For a condensed overview, see a narrative biography.

Solo and Collaborative Exhibitions  Group Exhibitions  Collections Grants and Awards
Exhibition Catalogues and Bookworks  Reviews  Interviews Related Professional Experience
Artist Lectures  Panelist  External Examiner  Juror  Teaching  Curatorial Projects

Curatorial Bibliography  Published Writing

Last Revised: 10/9/2014

Chelsea School of Art, London, England, M.A., 1980
Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick, B.F.A., 1976-1978

York University, Toronto, 1974-1976

Languages English, French

Solo and Collaborative Exhibitions
• Beijing, Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Four Sisters (screening/performance)

•  Paris, Mange Disque, Quatre soeurs (exhibition and performance)

•  Toulon,
L'Ecole de Beaux-arts de Toulon, Quatre soeurs (exhibition and performance)

•  Toronto, Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, Four Sisters (with Paul Collins)
curated by Gordon Hatt

•  London, Museum London, The Piano Project: Solo Piano Performances (a concert of original music with Michael Snow and Paul Collins over three evenings) curated by Paul Waldy

•  Nîmes, France, Galerie ESCA, Lakeshore (with Paul Collins)
•  Oakville, Oakville Galleries, Lakeshore (with Paul Collins)
•  Corner Brook, NF, Sir Wilfred Grenfell College Art Gallery, Memorial University, Lakeshore (with Paul Collins)

•  Montréal, Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal, Studio 1, Maison de la culture
Côte-des-Neiges, Jim
(with Paul Collins), curated by Martha Langford

•  Winnipeg, MB, Platform, Lakeshore (with Paul Collins)

•  Calgary, AB, Truck, Lakeshore (with Paul Collins) (brochure)

•  Trois-Rivières, R3 Galerie d’art, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières,
Dix verres d'eau

•  Caen, France, Artothèque de Caen, Jim (with Paul Collins)
•  Caen, France, L’Hôtel Galerie d’Art, Ecole régionale des Beaux-arts Caen la Mer, Lakeshore
(with Paul Collins)

•  Toronto, Robert Birch Gallery, Jim
(with Paul Collins) (bookwork)
•  Sudbury, Art Gallery of Sudbury, Jim
(with Paul Collins) (bookwork)
•  Toronto, Alliance Française, Jim
(with Paul Collins)

•  Sudbury, Art Gallery of Sudbury, Busy as a Fart in a Mitt
•  Taos, NM, Pure

•  Winnipeg, Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art
•  Sackville, NB, Owens Art Gallery
•  Toronto, 360, Hot 'n Happy, curated by Robert Birch

•  Cambridge, Cambridge Galleries, Sanguine, curated by Gordon Hatt  (catalogue)
•  Brampton, Art Gallery of Peel, Smokin’  (brochure)
•  Toronto, Cold City Gallery, A Picture of Perfect Health

•  Toronto, Cold City Gallery, Jim Dandy

•  Toronto, YYZ Artists' Outlet, Agency and Flowers

•  Ottawa, Gallery 101
•  Toronto, WW3

•  Toronto, La Maison de la culture, Glendon College, Couples and Other Still Life Motifs

•  Sackville, New Brunswick, Struts Gallery

•  Ottawa, SAW Gallery
•  Toronto, The Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Hart House

Group Exhibitions
•  Toronto,
Artport Gallery, Harbourfront Centre, Suburbia: An Exploration of Suburban Life: John Armstrong & Paul Collins, Dodo Lab, Martha Eleen, Labspace Studio, and Jesse Louttit, curated by: Patrick Macaulay
•  Toronto, 26 Artspace, MUD 20-Year Reunion Exhibition
Sackville, New Brunswick, Purdy Crawford Centre for the Arts, Mount Allison University, Mount Allison Fine Arts Alumni Exhibition

•  Toronto, General Hardware Contemporary,
60 Painters from General Hardware
•  Toronto, Humber College, 60 Painters, curated by Scott Sawtell
•  Markham, Varley Art Gallery, Da Bao (Take Out), curated by Shannon Anderson and Doug Lewis
Exhibition travels to the Art Gallery of Mississauga (2012); Plug In ICA, Winnipeg (2013); Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey (2013)

•  Toronto, General Hardware Contemporary, Taking Shape
•  Toronto, Museum of Canadian Contemporary Art, The Mechanical Bride (with Paul Collins), Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival, curated by Bonnie Rubenstein (magazine)

•  Toronto, Shaw Street School, Art School (Dismissed) (with Paul Collins)
Curator Heather Nicol invited twenty-two faculty from universities, colleges and cultural organizations primarily in the Toronto region to create site-specific artwork in a century-old, decommissioned primary school in West Toronto.

