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Noboru Sawai
1931 - 2016

BIRTHPLACE: TAKAMATSU, JAPAN, 1931

CITIZENSHIP: CANADIAN
death: Vancouver, BC, 2016

Sawai was born on Feb. 18, 1931 in Takamatsu, Japan. He learned English while working as a cook’s assistant at the U.S. military headquarters and he moved to the United States to study at the Lutheran Bible Institute. Shortly after his arrival, he was diagnosed with tuberculosis and spent the next nine years at a TB hospital in San Antonio, Texas.

Once he was discharged, Sawai moved to Minnesota to resume his studies, first at Augsburg College, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in 1966, and then at the University of Minnesota, where he received his Master of Fine Arts in 1969. He moved back to Japan briefly in 1971, where he studied traditional woodblock printmaking but later that year he was back in Canada, taking a position in the University of Calgary’s Department of Art. Sawai taught printmaking and drawing in the department for 22 years, until he retired in 1993. Sawai went on to establish a printmaking studio in Vancouver. He was internationally known for making erotic art, using imagery from diverse time periods, traditions, and cultures. Noboru also extended his interests to papermaking, and made several visits to Japan over the years to learn about and experiment with making his own handmade paper.

He taught woodblock techniques to the Inuit in Cape Dorset, Pangnirtung and Baker Lake, and his work has been shown in numerous exhibitions and competitions, and is in major public and private collections across Canada, the U.S. and Europe. Sawai was a member of the Alberta Artist Association, the Japan Printmakers Association, the Malaspina Printmakers Society, and the Print and Drawing Council of Canada.

FORMAL EDUCATION

1962 DIPLOMA, LUTHERAN BIBLE INSTITUTE, MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA

1966 BACHELOR OF ARTS, AUGSBURG COLLEGE, MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA

1969 MASTER OF FINE ARTS, UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA

1970 STUDIED UNDER TOSHI YOSHIDA, INTERNATIONAL HANGA ACADEMY, TOKYO

PROFESSIONAL ART

1971 JAPAN PRINTMAKERS ASSOCIATION

1973 ALBERTA ARTIST ASSOCIATION

1977 CANADIAN PRINTS AND DRAWING COUNCIL

1985 PRINTMAKING COUNCIL OF GREAT BRITAIN

1989 CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS SOCIETY

1990 LOS ANGELES PRINTMAKING SOCIETY

1990 MALASPINA PRINTMAKERS ASSOCIATION

RELATED

1966 - 1968 ART INSTRUCTOR, MINNEAPOLIS LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL

1967 - 1969 TEACHING ASSISTANT, UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, MINNEAPOLIS

1968 ART INSTRUCTOR, INTERNATIONAL MUSIC AND ART CAMP, PEACE GARDEN, NORTH DAKOTA

1970 - 1971 ART INSTRUCTOR, BEREA COLLEGE, BEREA, KENTUCKY

1971 ART INSTRUCTOR, BANFF SCHOOL OF FINE ARTS, BANFF, ALBERTA

1971 - 1993 PROFESSOR, PRINTMAKING AND DRAWING, THE UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY, ALBERTA

1993 PROFESSOR EMERITUS, THE UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY

1973 VISITING INSTRUCTOR, UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA, VANCOUVER, BC

1973 GUEST ARTIST, CFCN TELEVISION, CALGARY, ALBERTA

1974 GUEST ARTIST, VANCOUVER SCHOOL OF ART, BC

1974 GUEST ARTIST, TRIAD WORKSHOP, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

1975 GUEST ARTIST, RED DEER COLLEGE, RED DEER, ALBERTA

1975 VISITING INSTRUCTOR, UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA

1975 VISITING INSTURCTOR, WESTERN WASHINGTON STATE COLLEGE, BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON

1975 GUEST ARTIST, UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN, SASKATOON

1976 GUEST ARTIST, ALBERTA COLLEGE OF ART, CALGARY

1976 GUEST ARTIST, UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA

1976 GUEST ARTIST, UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA, WINNIPEG

1977 GUEST ARTIST, INTERNATIONAL PRINTMAKING SYMPOSIUM, QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY, KINGSTON, ONTARIO

