Erik Olson - Biography

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Education
2007 Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Bachelor's Degree

Solo Exhibitions

2015
Dusseldorfer, BravinLee programs, New York
The Painters Studio, Michael Gibson Gallery, London, Canada

2013
New Portraits, BravinLee programs, New York, USA
The Dance, Michael Gibson Gallery, London, Ontario, Canada
Architecture of the Face, Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

2012
Space, Skew Gallery, Calgary, Canada

2011
Out of India, Skew Gallery, Calgary, Canada

2008
IDEAL Art Space, self curated, Calgary, Canada

Group Exhibitions

2015
King Kong Crisis, Contemporary Pop ups, Dusseldorf, Germany
Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton, Canada
Rundgang, Class of Peter Doig, Kunstakademie, Dusseldorf, Germany
2014
Voted Most Likely, curated by Kim Dorland, Contemporary Calgary, Canada
Hey Stranger, Plug Projects, Kansas City, USA
The White Room, Michael Gibson
Gallery, London, Canada
Fall, Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton, Canada
Portraiture, Whyte Museum, Banff, Canada
Spring, 
Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton, Canada

2013
Art With Heart, Auction, Toronto, Canada
Fall, Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton
Olympian Heights, group exhibition at MOCA Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Floater, group exhibition at BravinLee Programs, New York, USA
Faces, group exhibition at the Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
Garage Montage, group exhibition at the Art Gallery of Calgary
Collecting, Thames Art Gallery, Chatham, Ontario, Canada
BP Portrait Award 2012, at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter, UK
Art & Value, Michael Gibson Gallery, London, Ontario, Canada
Made in Alberta, MOCA Calgary, Calgary Canada, curated by Jeffrey Spalding
BP Portrait Award 2012, at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

2012
Art Toronto, Michael Gibson Gallery, Toronto, Canada
BP Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK Art Park, Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Canada
Art Park, Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Canada

2011
Askew: New Directions in Painting, Curated by Andrea Avery, Union Gallery, University of Wisconsin/Milwaukee, USA
Calgary Collects, Curated by Jeffrey Spalding, Art Gallery of Calgary, Canada
The Cheaper Show, Curated by Jessica Delorme, Vancouver, Canada
NEXT, Chicago Invitational Art Fair, Chicago, USA

2010
Fresh Paint, Alberta Foundation for the Arts Travelling Exhibition, Canada

2009
Merge, Skew Gallery, Calgary, Canada
Fresh Paint, Alberta Foundation for the Arts Travelling Exhibition, Canada

2008
Redshift: Witnessing Landscape Change, Two person show, Art Gallery of Calgary, Canada

Residencies
2010
Sanskriti Artist Residency, New Delhi, India

2009
Emma Lake Artist Residency, Northern Saskatchewan, Canada

2007
The Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, Canada

Awards
2013
Alberta Foundation for the Arts Visual Arts Project Grant

2012
Alberta Foundation for the Arts Travel Grant

2009
Alberta Foundation for the Arts Visual Arts Project Grant

2006
Alberta Foundation for the Arts Visual Arts Project Grant

2003
Friends of Emily Carr Scholarship
Bill Crosby Scholarship