JERRY ROPSON
POLLARDS POINT, NL - SACKVILLE, NB


SOLO PROJECTS & EXHIBITIONS
2015   as previously seen, The Living Is Easy, Struts Gallery, Sackville, NB
2013    WE ARE HERE Grenfell Gallery, Corner Brook, NL
2012    by way of return, The Living is Easy, Struts Gallery, Sackville, NB
2008    hollow cores, other findings and one last chance Skol Centre des Arts Actuels, Montreal, QC
2007    Diasporic Vacations (window project) The Lodge, Verdun, Montreal, QC
2006    Rec Center Romantic Joyce Yahouda Gallery, Project Room, Montreal, QC
2005    Pathological Galerie Nota Bene, Montreal, QC
2004    Your heart is a…My blood runs cold Gallery Silencio, Montreal, QC
2002    Bite Down Hard 388 Artspace, Siam Square, Bangkok, Thailand
2001    Hunting for Heroes The Rogue. Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John’s, NL

 

SELECTED TWO & THREE ARTIST EXHIBITIONS
2014     Dead Star  Thunder & Lightning Ltd. Sackville, NB
2010     Hook, Line & Sinker  Forrest City Gallery, London, ON
2009    Wind from the East  Modern Fuel ARC, Kingston, ON
2008   Choeur de Griffonage  FOFA Gallery, Montreal, QC
2007     Three’s Company: Season One  “MFA Gallery" Concordia University, Montreal, QC
2006     Extensions of our Hands  The Khyber Centre for the Arts, Halifax, NS
2003     Under Everything Walked Over  Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John’s, NL
2002   Reception w/ Ajarn Kongkananda. SPAFA Gallery, SEAMEO Centre for Archaeology & Fine Arts, Bangkok, Thailand


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2016    Land of Mirrors: Ongoing Experiments in Newfoundland, Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John’s, NL
2015    Two Solitudes, Université de Moncton and Mount Allison Faculty Exhibition, Purdy Crawford Centre for the Arts, Sackville, NB
2015    black flag(s) for another island, Art in the Open, Confederation Centre, Charlottetown, PE
2015    Out on the Marsh…, OK Quoi?! Contemporary Arts Festival Struts Gallery–Faucet Media Arts Centre, Sackville, NB
2015    Folklore and Other Panics The Rooms, Provincial Art Gallery, St. John’s, NL
2014     Everyday Magic Public intervention, Sackville, NB
2014     13 Artists: Owens Art Gallery, Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB
2013    Kitchen Party KIAC: Dawson Daily News Print & Publishing Symposium, Dawson City, YK
2013    Boxed-In The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery & The Gallery of the Craft Council, St. John’s, NL
2012    Ornamental Branch Owens Art Gallery, Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB
2011     MAPD Ok. Quoi?! Contemporary Arts Festival, Struts Gallery-Faucet Media Arts Centre, Sackville, NB
2011     Playlists Owens Art Gallery, Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB
2010    Things that Drift Apart Owens Art Gallery, Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB
2009   Time After Timeline 25th Anniversary Members Show, Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John’s, NL
2009    Kåt A4 Gallery Box, Gothenburg, Sweden
2009  what happens when nothing happens Gallery Rotor, Valand School of Art, Gothenburg, Sweden. And FOFA Gallery, Montreal, QC
2008    Encantado As a part of ‘Visual Arts Event Babel’. Festival Romerias de Mayo. Holguin, Cuba
2008    Strata MFA Group Exhibition, Espace Artefacto, Montreal, QC
2007    IGNITION The Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Concordia University, Montreal, QC
2007    It’s A Wonderful Life Owens Art Gallery, Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB
2007    Compression MFA Student Exhibition. Galerie Art Mur, Montreal, QC
2007    Winter Salon The Lodge, Verdun, Montreal QC and Summer Salon in 2006
2007    Cyclop’s Library Third Space Gallery, Saint John, NB
2007    Salon Ecarlate Marian Graves Mugar Art Gallery, Colby Sawyer College, New London, NH And in 2006 Maison de Culture de Frontenac, Montreal, QC
2006    Flattering the Masters The RCA Visual Gallery, LSPU Hall, St. John’s, NL
2006    Eye Level Re-shelving Initiative 2 Eye Level Gallery. Halifax, NS and in 2004.
2006    The End Queensland University of Technology Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
2006    The McCleave Gallery of Fine Art Lineage Tour : Canada, Australia, and Europe   
2005    Collected Books Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venice, Italy
2005    Cyclops’ Dreams: Artists’ Books, Comics & Zines Access Artist Run Centre, Vancouver, BC
2005    Anniversaire Hi-5 La Central Galerie Powerhouse. Montreal, QC
2005    Stay Warm Atelier Frankfurt Gallery, Frankfurt, Germany
2005    Ideas About Infinity The Helen Pitt Gallery ARC. Vancouver, BC
2004    Performance Symposium: You Held My Hand When It Was Cold, Struts Gallery & Owens Gallery. Public work: Romancing the Cracks, and performance: Through my Teeth. Sackville, NB   
2004    The Human Factor Chapelle du Rahm, Luxembourg-City, Luxembourg
2004    Look Ma’ No Hands! VAV Gallery, Montreal, QC
2004    Self Publish or Perish Open Space Arts Society, Victoria, BC
2003    Cabane a Sucre. Pharmacie Esperanza, Montreal, QC
2002    Win, Lose or Draw VAV Gallery, Montreal, QC.
2002    Graffiti  A gallery based exhibition along with public works. Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John's, NL