• Toronto, Drabinsky Gallery, Deep Summer
•  Toronto, Revue Cinema, REvisit: Showcasing Parkdale Film + Video Shorts Program, Parkdale Film + Video Showcase

•  Caen, Chapelle du vieux Saint Sauveur, Four Sisters on a Ring Road (with Paul Collins and Lucas Richarz), part of the festival Interstice 4: Rencontre des inclassable, organized by Station Mir, Caen/Herouville, France

•  Montreal, VAV, The Logo Cities Show (with Paul Collins)
•  Tulle, France, Peuple et Culture Corrèze, Sortir la tête (with Paul Collins)

•  Sackville, NB, Owens Art Gallery, Bloom
•  Toronto, Archive, Glo (with Paul Collins)

•  Toronto, The Power Plant, The Cold City Years, curated by Nancy Campbell, Marlene Klassen and Pamela Meredith

•  Cambridge, Cambridge Galleries, That Obscure Object of Desire: A Group Exhibition of Visions of Delight, Fascination and Desire, curated by Gordon Hatt

•  Paris, France, La Soirée de la sirène, On the Wall Again
•  Erfurt, Germany, Kunsthalle Erfurt, The Ironic Turn, curated by Rudiger Bender and Lelah Ferguson. Toured to Metz, France, Faux Mouvement and Chapelle des Trinitaires; Sackville, NB, Owens Art Gallery; Toronto, Museum of Canadian Contemporary Art (catalogue)
•  Winnipeg, Gallery One One One, University of Manitoba, Newton’s Prism: Layer Painting: Jeffrey Spalding, Gerald Ferguson, Paul Hess, Eric Cameron, Mary Scott, John Armstrong, Angela Inglis, Craig Love, Doug Lewis and Chris Dorosz, curated by Cliff Eyland (On-line brochure)

•  Toronto, University of Toronto Art Centre, On Paper (with Denyse Thomasos)
•  Toronto, Edward Day Gallery, War of the Roses: John Armstrong, Edward Gajdel, Frank Nulf
•  Cambridge, Cambridge Galleries, Let’s Get Lost: The Summer Vacation Show: John Armstrong, Karma Clarke-Davis, Jason Dunda, Dave Dyment, Katharine Harvey, Alexander Irving, Mara Korkola, Stacey Lancaster, Dionne McAffee, Wendy Morgan, Jan Noestheden, Daniel Olson and Kate Wilson, curated by Gordon Hatt

•  Paris, Centre culturel canadien, Fuzzy: Renseignement Généraux - Paul Collins (with John Armstrong and Marc Moret)
•  Toronto, Edward Day Gallery, Contact 2001: John Armstrong, Anong Beam, Hamish Buchanan, Tom Dean, Simon Glass
•  Peterborough, Ontario, Art Gallery of Peterborough, Floribunda: John Armstrong, Jane Buyers, Monique Mongeau, Catherine Parr Trail, and others
•  Brampton, Ontario, Peel Art Gallery, Suburbia, curated by David Somers
•  Taos, New Mexico, Pure

•  Toronto, Harbourfront Centre, Painters & Poets (with Gary Michael Dault),
curated by Patrick Macaulay
•  Toronto, Harbourfront Centre, Artists’ Gardens, curated by Dianne Bos

•  Toronto, one 2 one gallery, time: being, curated by Valerie LeBlanc
and Gary MacLeod
•  Durham, Ontario, Durham Art Gallery, John Armstrong and Sadko Hadzihasanovic

•  Mississauga, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Manifest Destiny, curated by
Stuart Reid (catalogue)
•  Toronto, Galerie Céline Allard, à la carte
•  Toronto, York Quay Gallery; Markham, Frederick Horsman Varley Art Gallery; and Whitby, Whitby Arts Inc.; Common Ground, (collaboration with Denyse Thomasos), curated by Ted Rettig and Henry Ho
•  Toronto, Archive, Pairing
•  Madrid, Spain, The Cutting Edge, Cold City Gallery at ARCO ‘98

•  Toronto, Cold City Gallery, Gallery Artists
•  Toronto, YYZ Artists' Outlet, Snappy Title
•  Madrid, Spain, The Cutting Edge, Cold City Gallery at ARCO ‘97 (brochure)

•  Ottawa, Galerie Jean-Claude Bergeron, Galerie franco-ontarienne (catalogue)

