Glenn Lewis

CURRICULUM VITAE

 

BIOGRAPHY

1935  Born October 26, Chemainus, B.C.

1936 – 39  Lived in Harrison Hot Springs, B.C.

1939 – 43  Lived in Victoria, B.C.

1943  Lived in Preston, Ont.

1944 – 47  Lived in Victoria, B.C.

1947 – 54  Lived in Kelowna, B.C.

1953  Worked during summer, Banff, Alta.

1954 – 59  Lived in Vancouver, B.C., Vancouver School of Art and UBC

1959 – 61  Lived in Maple Ridge, B.C.

1961 – 63  Lived in St. Ives, Cornwall, England, worked at Leach Pottery

1963 – 64  Built pottery workshop with John Reeve and Warren MacKenzie and lived at Longlands, Hennock, Devon, England

1964 – 70  Lived in Vancouver, B.C.

1967 – 68  Travel to Japan for 4 months. Worked on ceramics.

1968 – 72  Lived and worked at New Era Social Club, Vancouver

1968  Deborah Hay performance art workshop, Vancouver, B.C.

1968 – 69  Visited New York City and artists Yvonne Rainer, Deborah Hay, Steve Paxton, Robert Rauchenberg, Ray Johnson, Marjory Strider, Rosemary Castoro and others

1969  Performance tour with Yvonne Rainer: Vancouver, Oakland, Los Angeles

1969  Travel to San Francisco and Newport Harbor, Ca. for exhibition

1968 – 69 – 70  Taught media workshops, National Film Board, Vancouver

1970 – 71  Lived in Alfred, N.Y.

1970  Travel to New York City and Toronto

1971 – 87  Lived in Vancouver

1971  Drove across U.S.A. from Alfred, N.Y. to Vancouver with Yvonne Rainer and Barbara Dilley (Lloyd)

1972  Performance tour to Halifax, New York, Toronto with Image Bank, Gerry Gilbert, Gathie Falk, Gary Lee Nova and others

1973  Travel to Paris for exhibition, visited Nice, Koln, London

1974  Travel to Ottawa to work on mural, National Science Library

1974  Travel to Los Angeles for Deccadance performance

1974  Gave lecture at Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles

1974  Travel to Toronto for opening of Art Gallery of Ontario

1975  Travel to Toronto for exhibition and performances at A Space

1976  Travel to San Francisco

1976 – 77  Travel to England, Turkey, Iran, India, Sri Lanka, Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Greece, Italy, France and England, photographing gardens

1978  Travel to Toronto, Montreal, Hamilton, Ottawa, Peterborough: Canadian Shadows performance tour

1978  Travel to Los Angeles. Panel member at conference, The New Artspace, first meeting of alternative galleries in U.S.

1978  Public slide lecture, Journey Through an Earthly Paradise, Van Dusen Botanical Gardens, Vancouver

1979  Travel to Toronto to ANNPAC meeting and Living Museum Colloquium, Grand Valley, Ont

1979  Travel to Yellow Point Lodge near Nanaimo, B.C. for ANNPAC meeting

1979  Slide lecture on mythology of gardens for New Westminster Horticultural Society

1980  Slide lecture on mythology of gardens for B.C. Institute of Technology Horticulture class

1980  Travel to Toronto, Hamilton, Ottawa, Montreal and New York City

1980  Travel to Banff for ANNPAC meeting

1980  Lecture for Resource Workshop, Emily Carr College of Art, Vancouver

1980  Travel to San Francisco to promote Chinese garden tour

1980  Slide lectures on the mythology of gardens for the Architecture Faculty, Carleton, University, Ottawa; Landscape Architecture Dept., University of Toronto; Architecture Faculty, McGill University, Montreal; Art Dept., Alfred University, Alfred, N.Y.

1980  Slide lectures for the Foundation Dept.and Painting Dept., Emily Carr College of Art

1981 – 82  Travel to Japan. Photographed elements in over 160 gardens; worked with Canon Co., Tokyo with photographs on Japanese papers on Canon Colour Copy machine

1981  Travel to Toronto for ANNPAC Living Museum Colloquium

1981  Slide lecture on mythology of gardens for B.C. Association of Landscape Architects, Planetarium, Vancouver

1981  Lecture and panelist on Art & Architecture for joint meeting of American and Canadian Societies of Architectural Historians, Empress Hotel, Victoria

1981  Attended meeting of International Federation of Landscape Architects, University of B.C., Vancouver

1983  Travel to Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Berlin, Innsbruck and Lienz with Canadian Shadow Players

1983  Travel to Prague, Vienna, Graz, Zurich, Avignon and Rome to research exhibitions and photograph gardens

1983  Travel to Stuttgart to install Western Front exhibition and give slide lecture at the Kunstlerhaus

1983  Travel to Toronto, Hamilton, Paris, Avignon and northern Italy for exhibitions and to photograph gardens

1984  Travel to Ottawa and Toronto

1984  Travel for 6 months artist-in-residence, Centre International de Recherche, de Creation et d’Animation, La Chartreuse, Villeneuve-lez- Avignon, France

1984  Travelled extensively in France and England to photograph gardens

1985  Travel to Ottawa, Toronto, Peterborough, Halifax, Montreal to research artists for landscape exhibition

1985  Travel to Valladolid, Barcelona, Warsaw, Budapest, Den Haag and Amsterdam with Canadian Shadow Players

1985  Travel to Halifax for Arts Coalition meeting and to Montreal to view Aurora Borealis Montreal Biennale exhibition

1985  Travel to San Francisco to attend SIGGRAPH conference

1985  Series of 3 slide lectures on Mythological Garden Design for Simon Fraser University at Van Dusen Botanical Garden

1986  Slide lecture on mythology of gardens for 2nd year painting class, Emily Carr College of Art

1986  Gave critique (with Doris Shadbolt) to senior ceramic classes, Emily Carr College of Art

1987  Lecture on mythology of gardens at Sound Sculpture Exhibition, High Park, Toronto, organized by Music Gallery

1987  Travel to Germany: attended Documenta at Kassel, sculpture exhibition at Munster; visited artists in Cologne; photographed gardens at Kassel, Hanover, Munster, Cologne and Dusseldorf

1987 – 90  Lived in Ottawa, worked as Head of Media Arts, Canada Council

1990  Drove across Canada from Ottawa to Roberts Creek, B.C., visiting artists and photographing at Grand Valley, Ont., Durham, Ont., Winnipeg, Banff,

1990 – 2006  Living at Roberts Creek, B.C..

1991  Lecture, Collections and Collectors, Sunshine Coast ArtCentre, Sechelt

1991  Panelist with Western Front Society, Conversations About Artist-Run Centres in Vancouver, organized by U.B.C. Fine Arts Students Society, U.B.C. Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver

1992 – 2006  Ran a nursery, Fragrant Flora, Roberts Creek, BC

1993  Slide Lecture on mythology of paradise and gardens, Vancouver Art Gallery, Art in Bloom exhibition and events

1993  Slide lecture on mythology of paradise and gardens, Burnaby Art Gallery, during solo exhibition

1993  Travel to San Francisco, Berkeley, Ca. to see General Idea exhibition and photograph gardens.

1995  Contributed art work to “Money Talks….Art Walks”, Art Metropole’s 20th Anniversary Art Auction, Toronto.

1996  Travel to Kamloops, BC, for opening of ‘Culture of Nature’, Kamloops Art Gallery

1999  Travel to Windsor, Ont., for opening of ‘Making It New’, Art Gallery of Windsor. Visited with Les Levine there.

2000  Slide Lecture on Leach legacy and my work, Clay Symposium, Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Burnaby, BC

2000  Slide lecture on mythology of paradise and gardens, Burnaby Art Gallery

2002  Attended Magnolia Society annual convention, Seattle, Wa.

2002  In July, drove with cousin and brother, to Bangor, Sask. and Welsh Colony Centennial. Took photos of grandfather’s old homestead.

