David Bierk

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DAVID BIERK


Born in Appleton, Minnesota, 1944


EDUCATION

1972 Humboldt State University, Arcata, California, M.F.A.
Humboldt State University, Arcata, California, B.F.A.
California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2008 Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, Quebec
Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
2007 “Painted Photographs,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
“Photomontages,” Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
2006 Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal
“History,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York; The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio; Selby Gallery, Ringling School of Art and Design, Sarasota, Florida
2005 “Life,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
“Photomontge Landscapes,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
2004 “Memory,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
2003 Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal
Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph, Ontario
“Sanctuary,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
2002 Art Gallery of Algoma, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Art Gallery of Peterborough, Ontario
“In Memory: David Bierk,” Projects Space, Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie, Ontario
2001 Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
“Selected Histories,” Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal
2000-02 “after HISTORY, The Paintings of David Bierk,” Montgomery Museum
  of Fine Arts, Alabama, traveling to: Evansville Museum of Arts and Science, Indiana; Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga; Las Vegas Art Museum, Nevada; Telfair Museum of Art, Savannah
2000 Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver
Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto
Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
1999 Associated American Artists, New York
Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal
Fassbender Gallery, Chicago
Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto
Lisa Kurts Gallery, Memphis, Tennessee
Meredith Long & Company, Houston
Galerie St. Laurent & Hill, Ottawa
1998 Associated American Artists, New York
Galerie l’Autre Equivoque, Ottawa
Justine M. Barnicke Gallery, Hart House, University of Toronto, Ontario
Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver
Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta
Weber Fine Art, Scarsdale, New York
1997 Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa
Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver
Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto
Lisa Kurts Gallery, Memphis, Tennessee
Leedy-Voulkos Galleries, Kansas City, Missouri
Mendenhall Gallery, Los Angeles
1996 Associated American Artists, New York
Galerie l’Autre Equivoque, Ottawa
Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver
Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta
Russell Gallery, Peterborough, Ontario
Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Vancouver
1995 Associated American Artists, New York
Jan Baum Gallery (L.A. International), Los Angeles
Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver
Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto
1994 Erickson and Ellins Fine Art, San Francisco
Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver
Galerie l’Autre Equivoque, Ottawa
Leedy-Voulkos Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri
Niagara Artists’ Centre, St. Catharines, Ontario
Rodman Hall Arts Centre, St. Catharines, Ontario
Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto
1993 Adams-Middleton Gallery, Dallas
Dayton Art Institute, Ohio
Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver
Galerie l’Autre Equivoque, Ottawa
Glendon Gallery, York University, Toronto
The Lowe Gallery, Atlanta
Russell Gallery, Lindsay, Ontario
Thomson Gallery, Minneapolis
University of Waterloo Art Gallery, Ontario
Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto
1992 Arts Court Gallery, Ottawa
Barclay Simpson Fine Arts Gallery, Lafayette, California
Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver
Struve Gallery, Chicago
Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto
1991 Art Gallery of Algoma, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Art Gallery of Peterborough, Ontario
Arts Sutton, Sutton, Quebec
Felicita Foundation, San Diego
Robert Thomson Gallery, Minneapolis
Wynick/Tuck Gallery (small gallery), Toronto
1990 Bess Cutler Gallery, New York
Jan Turner Gallery, Los Angeles
Susan Whitney Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan
Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto
1989 Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver
Iannetti-Lanzone Gallery, San Francisco
“Painted Photomontages,” Wynick Tuck Gallery, Toronto
Robert Thompson Gallery, Minneapolis
Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto
1988 Gallery 101, Ottawa, Ontario
Odette Gilbert Gallery, London
Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto
1987 Jan Turner Gallery, Los Angles
1981-83 “David Bierk: Ten Years,” Peterborough and traveling: Lindsay, Ottawa, Sault Ste. Marie, Stratford, Sudbury
1975-76 Nancy Poole’s Studio, Toronto
1975 McKenzie Gallery, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario
St. Lawrence College Art Gallery, Kingston, Ontario


