Curriculum Vitae


Training

Ontario College of Art, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Sheridan College, Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Guelph University, Guelph, Ontario

Apprenticeships

Harold Town, Canadian Artist
William Ronald, Canadian Artist
Ramon Amor, Swiss-based Cuban Artist
Thaddaeus Szpelowitz, Canadian Artist
Jack Shadbolt, Canadian Artist

Artist in Residence

July 2013 Artist Residency at Atelier de la Rose, Montcabrier, S.W. France
2002 – 2007 International Summer Centre of the Arts, Vancouver, British Columbia
1998 – 2001 Vancouver Summer School for the Arts, Vancouver, British Columbia

Teaching

Ongoing Private classes and Open Studio group workshops at Picard Studios
2006 – present Emily Carr University, Vancouver, B.C.
2006 – 2012 Vancouver Training Institute – Residential Interior Decorating and Design Diploma Program (Perspective Drawing) Vancouver, B.C.
1998 – 2012 Vancouver School Board (Figure Drawing/Drawing/Sculpting Workshops) Vancouver, B.C.
North Vancouver School Board (Drawing/Painting Workshops) North Vancouver, B.C.
North Vancouver Neighbourhood House (Painting Workshops) North Vancouver, B.C.
1998 – 2001 Seymour Art Gallery (Painting/Drawing/Sculpture/Gallery Tours) North Vancouver, B.C.
1996 – 1999 New York School of Art (Drawing/Sculpting), Brooklyn/Sag Harbor, Long Island, N.Y.
ELST Studios (Figure Drawing), Vancouver, B.C.
Surrey School Board (Art Career Workshops), Surrey, British Columbia

Competitions

2009 Second Runner-Up, Chicago Sculpture Competition, Chicago, Illinois, USA
1996 Top Ten Finalist; New York Sculpture Competition, New York, New York, USA
1995 Top Three Finalist; Los Angeles Sculpture Competition, Los Angeles, California, USA
1994 Top Ten Finalist; Philadelphia Sculpture Competition, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
1993 Second Place Finish; Chicago Sculpture Competition, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Awards

2002 Davies International Art Award, Vancouver, B.C.
2000 – 2002 Vancouver School Board, Outstanding Teaching Award in the Field of Art, Vancouver, B.C.
1999 CoolStop: Best of the Cool Award for outstanding original Website design.
CyberTeddy: Peoples Choice Award for Top 500 Website
1998 – 2008 Volunteer Vancouver Recognition Award; for donation of time and art supplies to Children’s Hospital, Vancouver, B.C.
1997 Vancouver School Board Volunteer Award; for putting on art workshops at Vancouver Inner City Schools, Vancouver, B.C.
1996 -1998 Volunteer Vancouver Recognition Award; for donation of time and art supplies to Vancouver’s sick, homeless and underprivileged children at the Children’s Hospital and various Vancouver Shelters, Vancouver, B.C

Public Collections

University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C.
Sheridan College, Oakville, Ontario
West Vancouver Public Library, West Vancouver, B.C.
Richmond Public Library, Richmond, British Columbia
Burlington Public Library, Burlington, Ontario
Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
Vancouver Public Library, Vancouver, B.C.
Greater Victoria Public Library, Victoria B.C.
Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, British Columbia
Sheridan College, Oakville, Ontario
Emily Carr Art College, Vancouver BC
North Vancouver Public Library
Vancouver School Board
Capilano University, North Vancouver, BC
Oakville Public Library, Ontario
Mississauga Public Library, , Ontario
Toronto Public Library, Ontario
New York Public Library, New York City

Commissions

1987 – present Commissioned for both Public and Private Pieces including Paintings (Oil/Acrylic/ Watercolour)/ Portraits/Sculpture/Pen and Ink/Design and Illustration

