Michael Markowsky - Curriculum Vitae


Professional Experience (Selected):

2013-2018    Drawing Instructor, Faculty of Fine Art, Emily Carr University, Vancouver, BC

2016        Challenge Producer, Crash Gallery, CBC Television/Lark Productions, Vancouver, BC

2010-2016    Art Instructor (Painting & Sculpture), ArtStarts-in-the-Schools Program, Vancouver, BC

2003-2009    Faculty (Painting & Sculpture), Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA

2002-2009    Owner & Operator, Moldywood woodworking and fibreglass casting, Los Angeles, CA

2002        Artist Assistant to Mike Kelley, Los Angeles, CA


Solo Exhibitions (Selected):

2017        The Persistence of Doubt, Tom Thomson Art Gallery, Owen Sound, ONT

2015        Faster than the Speed of Sound, Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, BC

2014        Drawing the Camino de Santiago, CAMAC, Marnay-sur-Seine, France

2014        Faster than the Speed of Sound, Vernon Public Art Gallery, Vernon, BC

2014         Faster than the Speed of Sound, The Works, Edmonton, AB

2012        Painting at the North Pole, Yactac, Vancouver, BC

2012        A Painter on Top of the World, CFS Alert, Nunavut (North Pole)

2010        New Works, Axis Contemporary Art, Calgary, AB

2010        Travels Across Canada and Beyond, The Works, Edmonton, AB

2009        The Dynamic Landscape, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA

2009        Moving Pictures, Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, AB

2008          Errol and George: Two Sad Swashbucklers, Access Artist Run Center, Vancouver, BC

2008         The French Riviera and the California Coast, Axis Contemporary Art, Calgary, AB

2006        Driving Drawings, Paintings and Videos, Axis Contemporary Art, Calgary, AB


Group Exhibitions (Selected):

2016        Faculty Exhibition, Emily Carr University of Art, Vancouver, BC

2015        Views from the Southbank II: Moments, Reflections, Intervals, Surrey Art Gallery

2013        Faculty Exhibition, Emily Carr University of Art, Vancouver, BC

2013        Canadian Forces Artists Program, Canadian War Museum, Ottawa, ONT

2012        Fresh Paint, Elissa Cristall Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2012        PAINT, Gallery 101, Ottawa, ONT

2011        Once it is a story it remains one or fades… Access Artist Run Center, Vancouver

2010        Checking in with your Hotspots, Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, BC (with Ken Lum)

2010        Artist Ranch Project, Calgary Stampede, Calgary, AB

2009        Celebrities of the Self, Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, BC (with Tim Lee, Shannon Oksanen, Dan Starling, Althea Thauberger)

2008        Monobandes, Les Territoires, Montreal, Quebec

2008        Masterpeices, Art Gallery of Calgary, Calgary, AB

2008        Merhaba, Hewar Art Gallery, Baghdad, Iraq

2007         High and Dry, Smoke and Fog, Phantom Galleries, Beverly Hills, CA  (with Robert Rauschenberg, Ed Ruscha and Christoph Schmidberger)

2005        Drive Time, Wignall Museum, Chaffey College, Rancho Cucamonga, CA

2005        San Francisco-Oakland Bayennale, Fruitvale Transit Plaza, Oakland, CA

2005        The Lateral Slip, The Sweeney Gallery, University of California, Riverside, CA                        (with Ed Ruscha, Bas Jan Ader, Pae White and Jorge Pardo)

2002         Beyond Text, Beyond Baroque, Venice, CA (with William S. Burroughs)

2001         Communique, Cactus Bra, Blue Star Art Complex, San Antonio, Texas


Performances (Selected):

2016        SpaceMelt at the Queer Film Festival, Telus Gardens, Vancouver, BC

2013        Brasstronaut, Western-Canada Tour, BC and Alberta (6 dates)

2012        Brasstronaut, Cross-Canada Tour, Vancouver to Quebec City (21 dates)

2010        SpaceMelt, Rozsa Centre, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB


Artist Residencies (Selected):

2014         CAMAC (Centre D'Art - Marnay Art Centre), Marnay, France

2013        KIAC (Klondike Institute of Art and Culture), Dawson City, Yukon

2009        Master Class: Road Show: Travels of the Artist, Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, AB (with Ken Lum and Kitty Scott)


Awards (Selected):

2013-15        Visual Artists Project Grant, BC Arts Council, Victoria, BC 

2010        Canadian Forces Artists Program, Defense Department, Ottawa, ONT

2009        David Miyauchi and Mary Elizabeth Macrae Scholarship, Banff Centre, AB

2007-2009      Individual Artist Grant, City of Pasadena, CA

2007        Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Power of Art Award, Washington DC.

2006        Canada Council for the Arts, Visual Arts Project Grant, Ottawa, Canada

2003-2004    Teaching Fellowship, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA


Press (Selected):

2017        National Post, “Skull recreation attempts to solve ‘perfect mystery’ behind untimely

                death of artist Tom Thomson,” by Joseph Brean, Section A, Page 3, Jan 26, 2017

2015        Calgary Herald, “Crash Gallery demystifies creative process,” Stephen Hunt, Oct 30

2015        Preview, “Faster than the Speed of Sound” by Michael Turner, Feb/March 2015

2014        COVER STORY, Canadian Aviator Magazine, “High Art: War Artist Draws From Cockpit Experience”, by Desmond Brophy, p.38-44, July/August 2014

2014        Edmonton Sun, “Faster than the Speed of Art,” Claire Theobald, June 25, 2014

2014        GlobalTV, LIVE Interview by Lorraine Mansbridge, Edmonton, AB, June 24, 2014

2014        Hot Art, Wet City, Artist Video Profile by Chris Bentzen, March 17, 2014

2014        CBC News, “Exhibit Shines Light on War Artists”, by Dave Gilson, Cal. Jan 20, 2014

2013        Calgary Is Awesome, “Drawing in a Jet Plane”, by Amy Jo Espetveidt, Dec 22, 2013

2013        CBC TV, Interview by Abbas Somji, Calgary, December 21, 2013

2013        Edmonton Journal, Article by Robert Mallett, Edmonton, AB, Dec. 19, 2013

2013        Montreal Gazette, “Drawings Made at Supersonic Speeds”, Dec 18, 2013

2013        CBC National News, “Supersonic Sketches”, by Manusha Janakiram, Dec 13, 2013

2013        Huffington Post, “Artist Draws in Fighter Jet”, Article by Sara Harowitz, Nov 10, 2013

2013        GlobalTV National Evening News, Interview with Jas Johal, November 7, 2013

2012        Calgary Herald, “Chilling Images”, Feature by Heath McCoy, Calgary, May 15, 2012

2012        CBC Radio: Labrador Morning, Interview by Chris Harbord, Moncton, April 17, 2012

2010        FFWD Magazine, Review by Drew Anderson, Calgary, AB July 15, 2010

2010        CTV News, Interview by Graham Neil, Edmonton, AB, June 27, 2010

2010        Galleries West Magazine, by Bob Keelaghan, Calgary, p.45-49, Summer 2010

2009        Architect’s Newspaper, Review by Victoria Monjo, New York, p.24 July 15, 2009 

2008        ArtUS Magazine, Feature review by Amarie Bergman, Issue 24, p.32-33, Fall 2008

2007         NBC News, Review by Mat Gleason, Los Angeles, CA, July 19, 2007