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Robin Smith Peck

Price Range: $600-$5000

Robin began her career in printmaking as a BFA student at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design where she studied under Tamarind Master Printer Bob Rogers. After graduating, she moved to Alberta where she worked as a Technician in the Printmaking Department of the University of Alberta. While employed there she co-founded, with Marc Siegner, the Society of Northern Alberta Print-Artists. Robin entered into the Masters program at U. of A and graduated with her MVA in 1990. She then moved to Yellowknife and continued her studio practice, exhibiting at Latitude 53 Gallery and the Machida Print Museum in Japan among other shows. In addition, she worked with Arctic College travelling and teaching printmaking in the communities of Iqaluit, Cape Dorset and Holman.

In 1996, she moved with her husband and young son back to her hometown of Goose Bay, Labrador where she built a printshop creating the visual material she would use in her collages. Soon after, Robin began exhibiting with Christina Parker Gallery in St. John’s.

In 2005, Robin, Dennis and Robert moved to Fort McMurray and Robin began teaching in the Art and Design Department at Keyano College. While there, she exhibited in Faculty shows as well as in print exhibitions in Beijing and Thailand. In 2012 the family relocated to the Edmonton area and Robin built a new studio practice, continues to teach as a contract instructor and began exhibiting with Peter Robertson Gallery. Over the last few years Robin has participated in numerous group shows and had 3 solo exhibitions, Image and the Curious Mind at 501 Gallery, The Steamfitter’s Guide at McMullen Gallery and Living on Site-Working from Home at Christina Parker Gallery.

In 2013 she was inducted into the Edmonton Arts and Culture Hall of Fame.

Education

MVA 1989 Printmaking University of Alberta

BFA 1979 Printmaking Nova Scotia College of Art and Design

Exhibition Record

Solo and two person Exhibitions

2016 The Steamfitter’s Guide, McMullen Gallery, University of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton, AB Dec 12, 2015 – Feb 7, 2016

2015 Image and the Curious Mind, Gallery @ 501, Sherwood Park, AB

March 20, 2015 – April 26, 2015

2014 Living Onsite - Working from Home, Christina Parker Gallery, St. John’s, NL

2014 Questioning the Familiar in my Mother Tongue, Peter Robertson Gallery, Edmonton

2012 “Oh…Know”, exhibition with Marc Siegner, SNAP Gallery,

Edmonton, AB

2001 Cain’s Garden, Christina Parker Gallery

St. John’s, NL

2000 Tending to Elsewhere, Sir Wilfred Grenfell College Art Gallery,

Corner Brook, NL

1995 On the Shelf, Prince of Wales Museum,

Yellowknife, NWT

1994 “marginal quotations”

Latitude 53 Gallery, Edmonton, AB

Prince of Wales Museum, Yellowknife, NWT

1993 Work on Paper, Rice Gallery,

Yellowknife, NWT

1989 Situations MVA Thesis Exhibition,

University of Alberta

1979 Work from St. Michael’s Printshop, Anna Leonowens Gallery,

NSCAD, Halifax, NS

Juried Print Exhibitions

2017 International Print Exhibition, Canada and Japan, Enterprise Galleries University of Alberta

2015 Time to Time, print portfolio, Fine Arts Building, University of Alberta, Edmonton

2015 International Print Exhibition: Canada and Japan, Kyoto Municipal Museum, Japan

2015 4th Biennial FootPrint International (curated), The JVS Project Space, New York, NY

2015 SGC Southwest Graphic Council International Traveling Exhibition, School of Art University of Tennessee, Knoxville TN

2014 BIMPE VIII, The Eighth Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition,CDN (honorable mention)

2014 13th Lessedra World Print Annual, Sofia, Bulgaria

2014 Mini Print International of Cadaques, Spain

2014 Fifth International Miniature Print Biennale, Ottawa School of Art (award)

2014 FootPrint International Competition, Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Connecticut, USA

2013 CT-International Print Biennial, Centre 3 for print and media arts Ontario, Taller Cultural, Santiago de Cuba.

2012 The 3rd Bangkok Triennial International Print and Drawing Exhibition (catalogue),

Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, Thailand

The Contemporary Art Gallery, Silpakorn University, Thailand

2008 One World International Printmaking Exhibition, Amelie Art Gallery, Beijing, China

Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea

Universite Sainte-Anne, Point-de-L’Eglise, Nova Scotia

University of Miami, Miami, Florida, USA

University of Dallas, Dallas, Texas, USA

Boston University, Boston, Massa, USA

Nova Scotia Community College, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

2000 Arts 2000, Royal Academy of Arts Gallery, Stratford, Ontario

1999 Lines of Sight, (catalogue) Royal College of Art, London, UK

Musashino Art University, Tokyo, Japan

Edmonton Art Gallery, Alberta

1999 23rd International Biennial of Graphic Art (catalogue)

Moderna Galerija, Slovenia

1998 1st Northern Ireland International Small Print Exhibition,

Townhouse Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland

1996 Canadian Print Portfolio,

West Virginia University, USA

1990 Machida Annual, (catalogue)

Machida International Print Museum, Japan

1987 17th International Biennial of Graphic Art, (catalogue)

