SHAWN SERFAS

CURRICULUM VITAE

Education
                     2003 Master of Fine Arts Degree (M.F.A.), Major in Studio Art, Painting Division
                     University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
                     2001 & 2002 April, University of Alberta Master of Fine Arts, Master of Design Scholarship
                     Awarded for academic, scholarly and creative achievements
                     2002 Bachelor of Arts Degree (B.A.), Major in Art History
                     Graduated with Great Distinction
                     University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
                     2000 Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree (B.F.A.), Major in Studio Art, Painting/Printmaking
                     Graduated with Great Distinction and Distinguished Thesis Exhibition
                     University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
                     2000 May, Judy Poole Fine Arts Award
                     Awarded at convocation to the most distinguished Bachelor of Fine Arts Graduate as determined by the Department of Art and Art History,                                           University of Saskatchewan
                     2000 January, Distinguished B.F.A. Exhibition Award
                     Awarded by the Department of Art & Art History to the artist whose final thesis exhibition is deemed exceptional, University of Saskatchewan

Professional Academic Experience
                     Brock University
                     Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts
                     Associate Professor – Visual Arts Department
                     Academic Years 2012-Current
                     15 Artists’ Common, St. Catharines, ON., L2R 3M2

                     University of British Columbia
                     Lecturer – Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies
                     Academic Years 2005-2012
                     3333 University Way, Kelowna, BC., V1V 1V7

                     Okanagan University College
                     Assistant Professor – Fine Arts Department
                     Academic Year 2004-2005
                     North Kelowna Campus, 3333 University Way, Kelowna, BC., V1V 1V7

Research Interests
                      Contemporary painting, drawing and printmaking practices concerning relational abstraction, environmental aesthetics, religion, the landscape as                              as well as issues bordering abstraction and representation using image construction with respect to environmental science and remote

                      mapping processes

Scholarly and Creative Activities
                      Selected Solo or Two-Person Exhibitions

                      2018
                      Grid Terrain, Gallery MX, Montreal, Quebec
                      Alloyed Prairie, Bugera Matheson Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
                      Portrait of a Mark, SOPA Fine Arts Gallery, Kelowna, British Columbia
                      2017
                      Pseudo-Fiction, (with Catherine Parayre), Alliance Francaise – Galerie Pierre Léon, Toronto, Ontario
                      2016
                      Inland, Rodman Hall Arts Centre, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario
                      Cleave and Trench, Bugera Matheson Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
                      2015
                      Dig, Machine Shop Gallery, Algoma University, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
                      2014
                      Out of Sorts, (with William Griffiths), Sopa Fine Arts, Kelowna, British Columbia
                      2014
                      Plaything, Congress: Borders Without Boundaries, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario
                      2013
                      Shawn Serfas: Re-Picturing the Landscape, Penticton Art Gallery, Penticton, British Columbia (Catalogue Godfrey Dean Art Gallery)
                      2011
                      Borderlands – Imagining the Immaterial, (Catalogue Vernon Public Art Gallery), Art Gallery of Prince Albert, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
                      2010
                      Borderlands – Imagining the Immaterial, (Catalogue Vernon Public Art Gallery), The Godfrey Dean Art Gallery, Yorkton, Saskatchewan
                      Field + Canal, Agnes Bugera Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
                      2009
                      Radial Grey, Sopa Fine Art Gallery, Kelowna, British Columbia
                      2008
                      Borderlands – Imagining the Immaterial, (Catalogue), Vernon Public Art Gallery, Vernon, British Columbia
                      Tide + Recess, Sopa Fine Art Gallery, Kelowna, British Columbia
                      2007
                      Borderlands, (with Luc Bernard), Agnes Bugera Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
                      2006

