Music, dance and the human figure have fascinated
me since childhood and when I had to choose among the various mediums
at my disposal I settled on the traditional mediums of Pastel and Oil
Paints. Pastel has an immediacy about it that appeals to
my love of drawing directly from the model, whether in motion or
static poses, and with todays broad range of rich colors there is a
greater freedom of expression. Oils perhaps give me the
most latitude in examining the depth and detail of a
subject. Lithography was practiced after a pressroom was
added to our home/studio; this printmaking medium is perhaps the
greatest taskmaster. One has to acquire patience to
firstly understand the possibilities of the medium, and to then remain
creative while adhering to its rules. I have created some
of the most pleasing and complex works using this medium."
b: Welland, Ontario
Boris Volkoff, Ballet, Toronto
Ryerson Tech. Inst.,
Ontario College of Art, Drawing and Painting,
Vancouver School of Art, Drawing and Painting
Fine Art Centre, Printmaking / Lithography
Exhibitions / Selected:
Adelaide House, Oshawa,
Toronto Art Gallery, Ontario
House, University of Toronto, Ontario
New Design Gallery,
Vancouver Art Gallery, BC.
Exposition Gallery, Vancouver, BC.
Kamloops Public Art
Gallery, 30 Year Retrospective, BC.
Penticton Public Art
Western Canadian Artists, Edmonton, Alta.
N.W.Art Collectors’ Society, Milwaukee, Wisc. USA.
Prince George Public Art Gallery, BC.
B.C.Printmakers’ Showcase 1984, Burnaby Art Gallery
Ukrainian Canadian Art Foundation, Toronto, Ont.
Ridge Art Gallery, BC.
Ukrainian Museum of Canada,
University Women’s Club of Vancouver,
Garo Shunju Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, Quebec
Kornavitch Fine Arts, Vancouver, BC.
Marika Fine Art,
Lloyd Gallery, Penticton, BC.
Corporate and Private Collections / Selected
Gulf Canada Resources, Calgary, Alta.
Permanent Trust, Prince George, BC.
Former Minister of
Veterans Affair, Ottawa, Ont.
Former Minister of Labour,
Maltwood Museum and Gallery, UVIC, B.C.
Canadian Energy Services, Burnaby, BC.
& Co., Vancouver, BC.
Children’s Hospital, Vancouver, BC.
Imperial Oil, Calgary, Alta.
Canadian Art Foundation, Toronto, Ont.
Bank of Hong Kong,
Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull,
Takach Press Co., Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Media / Selected:
BCTV / Documentary News /
CHAN 4, Vancouver / 1988 TV Documentary
CFJC TV Documentary “To Print or not to Print”.