Pearl Van Geest

Education and Awards

EDUCATION

  • Sept. 2012 - June 2014: MFA  University of Windsor, ON.
  • 1992- 1996 Ontario College of Art - OCA Diploma graduated with honours,
    Drawing and Painting 
  • Sept. 1985- April 1986 University of Toronto, Faculty of Education - Bachelor of Education, graduated with honours
  • Sept. 1976- April 1980 University of Guelph - Bachelor of Science, Biology

AWARDS AND HONOURS

  • Canadian Art Foundation Art Writing Prize. 2015.
  • City of Guelph Artist in the Community 2014. 
  • SSRCH Joseph Bombardier Scholarship, 2013/14.
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship, 2013. Federation of Canadian Women, Windsor Graduate Award, 2013. Entrance Scholarship, Department of Visual Arts, University of Windsor, 2012/13.
  • Ontario Arts Council, Mid-Career Visual Artist Grant, 2009.
  • Inclusion in the Magenta Foundation's  Carte Blanche 2:Painting. Released 2008.
  • Artist In Residence, Waterloo Regional Children’s Museum, 2004/2005.
  • Finalist RBC New Painting Competition, 2003.
  • OAC Grant, Artist in Education, 2003/04 and 2004/05.
  • OAC Grant, Emerging Artist, 2003.
  • Equinox Grant, (for the production of a video), 2003.
  • Canada Council for the Arts, Art Bank, 2001 and 2003.
  • Exhibition Assistance Grant, OAC 2011, 2010, 2004, 2002, 2001, 1999 and 1997.
  • Second Prize, Art-in-Guelph, "The Last Picture Show”, 1999.
  • Devona Paquette Memorial, 1996.
  • W.O. Forsyth (Woman Painter) Award, 1996.
  • Student Union Award, 1996.
  • Second Prize – Introductory Printmaking, 1994.
  • Friends of OCA Scholarship, 1993.
  • Ontario Scholar, 1976, Subject Awards in Art and Biology, 1976.