                      Basin and Range, Sopa Fine Art Gallery, Kelowna, British Columbia
                      2005
                      Telluric Currents, Agnes Bugera Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
                      2003
                      Journey to the Surface of the Earth, Agnes Bugera Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
                      Remote-Sensing, Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, Fine Arts Building Gallery, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
                      2000
                      Self-Similar, Gordon Snelgrove Gallery, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
                      Selected Group Exhibitions
                      2017
                      Alloyed: Post-Industrial Ephemera: Soundings, Gestures and Poetics, Silo-City, Buffalo, New York
                      Shawn Serfas: Recent Paintings, Darrell Bell Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
                      2016
                      Forever After: Painting and The Eye That Touches, Emily Davis Adams (USA), Dana James (USA), Daniel John (USA), Zachari Logan (Canada), Shawn                        Serfas (Canada), MIW Gallery, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario
                      Art Is in the City, 6th International Painting Exhibition, Lessedra Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria, (Catalogue)
                      Visual Appropriations And Rewritings, (Participated and Co-Curated with Catherine Parayre), University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
                      Visual Appropriations And Rewritings, Online Publication: ti< A Journal of Text-And-Image Criticism/Creation, Vol 5, No.1 (2016):             

                      http://brock.scholarsportal.info/journal/ti
                      2015
                      Brain Storms: UAlberta Creates, Enterprise Square Galleries, Edmonton, Alberta
                      ECAS 21st Anniversary Exhibition, Peter Robertson Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
                      From Likeness to Fiction: The Portrait Inside Out, Curated by Janet Werner (Concordia)
                      Exhibition Hall, Department of Creative and Festival Arts, The University of The West Indies St. Augustine, Trinidad W.I, Rodman Hall,   

                      Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario           
                      Chaussettes vertes et bonne nuit, les étoiles / Green Socks and Goodnight Stars, (Participated and Co-Curated with Catherine Parayre), 

                      Rodman Hall, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario
                      Chaussettes vertes et bonne nuit, les étoiles / Green Socks and Goodnight Stars, Online Publication: ti< A Journal of Text-And-Image      

                      Criticism/Creation, Vol 4, No.1 (2015): http://brock.scholarsportal.info/journals/ti
                      34 Mini Print International De Cadaqués, (Catalogue), Gallery L’Etangd’Art, Bages, France
                      34 Mini Print International De Cadaqués, (Catalogue), Fundació Tharrats d’Art Gràfic, Pineda de Mar, Spain
                      34 Mini Print International De Cadaqués, (Catalogue), Taller Galeria Fort, Hort d’en Sanés 9, Cadaqués, Girona, Spain
                      34 Mini Print International De Cadaqués, (Catalogue), Wingfield Barns, Church Rd, Wingfield, Diss, Norfolk, England
                      2014
                      Insomnia, Redhead Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
                      Convergence, 50th Annual Juried Exhibition, Tom Thomson Art Gallery, Owen Sound, Ontario
                      Academia: Judy Major-Girardin, Martin Pearce, Shawn Serfas, and Bruce Taylor, Earls Court Gallery, Hamilton, Ontario

                      Possible Object, (includes work by William Ronald, Ronald Bloore and Shawn Serfas) Rodman Hall, Studio Gallery, Brock University
                      Northern Notes, 4th International Painting Exhibition, Lessedra Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria, (Catalogue)
                      In the Park, the Horses Didn’t Mind, (Participated and Co-Curated with Catherine Parayre) Niagara Artists Centre, St. Catharines, Ontario
                      Online Publication: ti< A Journal of Text-And-Image Criticism/Creation, Vol 3, No.1 (2014): http://brock.scholarsportal.info/journals/ti
                      2013
                      33 Mini Print International De Cadaqués, (Catalogue) Wingfield Barns, Church Rd, Wingfield, Diss, Norfolk, England
                      33 Mini Print International De Cadaqués, (Catalogue) Gallery L’Etangd’Art, Bages, France
                      33 Mini Print International De Cadaqués, (Catalogue) Fundació Tharrats d’Art Gràfic, Pineda de Mar, Spain
                      33 Mini Print International De Cadaqués, (Catalogue) Taller Galeria Fort, Hort d’en Sanés 9, Cadaqués, Girona, Spain
                      12th Lessedra World Art Print Annual, Lessedra Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria (Catalogue)
                      Off the Hook, Sopa Fine Arts, Kelowna, British Columbia
                      JNAAG Juried Art Show, Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, Sarnia, Ontario
                      Polyglot: Braille/Babble, Rodman Hall, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario
                      Polyglot: Braille/Babble, Online Publication: ti< A Journal of Text-And-Image Criticism/Creation, Vol 2, No.1 (2014): 

