Bruce Pashak is a Canadian artist with working studios in Gander and Fogo Island, Newfoundland. His MFA degree was completed at the University of Calgary. Further more, he did an independent study at Instituto Allende, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico and a BFA degree at the University of Calgary with subsequent teaching at several universities including the University of Calgary, the University of Lethbridge and the University of the Fraser Valley. His thesis entitled, “The Dialogical Art Form”, was the genesis of his philosophy that perceptions are determined by convention.
Pashak has had over 40 solo and group exhibitions of work throughout Canada, the United States and Europe. His works are a part of numerous collections, both public and private, in museums, corporations and art institutions including Art Hotel, Calgary, Alberta Arts Foundation, Lethbridge University, Nickle Arts Museum, Maritime Museum, and VGH Vancouver to name a few.
Pashak is a multidisciplinary artist who uses imagery, text and technology to create abstracted anti-narratives that both affirm culturally-encoded associations and break free of these limitations. The images become an experience, a slippery personal tour through existentialism where the meaningful is unhinged and the meaningless finds its private value. He creates art forms as playgrounds for the imagination. Pashak calls them, “riddles that you might try to puzzle out but never need to solve.”