Curriculum Vitae

BARRY COOMBS, AOCA
Phone (Monday to Friday • 9am – 5pm): 416-432-7727
info@barrycoombs.ca
http://www.barrycoombs.ca

CURRENT POSITIONS:
Private Studio Instruction
Workshop Leader – Painting Holidays
Faculty – Dundas Valley School of Art

REPRESENTATION:
  ART ETC Gallery at the  Art Gallery of Burlington in Burlington, Ontario.
SAATCHI ART, UK
MISHKALO, USA

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:
OCADU
Sheridan College
Loyalist College
Art Gallery of Ontario Gallery School
Gibson’s School of the Arts
Blue Mountain School of Landscape Painting

EDUCATION:
1982 Assistantship, OCA Off Campus Program, Florence, Italy
1981 Graduate, Ontario College of Art, Fine Arts
1980 Liberal Arts Award, Ontario College of Art

EXHIBITIONS (International):
2014
K-Art Project Exhibition, Seoul, South Korea, September 21 – 30, Catalogue
2012 5th Seoul Art Fair, Invitation: Seoul Convention Centre, South Korea, April 27 – May 1, Catalogue
2011
International Drawing Exhibition, Invitation: Seoul, South Korea, March, Catalogue
2010
G20 World Artist Festival, Invitation: Seoul, South Korea, November 8 – 14, Catalogue
2010 International Drawing Exhibition, Invitation: Seoul Art Centre, South Korea, March 11 – 20, Catalogue
2008 World Artist Festival, Invitation: Seoul, South Korea, October 7 – 14, Catalogue
2007 World Artist Festival, Invitation: Seoul, South Korea, Nov. 23 – Dec. 2, Catalogue
2006 World Artist Festival, Invitation: Seoul, South Korea, Sept. 6 – 12, Catalogue
1995 Koo Kyung International Exhibition of Drawing, Invitation: Seoul, South Korea, April 11- 26, Catalogue
1995 Third International Watercolour Exhibition, Invitation: Pingtung, Taiwan, May 27 -July 31, Catalogue
1993 International Watercolour Exhibition, Invitation: Seoul, South Korea, Dec. ’92, People’s Republic of China, Jan. ’93, Catalogue
1992 2nd International Watercolour Exhibition, Invitation: Kaohsiung, Taiwan, May 27 – June 2, Catalogue
1991 Seoul Watercolours International, Invitation: Seoul, South Korea, July 10 -22
1991 8th Annual Shin Jahk Jeon Association, Invitation: Seoul, South Korea, April 13 -May 9, Catalogue

EXHIBITIONS (National):
2016
ArtWorks 2016, Women’s Art Association of Canada, OCADU Alumni Juried Show, April 21 – 23, Catalogue
2015
Grand Manan Art Gallery, Island Art Show, August 8 – 27, Third Prize (shared) People’s Choice Award

2015 Grand Manan Art Gallery, Square Foot Show, June 28 – July 17
2015 DVSA Gallery, Dundas, “At The Table”, Group Exhibition, May 11 – June 12
2014 Earls Court Gallery, Hamilton, #Hamilton2Views, Two person exhibition, Oct 9 – Nov 15
2014
Etobicoke Civic Centre Art Gallery, Six Degrees of Freedom Group Show, Oct 5 – 30
2014 Grand Manan Art Gallery,
Square Foot Show, June 28 – July 17
2014 Carnegie Gallery, Dundas, “On the Rock”, Group Show, March 7 – 30
2014 Earls Court Gallery, Hamilton, “Out of the Back”, Gallery Artists, Nov. 21, 2013 – Jan. 4, 2014
2013 DVSA Gallery, Hamilton, Solo Show, September 16 – October 11

2013 yumart gallery, Toronto, Summer Salon Show, August 10 – 30
2013 Hamilton Artists Inc., Hamilton, Fundraiser, May 17 & 18
2012 Hamilton Artists Inc., Hamilton, Members Show, November 8 – December 16

2012 Earls Court Gallery, Hamilton, “Out of the Back”, Gallery Artists, Jan. 12 – Feb. 18
2012
Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Salon VI Group Show, January 4 – 29
2011
Korean and Canadian Group Exhibition, Invitation: Dosan Gallery, September 19 – 23, Catalogue
2011
Six Degrees of Freedom, Group Show: Etobicoke Civic Centre Art Gallery, September 12 – 30, Juror’s Choice

