Bob Boyer: His Life's Work

Essays:

List of Exhibitions

Compiled by Nicole Brabant


Selected Solo Exhibitions


1973

First solo exhibition, Art Department Gallery (now the Gordon Snelgrove Gallery), University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon (Fall).


1981

Bob Boyer: Abstract Paintings, Splash Gallery, Ottawa (October 16–24). Part of the multi-venue exhibition, Art Amerindian ’81, organized by the Indian Art Centre of the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs. Brochure.


1985

Indian Blankets: Paintings by Bob Boyer, WoltjUdell Gallery, Edmonton (June).


1986

Bob Boyer’s Recent Blankets, Brignall Gallery, Toronto.

New Works in Mixed Media, Saskatchewan Cultural Exchange Society Club Gallery, Regina (November 5–25).


1988

Bob Boyer: A Blanket Statement, exhibition and tour organized by the Museum of Anthropology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver (January 19 to April 30). Also travelled to Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Thunder Bay, Ontario (September 16 to October 30).

Bob Boyer: Paintings and Works on Paper, Galerie Dresdnere, Toronto (October 15 to November 3).


1989

Bob Boyer: Summer Prayers and Mountain Dreams, Ufundi Gallery, Ottawa (October 27 to November 15).

Bob Boyer: Recent Works on Paper, Canvas and Blanket, Assiniboia Gallery, Regina (November 4–18).


1990

Bob Boyer: Blanket Paintings and Recent Works, Canadian Art Galleries, Calgary (March 31 to April 17).

Bob Boyer: Paintings on Flannel and on Paper, Galerie Dresdnere, Toronto (November 24 to December 12).


1991

Shades of Difference: The Art of Bob Boyer, Edmonton Art Gallery (now the Art Gallery of Alberta), Edmonton (September 28 to October 27). Exhibition catalogue: essay by Ruth B. Phillips. Series catalogue: Constructing Cultural Identity: Jin-me Yoon, Bob Boyer, Liz Magor; essays by Elizabeth Kidd, Kitty Scott, Ruth B. Phillips, Jennifer Fisher.


1992

Bob Boyer, New Works in 1992, Faculty Club, University of Regina, Regina (March).

The Artists Salon Series: Bob Boyer, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina (September 13 to November 1). Catalogue; statement by the artist.

Bob Boyer: A Survey, Keyano Art Gallery, Fort McMurray, Alberta (October).

Bob Boyer: Painted Blankets, Galerie Dresdnere, Toronto (November 7–25).


1994

New Blankets, Galerie Dresdnere, Toronto (November 12–30).


1995

Bob Boyer: Recent Paintings, Assiniboia Gallery, Regina (April 25 to May 6).


1996

Bob Boyer, Keyano Art Gallery, Fort McMurray, Alberta (April 22 to May 3).


1997

Bob Boyer: From the Universal Songbook, Gallery Gevik, Toronto (March 22 to April 17).


1999

Spiritual Landscapes: Recent Paintings by Bob Boyer, exhibition and tour organized by the Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Thunder Bay (April 9 to May 23). Travelled to the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta (June 26 to August 22); the MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina (September 10 to November 7). Catalogue: introduction by Janet Clark; essay by Andrew Oko.

Recent Acquisitions: Bob Boyer, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina (April 23 to May 18).

Bob Boyer: Life is for the Living and Summer is for the Dancers! Gallery Gevik, Toronto (May 8 to June 4).

Connections to Collections: Bob Boyer, Glenbow Museum, Calgary (July 3 to September 26). Catalogue; statement by the artist.

Bob Boyer: Timelessness, Rosemont Art Gallery (now the Art Gallery of Regina), Regina (November 3 to December 4). Catalogue: essay by Jack Anderson.


2001

Bob Boyer: Recent Works, Cumberland Gallery, Legislative Building, Regina (November 7 to December 6).


2002

Unwritten History, Gallery Gevik, Toronto (May 4–23).