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016 “Tiny Treasures,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
2012-13 “Forty Years,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
2011 “Identity Crisis: Authenticity, Attribution, and Appropriation,” Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, New York
“A Rose By Any Other Name…,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
2009 “The Masters ReMastered,” Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art, Colorado
2008 “Arena: The Art of Hockey,” Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax
2007 “Art 2007,” Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, Quebec
“Art 2007 II,” Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, Quebec
“Flying the Coop,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
“Images and Words,” Project Space, Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
“Landscapes,” Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, Quebec
“Solos: 20th Anniversary Exhibitions: Part Two”, Selby Gallery, Ringling School of Art and Design, Sarasota, Florida
2006-09 “The Painted Photograph,” Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa, Ontario; traveling to Centre national d’exposition de Jonquiere, Quebec; Nanaimo District Museum, British Columbia
2006-07 “Nowi Dawni Mistrzowie/New Old Masters,” National Museum in Gdansk, Gdansk, Poland
“Transitional Objects: Contemporary Still Life,” Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, New York
2006 “Art 2006,” Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, Quebec
“Variable Views: The Canadian Landscape,” Art Gallery of Mississauga, Ontario
“Visage,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
2005 “Eve,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
“Figura,” Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, Quebec
“Group of Seven Project,” Art Gallery of Peterborough, Ontario
“Re-Focus,” Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax
“Retrospective 1980-2005,” Arts Sutton, Sutton, Quebec
2004 “Art 2004,” Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, Quebec
“Memories: Sampling the Collection,” Art Gallery of Peterborough, Ontario
“Summertime,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
2003 “Art 2003,” Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, Quebec
Art Gallery of Algoma, Sault Ste Marie, Ontario
“Landscape: Unique Views,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
“Small Scale,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
“Waterscape,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
2002 “Celebrating 30 Years,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
“Gifted: A Celebration of Generosity to the Hart House Permanent Collection,” Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Hart House, University of Toronto, Ontario
“La Figure Humaine II,” Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal
“Real(ist) Men,” Selby Gallery, Ringling School of Art and Design, Sarasota, Florida
“Social Consciousness in Canadian Art,” Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Hart House, University of Toronto, Ontario
“Summer,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
2001-2002 “Re-presenting Representation V,” Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, New York
“Winter Orchidarium,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York; The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio
2001 “The Body Project,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
“Contemporary Still Life,” Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal
“Controlled Substance,” Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph, Ontario
“I Love New York,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
“Many Moons,” Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden, Salem, New York
“Objects of Desire II,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
“On a Monumental Scale,” Art Gallery of Peterborough, Ontario
“Re-Presenting Representation IV,” Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, New York
“The Still Life Show,” Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto
2000 “Contemporary Landscape”, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, Quebec “The Creative Surround: The Framed Image,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
“Deja Vu: Reworking the Past,” Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, New York
“Glass: A Celebration,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
“In Camera,” Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery; Owen Sound, Ontario
“Landscape and Memory,” Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto
“19th and 20th Century American Still-Life Paintings,” Meredith Long & Company, Houston
“Second Annual Realism Invitational,” Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco
“The SINGLE Tree,” London Regional Art and Historical Museums, London, Ontario; Tm Thompson Memorial Art Gallery, Owen Sound, Ontario
“The Splendor of Color,” Qualita Fine Art, Las Vegas
“Tempus Fugit,” The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, Ontario
“What Goes Around Comes Around,” Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, New York
1999 “The Art of Landscape,” Adam Whitney Gallery, Omaha
“Elements of Landscape,” Diane Nelson Fine Art, Laguna Beach, California