2002  Aug 15 -25 visited Holland on Landscape Ontario trade tour to see the Floriade and the Plantarium (big trade show), wholesale nurseries, garden centres and gardens.

2002  Visited gardens and nurseries in England and Wales. Took garden photographs. Visited Three Oaks Trade Show.

2002  With other horticulturalists, I had a vision and spearheaded the founding the Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden Society.

2003  Attended Western Winter Plant Study Weekend, Richmond.

2005  Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden Society received tentative approval from the Town of Gibsons to use 25 acres of Town land overlooking the harbour for a temperate forest climate habitat botanical garden. However, this was not enacted.

2006   In Montreal as an artist in residence at Oboro to discuss feasibility for editing and exhibiting a Cézanne media project

2007  Worked in Aix-en-Provence on my “Cezanne Project”. Shot footage for two videos, many photographs, recorded some audio and had a costume made. Refined my concepts for a number of art works. Also visited the Minervois and Corbieres area of Aude, and spent five day on the edge the Sahara at M’hamid in Morocco, visiting the artist, Nancy Patterson.

2007  Moved to Vancouver, worked on preparing photographs, new and old for printing.

2008  Anonymous donor has temporarily bought 40 acre site in Sechelt for the Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden. I resigned as a Director.

2008  Established a studio space at 21 E Pender St in Chinatown with Elisha Burrows, LIVE Performance Festival (Randy Gledhill), and Todd Davis

2008  Traveled to Toronto in October for a performance residency , 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art for 10 days

2008  Went to New York City for a week, visited a huge number of private galleries in Chelsea, and most of the museums (MOMA, Metropolitan, Whitney, Asia Society, American Museum of Natural History, Rubin). Took photos in Metropolitan and AMNH.

2008  Continued on to Montreal to do media residency at Oboro to complete 2 video projects started in France in 2007.

2009  Travelled to Norwich in England, Venice Biennale, and Berlin to visit museums and galleries, and research projects. Was asked to submit documents of past work for the upcoming Berlin Biennale, but was not among the final choices.

2011  Bought and moved to a house at 2044 Turner St., off of Victoria Dr, near Commercial Dr. and E. Hastings St. in Vancouver.

2011  Worked at Martin Peters’ studio in Dunbar making pottery, particularly 6 large bowls for an installation at Western Front.

2012-13  Worked at the Ceramics Studio, Capilano University, producing ceramic work, particularly bowls for part of exhibition at The Commons

2012  Travelled to London, England to take part in “Wild New Territories”, gave lecture on Paradise Gardens at Canada House

2013  Travelled to Karlruhe, Germany for the installation of my 1969 work, “Blue Tape Around City Block” and opening at Badischer Kunstvereign, took photographs of gardens in Karlsruhe, Bruschel Heidelberg, Schwetzingen

2013  Travelled to Leach Pottery, St. Ives, Cornwall for a short Residency; to Berlin, to install two works for “Wild New Territories”, outdoors at the Berlin Botanical Garden; and to Venice to attend the Biennale.

 

EMPLOYMENT

1994 – 2005  Child Care Worker, Special Services to Children, Sunshine Coast Community Services, Sechelt.

1992 – 2006  Owned and ran a nursery, Fragrant Flora, working on everything from propagation and plant breeding, weeding, printing a catalogue, bookkeeping to retail and wholesale. Specialized in fragrant plants.

1994  Acting Director for 3 months, Western Front Society, Vancouver.

1994  Designed garden for Robert Amussen, Point No Point, Vancouver Island.

1991 – 1992  Fundraiser and Managing Director of Masque of the Red Death, produced by Public Dreams Society and Grunt Gallery, Vancouver. This was a performance project about the problemof Aids based on the Edgar Allan Poe story which involved the collaboration of visual artists and actors in a large warehouse space

1991 – 1992  Fundraising consultant: Jennifer Mascall Dance Company, Vancouver.

Wrote Canada Council operating grant; Public Dreams Society, Vancouver.

Wrote B.C. Cultural Services operating grant.

1987 – 1990  Head, Media Arts Section, Canada Council, Ottawa. The duties and responsibilities included: developing and maintaining the policy position of Council on the Media Arts; managing granting programmes (25 in film, video, audio, holography, computer-integrated media and distribution} and budget {$4 million} of the Media Arts Section; advising the Director and colleagues on matters affecting media arts and contributing to ongoing dialogue within Council and to the development of Council policy and programmes; representing the Section and Council with clients, all levels of government and private sector, and initiatives in the media arts in Canada and abroad.

1985 – 1987  Initiator and co-ordinator of Computer- Integrated Media Program at the Western Front Society, Vancouver.

1986 – 1987  Exhibition Curator at the Western Front Society, Vancouver.

1979 – 1987  Arts Administrator and Program Co-ordinator at the Western Front Society, Vancouver.

1986  Tutored participants for 2 weeks, Visual Arts Department, Banff Centre for the Arts.

1977 – 1979  Curator of Performance Art Program at the Western Front Society, Vancouver.

1978  Taught ceramic sculpture, Summer School, Emily Carr College of Art and Design, Vancouver.

1974 – 1976  Initiated and administrated the Video Program, Western Front Society, Vancouver.

1971 – 1974  Taught full-time, Ceramics, Sculpture and Drawing, Fine Arts Department, University of B.C., Vancouver.

1970 – 1971  Taught as Visiting Professor in Ceramics, undergraduate and masters programs, New York State Collegeof Ceramics, Alfred University, Alfred, N.Y.

1968 – 69 – 70  Taught media workshops, National Film Board, Vancouver

1964 – 1967  Taught full-time, Ceramics and Art Teaching Methods, Faculty of Education, University of B.C., Vancouver.

1959 – 1961  Taught Art and Social Studies, Garibaldi Junior High School, Haney, B.C.

 

EDUCATION

1961-64  Studied ceramics under Bernard Leach, St.Ives, Cornwall, England.

1958-59  Graduated, Faculty of Education, University of B.C., Vancouver. B.C. Teaching Certificate.

1954 – 1958  Graduated with honours in painting, drawing and ceramics, Vancouver School of Art.

1954  Graduated from High School, Kelowna, BC

 

APPOINTMENTS, POSITIONS AND AWARDS

2007  Appointed to Board of Directors, LIVE Biennale Performance Art Festival

2005  Served as one of judges for the Van Dusen Botanical Garden’s June “Vancouver Garden Show”

2003 – 2006  President, Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden Society

2000  Presented with ‘Emily’ award by Lt. Governor, Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design

1993  Awarded Visual Arts Grant, B.C. Cultural Services.

1992  Awarded Visual Arts Grant, B.C. Cultural Services.

1991  Appointed to the Board of Directors, Western Front Society, Vancouver.

1989  One of three jurors of architectural proposals for the ‘Digestor Tower’, National Museum of Civilization, Hull

1986 – 1987  Appointed to Board of Directors, Vancouver Art Gallery.

1986 – 1987  Appointed to Canada Council Media Arts Advisory Committee,

1974 – 1987  Appointed to the Board of Directors, Western Front Society, Vancouver.

1986  Served on a review committee, City of Vancouver, for a Peace Sculpture in Vancouver with D. Shadbolt, Willard Holmes and Alan McWilliams.

1986  Life member of the Art Gallery of Ontario

1986  With James Bennett, commissioned to design Vancouver Centennial Medal.

1978 – 1985  Served on various Canada Council juries: Art Bank, Performance Art, Multimedia, Senior Visual Arts Awards, Video, Computer-Integrated Media, Exhibition Project Assistance.

