Tad Suzuki

Tad Suzuki MTS MA MLS
Fine Arts and Humanities Librarian

McPherson Library 
University of Victoria
PO Box 1800 STN CSC
Victoria,BC V8W 3H5 Canada

Tel (250) 721-8213 Fax (250) 721-8235
suzukit(at)uvic.ca

Art; Art history and visual art; Hispanic and Italian studies; Theatre; Writing

Tadanobu (Tad) SUZUKI
Learning & Research Librarian, McPherson Library

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS
Learning & Research Librarian, University of Victoria, 2002-present.
College Librarian, Lester B. Pearson College of the Pacific, 2000-2001.
Program Assistant, UVic English Language Centre, Summers, 1996 and 1997.
Reference Librarian, University of Victoria, 1994-2000.
Librarian, UBC Museum of Anthropology Staff Library, 1993-1994.

EDUCATION
Master of Library Science, UBC, 1994.
Master of Arts (Biblical Studies), UBC, 1992.
Master of Theological Studies, St. Andrew’s College (Saskatoon), 1989. 
Bachelor of Arts (Anthropology/Linguistics), Trent University, 1987.

CONTINUING EDUCATION
Digital Directions, Northeast Document Conservation Center, 2014 (Portland, OR).
Art history and critical studies (non-credit), Vancouver Island School of Art, 2011-13.
NCC Training-the-Trainer Workshop for Japan Studies Online Resources and Information Literacy, at Duke University, 2005.
Japan Foundation-National Diet Library Training Program for Japanese Studies Information Specialists, at National Diet Library of Japan, 2003.
NCC Junior Japanese Studies Librarian Professional Training, at Harvard University, 2002.

PUBLICATIONS
Selected Monographs
Illuminating Moments in Urban Realism: Creative Conversations [exhibition catalogue], by Krista Boehnert. Victoria, BC: Winchester Galleries, 2010. (Illustrations)

Milk Road, Crossroad of East and West. Okegawa-shi: Field Work Institute, 2009. (Co-editor)

Labour Market Information Sources for Analysts and Planners. Ottawa: Human Resources Development Canada / Victoria, BC: Ministry of Education, 1996.

Bridge across the Pacific: The Life of Inazo Nitobe, Friend of Justice and Peace. Argenta, BC: Argenta Friends Press, 1994.

Selected Journal and Book Articles
"References to 'the Doukhobors' in Mary P.E. Nitobe's May 28, 1899, Letter to Her Father Joseph S. Elkinton" [in Japanese]. Nitobe Inazô no Sekai, no. 21, 2012: 301-319.

“Comments on ‘Reminiscing Prof. Nitobe’ by Yoshitarô Togawa” [in Japanese]. Nitobe Inazô no Sekai, no. 18, 2009: 151-166.

“To Separate or Not to Separate? Two Surveys on Asian Collections (Part II):  North American Asian Studies Librarian Survey.” Journal of East Asian Libraries, no. 148, June 2009: 1-20. (Primary author)

“To Separate or Not to Separate? Two Surveys on Asian Collections (Part I): The University of Victoria User Survey” Journal of East Asian Libraries, no.147, February 2009: 13-30. (Primary author)

“Reading the Åland Islands Reports and Thinking of Okinawa” [in Japanese]. Nitobe Inazô Kenkyū, vol. 15, 2006: 88-92.

“How Should We Read Nitobe’s Bushido?: Historical and Contemporary Significance” [in Japanese]. Nitobe Inazô Kenkyū, vol. 14, 2005: 93-115.

“Rethinking Nitobe’s Bushido: Text and Context.” In J.F. Kess and Helen Lansdowne, eds., Why Japan Matters!, vol. 2. Victoria, BC: UVic Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives, 2005: 532-546.

“The 2003 Japan Foundation –National Diet Library Training Program for Information Specialists of Japan Studies: A Report.” Journal of East Asian Libraries, no. 133, June 2004: 70-82. (With B.S. Katzoff)

“Nitobe’s ‘Bushido’ in Stead ed., Japan by the Japanese” [in Japanese].  Nitobe Inazô Kenkyū, vol. 13, 2004: 117-120.

