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About Grant Withers

photographer, artist, visionary

BIO

Grant is a husband, father and self-taught artist producing photo-based artwork near Vancouver, Canada. He exhibits his ever-evolving art in solo and group shows and is an avid supporter of the arts in his community. He is also an accredited member of the Professional Photographers of Canada and a member of the Burnaby Photographic Society.

Since the 1970s a camera has been at Grant’s side while he has caravanned, canoed, cruised, trained, planed, driven, SCUBA dived, hitched, hiked, ballooned and biked in over twenty countries on five continents. Family, photography and fly fishing continue to be at the core of most of these adventures. He has long been an artist at heart whether clicking a shutter, working wood or trying to pull the perfect shot of espresso.

Shooting since he was a teenager armed with his father’s Pentax SLR he fell in love with B&W darkroom work and Kodachrome 64. Now he embraces the creative potential of the digital darkroom and is developing a reputation for his revolutionary shooting and presentation techniques which challenge conventional definitions of photography. 

Grant is always searching for gorgeous light and intriguing subject matter and is striving to be a leader in Canadian photographic art.

Artist Statement

While the fundamentals of art and design guide my photography it is when I break the rules that I feel most exhilarated behind the camera. When inspiration and liberation get together the results are magical, hard to predict and always rewarding. I create images that do more than simply express my own photographic style; I aim to engage you and invite you to question your own assumptions about your visual world.

I am a camera-wielding visionary, always honing my multidisciplinary art practice. My art lives on the outskirts of photography in that colourful house between reality and fantasy where traditional art genres play together and learn from each other. Playful and bold experimentation are my hallmarks.

CV

Group Exhibitions

2019: (upcoming) Deer Lake Gallery, Burnaby, BC – Luminescence IV

2019: (upcoming) 100 Braid Street Studios, New Westminster, BC – UnderExposed

2019: (upcoming) Deer Lake Gallery, Burnaby, BC – Transition

2019: (upcoming) CityScape Community Art Space, North Vancouver, BC – On the Same Page: Transforming Paper

2018: Gallery Café, Port Moody, BC – PPOC-BC Image Salon exhibit

2014 – 2018: Pop-up event in various converted private residences in Burnaby, BC – Living Room Art in the Heights

2012 – 2019: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Burnaby, BC – Burnaby Photographic Society Showcase print and multimedia exhibition

2017: North Burnaby Neighbourhood House, Burnaby, BC – North Burnaby Photo Connection Local Lens – connecting your community through photographic art

2017: Encore Café, Burnaby, BC – Burnaby Photographic Society member exhibition

2017: North Vancouver Community Arts Council, North Vancouver, BC – Anonymous Art Show

2017: Deer Lake Gallery, Burnaby, BC – Luminescence II

2017: Creative Co-Workers gallery space, Vancouver, BC – the Best of BC – PPOC Travelling Print Exhibition during Capture Photography Festival

2016: North Burnaby Neighbourhood House, Burnaby, BC – North Burnaby Photo Connection member show

2016: VanDusen Botanical Garden, Vancouver, BC – Light and Form

2016: No. 3 Road Art Columns Public Art (How Art Works) Program, Richmond, BC

2016: Encore Café, Burnaby, BC – Burnaby Photographic Society member exhibition

2016: Deer Lake Gallery, Burnaby, BC – Luminescence

2016: Roundhouse Community Arts Centre, Vancouver, BC – PPOC-BC PHOTOGraphie festival and exhibition

2015: Anvil Centre, New Westminster, BC – PPOC-BC PHOTOGraphie festival and exhibition

2014: Anvil Centre, New Westminster, BC – PPOC-BC PHOTOGraphie festival and exhibition

Solo Exhibitions

2018: AMP Studio, Vancouver, BC – Vocal Point during Capture Photography Festival

2017: North Burnaby Neighbourhood House, Burnaby, BC – New Photographic Heights

2017: AMP Studio, Bending Light, Vancouver, BC

2017: G&F Financial, Burnaby, BC – Local Abstracts

Presentations

2019: (upcoming) Feature Artist Talk at Deer Lake Gallery, Burnaby, BC – Transition exhibition

2019: (upcoming) Salon Panelist at 100 Braid Street Studios, New Westminster, BC – UnderExposed exhibition

Image Competitions

2018: PPOC-BC Image Salon – Four images accepted, two of them Excellence and one Merit 

2018: PPOC National Image Salon – Three images accepted, one of them with Merit and one with Merit and added to PPOC National Loan Collection

2016: PPOC-BC Image Salon – Three images accepted with Excellence

2015: PPOC National Image Salon – Two images accepted, one of them with Merit

2015: CAPA Crescent Beach Black & White Print Challenge – Bronze medal

2014: PPOC National Image Salon – Three images accepted, one of which was added to PPOC National Loan CollectionVolunteer Roles in the Arts Community

2019: Co-Director, UnderExposed photo-based group exhibition, 100 Braid Street Studios, New Westminster, BC

2014-2018: Assistant Director, Living Room Art in the Heights. Burnaby, BC

2018: Exhibition Director, the Best of BC – PPOC Travelling Print Exhibition during Capture Photography Festival, Deer Lake Gallery, Burnaby, BC

2015: Print Exhibition Coordinator, Burnaby Photographic Society Showcase event, Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Burnaby, BC

2013 – 2015: Projected Images Co-Chair, Burnaby Photographic Society, Burnaby, BC

Clubs, Groups and Associations

Member Burnaby Photographic Society, joined 2013

Accredited member of Professional Photographers of Canada, joined 2013

Member North Burnaby Neighbourhood House steering committee (community-building through the arts) and Neighbourhood Small Grants committee

Member Burnaby Arts Council, joined 2016

Member North Burnaby Photo Connection, 2016-2017

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