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CURRENT EXHIBITION

5 Photographers

PREVIOUS EXHIBITIONS

Annual Winter and Summer Group Shows 2006 - 2012
The Moment Eternal
Out of the Green
Shifting Season
Gallery Artists'07
CONTACT'07 Sculptural Images
CONTACT'06 Landscapes Revealed

ARTIST STATEMENT

Things are either emerging out of nothingness or disappearing into nothingness. It is impermanence that gives transcendence and true meaning to the world. When we accept the transitory nature of all existence we can better appreciate the fleeting pleasures of the world without anxiety for their end.

The photographs in this collection capture lyrical instances of a world in constant change revealing a beauty seemingly removed from everyday life, satisfying longed for moments in time.

BIOGRAPHY

Bret Culp’s photographs have been shown in solo, juried and special event exhibitions in galleries and museums in Canada, the United States and abroad, including Leonardo Gallery in Toronto, Canada; The Tom Thomson Museum in Owen Sound, Canada; The Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, USA; and the Masters of Photography Exhibition in Curitiba, Brazil.

In addition, his work is in public and private collections, including The Center For Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, USA and The Black and White Spider Awards, London, UK.

Bret is the recipient of numerous awards and honours. He has received an International Black and White Spider award for Fine Art; a ProFoto’s Excellence in Imaging and Design award; an Agfa International Photo Contest award; and inclusion in volume one of The World's Greatest Black & White Photography.

Bret Culp was born in Dunnville, Ontario, Canada in 1970, studied film and photography at Ryerson University in Toronto and has spent extended periods of time in Germany, Ireland, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States.

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EXHIBITIONS

2009 Annual Summer Group Show Leonardo Gallery, Toronto

2008
The Moment Eternal Leonardo Gallery, Toronto **
The Art of Nature Exhibition The Green Living Show, Toronto

2007
SHIFTING SEASON A Retrospective of 2007 Exhibitions Leonardo Gallery, Toronto
International Juried Exhibition of Fine Art Photography The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, Colorado
Gallery Artists Group Exhibition Leonardo Gallery, Toronto
Sculptural Images CONTACT Photography Festival 2007 Leonardo Gallery, Toronto **
Gallery Artists Group Exhibition Leonardo Gallery, Toronto

2006
Masters of Photography International Charity Exhibition Curitiba, Brazil
Landscapes Revealed CONTACT Photography Festival 2006 Leonardo Gallery, Toronto **
Terra Incognita Zilberschmuck Gallery, Toronto **
Convergence, 43 Annual Juried Exhibition Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, Owen Sound

2005
Sublimation, Juried Exhibition Hang Man Gallery, Toronto
The Hummingbird Centre Juried Fall Art Show The Hummingbird Centre, Toronto
The Framework Foundation Timeraiser CBC Broadcast Centre, Toronto
The Hummingbird Centre Juried Spring Art Show The Hummingbird Centre, Toronto

2003
Distillery District Art Exhibition Distillery District, Toronto

2002
Assorted Works Joy Bistro, Toronto *
Frieze Frames Gallery 888, Toronto **

2001
Lost and Found Gallery 888, Toronto *

* solo show ** two person show

COLLECTIONS

The Center For Fine Art Photography Fort Collins, USA
The Black and White Spider Awards London, UK
Dr. Neil Sharpe Hamilton, Canada
Dr. Jerry Giblon Toronto, Canada

PUBLICATIONS

The Beauty of Impermanence | Bret Culp self published, 2008
The World's Greatest Black & White Photography Photograph, Quotation – book | BASIL, 2007
Masters of Photography International Charity Exhibition Catalog, 2006
Landscape! Article, Mass Art Guide, May 2006
Artist Feature Riverside Quarterly, Spring 2006
Art Scene Article, Beach Metro News, February 2006
Top Islands of the World Photograph, New Holland Publishers, 2005
The Collection Photograph, File Magazine, 2005
Lost and Found Exhibition Article, The Dunnville Chronicle, September 26, 2001

LECTURES/PUBLIC-SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Personal Artistic Expression The Toronto Camera Club, Toronto, October, 2008
The Photographer’s Artistic Voice The Toronto Guild for Photographic Art, Toronto, April 2008

AWARDS

Fine Art Merit of Excellence: Strength International Black and White Spider Awards, 2005
Excellence in Imaging and Design: www.bretculp.com ProFotos Awards, 2005
Second: Toronto Harbour Sunset Agfa International Photo Contest, 2001
Honours: Toronto Harbour Sunset Photo Trust, 2000
Honours: White Cliffs of Rügen Photo Trust, 2000

CHARITABLE EVENTS

Masters of Photography International Exhibition Art for Disabled Children Fundraiser, Brazil, 2006
Holidays Around the World Celebrity Silent Auction The Children's Wish Foundation, 2005
Musicians in the War Zone War Child Canada, 2001

PHOTOGRAPHIC EDUCATION

Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada