Doug Buis


Curriculum Vitae




 DOUGLAS BUIS 3049 Rose Hill Rd. Knutsford, B.C. Canada V0E-2A0 W: 250/828-5481 e-mail:
Born in London, Ontario, Canada EDUCATION
1985-87 - MFA, York University
1984-85 - University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario.
1980-84 - BFA, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC.
1981-82 - Instituto Allende, San Miguel, Mexico. CURRENT POSITION: Associate Professor, Visual Arts, Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, British Columbia. SELECTED EXHIBITIONS 2013
- Doug Buis: Iceland, Geor.gee Gallery, Los Angeles
- Art Auction, Kamloops Art Gallery
- Connecting the Dots, A multi-venue series of exhibitions, curated by Tricia Selmer: - Clouds, Cube Gallery Kamloops Art Gallery- (2-person with Astrid Metz) - (solo) Flight, BMO Gallery, Kamloops Art Gallery- -K-Town, (multiple venues): Nuit Blanche and Xpace in Toronto; Ed Video in Guelph; Galerie Trois Points , Montreal; Spark Contemporary Art Space, Syracuse, NY.
- Art Auction -Kamloops Art Gallery
- (Solo) - Tales in the Trees, Kimberley Art Gallery, Kimberley B.C
- K-Town, Angell Gallery, Toronto (PR)
- Kamloops Bicycle Summit, Arnica Artist-Run Centre Kamloops BC
- Art Auction, Kamloops Art Gallery
2010 -Truth Or Fiction, Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops. BC -Walking Lab, Arnica Artist-Run Centre -Produce/Produce, Arnica Artist-Run Centre (Catalogue) 2009 - (solo) Okanagan Hover , Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art, Kelowna BC - Listen: Reading Kamloops, Arnica Artist Run Centre
2008 -Faculty Biennale, Thompson Rivers University Gallery, Kamloops -Mayor’s Gala, Kamloops Art Gallery Kamloops
2007` - Haptic, CAFKA Biennale, City Hall, Kitchener Ontario (Catalogue) - Scene and Dwelling: CURA, Kamloops Museum, Kamloops - Tranquille Art Project, Arnica, Kamloops, BC 2006
-(solo) Plus Ca Change (Mirages From the Bedroom Window) Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA, USA - Rigid Void , Arnica, Kamloops BC
- Delusionarium III, CSUF Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana , California - Narrative Viscosity, Thompson Rivers University Gallery, Kamloops - Opening Exhibition AM Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (Catalogue)
2005 - (solo) Drift, Whittier College Gallery, Whittier, CA
- x industria CAFKA International Art Exhibition, Kitchener City Hall, Kitchener, Ontario.
- Los Angeles Open, LA Municipal Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
- Delusionarium II, Whitebox Gallery, Los Angeles, CA - BUGS, an exhibition of Treeplanters/Artists, A Label for Artists, Winnipeg, Man.
- The ARTrageous Show, TRU Gallery, Thompson Rivers University,
2004 - (two person) Recalling Nature, Pasadena City College Art Gallery, Pasadena CA - (solo) Stalking the Berg – from the Verein Archives (Performance), The Wind Tunnel, Art Centre, Pasadena
- On the Move, Gallery Sixteen to One, Santa Monica, CA
- Unscenery, (Curatorial Project, Doug Buis) , Raid Projects, Los Angeles.
- Aerial, Raid Projects, Los Angeles. - Traveling Light, James Baird Gallery, St. Johns, NFLD, Canada - Humor in Art, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach CA 2003 - (solo) The Verein Archives, DeLeon White Gallery, Toronto, Canada
- Unscenery, (Curatored by Doug Buis), Cypress College Gallery, Cypress Cypress, CA - Sculpture, Newspace, Los Angeles, Group Sculpture Exhibition.
