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Brent Andrew Clowater

b. Aug 20th, 1982, Fredericton New Brunswick                                                                                                                                                       Relocated to Vancouver, British Columbia, Sept 16th 2003 and then to Calgary Alberta June 1st 2017.                                                                     educated. 2000-2003. NBCCD, New Brunswick College of Craft and Design, honours Creative Graphics Diploma, General Arts Certificate                           self-employed. Illustration, arts education,painting,graphic design                                                                                                                         experience as of 2017. 2 solo exhibitions , multiple featured exhibitions, extensive group exhibitions, 7 residency grants

BIO

Brent Andrew Clowater, is an internationally collected watercolour and oil painter.                                                                                                 Inspired by his surrounding environment, Brent paints luminous and dreamy impressions of the world as he experiences it. Brent Andrew's career goal is to travel and instruct in watercolour while exhibiting his work in many different countries. His paintings are moody, immersive and captivating, often connecting with a sense of nostalgia in the viewer. 

 

CV

Brent Andrew Clowater, is an Artist and Designer with an established freelance practice in Vancouver. In 2003 he graduated with an honours Diploma in Creative Graphics from the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design. After finishing his education, he moved to Vancouver and began producing art in various capacities. As a well-rounded creative individual, he continues to work diligently at refining his artistic skills and is confident with a variety of both traditional and digital media. Maintaining a working studio in Vancouver’s ACME building, Brent has become an active member of the cities contemporary art community. Very much an advocate for the benefits of art education, He has been awarded residency grants through the ArtStarts program, The Betty Welburn Artistic Legacies Committee and the Vancouver School Board. These grants have allowed for him to work with a range students and community members, producing compelling art installations and murals.

EDUCATION 2000 – 2003 New Brunswick College of Craft and Design, Fredericton NB.                                                                               Honours Diploma in Creative Graphics. Certificate in Fine art

SELECTED RELEVANT EXHIBITIONS

 2016 - Tourist, solo exhibition, Slice Of Life Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2015  - Squamish Valley Music Festival, contributing visual artist, Vancouver

         - StickBoy, Art exhibition in partnership with the Vancouver Opera

2014  - Wander Away, solo show, Positive Negative Gallery, Vancouver

2013  - Duality, exhibition and publication, East Van Studios, Vancouver

         - Submit, featured artist , The Imperial, Vancouver

         - The Art Of Story, Positive Negative Gallery, Vancouver

         - Robots and Monsters, featured artist, Ayden Gallery, Vancouver

 2012 - Sense of Place, Artstarts Gallery, Vancouver, BC

        - Design 24, Gallery FUKAI, Vancouver, Morning Bay winery,

        - Girls with guns, Positive Negative Gallery, Vancouver, BC

        - Refuge Cove Gallery, Refuge Cove, BC

        - The Art of Giving, Ayden Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2011 - Tangled Wires, Ayden Gallery, Vancouver, BC

        - Robots and Monsters, Ayden Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2010 - Olympics, Live painting as part of the Cultural Olympiad, Vancouver, BC

2009 - OBSESSED, Exhibit curation, The Fall Gallery, Vancouver, BC

         - Across the board, The Chapel Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2008 - Hot Box, Snap Contemporary art Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2003 - ISM, Gallery Connection, Fredericton, NB

AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES

2016

- David Livingston mural and residency project. With artist Jerry Whitehead we directed over 300 students

ages K/gr9 in conceptualizing and creating a 8’x32’ mural on the theme of the west coast’s natural

environment. The mural is prominently displayed in the foyer of the school.

2015

- Grant awarded from the Betty Welburn artistic legacies committee. I worked closely in the classroom with

Sir Charles Tupper, Secondary students in grades 10, 11 and 12. Over a 3 month period we developed a

4800 sqft mural in tribute to the schools growth as a safe and inclusive environment. This corresponded with

the schools Greenway project and Multicultural day.

2014

- Artstarts AIC large grant, combined with funding from the VAG, Sense of Place

project, Windermere Secondary and MacDonald primary schools.

2013

- Artstarts and VSB residency program, Elements Of Composition, Winderemere

Secondary School, Vancouver, BC

2012

- Artstarts residency program, A Botanists Journey, Art in the courtyard, Winderemere

Secondary School, Vancouver, BC

2012

- Earth to Food, mural project coordinator, Britannia Community Center, Vancouver

2012

- Transformation, mural project, MacDonald Elementary School, Vancouver

2011

- Artist residency grant, ArtStarts and VSB Windermere High School, Vancouver,

WORKSHOPS

2015 Creating Atmospheric watercolours workshop, hosted by OPUS Fine arts, North Vancouver, BC

2015 Expressive portraiture with Multi layer stenciling, Windermere Athena program, grades 9, 10 and 11, Vancouver , BC

2013 Stencil making workshop with the Windermere grade 11 and 12, pre- employment program, Vancouver, BC

2013 Watercolour portrait workshop, Rencoll Senior Center, Vancouver, BC

2012 Watercolour painting, grade 12, Crofton House senior girlsschool,Vancouver, BC

2012 Layers, A drop-in print making workshop for children and parents, ArtStarts gallery, Vancouver,BC

2012 Print making techniques, 2 month residency, grade 8 Athena, Windermere,Vancouver, BC

2011 Expressive portraiture, grade 8 Athena class, Windermere High, Vancouver, BC

2011 Expressive painting and mark making, Kindergarten class, North Van Montessori, Line Drawing

and portraiture, upper level class, North Van Montessori, North Vancouver, BC

2010 Mixed Media painting, grade 12, Crofton House senior girls school, Vancouver, BC

BIBLIOGRAPHY print and digital

2016

2015

2014

2016 - VSB website, http://www.vsb.bc.ca/district-news/murals-demonstratescollective-effort

- Eastside Culture Crawl, contributing artist

2015 - Vancity Buzz, Vancouver’s contemporary artists to watch

- The Georgia Straight, Portrait of an artist

2014 - Duality, Art and literature book, contributing artist

- Illustrated Vancouver, featured artist

- Georgia Straight, Straight Choices for the Wander Away exhibition

2013

- “I need to see you” publication, profiled artist

- Submit, featured artist

2012

- ArtStarts Gallery, Online publication for the Sense of Place exhibition http://artstarts.com/gallery#Current Exhibition

2012

- Vancouver School Board, Online publication for the Transformation project

http://www.vsb.bc.ca/district-news/macdonald-elementary-fights-graffiti-butterflies

2011

- Hot Art Wet City, Video interview http://hotartwetcity.com/brent-clowater/

RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE

Current

Freelance Graphic Design, Fine Art and Illustration. Represented by RepART agency, specializing in watercolour and well versed in digital illustration and design.

2009 – 2011

Out of School care program supervisor, Eagles In The Sky, Vancouver

Program Supervisor for a licensed school aged child care facility.

Inclusive program offering support for children with Special Needs,

1 to 1 support experience

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