•  Paris, France, Les Ateliers des Ardoines
•  Toronto, The Koffler Gallery, Juicy Fruit, curated by John Massier; toured to Durham Art Gallery, Durham, Ontario  (catalogue)
• Toronto, 21 Morrow Avenue galleries, Art with Heart: Casey House Fundraiser

•  Toronto, 59 Adelaide Street East, Mud (catalogue)

•  Windsor, Artcite, August and Portrait Oval: John Armstrong and Ben Walmsley, curated by Colette Laliberté
•  Moncton, Galerie d'Art de l'Université de Moncton, Chronicles, curated by Linda Genereux (catalogue)

•  Vancouver, Charles H. Scott Gallery, Propositions/Painting: John Armstrong,
Paul Collins, Arlene Stamp, Janet Werner,
curated by Greg Bellerby
and Lucy Hogg (brochure)
•  Oakville, Ontario, Oakville Galleries, Fortuitous Fragments, curated by
Marnie Fleming (brochure)
•  Toronto, Birganart, John Armstrong, Sylvie Bélanger, Howard Simkins

•  Toronto, Morrow Gallery, Ex Tradition: John Armstrong, Rose Kallal, Susan Schelle, curated by Claire Christie
•  Toronto, Garnet Press Gallery, Light Sensitive, Académie en rose: John Armstrong, Paul Collins, Robert Flack, Bill Jones

•  Toronto, Harbourfront, A Show of Flags, organized by Gary McLeod
•  Toronto, A Space, The Working Image, organized by Mayworks
•  Toronto, King Street Laundromat, It All Comes Out in the Wash: John Armstrong and Michelle Gay organized by Cooperative Public Access Project

•  Peterborough, Ontario, Artspace, Keeping Faith: John Armstrong, Carmelo Arnoldin, Martin Elder Paris, France, Le Génie de la Bastille (with Paul Collins)
•  Toronto, Garnet Press Gallery
•  Montreal, Articule, Art in Jeopardy, organized by Jeannie Kamins (catalogue)

•  Peterborough, Ontario, Art Gallery of Peterborough, John Armstrong and Daniel Sharp, curated by Illi-Maria Tamplin (brochure)
•  Oakville, Ontario, Gairloch Gallery, Oakville Galleries, John Armstrong
and Daniel Sharp

•  Toronto, Studio 620, Contents

•  Québec, La Galerie du Musée, Musée du Québec, Les Fêtes du fleuve (catalogue)
•  Toronto, Royal Ontario Museum, Georgian Canada

•  London, England, Gallery 10, John Armstrong and Brian Timmoney
•  Liverpool, England, Liverpool Art Gallery, John Moores Liverpool Exhibition (catalogue)

•  Cambridge, England, Cambridge Art Gallery, 14th Annual Tolly Cobbold Exhibition (catalogue)

Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mississauga, ON

Art Gallery of Peel, Brampton, ON

Artothèque du Limousin, Limoges

Bibliotèque Nationale, Paris

BMO Corporate Art Collection, Toronto

Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa

Centre National de l'Estampe et de l'Art Imprimé, Paris

Canadian Embassy, Washington, Foreign Affairs Canada

Canadian Embassy, Berlin, Foreign Affairs Canada

McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, ON

Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, NB

University of Toronto Art Centre, Toronto

Grants and Awards
Canada Council Research/Creation Grant - International Residency Program in Visual Arts, Paris: 2007

Canada Council Travel Grant: 2003

Canada Council Project Grant: 1981, 1984, 1991

Canada Council B Grant: 1979, 1991

Prizewinner, John Moores Liverpool Exhibition, Walker Art Gallery: 1981

Exhibition Catalogues and Bookworks
Armstrong, John and Paul Collins. “Exercice de style.” (artist project) Papiers Libres Art Contemporain 51 (janvier – mars 2008).

Armstrong, John and Paul Collins. “Poésie ou propagande.” (artist project) Papiers Libres Art Contemporain 50 (septembre – décembre 2007).

Armstrong, John and Paul Collins. “Grumble.” (artist project) Papiers Libres Art Contemporain 48 (avril - juin 2007).

Randolph, Jeanne. “Along the Lakeshore: an incantation for John & Paul.” Og2 (3.5), Oakville Galleries (November – January 2006). (Winner of Best Short Curatorial Essay Award, Ontario Association of Art Galleries, 2007) Read >

Armstrong, John and Paul Collins. “Lakeshore #11.” (artist project) Papiers Libres Art Contemporain 45 (July-August-September 2006).

Armstrong, John and Paul Collins. “Lakeshore.” (artist project) Papiers Libres Art Contemporain 44 (April - June 2006).

