Seth Berkowitz

Seth Berkowitz

I believe I have always been a photographer. As a child I was fascinated by my father’s photo equipment, insisting that I help by carrying it around for him. Professionally I’ve been doing this for over 30 years. After training as a commercial photographer I opened my studio in Vancouver in 1990 while continuing to pursue personal projects. These projects led to multiple invitations to show my work in metro Vancouver. 

After moving to Salt Spring Island in 2003 I opened Galleons Lap - Atelier and Gallery. Along with showing my own work I took on a curatorial role by exhibiting work by other photographers. I am immensely proud that for a while Galleons Lap was the only commercial gallery west of Toronto devoted exclusively to photographic art.

My work has been exhibited at the PhotoPlace Gallery (on-line), the Center for Fine Art (on-line), the SSNAP Parallel Show, the Sooke Fine Art Show (multiple Awards of Excellence), the SSAC ArtCraft Showcase, David Wisdom’s Summer Slide Show Series at the Vancouver Art Gallery and at ArtSpring. The Vancouver Maritime Museum presented my “St. Roch 2 The Arctic” series of images from communities in the Canadian arctic in 2001. Vancouver’s ImageWorks showcased my “Grey/n: Against The Grain” as their inaugural digital black and white photography exhibition.

Exhibitions

2021 Poetry of the Ordinary - PhotoPlace Gallery (online exhibition)

2020 Collaborations In A Time of Covid: Writers and Artists of Salt Spring - Margaret Day, Curation. Presented by ArtSpring, Salt Spring Island, BC

2020 Sooke Fine Arts Show, Sooke, BC, Two Awards of Excellence

2019 This Changing Planet with Juror | Laura Beltrán Villamizar. Centre for Fine Art Photography (online exhibition)

2019 Salt Spring National Art Prize - Parallel Show, Salt Spring Island, BC

2019 Sooke Fine Arts Show, Sooke, BC

2019 Easter Art Show - Homage. Salt Spring Arts Council, Salt Spring Island, BC

2018 Daubs of Yellow - Presented as part of David Wisdom’s Summer Slideshow Series, Vancouver Art Gallery, BC

2017 Salt Spring National Art Prize - Parallel Show, Salt Spring Island, BC

2017 Daubs of Yellow - Presented by David Wisdom, ArtSpring, Salt Spring Island, BC

2016 Empty Windows - Presented by the Point Gallery, Salt Spring Island

2015 Two Yellow Lines - Presented as part of David Wisdom’s Summer Slideshow Series, Vancouver Art Gallery

2014 Two Yellow Lines - ArtCraft Showcase, solo show, Salt Spring Arts Council, Salt Spring Island, BC

2014 Sooke Fine Arts Show - Sooke, BC, Award of Excellence

2014 Empty Spaces - Open Places - Group show curated and participated in. A mixed media show about grief, Salt Spring Island, BC

2013 Sooke Fine Arts Show - Sooke, BC

2012 3rd Annual Fine Art Signature Showcase - Curated by Matt Steffich of the Steffich Gallery, Salt Spring Island, BC

2011 Who Am I & Why Am I Doing This? - Two person collaborative show with Thea Chapman, Salt Spring Island, BC

2009 Masterpiece Weekend Show - Curated by Matt Steffich of the Steffich Gallery, Salt Spring Island, BC

2008 Through a Glass Darkly - Group collaborative show combining photographic images and writings on a theme, Salt Spring Island, BC

2007 Through a Pinhole Brightly - Collaborative photographic project with Murray Polson, combining pinhole photographs with an on-site camera obscura, Salt Spring Island, BC

2005 Nocturne - Exposure Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2003 G/reyn: Against the Grain - Solo show, ImageWorks, Vancouver, BC

2003 Artists Among Us - Burnaby Arts Council, Burnaby, BC 

2001 St. Roch 2 The Arctic - Self-curated show, Photo/Space, Burnaby, BC

2000 St Roch 2 The Arctic - Solo show, Vancouver Maritime Museum, Vancouver, BC

2008 identity - Group show, Salt Spring Island, BC

2008, 2009, 2012 i2i - Faculty Show - Western Academy of Photography, Victoria, BC

1999-2001 Ampro Photo Workshops, Vancouver, BC