Devon Knowles


upcoming -Walking Speaking Spectrum, Or Gallery, 2021. An original artwork created with the assitance of the City of Vancouver, Public Art Project Grant in partnership with Or Gallery, Vancouver, BC

Under the Walking Spectrum, Or Gallery, 2021. Publication


Acquisition of Between '17 and '18,  by the Metcan Collection. 

Gond and going, Solo Exhibition, Equinox Gallery, Fall 2022


Waterways, An original artwork commissioned by Polygon Timber Court Ltd. for the District of North Vancouver Public Art Program

Lily Tree, An original artwork commissioned by Yuanheng Project Management Ltd. for the City of Richmond Public Art Program

Still Life, Equinox Gallery, Vancouver BC


Acquisition of Walking Spectrum I, S17  by the Vancouver Art Gallery as part of the permanent collection. 

Wayfinding, November 14, 2020 – January 31, 2021, Art Gallery Evergreen, Coquitlam BC

Awarded the City of Vancouver, Public Art Project Grant in partnership with Or Gallery, Vancouver BC


Gallery representation by Equinox Gallery, Vancouver, BC

Leave the Window Open, September 7- October 12, Equinox Gallery, Vancouver, BC

Waterways, Polygon, North Vancouver, BC, opens Winter 2021


Devon Knowles and Emily Hermant, The Bakery, Vancouver, BC. November 2018

Residency, Woman's Woodshop, Minneapolis, MN. August, 2018

Artist Talk, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver, BC, summer 2018

Walking Spectrum, awarded public art commission, PCI, Vancouver, BC, launch 2020


Lily Tree, awarded public art commission, Yuanheng, Richmond, BC, launch 2021

Waterways, awarded public art commission, Polygon, North Vancouver, BC, launch 2019


Black Diamond Dust Catalogue, Designed by Will Holder, Nanaimo Art Gallery, Nanaimo, BC

MPB Umwelt, Off Lomas, curated by Candice Hopkins and Raven Chacon, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Exhibition runs until March 21, 2016


Recipient of the Emerging Artist in Public Art Award, Mayor's Arts Awards, November 2015

Total Running Time, commission by Bosa Properties, Burnaby BC, completed 2011-2015

Speaker, October 28, 2915, Artist Speaker Series, Langara College, BC

Near As Far As Far As Near, opening, Burnaby Mountain, SFU Community Trust, Permanent

Launch, Artist Walk Catalogue for SFU Community Trust Public Art collection

Visual Arts Grant, British Columbia Arts Council

Artist Talk: Devon Knowles and Carol Itter, Geometry of Knowing, SFU Gallery, Burnaby Campus

MPB Umwelt, Geometry of Knowing, March 17th, 2015, SFU Gallery, Burnaby Campus


Artist Talk, October 17, 2014, Camosun College, Victoria BC

Heard About a Place Today at Vancouver Book Fair, October 3-5th 2014 at the Western Front Booth, Vancouver Art Gallery

Also available online at:
Motto Books Berlin

Mauve Ghosts, Black Diamond Dust 19, 2014, Nanaimo Art Gallery, Nanaimo, BC

Publication Launch, Heard About a Place Today, August, 21, 2014, Western Front Balcony, Vancouver BC

Awarded SFU CentreBlock Art Project, SFU Community Trust, Burnaby, BC

Visual Art Grant, British Columbia Arts Council

We put them there, but they had other thing to do, Or Berlin, Germany

Residency, Kulturverein Mecklenburg Inspiriert, Kühlungsborn, Germany


Visiting Artist, Research Workshops with MFA CandidiatesforDeskilling and Reskilling of Artistic Production, symposium Painting + Drawing Department, November 1- 8, 2013, Concordia University, Montreal, QB

It's Only Forever site-responsive sculpture for the Western Front,Properties May 9 - ...

I.O.U. Unit Pitt Projects, Vancouver, BC

Drifter, The Crying Room, Vancouver, BC


LA Night, Night Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Awarded the Concept Development, Public Art feature, Bosa Properties, Burnaby BC

Portrait of a Ron Tran, Charles H. Scott, It Knows Not What It Is, collaborative project with Ron Tran, Vancouver, BC

Western Front Auction,Vancouver, BC


To Tame a Land, Soi Fischer, Vancouver, BC

Sept. 25- Oct. 24, 2010, Holbaek, Ahlgade 1, 4300, DK
Jesper Aabille (GB), Alice Goudsmit (UK), Karin Lindh (SE), Katarina River (SE), Devon Knowles (CA), Ian Daniel Larson (US), Ulrike Mohr (DE), Nika Oblak & Primoz Novak (SLO ) Eske Kath (DK), Jacob Tækker (DK), Helen Hei-Sook Park (DK), Jeanette Hillig (DK)
The exhibition was opened by the Minister of Culture, Mr. Per Stig Møller

Travel Grant, Canada Council

SAIR residency, Jyderup, Denmark

Artist Book Project, Les Édtitions Samuel Lallouz, Susan Mann (Editor), "Historian's Stories from Canada"

Awarded the SAIR Residency in Denmark for the fall of 2010

Untitled, Every Letter in the Alphabet, May-October, Vancouver, BC, 2010

The New Paradigm: Models, Diagrams, Proposals and Provisions for the Coming Age, March 7-27th 2010
Featuring new work by artists Geoffrey Farmer, Devon Knowles, T&T, Ron Tran and Elizabeth Zvonar, The New Paradigm utilizes the context of The Pavilion as an oracle to present artworks that function as generative, reflective tools that orient us towards our collective future. The Pavillion was a year long project through the artist in residency program at Langara College executed by Holly Ward.

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