2011 Korean and Canadian Group Exhibition, Invitation: Dosan Gallery, June 14 – 20, Catalogue
2011 John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, ‘Drawing 2011″, 12th Annual Juried Drawing Exhibition, Feb. 8 – March 4
2011
Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Salon V Group Show, January 12 – 30
2010
Earls Court Gallery, Hamilton, “Strata Sight”, Two-man Show, Aug. 26 – Sept. 25

2010 Six Degrees of Freedom, Group Show: Etobicoke Civic Centre Art Gallery, May 2 – 24, Juror’s Choice
2010 Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Salon Group Show, January 3 – 17
2009 Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, “Unabridged, Unabashed and Unbastardized”, Group Show, February 18 – March 1
2009 Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Valentine Juried Show, February 4 – 15
2009 Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Salon Show, January 7 – 18
2006 Korean Artist’s Soc. of Canada, Invitation: Lennox Cont. Gallery, Toronto, Dec. 6 – 10
2005 Discovery 2005, Korean Consulate, Toronto, Invitation: November 9 -16
2005 Dofasco Gallery, DVSA, Solo Show, June 6- 24
2005 Latcham Gallery, Stouffville, Juried Show, April 2 -May 14
2005 Carnegie Gallery, Dundas, DVSA Faculty Exhibition, Jan. 7 – 30
2004 Latcham Gallery, Stouffville, Juried Show, March 28 – May 9
2004 John B. Aird Gallery, Drawing 2004, 5th Annual Juried Drawing Exhibition, Jan. 15 – Feb. 27
2003 Group Show, Korean Consulate, Toronto, Invitation: October 24 – November 5, Catalogue
2003 Latcham Gallery, Stouffville, Juried Show, March 30 – May 4
2002 Lakeshore Arts, Juried Show, May 15-June 8
2002 Latcham Gallery, Stouffville, Juried Show, April 7 -May 5, Second Prize
2002 Gallery 1313, “Doing Time”, PVAC Group Show, Jan. 9 -20, 2002
2001 Mississauga Valley School of Art, Group Show, Nov. 30- Dec. 1
2001 Latcham Gallery, Stouffville, Juried Show, April 8 -May 13
2001 Gallery 1313, “Mug Shots”, PVAC Group Show, Jan. 17 -31
2000 Gallery 1313, “All Sorts”, PVAC Group Show, Feb. 3 – 14
2000 Gallery 1313, “Special Pleasures”, Solo Show, PVAC Members Gallery, March 18 – 30
1999 Gallery 1313, “13X13”, PVAC Group Show, Dec. 3- 22
1999 Gallery 1313, “Territory”, Artscape Group Show, Nov. 4 -12
1999 Central Studio, PVAC Group Show, Sept. 24 – Dec. 31
1999 Gallery 1313, “Repeat Offender”, Parkdale Village Arts Collective Group Show, Jan. 18 -30
1998 Gallery 39, Burlington, Three Person Show, Nov. 20 – Dec. 19,
1998 Evicta Gallery, Solo Show, Oct. 21 – Nov. 7
1998 Gallery 1313, “First Offence”, PVAC Group Show, January
1997 Area Gallery, “One X One”, Artscape Group Show, Dec. 5 – 20
1997 Evicta Gallery, “Big Country”, Three Person Show, July 9 -20
1997 Evicta Gallery, “Waterworks”, Two Person Show, April 26 – May 11
1997 Evicta Gallery, “Scream This”, Group Show, March 15- 30
1995 Alexander Gallery, “12 Ontario Artists”, February 3-28
1994 Alexander Gallery, Group Show, December
1991 GO Show, Group Show, Hamilton, May 31 – June 28, Catalogue
1991 Latcham Gallery, Stouffville, Juried Works on Paper Show, Feb. 5 – 28
1990 Roundup ’90, Group show, June 9 – 9, Catalogue
1989 Dofasco Gallery, DVSA, Two Person Show, Nov. 24 – Dec. 14
1989 Palmerston Restaurant, Solo Show, Oct. 9 -Dec.9
1989 Mississauga Library System, Juried Show, May 1 – June 1
1988 Queen Mother Café, Solo Show, March 7 – 26
1988 Latcham Gallery, Stouffville, Juried Show, March 7 – 26
1985 Gallery 620, Holiday Group Show, January
1984 Mississauga Central Library, Two Person Show, Oct. 1 – Nov. 6
1983 Gallery 76, Two Person Show, Feb. 14 – 20
1982 Free Times Café, Solo Show, Nov. 7 -Dec. 12

