Nicholas Metivier Gallery


1994-1995 MA Fine Arts, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London UK
1989-1993 BFA, University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver Canada
1987-1989 1st and 2nd year arts and sciences, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver Canada

Solo & 2-Person Exhibitions

2018 Something Edge, Equinox Gallery, Vancouver
  Floating among Phantoms, Evergreen Cultural Centre, Coquitlam (catalogue)
2017 Between Dog and Wolf, Equinox Gallery, Vancouver
2016 Shimmer and Paste, (two-person with Evan Lee), Rhichard Rhodes Dupont Projects, Toronto
  Glimmer, Equinox Gallery, Vancouver
2014 Lost Owls, Equinox Gallery, Vancouver
  Ben Reeves, Jessica Bradley ART + PROJECTS, Toronto
2012 dissolve, Equinox Gallery, Vancouver
2011 Ben Reeves, Jessica Bradley ART + PROJECTS, Toronto
2010 everyday hallucinatory, Equinox Gallery, Vancouver
2009 oil and water, Jessica Bradley ART + PROJECTS, Toronto
2008 Elements, Equinox Gallery, Vancouver
2007 Ben Reeves: Smoke, Cars, Flowers Jessica Bradley ART + PROJECTS, Toronto
2006 Complicated Matter Museum London, London, On. Curated by Melanie Townsend (catalogue)
2005 Equinox Gallery, Vancouver
  Drawing Painting, Oakville Galleries, Oakville.  Curated by Kim Simon (essay
2002 Dawson City, Odd Gallery, Yukon
1999 You’re Soaking in it, Atelier Gallery, Vancouver (essay by Christopher Brayshaw)
  Come Upstairs…, Anodyne Contemporary, Vancouver
1998 Meanwhile, Atelier Gallery, Vancouver
1993 AMS Gallery, UBC

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019 Landscape as Muse, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto, ON
2016 Major Works, Equinox Gallery
  A Specific Amalgam of Spirit and Dirt group painting show, aka artist run centre, Saskatoon, artists: Keeley Haftner, Ben Reeves, Ambra Wellman, Sean Weisgerber, curated by Keeley Haftner
  Major Works, Equinox Gallery, Vancouver
2015 Views from the Southbank III: Information, Objects, Mapping, Surrey Art Gallery, September
  Pushing Paint, Equinox Gallery September, artists: Kim Dorland, Pia Fries, Gordon Smith, Ben Reeves, Jean-Paul Riopelle, Angela Teng
2013 goût de la peinture, Galerie de l’UQAM, Virtual Museum of Canada (a virtual survey of recent Canadian painting accompanied by a physical exhibition at Arsenal, Montreal, 2013)
2012 Opening: Jessica Bradley Annex, Toronto
  Raw Data. Artistic Transformation, ECU Concourse Gallery, Vancouver
2011 Painters 11: a string theory, ECU Concourse Gallery, on the occasion of Crossing Over symposium at ECU
  Art, Revolution and Ownership: Artists in Conversation with Copyright, Waldorf Hotel, Vancouver
  Some Paintings, Equinox Gallery, Vancouver
2010 LARGER THAN LIFE, with Chuck Close, Marcel Dzama, Fred Herzog, Roy Lichtenstein, and Andy Warhol, Equinox E2, Vancouver
2009 Take Your Time, SFU Gallery, Burnaby, BC (catalogue)
  Carte Blanche: Magenta Survey of Contemporary Canadian Painting, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto
2008 2008 Facts And Figures, Museum London, London Ontario
2007 Works on Painting, CSA Space, Vancouver, 3 person exhibition with Rebecca Donald and Evan Lee
2006 Open Studios, Toronto, On (2 person Exhibition with Sharry Boyle)
  HABITAT, Jessica Bradley ART + PROJECTS, Toronto
  Du côté de Jessica Bradley ART + PROJECTS, Galerie René Blouin, Montreal, Que.
2005 In Line, Jessica Bradley ART + PROJECTS, Toronto, On
  Surrey Seen, Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, B.C.
  Inaugural Exhibition, Diaz Contemporary, Toronto, On.
  Shifiting Space, Museum of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Chongqing, China., (3 person show with Patrick Mahon and Gu Xiong) Curated by Gu Xiong.
2004 Outline in Black, Thielsen Galleries, London, On. Curated by Jamelie Hassan
  High Points: Canadian Contemporary Art, Ten Years of Acquisitions, Musée des Beaux Arts, Montreal
  RBC Great Canadian Painting Competition: 5th Anniversary, Elliot Louis Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Lines Painted in Early Spring, (cat. essay by curator Patrick Mahon)
  Galerie de l’UQAM, Montreal
  Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, Owen Sound, Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops
2003 For the Record: Drawing Contemporary Life, (cat. essay by curator Daina Augaitis) Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  Lines Painted in Early Spring, (cat) Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Koffler Gallery, Toronto
2000 RBC Private Counsel, Great Canadian Painting Competition, Harrison Gallery, Vancouver
  In Open Air, (2 person show with Harold Nix) Atelier Gallery, Vancouver
1998-99 Edge City: New Art From (& About) Suburbia, (cat. essay by curator Christopher Brayshaw) Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey
1997 Configuration: New Art from Vancouver, (cat. essay by Christopher Brayshaw) Catriona Jefferies Gallery, Vancouver
  Out of the Garden, (cat. essay by Christopher Brayshaw) Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, BC

