Christian Bernard Singer

Curriculum Vitae

 

Bio

          Canadian artist, educator, curator, and art dealer, Christian Bernard Singer was born in 1962 in Paris into a family of artists. He was raised in New York City where he began as a company dancer with Laura Foreman's Composers and Choreographers Theater, performing in Spaces and Foreman's seminal work, Signals II. These were performed over several years in such venues as Judson Memorial Church, the Cubiculo Theater, and The New School, until the work was eventually presented at the Museum of Modern Art.

 

          Curator of over 75 exhibitions including three major retrospectives, Singer has always sought to champion artists who push boundaries, materially and conceptually, while opening pathways to meaningful and resonant experiences for viewers. Until 2017, he was Senior Curator of the Tom Thomson Art Gallery and for over five years, he served as the Curator of the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery. Before this, he was Director of the 2005 Contemporary Art Forum – Kitchener & Area (CAFKA), Curator and Associate Director of Lehmann Leskiw Fine Art until he co-founded Rouge Contemporary Art Projects where he remained as Director and Curator until 2009, bringing Judy Chicago: A Survey of Important Works (curated by Virginia Eichhorn) – the first large-scale survey exhibition for Chicago ever to come to Canada.

 

Singer has managed grant application programs for both The Canada Council for the Arts and the Ministry of Culture and Communications (Ontario), has served on the boards of several arts organizations (currently at the Ontario Association of Art Galleries), sat on numerous arts juries (Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council and others). For several years, taught sculpture at the Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD University) and the Toronto School of Art. He studied at l'École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts in Paris (under Anne Rochette), holds an AOCAD from the Ontario College of Art and Design University (including multiple awards for painting and sculpture) and an MFA from The New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. He has published numerous catalogue texts, served on boards and as jurist for several arts organisations, and has been a featured presenter at the Montreal Museum of Fine Art, the National Council for Education in the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) in Seattle and twice at Gallery@ACTS (Craft Alliance Atlantic Association) in Halifax. Singer taught sculpture for several years at both he Ontario College of Art and Design (OCADU) and the Toronto School of Art. From 2009 to 2015, he was Curator of the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery and from 2015-2017, was Senior Curator of the Tom Thomson Art Gallery.

 

          In his own work, Singer is best known for incorporating living plant life, glass, clay, bronze, found objects, and video into installation-environments and land art works that turn on notions of place, memory and time passing. Since 1997, his work has been shown in commercial galleries in Canada, the U.S., and France, and since 2004, he has been included numerous museum and land art invitational exhibitions including: Pins & Needles (2017), Headbones Gallery, Vernon, BC; Three Canadian Artists Reflect on the Natural World (2016), Kean University Galleries, Union, NJ; Summerfires (2009), Galerie Lausberg, Toronto; Aligning with Beauty (2009), Varley Art Gallery; Pass the Buddha with Julie Oakes (2008), Galerie Samuel Lallouz, Montreal; Cabinets of Curiosities (2008) and Tessellated Anamnesis: Patterns for Unforgetting (2005), Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery (Waterloo); Revivified (2008), Headbones Gallery, Toronto; Mobile Structures: Dialogues between Ceramics and Architecture in Canadian Art, (2007-08), MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina which also toured to the Surrey Art Gallery (B.C.); The Edward Day Gallery's Kiwi Sculpture Garden Project in Perth (2006-09); The Shore/Lines Project: Responding to Place (2005) at the MacLaren Art Centre; and Second Nature at the Fish Tank Gallery in New York City (2004). In 2012, he was invited as a Visiting Artist at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD - Atlanta). His work is represented by Headbones Gallery in Vernon, BC.

 

 

ARTISTIC ACTIVITIES

CURATORIAL ACTIVITIES

 

 

Education

 

 

2003

MFA - Sculpture, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, Alfred, NY

 

2000

A.O.C.A.D. – Fine Art, Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCADU), Toronto

 

1999

Year-long exchange - École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts (Anne Rochette), Paris

 

 

Solo Exhibitions and Large-Scale Installations

 

 

2017

Christian Bernard Singer: Pins and Needles, Headbones Gallery, Vernon, BC (Curated by Julie Oakes)

 

2016

Three Canadian Artists Reflect on the Natural World, Karl and Helen Burger Gallery, Kean University Galleries, Union. NJ (Curated by Neil Tetkowski)

 

2015

Mounded Veils, Sculpture installation in courtyard shared by Edward Day Gallery and Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA), Toronto (Curated by Mary Sue Rankin)

 

2012

+99, Visiting Artist Installation at the Savannah College of Art and Design – Atlanta, GA

 

2009

Back to the Garden, Headbones Gallery, Toronto (Curated by Julie Oakes)

 

 

Summerfires, Lausberg Contemporary, Toronto (Curated by Julie Oakes)

 

 

Aligning with Beauty, Varley Art Gallery, Unionville, ON (Curated by Julie Oakes)

 

2008

 