                        
SELECTED PUBLIC INTERVENTIONS & COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS
2013-14 black flag (for fogo island)  Impermanent public sculpture/site, outside Joe Batt’s Arm, NL
2013    USED TO BE HERE  A performance-lecture, Grenfell Gallery, Corner Brook, NL November 2014
2013    ... A TURN OR TWO I’LL WALK, TO STILL MY BEATING MIND, Kay Burns. Mondo Monde, New Media+: Sound art contribution. Sackville, NB
2012    Studio 360  An online video archive profiling six artists in their studios. Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, NB
2011    MAPD , Ok. Quoi?! Contemporary Arts Fest, Struts Gallery & Faucet Media Arts, Sackville, NB
2010    Black Flagged (romance-revisited), “to face the world, out on my own again” 15th Ann. Symposium of Art, Sackville, NB
2009    you are here/vous êtes ici  An extension of “hollow cores, other findings…” SKOL, throughout Montreal, QC
2006    Woodhouse Sketches  Interactive storytelling/wood-splitting event. William St. Studios, Montreal, QC2005-06 Reward-draweR  Public installation project disseminating: images, objects, and text. Montreal, QC
2004    Swimming Lessons with Paisley Kite  Cross Country Trampoline. “A small theatre company interested in collaborative and interdisciplinary works that play with sound, visual art and theatrical poetry.” Co-designer & illustrator for the production which toured the Canadian Fringe Festival circuit.


ARTIST RESIDENCIES
Fogo Island Arts Corporation, Artist Residency Program. Fogo Island, NL Spring-Summer 2013
Researched and made work around ideas of local storytelling, notions of place, and representations of island culture.

The Banff Centre, Visual Arts Fall Thematic Residency, “The Wanderer”. Banff, AB. Fall 2009“Participants will apply their own art-making practices, conceptual, performative, representational or otherwise, in the studio, on the trail, and possibly in the thicket.”

 St. Michael’s Printshop, Visiting Artist Program, St. John’s, NL. June 2008
One-month residency in which I created several new series of monotypes and relief prints, with added drawing.

Atlantic Center for the Arts, Associate Artist: Residency, New Smyrna Beach, FL. Fall 2007
Telling World Folk Tales and Writing Modern Fiction w/ Gioia Timpanelli.
Also attended a series of workshops w/ Paul Pfeiffer within the Visual Arts program.

Terra Nova National Park, Artist in Residence, Newfoundland, September 2005
A joint project of the Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador (The Rooms), and Parks Canada.

Struts Gallery, Open Studio Residency, Sackville, NB. Fall 2004
“Each artist-in-residence spends a month or more in the gallery continuing their practice in a public venue.”


EDUCATION
2009    MFA, Studio Arts: Fibres, Concordia University, Montreal, QC   
2001    BFA: Visual Arts, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Grenfell Campus, Corner Brook, NL


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2010-  Mount Allison University, Department of Fine Arts, Assistant Professor Sackville, NB
2011-14A Handmade Assembly, Committee Member & “Heart & Pocket Revue” coordinator (2012), Struts Gallery, Faucet Media Arts Centre & Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, NB
2011-14  SappyFest: Board of Directors, Sackville, NB
2008-09  Concordia University, Department of Studio Arts, Part-time Professor (Drawing). Montreal, QC
2006-08  Concordia University, Department of Studio Arts, Teaching Assistant (Drawing, Painting, ArtX). Montreal, QC
2005-06  Visual Arts Centre, Art Teacher (drawing, bookmaking, sculpture and misc.). Montreal, QC
2001-02  Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization, Regional Centre for Archaeology and Fine Arts, (SEAMEO-SPAFA) Project Development Intern in Visual Arts. Focusing on Performance Art and Public-based practices. Bangkok, Thailand


GRANTS & AWARDS
ArtsNb Career Development: Artist in Residence Grant, Summer 2013
Received a grant to support travel and additional cost associated with an art residency with Fogo Island Arts.