1984  Awarded Canada Council grant for Artist-in-Residence at La Chartreuse, C.I.R.C.A., Villeneuve les Avignon, France.

1981 – 1982  Awarded Canada Council Senior Arts Grant.

1980 – 1981  Served as Vice President of the Association of National Non-Profit Artist Centres (ANNPAC).

1976 – 1977  Awarded Canada Council Senior Arts Grant.

1975  Representative of Western Front Society at founding meeting of the Association of National Non-Profit Artist Centres (ANNPAC)

1973 – 1976  Appointed to the Board of Directors, Vancouver Art Gallery.

1970 – 1972  Appointed to the Board of Trustees, Intermedia, Vancouver.

1968 – 1969  Awarded Canada Council B Grant.

1967 – 1968  Awarded Canada Council B Grant.

1968  Awarded prize for sculpture in “Spectrum 68”, Vancouver Art Gallery.

1968  Awarded prize for sculpture in “Winnipeg Annual”, Winnipeg Art Gallery.

1967  Awarded prize for sculpture in “Perspective 67”, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto.

 

CURATORIAL EXPERIENCE

2010  Concept and curator of “Procession of Performing Circles”, a parade of 6 performing groups, part of “Bright Light”, a City-funded project in Vancouver Downtown Eastside, March 7, between the two Winter Olympic Games

2002  Curator of Exhibition, “New Media, Vancouver Art from the Sixties and Seventies”, Gallery at Ceperley House, City of Burnaby, June – Aug

1986 – 1987  Curator of the Exhibition Program at the Western Front Society, Vancouver

1986  Requested by German organizers of the Cologne Art Fair to curate a program of Canadian video, “New Video Realities”, included 9 artists, coinciding with the main exhibition curated by Willard Holmes

1986  Co-ordinated joint project for Western Front, GruntGallery, Avenue for the Arts Society and the Mount Pleasant Citizens Planning Committee on “Introducing Brewery Creek – A Mount Pleasant Centennial Celebration”.

1983  Curator of Western Front Historical Exhibition, Kunstlerhaus, Stuggart

1979 – 1980  Co-ordinated travelling exhibition and funding of “Art and Correspondence from the Western Front” and catalogue. It traveled to and was shown at Vehicule, Montreal; Confederation Art Centre, Charlottetown; Dalhousie University Art Gallery, Halifax; A Space, Toronto; Art Gallery of Greater Hamilton; Nickel Art Museum, Calgary; Open Space Gallery, Victoria.

1979  Co-curated “Living Art Performance Festival”, Vancouver, with Paul Wong and Kim Tomczak. This was a large festival of local performance artists done in several locations. A catalogue was produced.

1977 – 1979  Curated Performance Art Program at the Western Front Society, Vancouver

1971 – 1972  Projects Co-ordinator, Intermedia Society, Vancouver

1970  Co-ordinator/curator of Intermedia Exhibition and Nine Evenings of Performances, involving all 7 galleries at the Vancouver Art Gallery

 

COMMISSIONS

1973  Sculptural wall mural, “Great Wall of 1984”,plexiglass and mixed media, 25 x 8 ft., National Science Library, Ottawa.

1972   Public sculpture, “R. Mutt”, bronze dog, City of Vancouver.

1970   Sculptural wall mural, “Artifact”, ceramic, 22ft x 8 ft., Canadian Pavilion, Expo 70, Osaka, Japan (acquired by Vancouver Art Gallery in1986).

 

COLLECTIONS

Private collections in Canada, U.S.A., Japan, England and France., collections of David Bellman, Sherry Grauer, Scott Watson, Doris Shadbolt, Sidney Shadbolt, Bayard Palmer; Freybe collection; External Affairs, Government of Canada; Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa; Faculty Club, Queens University, Kingston, Ontario; Air Canada, Montreal; City of Vancouver; Confederation Art Gallery, Charlottetown, P.E.I.; Winnipeg Art Gallery; Vancouver Art Gallery; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; University of BC.

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013-14   “Archiving”, 5 works shown, Trench Gallery, Vancouver

2013   “Special Collection Acquisitions and Archives”, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, UBC, Vancouver, catalogue

2013  “Background/This Place/Vancouver”, Grunt Gallery, Vancouver

2013  “Full Frontal”, texts and photographs of ‘Artifact’, Satellite Gallery, Vancouver

2013  “Continental Drift”, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany, a selection from “Traffic – Conceptual Art in Canada 1965 – 1980” exhibition (see 2010-2012 details below).

2012- 2013  “Wild New Territories” project, exhibited video and photographs, London, Vancouver, Berlin

2012  “Immaterial; Pictorial Sensibility”, 8-person exhibition, showed 12 serigraphs ‘Sponge Step Alphabet”, 1387 Richards St., Vancouver

2012  “Again and Again and Again…Repetitive Actions and Serial Formats”, “Artifact” ceramic mural from 1969, Vancouver Art Gallery

2011  “We Give a Shit Because We Care”, showed “No Shit” photo collage with text. Unit Pitt Gallery, book produced under same name, Vancouver

2011  “Mobilicity”, exhibited series of small box sculptures, Trench Gallery, Vancouver

2011  “from the collection Unreal”, showed 3 sculptures from 1968, Vancouver Art Gallery

2010  “Recipes for an Encounter”, exhibited, “Japanese Pickle”, 1969 video, Dorsky Gallery / Curatorial Programs, Long Island City, NY; curators: Berin Golonu & Candice Hopkins

2010 -2012  “Traffic Conceptual Art in Canada 1965 – 1980”, exhibited film installations (on DVD) “Blue Tape Around a City Block” 1969, and “Forest Industry” 1970, organized by Barbara Fischer, Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Hart House, Toronto, opening at University and Public Galleries, Toronto in Sept/2010, traveling to Halifax, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Leornard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Concordia University, Montreal, and the Vancouver Art Gallery. Catalogue.

2010  Exhibition, “to show, to give, to make it be there Expanded Literary Practices in Vancouver: 1954 -1969”, Simon Fraser University Gallery, Burnaby, curator, Michael Turner, small catalogue

2009  “Ruins in Process”, www.vancouverartinthesixties.com A website as exhibition on the art in Vancouver during the 60’s and 70’s, a collaborative project from the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, UBC and Grunt Gallery, Vancouver.

2007  Exhibition, “The Performed Object: Against a Pathetic Fallacy”, part of LIVE Performance Art Biennale.

2005-06  Exhibition: “Intertidal Vancouver Art & Artists”, main exhibition of new work by Vancouver artists, and a historical archive exhibition with another group of Vancouver artists, including Lewis’ “Blue Tape Around a City Block”, 1968, 16mm film on DVD, MuHKA Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp, Belgium, curators: Dieter Roelstrete and Scott Watson, catalogue, pp205.

2004  “Thrown: Influences and Intentions of West Coast ceramics”, a large historical exhibition regarding the influence of Leach with over 600 works from about 14 artists. Selected by Matthew Higgs as one of the Top 10 shows of 2004 (Artforum International), Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, UBC, Vancouver. Book, ed. Scott Watson, Thrown: British Columbia’s Apprentices of Bernard Leach and Their Contemporaries, released in May 2011, 304pp.

2004  Video exhibition, “Eternal Network – Videos From the Western Front Archives 1973 – 2001”, to be sceened at Videographe, Montreal; Video Pool, Winnipeg; Western Front, Vancouver and at a number of locations internationally, G. Lewis tape “New York Corres Sponge Dance School of Vancouver at the Blue Horizon” was shown in the Nicole Gingras program. Catalogue in English, French and Japanese.

2003  ‘Test Kitchen’, showed video tape “Chinese Rice Garden”, Belkin Satellite, Vancouver.