Solo Exhibitions

2014 TBA, ”The Dark and The Wounded,” Vancouver, British Columbia (March)
2013 Fazakas Gallery, “The Many Faces of James Picard,” Vancouver, British Columbia (November)
Riverview Psychiatric Hospital, ”The Dark and The Wounded,” Vancouver, British Columbia (October)
Linda Vista Hospital, ”The Dark and The Wounded,” Los Angeles, California (April)
Lincoln Heights Jail, ”The Dark and The Wounded,” Los Angeles, California (April)
2012 Riverview Psychiatric Hospital, “The Dark & The Wounded”, Vancouver, British Columbia
2011 Canvas Lounge, Vancouver, British Columbia
2010 Round House Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia
2008 Book Launch “Picard Watercolours”, Croatian Cultural Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia
Performers Artist Lounge, Vancouver, British Columbia
Anza Club, “The Cocktail Party Performance/Exhibition” Vancouver, British Columbia
Moustache Café, North Vancouver, British Columbia
2007 Picard Studio’s Open House, Vancouver, B.C.
Canvas Lounge, Vancouver, British Columbia
2006 Synlox Studio, Vancouver, British Columbia
Moustache Café, North Vancouver, BC
2005 Picard Studio’s; Open House, Vancouver, B.C.
An Evening of Art Continues…, Interior Solutions, West Vancouver, B.C.
An Evening of Art with James Picard, Yaletown, Vancouver, B.C.
2004 Outdoor Art Exhibit, North Vancouver, B.C.
Winspear Theatre, Live Painting, Edmonton, Alberta
“Off the Canvas” Documentary Screening, Victoria, B.C.
Ayden Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
The Werx Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
2003 Gallery 1529 , Vancouver, B.C.
The Werx Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
2002 The Anza Club, Vancouver, B.C.
Bukowski’s, Vancouver, B.C.
The Werx Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
2001 On The Canvas: Ringside Impressions’, Seymour Art Gallery, North Vancouver, B.C.
The Werx Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia
2000 “I, Pick Art” Live Music tribute performance, Norman Rothstein Theatre, Vancouver, B.C.
“Just Singin’ Around” Live Music Performance/Christine Duncan/Sam Masich, Vancouver, B.C.
The Werx Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia
1999 Style Box, Vancouver, British Columbia
The Werx Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia
The Blinding Light Cinema, Vancouver, British Columbia
1998 Private Residence Exhibition, North Vancouver, British Columbia
1997 Oktavia Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia
1996 Quay Gallery, Gibsons, British Columbia
1992 Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, British Columbia
1989 AIDS: Struggle for Awareness, Community Arts Council, Vancouver, British Columbia
Station Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1988 Galerie Evan, Toronto, Ontario
1987 Springbank Visual Arts Centre, Mississauga, Ontario
1986 Hamilton Artists’ Inc., Hamilton, Ontario
1985 Springbank Visual Arts Centre, Mississauga, Ontario

