Curriculum Vitae

RYAN SMOLUK
​​​​​​​vasmoluk@mts.net

EDUCATION
2013 University of Manitoba | Diploma in Art degree (4 years)
2001-06 Forum Art Institute
2005 Artbeat Studio | 6 month residency
2003 South Winnipeg Technical Center | Certificate course 
1997-2000 South Winnipeg Technical Center

Grants, Awards and Recognition
2015 Canada Council for the Arts
2015 Winnipeg Arts Council Grant
2014 Manitoba Arts Council Grant for Emerging Artists
2012 March | United Nations Stamp Award | Painting reproduced on postage stamp available worldwide
2012 April 3 | Invited guest at the UN Assembly hosted by Christiane Amanpour ABC News | Attended by Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon
2012 April 2 | NY Stock Exchange Ringing of the Bell ceremony | Honoured and recognized for his art by Master of Ceremonies, Tommy Hilfiger
2008 Never Quit award | Nominated for most inspiring story, Toyota Canada
2006 Manitoba Arts Council Grant | Mentorship program, Tom Anrich

Solo Exhibitions
2016 Culture Shock | Actual Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
2013 October | Temple Garden Conference, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB
2013 April | Coming of Age Dialogue, Viscount Gort Hotel, Winnipeg, MB
2012 June, July | Studio Central Gallery, 444 Kennedy St, Winnipeg, MB
2008 Oct 25-26 | Breaking Through, Canad Inn Polo Park, Winnipeg, MB
2008 Sept 25-Oct 25 | Silver Dream, Artbeat Studio Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
2008 July 15-16 | MB Marathon, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB
2007 April 20-21 | Visual Thinking, Canad Inn Polo Park, Winnipeg, MB
2007 March 22 | Province of Manitoba, 155 Carlton St, Winnipeg, MB
2006 March 12 (2 weeks) | Spring Art Show, Fleet Gallery, Winnipeg, MB

Group Exhibitions
2015 Sept 2014 to March 2015 | Upbeat Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
2014 Aug, Sept | Pool of the Black Star, Winnipeg, MB
2012 June, July | Studio Central Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
2006 Oct 4 | CMHA Heroes Luncheon, Winnipeg, MB
2006 Oct 2 | University of Winnipeg Disabilities Show, Winnipeg, MB
2006 July 13 | Illumination, Holiday Inn, Winnipeg, MB
2006 Feb-March | University of Manitoba Art Show, Winnipeg, MB

Conferences with solo exhibitions
2014 October 24 | "Growing up as an artist with Autism", Seven Oaks School Division
2012 International Stigma Conference, Ottawa, Canada | Displayed and sold painting
2009 Nov 5-7 | Canadian Art Therapy conference, Clarion Hotel, Winnipeg, MB
2009 Oct 8-9 | St.Amant Conference, Canad Inn, Winnipeg, MB
2009 Oct 1-2 | Asperger Conference, Victoria Inn, Winnipeg, MB
2007 Oct 23-24 | MFEAT, Canad Inn, Polo Park, Winnipeg, MB
2007 Oct 4 | DDA Conference, Canad Inn, Pembina Hwy, Winnipeg, MB
2007 Sept 25 | Autism Society Conference, Canad Inn, Polo park, Winnipeg, MB
2007 Sept 20 | Autism Awareness Conference, Delta Hotel, Winnipeg, MB
2006 Oct 21 | SDA Conference, Canad Inn, Pembina Hwy, Winnipeg, MB

Presentations
2015 April | Making a Difference, Manitoba Legislative Building
2015 June | Anything is Possible, Gordon bell High School
2011 Nov 24, 25 | WAG-Out of Mind, Into Creativity symposium panelist
2010 Continuity Care Conference | Guest speaker and solo show, 120 Maryland Ave, Winnipeg, MB
2009 March 6-8 | University of the North, Growing as an Artist with Autism, Thompson, MB
2008 Sept 11-13 | Growing as an Artist with Autism, The Pas, MB
2007 Sept 25 | Autism Society Conference, Growing as an Artist with Autism, Winnipeg, MB
2007 March 22 | Disability discrimination in the work place, 155 Carlton St, Winnipeg MB

Publications, Films and media
2015 Autism Asperger's Digest Magazine Never Quit story | Currently in editing process
2015 DVD and Film opener Normal Films Los Angeles
2015 March | Pace Magazine Feature article
2012 CBC Interview re art award by Mychaylo Prystupa
2012 April | Philatelic Bulletin NO. 102 | Stamp collectors magazine published in NY | Bio and The Path postage stamp
2012 March | Published in art book | An international hard cover "The Heart of Autism-Shifting Perceptions" by Debbie Hosseini
2011 Published in art book | "The Art of Autism" by Debbie Hosseini
2009 The Arts: Possibilities, Disabilities Film, produced by Keri Bowers, LA
2008 Pictures Worth a Thousand Words, Feature story in Toyota Magazine

Current/recent employment
2015 Taught art workshops | Constable Edward Finney School
2013 March-April | Taught art workshops | Classes at Constable Edward Finney School | Children 8 to 10 years old
2007 Lost Tales of the Brothers Grimm TV show, Props Department
2000-04 Take Pride City of Winnipeg | 5 large city murals

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