Articles and Reviews

From Lion's Roar
Special Edition 2019
p. 21

A Journal of Art in Everyday Life
Winter 2019
(pub. Shambala Arts)

Roberta Pyx Sutherland: Ensō Variations
October 21, 2018

Uncertainty Club
A Magazine of Zen and the Arts
June, 2018

Review by Paola Iacucci
Director of BAU Institute

Review by Bernard Vischer
President of Cercle des Amis

Review by Nicolas Tuele
Former deputy director and chief curator at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

Volume 23 No. 2 2014
(ISSN:1190-7886 )
Pages 8, 58-61

Review by Anne Gilroyed
Executive Director, Nanaimo Art Gallery

Review by Robert Amos
Times Colonist newspaper
November 1, 2013

Volume 14 No. 5 July 2006
Pages 64-71 Images

Review by Danielle Hogan

Artist Profile by Anne Hansen
James Bay Beacon

Review by King Anderson
Canadian archivist

Volume 13 No. 6 2005
Pages 48-51 Images

Review by Brian Grison
Critic, Historian

Review by Lance Olsen

Books and Catalogues


New work by Roberta Pyx Sutherland

Author and Editor: Roberta Pyx Sutherland

Layout: David Ellingsen

Cover image: Hidden Memory, Roberta Pyx Sutherland, 2019

Photograph, fungal spores on paper 63.5x51 cm (25x16.5 inches) Edition of 5

ISBN: 978-1-7774291-0-2

Copyright © 2021 Roberta Pyx Sutherland

Except essay Attentiveness to Becoming: Roberta Pyx Sutherland’s Inter-Species Art-Making © Bradley A. Clements

Editart-D.Blanco, Editart Rencontres et Dialogues 50 Ans

BimpeX International Print Catalogue
ISBN 978-0-9782396-9-5
Publisher The Society for Contemporary Works on Paper

Poésie muette / Poetry Unspoken

Mini Print Internacional De Cadaqués
2014 Canada No. 34693

ISBN 978-0-9688432-7-7
P. 28-29

Chrysalide RP Sutherland

Mini Print International
De Cadaques
Essay by Richard Planas Camps
37 pages

Chapter headings and cover image, 'Cosmic View'
ISBN o-86171-392-3
Wisdom Publications 2005
Edited by Andrew Schelling

Artropolis, Celebrating Contemporary BC Visual Art
Vancouver, BC.
144 pages. pp.
ISBN 1-895371-16-3

A Book of Days: Art For Our Time
A Project of the Volunteer Committee
Art Gallery of Victoria 1998
Page 108

Beyond the Gate
Artists' Journeys to Save the Tsitika Valley and Robson Bight. 1990 Western Canada Wilderness Committee,
Victoria, BC.
Essay by Roberta Livingstone.
48 pages.
ISBN 1-895123-09-7

Liane Davison (Curator)
Roberta Sutherland: Earth Briefing
Catalogue, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
ISBN 0-88885-099-9

Art In Victoria, 1960/1986
1986 Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, BC.
Essay by Nicholas Tuele and Liane Davison.
180 pages.
ISBN 0-88885-093-X

British Columbia's Women Artists
1885 - 1985

Brian Grison

Critic, Historian

"Some of the specific and almost secret things that one might see in Roberta Pyx Sutherland's work, such as tiny or faint drawings of natural objects, texts, horizon lines or mapping lines, are visible at only inches from the surface. Other elements, like faint or implied grid systems, or the contours of unknown landmasses, are visible only from more than five feet away.

"She employs materials and techniques that are difficult to identify, and therefore intriguing and mysterious… Almost all her art includes both drawing and painting, as well as collage, printmaking, tearing, creasing, fine realistic rendering, meditative doodling, patterns and randomness, careful design and free association, oil-like opacity and watercolour transparency, smooth flatness and rough bas relief, pristine newness to weathering decay.

"These surfaces suggest art and craft from all history throughout the world; Medieval book decoration, Pompeiian fresco surfaces, Tibetan ceremonial sand drawing, raku ceramics, Zen calligraphy, shimmering Byzantine mosaics, to a few secret ones that she has invented.

"Her art is like the slow, gentle and deep breathing of a patient planet. To read and appreciate her art fully, the viewer might need all the knowledge and wisdom of Earth. Then, finally, holding this consciousness in their eye and mind, the viewer can relax and calm their own breath to the rhythm of the endless pattern of matter and energy that creates the universe."

Review by Brian Grison
Critic, Historian