Beach Party
Oil and Mixed Media on Canvas : 62 x 100 inches ( 157 x 254 cm)
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signed and dated "Kingswood 2011" (lower center)


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Ron Kingswood
Canadian,

Ron Kingswood was born in 1959 and currently resides in Sparta, Ontario.

"These paintings, whether created allegorically or painted representationally, the natural world has been at their core. The intention with my previous paintings was never to create a factual effigy, but rather to unearth something more intangible, something more ethereal than ‘what you see is what you get’.

Over the past decade, a search for a deeper response to the landscape has led me away from pictorial works, to a more metaphorical and emblematic objective. I find discussion or pronouncement of these late canvasses hugely difficult, and perhaps even more so, unimportant. Also to characterize these works in a contextual style is unessential, for the pursuit of the sublime is wordless.

Through these latest paintings I have sought the emergence of either disturbance or disruption of forested areas. Whether naturally occurring or the result of commercial harvesting, the remaining areas, ‘the ruins’, are what I have been witness to and have used as a subject. I have expressed neither pity nor delight with the impact of where I wander, only relating to the abstraction of these remnants. “

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2012    Odon Wagner Contemporary, Toronto, Ontario

2010   St.Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre, St.Thomas, Ontario

2006   Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2005   Lyndsay McCandless Contemporary, Jackson Hole, Wyoming

2002   Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2001   Marin-Harris Gallery, Jackson Hole, Wyoming

1996   Lynwood Art Centre, Simcoe, Ontario

1995   Gibson Gallery, London, Ontario

1994   Gallery Lambton, Sarnia, Ontario

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015  ‘Environmental Impact’, traveling group exhibition, Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, VA; Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet, SC; The Art Museum, SUNY Potsdam, NY

2014   'Environmental Impact’, traveling group exhibition, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI; Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA; Roger Tory Peterson Institute, Jamestown, NY; 

2013  ‘Environmental Impact’, traveling group exhibition, Canton Museum of Art, Canton, OH; R.W. Norton Art Gallery, Shreveport, LA

2012  Iliad Contemporary, New York, NY

            Art Toronto, Odon Wagner Contemporary, Toronto

2012   J. Cacciola Gallery, New York, NY

2011   Art Toronto, Odon Wagner Contemporary, Toronto

2010   Art Chicago, Jonathan Cooper Gallery, London, UK

2009   Art Toronto, Jonathan Cooper Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

2009   J.Cacciola Gallery, New York

2009   Jonathan Cooper Gallery, London, UK

2008   20th Anniversary Exhibition, Jonathan Cooper, Park Walk Gallery, London, UK

2008   The London Art Fair, Jonathan Cooper, Park Walk Gallery, London, UK

2008   Barry Hood, Ron Kingswood, Lyndsay McCandless Contemporary, Jackson Hole, Wyoming

2008   Francis Caprani, Ron Kingswood, Brian Saby, The Bank Job, London, UK

            Group Exhibition, Sandra Ainsley Gallery, Toronto, ON

2007   Loveland Museum, Loveland, Colorado

2006   Jonathan Cooper, Park Walk Gallery, London, England

2006   Large Works, Gallery 1261, Denver, Colorado

2004-05 Scott White Contemporary Art, Telluride, Colorado

2005    Vanderleelie Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta

2003-04  Canada House Gallery, Banff, Alberta

2002   Douglaas Udell Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta & Vancouver, British Columbia

1999   Settler’s West Gallery, Tucson, Arizona

1998   Spanierman Gallery, New York, New York

1992   King Gallery, New York, New York

 

Museum Exhibitions

2000-04 Western Visions Miniature Show, National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson Hole, Wyoming        

2000    The Single Tree, Museum London, London, Ontario

1998-01Wilderness Reunion, Algonquin Museum, Algonquin Park, Ontario

1998    80 Years of Experiment 1912-1992, Beal Art, Museum London, London, Ontario

1996    Wildlife, The Artist’s View, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, Wisconsin

1992-93Southwestern Art Exhibit, Museum London, London,                                               Ontario

1989    Southwestern Art Exhibit, Museum London, London, Ontario

 

Museum Collections

Ella Sharp Museum of Art, Jackson, Michigan
Foothills Art Centre, Golden, Colorado
Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, Wisconsin
London Museum, London, ON
National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
The Rooms (The Museum of Newfoundland & Labrador), St.John's, Newfoundland
St.Thomas Elgin Public Art Centre, St.Thomas, ON
The Virginia Museum of Animal Art, Charlottesville, Virginia

 

Public Collections

Husky Injection Molding Systems, Bolton, Ontario

Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, Wisconsin

London Museum, London, Ontario

Morgan Stanley, Tokyo, Japan

National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson Hole, Wyoming

St.Thomas Elgin General Hospital, St.Thomas, Ontario

St.Thomas Elgin Public Art Centre, St.Thomas, Ontario

Seroyal, Toronto, Ontario

The Museum of Newfoundland & Labrador, St.John’s, Newfoundland

Weston Foundation, Toronto, Ontario

World Wildlife Fund, Gland, Switzerland

York Finch General Hospital, Toronto, Ontario

Ella Sharp Museum of Art, Jackson, Michigan

The Virginia Museum of Animal Art, Charlottesville, Virginia

Foothills Art Centre, Golden, Colorado

 

Education

H.B. Beal Art, London, Ontario