2002  “New Media, Vancouver Art from the Sixties and Seventies”, Gallery, Ceperley House, City of Burnaby. Curated the exhibition.

2001  Designed a playing card for grunt gallery, Vancouver, fund-raising project, “Playing With a Full deck”

2000  Showed a photo of Marilyn Monroe in exhibition, ‘Canoes: The Shape of Success’, National Museum of Science and Technology, Ottawa

2000   ‘The Problem of Nature’, in exhibition, ‘Utopiary’, Burnaby Art Gallery

1999 – 2000  Designed a set of plates for the Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design, exhibited on Robson St. and Canadian Craft Museum

1999  “Out of This Century”, Sixties Section, curated by Douglas Coupland, Vancouver Art Gallery

1999  “Making it New, The Big Sixties Show”, Glenbow Museum, Calgary; Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, catalogue, showed live cow.

1999  “Last Tangle in Paris” mailing invitation for “Canada Trajectoires” 1973 included in Ray Johnson exhibition, curated by Michael Morris and Sharla Sava, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, U.B.C., Vancouver

1998  “Home Base”, Kamloops Art Gallery

1997  “From the Collection: Gardens”, Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography.

1996  “Transient Moments: Vancouver and the Performance Photograph, Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver, lent photographs.

1996  “The Culture of Nature”, Kamloops Art Gallery, exhibited photographs of Marilyn Monroe.

1996  Exhibition of recent acquisitions, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, U.B.C., Vancouver, exhibted “Tying up the Critics”, 1972.

1996  An exhibition of ceramics from the Canada Council Art Bank, City of Ottawa Karsh-Masson Gallery, included a sculpture.

1995  “Managing: documents 1967-1974”, Art Metropole, Toronto.

1995  “World Tea Party”, curated by Brian Mulvihill, Daniel Dion and Su Schnee, Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver, contributed objects to exhibition.

1995  “Vancouver 1965-1975: Context and Influences”, Vancouver Art Gallery

1995  “The Intermedia Society”, an exhibition at Art Metropole, Toronto.

1994  “64 – 94 Contemporary Decades”, Charles H. Scott Gallery, Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver, inaugural exhibition celebrating opening of new facilities. Catalogue.

1993  Group exhibition, Prior Editions, Vancouver. Exhibited edition of 6 Marilyn Monroe photographs published by Prior Editions. Also shown at Los Angeles Art Fair and Seattle Art Fair

1993  “Vancouver Drawing: Working Documents”, Artspeak, Vancouver. Exhibited 2 collaborations with Zainub Verjee and Brice MacNeil.

1993  “50/50”, a benefit exhibition sale, Pitt Gallery, Vancouver.

1992  “The Grand Western Canadian Screen Shop”, an exhibition of the prints produced at the Screen Shop in Winnipeg run by Bill Lobchuck from 1968 to 1987, Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina. Catalogue

1991  “Private Addresses”, on-site exhibition of installations at various locations in Vancouver, produced by Association of Noncommercial Culture. Installation entitled, “Application of Development”.

1987  “From Sea to Shining Sea”, Power Plant, Harbourfont Toronto. Exhibited large marble sculpture ‘Classical Toy Boat’. Catalogue (Edited B.C. section)

1987  “The Influence of Bernard Leach”, Pro Art, St. Louis, Mo. Catalogue

1986  “Dog Days”, Pitt International Gallery, Vancouver.

1986  “Making History – Recent Art of the Pacific West”, Vancouver Art Gallery.

1983  “Western Front Archaeology”, Western Front, Vancouver

1983  “Museums by Artists”, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; Musee d’art contemporain, Montreal. Book

1983  “Art in Vancouver 1931 – 1983”, Vancouver Art Gallery. Catalogue

1983  “October Show”, wharehouse on Hamilton St., Vancouver. Catalogue

1983  “The Growth Years”, Charles H. Scott Gallery, Emily Carr College of Art, Vancouver

1983  “New Works in Holography”, A Space, Toronto

1983  “The Great Western Canadian Screen Shop – A Fifteen Year Survey 1968 – 1983”, Gallery 1.1.1., School of Art, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg.

1983  Photographic works, Shell Gallery, Calgary.

1980 – 1983  “Paradise/Le Paradis”, Photo Gallery, National Film Board, Ottawa; Art Gallery of Peterborough; Canada House Gallery, London, England; Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, N.B.; Mount St.Vincent University Art Gallery, Halifax; Saidye Bronfman Centre, Montreal; Canadian Cultural Centre, Paris. Catalogue

1980  International Mail Art Exhibition, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia.

1980  Video screening of “We All Sing the Same Song” in exhibition of Canadian video tapes, Sony Tower Building, Osaka; Zebra House, Sapporo and Tokyo

1980  33 prints, “Survival Paradise” in international exhibition, “Architectural References”, Vancouver Art Gallery. Catalogue

1980  Installation “Pairidaeza” in international exhibition, “Yesterday and After / Hier et Apres”, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Catalogue

1983  “Western Front Exhibition”, Kunstlerhaus, Stuttgart.

1983  “Artworks in the Gardens”, Royal Botanical Gardens, Art Gallery of Greater Hamilton.

1982  “True Dough Rococco”, London Regional Art Gallery, London, Ont.

1981  “Paper Works”, Robson Square Media Centre, Vancouver

1981  Garden Photographs and texts, International Federation of Landscape Architects congress, U.B.C., Vancouver

1979 – 1981  “Art and Correspondence from the Western Front”, Vehicule, Montreal; Confereration Art Centre, Charlottetown; Dalhousie University Art Gallery, Halifax; A Space Gallery, Toronto; Art Gallery of Greater Hamilton; Nickel Art Museum, Calgary; Open Space Gallery, Victoria. Catalogue

1979  Video screening, “We All Sing the Same Song”, Video Free America, San Francisco

1979  Rubber Stamp Exhibition, Apropos Gallery, Luzen, Switzerland

1979  International Postal Art Exhibition, Center/Gallery, Chapel Hill, N.C., U.S.A.

1979  Mail art exhibition and book, Studio 46 Piergiorgio Firinu, Torino, Italy

1978 – 1979   “Other Realities – The Legacy of Surrealism in Canadian Art”, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queens University, Kingston, Ont.; Canada House Gallery, London, England; Canadian Cultural Centre, Paris, France.

1978  Video screening of “We All Sing the Same Song”, Fifth Network Video Conference, Toronto

1978  Malaspina Print Exhibition, Helen Pitt Gallery, Vancouver

1978  “The Human Image”, The Artist’s Gallery, Vancouver

1978  Video screening of “We All Sing the Same Song” at “Input, First International Public Television Screening Conference”, Milan, Italy.

1978  “Rolling Landscape Show”, T.T.C. Subway car no. 5780, Nightingale Arts Council, Toronto.

1977 Western Front group show, Open Space, Victoria

1977  Western Front/Pumps exchange exhibition, Pumps, Vancouver

1977  Vancouver Art Gallery Extension Dept. B.C. travelling exhibition from the civic collection

1976  “West Coast Waves”, Winnipeg Art Gallery.

1976  “Celebration of the Body”, organized by the N.E. Thing Co., Agnes Ethrington Art Centre, Kingston, Ont.

1976  “The Last Correspondence Show”. California State University Art Dept., Sacramento, Ca.

1976  “Canadada Postcards”, University of Manitoba Gallery, Winnipeg

1976  “Bated Breath”, Fine Arts Gallery, University of B.C., Vancouver.

1976  “International Postcard Show”, Arizona State University Art Dept. Gallery, Tempe, Arizona

1975  “B.C. Sculptors”, Vancouver Art Gallery travelling exhibition

1975  “A Pictorial History of the World”, Kemper Gallery, Kansas City Art Institute

1975  “Current Energies – British Columbia 75”, Saidye Bronfman Centre, Montreal.