1978 GUEST ARTIST, ESKIMO ARTS CONFERENCE, CANADA COUNCIL, OTTAWA

1978 JUROR, BURNABY ART GALLERY, BC

1978 GUEST ARTIST, “HANGA OF NOBORU SAWAI”, CITIZEN’S CABLE TELEVISION PRODUCTION, HAMILTON, ONTARIO

1978 VISITING ART INSTURCTOR, VANCOUVER SCHOOL OF ART, BRITISH COLUMBIA

1979 “LET’S MEET AT 3:00”, TBS TELEVISION, TOKYO

1979 “ADULT’S HOUR”, TOKYO CHANNEL TWELVE TELEVISION, TOKYO

1979 PRINTMAKING WORKSHOP, EMILY CARR OUTREACH PROGRAMME, MASSET, BC

1980 PRINTMAKING WORKSHOP, COLLEGE OF NEW CALEDONIA, PRINCE GEORGE, BC

1981 PRINTMAKING WORKSHOP, EMILY CARR OUTREACH PROGRAMME, COURTENAY, BRITISH COLUMBIA

1981 PRINTMAKING WORKSHOP, EMILY CARR OUTREACH PROGRAMME, FORT ST. JOHN, BRITISH COLUMBIA

1981 PRINTMAKING WORKSHOP, DAVID THOMPSON UNIVERSITY CENTRE, NELSON, BRITISH COLUMBIA

1981 GUEST ARTIST, EMILY CARR COLLEGE OF ART, VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA

1981 VISITING ART INSTRUCTOR, UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA

1982 PRINTMAKING WORKSHOP, FORT NELSON, BC

1982 PRINTMAKING WORKSHOP, CASSIAR, BC

1982 PRINTMAKING WORKSHOP, ATLIN, BC

1982 PRINTMAKING WORKSHOP, WHITEHORSE, YUKON

1983 PRINTMAKING WORKSHOP, OKANAGAN COLLEGE, BC

1983 GUEST ARTIST, QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY, KINGSTON, ONTARIO

1983 GUEST ARTIST, UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA, VANCOUVER, BC

1983 GUEST ARTIST, UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA, EDMONTON, ALBERTA

1984 GUEST ARTIST, RED DEER COLLEGE, ALBERTA

1984 PRINTMAKING WORKSHOP, EMILY CARR COLLEGE OF ART, OUTREACH PROGRAMME, REVELSTOKE

1984 PRINTMAKING WORKSHOP, EMILY CARR COLLEGE OF ART, OUTREACH PROGRAMME, BURNABY ART CENTRE

1984 VISITING INSTRUCTOR, EMILY CARR COLLEGE OF ART, VANCOUVER, BC

1984 PRINTMAKING WORKSHOP, EMILY CARR COLLEGE OF ART, OUTREACH PROGRAMME, CORTES ISLAND

1984 PRINTMAKING WORKSHOP, EMILY CAR COLLEGE OF ART, OUTREACH PROGRAMME, POWELL RIVER

1984 PRINTMAKING WORKSHOP, WEST BUFFIN ESKIMO CO-OP, CAPE DORSET, NORTHWEST TERRITORY

1985 GUEST ARTIST, QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY, KINGSTON, ONTARIO

1985 GUEST ARTIST, UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA

1985 GUEST ARTIST, EMILY CARR COLLEGE OF ART, VANCOUVER, BC

1986 VISITING INSTRUCTOR, METCHOSIN INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL OF THE ARTS, LESTER PEARSON COLLEGE, VICTORIA, BC

1986 GUEST ARTIST, NORTHWEST PRINT COUNCIL OF U.S. FOR THE FIFTH ANNUAL CONVENTION, VANCOUVER, BC

1986 VISITING INSTRUCTOR, SANAVIK INUIT PRINT CO-OPERATIVE, BAKER LAKE, NT

1986 GUEST ARTIST, THE EXPO ‘86, VANCOUVER, BC

1987 VISITING INSTURCTOR, METCHOSIN INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL OF THE ARTS, LESTER PEARSON COLLEGE, VICTORIA, BC

1987 VISITING INSTRUCTOR, SANAVIK INUIT PRINT CO-OPERATIVE, BAKER LAKE, NT

1988 VISITING INSTRUCTOR, METCHOSIN INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL OF THE ARTS, LESTER PEARSON COLLEGE, VICTORIA, BC

1988 VISITING ARTIST LECTURER, MANITOBA PRINTMAKERS ASSOCIATION, WINNIPEG, MANITOBA

1988 VISITING ARTIST, THE ISRAELI CENTRE FOR THE CREATIVE ARTS, MA’A LOT, ISRAEL

1988 VISITING ARTIST LECTURER, THE ANTHROPOLOGY MUSEUM, UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA, BC

1989 VISITING ARTIST, BANFF CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, ALBERTA

1989 VISITING INSTRUCTOR, RED DEER COLLEGE, ALBERTA

1989 VISITING INSTRUCTOR, METCHOSIN INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL OF THE ARTS, LESTER PEARSON COLLEGE, VICTORIA, BC

1989 VISITING INSTRUCTOR, VERNON COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER, VERNON, BC

1989 JUROR, HOLMAN ISLAND ESKIMO CO-OPERATIVE, NORHTWEST TERRITORY

1989 CONSULTANT, SANAVIK INUIT CO-OPERATIVE, BAKER LAKE, NORTHWEST TERRITORY

1990 VISITING INSTRUCTORM SANAVIK INUIT CO-OPERATIVE, BAKER LAKE, NORTHWEST TERRITORY

1990 VISITING INSTRUCTOR, COMMUNITY ART COUNCIL, PARKSVILLE, BC

1990 JUROR, COMMUNITY ART COUNCIL, PARKSVILLE, BC

1990 VISITING INSTRUCTOR, METCHOSIN INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL OF THE ARTS, VICTORIA, BC

1990 GUEST ARTIST, EMILY CARR COLLEGE OF ART, OUTREACH PROGRAM, BELLA COOLA, BC

1990 JUROR, ANNUAL EXHIBITION OF THE MALASPINA PRINTMAKERS SOCIETY, VANCOUVER, BC

1991 VISITING INSTRUCTOR, ARCTIC COLLEGE, PANGNIRTUNG, NT

1992 GUEST ARTIST, SIMON PATRICH GALLERIES, VANCOUVER, BC

1993 VISITING ART INSTRUCTOR, OKANAGAN UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, BC

1993 PRINTMAKING WORKSHOP, KAMLOOPS ART GALLERY, BC

1993 VISITING INSTRUCTOR, METCHOSIN INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL OF THE ARTS, VICTORIA, BC

1994 VISITING ART INSTRUCTOR, ARCTIC COLLEGE, IQALUIT, NT

1994 JUROR, “1994 EASTERN ARCTIC ARTS AND CRAFTS COMPETITION”, IQALUIT, NT

1995 PRINTMAKING WORKSHOP, RICHMOND ART CENTRE, BC

1995 VISITING INSTRUCTOR, METCHOSIN INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL OF THE ARTS, VICTORIA, BC

1996 VISITING INSTRUCTOR, EMILY CARR INSTITUTE OF ART AND DESIGN, VANCOUVER, BC

1996 GUEST LECTURER, ACADIA UNIVERSITY, WOLFVILLE, NS

1996 GUEST LECTURER, MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY OF NEWFOUNDLAND, ST. JOHN’S, NF

1996 GUEST LECTURER, NOVA SCOTIA SCHOOL OF ART AND DESIGN, HALIFAX, NS

1997 VISITING INSTRUCTOR, METCHOSIN INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL OF THE ARTS, VICTORIA, BC

ONE-MAN

1966 AUGSBURG COLLEGE, MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA

1969 UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, MINNEAPOLIS

1970 BEREA COLLEGE, BEREA, KENTUCKY

1971 BANFF SCHOOL OF FINE ARTS, BANFF, ALBERTA

1972 ST. OLAF COLLEGE, NORTHFIELD, MINNESOTA

1972 THE LIBRARY GALLERY, NEW WESTMINSTER, BC

1972 CAMROSE LUTHERAN COLLEGE, CAMROSE, ALBERTA

1973 THE GLENBOW MUSEUM, CALGARY, ALBERTA

1974 AUGSBURG COLLEGE, MINNEAPOLIS

1974 ST. OLAF COLLEGE, NORTHFIELD, MINNESOTA

1974 TRIAD GALLERY, NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA

1974 GALLERY OF MODERN ART, FERRARA, ITALY

1975 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN, PARKSIDE (TWO-MAN)

