2013 Exhibition "The Sacred and The Profane"
2009 Exhibition "Nomads"
Allen Smutylo was born in 1946 in Toronto, Ontario. He was one of the founding members of Circle Arts Gallery, which opened in Tobermory in 1969. In 1970, he graduated with honours from the Ontario College of Art and Design. Smutylo's work is included in numerous public and private collections in Canada and abroad including the Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant, Brantford; the Tom Thompson Memorial Art Gallery, Owen Sound and the University of Saskatchewan. Smutylo has won numerous awards including the prestigious Sapporo International Print Biennial in Japan.
For the last 20 years his work has been based exclusively on experiences from his extensive travels. These trips include over 25 kayaking and backpacking working expeditions in the high Arctic, the Amazon jungle, the Himalayas and Antarctica. Most recently, Smutylo's travels have taken him to Varanasi, India and the Thar desert in Rajasthan.
Allen Smutylo's new book The Memory of Water features stories from his many adventures. In 2013, The Memory of Water was shortlisted for the Governor General's Literary Award and selected as a finalist for the Best Adventure/Travel Book Award at the Banff Film and Book Festival.
Allen Smutylo lives and works in Big Bay, Ontario.
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