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Victor Pavlov
48 D'Alsace , Gatineau,
Quebec, J8T4N4
Telephone: 819-561-5742
Email: pavlov@videotron.ca

Artistic Statement

Painting to me is like melody is to a musician, or movements are to a dancer. It helps me to discover, to define,

and to express my feelings, thoughts, and concepts. Art is primary, arguably intuitive form of communication,

which is a visual manifestation of emotions, inspirations, observations, and ideas.

It is a spiritual journey in search of our origin and purpose.

 

Artist Curriculum Vitae

 Born in Sofia-Bulgaria in 1958, Victor discovered the beauty of art at a very young age. Obsessed with drawing, as a teenager

he took private lessons (1974-1977 and 1982-1984) and studied drawing and portrait under the supervision of well known Bulgarian artists

such as Professor Toma Grigorov and Georgi Kyoseiliev. From 1980 to 1982 he studied sculpture and ceramic techniques under the guidance of

the sculptor Emil Mirchev. His interest motivated him to pursue his studies in Architecture and Engineering.

He obtained his Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering in 1988.

 

In 2010 Victor published “Polka Dots Trouble” – book for children. He is author of the text and illustrations. He has recorded the audio version with

the help of members of “Rag & Bone” Puppet Theatre in Ottawa. He was author and performer of the music tracks for the audio-book.

In 2015 Victor published “Point de soucis” the French version of the book followed by the Bulgarian version in January 2016.

The English and French versions are registered in the Library and Archives Canada’s catalogue. 

 

Memberships

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Ottawa Watercolour Society Fellowship - In 2000, he joined the Ottawa Watercolour Society (OWS).

In 2009 by a panel of judges he was given a Fellowship in the Ottawa Watercolour Society.

Fellowship is the highest accomplishment of excellence in both skill and watercolour painting and the highest membership standing of the OWS.

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AOE Arts Council – participating in exhibition organized and juried by AOE Arts Council.

 

Exhibitions

2017 – Solo Exhibition “20-minute workouts” at Trinity Gallery in Shenkman Arts Centre

2016 – Group Exhibition Bulgarian Art in Ottawa – Shenkman Art Centre  

2016 – Selection 2016 – Juried Exhibition with AOE Arts Council in Shenkman Art Centre

2016 – 73st Juried Exhibition with OWS at Shenkman Arts Centre participated as a juror

2016 – Group exhibition Festival of Bulgarian Culture in Ottawa –Shenkman Arts Centre

2015 – 71st Juried Exhibition with OWS at Shenkman Arts Centre

2015 – Festival of Bulgarian Culture in Ottawa –Shenkman Arts Centre

2015 – “Le Rouge et le Noir” –juried exhibition organized by Montcalm Gallery. 

2014 - Selection 2014 - Juried exhibition organized by AOE Arts Council in Shenkman Art Centre Orleans

2014 - 69th Juried Exhibition with OWS at St.Brigid’s Art Centre Ottawa

2013 - 67th Juried Exhibition with OWS at St.Brigid's Art Centre Ottawa

2012 - 66th Juried Exhibition with OWS at Old Chelsea Gallery Gatineau

2012 - 65th Juried Exhibition with OWS at St.Brigid's Art Centre Ottawa

2011 - 63rd Juried Exhibition with OWS at St.Brigid's Art Centre Ottawa

2010 - Selection 2010 - Juried exhibition organized by AOE Arts Council in Shenkman Art Centre Orleans

2010 - 62nd Juried exhibition with OWS at Shenkman Art Centre Orleans

2010 – Repérage - juried exhibition sponsored by Loto Québec Art Collection in Montcalm gallery-Gatineau.

2009 - 2010 International competition for juried exhibit at Frederic Remington Art Museum in Ogdensburg, NY, USA

2009 – Selection 2009 Juried exhibition organized by AOE Arts Council in Shenkman Art Centre

Orleans.

2009 – 60th Juried exhibition with OWS at St.Bridgid’s Art Centre Ottawa.

2009 – 59th Juried exhibition with OWS at Cumberland Gallery in Ottawa.

2007 – Group exhibition at Cube Gallery in Ottawa.

2007 – Solo exhibition “Through my Eyes“ at the Casino du Lac Leamy.

2005 – 54th Juried exhibition with OWS in Brockville and Orleans.

2005 – 53rd Juried exhibition with OWS at MOTH Gallery in Merrickville.

2002 – 45th Juried exhibition with OWS at the Old Chelsea Gallery.   

2000 – 42nd Juried exhibition with OWS at Britannia Gallery.

2000 – 41st Juried exhibition with OWS at Ottawa City Hall.

1998 – 2000 in Agriculture Canada for United Way

 

Awards:

·         2016 on the Ottawa Watercolour Society general meeting his painting “Sounds like a Cello” received majority of artists’ votes for the “Best painting” award.

·         2014 on the 69th Juried Exhibition of Ottawa Watercolour Society his painting “Bluegrass” received the “Public Choice” award.

·         2013 on the 67th Juried Exhibition of Ottawa Watercolour Society his painting “Collision” received a "Juror's Award nominated by Pam McKinnon.

·         2012 on the 66th Juried Exhibition of Ottawa Watercolour Society his painting “Flirting with the Past” received a "Juror's Award nominated by Sylvie Margenere and a "Public Choice" Award:

·        2011 on the 63rd Juried Exhibition of Ottawa Watercolour Society his painting “Virtuoso” received a "Juror's Award nominated by Arlene Mcgee

·      2010 on the 62nd Juried Exhibition of Ottawa Watercolour Society his painting “China Town” received a "Public Choice" Award

·         2009 on the 59th Juried Exhibition of Ottawa Watercolour Society his painting “Dry Winter” received a Juror’s Award nominated by Pat Smith  

·         2005 on the 54th Juried Exhibition of Ottawa Watercolour Society his painting “Adashi” received the Juror’s Award nominated by Wilma Pinkus

·         2005 on the 53rd Juried Exhibition of Ottawa Watercolour Society his painting “Serenity” received the President Choice Award nominated by Linda Banfalvi

 

Press Releases and Publications

 

·         January 2017- newspaper “Bulgarian Horizons” issued in Toronto published an article related to 20 minute workouts solo exhibition.

·         2016 - Paul Gessell article “Modeling Do’s and Don’ts” published in the November, 2016 edition of Ottawa Magazine announced Victor Pavlov’s solo exhibition in Shenkman Arts Centre.

·         2015 - Plongée dans Le Rouge et le Noir  - Publié le 28 février 2015 in Le Droit  Maud Cucchi

·         2015 - “Compositions in colours and notes” - article by Vesela Yaneva published on January 12, 2015 in the Economy magazine.

·         2011 – June Art News (AOE Art council) June 2011 -Life Events Inspire Books for Children on Page 9 – “Polka Dots Trouble”

·         2011 - OWS News Paper May 2011 - A fellow Publishes Children's Book (on Page 5)

·         2009 - November 26th, 2009 - Article in the Bulgarian Newspaper "Slovoto Dnes" issued by the Bulgarian Writers Council in Sofia.

·         2009 – October 2009, OWS News – “Pavlov’s paintings accepted in Canada and USA Shows”- Article in Ottawa Watercolour Society newsletter.

·         2009 - November 07th, 2009 – article by Terry Sametz for Ogdensbug Exhibition press release.

·         2007 - April 12th , 2007 Casino Lac Leamy Solo Exhibition. Article in Ottawa Express related to the show

 

     

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