Bio

 

Victor Goertz

was born and raised in Penticton, and Summerland British Columbia, Canada. Growing up in the Okanagan, he developed an affinity for the world outdoors, and explored it hiking and camping. He drew and created art from an early age and studied it. On to a BFA from Emily Carr University.

Victor has also worked as a house painter, software game designer, web site and graphics technician, but eventually re-commited to his art practice and is now working out of his east side studio in Vancouver. This lifetime love of the wild places of the world has taken him on trips to explore the land with camera, pastels and sketchbook, traveling to the Clayoquot, Carmanah, Walbran, Stein Valley, Okanagan and other unique places and ancient forests. and then returning to his studio to develop those explorations into paintings.

Victor is represented by Art Works Gallery in Vancouver and Art Function at Function Junction, Whistler, BC.

 

Exhibitions

 

 

 

2017            Yaletown Art Seen

2017            Parker Studio’s Spring Art Salon

2016            Eastside Culture Crawl, Vancouver

2016            Parker Studio’s Spring Art Salon

2015            Eastside Culture Crawl, Vancouver

2014            Eastside Culture Crawl, Vancouver

2013            Eastside Culture Crawl, Vancouver

2013            Rising Stars exhibition, Art Works Gallery, Vancouver

2012            Eastside Culture Crawl, Vancouver

2012            Overboard exhibition, Art Works Gallery, Vancouver

2011            Eastside Culture Crawl, Vancouver

2010            Eastside Culture Crawl, Vancouver

2009            Geniele Gallery, Whistler

2008             One Person Show   Chambar Restaurant & Art Gallery, Vancouver

2007             Theater of the Wild   Britannia Art Gallery, Vancouver

2008             Annual Eastside Culture Crawl, Vancouver

2005             The Art of Seeing   Revival Art Gallery, Vancouver

2003             Group Show   Windsor Gallery, Vancouver

2002             The Good Art Show   Gallery 1529, Vancouver

1985             One Person Show    Second Storey Gallery, Calgary Alberta

1984             Graduate Exhibition   Emily Carr College of Art and Design

 

Teaching and Visiting Artist Lectures

2008            Amazing Acrylics, Point Grey Community Center, Vancouver

2007             Visiting Artist Talk, Britannia High School, Vancouver

2005             Visiting Artist Talk,  Burnaby Artist Guild, Shadbolt Center for the Arts, Burnaby

 

Education

2008             BFA Painting Major, Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design

2000             Certificate  Web Design  Sanctuary Foundation, New Westminster

1995             Diploma  Macintosh Multi-media  Vancouver Community College

1991             Diploma (Honours)  Computer Graphics Technician Vancouver Community College

1984             Diploma  Painting  Emily Carr College of Art and Design

1979             Diploma  Fine Arts  Okanagan College

 

Scholarships

1979            Helen Pitt /Vancouver Foundation scholarship

1979            Florence Bond scholarship