Hilary Prince

Selected Works

Biography

EDUCATION

1963 – 1966: Johannesburg School of Art, Johannesburg, South Africa

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014May, Scott Gallery, Edmonton, AB

2011February, Scott Gallery, Edmonton, AB

200: November, Scott Gallery, Edmonton, AB

2005April – May Bogani Café, Edmonton, AB

2003May, Front Gallery, Edmonton, AB

2001October, Front Gallery, Edmonton, AB

2000: September, Front Gallery, Edmonton, AB

1998October, Front Gallery, Edmonton, AB

1997: November, Virginia Christopher Galleries, Calgary, AB

1996October, Front Gallery, Edmonton, AB

1994November, Front Gallery, Edmonton, AB

1993March, Front Gallery, Edmonton, AB

1990: November, Front Gallery, Edmonton, AB

1989November, Virginia Christopher Galleries, Calgary, AB

1989: April, Front Gallery, Edmonton, AB

1988April, Front Gallery, Edmonton, AB

1986March, Front Gallery, Edmonton, AB
1983Shadows Gallery, Waldens Restaurant, Edmonton, AB

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2012Exhibition, Enterprise Square, Edmonton,

2011: 19th Annual Edmonton Contemporary Artist’s Society Exhibition, Enterprise Square, Edmonton, AB

201018th Annual Edmonton Contemporary Artist’s Society Exhibition, Enterprise Square, Edmonton, AB

2009: 17th Annual Edmonton Contemporary Artist’s Society Exhibition, Peter Robertson Gallery, Edmonton, AB

2009Alberta Vistas, Scott Gallery, Edmonton, AB

2008Fall Confluence, Scott Gallery, Edmonton, AB

2008:16th Annual Edmonton Contemporary Artist’s Society Exhibition, Common Sense Gallery, Edmonton, AB

2007:15th Annual Edmonton Contemporary Artist’s Society ExhibitionPeter Robertson Gallery, Edmonton. AB

Aug2005 – Jan 2006: Natural Philosophy, Curated by Shane Golby, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton AB    

2006:14th Annual Edmonton Contemporary Artist’s Society Exhibition, Planet Zee Gallery, Edmonton, AB

2005: 13th Annual Edmonton Contemporary Artist’s Society Exhibition, Great West Saddlery Building, Edmonton, AB

200512th Annual Edmonton Contemporary Artist’s Society Exhibition, Great West Saddlery Building, Edmonton, AB

2004Christmas Show, Scott Gallery, Edmonton, AB

2003Local Landscapes with Terry Fenton, Hank Bres, Gerald Faulder, curated by Mitchel Smith, TransAlta, Alberta Barns, Edmonton, AB

200211th Annual Edmonton Contemporary Artist’s Society Exhibition, Great West Saddlery Building, Edmonton, AB

2003 : Color and Line, with Peter Hide, Mitchel Smith, Russell Bingham, Sheila Luck, Terry Keller, Hank Bres, Lambton, Junction Gallery, Edmonton, AB

200210th Annual Edmonton Contemporary Artist’s Society Anniversary Exhibition, Art Gallery of Alberta. Curated by Kenworth Moffett. Edmonton, AB

2001: 9th Annual Edmonton Contemporary Artist’s Society Exhibition, Bus Barns, Edmonton, AB

20008th Annual Contemporary Artist’s Society Exhibition, Bus Barns, Edmonton, AB

1999The King’s College, Edmonton, AB

1999: 7th Annual Edmonton Contemporary Artist’s Society Exhibition, Bus Barns, Edmonton. Spring Exhibition, Front Gallery, Edmonton, AB

19986th Annual Edmonton Contemporary Artist’s Exhibition, Bus Barns, Edmonton., AB

1997Still Life with Lynn Malin, Sylvia Blashko, John Freeman, The Front Gallery, Edmonton, AB

19975th Annual Edmonton Contemporary Artist’s Society Exhibition, Bus Barns, Edmonton, AB

1996Perspective on Drawing, Triangle Gallery, Calgary, AB

1996: 4th Annual Edmonton Contemporary Artist’s Society Exhibition, Commerce Place, Edmonton, AB              

1995: 3rd Annual Edmonton Contemporary Artist’s Society Exhibition, Commerce Place, Edmonton, AB

19942nd Annual Edmonton Contemporary Artist’s Society Exhibition, Commerce Place, Edmonton, AB

1993Inaugural Exhibition, Edmonton Contemporary Artist’s Society, Commerce Place, Edmonton, AB

1992Still Life with Lynn  Malin and Catherine Perehudoff,  Front Gallery, Edmonton, AB

1990: Art of Research and Technology, Esso Resources, Calgary, AB        

1987: Studio Watch, Edmonton Art Gallery, selected by Kenworth Moffett.