1976 GALERIE PRISME, BRUSSELS, BLEGIUM

1977 ALFERMANN GALLERY, SOLINGEN-OHLIGS, GERMANY

1978 UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY, ALBERTA

1978 FLORENCE ABBOTT GALLERY, HAMILTON, ONTARIO

1979 GALLERY GRAPHICS, OTTAWA, ONTARIO

1979 GALLERY MOOS, TORONTO, ONTARIO

1979 MITAKE GALLERY, TOKYO, JAPAN

1980 BACKROOM GALLERY, VICTORIA, BC

1980 PETER WHYTE GALLERY, BANFF, ALBERTA

1985 AGNES ETHERINGTON ART CENTRE, QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY, KINGSTON, ONTARIO

1985 “PERFORMANCE ART”, AGNES ETHERINGTON ART CENTRE

1985 THOMAS GALLERY, WINNIPEG, MANITOBA

1987 “STUDIO 16”, VICTORIA, BC

1987 “NOBORU SAWAI,” GRAND FORKS ART GALLERY, BC

1988 RICHMOND ART CENTRE, RICHMOND, BC

1988 “PERFORMANCE ART,” RICHMOND ART CENTRE, BC

1988 BOGARASH GALLERY, TEL AVIV, ISRAEL

1988 THOMAS GALLERY, WINNIPEG, MANITOBA

1989 CROWN GALLERY, VANCOUVER, BC

1989 MUTTART GALLERY, CALGARY, ALBERTA

1990 GERALDINE-DAVIS GALLERY, TORONTO

1992 SIMON PATRICH GALLERIES, VANCOUVER, BC

1992 GALLERY M., FRESNO, CALIFORNIA, USA

1994 WALLACE GALLERIES, CALGARY, AB

1994 “A GARDEN OF DELIGHTS: 25 YEARS OF PRINTS BY NOBORU SAWAI”, NICKLE ARTS MUSEUM, CALGARY, AB

1995 RICHMOND ART CENTRE, RICHMOND, BC

1996 ACADIA UNIVERSITY, WOLFVILLE, NS

1997 MALASPINA PRINTMAKERS SOCIETY GALLE

GROUP SHOWS

1972 THE STAMPEDE ART EXHIBITION, CALGARY, ALBERTA

1972 FACULTY EXHIBITION, UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY

1973 COMBINED ART FACULTY EXHIBITION, ALBERTA COLLEGE OF ART, CALGARY, ALBERTA

1973 CANADIAN NATIONAL EXHIBITION, TORONTO, ONTARIO

1974 “THE 14 FROM CALGARY”, LATITUDE 53 GALLERY, EDMONTON, ALBERTA

1974 “CALGARY PRINTMAKERS”, THE EDMONTON GALLERY, EDMONTON, ALBERTA

1974 “THE ALBERTA EXHIBITION”, SAPPORO, JAPAN

1974 “9 OUT OF 10 - A SURVEY OF CONTEMPORARY CANADIAN ART”, HAMILTON, ONTARIO (ON TOUR)

1974 “PRINT OUT: 4 CANADIAN PRINTMAKERS”, BURNABY ART GALLERY, BRITISH COLUMBIA

1975 LEFEBVE GALLERY, EDMONTON, ALBERTA

1975 3RD BIENNIAL INTERNATIONAL DE L’IMAGE, EPINAL, FRANCE

1975 CANADA HOUSE, LONDON, ENGLAND

1975 CULTURAL AND INFORMATION CENTER, BRUSSELS, BELGIUM

1975 CANADIAN CULTURAL CENTER, PARIS, FRANCE

1975 FACULTY EXHIBITION, UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY, ALBERTA

1975 WEST COAST PRINTMAKING INSTRUCTORS EXHIBITION, VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA

1975 “4 CALGARY PRINTMAKERS”, QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY, KINGSTON, ONTARIO

1976 CANADIAN CONSUL, NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, USA

1976 PLACE BONAVENTURE EXHIBITION HALL, MONTREAL, QUEBEC

1976 “CANADIAN PRINTMAKERS”, DAVIDSON GALLERY, SEATTLE, WASHINGTON

1976 “WOMEN AS SEX OBJECTS”, THE EDMONTON GALLERY, EDMONTON, ALBERTA

1976 “EXHIBITION OF DRAWINGS”, THE EDMONTON GALLERY, EDMONTON, ALBERTA (ON TOUR)

1976 BRADFORD COLLEGE OF ART, BRADFORD, ENGLAND

1977 “SELECTIONS OF THE ALBERTA ART FOUNDATION”, GLENBOW GALLERY, CALGARY, ALBERTA

1978 GALERIE HENNING, HAMBURG, GERMANY

1978 GRAPHICA GALLERY, EDMONTON, ALBERTA

1979 “ALBERTA ARTISTS”, TOKYO, JAPAN

1980 “GRAVURES DE L’OUEST”, QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC

1980 “SEVENTY-FIVE YEARS OF WATERCOLOUR”, GLENBOW MUSEUM, CALGARY, ALBERTA

1980 “PRINTS OF WIT AND HONOUR”, GALLERY MOOS, CALGARY, ALBERTA

1981 “RECENT ACQUISITIONS”, GLENBOW MUSEUM, CALGARY, ALBERTA

1981 OPENING EXHIBITION, GALLERY DON STEWART, TORONTO, ONTRIO

1982 “PRINTMAKERS ‘82”, ART GALLERY OF ONTARIO, TORONTO, ONTARIO

1983 THOMAS GALLERY, WINNIPEG, MANITOBA

1983 FACULTY EXHIBITION, UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY, CALGARY, ALBERTA

1983 “NUDE AND EROTICISM IN CONTEMPORARY CANADIAN ART”, UNIVERSITY OF QUEBEC, MONTREAL, QUEBEC

1983 “BRITISH COLUMBIA PRINTMAKERS”, ART GALLERY OF GREATER VICTORIA

1983 M.C. DUTHIE GALLERY, VANCOUVER

1984 “DO YOU TAKE THIS SERIOUSLY?” GLENBOW MUSEUM, CALGARY, ALBERTA

1984 FACULTY EXHIBITION, NICKLE ARTS MUSEUM, UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY

1985 “CONTEMPORARY CANADIAN PRINTS FROM ALBERTA”, STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN

1985 EXHIBITION OF BURN’S VISUAL ART SOCIETY, OFF-CENTER CENTER GALLERY, CALGARY, ALBERTA

1986 “EROTICA”, GROUP EXHIBITION, VANCUVER, BC

1986 “FACULTY EXHIBITION”, UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY

1987 “PRINT TODAY”, SALEM ART ASSOCIATION, OREGON, USA (INVITATIONAL)

