Bio

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Scott Plear, RCA, 

Vancouver, BC, Canada

Scott Plear, of Vancouver, Canada, graduated from the University of British Columbia with bachelor’s degrees in both science and fine arts. Plear has painted for more than 40 years, exhibiting in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom.

From 1986 to 2013, Plear was a faculty member in the Fine Arts Department of Langara College and served terms as department chair and division chair during that time. Since retiring from teaching in 2013, he has been painting full-time.

He attended the Emma Lake Artists’ Workshop five times from 1977 to 2000 and has completed several major commissions for Bentall Kennedy between 2007 and 2011.

He was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts (RCA) in 2004.

Awards

2012

Awarded Education Leave for 2013, Langara College

2007

Education Leave, Langara College

2004

Elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts

2001

Education Leave, Langara College

1977

Special University Prize, Head of the Graduating Class in Fine Arts, University of British Columbia

International Exhibitions

2012

Paia Contemporary Gallery, Paia, Hawaii, USA (group)

2011

Paia Contemporary Gallery, Paia, Hawaii, USA (group)

2007 & 2010

Bounty: A Case of Preposterous Optimism, Morley College Gallery, London, UK, and at APT Gallery, Deptford, London, UK (group)

1996

Harlech Biennale 1996, Harlech, Wales, UK (group)

1996

Scott Plear – Painting Exhibition, British Columbia House, London, England, UK (solo)

1993

Mbile International Artists’ Workshop Exhibition, Lusaka, Zambia (group)

1990

North of the Border, Whatcom Museum of History and Art, Bellingham, Washington, USA (group)

1988

Painting Exhibition, Eva Cohn Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, USA (group)

Solo Exhibitions

2017

Wordless Songs, Gevik Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

2017

Wild Jungle Song, SOPA Fine Arts, Kelowna, BC

2016

Within Living Memory, South Main Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2015

Double Blind, No Placebo, Bugera Matheson Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta

2014

Colour Bound, Sopa Fine Arts, Kelowna, BC

2013

A Blaze of Glory, galerie MX, Montreal, Quebec

2012

Coarse Too Tender, Darrell Bell Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

2011

Core Theory, Agnes Bugera Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta

2009

Core Quest, Darrell Bell Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

2008

Core Samples, Agnes Bugera Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta

2007

Aurora Flow, Petley Jones Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2006

Recent Works, Agnes Bugera Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta

2005

Banners & Standards, Petley Jones Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2005

With Flying Colours, Fran Willis Gallery, Victoria, BC

2003

Harbingers, HSBC Bank Atrium, Pendulum Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2003

Full Fathom, Petley Jones Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2001

Spiritus Forma, Grand Forks Art Gallery, Grand Forks, BC

1998

An Uncertain Journey, National Exhibition Centre, Swift Current, Saskatchewan

1997

Sound Bytes, Vanderleelie Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta

1993

Zambesi Zone, Vanderleelie Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta

1994

Ten Painting Years, Grand Forks Art Gallery, Grand Forks, BC

1990

Scott Plear, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria – Art Rental

1987

Scott Plear – Recent Paintings

1987

Exhibition organized by the Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, BC, travelling to the Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, & Grand Forks Art Gallery, Grand Forks, BC

1985

Scott Plear Paintings, Wade Gallery, Vancouver, BC

Corporate & Public Collections

Art Bank, Canada Council, Ottawa, Ontario

Art Gallery of Alberta, (formerly the Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, BC

Bentall Capital, Calgary Alberta

B.C. Investment Management Corporation, Victoria, BC

Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, BC

Campney & Murphy, Vancouver, BC

Canpotex Corporation, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Coast Hotels, Vancouver, BC

Hu Eliot Young Law Firm, Edmonton. Alberta

Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Surrey, BC

Langara College, Vancouver, BC

Montrose Mortgage Corporation, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Petroleum Club, Edmonton, Alberta

Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, BC

Saint Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, BC

Sharecom Industries, DeWinton, Alberta

SITQ – Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, Montreal

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, Calgary. Alberta

Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, BC

TransAlberta Corporation, Calgary, Alberta

Triangle Arts Association (Ltd.), New York, New York

Westburne Collection, Montréal, Quebec