Blake William Ward

 

Curriculum Vitae February 2020

Blake William Ward

Artist Name: Blake

Nationality: Canadian

Education: 1975 History of Art, British Academy, Rome, Italy

1975-1979 Honours Degree in Sculpture, University of Alberta, Canada

1986-1989 Apprentice; figurative sculpture, Studio of Cyril Heck, Paris, France

Solo Exhibitions

Year Exhibition

2019 Elixir, Petley Jones Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada

2019 Relevant Space, The Collectors’ Gallery of Art, Calgary AB, Canada

2019 Somewhere Within, Hilton Asmus Contemporary, Chicago IL, USA

2018 The Space Within, Petley Jones Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada – View

2016 Fragments, Saint John Art Center, Saint John NB, Canada

2016 Fragments, Sculptors Society of Canada, Toronto ON, Canada

2016 Inner Perceptions Outer Reflections, Hilton Asmus Contemporary, Chicago IL, USA – View

2016 Inner Perceptions Outer Reflections, The Front Gallery, Edmonton AB, Canada

2015 Depth of Perception, Petley Jones Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada

2015 Depth of Perception, Articsók Gallery, Toronto ON, Canada

2015 Silent Metaphors, The Front Gallery, Edmonton AB, Canada

2014 The Silence of Stone, Rouge Gallery, Saskatoon SK, Canada

2014 Just Beneath the Surface, Articsók Gallery Toronto ON, Canada

2014 Figurative Alchemy, Continental Art Fair Gallery, Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, France

2013 The Space Between, Rouge Gallery, Saskatoon SK, Canada

2012 Blake Sculpture Angels, Comité National Monégasque des Arts Plastiques, Monaco

2012 The Burning Buddha, Performance, McIntyre Park, Edmonton AB, Canada

2012 Fragments, India International Center, New Delhi, India

2012 Blake Sculpture, Ian Tan Gallery, Hong Kong

2011 Blake Sculpture, Petley Jones Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada

2011 Blake Sculpture, Winspear Center, Edmonton AB, Canada

2011 Blake Sculpture, Lougheed House, Calgary AB, Canada

2011 Blake Sculpture, Rouge Gallery, Saskatoon SK, Canada

2011 Fragments, Collectors Contemporary Gallery, Singapore – View

2011 Fragments, Bui Gallery, Hanoi, Vietnam

2010 Fragments, Meta House, Phnom Penh, Cambodia – View

2010 Fragments, Hotel de la Paix, Siem Reap, Cambodia

2010 The Burning Buddha, Video Installation, Meta House, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

2009 Re-Think, DLC Fine Art, New York, NY, USA

2009 The Figure, Rouge Gallery, Saskatoon, SK, Canada

2008 The Figure, Crystal Gallery, Fairmont Monte Carlo, Monaco

2008 Fragments, Saint Ethelburga’s, London England, UK

2008 Fragments, Chelsea Arts Tower, New York NY, USA

2008 Fragments, Canada House Gallery, London England, UK

2007 Fragments, La Galleria, London England, UK

2007 Fragments, Cinema Verité, Monte Carlo, Monaco

2007 Fragments, The Smithfield Gallery, London England, UK

2007 Fragments, Haberdasher’s Hall, London England, UK

2005 New Figures, Coutts & Co. Exhibition, Rue des Violettes, Monaco

2003 The Spirit and the Figure, Banque Gothard, Monte Carlo, Monaco – View

Collective Exhibitions

Year Exhibition

2020 Renaissance of the Heart, Petley Jones Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada

2019 Now and Then, The Front Gallery, Edmonton AB, Canada

2019 Entre Nous, Galerie Inattandue, Colle-sur-Loup, France

2019 Masterpiece London Art Fair, Maison D’Art Gallery, London England, UK

2019 Beyond Realism , The Front Gallery, Edmonton AB, Canada – View

2018 SOFA Chicago 2018, Hilton Asmus Contemporary, Chicago IL, USA

2018 Art Aspen 2018Art Fair, Hilton Asmus Contemporary Aspen Colorado, USA

2018 Forum des Artist 2018, Affaires Culturelles Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco

2018 Go Figure, The Collectors’ Gallery of Art, Calgary AB, Canada

2017 Excavating, The Front Gallery, Edmonton AB, Canada

2017 Fragments, Art Inspired by Conflict, Georgetown Festival, Penang, Malaysia

2017 Masterpiece London, Art Fair, Maison D’Art Gallery, London England, UK – View

2017 Figurative Art, Petley Jones Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada

2017 New Arrivals, The Collectors’ Gallery of Art, Calgary AB, Canada

2017 Disseminate, The Front Gallery, Edmonton AB, Canada

2017 Selected Works Old & New, Petley Jones Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada

2016 Gender Hopes, Salle D’ Exposition, Quai des Artist, Monte Carlo, Monaco

2016 Inspired by Antiquity, Hilton Asmus Contemporary, Chicago IL, USA

2016 Group Show, Petley Jones Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada

2015 SSC 87th Annual Members Show, Queens Park, Toronto ON, Canada

2015 Stone It, Sculptors Society of Canada, Toronto ON, Canada

2015 Modenantiquaria Art Fair, Enrico Lumina Galleria, Moderna, Italy

2015 Sensuous, Sculptors Society of Canada, Toronto ON, Canada

2015 New Member’s Show, Sculptors Society of Canada, Toronto ON, Canada

2015 Point Art, Art Fair, Maison d’Art Gallery, Grimaldi Forum, Monte Carlo, Monaco

2014 Richesse, Comité National Monégasque des Arts Plastiques, Monte Carlo, Monaco

2014 Being & Becoming, Duel Exhibition, The Front Gallery, Edmonton AB, Canada – View

2014 Ubuntu – A Tribute to Nelson Mandela, Articsók Gallery, Toronto ON, Canada

2014 Forum des Artist 2014, Affaires Culturelles Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco

2014 D’Art Contemporain, Gemluk Exposition, Monte Carlo, Monaco

2014 A Collective Human Experience, The Front Gallery, Edmonton AB, Canada

2014 In The Heart Suite, The Front Gallery, Edmonton AB, Canada

2014 Arte è Felicità, Group Exhibition, San Donato Milanese, Milano, Italy

2013 Continental Art Fair, Salle Neptune, Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, France

2013 Resonant Space, Ian Tan Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada

2013 L’Eau A Loeuvre Comité National Monégasque des Arts Plastiques, Exposition, Monte Carlo, Monaco

2013 4th Rencontre Artistique, Monaco Japan, UNESCO Comité, Monte Carlo, Monaco

2012 Fine Art Asia 2012, Art Fair, Ian Tan Gallery , Hong Kong

2012 Quand Fleurissent les Sculptures, Jardin Exotique AIAP Exhibition, MC, Monaco

2012 Blake Sculpture, Gallery De L’Omeau, Saint Tropez, France

2012 Blake Sculpture, Ian Tan Gallery, San Francisco Art Fair, San Francisco CA, USA

2012 UNESCO Comité Art Exhibition, Casa de Vacas, Madrid, Spain

2012 Silent Beauty, Group Exhibition Kehrig Fine, Art Edmonton AB, Canada

2012 6eme Rencontre Artistique Monaco Japan, Monte Carlo, Monaco

2012 World Art Expo, Kehrig Fine Art, Seborga, Italy

2011 Sculpture at the Jardin Exotique, UNESCO Comité, Monte Carlo, Monaco

2011 Peace, Love & Grooviness, Kehrig Fine Art, Seborga, Italy

2010 The Burning Buddha, Performance, Nuit Blanche, Toronto ON, Canada – View

2010 Ann Arbor Street Fair, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

2010 SOFA Santa Fe, Art Fair, Sante Fe, New Mexico, USA

2010 Monaco Art 2010, Art Fair, Grimaldi Forum, Monte Carlo, Monaco

2009 Une Celebration de l’Arte Canadienne, Domaine du Grand Cros, Carnoules, France

2009 New Motions of the Figure, ICO Gallery, New York, NY, USA

