Anna Syperek, CSPWC

P.O. Box 1801

Antigonish, Nova Scotia

Canada B2G 2M5

902-863-1394

seabright@ns.sympatico.ca

http://www.lyghtesome.ns.ca/Exhibits/aws/welcome.html  


 

EDUCATION:

 

1969-1971    Fine Arts Program, Concentration on Drawing and Painting

                        York University, Toronto, Ontario

1977-1980    B.F.A., Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, Nova Scotia

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

 

2005               Old New Scotland, Traveling Exhibit, Inverness County Centre for the Arts, Inverness, N.S.,

                        St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, N.S., Sabhal Mor Ostaig, Gaelic College, Isle of Skye,

                        Scotland, North Uist, Outer Hebrides, Scotland

2004               Quiet Hours, Lyghtesome Gallery, Antigonish, N.S.

2003                Studio 21, Halifax, N.S.

2003                Lunenburg Art Gallery, Lunenburg, N.S.

2001               Downeast Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

2000               Lay of the Light, St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, N.S.  and

City of Saint John Gallery, Saint John, N.B.

1997               Lyghtesome Gallery, Antigonish, N.S.

1995               Lunenburg Art Gallery, Lunenburg, N.S.

1995               Studio 21, Halifax, N.S.

1992               Lyghtesome Gallery, Antigonish, N.S.

1991               Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, Ontario

1991               St. Francis Xavier University Gallery, Antigonish, N.S.

1991               Studio 21, Halifax, N.S.

1986               Lyghtesome Gallery, Antigonish, N.S.

1986               Zwickers Gallery, Halifax, N.S.

1986               Market House, Annapolis Royal, N.S.

1984               St. Mary’s University Art Gallery, Halifax, N.S.

1983               Gallery 1889, Tatamagouche, N.S.

1982               Wallack’s Art Editions, Ottawa, Ontario

1981               Zwicker’s Gallery, Halifax, N.S.

1973/76/79   St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, N.S.

1980/83           Lyghtesome Gallery, Antigonish, N.S.

1975/78         Lyghtesome Gallery, Antigonish, N.S

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

 

2006               The First International Printmaking Biennial 2006, Maritime & Atlantic Printmakers Association,

Anna Leonowens Gallery, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, N.S., and

Ontario College of Art, Toronto, Ontario

2006               Open Water, Annual Show, Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, John D. Aird Gallery,

                        Toronto, Ontario

2006               A Gathering of Visions, Nova Scotia Printmakers Association, Acadia Univ., Wolfville, N.S.

2005               Moorings Gallery, Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia

2005               Unlimited Potential, Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, Homer Watson Gallery,

                        Kitchener, Ontario

2004               Celtic Colours, Inverness County Centre for the Arts, Inverness, N.S.

2003               Inksmithing, Nova Scotia Printmakers Association Biannual Exhibition, St. F.X.U., N.S.

2002               Open Water, Annual show, Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, Halifax, N.S.

2002               Women of the Art Bank, Government House, Halifax, N.S.

2001               Innovations on Paper, Nova Scotia Printmakers Association, Acadia Art Gallery,Wolfville, N.S.

1995/97         Far and Wide, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, N.S.

1994/98         N.S. Printmakers Assoc. Show (traveling)

1991               Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Collection Series - N.S. Printmakers Assoc., Halifax, N.S.

1990               N.S. Museum, Botanical Illustrations Through the Ages, Halifax, N.S.

1990               Living Proof - N.S.P.A., St. F. X. U. Gallery, Antigonish, N.S.

1987               Living Nature, National Museum of Natural Sciences, Ottawa, Ontario;

Painting  used as poster for the exhibition.

1986               Visual Facts, Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax, N.S.

1986               Living Nature, National Museum of Natural Sciences, Ottawa, Ontario

1985/84/83   The 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Annual Print Exhibitions, The Willows Art Gallery, Canning, N.S.

