About the Artist...

Listing from Who's Who

University of Toronto Press

VEZINA, Christopher Lyall Jon B.A. , A.O.C.A.

PERSONAL:

  • Born North Bay, Ontario - 1955
  • Son of Lyall Joseph and Ellen Jean (Cousineau) Vezina
  • Painter, sculptor, designer, CEO Marbleous (Canada)

EDUCATION:

  • Wilfrid Laurier University, General Arts Program. 1972-1973
  • Nipissing University, B.A. Sociology, History
  • Ryerson Politechnical Institute. Interior Design and Architecture.
  • Ontario College of Art, A.O.C.A. 1976-1980
  • Numerous trips and extensive study and work in Pietrasanta, Italy, in marble, terracotta, bronze, plaster, and granite.

EXPERIENCE:

1974 - 1975

  • Experience in mechanical and technical drafting.
  • Interior planning, costing, and material selection.
  • Welding, drawing, photography

1976 - 1979

  • Design and construction of furniturei in wood, metal, and plastics.
  • Extensive experience with materials in relation to sculpture.
  • Product design.

1979 - Present

  • Pietrasanta, Italy, carving a wide variety of stone marbles.
  • Bronze casting, chasing, and finishing.
  • Mould making
  • Construction and execution of models in clay, plaster, and terracotta.
  • Sketching

EXHIBITS:

  • Private collections in Canada, England, Italy, France, and Bermuda.
  • Private exhibit at Widdifield Secondary School, North Bay, Ontario - 1970
  • Artisan's Alley London, Ontario (1st Public Exhibition) - 1978
  • Ontario College of Art Student Exhibit - 1981
  • Libbey's of Toronto - 1981
  • Toronto Art Exhibition (Outdoor) - 1982-1992
  • Columbus Centre - 1982
  • Columbus Centre - 1986
  • Thomson Corporation (Private Collection) - 1988
  • Campbell House Gallery, Georgetown, Ontario -. 1989
  • Subject of several newspaper articles.