Terry Fenton


Terry Fenton has been a dedicated and accomplished landscape painter for over 30 years. His current series of paintings reflect a deep affection for the prairies, capturing the big skies and changing light of the Western Canadian landscape.

He is the former director of the Edmonton Art Gallery (from 1972-1987), the A.C. Leighton Foundation, Calgary (1987-1993) and the Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon (1993-1997).  In addition to numerous private and corporate collections in Canada the US and England, his work is represented in the collections of the Canada, Council Art Bank, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, the Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, the Edmonton Art Gallery and the Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina.

1988 Alberta Achievement Award

Solo Exhibitions
2006 Art Placement, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
2005 Winchester Galleries, Victoria, British Columbia
2003 Grand Forks Art Gallery, Grand Forks, British Columbia
2003 Mayberry Fine Art, Winnipeg
2002 The Old Schoolhouse Arts Centre, Qualicum, British Columbia
2001 Bugera Kmet Gallery, Edmonton
1999 Bugera Kmet Gallery, Edmonton
1996 Bugera Kmet Gallery, Edmonton
1995 Loading Bay Gallery, Calgary
1994 Bugera/Kmet Gallery, Edmonton
1994 Leighton Foundation, Calgary
1993 Large Recent Paintings, RXN Visions, Calgary
1993 Recent Work Leighton Foundation, Calgary
1993 Bugera/Kmet Gallery, Edmonton
1991 Leighton Foundation, Calgary
1990 Art Placement, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
1990 Gallery on Whyte, Edmonton
1989 Gallery on Whyte, Edmonton
1989 Virginia Christopher Galleries, Calgary
1987 Grand Forks Regional Art Gallery, Grand Forks, British Columbia
1986 Virginia Christopher Galleries, Calgary
1984 Art Placement, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
1983 Gallery One, Toronto
1983 Martin Gerard Gallery, Edmonton
1982 Virginia Christopher Gallery, Calgary
1981 Hett Gallery, Edmonton
1979 Hett Gallery, Edmonton

Group Exhibitions
2007 10th Anniversary Exhibition, The Old Schoolhouse Arts Centre, Qualicum, BC
2007 Group Exhibition, Odon Wagner Contemporary, Toronto
2004 A Wide Horizon, Swift Current Art Gallery & Moose Jaw Art Gallery, Saskatchewan, catalogue introduction by Helen Marzolf
2003 Regina Paintings Regina Public Library, Saskatchewan
1998 Visiting Artists, LandScape 98 Art Placement, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
1996 Art Placement, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
1996 Leighton Foundation, Calgary
1995 Meredith Long Gallery, Houston
1995 Koffler Gallery, Poughkeepsie, New York
1995 Art Placement, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
1993 Bugera/Kmet Gallery, Edmonton
1992 Small Oils from Nature, organized by Leighton Foundation, Calgary
1989 Group Drawing Exhibition, Edmonton Art Gallery
1988 Alberta Landscape Painters, ACA Gallery, Calgary
1988 Summer Exhibition, Edmonton Art Gallery
1988 Group Paint-In Exhibition, Leighton Foundation, Calgary
1985 Two-Person Exhibition, Salander-O’Reilly Galleries, New York
1985 Western Landscape Painters, Virginia Christopher Galleries, Calgary
1982 Three Edmonton Landscape Painters, Virginia Christopher Gallery, Calgary
1982 Martin Gerard Gallery, Edmonton
1981 Martin Gerard Gallery, Edmonton
1981 Landscape Artists The Gallery, Art Placement, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
1978 Two-Person Exhibition with Ron Myren, Canadian Galleries, Calgary
1970 Two-Person Exhibition with Dorothy Knowles, Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina Public Library

Public Collections
Alberta Foundation For The Arts
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Canada Council Art Bank
Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina
Edmonton Art Gallery
Kamloops Art Gallery
Leighton Foundation, Calgary
MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina
Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon
Moose Jaw Art Museum
Saskatchewan Arts Board
University of Lethbridge
University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon

1958-1960 School of Fine Art, Regina College
1960-1962 University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, BA cum laude, English Literature
1965 Emma Lake Artists Workshop, led by Lawrence Alloway and John Cage
1965-1966 University of Regina, post-graduate studies in English Literature
1967 Emma Lake Artists Workshop, led by Frank Stella
1969 Emma Lake Artists Workshop, led by Michael Steiner

Reta Summers Cowley, Mendel Art Gallery and University of Calgary Press, 2006
Allan Safarik, When Light Falls From The Sun, winner of Saskatchewan Book Award, Poetry, 2005)  five reproductions of Fenton paintings including cover.
Anthony Caro: The Emma Lake Sculptures, Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, Michigan, May 2003
“Qu’appelle, Tales of Two Valleys”, Border Crossings, Nov. 2002.
Kenneth Noland, Themes and Variations, 1958-2000, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, Maine; 2002
Appreciating Noland, Edmonton Art Gallery, 1991
A. C. Leighton in the Rockies, Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Banff, 1989.
Anthony Caro, Ediciones Poligrapha, Barcelona, 1986; Thames and Hudson, London, 1986; Rizzoli, New York, 1986.
Peter Hide in Canada, The Edmonton Art Gallery, 1986.
Dorothy Knowles: Paintings 1964-1982, The Edmonton Art Gallery, 1983.
Jules Olitski and the Tradition of Oil Painting, The Edmonton Art Gallery, 1979.
Modern Painting in Canada, (with Karen Wilkin), Hurtig, Edmonton, 1978.
The Picture Book, Edmonton Art Gallery, 1978.
The ABC of Sculpture, Edmonton, The Edmonton Art Gallery, 1974.
How to look at a Painting, Edmonton, The Edmonton Art Gallery, 1975.
Abstraction West: Emma Lake and After, National Gallery of Canada, 1975.
Jack Bush: A Retrospective, Art Gallery of Ontario, 1975.
Watercolour Painters from Saskatchewan, National Gallery of Canada, 1971.