BIOGRAPHY

Born in 1960 Vancouver, British Colombia. Lives and works in Vancouver

EDUCATION

Emily Carr College of Art and Design, Vancouver

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2009
Curtains for the Bunker, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver

2008
Heaven is Closed, Monte Clark Gallery, Toronto

2006
Derek Root, Monte Clark Gallery, Toronto

2004
Selected Works, UNION PROJECTS, London

2003
Hymns, Scrims and Accompaniments, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver

2002
Shroom Vision Colour Fields, Monte Clark Gallery, Toronto

2001
Chrome River, Galerie Axel Morner, Stockholm

2000
Sun Valley, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver

1998
Playtime, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2008
Portraits, Monte Clark Gallery, Toronto

2007
Winter Salon Show, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver
Strange Identity, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver

2006
Painting Show, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver
Gymnasium, North Van School District, Vancouver

2005
Passport to Painting, 303 Gallery, New York
My So Called Life, Monte Clark Gallery, Toronto

2004
Important Canadian Art, Zieher Smith Gallery, New York
Confidence, Linoping Contemporary Art Museum Linoping, Sweden
Basement Show, Art Gallery of Calgary, Calgary Alberta
Zoo Art Fair (Union Gallery, London, U.K.), London


2003
Berlin Art Fair, Gallery Axel Morner
The Basement Show, Vancouver
Drawing the World: Masters to Hipsters, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Retrospective, Monte Clark Gallery, Toronto
Boarding Pass, Monte Clark Gallery, Toronto

2002
Flyswatter, Monte Clark Gallery, Toronto

2001
The List 2001, Basel Art Fair, Basel, VTO Gallery

2000
Oktoberfest, VTO Gallery, London
Century of BC Painting, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Axel Morner Gallery at Basel Art Fair, Basel

1999
Project VI, Galerie Axel Morner, Stockholm, curated by Patrik Anderson
Futura Bold, Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver
The High life: A Contemporary Salon, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver
ARCO ’99 International Art Fair, Monte Clark Gallery, Madrid

1998
Weak Thought, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver

1997
Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver

1996
University of Lethbridge Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta
Galeria Once, Seville

1995
Future Traditions, London Regional Art Gallery, London
Drawings, OR Gallery, Vancouver

1994
Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver
Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton
Exhibition of Drawings, Atelier Gallery, Vancouver
Vancouver Collects, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver

1992
Gernereux Grunwald Gallery, Toronto

1991
Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby
Los Angeles Art Fair, (Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver), Los Angeles
Whatcom County Museum, Whatcom, Washington

1990
Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver
Los Angeles Art Fair, Los Angeles


1989
P.S.1, Long Island City, New York
49th Parallel Gallery, New York

1988
London Life Young Contemporaries, London Regional Art Gallery, London, Canada

1987
West Coast Painting: New Directions, Canada House, London, UK
Drawing Show, Unit Pitt Gallery, Vancouver

1986
Four Vancouver Young Romantic Painters, Canadian Cultural Centre, Paris
Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver

1985
The Young Romantics, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2003
For the Record, Augaitis, Daina et al Vancouver Art Gallery p 52-53

2002
Milroy, Sarah, ‘Brushes with the Best’, Globe and Mail, 11 May

2001
Coupland, Douglas, ‘Critical Mass’, The Globe and Mail, 12 May V1, V2

2000
Weak Thought, Augaitis, Daina et al Vancouver Art Gallery p 41-45

1999
Mayes John Bentley, ‘The thought that counts’, The National Post, Toronto, 9th January
Milroy, Sarah, ‘Artists young and old grapple with abstraction’, The Globe and Mail, Toronto, 16th January
Scott, Michael, ‘VAG abstract show is no romantic thrill’, The Vancouver Sun, Vancouver 20th January
Scott, Michael, ‘Monte Clark Gallery combines liberal and traditional thought in contemporary salon’, The Vancouver Sun, Vancouver, 24th February
Steiner, Shep, ‘Derek Root, Arni Haraldsson, Project VI, exhibition companion, Stockholm

COLLECTIONS

Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
University of Lethbridge, Alberta
Guest Artist P.S.1 Studio Program, 1989, Long Island City, New York

BIBLIOGRAPHY