Rick Rivet

PERSONAL

Born: 1949
Aklavik, Northwest Territories, Canada

ACADEMIC / OTHER CREDENTIALS

  • 1969/72 BA, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta.
  • 1976/80 B.F.A. (Painting), University of Victoria, Victoria B.C.
  • 1980/81 The Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, Painting Scholarship.
  • 1983-85 Two year M.F.A. Program (Painting), University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Thesis Title: “Creativity”
  • 1985/86 B. Ed. (A.D.), University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon (Art major/English minor). Received Professional “A” Teaching Certificate, August 1986.
  • 1993 Jury member for selection of work for the Indian and Inuit Art centre, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, Ottawa, Ontario. April, 1993.
  • 1995 Jury member for selection of work for the Canada Council Arts Awards, Short term and Travel Grants, Ottawa, Ontario, Jan.-Feb. 1995.
  • 1998 Jury member, Canada Council – Project Assistance for Initiatives in Contemporary Visual Art and Architecture, Ottawa, Ontario, July 6-7, 1998.
  • 1999 Eiteljorg Fellowship, Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. November, 1999.
  • 2002 Andy Warhol Foundation Fellowship, Fine Arts Residency Program, The Heard Museum, Phoenix, Arizona, USA, April / May, 2002.
  • 2003 Jury member, Canada Council, Creation / Production Grants, Visual Arts, Established Artists, Ottawa, Ontario, Nov. 18 – 21, 2003.
  • 2007 Royal Canadian Academy of Arts – inducted June, 2007.
  • 2009 Jury member, Canada Council, Creation/Production Grants, Visual Arts, Ottawa, Ontario. March 7 – 13, 2009.

AWARDS, SCHOLARSHIPS, BURSARIES

  • 1980 The Banff Centre School of Fine Arts scholarship, Banff Centre Winter program.
  • 1983/84 Graduate Student Scholarship, University of Saskatchewan.
  • 1984/85 Graduate Student Scholarship, University of Saskatchewan.
  • !986 Saskatchewan Arts Board Grant.
  • 1988 Government of Nfld. Arts and Letters Competition Award.
  • 1990 Canadian Native Arts Foundation Grant.
  • 1992/1994 Canada Council Short Term Grant.
  • 1994/2000/03/04/05/07 Canada Council Travel Grant.
  • 1994/96-2004/13/14 B.C. Cultural Services Grant.
  • 1999 Canada Council Mid-Career Creation/Production Grant
  • 1999 Eiteljorg Fellowship, Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis, In., USA.
  • 2002 Andy Warhol Foundation Fellowship, Fine Arts Residency Program, The Heard Museum, Phoenix, Az., USA.
  • 2004/2005 Canada Council – Creation /Production Grant – Established Artists.
  • 2007/2014/2015 Canada Council – Project Grant – Research/Creation.
  • 2018 Ontario Arts Council – Visual Arts Creation Project.

EXHIBITIONS (Selected group and solo; Commissions)

