Saskatoon artist Ian Rawlinson has exhibited extensively in group and solo shows throughout Alberta and Saskatchewan for more than two decades. He holds a Bachelors Degree from the University of Saskatchewan and has attended residencies in Canada and the United States, including the Emma Lake Artists' Workshop in 1992, 1994, and 2005. His works can be found in public and private collections throughout North America including the Department of Foreign Affairs, Saskatchewan Arts Board, Mendel Art Gallery, Moose Jaw Museum and Art Gallery, and the University of Saskatchewan.
He is well-known for his nocturnal views of the city, in which familiar locations like snow-covered parks and residential back alleys are imbued with an ominous mood and eerie unease through dramatic plays of light and shadow. Recently, Rawlinson’s paintings have turned towards a figurative presence in the landscape, inspired by a recent close encounter with a moose. Rawlinson casts the iconic Canadian symbol as an actor in his ambiguous narratives, a curious wanderer in an unfamiliar place.
1992 - Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada
Residencies and Workshops
2005 - Emma Lake Artists Workshop, Kenderdine Campus, Saskatchewan
1995 - Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont, USA
1994 - Emma Lake Artists Workshop, Kenderdine Campus,Saskatchewan
1992 - Emma Lake Artists Workshop, Kenderdine Campus,Saskatchewan
2001 - Saskatchewan Arts Board Creative C Grant Solo Exhibitions
2016 - Saskatchewan Arts Board Creative C Grant
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2010 - Silent Nights of Wonder Darrell Bell Gallery, Saskatoon
2008 - Recent Paintings Darrell Bell Gallery, Saskatoon
2006 - Recent Paintings Darrell Bell Gallery, Saskatoon
2003 - Opacity Agnes Bugera Gallery, Edmonton
2002 - Recent Paintings Darrell Bell Gallery, Saskatoon
Selected Group Exhibitions
2016 - Naturescapes: Heather Cline, Nancy Lowry and Ian Rawlinson, The Gallery/Art Placement Inc., Saskatoon
2014 - Modern Visions: Mendel Art Gallery 50th Anniversary Exhibition, Saskatoon
2013 - Get Out Of Dodge/ Extravaganza: Ian Rawlinson and Jim Graham, Darrell Bell Gallery
2013 - Prairie Reconstruction; SaskArt Travelling Art Show, OSAC Saskatchewan
2010 - Region: Contemporary Painting in Saskatchewan, curated by Bart Gazzola, AKA Gallery, Saskatoon
2010 - This Train: Fine Arts Alumni 1990-2010, Kenderdine Art Gallery, University of Saskatchewan
2010 - Dusk/Night: Ian Rawlinson and David Wilson, Agnes Bugera Gallery, Edmonton
2010 - Toronto International Art Fair, Darrell Bell Gallery Booth
2008 - Noctuary: Gordon Harper, Ian Rawlinson and David Wison, Agnes Bugera Gallery, Edmonton
2006 - Night and Day: Grant McConnell and Ian Rawlinson, Agnes Bugera Gallery, Edmonton
2005 - Night Watch: David Hoffos and Ian Rawlinson, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon
2001 - Ghost Town: Five Saskatoon Artists, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon
2001 - Viewing Distance: New Works by Saskatchewan Artists, Art Gallery of Swift Current, Estevan Art Gallery, Moose Jaw Musem and Art Gallery, The Little Gallery, Prince Albert
Department Of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
The Saskatchewan Arts Board
The Remai Modern Art Gallery of Saskatchewan
Moose Jaw Museum and Art Gallery, Saskatchewan
University of Saskatchewan
MLT Law LLP, Saskatoon
Stevenson Hood Thornton Beaubier LLP, Saskatoon
Scharfstein Gibbings Walen & Fisher LLP, Saskatoon
Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute, Edmonton
Gazzola, Bart. Region, exhibition Catalog, 29 October - 3 December 2010, AKA Gallery.
Holmund, Mona et al. Shifts: Art and Art History at the University of Saskatchewan, Exhibition Catalog, 6 April - 10 December 2010, Kenderdine Art Gallery, Saskatoon.
Almon, Bert. Waiting for the Gulf Stream. Regina, Hagios Press, 2010, Cover.
Sorestad, Glen. What We Miss. Saskatoon, Thistledown Press, 2010, Cover.
Bouchard, Gilbert. “Landscapes with a human element” Edmonton Journal 15 February 2008. Print.
MacPherson, Colleen. “Everyday items made extraordinary” The Star Phoenix, 20 November 2004: E10.
MacPherson, Colleen.“Alienation, isolation emerge as themes in group exhibition” The Star Phoenix, 16 June 2001: E4.
Moppet, George et al. Night Watch 5 Saskatoon Artist. exhibition brochure, 1 June - 3 September 2001, Mendel Art Gallery.
Brenda Barry Bryne et al. Viewing Distance. exhibition brochure, 27 January - 19 August 2001.