INTO THE ARCTIC Exhibition Tour

Began Jan 10, 2017 (ongoing)


The culmination of a decade-long journey, the INTO THE ARCTIC exhibition is a timely and unprecedented body of work that highlights the beauty, remoteness, and fragility of Canada’s changing North.


This exhibition showcases a collection of over 50 oil paintings, three documentary films, and the centrepiece Great Glacier, at almost 15 feet (5 metres) wide is one of the largest oil paintings ever created of the Canadian Arctic. All were developed from 4 expeditions to the furthest reaches of the Arctic that saw Cory travel 60,000 km, through 6 National Parks, and 16 Inuit communities.


Amongst the 13 venues of the tour, INTO THE ARCTIC premiered at the Embassy of Canada in Washington, D.C. in January 2017, had a Canadian premiere in Vancouver in Jan 2018, and traveling across the world to open in Monaco, at the museum of Prince Albert II.


INTO THE ARCTIC passionately explores a changing landscape that many will never witness with their own eyes. It offers the public the opportunity to experience the wonders of the Arctic, and understand the gravity of what we risk to lose.


The tour is produced by David J. Wagner, L.L.C.


Tour inquires: Curator/Tour Director David J. Wagner, Ph.D.:
(414) 221-6878


Oct 17-Dec 9, 2019


The Hatch Gallery of Contemporary Art
MIssissauga, Ontario


Arctic Awakening featured a selection of over a dozen Arctic oil paintings, include Cory’s latest work, his 8″4″ x 7″ Asgard painting (in-progress from his studio) were unveiled at an opening reactions attended by almost 150 people. Opening remarks were delivered Trépanier; John Bianchini, Hatch CEO and chairman; Meg Beckel, president and CEO of the Canadian Museum of Nature; Jeff Saarela, director of the Centre for Arctic Knowledge and Exploration; and Danielle Fraser, research scientist, Paleobiology at the Canadian Museum of Nature.

Glacierside Exhibit: Embassy of Canada in Washington D.C.

Feb 2015- Feb 2016


In 2015, the Embassy of Canada in Washington D.C. requested the loan of one of  Cory’s large Arctic paintings for their newly renovated Arctic Room. The space – on the 6th floor next to the Ambassador’s office, had been created to celebrate Canada’s Chairmanship of the Arctic Council.

His 8 foot-wide Glacierside was generously loaned by a collector for the exhibit, and was accompanied by the small oil study began on location, and visiting dignitaries to the Arctic Room received copies of our Into The Arctic II film.

COAST TO CANVAS Exhibition Tour

Jun 2004- Sept 2004


COAST TO CANVAS featured a collection of over 30 paintings and the Trépaniers’ first film, A Painter’s Odyssey, created over a span of 3 years from the rugged coasts of Lake Superior and Georgian Bay.


In the fall of 2001, Cory and his young family set out for a month in each season to explore and paint over a stretch of 4000 kilometres. They travelled from Port Severn on the Bay to the border of the United States on Lake Superior, a wild land abundant in wildlife, rich history and beautiful landscapes.