Eli Bornowsky

Born in 1980 in Alberta, Bornowsky currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. He holds a BFA from Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver, and an MFA from Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.  His work has been included in exhibitions at the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; Vancouver Art Gallery; the Western Front, Vancouver; Ottawa Art Gallery; G Gallery, Toronto; SFU Gallery, Burnaby; and the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, and Unit 17, among others.  His writing has been published in Fillip, C Magazine and Pyramid Power, and he has curated numerous exhibitions and events at the Or Gallery, Vancouver.

Eli Bornowsky is a painter, writer and curator who lives in Vancouver and Brooklyn. Frequently drawing on a wide array of influences from art, mysticism, math and science, Bornowsky has produced a significant body of work that takes a consistently studied and exploratory approach to abstract painting, with special emphasis on colour. The artist’s investigations in recent years have resulted in shaped paintings, low wall reliefs and optical tessellations.

Eli Bornowsky 2020 solo exhibition in Canton-sardine.

IH86mod20 (rotation and improvisation) landscape | egg tempera, gesso, muslin, on panel | 30” x 30” | 2019

IH55Delannoy Lost, noise | egg tempera, gesso, muslin, on panel | 30” x 30” | 2019

IsoH47Delannoy74mod24 First | egg tempera, gesso, muslin, on panel | 30” x 30” | 2019

Delannoy Map10mod12_starts(1,1) (tantra center) | egg tempera, gesso, muslin, on panel | 15” x 15” | 2019

Isomonohedral_pg31 D19mod20 (riddim) | egg tempera, gesso, muslin, on panel | 15” x 15” | 2019

Isogonal25_mod15 (primaries) | egg tempera, gesso, muslin, on panel | 15” x 15” | 2019

All works’ price upon request by email: stdragonn@canton-sardine.com


Eli Bornowsky

Born:1980

http://www.elibornowsky.com

Education

  • 2012 – 2014  MFA Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Bard College, New York
  • 2005              BFA Visual Arts, Emily Carr Institute, Vancouver
  • 2001              Diploma Visual Communication: Design and Illustration, Grant MacEwan College, Edmonton

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2020      TBA Kings Leap, New York City
  • 2020 . A Way to Finish Thinking, Canton-Sardine, Vancouver
  • 2017      Percussion Instruments, Unit 17, Vancouver
  • 2015      Piano Finish, Violet Strays, online
  • 2014      All is Unmentionable Up in the Air, Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby
  •               Thin Places, CSA space, Vancouver,
  • 2013      Eli Bornowsky, G Gallery, Toronto
  • 2011      Eli Bornowsky, Blanket Gallery, Vancouver
  • 2010      Walking, Square, Cylinder, Plane, Western Front, Vancouver
  • 2009      Sleep 1, 2, 3, 4, Malaspina Printmakers, Vancouver
  • 2008      New Works on Paper and Canvas, Blanket, Vancouver
  • 2007      New Paintings, Blanket, Vancouver
  • 2006      Great Drinker and Chandelier, Lobby gallery, Vancouver
  • 2003      In Advance of the Coffee Table Book. Or Reterritorialized
  •               Deterritorializations of a Stream of Consciousness, Helen Pitt, Vancouver

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2020      Usageaster Naps, with Donato Mancicni, utsanga.it, online
  • 2019      The Raiders, Terminal Creek Contemporary, British Columbia
  • 2018      Under Construction, Terminal Creek Contemporary, British Columbia
  • 2017      The Ornament of a House: Fifty Years of Collecting, Burnaby Art Gallery
  • 2017 . Kitchen Midden, Griffin Art Projects, North Vancouver
  • 2016     Vancouver Special: Ambivalent Pleasures, Vancouver Art Gallery
  • 2016     An Agreeable State of Uncertainty, Vancouver Art Gallery
  • 2016 . Madder lake: Eli Bornowsky, Max Galyon, In Limbo, Brooklyn New York
  • 2015     Geometry of Knowing, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby
  • 2015 . Close Listening, Eli Bornowsky, Jeremy Hof, Jinny Yu, Richmond Art Gallery, Vancouver
  • 2015 . Occasional Furniture, The Apartment, Vancouver
  • 2014     Close Listening, Eli Bornowsky, Jeremy Hof, Jinny Yu, Ottawa Art                      Gallery, Ottawa
  • 2013    What you call Space is really nothing but a vast Plane, Diaz Contemporary, Toronto
  •              New Acquisitions, Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby
  • 2009    Enacting Abstraction, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  • 2007    Gasoline Rainbows, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver
  •              Let There Be Light, Blanket, Vancouver
  • 2006    Homemade Polygons, Bjornson Kajiwara, Vancouver
  •             Way Crafty, Blanket, Vancouver

Awards, Grants, Residencies

  • 2018             White Columns Artist Registry
  • 2013             Canada Council Project Grant for Media Arts Organizations
  • 2012             BC Arts Council Project Assistance for Visual Artists
  • 2010             Shortlist for RBC Canadian Painting Competition        
  •               BC Arts Council Project Assistance for Visual Artists
  • 2009             Why are Conceptual Artists Painting Again? Because Think it is a Good
  •                       Idea. Thematic Residency, Banff Center, Banff
  •                       Malaspina Printmakers Society Artist in Residence
  • 2008             Canada Council Visual Arts Project Grant     
  •               Shortlist for RBC Canadian Painting Competition
  • 2007             Shortlist for RBC Canadian Painting Competition

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