Cultural Centre, curated, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
1991 “Shaman” North Vancouver City Hall Concourse Gallery,juried by the North Vancouver Arts Council, North Vancouver, B.C., Canada
1990 “Imagine” Sinclair Centre, Upper Galleria, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
1989 “Cuts” Women In Focus Alternative Art Space, collaborative performance & solo exhibit, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
1988 “Inner Landscape” Emily Carr University of Art & Design, Concourse Gallery, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITION
2017 “Peace Arch Hospital Gala Auction” White Rock, B.C. Canada
2017 “Diversified Abstractions” at the Ocean Park Library, South Surrey, B.C. Canada
2016 “The Three Musketeers” at the Good Day Sunshine Cafe, South Surrey, B.C. Canada
2016 “Picnic” at the Ocean Park Library, South Surrey, B.C. Canada
2015 “IN3 International Minature Collective,” Juried, Artist Representative for Canada, TVAA GALLERY, Plaza of the Americas, 700 Pearl Street, Dallas Texas, U.S.A.
2014 “Vendel” Art Festival, White Rock, B.C. Canada
2014 Champalimaud Foundation research center for Cancer, Lisbon, Portugal
2013 – 2014 “MEMORY” Richmond Art Gallery 2nd Biannual International Art Exhibition November 17- January 6 7700 Minoru Gate , Richmond, BC V6Y 1R9
2013 “Open Studio” group international exhibition, Ozu Cultural Centre, Monteleone, Sabina, Italy
2013 “United State of International Artists,” Olga Santos galeria,Praca da Republica No 168 frente, Porto, Portugal (January11 to February 2
2012 “A Casa de Lage,” International Painting Exhibition curated by Francisco Lacerda at Pestana Place, Lisbon, Portugal
2012 “Passages,” International painting exhibition curated by Francisco Lacerdaat Hotel Cascais Miragem, Portugal
2012 “Letters for Feminism International Exhibition”, International Art Works, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
2011 “Tikkun Olam Collaborative Grid,” at Alta Contemporary Art & Industria Studios, Tucson, Arizona, USA
2011”Trees for Life,” International group exhibition, “Out of the Blue Gallery,” 32-36 Dalmeny Street,University of Edinburgh, Scotland
2011 “Symbiose Zomer-Kunstfestival,” international group exhibition Breda De StadsGalerij, Oude Vest 34, Breda, Netherlands 2011
2011 “Fiber Fusion” International collaborative mural,” White Rock Museum and Archives, White Rock, B.C. Canada
2010 Morgan Crossing Group Exhibition, Surrey, B.C., Canada
2010 The Armory Exhibition, Pasadena, California, USA
2010 Artists for Freedom, Galileo Museum, Lennestadt, Germany
2010 Artists for Freedom, The Bensdorf Town Hall, Bensdorf, Germany
2010 International Contemporary Art, London, United Kingdom
2010 Twitter Art & Social Media Group Exhibition, juried, held at the
- Diane Farris Gallery, West 7th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
2016 Official Nominee for 2016 Palm Art Awards, Germany.
2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 PEACE PROJECT awarded USA group juried touring exhibition
- Selected as one of 150 artists from 1,000 international applicants.
1989 International Artitudes Competition
curated by Gallery 54, SoHo, New York, New York, USA.
Received one of the top ten International Painting Awards
Museum of Contemporary Art, Lynn Warren, Curator, Chicago, USA
The Fogg Art Museum, Judy Neiswander, Curator, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
The Guild Hall Museum, Helen Harrison, Curator, East Hampton, New York
1987 The B.C. Cultural Fund Scholarship, Presented by Jack Shadbolt, International painter born in Canada at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
1986 The B.C. Post Secondary Scholarship presented by Alan Barclay, Dean of Emily Carr University of Art & Design,awarded by the British Columbia government, Victoria, B.C., Canada
1986 Expo 86, selected from thousands of entries as one of twenty five portrait artists, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
1982 International Portrait Awards – top 100 awarded for excellence in Drawing, Washington, DC, USA
and other honors and awards over the years.
