Gary Pearson is an artist and Associate Professor in the Department of Creative Studies at UBC Okanagan, in Kelowna, BC. He is also a freelance exhibition curator, art writer, and author. His exhibition reviews have been published in Canadian Art, Border Crossings, and Sculpture magazine, among other publications. Gary has received numerous grants and awards, including the Vancouver Institute of Visual Arts VIVA award in 1991, and the Okanagan Arts Award in Visual Arts, in 2010. Gary Pearson's personal exhibition history includes solo and group exhibitions in Canada, the US, Australia, and Europe. He is currently involved in a curatorial collaboration and solo exhibition called 1 2 3 Soliloquy for the McMaster Museum of Art, in Hamilton, in 2011.