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 University), Toronto, Canada

Exhibitions

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 *** juried group show

Collections

Bret Culp features in various national and international collections.

Awards

2023Impact 2023, First Place/Show Winner, Neilson Park Creative Centre, Toronto, Canada
2023Newmarket Juried Art Show, Photography Winner, Newmarket, Canada
2022Newmarket Juried Art Show, Photography Winner, Newmarket, Canada
2018Single Image Contest, Winner, Black & White Magazine, USA
2018RGM Exposed, 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

  • 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

    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