PETER WYSE

PETER  WYSE
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Biography:

Peter Wyse, a Sobey Art Award nominee, was born in 1970 (The Year of the Dog) in Kamloops, British Columbia. He works from his home studio in the historic village of Clayburn, 75 km east of Vancouver. Peter shares this charming space with his wife, son and labradoodle ‘Sprite’.

Peter was introduced to art at an early age through his grandfather, R.E.Walker, who schooled his grandson in the practice of painting and the discipline required by an artist. He later studied art history and fine arts at the University of British Columbia. Four years after receiving his degree, his grandfather suggested, “Time to quit your day job!” This encouragement has led to successful solo and group exhibitions in BC, Alberta and Washington State. His work is now featured in private collections throughout the world.

“I live within a landscape of dogs and frogs, flora and fauna, and even a rubber duck or two. My life is both peaceful and playful and this is what I paint.”

Peter Wyse’s eclectic art interests range from Matisse and Rothko to the murals of mesoamerica. These influences are evident within his spatial relationships and with his lively use of colour and line. While Peter has worked with a range of mediums, he now paints exclusively with acrylics. Insatiably curious, Peter takes great delight in the mundane, using his unique style of layering and sanding flat coats of paint to reveal how the ordinary can become extraordinary.

Résumé:

EDUCATION

  • 1994 BAFA, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
  • 1992 Langara College, Vancouver, BC
  • Studio lessons with Grampa Buzz, White Rock, BC

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • 2013 Hambleton Gallery, Kelowna, BC
  • 2012 Granville Fine Art, Vancouver, BC
  • 2005 White Rock Gallery, White Rock, BC
  • 2001 Canada House, Banff, Alberta (with Bill Brownridge)
  • 2001 Mix Gallery, Seattle, Washington
  • 2001 Elissa Cristall Gallery, Vancouver, BC
  • 2000 Deborah Worsfold Gallery, Vancouver, BC
  • 1999 The Fort Gallery, Fort Langley, BC

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • 2018 White Rock Gallery, White Rock, BC
  • 2018 West End Gallery, Victoria, BC
  • 2017 Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
  • 2017 West End Gallery, Edmonton, AB
  • 2016 Adele Campbell Gallery, Whistler, BC
  • 2015 Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
  • 2014 White Rock Gallery, White Rock, BC
  • 2014 West End Gallery, Victoria, BC
  • 2014 Woodlands Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
  • 2014 Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
  • 2013 White Rock Gallery, White Rock, BC
  • 2013 Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
  • 2013 Granville Fine Art, Vancouver, BC
  • 2012 West End Gallery, Victoria, BC
  • 2012 White Rock Gallery, White Rock, BC
  • 2012 Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
  • 2011 Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
  • 2011 White Rock Gallery, White Rock, BC
  • 2010 Woodlands Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
  • 2010 Granville Fine Art, Vancouver, BC
  • 2010 West End Gallery, Edmonton, AB
  • 2010 Canada House, Banff, AB
  • 2009 White Rock Gallery, White Rock, BC
  • 2007 Canada House, Banff, AB
  • 2006 Canada House, Banff, AB
  • 2005 Canada House, Banff, AB
  • 2004 Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC
  • 2004 Canada House, Banff, AB
  • 2002 Canada House, Banff, AB
  • 2001 Canada House. Banff, AB
  • 2000 Deborah Worsfold Gallery, Vancouver, BC
  • 1994 Painting Show, UBC, Vancouver, BC

CREDITS

  • 2018 UNICEF Corporate Holiday Card Program
  • 2018 Artwork for the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. Palo Alto, CA
  • 2018 Rogers’ Chocolate Art Tins
  • 2017 UNICEF Hallmark Holiday Card
  • 2017 BC Children’s Hospital Healing Experience Project (Ceiling Tiles)
  • 2017 Rogers’ Chocolates Art Tins
  • 2016 Banff Alpine Racers ‘Race Day’ commission and 25 limited edition prints
  • 2016 UNICEF Corporate Holiday Card Program
  • 2015 Cover Art for Duncan Milne’s novel ‘And Then They Ruined Everything’
  • 2013 Cover Art for Duncan Milne’s novel ‘The Death of Rock ‘n’ Roll’
  • 2013 BOZO CUP Race Bib
  • 2012 SUGOI Artist Series Cycling Jersey ! ! !
  • 2011 Signal Snowboards, created for prorider Chris Dufficy
  • 2009 Wellspring Foundation Greeting Card Program
  • 2009 Cornerstone 52 Foundation Greeting Card Program
  • 2008 CTV News, October 26, 2008
  • 2000 Compaq Presario Commercial