COLLECTIONS:
City of Toronto Archives
Crown Life Insurance Company
Grand Manan Art Gallery
Halajian and Associates Ltd.
Scarfone & Hawkins
Auberge de nos Aieux
TCA / Thier+Curran Architects

PAINTING HOLIDAYS:
2016
Sketching and Painting in Watercolour, Grand Manan, New Brunswick, July 24 – 29, ’15, ’14, ’13, ’12, ’11, ’10, ’09, ’08, ’07, ’06, ’05, ‘04, ’03, ’02, ’01, ’00, ’99, ’98, ’97, ’96, ’95, ’94, ’93, ’92, ‘91
2016
Plein Air Toronto Outdoor Painting Week, June 13 – 17, ’15, ’14, ’13, ’11 ’10, ’09, ’08, ’07, ’06, ‘05, ‘04
2016
Sketching and Watercolour Painting, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, March 3 – 13, ’15, ’14, ’13, ’11, ’10, ’08, ’07, ’06, ’05, ‘04
2015
Sketching and Watercolour Painting, Syracuse and Taormina, Sicily, October 14 – 29
2014 Sketching and Watercolour Painting, Lucca, Italy, September 11 – 26, ’06
2013 Sketching and Painting in Watercolour, Cotswolds, England, August 8 -18

2012 Sketching and Painting in Watercolour, Trinity Bight, Newfoundland, August 13 – 17
2012 Sketching and Painting in Watercolour, Charlevoix, Quebec, July 16 – 20, ’11, ’10, ‘09
2011 Sketching and Watercolour Painting, Puglia, Italy, September 22 – October 7
2008 Sketching and Watercolour Painting, Syracuse, Sicily, October 9 – 24
2007 Sketching and Watercolour Painting, Rhodes, Greece, Sept. 14 – 29
2007 Pen and Ink Plus-Indoors and Out, Loyalist College, July 30 – August 3
2005 Outdoor Workshop, Temagami, DVSA/Smoothwater Eco-lodge, August 22 – 26
2003 Painting under the Tuscan Sun, OCAD Cont. Studies, Florence, Italy, May 31 – June14
2002 Outdoor Watercolour Painting, Provence, France, Sept. 14 -28
2002 Drawing with Pen and Ink, Grand Manan, New Brunswick,’02,’01, ’00, ’99, ’98
2001 Watercolour Workshop, Bond Head, Ont., Oct. 26- 28
2000 Studio Art Instruction Workshop, Elora, Ontario, ’96, ’95
1996 Outdoor Watercolour Workshop, Bathurst, N.B., June 24 – 28
1994 Studio Art Instruction Workshops, Ellicottville, N.Y., ’93
1994 Watercolour Workshops, Sir Sam’s Inn, Haliburton, June 17 – 19, October 14 -16
1993 Nova Scotia Painting Workshop, Fox Island, Nova Scotia, ’92, ’91

DEMONSTRATIONS AND WORKSHOPS:
2016 Miramichi Art Core, ‘En Plein Air’ Watercolour, July 15
2015
Gibsons School of the Arts, Creative Watercolour: Imagination, Colour and Compostion, (workshop), August 17 – 21

2014 Humber Valley Art Club, Pen and Watercolour, (workshop), February 12, 19, 24 & 26
2013 Willowdale Group of Artists, Pen and Watercolour, (workshop), October 10, 17 & 24
2013 Evergreen Watercolour Painters Club, Pen and Watercolour (workshop), Oct 16
2013 Society of York Region Artists, Cubist Watercolour (workshop), September 18 & 25
2013 Society of York Region Artists, Cubist Watercolour (demo), September 10
2013 Brant Visual Artists Guild, Pen and Watercolour (workshop), May 25
2013 London Brush and Palette Club, Cubist Watercolour (workshop), May 15 – 17
2013 Markham Group of Artists, Cubist Watercolour (workshop), January 30
2012 Markham Group of Artists, Pen and Watercolour
(workshop), September 26
2012 Markham Group of Artists, Group Critique, September 19

