Rob Bos

Rob Bos (born and raised in Regina) graduated with distinction from the University of Regina in 2003. He was the Saskatchewan recipient of the BMO 1st Art Invitational student art competition, awarded for a painting from his graduation show. Bos also received the Emerging Artist Award at the 2005 Regina Business and Arts Awards.

After convocation, Bos expanded and established his art practice in Regina through the foundation of the experimental gallery/studio—Art Projects Gallery. A dynamic situation was created by the proximity of the studio (creation) and gallery (presentation), heightened by the freedom coming from all 'exhibition roles' being assumed by the exhibiting artist(s) and Bos himself. The liberty of the APG allowed Bos' interest in art practice and presentation to evolve and explore multiple directions at once. In 2007 these interests were brought together in 5 concurrent exhibitions (featuring solo exhibitions at the Art Gallery of Regina, Neutral Ground Artist-Run Centre, the Club, a web project, as well as a group show at the Flatlands Studio Gallery).

Bos has recently completed the first year of his MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, with plans to return and finish in 2012. In the meantime he is keeping himself busy starting a new gallery in his home, and working at OSAC (Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils).