Biography
  Artists Cirriculum Vitae
 
Douglas Curran
Photographic Artist
 
Phone/Fax (604) 985-5621
doug@dougcurranphotos.com
dougcurran@shaw.ca

      Solo Exhibitions
 
2007
 
"The Elephant Has Four Hearts"  
Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam, Holland
 
2005
 
"The Elephant Has Four Hearts"  
Presentation House, Vancouver, B.C.
 
2000
 
"The Elephant Has Four Hearts:Nyau Masks and Ritual" Centre for African Studies, University of Bayreuth, Bayreuth, Germany
 
 
"Above Human" Yerba Buena Center for the Arts,
San Francisco, California
 
1996
 
"Enigmatic Documents ", Rencontres Arles,
Arles, France
 
1993
 
"Belief and Culture" University of Missouri,
St. Louis, Missouri
 
1990
 
"Belief and Culture" Alberta College of Art,
Calgary, Alberta
 
1989
 
"Photographing Culture: Photographs by Douglas Curran" SAW Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario
 
1987
 
"Folk Concepts of Outer Space", "METIS", Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, California
 
1986
 
"Photographs from the Metis Settlements of Alberta", Whyte Museum of the Rockies, Banff, Alberta
 
1985
 
"Photographs from the Metis Settlements of Alberta", The Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
 
1984
 
"Gallery In Transit", Winnipeg, Edmonton, and Vancouver
 
 
"In Advance of the Landing: Folk Concepts of Outer Space", Coburg Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia
 
1983
 
"Doug Curran's Other Photographs", Latitude 53 Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
 
1981
 
"In Advance of the Landing: Folk Concepts of Outer Space", The Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
 
1978
 
"Folk Concepts of Outer Space", University of Ottawa,
Ottawa, Ontario
 
 
"TANGENT Series, Gum Bichromate Prints", Between Spaces, Ottawa, Ontario
 
1977
 
"PICTON", The Photo Gallery, Ryerson Polytechnical Inst., Toronto, Ontario

^ Back to top ^

      National Travelling Exhibitions
 
2005-08
 
"The Elephant Has Four Hearts: Nyau Masks and Ritual"   Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver, B.C.
 
1985-90
 
"Structured Paradise: The National Parks Experience",
Banff Centre & Whyte Muesum of the Rockies, Banff, Alberta
 
1986-89
 
"Photographs from the Metis Settlements of Alberta", The Edmonton Art Gallery & Alberta Culture
 
1983-90
 
"METIS", The National Film Board of Canada,
Ottawa, Ontario
 
1981-86
 

"In Advance of the Landing: Folk Concepts of Outer Space",
The Edmdonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta

^ Back to top ^

      Selected Group Exhibitions
 
2005
 
"Folio Retrospective"   Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Banff, Alberta
 
2001
 
"The AlienProject", Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
 
1999
 
"More Than Meets The Eye", Hamburg Triennale of Photography, Hamburg, Germany
 
1997
 
"Are We Touched? Identities From Outer Space", Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach, California
 
1993
 
"On Site", Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa, Ontario
 
1991
 
"Conscious Choice: Six Photographic Projects", Muttart Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
 
1989
 
"Ten Canadian Photographers", The Photographers Union, Krakow, Poland
 
1987
 
"Contemporary Canadian Photography", Film in the Cities,
St. Paul, Minnesota
 
1986
 
"1985 Acquisitions", The Edmonton Art Gallery,
Edmonton, Alberta
 
1985
 
"Structured Paradise: The National Parks Experience"
Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta
 
1984
 
"ENIGMA", The Nickle Arts Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
 
 
"Canadian Contemporary Photography from the Collection of The National Film Board", National Film Board of Cda, Ottawa, Ontario
 
1983
 
"DOCUMENT", The National Film Board of Canada,
Ottawa, Ontario
 
1982
 
"Primary Colour", The Art Gallery at Harbourfront,
Toronto, Ontario
 
1981
 
"A Photographic Project-Alberta 1980", Alberta 75th Commission,
Travelling Exhibition
 
 
"New Acquisitions", The National Film Board of Canada,
Ottawa, Ontario
 
1980
 
"7 - Weegee, Silazi, Arbus, Kertesz, Levinson, Curran, Max",
The Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta
 
1979
 
"Alberta Selection", Alberta Culture, Travelling Exhibition
 
1978
 
"Alberta-Saskatchewan-Manitoba", The National Film Board of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario

^ Back to top ^

      Awards and Artist Grants
 
2001
 
The Canada Council, Senior Artist, Creation Grant
 
1987
 
Alberta Literary Awards, Project Grant
 
 
The Canada Council, Project Grant
 
1986
 
Best Non-Fiction, Alberta Culture & Alberta Writer's Guild
 
1984
 
The Canada Council, Arts Grant 'B'
 