1975  “Chairs”, Art Gallery of Ontario

1974  “Open Encounter on Video”, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, England and Place Cardin, Paris.

1974  Image Bank postcard show, and/or Gallery, Seattle

1974  “Project 74”, Kolnischer Kunstverein, Koln, Germany. Video screening of “Hollywood Decca Dance”

1974  “Artists of the Stamps”, Simon Fraser University Art Gallery, Vancouver

1974  “Surfacing on the Subliminal”, Western Front, Vancouver. Exhibition of material from Hollywood Decca Dance

1973  “Traces”, Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, B.C.

1973  “Canada Trajectoires 73”, Musee moderne de la ville de Paris, Paris, France. Exhibited N.Y. Corres Sponge Dance School of Vancouver material from correspondence art event. Catalogue

1972  “Art Probe”, Vancouver Art Gallery. Exhibited books of material from New Era Social Club

1971  “Image Bank Postcard Show”, Fine Arts Gallery, University of B.C., Vancouver. One card and two others in collaboration with Michael Morris.

1970  “B.C. Almanack”, National Film Board, Ottawa. Book

1970  “Realisms”, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (collaboration with Michael Morris). Exhibited live cow

1970  “Art in the Mind”, Allen Art Museum, Oberlin College, Ohio

1970  “Intermedia Exhibition & 9 Evenings of Performances”, Vancouver Art Gallery.

1969  “Intermedia Sculpture Exhibition”, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

1969  “New Art of Vancouver 1969”, Newport Harbor Art Museum, Balboa, California; Art Gallery, University of California, Santa Barbara. Catalogue

1969  “Intermedia Exhibition – Electrical Connection”, Vancouver Art Gallery.

1969  “Six Man Show”, Douglas Gallery, Vancouver.

1969  “Across the Border”, Henry Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle.

1968  “Younger Vancouver Sculptors”, Fine Arts Gallery, University of B.C., Vanc.

1968  “Younger Vancouver Cross Section 68”, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.

1968  “Winnipeg Annual”, Winnipeg Art Gallery.

1968  “Canadian Artists 68”, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto. Catalogue

1968  “Spectrum 68”, Vancouver Art Gallery.

1967  “B.C. 67”, Vancouver Art Gallery

1967  “Vancouver 5”, Isaacs Gallery, Toronto.

1967  “Perspective 67”, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto.

1967  “Joy and Celebration”, Fine Arts Gallery, University of B.C., Vancouver.

1967  “Birth and Rebirth of Objects”, Fine Arts Gallery, University of B.C., Vancouver.

1967   Canadian Pavilion, Expo 67, Montreal

1966 – 67 “Crafts”, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2012   “The Artist As A Fraud”, photographs and sculpture, Trench Contemporary Art, and “I Won’t Take Your Hand Monsieur Manet, I Haven’t Washed in Eight Days,” at East Van Studios, a 4-channel video installation, Vancouver

2012   “Hank Bull and Glenn Lewis,: Bowls and Horizons,”, The Commons Gallery, Vancouver

2011   “Taxonomies” installation at the Western Front, Vancouver – exterior of building, 6 large pots with three species of trees; interior of building, three panels of plywood, made from same 3 species, with photo-collage prints

2011   “Glenn Lewis – Signs of Life”, new photographs and photo-collages, Chernoff Fine Art, Vancouver

2010 “FLAKEY The Early Works of Glenn Lewis 1965 – 1972”, Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver. and at Satellite Gallery, Vancouver, e-Catalogue

2008 “Cézanne’s Eyes and Hands” includes video installations: “I Won’t Take Your Hand Monsieur Manet, I Haven’t Washed in Eight Days”, and “Purloined”; sculptures, photographs, Oboro, Montreal

2005 “Walls Graphs”, remounting of installation from 1969, curated by CAUSA, Belkin Satellite Gallery. Vancouver

2005 “Stucco Floor Divided”, remounting of installation from 1969, curated by CAUSA, Belkin Satellite Gallery. Vancouver

1993 “Utopiary, Metaphorest and Bewilderness: Selected Works from 1967-1993, includes 2 on-site installations (Bower and Signscapes) in park near gallery, Burnaby Art Gallery. Catalogue.

1986 Photographs, Coburg Gallery, Vancouver (with Geoffrey James).

1984 Photographs and prints, “Myth-Garden-Paradise” Sechelt Art Centre, Sechelt, B.C.

1983 Photographs and prints, La Chartreuse/CIRCA, Villeneuve les Avignon, France.

1980 Photographs, “Journey Through an Earthly Paradise”, Western Front Gallery, Vancouver (with Taki Bluesinger).

1979 Photographs, “Journey Through an Earthly Paradise”, A Space Gallery, Toronto (with Taki Bluesinger).

1979 Prints, “Survival Paradise”, Nova Gallery, Vancouver.

1978 “Bewilderness, the Origins of Paradise”, Vancouver Art Gallery.

1975 Collages, “New York Corres Sponge Dance School o Vancouver Reunion”, A Space Gallery, Toronto.

1970 Sculpture, “8 Closets”, Vancouver Art Gallery.

1969 “Wall Graphs”, Ace Gallery, Vancouver.

1968 Sculptures, Douglas Gallery, Vancouver.

1965 Ceramics, Bau Xi Gallery, Vancouver.

 

PERFORMANCES, EVENTS, COLLABORATIONS

2014   Artist-in-Residence in Ceramics at Comosun College, Victoria, BC

2013   Artist-in-Residence at Leach Pottery and Museum, St. Ives, Cornwall

2013   Presented poems and slides of East Hastings Street in David Wisdom’s “Slide Show” event at Vancouver Art Gallery

2013   Participated on panel discussion with Michael Decourcy and Grant Arnold on “Background Vancouver” in exhibition “Background/This Place/Vancouver”, Grunt Gallery

2012   Gave presentation on panel The West Coast and Conceptualism: Performance Art, in relation to exhibition “Traffic”, VAG

2011   Presented illustrated lecture “Fifty Years in Fifty Minutes” at Vancouver Art Gallery, including digital photos and video

2011   Background Vancouver from 1972 re-presents artist’s views of Vancouver on Michael De Courcy website, http://www.michaeldecourcy.com/background-vancouver/project.htm

2010   Performed 1968 “400 Yards of Paper in a Square” at Spanish Banks, Vancouver, during solo show, “Flakey”, Presentation House, N. Vancouver

2010   Performed “Kim Chi at opening of exhibition, “Flakey”, Presentation House, N. Vancouver

2010   Performed “Kim Chi”, for book launch of “Recipes for an Encounter”, Charles H Scott Gallery, Vancouver

2008   Performance residency and performed 3 part work, “A Sweeping Statement”, at 7a11d International Performance Festival, Toronto, catalogue

2007   Panel member, “History Panel: Vancouver Performance Art History”, part of LIVE 2007 Performance Art Biennale, Emily Carr Institute

2007   Video screening, “The New York Corres Sponge Dance School of Vancouver at the Blue Horizons”, part of “Vancouver Queer Film Festival, Aug. 25, catalogue

2007   Performed on the street in Aix-en-Provence, France, dressed as Cézanne, washing my hands in the 27 fountains of Aix, “I Won’t Take Your Hand Monsieur Manet, I Haven’t Washed in Eight Days”

2001   Performance, “Mondo Artie #6070”, opening performance of “Vancouver Performance Art Biennial”, organized by grunt gallery, a performance about the history of performance in Vancouver in the 60’s and 70’s, 18 performers, Vancouver Art Gallery

