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David Gary Sorensen

Born 1937, West Vancouver, British Columbia.


1965-2000   Art Professor: Bishop’s University, Montreal Museum of F.A. School
                  of Art and Design.
                  Saidye Bronfman Centre.
                  Dawson College (Selby, Viger, and Vanier).
                  Champlain College (Eastern Townships, Ouebec).
1960-1964   Diploma, Vancouver School of Art (Jack Shadbolt).
                  Summer Workshop, U.B.C. (Bill Reid).
1959           Travel Project, U.B.C., School of Architecture.
1958           School of Architecture, U.B.C. (Arthur Ericson).
1955-1957   Arts & Science, U.B.C.


2003          Musee des Beaux-Arts de Sherbrooke (June ­ September)
                 Sherbrooke, QC.
2003          La Galeria Haus Der Kunst, collaboration Galeria Vertice (April 9
                 opening) Guadalajara, Mexico.
2002          Wallack Galleries (November 16 ­ 30) Ottawa, ON.
2002          Moore Gallery (September 7 ­ 28) Toronto, ON.
2002          La Maison de la Culture N.D.G. (May 22 - June 23) Montreal, QC.
2001          Centre Culturel Yvonne L. Bombardier Foundation (August 1 ­
                 October) Valcourt, QC.
2001          Centre D’Art Orford de Magog Ex Convento del Carmen
                 "Canada  Opportunities", Guadalajara, Mexico.
2001          Club Industriales (Galeria Vertice), Guadalajara, Mexico.
2000          Casa Diego Rivera Museo. (August 17 - Sept. 17) Guanajuato,
1999          Han Art Contemporary, Mtl., Introspect/Retrospect (Oct. 26 -
1999          Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON.
1998          Galerie D’Avignon, Dialogues, Montréal, QC. (Dec. 1-18).
1998          Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON.
1996          Centre Culturel Université de Sherbrooke, P.Q.
1996          Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON.
1995          Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
1995          Galerie Etoile, Boston, Mass. (Oct. 20 - Nov. 15).
1994          Centre d'artistes de l'Universitè Bishop. Centre d'artistes de
                 l'Universitè Bishop.
1994          Touchstone Gallery, Hongkong. (Jan.- Feb).
1993          Luz Gallery, Makati, Manila, Philippines. (Aug.26-Sept.9).
1993          Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Philippines. (Aug.24-Oct.20).
1993          Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON.
1993          The Gallery of the Canadian Embassy, Tokyo, Japan.
                 (July 15- Aug.12).
1993          Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
1992          Riverin-Arlogos Gallery, Eastman, QC.
1992          Moore Gallery, Hamilton, ON.
1991          Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON.
1991          Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
1990          Wallack Galleries, Ottawa, ON.
1990          McGill Studio Exhibition, Montréal, QC.
1989          Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON.
1989          Centre Culturel Université de Sherbrooke, QC.
1989          Centre d'artistes de l'Universitè Bishop.
1989          Ottawa School of Art, Ottawa, ON.
1988          Galerie Horace, Sherbrooke, QC.
1988          Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
1987          Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON.
1987          Le Centre d'Exposition Drummond, Drummondville, QC.
1986          Waddington & Gorce Gallery, Montréal, QC.
1985          Galerie Horace, Sherbrooke, QC.
1985          Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON.
1984          Waddington & Gorce Gallery, Montréal, QC.
1984          Galerie Horace, Sherbrooke, QC.
1984          Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
1983          Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON.
1982          Centre Culturel Université de Sherbrooke, QC.
1982          Place des Artes, Montréal, Québec Don Stewart Gallery, Montréal,
1981          Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON.
1981          Galerie Gilles Corbeil, Montréal, QC.
1979          Galerie Gilles Corbeil, Montréal, QC.
1977          Galerie Gilles Corbeil, Montréal, QC.
1975          Galleria del Millione, Milan, Italy Galerie AARP, Paris, France.
1974          Galerie Espace 5, Montréal, QC.
1966          Carmen Lamanna Gallery, Toronto, ON.
1964          Turok Wasserman Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico.


