Curriculum Vitae

Lee Claremont
West Kelowna, British Columbia
Website – www.leeclaremont.com
Born in Woodstock, Ontario
Mohawk/Irish
Grand River Iroquois Six Nations, Oshweken, Ontario

Education

1991 BFA, First Class Honors in Visual Arts, University of British Columbia
1989 Diploma in Fine Arts with Honors, Okanagan College, Kelowna, BC Summer courses, computer graphics, drawing for illustration,
Emily Carr College of Art and Design, Vancouver, BC

Selected Group Exhibitions

2014 First Nations Art, University of British Columbia, BC
Lee Claremont and Nathalie Burton Paintings, Wah-Sa Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Festival Chimera, Sedan, France
Imago Mundi: Vienna For Arts Sake, Vienna
Indiginesse, Aurora Culture Centre, Aurora, Ontario            
Styx & Stones, Art Gallery of the Okanagan, Penticton, BC
2012 Paintings, Lee Claremont, GalleryIndigina, Stratford, Ontario
2011 Spirits and Relations, Lake Country Gallery, Winfield, BC
2010 People of the Plains, Calgary Stampede, Calgary, Alberta
2009 First Nations Art, Woodlands Culture Center, Brantford, Ontario
2009 Gallery Indigena, Stratford, Ontario
2008 First Nations Art, Woodlands Cultural Centre, Brantford, Ontario
2006 Six Women, incl Daphne Odjig, Gallery Gevik, Toronto, Ontario
2006 Digging Deep from Memory, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC
2005 WAH-SA Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba
2004 Young Spirits Rising with Norval Morrisseau, Art Gallery of the South Okanagan, Pentiction, BC
2004 Looking Back, Reflections on the Okanagan Mt. Park Fire, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC
2004 Points of Origin, Vernon Public Art Gallery, Vernon, BC
2004 Contemporary First Nations Artists, Wah-Sa Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba
2004 First Nations Art 2004, Woodlands Cultural Center, Brantford, Ontario
2004 Mother Earth, Wah-Sa Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba
2003 Chief's Summit Conference, Westbank, BC
2003 Fresh Water, Wah-Sa Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba
2003 First Nations Art 2003, Woodlands Cultural Center, Brantford, Ontario
2002 Protection of Past, Present, Future, First Nations Creations, Vancouver,BC
2002 Art Avalanche, Big White, BC
2002 First Nations Art
2002 Woodlands Cultural Center, Brantford, Ontario
2001 Reclamation, Art Gallery of the South Okanagan, Pentictiton, BC
1999 Hope, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC
1998 First Nations Art 1998, Woodlands Cultural Center, Brantford, Ontario
1997 First Nations Art 1997, Woodlands Cultural Center, Brantford, Ontario
1997 Exhibition of First Nations Artists in Okanagan Region, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC
1996 Land Passages, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC
1995 Paintings by Claremont and Mitchell, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC
1995 Women Across the Arts, Washington Trade and Convention Center, Seattle, Washington
1995 Visual Arts Exhibition, United Nations Conference on Women and Cheldren, Beijing China
1994 Hang the Okanagan, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2011 Wah-Sa Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba
2009 Gallery Indigena, Stratford, Ontario
2008 East Meets West, Inukshuk gallery, Vancouver, BC
2008 Lee Claremont Paintings, Red Rooster Winery, Naramata, BC
2007 Meadowlark Festival, Tumbleweed Gallery, Penticton, BC
2007 Lee Claremont Paintings, Hambleton Gallery, Kelowna, BC
2007 Lee Claremont Paintings, Gallery Indigena, Stratford, Ontario
2006 Lee Claremont Paintings, Gallery Indigena, Stratford, Ontario
2005 Lee Claremont Paintings, Gallery Indigena, Stratford, Ontario
2004 Earth Mothers Gifts, Nk'Mip Cellars Winery, Osoyoos, BC
2003 Landscapes of My Mind, Alternator Gallery, Kelowna BC
2002 Color Lifts the Spirit, Yaletown Gallery, Vancouver BC
2002 Seeing the Unseen, Eight Sisters Gallery, Penticton BC
2002 Lee Claremont Paintings, Tare Verde Gallery, Lugano, Switzerland
1999 Lee Claremont Paintings, Tare Verde Gallery, Lugano, Switzerland
1998 Art Transcends to Fabric, Picture Perfect Gallery, Kelowna, BC
1997 Celebration of the Harvest, Turtle Island Gallery, Kelowna, BC
1997 Circles and Crosses, Art Gallery of the South Okanagan, Penticton, BC
1995 Half-breed, Alternator Gallery, Kelowna, BC
1994 Intimate Fetishes, Picture Perfect Gallery, Kelowna, BC
1994 Ancestral Awakenings, Tumbleweed Gallery, Penticton, BC
1993 Robe Series, Picture Perfect Gallery, Kelowna, BC
1992 The Rez Sisters, Theater Gallery, Kelowna, BC
1991 Women and Wine, Queen Elizabeth Theater Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1991 Selected Paintings, AMS Gallery, UBC, Vancouver, BC

Traveling Exhibitions

Beijing and Beyond, Woman's Caucus of Art, International Traveling Exhibition
Looking Back, Reflections on the Okanagan Mountain Park Fire, Canada, California
Imago Mundi Travelling Exhibition