2012 Blue Mountain School of Landscape Painting, Sketching and Watercolour Painting, June 25 – 29
2012 Heliconian Club: Watercolour Demonstration, March 28
2011 North York Visual Artists: Member’s Critique, November 7
2011 Brant Visual Arts Guild: Pen and Ink with Watercolour (workshop), October 29
2011 Clarkson Society of Artists: Tuscan Village, Cubist Style (workshop), October 26
2011 Bayview Watercolour Society: Fishing Village, Cubist Style (demo), September 13
2011 Humber Valley Art Club: Create a Cubist Watercolour (workshop), April 20 & 27
2011 Toronto Watercolour Society: Tuscan Village, Cubist Style (workshop), April 16
2011 Burlington Fine Arts Association: My recent watercolours (PowerPoint talk and demo), March 15
2011 Arts and Letters Club: My trip to World Artists Festival 2010, South Korea (PowerPoint talk), March 3
2010 Clarkson Society of Artists, Pen and Ink with Watercolour,  Nov 10
2010 Thunder Bay Art Group, Pen, Wash and Watercolour,  October 26 – 29
2010 Blue Mountain School of Landscape Painting, Pen and Watercolour, June 21 – 25
2009 Willowdale Group of Artists, Creating a Cubist Watercolour,  November (3 Thursday Evenings)
2009 Fine Arts Society of Milton,Mood & Atmosphere in Landscape W/C,  October 17
2009 Brant Visual Arts Guild, Creating a Cubist Landscape in W/C,  Sept. 26
2009 Independent Schools Visual Arts Conference, Pen and Ink Basics,  May 1
2008 Willowdale Group of Artists, ‘Master Class’ with Pen and Wash,  November (3 Thursday Evenings)
2008 North York Visual Artists, Shapereading in Watercolour,  March 19, (demo)
2007 Brant Visual Arts Guild, Landscape in Pen with Wash and Watercolour,  November 24
2007 Willowdale Group of Artists, Cubist Explorations with Pen and Wash,  November (3 Thursday Evenings)
2006 Willowdale Group of Artists, Pen and Wash,  Oct. 26, Nov. 2 & 9
2006 Willowdale Group of Artists, Pen and Ink Plus,  February (4 Thursday Evenings)
2005 Brant Visual Arts Guild, Creating a Cubist Watercolour, November 26
2005 North York Visual Artists, Pen and Wash Drawing,  November 7 (demo)
2005 Waterloo Community Arts Centre, Mood and Atmosphere in Watercolour Still-life,  October 22
2005 Brant Visual Arts Guild,Pen and Wash,  April 30
2005 Waterloo Community Arts Centre, Creating a Cubist Watercolour,  March 5
2005 Bayview Watercolour Society, Mood and Atmosphere in Landscape Watercolours,  Feb. 7 (demo) & 11 (workshop)
2005 Willowdale Group of Artists, Pen and Wash,  February (4 Thursday Evenings)
2004 Toronto Watercolour Society, September 8 (demo)
2004 Richmond Hill Group of Artists, Creating a Cubist Watercolour, April (3 Evenings)
2004 Willowdale Group of Artists, Dry Brush, Pen and Wash, February (4 Thursday Evenings)
2003 Quest Art Group, Penetang-Midland, Drawing with Pen and Ink, Nov. 22
2003 Waterloo Community Arts Centre, Mood and Atmosphere in Landscape Watercolours,  April 12
2003 Don Valley Art Club, Pen and Ink with Wash,  March 29 & 30
2003 Willowdale Group of Artists, Creating a Cubist Watercolour,  February (4 Thursday Evenings)
2003 Lemonville Art Group, Drawing with Pen and Ink, February 20
2002 Mississauga Valley School of Art, Drawing Boot Camp, June 1
2002 Orangeville Art Group, Drawing Boot Camp, May 25
2002 Brant Visual Arts Guild,Drawing with Pen and Ink, February 23
2002 Toronto Watercolour Society, Creating a Cubist Watercolour,  January 12 & 13
2001 Dufferin Arts Council, Drawing with Pen and Ink, November 3
2001 Dundas Valley School of Art, Creating a Cubist Watercolour, Feb. 25
2001 Waterloo Community Arts Centre, Drawing with Pen and Ink, Feb. 17
2001 Don Valley Art Club, Introduction to Pen and Ink Drawing,  Feb. 9 (demo)
2000 Dundas Valley School of Art, Mood and Atmosphere in Landscape Watercolours, November 5
2000 Orangeville Art Group, Drawing with Pen and Ink
1996 Central Ontario Art Association, Find Your Own Voice With W/C, Geneva Park, September 20 – 22
1996 Northern Ontario Art Association, Dynamic Composition,  Haileybury, September 14
1996 Don Valley Art Club, March 1 (demo)
1995 Kirkland Lake Arts Club, January 28 -29
1993 Studio 30, Cambridge, November 29
1992 Don Valley Art Club, March
1988 Toronto Watercolour Society, March 9 (demo)

