b.1983, Calgary Alberta.


Education

2012 - York University, MFA 

2008 - University of Saskatchewan, BFA with Great Distinction 

2004 - NBCC, Miramichi, NB. Animation & Graphics, Certificate in Fundamental Art. 

Exhibition History

2017 - ViewFinder, The Drake Devonshire.  Group Show

2016 - PlyGuy, Xpace Gallery, Toronto. Window Space

2016 - Fresh Construction,YTB Gallery & Katzman Contemporary, Toronto. Group Show

2016 - Precarity,Roundtable Residency exhibition, Toronto. Group Show

2015 - Show Room, YTB Gallery, Toronto. Solo Show

2015 - Experiencing Perspectives, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services. Group Show

2014 - You Could Live Here Too, Line Gallery, North Bay ON. Solo Show. 

2014 - Fresh Paint/New Construction, Art Mur. Montreal, QC. Group Show

2014 - On Paper, Artscape Youngplace Hallway Galleries.  Toronto, ON. Group Show

2014 - You Could Live Here Soon, AWOL Gallery. Toronto, ON. Solo Show. 

2012
 - Death in The City. Le Gallery. Toronto, ON. Group Show

2012 - Fresh Paint/New Construction. Art Mur. Montreal, QC. Group Show. 

2012 - Boomtown. AWOL Gallery. Toronto, ON.  MFA Solo Show.

2011 - Temporary, Loop Gallery. Toronto, ON. Group Show

2011 -A Little Bit of Country, A little bit of Rock and Roll. Glendon Art Gallery, York University. Group Show

2010 - Pwned. Artist by Artist. Mendel Art Gallery. Saskatoon, SK. Two Person Show

2009
- Structural Integrity. Francis Morrison Library Gallery. Saskatoon, SK. Solo Show

2009 - Anniversary Show, The Stall Gallery. Saskatoon, Sk. Group Show

2008 - Luke Siemens & Ben Hettinga, The Stall Gallery, Saskatoon, SK. Two Person Show

2008 - Boom. Gordon Snelgrove Gallery, Saskatoon, SK. Solo Show BFA. 

2008 - 'Twas the Month Before Christmas. The Stall Gallery, Saskatoon, Sk. Group Show.

2008- Natures Mortes, Collection Exhibition, Gordon Snelgrove Gallery. Saskatoon, SK. Group Show.

2007 - Filling Personal Space. Vacant Lot art project curated by Maxine Proctor and Lindsey Sharman. Saskatoon, SK. Group Show.

2007 - Inbetween Awkward Silences. Browsers, U of S campus. Group show for Congress 2007. 

2007 - 18 Impossible things. Gordon Snelgrove Gallery. Saskatoon SK. Group Show.

Publications 

2015 - Heart House Review, Winter Supplement, 2015.

2013 - Carousel Magazine. Issue 31, May, 2013. 

2012 - Pilot X: Death in the City, Curated by Amanda Nedham. Issue 10, Aug, 2012. 

2005 - Just a Spoon Full, A short story for Transition: a Publication of the Canadian Mental Health Association. Fall 2005 Issue


Press

2008 - Local Artist Combine Forces in Art Show, Luke Siemens & Ben Hettinga- The Sheaf- Vol.100 Issue 10, Oct. 16, 2008

2008 - A Study in Ordered Chaos and Destruction, Ashleigh Mattern- The Sheaf- Vol.99 Issue 28, March 13th, 2008

Talks & Presentations

2014 - You Could Live Here Too: Condos and Futurism, Line Gallery, North Bay, ON

2013 - Visiting Artist, Sterling Hall School, May, 2013.


Residencies

2016 - Round Table Residency, Dragon Academy, Toronto, ON.


Collections 

Sterling Hall School Collection

York University Collection

Snelgrove Gallery Collection, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK

Teaching  

2016-2017  Sessional Instructor, Ontario College of Art and Design University,       Toronto, Canada
• Drawing & Painting – Drawing II DRPT 1006-001 Winter 2017
• Drawing & Painting – Drawing II DRPT 1006-004 Winter 2017
• Drawing & Painting – Drawing I DRPT 1005-004 Fall 2016
• Drawing & Painting -Intermediate Drawing DRPT 3019-001 Winter 2016
• Drawing & Painting – Drawing II DRPT 1006-008 Winter 2016


2013-2015 Sessional Instructor, Ontario College of Art and Design University, 
Toronto, Canada
• Drawing & Painting – Drawing I DRPT 1005-008 Fall 2015
• Drawing & Painting – Drawing workshop S02 Winter 2015
• Drawing & Painting – Drawing S03 Fall/Winter 2014
• Drawing & Painting – Drawing S06 Fall Winter 2014
• Drawing & Painting - Drawing S03 Fall/Winter 2013

2011-2012 - Teaching Assistant. First Year Drawing. York University. 

Awards 

2016- Ontario Arts Council, Visual Artist, Emerging Artist Grant

2016- Toronto Arts Council, Visual Artist, Emerging Artist Grant

2013 - Samuel Sarick Purchase Prize, York University

2013 - Ontario Arts Council Visual Artist Emerging Grant

2013 - Toronto Arts Council Visual Artist Emerging Grant

2012 - Nominated for the York University Thesis/Dissertation Prize

2012 -The Glay Sperling, Curtlands Foundation Prize

2011-2012 -Josheph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship, SSHRC

2010- Graduate Scholarship, York University

2005- Best Experimental Animation- Jack & Jill- Animediafest 2005 Truro, NS.


Contact

lukesiemens@gmail.com


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