2003

Bob Boyer: Painted Postcards, Assiniboia Gallery, Regina (March 15 to April 9).


2005

Bob Boyer: Local Hero, Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina (January 8 to March 6).


2006

Bob Boyer Memorial Exhibition, Gallery Gevik, Toronto (September 30 to October 19).


Selected Group Exhibitions


1970

Three Students, Campion College, University of Regina, Regina.

Spasmic Realists, Gallery on the Roof, SaskPower Corporation, Regina.

Funk Realism, Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, British Columbia (November 4 to December 6).


1972

Annual Spring Show, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, Ontario (May 14 to June 11).


1973

C.A.R. — Saskatchewan North, Art Gallery, Saskatoon Public Library, Saskatoon (February 27 to March 25).


1978

The Saskatchewan Arts Board Collection, Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery (now the MacKenzie Art Gallery), Regina (January 20 to February 19). Catalogue: foreword by Paul J. Rezansoff; introduction by Nancy E. Dillow.


1979

Indian Federated Art College Faculty, Visual Arts Gallery, Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery (now the MacKenzie Art Gallery), Regina (January 13 to February 5).

3 Prairie Artists, Kesik Gallery, Regina (October 30 to November 17).


1980

Contemporary Art of Saskatchewan Indians, exhibition and tour organized by Shoestring Gallery, Saskatoon. Travelled to Rosemont Art Gallery (now the Art Gallery of Regina), Regina (February 28 to March 23).

Saskatchewan Discovered: The North, organized by the Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery Community Programme (now the MacKenzie Art Gallery Outreach Program), and travelled throughout Saskatchewan from January 1 to December 31. Catalogue: unsigned text.

Traditions and Change, sponsored by the Department of Indian Affairs. Travelled throughout Saskatchewan including Museum of Natural History, Regina (September 29 to October 10); Diefenbaker Building (formerly the Education Building), University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon (October 14–20).


1981

First National Native Art Auction, organized by the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto, held at Casa Loma, Toronto (January 24). Catalogue: text by Donald S. McGiverin.


1982

Second National Native Art Auction, organized by the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto, held at Casa Loma, Toronto (April 29). Catalogue: text by C. William Daniel; introduction by Tom Hill.

Seven Canadian Artists, The Foundry, Georgetown, Washington, D.C.

Seven Canadian Artists, Mercer Street Gallery, New York City.

New Work by a New Generation, Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery (now the MacKenzie Art Gallery), Regina (July 9 to August 29). Catalogue: foreword by Carol A. Phillips; essay by Robert Houle.


1983

Contemporary Indian and Inuit Art of Canada, exhibition and tour organized by Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, Hull, Quebec. Travelled internationally to United Nations General Assembly Building, New York City (November 1–30, 1983); Organization of American States, Washington, D.C. (January 10 to February 25, 1984); Bryan Center, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina (March 1–31, 1984); Hall of State, Fair Park, Dallas, Texas (April 18 to May 31, 1984); Institute of American Indian Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico (June 15 to September 20, 1984); Southwest Museum, Los Angeles, California (October 2 to December 31, 1984); Taylor Museum, Colorado Springs Fine Art Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado (February 25 to March 31, 1985); McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, Ontario (June 16 to October 20, 1985). Catalogue: unsigned texts.


1984

Indian Art — An Exhibition, Assiniboia Gallery, Regina.

Horses Fly Too: Bob Boyer/Edward Poitras, exhibition and tour organized by Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery (now the MacKenzie Art Gallery), Regina (June 8 to July 22). Travelled to Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Thunder Bay (August 10 to October 7). Catalogue: foreword by Carol A. Phillips; introduction by Elizabeth McLuhan; essay by Norman Zepp and Michael Parke-Taylor.

3rd Annual Wild West Show, Alberta College of Art Gallery (now the Illingworth Kerr Gallery), Calgary (June 21 to July 28). Catalogue: essay by Val Greenfield.