Moderna Galerija, Yugoslavia

1984 Graphex 9 Print and Drawing Biennial (catalogue)

Brantford Art Gallery

1982 Graphic Newfoundland (catalogue)

Burnaby Art Gallery

Simon Fraser Art Gallery

1980 Canadian Print and Drawing Biennial (catalogue)

Edmonton Art Gallery

Group Exhibitions

2016 Robin Smith-Peck, Nomi Stricker & Kirsty Templeton Davidge, Peter Robertson Gallery, Edmonton

2015 Brain Storms: UAlberta Creates, Galleries at Enterprise Square, Edmonton

2014 Faculty Exhibition, FAB Gallery, University of Alberta, Edmonton

2013 Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, ON

2011 Atlanticus, Christina Parker Gallery, St. John’s

2007 Faculty Exhibition, Keyano Art Gallery, Fort McMurray

2006 Faculty Exhibition, Keyano Art Gallery, Fort McMurray

2004 Nuance (with Helen Gregory and Jim Maunder)

Christina Parker Gallery, St. John’s, NL

2004 Vision: Marion McCain Atlantic Art Exhibition (invited)

The Beaverbrook Art Gallery, NB

2003 Visual Artists of Nfld. And Labrador,

Sir Wilfred Grenfell Art Gallery, Corner Brook, NL

2002 SNAP 20th Anniversary Exhibition,

Provincial Museum, Edmonton

2000 SNAP Portfolio (invited)

SNAP Gallery, Edmonton

1999 Labrador on the Edge II, Arts and Culture Centre, St. John’s

1998 Five Artists-Five Themes, Christina Parker Gallery

Out of Time (with Marc Siegner), SNAP Gallery

1997 Master Class, FAB Gallery, University of Alberta

1997 The Queen’s Visit: Art Exhibition in celebration of the Queen’s visit.

Interpretive Centre, Northwest River, Labrador

1996 Labrador on the Edge, CBC Broadcasting Centre, Toronto

1992 Festival of the Midnight Sun, Prince of Wales Museum, Yellowknife

1991 Dept. of Art and Design Staff Show, FAB Gallery, U. of A.

1988 Contemporary Edmonton Prints, Edmonton Art Gallery

1987 The 2nd Great West Saddlery Show, Great West Saddlery Bldg. Edmonton

1987 Contemporary Edmonton Art, Edmonton Art Gallery

1986 Out of Print, Beaver House Art Gallery, Edmonton

1985 Points North, (catalogue) Southern Alberta Art Gallery,

Lethbridge, Alberta

1984 Great West Saddlery Show, Latitude 53 Gallery, Edmonton

1983 SNAP Group Show, Latitude 53 Gallery, Edmonton

Thirteen Artists from Alberta, La Troisieme Gallerie, Montreal

Bibliography

SNAPLine: Quarterly Publication of SNAP, My Process, Summer 2016

Understory Magazine: Vital Writing and Art by Canadian Women, Winter 2016: Issue 7

Robin Smith Peck: Image and the Curious Mind, exhibition catalogue 2015

Newfoundland Quarterly: A Cultural Journal of NL, Memorial University

Alberta Views Magazine, July/August 2015

Art and Design @ 50: Publication celebrating 50th Anniversary of the Art and Design Department at University of Alberta. 2015

Riddle Fence: Journal of Arts and Culture, NL summer 2014

Visual Artists of Newfoundland and Labrador: An Exhibition in Print,

Published by VANL 2002 ISBN 097309420-6

Arts Atlantic, 2002 Anniversary issue, created original image “in this place”

CBC Artspots

VANL Newsletter, 2000 cover and article

Festival of the Midnight Sun, film produced by Vicki Swan

A Brush with Business: Advice for Aspiring and Professional Artists,

5 part video series produced by the Alberta Ministry of Culture 1986

SNAP Newsletter 1990, article by Susan Menzies, original print edition 75

Publications

L’anse Amour/L’anse aux Morts (2008), Artist Book collaboration with author Kevin Major and book artist Tara Bryan of Walking Bird Press

Conferences

1997 Sightlines International Printmaking Symposium, U. of A.

1985 Malaspina Print Symposium, Vancouver, B.C

1984 Survival Symposium, St. Michael’s Printshop, NL

Visiting Artist Lectures

1994 Grant MacEwan College, Edmonton

Latitude 53 Gallery, Edmonton

1992 Nootka Printmakers, Victoria, BC

Grants

Newtel Communications Innovation Grant

Nfld and Labrador Arts Council

Yellowknife Arts Council

Alberta Foundation for the Arts


Collections

Canadian Embassy, New York

Alberta Art Foundation Canada Council

Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

Grant MacEwan University

Health Labrador Corporation

Nexen Inc.

Shell Canada

Silpakorn University, Thailand

Southern Graphics Council

Statoil

St. Mary’s University, NS St.

Michael’s Printshop, NL

The Rooms, NL

UNITEL Canada

University of Alberta

University of Windsor

Woolfitt’s Inc, ON

West Virginia University

Professional Experience

2015 Printmaking Instructor, Sessional, University of Alberta

2005– 2013 Printmaking Instructor, Keyano College, Fort McMurray, Alberta

2000-2004 Artist in the Schools and ArtSmart Programs, Nfld. and Labrador

1995 Printmaking Instructor, Arctic College, Iqaluit, Nunavut

Professional Experience1993 Visual Fundamentals Instructor, Arctic College, Holman, NWT

1992 Printmaking Instructor, Arctic College, Cape Dorset, Nunavut

1991 Printmaking Instructor, University of Alberta

1981-86 Printmaking Technician/Art Demonstrator, University of Alberta

Professional Services

Consulting Services to Holman Printshop

ArtSmart Program

Artists in the Schools, Goose Bay and Nain, Labrador

Co-founder and Co-director 1982-87 Society of Northern Alberta Print-Artists

2013 Inducted into the Edmonton Arts and Culture Hall of Fame