This is Calgary artist Ron Moppett’s first exhibition with the Michael Gibson Gallery. In 1982 Moppett exhibited with London artists Paterson Ewen and Greg Curnoe in the travelling exhibition “Curnoe / Ewen / Falk / Moppett”. Twenty seven years later, Moppett is now exhibiting in London – a survey exhibition of paintings focused on the theme of the night sky, stars and moon.
Ron Moppett was born in England in 1945. Since 1957 he has lived in Calgary where he has significantly contributed to the Alberta arts community as an artist, curator and teacher.
Moppett’s work is in many corporate and public collections including the Glenbow Museum, Canada Council Art Bank, National Gallery of Canada and the Musee d’art Contemporain de Montreal.
In 1997 he won the Gershon Iskowitz Prize, one of the largest national awards given annually to a visual artist in Canada. Most recently in 2005, Moppett received the Alberta Centennial Medal for significant contribution to the arts in Alberta.