1983               Atlantic Print Exhibition, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, N.S.

1983               Nova Scotia Art Bank, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, N.S.

1979               Close to Home, The Art Gallery, Mount St. Vincent Univ., Halifax, N.S.

 

COLLECTIONS:

 

The Canada Council Art Bank                  IBM                                                     University of New Brunswick

Nova Scotia Art Bank                                  Alcan                                                  Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

Petro Canada                                               Clarkson Gordon                             St. Mary’s University

VIA Rail                                             Canadian Airlines International                St. F. X. University

Canadiana Fund for Government Residences, Ottawa

                                                           

ARTICLES AND REVIEWS:

 

2003   Visual Arts News, Summer Issue

1999   Soft Ground, Chapter on Anna Syperek in Studio Rally, Art and Craft of Nova Scotia, by Robin Metcalf,

             Gooselane Editions, Fredericton, N.B.

1991   Review of Anna Syperek at Studio 21 by Gil McElroy, Arts Atlantic 41

1984    Review of Anna Syperek at St. Mary’s University Art Gallery, Halifax, N.S., by Kit Lort, Arts Atlantic 20.

1984    Article “In an English Country Garden” by Marilyn Vance, Visual Arts  News, Halifax, N.S.

 

AWARDS:

 

2002     Wittnauer Award,  ‘Best non-member work’ Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour’s annual

             Open Water exhibition

2001     Canada Council for the Arts Travel Grant

1982   Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant to travel to England to paint and

             study early English watercolourists.

 

CATALOGUES:

 

1984  Anna Syperek by Carol Fraser for exhibit at S.M.U. Art Gallery, Halifax, N.S.

           

COMMISSIONS:

 

2001   Commemorative Painting for the Sisters of Notre Dame, Mount St. Bernard, Antigonish, N.S.

1997  Commemorative Painting for the Sisters of St. Martha, Antigonish, N.S.

1989  Poster of a watercolour painting, Public Relations, St. F. X. University, Antigonish, N.S.

1988   Limited Edition print of St. F. X. Campus for Public Relations, St. F.X.U.,  Antigonish, N.S.

1987  Commemorative Limited Edition Print of Acadia University to celebrate

            their150th Anniversary. Wolfville, N.S.

Christmas Card Commissions:  Sisters of St. Martha, the Honorable Alan J. MacEachen

 

LECTURES:

 

“Art and Spirituality”, Bethany Centre, Antigonish, N.S., 2005

“Art and Ethics”, Ethics Lecture Series, Philosophy Dept., St. Francis Xavier Univ., 1996

“History of Landscape Painting, St. Mary’s University, 1984

Numerous presentations on printmaking to local school programs

 

MEDIA PROFILES:

 

1990  Off the Wall - interview and profile of the artist, ASN Television - aired

            September, 1990

 

MEMBERSHIPS:

 

Maritime and Atlantic Printmakers Association - founding member, current secretary

Nova Scotia Printmakers Association- founding member, past vice-president, past secretary, current president

Visual Arts Nova Scotia

Society of Antigonish Printmakers- founding member

Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour

 

PUBLICATIONS AND COVERS:

 

2003   St. Francis Xavier University Prayer Book, 2nd printing 2004

2001     CD cover,  Buddy MacMaster’s “Judique Flyer” 

1991  Cover, Yankee Professor’s Guide to Life in Nova Scotia, by Philip Milner

1989  Cover & Illustrations for The History of Antigonish, by Patrick Walsh

1984  The Antigonish Review Portfolio

 

TEACHING AND COURSES:

 

Credit Courses: St. Francis Xavier University Art Department, Part-time Instructor: Drawing and Etching

Non-Credit Courses: St. Francis Xavier Continuing Education Program, drawing, painting and etching

Labrador Creative Arts Festival, Goose Bay, Labrador

Yarmouth Etching Society, The Ark, Yarmouth, N.S.

Guysborough District School Board Evening Course, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design Extension Program,

Sunbury Shores Art and Nature Center, St. Andrews by the Sea, New Brunswick

Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, Lecture, National Watercolour Day, N.S. Archives, Halifax, N.S.

 

VIDEOS:

 

Wrote and co-starred with Susan Wakefield in a 20 minute educational video on intaglio printmaking

for the N.S. Printmakers Association and the N.S. Dept. of  Education

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

While with an eye made quiet by the power

of Harmony, and the deep power of joy,

We see into the life of things ...

 

... Therefore am I still

A lover of the meadows and the woods,

And mountains; and of all that we behold

From this green earth; of all the mighty world

Of eye, and ear, - both what they half create,

And what perceive ...  

 

             --William Wordsworth