Professional biographical information
Robert Truszkowski (born Hamilton, Ontario, 1977)
BFA 2000 Queen’s University
MFA 2004 Concordia University
In the past 20 years, I have exhibited and lectured across Canada and the U.S.A., and internationally. Notable achievements include The 2019 Biennale International de l’estampe contemporain (group exhibition in Trois-Riviéres, Canada),"The Conversationalist" at the Dunlop Art Gallery (solo exhibition in Regina Saskatchewan), "Connections - Printmaking from Saskatchewan and South Korea" (group exhibition at the Saskatchewan Craft Council), "Kyoto Hanga 2016" (group exhibition Kyoto and Tokushima Japan), "Amplitudes" at SNAP Gallery (solo exhibition in Edmonton Alberta), "Oh Hey Bro" at Slate Fine Art (solo exhibition in Regina Saskatchewan) “Semper Fi” at Open Studio (solo exhibition in Toronto, Canada), "Canadian Printmakers" at The Canadian Art Pavillion of the Qijiang Print Festival - Qijiang Farmers' Printmaking Institute (group exhibition in Chongqing, China),“PrintZero Juried Exhibition 2010” (group exhibition juried by Karla Hackenmiller, shown in Miami, Seattle, Chicago U.S.A., and Granada and Mangua Nicaragua), “Encounters” at Druckvereinigung Bentlage (group exhibition in Rheine Germany), “Salon Écarlate” at Marian Graves Mugar Art Gallery, New Hampshire, U.S.A. (group exhibition), “White” at Galérie d’art St. Ambroise, Montréal Canada (solo exhibition), and RBC New Canadian Painting (finalist for National Painting competition, group exhibitions held Toronto, Halifax, London, and Winnipeg Canada). In March 2012, I mounted a solo exhibition entitled "Penance" for the 2012 Okanagan Print Triennial at the Vernon Public Art Gallery in British Columbia Canada, as a result of winning the 2009 Triennial.
I have printed professionally for artists such as Ed Pien and Betty Goodwin at Stinger Editions in Montréal Canada, and Zachari Logan through Hangashima Press in Regina. I have taught printmaking, digital imaging, and contemporary art practice at Queen’s University (Kingston, Ontario) Concordia University, (Montréal, Québec) and the Haliburton School of the Arts (Haliburton, Ontario). In 2018, I was Visiting Professor at the Kyoto University of Art & Design, and Kyoto Seika University in Kyoto, Japan.
I am currently Associate Professor of Print Media and Head of the Department of Visual Arts, at the University of Regina in Saskatchewan Canada.
Personal biographical information
My partner Sarah Cummings-Truszkowski is an educator and visual artist and community organizer, originally from Manotick, Ontario. We found one another in Victoria Hall residence, at Queen's University, and have been together ever since. We have three offspring, Ella Gwendolyn (aged 13 years), Otis Arthur (aged 10 years), and Grace Kathleen (aged 7 years).
In my spare time, I work ceaselessly on my 100 year old home in Regina's Cathedral heritage neighbourhood, study Japanese daily, as well as attempt to keep my 1977 MG Midget in good spirits for bouts of open-air motoring in the relatively brief Saskatchewan summer.