Collections and Exhibits

Group Exhibitions

1974 - British Columbia Nephrite Jade Show, Dallas Trade Show, Dallas, TX

1975 - International Artists Group Show, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC

1977 - Group Exhibition, Brackendale Art Gallery, BC

1979 - Inuit Art of the 1970's, Department of Indian and Northern Affairs, Ottawa, ON
and Agnes Etherington Art Gallery, Kingston, ON

1980 - Inuit Master Artists of the 1970’s, Inuit Gallery of Vancouver, Vancouver, BC

1981 - The Inuit Sea Goddess, Surrey Art Gallery, Montreal, QUE

1982 - Gallery Quan, Toronto, ON

1983 - The Face of the Inuit, The Inuit Gallery of Eskimo Art, Toronto, ON

1984 - The Oral Tradition, Carlton University, Ottawa, ON and the National Museum of Man, Ottawa, ON
- Arctic Vision, Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and
Canadian Arctic Producers, Ottawa, ON

Feb.1984-June 1986 - Arctic Vision: Art of the Canadian Inuit, Dept. of Indian Affairs
and Northern Development and Canadian Arctic Producers, Ottawa, ON

1985 - Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON
- McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, ON

1985-86 - A Traveling Celebration of Inuit Sculpture Presented by Canadian Arctic
Producers Ltd. with the assistance of Indian and Northern Affairs, Ottawa, ON

1986 - New Beginnings, Metro Toronto Convention Center, Toronto, ON
- Die Kunst aus der Arktis, Inuit Gallerie, Mannheim, Germany

1987-88 - Villagers, African Famine Relief, New York, NY, Nairobi---Vancouver, BC, Toronto, ON

1987 - Paulatuk: Mythology in Stone and Photographs, Yellowknife, NWT

1988 - The Storytellers, The Koffler Gallery, Toronto, ON

1989 - Out of Tradition, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
- Masters of the Arctic, Amway Corporation, United Nations, New York, NY,
- Canadian Embassy, Washington, D.C., Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, QUE,
- Canadian Embassy, Tokyo, Japan
- The Great Northern Arts Festival, Inuvik, NWT

1990 - Arctic Mirror, Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, QUE
- Inuit Art at the McMichael, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, ON

1991 - Visions of Power, Earth Spirit Festival, York Quay Gallery, Leo Kammen Gallery,
Toronto, Ontario
- Granville Island Canadian Inuit Sculpture Exhibition, Vancouver Inuit Art Society, Vancouver, BC
- The Swinton Collection, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON
- Masters of Myth, Art Space Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1992 - Images of Influence: Contemporary Inuit Art, Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, BC
- Nouveau Territoires, les maisons de la culture Cote-des-Neiges, Notre-Dame-
de-Grace, Rosemont-Petite Patrie, Montreal Recreation and Community
Development Service and les Ateliers Visions planetaire, Montreal, QUE
- Borealis: Inuit Images of Man and Animals, Freeport Art Museum and Cultural Center, Freeport, IL

1993 - Multiple Realities: Inuit Images of Shamanic Transformation, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
- The Inuit Imagination, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB

1994 - Kanuitpit: Kunst und Kulturen der Eskimo, Staatliches Museum fur Volkerunde, Munich, Germany
- Sculpture of the Inuit, Maslak McLeod Canadian Art, Santa Fe, NM

1995 - Immaginario Inuit, Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Verona, Italy
- Keeping Our Stories Alive, Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, NM
- The Next Generation, Orca Art Gallery, Chicago, IL

1996 - New Visions, Spirit Wrestler Gallery, Vancouver, BC
- Attended opening of first solo exhibition "Between Two Worlds", Winnipeg, MB

1997 - Transitions: Contemporary Canadian Indian and Inuit Art, Department of Indian
Affairs and Northern Development, Foreign Affairs and International Trade
Canada, Paris, France
- Stone and Bone, The North West Company, Sun Valley Center for the Arts and Humanities, Ketchum, ID
- Nunavut/Nunavik: Sculpture in the Time of Change, Spirit Wrestler Gallery, Vancouver, BC

1998 - The Shaman Never Dies, Gallere d'Art Vincent, Ottawa, ON

1998 - Married Katherine Lee
- Invited to participate in the First North American Native Monumental Sculpture Symposium, Portland, OR
- Appointed to the Sculptors' Society of Canada. Exhibits in group shows with other members

1999 - Northern Rock, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, ON
- Transformations: Inuit Art of Nunavut, Salisbury State University & Art Space Gallery, Salisbury, MD

2000 - Changchun International Sculpture Symposium, Changchun, People's Republic of China;
Canadian participant along with 33 other international sculptors.
- Special guest lecturer, National Gallery of Canada
- Slide Lecture and Sculpture Workshop at National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa,ON
- "Urban Inuit" Exhibition, Department of Indian and Northern Affairs, Ottawa, ON

2001 - Special guest lecturer and Stone Sculpture Workshop at St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY
- Sculptors' Society of Canada "Annual Members Show", J. B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, ON
- "Inukshuk/Stone Columns 2001", Sculpture Installation, 550 Queen's Quay West, Toronto, ON
- Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis, Indiana (Artist in Residence)
- Adventure Canada Greenland Oddessy: sculpting on board the R/V Akademik Ioffe (2 weeks of July/August)
- Represented at the Toronto International Art Fair (October)
- "Sharing the Good Food" collection of the National Gallery of Ottawa, ON

Other highlights of 2001:
Moonlight Bay Gallery Enterprises at the web site of: www.davidruben.com
officially opens to present works in stone, metal and bronze.

Recipient of the Ontario Arts Council grant to begin a body of new works for
a 'future' exhibit that will travel abroad.

 

 

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