2003          Manieres et Matieres ­ La Collection du Musee des beaux-arts de          
Sherbrooke, April 23 opening, Sherbrooke, P.Q.
2002          Arts Sutton: 3 person show (May 4 to June 1)
2001-02     Haus der Kunst Doce, el doce, del doce, Guadalajara, Mexico.
2001          Musee de Sherbrooke "Salon de Printemp" April to May, Sherbrooke,
2001          La Galeria Haus der Kunst, Puente del Arte Contemporaneo,          
                 Guadalajara, Mexico.
2000          Galeria Vertice, summer show, Guadalajara, Mexico.
1998          Kaléidoscope R.C.A. Québec Members. Palais Montcalm, Q.C.
                 (May 1 ­ 31)
1997          Les collectionneurs du RACE, (collection Bisson and McLernon),
                 Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke (Nov.20 - Dec.5)
1997          Les collectionneurs du RACE,"University of Sherbrooke: Faculty of
                 Medicine Collection, Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke (Nov. -
1994          Peinture . Ponctuation, curated by Laurier Lacroix, Galerie Verticale
                 Art Contemporain, Montréal, QC.
1993          15 Ans 15 Artistes, Le Centre d'Exposition Drummond,
                 Drummondville, QC.
1992          Musée des nos Maisons, Bicentenaire de Cantons, Musée des beaux
                 arts de Sherbrooke, QC.
1991          Musée des nos Maisons, Bicentenaire de Cantons, Musée des beaux
                 arts de Sherbrooke, QC.
1991          Entrée libre á l'art contemporain 91,Touchstone Gallery, Hong Kong.
                 Expo-Foire Nationale et Internationale á Montréal, QC. Place
                 Bonaventure represented by Riverin-Arlogos Gallery.
1991          Les professeurs accrochent au Musée de beaux arts de
                 Sherbrooke, QC.
1989          Aspect de la collection, Place des Arts, Montréal, QC.
1989          Criterium 89, seven sculptors, Mount Orford, Québec
1988          Two person painting exhibition, Mount Orford, Québec
1988          Accents II de la Collection Lavalin, Musée du Séminairé de Québec /
                 Galerie des Arts Lavalin, Montréal, QC.
1987          Chicago International Art Exposition 87, six artists Represented by
                 Waddington & Gorce Inc.
1987          Accents de la Collection Lavalin, Galerie des Arts Lavalin, Montréal 1986
                 Chicago International Art Exposition 86, represented by Waddington& Gorce Inc.
1982          Selection from the Canada Council Art Bank Collection: Emily Carr,
                 Charles H. Scott Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
1981          Création Québec 81, 3rd Biennale of painting, Centre Saidye
                 Bronfman, Montréal, QC.
1980          Boston Visual Artists Union, Massachusetts Vorpal Gallery, SOHO,
                 New York [1 of 3 solo exhibitions] The Canada Council Art Bank
                 Exhibition, Place des Jardins, Montréal The Canada Council Art Bank
                 Exhibition, Harbourfront, Toronto
1979          Inauguration Show, Peterborough Art Centre, Ontario
1978          Visual Arts in the Eastern Townships, University of Sherbrooke Cultural Centre
1977          Surfacing Systems, University of British Columbia Art Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
1976          Forum 76, The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montréal
1976          Spectrum Canada, travelling exhibition by the R.C.A
1976          111 Dessins du Quebec, Musee d’Art Contemporain, Montreal
1975          Gallery Choice, Salle Wifrid Pelletier, Place des Arts, Montréal
1974          Misrachi Gallery, Mexico City. Quebec Art 74, Palazzo della Permanente, Milan, Italy.
1974          Art 5'74: Fifth International Art Fair Basle, Switzerland.
1974          "nauguration Show, Espace 5 Gallery, Montréal, QC.
1973          Galerie A.A.R.P., Paris, France.
1972          Rubber, (two solo sculpture exhibitions, Serge LeMoyne/ David Sorensen), Vehicule Art Inc.,
                 Montréal, QC.
1971          "New Montreal Sculpture", Saidye Bronfman Centre, Montréal, QC.
1970          Two person painting & sculpture exhibition, Musée d'Art
                 Contemporain, Montréal, QC.
1967          Growth, sculpture Expo 67 at the Youth pavilion.
1962          N.W. Institute of Sculptors, University of British Columbia,


