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  I can't say what my work is about. Every sentence I write in an attempt to parse it is more fraudulent than the last. I pay attention to the order of words, and find that my early suspicions were correct, that artist statements in general do more damage than good, despite their best intentions (to provide a portal through which a newcomer to the work can more easily manoeuvre).  I do believe art is of primary importance, a rival authority to politics, not its handmaiden. To say more than that would feel disingenuous and flat; no statement at all.



Born: 1964

 Upon graduating from Emily Carr University, Jim's work has sold privately through agents and consultants until he sought gallery representation in 2004. His work is represented internationally in private collections  in Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal, Los Angeles, New York and elsewhere. He currently lives and works in White Rock, BC.




Graduated: Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver, BC, Painting/Printmaking 1988

Graduated: Vancouver Community College  at Langara, Fine Arts Program, 1983-85

Centre St. Paul, Montreal, Quebec (french immersion) 1997-98




Takeo Tanabe Scholarship 1987 (Emily Carr University)

Faculty Selection Student Honors 1985 (V.C.C. Langara)

Printmaking Award 1985 (V.C.C Langara)

Behnsen's Scholarship Award 1985 (V.C.C. Langara)







Vancouver International Airport  (ongoing)

Splash Invitational Art Auction 2014

Splash Invitational Art Auction 2013
“Nocturne”  Becker Galleries 2011 (solo)

Group Show, Becker galleries 2011
“Kings and Queens”  Elliott Louis Gallery 2010 (solo)

"The Beginning of Summer", group show, Elliott Louis Gallery, 2010

Gallery Artists Group Show Elliott louis Gallery, 2009

"Summer Love" group show, Elliott Louis gallery, 2009
“Unite With Art”  Rocky Mountaineer Station 2008
“ Regeneration” Arthouse Gallery 2006
“ Italics Mine and Them That Digs” Elliott Louis Gallery 2006 (solo)                                                                         “Continuum” Elliott Louis Gallery 2006
“ Moja Moja” Arthouse Gallery 2006

Splash Invitational Art Auction 2006
“ Board, Mesh, and Canvas” Elliott Louis Gallery 2005  

"Autumnity" group show,Elliott Louis Gallery 2005   

Vancouver Art Gallery Auction, 2004                                                                                                    

 “Gallery Artists Summer Exhibition”,  Elliott Louis Gallery 2004
“ Rising Sun Blues”  Elliott Louis Gallery 2004 (solo)
“ The Absent Torso”  West 7th Avenue Gallery 2003 (solo)                                                                                                         “Flag Paintings”  Industrial Ave. Studio 1996 (solo)
“ Territory Unattached”  Artemesia 1993 (solo)
“ Dead Gallop”  Gallery 183 1991 (solo)

    Links:  ars longa; vita brevis

“Printmaking at the Edge” Noyce, Richard. A & C Black             Publishers Limited, London, England, 2006.

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