1987 “PRINTSHOP OF CANADA”, MACDONALD STEWART ART CENTRE GUELPH, ONTARIO (INVITATIONAL)

1987 FACULTY EXHIBITION, UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY

1987 “INNOVATION: SUBJECT AND TECHNIQUE”, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO (INVITATIONAL)

1987 “THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY BENEFIT PRINT EXHIBITION”, MANHATTAN GRAPHIC SOCIETY, NEW YORK (INVITATIONAL)

1988 “PRINTMAKING COUNCIL”, HORSHAM ART CENTRE, SUSSEX, ENGLAND

1989 FACULTY EXHIBITION, UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY, ALBERTA

1989 “SERIES ‘89 FACULTY EXHIBITION”, RED DEER COLLEGE, ALBERTA

1989 “CONTEMPORARY CANADIAN GRAPHICS”, ART GALLERY OF HAMILTON, ONTARIO

1989 “FEAR OF OTHERS”, INTERNATIONAL ART EXHIBITION, VANCOUVER, BC

1990 “ALBERTA PRINTMAKERS”, KITCHNER-WATERLOO ART CENTRE, KITCHENER, ONTARIO

1990 MCPHERSON LIBRARY GALLERY, UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA, BC

1991 EXHIBITION OF THE LOS ANGELES PRINTMAKING SOCIETY MEMBERS, LOS ANGELES, CA

1992 OXFAM CANADA, CARDINAL FINE ARTS GALLERY, VANCOUVER, BC

1992 “VISUAL EXCHANGE ‘92”, MEETING POINT ARTIST ASSOCIATION, CHINESE CULTURAL CENTRE, CALGARY,AB

1992 “CONFLUENCE”, 5TH ANNUAL EXHIBITION OF THE MEETING POINT ARTISTS ASSOCIATION, NOVA GALLERY, CALGARY, AB

1992 EXHIBITION OF THE LOS ANGELES PRINTMAKING SOCIETY MEMBERS, LOS ANGELES, CA

1993 OKANAGAN PRINT INVITATIONAL EXHIBITION, OKANAGAN UNIVERSITY COLLEGE ART GALLERY, KELOWNA, BC

1994 “ARTISTS CIRCLE”, TRIANGLE GALLERY, CALGARY, AB

1994 “SMALL IMAGE”, THE EXHIBITION OF THE LOS ANGELES PRINTMAKERS SOCIETY MEMBERS, LOS ANGELES, CA

1995 JOINT EXHIBITION OF THE MEETING POINT ARTISTS ASSOCIATION AND HONG KONG VISUAL ARTS ASSOCIATION, CALGARY, AB

1997 INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON PRINTMAKING AND IMAGE CULTURE, EDMONTON, AB

1997 TULIP FESTIVAL, OTTAWA, ONTARIO

ART COMPETITIONS

1968 SECOND MINNESOTA COMPETITION OF PRINTS AND DRAWINGS, MINNESOTA

1969 SECOND NATIONAL EXHIBITION OF PRINTS AND DRAWINGS, NORHT DAKOTA

1970 38TH ANNUAL EXHIBITION OF THE JAPAN PRINTMAKERS ASSOCIATION, TOKYO, JAPAN

1970 23RD ANNUAL MID-STATES ART EXHIBITION, INDIANA

1972 CANADIAN PRINTMAKERS SHOWCASE, OTTAWA, ONTARIO

1972 12TH CALGARY GRAPHICS SHOW, CALGARY, ALBERTA

1973 13TH CALGARY GRAPHICS SHOW, CALGARY, ALBERTA

1973 FIRST ANNUAL NATIONAL PRINT EXHIBITION, MUNICIPAL ART GALLERY, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

1973 MANISPHERE 10TH INTERNATIONAL JURY ART SHOW, WINNIPEG, MANITOBA

1974 GRAPHEX II: JURY EXHIBITION, BRANTFORD, ONTARIO

1974 CONTEMPORARY GRAPHICS, BRANTFORD, ONTARIO

1974 “PRINTED MATTER: JURY PRINT SHOW”, MT. ALLISON UNIVERSITY, SACKVILLE, NEW BRUNSWICK

1974 MANISPHERE 11TH INTERNATIONAL JURY ART SHOW, WINNIPEG, MANITOBA

1974 CANADIAN PRINTMAKERS SHOWCASE, OTTAWA, ONTARIO

1974 THE ANNUAL EXHIBITION OF THE CANADIAN SOCIETY OF GRAPHIC ART, LONDON, ONTARIO

1974 2ND NEW HAMPSHIRE INTERNATIONAL GRAPHICS ANNUAL, NEW HAMPSHIRE, USA

1975 11TH INTERNATIONAL BIENNIAL OF GRAPHIC ART, THE MODERN GALLERY, LJUBJANA, YUGOSLAVIA

1975 GRAPHEX III, ANNUAL JURIED EXHIBITION OF CANADIAN PRINTS AND DRAWINGS, BRANTFORD, ONTARIO (ON TOUR)

1975 3RD U.S. INTERNATIONAL GRAPHICS ANNUAL, HOLLIS, NEW HAMPSHIRE (ON TOUR)