1984 – 1988 EMILY CARR UNIVERSITY OF ART AND DESIGN, Vancouver, B.C. Canada
Graduated with an Interdisciplinary Major
1973 KWANTLEN COLLEGE, Surrey, B.C., Canada
Part time studies; graphic design, Surrey Campus, B.C.
1972 DOUGLAS COLLEGE, Surrey, B.C., Canada
Part time studies; life drawing and creative writing, Surrey Campus, B.C.
1967 – 1969 ROBERT E. WOOD, British born, International painter, 1967 to 1969 Part time oil painting studio classes, New Westminster, B.C. Canada and North Vancouver, B.C. Canada
International Art Café Member 2014 to present
Online and based in St. Petersburg, Florida, U.S.A.
AASNouTec Association for Arts, Science & New Technology
Place Philadelphe Thomas, 81600 Gaillac, France.
Honorary Member since 2010 to present
The Bringer of the Dawn Healing Art Society
Johnston Road, White Rock, B.C., Canada
Founding Member, President 2 years and active member
from 2004 to 2007
The Seven Levels Art Society
East 1st Street, North Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Founding Member, President 1 year and active member
1992 to 1993
The Society for Creative Development
264 East 24th Street, North Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Founding Member, President 2 years and active member
from 1989 to 2000
Ozu Cultural Centre, Monteleone, Sabina, Italy April 7th, 2013 to April 22nd, 2013 .and April 2014
TELEVISION & YOU TUBE REVIEWS
Laara WilliamSen, Canadian Abstract Artist by Sunil Vilas, Founder of Globalization ICAS online & London, United Kingdom. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nphRFd6Xo3E2013
Whats on around Town, Documentary 2002
Penticton Television Station
Aired Kamloops thru to Osoyoos, B.C.\
Art Heals, Documentary 1997
Rogers Cable Station
Aired throughout B.C.
SELECTED NEWSPAPERS, MAGAZINE REVIEWS
Art and Beyond magazine, September/October 2013
- 2 pages Featured artist interview with Sunil Vilas, distribution, U.S.A
Interview with Sunil Vilas, Globalization, ICAS, online May 2013
Sum Of All Moments Studios – Amazing Art, Article by Jessica Lynn Carroll, online Canada February 2013
.Interview with Sunil Vilas, Globalization, ICAS, online February 2013
ThePeach Arch News, White Rock, B.C., Canada 2005, 2010
The Now Newspaper, Surrey, B.C., Canada 2005, 2010
Vancouver Sun Newspaper , Feature article, Mia Stainsby, 1988 Vancouver, B.C., Canada
and numerous other articles and newspaper reviews.
2016 “Art Compass 2016” juried by Ulrich Himmelblau, Germany, published in Poland.
2016 Cover art – THE ELEMENTS Fire #6 for “SETTING THE FIRES” Poems by Darlene Pagan published 2015 © by Arlie Press, ISBN 978-0-9895799-2-6 Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.
2015 Interview by The Carl Benz Cloud Universityhttps://www.benz-academy.org/en/culture/exhibition/Laara.WilliamSen
2015 “7 simple steps to starting your million dollar art collection on any budget”Review / article published by VANCITYBUZZ September 08, 2015http://www.vancitybuzz.com/2015/09/starting-an-art-collection-on-any-budget/ Vancouver, B.C. Canada
Laara WilliamSen’s paintings are held in the Permanent Collections of the Paul Getty III Foundation at Siena Art Institute, Italy; The Brooklyn Art Library, New York, USA; The Biuro Pronocji Kultury, Gdansk, Poland and in private collections in the USA, Canada, Mexico, France, Italy, Poland, Germany, United Kingdom, Thailand, China and Australia.
Over 90 one person exhibitions and over 130 group exhibitions.
Full c.v. available upon request.
Thank you for taking the time to consider my curriculum vitae.
International professional painter and educator,
Vancouver area, B.C. CANADA
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