BIOGRAPHY

Will Rafuse was born in Calgary, Alberta. After calling Vancouver home for decades, he spent ten years in Montreal and recently relocated to the Atlantic Coast. A graduate of Capilano University in graphic design and illustration, he later partnered with Canadian Art Prints to distribute his art print posters to over 50 countries. His paintings have been featured in many movies and television shows. Rafuse is a self-taught artist who works exclusively in oils. He is known for his vibrant saturated colors and his contemporary realistic depictions of nostalgic neon signs and urban landmarks. His work has been exhibited in many solo and group shows across North America and he has collectors throughout the world.

~ a one man production company ~

© 2018 Will RAFUSE Fine Art Inc. All Rights Reserved

CV

Kimoto Gallery

Group Show; SUMMER MIXER August 18th - August 28th, 2017

Vancouver, British Columbia


Kimoto Gallery

Group Show; CANADA 150 ART SHOW June 17th - July 15th, 2017

Vancouver, British Columbia


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


Marietta Cobb Museum Of Art - Coca-Cola Collection with Mason Fine Art

Group Exhibition; “CATCH THE WAVE” April 16th - June 26th, 2016

Marietta, Georgia


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


Canadian Art Prints Inc.

Vancouver, British Columbia

1999 - 2006 Top selling published Artist.

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


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

willRAFUSE

twenty-five years of painting oil on canvas