1975 12TH MANISPHERE INTERNATIONAL JURY ART SHOW, WINNIPEG, MANITOBA

1975 8TH BURNABY BIENNIAL PRINT SHOW, BURNABY ART GALLERY, BRITISH COLUMBIA

1976 FIFTH BRITISH INTERNATIONAL PRINT BIENNALE, BRADFORD, ENGLAND

1976 PREMIO INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF GRAPHIC ART, BEILLA, ITALY

1976 INTERNATIONAL GRAPHICS BIENNALE, FRECHEN, GERMANY

1976 SPECTRUM CANADA, ROYAL CANADIAN ACADEMY OF ARTS, TORONTO, ONTARIO

1976 IMPRINT 76, NATIONAL SURVEY EXHIBITION OF CANADIAN PRINTMAKING, MONTREAL, QUEBEC

1976 44TH ANNUAL EXHIBITION OF THE JAPAN PRINTMAKERS ASSOCIATION, TOKYO, JAPAN

1976 GRAPHEX IV, ANNUAL JURIED EXHIBITION OF CANADIAN PRINTS AND DRAWINGS, BRANTFORD, ONTARIO

1976 6TH INTERNATIONAL PRINT BIENNALE, KRACOW, POLAND

1977 45TH EXHIBITION OF JAPAN PRINT ASSOCIATION, TOKYO, JAPAN

1977 FIRST GRAND-PRIX PRINTS COMPETITION, TOKYO, JAPAN

1977 NORTHWEST INTERNATIONAL SMALL FORMAT PRINT EXHIBITION, SEATTLE, WASHINGTON

1977 BIENNALE INTERNATIONAL OPEN COMPETITION, PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA

1977 3RD GRAPHIC BIENNALE, VIENNA, AUSTRIA

1978 14TH ANNUAL PRINTMAKERS ANNUAL EXHIBITION, TOKYO, JAPAN

1978 GRAPHEX VI, ANNUAL JURIED EXHIBITION, ART GALLERY OF BRANT, BRANTFORD, ONTARIO, INVITATIONAL SECTION

1979 47TH JAPAN PRINTMAKERS ANNUAL EXHIBITION, TOKYO, JAPAN

1980 FIFTH NORWEGIAN INTERNATIONAL PRINT BIENNALE, NORWAY, INVITATIONAL

1983 4TH ANNUAL EXHIBITION OF PRINTS AND DRAWINGS, PIPPA PASSES, KENTUCKY

1983 SEOUL INTERNATIONAL PRINT BIENNALE, NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MEDERN ART, KOREA

1984 INTERNATIONAL PRINT EXHIBITION, MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, TAIPEI, CHINA

1984 GRAPHEX 9, NATIONAL PRINT AND DRAWING EXHIBITION, ART GALLERY OF BRANT, BRANTFORD, ONTARIO

1985 PREMIO INTERNATIONAL BIENNALE PER L’INCISIONE, BIELLA, ITALY

1985 CABO FRIO INTERNATIONAL PRINT BIENNALE, CABO FRIO, BRAZIL

1986 11TH INTERNATIONAL PRINT BIENNALE, KRAKOW, POLAND

1986 FIRST INTERNATIONAL PRINT BIENNALE, SOMERS, NEW YORK

1986 SIXTH MINI PRINT INTERNATIONAL PRINT BIENNALE, BARCELONA, SPAIN

1986 FIFTH SEOUL INTERNATIONAL PRINT BIENNALE, SEOUL, KOREA

1986 FIRST ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF MINIATURE ART, TORONTO, ONTARIO

1987 7TH INTERNATIONAL MINI PRINT BIENNALE, BARCELONA, SPAIN

1987 SECOND ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF MINIATURE ART, TORONTO, ONTARIO

1988 THIRD INTERNATIONAL BIENNALE PRINT EXHIBITION, TAIPEI FINE ARTS MUSEUM, CHINA

1988 SIXTH SEOUL INTERNATIONAL PRINT BIENNALE, KOREA

1989 FIRST INTERNATIONAL BIENNALE OF GRAPHIC ARTS, ROOPANKAR MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BHOPAL, INDIA, (INVITATIONAL)

1989 18TH INTERNATIONAL BIENNALE OF GRAPHIC ARTS, LJUBLJANA, YUGOSLAVIA (INVITATIONAL)

1989 “CANADIAN PRINT MAKERS”, ESTONIA

1990 9TH INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF GRAPHIC ART, FRECHEN, GERMANY

1990 4TH INTERNATIONAL BIENNALE OF PRINT EXHIBITION, TAIPEI FINE ARTS MURSEUM, TAIPEI

1990 5TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF MINIATURE ART, TORONTO, ONTARIO