1999   Film screening/Performance, “Forest Industry” film, part of “Making it New”, Art Gallery of Windsor

1999   “Japanese Pickle”, video/performance, 1969, part of “Reinventing the Diva – Spotlight on the Western Front”, Images Film & Video Festival, Toronto

1993   “F. Scott Fitzgerald Tea Reunion”, performance during solo exhibition, Burnaby Art Gallery

1993   Artist in residence, Western Front Media Arts, Vancouver. Worked on computer graphics to photographic output

1991   Performed in video, “Legal Memory” by Lisa Steele & Kim Tomczak

1985   Performed in “Corpus Colossus”, Canadian Shadow Players at Muestra Internacional de Teatro, Valladolid, Spain; Riviera Remont Theatre, Warsaw; Mucsarnok Palace of Exhibitions, Budapest; Kijkhuis, Den Haag; Holland Festival, Belview Theatre, Amsterdam; Western Front, Vancouver

1984   Panel member on “Regionalism and Internationalism” at the “Warehouse Show”, Vancouver

1983   Co-production of video tape with Canadian Shadow Players, “Canadian Shadows”, Western Front Video, Vancouver

1983   Performed in “Akanada”, Canadian Shadow Players, “Okanada” exhibition, Academie der Kunste, Berlin;Galerie St.Barbara, Hall, Austria; Humi Gumi, Lienz, Austria; Music Gallery, Toronto; National Gallery, Ottawa; Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Catalogue

1982   Performed in “Akanada”, Canadian Shadow Players, Western Front, Vancouver

1980   Performed as one of the judges in Anna Banana’s “Banana Olympics”, Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, B.C.

1980   Performed in Eric Metcalfe’s video production, “Crime Time Comix”

1979   Performed in Hank Bull’s production, “Saint Ayatolla”, Robson Square Media Centre, Vancouver

1979   Video screening, “We All Sing the Same Song”, Video Free America, San Francisco

1978   Performed in “Visa Vis”, Canadian Shadow Players, Open Space, Victoria; Montreal Museum of Fine Arts; Carleton University, Ottawa; Art Gallery of Greater Hamilton, Hamilton, Ont.; Western Front, Vancouver

1978   Produced video, “We All Sing the Same Song”, Western Front Video Prod.

1978   Video screening, “We All Sing the Same Song” at the “Video Open”, Artons, Calgary

1978   Performed in “Visa Vis”, Canadian Shadow Players, Music Gallery, Toronto; Vehicule, Montreal

1977   Performance, “Three Pygmy Arias”, Pumps, Vancouver

1976   Performed in cast of radio play, “Habitart or How to Live With Your Just Desserts”, Vancouver Art Gallery

1975   Performed in cast of radio play, “Murder in the Fog”, A Space, Toronto

1975   Reading from “Mondo Artie” scripts, A Space, Toronto

1975   Performed in Dana Atchley’s “Ace Space Show”, Western Front, Vancouver

1975   Performed in cast of radio play, “A Bite Tonight”, Western Front, Vancouver

1975   Performed in cast of “Amy Vanderbilt Valentine Debutant Ball”, Western Front, Vancouver

1974   Performed in cast of radio play, A Clear Cut Case”, Western Front, Vancouver

1974   Performed in band for Mr. Peanut’s campaign for Mayor of Vancouver

1974   Performed in cast of radio play at “Video BAG Show”, Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, B.C.

1974   Performance, “Chinese Rice Garden”, A Space, Toronto. Video document

1974   Performance, “Hitler” at opening of Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto

1974   Performance and organizer, B.C. Open Art Race”, part of C.B.C.T.V. “Access Series”, shown nationally

1974   Performance, “Hitler” for “Towers Beach Show”, U.B.C. Fine Arts Gallery, Vancouver

1974   Performed as Hitler in Dana Atchley’s “Ace Space Show”, Western Front, Vancouver

1974   Performed as one of the M.C.’s, “Hollywood Decca Dance and Art’s Birthday”, Elks Building, Los Angeles. Produced by Image Bank, General Idea, Lowell Darling, Willoughby Sharp and others. Script, video, film

1973   Performed with Western Front group for Vancouver Art Gallery’s “Pacific Vibrations”, Western Front, Vancouver

1973   Performed in Evelyn Roth’s “Black and White Tennis”, Vancouver Art Gallery’s “Pacific Vibrations”

1973   Performed in “German T.V. Dinner” for German T.V. network directed by Dr. W. von Bonin, Western Front, Vancouver

1972 – 73 Weekly swimming meetings of the New York Corres Sponge Dance School of Vancouver with shark fin bathing caps at Vancouver Aquatic Centre

1970 – 72 Participated in international correspondence art activity with Image Bank, New York Correspondence School (Ray Johnson), Chicken Bank, Bum Bank, Fanzini, General Idea, Fat City School of Finds Arts, Dadaland, Max Ernst Fan Club, Ant Farm, N.W. Mounted Valise, Ace Space Co. and others

1972   Event, “N.Y. Corres Sponge Dance School of Vancouver Food Meeting”, Food Restaurant, New York City

1972   Performance, “Forest Industry” film, part of Vancouver – Halifax Exchange, Nova Scotia College of Art, Halifax

1971   Performance, “A Performance (Donut Holes)”, Vancouver Art Gallery

1971   Film screening, “Forest Industry”, Millenium, New York City

1970   Performance, “Taping of the International Art Critics”, Vancouver Art Gallery. Co-op work with Michael Morris

1970   Film screening/Performance, “Forest Industry” film, Vancouver Art Gallery

1970   Performance of “4 Intersections” films during “Intermedia Exhibition and Nine Evenings of Performances”, Vancouver Art Gallery

1970   Performance, “Simulation for New York City”, Loeb Student Centre, NY University

1970   Performance, “Taping Pieces”, on the street, New Westminster

1970   Performance, “Simulation for Vancouver”, Vancouver Art Gallery

1969   Performance, “Rice Krispee Piece”, Arts Club, Vancouver

1969   Performance, “400 Yards of Burned Paper in a Square”, University of Calgary

1969   Performance, “Flour Piece”, Vancouver Art Gallery

1969   Video performance, “Japanese Pickled Cabbage” at New Era Social Club, one of the first-ever video performance works.

1969   Performance, “Canadian Pacific”, Vancouver Art Gallery; Mills College, Oakland; Old Music Conservatory, Los Angeles. Tour with Yvonne Rainer

1969   Performance, “Canadian Pacific” in “Intermedia Exhibition – Electrical Connection”, Vancouver Art Gallery

1969   Performance, “Ribbon Run”, Vancouver Art Gallery

1969   Performance, “Rice Krispee Piece” and “Cards on the Floor”, Festival of the Arts, U.B.C., Vancouver

1968   Performance, “Rice krispee Piece”, Intermedia event, Beatty St., Vancouver

1968   Performance, “Flour Piece”, Deborah Hay workshop, Vancouver Art Gallery

 

PUBLICATIONS

2013   Website, “flakey.ca”, an interactive website on Glenn Lewis’ work published by Presentation House Gallery, N. Vancouver, in relation to 2010 solo exhibition, Flakey: Early Works of Glenn Lewis 1965 – 1972

2009   Book, “Seeking the Nuance: Glaze Experiments of the 60s and 70s from the Ceramic Studios of UBC”, Potter’s Guild of BC, 45 pages

2004   Book, incl. Lewis essay “Making Art Ordinary” and photographs ed. Scott Watson, Thrown: British Columbia’s Apprentices of Bernard Leach and Their Contemporaries, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, UBC, Vancouver, pp. 131-143

2002   Essay, “Pandora’s Box: New Media Art from the 60s and 70s in Vancouver”, “in catalogue, Visual Arts Burnaby / Gallery at Ceperley House, Burnaby, BC

2001   Section, “Fragrant Plants”, in “A Growers Choice” by Michael K. Lascelle, Raincoast Books, Vancouver, pp 260 – 263.

