Peter Alexander Por

 

Artist Statement

My work can be categorized as “Hyper Personal”, wherein I am articulating or delineating my interpretation of the world, of life, which results in a sense of being true to myself.

The sculptures, installation projects and other works are direct and powerful emblematic perceptual responses, derived from my dialogue with the intriguing complexities of life.

Stated more simply; The work is a manifestation of my psyche, materializing in the physical realm.

 

CV

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ACADEMIC POSITIONS & RELATED PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

  • Bnei Akiva High School Toronto – Instructor: Arts Program, Contract Position, Fall 2002- June 2003
  • McGraw Hill Ryerson – Architectural Research, Reporting & Design Firm Liaison, 1999 – 2001
  • Royal Ontario Museum – Instructor: Aquarelle Based Monoprint Workshop, Spring 1999 & Fall 2002
    • A More Discriminating Palette, Advanced Painting Course, 1997- 1999
    • Fear Free Painting, Watercolor Course, 1997-1999
  • Ryerson Polytechnic University, School of Architecture – Continuing Education Instructor, 1998-1999
  • The Frederick Horseman Varley Art Gallery – Teacher: Creative Watercolor Painting, 1998
  • York University – Volunteer Freshman Student Advisor, Fine Arts Department, 1994 – 1995
  • The Granite Club plus 8 Community Centers – Facilitator: Mixed Media Arts Program, 1992 – 1999
  • Toronto District Board of Education – Instructor, Mixed Media Painting: Loyola Arupe Center,1998
  • Christie Gardens, 1997 – 1999
  • Dixon Hall, 1998 – 1999
  • Davenport Perth Community Center, 1998 – 1999
  • The McGill Club – Instructor: Explore Your Creativity, 1996 – 1998
  • Studio Por – Instructor: Mixed Media Drawing & Painting Group, 1997 – 1998, Fall 2002, Winter 2003
  • Loomis & Toles – Instructor: Sculpture Workshop Sequence, 1997
  • Bedford Park Primary School – Facilitator: Clay Workshop for Children, 1997
  • Studio Por – Tour guide: Art gallery of Ontario & Commercial Galleries. 1997
  • The Richmond Hill Group of Artists – Instructor Pen & Ink Plus Watercolor Course, 1996
  • Taylor Place – Facilitator Sculpture & Painting program, 1995 – 1996
  • NORR Partnership Ltd. & Rayman Architects – Project Manager, 1987 – 1992
  • University of Waterloo Innovation Centre – Submission of 6 Interlocking Toys for Design Patent registration, 1989
  • Studio Por – Mixed Media Artist & Architectural Consultant, 1969 to present

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

  • John B. Aird Gallery, Sculptors Do It in 3D – Group Sculpture Exhibit, Toronto, September 2012
  • Bezpala Brown Gallery, Freudoscope – Participated in Oleg Lipchenko’s exhibit, Toronto, April 2012
  • Canadian Sculpture Center, Toronto – Group Exhibit, December 2011
  • New York International Art Expo, Spring 2011, Submission of 2 Sculptures & 1 Painting
  • Bezpala Brown Gallery, Persona Non Grata – The Veil of History, Solo Painting & Sculpture Exhibit,Toronto, Feb. 2011
  • Outdoor Installation Meeting The Shadow –{130’x4’} – Toronto, September, 2006
  • Outdoor Installation The Last Supper – {28’x 4’} – Toronto, 2005
  • Outdoor Installation Easy Rider {120’x2’} – Toronto, 2004
  • Studio Por – Solo Sculpture & Painting Exhibit, Fall 2002
  • Le Commensal, The Third Eklektik – Toronto, Solo Painting Exhibit, Fall 1998-1999
  • The Poor Alex Theater – Group Painting Exhibit, 1997
  • The Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition – Recent paintings, 1997
  • The National Ballet of Canada Benefit – Group Painting Exhibit, 1995
  • Group Sculpture Exhibit, 4th Gear Toronto,1995
  • IDA Gallery, Eklektikos No. 2, Solo Sculpture & Painting Exhibit, 1995
  • York University – Student Center Gallery, Group Sculpture Exhibit, 1994
  • Eleanor Winters Gallery, Eklektikos –Solo Sculpture & Painting Exhibit, 1993
  • Art by Architects – O’Keefe Center Toronto, Group Painting Exhibit, 1993
  • Past Present Future – Ontario Association of Architects, Solo Sculpture & Painting Exhibit, 1993
  • North York Seniors Center – Solo Exhibition of Sculptures & Paintings, 1992
  • Gallery 306 – Juried Group Sculpture Exhibit, 1992
  • Art in Craft – London {Ontario} Art Gallery, Juried Sculpture Exhibit, 1975
  • Make – Ontario Science Center, Toronto – Juried Sculpture Exhibit, 1971

CRITICAL ARTICLES

  • Georges Jeanclos; A Spiritual Message in Clay, Artfocus, Published – Fall 1995
  • The remote formal ambiance of artist Pierre Dorion, Excalibur, Published – March 8, 1995

MEMBERSHIP

  • Art Gallery of Ontario
  • CARFAC
  • International Sculpture Center – ISC
  • Sculptors Society of Canada – SSC

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • Ray Ellenwood – The Passion of the Patenteux, Espace Sculpture Magazine, Page 52, September 2012
  • Derek Abma – How to Offend 101, National Post – page PM12, January 21, 2011
  • M. J. Smith – History’s Greatest Scoundrels, Persona Non Grata Catalog – February 2011
  • Judy Stoffman – Searching for a Visual Language, Persona Non Grata Catalog – February 2011
  • Ray Ellenwood – The Passion of the Patenteux, Persona Non Grata Catalog – Dec. 2010
  • Andreas van Heusen – Traversing The Quagmire of Moral Dilemmas, Persona Non Grata Catalog, Dec. 2010
  • Jim Coyle – Artist comes with baggage, The Toronto Star – September 25, 2006
  • Kim Champion – Wet world of watercolors…The Mirror, April 4, 1998
  • Harry Rudolfs – Peter Alexander Por and his razor-tipped vision, Excalibur – March 15, 1995

EDUCATION / HONORS & GRANTS RECEIVED

  • York University – Honors Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree – Sculpture Major, 1995
  • Judge – Canada Trust Company Children’s Art Competition 1995
  • Ontario Training and Adjustment Board – 2 year Study Grant, 1993
  • University of Toronto – 480hr. Professional CAD & Graphics Course, 1992
  • Federal Training Connections Program – Tuition Grant, 1991
  • University of Illinois, Chicago – Bachelor of Architecture Degree, 1969

Web Page Addresses
www.bezpalabrown.com – Peter Alexancder Por

 

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