1985

Saskatchewan Native Art, exhibition and tour organized by the Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils, Regina. Travelled throughout Saskatchewan from 1985 to 1986.

Metis, exhibition and tour organized by the Glenbow Museum, Calgary (March 19 to October 6). Travelled nationally to the Diefenbaker Centre, Saskatoon (November 8, 1985 to January 3, 1986); the Manitoba Museum of Man and Nature, Winnipeg (January 17 to March 9, 1986); McCord Museum, Montreal, Quebec (March 28 to May 18, 1986); Provincial Museum of Alberta, Edmonton (June 6 to July 20, 1986). Pamphlet.

Two Worlds: Contemporary Canadian Indian Art from the Collection of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, exhibition and tour organized by the Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery Outreach Program (now the MacKenzie Art Gallery Outreach Program). Travelled across Western Canada, including Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon (June 14 to July 21); Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina (August 2 to September 15); Swift Current National Exhibition Centre, Swift Current, Saskatchewan (February 3–28, 1988); Northern Life Museum and National Exhibition Centre, Fort Smith, Northwest Territories (November 1–30, 1988). Catalogue: foreword and essay by Norman Zepp.

The Artist’s Choice, Rosemont Art Gallery (now the Art Gallery of Regina), Regina (September 4–29).

Group Exhibition, Brignall Gallery, Toronto (September 13 to October 19).

The Second Generation: Fourteen Saskatchewan Painters, Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery, (now the MacKenzie Art Gallery), Regina (September 13 to October 27). Catalogue: foreword by Carol A. Phillips; introduction by Norman Zepp and Michael Parke-Taylor.

Boyer Epp Hardy Lannoo, Assiniboia Gallery, Regina (September 21 to October 5).

Saskatchewan Heritage Art Exhibition, Legislative Building, Regina (November). Brochure: unsigned text; statements by artists.

Contemporary Indian Art of Canada, exhibition and tour organized by Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, Hull. Travelled internationally to seven venues, including Turtle Museum, Niagara Falls, Ontario (November 29 to December 1, 1985); Schenectady Museum, Schenectady, New York (July 16 to October 6, 1986); Hudson Museum, University of Maine at Orono (October 1986); Canadian Consulate Complex, Los Angeles, California (preview November 23, 1986; exhibition January 1987 — works were presented at this venue as A Celebration of Contemporary Native Art, organized by the Woodland Indian Cultural Educational Centre and curated by Tom Hill as part one of a two part project, which also included A Celebration of Contemporary Canadian Native Art at the Southwest Museum; brochure, unsigned texts); Roy Thompson Hall, Toronto (March 1987). Catalogue: unsigned text.


1986

Indian Art ’86, Woodland Indian Cultural Educational Centre (now the Woodland Cultural Centre), Brantford, Ontario (May 10 to July 1). Catalogue; text by Tom Hill.

New Beginnings, Native Business Summit, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto (June 23–27). Brochure.

Out of Saskatchewan: An Exhibition of Contemporary Art, exhibition and tour organized by SaskExpo 86 Corporation with the co-operation and sponsorship of Saskatchewan Culture and Recreation, Robson Square Exhibition Centre, Vancouver (August 4–15); Rosemont Art Gallery (now the Art Gallery of Regina), Regina (September 4 to October 4). Catalogue: foreword by Gordon W. Staseson; essay by Joan Borsa.

Cross-Cultural Views, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (November 4, 1986 to March 29, 1987).


1987

Eight from the Prairies, Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Thunder Bay (February 6 to March 27). Catalogue: foreword by Norman Zepp; essay by Carol Podedworny.

A Celebration of Contemporary Canadian Native Art, organized by the Woodland Indian Cultural Educational Centre (now the Woodland Cultural Centre), Brantford. Travelled to the Southwest Museum, Los Angeles, California (February 12 to April 26). Catalogue: foreword by Roy H. Louis; preface by John Vernon; essay by Tom Hill.