Leo Rosshandler: "Sorensen: Amant absolu de la couleur" Vie des Arts, No. 186 , pg. 59-61, colour illustrations.Printemps 2002.
Sylvie Pion: "10 ans dans la vie de David Sorensen (Le Centre Culturel Yvonne L. Bombardier presente "Abstraction d’ici a maintenant" ) La Tribune (Sherbrooke), September 1,Guadalajara, Mexico 2001.
Carlos Varela-Rico: "La abstraccion a grandes alturas de David Sorensen" Ocho Columnas,Guadalajara, Mexico Junio 16, 2001.
Armando Anguiano: "Genialidad en la obra abstracta de David Sorensen".  Ex-Convento del Carmen ‘Canada Opportunities’ (2 part article) Le Tribune del Arte, , El Occidental, Guadalajara, Mexico. Junio 1, 2001; Junio 2, 2001.
Maria Isabel Sanchez Aldrette: "Festeja el Ex-Convento del Carmen la Semana Cultural de Canada en Guadalajara. El Grupo Feminalia, Lisa Petrocco y David Sorensen, Muestren su Arte">
M. Forbes: Canadian show at Ex-Convento del Carmen The Colony Reporter, May 19, 2001.
H. Guerrero: Canada en Guadalajara Entre Cultura, ecologica y artistica El Informador, Wednesday, May 16, 2001.
"Haus der Kunst: Plastica Bondadosa y Salvaje que Habia por Si Sola" El Informador, Guadalajara Feb. 3, 2001.
Liliana Zamora: "Tienen espacios que comparten: exponen en Haus der Kunst dos Canadienses y un Mexicano que abstraen su ‘tierre’" Guadalajara Mural, Feb. 2, 2001
Armando Anguiano: "Le Tribune del Arte: Abstracción levada a la excellencia en la obra de David Sorensen" Casa Diego Rivera Museo (Guanajuato) El Occidente, Guadalajara, Mexico. Sept. 15, 2000.
Sareda Miloz: "A Canadian Artist in México: David Sorensen talks about his art" Casa Diego Rivera Museo - El Independiente, San Miguel Allende, August 2, 2000. Royal Canadian Academy of Arts JOURNAL. Sorensen painting reproduced with others from PLAYING CARDS COLLECTION Fall/Winter 1999-2000.
Leo Rosshandler: "Interaction Couleur/Forme - David Sorensen; Introspect/Retrospect" Vie des Arts, No. 177, Galerie Han, Montreal, 26 Octobre - 21 November 1999.
Living with Art, David Sorensen. (Article and Centre Page colour reproduction p. 66-67.) Parkhurst Exchange: Dec. 1998.
John Grande: "Fusions Interculturelles/David Sorensen: Peintures Recentes" Vie des Arts (Magazine): Winter 1998-1999.
John Grande: "Painting at the End of the Century David Sorensen" Art Papers magazine p. 60 International sections Montreal, Paris. Atlanta Art Papers Inc. Atlanta, G.A.: May June 1999.
Entre de Canada et le Mexique des Étudiants de Bishop’s Forment une Minuscule Équipe Canada. The Sherbrooke Tribune: Feb. 7 1998.
Nancy Jean-Baptiste: Bishop’s Program sending students to Mexico: discovering the colours of Another Culture. Lennoxville Link: Nov. 10 1998.
Corazon S. Alvina. Reviews: "David Sorensen's ASIAN VIEW", Design and Architecture magazine, Manila, Philippines, Volume IV No. 1, 1995.
Lussier, Rachel. Reviews: "Une expo à voir et du pain sur la planche" (L'artiste David Sorensen réalisera une oeuvre monumentale pour le Centre hospitalier Hôtel-Dieu de Sherbrooke), La Tribune, Sherbrooke, June 18, 1994.
Yauchi, Midori. Reviews: Tokyo "David Sorensen, Canadian Embassy Gallery - July 16-August 12", Bijutsu Techo Art Magazine, 1SSN0287-2218. October 1993.
"Canadian Visual Artist to display works at Metro Museum, Luz Gallery", Philippine Times Journal.
