Roberta Pyx Sutherland, is a visual artist. Her education includes a BFA from the University of Victoria, study at Emily Carr College of Art and Design, the University of Sheffield UK, Ikebana Ohara School, residencies at the Banff Centre and the BAU Institute in Puglia, Italy..
Her teachers and mentors include Jack Wise, Roy Kiyooka, Don Jarvis and Jack Shadbolt.
For the Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts, she mentored an Artist in Residence program. She is one of 50 artists featured in Canada’s Raincoast at Risk: Art for an Oil-Free Coast and was chosen as Editart’s Circle des Amis artist Geneva Switzerland 2012.
As the artist states… “The door to awareness can be the senses, and the most simple gestures will allow entry to an experience of consciousness.
My current practice contemplates the ancient symbolic circle and its capacity to transmit a non-verbal experience. The repetition of the traditional zen circle, the enso, can allow the emergence of pre conscious information connecting physics to elemental planetary forces”.
Roberta’s work has been exhibited in many solo and group exhibitions at:
Gallery Space, Montreal QC – Massey Gallery, Victoria BC — Nanaimo Art Gallery, Nanaimo BC – Gallery of the South Okanagan, Penticton BC – Fran Willis Gallery, Victoria BC – Vernon Art Gallery, Vernon BC – CAC Gallery, Bowen Island BC – Ferris Building Gallery, Vancouver BC – Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops BC – Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna BC – Winchester Gallery, Victoria BC – Palazo Bacile de Castinglioni, Spongano, Italy – AtlanticWorks Collective, Boston USA – Cadaque Mini-Print, Barcelona, Spain – Gallery Editart, Geneve, Switzerland
Canada Council of Art Bank, Ottawa, Ontario
Toronto Public Library, Toronto, Ontario
Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, BC
Concordia University Library, Montreal, Quebec
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, BC
Charles Bronfman Collection, Montreal, Quebec
Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, BC
Rio Alto Explorations, Calgary, Alberta
University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta
University of Victoria, Victoria, BC
Vernon Art Gallery, Vernon, BC
Eric Martin Institute, Victoria, BC
Lions Gate Hospital, North Vancouver
Bibliotheque de Geneve, Geneve, Switzerland
Roberta lives in Victoria BC.