Bio

Susan McGillivray

I was born in Yorkshire England, immigrated to Canada as a child, and have lived in Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver and now Victoria and have painted professionally since 1992. As long as I can remember, I have been inspired to create. I returned to the West Coast in 2005 after three decades of study, travel and artistic development. A constant source of delight and artistic stimulus, The West Coast has renewed my energy and vision. Whether perceived on location, from memory or imagination, with every brush stroke I seek to reawaken reverence for this beautiful planet. Colour is my passion, and it inspires me to interpret the beauty and to reveal the magic in everyday reality. I am an Active Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists in Vancouver and Victoria.

Membership

I am an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists in Vancouver and the Victoria Chapter

Education

1998
Sir Stanford Flemming College, “Art Beyond Process”

1997
Sir Stanford Flemming College, “Freeing the Creative Spirit”

1967-65
Sir George Williams University in Montreal (now called Concordia) Fine Arts Major

Exhibitions

2014
Victoria International Airport exhibition through the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
The Sooke Fine Arts Show
The Red Art Gallery Mystery Show
Continued participation in the rental program at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria Moss Street Paint In
Spring Exhibition, Victoria Chapter, The Federation Gallery

2013
Spring Exhibition, Victoria Chapter, The Federation of Canadian Artists
The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria Moss Street Paint In
The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria art rentals program
Still Life Exhibition, The Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver B.C.
Artists Choice Exhibition, The Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver B.C.
Transitions Exhibition, The Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver B.C.
Landscape Exhibition, The Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver B.C.

2012
Fall Exhibition, The Federation of Canadian Artists, Victoria B.C. Chapter
Abstract Exhibition The Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver B.C.
Works on Paper Exhibition The Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver B.C.

2011
Haiku Invitational, Group Exhibition The Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver B.C.

2009
Keystone Gallery, Calgary, Alberta (trio exhibition)

2004
State of the Art Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

2003
River Coyote Gallery, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

2002
Art and Soul Gallery, Indianapolis, USA
State of the Art Gallery, Toronto, Canada

1999
Tyndale College, Toronto, Ontario

1998
Skylight Gallery, Aurora, Ontario (solo exhibition)
Etobicoke Civic Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Honorable Mention

1997
Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto City Hall, Ontario

1996
“For Arts Sake”, Stowe, Vermont, USA, Best in Show Award
10th annual Festival of the Arts, Detroit, USA
Chicago Wells Street Art Festival, Chicago, USA

1996-95
Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto City Hall

1995
The Rockefeller Center, Cultural Exchange, New York, USA

1999-93
The Aurora City Hall, Ontario

Corporate Collections

General Aviation services
RCA Victor, commission for Satellite program
Sinlan Corporation, commission for corporate offices
Brian Costello
Rothschild Canada Ltd, for presentation to Cantel AT&T
Bowman Collection, Newmarket Public Library, Ontario
Hotel du Parc, Montreal, Canada, three works commissioned for the lobby
Nortel
Sears, Dorval
A JW Marriott, Resort & Spa, Muskoka
My works are also part of numerous private collections in Canada, France and the United States

Gallery Representation

The Eclectic Gallery 2170 Oak Bay Avenue, Victoria BC
Ateliers Dimension Plus is my representative in Eastern Canada and the United States

Some of the galleries who carry my work through Dimension Plus:
State of the Art Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
The Barber Gallery, Guelph, Ontario
Artisan’s Alley, Kingston , Ontario
Gallery on the Grand, Waterloo, Ontario
River Coyote Gallery, Port Credit, Ontario
Joanne Coia Gallery Del Ray Beach Florida, USA