Cabinets of Curiosities (Meaning, Memory, Milieu), Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo, ON (Curated by Virginia Eichhorn)

Kiwi Sculpture Garden Project, Kiwi Gardens (Perth, ON) / Edward Day Gallery (Toronto) (Curated by Mary Sue Rankin)

Revivified, Headbones Gallery, Toronto (Curated by Julie Oakes)

 

2007

Mobile Structures - Dialogues between Ceramics and Architecture in Canadian Art, Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, BC (Curated by Timothy Long)

 

 

Mobile Structures - Dialogues between Ceramics and Architecture in Canadian Art, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina (Curated by Timothy Long)

 

2006

Kiwi Sculpture Garden Project, Kiwi Gardens (Perth) / Edward Day Gallery (Toronto), ON (Curated by Mary Sue Rankin)

 

2005

 

 

Shore/Lines: Responding to Place, MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie, ON (Curated by James Patten)

Kiwi Sculpture Garden Project, Kiwi Gardens (Perth) / Edward Day Gallery (Toronto), ON (Curated by Mary Sue Rankin)

Tessellated Anamnesis: Patterns for Unforgetting, Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo, ON (Curated by Virginia Eichhorn)

 

2004

Second Nature, Fish Tank Gallery, New York, NY (Curated by Linda Dennis)

 

2003

Chronicles of Being, Fosdick-Nelson Gallery at Artsite, Wellsville, NY

Sarabande/Contrepoint, Robert Turner Gallery, Alfred, NY

 

2002

Initiation/Spring, Robert Turner Gallery, Alfred, NY

 

2001

The Hidden Phallus, Art System Gallery, Toronto

 

2000

Erotica 21, Art System Gallery, Toronto

 

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

 

 

2014

Archive Fever! Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery (Curated by Krista Blake and included Claire Barclay, Martin Boyce, Shary Boyle, Eric and Martin Demaine, Pascal Dufaux, Douglas Gordon, David Shrigley, Margaux Williamson and others).

 

2013

Paper Salon, Headbones Gallery, Vernon, BC

 

2010

The Buddha Composed, Pass the Buddha series, Headbones Gallery,

Vernon, BC.

 

2009

Art Toronto - 10th annual Toronto International Art Fair (Headbones Gallery, Toronto)

 

 

Concrete Nature, Median Contemporary, Toronto (Curated by Rui Pimenta)

 

2008

The Buddha Composed, Julie Oakes’ Pass the Buddha series, Galerie Samuel Lallouz, Montreal

 

 

The Buddha Composed, Julie Oakes’ Pass the Buddha series, Varley Art Gallery, Markham.

 

 

Julie Oakes & Pass the Buddha, The Museum of Northern History, Kirkland Lake, ON

 

2007

Cirrostratus, Ontario Crafts Council, Toronto

 

2005

 

 

Wish You Were Here, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY

Experimental Television Center (video screening), Newark Valley, NY

New Work in Glass, Artsite, Wellsville, NY

 

2002

2001

 

 

1999

 

 

1997

1994

Oscillating Perspectives, Artsite, Wellsville, NY

Northern Lights, The Jewish Education Alliance, Savannah, Georgia (Curated by Gary Berkovitch)

Northern Lights, The Gordon Center, Nashville, Tennessee (Curated by Gary Berkovitch)

A Love Story, Mercer Union Gallery, Toronto

Portes Ouvertes 1999, École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts, Paris

Supérette du sexe - “Un Printemps Bizarre” festival, La Flèche d’Or, Paris

Eros/Erotica, The Simcoe Gallery, Toronto

Fifth Avenue Court Gallery, Ottawa

 

 

Performance 

 

1987

Movement Director, Noye’s Fludde, The North Toronto Children’s Choir

 

1979

Dancer/Director’s Assistant, Laura Foreman’s ChoreoConcerts Repertory Company, New York. New Collaborative Art/Video/Sound Installation-Environment, Robert Rauschenberg’s chapel/studio.

 

1970-74

 

Company Dancer, Composers and Choreographers Theater, New York. Spaces performed at Bryant Park Library. Signals II performances include: The New School Dance Festival, The Cubiculo Theater, Judson Memorial Church, The Museum of Modern Art (Sculpture Garden).

 

Lectures and Presentations

 

 

2014

Lecture, Le verre dans l’art installation. Espace VERRE School of Glass, Montreal

Lecture, Exploring the Ceramics Collection of the Montreal Museum of Fine Art.

Lecture, Explorons la collection de céramiques du Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal.

 

2013

Lecture, VIP Events (French). Sculpture Installation: Variations autour du verre contemporain canadien. Chihuly, Montreal Museum of Fine Art.

Lecture, Pushing the Boundaries: Contemporary Sculpture in Ceramic and Glass. Museum of Inuit Art, Toronto.

Lecture, Inspiring Directions in Clay. Waterloo Potters Workshop.

Presenter. Craft Meets Installation. gallery@ACTS (Crafts Alliance Atlantic Association), Halifax

 

2012

Lecture, Christian Bernard Singer: Artist and Artist-as-Curator. Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta.