2000   Essay (Mondo Artie script) on 60’s, 70’s performance in Vancouver for book on performance art, ‘Live at the End of the Century’, grunt gallery, Vancouver.

1993   Assistance with editing, “Whispered Art History Twenty Years at the Western Front”, Arsenal Pulp Press, Vancouver

1987   Editor with Annette Hurtig of B.C. section of “From Sea to Shining Sea” catalogue, Power Plant, Harbourfront, Toronto.

1986   Exhibition essay and notes on 8 artists, “New Video Realities”, Canadian Exhibition, Cologne Art Fair.

1985   Article and photos, “The Mythological Design of the Garden Path”, Section A magazine, Toronto, August 85, Vol. 3, No. 3, pp. 37 – 39.

1983   Three articles on gardens and colour photos, Ville Giardini magazine, October, November and December, 1983 issues, Electa Periodici, Milan, Italy.

1982   Article and photos, “Shrub Art – The Enchanted World of Topiary”, Western Living magazine, Vancouver, May, 1982, pp. 74-75.

1982   Article and photos, “Japanese Gardens”, Impressions magazine, Toronto, issue 28/29, winter 82, pp. 36 – 43

1981   Article, “The Japanese Connection”, illust., Interface Magazine, Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, vol.4, no.11, Dec.81, pp. 26-29

1980   Co-editor with Paul Wong and Kim Tomzck, “Living Art Performance” catalogue, Vancouver, Western Front Publication, 90 pages

2003   Wrote research questionaire, “Provincial Arts Fundng Study” for ANNPAC

1979   Article and photos, “Gardens Enchanted”, Vancouver Magazine, June issue.

1979   Editor and designer of catalogue for exhibition, “Art and Correspondence From the Western Front”, Western Front publication Vancouver.

1979   Section entitled “Performance Notes From the Western Front” of book, “Performance by Artists”, Art Metropole, Toronto, pp. 270 -287.

1979   Section entitled, Western Front Mythology”, Unmuzzled Ox, “The Poet’s Encyclodedia”, Vol. 1V, no. 1V/Vol.V, pp. 281-285

1978   Interview, “Glenn Lewis Interviews Dennis Tourbin”, Calgary, Centerfold, Vol.3, no.1, Dec 78, pp. 33-39

1978   Text and photos, catalogue for exhibition, “Bewilderness – The Origins of Paradise”, Vancouver Art Gallery, 64 pages.

1978   Text, “Journey Through an Earthly Paradise”, Impressions Magazine monograph, Toronto, photos by Taki Bluesinger, 34 pages.

1978   Article, “The Value of Parallel Galleries”, Parallelogramme, March

1977   Postcard, “Image Bank Postcard Show”, Image Bank, Vancouver.

1975   Text and illustrations, “Notes From the Little Hot Stove League, New Era Social Club”, Is 17 journal, Eternal Network Press, Toronto.

1975   Editor of script, “Mondo Artie, Episode #1681, Art’s Birthday and the Hollywood Deccadance”, Eternal Network Press, Toronto.

1974   Script, “Mondo Artie Episode #1625”, part of Image Bank section in Source Magazine, issue #11, Sacreamento, Ca.

1974   Script, Mondo Artie Episode #1681, Art’s Birthday and the Hollywood Decca Dance, part of an exhibition package, Western Front Publication, Vancouver

1974   Script, “Mondo Artie, Dissolve or Perish, the Von Bonin Dinner”, Fanzini Magazine, “Fanzini Goes to the Movies”, Vancouver

1973   Edition of 25 slides on topiary, Environmental Communications, Venice, Ca.

1973   Two microfiche cards, “Topiary” and “Artist’s Recipes”, Coach House Press, Toronto

1972 – 73 Various written pieces and photographs, File Magazine, Toronto

1972   Several articles on food, B.C. Monthly Magazine

1972   Section on New Era Social Club, IS 13 Journal, Coach House Press, Toronto for “Image Bank Postcard Show”, Coach House Press, Toronto.

1970   Section entitled, “Seashells in the Forest at Storm Bay With Bedroom” in photographic publication, “B.C. Almanack”, National Film Board, Ottawa.

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2013 Kimberly Phillips, “One Thing and Then Another”, Ian Johnson: Reinventing Consumption, mention of Lewis’ “Artifact” ceramic mural, catalogue, Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre, Art Gallery of Swift Current, Dunlop Art Gallery, The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, McMaster Museum of Art, Access Gallery, p.8

2013 “Special Collection: Acquisitions and Archives,” mention of Glenn Lewis fonds, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, U.B.C., Vancouver , p.8

2013 Judy Stuffman, “From sexologist to thriller writer,” Lewis in group photo in article on death of Susan Harrison, Globe and Mail, May 8, p. S10

2013 Norah Vaillant, “Locating Leach/Hamada: The Canadian Diaspora,” mention of Lewis in small catalogue, High Fire Culture: Locating Leach/Hamada in West Coast Studio Pottery, Satellite Gallery, Vancouver

2013 David Wisdom and Stephen Osborne, “Glenn Lewis: The Artist As a Fraud”, feature photo essay, Geist, No. 88, Spring, pp. 37-46

2012 Grant Arnold and Karen Henry, editors, Traffic: conceptual art in Canada, 1965-1980, (Art Gallery of Alberta, Halifax INK, Hart House University of Toronto, Concordia University, Montreal), Mentions of G. Lewis pp. 89, 97, 98, 125, 136-139, 161

2012 Sarah Todd, “Art & Tech Blog, A Preview of ‘Institutions by Artists’, photograph of Lewis with Robert Filliou, Akimbo, Canada’s Online Source for Visual Arts Information, Oct 11

2012 Gary Neill Kennedy, book, photo of “Taping of the Critics”, text and photos of “Halifax/Vancouver Exchange”, The Last Art College Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, 1968 – 1978, pp. 150, 152-54, 443, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA

2012 Kevin Griffin, “Present borne into past in photographs,” on VAG’s Again and Again and Again exhibition, section on Lewis’ “Artifact” mural, Vancouver Sun, May 31, p.37 D9

2011 Sophie Bélair Clément, “Intermedia History, 1973, 01:01:34 (2011),” many quotes from Glenn Lewis, in journal intermédialités, numéro 18, autumne, archiver/archiving, pp. 183-200

2011 Janet Koplos, review of book, “Thrown: British Columbia’s Apprentices of Bernard Leach and Their Contemporaries”, pub. by Ceramics and Perception, No. 85, p 105

2011 Amy Gogarty, “The Doris Shadbolt Pottery Collection”, review of exhibition at BC Potters Guild, Vancouver, March 2011, curated by Glenn Lewis, Ceramics and Perception, No. 85, pp 72-4

2010 R. M. Vaughn, “It’s worth it to navigate through Traffic”, on Traffic: Conceptual   Art in Canada 1965-1980, no mention of Lewis work in exhibition, Globe and Mail, Toronto, Nov. 9, p.R1

2010 Kevin Griffin, “Glenn Lewis: Art Banned by Canada”, under “Culture Seen”, on Presentation House Gallery exhibition, Vancouver Sun, Oct. 23

2010 Kevin Griffin, “Glenn Lewis: In Orbit With Satellite”, under “Culture Seen”, on video/film installation at Satellite Gallery, Vancouver Sun, Oct 22

2010 Robin Laurence, “Diving back into Lewis’s absurd world”, review of “Flakey: The Early Works of Glenn Lewis” at Presentation House Gallery, Georgia Strait, Sept 23-30, p. 112

