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Robert Sim

Price range: $600-$6000

Robert Sim has been an artist, sculptor, and teacher for most of his life.  He was born, and still lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  He studied at the School of  Art at the University of Manitoba, where he was the recipient of the Robert Bruce Scholarship for sculpture.  Robert’s work extends from painting and drawing to sculpture and print making.  It encompasses a wide variety of media and styles, ranging from classical to abstract.  In general, he tries, as simply as possible, to represent what he sees without any overt commentary, preferring to work without any preconceived ideas, letting the work develop on its own as it proceeds. 

Like many other artists, he believes visual art is language of its own and explains itself in its own terms.  One of his favourite quotes regarding art comes from the Polish – French painter, Balthus, “ Painting is a language which cannot be replaced by another language.  I don’t know what to say about what I paint, really.” Robert and his wife travel extensively, and, whenever possible, he tries to combine travel with work.  He has painted and drawn across Canada, in Europe, and in Asia.  

He is also devoted to life drawing, something which he pursues wherever he might be.  He has been involved in the promotion of life drawing and painting in Winnipeg for many years, participating in several public forums for First Fridays Winnipeg,  and as well painting from a model as part of Canada’s Culture Days.

Robert is the recipient of two Manitoba Arts Council grants, and has exhibited internationally, nationally, and locally.   His work is in public, corporate, and private collections across Canada, the United States, Japan, and Europe.  

Artist and sculptor, born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Currently living and working in Winnipeg.

Education:

1985-1989 School of Art, University of Manitoba

1965-1969 University of Manitoba, B.A. (Psychology)


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2013 Outlook: Robert Sim

Gurevich Fine Art @ McNally Robinson, Winnipeg, Manitoba

2009 Robert Sim: Selected Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture

Ken Segal Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2014 Between Earth & Sky

Gurevich Fine Art @ McNally Robinson, Winnipeg, Manitoba

2014 Secrets From The Vault

Gurevich Fine Art, Winnipeg, Manitoba

2013 Secrets From The Vault

Gurevich Fine Art, Winnipeg, Manitoba

2012 Small Works

Gurevich Fine Art, Winnipeg, Manitoba

2010 Nude cre8ion

cre8ery, Winnipeg, Manitoba

2008 The Canadian Shield and Other Landscapes

Ken Segal Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba

2008 Subconscious City

Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba

2007 Gertrude und Alice: 100 Jahre, !00 Rosen

Schwules Museum, Berlin, Germany

2007 ’...scape…’

cre8ery, Winnipeg, Manitoba

2007 99 Pieces

cre8ery, Winnipeg, Manitoba

2007 Breaking Ground

cre8ery, Winnipeg, Manitoba

2006 Nudes II

Downstairs Studio, Winnipeg, Manitoba

2005 Five point Perspective

Adelaide McDermot Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba

2005 Nudes I

Downstairs Studio, Winnipeg, Manitoba

2004 Armstrong, Lavergne, Lourenzo, Sim, and Tanner

Adelaide McDermot Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Grants:

2003 Manitoba Arts Council, Project Grant

1992 Manitoba Arts Council, Project Grant

Teaching:

2009 – 2016 Sessional instructor – Drawing

Faculty of Architecture, University of Manitoba

2006 – 2017 Workshops:

Alla Prima Painting, Winnipeg, Gimli, and Morden, MB

Figurative Painting, Winnipeg and Gimli MB

Figure Drawing, Winnipeg and Gimli MB

Speed Painting, Winnipeg MB

Colour, Winnipeg MB

Introduction to Watercolour, Winnipeg MB

Reviews and Publications:

Border Crossings, vol.27, no.2, pgs. 87-89 - review: Amy Karlinsky

Winnipeg Art Gallery, Subconscious City, 2008 - catalogue: Shawna Dempsey and Lorri Millan