 

 

Panellist, Distillations & Eruptions: Installation Today (with Priscilla Hollingsworth, Jen Mills and Beth Sellars) National Council for Education in Ceramic Arts (NCECA), Seattle.

 

 

Lecture, gallery@ACTS (Crafts Alliance Atlantic Association), Halifax.

 

2011

Presentation, A Museum with New Relevance. Probus Club of Kitchener/Waterloo.

 

 

Lecture, Curating: Arts Management. Cultural Management 1 (Angela Brayham, Prof.), Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, University of Waterloo.

 

 

Presentation, Moving Ahead at the Clay & Glass, Rotary Club, Kitchener.

 

2010

Panellist. A Story I Do Not Know (with Stephen Cone Weeks, Betty-Ann Jordan and Bernd Lausberg), Lausberg Contemporary, Toronto.

 

2009

Lecture, Approaching Galleries and Pricing Your Work. Headwaters Arts Festival, Oakville.

 

 

Panellist, What Galleries Want from Artists? AFAC 2009 Conference (Art for all Canada). Metro Hall, Toronto.

 

2008

Lecture/Workshop, Navigating the Commercial Gallery/Artist Relationship. CARFAC Ontario, Toronto.

 

 

Lecture/Workshop, Professionalizing Your Practice. CARFAC Ontario, Toronto.

 

 

Artist Talk, Sculpture Installation, Faculty of Art, OCADU, Toronto.

 

 

Artist Talk, Christian Bernard Singer. Toronto School of Art, Toronto.

 

2007

Lecture, Artist Talks: Christian Bernard Singer. Department of Visual Arts, University of Regina, Regina, SK.

 

 

Symposium Panellist, Mobile Structures- Dialogues between Ceramics and Architecture in Canadian Art, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK.

 

2005

Artist Talk, Explorations: Earth, Water, Fire & Air. Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo.

 

2003

Lecture, 30 Years of Earthworks. Contemporary Issues in Sculpture, Faculty of Art History, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, Alfred, NY.

 

1996

Lecture, Promotional Strategies for the Internet. Canadian National Internet Show, Toronto.

 

 



Awards, Honours and Grants

 

 

2006

2004

2002

2001

2000

 

1999

 

1998

 

1995

Visual Artist Project Grant, Ontario Arts Council

Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council (Recommender: Visual Arts Ontario)

NYSCC Alfred University Graduate Fellowship and Full Tuition Grant

NYSCC Alfred University Graduate Fellowship and Full Tuition Grant

Dorothy Hoover Award for Visual Work and Written Research

Louis Odette Sculpture Award

International Exchange Study Grant

Ontario College of Art and Design Tuition Bursary, Toronto, Canada

Dora Wechler Memorial Fund Award for Ceramics

Charles Magee Memorial Tuition Scholarship for Drawing/Painting

Inter/Access – Artist-in-Residence

 

 

Juror

 

2017

Juror, Ontario Arts Council

 

 

Peer Assessment Committee Member, Canada Council for the Arts, Ottawa.

 

2015

Peer Assessment Committee Member (Fine Craft: Grants to Artists and Curators, Long-Term Grants to Artists and Curators, Project Grants for Organizations in the Visual Arts, and the Jean A. Chalmers Fund for the Crafts), Canada Council for the Arts, Ottawa.

 

2014

Juror, Absolute: 10th Annual National Juried Exhibition of Fine Jewellery and Metalwork, Zilberschmuck Gallery, Toronto

 

2012

Juror, Visual Elements: The 52nd Annual Juried Exhibition, Woodstock Art Gallery

 

2011

Judge, Best of Fibre, Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition

 

2010

Juror, ArtClothText, Masterworks Southwest, Ontario Crafts Council

 

 

Peer Assessment Committee Member, Exhibition Assistance Grants, Ontario Arts Council

 

2008

Judge, Best of Glass, Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition

 

 

Judge, Best of Ceramics, Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition

 

 

Juror, The Artist Project, Toronto

 

2006

OCAD participation in the One-of-a-Kind show, Toronto

 

2005

Art Projects Selection Committee, X Industria, Contemporary Art Forum | Kitchener & Area

 

 

Board and Committee Positions

 

2016-present

Board of Directors, Ontario Association of Art Galleries (www.OAAG.org)

 

2009-11

Board of Directors, Visual Arts Ontario

 

1999-01

Founding Artist Member, Coach House Art Studio, Toronto

 

1995-96

Board of Directors (Treasurer), Inter/Access, Toronto

 

1994-96

Member, Publicity Committee, Toronto FreeNet

 

1990-92

Board of Directors (Treasurer), Fifth Avenue Court Gallery, Ottawa

 

 

Academic Experience

 

Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), Atlanta, GA

 

2012

Visiting Artist and Co-Instructor (with Prof. Amanda Dumas-Hernandez), Site-specific Eco-installations in Nature. Foundations Studies

Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCADU)

 

