Glabush, Sky

b. 1970
Sky Glabush was born in Alert Bay, British Columbia, and grew up alternating between the West Coast and the prairies. He moved to the Netherlands in 2000, where he was artist-in-residence at Haagweg 4 in Leiden for six months and soon after established a studio in Amsterdam and began to exhibit with Suzanne Biederberg. Glabush returned to Canada in 2003, and has accepted a faculty position in Studio Art at the University of Western Ontario.

Sky Glabush has had numerous exhibitions including shows in Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Toronto, New York, Amsterdam, and Melbourne. He has had solo shows at the Mackenzie Art Gallery, the Mendel Art Gallery, and Arch 2 Gallery (University of Manitoba). His work is in many public collections among them the Canada Council Art Bank, Mackenzie Art Gallery, Mendel Art Gallery, University of Saskatchewan, University of Alberta and the Bank of Montreal. Recent shows include “Renting” at MKG127 and “Hinterlands” Harbourfront. Glabush has an upcoming solo show at the Art Gallery of Windsor in 2011. Glabush is also an essayist and critic who contributes to publications such as Border Crossings, Canadian Art, and Akimbo, and has published a number of monographs on contemporary Canadian artists. He is represented by MKG127 in Toronto.

Red Cross

43" x 29"

acrylic on paper / canvas






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2011 “background,” MKG127, Toronto, Ontario.
2011 “The Visible and the Invisible,” Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor Ontario.
2009 "Renting," MKG127, Toronto, Ontario.
2007 "Homes for Canada 1966-67," Arch 2 Gallery, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
2006 “Provisional Structures” (MFA Thesis Exhibition), FAB Gallery, University of Alberta,
Edmonton, Alberta.
2006 "Canada Calling: recent work by Sky Glabush and Shary Boyle," Suzanne Biederberg Gallery,
Amsterdam, Netherlands.
2006 "Living Together," Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta.
2005 "Sky Glabush and Kristin Bjornerud," Art Placement, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
2004 "Building Blocks ," Drabinsky Gallery, Toronto, Ontario.
2003 "Racing Stripes," Drabinsky Gallery, Toronto, Ontario.
2001 "Sky Glabush and Els ter Horst," Suzanne Biederberg, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
2001 "Spacing," Atelier Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia.
2001 "Lotus Eaters," (toured) Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
2000 "Lotus Eaters," (toured) Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan.
2000 "Lotus Eaters," Vanderleelie Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta.
1999 "Haarlem," Atelier Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia.
1998 "New Paintings," Paul Kuhn, Calgary, Alberta.
1998 "Interference," Francis Morrison Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
1995 "A Subjective Space," Gordon Snelgrove Gallery, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon,
1994, "Forms of Unity," Sky Glabush and Chris St. Amand, Fifth Parallel Gallery, University Of Regina,
Regina, Saskatchewan.


2010, Toronto International Art Fair, represented by MKG127, Toronto, Ontario.
2010, “A Sudden Frost”, Elissa Cristall, Vancouver, British Columbia .
2010, “ heat,” MKG127, Toronto, Ontario, (upcoming August 2010).
2009. "A(l)lure of the Local" October, 2009, Museum London, London Ontario. Curated by Ihor
Holubizky, featuring works from the collection as well as work by Richard Storms, Scott
Conarroe and Sky Glabush.
2009, "Hinterlands," November 2009, Harbourfront Center, Toronto Ontario, curated by Patrick
Mahon with work by Dianne Thorneycroft, Fastwürms, Collette Urban and Sky Glabush.
2009, “Things you should know. . .” Faculty and Staff Exhibition." ArtLAB, University of
Western Ontario, London, Ontario.
2008, "Hinterlands." McIntosh Gallery, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario.
2007, "sic: Faculty and Staff Exhibition." ArtLAB, University of Western Ontario, London,
2007, "100 YEARS OF COLLECTING: University of Saskatchewan art collection" The
University of Saskatchewan Permanent Art Collection & College Building Art Galleries.
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
2007, "SPRING SHOW: New Works by Gallery Artists & New Acquisitions." Douglas Udell
Gallery. Vancouver, British Columbia.
2006, “DIALOGUES: the changing face of contemporary Canadian art.” Rideau Hall, Ottawa.
2006, "Toronto International Art Fair" represented by Douglas Udell. Toronto, Ontario.
2006, “Vancouver: Twenty Tears," Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver British Columbia.
2005, "Here and Now: Current Drawings," Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
2005, "Spring Show," Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
2005, "Leave it To Drever," Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton Alberta
2005, "Fast Forward," FAB Gallery, University of Alberta, Edmonton Alberta
2004-5, "DRAW," Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta.
2004, "AAF," New York, represented by Drabinsky Gallery, Toronto, Ontario.
2004, "Fall Show," Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
2004, Toronto International Art Fair, Douglas Udell Gallery, Toronto, Ontario.
2004, "Mom and Pop Shop," Drabinsky Gallery, Toronto, Ontario.
2003, "winter," Drabinsky Gallery, Toronto, Ontario.
2003, "AAF," New York, represented by Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary, Alberta.
2002, Melbourne Art Fair, represented by Suzanne Biederberg, Amsterdam.
1999, "Rift," (with Arlene Stamp, Taras Polataiko, and Kent Archer), Kenderdine Gallery,
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
1999, "Almost Minimal," (with Guido Molinari and David Bolduc), Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary,
1999, "Resistance is Futile?", (with Joe Fleming, Jay Wilson, and Brian Flynn), Lonsdale Gallery,
Toronto, Ontario.
1999, "Saskatchewan Connection" (with Janet Werner and Greg Hardy), Paul Kuhn, Calgary,
1997, "Sask Open," Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.