Grants, Awards & related professional Experience

2016 Juror, Sooke Fine Arts Show
2015 BC Arts Council Project Grant
  Juror, Audain Prize for Lifetime Achievement in the Visual Arts
2013 Juror, Joe Plaskett Award
2010 Juror, Painting on the Edge (international juried competition), Canadian Federation of Artists, Vancouver
2005-06 Visiting Artist, Open Studios, Toronto, On.
2005 Ontario Arts Council Mid-Career Artist Grant
  Canada Dep’t of Foreign and International Trade, Visual & Media Arts Grant
  Juror, RBC Great Canadian Painting Competition, Central Canada
2004 Canada Council Emerging Artist’s Grant
  Visiting External, MFA Term-end Critiques, University of Guelph
2003 Vice Chair, Board of Directors, Forest City Gallery, London, On
2002 Canada Council Travel Grant
  Artist in Residence, Klondike Institute of Art and Culture (KIAC), Dawnson City, YT
2001 RBC Great Canadian Painting Competition, winner, western Canada
2000-1 Printmaking Technician, UBC Department of AHVAT
1994 British Columbia Arts Board, Senior Award
1993 Studio Assistant to Jeff Wall
1992 Studio Assistant to Ken Lum


Canada Council Art Bank
Departmant of Foreign Affairs: Canada House, London UK
The Klondike Institute of Art and Culture
The London Institute
Musée des Beaux Arts, Montreal
Museum London
National Gallery of Canada
Open Studio, Toronto
RBC Private Counsel
TD Canada
Surrey Art Gallery
Vancouver Art Gallery

Catalogues & Books

2018 Dennis, Katherine Floating among Phantoms, includes essays by Katherine Dennis, M.E.Sparks and Daina Augaitis, Evergreen Cultural Centre, 2018
2013 goût de la peinture, Galerie de l’UQAM, 2013
2010 Take Your Time, exhibition catalogue, SFU, essays by Bill Jefferies and Vanessa Sorenson, 2010
2008 Camilleri, Maryann, Carte Blanche Vol. 2: Painting, Magenta Publishing for the Arts 2008
  RBC Canadian Painting Competion Ten Years, 2008 Edition, essay by David Jager, 2008
2006 Townsend, Melanie (Curator), Complicated Matter: Ben Reeves, Museum London, essay by John Kissick, 2006 (colour ill.)
2005 Gu Xiong (curator) Shifting Space: Patrick Mahon, Ben Reeves, Gu Xiong, Museum of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, catalogue, Chongqing, China, essay by Alice Ming Wai Jim, May, 2005.
  Augaitis, Daina; For the Record: Drawing Contemporary Life, Vancouver Art Gallery, catalogue (ill pp.60-1)
  Mahon, Patrick; Lines Painted in Early Spring, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, catalogue, (ill. pp.27-32)
1997 Brayshaw, Christopher; Edge City: New Art from (& About) Suburbia, Surrey Art Gallery, catalogue, 1997
  Brayshaw, Christopher, Configuration: New Art from Vancouver, Catriona Jefferies Gallery, catalogue, Vancouver, 1997
1995 Brayshaw, Christopher; Out of the Garden, Richmond Art Gallery, catalogue, 1995

Selected Reviews & Articles

2017 Wall, Emily Lee “Ben Reeves: in Interview” 01 Magazine, issue #13, October 2017
  Canadian Art online,Must-Sees this Week: October 19 to 25, 2017 “Between Dog and Wolf” by Ben Reeves
  “Galleries West” notice, “Ben Reeves: Between Dog and Wolf” Oct 2017
2016 Coppered, Peter; “Choosing Art for your Vancouver Home” Feb. 2016
  Canadian Art online, must sees this week, Nov 3-9, “Influential Vancouver artists Ben Reeves and Evan Lee at Dupont Projects”
  Wylie, Liz; “Glimmer: Ben Reeves’ Latest Paintings Offer a Glimpse from Suburbia”,   Galleries West, Fall/Winter 2016, pp 42-43 (colour ill.)
2014 Cunningham, Rosemary, “Ben Reeves new work at the Equinox Gallery” November 11, 2014
  Dick, Terrence, “Ben Reeves at Jessica Bradley, Akimbo” - Akimblog , January 29, 2014
2013 Milroy, Sarah, “An art show with everything but the kitchen sink – even the kitchen chair”, The Globe and Mail, Friday, Jun. 07, 2013
2009 Dault, Gary Michael, Oil and water don’t mix, but they do talk,” Visual Arts Review, The Globe and Mail, Saturday, November 28, 2009.
  Smith, Pete, “Crossovers: Ben Reeves,” Bordercrossings, Issue #109, March 2009.
2008 Griffin, Kevin, Art market looks for quality in tough times, The Vancouver Sun, Saturday, November 29, 2008, pp F1, F3. (colour ill.)
  Harris, Michael, Snowflakes good enough to eat, The Globe and Mail, Saturday, November 8, 2008, R11 (ill.)
  Jager, David Painting in Tongues: The brush-stroke language of Ben Reeves, Canadian Art, Summer 2008, Vol. 25 no. 2, pp 54-8 (colour ill.)
  Canadian Art: Top Ten Exhibitions of 2007, January 4, 2008
2007 Dault, Gary Michael, “Smoke and cream pie: the ultimate cover-up” Visual Arts Review, The Globe and Mail, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2007, R18