2002 - (solo) Birds ‘n the Trees, DeLeon White Gallery, - Synthetically Bred, University Art Gallery, Central Michigan Univ., Mt. Pleasant, MI
- Peep Show, Irvine Arts Center, Irvine, CA
- Installational, The Armory North, Pasadena, CA
- Organic /Mechanic, Kohler Art Centre, Sheboygan, WI
- Faculty Biennial, University Art Museum, Long Beach State University.
- Art in Motion, Long Beach Arts, Long Beach, CA.
- Pause, SCA Gallery, Pomona, CA
- Verses, Brewery Project, Los Angeles
- Bloom, CSULB Gallery, Long Beach, CA 2001 - Blindsight, Cal State University, Long Beach, CA
- To be Continued, Cerritos College Art Gallery, Cerritos, CA
- Cyborg Manifesto, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA - Art in Motion, Long Beach Arts, Long Beach, CA.
- Genodrift (Curated by Doug Buis), The Photographers Gallery, Saskatoon, Sask. Canada
- To be Continued, Cerritos College Art Gallery, Cerritos, CA
2000 - Kyongnam International Symposium on Sculpture. Permanent Outdoor Sculpture, Changwon Museum, Changwon, Kyongnam, Korea. (catalogue) - (solo) DeLeon White Gallery, Denver, Colorado.
- (solo) Pictures from my Travels, DeLeon White Gallery, Toronto,
- (solo) Rivers and Other Fictions, Southern Manitoba Art Gallery, Brandon, Manitoba, - (solo) Places I’ve Been, Estevan National Exhibition Centre, Saskatchewan, Canada
- (solo) Pictures from my Travels. DeLeon White Gallery, Toronto, - Faculty Biennial, University Art Museum, Long Beach State University.
- McLaren Art Centre, Barrie, Ont. Canada (3 person)
1999 - Happy trails, Centre for Creative Studies, USB, Santa Barbara, CA - (solo) Short Rivers and Other Fictions, DeLeon White Gallery, Toronto 1998 - Faculty Biennial, University Art Museum, Long Beach State University. - Village Fusion, Armoury (Long Beach Arts) Long Beach.
- Little Worlds, Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan.
- Musee Regional du Rimouski, Rimouski, Quebec (2 person)
- (solo) Gallery 4, Evergreen State College, Olympia WA.
1997 - Parsons School of Design, N.Y. N.Y.
- Dirty Work, DeLeon White Gallery, Toronto
- Toronto Sculpture Garden: 20 Years, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto. (Catalogue)
- (solo)Doug Buis, DeLeon White Gallery, Toronto
1996 - The Garden In the Machine, The Photographers Gallery, Saskatoon, - Digital Gardens, The Power Plant, Toronto. (Catalogue)
- (solo) DeLeon White Gallery, Toronto
- (solo) Home and Oasis, A Space, Toronto.
- (solo) Little Gallery, Prince Albert, Sask.
1995 - Water, Kulturen Centrum Pianofabriek, Brussels, Belgium. - Centre d’arte, Baie St. Paul, Que. - (solo) Doug Buis, DeLeon White Gallery, Toronto - (solo) Home and Oasis, University Gallery , Bishops University, Lennoxville, Que.
1994 - Great Whale/Whapmagoostui series: (co-curated with Kevin Kelly)) - Ramscale Gallery, New York, N.Y. (two person) 1993 - Open Haven Museum, Amsterdam, Holland,. - Centre d'Exposition. Rouen Noranda, Que., - Maison de la Culture, Mount Royal, Montreal, Que. (catalogue) 1992 - University Gallery, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT. - La Gare, L'Annonciation, Que.
1994 Solo - (solo) Home and Oasis, Or Gallery, Vancouver, B.C. - (solo) Doug Buis: Open Space, Victoria, B.C.
- (solo) Icarianasms, Gallery Connexion, Fredericton, N.B. 1993 - (solo) Doug Buis: Eye Level Gallery, Halifax, N.S.
- (solo) Home and Oasis, Gallery Saw Video, Ottawa, Ont.
- Meubles et Paysage, L'Oeil de Poisson, Quebec, Que. - (solo) Gallery B-312, Montreal, Que.
