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Ufuk Gueray (b. Herrenberg, Germany in 1979) has lived in Germany, Canada and Scotland. He holds a BFA in Studio Art and French Studies from Concordia University, and an MFA in Fine Art from the Glasgow School of Art. He has been working as an instructor at the University of Manitoba School of Art since 2013. In 2014, he received an Honourable Mention in the RBC Canadian Painting Competition.

His work has been featured in exhibitions in Canada and the UK, as well as in national publications including Border Crossings, Art Windsor, and the Winnipeg Free Press. He has received grants from the Winnipeg Arts Council, the Manitoba Arts Council, and the Canada Council for the Arts, and gratefully acknowledges support from these funding bodies.

 

“My most recent series of works deals with the medium of stone lithography as subject matter and motif. Invented by German playwright Alois Senefelder in the late 18th century, this technique initially provided a low-cost alternative to etching for reproducing plays, musical scores, and other written publications. Followings its decline as an industrially and economically viable process in the mid-20th century, the use of these stones has now been relegated to art schools and printmaking centres, where a steadily diminishing audience can engage in the endgame of a medium. Found in only one small and near-exhausted quarry in Germany, these stones have now become rare and very hard to procure: each new motif demands that the stone is ground, polished, and partially pulverized; each new image thus brings the stone closer to its breaking point.

There is a poignancy in this imminent obsolescence. I work primarily in painting, a medium which is frequently declared dead or dying, but which in fact has no substantial material threat to its continuation. Painting is the business of illusions and make-believe: in the studio, I can build up my stones over and over again on pieces of canvas, rather than carving them out of a Bavarian quarry, and the supply in my studio can be replenished whenever I choose. My studio is filling up with these images of lithographic stones: each with a particular thickness, weight, and size; each identified by a name, number or label. The stones take on personalities, importing some of the communal spirit of a print shop into my otherwise solitary production space. Some of the stones are dedicated to people I know and like (using first names or initials), while in others, identifying numbers are copied from actual stones.”

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b. Herrenberg, Germany in 1979. Lives in Winnipeg, MB

Education

2009 Master of Fine Art (with merit), Glasgow School of Art, Scotland
2005 Bachelor of Fine Art (with distinction), Studio Art and French Studies, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec
2001 Studies in Art History (winter term), University of Victoria, Victoria, BC

Selected Exhibitions (*solo, **duo)

2017 Upcoming: group exhibition at Estevan Art Gallery & Museum, Saskatchewan
2016 Certain Objects*, Michael Gibson Gallery, London, ON
2015 Actually…, ACTUAL Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba
2014 First Thursdays at the AGO, RBC Emerging Artists Project, Toronto, Ontario
RBC Painting Competition Finalists 2014, RBC booth at Art Toronto, Ontario
RBC Painting Competition Finalists 2014, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Quebec
Market*, C Space, Winnipeg, Manitoba
MARCC’s (Manitoba Art-Run Centres Coalition) Art on the Fringe*, aceartinc. pop-up gallery at the Fringe Festival, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Breakfast Club, Maison des artistes visuels francophones, Winnipeg, Manitoba
2013 Library, Library Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Fringe Festival Pop Up Gallery, Maison des artistes visuels francophones, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Ceci n’est pas une photo, PLATFORM Gallery Members’ Exhibition, Winnipeg, Manitoba
2012 Artists’ Books, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Scotland
Strange Reverie, Union Gallery, Queens University, Kingston, Ontario
The Unexamined Life*, McClure Gallery, Montreal, Quebec
Perspectives on Canadian Oil Sands and the Northern Gateway Pipeline, Elora Centre for the Arts, Elora, Ontario
2011 Pluriel à la première personne**, Maison de la Culture NDG, Montreal, Quebec
2010 Guns ‘n Ammo**, ODD Gallery, Dawson City, Yukon
An Invasion of Privacy, Notfamousyet, Oxford, England
2009 Graduates Pick 2009, Notfamousyet, Oxford, England
Paint Can, Travelling Gallery, touring exhibition, various locations in Scotland
Set It Up and Go, Artnews Projects, Berlin, Germany
MFA Thesis Exhibition, Tramway, Glasgow, Scotland
How to Manage When Everything is a Priority, Grace and Clark Fyfe Gallery, Glasgow School of Art, Scotland

Honours, Grants, Residencies

2016 Project Grant, Canada Council for the Arts
Travel Grant, Canada Council for the Arts
Professional Development Grant, Winnipeg Arts Council
Travel / Professional Development Grant, Manitoba Arts Council
2015 Individual Artist Garnt, Winnipeg Arts Council
2014 Honourable Mention, RBC Canadian Painting Competition
2014 Individual Artists Grant, Winnipeg Arts Council
2014 Professional Development Grant, Winnipeg Arts Council
2013 / 14 Visual Arts Grant B, Manitoba Arts Council
2011 Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council
2010 Artist Residency, Klondike Institute of Art and Culture, Dawson City, Yukon
2009 Exhibition Assistance Grant, GSA Student Union, Glasgow, Scotland
2007 – 09 SAAS (Student Award Agency for Scotland) Post-Graduate Tuition Bursary
2005 Production Grant, Art Matters Festival, Montreal, Quebec
2005 Concordia University In-Course Bursary, Montreal, Quebec
2004 Concordia University In-Course Bursary, Montreal, Quebec

