DEAN DREVER

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Dean Drever
b. 1970, Edmonton, Alberta
Lives and works in Toronto, Ontario
Education
Alberta College of Art and Design (BFA 1997)
Solo Exhibitions
2016 ‘major elements’. Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton
2015 ‘major elements’. MKG127, Toronto
2013 Everything is going to be OK again soon. Art Gallery of Grande Prairie,
Grande Prairie (catalogue forthcoming)
B/W V.2. MKG127, Toronto
2011 Black & White. Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver
2011 Black & White. MKG127, Toronto
2010 Bear Hunt. Vancouver Olympics, Vancouver
2009 Bear Hunt. Toronto Sculpture Garden, Toronto
2009 Heads or Tails. Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver
2008 Dean Drever’s Bear Minimum. MKG127, Toronto
2007 Big Guns. Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver
2004 If It Ain’t White, It Ain’t Right. Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton
2003 Drever Fever. Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver
2002 New Work. Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton
2001 New Work. Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver
1998 New Work. The Auburn Saloon, Calgary
Group Exhibitions
2015 Villa Toronto. Union Station, Toronto
In the Making. Kenderdine Art Gallery, Regina
Clandestine Chemistry. Neubacher Shor Gallery, Toronto
2014 Bear Hunt. Supercrawl, Hamilton
2013 In the Making. Illingworth Kerr, Calgary
Fiction/Non-Fiction. Esker Foundation, Calgary (catalogue forthcoming)
2010 Heat. MKG127, Toronto
A to B. MKG127, Toronto
2009 Among Nations. Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade/National Gallery
of Canada, Ottawa
2005 S.S.K.A.A. (Some Serious Kick Ass Art). The Spoke Club, Toronto
Summer Fling. Gallery Neubacher, Toronto
Spring Show. Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton
2004 Featured Artist Fall Show. Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver
Featured Artist Fall Show. Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton
Making It Like A Man. Mackenzie Art Centre, Regina
2003 Fall Show. Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton
Summer Show. Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton
Spring Show. Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton
Dean Drever / cv
2002 Transcendent Squares. Rosemont Art Gallery, Regina
Gallery Show. Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver
Fall Show. Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton
Alberta Biennial Of Contemporary Art. Nickel Arts Museum, Calgary
Alberta Biennial Of Contemporary Art. Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton
Canada Darling. Burnished Chariot Gallery, New London, Connecticut
Benefit Silent Auction. White Columns, New York
2001 Fall Show. Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton
Spring Show. Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton
2000 Fall Show. Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton
Spring Show. Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia
1999 Fall Show. Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton
1998 New Abstraction-Picture Windows. Bankers Hall, Artweek, Calgary
Salon Show. The Auburn Saloon, Calgary
Mother Earth: Important To All. Banff Center Gallery, Calgary
1995 Hear My Heart Song. Triangle Gallery, Calgary
Curatorial
2005 Leave It To Drever. Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton
2002 Superb Executions & Great Hangings. Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton
2001 Extra Necessities. Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton
2000 Fresh Meat. Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton
Awards
2004 The Mayor’s Luncheon for Business and the Arts Edmonton (nominated)
Enbridge Emerging Artist Award
2004 Short-Listed For The Sobey Art Foundation Award
1997 Student Choice Award, Alberta College Of Art And Design
Bibliography
2015