1990 3RD INTERNATIONAL PRINT BIENNIAL, SOMERS, NEW YORK

1991 SECOND BHARAT BHAVAN INTERNATIONAL BIENNIAL OF PRINTS, INDIA

1991 11TH MINI PRINT INTERNATIONAL CADAQUES, BARCELONA, SPAIN

1991 FIRST ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL MINI PRINT EXHIBITION, NAPA ART CENTER, CA

1991 5TH INTERNATIONAL BIENNIAL OF PRINTS, TAIPEI, CHINA

1992 THE INTERNATIONAL MINIATURE ART BIENNIAL, VILLA MARIE, QUEBEC

1992 17TH INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT EXHIBITION OF PRINTS, YOKOHAMA, JAPAN

1992 PACIFIC PRINTS ‘92 - 6TH BIENNIAL PRINT COMPETITION EXHIBITION, CA

1992 INTERPRINT INTERNATIONAL BIENNIAL, UKRAINE, USSR

1993 FIRST INTERNATIONAL GRAPHIC BIENNIAL OF MAASTRIGHT, HOLLAND

1993 20TH INTERNATIONAL BIENNIAL OF GRAPHIC ART, LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA

1993 THE INTERNATIONAL PRINT TRIENNIAL KRACOW ‘94, KRACOW, POLAND

1993 MALASPINA PRINTMAKERS SOCIETY ANNUAL EXHIBITION, VANCOUVER, BC

1994 “RITES OF SPRING”, MAIL ART EXHIBITION, CHARLESTON ART GALLERY, CHARLESTON, SC

1994 INTERNATIONAL MINIATURE ART BIENNIAL, VILLE-MARIE, QUEBEC

1994 9TH SEOUL INTERNATIONAL PRINT BIENNIAL ‘94, SEOUL, KOREA

1994 8TH INTERNATIONAL MINIATURE PRINT EXHIBITION, SEOUL, KOREA

1994 “ART OF HUMOUR AND SATIRE”, GRAND FORKS, BC

1994 MALASPINA PRINTMAKERS SOCIETY MEMBERS’ ANNUAL EXHIBITION, PETLEY JONES GALLERY, VANCOUVER, BC

1994 14TH MINI PRINT INTERNATIOANL, BARCELONA, SPAIN

1995 SECOND INTERNATIONAL MINIATURE PRINT EXHIBITION, YUGOSLAVIA

1995 TOKYO INTERNATIONAL MINI PRINT TRIENNIAL ‘95, TOKYO, JAPAN

1995 NORWEGIAN INTERNATIONAL PRINT TRIENNIAL, NORWAY

1996 3RD KOCHI INTERNATIONAL TRIENNIAL EXHIBITION OF PRINTS, JAPAN

1997 4TH TRIENNIAL MINIATURE PRINT EXHIBITION, CHAMAIJERES, FRANCE

1997 ANNUAL EXHIBITION OF MALASPINA PRINTMAKERS ASSOCIATION, VANCOUVER, BC

HONOURS & AWARDS

1966 BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE CUM LAUDE FROM AUGSBURG COLLEGE, MINNEAPOLIS

1967 REGENTS GRANT, UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, MINNEAPOLIS

1970 CREATIVE RESEARCH GRANT, BEREA COLLEGE, KENTUCKY

1973 PURCHASE AWARD, 13TH CALGARY GRAPHICS SHOW

1973 MANISHPERE GRAND AWARD, MANISPHERE 10TH ANNUAL JURY SHOW, WINNIPEG, MANITOBA

1974 PURCHASE AWARD, GRAPHEX II, BRANTFORD, ONTARIO

1974 PURCHASE AWARD, “PRINTED MATTER”, SACKVILLE, NEW BRUNSWICK

1974 PURCHASE AWARD, ANNUAL EXHIBITION OF THE CANADIAN SOCIETY OF GRAPHIC ART, LONDON, ONTARIO

1975 EDITION AWARD, GRAPHEX III, BRANTFORD, ONTARIO

1977 JUNIOR MEMBERSHIP AWARD, JAPAN PRINTMAKERS ASSOCIATION, TOKYO, JAPAN

1978 CANADA COUNCIL PROJECT GRANT

1979 SPECIAL PROJECT GRANT, UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY

1985 PURCHASE AWARD, GRAPHEX 9, NATIONAL PRINT AND DRAWING EXHIBITION

1985 COMMISSION AWARD, TORONTO DOMINION BANK, TORONTO

1995 THE CANADIAN MUSEUM ASSOCIATION 1995 AWARD FOR A GARDEN OF DELIGHTS

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS

1969 TRINITY LUTHERAN CONGREGATION, MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA

1971 LLOYD ART LOAN FOUNDATON, BEREA, KENTUCKY

1972 CAMROSE LUTHERAN COLLEGE, CAMROSE, ALBERTA

1972 GLENBOW MUSEUM, CALGARY, ALBERTA

1972 ALBERTA COLLEGE OF ART, CALGARY, ALBERTA

1973/74/75/76 CANADA COUNCIL ART BANK, OTTAWA, ONTARIO

1973/74/76 ALBERTA ART FOUNDATION, EDMONTON, ALBERTA

1974 GOVERNMENT OF CANADA, DEPARTMENT OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS, OTTAWA, ONTARIO

1974 ALBERTA PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT: CHRUCHILL SQUARE BUILDING, EDMONTON, ALBERTA

1974 ALBERTA PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT: REMAND CENTRE, CALGARY, ALBERTA

1974 MOUNT ALLISON UNIVERSITY, SACKVILLE, NEW BRUNSWICK

1974 NATIONAL GALLERY OF CANADA, OTTAWA, ONTARIO

1974 UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA

1974 EDMONTON ART GALLERY, EDMONTON, ALBERTA

1974 THE LONDON PUBLIC LIBRARY AND ART MUSEUM, LONDON, ONTARIO

1974 THE WINNIPEG ART GALLERY, WINNIPEG, MANITOBA

1974 READER’S DIGEST COLLECTION

1974 UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA, WINNIPEG, MANITOBA

1975 UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN, SASKATOON

1975 CALGARY CONVENTION CENTRE, CALGARY, ALBERTA

1975 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN, PARKSIDE, WISCONSIN

1976 UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY, CALGARY, ALBERTA

1976 QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY

1976 UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, SALEM

1976 MONTREAL MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY, MONTREAL, QUEBEC

1976 BRADFORD METROPOLITAN COUNCIL, BRADFORD, ENGLAND

1977 MENDEL ART GALLERY, SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN

1977 ART GALLERY OF BRADFORD, BRADFORD, ONTARO

1977 MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY, NEWFOUNDLAND

1977 CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION, CALGARY, ALBERTA

1979 SHELL OIL, CALGARY, ALBERTA

1979 UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH, ONTARIO

1980 GUARANTY TRUST, CALGARY, ALBERTA

1980 ESSO RESOURCES, CALGARY, ALBERTA

1980 CREDIT UNION CENTRAL, CALGARY, ALBERTA

1980 CANADA COUNCIL ART BANK

1980 ATHABASKA UNIVERSITY, EDMONTON, ALBERTA

1980 PETER WHYTE GALLERY, BANFF, ALBERTA

1980 GLENBOW MUSEUM, CALGARY, ALBERTA

1981 CANADA COUNCIL ART BANK, OTTAWA, ONTARIO

1982 CANADA COUNCIL ART BANK, OTTAWA, ONTARIO

1983 CANADA COUNCIL ART BANK, OTTAWA, ONTARIO

1983 GLENBOW MUSEUM, CALGARY, ALBERTA

1984 LONDON LIFE, LONDON, ONTARIO

1984 CLARKSON GORDON, TORONTO, ONTARIO

1985 DOMCLEAN LTD

1985 AGNES ETHERINGTON ART CENTRE, QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY

1985 INTERNATIONAL PRINT BIENNALE, CABO FRIO, BRAZIL

1985 TORONTO DOMINION BANK, TORONTO, ONTARIO

1989 CANADIAN EMBASSY, TEL AVIV, ISRAEL

1990 CANADA COUNCIL ART BANK, OTTAWA

1990 UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO, ONTARIO

1990 MUTTART GALLERY, CALGARY, ALBERTA

1992 THE NICKLE ARTS MUSEUM, CALGARY, AB

1996 ACADIA UNIVERSITY, WOLFVILLE, NS

PUBLICATIONS

ELLIOT, DENNIS, “12TH ANNUAL CALGARY GRAPHICS SHOW”, ART CANADA, EARLY FALL, 1972, PP 78-80.

HOGG, CAROL, “POST EXHIBIT EVEN INCLUDES ‘FEELTHI PEECTURES’‘’, CALGARY HERALD, APRIL 21, 1973, P. 61.

KRITZWISER, KAY, “PRINTS AT THE E.X.—A FRESH SPONTANEOUS FEELING”, TORONTO GLOBE AND MAIL, AUGUST 18, 1973, P. 26.

LITTMAN, SOL, “CANADIAN SCULPTURE AT THE CITY HALL EFFECTIVELY LIT AND WELL SELECTED”, TORONTO STAR, AUGUST 29, 1973.

MACGREGOR, RON, “THIS ART SHOW OFFERS VARIETY OF INTERESTS, STYLES”, EDMONTON JOURNAL, FEBRUARY 9, 1974, P. 29

FERGUSON, BRUCE, “REVIEW, 1973”, ARTS CANADA, DECEMBER, 1973 AND JANUARY, 1974, P.190.

WEISBERG, RUTH, “PRINTS OF WIT AND JUMOR”, WEST COAST ART WORKS, V, MAY 4, 1974, P. 190.

