Activities of Alan Syliboy

[Education] [Activities] [Exhibitions and Projects] [Collections]


    1971- Private Study with Artist Shirley Bear

    1975- Nova Scotia College of Art and Design


    2010 “Quill Basket Mural”, 11’ x 11’ mural purchased by the Lord Beaverbrook Art Gallery

    2010  “Brainstorm” Recipient of a Canada Council grant, in collaboration with Nance Ackerman (NFB) and Dr. Iva Menedez

    2009 “Ekpahak”, A survey of New Brunswick  artists, Curator, Lord Beaverbrook Art Gallery

    2009 “People of The Dawn”, twelve 4’x8’ panels, Commissioned Mural/Vancouver 2010 Olympics

    2009   Lead artist of a Group Sculpture, entitled “Keepers of the Eastern Door” for Vancouver 2010 Olympics

    2009  Collaborated with Nance Ackerman (NFB) and Paton Francis to create Animation, “Little Thunder” for Vancouver 2010 Olympics

    2007  Atlantic Canadian Export Award from Atlantic Canada Cultural Exports, for “Export success 2007”

    2007 Workshop, Introduction to Mi’k Maq Culture, Pequot Museum, Connecticut

    2007  Illustrated The Stone Canoe: Two Lost Mi’k Maq Tales, Gaspereau Press

    2006 The Perfect Tree, published by Nimbus, a short story written by Alan Syliboy

    2006  The Halifax 2014 Commonwealth Games Cultural Advisory Committee

    2006  Participated in Indian and Northern Affairs Art Acquisition Program

    2005  Art Demonstrations at Ludwig Beck Store, Munich, Germany

    2004  Member of Francophony trade mission to Paris, France

    2003  Featured in The Artists, Halifax, Mora Dianne O’Neill

    2003  Juror for Canada Council for the Arts

    2003  Muiniskw, CBC animation special, artwork by Alan Syliboy

    2003  Featured Artist, Aboriginal Consultant, Drum!, CBC-TV

    2003  Featured in APTN, “Eastern Tide” TV series

    2002  Presented the Queens Golden Jubilee Medal

    2002  Producer, Songs from the Red Earth

    2002  Juror, National Aboriginal Achievements Foundation

    2001  Commissioned by the Town of Windsor to create a multi-panel mural

    2001  Parks Canada, use or images for Tourism brochure

    2001  Nations in A Circle, Aboriginal Arts & Cultural Festival

    2001  Juror, Canada Council for the Arts

    2001  Juror, National Aboriginal Achievements Foundation

    2001  Juror, New Brunswick Arts Council

    2000  Commissioned by Valley Elementary School, Truro, NS, for a multi-panel piece to commemorate the Millennium

    2000  Commissioned to create a piece for the Canadian Canoe Museum, Peterborough, Ontario

    2000  Founding Member, Eastern Aboriginal Artists Collective

    1999  Commissioned for design of $200.00 22kt Gold Coin for Royal Canadian Mint

    1998  Commissioned for Mural by Sable Offshore Energy Inc.

    1998  Recipient of Nova Scotia Arts Council Grant

    1997  Member, Board of Governors Nova Scotia College of Art and Design

    1996  Two Murals, Youth Correctional Centre, Waterville, Nova Scotia

    1996  Member, Board of Directors, Society of Canadian Artists of Native Ancestry

    1992  Member, Board of Directors, Cobequid Arts Council

    1992  Delegate, Department of External Affairs (Canada) Trade Mission to Japan


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Exhibitions & Projects:


    2003  Group Show, Puy-de-Dome, France

    2002  Private Show, Pilar Shepard Gallery, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

    2001  Journeys, Group Show, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

    2001  Homeboys, Joint show with Alex Janvier, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

    2000  Hands of the Ancestors: An Assembly of Algonquian Artists, South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, Massachusetts

    2000  Indian Summer, Royal Museum of Art & History, Brussels, Belgium

    1999  At the Great Harbour, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

    1999  AShifting Boundaries, Mary E. Black Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia

    1998  Alan Syliboy and Nancy Ackerman, Journey, Multi-cultural Arts Resource Center, Halifax, Nova Scotia

    1995  Group Exhibition, Bay of Spirits Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

    1993  Group Exhibition, Pel ATuKwey: Let me... tell a story, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia

    1992  Exhibitor, Calgary International Arts Festival, Calgary, Alberta (1993-1996)

    1989  Group Exhibition, Fraser Gallery, Tatamagouche,Nova Scotia

    1987  Group Exhibition, Maritime Native Artisans' Coop The Church, Halifax, Nova Scotia 

    1986  Group Exhibition, Group/Exhibition, Gallery One, Moncton, New Brunswick

    1986  Alan Syliboy and David Brooks, Manuge Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia 

    1985  Atlantic Region Indian Art Juried Exhibition, Manuge Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia

    1984  Alan Syliboy and Phillip Young, Doomsday Studios,  Halifax

    1983  Maritime Indian Art Exhibition, Doomsday Studios, Halifax

    Solo Exhibits:

    2009  Little Thunder is Leaving Home, Solo Exhibit Nova Scotia Community College

    2008 Stories From the Winter Camp, Solo Exhibit

    2007 Ouro Preto, Solo Exhibit, Halifax, NS

    2007 Marks on the Ground: New and Old, Solo Exhibition for Lorenzo Society, UNBSJ, Saint John, NB

    2006 113 000 Moons, Solo Exhibition at the Marigold Cultural Centre, Truro, Nova Scotia

    2001  Solo Show, Houston North Gallery, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

    1994  Solo Exhibition, Gallery Connection, Fredericton, New Brunswick

    1996  Solo Exhibition, Spectrum Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia

    1992  Solo Exhibition, AFamily, Quest, Strength, Dartmouth Heritage Museum, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

    1989  Solo Exhibition, "A" Gallery, Truro, Nova Scotia 

    1989  Solo Exhibition, Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, New Brunswick 

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    ·          Innu Nation

    ·          Canadian Canoe Museum

    ·          National Aboriginal Achievements Foundation

    ·          Mashantucket Pequot Indian Nation

    ·          Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

    ·          Sable Offshore Energy Corporation

    ·          Bank of Montreal (featured on cheques)

    ·          Canada Post Corporation

    ·          Art Collection of the Dept. Of Indian and Northern Affairs

    ·          Owens Art Gallery

    ·          Nova Scotia Community College

    ·          Lord Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, NB



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