Bruce Pashak

Bruce Pashak is a Canadian artist with studios in Gander and Fogo Island, Newfoundland. He received his MFA and BFA degrees from the University of Calgary. He also studied at Instituto Allende, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. He has taught at several universities including University of Calgary, University of Lethbridge and University of the Fraser Valley.

Pashak has had over 40 solo and group exhibitions of work throughout Canada, the United States and Europe. His works are a part of numerous collections, both public and private, in museums, corporations and art institutions including Art Hotel, Calgary, Alberta Arts Foundation, Lethbridge University, Nickle Arts Museum, Maritime Museum, and VGH Vancouver.

Pashak is a multidisciplinary artist who uses imagery, text and technology to create abstracted anti-narratives that both affirm culturally-encoded associations and break free of these limitations. The images become an experience, a slippery personal tour through existentialism where the meaningful is unhinged and the meaningless finds its private value. He creates art forms as playgrounds for the imagination. Pashak calls them, “riddles that you might try to puzzle out but never need to solve.”

Bruce Pashak, Joe, 2023

Bruce Pashak, Joe, 2023, Graphite on coloured paper, 16” X 16”

Selected Works


Group Exhibition


Bruce Pashak, Erin Hunt, M’Liz Keefe

October 5 — November 30, 2023

Group Exhibition

Notations & Seams:

Stratums of Allegory

Bruce Pashak, Robyn Love, David Merkuratsuk

June 10 – July 23 2023