Artist Resume


Bret Culp

Born in Dunnville, Ontario, Canada. 1970.
Lives and works – Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Georgian Bay, Ontario, Canada.

Education

Film and Photographic Arts (Media Arts), Toronto Metropolitan University (Ryerson), Toronto, Canada

Exhibitions

2024The Bay Studio Tour 2024, Balm Beach, Tiny, ON, Canada
2024I Love Georgian Bay, Quest Art Gallery, Midland, ON, Canada
2024Newmarket Juried Art Show 2024, Old Town Hall Gallery, Newmarket, ON, Canada
2023Members' 8x8 Exhibition 2023, Quest Art Gallery, Midland, ON, Canada
2023The Bay Studio Tour 2023, Balm Beach, Tiny, ON, Canada
2023Urban Futurities, Propeller Art Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada
2023Impact 2023, Neilson Park Creative Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada
2023Newmarket Juried Art Show 2023, Old Town Hall Gallery, Newmarket, ON, Canada
2022The Bay Studio Tour 2022, Balm Beach, Tiny, ON, Canada
2022Newmarket Juried Art Show 2022, Old Town Hall Gallery, Newmarket, ON, Canada
2021The Bay Studio Tour 2021, Balm Beach, Tiny, ON, Canada
2021Life Through a Lens, Twist Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada
2020Life Through a Lens (virtual), Twist Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada
2018RGM Exposed – Good Vibrations, Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, ON, Canada
2016Endurance – Scotiabank CONTACT 2016 Photography Festival, Norman Felix Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada
2015Autumn Blossom, Norman Felix Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada
2015Anti-Social Group Exhibition, Norman Felix Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada
2015CONTACT 2015 – Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, Norman Felix Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada
20142nd Annual Black and White Exhibit, Cultural Expressions Art Gallery, Ajax, ON, Canada
2014July Talk 2014 Group Exhibition, Norman Felix Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada
2014CONTACT 2014 Group Show – Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, Norman Felix Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada
2014The 5th Let Kids Be Kids Camp Trillium Benefit, Camp Trillium, Guelph, ON, Canada
20131st Annual Black & White Exhibition, Cultural Expressions Art Gallery, Ajax, ON, Canada
2013Leonardo Galleries Summer Group Exhibition, Leonardo Galleries, Yorkville, Toronto, ON, Canada
2012RGM Exposed Juried Exhibition, The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, ON, Canada
20125 Photographers, Leonardo Galleries, Yorkville, Toronto, ON, Canada
2011Leonardo Galleries Annual Winter Group Show, Leonardo Galleries, Yorkville, Toronto, ON, Canada
2011Between Heaven and Earth, Black & White Photos of Ireland, Akasha Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada *
2011Peter Adamson, Bret Culp, John Long, Mira Zdjelar, Leonardo Galleries, Yorkville, Toronto, ON, Canada
2011The 8th Toronto Timeraiser, The Fermenting Cellar, Distillery District, Toronto, ON, Canada
2010Leonardo Galleries Winter: Francisco Castro Lostalo, Bret Culp, Leonardo Galleries, Yorkville, Toronto, ON, Canada **
2010Whodunit? OCAD Mystery Art Sale Gala Preview and Silent Auction, Ontario College of Art & Design, Toronto, ON, Canada
2010heARTS for Pakistan Silent Auction, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, ON, Canada
2009Light of Winter Juried Group Exhibition, Arta Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada
2009Whodunit? OCAD Mystery Art Sale Gala Preview and Silent Auction, Ontario College of Art & Design, Toronto, ON, Canada
2009Metaphors or Idealism?, Leonardo Galleries, Yorkville, Toronto, ON, Canada
2009Gallery Artist Summer Group Show, Leonardo Galleries, Yorkville, Toronto, ON, Canada
2009Annual Juried Exhibition 2009, Latcham Gallery, Stouffville, ON, Canada
2009Convergence: 46 Annual Juried Exhibition, Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, Owen Sound, ON, Canada
2008White Slate - Gallery Artists Group Show, Leonardo Galleries, Yorkville, Toronto, ON, Canada
2008The Moment Eternal – Julie McGregor and Bret Culp, Leonardo Galleries, Yorkville, Toronto, ON, Canada **
2008The Art of Nature Exhibition, The Green Living Show, Toronto, ON, Canada
2007Shifting Season - A Retrospective of 2007 Exhibitions, Leonardo Galleries, Yorkville, Toronto, ON, Canada
2007International Juried Exhibition of Fine Art Photography, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
2007Gallery Artists Group Exhibition, Leonardo Galleries, Yorkville, Toronto, ON, Canada
2007Sculptural Images, CONTACT Photography Festival, Leonardo Galleries, Yorkville, Toronto, ON, Canada **
2007Gallery Artists Group Exhibition, Leonardo Galleries,Toronto, ON, Canada
2006Masters of Photography International Charity Exhibition, Curitiba, Brazil
2006Landscapes Revealed - CONTACT Photography Festival, Leonardo Galleries, Yorkville, Toronto, ON, Canada **
2006Terra Incognita - Zilberschmuck Gallery, Toronto **
2006Convergence: 43 Annual Juried Exhibition, Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, Owen Sound, ON, Canada
2005Sublimation - Juried Exhibition, Hang Man Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada
2005The Hummingbird Centre Juried Fall Art show, The Hummingbird Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada
2005The Framework Foundation Timeraiser, CBC Broadcast Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada
2005The Hummingbird Centre Juried Spring Art show, The Hummingbird Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada
2004Distillery District Art Exhibition, Distillery District, Toronto, ON, Canada
2002Assorted Works, Joy Bistro, Toronto, ON, Canada *
2002Frieze Frames - Bret Culp and Liz Russ, Gallery 888, Toronto **
2001Lost and Found, Gallery 888, Toronto, ON, Canada *