- (solo) Doug Buis, Galerie Sans Nom, Moncton, N.B.
1991 - Unpredictable Gardens, (co-curated, doug Buis) Strathearn Centre, Montreal. - Meubles Paysage Clarke Gallery, Montreal - Forming Nature, Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, B.C. (catalogue)
- (solo) Galerie Sans Nom, Moncton, N.B.
- (solo) Flora and Mechanica, AKA, Saskatoon, Sask.
1990 - (solo) Chaotic Encounters, Toronto Sculpture Garden, Toronto, Ont.
- (solo)Axe Neo-7, Hull, Que.
- (solo) White Water Gallery, North Bay, Ont.
- Machines et Machines, L'Oeil de Poisson, Quebec, Que. - Shaping Nature Oakville Art Gallery, Oakville, Ont. 1989 - Reconstructed Landscapes, De Fabriek, Eindhoven, Holland. 1987 (catalogue) - Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto
- (two person) Mercer Union, Toronto, Ont.
- (solo)The New Gallery, Calgary, Alta.
- (solo) Langage Plus, Alma, Que.
1988 - (solo) Articule, Montreal, Que. CURATORIAL WORK
2010 - Jesus Coyote: Chris Bose, Alternator Gallery 2004 - Unscenery, Raid Projects, Los Angeles. 2003 - Unscenery, Cypress College Gallery, Cypress College
2001 - Genodrift, exhibition of 6 artists, The Photographers Gallery, Saskatoon.
1992-95 - Great Whale, Whapmagoostui series, In conjunction with Kevin Kelly
1991 - Unpredictable Gardens, Strathearn Centre, Montreal. PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Kamloops Art Gallery
Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
Kyongnam State Art Museum, Changwon, Korea. (Permanent public sculpture) York University , Toronto, Canada. AWARDS, GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS
2006 -Community Arts Council of Kamloops project grant
1997 - Saskatchewan Arts Board “B” Grant
1995 - Canada Council Travel Grant
1993 - Canada Council, "B" Grant 1992 - Canada Council, Short term - Ministeres des .Affaires Culturelle, Quebec. "B" Grant 1991 - Canada Council Explorations Grant (with Kevin Kelly)
- Canada Council, "B" Grant
1989 - Canada Council, Travel Grant
1988 - Canada Council, Project Grant.
1987 - Samuel Sarrick Award, York University (for thesis exhibit.) - York University Thesis Prize.
1984 - Helen Pitt Award, British Columbia. TEACHING HISTORY 2005-present (full time) Associate Professor, Visual Arts, Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada. Classes Taught: Sculpture, Time-based Art, Gallery Studies.
1998- 2005. (full time) Associate Professor, Sculpture, Intermedia and Video. Head of Sculpture /Intermedia Program. California State University Long Beach
Classes Taught: Graduate Seminar, Sculpture, Video/Digital Art, Intermedia, 3- D Foundation, Ran the Sculpture Graduate Program, Graduate Critiques.
1997-8 - Sculpture and 3 Dimensional Design, (full time) Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington State. 1997 - Sculpture ( all levels) Summer School, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon
1996 - Sculpture, Intro and Advanced, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon
1994-5 - Full time sabbatical replacement, Bishops University, Quebec Sculpture, Drawing, Foundation (Mixed Media)
1993 - Sculpture course at Bishops University, Lennoxville, Quebec
1986-7 - Drawing and Sculpture (Foundation) York University.
1985-6 - Assistant teacher, Sculpture, York University.
1982-3 - Taught English, Instituto Allende, Mexico
and Related Professional Experience
1996 - Sculpture/Installation Workshop, Little Gallery, Pr. Albert, Sask. 1996 - Electronic Art workshop, Concordia University.
1994 - Workshop at New Brunswick College of Craft and Design SELECTED ARTIST LECTURES AND OTHER EXPERIENCE
2012 - Artist Lecture, Studio Visits, Seminar, University Of Victoria.