Saskatchewan Heritage 1985, Glen Elm Branch Gallery, Regina Public Library, Regina (June 6 to July 14).


1988

Seven Artists of Consequence from Western Canada, Galerie Dresdnere, Toronto (January).

Quiet Protest, AKA Gallery, Saskatoon (June).

Ode’min: Contemporary Native Art, Crafts and Photography, exhibition and tour organized by the Laurentian University Museum and Arts Centre, Sudbury, Ontario (July 6 to August 7). Travelled to Ontario North Now, Ontario Place, Toronto (August 17 to September 5). Catalogue: introduction by Pamela Krueger.

In the Shadow of the Sun, exhibition and tour organized by the Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull. Travelled internationally to Museum Am Ostwall (Indian works) and Museum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte (Inuit works) in Dortmund, Germany (December 9, 1988 to February 27, 1989); Canadian Museum of Civilization (displayed half of the exhibition), Hull (June 29, 1989 to January 2, 1990); Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (displayed half of the exhibition), Halifax, Nova Scotia (April 20 to June 24, 1990); Rijksmuseum voor Volkenkunde (Indian works), Leiden, Netherlands (August 30 to October 28, 1991); Museon (Inuit works), The Hague, Netherlands (August 13 to October 28, 1991). Book: Im Schatten der Sonne: Zeitgenössische Kunst der Indianer und Eskimos in Kanada, edited by Gerhard Hoffmann: Cantz, Stuttgart, Germany; Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, 1988.

Recent Contemporary Acquisitions, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon (December 16, 1988 to January 29, 1989).


1989

Indian Art, Beaux-Arts Galerie, Paris, France.

Re-Look, Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery (now the MacKenzie Art Gallery), Regina (January 11–22). Catalogue: foreword by Cindy Richmond; texts by D. Boren, S. Dueck, D. Gallinger, M. Miller, R. Moll and E. Stothers, Elaine Pain and Jack Anderson.

Curators Choose, Art Rental Gallery, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (May 4 to June 18).

Beyond History, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver; co-organized with the Woodland Cultural Centre, Brantford, Ontario (May 31 to July 17). Catalogue: essays by Tom Hill and Karen Duffek.

Twenty-five Years of Collecting at the Mendel Art Gallery: Contemporary Acquisitions, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon (August 18 to September 24). Catalogue: foreword by Linda Milrod; essay by Matthew Teitelbaum.

Works on Paper by Gallery Artists, Galerie Dresdnere, Toronto (September 6–21).

Selections from the Permanent Collection of the Regina Public Library, Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina Public Library, Regina (December 2 to January 7, 1990).


1990

Toward a History of the Found Object, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon (January 12 to February 18). Catalogue: essay by Bruce Grenville.

Seeing Red, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, Ontario (March 25 to May 13).

Contemporary Rituals, exhibition and tour organized by the White Water Gallery, North Bay, Ontario (June 1–30). Travelled nationally to Memorial University Art Gallery, St. John’s, Newfoundland (July 12 to August 5); Confederation Centre of the Arts, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island (September 6–30); Forest City Gallery, London, Ontario (November 2–30); Art Gallery of the South Okanagan, Penticton, British Columbia (January 9 to February 28, 1991); Definitely Superior, Thunder Bay (March 13 to April 7, 1991). Catalogue: introduction by Mary Laronde; essay by Curtis J. Collins; artist’s statements by Bob Boyer, Robert Houle and Edward Poitras.

Permanent Collection: Opening Exhibition, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina (September).

Travel & Identity, organized by the MacKenzie Art Gallery Outreach Program. Travelled throughout Saskatchewan from September 1990 to September 1992. Catalogue: essay by Trevor M. Smith.


1991

Contemporary Canadian Native Art, Assiniboia Gallery, Regina (April 13–26).

First Nations Artists from the Collection, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg (June 14 to July 30).

Myth and Magic in America: The Eighties, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico (June to September). Catalogue.