Involvement with Artist-Run Collectives

Since 2013 Member of the Board of Directors, Maison des artistes visuels francophones, Winnipeg, Manitoba
2014 Special Projects Coordinator, PLATFORM: centre for photographic + digital arts, Winnipeg, Manitoba
2011 – 12 Member of the Board of Directors, Ed Video Media Arts Centre, Guelph, Ontario
2012 Organizer, Strategic Planning Retreat, Ed Video Media Arts Centre, Guelph, Ontario

Artist Talks and Lectures

2015 Stripes, Splotches and Scribbles: An Honest Look at Abstract Art, First Friday Artist Talk, Winnipeg Free Press Cafe, Winnipeg, Manitoba
2014 Artist Q&A, RBC Emerging Artists Project, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
2014 First Friday Artist Talk, Winnipeg Free Press Cafe, Winnipeg, Manitoba
2013 Artist Lecture, Honours Seminar 2 (winter term), University of Manitoba, Winnipeg
2012 Artist Talk and Panel Discussion, Union Gallery, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario
2010 Visiting Artist Lecture, Yukon School of Visual Arts, Dawson City

Teaching

2016 Sessional Instructor, Drawing: Studio 1, Figure Study 1, Lithography, Colour Theory, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg
2015 Sessional Instructor (fall term), Figure Study 1 and Visual Language, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg
Sessional Instructor (summer session), Drawing: Studio 1 and Independent Projects in Painting, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg
Sessional Instructor (winter term), Drawing: Studio 1 and Drawing: Studio 2, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg
2014 Sessional Instructor (fall term), Drawing: Studio 1 and Lithography, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg
Sessional Instructor (summer session), Drawing: Studio 1 and Drawing: Studio 2, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg
Sessional Instructor (winter term), Drawing: Studio 2 (2 sections) and Materials Studio: Colour Theory, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg
2015 – 16   Mentor, Arts and Cultural Industries Manitoba Youth Mentorship Program, Winnipeg
2015           Co-chaperone, First Year Students Minneapolis Field Trip, University of Manitoba,  Winnipeg
2013 – 14 Mentor, Arts and Cultural Industries Manitoba Youth Mentorship Program, Winnipeg
2013 Sessional Instructor (fall term), Figure Study 1, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg
Visiting Artist, Senior Studio (fall term), University of Manitoba, Winnipeg

Residencies

2015  Self-directed residency, Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto
2010 Artist Residency, Klondike Institute of Art and Culture, Dawson City, Yukon

Curatorial Projects

2015 Co-curator, Louis Bouvier: Les toasts sont cuites, Maison des artistes visuels francophones, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Curator, La tristesse est le cinquième état de la matière, Maison des artistes visuels francophones, Winnipeg, Manitoba
2014 Curator, FREE (or best offer) – Winnipeg, Library Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba
2012 Curator, FREE (or best offer), Ed Video Media Arts Centre, Guelph, Ontario
2011 Curator, A Friendly Rewinder, Ed Video Media Arts Centre 35th Anniversary Exhibition, Guelph, Ontario
2009 Co-curator, How to Manage When Everything is a Priority, Grace and Clark Fyfe Gallery, Glasgow School of Art, Scotland
2007 Co-curator, The International Koloring Kollective Exhibition, The Art Space at Scherer 8, Berlin, Germany

Press, Publications and Catalogues

2015artmeal, Art Windsor, issue 2 (summer 2015), Windsor, Ontario.
Wilgis Agossa, “Quatre regards sur fonds de tristesse,” La Liberté, Winnipeg,Manitoba, May 13, 2015.
2014 Derek Brueckner and Aleem Khan, Interview, Eat your Arts & Vegetables, CKUW95.9 FM Radio, Oct. 9.
2014 Steven Leyden Cochrane, “From the Ground Up,” Uptown Magazine, Winnipeg Free Press, Manitoba, Sept. 25, p. 15.
Robert Enright, “Borderviews,” Border Crossings, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Issue 131, p. 28.
Derek Brueckner and Aleem Khan, Interview, Eat your Arts & Vegetables, CKUW 95.9 FM Radio, July 3.
Steven Leyden Cochrane, “For what it’s worth,” Uptown Magazine, Winnipeg Free Press, Manitoba, July 3, p. 12.
2012 Liz Diggon, “Curator’s Essay,” exhibition brochure, Union Gallery, Kingston, Ontario.
Mark Louie, “It’s the devil in the details,” The Journal, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Sept. 11.
2011 “Monsters.” PaperWait Volume 13 (aceartinc. Books, Winnipeg, Manitoba).
2010 Lance Blomgren, “Curator’s Essay,” exhibition brochure, ODD Gallery, Dawson City, Yukon.
Evan Rensch. “The KIAC Artists-In-Residence speak with Evan Rensch.” The Klondike Sun (Dawson City, Yukon), November 3, 2010, p. 20.

Collections

Colart
CineGround Media Inc.
Manitoba Hydro
Royal Bank of Canada
TD Bank Group

Text

January 6 - February 19 - 2017


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Art Toronto 2016

October 28 - October 31 - 2016


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Ufuk Gueray “Certain Objects”

June 30 - July 30 - 2016


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Art Toronto 2015

October 23 - October 26 - 2015


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