Solo Exhibitions: 2014 CANADIAN SKIES, Petroff Gallery, Toronto 2012 PRO TEMPORE A RETROSPECTIVE, Agnes Jaimeson Gallery, Minde,n On. 2011 Frances Thomas Art Projects, Barrie On.Landscape With a Difference’ 2010 Quest Gallery Midland, On. 'New Work'
2009 The Carriage House Gallery, Midland,On. 'Boats and Shores'
2008 The Carriage House Gallery, Midland, On. 'Ganaraska'
2007 The Ethel Curry Gallery , Haliburton, Ontario, 'Rod Prouse'
2006 Sarah Beveridge Fine Art, Barrie, Ontario, 'Pro Tempore'
2006 The Gallery @ Chateau Whistler, BC 'Mountains'
2005 The Gallery @ Chateau Whistler, BC 'Skiscapes'
2001 Rails End Gallery, Haliburton, On 'Landscape 2000
2001 Jasper Originals Gallery, Alberta 'Jazz On Paper'
2000 Jasper Originals Gallery, Alberta 'New Work'
1999 Open Studio . Toronto 'Rod Prouse, Visiting Artist'
1996 Malton gallery, Cincinnati, 'Mixed media works by Rod Prouse'
1995 Bancroft Gallery, Bancroft, On. 'Powertools and Paint'
1994 MacLaren Gallery, Barrie, On. 'Rod Prouse, Block Prints and Painted Wood Assemblages'
1993 Blackwood Gallery, Mississauga 'Six Large Woodcuts of Belize'
1992 Walnut World, Toronto, window display
1991 Workscene Gallery, Toronto 'Zoo'
Invite 1990 Koffler Gallery, Toronto 'Seven Sacred Pools Paintings from Hawaii'
1990 John Noott Gallery, Broadway, G.B. 'Rod Prouse in France'
1990 Workscene Gallery, Toronto 'Hotel Christie Paintings from France'
1988 Karney Daniels Gallery, Toronto 'Rod Prouse'
1984 McDowell Gallery, Toronto 'South West'
1982 Centre d'Activities Francais, Penetanguishene, On. 'Rod Prouse'
1981 McDowell Gallery, Toronto 'City Scapes'
1980 The Canadian Fine Arts Gallery, Toronto 'New Works'
1981 La Galerie Shayne, Montreal 'Rod Prouse Mixed Media'
1980 La Galerie Shayne, Montreal 'Rod Prouse'
1980 McDowell Gallery, Toronto 'Rod Prouse'
1979 McMichael Gallery, Kleinburg '100th Anniversary of the C.N.E.'
1979 Manuge Gallery, Halifax 'Rod Prouse'
1979 The Canadian Fine Arts Gallery, Toronto 'The Land '
1978 The Canadian Fine Arts Gallery, Toronto 'Recent Works'
1977 The Canadian Fine Arts Gallery, Toronto 'New Work
Group Exhibitions: 2015'Sky to Shore' Quest Gallery Midland 2015'Spirit of the Red Pine' Artists on Elgin Gallery, North Bay 2014'Sensory' Agnes Jamieson Gallery, Minden On
invite 2010"Old and New' Algonquin Art Centre
2010 'Canadian Landscape' Agnes Jamieson Gallery, Minden On
2007 'Fuel' Station Gallery, Haliburton, Ontario
2007 'Envisioning landscape' MacLaren Art Centre , Barrie
2005/6 'Painters of the Park' Algonquin Park Art Centre
2005 'Solid Ground', Sarah Beverage Contemporary Art, Barrie
2004 'Collaborations Project' Station Gallery, Whitby
2003 MacLaren Art Centre , Barrie 'Paths,Patterns, Places'
2000 'Transmedia2000' electronic billboard video art project ,Toronto
2000 Maclaren Gallery, Barrie 'Under Construction'
2000 The Canada Trust Gallery, Toronto Reference Library 'Painters of the last Century"
1999 Interaccess. Toronto 'Tactile Video'
1998 Arts and Letters Club, Toronto, 'Temogami Artists'
1997 InterAccess, Toronto, 'XXX' Art and Robotics Group
1996 The Winter Garden Show at The Royal , Toronto, 'The Art Of The Garden'
1994/95/96/97/98/99 Jasper Originals, Alberta 'Gallery Artists'
1995 Blue Mountain Foundation For the Arts, Collingwood 'Third Photography Exhibition'
1994 Latcham Gallery, Stouffville, On. 'Collaborations'
1992 MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie, On. 'Mask and Metaphor'
1991 Erindale Campus Art Gallery, Mississauga, 'Art At Grass Roots'
1990 Workscene Gallery, Toronto 'Artists Choice'
1990 Gallery 291, Toronto 'Seductive Figuration'
1989 John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto 'A Profile: Workscene Co-op'
1988 Barrie Art Project, Barrie, On. 'Second Nature'
1988 Orillia Opera House, Orillia, On. 'Shades of Summer'
1987 Erindale Campus Art Gallery, Mississauga, On. 'Art Exhibitions in Schools'
1986 Karney Daniels Gallery, Toronto 'Group Show'
1984 Gairlock Gallery, Oakville, On. 'Sunstrokes'
1984 Kulturhaus-Wetzlar, West Germany 'KanadaMaler um Midland'
1984 O Keefe Centre, Toronto 'The Opera Guild Annual Contemporary Art Show'
1981 La Galerie Shayne, Montreal 'Realists Maritime'
1976 Manuge Gallery, Halifax 'Rod & Bill Prouse'
Public Harbourfront, Toronto
City of North York
Town of Wetzlar, West Germany
Toronto Public Library
Scarborough Board of Education
Pickering College Newmarket
Campion College, University of Regina
Erindale College, University of Toronto
MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie
Corporate: Dofasco Canada
Dean Whittier Reynolds, New York U.S.A.