OKANATA, exhibition and tour organized by Workscene Gallery, Toronto (August 16 to September 28). Travelled internationally to the Woodlands Cultural Centre, Six Nations Reserve, Brantford; American Indian Community House Gallery, New York City; Casa de las Americas, Havana, Cuba.

Fall Show ’91, WoltjUdell Gallery, Edmonton (September 28 to October 12).

Strengthening the Spirit, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (November 10, 1991 to February 2, 1992).

Works from the Collection of the Mendel Art Gallery, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon (November 8, 1991 to January 5, 1992).

December Choice, WoltjUdell Gallery, Edmonton (December 14–28).


1992

Reconstructed Symbols, Deconstructed Meaning, Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts (January). Travelled to the Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, Ohio (September 11 to November 13). Exhibition re-titled Symbols and Meanings: Five Native American Artists at this venue. Brochure: texts by Jeri B. Slavin and Katherine Bourguignon.

INDIGENA: Perspectives of Indigenous Peoples on Five Hundred Years, Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull (April 16 to November 15, 1992). Travelled internationally to the Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg (June 25 to August 29, 1993; Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax (September 14 to November 21, 1993); Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario (March 19 to May 15, 1994); Heard Museum, Phoenix, Arizona (June 11 to August 28, 1994); Glenbow Museum, Calgary (September 17 to November 20, 1994); Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, University of Oklahoma, Norman (June 8 to September 5, 1995). Catalogue: statement by Georges Erasmus; introduction by Gerald McMaster and Lee-Ann Martin; essays by Gloria Cranmer Webster, Alootook Ipellie, Georges E. Sioui Wendayete, Loretta Todd, Alfred Young Man and Lenore Keeshig-Tobias; statements by artists.

1492, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico (May 29). Catalogue.

SHARING THE CIRCLE: Contemporary Work by First Nations Artists, organized by the Saskatchewan Arts Board; presented at the Visitors’ Centre at Wanuskewin Heritage Park, Saskatoon (June 19 to September 30). Travelled throughout Saskatchewan. Catalogue: foreword by Jane Turnbull Evans; essays by Joyce Whitebear Reed and Gerald McMaster.

New Territories: 350/500 Years After: An Exhibition of Contemporary Aboriginal Art of Canada, exhibition and tour organized by Vision Planetaire, Montreal; presented at Les Maisons de la Culture, Montreal (June 18 to August 23). Travelled to Place Fleur-de-Lys, Quebec City (September 16 to October 18). Catalogue: introduction by Tom Hill; texts by Pierre-Léon Tétreault and Dana Alan Williams; essays by Claire Gravel, Guy Sioui Durand, Alfred Young Man, Marion E. Jackson and Ruth B. Phillips, and George Swinton; foreword by Robert Houle.

Works from the Collection of the Mendel Art Gallery, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon (July 16 to August 30).

Artists of Aboriginal Origin, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg (September 6 to October 30).

Decolonizing the Mind: end of a 500 year era, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, Washington (September 3 to October 10). Catalogue.


1993

Works from The Bob Boyer Children’s Collaborative Project, Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina (January 9 to February 7). Catalogue: statements by the artists, including Bob Boyer; texts by Ingrid Jenkner and Morgan Wood.

Traditional Images/Contemporary Reflections, exhibition and tour organized by the Saskatchewan Craft Council, Saskatoon. Travelled to Saskatchewan Craft Gallery, Saskatoon (March 26 to May 3, 1993); Godfrey Dean Cultural Centre, Yorkton, Saskatchewan (June 1–27, 1993); Grand Coteau Heritage & Cultural Centre, Shaunavon, Saskatchewan (July 7 to August 7, 1993); Moose Jaw Art Museum and National Exhibition Centre (now the Moose Jaw Museum and Art Gallery), Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan (August 17 to September 26, 1993); Rosemont Art Gallery (now the Art Gallery of Regina), Regina (October 2–30, 1993); Allie Griffin Art Gallery, Weyburn, Saskatchewan (November 5–24, 1993); The Little Gallery (now the Art Gallery of Prince Albert), Prince Albert, Saskatchewan (December 3–27, 1993); Swift Current National Exhibition Centre, Swift Current, Saskatchewan (January 1–30, 1994). Catalogue: introduction by John Floch; essay by Carolyn Acoose.