“Grand Opening Celebration Exhibition,” Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
“La Figure Humaine,” Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal
“The Magic of Venice,” Qualita Fine Art, Las Vegas
“New Realism for a New Millennium,” Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, Rochester, New York
“Objects of Desire,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
“Redefining the Still Life,” Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery; Concordia University, Montreal
“The Still-Life Show,” Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto
“Summer Pleasures,” Qualita Fine Art, Las Vegas
1998-99 “Taken from Nature,” 383, Peterborough, Ontario
1998 “Coast to Coast 1,” M D Modern, Houston
“Land, Light and Metaphor,” Weber Fine Art, Scarsdale, New York
“Making the Figure,” Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto
“New Horizons,” Meredith Long & Company, Houston
“On Paper,” Associated American Artists, New York
“The Painters Newfoundland,” Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador, St. John’s, Newfoundland
“Remembering Beauty: The Seductive and Nostalgic Nature of American Landscape,” South Bend Regional Museum of Art, Indiana
“The Word in Contemporary Canadian Art,” Art Gallery of North York, Ontario
1996-99 “Before the Land, Behind the Camera,” Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa, traveling to Galerie d’Art de Sudbury, Ontario; The Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Alberta College of Art, Calgary; Owens Art Gallery, Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick; Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, Owen Sound, Ontario
1997 “Figured,” Associated American Artists, New York
“Romanticism and Contemporary Landscape,” Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, California
1996-99 “Before the Land, Behind the Camera,” Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa; traveling to Owens Art Gallery, Mount Alison University, Sackville, New Brunswick, Galerie d’art de Sudbury, Ontario; Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, Owen Sound, Ontario; The Illingsworth Kerr Gallery, Alberta College of Art, Calgary, Alberta
1996-97 “Destiny Manifest: American Landscape Painting in the Nineties,” Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida, Gainesville
1996 “Health, Happiness and Wholeness in Twentieth Century Art,” New York Academy of Sciences, New York; Binghamton University Art Museum, Binghamton, New York
“The Middle Show,” Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto
“Up North, Down South, Back East and Out West,” Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta
1995-96 “Re/Grouping A Living Legacy,” McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, Ontario
1995 “The Constructed Landscape,” Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver
“Impure Painting,” Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles
“Informal Ideas: 95.4 (reflect),” Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto
“Nature Studies,” University Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
“The New Landscape,” Associated American Artists, New York
“New Landscapes,” Pfizer, Inc., New York (MoMA extension)
“Sum and Substance,” Associated American Artists, New York
1994-95 “Hidden Values: Contemporary Art in Corporate Collections,” McMichael Canadian Collection, Kleinburg, Ontario
1993 “An American Renaissance,” The Lowe Gallery, Atlanta
“Approaching the 21st Century,” Joseph D. Carrier Gallery, North York, Ontario
“A Gallery Retrospective,” California Center for the Arts, Escondido, California
“Highlights,” Brown-Forman Corporation, Louisville, Kentucky
“Landscapes I/Paysages I,” Galerie l’Autre Equivoque, Ottawa
“Nature Mor(t)e,” Art Gallery of Hamilton, Ontario
“The Purloined Image,” Flint Institute of the Arts, Michigan
“Where is Here?,” Art Gallery of Peterborough, Ontario
1992 “Holiday Exhibition,” Leedy Voulkos Galleries, Kansas City, Missouri
“New Landscape,” The Gallery Three Zero, New York
“Quotations,” The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut; Dayton Art Institute, Ohio
Security Pacific Gallery, San Francisco
1991 “The Big Picture,” Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver
“Contemporary Landscape,” Met Life Gallery, New York
1990 “Contemporary Landscape,” ABC Television Inc., New York (MoMA Extension exhibition)
“Critical Revisions,” Bess Cutler Gallery, New York
“Horizons,” Pfizer, New York (MoMA Extension Exhibition)
1989 “Contemporary Landscape: New Perspectives,” Hearst Gallery, St. Mary’s College, Moraga, California
“Photomontage/Photocollage: The Changing Picture 1920-1989,” Jan Turner Gallery, Los Angeles
1988 Gallery 101, Ottawa
Odette Gilbert Gallery, London, Ontario
“Landscape Anthology,” Grace Borgenicht Gallery, New York
“Life Stories: Myth, Fiction and History in Contemporary Art,” Henry Art Gallery, Seattle
Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto
1987 “David Bierk, Malcolm Rains and Jeffrey Spalding,” Diane Farris Gallery; Vancouver
“David Bierk and Jeffrey Spalding,” North Bay Arts Centre, North Bay, Ontario
“The Current Landscape,” Felicita Foundation, San Diego
“Nature Redefined: A Cultural Perspective,” Peizo Electric Gallery, New York; Segal Steinberg, Montreal
“Painting,” Jan Turner Gallery, Los Angeles


