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Richard E. Prince

Born in Comox, B.C., Canada
April 6, 1949

reprince@interchange.ubc.ca

EDUCATION:

1967-71  University of British Columbia, B.A. (Art History)
1972-73  University of British Columbia, Post-graduate work, Art History, Department of Fine Arts
1970       Emma Lake Workshop, University of Saskatchewan (Session leader; Ron Kitaj)

EMPLOYMENT:

1973-74  Instructor, Vancouver School of Art, Extension, Vancouver, B.C.
1974-75  Instructor, Langara Community College, Vancouver, B.C.
1975-78  Sessional Lecturer, Department of Fine Arts, University of British Columbia
1978-83  Assistant Professor, Department of Fine Arts, University of British Columbia
1978-83  Associate Professor, Department of Fine Arts, University of British Columbia

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

1974       Woodlore and Other Romances, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Nova Scotia College College of
              Art and Design, Halifax, Nova Scotia
1976       Isaacs Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1977       Equinox Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
1978       Isaacs Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1979       Figure Structures, Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, B.C.
1982       Richard Prince- Figures, Equinox Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
1982       Tables, Isaacs Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1984       Natural Phenomena, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario
1985       Simple Objects, retrospective, Charles H. Scott Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
1987       Canadian Cultural Centre, Rome, Italy
1988       Search; into Matter, Fine Arts Gallery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C.
1989       Kinetic Aesthetic Stories, Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, B.C.
1989       Literature, Seattle Opera House, Seattle, Washington
1989       Richard E. Prince, 49th Parallel Gallery, New York, New York
1991       Richard Prince: A Selection of Sculptures and Models, Grand Forks Art Gallery,
              Grand Forks, B.C. and travelling to the West Kootenay National Exhibition Centre,
              Castlegar, B.C.
1992       Science and Other Fictions, Equinox Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
1993       Oracles and Knowledge, Teck Gallery, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, B.C.
1996       Richard Prince; The Philosophical Landscapes, Mendel Art Gallery,
              Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
1997       Richard Prince; A Selection of Works from the Permanent Collection, Vancouver Art
              Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
2000       The Aurora On All Three Channels, - MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie, Ontario and the
              University of Waterloo Art Gallery, Waterloo, Ontario
2000       The Aurora On All Three Channels- a Recital, Recital Hall, School of Music, University of
              British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C.
2001       The Aurora On All Three Channels, Sir Wilfred Grenfell College Art Gallery,
              Corner Brook, Newfoundland
2001       The Aurora On All Three Channels- concert presentation in conjunction with
              the conference, Paradigms Lost- Paradigms Gained, University of Calgary,
              Nickle Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
2001       aurora borealis, Gallery at Ceperley House, Visual Arts Burnaby, Burnaby, B.C.
2002       How the Aurora Came to Visit the North, Odd Gallery, Klondike Institute of Art and
              Culture, Dawson City, Yukon
2003       The Aurora on All Three Channels, Art Gallery of the Okanagan University College,
              Kelowna, B.C.

TWO, THREE AND FOUR PERSON EXHIBITIONS:

1972       Directions 72", two person exhibition with Dean Ellis; Vancouver Art Gallery,
              Vancouver, B.C.
1976       Current Pursuits, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
1981       Contemporary Figure Sculpture- Prent, Prince, Whittome, Agnes Etherington Art Gallery,
              Queens University, Kingston, Ontario
1987       Here and Now With Memory, two person exhibition with Barbara Zeigler Sungur,
              Art Gallery of the South Okanagan, Penticton, B.C.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