Langford, Martha. Image & Imagination: Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal 2005. Montréal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2005.

Eyland, Cliff. Newton’s Prism: Layer Painting. Winnipeg: Gallery One One One, University of Manitoba, 2003. Read >

Armstrong, John and Paul Collins. Jim . Toronto and Sudbury, Ontario: Coach House Books and Art Gallery of Sudbury, 2002.

Holubizky, Ihor. “I Love a Man in a Gas Station Uniform.” Suburbia. Brampton, Ontario: Art Gallery of Peel, 2001.

Battson, Jill, Gary Michael Dault, Gordon Hatt, and Lisa Gabriel Mark. Sanguine. Cambridge, Ontario: Cambridge Galleries, and, Sackville, New Brunswick: Owens Art Gallery, 1999.

Dalziel, Michael. John Armstrong and Sadko Hadzihasanovic. Durham, Ontario: Durham Art Gallery, 1999. Read >

Reid, Stuart. Manifest Destiny. Mississauga, Ontario: Art Gallery of Mississauga, 1998.

Meredith, Pamela. Smokin'. Brampton, Ontario: Art Gallery of Peel, 1998. Read >

Lengellé, Anne. Galerie franco-ontarienne. Ottawa: Le Centre franco-ontarien de ressources pédagogique, 1996.

Massier, John. Juicy Fruit. Toronto: The Koffler Gallery, 1995.

Holubizky, Ihor. Mud. Toronto: Mud collective, 1994.

Genereux, Linda. Chronicles/Chroniques. Toronto: Workscene Gallery, 1993.

Fleming, Marnie. Fortuitous Fragments. Oakville: Oakville Galleries, 1992.

Hogg, Lucy. Propositions Painting. Vancouver: Charles H. Scott Gallery, 1992.

Sharp, Daniel. Flowers and Agency. Ottawa: Gallery 101, 1991; Toronto: YYZ Artists' Outlet, 1992.

Sharp, Daniel. Keeping Faith. Peterborough, Ontario: Artspace, 1989.

Murgia, Pierre. éditeur délégué. La Galerie du Musée, 1976-1986. Québec: Musée du Québec, 1986.

Aubry, Hélène. Les Fêtes du fleuve. Québec: La Galerie du Musée, Musée du Québec, 1984.

Reviews and Features
Purdy, Richard. “Cache-misère.” Art Le Sabord (vol. 80, June 2008).

Vanmeenen, Karen. “A hunger for images: Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal.” Afterimage (vol. 33.4, 2006).

Rutherford, Krissie. “Duo focus artistic talents on lakeshore.” Oakville Beaver (December 15, 2006). Read >

Dault, Gary Michael. “Can you spot the lakeshore?” The Globe and Mail (December 16, 2006). Read >

Ponçon, Christiane. “John Armstrong & Paul Collins à la Galerie ESCA.” l'Art vues (February-March 2006).

Fabre, Hélène. “Jeu d'eau, jeu de mots à Milhaud.” La Gazette (14 April 2006).

Light, Whitney, “Artful Celebrations.” The Uniter (January 20, 2005).

Dault, Gary Michael. “The irony of (really) big expectations.” The Globe and Mail (July 3, 2004). Read >

Bender, Ruediger. “The Ironic Turn: Kanadische Kunst der Gegenwart.” Aktuell Kunst (July – August 2003).

Küstner, Eike. “Ironie Verbindet, Erfurt: Neun kanadische Künstler.” Thüringer Allgemeine (July 5, 2003).

Boeckh, Margit. “Einhorn trift sanfte Reisen.” Middeldeutsche Zeitung (July 5, 2003).

Ost Thüringer Zeitung (July 5, 2003).

Fiedler, Pèter-Alexandre, “Wo bin ich, Paris oder Toronto?” Thüringer Landeszeitung (July 29, 2003).

Fiedler, Pèter-Alexandre, “Sie sägen am Ast, auf dem sie sitzen.” Eisenacher Presse (July 5, 2003).

Alexandre, Xavier, “Collins et Armstrong, « faux jumeaux ».” Ouest-France (March 25, 2003).Read >

Gillmor, Alison, “A Sneaky way to work with paint.” The National Post (February 6, 2003).

Dault, Gary Michael. “Picturing the challenge of 49 words.” The Globe and Mail (May 8, 2002). Read >

Reimer, Bruce. “Ovoidance.” BorderCrossings 14:4 (Fall 1999).

Voyce, Julie. “Manifest Destiny.” C International Contemporary Art 61 (February - April 1999).