2009 Nude 2009, Lexington Art League, Lexington, Kentucky, USA

2008 Pointe Art, Art Fair, GAM Gallery, Monte Carlo, Monaco

2008 Portraying the Figure, Weatherburn Gallery, Naples FL, USA

2005 New Figures, Coutts & Co. Exhibition, Rue des Violettes, Monaco

2002 Adam and Eve, Hotel de Paris, Monte Carlo, Monaco

1999 The Figure, Open Studio Exhibition, Rue des Violettes, Monaco

1997 New Work, Gallerie d’Art, Gildo Pastor Centre, Rue du Gabian, Monaco

1994 Skulpturenpark, Herzogin Diane Altshausen, Württemburg, Deutschland

1993 Les Artistes, Galerie du Ruisseau, Paris, France

1993 Group Show, Marie Ferrer Gallery, Winter Park FL, USA

1993 Festival Des Arts, Beaulieu-Sur-Mer, France

1992 Figures, Monaco Fine Arts, Place du Casino, Monte Carlo, Monaco

1991 Liberty Street Studio, Liberty Street, Toronto ON, Canada

1990 101e Salon Des Artistes Indépendants, Grand Palais, Paris, France

1989 Les Refusès, Le Genie De La Bastille, Rue de Charonne, Paris, France

1984 SIGMA Sculptors In Greater Manchester Area, Old Hulme Hall Road, Manchester, England, UK

1982 Niagara Street Open Studio, Niagara Street Studios, Toronto ON, Canada

1979 Graduation Exhibition, University of Alberta Art Gallery, Edmonton AB, Canada

1975 The Canadian Arctic, Arctic Art Gallery, Yellowknife NWT, Canada

Museum Exhibitions

2010 Fragments, Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, Yellowknife NWT, Canada – View

2007 Fragments, Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury England, UK – View

1996 The Portrait, Museum of Menton, Menton, France

Public Auctions

2016 Levis Fine Art Auctions, ArtBank Inc, April 17, Calgary AB, Canada

Public Installations

Year Installation

2013 Sharon Marble, Jardin Exotique, Monte Carlo, Monaco

2012 Maya Marble, Jardin Exotique, Monte Carlo, Monaco

2011 The Vestige, Jardin Exotique, Monaco

2008 Apple P-40, United Nations Association-USA, New York, NY, USA

2005 Faust, Grimaldi Forum, L’ Association des Amis de l’Opera de Monte Carlo, Monaco

1998 The Messenger, Park de Fontvieille, Monaco

1995 The Bather, Monaco Heliport, Fontvieille, Monaco

Permanent Public Collections

Year Collection

2006 Virgin Mary, Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts University, Saigon, Vietnam

2005 Breast Plate, Monte Carlo Casino, Opera House Monaco

2000 L’Eveil, PLace Du Moulins, Monte Carlo, Monaco

1995 1989: Emerging Continents, Fontvieille, Monaco

1994 Les Atlantes, Fontvieille, Monaco

Private Collections

2004 Collection of S.A.S le Prince Albert II de Monaco, Palais de Monaco, Monaco

2000 Collection of Jacques Ginepro, La Turbie, France

1989 Collection of Herb Alpert, A&M Records, Los Angeles CA, USA

1989 Collection of Jerry Moss, A&M Records, Los Angeles CA, USA

Teaching Experience

2003 Fine Arts University of Hanoi, Hanoi, Vietnam

2006 Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts University, Saigon, Vietnam

Lectures & Workshops

2019 360 Silhouettes Sculptor’s Association of Alberta, Edmonton AB, Canada

2017 360 Silhouettes, The Art Centre, Penang, Malaysia

2016  360 Silhouettes, Saint John Arts Centre, Saint John NB, Canada

2016 360 Silhouettes, Al Green Sculpture Studio and School, Toronto ON, Canada

2015 360 Silhouettes, Al Green Sculpture Studio and School, Toronto ON, Canada

2014 360 Silhouettes Sculptor’s Association of Alberta, Edmonton AB, Canada

2014 360 Silhouettes, Articsók Gallery, Toronto ON, Canada

2012 Building Figurative Sculpture in Clay, Sculptor’s Association of Alberta, Edmonton AB, Canada