1970       Emma Lake Workshop Travelling Exhibition, Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery,
              Regina, Saskatchewan
1973       British Columbia Artists, Pacific Northwest Arts Center, Seattle, Washington
1973       Process Editions, Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, B.C.
1973       Sights and Sounds of Canadas North and West, Equinox Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
1973       Pacific Vibrations, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
1973       Librations, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, B.C.
1974       SCAN- Survey of Canadian Art Now, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
1974       Summer Show, Equinox Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
1974       Nine Out of Ten: A Survey of Contemporary Canadian Art, Art Gallery of Hamilton and
              the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Ontario
1974       Landscape Abbreviations, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, B.C.
1975       Young Contemporaries, London Regional Art Gallery, London, Ontario
1975       Current Energies/Les Forces Vives, Saidye Bronfman Centre,Montreal, Quebec
1975-76  Pacific Coast Conciousness, Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, Ontario,
              (travelling exhibition)
1976       Faculty Exhibition, Fine Arts Gallery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C.
1976       B.C. Artists from the Provincial Collection, Olympic Exhibition, Montreal,Quebec
1976       West Coast Waves, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba
1976       Western Untitled, Glenbow- Alberta Institute, C algary, Alberta
1976-77  Young Contemporaries 76", Art Gallery of London, London, Ontario
1977       Articipation, Bank of Montreal, First Canadian Place, Toronto, Ontario
1977       Professional Art Dealers Association of Canada Exhibition, Harbourfront Art Gallery,
              Toronto, Ontario
1977       Making Marks- An Exhibition of Current Canadian Drawing, Norman Mackenzie
              Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan
1977       From This Point of View- An Exhibition of British Columbia Artists, Vancouver Art Gallery,
              Vancouver, B.C.
1978       Performance, Tenth International Sculpture Symposium, Harbourfront Art Gallery,
              Toronto, Ontario
1978       Obsessions, Rituals, Controls, Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan
1979       Creative Flight, Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, B.C.
1980       A New Decade: Vancouver, Art Gallery, Alberta College of Art, Calgary, Alberta
1980       The Canada Council Art Bank Exhibition, Robson Square Media Centre, Vancouver, B.C.
              and Harbourfront Art Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1982       British Columbia Heritage, Robson Square Media Centre, Vancouver, B.C.
1982       15 Works- 14 Artists, Gallery III, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba
1983       Vancouver Heritage, 1931-1983", Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
1984       Reflections/Reflets, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario
1984       Europe to America, Evelyn Amis Fine Art, Toronto, Ontario
1985       Tables, Convertible Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
1985       Sculpture 85", Grand Forks Art Gallery, Grand Forks, B.C.
1985       A Selected View- The Longstaffe Collection, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
1985       Contemporary Canadian Sculpture, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba
1986       Israel- A Canadian Perspective, National Arts Centre, Ottawa, Ontario
1986       Garden Show, Grand Forks Art Gallery, Grand Forks, B.C.
1986       Vancouver Now/ Vancouver 86: Insertion, Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, Alberta;
              travelled to- London Regional Art Gallery, London, Ontario. Oroboro Gallery,
              Montreal, Quebec.Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba
1986       Landscapes, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
1986       Ten Years Later, Contemporary Art Galley, Vancouver, B.C.
1987       Tactile Values, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
1987       Nature City, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
1987       Tables Turned- Aspects of Furniture as Visual Art, Whyte Museum of the Canadian
              Rockies, Banff, Alberta
1988       Sculpture Show, Equinox Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
1988       Los Angeles Art Fair, Los Angeles, California, (in association with the Equinox Gallery,
              Vancouver, B.C.)
1989       Art in B.C., Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
1989       Los Angeles Art Fair, Los Angeles California, (in association with the Equinox Gallery,
              Vancouver, B.C.)
1990       Cologne Art Fair, Cologne, Germany, (in association with the Equinox Gallery,
              Vancouver, B.C.)
1990       North of the Border, Whatcom County Museum of History and Art,
              Bellingham, Washington
1990       Within Range: 33 Canadian Artists, travelling exhibition, Pritchard Art Gallery, University
              of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho and the Paris Gibson Square Centre for Contemporary Arts,               Great Falls, Montana
1990       Los Angeles Art Fair, Los Angeles, California, (in association with the Equinox Gallery,
              Vancouver, B.C.)
1991       Summer Show, Equinox Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