CultureWorks Development Grant, Mount Allison University, Oct 2011
Received to work in partnership with Kallie Garcia, working with members of the population of the Westmorland Institution, collaboratively exploring various artistic practices. 

Canada Council for the Arts: Visual Arts, Travel Grant 2007
Received to attend an Artist Residency at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.

J.A. DeSeve Entrance Fellowship, Graduate Award, Concordia University 2006

Council des Arts et des Lettres de Quebec: Visual Arts, Research & Creation Grant, 6-months 2006
Received funding for and completed a series of drawings and objects. Also built and carried out a performance to accompany the work, encompassing ideas of rural identity and displacement.

Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council: Visual Arts, Production Grant, 2003
Received funding for and completed a series of drawings informed by a collection of found notes, images and objects. This project became, and was exhibited as: Under Everything Walked Over.

St. Michael’s Printshop, Don Wright Print Scholarship/Residency, St. John’s, NL. 2000
Open residency. Created several print editions and artist multiples. Feb-Mar 2001


SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
- Power, Rebecca, “We Are Here and Strangely Familiar”, Western Star, Corner Brook, NL, Dec 12. 13
- Crocker, Dianne, “Artist collaborate with others in exhibits”, Western Star, Corner Brook, NL, Nov 15. 13
- Balsom, Erika, “A Report on Fogo Island”, BorderCrossings, Vol. 32, No. 4, Issue 128
- Dobias, Gillain, “Fogo Island- Pt 2: Architecture”, MONOCLE: monocle.com/film/design/fogo-island-part-2-architecture/ London, UKNov 13
- Gallant, Vanessa, “Sackville celebrates handmade art”, Here Magazine, Saint John, NB, Vol. 14 Iss. 42, Oct 13
- Pinchin, Sarah, “Raconteur returns to the Rock”, Salon Focus, Telegraph Journal, Saint John, NB, Jun 01. 13
- Brewer, Jonna, CBC Radio Moncton. Interview, Information Morning: “A Sweetest Little Event” Feb 12. 13
- Landry, Mike, “13 Going On 30”, Salon, Telegraph Journal, Saint John, NB Nov 17. 12
- Brewer, Jonna, CBC Radio Moncton. Interview, Information Morning: “Mentoring and Making Art” Sept 14. 12
- Landry, Mike, “Handmade and Homemade” Telegraph Journal, Saint John, NB Mar 26. 11
- Paletten, "Kåt A4” Exhibition text, images and magazine insert, Gothenburg, Sweden, Fall-Winter 09/10
- Malo/Mennerdahl, “What Happens When…”, Exhibition Catalogue, Gothenburg, Sweden, Spring 09
- Terry, Andrea, “From Whence You Came” Exhibition text, Modern Fuel ARC, Kingston, ON Oct 09
- Canadian Art, “Wind From The East”, ‘Preview’, Exhibition Preview and credited image. Spring 09
- Hall, Ally, “Montreal Metamorphosis” The Journal, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON Mar 19. 09
- Fadden, Robyn, “Ocean Scene” The Hour.ca (web exclusive) Montreal, QC Nov 6. 08
- Rubin, Mikael, “Close Readings, Close Quarters” The McGill Daily, Montreal, QC Nov 06. 08
- Ho, Stacey, “Hollow Cores…” Things of Desire: Contemporary Art Blog, www.thingsofdesire.ca, Oct 23.08
- Clintberg, Mark, “Jerry Ropson SKOL”, official exhibition text, Montreal, QC Oct 09
- Chen, Sijia, “Pumpkinseed Fish and Other Curiosities”, The Concordian, Montreal, QC Apr 08.08
- Régimbal, Christopher, exhibition catalogue essay, Strata, Montreal, QC Apr 08
- Owens Art Gallery, “It’s a Wonderful Life”, exhibition catalogue, Sackville, NB 2008
- Oslen, Chris, “A Mishmash of Insight”, The Link, Montreal, QC Mar 08
- Clintberg, Mark, “Tell It Like It Was”, exhibition catalogue essay, Compression, Montreal, QC Mar 07
- Carter Flinn, Sue, AKIMBLOG, www.akimbo.biz/akimblog/ Oct 12. 06
- Antle, Angela, CBC Radio NL. Interview, Weekend Arts Magazine: “Ropson chops in Montreal” Aug 25. 06     
- Hunter, Andrew, “Getting Beyond his Obsession with Woodpiles” www.warriormagazine.org Aug 23.06
- Le Voir, “Bingo Bazar”, Announcement and credited image. Montreal, QC Dec 05
- The Hour, “Rec Centre Romantic”, exhibition announcement, Montreal, QC Jan 06
- Sackville Tribune-Post. “Struts Gallery Welcomes Newfoundland Artist”, Sackville, NB Sept 04
- McGinn, Dave, Review, “Swimming Lessons…” Eye Weekly, Toronto, ON July 08.04
- Furlong, Mac, CBC Radio NL. Interview, Weekend Arts Magazine: “Under Everything Walked Over” Nov 03
- Art Connection, Bangkok Contemporary Art Map, cover image and text. Feb 02
- King, Katherine, CBC Radio NL. Interview, Weekend Arts Magazine: “Young Nfld Artist in Bangkok” Dec 01