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton
Art Gallery of Algoma, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
Art Gallery of Peterborough, Ontario
Art Gallery of Windsor, Ontario
Brampton Art Gallery, Brampton, Ontario
Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa
Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa
Canadian Postal Museum, Ottawa
Canadore College, North Bay, Ontario
Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa
City of Peterborough, Ontario
Concordia University, Montreal
The Dayton Art Institute, Ohio
Department of Foreign Affairs, Ottawa
Evansville Museum of Arts and Science, Indiana
Hart House, University of Toronto, Ontario
Harvard Law School, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Humboldt State University, Arcata, California
Kenderdine Art Gallery, Saskatoon,
Knoxville Museum of Art, Tennessee
Lakefield College School, Ontario
London Regional Art Gallery, London, Ontario
Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph, Ontario
Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Alabama
National Gallery Of Canada, Ottawa
Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida, Gainesville
Sir Sandford Fleming College, Peterborough, Ontario
Tom Thompson Memorial Art Gallery, Owen Sound, Ontario
Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario
Trinity College School, Port Hope, Ontario
University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta


CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

Banana Republic, Inc., San Francisco; New York
Bank of America, Toronto
Becton Dickinson Corporation, Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Toronto
Central Guaranty Trust, Toronto
Four Seasons Hotels Ltd., Toronto
Grand Hyatt Hotel, Hong Kong
The Granite Club, Toronto
Health Net, Woodland Hills, California
Hyatt Regency Hotel, Chicago
Intercontinental Hotels, Toronto
Intrawest Corporation, Vancouver
Jones Heward Investments Management, Montreal
Les Trois Marches, Versailles, France
Loblaw Companies, Toronto
McCarthy Tetrault, Toronto
McDermott, Will and Emery, Chicago
Metropolitan Life, New York
Microsoft, Seattle
Nova Corporation, Calgary
NTT, Tokyo
NYNEX, White Plains, New York
Olympia & York Developments, Ltd., Toronto
Pacific Motion Pictures, Vancouver
Petro-Canada, Calgary, Alberta
Power Corporation, Montreal
Progressive Corporation, Mayfield, Ohio
Prudential-Bache, New York
Reader’s Digest, Pleasantville, New York
Redpath Mining Associates, North Bay, Ontario
RJR Nabisco, New York
Scotiabank Group Fine Art Collection, Toronto
Steinberg, Ltd., Montreal
Toronto Dominion Bank, Toronto
Touche, Ross & Co., Los Angeles
Les Trois Marches, Versailles, France
U.S. Trust Corporation, New York
UBS (Canada), Toronto
United Missouri Bank, Kansas City, Missouri
Vincor, Toronto
W.R. Grace Inc., New York


COMMISSIONS

Atlantic Records, New York (album cover and design)
Billingsley Company, Dallas
Canada Post Corporation, Ottawa (postage stamp design)
Delta Hotel, Vancouver
Gardner, Carton & Douglas, Inc., Chicago
I.O.D.E., Peterborough, Ontario
Intrawest Corporation, Vancouver
Music Gallery, Toronto
NTT, Tokyo
Government of Ontario, Ministry of Health, Kingston, Ontario
Government of Ontario, Ministry of Revenue, Ottawa
Princess Hotels Ltd., Scottsdale, Arizona
Ramada Renaissance Hotel, Los Angeles
RJR Nabisco, New York
Saks Fifth Avenue, Charleston, North Carolina
Sheraton Grande Hotel, Los Angeles
Star Canyon Restaurant, Dallas
Stitzel Company, San Francisco
U.S. State Department, Washington, D.C.
USA Group, Indianapolis
Watergate Hotel, Washington, D.C.
Wedgwood Hotel, Vancouver
Westin Bayshore Hotel, Vancouver
Windsor Arms Hotel, Toronto
Wood Gundy at Park Place, Vancouver

AWARDS

2002 Queen’s Golden Jubilee Award (posthumous)
1992 Honorable Mention, Album Cover of the Year, Rolling Stone Magazine Annual Music Awards
1991 Best Album Cover of the Year, RAW Magazine
1981 Canada Council Artist-in-Residence, St. Catharines, Ontario
1980-81 Ontario Association of Art Galleries Poster Design, First Prize
1980 Ontario Association of Art Galleries Catalogue Design, First Prize
1979-80 Ontario Association of Art Galleries, Best Overall Gallery Image, First Prize
1979 Ontario Association of Art Galleries, Newsletter Design, First Prize
Canada Council Artist-in-Residence, North Bay, Ontario
1978 Canada Council Short Term Grant
1974, 86, 87 Canada Council Project Grant
1975, 83, 85 Canada Council “B” Grant


Member, Royal Canadian Academy of Arts