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Robert Lemay has been a still life painter since he began his career in 1984. Since then, he has had over two dozen solo exhibitions in galleries across Canada from Vancouver to Montreal, as well as showing in Santa Fe, New Mexico. His work has been on exhibition in New York, NY, and London, U.K. Rob received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Alberta in 1984 and currently resides in Edmonton, Alberta.


2007 Alberta Foundation for the Arts Projects Grant
1996 Alberta Foundation for the Arts Projects Grant
1990 Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant
1989 Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant


Alberta Art Foundation
Alberta Energy
Alberta Treasury Branch
Bennet, Jones, Verchere
Canada Council Art Bank
Canadian Embassy: Beijing, China; Canberra, Australia
Chevron Oil
Cliff Lede Wineries, Yountville, California
Edmonton City Hall
Foreign Affairs
Graceland University (Lamoni, Iowa)
Interprovincial Pipeline
Lethbridge Regional Hospital
Norcen Resources
Ocelot Energy
Shaw Communications
Suncor Energy
Westin Hotels



2013 Flower, Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton
2011 Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton
2010 In a Narrow Space, Shayne Gallery, Montreal
2009 Wallace Galleries, Calgary
2008 Calm Things, Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton.
2007 Shayne Gallery, Montreal
2006 Wallace Galleries, Calgary
2005 Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton
2004 Shayne Gallery, Montreal
2003 Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton
2002 Shayne Gallery, Montreal
Wallace Galleries, Calgary
2001 Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton
2000 Wallace Galleries, Calgary
1998 Hollander York Gallery, Toronto
Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver
1997 Wallace Galleries, Calgary
1996 Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton
1995 Hollander York Gallery, Toronto
Wallace Galleries, Calgary
1994 Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver
Wallace Galleries, Calgary
Hollander York Gallery, Toronto
1993 Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton
1992 Woltjen/Udell, Edmonton
1991 Wallace Galleries, Calgary
1989 Woltjen/Udell, Edmonton
1988 Woltjen/Udell, Vancouver
1987 Woltjen/Udell, Edmonton


2011 “For the Love of Art” Wallace Galleries, Calgary, Alberta
1999 “New Talent Invitational” Denise Bibro Fine Arts, New York City
“Alberta: Six Degrees of Separation”, Prairie Regional Art Gallery
Grand Prairie, AB
1998 “Multiple Realities” Muttart Public Art Gallery, Calgary
1997 “Still Life”, McMullen Art Gallery, Edmonton


2010 Canadian Interviews. “The Moment of Astonishment: Interview with Robert Lemay.”
2010 Ryan, Janice. “Oil Paintings Animate Common Objects,” Edmonton Journal, Friday, June 17, 2011.
2009 Notebook Magazine. V.3, Issue 8. “Shawna & Robert Lemay: Calm Things.”
2008 Bouchard, Gilbert. “Lemay Reinterprets Iconic Art in his Neutral Realist Style,” Edmonton Journal, Friday, April 11, 2008.
2006 Bouchard, Gilbert. “Alberta: What is Visible,” Galleries West Magazine.
2005 Bouchard, Gilbert. “Lemay Breathes New Life into Form”, Edmonton Journal. Oct 7, G8.
Lemay, Shawna. “Precarious”, Artichoke. Summer, 2005, pp. 38-45.
2003 Kellog, Alan. “Catching Up With the Beautiful People”, Edmonton Journal.
2001 Bouchard, Gilbert. “Real Life Frozen in Still-Life Mastery”, Edmonton Journal. May 4, E14
1999 Gustafson, Paula. “Robert Lemay at Douglas Udell Gallery,” Asian Art News, March/April 1999
1998 Image reproduced. Alberta Views, Spring Vol. 1, No.2, pp. 15.
1996 Mandel, Charles. “Still-Life Showing so Conventional it’s Uncongenial”, Edmonton Journal. January 25, C5.
1993 “Time is Frozen in a Painter’s Still Life Studies”, Edmonton Journal. December.
1992 “Artist Follows Cezanne’s Example”, Edmonton Journal.
1989 Beauchamp, Elizabeth. “Summer Candid Pictures Can Lift Winter Mood”, Edmonton Journal. December 2, D4.



2007 Alberta Society of Artists, September 13, 2007

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