Basic Inquiry is proud to present our new studio with a spacious gallery show room.

The gallery is open to the public every Saturday from 2-4pm.

For open gallery hours for a specific show, please refer to the artist’s invitation to that show.

Or by appointment: please call 604.681.2855

Members are welcome to apply for shows at Basic Inquiry. Please contact us for more information.

Current and Past Shows

March 2 through March 31, 2024Sean Murphy: Third Exhibition
November 25 through December 16, 2023Chi3h Huang: Against Material
September 23 through November 18, 2023Ron Bijok: Small Works
July 22, 2023 through September 22, 2023Dennis Smith: Figure Studies, Illustrations, Prints
February 11, 2023 through March 11, 2023Six Inquiries 2023: Ron Bijok, Bryce Baril, Jim Poole, Cyprian Libera, Jaime Jones, and Meghan Sharir
December 29, 2022 through January 31, 2023Carnegie: Alain Boullard
October 25 through November 17, 2022LIFE Journey: Harvey Chan
July 9 through July 18, 2022Beyond the Flesh: Jeremiah Hoeft, Colby Urrutia, Alex Beadle
September 11th to September 26th, 2020DNA of Art: David Boal
September 7th to September 21st, 2019Figuring It Out: Jose De Juan, Niki Papp, M.J. Sarmiento
June 1st to June 29th, 2019Unique Perspectives: Mary Diamond, Sean Murphy, Angela Muellers, Stephen Glass, Caroline Dahlmanns
May 12th to May 24th, 2019SP Williams: Faces, Places
April 20th to May 6th, 2019BASIC PAINTERS 2019: Ron Bijok, Feng Xiao-Yan, Angus Stewart, Cyprian Libera, Angela Muellers, Marlene Van Tassell
September 15th to 28th, 2018Alice Koan: Fire Temptation
June 16th to 29th, 2018Sean Anthony Murphy: Portraits & Figures
March 3rd to 16th, 2018Alice Koan: Pencil & Ink
November 18 to December 1, 2017Colin Ayers: Plein Air Show
September 16th to 29th, 2017Alice Koan: Colour the World
July 8th to July 22nd, 2017Ezra Larsen: Can’t Sit Still
April 8th to April 21st, 2017Alice Koan: Pencil Drawings
December 17th to December 29th, 2016Alice Koan: Day Dreams, Night Dreams
November 19th to December 2nd, 2016Shelley Rothenburger
October 15th to November 29th, 2016Tributaries: Leslie Gould, Stefan Brunhoff, Merry Meredith, Alain Boullard
September 18th to October 7th, 2016Modus Operandi: Irene Thorne, Shelly Rothenburger, Jane Hennessy, Suzanne Saint Pierre
August 6th to 31st, 2016Misa Nagata and Lucien Nasilowski
July 9th to 29th, 2016Mauricio Villamil: Paintings
May 28th to June 18th, 2016Figure x4
March 7th to March 27th, 2016Jim Poole
February 7th to March 4th, 2016Inquiry Painting Group Show
January 1st to February 4th, 2016Alain Boullard: Drawing Caravaggio
October 17th to October 30th, 2015Alice Koan: Once Upon a Time
September 12th to October 9th, 2015Arte y Passion
July 18th to August 7th, 2015Betty Woo and Bernie Lee: Inspired Figurative Show
May 3rd to 23rd, 2015Cyprian Libera
April 4th to 24th, 2015Shelley Rothenburger: Unbeatable
February 7th to 20th, 2015Natasha Vukovic: Memoria
December 6th to December 26th, 2014David Boal: Alpha to Omega
November 3rd to November 28th, 2014Being Human: 2014 Member Show
October 11th to October 24th, 2014Erin Rice Memorial Retrospective
September 6th to October 3rd, 2014Chen Gao: Landscapes and Figuratives
June 5th to August 8th, 2014John Perkins: Lifescapes
May 31st to June 27th, 2014Catching the Light: New Portraits and Landscapes by Jennifer Mitton & Even a Glimpse: New Figurative Work by Suzanne Saint-Pierre
April 26th to May 23rd, 2014Angus Stewart: Remembering the Age of Bravura
March 22nd to April 18th, 2014Cyprian Libera: Figures
Febuary 15th to March 14th, 2014G.A.G: Grace Chou, Grape Yoo and Paren Zhao
January 11th, 2013 to Febuary 7th, 2014Alain Boullard – Indochine 1926: A Tribute to my Aunt
December 7th, 2013 to January 3rd, 2014X.Y. Feng – Touched
November 2nd, 2013 to November 29th, 2013Emote Members Show
September 28th, 2013 to October 25th, 2013Stephen Corcoran
August 24th, 2013 to September 20th, 2013Jamie James
July 20th, 2013 to August 16th, 20134 artists: Caroline Dahlmanns, Ilya Viryachev, Jim Poole + Feng, Xiao Yan
June 15th, 2013 to July 12th, 2013Dancing Brush By Thibault Sendra
May 11th, 2013 to June 7th, 2013Chinatown By Tony Yin Tak Chu
April 6th, 2013 to May 3rd, 2013Figurative Works By Cyprian Libera
