Studio Biography

ARTIST BIO

 

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

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

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

SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS

2013Honorary guest artist, Ferris State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
2008Department 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
1987Commonwealth Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada
1986Expo ’86 Exhibition, Canada Pavilion, Vancouver, BC, Canada

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

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