Perez, Louie. "Canadian Visual Artist David Sorensen", Manila Bulletin,
August 18, 1993.
Cron, Marie Michéle. "David Sorensen", [exhibition review, Galerie Riverin-Arlogos], Le Devoir, Montréal, Saturday, October 24, 1992.
Benedetti, Paul. "Sorensen's layers of color drew on Asian influences", The Spectator, Hamilton, Saturday, May 16, 1992.
Donvez, Brigitte. "Interviews: David Sorensen", ETC Montréal, Montréal, QC.
December 1990.
Baele, Nancy. "Sense of Place", The Ottawa Citizen, Ottawa, October 1990.
Watson, Deborah. "West Coast Art", Canadian Lawyer Magazine, pp. 39-40
September 1989.
Baele, Nancy. "A Piece of Light", The Ottawa Citizen, Ottawa, September 28, 1989. Sorensen, David. "Art and the Computer", ESPACE Sculpture, Montréal, Vol.5, No.3 Printemps/Spring 1989. Pp.14-17; Vol.5.No.4 Été/Summer 1989.
"Le Grands Formats de David Sorensen au Centre d'exposition Drummond", La Parole, Drummondville, March 9, 1987.
Sherrer, Laurel. "Integrating art and architecture", Townships week-The Record, Sherbrooke, October 31, 1986.
"Le Projet L'Accueil du Public"; University of Sherbrooke, La Tribune, Sherbrooke, 1986.
Wilson, Stuart. "Sorensen spins abstractions", [exhibition review, Waddington & Gorce], The Montreal Downtowner, June 1984.
Woods, Joyce. "The Corner Series: David Sorensen", [exhibition review, Bau-Xi Gallery], The Georgia Straight, Vancouver, June 1984.
Daigneault, Gilles. "Gravure Québécoise/Sorensen", Le Devoir, Montréal,
July 17, 1982.
Toupin, Gilles. [exhibition review, Galerie Gilles Corbeil], La Presse, Montréal,
May 1981.
Sabbath, Lawrence. [exhibition review, Galerie Gilles Corbeil], The Gazette, Montréal, May 16, 1981.
Nixon, Virginia. [exhibition review, Galerie Gilles Corbeil], The Gazette, Montréal, March 30, 1979.
Toupin, Gilles. [exhibition review, Galerie Gilles Corbeil], La Presse, Montréal, March 31, 1979.
Chandler, John Noel. "III dessins du Québec", Musée d'Art Contemporain, Artscanada, pp.45, April 1976
McCutcheon, Sarah. "Montreal: David Sorensen", Artscanada, pp. 73,January 1976.
Vallieres, Pierre. [exhibition review, Galerie Espace 5], Le Devoir, Montréal,
March 30, 1974.
Nixon, Virginia. [exhibition review, Galerie Espace 5], The Gazette, Montréal, 1974. Toupin, Gilles. [exhibition review, Galerie Espace 5], La Presse, Montréal, 1974. Pontbriand, Chantal. "Le Sorensen d'avant Rubber", Médiart 12, Montréal, November 1972.
Bates, Catherine. "Happenings....", Vehicule Art Inc., The Montreal Star, 1972. White, Michael. "Flexible sculpture - Sorensen's latest adventure", The Gazette, Montréal, 1972.
Gopnik, Myrna and Irwin. "New Montreal Sculpture", The Saidye Bronfman Centre, Artscanada, pp. 67 June/July 1971.
Thériault, Normand. "Nouvelle sculpture de Montréal", La Presse, Montréal,
April 1971.
Kirkman, Terry. [exhibition review, Musée d'Art Contemporain duo show], The Montreal Star, October 8, 1970.
"Growth-Vancouverite David Sorensen's adventure with the egg", The Youth Pavilion, The Gazette, Montréal, July 19, 1967.
Ayre, Robert. "Sculpture symposium at the Youth Pavilion" The Montreal Star, Montréal, July 1967.
Kritzwiser, Kay / Dexter, Gail. [exhibition reviews, Carmen Lamanna Gallery], The Globe & Mail, Toronto, 1967.
Nelken, Margarita. "La de Sorensen" [Turok Wasserman Gallery], The Excelsior, Mexico City, 1964.


