RYAN SMOLUK
​​​​​​​vasmoluk@mts.net

EDUCATION
2013 University of Manitoba | Diploma in Art degree (4 years)
2001-06 Forum Art Institute
2005 Artbeat Studio Gallery | 6 month residency
2003 South Winnipeg Technical Centre | Desktop Publishing
1997-2000 South Winnipeg Technical Centre | Production Art

Grants, Awards and Recognition
2019 Manitoba Arts Council | Create Grant
2018 Manitoba Arts Council | Community Access Grant
2017 Canada Council | Cultivate: Professional Development Grant
2016 Manitoba Arts Council | Create Grant
2015 Canada Council | Cultivate: Professional Development Grant
2015 Winnipeg Arts Council | Create Grant
2014 Manitoba Arts Council | Create Grant
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
2019 Alchemy | Mayberry Fine Art, Winnipeg, MB
2018 Reflections | Great West Life, Winnipeg, MB
2017 Wake Up Call | Upbeat Artworks | Artbeat Studio Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
2016 Visual Language | Millennium Library, Winnipeg, MB
2016 Culture Shock | Curated by Diana Thorneycroft | 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 October 25-26 | Breaking Through | Canad Inn Polo Park, Winnipeg, MB
2008 September 25-October 25 | Silver Dream | Artbeat Studio Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
2008 July 15-16 | Manitoba 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
2019 Take Two | La Maison Des Artiste | Winnipeg, MB
2016 Upbeat Artworks | Artbeat Studio Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
2015 September 2014-March 2015 | Upbeat Artworks | Artbeat Studio Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
2014 August-September | Pool of the Black Star | Winnipeg, MB
2012 June-July | Studio Central Gallery | Winnipeg, MB
2006 October 4 | CMHA Heroes Luncheon | Winnipeg, MB
2006 October 2 | University of Winnipeg Disabilities Show | Winnipeg, MB
2006 July 13 | Illumination | Holiday Inn | Winnipeg, MB
2006 February-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 | Displayed work and sold a painting | Ottawa, Canada
2009 November 5-7 | Canadian Art Therapy Conference | Clarion Hotel, Winnipeg, MB
2009 October 8-9 | St. Amant Conference | Canad Inn, Winnipeg, MB
2009 October 1-2 | Asperger Conference | Victoria Inn, Winnipeg, MB
2007 October 23-24 | MFEAT | Canad Inn, Polo Park, Winnipeg, MB
2007 October 4 | DDA Conference | Canad Inn, Pembina Hwy, Winnipeg, MB
2007 September 25 | Autism Society Conference | Canad Inn, Polo park, Winnipeg, MB
2007 September 20 | Autism Awareness Conference | Delta Hotel, Winnipeg, MB
2006 October 21 | SDA Conference | Canad Inn, Pembina Hwy, Winnipeg, MB

Presentations
2016 October 21 | "Building A Dream" | Keynote Speaker | River East School Division, Winnipeg, MB
2016 February 23 | "Growing Up as an Artist with Autism" | Polson School, Winnipeg, MB
2015 April | "Making a Difference" | Manitoba Legislative Building
2015 June | "Anything is Possible" | Gordon bell High School
2011 November 24-25 | "Out of Mind, Into Creativity" | Symposium Panelist | Winnipeg Art Gallery
2010 Continuity Care Conference | Guest speaker and solo show | 120 Maryland Ave, Winnipeg, MB
2009 March 6-8 | "Growing as an Artist with Autism" | University of the North, Thompson, MB
2008 September 11-13 | "Growing as an Artist with Autism" | The Pas, MB
2007 September 25 | "Growing as an Artist with Autism" | Autism Society Conference | Winnipeg, MB
2007 March 22 | "Disability Discrimination in the Workplace" | 155 Carlton St, Winnipeg MB

Publications, Films and media
2016 Winnipeg Free Press review "Information Overload: Wry Humour Counters Creeping Chaos of Contemporary Life", Steven Leyden Cochrane
2016 Winnipeg Free Press review "'Fish Out of Water' to Shark Artist: Winnipegger's Work Takes on Unique View of the World", Alan Small
2016 CBC Radio Interview with Ismala Alfa on "Culture Shock"
2015 Featured in: Autism Asperger's Digest Magazine "Never Quit" story
2015 Featured in: DVD and Film opener "Normal Films" Los Angeles, CA
2015 March | Pace Magazine feature article
2012 CBC Interview with Mychaylo Prystupa
2012 April | Philatelic Bulletin NO. 102 | Stamp collectors magazine published in New York | Bio and "The Path" postage stamp
2011 Shaw TV interview on book promotion at Artbeat Studio by Meera Bahadoosingh
2011 Featured in: "The Art of Autism" by Debbie Hosseini
2009 Featured in: "The Arts: Possibilities, Disabilities Film", produced by Keri Bowers, Los Angeles, CA
2009 Shaw TV Interview on "Silver Dream" by Tracy Koga
2008 "Pictures Worth a Thousand Words", Feature story in Toyota Magazine

Current/recent employment
2016 Recovery Art Workshop | Teskey and Associates
2015 Taught art workshops | Constable Edward Finney School
2013 March-April | Taught art workshops with children ages 8 to 10 years old | Constable Edward Finney School
2007 Props Department | Lost Tales of the Brothers Grimm TV show
2000-04 Created five large city murals | Take Pride City of Winnipeg

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