Peter Ivens is an active outdoors man and practicing professional artist of over twenty- five years experience. He is a B.F.A. graduate from the University of Alberta and has worked as an illustrator, designer and art instructor. A session at the respected Emma Lake Artists Workshop in 1982 encouraged him to paint full time and since then his paintings have been exhibited throughout western Canada. The Alberta Foundation for the arts holds his artwork in their collection, as do numerous corporate and private patrons.
The personal, expressive landscape is his focus in recent work, gathering inspiration from the Rocky Mountains where he spends a great deal of time hiking, skiing and sketching.
1987 B.F.A. with Distinction, University of Alberta.
1974-75 Foundation Year, Alberta College of Art.
Teaching and Art Experience
2006 – 2007 Artists workshops, Elevation Gallery, Canmore, AB
2000 Guest Lecture, George Brown , The City College Toronto, Ontario. (March 29)
2000 &1999 Director and Participant
Blue River Artists’ Workshops, Blue River, B.C.
August 11-15. August 12-16
1998 LandScape ‘98,”Common Ground”-Participant
Landscape artists’ workshop, Saskatoon, Sask. (June)
1995 Instructor- Watercolour Workshop
Pynelogs Cultural Centre, Invermere,B.C. (August)
1992 Participant, Visiting Artist Session
Leighton Foundation, Millarville, Alta.
1990 Visiting Artist Outreach Program
Calgary Separate School Board, various schools.
1988-94 Instructor - Children’s Book Illustration
University of Calgary, Continuing Education
1987-92 Drawing and painting Instructor
Wildflower Arts Centre and North Mount Pleasant Arts Centre
1985&87 Visiting artist - Illustration
Grant MacEwan College, Edmonton,Alta.
1982 Emma Lake Artists’ Workshop participant. Emma Lake, Sask.
1988 Alberta Culture Project Grant
1987 Brian Murchison Drawing Prize, U. of A.
1986 Province of Alberta Undergradute Scholarship
1985 Florence Andison Friedman Scholarship for Painting
Province of Alberta Undergraduate Scholarship
Alberta Culture Study Grant
2010 Elevate/Saturate (Apri l9- May 1)
One man show –Ruberto Osteberg Gallery, Calgary,AB
2009 Speaking Plain ( September 12- 19)
One man show - Elevation Gallery, Canmore AB
2007 Paintbox – New Works (April 28 – May 5 )
One Man show – Elevation Gallery, Canmore AB
2006 Last Summer (November 2-16)
Peter Ivens/Fern Langemann, Fosbrooke Fine Arts, Calgary, AB
BrightWater/DeepShadow (March 25-April 5)
One man show – Elevation 1309, Canmore, AB
2005 Juried member Show,(May 28-June 18)Participant
Peter Ivens/Tzak – New Work(April 23-May 7) Fosbrooke Fine Arts
2004 Peter Ivens/Susana Espinoza New Work (May 29-June 12)Fosbrooke Fine Arts
2003 Peter Ivens/ Fern Langemann (Nov. 8-22)Fosbrooke Fine Arts,Calgary, AB
New Works: PeterIvens, Lissi Legge, Pam Weber (Mar.22-Apr. 5)
Fosbrooke Fine Arts, Calgary,AB.
2001 Essential Nature, Blue River Workshop Artists (April 7-28)
Curator and participant, Leighton Foundation, Millarville, Alta.
Peter Ivens: Painting Outside/Inside. Solo exhibition (Nov. 3 – Dec. 2)
The Prairie Art Gallery, Grande Prairie, Alta.
2000 Mountain Icons, solo exhibition, (April 21-23)
Banff Park Lodge, Banff, Alta.
1999 Millennium Exhibit (Dec. 24-31)
Group show, Pynelogs Cultural Arts Centre, Invermere, B.C.
1993-99 Christmas shows, Spring and Fall Paint-Ins
1996 “Recollections” -retrospective solo exhibit (April 13-30)
Loading Bay Gallery, Calgary,Alta.
1996 “Suncor Collects” Group show (Feb. 5 - Mar.1)
Muttart Public Art Gallery, Calgary, Alta.
1994 “Fall Water/Mountain Spring” (April 16 - 26)
Solo exhibit, Kensington Fine Art Gallery, Calgary, Alta.
1992 “Terrain” (Aug.21 -Sept. 19)
Group show, Harcourt House Gallery, Edmonton, Alta.
Two artist exhibit (April 5- 21)
Barton/Leier Gallery, Victoria, B.C.
1989 “Grace’s Corner” (December)
Solo exhibit, Kirk-Agar Gallery, Calgary, Alta.
Solo exhibit (April ) Conquest Art Gallery, Calgary, Alta.
1988 “House, Table, Wine”(Oct.11-31)
Three Artists Exhibit, Muttart Public Art Gallery, Calgary, Alta.
1987 Solo exhibit (June)
Foyer Gallery, Centennial Library, Edmonton, Alta.
Alberta Foundation for the Arts, A.F.A Collection (2)
Canadian Occidental Petroleum
Safety Boss Ltd.
Esso Resources Canada Ltd.
Canadian Pacific Hotels Ltd.
Banff Park Lodge
Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing
Fairmont Resort Properties