Nicole Burish. “In the Making: Materialization at the intersection of craft and emerging media.”
Craft Journal, vol. 7 no. 2 Winter 2015
James Adams. “Villa Toronto - a bumpy ride at Union Station.” The Globe and Mail, Jan. 23
James Adams. “An art happening in the heart of the city.” The Globe and Mail, Jan. 16
Murray White. “Art road show aims to ‘slow down’ commuters.” Toronto Star, Jan. 11
Murray White. “Villa Toronto art exhibit underwhelms.” Toronto Star, Jan.8
2013
Jason Schied. “read between the covers / colors.” plenty.com, Nov. 19
Eileen Coristine. “Bright Bears On the Dark Side.” artofthepeace.ca, Nov. 19
Cadence Mandybura. “Rethinking history.” FFWD, Oct. 24
Diana Rinne. “Drever exhibit examines hot topics.” Daily Herald Tribune, Sept. 26
2012
Andrew M. Goldstein, Julia Halperin. “Big Sales and Art-World Power Brokers.” artinfo.com,
Dec.1
artSYNC. “Dean Drever: Black and White.” artsync.com, Sept. 8
2011
Garneau, David. (2011) MAKING ART LIKE A MAN. Waterloo Ontario: Wilfred Laurier University
Press.
Leah Sandals. “Canada in Miami: Not-So-Cold Comforts.” Canadian Art, Dec. 8
Cator Sparks. “The Basel Beat: Sarah Herse.” lookbook.com, Dec. 4
Dean Drever / cv
Paddle 8. “Spotlight Artist | Dean Drever.” paddle8.com, Nov. 25
Amir Fallah. “my love for you is a stampede of horses.” typepad.com, Nov. 14
Ross Bradley. “Black and White.” gallerieswest.com, Nov. 5
Paul Klein. “L.A. Art Conflict?” Huffington Post, Oct. 5
Godfrey Budd “Epcor Tower.” Award, Sept. 29
Elise Stolte “Epcor Tower looks skyward, aims to connect at street level.” Edmonton Journal,
Sept. 26
Elizabeth Withey “Steel bear travelled far to guard Epcor Lobby - Oversized brainchild of
Edmonton- born Sculptor.” canada.com, Nov.19
2010
Sky Goodden. “Heat: Marvellous Meltdowns.” Canadian Art, Aug. 26
Leah Sandals. “Bear with Drever.” NOW Magazine, Jan.14
John Ibbotson. “The gigantic difference between old and new.” The Globe and Mail, June 26
2009
Gary Michael Dault. “Kodiaks on King? Bear It and Grin.” Globe and Mail, Dec. 26
2008
Lee Henderson. “Dean Drever.” BorderCrossings, Feb.
Christopher Willard. “Dean Drever.” Canadian Art, Spring
Janet Naclia “3-D Talent.” Avenue Magazine, May 23
2005
Gilbert Bouchard. “Art with a ‘wow’ factor: Edmonton artist brings together his favourite cuttingedge
works.” Edmonton Journal, Feb. 4
2004
Olenka Melnyk. “Rebel With a Cause.” Edmonton Journal, Sept. 5
Robert Enright. “Lustre Lust.” Border Crossings, vol. 23 no. 3 issue 91
Gilbert Bouchard. “Racial obsession with ‘whiteness’ a study in contrasts.” Edmonton Journal,
July 23
Gamal Abdel-Shehid. “Skin on Glass: No race is supreme in If It Ain’t White, It Ain’t Right.” Vue
Weekly
Jack Anderson. “The ‘guy’ culture examined.” Leader Post, June 16
Greg Beatty. “Making it like a Man!” Artichoke, vol.16 no. 3
2003
Gilbert Bouchard. “The language of violence.” Ed-Magazine, Edmonton Journal Supplement,
Nov. 20
Jack Anderson. “Work may look familiar, but meanings are new.” Leader Post, Jan. 24
2002
James Trainor. “Canada Darling.” Border Crossings, vol. 21 no.4 issue 84
David Garneau. “The Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art.” Border Crossings, vol. 21 no. 4
issue 84
Robert Enright. “2002 Alberta Biennial.” Alberta Views, Sept / Oct
William Zimmer. “Alternative Offerings, Fresh From Halifax.” The New York Times, July 7
Gilbert Bouchard. “Visualizing violence: Dean Drever’s solo show challenges viewers to look
within.” Edmonton Journal, Mar. 8
Jacqueline Janelle. “Chain Reaction: Hard-hitting images.” See Magazine, Feb. 28 - Mar. 6
Gilbert Bouchard, “Artists chosen for exhibit with unconventional premise.” Edmonton Journal,
Feb. 1
2001
Alan Kellogg. “Make room for newer additions: The Udell spotlights artworks a young crowd can
relate to and afford.” Edmonton Journal, July 4
Jason Ainsworth. “God Has Forsaken You: Vancouver Galleries.” The Nerve Magazine, vol.2 no.
2
Mary Francis Hill. “Shmoozing yourself is a tough slog.” Westender, Jan. 25-31