2011-12

Sessional Faculty, Colour Explorations Faculty of Art, Foundations

 

2008-11

Sessional Faculty, Form and Structure, Faculty of Art, Foundations

 

2008-09

Sessional Faculty, Form and Structure, Faculty of Design, Foundations

 

2006-07

Sessional Faculty, Introduction to Ceramics, Material Art and Design, Faculty of Design

 

 

Sessional Faculty, Introduction to Bronze Casting, Sculpture Installation, Faculty of Art

Toronto School of Art

 

2008-12

Faculty, Sculpture: Casting Multiples

 

2006-09

Faculty, Studio Sculpture

School of Art and Design, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, NY

 

2003

Instructor, Liberal Arts Sculpture (Sophomore to Senior)

 

2002

Teaching Assistant, Sculpture: Metals (Sophomore)

 

 

Visiting Artist/Teacher, Raku Process (Summer Program)

 

 

Teaching Assistant, Sculpture: Foundry (Sophomore/Junior)

 

2001

Teaching Assistant, Robotics (Sophomore)

Continuing Education, Ottawa Board of Education

 

1992-93

Instructor, Introduction to Working with FIMO

 

 

Publications: Artistic Activities

 

Books/Catalogues

Christian Bernard Singer: Pins and Needles. Vernon: Headbones Gallery, 2017.

Tetkowski, Neil. Three Canadian Artists Reflect on the Natural World. Union, NJ: Kean University, 2016.

Art Toronto 2009: 10th Toronto International Art Fair. Vancouver: MMPI Canada, 2009, p. 142.

Oakes, Julie. Back to the Garden. Toronto: Headbones Gallery, 2009.

Broker, R.R., Ed. American Art Directory 2009, Vol. 63. New York: American Federation of Art, 2009, p. 442.

Oakes, Julie. Headbones Anthology (book). Toronto: Headbones Gallery, 2008.

Oakes, Julie. Aligning with Beauty. Markham: Varley Art Gallery of Markham, 2008.

Campbell, James. Buddha Composed. Montreal: Galerie Samuel Lallouz, 2008.

Eichhorn, Virginia. Christian Bernard Singer: Cabinets of Curiosities. Waterloo: Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, 2008.

Oakes, Julie. Revivified: Christian Bernard Singer. Toronto: Headbones Gallery, 2008.

Regan, Audrey. International Land Artists and their Creations – Part II. New York: Art-Is-Life.com, 2008.

Oakes, Julie. Christian Bernard Singer – Eco-Installations: Dressing Mother Earth. Toronto: Headbones Gallery, 2008.

Gogarty, Amy. A Bell Rings Out: Recollection, Architecture and Ceramics at the End of Modernity. Regina: MacKenzie Art Gallery, 2007

Long, Timothy and Gogarty, Amy. Unearthing (exhibition catalogue). Regina: MacKenzie Art Gallery, 2007

Eichhorn, Virginia. Tessellated Anamnesis – Patterns for Unforgetting: New Work by Christian Bernard Singer. Waterloo: Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, 2007.

McDonagh, Don. The Complete Guide to Modern Dance. New York: Doubleday, 1976.

McDonagh, Don. The Rise, Fall and Rise of Modern Dance. New York: Mentor Books, 1971.

Willis, John. Dance World 1971, 1972, 1973, and 1974 Vols. 6-9. New York: Crown Publishers, 1972-5.

 

Media/Video

Mercier, Sara. It’s My Job. Toronto: TVO, 23 January, 2010.

Oakes, Julie. Aligning with Beauty. Markham: Varley Art Gallery, 30 November, 2008.

Ready, Tom (Producer). Smoke, A Firing with Christian Singer  (Video). Toronto: OCAD, 1999.

 

Articles, Reviews and Interviews

Cut Out Project. BC Musician Magazine: The Arts Issue (Issue 123), July/August, 2017, p. 20.

Oakes, Julie. Pins & Needles/Feathers and Fur. Galleries West, 1 June, 2017.

Vernon News Staff. A Change of Perspective. Vernon Morning Star, 28, May, 2017.

Beacon Herald Staff. Starting a Dialogue. Stratford: Beacon Herald, 30 October, 2016.

Reid, Rob. ‘Archive Fever’ hist local ceramics gallery. The Record 20 September, 2014.

Mercier, Sara. It’s My Job. Toronto: TVO, 23 January, 2010.

Schmieman, Matt. Excavating the Art of Alfred. http://excavatingalfred.blogspot.ca 6 December, 2009.

Boily, Line. Christian Bernard Singer dans Summerfires. Toronto: Radio Canada (Émission Grands lacs café), 1 August, 2009.

Flack, Derek. Art Agenda: Summerfires, Vice Photo Show, Scott Conarroe, Wayfaring, and Elizabeth Dyer.

blogTO: ARTS, www.blogto.com, 29 July, 2009.

Kiwi Gardens. Willow House Chronicles:  Rural Life in Eastern Ontario. Blog: willowhousechronicles.wordpress.com, 30 June, 2009.