1986Dealer’s Choice, Edmonton Art Gallery, selected by Lynn Fahlman.

1986Mountains in the EAG Collection, Edmonton Art Gallery.      

1986-7Spaces and Places, Alberta Art Foundation Travelling Exhibition, curated by Jetske Sybesma;  Edmonton Art Gallery.  Travelling to: Prince George, B.C, Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary; Burnaby, B.C.; Grande Prairie AB; St. Catherines, ON; York Downsview; Sackville NB; Stratford ON.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

‘From the Mayor’s Doorstep’, New York newsletter, by Piri Halasz, December, 2009

‘From the Mayor’s Doorstep’’, New York newsletter, by Piri Halasz, October, 2009

The Edmonton Journal, Sept 6 2007, Gilbert Bouchard. ‘Artist’s Society To Mount One Of Its Most Diverse Showings’

An Alberta Chronicle: Adventures in Recent and Contemporary Art. Mary Beth Laviolette. P 160. Pub. Altitude Publishing, 2006

Alberta: A State of Mind. Ed. Sydney Sharpe, Roger Gibbins, James H. Marsh, Heather Bala Edwards. Section by Russell Bingham, p 180. Pub. Key Porter Books 2005

The Edmonton Journal, Nov 14, 2005. Gilbert Bouchard. ‘Landscapes Toss The Eye Into Albert’s Big Skies’ 

‘From The Mayor’s Doorstep’, review by Piri Halesz, Internet Newsletter, New York City, 1998

The Edmonton Review, Vol. 2 Issue 2. Interview by Russell Bingham. 1995

See Magazine, #54 Vol 4 No 17. ‘ Prince’s Twist On Landscapes’ by Russell Bingham. 1994

The Edmonton Review, Vol1 Issue 1. 1993

The Edmonton Journal, Nov 16 1990. Review by Elizabeth Beauchamp

The Edmonton Journal, April 1989. Review by Elizabeth Beauchamp 

The Dictionary of South African Painters and Sculptors by Grania Ogilvie. P. 537. Pub. Everard Read. 1988

The Edmonton Sunday Sun, ‘Art For All Winds Up A Winter’ by Valerie Gregory. March 27, 1988

The Edmonton Journal. Review by Phyllis Matousek, March 24 1984


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Edmonton Art Gallery

Alberta Foundation for the Arts

Canada Council Art Bank

Alberta Foundation for the Arts

Art Gallery of Alberta

City of Edmonton, City Hall

University of Alberta

University of Alberta Hospital

Grant MacEwan College, Edmonton

Athabasca University, Alberta

Texaco

Coca Cola

Esso Resources, Calgary

Century Sales

Funds Administrative Services

Field and Field

Ironwood Group

Wheatley Professional Corporation

Accent Exploration

Day’s Engraving

Alberta Labour Construction

Macleod Dixon, Calgary

Sceptre Resources

Mackimmie Matthews

AGT

Hotel MacDonald, Edmonton

Deloitte & Touche, Vancouver

 

Artist Statement

Trained as an abstract painter, I took up landscape painting in 1980, shortly after coming to Alberta from Britain. I found that painting the landscape suited my feelings as an artist better than abstraction, although what I had learned from abstraction helped me a lot in doing large pictures.I began by painting landscape in watercolour, but then started to use acrylic and oil as I wanted to paint bigger pictures. I have continued to use all 3 media.In my formative years, growing up in South Africa, I was influenced by the landscape, and when I came to Canada, I was pleased to discover a strong and living landscape painting tradition.Apart from the obvious beauty and simplicity of the Albertan landscape, I found the quality of the light and revealed colour of this region to be a powerful influence on my work. Perhaps this light and colour partly explains why there are so many good painters, both figurative and abstract here in the Prairies. Having become acquainted with the distinct forms of this particular landscape, the trees, mountains, flat spaces and especially the skies, I am now concentrating on imbuing these forms with some of the emotion that this exceptional landscape has aroused in me"In my opinion, the sky is the great subject of the Prairies, not only because the horizon is so low thereby drawing the eye upwards, but also because the quality of the light in the sky here results in remarkable colour and form.  It seems to me that so much of this remains to be defined artistically, despite the fact that there are and have been many notable painters of it.  This means that there is still great freedom and opportunity to ‘make it one’s own’, artistically speaking.  You don’t feel everything has been ‘done’. "I turned from abstraction to landscape as I felt that this was more in keeping with my artistic feeling, and the desire to connect with the Canadian land itself.  I would like to convey a particular sense of place in my pictures – what it was like there on that particular place, on that particular day." - Hilary Price