Group Exhibitions

2013 ApARTment Gallery, Victoria, British Columbia (December)
2011 Seymour Art Gallery, North Vancouver, British Columbia
Face the World “Gala”, Point Grey. Vancouver, British Columbia
2010 Gallery Gachet, “Bouquet of Hope”, Vancouver, British Columbia
Seymour Art Gallery, Art for Kids Exhibition, North Vancouver, British Columbia
2009 MapleRidge Art Gallery, Maple Ridge, British Columbia
Shadbolt Centre of the Arts, Burnaby, British Columbia
NorthShore Neighbourhood House, North Vancouver, British Columbia
Seymour Art Gallery, Art for Kids Exhibition, North Vancouver, British Columbia
Westbrook Fine Art Gallery, London, England
2008 Seymour Art Gallery, Art for Kids Exhibition, North Vancouver, British Columbia
Westbrook Fine Art Gallery, London, England
Seymour Quay Gallery, “James Picard and his Students” North Vancouver, British Columbia
2007 Seymour Art Gallery, Art for Kids Exhibition, North Vancouver, British Columbia
Westbrook Fine Art, London, England
Seymour Quay Gallery, North Vancouver, British Columbia
Seymour Art Gallery, “Dream Exhibition”, North Vancouver, British Columbia
RM Fine Art, London, England
2006 Picard Studios Annual Childrens Charity Fundraiser, Vancouver, British Columbia
Seymour Quay Gallery, North Vancouver, British Columbia
Saatchi Gallery, London, England
Blank Canvas Collabration Project, Seymour Art Gallery, North Vancouver, British Columbia
Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival, VanDusen Botanical Gardens, Vancouver, British Columbia
Euphorbia 2006, White Rock, B.C.
Toronto Art Expo, Toronto, Ontario
Seymour Art Gallery, Art for Kids Exhibition, North Vancouver, British Columbia
Qualicum Bay Seaside Gallery, Qualicum Bay, British Columbia
RM Fine Art, London, England
2005 EastSide Culture Crawl, Vancouver, B.C.
Arbico Exhibition; Ballet Tucson, Tucson, Arizona USA
Robert Miller Gallery, New York, New York USA
Revival Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia
Seymour Art Gallery, Art for Kids Exhibition, North Vancouver, British Columbia
Self Portrait Exhibition Place des Arts, Coquitlam, British Columbia
RM Fine Art, London, England
Werx Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
2004 Ferry Building, West Vancouver, B.C.
Seymour Art Gallery, Art for Kids Exhibition, North Vancouver, British Columbia
Ayden Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
RM Fine Art, London, England
Royal College of Art, London, England
International Plaza Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia
Qualicum Bay Seaside Gallery, Qualicum Bay, British Columbia
The Werx Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia
2003 Pier 92, NYC Art Fair, Manhattan, New York, USA
Qualicum Bay Seaside Gallery, Qualicum Bay, British Columbia
Seymour Art Gallery, Art For Kids Exhibition, North Vancouver, British Columbia
London ArtFair, Battersea Park, London, England
Royal College of Art, London, England
Gallery 1529, Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, B.C.
The Werx Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
2002 Gallery 1529, Vancouver, B.C.
Pier 92, Manhattan, New York, USA
Silent Charity Auction, Media Club, Vancouver, B.C
The Werx Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia
2001 Seymour Art Gallery, Art For Kids Exhibition, North Vancouver, British Columbia
Artropolis 2001, Vancouver, British Columbia
The Werx Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia
2000 Seymour Art Gallery, ‘Design for Living Exhibition’, North Vancouver, B.C
The Werx Gallery “Picasso, Picard and the Plumber”, Vancouver, British Columbia
1999 The Werx Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia
1998 Live Painting, Opening of the Commemorative Varley Trail, North Vancouver, British Columbia
ELST Studios, Vancouver, British Columbia
Zheeclay Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia
1997 Open Art Gallery, Warehouse Exhibition, Richmond, British Columbia
VTV Studios (Baton Broadcasting), Vancouver, British Columbia
Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, British Columbia
1996 Galerie Pignon, Paris, France
Oktavia Gallery “EROS Show”(September), Vancouver, British Columbia
Oktavia Gallery “Synaesthesis Show”(May), Vancouver, British Columbia
Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, British Columbia
Music West Festival, Vancouver, British Columbia
1996 Argovia Gallery, Whistler, British Columbia
1995 Soho New Art Exposition, New York, New York, USA
1993 New York Art Competition, New York, New York, USA
Sodarco: Montreal International Art Competition, Montreal, Quebec
1992 Flame of Hope: AIDS Benefit, West End Community Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia
1991 Artists Against AIDS Benefit, Pitt Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia
1990 Street Art Works, North Vancouver City Hall Gallery, North Vancouver, British Columbia
Artropolis ’90, The Roundhouse, Vancouver, British Columbia
Street Art Works: Art Works Gallery, North Vancouver, British Columbia
1990 Prairie Gallery, Grande Prairie, Alberta
Vancouver Art Gallery, Rental Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia
Painters & Players Production, Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, British Columbia
1988 Station Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
Galerie Evan, Toronto, Ontario
International New York Art Competition, New York, New York, USA
1987 Start Gallery, Kitchener, Ontario
Brack Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
International New York Art Competition, New York, New York, USA
Edios Drayman Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1987 26th Outdoor Art Competition, Nathan Philips Square, Toronto, Ontario
Discovery 3, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Ontario
1985 Hamilton Artists’ Inc., Hamilton, Ontario

