Colin Mitchell Artwork

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A Brief Bio

I have always been a visual person; I need to see something in order to focus and learn, I need to read for myself rather than simply be told information (I taught myself to read by the time I was 3), and I am always visually analyzing whatever is around me. Building is also an innate part of my identity, and I am always making or modifying things in an effort to satisfy my creative impulse or improve the function and/or design of objects.

I received my BFA with distinction from the University of Lethbridge in 1999, and have been exhibiting work in numerous group and solo exhibitions in Vancouver, and elsewhere throughout BC since graduating. I have been a guest instructor at Elementary Schools and taught publicly on many subjects. My work is in public and private collections around the globe.

Condensed Curriculum Vitae

Selected Exhibitions:

2018 Awarded First Place in "The Family Show" at the Semiahmoo Arts Centre, White Rock BC

June 28 - Aug. 4, 2018 "The Family Show" ... Group Exhibition, Semiahmoo Arts Centre, White Rock BC

2016 Two paintings selected as the artwork for the UFV Alumni Association Annual Wine Labels - Abbotsford, BC

Oct. 3 - 25, 2014 "Boobies and Wieners : Bigger and Longer" ... Group exhibition, Hot Art Wet City - Vancouver, BC

June 28 - Aug. 30, 2014 "ARTS 2014" ... A juried exhibition of visual art, Surrey Art Gallery - Surrey, BC

October 10 - 25, 2013 "(Re)Constructing Memories" ... Solo exhibition at the University of the Fraser Valley Art Gallery - Abbotsford, BC

June 15 - July 27, 2013 "2013 Fraser Valley Regional Biennale" ... Juried Group Exhibition (Barbara Duncan - Curator), Maple Ridge Art Gallery - Maple Ridge, BC


Jan. 2013: Guest Instructor for the Surrey School District Challenge Program

2006(?): Assistant Sculpture / Woodshop Technician at UCFV

2005 - Present: Public Lectures, demonstrations, workshops and Youtube videos on a variety of art materials and techniques at OPUS Art Supplies

Sept. - Dec. 2003: Temporary Assistant Professor of Sculpture at UCFV

April - Sept. 2001: Grand Tour of Europe

1997 - 1999: University of Lethbridge (U of L) {graduated BFA w/ distinction}

1994 - 1997: University College of the Fraser Valley (UCFV) {graduated with Fine Arts Diploma}