Barrie Szelely was born in Regina, Saskatchewan and has resided in Victoria, British Columbia since 1982. Barrie taught at the University of Victoria, University of Saskatchewan and Mount Allison University. Currently teaching at the Vancouver Island school of Art.Barrie has exhibited throughout Canada and the United States. His work can be found in collections such as the Canada Council Art Bank, Prudential Insurance Company of America, New Orleans Museum of Art and Can West.
‘In my practice, the paintings are developed in a measured indecisiveness and built in spatial contractions that mimic my everyday life experiences in this unpredictable world.’ – Barrie Szekely