Media

June 2013 “James Picard”, Annex Magazine, p. 47, Los Angeles
April 24, 2013 “Painting a Path to Recovery” by Stephanie Ip, The Province, Vancouver
2011 An Afternoon with James Picard by Kevan Sung, Vancouver, B.C.
2010 Maple Ridge News, (September 15), Maple Ridge, British Columbia
2009 Culture Review, New York, New York
2008 Chicago Art News, (December 15) Chicago, Illinois
ArtNews Canada, Toronto, Ontario
Opus Newsletter, Vancouver, British Columbia
Vancouver Sun (March 8) Vancouver, British Columbia
North Shore News (January 16) North Vancouver, British Columbia
North Shore News (January 11)) North Vancouver, British Columbia
2007 The Artists Magazine, Ottawa, Ontario
Opus Newsletter (Issue #227) Vancouver, B.C.
GrabNews (Edition Two, July 2007), Vancouver, British Columbia
GrabNews (Edition One, June 2007), Vancouver, British Columbia
The Edmontonians Magazine, (May 2007), Edmonton, Alberta
2006 NorthShore News, (August 4) North Vancouver, British Columbia
CBC Radio 690 AM, “On the Coast” (July 25) Interviewed by Trevor Hughes, Vancouver, B.C.
CBC Radio 690 AM, North By NorthWest; Interviewed by Maria Bartlett, Vancouver, B.C.
The Vancouver Courier Newspaper, (Vol.16 No.28) July 14, Vancouver, British Columbia
CBC Radio 105.7 FM, (July 11) “The Arts Report; Interviewed by Trevor Hughes, Vancouver, B.C.
CBC Radio 690 AM, (July 10) “On the Coast; Interviewed by Trevor Hughes, Vancouver, B.C.
Arts Alive Magazine (Volume 11 No. 4) , North Vancouver, British Columbia
NorthShore News (July 7), North Vancouver, British Columbia
The Outlook Newspaper, North Vancouver, British Columbia
Opus Newsletter, Vancouver, British Columbia
North Shore News (April 2) North Vancouver, British Columbia
City-TV Six O’clock News, Arts Report, Toronto, Ontario
Artsnews Journal and website, March, Toronto, Ontario
Metro Newspaper, Vancouver, British Columbia
2005 CBC Television, B-Connected Series, Vancouver, British Columbia
Westender Newspaper, Vancouver, British Columbia
LA Style Magazine, Los Angeles, California
2004 CBC National Arts Report (June 14) Adrienne Lamb Interview Toronto, Ontario
CBC RadioAM (June 14; Arts and Culture Interview with Adrienne Lamb) Edmonton, Alberta
Edmonton Journal, (June 11; Interview with Bill Rankin) Edmonton, Alberta
See Magazine, (June 10-16;Issue #550) Edmonton, Alberta
The Edmonton Sun Newspaper (June 11) Edmonton, Alberta
ArtsAlive Magazine, (May/June issue Article by Geoff Hoile) Vancouver, B.C.
The Vancouver Courier Newspaper (April 14) Urban Landscape, Vancouver, B.C.
CBC Arts News Report (Article by Trevor Hughes), Toronto, Ontario
City TV Community Events (March 29 – April 12) Vancouver, B.C.
The Vancouver Courier Newspaper (April 1), Vancouver, B.C.
CBC 690 AM The Arts Report, Interview with Trevor Hughes (March 31) Vancouver,B.C.
The North Shore News, (February 29), North Vancouver, B.C.
CTV National Television ‘The Vicki Gabereau Show” (February 16), Vancouver,B.C.
The North Shore News, (January 30), North Vancouver, B.C.
2003 Kulture/Berlin Magazine, Berlin Germany
ArtWorld Magazine Fall Edition Toronto, Ontario
CBC 690 AM ‘The Early Edition’ (July 2) Vancouver, B.C.
CBC 690 AM ‘The Afternoon Show’ (June 24) Vancouver, B.C.
CityTV, CityPulse News Entertainment , 11:00 News (March 6), Vancouver, B.C.
CityTV Entertainment Report, Six O’Clock News (March 4), Vancouver, B.C.
Bravo Television Canadian Premiere, James Picard: Off The Canvas (Jan. 26/Feb. 9)
Eastern Arts & Culture Magazine, Movie Review, Toronto, Ontario
2002 ArText Magazine, Toronto, Ontario
The Georgia Straight (Volume 36, Number 1821) Nov.14 Vancouver, B.C.
CBC 690 AM ‘The Afternoon Show’ (November 13) Vancouver, B.C.
CBC 105.7 FM ‘The Arts Report”- Trevor Hughes (November 13) Vancouver, B.C.
James Picard: Off the Canvas; Documentary Film , Vancouver, B.C.
The North Shore News, (January 18) North Vancouver, B.C.
2001 The North Shore News, (November 23) North Vancouver, B.C.