Nicu, Maria Cecilia. Sublineri: Aligning with Beauty. Toronto: Observatorul, 14 December, 2008.

Gessell, Paul. Down the Garden Path. The Ottawa Citizen, 10 July, 2008.

Reid, Rob. Contrary Forces. Waterloo Record, Sat. April 12, 2008.

Ormston, Jennifer. Meaning Memory Milieu. Waterloo Chronicle, 26 March, 2008.

Lawrence, Robin. Mobile Structures. Georgia Straight, 15 November, 2007

Group Show: Surrey Art Gallery. artreview.ca Canadian Art News Network, September, 2007.

Vancouver Sun (caption and photo), September 21, 2007.

Kostoff, Larissa. Living Installations Look to Architecture. OCAD: Sketch, Spring, 2007, p. 18-19.

Anderson, Jack. Undermining the Notion of Fixedness. The Leader Post, 4 April, 2007.

Messadié, Janine. Interview: “Estiva - Les arts et les autres.” Radio-Canada, 5 July, 2006.

McElroy, Gil. Reviews. Sculpture Magazine, March, 2006.

Young, Kathryn. Art in the Garden: Adding artistic flourishes to greenery goes back to Roman times. The Ottawa Citizen, Sat., 3 September, 2005, p. J7.

Chun, Belinda. Installation meets earth-works in New York native’s secret gardens. ThisWay, Issue No. 1, 2006.

Fast Forward Shorelines 2005. Canadian Art, September 2005.

Messadié, Janine. Interview: “Estiva - Les arts et les autres.” Radio-Canada, 27 June, 2005.

Eichhorn, Virginia. New Work: Christian Bernard Singer. Samplesize.ca, May, 2005.

Eichhorn, Virginia. Tessellated Anamnesis – Patterns for Unforgetting. The Spiral Vol. 6, May, 2005.

Hall, Lauren. Layered Meanings. Echo Weekly, 31 March – 6 April, 2005.

Demers, Véronique. Christian Singer allie l’art à l’environnement. Le Régional, 30 March – 5 April, 2005.

Christian Bernard Singer, OCAD Alumni News, April, 2005.

Haber, Jonathan. Gallery Reviews from Around New York: 7.12.04. Haberarts, 12 July, 2004.

Evidence. Interview: CIUT FM, 2 November, 2003.

Paquette, Daniel. Say Cheese. XTRA! Toronto’s Gay and Lesbian Biweekly, 30 October, 2003, p. 35.

Frost, Steve. Show Beats Winter. The Art Species May, 2003, p. 2.

Hardman, Elaine. Moss Inspires Alfred Artist. Patriot and Free Press, 16 April, 2003, p. 10.

Hardman, Elaine. A ‘Mossed See’ Exhibition in Wellsville. Alfred Sun: Moonlighter, 10 April, 2003, p. 1.

Carlton, Bridget. Moss Featured in Art Show. Fiat Lux, 15 April, 2003, p. 6.

Superette du sexe. Sexzine, Paris (April 1999).

Jeanson, Sylvie-Anne. “Sans détours.” Interview: Radio Canada, 2 May, 1998.

Smith, Mabel C.  The Hollow Comes Back a Winner. The Peterborough Examiner July, 1985.

Dance Magazine. Cabled Choreographies. Dance Magazine December, 1973, p. 40.

McDonagh, Don. Two Foreman Works for Dance Prove Though-Provoking. New York Times, 12 May, 1972.

Jowitt, Deborah. Doing and Performing. The Village Voice, 27 May, 1971.

Alen, Frances. ChoreoConcerts. Dance News May, 1971, p. 13.

McDonagh, Don. Diverse Elements Unified by Dancers in a Winning Ballet. New York Times, 28 March, 1971.

Mason, Nancy. ChoreoConcerts; The New School, NYC. Dance Magazine January, 1971, p. 74-76.

 

 

Selected Culture Sector Positions

 

2015-17

Senior Curator, Tom Thomson Art Gallery, Owen Sound

Directed the artistic vision of the Gallery’s contemporary and historic exhibition programming, inspired by the iconic and innovative Canadian artist, Tom Thomson. Thomson’s artistic legacy and mythic story became jumping-off points to feature contemporary Canadian and Indigenous artists, who explored ideas around land, identity and nationhood. Planned exhibitions through to 2021 include works by regional and national artists: Ruth Cuthand, Alan Glicksman, Kent Monkman, Herald Nix, Julie Oakes, Lyla Rye, Cheryl Wilson Smith, Lorne Wagman and others.

 

2009-15

Curator, Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo

Directed the artistic vision of Canada’s only museum devoted to exhibiting, collecting and studying contemporary ceramic, glass and enamel art. This includes conceiving, developing and organizing exhibition, building and maintaining the museum’s permanent collection and administrating the Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics and the RBC Award for Glass.