2010 Adele Weder, “to show, to give, to make it be there: In the Beginning, the Word”, a review of the exhibition: “to show, to give, to make it be there Expanded Literary Practices in Vancouver: 1954-1969”, last paragraph on Lewis’ correspondence, with photograph, Canadian Art, January

2010 Anne Benichou’s essay, “A Memorial to the Eternal Network,” on Lewis’s mural at the National Science Library, p. 272-291, Documentary Protocols (1967-1975), book on the foundations of artist-run galleries in Canada, many references to Lewis, incl. photos on p. 183-87, Vincent Bonin ed., Galerie Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Université Concordia, Montreal

2009 Charles Premont, Le Lien MULTIMÉDIA, vol.15 no 04-12 janvier, Montreal, p.6

2009 Lyne Crevier, Sur le Motif”, short description of Lewis’s exhibition at Oboro, ici, Montreal, Vol. 12 No. 13, Jan 15 – 21, p. 43

 

2008 Lea Sandels, National Post, Toronto insert, mention of Lewis’ performance “A Sweeping Statement”, Sat, Oct 25, p.20

Automme 2008 – Hiver 2009, Vincent Bonin, “From Image Bank to Morris/Trasov Archive”, mention of Lewis’ “Great Wall of 1984” at the National Science Museum, Ottawa, Ciel Variable, No 80, , Montreal, p.45 Museum of Fine Arts”, book, The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, photo of cow p.131, text p.132

2007  Kevin Griffin, “Art that ‘has to be brilliant’”, Vancouver Sun, Oct. 13, p. D3. Full page article on LIVE 2007 Performance Art Biennale, mention of lewis.

2007  Donna Balma with Kevin Carpenter, book, “Reconciliation: the Life and Work of Donna Balma”, Lentis Boks, Vancouver, mentions Lewis, p.21, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 31, 33, 34, 38, 41, 45, 46

2005  Tanya Harrod, “Portrait of an Artist as a Young Woman Gwyn Hanssen Pigott 1955-2005”, in “Gwyn Hanssen Piggot A Survey”, mention of Lewis, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australis, p.13

2004  Luis Jacob, feature article, “Golden Streams: Artists’ Collaboration and Exchange in the 1970s, C Magazine, Toronto, # 80, winter, p.14-22.

2004  Sarah Milroy, “A license to kiln”, on exhibition “Thrown”, Helen Belkin Art Gallery, UBC, Globe & Mail, March 15, p. R3

2004  Robin Laurence, article, “Ceramic Art Holds More Than Water”,review of “Thrown” exhibition, mention of Lewis, Helen Belkin Art Gallery, The Georgia Straight, Feb. 19 – 26, p.63

2004  David Gordon Duke, article, “Both sides of B.C.’s ceramic tradition”,review of “Thrown” exhibition, mention of Lewis, Helen Belkin Art Gallery, The Vancouver Sun, Mar. 2, p.c2

2003   Paul Mathieu, book, “Sex Pots Eroticism in Ceramics”, New Brunswick, New Jersey, Rutgers University Press, pp.172-3 and 3 photos.

2003   “Some Like it Wet”, 2 photos illustrations and text of G. Lewis Marilyn Monroe photographs, Paddler Magazine, January/February, p. 28

2002   Nora E. Vaillant, “Bernard Leach and British Columbian Pottery: An Historical Ethnography of a Taste Culture”, a thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts, Facuty of Graduate Studies

(Dept. of Anthropology and Sociology), U.B.C., section on Lewis, p. 17 – 18, 32

2001   John Keillor, “Attitude reigns in performance-art history”, review of “Mondo Artie Episode #6070, Vancouver Art Gallery, Georgia Strait, Oct. 18-25, p.66

2001   Mary Frances Hill, “In Your Face”, includes short description of Lewis’ performance “Mondo Artie #6070”, Westender, Oct. 11-17, p.22

2001   Janet Smith, “Exposing the Underground”, mentions Lewis’ performance for Vancouver Performance Biennial, The Georgia Strait, Oct. 11-18, p.65

2000   Christine Wallace, “Discovering Canada Expo’70”, University research on Canadian artists’ work at Expo’70 and covers the controversy over Lewis’ mural, Osaka

1999   Blake Gopnik, “Sixties Stamina Look back in wonder”, includes review of ‘Did You Ever Milk a Cow’ with photo, Globe and Mail, July 31, p.C3

1999   John Laycock, “Something Old/New”, discusses “Did You Ever Milk a Cow”, The Windsor Star, July 23, p.B3

1999   “Glenbow’s Gathering of the Sixties”, mentions “Did You Ever Milk a Cow”, photo, Calgary Herald, April 8,

1999   Alex Frazer-Harrison, “Glenbow Brings Back the 60s”, mentions live cow installation, Calgary Mirror, April 7,

1999   Michael Morris, p.9; Sharla Sava, p.11, p.24, Ray Johnson How Sad I am Today catalogue, Vancouver, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, U.B.C., short references to Lewis

1997   Jamie Benidickson, book, “Idleness, Water and a Canoe”, Toronto, University of Toronto Press, photo and caption opposite page 17.

1997   Citizen X, “Who Are the People of Canada Anyway?”, Toronto, East End Books, cover photograph.

1996   Marion Whybrow, book, “The Leach Legacy: St Ives Pottery and its Influences”, Bristol, Sansome & Company, a number of references.

1994   Muntadas, book “Between the Frames”, 1994, Wexler Center for the Arts, Ohio State University, Columbus; and List Visual Arts Center, MIT, Cambridge, Lewis quotation, p. 23

1994   P. R. W., “Glenn Lewis: Utopiary, Metaphorest & Bewilderness, Burnaby: 1993 John O’Brian, “Glenn Lewis: Utopiary, Metaphorest, Bewilderness”, with photo, Canadian Art, Winter, p. 65.

1993   Robin Laurence, “You had to be there”, with photos, The Weekend Sun, Vancouver, Sept. 4, p, D6.

1993   Paula Gustafson, “Oddbins Artworks Recall Wackier Scene”, with photo, The Georgia Straight, Aug. 27-Sept. 3, p.25.

1993   Annie Boulanger, “Lewis’ art show surreal, unusual”, Burnaby Now. Aug. 11, p.17, 29

1993   Peter Wilson, “Once more to the Front”, The Vancouver Sun, March 13, P. C4, article on Western Front, several mentions of Lewis.

1993   Jill Pollack, “One for the record”, on Alvin Balkind’s essay ‘On Ferment and Golden Ages’, The Vancouver Sun, Jan. 2, p.C6, photo of Lewis.

1992   Scott Watson and Keith Wallace, catalogue of the Morris/Trasov exhibition, “Hand of the Spirit – Documents of the Seventies from the Morris/Trasov Archive”, U.B.C. Fine Arts Gallery, Vancouver, mentions of Lewis pp. 6, 17,

36, 37, 39, 43, illust. of Lewis’ Mondo Artie Script, p. 30.

1991   Robin Laurence, “Public Domain”, “nO fiXeD aDdrESs”, “Private Addresses”, The Georgia Straight, July 26 – August 2, pp. 21-22.

1991   Ann Rosenberg, “When the City Becomes a Canvas”, Vancouver Sun, July 18, p.F4, mention of Lewis.

1991   Jason Findlay, “Art Taken to Private Addresses”, Vancouver News, June 26, p.16, mention of Lewis.

1991   Naomi Pauls, “Collective puts new spin on ‘yard art’”, The Georgia Straight, June 21 – 28, mention of Lewis.

1991   Bill Jones, “Free Trade”, Arts Magazine, Feb., pp. 37-43, mention of Lewis

1990   Clive Robertson and Alain-Martin Richard ed., “Performance au/in Canada 1970-1887”, Quebec City, Les Editions Intervention, many references.