2011 - Animating Public Spaces, Cultural Mapping Workshop, Coimbra, Portugal
2010 - Produce/Produce, presentation, panel discussion, Old Courthouse, Kamloops - Truth Or Fiction, Panel Discussion, Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops. BC
2007 - Artist Lecture Alternator Gallery, Kelowna BC
- Scene and Dwelling: CURA, Panel Discussion , Kamloops Museum
2004 - Artist Lecture, Otis College of Art and Design, Santa Monica, CA - Artist Lecture, Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA
2003 - Artist Lecture, Cypress College, Cypress, CA
2002 - Artist Lecture, Irvine Art Center, Irvine, CA
- Artist Lecture, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA
2001 - Artist Lecture, Cerritos College, Cerritos, CA -Artist Lecture, Cypress College, Cypress, CA
- Artist Lecture and Graduate Critiques, University of Saskatchewan
- Juried Art in Motion, Long Beach Arts. Long Beach, CA.
– Artist Lecture and Graduate Critiques, University of Santa Barbara, CA. - Artist Lecture and Panel Discussion, Laguna Art Museum.
2000 - Artist Lecture, Estevan National Exhibition Centre, Estevan, Sask.
- Workshop on Miniature Landscapes, Estevan Sask.
- Artist Lecture, Moose Jaw Art Centre, Moose Jaw, Sask.
- Artist Lecture and student critiques, Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine.
1998 - Artist Lecture, Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA. 1997 - Board of Directors, Video Vérité, Saskatoon, Sask. 1997 - Panel Discussion, Digital Imaging and Photography, The Photographers Gallery, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon
1996 - Artist Lecture, The Power Plant, Toronto - Artist Lecture, The Little Gallery, Prince Albert, Sask. - Artist Lecture, A Space, Toronto
1995 - Panel Discussion, Art and Technology, CBC Radio with Louis Penny, Sylvia Safdie, Juan Guer - Artist Lecture, Bishops University, Lennoxville, Quebec
1994 - Artist Lecture, Emily Carr College of Art and Design, Vancouver - Artist Lecture, Open Space, Victoria, BC
1993 - Slide Lecture about The Great Whale Project at Open Haven Museum, Amsterdam, Holland - Artist Lecture, NSCAD, Halifax, NS - Artist Lecture, Gallery Saw Video, Ottawa SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY -Doug Buis, Black Flash, Spring 2003, Vol. 20.2 Artist Project: The Boxcar Archives of Furter Verein. (Honorable Mention Canadian Magazine Awards.)
-John Grande, Sculpture Magazine, March 2000, pp.36-41 Doug Buis, Mechanical, Botanical.
-Rina Greer, Toronto Sculpture Garden (Catalogue) Toronto Sculpture Garden, 1998
- Charles Green, Artforum, Spring 1997, review Digital Gardens
- Doug Sanders, Globe and Mail Oct 26, 1996, Where Business meets Bohemia
- Gary Michael Dault Globe and Mail Oct. 26, 1996 Cybernetic Horticulture
- Louise Dompierre Digital Gardens: A World in Mutation (Catalogue) Power Plant 1996
- Curtis Collins, Parachute, Spring, 1996
- Michael Valpy, Globe and Mail, Feb. 15, 1996 Nice Paintings, shame about the reality
- John Grande, Balance: Art and Nature, (Montreal, Black Rose Books, 1994) pp.216-223, 241.
- Michael White Corriere Canadese newspaper Alternative Art Show Tries to “green’ the Group of Seven
- Eileen Sommerman, C Magazine Spring 1996
- Mike Molter, Espace Sculpture, #31,Spring, 1995 Home and Oasis
- Mike Molter , Vie des Artes, Juin, 1994, #155.Doug Buis: Whapmagoostui, ou l'indentite Fragmentee
- Sonia Pelletier, in Espace Sculpture, Vol. 6, No 4, Summer 1990, Machines et Machines: du mouvement en sculpture
- Interview with Stacy Spiegel, in Espace Sculpture, Vol. 6, No 5, Autumn, 1990. Chaotic Encounters