SIMPSON, J.E., “A PRINTMAKING CELEBRATION”, EDMONTON JOURNAL, MAY 10, 1974.

PURIANI, FLAVIO, DIZIONARIO DEI PUTTORI SCULTORI E. INCISORI, I., CASA EDITRICE ALBA: FERRAR, ITALY, 1974, P. 343.

BOCCACCINI, RINO, “NOBORU SAWAI”, VOCE DE FERRARA, SEPTEMBER 21, 1974.

HOGG, CAROL, “SEXUALLY EXPLICIT PICTURE REMOVED FROM GLENBOW”, THE CALGARY HERALD, NOVEMBER 23, 1974, P. 72.

ERNEST, KAY, ED. DICTIONARY OF INTERNATIONAL BIOGRAPHY, XII, CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND, 1975-1976.

CANADIAN ARTISTS IN EXHIBITION II, THE ROUNDSTONE COUNCIL FOR THE ARTISTS, TORONTO, 1975, P. 211.

WYKES-JOYCE, MAX, “ALBERTA ART”, ARTS REVIEW, XXVII, LONDON, OCTOBER 3, 1975.

WHO’S WHO IN AMERICAN ART, JACQUES CATTELL PRESS, TEMPE, ARIZONA, 1976.

MENDEZ, CARLOS, “PRINTMAKING INSTRUCTORS”, PACIFIC TUNE, VANCOUVER, BC, 1976, P. 22.

KOSINSKI, MARYTKA, “PRINTS SHOW HIGH DEGREE OF SKILL: FASCINATING SHOW OF CONTRASTS”, EDMONTON JOURNAL, FEBRUARY 28, 1976, P. 84.

NOWOSAD, FRANK, “SENSUAL SAWAI”, MONDAY MAGAZINE, VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA, MARCH, 1977.

JOYNER, J. BROOKS, “PRINTMAKING IN ALBERTA”, ART MAGAZINE VIII, MARCH 1977, P. 10.

WEBER, ALOIS, “FARBIGE GRAFIKEN: CANADIAN-JAPANESE SEX AND SEX SYMBOL BY NOBORU SAWAI”, SOLINGER TAGESBLATT, MAY 4, 1977.

PESCH, HANS KARL, “ZWEI NEUE AUSSTELLUNGEN IN DER GALERIE ALFERMANN: DELIKATE BLEISTEIFZEICHUNGEN UND JAPANISCHE REDIERUNGEN”, SOLINGER MORGENPOST, APRIL 23, 1977.

HAYASHI, ICHIRO, “OVERSEA REPORT: YOUTHFUL CONTEMPORARY CANADIAN PRINTMAKING”, HANGA GEIJUTSU, XIX, TOKYO, 1977, P. 204.

ENGEL WALTER, “COMPETITIONS: THE CANADIAN PRESENCE IN EUROPE”, ART MAGAZINE, 35, OCT/NOV 1977.

JOYNER, BROOKS, “FOR ART’S SAKE”, ALBERTAN, FRBRUARY 3, 1978.

HANSEN, ELIN, “IMAGERY EVOKES SENSUALITY”, EDMONTON JOURNAL, APRIL 11, 1978

SAWAI, NOBORU, “SELECTOR’S COMMENT”, MALASPINA PRINTMAKERS CATALOGUE, MAY 1978.

LITTMAN, SOL, “THIS EROTIC ART’S A MUST”, TORONTO STAR, APRIL 1, 1979.

JOYNER, BROOKS, “ARTIST SHOWS SAWAI-FAIRE”, ALBERTAN, APRIL,1979.

THOREN, BARBARA, “THIS WEEK IN ART”, JAPAN TIMES, MAY 6, 1979.

“CONTROVERSY AT UENO”, YOMIURI DAILY, APRIL 15, 1979

“CONTROVERSIAL EROTIC PRINTS AT TOKYO MUNICIPAL GALLERY”, SHUKAN SHINSHIO, APRIL 26, 1979, P. 25.

“TWO PRINTS REMOVED FROM THE TOKYO MUNICIPAL GALLERY”, NEW ART NEWS, MAY 10, 1979.

KIKUCHI, NARIYUKI, “SEXY PRINTS”, SPORT NIPPON, MAY 12, 1979.

ISSAC-GELFAND, DONNA, “REVIEW: OTTAWA”, ARTSCANADA, MAY/JUNE, 1979, P. 64.

HUTCHINGS, STEPHEN, “SEX ISN’T EVERYTHING WITH THIS PRINTMAKER”, CRAG AND CANYON, MAY 22, 1980.

BAKER, SUZANNE DEVONSHIRE, ARTISTS OF ALBERTA, EDMONTON: UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA PRESS, 1980. P. 60.

ANDERSON, JEFFREY, “GALLERIES”, WINNIPEG FREE PRESS, JANUARY 22, 1983.

TOUSLEY, NANCY, “EXHIBIT’S SERIOUS ELEMENTS SLIP AWAY”, CALGARY HERALD, DECEMBER 21, 1984.

FRANKS, NED, “ON LOOKING AT SAWAI’S PRINTS: SOME MUSINGS OF A SOCIAL SCIENTIST”, SONGS OF SPRING, KINGSTON, ONTARIO, JANUARY, 1985.

DOMPIERRE, LOUISE, “SONGS OF SPRING: EAST AND WEST”, SONGS OF SPRING, KINGSTON, ONTARIO, JANUARY, 1985.

BURLIUK, GREG, “AN EROTIC DICHOTOMY”, THE WHIG STANDARD, KINGSTON, ONTARIO, FEBRUARY 2, 1985.

HILLS, et al. ed. “VISUAL ART: NOBORU SAWAI”, IN DANDELION MAGAZINE, XII (NUMBER 1, 1985)

SAWAI, N., “JAPANESE ARTISTS ON INUIT PRINTMAKING: CHALLENGE AND RESPONSE”. INUIT ART QUARTERLY, (SPRING, 1986), 2-3.

SAWAI, N., “BAKER LAKE 1986: GRAPHIC COLLECTION”. INUIT ART QUARTERLY I, 12 (FALL, 1986).

MARTIN, C., AND SAWAI, N. “WOODBLOCK PRINTMAKING-A FINE ART?” INFORMATION NORTH, (WINTER, 1986).5-6.

SAWAI, N., “ESKIMO PRINTS: A BLEND OF TWO TRADITIONS”, A REPORT, (FALL, 1987).

MCLLROY, RANDA,. “LATEST THOMAS GALLERY SHOW A COMBINATION OF STRENGTHS”, WINNIPEG PRESS, (NOVEMBER 19, 1988).

