Senetchko, Jay

  • Home:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Title:
    I Remember that Yellow Chair
  • Media:
    Oil on canvas / huile sur toile
  • Dimensions:
    103 x 146 cm
  • Website:

I have come to realize over the years that my work revolves around nostalgia for history, events, things, ideas and people.  Nostalgia is by its very nature romantic, so I guess that makes me a bit of a romantic as well.  Both nostalgia and romanticism distort whatever they filter in the direction of the nostalgic’s interest.  My interest in nostalgia is not a desire to return to a mythical golden age, or to revive prejudicially cherished modes of being or thought, but to explore. I believe that through the reflection and exploration of things past we gain a better purchase on the present. But more importantly, while informing our present the past also propels us into the future.  Nostalgia and romanticism seen in this way are tools for building the future.  This picture is, as I hope all of my pictures are, nostalgic for me in this way.

2013 Honourable Mention

EDUCATION:

2006

Odd Nerdrum apprenticeship


2001

Vancouver Film School, Diploma of Classical Animation


1997

Bachelor of Commerce with Distinction, University of Alberta


SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2011

Systems, Ian Tan Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada


2011

Still, Jacana Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada


2006

Drawing from Beneath the Surface, Elliot Louis Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada


GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2012

Summer Show, Blackheath Gallery, London, UK


2010

The Drawing Room, Pendulum Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada


2008

Kitsch Biennale, Pasinger Fabrik, Munich, Germany


AWARDS:

2012

Painting on the Edge, Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada (juried; 1st place award)


2011

Painting on the Edge, Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada (juried; 2nd place award)


2007

Painting on the Edge, Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada (juried; 2nd place award)


TEACHING/PANELS:

2001-

Life Drawing, Perspective and Composition Instructor, Vancouver Film School, Vancouver, BC, Canada


2002-

Art History instructor, Vancouver Film School, Vancouver, BC, Canada


2010

Juror, Airs, Canadian Federation of Artists, Vancouver, BC, Canada

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