Artist and Sculptor
Daily Drawing

Curriculum Vitae Michael Hermesh

Curriculum Vitae Michael Hermesh
PO Box 323 Summerland BC V0H 1Z0
250.404.0484

Selected Education:

1976 Vancouver School of Art, (Emily Carr College of Art & Design) Sculpture Major
1974 Okanagan College, 1st Year Arts Program

Selected Solo Exhibitions:

2012 “There Are No Secrets” Petley Jones Gallery, Vancouver, November 8th – November 29th
2011 “The View From the Shore” Alicia Armstrong Gallery January 6th – January 31st
2008 “Omens and Icons” Art Ark Gallery, Kelowna October 9th – October 23rd
2006 “Absolute Truth” Art Ark Gallery, Kelowna October 28th – November 10th
2005 “Forged Identities” Art Ark Gallery, Kelowna October 6th – November 19th
2005 “Tourists in the Ether” Simon Patrich Gallery Vancouver June 9th – 26th
2004 “Pedestrians in the Ether” Art Ark Gallery, Kelowna, B.C.

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2013 “Terroir: Physically Speaking” Group Show with Wanda Lock, Stephan Bircher, Rose Braun, Shauna Oddleifson, Johann Wessels
2010 “Legacies 2010” Penticton Art Gallery
2008 “Westward Ha!” Triangle Gallery, Calgary Alberta with Joe Fafard, Victor Cicansky, Charles Malinsky, Peter Shaughnessy, Reinhard Skoracki
2008 “Defining Place: Penticton’s Centenary” Penticton Art Gallery
2006 “Broken Values” North Vancouver Arts Center, North Vancouver

Selected Exhibition Reviews, Articles, Books, Catalogues:

11/07/14 “Drawn Festival descends on Vancouver, Georgia Strait
11/06/10 Trudeau, Scott “Fan of the Day” Penticton Herald
11/06/05 Taylor, Jim “Sex not a measure of morality” Sunday Okanagan, Kelowna
11/01/06 “The View from the Shore” Book, Alicia Armstrong Gallery
09/09/25 “Dazzling the Designer” HGTV The Stagers
10/01/06 Moorhouse, John “The Decade in Review” Penticton Herald
08/10 Christie, Kim, “Home Game” Canadian House & Home
08/09/19 Roukes, Nicholas and Skoracki, Reinhard “Westward Ha! Visual Wit in the Wild West” Triangle Gallery Catalogue
2008 John-Thorpe, and Smith, Penny “Celebrating a Century, Penticton BC” Book
08/04/13 Miyasaki, Holly “City’s History Rich in Arts and Culture
08/02/08 Tarr, Carey “Making Sense” Penticton Herald
07/05/20 VanSickle, Rick “Frankly Fabulous” Calgary Sun
06/11-12 Best of the Okanagan “Best Place to get Flashed” Okanagan Life Magazine
05/06/27 Associated Press “Vandalized statue moved to British Columbia winery”
05/06/11 Woo, Andrea “Frank Back as a member in good standing” National Post
05/06/10 Woo, Andrea “New, enhanced nude statue goes on show” The Province
05/05/28 Girard, Daniel “Surgery for dismembered statue” Toronto Star
05/05 Haynes, Sterling “Too much baggage or none at all” Okanagan Life Magazine
05/05 Renaud, Dawn “”South of Centre: State of the Arts in the South Okanagan” Okanagan Life Magazine
05/04/26 Moorhouse, John “Frank to stay in City” Penticton Herald Front Page
05/04/18 Doll, Cyril “Penticton’s Baggage Handler packs it in” Western Standard Magazine
05/03/26 Gill, Alexandra “Frankly my dear, they don’t give a damn” Globe and Mail
05/02/26 CP “Naked Statue to retreat indoors away from vandals” Vancouver Sun
05/02/02 Priegert, Portia “A whole lot of flap about nothing” !eVent! Magazine
05/02/01 Carmichael, Amy “Controversial statue of nude male badly vandalized” Vancouver Sun
05/02 Wilson, Karin “Small penis pulls in massive media attention” Off Center
05/01/24 Can West, “Saggy baggage” McLean’s Newsmagazine
05/01/14 Langerak, Joyce “Famous Frank a headliner” Penticton Herald
05/01/13 CBC Television “Canada AM” on location interview
05/01/12 Cowan, James “It’s a Sculpture not a Ken doll” National Post Front Page
05/01/12 Gill, Alexandra “Send Penticton a Fig Leaf” Globe and Mail
05/01/12 Canadian Press, “Nude Statue has Okanagan in a tizzy” Calgary Herald,
05/01/12 Can West, “Nude Statue too cheeky for Penticton” Edmonton Journal
05/01/12 Wylie, David “Naked Statue arouses passions in Penticton” The Province
05/01/12 Moorhouse, John “Public artwork has Penticton in an Uproar” Vancouver Sun
05/01/12 Editorial “Lighten up, everybody” Penticton Herald
05/01/11 CBC Radio, “As It Happens – Statue Mayor – Statue Artist”
Spring 05 Galleries West Magazine “Penticton Art installed”
05/01/05 Daye, Ashlee “Roundabout men” Penticton Western
04/10/29 Tarr, Carey “A Case of Public Art” Penticton Herald
Fall/Winter 04 Cramp, Beverly “Bronze: Ageless Alloy” Galleries West Magazine
04/08/07 Priegert, Portia “Dignity Figures into Human Baggage” !eVent!
01/08/30 Maron, Roxanna “Art Gallery receives New Mural” Summerland Review
01/04/19 Arendt, John “Sculpture Scene Depicts Arts” Summerland Review

Public Art Projects:

2011 Temporary Installation, Ruby Blues Winery, Penticton BC
2009 Shortlisted North Vancouver Light Pole Project,
2009 Short-listed for Summerland Spirit Square Project
2008 Short-listed for the Penticton Spirit Square Public Art Project
2008 Permanent Bronze Installation “Mocking Bird in an Orange Bush” Lloyd Gallery Entrance, 18 Front Street, Penticton BC
2006 to Dec 2010 Participant in the YVR Vancouver International Public Art Program
2006 Permanent Bronze Installation “The Baggage Handler” Red Rooster Winery Penticton BC
2004 04Roundabout05, City of Penticton “The Baggage Handler” Installation
2001 Okanagan Thompson Sculpture Symposium Summerland “Frieze of the Arts” – Summerland Art Gallery
2001 Okanagan Sculptural Symposium and Agriculture Canada – Summerland Ornamental Gardens “Standing Man” Bronze.

In The Collections of:

Former Vancouver Canuck Kirk McLean
The Peter Wall Institute, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC.
Penticton Art Gallery, Penticton BC
“Leaning Tree” Estate Langley, BC.
as well as United States, Germany, Chile, Mexico, Venezuela, England and The Netherlands.