Artist Barb Fyvie

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Over the course of my career I have worked as a graphic designer, art director, animator, multi-media developer, instructional designer, visual artist and painting instructor. My fascination with exploring possibilities has led me to a diverse painting practice. Painting is my perfect life long endeavour as the learning is virtually endless. The thread that runs through my work is my observation of human interaction with wilderness, here in the Bow Valley and in other wild places I have visited. For me, working non-objectively is like working in a science lab filled with continuous experiments. Wilderness can be a place of self-discovery and the approach I have to my work mirrors those acts of discovery offered up by the natural world. 
Barb Fyvie was born in Calgary, Alberta.  After completing a BFA at the University of Alberta in 1984 she worked in design and education alongside her painting studio practice. In 2015, she was awarded a Public Art Commission by The Town of Canmore. She is represented by Elevation Gallery in Canmore and her work can be found in collections across Canada, and in the U.S. and Europe. Barb also mentors emerging artists and teaches painting classes and her JoyMakers expressive arts program in the Bow Valley.
2018     Pynelogs Cultural Society Artist in Residence, Invermere, British Columbia, Canada
2017     TiltingAIR Artist in Residence, Fogo Island, Newfoundland, Canada
2015     TiltingAIR Artist in Residence, Fogo Island, Newfoundland, Canada
2003     Num-Ti-Jah Lodge, Artist in Residence, Bow Lake Alberta, Canada
1995     Columbia Icefields, Artist in Residence, Courtesy of Brewster Tours, Jasper Alberta, Canada
1986     Computer Graphics Diploma, Sheridan College, Oakville Ontario
1984     Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Alberta, Edmonton Alberta
Solo Exhibitions
Canmore Civic Centre – Canmore – 5ePOP
Three Sisters Gallery – Canmore – I think I [...]

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