Curriculum Vitæ

Education

Masters of Fine Arts
Donau Universität Krem (Transart Institute) • Berlin, Germany • 2011

Iconographic Apprenticeship
St. Theodore’s House • Greek Orthodox Monastery • 1996-2002

Bachelor of Art, Liberal Arts
Redeemer University College • Ancaster, Canada • 1993-1996

Commissions

The Fiery Furnace • private collection • Papillion, NE • 2021

St Benedict • private collection • Cambridge, ON • 2020

Noah the Righteous • private collection • Halifax, NS • 2020

St. Catherine • private collection • London, ON • 2020

The Washing • private collection • Santa Barbara, CA • 2020

St. Vincent De Paul • private collection • Perryville, MO • 2019

St. Anthony • private collection • Kitchener, ON • 2019

St. Cyril the Wonderworker• private collection • London, UK • 2018

Sts. John the Evangelist, Cecilia, Mary Magdalene, and David the King
Saint John’s Anglican Church • Elora, ON • 2012-2016

Elijah’s Refreshment
Walmer Road Baptist Church • Toronto, ON • 2007

Christ Almighty
Saint George Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church • Richmond Hill, ON • 2006

Triptych of Christ Almighty with Sts. Nicholas and Michael
Mission to Seafarers • Hamilton, ON • 2003

Solo Exhibitions

Earth Colours of Canada
Homer Watson Gallery • Kitchener, ON • 2019

Engineering Earth
Science North • Sudbury, ON • 2018

Pilgrimage: Finding Canada’s Local Colours
The Craig Gallery • Halifax, NS • 2015

Seeing Local Colour
Fergus Grand Theatre • Fergus, ON • 2011

The Local Colour Project
Minarovich Gallery • Elora, ON • 2010

The 100 mile ART Project
Cambridge Centre for the Arts • Cambridge, ON • 2008

The Communion of the Saints
St. John’s Anglican Church • Elora, ON • 2007

The Iconographer’s Workshop
The Malcove Collection • Toronto, ON • 2006

Group Exhibitions

From the Earth • Wellington County Museum • Fergus, ON • 2019

Nighttime Local Colours • Nuit Blanche • Toronto, ON • 2017

Art of the Cross •  Lakeside Downtown • Guelph, ON • 2016

What Remains • Leder’s Farm • Edmonton, AB • 2015

Local Colours • The People’s Gallery • Waterloo, ON • 2013

Connecting the Dots • Arnica • Kamloops, BC • 2012

Unterwegs • Open Art Venue • Berlin • 2011

Winter Color • Sideshow Gallery • New York • 2010

Michaelmas: A Numinous Feast of All Angels • Chestnut Hall Camerata • Waterloo, ON • 2009

Till we have faces • St. Michael’s College • Toronto, ON • 2008

The Craftsman’s Studio • CAFKA • Kitchener, ON • 2007

Inter-varsity World Assembly • Redeemer College • Hamilton, ON • 2007

Refresh • Wycliffe College • Toronto, ON • 2007

Residences & Grants

Artist in Residence • Klondike Institute of Art & Culture • Dawson City, YK • 2016

Artist in Residence • Pukaskwa National Park • Pukaskwa, ON • 2014

Visiting Scholar • Interdisciplinary Centre for Culture and Creativity • Saskatoon, SK • 2014

Artist in Residence • White Rabbit • Red Clay, NS • 2013

Fellowship for Community-based Artists • Interdisciplinary Centre for Culture and Creativity • Saskatoon, SK • 2012

Artist in Residence • Cambridge Centre for the Arts • Cambridge, ON • 2008

Artist in Residence • Homer Watson House & Gallery • Kitchener, ON • 2006-07

Art Workshops

Iconography Workshop  St. Mary the Virgin Anglican Church  Regina, SK  2019

Iconography Workshop  The Sisterhood of St. John the Divine  Toronto, ON  2019

Making Sudbury Paint • Dynamic Earth, Sudbury, ON  2018

Iconography Workshop  Sts. Mary and Maurice’s Coptic Orthodox Church  Kitchener, ON  2018

Finding Colour in a Place • The Rock School • Gainesville, FL  2018

Empowering Inquiry-Based Learning • SCSBC • Princeton, BC • 2017

Iconography Workshop  Sts. Mary and Maurice’s Coptic Orthodox Church  Kitchener, ON  2017

Iconography Workshop  King’s College Chapel  Halifax, NS  2016

Painting with Soil Pigments • Canadian Society of Soil Science, Montreal, QC • 2015

Creating Paint From Soil (ART 398/898.3) • University of Saskatchewan • Saskatoon, SK • 2014

Handprints • La Jolla Reserve • San Diego, CA • 2013

Making Local Colour • Edifide Educators Convention • Ancaster, ON • 2013

Creating Paint From Soil (ART 398/898.3) • University of Saskatchewan • Saskatoon, SK • 2012

Crayons And Ice Cream Children’s Workshop • Old Kamloops Cultural Centre • Kamloops, BC • 2012

Making Paint from your Local Environment • Open Art Venue • Mitte, Berlin • 2011

Talks & Lectures

Soil and Pigment • Laurentian University • Sudbury, ON • 2018

Local Colour: Pigment and Place • McEwen School of Architecture • Sudbury, ON • 2017