 

2007-09

Co-Director and Curator, Rouge Contemporary Projects, Toronto

 

2006-08

Curator/Associate Director, Lehmann Leskiw Fine Art, Toronto

 

2004-05

Artistic/Executive Director, CAFKA.05 - Contemporary Art Forum | Kitchener and Area, Kitchener.

 

1994-97

Partner/Web Designer, Grand Central Web, Toronto.

 

1993-94

Administrative Services Manager, Touring Office, Canada Council, Ottawa.

 

1992-93

Program Officer, Prime Minister’s Awards for Teaching Excellence, Industry Canada, Ottawa.

 

1989-91

Publicist, First Canadian Artists, Toronto.

 

1988-89

Project Grants Officer, Arts Branch, Ontario Ministry of Culture and Communications, Toronto.

 

1985-86

Gallery Assistant, Galerie Evan, Toronto.

 

1985

Costume Designer/Department Head, Kawartha Summer Theatre, Lindsay (ON).

 

1984-85

Assistant Costume Designer, The Company Theatre (Steven Rumbelow, Director), Toronto.

 

  

 

Selected Curatorial Projects

 

 

Tom Thomson Art Gallery, Owen Sound

 

2018

Jeff Suchak: The Geography of Ancestry.

 

2016

Donald Woodman: Agnes Martin and Me. Like Tom Thomson, Agnes Martin (1912-2004) is an artist shrouded in myth. She was one of only a handful of women to emerge in the male-dominated art movements of Abstract Expressionism and Minimalism. Martin also struggled with mental illness, battling to keep her incessant inner voices in check and it is against this backdrop that American photographer Donald Woodman chronicles their seven roller coaster years together (1977-1984) during which, he was her assistant and they were in constant contact with each other.

 

 

With a Destiny (with Laura Donefer, Susan Edgerley and Karina Guevin). Sculptures and installations inspired by the work, life and mythic story of Tom Thomson. Coming from Eastern Ontario and Quebec, all three artists are well-known for exploring ideas of destiny, chance and fate and their effects on both natural and personal environments in their work.

 

Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo (Museum for the contemporary silica arts)

 

2015

 

 

 

 

 

Julie Oakes: Awestruck. Julie Oake’s explores themes of spirituality found in nature by anthropomorphising her animal subjects. Until about a 100 years ago, over 60% of the world’s population farmed the land but today, space is at a premium and our imposition on the land and its resources threatens the very life systems and species we depend on.  While Awestruck addresses ecological concerns about the sustainability of the planet, her animal subjects seem ‘awestruck’ by the attention paid to them, engendering a self-consciousness in their demeanour. Awestruck reflects an ideal of nature rather than the real, messy and unpredictable ‘otherness’ of the animal kingdom. September 20, 2015 to January 3, 2016.

 

 

Paul Matthieu: Flower Vases with Flowers in a Vase. Paul Matthieu’s work investigates the role and function of ceramics within contemporary art and culture as well as the historical significance of decoration and its relation to excess, exuberance and celebration. Matthieu’s latest series of upside-down heads are highly decorated using imagery of the world’s master painters. The surface decoration of these highly iconic vase forms incorporate digital technologies and mirror accompanying digitally rendered wall-works. September 20, 2015 to January 3, 2016.

 

 

People Together / Worlds Apart. Jess Riva Cooper, Violette Dionne, André Fournelle and Jordan McLaughlin present sculptures and installation-environments that evoke social, psychological and spiritual manifestations of the human condition. July 5 to September 6.

 

 

Rethinking Mythos: A Mid-career Retrospective of Neil Tetkowski. Surveying the work of the American artist Neil Tetkowski created over nearly 40 years, the exhibition represents a significant milestone of artistic accomplishment. The evolution of his work is explored beginning with circular works that are altered, broken and reassembled in endless variations, through to his more conceptual works and installations. To June 20.

 

 

Exquisite Woods. A series of ceramic installation art projects by Marie-Andrée Côté, Hilde Lambrechts, Paula Murray and Grace Nickel that poetically interpret ecological concerns while exploring the interconnected relationships between humans and the natural world.

 

2014

Jiri Ladocha: Squares and Alchemy. Ladocha’s exhibition of glass constructions and paintings demonstrate a masterful oscillation between chaos and control, gesture and abstraction, and mirage and substance while evoking the textures, hues and sensibilities of the Old and the New Worlds.

 

 

New Function / Non-Function: Design as Exploration. An exhibition of works by emerging artists and designers who offer new ideas about design and our relationship to function, beauty and our role as consumers. Artists are: Bee Kingdom, Tat Chao, Chari Cohen, Sébastien Duchange, Christopher Reid Flock, Hilde Lambrechts, Maja Padrov, Leah Petrucci and Brad Turner.

 

 

John Paul Robinson: Art, Science and Myth. Robinson explores the mythic potential of science in his sculptures and installations based on string and particle wave theories.

 

 

Jessica Steinhäuser: Kachelöfen. Remarkably efficient wood-burning ceramic heaters unite contemporary art and design with 15th century technology from Austria and Germany.