* solo show ** two person show

Awards

2023Impact 2023, First Place/Show Winner, Neilson Park Creative Centre, Toronto, Canada
2023Newmarket Juried Art Show, Best Photography Winner, Newmarket, Canada
2022Newmarket Juried Art Show, Best Photography Winner, Newmarket, Canada
2018Single Image Contest, Winner, Black & White Magazine, USA
2018RGM Exposed, Best Nature/Landscape Winner, The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, Canada
2012The Epson International Pano Awards, Bronze
2012The Epson International Pano Awards, Bronze
2012The Epson International Pano Awards, Bronze
2005International Black and White Spider Awards, Fine Art Merit of Excellence/Second Place
2005ProFotos, Excellence in Imaging and Design
2001Agfa International Photo Contest, 2nd Place
2000Photo Trust Awards, Honours
2000Photo Trust Awards, Honours

Press and Publications

  • What is Solargraphy? Six Months, Three Cameras: What We Captured From The Roof of The Weather Network – Out of This World special video feature, The Weather Network, Canada, March 26, 2024
  • Andrew Mendler, Tiny Township painter, photographer among 36 artists participating in Bay Studio Tour – Interview, The Midland Mirror, Newspaper, Canada, September 30, 2022
  • LensWork issue #154 – Image Suite, LensWork, Magazine, USA, August 2021
  • Single Image Special Issue #131 – Winner, Black & White Magazine, Magazine, USA, December 2018
  • Revival of Landscape Photography – Portfolio and Interview – Image Ages, Magazine, Hunan, China, February 2015
  • Ireland – Between Heaven and Earth – Guest Artist, Life As A Human, Online Magazine, July 2014
  • LensWork Alumni News – Photographer Update, LensWork, Magazine, August 2012
  • Portfolio, Canadian Photographers Network, August 2012
  • LensWork Extended #101 – Portfolio and Audio Interview, LensWork Extended, Magazine, USA, August 2012
  • LensWork issue #101 – Portfolio and Interview, LensWork, Magazine, USA, July 2012
  • Q&A Interview, Canadian Photography Online, June 2012
  • The New Spirit of Black + White – Portfolio & Interview, Photographers' Companion, Magazine, Beijing, China, Oct 2011
  • Mandi Hargrave, Stimulate your senses at Arta Gallery's Light of Winter exhibit – Article, The Examiner, Newspaper, December 12, 2009
  • J. Mac (host), Inside Fine Art – Live Interview, ThatChannel.com, TV/Streaming, October 2009
  • Dr. Vera Dernovsek, CONVERGENCE 46 – 46th Annual Juried Exhibition, The Owen Sound Sun Times, February 23, 2009
  • Bob Liddycoat, Finding Beauty in Impermanence – Artist Feature, The Dunnville Chronicle, January 16, 2009
  • Bret Culp, The Beauty of Impermanence - Fine Art Book, self published, 2008