Making an Icon • Conrad Grebel University College • Waterloo, ON • 2017

The Beauty of Soils: The Nexus of Soil Science and the Arts Soil • Science Society of America Symposium • Minneapolis, MN • 2015

Soil and Spirit • Ronning Centre • Edmonton, AB • 2015

The Atlas of Canada’s Local Colours • Soil Science Society of America Annual Meeting • Tampa, FL • 2013

Art as Worldview • CTABC Teachers’ Convention • Langley, BC • 2013

Local Colours: Pigment and Art • Brantford Lapidary and Mineral Society • Brantford, ON • 2013

Local Colours: Pigment and Art • Kitchener-Waterloo Gem and Mineral Club • Waterloo, ON • 2013

Pigments: Places, Processes, and Paint • The Kitchener-Waterloo Society of Artists • Kitchener, ON • 2012

Crayons And Ice Cream Children’s Workshop • Old Kamloops Cultural Centre • Kamloops, BC • 2012

Artspeak • Button Factory • Waterloo, ON • 2012

Local-colour • Cambridge Centre for the Arts • Cambridge, ON • 2011

The 100-mile Pigment Project • Canadian Science Writers’ Association • Ottawa, ON • 2010

An Introduction to Icons • Conrad Grebel College • Waterloo, ON • 2010

Icons: Art and Religion • Tyndale University College & Seminary • Toronto, ON • 2009

Introduction to Paint • Waterloo Button Factory • Waterloo, ON • 2008

Creating Paint: Recreating History • CIS Visual Conference • Toronto, ON • 2008

Creating Local Colour • The Colour Jar • Durham, ON • 2008

Paint & Pigment • Cambridge Centre for the Arts •Cambridge, ON • 2008

The Sacred Image of the Icon • Varley Art Gallery • Toronto, ON • 2008

Creating an Icon • Fresh Expressions • Waterloo, ON • 2007

The Making of an Icon (History Class) • Redeemer University College • Ancaster, ON • 2006

The Challenge of Icons (Senior Art Class) • Redeemer University College • Ancaster, ON • 2006

The Challenge of Icons • University of Toronto • Toronto, ON • 2006

Venerating the Divine through Matter • University of Waterloo • Waterloo, ON • 2006

Articles

The Sacred in the Common • Mortise & Tenon Magazine • 2020

Painting with Local Colour • Taproot Magazine • December 2013

A Wonder-filled and Imaginative Education • Dialogue • 2009

In The News

Symeon van Donkelaar • In Conversation with David Goa • July 18, 2019 (podcast • listen)

Symeon van Donkelaar: Part 2 • Everyday Orthodox • July 21, 2019 (podcast • listen)

Symeon van Donkelaar • Everyday Orthodox • January 20, 2019 (podcast • listen)

Artist Symeon van Donkelaar • Global News • September 1 2015 (TV)

Soil has a role in Art • The Chronicle • July 10, 2014 (print)

Dirt and Paint • Agknowledge • December 2012 (print)

Grad Students use Natural, Local Pigments to Create Art • The Star Phoenix • June 11th, 2012 (print)

Visual Artist Symeon van Donkelaar • Arts Connection • October 6, 2011 (radio)

Panning for Pigments • YES! Mag • May/June 2009 (print)

Encouraging Faith through Beauty • Nurturing Faith • April 20, 2009 (web)

Symeon van Donkelaar • Cambridge Centre for the Arts Presents • 2009 (print)

Local Colour • Canadian Geographic • April 2009 (print)

Scientific research: What’s wrong with this picture? • CBC News • December 1, 2008 (web)

Arte en 100 millas a la Redonda • RCI – Radio Canada International • December 2008 (radio)

Artist in Residence Delivers a 100-mile Artistic Diet • The Cambridge Times • October 2008 (print)

The 100 mile ART Project • Faith Journal • July 15, 2008 (radio)

100 mile ART Pallet • The KW Record • June 21, 2008 (print)

Artist: Symeon van Donkelaar • Grand River Living • 2007 (print)

Holy Art • The KW Record • Saturday, May 27, 2006 (print)

Artist Steeped in History and Faith • Images • Spring, 2006 (print)

Local Colour Pilgrimages

2016 • Paint Pots, BC • Conestogo, ON • Warsaw Caves, ON • Dawson City, Dempster Hwy, YK

2015 • Londonderry, Joggins Cliffs, NS • Tea Hill, PEI • Trois-Rivières, QC• Conestogo, ON • Elora, ON • Prospector’s Point, AB • La Jolla Reservation, CA

2014 • Conestogo, ON • Agawa Bay, ON • Pukaskwa, ON • Wawa, ON • Marathon, ON • Pebble Beach, ON • Christopher Lake, SK • Edmonton, AB • East Sooke, BC • Victoria, BC

2013 • Conestogo, ON • Kirkfield ON • Lowville, On • Vermillion Bluffs, BC • Blakeburn, BC • Trois-Rivières, QC • Chaplin Island, NB • Sackville, NB • Lochaber, NS • Sunnybrae, NS • Paint Brook, NS • Upper Economy, NB • Edmonton, AB • Sunset Cliffs, CA • La Jolla Reservation, CA

2012 • Glencoe, NB • St. Malo, QC • Laurentien Hills, QC • Conestogo, ON • Hell’s Gate, ON • Kenderdine, SK • Meadow Lake, SK • Britannia Beach, BC • Kamloops, BC • Hat Creek, BC • Monte Lake, BC • Spencer Bridge, BC