1991       Gallery Artists, Equinox Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
1992       Seattle Art Fair, Seattle, Washington, (in association with the Equinox Gallery,
              Vancouver, B.C.)
1992       Boats by Artists, Cartwright Street Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
1992       Distant Skies, Equinox Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
1992       Autobiographies, Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, B.C.
1993       Seattle Art Fair, Seattle, Washington, (in association with the Equinox Gallery,
              Vancouver, B.C.)
1993       Match Boxes, Yavneh Art Workshop Gallery, Yavneh, Israel
1993       Sifting Through the Seventies, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
1993       Recent Acquisitions, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, B.C.
1993       Reflecting Paradise, World Exposition, Seoul, South Korea; an exhibition organized by
              the University of Lethbridge Art Gallery travelled to four other Asian Cities
1993       Artropolis 93", Vancouver, B.C.
1993       Culture-Nature (The Metaphorical Instrument), Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario
1994       Seattle Art Fair, Seattle, Washington, (in association with the Equinox Gallery,
              Vancouver, B.C.
1994       Art and Spirit II, Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, B.C.
1994       Inherin, Thames Art Gallery, Chatham, Ontario
1994       Return to Paradise, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
1994       Reflecting Paradise, University of Lethbridge Art Gallery at the Home Oil Tower,
              Calgary, Alberta
1995       Reinventing the Emblem, Yale University Art Gallery, Yale University, New Haven,               Connecticut
1995       Art in Public Spaces, Atrium Gallery, Hongkong Bank of Canada Building,
              Vancouver, B.C., (curated by Art Advisory Co.)
1995       Vancouver; 1965-1975", Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
1996       Telling Moments- 25th Anniversary Show, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
1996       Strangers in the Arctic; Ultima Thule and Modernity, curated by the Pori Art Museum,
              Pori, Finland and exhibited in Rundetarn Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark and
              the Nykytiateen Museo, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
1996       Contemporary Canadian Classics, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, B.C.
1996       Great Work!; an Overview of Contemporary British Columbia Artists, Atrium Gallery,
              Hongkong Bank of Canada Building, Vancouver, B.C.
1997       Twenty-fifth Anniversary Exhibition, Equinox Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
1997       The Ghost in the Machine: Public Art Projects in Vancouver, Charles H. Scott Gallery,
              Vancouver, B.C.
1997       Pacaembu Stadium, a project of Laboratoire-Sculpture urbaine, Grenoble, France;
              executed Sao Paolo, Brazil
1997       Strangers in the Arctic: Ultima Thule and Modernity, curated by the Pori Art Museum,
              Pori, Finland , exhibited at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario
1997       Arcos da Lapa, a project of Laboratoire-Scuplture urbaine, Grenoble, France executed
              in Rio de Janiero, Brazil
1998       The Dynamic Landscape- Works from the Permanent Collection, an exhibition on the
              World Wide Web,Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, B.C.
1998       Equinox at the Whitney, Susan Whitney Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan
1998       Recent Acquisitions from the Permanent Collection Part One, Surrey Art Gallery,
              Surrey, B.C.
1998       Home Base,Inaugural Exhibition, Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, B.C.
1999       New Work, Summer Exhibition, Equinox Gallery, Vancouver,B.C.
1999       Cosmologies, Equinox Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
2000       Lucioles, a project of Laboratoire-Sculpture urbaine, Grenoble, France executed in
              Grenoble
2000       Art of Our Century, Part II; Modern Art at Millenium's End, Appleton Museum of Art,
              Ocala, Florida
2000       The Mentors Exhibit, Glacier Gallery (B.C. Festival of the Arts), Nelson, B.C.
2000       Faculty and Staff Exhibition, Design Arts Gallery, University of British Columbia,
              Vancouver, B.C.
2001       In Anticipation, Maclaren Art Centre, Barrie, Ontario
2001       Sculpture Equinox Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
2001       Shoes or No Shoes?, Caermersklooster- Provincial Centrum voor Kunst en Cultuur,
              Ghent, Belgium
2002       Work, World and Creativity, Fondacion Mainel, Exhibition in Valancia travelling to
              Madrid, Spain
2002       Glyptomania, Simon Fraser University (Alexander Street campus), Vancouver, B.C.
2002       Fabrications, Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, B.C.
2002       This Place, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
2002       Toronto Art Fair (in association with the Equinox gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
2002       Thirtieth Anniversary Exhibition, Equinox Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
2003       Repliques, (curated by Philippe Mouillon and Laboratoire Sculpture Urbaine of Grenoble,
              France), Algiers, Algeria
2003       Faculty Exhibition, Fine Arts Gallery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C.