March 2nd, 2013 to March 29th, 2013Derivatives of Figure: Anna Gusakova and Bernie Lee
January 18th, 2013 to February 22nd, 20133 Generations: Luule Sova, Ingrid (Sova) Fluevog, and Britta Fluevog
December 22nd, 2012 to January 18th, 2013Mei Wang Paintings
November 17th to December 14th, 2012Shelley Rothenburger: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release: Real Time Physics
September 12th to November 9th, 2012Betty T. Woo
October 13th to November 9th, 2012Three Times: Irene Thorne, Raine Xue, and Tiffany Johnston
August 11th to Sept 7th, 2012New Paintings by Richard Bond
July 15th to August 5th, 2012The Drawn Festival Members Show
May 26th to June 22nd, 2012Drawn Out byEvelyne Brosseau
April 21st to May 18th, 2012Patience By Veronika Bekker and Andy Lieu
March 17th to April 13th, 2012Leung Kam Sing: ges/struc-ture
March 10th to March 16th, 2012Jungsoo Roh (John)@ Basic Inquiry
February 11th to March 9th, 2012Watercolour Figures by Graham Good, Merry Meredith, Colin Ayers and Stefan Brunhoff
January 21st to February 3rd, 2012Peter Loebel & Jane Henessy: Defining the Elusive
December 31st, 2011 – January 13th, 2012Tony Yin Tak Chu @ Basic Gallery
Novembth 26th to December 23rd 2011Paula Sawadsky’s New Pictures & Juliane Drouin’s Wet Coast Impressions
September 24th to October 15th 2011Alan Cheung – Moments
August 18th to September 14th 2011PETER READ – LIFE IS ART/LIFE AS ART
July 16th – August 12th 2011Elahe Bourbakhsh
June 11th – July 8th 2011Dennis Olson – A show of paintings, drawings, prints, and sculptures
May 7th – June 3rd 2011Spring 2011 – A show by Alain Boullard
April 2nd – April 29th 2011Nudes – A show by Bernie Lee + Tony Yin Tak Chu
February 26th – March 25th 2011Dancing on the Interface by Stephen Corcoran
October 23rd – November 19th 2010People Practise – A show of meditation portraits by Paula Sawadsky
August 27th – August 29thth 2010Justin Ogilvie’s Goodbye Vancouver Art Show
August 14th – Septemer 19th 2010Ingeborg’s Figurative Inquiry
July 17- August 7th 2010The Drawn Festival and Basic Inquiry Present “Naked”
May 22 – July 3, 2010The Spring Fling Art Show
April 10 – May 7, 2010Annamaria Potamiti ‘Small Blessings’
February 27 – April 3, 2010Group Show – Celebrating the Olympic Spirit
January 16 – February 20, 2010Ban Wei – Poesis
December 5, 2009 – January 16, 2010Annual Small Pieces Show
November 20 – December 4, 2009East Side Cultural Crawl: Alain Boullard, Stephen Glass, Harris Nichols, Bernie Lee, Cyprian Libera, Joel Libin, Jennifer Mitton, Ritta Peirone, Anna-Maria Potamiti
October 3 – November 14, 2009Betty T. Woo and Don Slade, Drawings & Paintings: Two Approaches to Figurative Art
August 8 – October 3, 2009Irina Azarenkova, Andrea Taylor and Alain Boullard, “Go Figure”
June 27 – August 1, 2009Joel Libin, “Impulse”
May 9 – June 20, 2009Annual Members’ Show
March 28th – May 2nd, 2009Family Portraits
February 28 – March 21, 2009Movement and Form
January 3 – February 21, 2009James and Kathy Stubbs Little People
December 7, 2008 – January 3, 2009Small Pieces Show
November 15 – December 7, 2008East Side Culture Crawl
September 27 – November 8, 2008Ban Wei Praxis
August 9 – September 20, 2008Friday Night Session Show
May 17 – August 2, 2008Brent Osteburg and Stanley Mishkin
April 12 – May 10, 2008Karen Suk and Jane Calder Interiors & Delineations
February 23 – March 29, 2008In Three Parts
January 12 – February 16, 2008Bernie Lee Phantasm
November 10, 2007 – January 5, 2008Small Pieces Show
September 29 – November 3, 2007Richard Bond Recent Paintings
June 9 – July 14 2007Annual Members’ Show
November 4 – December 14, 2006Karen Suk | “New Works”
October 7 – November 1, 2006Peter Loebel,  “Farbspiel”
August 5 – September 6, 2006Alain Boullard , “Parcours”
July 8 – July 30 2006Paula Sawadsky, “Black and White”
November 12–December 17, 2005Merry Meredith, “Etch A Sketch®es: or, Continuous Line Drawing with a Screen and Two White Knobs
October 15–November 10, 2005Betty Woo, The Beauty of the Figure and Portraiture
July 2–August 5, 2005Cyprian Libera, The Classical Figure
June 4–June 30, 2005Lyla Smith, Drawings
May 7–June 3, 2005Annual Members’ Show
April 2–May 6, 2005Spencer Kong Paintings