Reid, Robert. “Deceptively Simple.” The Record (January 9, 1999).

Dault, Gary Michael. “Sanguine at the Cambridge Galleries.” The Globe and Mail (January 2, 1999).

Klages, Gregory. “A Rose is a Rose is a Rose.” id Magazine (December 17, 1998).

MacKay, Gillian. “Gallery Going: Manifest Destiny at the Art Gallery of Mississauga.” The Globe and Mail (October 3, 1998).

Mahon, Patrick. “Painting's Hurts: Modernist Scars and the Works of John Armstrong, Cora Cluett, Sara Hartland-Rowe and Lucy Hogg.” Parachute 91 (July 1998 - September 1998).

Michibata, Tom. “Armstrong’s Art is Smokin'.” The Mississauga News (September 6, 1998).

Collins, Stephen. “First Time for Smokin' in Public.” The Mississauga News (August 23, 1998).

Dault, Gary Michael. “Brampton gallery mounts smokin' little show.” The Globe and Mail (August 22, 1998).

Ford, Don. “Art Gallery of Peel exhibition by John Armstrong is Smokin'.” The Brampton Guardian (August 14, 1998).

Wylie, Liz. “John Armstrong.” C International Contemporary Art 58 (May - August 1998). Read >

Rockwell, Steve. “John Armstrong.” dART International 1:2 (April, May, June 1998).

Dault, Gary Michael. “Porcelain roses bloom in fertile exhibition.” The Globe and Mail (March 17, 1998). Read >

Girling, Oliver. “Laying It on Thick.” Eye Weekly (March 28, 1996). Read >

O'Brien, Peter. “John Armstrong.” C Magazine 34 (Summer 1992).

Taylor, Kate. “Traditional Photography Dismantled.” The Globe and Mail (August 2, 1991).

Carrière, Daniel. “Articule expose des oeuvres censurées.” Le Devoir (September 9, 1988).

Tancock, Martha. “State of the Arts.” Peterborough Examiner (December 23, 1988).

Bateman, David. “John Armstrong, Struts Gallery.” Vanguard 15:3 (Summer 1986).

Bond, Gillian. “John Armstrong.” ArtsAtlantic 26 (Summer 1986).

Baele, Nancy. “Arts Review.” The Citizen (Ottawa, October 5, 1985).

Siddall, Catherine D. “Paintings at Gairloch Gallery.” Oakville Burlington Arts Journal (March/April 1985).

Vigneault-Dubois, Louis-Etienne. “Les Arts et les autres.” Radio-Canada, La Première chaîne radio, January 8, 2007.

Simon, Holly. "Lakeshore." Audio interview for gallery Web site. Truck Contemporary Art in Calgary, November 14, 2003. Hear interview>

Gauthier, Stéphane. “Au Nord des sentiers battus: John Armstrong et Paul Collins.” Radio-Canada, La Première chaîne radio, June 22, 2002.

LeBouthillier, Francis. “The Rose Peddlers.” Ideas, CBC Radio Two, November 8, 2000.

Gopnik, Blake. “Perennial Paint.” The Globe and Mail (May 15, 1999). Read>

Chamberland, François X. “Bonjour.” C.J.B.C. - Radio Canada, December 15, 1989; February 20, 1992; “De A à X.” Radio Canada (Toronto), September 5, 1995.

McKay, Sally. “John Armstrong.” Flash Art 28:83 (Summer 1995).

Battson, Jill. “On the Arts.” television interview, CBC Newsworld, March 19-20, 1994.

L'Ecuyer, Sylvia. “Vent d'ouest.” Radio-Canada (Vancouver), December 10, 1992.

“Survolt.” C.B.F.L.T. - C.B.C. (T.V.), December 8, 1989.

Related Professional Experience
Acquisition Committee, Oakville Galleries, Oakville, ON (2001-2005)

Studio Program Advisory Board, Living Arts Centre, Mississauga (from 1997)

Advisory Board, Blackwood Gallery, University of Toronto Mississauga
(from 1997)

Contributor, C International Contemporary Art, Toronto (1992-2001)

Board of Directors, Mercer Union, Toronto (1991-1997)

Artist Lectures
•  École régionale des beaux-arts Caen la mer, Caen

•  Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, Memorial University, Corner Brook, Newfoundland
•   Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax

• Painting Program, School of Art, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba

•  École régionale des beaux-arts Caen la mer, Caen
•   Département des arts plastiques, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Quebec
•  Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary
•  Department of Fine Arts, University of Calgary, Calgary
•  Painting Department, Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto

•  University of Western Ontario, London

•  Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick
•  University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba

•  University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario

•  Institut für Kunst, Erfurt
•  Toronto School of Art, Toronto

•  Dundas Valley School of Art, Dundas, Ontario
•  University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario

•  McMaster Art Gallery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario
•  Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax
•  Bureau des Regroupements des Artistes Visuels de l'Ontario, Toronto

•  Ontario College of Art, Toronto

•  Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick

•  Dundas Valley School of Art, Dundas, Ontario

•  Sheridan College, Oakville, Ontario

•  Is Drawing Dead?, Presenter, U of T Art Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario (Moderated by Gordon Hatt, with Lucy Hogg and Lisa Steele)Dault, Gary Michael. “Sanguine at the Cambridge Galleries.” The Globe and Mail
(January 2, 1999).
•  Roe Means What? Language, Meaning and Contemporary Painting, Presenter, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario (Moderated by Jan Allen, with Michelle Jacques and Brent Roe)

•  Painting on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Panel Moderator and Presenter, The Power Plant (held at The Rivoli), Toronto  (with Eric Glavin, JJ Lee
and Jessica Wyman)

Some Canadian Contemporary Painting, Presenter, Canadian/Ontario Society for Education through Art Conference, Toronto (also 1991)

•  Propositions/Painting, Panelist, Emily Carr College of Art and Design, Vancouver (Moderated by Lucy Hogg, with Paul Collins and Janet Werner)

Contemporary Canadian Art: Shirley Wiitasalo, Presenter, École municipale des beaux-arts de Mulhouse

External Examiner
•  Jury president and member, Diplôme National Supérieur d'Expression Plastique (MFA level), École régionale des beaux-arts Caen la mer

•  External examiner, MFA candidate Ron Salway, University of Guelph
•  External examiner, MFA candidate Richard Perkins, University of Waterloo

•  Jury member, Diplôme blanc, École régionale des beaux-arts Caen la mer

•  Jury member, Diplôme blanc, École régionale des beaux-arts de Rouen

Grants to Visual Artists: Established Program, Ontario Arts Council
Etobicoke Art Group Annual Juried Show, Etobicoke Civic Centre, Toronto

•  Convergence: 39th Annual Juried Exhibition, Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, Owen Sound, Ontario

•  Cambridge Galleries Juried Exhibition, Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge, Ontario
•  26th Annual Juried Show of Fine Arts, Art Gallery of Peel, Brampton, Ontario
•  25th Anniversary of Mississauga Exhibition, Living Arts Centre,
Mississauga, Ontario

•  Visual Arts Mississauga Juried Show, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mississauga, Ontario
•  Living Arts Centre Studio Program, Mississauga

•  Visual Arts Department Juried Exhibition, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario

•  Selection Committee, Ontario Arts Council - Bureau franco-ontarien
(also 1991, 1992)

•  Ontario Arts Council, Visual Arts Grant
•  Viewpoints, MacDonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph, Ontario

•  Instructor (Studio), Art and Art History, collaborative program between Sheridan College in Oakville and the University of Toronto at Mississauga (UTM), Ontario (from 1982)
•  Coordinator, Art and Art History, Sheridan College/UTM (1984-85, 1986-87, 1994-96, 1999-2000, 2001-2006)

•  Instructor (Art History), Art and Art History, Sheridan College/UTM

•  Instructor (Art History), Cultural Studies, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario

•  Instructor (Drawing and Painting), Dorchester Penitentiary, New Brunswick

Curatorial Projects
•  Curator, same time same place, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto (brochure)
•  Curator, Denise Macharacek: Cake & Bread, Art Gallery of Peel, Brampton, ON  (brochure)

•  Curator, Brent Roe, Agnes Etherington Art Gallery, Kingston, ON (catalogue) Toured to Art Gallery of Mississauga, Art Gallery of Sudbury, Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, Owen Sound, ON, Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art, Winnipeg, MB
See Plug In ICA Web site on Brent Roe>

•  Co-curator of two exhibitions (with Carol Laing, Natalie Olanick, and Ho Tam) at Mercer Union, Toronto: Roland Jean (brochure); and Masquerade: Lucy Hogg, Tulsa Kinney, Ron Terada (brochure)

•  Co-curator (with Sarah Quinton), Fancy (includes four artists: Susie Brandt, Rummy Gill, Anna Torma, Rhonda Weppler), The Museum for Textiles, Toronto (brochure)

•  Co-curator (with Moira Clark), One Work (eight site-sensitive exhibitions), Mercer Union, Toronto
See Mercer Web site on One Work>

