Studio Biography

ARTIST BIO

 

2013 Fine Art Book : by Sopel – Alluring Presence – Offered to Oprah as a Presentation Gift from the Mayor of Montreal.
2010 Jade Shri Chakra / Yantra Installation at Memphis India Cultural Centre & Temple, Memphis TS USA
2000 Canada Post Corporation, collaborated on the commemorative stamp design for the 2001 Chinese New Year
1992 Jade Buddha, appointed as Advisor to the Artisans, Bangkok TH

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2012 National Travel & Life Magazine Event, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2012 Terminal City Vancouver Club, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2010 Global Fine Arts Gallery, Las Vegas, NV, USA
2003 Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB, Canada
2000 Tilting at Windmills, Bonita Springs, FL, USA
1994–1999 Whistler Village Gallery, Whistler Resort, BC, Canada
1992–1998 Brousseau & Brousseau, Quebec City, PQ, Canada
1991–1999 Art of Man Gallery, Victoria, BC, Canada/ Lake Louise, AB, Canada

SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS

2013 Honorary guest artist, Ferris State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
2008 Department of Music Permanent Public Exhibition, University of North Texas, Dallas, TX, USA
2001 “Jade, the Ultimate Treasure of Ancient China”, Vancouver Museum, Vancouver, BC, Canada
1987 Commonwealth Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada
1986 Expo ’86 Exhibition, Canada Pavilion, Vancouver, BC, Canada

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013 Lahaina Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA, USA
2013 Creations Gallery, San Jose, CA, USA
2013 Lahaina Gallery, Newport, CA, USA
2013 Creations Gallery, Victoria, BC, Canada
2012 Lahaina Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA, USA
2012 Creations Gallery, Victoria, BC, Canada
2012 Lahaina Gallery, Maui, HI, USA
2012 Creations Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA
2011 Amsterdam Whitney International Fine Art Inc, New York, NY, USA
2010 Olympic 2010 Collection, Izzard Gallery, West Vancouver, BC, Canada
2008 Lahaina Gallery, Maui, HI, USA
2006–2010 Lahaina Gallery, Bend, OR, USA
2005, 07, 08 Lahaina Gallery, Newport Beach, CA, USA
2007–2008 Lahaina Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA
2005, 2010 Lahaina Gallery, Healdsburg, CA, USA
2004–2010 Creations Gallery, Victoria, BC, Canada
2003 Art of Man Gallery, Victoria, BC, Canada
2002 North Shore Arts Council, North Vancouver, BC, Canada
2001 Sopel Fine Arts Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada
1998 New York Art Exposition, New York, NY, USA
1995 Pacific Rim Wildlife Art Show, Vancouver, BC, Canada
1993 Sage Brush Gallery, San Sable Island, FL, USA
1991 Lahaina Gallery, Maui, HI, USA
1988 Canada Corporate Art Conference, Toronto, ON, Canada
1987 Southland Museum, Invercargill, NZ
1986 Expo ’86 Exhibition, Canada Pavilion, Vancouver, BC, Canada

SELECTED NOTABLE COLLECTIONS

  • Former President of USA, George Bush Sr.
  • Duke & Duchess of Westminster, UK
  • Former President of Germany, Richard von Weizsäcker
  • Former Prime Minister of Sweden, Ingvar Carlsson
  • H.H. Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah Aga Khan III, Paris, France

Additional works have been acquired by visiting international heads of state from Canada, Australia, Germany, Sweden, Norway, China, Hong Kong, France, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Commissioned works are also held in private, international collections.

SELECTED CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

  • Grosvenor of America
  • Genstar
  • Carborundum
  • Swiss Bank Corporation
  • Nikken of Japan
  • BC Gas
  • IBM Corp.
  • Teck Corp. of Canada
  • Royal Bank of Canada
  • The Jim Pattison Group
  • Procura Real Estate Services
  • McAllister & Ledingham
  • CIBC World Markets
  • Mining Association of BC