Contemporary Canadian Native Art, Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, British Columbia (June 17 to September 5).

Group Exhibition, Assiniboia Gallery, Regina (June 24 to July 24).

You are on Indian Land! curated by Carolyn Acoose. Neutral Ground, Regina (September 2 to October 8).


1994

Textiles, that is to say, exhibition and tour organized by the Museum for Textiles (now the Textile Museum of Canada), Toronto (February 19 to May 7). Travelled to the Or Gallery, Vancouver (September 10 to October 8). Catalogue: foreword by John E. Vollmer; texts by John Armstrong and Sarah Quinton.

First Nations Art from the Collection of the Mendel Art Gallery, organized by the Mendel Art Gallery Extension Services, Wanuskewin Heritage Park, Saskatoon (May 11 to June 2).

Twenty Years Plus: Celebrating the University of Regina’s 20th Anniversary, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina (August 23 to November 13).

Hidden Values: Western Corporations Collect, Edmonton Art Gallery (now the Art Gallery of Alberta), Edmonton (September 17 to November 6). Catalogue: foreword by Arthur S. Labatt; introduction by Robert Fulford; essays by Robert Swain.

Hidden Values: Ontario Corporations Collect, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, Ontario (November 13 to February 5, 1995). Catalogue: foreword by Arthur S. Labatt; introduction by Robert Fulford; essays by Robert Swain.

Miniatures, Assiniboia Gallery, Regina (November 26 to December 31).


1995

An Odd Couple: Bob Boyer and Suzanne D’Amato, Saskatchewan Cultural Exchange Society Club Gallery, Regina (January 20 to February 22).

Exploring the Connections: The MacKenzie Permanent Collection and Arts Education, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina (February 22 to April 23).

Contemporary Native Art, Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Thunder Bay (March 14 to April 2).

Contemporary First Nations Voices, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (July to March 1996).

Who Speaks for the Rivers? Derek Simpkins Gallery of Tribal Art, Vancouver (August 17 to September 9).

Saskatchewan Stories: A Celebration of Saskatchewan’s 90th Anniversary, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina (September 1 to October 29).

First Nations Artists from the Mendel Art Gallery Collection, Rosemont Art Gallery (now the Art Gallery of Regina), Regina (October 4–28).

Indian Humour: MOH-CIKÎTÂWIN, curated by Sâkêwêwak Artists’ Group and Circle Vision Arts Corporation, Neutral Ground, Regina (November 18 to December 9).


1996

Ethni-City, Neutral Ground, Regina (March 19–28).

The Powwow Show, Assiniboia Gallery, Regina (April).

20th Anniversary Salon Show, Rosemont Art Gallery (now the Art Gallery of Regina), Regina (April 3 to May 4).

Picasso on the Prairies: Part II, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina (May 1 to August 25).

Recent Acquisitions, Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Thunder Bay (July 5 to August 4).

20th Anniversary Highlights, Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Thunder Bay (September 13 to October 27).

Claiming Ourselves: ininêwak anohc, exhibited four times at the Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon (October 1 to November 24; September 5 to October 19, 1997; August 28, 1998 to January 4, 1999; October 12, 2000 to January 24, 2001). Travelled throughout Saskatchewan from January 1998 to March 1999.

Grand Opening Exhibition, Gallery Gevik, Toronto (October to November). Catalogue: introduction by Phillip Gevik; text by Tracy Holmes.


1997

Returned Gifts, curated by Sheila Orr, Neutral Ground, Regina (January 18 to February 21).