  • 2018 – ‘Rick Rivet’, Alcheringa Gallery, Victoria, BC. April 7 – 30, 2018. (Solo).
  • 2016-2017 ‘Across the Turtle’s Back’, The Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK. Oct. 2016-April 2017.
  • 2014-15 ‘Beautiful Games: American Indian Sport and Art’ The Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ. USA. Dec. 18, 2014 – Nov. 29, 2015. (group exhibition)
  • 2011 ‘Transitional States – New Work’ – Rick Rivet, Gallery Gevik, Toronto, On., May 7 – 27, 2011. (solo exhibition)
  • 2007 ‘Rick Rivet – Images in Matter/Space/Time’, Alcheringa Gallery, Victoria, BC, Sept.30 – Oct. 31,
  • 2007. (solo exhibition )
  • 2006 ‘Rick Rivet – Mappings’, Ruschman Gallery, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, Oct..6 – 31, 2006. (solo exhibition)
  • 2006/2007 ‘Rick Rivet – Paintings – 2000 – 2005’, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, March 17 – May 22, 2006. (solo painting exhibition travelling to venues across Canada 2006/2007.
  • 2005 ‘Travel Maps’, Gallery Gevik, Toronto, Ontario, June 4 – 30, 2005. (solo exhibition)
  • 2004 ‘Rick Rivet – String Games and Other Works’, Simon Patrich Gallery, Vancouver, BC, May 13 – 31,
  • 2004. (solo exhibition)
  • 2003 ‘Rick Rivet – New Work’, Gallery Gevik, Toronto, Ontario, May 24 – June 20, 2003. (solo exhibition)
  • 2002-2003 ‘New by Two – 2002’, Rick Rivet / Anita Fields, Andy Warhol Foundation Fellowship Show,
    The Heard Museum, Phoenix, Arizona, USA, Oct. 11, 2002 – April 30, 2003. (dual exhibition)
  • 2002 – 2003 ‘8th Native American Fine Arts Invitational’, The Heard Museum, Phoenix, Arizona, USA,
    Feb. 16, 2002 – Feb. 7, 2003. (group exhibition)
  • 2001 ‘Art Exhibition’, Taiwan Fine Arts Museum, Taichung, Taiwan, July 1 – 31, 2001. (solo exhibition).
    FNAC, Taipei, Taiwan, Sept. 1 – 30, 2001. (solo exhibition)
  • 2001 ‘Rick Rivet’, Wabash College, Crawsfordsville, Indiana, USA, Jan. 22 – March 2, 2001. (solo exhibition)
  • 2000 ‘Recent Works’, Gallery Gevik, Toronto, Ontario, May 27 – June 25, 2000. (solo exhibition)
  • 1999-2000 ‘Shamanic Images’, Indian and Inuit Art Gallery, Dept. of Indian and Northern
    Affairs, Ottawa, Ontario, Dec. 9, 1999 – Jan. 28, 2000. (solo exhibition)
  • 1999-2000 ‘Osopikahikiwak’, Canadian Embassy, (Department of Foreign Affairs, Canada), Washington, D.C., USA, Nov. 16, 1999 – Feb. 29, 2000. (dual exhibition – Rick Rivet / Jane Ash Poitras)
  • 1999-2000 ‘Contemporary Masters: The Eiteljorg Fellowship for Native American Fine Art’, Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, Nov. 12, 1999 – Feb. 20, 2000. (group exhibition)
  • 1999 ‘Osopikahikiwak’, Canadian Cultural Centre, (Dep’t of Foreign Affairs Canada), Paris, France. June 3 – Oct. 1, 1999. ( dual painting exhibition, Rick Rivet/Jane Ash Poitras).
  • 1998 ‘Journeys / Mounds’, Gallery Gevik, Toronto, Ont., May 2 – May 23, 1998. (solo exhibition)
  • 1997 ‘Beothuck Mound and Other Works’, Simon Patrich Gallery, Vancouver, B.C., May 8- May 31, 1997. (solo exhibition)
  • 1996 – 97 ‘Topographies – Aspects of Recent British Columbia Art’, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Sept. 28, 1996 – Jan. 5, 1997. (group exhibition)
  • 1995 ‘Journey Images – New Works’, The Alcheringa Gallery, Victoria, BC, May 25 – June 15, 1995. (solo exhibition)
  • 1994 ‘Matter, Space and Time’, Simon Patrich Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Nov. 12 – Dec. 7, 1994. (solo exhibition)
  • 1994 ‘Rick Rivet- Paintings’, The Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre,
    Yellowknife, NWT, Sept. 1 – Nov. 15, 1994. (solo exhibition)
  • 1994 ‘Axis – North by Northwest’, The Virginia Christopher Gallery, Calgary, Alberta,Apr. 30 – May
    30,1994. (solo exhibition)
  • 1993-95 ‘Arts from the Arctic – (Russia, Canada, Alaska, Greenland, Scandinavian Lapland)’, The Vancouver Inuit Art Society. (rotating international group exhibition)
  • 1993 ‘The Ethics of Gesture’, Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, BC, Feb. 4 – March 28, 1993. (group exhibition – drawing )
  • 1992 ‘New Territories – 350/500 Years After’, Les Atelier Vision Planetaire, Montreal/Quebec City, Quebec,
    June 18 – Oct. 15, 1992. (group exhibition)
  • 1992 – 94 ‘Indigena : Perspectives of Indigenous Peoples on Five Hundred Years’, The Indian and Inuit Gallery, Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, Quebec, April 15 – Nov. 15, 1992. (group exhibition travelling Canada/USA 1992 – 94)
  • 1991 – 92 ‘Directions’, Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Thunder Bay , On., Dec. 19/91 – Feb. 9/92. (solo exhibition)
  • 1985 Graduate Show (MFA), Gordon Snelgrove Gallery, University of Sakatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Sept. 2 – 15, 1985. (solo exhibition)

COLLECTIONS

  • Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK
  • Government House, Victoria, BC
  • Maltwood Museum and Art Gallery, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC
  • Gordon Snelgrove Art Gallery, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, Quebec
  • Indian and Inuit Art Centre, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, Ottawa, Ontario
  • Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Thunder Bay, Ontario
  • Government of British Columbia Art Collection, Victoria, BC
  • Dept. of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Art Collection, (Canadian Embassy, Moscow, Russia)
  • Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador, St.John’s, Nfld
  • Victoria Conference Centre, Victoria, BC
  • Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • Peabody – Essex Museum, Salem, MA, USA
  • Wabash College, Crawfordville, Indiana, USA
  • Heard Museum, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
  • University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta
  • Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa, Ontario
  • Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta
  • Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, USA
  • Art Gallery of Ontario,Toronto, ON