                      http://brock.scholarsportal.info/journal/ti
                      ECAS 20th Anniversary Exhibition, Enterprise Square Galleries, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
                      2012
                      3rd International Painting Exhibition – Competition, Lessedra Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
                      Side-Tracked, Sopa Fine Arts, Kelowna, British Columbia
                      2011
                      Insight – Artist as Educator, Penticton Art Gallery, Penticton, British Columbia
                      University of British Columbia Faculty Exhibition, Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia
                      2010
                      ECAS 18th Anniversary Exhibition, Edmonton Contemporary Artists’ Society, Common Sense Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
                      Echo, Sopa Fine Arts, Kelowna, British Columbia
                      2009
                      ECAS 17th Anniversary Exhibition, Edmonton Contemporary Artists’ Society, Peter Robertson Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
                      WOP, Sopa Fine Arts, Kelowna, British Columbia
                      2008
                      Boundaries, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, British Columbia (Catalogue)
                      2007
                      Recent Paintings and Photographs, Agnes Bugera Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
                      2006
                      The Hour Glass, The Long Galley, University of Wollongong, Wollongong NSW, Australia

                      Re-Tread, Alternator Gallery, Kelowna, British Columbia
                      ECAS 14th Anniversary Exhibition, Edmonton Contemporary Artists’ Society, Edmonton, Alberta
                      2005
                      Telluric, Alternator Gallery, Kelowna, British Columbia
                      2004
                      ECAS 12th Anniversary Exhibition, Edmonton Contemporary Artists’ Society, Edmonton, Alberta
                      FINA Faculty, Okanagan University College Fine Arts Faculty Exhibition, FINA Gallery, Kelowna, British Columbia
                      Recent Paintings, Agnes Bugera Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
                      2003
                      Other Voices, Latitude 53 Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
                      Connect Four, The Works Art and Design Festival, The Works International Visual Arts Society, Edmonton, Alberta
                      Fast Forward, FAB Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
                      2002
                      Seven Sides, Agnes Bugera Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
                      Flash Point, FAB Gallery, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
                      HOAH – OSAC, Organizations of Saskatchewan Arts Councils, Traveling Exhibition, Saskatchewan
                      Canora Arts Centre, Canora, Saskatchewan
                      Melfort Arts Centre, Melfort, Saskatchewan
                      Watrous Area Arts Council, Watrous, Saskatchewan
                      2001
                      Think, Gordon Snelgrove Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
                      Tractors Not Included, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
                      HOAH – OSAC, Organizations of Saskatchewan Arts Councils, Traveling Exhibition, Saskatchewan
                      Grand Coteau Centre, Shaunavon Arts Council, Shaunavon, Saskatchewan
                      Humboldt Museum, Humboldt, Saskatchewan
                      Estevan National Exhibition Centre, Estevan, Saskatchewan
                      Parkridge Centre, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
                      Allie Grifin Art Gallery, Weyburn, Saskatchewan
                      Assiniboia Arts Council, Assiniboia, Saskatchewan
                      2000
                      Pressing Engagements, Gordon Snelgrove Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
                      HOAH – OSAC, Organizations of Saskatchewan Arts Councils, Traveling Exhibition, Saskatchewan
                      Biggar Museum, Biggar, Saskatchewan
                      University of Saskatchewan Arts Council, Kirk Hall, Saskatoon
                      Jasper Cultural Centre – Maple Creek Arts Council, Saskatchewan
                      Godfrey Dean Art Gallery, Yorkton Arts Council, Saskatchewan
                      Hudson Bay Allied Arts Council, Hudson Bay, Saskatchewan
                      Broadview Community Arts Council, Broadview, Saskatchewan
                      Outlook Arts Council, Outlook, Saskatchewan

Contributions to Panels, Conferences and Public Lectures
                      2016
                      Shawn Serfas: Inland, Hot Talks, Rodman Hall, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario
                      2015
                      Inland, Research Presentation, Algoma University, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, November
                      Inland, Research Presentation, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario, November
                      2014
                      Re-Picturing the Landscape, Research Presentation, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario
                      Plaything, Congress 2014 – Borders without Boundaries, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario
                      Possible Object – Melanie Authier, Hot Talks, Rodman Hall, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario
                      2013
                      Re-Picturing the Landscape, Artist Talk, Penticton Public Art Gallery, Penticton, British Columbia