Curatorial

En'Owkin Student Exhibitions, Alternator Gallery, Kelowna, BC
En'Owkin Student Exhibitions, Gathering Space, En'owkin Centre, Penticton, BC
Spirit and Relations, Lake Country Art Gallery, Winfield, BC

Collections

Canadian Piano, Pan Am Games Toronto 2015
Inuit & Indian Art Art Centers
Department of Indian & Northern Affairs
Kelowna City Hall
Kelowna Art Gallery
Woodlands Cultural Center
Okanagan Jewish Community Center
Okanagan University College
CUPE (Canadian Union of Public Employees
University of British Columbia
Unitel Corporation
BC Hydro
BC Gas
Protrust S.A. Lugano, Switzerland
En'Owkin Centre
Private Collections both national and international
Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington

Selected Commissions

Canadian Piano, Play Me I Am Yours Exhibition, Pan/Am Games Toronto 2015
Graphic design for FOUR FOODS SERIES, APTN
Water Connects Us All (Canadian Union of Public Employees)
Red Exotic, illustration
Unearthed, book cover
I Like Who I Am, children's book illustration
Leon Street Project, banner
Reel Roots Festival, banner, brochures, posters
Meadowlark Festival, Featured Festival Artist, press, programs and clothing.
Penticton, BC
Kelowna Art Gallery, on site mural, Digging Deep From Memories
Art Gallery of the South Okanagan, Painted 12' x 23' mural in honor of Norval Morrisseau on gallery wall
Sunshine Theater Rez Sister original painting, poster, press, program
Theytus Books Gatherings book cover
Okanagan Jewish Community Center original painting, press, program for "HOPE" fundraising concert
Guischican Garden Show original painting, press, posters, t-shirts
BC Hydro original painting for advertising campaign
Fabricland, an exclusive line of fabric designed from my paintings

Selected Publications

Sage-ing With Creative Grace and Attitude
Native Peoples Magazine, Phoenix, Arizona
Okanagan College Foundation, Okanagan Couple Plant Seeds for the Future
Okanagan Art Works, Featured Artist
Okanagan Arts Magazine, Featured Artist
Parkhurst Exchange Medical Magazine, Featured Artist
Theytus Books, Book Cover Gathering Of Nations
Woodlands Cultural Center First Nations Art Catalogue
Okanagan Life Magazine Fascinating Feminist
Alternator Gallery, Half Breed Catalogue
Kelowna Art Gallery Looking Back catalogue
The Okanagan Valley Who s Who book
Brushes in the sun Hardcover coffee table book
Reflections, Reflections and Essays from Selected Artists of the Okanagan
Harvest of art, wine and food Selected Okanagan artists
Okanagan Life Magazine 20/20 Vision Drawing the Future of the Okanagan

Awards

Okanagan College Distinguished Alumni Award, Kelowna BC
"Angel Award" for the largest individual contribution in the creative arts in the Okanagan (Visual Arts)
Voted Best Artist in the Okanagan by public opinion poll 1996-2000
Visual Artist Project Award – Small Business, Tourism and Culture, Province of British Columbia
Aboriginal Arts Development Award
Department of Indian Affairs – Finalist
President's Choice Award, OUC, Kelowna, BC
Year End Faculty Award, UBC, Vancouver, BC

Selected Workshops and Lectures

Facilitator, Canadian Citizenship Council Forum, Stratford, Ontario
Moderator, Canadian Citizen Forum with keynote speaker Grand Chief Atleo
Facilitator, Creative Arts Workshop, UBC, Ki-Low-Na Friendship Centre, Kelowna, BC
Graffiti Gallery, Visiting Artist, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Kelowna Art Gallery, Artist in Residence
Kelowna Art Gallery, Workshop/mentor
Leir House, guest lecturer, Penticton, BC
Okanagan University College, 3 and 4th year art history, guest lecturer
PITA, Professional Intermediate Teachers Association, Kelowna BC
IASO, Indigenous Arts Services Organizations, Chase, BC
Okanagan University College 4th year BFA students, mentor and advisor
PITA, Professional Intermediate Teachers Association, Cranbrook, BC
IASO, Indigenous Arts Sevices Organizations, Victoria, BC
PITA, Professional Intermediate Teachers Association, Kelowna, BC
IASO, Indigenous Arts Services Organizations, Nelson, BC

Teaching and Curriculum Development

Cultural Human Resources Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, National Advisory Committee for developing curriculum and teaching guide for The Art of Managing Your Career
En'Owkin Center, Penticton, BC. An international educational center for aboriginal
students, Instructor and curriculum developer
University of Victoria, Adjunct Professor
Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC Instructor

Related Professional Experience

Public Art Panel, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC
Spirits of Vision, Kelowna, BC, art director
Indigenous Performing Arts Alliance Symposium, Vancouver, BC
Invited Guest and Advisor
National Gatherings of Indigenous Knowledge, Penticton, BC
Invited Guest and Advisor

Peer Assessment

Aboriginal Arts Development Awards, Victoria, BC
Life Time Achievement Award in Creative Arts, Okanagan Valley, Recipient, Daphne Odjig, Kelowna, BC