SELECTED EVENTS, LECTURES, WORKSHOPS AND CONTRIBUTIONS
Visiting Artist Presentation and Lecture, "Atlantic Canadian Art..." Chamarajendra Academy of Visual Arts, Mysore, India July 14
Guest Lecture, “Community-Based Research” for Dr. Deatra Walsh’s sociology class, SOCI 3501: Communities, Mount Allison University, Mar 14
Host, “BAKED HAM: Storytelling Edition”, Community Speakers Series, Sackville, NB Feb 14
A Handmade Assembly: Closing Address, in collaboration with John Murchie, Sackville, NB Oct 26. 13
Visiting Artist Lecture Series, Fogo Island Arts, Fogo Island Inn, June 06. 13
Primp My Nest, Gala-Fundraiser: Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John’s, NL June 13
Handmade Study Break: Sticker Shock: Vinyl Sticker Workshop, Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, NB Nov 12
13 Going on 30: Struts Gallery 30th Anniversary, Poster Project and Fundraiser, Sackville, NB Nov 12
Opening Address/Performance, “I used to be a performance artist…” for APAGA, AGM Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, NB June 11
Presenter and participant, “A Handmade Assembly” Struts Gallery, Sackville NB, Apr 11
Storyteller, “BAKED HAM: Storytelling Edition”, Community Speakers Series, Sackville, NB Jan 11
Moderator, “Why This Still Matters?” Round-table, Ann. Symposium of Art. Struts Gallery & Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, NB, Oct 10
Silver Soirée, 25th Anniversary Event: Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John’s, NL Nov 09
Ceramic Stiletto, Anne Trondsen: Set-decorator for “Video-art sitcom’. Banff Centre, Oct 09
Visiting Artist, Drawing class w/ Tia Halliday, Concordia University, Studio Arts Dept., Mar 09
St. Michael’s Print Shop, Playing Cards (2 Clubs)+(Joker: 2002), St. John’s, NL 08
ANXIETY ZINE, contributed "anxiety drawing", Montreal, QC 08
Visiting Artist, Drawing w/ Shawna McLeod, Concordia University, Studio Arts Dept. Mar 08
Atlantic Center for the Arts, Postcard Design: “Florida Fauna Checklist” New Smyrna Beach, FL 07-08
Silence is not (always) a good medicine. Drawing collaboration w/ Kit Malo. galerie sharon ramsey, Montreal, QC 07
Pivot: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Visual Culture: Image, text and insert. Montreal, QC 2007
The Sweetest Little Thing, Struts ARC. & Owens Art Gallery, annual art fundraiser. Sackville, NB 2005-14
Bingo Bazar, Galerie Joyce Yahouda, Montreal, QC 2005
Distroboto. A vending machine distributing artists’ books, zines and small objects. In this case, ”Bats Want My Girlfriend” & “…make bad lovers.” Montreal, QC 2004-05
The Drawing Centre, Slide Registry Program. New York, NY 2004-13
Drawings from the top bunk. An “artist project” displayed at www.samplesize.ca, 2004
Expozine, Annual Small Press, comic and zine fair, Montreal, QC 2003-2007


COLLECTIONS
The Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff Centre Permanent Collection, Banff, AB
Government of Newfoundland and Labrador Permanent Collection, St. John’s, NL
SEAMEO-SPAFA Permanent Collection, Bangkok, Thailand
Memorial University of Newfoundland Permanent Collection, St. John’s, NL
St. Michael’s Print Shop Collection, St. John’s, NL
Memorial University: Grenfell Campus Working Print Collection, Corner Brook, NL
Private collections throughout Canada, as well as in Europe and Asia