Curtis Cutshaw Biography

Calgary based Curtis Cutshaw received his B.F.A from the Alberta College of Art + Design in 1989.  While still a student, Cutshaw was accepted to the New York Loft Program through the Nova Scotia School of Art and Design where he was mentored by well know American artists Peter Halley and David Diao. After graduation, Cutshaw then attended the prestigious summer residency program at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Skowhagen, Maine, USA, the first artist from Calgary to be accepted since 1973. At Skowhegan, Cutshaw was mentored by British Artist, John Walker as well as American artists Terry Winters, Connie Fox and Bill King.  In 2001, Cutshaw also attended the International Artist Workshops in Emma Lake, Saskatchewan.  Curtis befriended the late Illingworth Kerr in the last few years of the artist’s life. Cutshaw would visit him at his studio where Kerr would give advice and feedback on Curtis’ latest works. Curtis has shown across Canada and in numerous international exhibitions.  His work is included in many collections including Alberta Foundation For The Arts, Cenovus Energy, Encana Corporation, Mount Royal University, Shell Canada Limited and Wilson Laycraft LLP.



Residence: Calgary, Alberta

Born: Edmonton, Alberta 1967

 

Education

 

1989     Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Skowhegan, Maine, USA Summer Residency Program

1989     Alberta College of Art, Calgary, AB, Canada, Diploma of Painting (with Distinction)

1988     Nova Scotia College of Art & Design, New York, NY, USA New York Loft Program

1986     Red Deer College, Red Deer, AB, Canada Summer Painting Residency Program

 

Selected Exhibitions

 

2018     Curtis Cutshaw, Tew Galleries, Atlanta, GA

2017     Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Group Show, Vancouver, BC

2017     50, Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary, AB

2017     Summer Group Show, Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary, AB

2017     20 Years Kostuik Gallery, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2016     Construct, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2015     Backroom, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2015     Summer Group Show, Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary, AB

2014     Levels and Constructs, Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary, AB

2014     HK Summer 14 Group Show, The Painters, Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary, AB

2014     Winter Group Show, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2013     Group Show, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2013     Art Rise. The Art Gallery of Calgary, Calgary, AB

2013     Art for Food Group Show, Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary, AB

2013     Winter Group Show, Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary, AB

2012     Watermark, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2012     Art for Food Group Show, Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary, AB

2012     Watermark, Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary, AB

2012     Indigo, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2011     Art for Food Group Show, Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary, AB

2011     Pull, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2010     Fresh Paint, Alberta Foundation for the Arts Traveling Exhibition, AB

2010     Sketchbook Project, Art House Coop, Brooklyn, NY

2009     Group Exhibition, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2008     Summer Group Exhibition, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2007     Group Show, Halde Galerie, Widen, Switzerland

2007     The Dowsing Rod Series, Skew Gallery, Calgary, AB

2007     Blindspot, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2006     Advent, Halde Galerie, Widen, Switzerland

2006     Curtis Cutshaw New Work, Halde Galerie, Widen, Switzerland

2006     Sprung: Group Exhibition, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2005     Breathing Light, Skew Gallery, Calgary, AB

2004     Wet Paint, Group Show, Skew Gallery, Calgary, AB

2004     A Hundred Cares, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2001     Royer Group, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2001     Abstraction, Paul Kuhn Fine Arts, Calgary, AB

