In my work I try to explore the spaces that exist between worlds. I am interested in the thresholds occuring be- tween the wild and the cultivated, the logical and the spiritual, and representation and abstraction. My paintings look to landscape as theme not as an idyllic space, but rather a site of dislocation, duality, and transition. I try to portray uncertainty; terrains yet to come, the ones that once existed, and the turbulance of sublime transfor- mations. I try to play at the edge of what is landscape, blurring and collapsing its conceptual bounderies. I work with situations that stand just a little outside of the collecitve knowledge of how we navigate the unknown and attempt to link such notions to contemporary social, political and ecological dilemmas.
Damien Worth is a multi-disciplinary artist living and working in rural Prince Edward Island . An honors gradu- ate of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Worth’s interest in experimental approaches to art production are focused in the media of painting , new media, video, and installation. He has participated in various solo and group exhibititions in national and international venues and has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards. Worth has his work held in various private and public collections
2011 BFA Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University, Halifax, NS
2009 BFA program, Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, Corner Brook, NFLD
2003 Print Technology diploma Nova Scotia Community College ,Halifax, NS
2020 The Cusp, The Guild via ThisTownIsSmall ARC, Charlottetown PE
New Works, Jones Gallery, Saint John, NB
Forlorn Sojourn, Receiver via TTIS ARC , Charlottetown, PE
2019 A brief commotion, Receiver via TTIS ARC, Charlottetown, PE
Rural Alchemy, The Guild via TTIS ARC, Charlottetown, PE
2013 Astral Projection, Eastern Edge Gallery, St. Johns, NL
2011 Painted Space, Confederation Centre of the Arts, Charlottetown, PE
Mediations in an Emergency, Anna Leonowens Gallery NSCADU, Halifax
2008 Your Neckst II, Corner Brook, NFLD.
2006 Social Tessellation, Gallery in the Guild , Charlottetown PE
2005 Your Neckst/ Stuck, Zetetic Elbowroom, Charlottetown PE
2004 Jeddith Unravelling, Gallery in the Guild, Charlottetown PE
Selected Group Exhibitions
2020 Grounded(seeking connections) Eptek Centre via TTIS, Summerside,PE
2019 In the Balance, Confederation Centre Art Gallery, Charlotteown PE
2016 AfterImage, CCOA, Charlottetown PE
2015 Mirror Screen. Sanctuary Festival, Galloway, Scotland
If you could see me now, Art in the Open, Charlottetown PE
2014 We Build and are Built III, Lumiére art festival, Sydney Cape Breton NS Arc of the Park, Art in the Open, Charlottetown PE
Videostore, Gallerie Tiers-espace / Third Space Gallery, St. John, NB
2013 We build and are Built, Art in the Open, Charlottetown PE
Videostore, Access Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Videostore, ODD Gallery, Klodike Istitute for the Arts, Dawson City, Yukon
Schoolboard, Pigeon Gallery- Bus Stop Theatre, Halfiax, NS
2012 The Last 18, Art in the Open, Charlottetown PE
Selected Videos International Multimedia Arts Festival, New Zero Art Space Yangon, Myanmar.
2011 Drawing Connections Art in the Open, Rochford Square, Charlottetown PE
StArt Painters of Great Promise, Studio 21, Halifax, NS.
Curated Works, Port Loggia NSCAD Halifax.
Come C(loser), Khyber Arts Center ICA, Halifax.
2010 Snapshot Painting, Anna Leonowens Gallery NSCAD Halifax.
Out of Purgatory (Pan Atlantic), Confederation Centre of the Arts, Charlottetown, PE
2009 Sited, Loggia Gallery at NSCAD, Halifax, NS.
2008 They Build, Centre for Culture, Corner Brook, NFLD. 2007
Out of Purgatory II, Peake Street Studios, Charlottetown, PE
2006 Out of Purgatory, Peake Street Studios, Charlottetown. PE.
Puzzles, Peake Street Studios, Charlottetown, PE
2005 The Memory Show, Peake Street Studios, Charlottetown. PE
Workshops/ Residencies/ Collectives
2011-12 Small Town Print Studio teacher/technician, Charlottetown PE
This Town Is Small ARC, Charlottetown PE
Khyber Arts Center ICA member, Halifax, NS
Eyelevel Gallery member, Halifax, NS
2005-10 Peak Street Studio artist collective, Charlottetown, PE
2005 Force de la Art Squad artist collective, Charlottetown, PE
Artist in residence at the Gallery in the Guild, Charlottetown, PE
2004 Printmaking sessions teacher/technician, the Guild, Charlottetown, PE
2017, 2018, 2019, 2020. PEI Provincial professional art grant recipient
2012 Charlottetown Perspectives design competition, Charlottetown PE
2011 Culture Capital of Canada public art award, Charlottetown PE
2010 Robert Pope Foundation Painting Scholarship.NSCAD, Halifax, NS
Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation art competition first place award,
2008 Francis J. Ryan Memorial Scholarship. Academic achievement
Corner Brook, NL
2016, 2017, 2018, PEI provincial art bank permanent collection
2019 UNB Art Centre permanent collection, Fredricton, NB
2011 Confederation Centre Art Gallery permanent collection, Charlottetown, PE
2010 Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation collection Halifax, NS
2008 The Rooms Gallery provincial art bank permanent collection, St. Johns
Related Work Experience
2020 Curator: Art in the Open, Charlottetown, PE
2012 Curator: Projecting Free time, Art in the Open 2012, Charlottetown PE
2011 Curator: Experimental Video. Island Media Arts Festival, Charlottetown PE
Curator: Welcome (again) to the Machine. Port Loggia Gallery, NSCAD Halifax, NS.