"At the core of all of Harry Kiyooka's work a coherence built on the experience of landscape: not surprising for a native Calgarian schooled in the climate of post G. of 7 sensibilities."1
Harry Kiyooka was born in Calgary, Alberta. Kiyooka began teaching at the University of Calgary, Fine Arts Department in 1961, he became a professor of printmaking in 1974 and he retired in 1981. As a Canadian painter and printmaker, he has enjoyed a career filled with numerous awards, exhibitions, and professional activities. For example, Harry Kiyooka played a major role as founding father (1981) and president of the Calgary Contemporary Arts Society (CCAS). As indicated above, retirement did not cloud Kiyooka's involvement with the fine arts community. In fact, in the position of president of CCAS, he aided in establishing and managing Calgary's Triangle Gallery. Also, after his retirement from the University of Calgary's fine arts department, he continued to be involved with activities at the University of Calgary.
Illustration: 14 Oranges,
1947-50-52, B. Ed., University of Alberta, Edmonton.
1953-54, B.F.A., University of Manitoba, Winnipeg.
1955-56, M.A., Michigan State University.
1956-57, M.F.A., University of Colorado.
1998 Faculty of Fine Arts Exhibition. The Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary, Alberta.