 

2013

WAR: Light Within/After the Darkness. Exploring the spirit of resistance, survival, hope and beauty through seven large-scale contemporary art projects that directly respond to the Holocaust and to other atrocities committed during World War II. Exhibition of works by Hélène Brunet Neumann, Chari Cohen, Laura Donefer, Mary McKenzie, Tina Poplawski, Oded and Pamela Ravek and Claire Weissman Wilks.

 

 

What If? Degenerate Art from the Permanent Collection. This exhibition featured works by Jeannot Blackburn, Judy Chicago, Laura Donefer, Léopold L. Foulem, Irene Frolic, Marilyn Levine, Richard Millette, and Jack Sures who would have been denied the right to practice had WWII events turned and the Third Reich had spread throughout the western world. The exhibition included a memorial project that chronicled the lives of over 60 well-known Jewish visual artists, writers, musicians, composers, theatrical performers, entertainers and intellectuals who were murdered in (or while in transit to) concentration camps.

 

 

Of Vessels and Voices. Marie Côté’s solo exhibition of sound installations, sculptures and clay drawings about her stay in Inukjuak and collaboration with Inuit throat singers.

 

 

Invisible Streams: As Above, So Below. Alfred Engerer’s Scotiabank Nuit Blanche hand-blown neon glass installation reconfigured to reference the stream flowing underground the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery.

 

 

Outlaw Neon for the Glass Art Association of Canada’s NEXT/LAST Glass Show at CCGG.

 

 

Distillations and Eruptions. Co-curated with Priscilla Hollingsworth (Augusta, GA). Exhibition of five large-scale ceramic installations composed if dozens to thousands of parts – each work creating its own overall cumulative effect that also underscores a sense of natural organization. Works by Tina Aufiero (USA), Patsy Cox (USA), Priscilla Hollingsworth (USA), Catherine Paleczny (ON) and Diana Lynn Thompson (BC).

 

2012

Art-O-Matic: Art Meets New Technologies. As some artists are incorporating rapid prototyping technologies in the creative process, the exhibition explored the cognitive and conceptual shifts required to work within a 3-D digital space that is still viewed through a 2-D computer screen as well as the creative process of moving to and from digital and analogue technologies through the works of Claire Brunet, Future Retrieval, Guillaume Lachapelle, Neri Oxman (Founder, Mediated Matter, MIT Media Lab) and Susan Shantz.

 

 

Invisible Streams: As Above, So Below. A hand-blown neon glass installation by Alfred Engerer for Scotiabank Nuit Blanche (Zone A) at First Canadian Place, Toronto. Lines of vibrantly coloured undulating light and found letters, logos and symbols move through trees, converging in a whirlwind of activity around a central tree to evoke the idea of air currents and the evidence of normally unseen energies travelling through urban and rural locations.

 

 

The Winifred Shantz Collection. 50 works from the Estate of Winifred Shantz for the Permanent Collection were chosen to demonstrate her passion for collecting signature works by Canadian masters and for supporting growth through opportunity in careers of numerous promising emerging artists. The Collection includes works by John Chalke, Dale Chihuly, Dan Crichton, Laura Donefer, Joe Fafard, Irene Frolic, Robert Held, Alan Perkins, Ann Roberts, Fay Rooke, Bernard Séguin Poirier, Jack Sures, and Valeri Timofeev.

 

 

Bibelots ? II. Léopold L. Foulem’s ceramic sculptures transgress the craft vs. art dialectic while playing on homosexual stereotypes – in this case, he questions socially accepted power dynamics of paedophilia (victim/offender) through ‘camp’ imagery of sexual activity between boys and priests.

 

 

Srdjan Segan: Long Stretched Figure with Medusa Head. The Croatian-born Srdjan Segan’s 32-foot elongated clay site-specific sculpture and 30-foot long drawings of the ‘every-human’ were inspired by his war experiences while he was a refugee during the Serbo-Croatian war. A time-lapse video of that documented the making of the sculpture over eight 16-hour days accompanied the exhibition.

 

 

With Fear and Intrepid Enthusiasm. A 50-year survey of ceramics and sculptures at various stages of the artist’s career beginning from her early functional work to her highly engaging sculptures influenced by mythology and infused with literary sensibility.

 

 

The Art of Mentoring: A Legacy. Complementing Ann Roberts’ 50-year retrospective exhibition as a ceramist and sculptor, this companion exhibition celebrated her legacy as teacher and mentor.

 

2011

Terra Nova: Canadian ‘Ground-Breakers’ in Ceramic Art. Ranging from thwarted functional pieces to sculpture and mixed-media installations, this exhibition provided a fresh view of contemporary Canadian ceramic practice through the works Susan Collett, Laurent Craste, Jeremy Hatch, Sin-ying Ho, Claude Miceli, Julie Moon, Ann Mortimer, and Catherine Paleczny.

 

 

10 Artists /10 Years: Surveying Work by Winifred Award for Ceramics Recipients. Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics, this exhibition surveyed key works created by winners of this prestigious award and demonstrated what is made possible when creativity is supported by visionary philanthropy.

