Canadian Sculptures' Society

Blake Ward

Artist Statement

In all of my work, the grace and symmetry of traditional figures ignites an inexplicable alchemy of sensuality and sentiment—sometimes distorted by our demons, sometimes an enchantment of all that's pure in our souls.

With an artistic heritage rooted in traditions of antiquity and classical realism, my Rethink series challenges the conservative values leading us into landmines of discrimination and injustice, while the Spirit series expands the classical figure by exposing the internal landscape of self.

Brief Biography

Born in Yellowknife, North West Territories

Education
1986-89 Apprentice, Figurative Sculpture, Cyril Heck Studio, Paris, France
1975-79 BFA, Honours, Sculpture, University of Alberta, Canada
1975 History of Art, British Academy, Rome, Italy

Selected Exhibitions
Solo
2014 The Silence of Stone, Rouge Gallery, Saskatoon SK
2014 Just Beneath the Surface, Articsók Gallery, Toronto
2014 Being & Becoming, The Front Gallery, Edmonton AB (two-man)
2014 Figurative Alchemy, Continental Art Fair Gallery, St. Jean Cap Ferrat, France
2012 Blake Sculpture Angels, Comité National Monégasque des Arts Plastiques, Monaco
2012 Burning Buddha Performance, McIntyre Park, Edmonton AB, Canada
2012 Fragments, India International Center, New Delhi, India
2012 Blake Sculpture, Ian Tan Gallery, Hong Kong
2011 Blake Sculpture, Petley Jones Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada
2011 Blake Sculpture, Winspear Center, Edmonton AB, Canada
2011 Blake Sculpture, Lougheed House, Calgary AB, Canada
2011 Blake Sculpture, Rouge Gallery, Saskatoon SK, Canada
2011 Fragments, Collectors Contemporary Gallery, Singapore
2011 Fragments, Bui Gallery, Hanoi, Vietnam
2010 Fragments, Meta House, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
2010 Fragments, Hotel de la Paix, Siem Reap, Cambodia
2010 Fragments, Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, Yellowknife, NWT, Canada
2010 Burning Buddha, Video Installation, Meta House, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
2009 Re-Think, DLC Fine Art, New York, NY, USA
2009 The Figure, Rouge Gallery, Saskatoon, SK, Canada
2008 The Figure, Crystal Gallery, Fairmont Monte-Carlo, Monaco
2008 Fragments, Saint Ethelburga's, London, UK
2008 Fragments, Chelsea Arts Tower, New York, NY, USA
2008 Fragments, Canada House Gallery, London, UK
2007 Fragments, La Galleria, London, UK
2007 Fragments, Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, UK
2007 Fragments, Cinema Verite, Monte-Carlo, Monaco
2007 Fragments, The Smithfield Gallery, London, UK
2007 Fragments, Haberdasher's Hall, London, UK
2003 The Spirit and the Figure, Banque Gothard, Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Group
2015 SSC Presents…New Members, Canadian Sculpture Centre
2014 D'Art Contemporain du Gemluk Monte Carlo, Monaco
2014 Ubuntu A Tribute to Nelson Mandela, Articsók Gallery Toronto ON, Canada
2014 Forum des Artist 2014 Monte Carlo, Monaco
2014 A Collective Human Experience, The Front Gallery Edmonton AB, Canada
2014 In The Heart Suite, The Front Gallery Edmonton AB, Canada
2014 Arte č Felicitŕ Group Exhibition San Donato Milanese, Milano, Italy
2013 Continental Art Fair, St Jean Cap Ferrat, France
2013 Resonant Space, Ian Tan Gallery Vancouver BC, Canada
2013 7th Rencontre Artistique Monaco Japan, Monaco
2012 Blake Sculpture, Ian Tan Gallery, Asian Art Fair 2012, Hong Kong
2012 Quand Fleurissent les Sculptures, Jardin Exotique AIAP Exhibition, Monaco
2012 Blake Sculpture, Gallery De L'Omeau, Saint Tropez, France
2012 Blake Sculpture, Ian Tan Gallery, San Francisco Art Fair, San Francisco CA, USA
2012 UNESCO Comitte Art Exhibition Casa de Vacas, Madrid, Spain
2012 Silent Beauty Group Exhibition Kehrig Fine Art Edmonton AB, Canada
2012 6eme Rencontre Artistique Monaco Japan, Monaco
2012 World Art Expo, Seborga, Italy
2011 Sculpture at the Jardin Exotique, UNESCO comitte Monaco
2011 Peace, Love & Grooviness, Kehrig Fine Art, Seborga, Italy
2010 Nuit Blanche, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2010 Ann Arbor Street Fair, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
2010 SOFA Santa Fe, Sante Fe, New Mexico, USA
2010 Monaco Art 2010, Monte-Carlo, Monaco
2009 Une Celebration de l'Arte Canadienne, Domaine du Grand Cros, Carnoules, France
2009 New Motions of the Figure, ICO Gallery, New York, NY, USA
2009 Nude 2009, Lexington Art League, Lexington, KY, USA
2008 Pointe Art, GAM Gallery, Monte-Carlo, Monaco
2008 Weatherburn Gallery, Naples, FL, USA
2002 Adam and Eve, Hotel de Paris, Monte-Carlo, Monaco

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Media: bronze, marble

SSC Member Since: 2015