David Sorensen

1937-2011 David Sorensen, a Quebec artist for 35 years, was born and studied art and architecture (V.S.A. and U,B.C.) in Vancouver, British Columbia. Bill Reid, Jack Harman, Jack Shadbolt and Arthur Ericson were among his teachers as he pursued a career in sculpture and painting.

He has exhibited paintings internationally in New York, Chicago, Boston, Milan, Paris, Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Manila. In 2001 the Bombardier Foundation sponsored a 10 year retrospective, “Abstraction d’ici a maintenant”, including 60 paintings and sculptures of Sorensen. A 90 page catalogue in English, French, and Spanish with essays on Sorensen’s painting and sculpture and one on the RC.A, by John K. Grande, the curator of the exhibit, was published for this show (available through ABC Art Books Canada). 30 of the works were then exhibited by the City of Montreal at the Maison de la Culture Notre-Dame-de-Grace (May 22-June 22 of 2002).

Since retiring from Bishop’s University in year 2000 (receiving a Professor Emeritus Award in 2002) he has been painting full time in Mexico and Quebec. Sorensen has been honoured with a solo exhibit at Casa Diego Rivera in Guanajuato and the Canadian Embassy-sponsored “Canada Week” in the prestigious Ex-Convento de Carmen in Guadalajara. Haus der Kunst Gallery has shown him in a three person Exhibit and other “colletivos”, and Galeria Vertice also handles his work in Guadalajara.