•  Curator, Denyse Thomasos, Mercer Union, Toronto
•  Co-curator (with Sarah Quinton), Textiles, that is to say (includes eight artists: Sheila Ayearst, Laura Baird, Bob Boyer, Naoko Furue, Louise Noguchi, Ted Rettig, Robert Windrum, Mindy Yan Miller), The Museum for Textiles, Toronto; toured to Or Gallery, Vancouver (catalogue)

•  Curator, The Romantic Landscape Now (includes eight artists), Artspace, Peterborough, Ontario; toured to nine Canadian centres (catalogue)

•  Organizer, Contents (includes six artists), Studio 620, Toronto

Curatorial Bibliography
Dault, Gary Michael. “A face-off between image and language.” The Globe and Mail (June 15, 2002).

Millar, Sandy. “Art Gallery features acrylics of Brent Roe.” The Mississauga News (June 7, 2002).

Jordan, Betty Ann. “Lucy Hogg, Tulsa Kinney, Ron Terada at Mercer Union.” The Globe and Mail (March 1, 1997).

Jordan, Betty Ann. “Roland Jean at Mercer Union.” The Globe and Mail (January 18, 1997).

Mahon, Patrick. “Fancy.” Artichoke: Writings about the Visual Arts (Fall/Winter 1996).

O'Brien, Peter. “Textiles, that is to say.” Artword 20 (Winter 1994/95).

McPherson, Anne. “Textiles, that is to say.” Fiberarts (September/October 1994).

McGrath, Jerry. “Textiles, that is to say.” Parachute 76 (Fall 1994).

Warner Keene, Susan. “Textiles, that is to say.” Surface Design Journal 19:1 (Fall 1994).

Heath, Terrence. “Crafty Recoiling.” Border Crossings (Summer 1994).

Campbell, Nancy. “Textiles, that is to say.” Ontario Craft (Summer 1994).

Jordan, Betty Ann. “Textiles, that is to say.” Canadian Art (Summer 1994).

Tinkl, Judith. “Textiles, that is to say.” Surfacing (Summer 1994).

Girling, Oliver. “Artists say their piece: Adding to the long and proud history of textile art.” Eye Weekly (March 31, 1994). Read >

Angus, Jennifer. “Textiles, that is to say.” Agenda (Spring 1994).

Hume, Christopher. “Needle Pointing.” Toronto Star April 14, 1994.

Taylor, Kate. “Trying To Separate Art from Craft.” The Globe and Mail (April 8, 1994).

Hanna, Deirdre. “Far-reaching textiles exhibit celebrates diversity in arts.” Now (March 10-16, 1994).

Landstreet, Lynna. “Weaving through the exotic: Textiles subvert the distinctions between fine arts and craft.” Xtra(February 18, 1994).

Mays, John Bentley. “McMichael Surveys Uncharted Landscape.” The Globe and Mail (January 24, 1987).

Published Writing Read >
Joe Fleming: Extra Parts. Toronto: General Hardware Contemporary, 2011.

“Do You Love Me?: Pet Sounds.” Canadian Art Online: Review. 23 September 2010.     <>.

“CAFKA 2009: Truth or Consequences.” Canadian Art Online: Review. 22 October 2009. <>.

“No Stars: A Short History of Industry and Small Business in Port Credit over Some of the Past Century.” (Commissioned essay for the exhibition The Projects: Port Credit.) Wood: A Compendium of the Blackwood Gallery's 2009 Exhibitions and Projects. Editor: Christof Migone. Mississauga: Blackwood Gallery, University of Toronto Mississauga, 2011. Also see <>.

“Cliff Eyland.” Canadian Art (Summer 2009).

“Libby Hague: A Step into Darkness.” Canadian Art Online: Review. 4 June 2009. <>.

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Jennifer Angus and John Hitchcock: Diagnosis of a knot, a lump, an itch and a scratch. Toronto: Open Studio, 2007.

Atanas Bozdarov and Tomasz Smereka : Wade. Toronto: YYZ Books, 2007.

David Diviney: Hollow. Vancouver, British Columbia: Helen Pitt Gallery, 2007.

“Harold Feist.” Canadian Art (Winter 2006).

“Sandor Ajzenstat.” Canadian Art (Fall 2006).

“Colette Laliberté.” Canadian Art (Spring 2006).

“Same Time Same Place.” Ontario Craft (Summer 2004).

Denise Macharacek: Cake & Bread. Brampton: Art Gallery of Peel, 2003.

Who Means What/Brent Roe/Paintings/1992-2001. Kingston, Ontario: Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen’s University, 2002.