Mark Makers: First Nations Graphics +, organized by the MacKenzie Art Gallery Outreach Program. Travelled throughout Saskatchewan from February 1997 to June 1999, including the MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina (November 20, 1998 to February 7, 1999). Catalogue: essay by Joane Cardinal-Schubert.

Art in Bloom, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina (March 17 to April 20).

Contemporary Native Art, Assiniboia Bessborough Gallery, Saskatoon (April 19 to May 3).

10 Years of Collecting, 1987–1997: Part I, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina (May 23 to August 17).

Indian Fine Arts Invitational, Rosemont Art Gallery (now the Art Gallery of Regina), Regina (July 2 to August 29).

Here & Now, Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina (August 14 to October 5). Catalogue: essay by Morgan Wood.

The James Kurtz Collection, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina (October 11 to February 15, 1998).


1998

In Living Colour: Pastels from the Permanent Collection, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina (January 16 to March 22).

Fundamental Freedoms: The Artist and Human Rights, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (June 30 to January 4, 1999).

Home Base: First Peoples Historical Collection, Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops (September 18 to November 1). Catalogue: foreword by Jann L.M. Bailey; essay by Andrew Hunter.

Saskatchewan Perspective: An Exhibition Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Saskatchewan Arts Board, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina (December 4 to February 28, 1999).


1999

Permanent Collection: Angels, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina (February 12 to March 7).

Art in Bloom, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina (April 15–18).

Abstract Summer, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina (June 4 to September 6).

Indian Summer, Musées royaux d’Art et d’Histoire, Brussels, Belgium (September 1999 to April 2000).


2000

Bob Boyer & Rick Rivet: two artists of Canadian Métis ancestry, Keyano Art Gallery, Fort McMurray (February 4 to March 4).

Changing Times: The University of Regina Faculty Exhibition, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina (February 4 to April 30).

Canadian Survey — Prairies, Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver (March 11–21).

Cultural Cross Currents: Traveling Identities — Part III: The Space Between, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina (July 21 to September 26).


2001

Indigenous and Immigrant Artists: Portraits of the Province, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina (November 16, 2001 to March 3, 2002).

dial-a-line, eye–[kju:], project room for contextual contemporary art, Caspar-David-Friedrich-Institute, University of Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany (December 5–20).


2002

Qu’Appelle: Tales of Two Valleys, exhibition and tour organized by the Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon; presented at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, Ontario (March 2 to May 5, 2002); Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon (June 14 to September 2, 2002); MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina (September 27, 2002 to January 12, 2003). Catalogue: foreword by Gilles Hébert; essays by Dan Ring, Trevor Herriot and Robert Stacey; bibliography by Robert Stacey.

25th Anniversary Show, Assiniboia Gallery, Regina (June).

2002 G8 Summit, organized by Ingunn Kemble & Associates, Vancouver; presented at the Convention Centre, Kananaskis, Alberta (June 26–27).

Gatherings: Aboriginal Art from the Collection of the Winnipeg Art Gallery, exhibition and tour organized by Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg (June 8 to October 6). Travelled internationally to the National Museum of History, Taipei, Taiwan (September 26 to October 26, 2003) and the Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China (August 13 to October 17, 2004). Catalogue: preface by Patricia E. Bovey; essay by Catherine Mattes; translated version also published for the exhibition in Taipei.

Transcendent Squares, Rosemont Art Gallery (now the Art Gallery of Regina), Regina (December 11, 2002 to January 25, 2003). Catalogue: essay by David Garneau.


2003

Art in Bloom, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina (February 1 to May 4).

intercontinental, eye–[kju:], project room for contextual contemporary art, Caspar-David-Friedrich-Institute, University of Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany (May 15 to June 13).

A History Lesson, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina (May 17 to August 24).

Regina Artists Celebrate 100 Years, Assiniboia Gallery, Regina (July 3 to August 2).

Lodestar, Kenderdine Art Gallery, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon (July 14 to August 24).


2004

Contested Landscape, Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops (April 4 to May 16).

