willRAFUSE

 

Will RAFUSE was born in Calgary, Alberta.

He was raised on the Canadian Prairies in Regina, Saskatchewan and lived for over twenty years on the West Coast in Vancouver, British Columbia.


Educated at Capilano University in Graphic Design & Illustration in North Vancouver. Since 2006 he lives and paints in Montreal, Quebec.


He worked as a freelance illustrator for many years becoming well known for his published work which was distributed to over 50 countries including the United States and Canada.


His work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, New York City, Atlanta, Greenwich, Boston, Carmel, Whistler, Edmonton and Saint John.


A number of his paintings may be found in collectors homes throughout Canada, the United States of America and Europe. 

exhibitions:


Trinity Galleries

Group Show; SMALL WORKS SHOW, December 2nd - December 24th, 2016,

Saint John, New Brunswick


Kimoto Gallery

Group Show; WINTER WONDERWALLS II, November 26th - December 23rd, 2016,

Vancouver, British Columbia


Trinity Galleries

Two-Artist Exhibition; NEW WORKS,  October 14th - October 28th, 2016,

Saint John, New Brunswick

Kimoto Gallery

Solo Exhibition; VANCOUVER - WISH YOU WERE HERE, May 13th - June 11th, 2016,

Vancouver, British Columbia


Kimoto Gallery

WINTER WONDERWALLS Group Show; December 12th - January 16th, 2016,

Vancouver, British Columbia


Kimoto Gallery

Summer Group Show 2; July 24th - August 15th, 2015,

Vancouver, British Columbia


Kimoto Gallery

Solo Exhibition; DÉJÀ VU , April 2nd - 25th, 2015,

Vancouver, British Columbia


Kimoto Gallery

Holiday Group Show; November 15th - December 20th, 2014,

Vancouver, British Columbia


Mason Murer Fine Art

Group Exhibition; September 26 - October 31, 2014, Atlanta, Georgia


Colart Collection

Remington (RED) added to Colart Corporate Collection; Montreal, Quebec


Kimoto Gallery

Solo Exhibition; NEW Works of Non-Fiction, May 15 - June 7th, 2014

Vancouver, British Columbia


Kimoto Gallery

Spring Group Show; March 21 - 30th, 2014, Vancouver, British Columbia


Mason Murer Fine Art

Group Exhibition; February 7 - March 21, 2014, Atlanta, Georgia


Kimoto Gallery

Group Exhibition; A Grand Opening; September 10th - 30th, 2013, Vancouver, British Columbia


La Galerie ESPACE

Solo Exhibition; July 10 - 16, 2013, Montreal, Quebec


Lando Galleries

Summer Group Exhibition; July, 2013, Edmonton, Alberta


Kimoto Gallery

Summer Group Show; June 22, 2013, Vancouver, British Columbia


Festival International Montréal en Arts (FIMA)

June 12 - 16, 2013, Montreal, Quebec


Mason Murer Fine Art

Spring Group Exhibition; April 5 - May 11, 2013 Atlanta, Georgia


Leslie Levy Fine Art

Solo Exhibition; Signs of the Times; September 2012 Scottsdale, Arizona


Arden Gallery 25th Anniversary Exhibition

25th Anniversary Gallery Group Show; August 1 - 31, 2012 Boston, Massachusetts


Cavalier Galleries

Spring Group Exhibition; March, 2012 Greenwich, Connecticut


Mason Murer Fine Art

Refresh; Group Exhibition; February 17 - March 30, 2012 Atlanta, Georgia


Cavalier Gallery

Greenwich, Connecticut


Naples Art, Antique & Jewelry Show; February 9 - 13, 2012


Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show; February 17 - 21, 2012


Lando Galleries

Summer Group Exhibition; 2012 Edmonton, Alberta


Ian Tan Gallery

Winter Group Exhibition; 2011 Vancouver, British Columbia


Ian Tan Gallery

Fall Group Exhibition; 2011 Vancouver, British Columbia


Arden Gallery

Solo Exhibition; May, 2011 Boston, Massachusetts


Painting represented Bocuse d’Or Canada in Bocuse d'Or

Lyon, France 2011


Ian Tan Gallery

Winter Group Exhibition; 2010 Vancouver, British Columbia


Ian Tan Gallery

Fall Group Exhibition; 2010 Vancouver, British Columbia


Museum of Arts & Sciences

Group Exhibition; Sept. 2010 - Jan. 2011 Daytona Beach, Florida


Ian Tan Gallery

Two-man Exhibition; July 10 - 29, 2010 Vancouver, British Columbia


Ian Tan Gallery

Spring Group Exhibition; 2010 Vancouver, British Columbia


Plaza Galleries

XXI Olympic Winter Games

Group Exhibition; February 12 - 28, 2010 Whistler, B.C.


Ian Tan Gallery

Fall Group Exhibition; 2009 Vancouver, British Columbia


Ian Tan Gallery

Summer Group Exhibition; 2009 Vancouver, British Columbia


Ian Tan Gallery

Spring Group Exhibition; 2009 Vancouver, British Columbia


Eagles in the City; BC Lions Society Project; 2009-2010

Vancouver, British Columbia


Plaza Galleries

Group Exhibition; 2008 Whistler, B.C.


Lando Galleries

Group Exhibition; 2008 Edmonton, Alberta


Ian Tan Gallery

Fall Group Exhibition; 2008 Vancouver, British Columbia


Ian Tan Gallery

Summer Group Exhibition; 2008 Vancouver, British Columbia


Ian Tan Gallery

Spring Group Exhibition; 2008 Vancouver, British Columbia


Lando Galleries

Group Exhibition; 2007 Edmonton, Alberta


Plaza Galleries

Group Exhibition; 2007 Whistler, B.C.


James Beard House & Foundation

Solo exhibition; Jan. - Mar. 2007 New York City


The Liss Gallery

Group Exhibition; 2007 Toronto, Ontario


Lando Galleries

Group Exhibition; 2006 Edmonton, Alberta


Plaza Galleries

Group Exhibition; 2006 Whistler, British Columbia


Spirit Bears in the City; BC Lions Society Project; 2006

Vancouver, British Columbia


Gibson Galleries

Solo Exhibition; July 2005 Carmel, California


Epcot 10th Food & Wine Festival

Solo Exhibition, Signature Artist; September - November 2005 Orlando, Florida


Gibson Galleries

Solo Exhibition; 2005 Carmel, California


Plaza Galleries

Group Exhibition; 2005 Whistler, British Columbia


Orcas in the City; BC Lions Society Project; 2004

Vancouver, British Columbia


Gibson Galleries

Solo exhibition; July 2004 Carmel, California


Lando Galleries

Group Exhibition; 2003 Edmonton, Alberta


Plaza Galleries

Group Exhibition; 2003 Whistler, British Columbia


Robson Street Banners; Bugs, 1995

Vancouver, British Columbia


My paintings have appeared in a number of Hollywood movies and television shows.


Canadian Art Prints Inc. Vancouver, British Columbia

1999 - 2006 Top selling published Artist.

(Art Prints distributed to over 50 countries world-wide.)

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