"Manieres et Metieres ­ La Collection du Musee des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke", 2003
R.C.A. Painters’ Portfolio 2002 (12 artists), launching December 2002 in Toronto. Culture Quebec ­ A culture that travels the world (communications and international development branches of the Ministere de la Culture et des communications) p.6 & 7 reproduction of details "Cycles" (mural 1% commission Hotel Dieu de Sherbrooke). International distribution, 2001.
Catalogue: "Abstraction d’ici à Maintenant /Abstraction From Here to Now", Essays by John K. Grande, sponsored by Fondation J. Armand Bombardier, 2001 Catalogue: "Dialogues", Essay by John Grande, Assistance from Bishop’s University S.R.C. Subcommittee for Publications, 1998.
Alysouk Lynhiavu. Kaléidoscope RCA etc . Bishop’s University Collection, An Art Compendium (p. 41) 1998.
Catalogue: "Acculturation Grids and Screens", Essay by Victoria Baster, 1996 L’Integration des Arts a L’Architecture et a L’Environnement ISBN:2-550-25019-2 pp. 24. 1994-1995.
TROIS ("Peinture . Ponctuation '94"), vol.9 no.3. 1SSN 0829-4275, pp. 22, 82, 83
printemps - été 1994.
Catalogue, "Asian View / Regard Sur L'Asie", Essays by Perry, Art / Wood, Elizabeth Williams, Arthur. "Sculpture: Technique-Form-Content", Davis Publication Inc., Worchester, Mass., U.S.A. pp.31, 1989.
"Accents II de la Collection Lavalin", Musée du Séminaíre de Québec, Q.C. / Galerie des Arts Lavalin, Montréal, 1988; Galerie des Arts Lavalin, Montréal, 1987 "Six Quebec Artists", Chicago International Art Exposition, represented by Waddington & Gorce Inc., 1987; Chicago International Art Exposition,
May 8-13, 1986.
Catalogue: "Corner Series", Essay by Leo Rosshandler, 1983.
"Création Québec 81", 3rd Biennale of painting", Centre Saidye Bronfman, Montréal, 1981.
"Forum 76: The artist in his environment", The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. pp.79
"Cent-onze dessins du Québec", Musée d'art contemporain, Montréal,pp.20. 1976. "Québec 74", Musée d'art contemporain, represented by Galerie Espace 5, Montréal. pp.47
"Art 5’74: Fifth International Art Fair Basle", represented by Galerie Espace 5, Basel,Switzerland
"Canadian Artists in Exhibition 1973-74", Vol.2 of The National Artists' Survey of Canada, The Roundstone Council for the Arts, Herzig Somerville Ltd. pp.39.


1996      Chair Panel "The Redefinition of the Artist and the Art Educator in the      
1996      Annual Conference University Art Association of Canada (U.A.A.C.) at      
             McGill University, Montreal
1993      La Salle College of Arts, Singapore - slide lecture for Fine Arts students
1993      Metropolitan Museum of Manila - slide lecture for students from
             different Universities in Manila.
1991      University of the Philippines - slide lecture for Fine Arts students
1990      Dundas Valley School of Art - slide lecture for Fine Arts student
1989      Ottawa School of Art - exhibit & slide lecture for Fine Arts students and
             the public
1988      Philadelphia - "Computers in the Arts" participated in panel discussion,
             subsequent publication of 2 part article for magazine 'Espace-Sculpture'
             (Montreal) "Art and the Computer" by D. Sorensen.


Many corporate and private collections in Canada, U.S.A., Mexico, Europe and Asia


Professor Emeritus Bishop’s University, June 2002
R.C.A. Council representing Quebec, 2002 - 2003
Nominated and elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts (1996)