Awards

2008
Ontario Arts Council Visual Mid-Career Grant

2004
Canada Council for the Arts - Project Grant

2004
Alberta Foundation for the Arts - Project Grant

2004
The Mayor’s Luncheon for Business and the Arts Edmonton (nominated) Enbridge Emerging Artist Award

2004
Short-Listed For The Sobey Art Foundation Award

2002
Alberta Foundation for the Arts - Project Grant

1997
Student Choice Award, Alberta College Of Art And Design

Collections

Alberta Foundation For the Arts
Art Gallery of Alberta
Vancouver Art Gallery
Shaw Cable
Heenan + Blaikie
McLennan + Ross
West Coast Reduction Ltd.
Various private collections in Canada, USA, and Europe

Credits

CURATORIAL WORK

2005
Leave It To Drever, Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton

2002
Superb Executions & Great Hangings, Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton

2001
Extra Necessities, Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton

2000
Fresh Meat, Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2013
Everything is Going to be Okay Soon, September 28th, Art Gallery of Grande Prairie, Grande Prairie, AB

2011
Black and White, April 30th, Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Black and White, February 12 – March 12, MKG127 Gallery, Toronto

2009
Heads Or Tails, Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver

2008
New Work, MKG127, Toronto

2007
Big Guns, Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver

2006
Big Guns, Udell Contemporary, Calgary

2004
If It Ain’t White It Ain’t Right, Edmonton Art Gallery

2003
Drever Fever, Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver

2002
New Work, Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton

2001
New Work, Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver

1998
New Work, The Auburn Saloon, Calgary

1997
Earn This, Plus 15 – The New Gallery, Calgary

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2009
Among Nations, Contemporary Aboriginal Art from Canada, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Ottawa

2008
Toronto International Art Fair, Douglas Udell Gallery/MKG127 Gallery, Toronto

2005
Toronto International Art Fair, Douglas Udell Gallery/The Other Gallery, Toronto
S.S.K.A.A.(SomeSeriousKickAssArt), The Spoke Club, Toronto
Summer Fling, Gallery Neubacher, Toronto
Spring Show, Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton
another other, Cooper Gallery, Dundee, Scotland

2004
Featured Artist Fall Show, Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver
Featured Artist Fall Show, Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton
Toronto International Art Fair, Douglas Udell Gallery/The Other Gallery, Toronto
Making It Like A Man, Mackenzie Art Centre, Regina

2003
Toronto International Art Fair, Douglas Udell Gallery/The Other Gallery, Toronto
Fall Show, Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton
Summer Show, Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton
Spring Show, Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton

2002
Transcendent Squares, Rosemont Art Gallery, Regina
Gallery Show, Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver
Fall Show, Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton
Alberta Biennial Of Contemporary Art, Nickel Arts Museum, Calgary
Alberta Biennial Of Contemporary Art, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton
Canada Darling, Burnished Chariot Gallery, New London, Connecticut
Benefit Silent Auction, White Columns, New York

2001
Fall Show, Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton
Spring Show, Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton

2000
Fall Show, Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton
Spring Show, Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver

1999
Fall Show, Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton

1998
New Abstraction-Picture Windows, Bankers Hall/Artweek'98, Calgary
Salon Show, The Auburn Saloon, Calgary

1997
Silent Auction: Benefit for the Stride Gallery, The Stride Gallery, Calgary

1996
Pushy with Paul Butler, ACAD, Calgary
Mother Earth: Important To All, Banff Center Gallery, Calgary

1995
Hear My Heart Song, Triangle Gallery, Calgary
Faces Of Family Pride, The Works Festival, Edmonton

Publications



BIBLIOGRAPHY

2008
Gary Michael Dault. "Much more than bear minimum." The Globe and Mail, Aug 16, 20082008 David Balzer. "Eye Candy." Eye Weekly, August 14, 2008
Janet Naclia. "3-d talent." Avenue Magazine, July, 2008

2007
Chris Willard. "Review Big Guns." Canadian Art, Spring 2007. Lee Henderson. "Review Big Guns." Border Crossings Vol 27, No. 1 Issue 105

2005
Gilbert Bouchard. "Art with a ‘wow’ factor: Edmonton artist brings together his favourite cutting-edge works." Edmonton Journal, February 4.

2004
Olenka Melnyk. "Rebel With a Cause." Edmonton Journal, September 5
"Lustre Lust." Border Crossings, v. 23, no. 3, Issue 91, August.
Gilbert Bouchard "Racial obsession with 'whiteness' a study in contrasts." Edmonton Journal, July 23
Gamal Abdel-Shehid. “Skin on Glass: No race is supreme in If It Ain’t White, It Ain’t Right.” Vue Weekly.
Jack Anderson. "The 'guy' culture examined." Leader Post, June 16.
Greg Beatty. “Making it like a Man!” Artichoke, v.16 no.3.

2003
Gilbert Bouchard. “The language of violence.” Ed-Magazine, Edmonton Journal Supplement, November 20.
Jack Anderson. “Work may look familiar, but meanings are new.” Leader Post, January 24.

2002
James Trainor. “Canada Darling.” Border Crossings, v.21 no4 Is. 84, November.
David Garneau. “The Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art 2002.” Border Crossings, v.21 no4 Is. 84, November.
Robert Enright. “2002 Alberta Biennial.” AlbertaViews, September/October.
William Zimmer. “Alternative Offerings, Fresh From Halifax.” The New York Times, July 7.
Gilbert Bouchard. "Visualizing violence: Dean Drever's solo show challenges viewers to look within." Edmonton Journal, March 8.
Jacqueline Janelle. “Chain Reaction: Hard-hitting images.” See Magazine, February 28 - March 6.
Gilbert Bouchard, Special to The Journal. "Artists chosen for exhibit with unconventional premise.” Edmonton Journal, February 1.

2001
Alan Kellogg. "Make room for newer additions: The Udell spotlights artworks a young crowd can relate to and afford." Edmonton Journal, July 4.
Jason Ainsworth. “God Has Forsaken You: Vancouver Galleries.” The Nerve Magazine, v.2 No.2, March/April.
Mary Francis Hill. “Shmoozing yourself is a touch slog.” Westender, January 25-31.

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