1981
 
The Canada Council, Short Term Grant
 
1978
  The Canada Council, Arts Grant 'B'
 
1977
 
The Canada Council, Short Term Grant

^ Back to top ^

      Purchases
 
1990
 
Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa
 
1989
 
The Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta
 
1986
 
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
Alberta Vocational Centre, Lac La Biche, Alberta
 
1985
 
The Edmonton Art Gallery
Canada Council Art Bank
Winnipeg Art Gallery
Photographers' Gallery, Saskatoon
Alberta Art Foundation
 
1983
 
Alberta Art Foundation
 
1982
  The Edmonton Art Gallery
The National Film Board of Canada  
 
1980
 
Alberta 75th Commission
National Film Board of Canada
The Banff Centre
 
1979
  Olden Camera Gallery, New York
 
1976
 
The National Film Board of Canada

^ Back to top ^

      Commissioned Documentary Projects
 
2007
 
"The Village isTilting:Dancing AIDS in Malawi", Guest Curator,   UBC Museum of Anthropology,   Vancouver, B.C.
 
1985
 
"Structured Paradise: The National Parks Experience", The Walter Phillips Gallery in conjunction with Parks Canada and The Whyte Museum of the Rockies
 
1981
 
"The Metis Settlements of Alberta", The Alberta Federation of Metis Settlements & Alberta Heritage Foundation
 
1980
 
"A Photographic Project - Alberta 1980", Alberta 75th Commission and Alberta Culture

^ Back to top ^

      Selected Guest Lectures and Workshops
 
2006
 
Art Gallery of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta
 
2005
 
Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver, B.C.
 
2000
 
"Above Human" Yerba Buena Arts Center,
San Francisco, California
 
1999
 
Friends of Ethnic Art, University of California,
Santa Barbara, California
 
1996
 
Rencontres Arles, Arles, France
 
1993
  University of Missouri, St. Louis, Missouri, lecture 
 
1991
 
Emily Carr College of Art & Design, lecture
 
1990
  Alberta Colege of Art, lecture Ottawa School of Art, workshop
 
1989
 
SAW Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario, lecture
 
1988
 
Talking Pictures, Toronto, Ontario, resource panelist
 
1987
 
Film in the Cities, St. Paul, Minnesota., guest speaker
The F-Stops Here Photo Conference, Calgary, Alberta,
resource panelist
 
1986
 
Toronto Photographer's Workshop, Toronto, Ontario, lecture       
 
1983-84
 
University of Alberta, Sessional Instructor
Alberta Culture, Non-silver processes workshop
 
1982
  Dazibao Gallery, Montreal, Guest speaker
 
1980
 
American Culture Association, Detroit, Michigan, guest speaker
      University of New Mexico, Albuquerque,
Colour separations workshop
 
1979
  Weslyan University, Middleton, Connecticut, guest speaker
 
1977
 
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, guest speaker

^ Back to top ^

      Selected Published Work and Photographs
 
2006
  "Extreme Deviance"   Sage Publications, Santa Clara, California
 
2001
 
"In Advance of the Landing..." 2nd edition, Abbeville Press,
New York, hardcover
 
2000
  Harpers Magazine, New York, "The Elephant Has Four Hearts" Iwalewa House, Bayreuth, Germany, Exhibition Catalogue
 
1999
 
African Arts Magazine, UCLA, Los Angeles
 
1998
 
OWL Magazine, Toronto, Ontario
 
1997
  WHY Magazine, Toronto, Ontario
 
1992
 
"In Advance of The Landing..." Feature Length Documentary
GEO Magazine, Germany, International edition
Time-Life Books
 
1990
  "Belief and Culture", exhibition catalogue, Alberta College of Art, Calgary, Alberta
 
1989
 
"The Fringes of Reason", Whole Earth Publishers,
Sausalito, California
 
1988
 
"In Advance of the Landing:..", Whole Earth Publishers
 
1986
 
"Border Crossing", Manitoba Arts & Culture
 
1985
  "In Advance of the Landing: Folk Concepts of Outer Space",
Abbeville Press, New York, trade paperback
 
1984
  "Canadian Contemporary Photography from the National Film Board", Hurtig Publishers/NFB
"Metis Settlements of Alberta", Holmes Printing, calendar                                                                        
 
1982
 

"Keepsake; The Alberta 75th Commission", Artswest Publishers
"Metisism: A Cultural Identity", Statement on Aboriginal Rights, Alberta Federation of Metis Settlements

^ Back to top ^

      Post Secondary Education
 
1979
 
Studio Scholarship, The Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta
 
1972-76
 
Photographic Arts Dept., Ryerson Polytech Institute, Toronto
 
1971
  Communication Arts, Loyalist College, Belleville, Ontario
 
 
Currently, Curran is documenting the "Nyau", a secret spirit/dance mask society of the Chewa peoples of Malawi and Zimbabwe, November 26, 2006

^ Back to top ^

 
Movie Stills In Advance of the Landing Nyau Video Docs Documentary Book Sales Resumes