The Shadow of Abstraction, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina (June 12 to September 26).

A History Lesson: Contemporary Aboriginal Art from the Collection of the MacKenzie Art Gallery, organized in collaboration with the MacKenzie Art Gallery, as part of the Planet IndigenUs festival (August 13–22); co-produced by Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, and the Woodland Cultural Centre, Brantford; presented at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto (August 7 to September 5). Catalogue: essay by Lee-Ann Martin.

Generations: The Native Heritage Foundation Collection, First Nations University of Canada Gallery, Regina (November 4, 2004 to February 15, 2005).


2005

We do it for our Children, exhibition and tour organized by the MacKenzie Art Gallery Outreach Program, Regina. Travelled throughout Saskatchewan from January to December, including the MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina (April 30 to July 17). Catalogue: text by Carolyn Cardinal.

Chasing Amnesia, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina (May 14 to August 28). Catalogue: foreword by Kate Davis, essay by Helen Marzolf, poems by Elizabeth Philips, Andrew Suknaski, Tim Lilburn, Lorna Crozier, Anne Szumigalski, and Susan Andrews Grace.

Making Friends: The Role of Friends, Mentors and Patrons in the Development of Saskatchewan Art, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina (May 28 to October 23).


2006

Bob Boyer Legacy Educational Project and Exhibition, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina (September 23, 2006 to January 14, 2007).


2007

Canada Collects, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto (October 6, 2007 to January 6, 2008).


2008

Perspectives in Aboriginal Canadian Art, Gallery Gevik, Toronto (February 7 to March 6).


Selected Curatorial Projects


Watercolours from the Collection of the Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery, organized by the Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery Community Programme (now the MacKenzie Art Gallery Outreach Program), Regina. Travelled throughout Saskatchewan from 1974 to 1975. Catalogue: text by Bob Boyer.

100 Years of Saskatchewan Indian Art, 1830–1930, organized by the Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery Community Programme (now the MacKenzie Art Gallery Outreach Program), Regina. Travelled throughout Saskatchewan from 1975 to 1976. Catalogue: texts by Bob Boyer.

New Work by a New Generation, Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery (now the MacKenzie Art Gallery), Regina (July 9 to August 29, 1982). Co-curated with Carol A. Phillips for the World Assembly of First Nations Gathering in Regina. Catalogue: foreword by Carol A. Phillips; essay by Robert Houle.

Separate Identities: Sharing Worlds, The Little Gallery (now the Art Gallery of Prince Albert), Prince Albert (June 11 to August 3, 1993).

Co-sponsored by the MacKenzie Art Gallery and circulated through their Outreach Program from September 1993 to September 1994. Catalogue: essay by Carolyn F. Acoose.

Kiskayetum: Allen Sapp, a Retrospective, exhibition and tour organized by the MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina; presented at the MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina (November 19, 1994 to February 12, 1995); Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon (March 10 to April 30, 1995); Allen Sapp Gallery, North Battleford, Saskatchewan (May 24 to September 10, 1995); Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull (October 19, 1995 to February 18, 1996); Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Thunder Bay, Ontario (March 15 to May 12, 1996); Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta (June 22 to August 4, 1996). Catalogue: preface by John R. Messer; foreword by Andrew Oko; introduction by Bob Boyer; essay by Alfred Young Man; text by Dean G. Bauche.

The Powwow: An Art History, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina (September 22, 2000 to January 28, 2001. Travelled to the Canadian Museum of Civilization, Gatineau (October 25, 2002 to August 17, 2003). Co-curated with Lee-Ann Martin. Catalogue: foreword by Kate Davis; essays by Bob Boyer and Lee-Ann Martin.

Pioneering Sports, Regina Plains Museum, Regina (November 12, 2003 to February 27, 2004). Organized by Bob Boyer, Kathy Burianyk, Eddie Farrer, Jan Morier, Lillian Pettigrew, Diane Sather and Myrt Severson.