JURYING AND SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS:
2015 ‘My Work’, (Slide Presentation), Dundas Valley School of Art, November 11
2015
‘Summer Visitor; 25 Years of Painting and Teaching on Grand Manan Island’, (Slide Presentation), Grand Manan Art Gallery, July 30
2014
Prize Juror, Canadian Association of University Research Administrators, February
2013 Juror, Society of York Region Artists, October 18
2013 ‘My Recent Work’ (Slide presentation), Society of York Region Artists, September 10
2013 Juror, Dundas Valley School of Art, 15th Annual Student Exhibition
2010 Juror, “Aquavision”, Toronto Watercolour Society

2010 ‘My Recent Work’ (Slide presentation), Toronto Watercolour Society, January 13
2009 Juror, Watercolours, Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition
2007 ‘My Recent Work’ (Slide presentation), Don Valley Art Club, April 20
2005 Juror, Annual Member’s Exhibition, Central Ontario Art Association, October
2005 Juror, “Barns, Bridges and Buildings”, Waterloo Community Arts Centre, October
2003 Curator, “Trapeze without a Net”, Women’s Art Association, Toronto, May 23 – 25
2001 Mississauga Valley School of Art, May 25, Subject: History of Watercolour: A Painter’s View
2000 Juror, Fall Exhibition, Toronto Watercolour Society
1996 Juror, 40 th Annual Exhibition, Northern Ontario Art Association, Haileybury
1995 Temiskaming Art Gallery, Haileybury, Nov. 13; Museum of Northern History, Kirkland Lake, Nov. 12; Timmins Museum, South Porcupine, Nov. 11, Subject: Canadian Watercolour Painting: A Painter’s View
1995 Timmins Museum, South Porcupine, Jan. 30, Museum of Northern History, Kirkland Lake, Jan. 29, Subject: History of Watercolour: A Painter’s View
1991 Kanata Public Library, Kanata, Sept. 24, Subject: History of Watercolour: A Painter’s View
1990 Muskoka Arts and Crafts, Bracebridge, Oct. 4, Subject: History of Watercolour: A Painter’s View
1988 Rail’s End Gallery, Haliburton, May 18, Subject: History of Watercolour: A Painter’s View
1988 Ontario College of Art ’88, ’87, Fine Arts Department, Subject: History and Techniques of Watercolour

BIBLIOGRAPHY (Art Review; Teaching/Workshops):
2014 Hamilton Spectator, Review of #Hamilton2Views exhibition by Regina Haggo, October 25 (AR)
2014 Hamilton Spectator, Review of A Rocha exhibition by Regina Haggo, March 23 (AR)
2014 Hamilton Spectator, Feature article by Kathy Renwald, February 13
2013 Leisure Painter magazine, watercolour instructional article, December issue (TW)
2013 CBC Radio Saint John (Interview), April (TW)

2013 Hamilton Interiors magazine, Feature, Spring issue (AR)
2013 Leisure Painter magazine, Feature article and cover, April issue (AR)
2010 Arirang Radio, South Korea (Interview), December 6 (AR)
2010 Hamilton Spectator, September 8 (AR)
2008 CBC Radio (Live interview), July 9 (TW)
2006 Il Tirreno, September 27 (TW)
2006 Watercolour Gazette, March/April issue (TW)
2005 Dundas Star, June 24 (AR)
2005 Dundas Star, June 17 (AR)
2004 Hamilton Spectator, April 10 (AR)
2003 Artline, Toronto Watercolour Society, Winter issue (TW)
2003 Aboveground Lowdown, Issue 2, May (AR, TW)
2002 The Medical Post, Vol. 38, Issue 30, August 27 (TW)
2002 Artline, Toronto Watercolour Society, Summer issue (TW)
2000 Lola 6 , Summer Issue (AR)
2000 Orangeville Banner Extra, April 7 (TW)
1998 Citypulse, CITYTV, Oct. 24 (AR)
1998 What’s On Queen, Dec. 97/Jan. 98 Issue (AR)
1996 Northern Daily News, Sept. 17 (TW)
1995 Northern Daily News, Jan. 30 (TW)
1994 Dundas Star, May 18 (TW)
1991 Guysborough Gazette , August (TW)
1990 Art Gallery of Ontario News, March (TW)
1989 Hamilton Spectator, Dec. 9 (AR)
1989 Corriere Canadese, Nov. 10 (AR)
1988 Haliburton County Echo, May 25 (TW)
1988 Citywide, CITY TV, January (TW)
1987 Art Gallery of Ontario News, December (TW)

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