Brian Porter – Resume


Brian Porter was born in Nova Scotia. He studied at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax from 1966 to 1970.


 2011                            Secord Gallery, Halifax

2003                           Argyle Fine Art, Halifax

2000 and 1992       Zwickers Gallery, Halifax

1985 – ‘87                 Dalhousie University Art Gallery, Atlantic Provinces Touring Exhibition

1980 and 1981        Dresden Galleries, Halifax

1977 – ‘79                   Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, National Touring Exhibition


2006 – 2013              At the Sign ofthe Whale Gallery, Yarmouth, N.S.

2003 and 2001       Argyle Fine Art, Halifax

1999                              Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, “Artists as Children”

1999                              Dalhousie University Art Gallery, Halifax, “Drawings from  Collection”

1985 – ’87                   Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Lavalin Inc. National Touring Exhibition, “Innova”

1979                               Canadian Culture Centre, Paris, France

1979                               Canada House, London, England

1978                               Agnes Etherington Gallery, Kingston, Ontario, “Other Realities”

1976                               Beaverbrook Art Gallery, “Atlantic Graphics” XXI Olympiad, Montreal, Quebec

1975                              Time Magazine National Traveling Exhibition, “Canadian Canvas”

1975                               University of Guelph, Ontario, “Made in Canada”

1975                               London Art Gallery, Ontario, “Young Contemporaries”

1974                               Mount St. Vincent Art Gallery, Halifax, “Artists Media”


Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia Art Bank

Acadia University

Dalhousie University


2009                  Commission for mural at entrance to the Izaac Walton Killam Library for Yarmouth Public Library

2007                  Department of Tourism, Culture & Heritage Award to produce the illustrated book “Road Trip”

2006                  Commission for mural on Yarmouth waterfront from Waterfront Development Corporation

1996 – 1997     Art Foundation Award, New York Study Program

1983                   Canada Council Grant

1982                   Painting chosen for the cover of the Maritime Tel & Tel Nova Scotia Phone  Book

1981                   A documentary of Brian Porter’s work was produced by CBC Television.

1976                   Brian Porter was the subject of a film by the National Film Board of Canada.

1974                   Canada Council Grant

1971                   Canada Council Grant