“Portrait of the artist in celluloid.” The Globe and Mail (March 16, 2001).

“Painting: dead again?” The Globe and Mail (March 12, 2001).

“Tableau Vivant: 1995-2000.” C International Contemporary Art 69 (Spring 2000-2001).

“Thoughts Arising from an Exhibition.” C International Contemporary Art 67/68 (Winter 2000-2001).

“Lucy Hogg.” C International Contemporary Art 67/68 (Winter 2000-2001).

Jeannie Thib: Preserve. Peterborough: The Art Gallery of Peterborough, 2001.

Lucy Hogg: Closet Abstracts. Vancouver: Anodyne Contemporary Art, 2000.

“Rapprochement: Carmelo Arnoldin and Judith Schwarz.” C International Contemporary Art 66 (Summer 2000).

“Vacation in Black and White: The Travels of Dianne Bos.” C International Contemporary Art 65 (March 2000 - June 2000).

“Faki: No Protest Songs.” C International Contemporary Art 64 (December 1999 - February 2000).

“Location Location Location.” C International Contemporary Art 63, (September - November 1999).

Moira Clark: Place Setting. Toronto: Tableau Vivant, 1999.

Faki: No Protest Songs. Toronto: Open Studio, 1999.

“Sandra Rechico: gulp.” C International Contemporary Art 62, (May - July 1999).

“Figures of Vulnerability and Abrasion.” From the Core. Peterborough: The Art Gallery of Peterborough, 1999.

“Milne gets Pantheon Treatment.” The Globe and Mail (January 30, 1999).

“Robert Wiens.” C International Contemporary Art 59 (September 1998 - November 1998).

“Tom Bendtsen, Ross Sinclair.” Parachute 90 (April 1998 - June 1998).

“Eliza Griffiths.” C International Contemporary Art 57 (February 1998 - March 1998).

“Sadko Hadzihasanovic.”C International Contemporary Art 57 (February 1998
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“Andrew Hunter: A Rec Room Requiem.” C International Contemporary Art 56 (November 1997 - January 1998).

“Ben Walmsley: Spirit of Modernity.” C International Contemporary Art 55
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“Oliver Girling: Soft Image.” C International Contemporary Art 55 (Fall 1997).

“Angela Grauerholz: Strange Attracter.” BorderCrossings 16:4 (Fall 1997).

“Disorderly Conduit.” (Painting Disorders: Mark Bell, Angela Leach, Elizabeth McIntosh, Silke Otto-Knapp et al.) BorderCrossing16:2 (Spring 1997).

(with Carol Laing et al.) Masquerade: Lucy Hogg, Tulsa Kinney, Ron Terada. Toronto: Mercer Union, 1997.

(with Carol Laing.) Roland Jean. Toronto: Mercer Union, 1997.

“Julie Voyce: The Solo Show with a Boutique.” C International Contemporary Art 52 (Winter 1996/97).

(with Sarah Quinton.) Fancy. Toronto: The Museum for Textiles, 1996.

“Peter Legris.” C International Contemporary Art 50 (Summer 1996).

“The Tim Jocelyn Collection.” C International Contemporary Art 49 (Spring 1996).

“Paul Collins.”C International Contemporary Art 48 (Winter 1995/96).

“Peter Bowyer.” C Magazine 47 (Fall 1995).

“Francesca Vivenza.” QW 3 (Summer 1995).

“Denyse Thomasos.” C Magazine 45 (Spring 1995).

“Fairfield Porter: An American Artist.”Artword 20 (Winter 1994/95).

“Misrule at the Apollo.” C Magazine 44 (Winter 1994).

“Assemblage….” Projects/Practices: Multimedia and Interdisciplinary Art Ideas, eds. Susan Shantz, Patrick Traer and Colette Urban. Saskatoon: University of Saskatchewan, 1994.

“Laurie Walker: A Material Writing of Things.” C Magazine 43 (Fall 1994).

“Lucy Hogg: Paintings.” C Magazine 42 (Summer 1994).

(with Sarah Quinton.) Textiles, that is to say. Toronto: The Museum for Textiles, 1994.

“Sheila Ayearst: The 401 Towards London.” C Magazine 39 (Fall 1993).

“Artes Moriendi: Carlo Cesta, Lisa Neighbour, Fastwürms.” C Magazine 38
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“Mary Balomenos: Catch(e).” C Magazine 33 (Spring 1992).

“Lorène Bourgeois: Large-Scale Monotypes.” ArtsAtlantic 39 (Winter 1991).

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John Armstrong