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
Bank of Nova Scotia
Allstate Insurance Co., U.S.A.
Air Canada Centre, Toronto
World Trade Centre, New York U.S.A. Sears, U.S.A.
Permanent Trust Co.
Perle Systems Limited
Imperial Tobacco Co.
Hyal Pharmaceutical Ltd.
Hudson's Bay Co.
Awards~Grants~Teaching~Education: 2014 Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant 2013 Artist In Residence, Banff Springs Hotel 2012 Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant 2000-2015 Instructor, Fine Arts, Sir Sandford Fleming College-Haliburton School of the Arts
2000-01-02 Instructor, Visual Arts Dept, Centennial College, Toronto
1999 Ontario Arts Council, First Video/Film Grant 1998 Artist in Residence, Open Studio, Toronto
1998 1st prize award Blue Mountain Foundation For the Arts Photo Exhibition
1994/95/96/97/98/99/00/01/02/03/04/05 Ontario Arts Council A.I.E. Grants
1996/97 Ontario Arts Council Residency Grant
1996 Ontario Arts Council Visual Arts Grant
1996 Ontario Arts Council Special Project Grant for Individuals
1994 Supon Design Award of Merit 'Rod Prouse/MacLaren Gallery catalogue'
1979 to 1993 inclusive- Ontario Arts Council C.A.I.S. Grants
1985 Canada Council Project Grant
1983 T.V. Ontario Travelling Art Workshops
1972-74 Pickering College, Newmarket - Art Teacher, grades 6-10
1969 Central Technical School, Toronto -Art Instructor, night school
1968 Graduate of The Ontario College of Art, A.O.C.A. Drawing and Painting
Selected Bibliographies~Reviews: McKnight, Claudia-ARTCITY MAGAZINE Sept. 2001 'ROD PROUSE-PERCEPTION' "The colours were saturated and celebratory; the brush strokes were a rich staccatothat galloped across the tightly packed composition. It was a landscape quite unlike anything I had experienced before. It seemed to lift and breathe, almost float off its wood panel."
Woods, Kay – ARTS CANADA, December 1979
“Prouse paints with ease and exuberance. He expresses a fresh, and refreshing, new vision with each work.”
Purdy, James – “Colours Dancing to a New
Set of Tunes,” THE GLOBE AND MAIL
October l, 1977
“Rod Prouse, whose pastel drawings with watercolour are among the most accomplished and inventive of their kind to be produced in Canada since the death of David Milne, appears to be moving effortlessly from strength to strength. His work may one day be ranked with the best being produced anywhere in the world. They are so orchestrated, so full of controlled exuberance and dancing energies of line and colour, that most viewers, myself included, find the pictures a rewarding experience.”
Purdy, James – THE GLOBE AND MAIL
January 25, 1977
“An artist liberated by discarding brushes
Supon Design Group – “More Great Design Using
1,2,3 Colours,” page 114
MADISON SQUARE PRESS, 1994
Moore, William – Director/curator, MACLAREN
ART CENTRE, Rod Prouse, 1993 Block Prints
and Painted Wood Assembledges (Catalogue)
“Working with drawing tools as unlikely as routers, skill saws and grinders, Rod Prouse creates intact universes embedded in line and shape. His assemblages resemble the garish quality of pet store fish tanks – enclosed and interrelated. The woodcuts are done directly from his sketchbook. Unfettered and direct, these unions of wood and paper respond to the ‘moment within a scene’ – they bring us to his sketchbook and to his experience. Within the work of Prouse we sense the scraping of surface to reveal places of energy and places of life.”
Hartman, John – “Second Nature, An Exhibition
of New Pastoral Art (Catalogue)”
BARRIE ART PROJECT, 1988
“Prouse’s fascination with popular culture remained and extended to some of the funkier rural environment around his studio. His work gained an intellectual content, as his newly developed rural graffiti style allowed a greater play of ideas and visual images.”