Tony Bloom

Activities

Tony Bloom

Works at Stonecrop, his studio in Canmore, Alberta, Canada, producing sculpture in a range of scales from hand-held to monumental, in metal, clay, and other media.

Activities

2014
Under the Gibbous Moon; outdoor theatre/performance piece with Landbuoy  sculptures, in conjunction with Alberta Public Art Network conference.
2014
Panel discussion leader: artist/administrator interface in public art; Alberta Public Art Network conference
2014
Sound of the Sculpture performance piece; in Grande Prairie’s Canada Day parade representing Art Gallery of Grande Prairie; awarded first prize
2014
Landbuoys/Song of the Sculpture; solo exhibition and performance piece at the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie; Grande Prairie, Alberta
2013
Threshold; sculptural gates; 24 m (58 ft) wide; City of Lethbridge, Alberta
2013
Song of the Sculpture, pop-up performance piece, Elevation Place, Canmore
2013
Landbuoys/Song of the Sculpture; solo exhibition and performance piece at the Whyte Museum Gallery, Banff
2012
Five on Five; short presentation at Alberta Public Art Summit, Calgary
2011
Fanfare, wall sculpture ; Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton, Alberta
2010
Currency Globe sculpture sited at AIMCo head offices, Edmonton, Alberta
2008
Toh Tactic sculpture; Burlington Library, Washington
2007
AlphaBall Too; Mount Royal College, Calgary, Alberta
2006
River Fragments; sculpture for Sun Life Plaza; Calgary, Alberta
2005
Crenellated Habitat; stainless steel public art work for City of Calgary
2004
Eosphere; plaza sculpture for the museum of the Earth Ocean Sciences Department at the University of British Columbia
2002
Exhibition and talk on my work and sources at the Boardgames in Academia V Conference; Barcelona, Spain
2002
AlphaBall, steel plaza sculpture for New Westminster Public Library, New Westminster, British Columbia
1998
Guest speaker: Canadian Society of Landscape Architects Conference
1997
Canada/Greece Ceramic Sculpture Exchange; 6 weeks of studio work in Greece and Crete, culminating in exhibitions in Athens and Rethymnon, Crete
1996
Urban Gateways, City of Ottawa; national ideas competition looking at a reworking of the approaches to Parliament Hill; 3rd prize; collaboration with Doug Carlyle, Landscape Architect
1994
Alberta-Saskatchewan Border Sculpture; Lloydminster; 4 spires 100′ high; work comprises interpretive, ceremonial, and civic components; in collaboration with team leader Doug Carlyle, Landscape Architect
1994
Water Spheres; 9 spheres up to 2 meters in diameter as entrance feature to bio-filtration marsh, City of Burnaby, British Colombia
1993
WaterWork; 5 ton water-driven kinetic sculpture for BC Hydro head office, Vancouver, British Columbia
1990
The Oliver Convergence, City of Edmonton, Alberta; Work includes 4 steel spires up to 33′ and 20′ waterfall; steel fountain 20′ high, bronze text, and hedgerows. Doug Carlyle project lead.
1983-88
Member: Arts Festival Board, XV Winter Olympics
1985-87
Board of Directors, Mineside Arts Complex, Canmore
1985,87
Guest Artist, Johnson Atelier, Princeton, New Jersey
1986
Poetry/Percussion collaboration with Jon Whyte, Banff, Alberta
1979-80
Curated “Measure for Measure”, an exploration of contemporary musical instrument makers in Canada. Blair Ketcheson, collaborator. Based on original research, project included a magazine, exhibitions and festivals that toured Canada.
1980
Percussionist with Evelyn Roth performance piece, Whyte Museum, Banff
1978
World Craft Council Headquarters, WCC Biennial; Kyoto, Japan

Selected Exhibitions

2014
Looking Forward 2 Looking Back; 2 person exhibition with John Borrowman, Elevation Gallery, Canmore in conjunction with Stonecrop Studios’ 40th anniversary celebration
2014
Landbuoys; solo exhibition; Art Gallery of Grande Prairie; Grande Prairie, Alberta; included Song of the Sculpture performance piece with Steve Bloom
2013
Landbuoys; solo exhibition; Whyte Museum, Banff, Alberta; included Song of the Sculpture performance piece with percussionist Steve Bloom
2012
Thinking Big; group show; ACC and AGC galleries; Edmonton and Calgary
2012
Off the Wall; Canmore Art Guild Gallery, group show; Canmore, Alberta
2008
Chasing Sparks; solo exhibition, Avens Gallery, Canmore, Alberta
2002
Covalent Games, solo show; Universitaries de Treball Social, Barcelona, Spain
2001
Reconvergence; City of Red Deer Cultural Centre Gallery, Red Deer, Alberta
2001
Convergence/Divergence; 2 person show with Ed Bamling; Stony Plain Gallery
1999
Canadian Content; American Craft Museum store, NYC
1997
Canada/Greece Exchange; Athens, National Museum
1996
Complex Context, Whyte Museum Gallery; Banff, Alberta
1994
Opus; Canadian Museum of Civilization, Ottawa
1993
Worth Gallery, Taos, New Mexico
1992
NIH Galleries, Washington, D.C.
1991
Sun Cities Art Museum, Sun City, Arizona
1990
Galerie Franklin Silverstone, Montreal
1989
New Art Forms, Chicago, Illinois
1988
Going for Gold, Calgary, Alberta, XV Winter Olympics
1986
International Ceramics Exhibition, Mino, Japan
1986
Artists Society International, San Francisco
1984
International Academy of Ceramics, Washington
1978
Artisan 78, Canadian Craft Council
1978
London/Banff Exchange
1978
Commonwealth Games, Edmonton, Alberta
1978
Ontario/Alberta Exchange, travelling exhibition
1977
Essential Elements, Centre des Arts Visuels, Montreal
1974
Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture, Vancouver, B.C.

Public Commissions or Collections

Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Alberta Investment Management Corporation, Alberta Treasury Branches, Amoco Oil, ATCO Resources, BC Hydro Authority, The Banff Centre School of Fine Arts, Banff Springs Hotel, The Canadian Museum of Civilization, Canadian Crafts Council, Canadian Utilities Ltd., CBC Calgary, City of Burnaby, British Columbia, City of Calgary, Alberta, City of Edmonton, Alberta, City of Lethbridge, City of Lloydminster, Alberta/Saskatchewan, City of New Westminster, British Columbia, Claridge Collection, Esso Resources Calgary, Gardiner Museum, Toronto, ICG Resources, Government of Alberta, Government of Canada, International Academy of Ceramics, Lancaster Building, Calgary; Massey Foundation, Mount Royal College, Calgary, Alberta; Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton, Peter and Catharine Whyte Foundation, Placer Cego Resources Ltd.; Public Library, City of Burlington, Washington; Office of the Prime Minister of Canada, Riveredge Foundation, Syncrude Resources, Town of Canmore, Alberta, TransCanada Pipelines Ltd.; University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C.