2000     Fresh, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Calgary, AB

1998     Miramar, Paul Kuhn Fine Arts, Calgary, AB

1997     Four Independents, Deacon Ulrich Fine Arts, Calgary, AB

1995     CUTSHAW, HALLIDAY, KOTTMANN, Sebastian Yoon Fine Arts, Calgary, AB

1992     Miramar, New Paintings by Curtis Cutshaw, 371 Gallery, Alberta College of Art & Design, Calgary, AB

1989     Twenty Painters, Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture,  Skowhegan, Maine, USA

1989     Graduating Students Exhibition, Alberta College of Art, Main Gallery, Calgary, AB

1989     The First Annual Awards Reception Show, Alberta College of Art, Student Gallery, Calgary, AB

1989     Fusion, Mount Royal College, Calgary, AB

1989     Nineteen in 89-ACA Painting Graduates, Mixed Media Gallery, Calgary, AB

1989     Works on Paper, Emily Carr College of Art & Design, Vancouver, BC

1988     Group Show, Alberta College of Art, Student Gallery, Calgary, AB

1988     Four Painters: Curtis Cutshaw, Barbra Leidl, Yvonne Markotic, and Brenda Whiteman DL Gallery, Calgary, AB

1988     Pentimental, Alberta College of Art, Student Gallery, Calgary, AB

1987     Twenty Paintings by Curtis Cutshaw, Alberta College of Art, Calgary AB

  

Awards

 

1990     The Alberta Award

1989     Laura Mae Stillings Award

1989     Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture

1988     Benniy & Smith Canada LTD. Award

1988     Illingworth Kerr Scholarship, New York Loft Program

1987     Calgary Sketch Club Award

 

Art Fairs

 

2017     Art Toronto, Toronto International Art Fair, Herringer Kiss Gallery, Toronto, ON

2016     Context Art Miami, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Miami, FL

2014     Art Toronto, Toronto International Art Fair, Herringer Kiss Gallery, Toronto, ON

2012     artMRKT San Fransisco, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, San Fransisco, CA

2011     Art Miami, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Miami, FL

2010     Art Toronto, Toronto International Art Fair, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Toronto, ON

2007     Photo Miami, Miami Basel., Skew Gallery, Miami, FL

2006     Photo Miami, Miami Basel, Miami, FL

Collections

Alberta Foundation For The Arts

Encana

Cenovus Energy

Mount Royal College

Shell Canada Limited

Wilson Laycraft LLP

Nordstrom

Various Private Collections

  

Press

 

2017     Galleries West, Curtis Cutshaw 50, September 2017.

2017     Canadian Art Must See Show, Curtis Cutshaw, September 7 – 13 2017.

2017     Critics at Large, Tectonic: The Quantum Paintings of Curtis Cutshaw, Donald Brackett, Tuesday, February 20, 2017.

2016     Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Influential Artists Nomination 2016.

2014     Fast Forward Weekly.

2014     Avenuecalgary.ca – Avenue Magazine, November 2014.

2014     Beatroute.ca – Arteries, November 2014.

2014     Canadian Art Magazine, Montreal, Canada.

2014     Galleries West.

2014     Artsy-Dartsy.com

2012     Vancouver Magazine, Artist invents new way of drawing.

2012     Art Pr Wire

2012     Swerve Magazine, April 2012.

2012     Preview the Gallery Guide, review, Mia Johnson, April 2012.

2007     Fast Forward Weekly, Scott Rogers, Thursday, May 24, 2007.

2007     The Calgary Herald, Nancy Tousley, Sunday, May 20 2007.

2005     Beautiful Homes Magazine Canadian, December 2005 Page 55.

2005     Nice Homes Magazine, May 2005 Page 32.

2005     Gallerieswest Magazine, Summer 2005 Page 30.

2005     Shaw Cable, Calgary, AB.

2004     CBC News, Vancouver, BC.

2000     The Calgary Herald, September 4, 2000.  "The Next Wave: Calgary's Rising Young Artists" By: Lin Connery.  Arts Section, 

              Page    AG1, AG2.

1988     The Calgary Herald, April 22, 1989. "Travel Broadens Students' Vistas" By: Kate Zimmerman, Section D, Page 7.

  

Professional Development

 

2001     Saskatchewan Invitational Artist's Workshop

University of Saskatchewan, Kenderdine Campus,

Emma Lake, Saskatchewan

 

 

Representation

 

Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary, AB

Sense Fine Art, Menlo Park, California, USA

Gilles Clement Gallery, Westport, Conneticut, USA

Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC

TEW Galleries, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Herringer Kiss Gallery

101, 1615 10 Ave SW

Calgary, AB T3C 0J7
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