Robert Achtemichuk

What I see becomes a sort of visual illumination, like a match struck unexpectedly in the dark, a gift, lighting my path into wonder -Virginia Woolf


Born March 30, 1948 in Yorkton. Saskatchewan

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2018  A Body As I See It, Open Sesame, Kitchener, Ontario
2015 Outskirts, Gallery Stratford, Stratford ON
2015 In Homer Watson’s Foot Steps, Homer Watson House & Gallery, Kitchener, Ontario
2014 Outskirts, Idea/Exchange – Cambridge/Preston, Ontario
2013 latitude 43.4519 longitude -80.5005, Agnes Jamieson Gallery, Minden ON
2012 latitude 43.4519 longitude -80.5005, Glenhyrst Art Gallery, Brantford ON
2011 latitude 43.4519 longitude -80.5005, Homer Watson House & Gallery, Kitchener, ON

Selected Group Exhibitions
2017 The Cantelon Trail, Eva Brook Donly Museum and Norfork Arts Centre
2016 Our Mutual Friend: A Conversation with the Collection, Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery
2015 Grand River, Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant, Brantford, ON
2014 Tri-City Stopgap, Kitchener Ontario
2013 Group Show, Renann Issacs Contemporary Gallery, Guelph, Ontario
2013 TOAE 51st BEST OF, FCP Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2012 Group Show, Renann Isaacs Contemporary Gallery, Guelph, Ontario
2012 BOX12, Cambridge, ON
2012 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition
2010 Canadian Landscape, Agnes Jamieson Gallery, Minden, Ontario
2009 School of Art, MKG127, Toronto, Ontario
2003 AG Biennial, Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, Ontario


2017 Ontario Arts Council, Exhibition Assistance

2016 Region of Waterloo Arts Fund
2015 Machteld Faas Xander Visual Arts Award, KW Arts Awards
2015 Ontario Arts Council, Exhibition Assistance
2014 Region of Waterloo Arts Fund
2013 Ontario Arts Council, Mid Career
2012 Ontario Arts Council, Exhibition Assistance
2012 Award of Excellence, Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition
2012 Region of Waterloo Arts Fund
2011 Ontario Arts Council, Mid Career
2011 Ontario Arts Council, Exhibition Assistance
2010 Region of Waterloo Arts Fund

Public Collections
University of Manitoba
Canada Council Art Bank
Albertine Library, Brussels, Belgium
National Library, Paris, France
Escuela San Carlos, Mexico City
Government of Manitoba
Owen’s Art Gallery, Mt. Allison University
Winnipeg Art Gallery
Open Studio

Selected Private Collections
Ernst & Young
Gulf Canada Ltd
Imperial Oil Ltd
Molson Companies Ltd
Richardson and Sons Ltd
Cavelti Capital Ltd
Shell Oil Ltd
Toronto Dominion Bank
Manufacture Hanover Trust
Central Capital Corporation

Barbara Aggerholm, Kitchener artist channels his inner Homer Watson, The Record, November 21, 2014
Barbara Aggerholm, Seeing wonder in the backyard, Grand magazine, July/August 2014
Robert Reid, Outskirts penetrates heart of urban neighbourhood, The Record, January 23, 2014
Robert Reid, Homer Watson Gallery Welcomes Autumn, The Record, September 19, 2011
latitude 43.4519 longitude -80.5005, 2011, Homer Watson Gallery, texts with Liz Wylie & Gary Michael Dault
Bryne McLaughlin, School of Art: Dog Day Lesson Plan, Canadian Art website, August 2009
Gary Michael Dault, Gallery Going – School of Art, Globe and Mail, August 8, 2009
Seven Veils and other Tales, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, 1993, texts by Robert Stacey and Geraldine Davis
Biennale Du Dessin and L’Estampe et Du Papier Du Quebec, Alma, Quebec, 1989
Robert Enright, “Galleries”, Winnipeg Free Press, August, 1981
Ron Shuebrook, “Winnipeg, Form and Performance: Six Artists”, Arts magazine, May/June, 1979
Form and Performance, Winnipeg Art Gallery, November, 1979
Artists Prints and Multiples, Winnipeg Art Gallery, September, 1977

Computer Animation, Sheridan College of Applied Arts and Technology
Completed Masters courses in Lithography at the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City
Apprenticeship in Etching, Atelier 19, Paris, France, with Master Printer, Paul Franck
Bachelor of Fine Arts (honours), University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Professional Activities
2014-5 Steering Committee – ReBoot artist initiative
2013 Arts Awards Waterloo Region – Juror
2013-present Watercolour woodcut workshops
2012 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition
2012-present Urban landscape painting workshops
2011 Peer Assessment – National Access and Distribution Centers for Contemporary Art – Canada Council for the Arts
2010-11 Belonging and Empowering Pilot Program Advisory Committee
– Mentoring new Canadian artists
2008 Peer Assessment ASO’s Ontario Arts Council
2006-2010 Member, Arts Advisory Committee on Culture, City of Waterloo
2004-2010 Director, Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery
2001-2003 Business Manager, Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery
2000-2002 Coordinator, Waterloo Regional Arts Council
1999-2001 Board of Directors, Artist Run Centers and Collectives of Ontario
1999 Planning Facilitator – St Michael’s Printshop, Saint John’s, Nfld
Canada Council for the Arts – Travel Grant
1998-2003 Public Art Working Group, City of Kitchener
1998 Toronto Representative to Canadian Conference of Artist-Run Centers organized by the Regroupment Centres Artistique Autogere de Quebec
Delegate for Artist-Run Centers/Canada Council of the Arts discussions
Canada Council for the Arts – Assessment for Emerging Artists Grant
1995 Artist-In-Residence, Inter/Access, Toronto
Great Canadian Printmaking Competition, Ernst & Young, 3rd prize
1993 Canada Council – Peer Assessment for Artist-Run Centre Grants
1990 Ontario Arts Council – Peer Assessment
1988-2000 Director, Open Studio

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