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Robert Dmytruk
Summerland, British Columbia, Canada

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I have never ceased to draw. Drawing has always been a method of training my hand to record my immediate environment, ideas and visions. It has provided me with a quick and effective opportunity to convey insights. I draw continually when I am travelling and always keep available pocket-size pads and pens. In my studio, materials, mark making tools and surfaces, surround me and I am constantly experimenting with mixed media drawing. I sometimes select and refine these drawings either as a basis for paintings, exhibit as finished works or give them away as gifts to friends.
Drawing has been a means of recording sudden thoughts or personally meaningful impressions and sometimes as a preparation for work in other media. I have used them to experiment with, advance, summarize, or rework problems of continuing interest to me.
Recently, drawing has become more than a tool for learning or preparation for work in other media. It has become a means of communicating for its own sake. The diversity that drawing offers as a means of expressing concepts that capture my attention go far beyond the narrow limits of the graphic effects of pen, pencil and/or charcoal on paper. Drawing has become a significant means of expression and it is developing as a central part of the work that I create.





born: 1950, Alberta, Canada


University of Alberta, BED, 1980

selected awards/honors

Alberta Foundation for the Arts Acquisition Award, Alberta, Canada, 2011, 2009, 2006
Strathcona County Permanent Art Collection Acquisition Award, Alberta, Canada, 2011
Prime Ministers Award for Teaching Excellence in the Arts, Ottawa, Canada, 2006
Emily Carr School of Art  Award for Excellence in Art Education,Emily Carr School of Art and Design ,Britsh Columbia, Canada, 2006

selected publications

The Front Gallery, 2014 Show Schedule, Edmonton Alberta, Gallery Publication p.18-19, 2014
Headbones Gallery, 'Robert Dmytruk Transmissions', British Columbia, Exhibition Catalogue, RichFog Publishing, 2013
Gallery @501,'Landmarks on the Studio Wall',  Strathcona County Alberta, Exhibition Catalogue p.2-15, 2013
Headbones Gallery, 'UN ART', British Columbia, Exhibition Catalogue, RichFog Publishing, 2013

selected solo or two-person exhibits

Robert Dmytruk, Gallery@501: Landmarks on the Studio Wall, Strathcona County Alberta, Canada, 2013
Robert Dmytruk, Headbones Gallery: Transmissions, Vernon British Columbia, Canada, 2013
Robert Dmytruk, Visual Arts Assocation: Appropriated Perceptions,  Edmonton Alberta, Canada, 2011
Robert Dmytruk, Art Gallery of St Albert: Imagemaker, St. Albert Alberta, Canada, 2010

selected group shows

Art Gallery of Penticton:Welcome/Home Documenting the immigrant experience,  Penticton, British Columbia, Canada, 2014
Headbones Gallery:SALONUS PAPYRUS, Vernon, British Columbia, Canada, 2014
Island Mountain Arts Gallery: theY: confluence & congregation, Wells, British Columbia, Canada, 2013
Harris-Warke Gallery: Urban Mapping, Red Dee,r Alberta, Canada, 2013

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