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

Curriculum vitae

 

Education

 

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

 

Solo Exhibitions

 

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

 

Awards/Achievements

 

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,

          Halifax, NS

2008 Francis J. Ryan Memorial Scholarship. Academic achievement

          Corner Brook, NL

 

Collections

 

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

          NFLD

 

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.