“Urban Realism, the Traveler, and Homecoming: Reflections of an Immigrant Artist.” In J.F. Kess, et al. eds., Changing Japanese Identities in Multicultural Canada. Victoria, BC: UVic Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives, 2003: 145-155.

“Reflecting Light on Photo Realism.” American Artist, March 2002: 46-51.

“The Mark of Cain: A Proppean Analysis of Genesis 4:1-16” [in Japanese with English abstract]. Studies on Jewish Life and Culture, no. 15, February 1996: 38-43.

“Gender and Difference in the Book of Job, Chaps. 1-3” [in Japanese with English abstract]. Studies on Jewish Life and Culture, no. 14, May 1994: 36-41.

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS, INTERVIEWS, AND WORKSHOPS
In-store demonstration. Opus Art Supplies, Victoria, BC, December 2011.

“Introduction to Japanese Databases for Scholars and Students” (workshop). Japan Studies Association of Canada Annual Conference, Kamloops, BC, October 2006.

“Introduction to Japan Studies Databases Accessible from Canada Free of Charge” (workshop). Canadian Asian Studies Association & Japan Studies Association of Canada Joint Annual Conference, Edmonton, AB, October 2005. 

Interview on solo exhibition, by David Lennam. The Daily, Shaw Cable Television. Victoria, BC, September, 2005.

“Rethinking Nitobe’s Bushido” (panel paper). Japan Studies Association of Canada Annual Conference, Victoria, BC, November 2004.

“Urban Realism, the Traveler, and Homecoming: Reflections of an Immigrant Artist” (panel paper). International Conference on Changing Japanese Identities in Multicultural Canada. Victoria, BC, August 2002.

Interview on Bushido: The Soul of Japan (1900) by Inazô Nitobe. In Everlasting No, Everlasting Yea: Nitobe Inazô [video recording]. Tokyo: Kinokuniya Shoten, 1999.
 
ART EXHIBITIONS
Selected Solo & Duo Exhibitions
2014 Private Eyes: Perspectives in Urban Realism. Winchester Galleries, Victoria, BC.
2010 Illuminating Moments in Urban Realism. Winchester Galleries, Victoria, BC.
2005  Urban Landscapes. Winchester Galleries, Victoria, BC.
2000  Creative Dialogue: Intimate Figures by Elaine Holmes and Urban Realism by Tad Suzuki. SAGA Public Art Gallery, Salmon Arm, BC. (Duo exhibition)
1999  West Coast Urban Realism. Winchester Galleries, Victoria, BC.
1997  Urban Landscapes. Winchester Galleries, Victoria, BC.
1996  Sidewalks of Victoria. McPherson Library Gallery, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC.

Selected Group Exhibitions
2014  Winter Show. Plus One Gallery, London, UK. 
2013  Winter Show. Plus One Gallery, London, UK.
2011  Auto Art. Plus One Gallery, London, UK.
2006  International Realities. Whitfield Gallery, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
2002  Journeys and Transformations: Four Japanese Artists in Victoria (with Harumi Ota, Yoko Takashima and Yumie Kono). McPherson Library Gallery, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC.
2001  Eye Candy: Victoria Open. The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, BC.
1998  The American Artist Art Methods and Material Show, Pasadena, CA, USA.
1997  Vancouver International Art Exhibition, Vancouver, BC.
1997  BC Festival of the Arts, Powell River, BC.
1996  BC Festival of the Arts, Penticton, BC.
1995  Save the Sooke Hills Art Exhibition, Victoria, BC.

Selected Awards and Honors
1998  Daler-Rowney Purchase Prize, The American Artist Art Methods & Material Show, Pasadena, CA.
1998  Finalist, The American Artist Emerging Artist Competition.
1998  Myfanwy Spencer Pavelic Award, Sooke Fine Art Show, Sooke, BC.

Personal Website: www.urbantealism.com

PROFESSIONAL AFFILATIONS
Art Libraries Society of North America

GALLERY AFFILIATIONS
Plus One Gallery, London, UK; Winchester Galleries, Victoria, BC