GODLEY, ELIZABETH, “NUDES FIT TO PRINT, ARTIST SAYS”, VANCOUVER SUN, (JUNE 8, 1989).

COCHRAN, BENTE, PRINTMAKING IN ALBERTA 1945-1985. EDMONTON: UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1989.

LORT, KIT, “JAPANESE CANADIAN ART POINTS OF CONTACT”, YORK UNIVERSITY, 1990.

SAWAI, NOBORU, “OTHER HANDS”, WINGSPAN. (FEBRUARY, 1990).

ROSENBERG, ANN, “VISUAL ART”, IN SATURDAY REVIEW SECTION OF VANCOUVER SUN, MAY 7, 1992, P. 9.

PAULS, NAMOMI, “ART TO WARM THE HEARTS OF ORDINARY CANUCKS”, THE GEORGIA STRAIT, XXIV, FEBRUARY 6, 1992, P. 30, 31.

BRENNAN, MAEV, “PRINT SHOW OFFERS FUN, FASCINATION”, CAPITAL NEWS. MARCH 19, 1993, P. 14.

YLITALO, KATHERINE, A GARDEN OF DELIGHTS: 25 YEARS OF PRINTS BY NOBORU SAWAI. CALGARY: NICKLE ARTS MUSEUM, UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY, 1994. PP. 5-27.

MOULIN, MARION, “UN THEATRE DU PLAISIR”, A GARDEN OF DELIGHTS: 25 YEARS OF PRINTS BY NOBORU SAWAI. CALGARY: NICKLE ARTS MUSEUM, UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY, 1994. PP. 28-33.

TOUSLEY, NANCY, “OPPOSITES EXPLORED IN GARDEN OF DELIGHTS”, CALGARY HERALD, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1994. P. D2.

WALTON, MARK, “INSTRUCTIVE RETROSPECTIVES: THE NICKLE PAYS TRIBUTE WITH SAWAI AND ESLER PRINTMAKING EXHIBITS”. ARTS BRIDGE, ISSUE 8, (FALL, 1994). P.3.

RUSTED, BRIAN, “A GARDEN OF DELIGHTS: 25 YEARS OF PRINTS BY NOBORU SAWAI”, ARTICHOKE, (SUMMER, 1994). PP. 36, 37, 38.

SMULDERS, MARILYN, “SHAMELESSLY SEXUAL”, THE DAILY NEWS, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1996.

“UNIQUE ARTISTRY”, THE ADVERTISER, KENTVILLE, N.S., TUESDAY, JANUARY 9, 1996.

COMMITTEES AND FUNCTIONS, The University of Calgary

1972 - 1974 SUPERVISORY COMMITTEE FOR A GRADUATE STUDENT

1973 FINE ARTS FESTIVAL COMMITTEE

1973 - 1975 GRADUATE STUDENT SUPERVISOR

1974 - 1976 DIVISION CHAIRMAN, PHOTOGRAPHY AND PRINTMAKING

1975 ACADEMIC REVIEW COMMITTEE

1975 STAFF AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

1975 SAFETY OFFICER, DEPARTMENT OF ART

1975 - 1976 HIRING POLICIES COMMITTEE

1976 PLANNING AND SPACE COMMITTEE

1976 M.F.A. GRADUATE STUDIES COMMITTEE

1976 SUPERVISOR, GRADUATE STUDENT

1980 SUPERVISOR, GRADUATE SUTDENT

1983 AREA COORDINATOR, DIVISION OF PRINTMAKING

1983 PORTFOLIO REVIEW COMMITTEE

1983 DEPARTMENTAL SAFETY OFFICER

1983 INTERIM SUPERVISOR, GRADUATE STUDENT

1983 CO-ORDINATOR, AREA OF PRINTMAKING

1984 CO-ORDINATOR, AREA OF PRINTMAKING

1985 M.F.A. SUPERVISORY COMMITTEE

1985 DEPARTMENTAL SAFETY

1986 INDUSTRIAL SAFETY COMMITTEE

1986 ACADEMIC POLICY AND CURRICULUM COMMITTEE

1986 SAFETY COMMITTEE

1986 AREA CO-ORDINATOR

1987 INDUSTRIAL SAFETY COMMITTEE

1987 ACADEMIC POLICY AND CURRICULUM COMMITTEE

1987 SAFETY COMMITTEE

1987 AREA CO-ORDINATOR

1991 SAFETY COMMITTEE

1992 DEPARTMENT REPRESENTATIVE WHMIS

1992 CHAIRMAN, SAFETY COMMITTEE

1992 CHRISTMAS CARD COMMITTEE

1992 ASIAN STUDIES GROUP

Collections:

Memorial University, NFLD

Montreal Museum of Fine Art, Montreal, QB

Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB

Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen´s University, Kingston, ON

Art Gallery of Brant, Brantford, Ontario, ON

Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa, ON

Clarkson Gordon, Toronto, ON

Government o Canada, Department Of External Affairs, Ottawa, ON

National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON

Queen´s University, Kingston, ON

London Life, London, ON

London Public Library And Art Museum, London, ON

Toronto Dominion Bank, Toronto, ON

University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

University of Guelph, Guelph, ON

University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB

Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB

University of Saskatchewan, SK

Mendel Art Gallery, SK

University of Calgary, Calgary, AB

Alberta Art Foundation, Edmonton, AB

Alberta College of Art, Calgary, AB

Alberta Provincial Government, Churchill Square Bldg, Edmonton, AB

Alberta Provincial Government, Remand Centre, Calgary, AB

Shell Oil, Calgary, AB

Muttart Gallery, Calgary, AB

Guaranty Trust, Calgary, AB

Credit Union Central, Calgary, AB

Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, AB

Esso Resources, Calgary, AB

Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta, AB

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Calgary, AB

Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary AB

Peter Whyte Gallery, Banff, AB

Calgary Convention Centre, Calgary, AB

Camrose Lutheran College, Camrose, Alberta, AB

Athabaska University, Edmonton, Alberta, AB

The Feckless Collection, Vancouver, BC

University of Victoria, Victoria, BC

Trinity Lutheran Congregation, Minneapolis, MA

University of Oregon, Salem, OR

University of Wisconsin, Parkside, WI

Lloyd Art Loan Foundation, Berea, Kentucky

Bradford Metropolitan Council, Bradford, England, UK

Canadian Embassy, Tel Aviv, Israel

International Print Biennale, Cabo Frio, Brazil