  • Basil O'Brien, The World's Greatest Black & White Photography – Photograph and Quotation, Fine Art Book, Book Basil Publishing Ltd., November 1, 2007
  • Masters of Photography International Charity Exhibition - Catalog, Curitiba, Brazil, 2006
  • Landscape! - Article, Mass Art Guide, May 2006
  • Rachel Birss, Artist Feature, Riverside Quarterly, Magazine, Spring 2006
  • Bill MacLean, Art Scene - Article, Beach Metro News, Newspaper, February 2006
  • Top Islands of the World - Photograph, Book, New Holland Publishers Ltd., Oct. 1 2006
  • The Collection - Photograph, File Magazine, Online Magazine, 2005
  • Anna Sand, Lost and Found Exhibition - Article, The Dunnville Chronicle, Newspaper, September 26, 2001

  • Professional Contributions

    2024Speaker, A Discussion On Developing Your Photographic Art, Barrie Photo Club, Barrie, ON, Canada
    2018Speaker, The Photographer's Voice, Midland Camera Club, Midland, ON, Canada
    2018Speaker, Developing Your Photographic Vision, Chatham Camera Club, Chatham, ON, Canada
    2018Speaker/Judge, Black and White Photography – The Beauty of Impermanence, Barrie Photo Club, Barrie, ON, Canada
    2016Organizer/Guide/Instructor, Nine-Day Southwestern Ireland Photography Tour and Workshop, Ireland
    2016Instructor, Black & White Photography Workshop, Ajax Photography Club, Ajax, ON, Canada
    2016Instructor, Black & White Photography Workshop, The Toronto Digital Photography Club, Toronto, ON, Canada
    2016Speaker, Developing A Signature Photographic Style/B&W Photography, Scarborough Camera Club, Toronto, ON, Canada
    2015Speaker, The Beauty Of Monochrome, The Toronto Digital Photography Club, Toronto, ON, Canada
    2015Instructor, Black & white Photography Workshop, Ajax Photography Club, Ajax, ON, Canada
    2015Speaker, Finding Your Photographic Voice , London Camera Club, London, ON, Canada
    2015Speaker, The Beauty Of Impermanence, Ajax Photography Club, Ajax, ON, Canada
    2015Speaker/Interviewee, Finding Your Unique Photography style, Podcast, Photography.ca
    2014Speaker, The Beauty Of Monochrome, The Beach Photo Club, Toronto, ON, Canada
    2011Speaker, Finding Your Artistic Voice: Developing A Photographic Style, St. Catherines Photographic Club, ON, Canada
    2010Speaker, Developing A Signature Photographic Style, The Beach Photo Club, Toronto, ON, Canada
    2009Speaker, Developing A Style In Your Photography, Mississauga Camera Club, Mississauga, ON, Canada
    2008Speaker, Personal Artistic Expression, The Toronto Camera Club, Toronto, ON, Canada
    2008Speaker, The Photographer's Artistic Voice, The Toronto Guild for Photographic Art, Toronto, ON, Canada