                      2012
                      Re-Picturing the Landscape, From Ports to Portals, Research Presentation, Brock University HRI Research Symposium, St. Catharines, Ontario
                      The Poetics of Space, Research Presentation, Brock University, St.Catharines, Ontario
                      2011
                      Field – Mapping Spaces, Research Presentation, Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick
                      The Poetics of Space, Research Presentation, Mann Art Gallery, Prince Albert,Saskatchewan
                      2008
                      Relational Abstraction, Research Presentation, Vernon Public Art Gallery, Vernon, British Columbia
                      2007
                      Basin and Range, Research Presentation, University of British Columbia, Kelowna, British Columbia

Academic Distinctions, Awards, Grants and Collections
                      2017
                      Canada Council for the Arts Project Grant, Possible Object
                      2016
                      VP Research Office, Brock University / SUNY Research Agreement (Co-Applicant), Silo City
                      Brock University Acquisition, Crown and Nimbus no.2
                      2015
                      Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant, Inland
                      Humanities Research Institute Grant, Brock University, Possible Object
                      Rodman Hall Arts Centre, Brock University Acquisition, Red Shift
                      2014
                      Tom Thomson Public Art Gallery Acquisition, Sisters
                      Vernon Public Art Gallery Acquisition, The Great Divide
                      2013
                      Humanities Research Institute Grant, Brock University, Tower and Line
                      Penticton Public Art Gallery Acquisition, Nimbus no.1
                      2012
                      University of British Columbia Acquisition, Mammatus
                      Humanities Research Institute Grant, Brock University, Tower and Line
                      Dean’s Conference Travel Grant, Brock University, Re-Picturing the Landscape Presentation, Penticton, British Columbia
                      2008
                      Vernon Public Art Gallery Acquisition, Decline
                      2006
                      Nomination and Acceptance into Membership, Edmonton Contemporary Artists’ Society (ECAS), Nominated by Dick Der, Edmonton, Alberta, 

                      (Current Member)
                      2005
                      Okanagan University College Research Grant, Basin and Range
                      2004
                      Edmonton Arts Council Grant, Lee Fund for the Arts, Telluric Currents Project, Agnes Bugera Gallery
                      Okanagan University College Research Grant, Radial Grey
                      2003
                      University of Alberta Museums and Collections Acquisition, Desert Armor no. 2
                      Nomination for Alberta Foundation for the Arts Graduate Scholarship in Art and Design Nominee: University of Alberta, Department of Art and 

                      Design
                      2002
                      University of Saskatchewan Acquisition, Self-Similar no. 2
                      University of Alberta Master of Fine Arts, Master of Design Scholarship
                      2001
                      University of Alberta Master of Fine Arts, Master of Design Scholarship
                      Saskatchewan Arts Board, Visual Arts Creative C Grant
                      2000

                      Judy Poole Fine Arts Award: awarded at convocation to the most distinguished Bachelor of Fine Arts Graduate as determined by the Department of 
                      Art & Art History, University of Saskatchewan
                      Distinguished B.F.A. Exhibition Award, awarded by the Department of Art & Art History to the artist whose final thesis exhibition is deemed 

                      exceptional, University of Saskatchewan
                      1999
                      Lorie Lee-Knight Memorial Award, awarded each fall to the senior Fine Arts student with the highest academic standing in studio art, University of 

                      Saskatchewan     

Exhibition Catalogues and Essays
                      Crawford, Paul. “Shawn Serfas: To The Horizon and Back ” in Re-Picturing The Landscape (Catalogue), Godfrey Dean Art Gallery, 2011, pp.72-75
                      Culen, Lubos. Introduction and Interview in Borderlands – Imagining the Immaterial (Catalogue), Vernon Public Art Gallery, March 2008, pp. 4-5 and 

                      14-24
                      Daniels, Lisa. Introduction to the Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery Juried Art Show (Catalogue), Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 2003
                      MacHardy, Carolyn. “Liminal Spaces” in Borderlands – Imagining the Immaterial (Catalogue), Vernon Public Art Gallery, March 2008, pp. 6-11
                       _______________. “Encounters with the Sublime: The Art of Shawn Serfas” in Re-Picturing The Landscape (Catalogue), Godfrey Dean Art Gallery, 2011, 

                      pp. 8-11
                      Stein, Donald. “Introduction” in Re-Picturing The Landscape (Catalogue), Godfrey Dean Art Gallery, 2011, p.4
                      Wylie, Liz. Exhibition and Artist Introduction in Boundaries (Catalogue), Kelowna Art Gallery, University of British Columbia Okanagan Artists 

                      Exhibition, November 2008