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.
Awarded Education Leave for 2013, Langara College
Education Leave, Langara College
Elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts
Education Leave, Langara College
Special University Prize, Head of the Graduating Class in Fine Arts, University of British Columbia
Still Dancing, galerie MX, Montreal, Quebec
Wordless Songs, Gevik Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
Wild Jungle Song, SOPA Fine Arts, Kelowna, BC
Within Living Memory, South Main Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Double Blind, No Placebo, Bugera Matheson Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
Colour Bound, Sopa Fine Arts, Kelowna, BC
A Blaze of Glory, galerie MX, Montreal, Quebec
Coarse Too Tender, Darrell Bell Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Core Theory, Agnes Bugera Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
Core Quest, Darrell Bell Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Core Samples, Agnes Bugera Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
Aurora Flow, Petley Jones Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Recent Works, Agnes Bugera Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
Banners & Standards, Petley Jones Gallery, Vancouver, BC
With Flying Colours, Fran Willis Gallery, Victoria, BC
Harbingers, HSBC Bank Atrium, Pendulum Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Full Fathom, Petley Jones Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Spiritus Forma, Grand Forks Art Gallery, Grand Forks, BC
An Uncertain Journey, National Exhibition Centre, Swift Current, Saskatchewan
Sound Bytes, Vanderleelie Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
Zambesi Zone, Vanderleelie Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
Ten Painting Years, Grand Forks Art Gallery, Grand Forks, BC
Scott Plear, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria – Art Rental
Scott Plear – Recent Paintings
Exhibition organized by the Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, BC, travelling to the Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, & Grand Forks Art Gallery, Grand Forks, BC
Scott Plear Paintings, Wade Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Paia Contemporary Gallery, Paia, Hawaii, USA (group)
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)
Harlech Biennale 1996, Harlech, Wales, UK (group)
Scott Plear – Painting Exhibition, British Columbia House, London, England, UK (solo)
Mbile International Artists’ Workshop Exhibition, Lusaka, Zambia (group)
North of the Border, Whatcom Museum of History and Art, Bellingham, Washington, USA (group)
Painting Exhibition, Eva Cohn Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, USA (group)
Station Arts Centre, Group Show from Darrell Bell Gallery, Rosthern, Saskatchewan
Summer Tributes, Sopa Fine Arts, Kelowna, BC
Criss-Cross, Sopa Fine Arts, Kelowna, BC
Celebrating 25 Years, Darrell Bell Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Remote Viewing, Sopa Fine Arts, Kelowna BC
Abstract Artists: Charles Killam and Scott Plear, Agnes Bugera Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
Jerusalem, Jewish Community Centre, Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
Cuillin Bantock/ David Lemon/ Scott Plear, Grand Forks Art Gallery, Grand Forks, B.C.
Metamorphosis, Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, B.C.
By Example, exhibition of Langara College Fine Arts Department Faculty Members, Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, B.C.
My Own Space, The Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta - The Abstract Image, Fran Willis North Park Gallery, Victoria, B.C.
My Own Space, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta - Driven to Abstraction, Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, B.C.
Bonifacho, Gordon Caruso, Scott Plear - Fran Willis North Park Gallery, Victoria, B.C.
Jonathan Forrest & Scott Plear, Vik Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta - Aspects of Abstraction, 291 Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
Emma Lake 1988, Buschlen/Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
The Joy of Form, Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, B.C.
Keller, Christie, Perehudoff, Plear, The Gallery/art placement inc., Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
The Current Generation, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta - Dealing with Colour, Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, B.C.
First Annual B.C. Festival of the Arts, Kamloops, B.C.
The West Face, Charles Scott Gallery, Emily Carr College of Art and Design, Vancouver, B.C., B.C. Currents, Sarnia Art Gallery, Sarnia, Ontario
Three from Vancouver, Martin Gerard Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
Malaspina Printmakers 5th Annual Exhibition, Presentation House, North Vancouver, B.C.
9th Burnaby Biennial Print Exhibition, Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby B.C., RCA, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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
Bingham, Russell, Canadian Contemporary Art - The Current Generation, Update Magazine, The Edmonton Art Gallery, Vol. 4, No. 4, July/August 1983
Bouchard, Gilbert, Feeling, emotion produce joy in vibrant colours, Preview, Edmonton Journal, Friday, March 10, 2006, F6
Bouchard, Gilbert, Driven to Abstraction by Gallery Walk, Edmonton Journal, Friday, November 16, 2004
Boulet, Roger H., Scott Plear, Recent Paintings, Update Magazine, The Edmonton Art Gallery, 1987, First Issue
Canadian Who’s Who 2022 Volume LIV
Moffett, Kenworth, Moffett's Artletter, Volume 1, Number 10, December 1986
Gifted Painting, Deep River, library, Kwantlen Polytechnic University Library, Surrey Campus, Surrey, BC
Painting Commission, The Other Sleep Empire, British Columbia Investment, Management Corporation at Livingston Place, South Tower, Calgary, Alberta
Painting Commission, Thermal Core, British Columbia Investment Management Corporation and SITQ - Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, Montreal, 1075 West Georgia Street, Vancouver BC
Gifted Painting, Big Bam Boo, Langara College Library, Vancouver, BC
Painting Commission, Alberta Aurora, British Columbia Investment, Management Corporation, at Livingston Place, West Tower Calgary, Alberta
Designed chapel windows for Westminster Abbey Benedictine Monastery Church, Mission, B.C., through L. Haufschild and Associates Ltd
Morley College, Lambeth, London, UK, Don’t Let the Truth Get in the Way of a Good Story: The Story of Mutiny on the Bounty in Film and at APT Gallery, Deptford, London, UK in 2007
National Exhibition Centre, Swift Current, Saskatchewan
Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, B.C. Tour and discussion of the exhibition, Flat Side of the Landscape - The Emma Lake, Artists' Workshops, curated by John O'Brian
Department of Art and Design, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
Department of Art, Red Deer College, Red Deer, Alberta
Saskatchewan Invitational Artists' Workshop, Emma Lake, Saskatchewan
First Mbile International Artists' Workshop, Siavonga, Zambia
1986 - 2013
Faculty Member, Fine Arts Department Langara College, Vancouver, B.C. (retired)
1994 - 2001
Division Chair, Creative Arts Division Langara College, Vancouver, B.C.
1992 - 1994
Department Chair, Fine Arts Department, Langara College, Vancouver, B.C.
Assistant Professor, Extra Sessional Studies, Spring Session, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
1978 & 1979
Visiting Member, Summer Session, Extra Sessional Studies, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C.