CBC 690 AM ‘The Arts Report’ – Paul Grant (September 20) Vancouver, B.C.
The Vancouver Sun, Queue Magazine (September 12) Vancouver, B.C.
The North Shore News (September 12) North Vancouver, B.C.
The Vancouver Courier Newspaper (Volume 92, Number 72 September 9) Vancouver, B.C.
The WestEnder Newspaper, (August 30 – Sept. 5), Vancouver, B.C.
University Of Victoria Master’s Program Taped Interview, (June) Victoria, B.C.
Arts Alive Magazine (Volume 7 Number 1) March/April, North Vancouver, B.C.
2000 The Vancouver Sun , Queue Magazine (December 7) Vancouver, B.C.
The Georgia Straight (Volume 34, Number 1720) Arts Notes Dec. 7 Vancouver, B.C.
CBC Television, Canada Now News Hour “State of the Arts” (Dec. 7) Vancouver, B.C.
CBC 690 AM “The Arts Report” – Paul Grant (December 7) Vancouver, B.C.
The Vancouver Courier Newspaper (Volume 91 No. 97 December 6) Vancouver, B.C.
The Georgia Straight ( Volume 34, Number 1719) November 30, Vancouver, B.C.
CFRO 102.7 FM –The Indie Power Hour , Vancouver, B.C.
Education Canada (Summer Edition) Toronto, Ontario
CBC French Television, (Channel 7) National Broadcast 6 o’clock News (July 31)
Arts Alive Magazine (Vol.6 Number 3) July/August, North Vancouver, B.C.
The Georgia Straight (Volume 34, number 1687) Thursday April 20, Vancouver, B.C.
The WestEnder Newspaper (April 20-26), Visual Arts: What’s On, Vancouver, B.C.
Montreal Television, (Channel 68) National Broadcast, April 2.
CBC French Television , Courants Du Pacifique (April 2 & 3), Vancouver, B.C.
The WestEnder Newspaper (February 3) , Vancouver, B.C.
1999 The West End Times (Volume 9, Issue 51) Friday December 17, Vancouver, B.C.
CBC Television, Broadcast One News Hour, “State of the Arts” (July 7 ) Vancouver B.C.
The Vancouver Sun (July 3) Vancouver, British Columbia
‘Daytime Live’ Rogers Community Television, Burnaby, British Columbia
CBC 690 AM The Arts Report – Paul Grant (February 15), Vancouver, B.C.
The Courier Newspaper (Vol.90, No.13, February 14, 1999), Vancouver, B.C.
The Vancouver Echo (Vol. 81, No.44, February 10), Vancouver, B.C.
1998 ‘Moving On’ CBC Television Show (June) Toronto, Ontario
Modern Art Magazine-Investor’s File (Spring/Summer) New York, New York
The Courier Newspaper (Vol. 89, No. 40, May 20) Vancouver, B.C.
Gabereau Live-VTV Live Talk Show (May 6) Vancouver, B.C.
CBC 690 AM The Arts Report – Paul Grant (April 16) Vancouver, B.C.
The Vancouver Echo (Vol. 80, No.52, April 8) Vancouver, B.C.
CNIB NewsLink Magazine (Vol. 19, Issue 1, February) Vancouver, B.C
The Opus Newsletter (February) Vancouver, B.C.
Artworld (Winter 97/98) New York, New York
ArtNotes: Writings on the Visual Arts in Canada (Premiere Edition) Toronto, Ontario
1997 The Vancouver Echo (Vol. 80, No.34, December 3) Vancouver, B.C.
CBC 105.7 FM The Arts Report (Friday November 21) Vancouver, B.C.
Artichoke Magazine (Spring/Summer) Vancouver, B.C.
The Vancouver Sun (June 23) Vancouver, B.C.
The Richmond Art Gallery News (Summer) Richmond, B.C.
Richmond Review (August 23) Richmond, B.C.
The Times Educational News: (Vol.II, No.6, June) Vancouver, British Columbia
Canadian Art Magazine (Spring) Toronto, Ontario
Preview Magazine (February/March) Vancouver, B.C.
The Vancouver Sun (March 19) Vancouver, B.C.
1992 CFRO 102.7 FM – The Friday Rationale (Interview) Vancouver, B.C.
The Vancouver Sun, Vancouver, B.C.
The Western News, Vancouver, B.C.
The Vancouver Echo, Vancouver, B.C.
Angles Magazine, Vancouver, B.C
1992 The WestEnder Newspaper, Vancouver, B.C.
Plus Magazine, Vancouver, B.C.
CBC 105.7 FM – The Almanac (Interview) Vancouver, B.C.
CFRO 102.7 FM – Pidgeon Park (Interview) Vancouver, B.C.
CFRO 102.7 FM – The Coming Out Show (Interview) Vancouver, B.C.
1989 Mouth Magazine (Premier Issue) Vancouver, B.C.
1988 Yorkville Magazine, Toronto, Ontario / Slate Magazine, Toronto, Ontario

Volunteer

Ongoing volunteer work with various charities and organizations such as Camp Good times Summer Camp for children and teens living with cancer.