WORKS IN PUBLIC AND CORPORATE COLLECTIONS:

Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario
Government of the Province of B.C. Art Collection
City of Vancouver, Art Collection
Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, B.C.
Art Gallery of Brant, Brant, Ontario
Canadian Paraplegic Association, Toronto, Ontario
B.C. Central Credit Union
Canada Council Art Bank
Gulf Oil Company
Shell Oil Company
Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, Quebec
Alberta Energy Resources Conservation Board
B.C. Lotteries Foundation
Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario
Stoel, Rives Boley, Jones & Grey, Seattle, Washington
Telesat Canada
Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, B.C.
Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario
Osler, Hoskins, Harcourt; Toronto, Ontario
Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta
Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, B.C.
University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta
Yavneh Art Workshops Gallery, Yavneh, Israel
Art Gallery of Peterborough, Peterborough, Ontario
Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, B.C.
Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Musee d'Art Contemporain, Montreal, Quebec
Nesbitt Burns, Vancouver, B.C.
Canadiana Fund, National Capital Commission, Ottawa, Ontario
MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie, Ontario
Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, Corner Brook, Newfoundland
Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary, Alberta

PUBLIC COMMISSIONS:

1985       Man with a Garden Hose, Flescher Housing Cooperative, Vancouver, B.C.
1986       A Miracle Play or the Alchemy of Invention, Canada Place (Canadian Pavillion,
              Expo 86), Vancouver, B.C.
1995       Script for an Asian Landscape, C.K. Choi Institute for Asian Research, University of
              British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C.
1997       Terra Nova, commissioned by the Concord Pacific Developments Corporation for the
              City of Vancouver, Roundhouse Community Centre, Vancouver, B.C.

PUBLICATIONS AND REVIEWS:
(not including newspaper reviews)


Richard Prince, Avis Lang Rosenberg, Artscanada, Toronto, Ontario, Feb.- Mar. 1973
Gentle Vibrations, Time Magazine, October 1973, p. 10
Art in Boxes, Alex Mogelon and Norman Laliberte, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, New York,
1974
Interviews and Images, Capilano Review, Capilano College, North Vancouver, B.C., Spring 1975
Tales of the Pale and Silvery Moon, Mary Fox, Western Living Magazine, Vancouver, B.C.,
April 1976
La Hantise du Vent, Art Perry, Vie des Arts, Montreal, Quebec, hiver 1976-77
Richard Prince and Alan Wood, Art Perry, Art Magazine, Toronto, Ontario, May-June 1977
Richard Prince: Bringing the Outdoors In, Joan Lowndes, Artscanada, Toronto, Ontario,
Oct. - Nov. 1978
Richard Prince: Figure Structures, Art Perry, Vanguard, Vancouver, B.C., Sept.- Oct. 1979
Richard Prince: An Interview, Lois Redmond, Capilano Review, Capilano College,
North Vancouver, B.C., no. 18, 1980
Gathie Falk, Richard Prince, Rosalie Staley, Vanguard, Vancouver, B.C., May 1982
Visions: Contemporary Canadian Art Series, Donald Thompson (director), Documentary film
produced for T.V. Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, 1983
Richard Prince: Secondary School Art Series, Bernard Motu (director), Documentary film produced
for the Provincial Ministry of Education, Victoria, B.C., 1983
Contemporary Canadian Art, David Burnett and Marilyn Schiff, McLelland and Stewart,
Toronto, Ontario, 1984
Richard Prince; Natural Phenomena and Simple Objects, Rosalie Staley, Vanguard,
Vancouver, B.C., June 1985
Richard Prince; Two Shows Review, Joel Kaplan, Parachute, Montreal, Quebec, Summer 1985
A Concise History of Canadian Painting, Dennis Reid, Oxford University Press, Toronto, Ontario,
1988, (p.364)
The Canadian Encyclopedia, Hurtig Publishers, Edmonton, Alberta, 1988, (vol. 3, p. 1746,
Laverton, Kathleen); reprinted 1999
Focus on Richard Prince, Stephen Godfrey, Canadian Art, Toronto, Ontario, Fall 1988, p. 130
Interview- Richard Prince, Capilano Review, Capilano College, North Vancouver, B.C., Spring 1989
Richard E. Prince, Jennifer P. Borun, Artforum, New York, N. Y., January 1990, (vol. XXVIII,
no. 5, p. 142)
Fast Forward- Richard Prince, Ann Rosenberg, Canadian Art, Toronto, Ontario, Fall 1992,
(vol. 9, no. 3)
Fast Forward- Richard Prince, Betty Ann Jordan, Canadian Art, Toronto, Ontario, Spring 1996,
(vol. 13, no. 1, p. 27)
Great Work!; an Overview of Contemporary British Columbia Artists, Melanie Gold, editor;
Art Advisory Limited, Vancouver, B.C., 1996, pp. 68-69
Essays in Canadian Writing, number 59, Fall 1996; cover image Aurora Borealis, 1977, collection
of the Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta
Illustration for an article, An Accommodating Comet, by Robert Zimmerman, The Sciences,
New York Academy of Sciences, New York, N.Y., March/April 1997, p.13; image used of
The Planets, 1980, collection of the Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa, Ontario
Blitzer, A., College Algebra, Simon and Schuster, Prentice Hall Higher Education Group,
New Jersey, U.S.A., 1997; two works , The Cone of Apollonius, 1982, collection of the Vancouver
Art Gallery and The Planets, 1980, collection of the Canada Council Art Bank used as illustrations
of mathematical principles.
The Greater Vancouver Book; An Urban Encyclopedia, Chuck Davis, editor; Linkman Press,
Surrey, B.C., 1997,(pp. 654, 666, 674)
Ideas and Inspiration, interactive CD-ROM of contemporary Canadian Art, Pebble Beach
Interactive Co. Ltd., Regina, Saskatchewan, 1997
The Canadian Collection, Pierre B. Landry, editor; CD-ROM published by the National Gallery of
Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, 1997
Illustration for a double book review, The Unknown and the Unknowable, by Joseph F. Traub,
The Sciences, New York Academy of Sciences, New York, N.Y., January/ February 1999, p. 44:
image used of Venus and Mars, 1998
Illustration for an article, Miracles of Rare Device, by Freeman J. Dyson, The Sciences, New York
Academy of Sciences, New York, N. Y., March/ April 1999, p. 37: image used of Ex Machina, 1987,
mixed media sculpture now in the collection of the Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario.
Thom, Ian M., Art BC: Masterworks from British Columbia, Douglas and McIntyre and the
Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, B.C., 2000; (page 138, illustration page 139)
Newlands, Anne, Canadian Art: From Its Beginnings to 2000, Firefly Books, Toronto, Ontario,
2000; (page 258, illustration)
Illustration for an article Scaling Downby Robert Anderson; Natural History, American Museum of
Natural History, New York, NY; vol 112, #1, February, 2003; image used is of The Wandering
Planets, 2002