 

 

Reflective Natures / Transparent Landscapes. Exhibition of glass and ceramic works that poetically interpreted the natural world at a time when human impact on the planet has never been greater, and our relationships with an ever-changing landscape, never more fluid. Eco-sculptures and installations by Canadian and American artists Joan Brigham, Claire Brunet, Jennifer Bueno, Alfred Engerer, André Fournelle, Sadashi Inuzuka, Benjamin Kikkert, Catherine Paleczny, and George Whitney.

 

 

Julie Oakes: Swounds. Oakes’ seven-part installation asked viewers to face the tragedy of death, share in the ecstasy of beauty and in the beauty of ecstasy in ways that acknowledges loss and beauty against the backdrop of a larger unknowable picture. At the heart of the exhibition was a flock of over 120 glass sparrows suspended from the Gallery’s ceiling. Each day, one of the sparrows fell and smashed onto the floor, adding to a growing pile of broken glass below grew.

 

 

Royal Canadian Academy of Arts Exhibition. 40 works by Ontario ceramic and glass RCA members. The exhibition included new works by Jane Buyers, Bruce Cochrane, Susan Collett, Sarah Link, Ann Mortimer, Penelope Stewart, and Wendy Walgate.

 

 

Error! Contact not defined.: Joy Ride - The Golden Path to Enlightenment and Happiness. This conceptual artist and self-professed southern belle from Atlanta, Georgia, embraced beauty, kitsch, and ‘camp’ in her series of sculptures and installations. The works offered the potential for introspection and metaphysical experience through her glittery mandalas while also providing multiple insights into the ‘bumpy life’ experience with hilarious absurdity.

 

 

Jim Hake: Now and Never. Hake’s figurative sculptures and mixed-media work playfully incorporated recognizable images and references in order to set the stage for a series of revelatory surprises while exploring explores ideas around social interaction and identity.

 

2010

Glass Factor: Luminaries in the Canadian Art Glass Scene. An exhibition about Canada’s major glass artists who started and/or propelled the Canadian art glass movement. Artists were Brad Copping, Laura Donefer, Susan Edgerley, Alfred Engerer, Irene Frolic, Catherine Hibbits, David James, Michèle Lapointe, Lou Lynn, Francis Muscat, Susan Rankin, Donald Robertson, John Paul Robinson, Tyler Rock, Karl Schantz, Orest Tataryn, Ione Thorkelsson, and Koen Vanderstukken.

 

 

Casting & Blowing & Slumping, Oh My! – An Alfred Experience. As much a retrospective of Alfred Engerer’s work as an exploration of glass techniques, the exhibition combined portions of Engerer’s glass studio and works created for various architecture and public art projects created over the last 30 years.

 

 

Bruce Taylor: Lucid Dreaming. Inspired by industry and a 4000-year history of ceramic anthropomorphic vessels, Taylor’s series of human-scale vessels oscillated between relic and portent – vaguely familiar yet mysterious and elusive.

 

 

Joni Moriyama: A Mob of Meerkats. A potent moment was captured in a clan of meerkats — one of the most co-operative and socialized societies in the animal kingdom. Moriyama’s mob of standing, sitting and crouching meerkats all facing in the same direction and seemingly intently focussed on something. Though their subject of interest is unknown to viewers, the scene is charged with anticipation.

 

 

Cristian Raduta: Rhinos. Against the backdrop of Romanian emergence from communism, Raduta’s rhino sculptures hover over the realms of fables and myths, existing between their world and ours. They are Old World beasts that evoke earlier days when noble quests and mythological kingdoms informed rational thought.

 

 

Louise Pentz: Broken but still standing (Originally programmed by Virginia Eichhorn). Pentz’ ceramic sculptures to take us into a world of contradictions where mothering is a deeply personal journey full of on-going learning, teaching, and transformation. Rather than woman as reproductive vessels, here, women are represented as vessels of personal identity and experience, and legacies of strength, endurance, and faith.

 

 

Jane Adeney: Transubstantiation: Fire and the Search for Meaning (originally programmed by Virginia Eichhorn). Adeney’s ceramic sculptures and installations turn on the notion of controlled states of transformation and alchemical metamorphosis. The malleability, firing, and smoking of clay, as well her use of fire imagery, mirrors her own examination of the various stages of personal passage, renewal, and the cycle of transformation.

Espace VERRE, Montréal

 

2014

September 25, 2014 to January 9, 2015: The Human Condition Through Glass. Ranging from sculpture and installation to new media works, Canadian artists Laura Donefer, André Fournelle, Jiri Ladocha, John Paul Robinson, Koen Vanderstukken and Tim Whiten poetically explore identity, fragility, vulnerability, mythos and existential concerns.

 

Woodstock Art Gallery, Woodstock (ON).

 

2012

Visual Elements: 54th Annual Juried Exhibition (Co-juried/curated with Zhe Gu).

 

Ontario Crafts Council, Toronto

 

2010

Masterworks Southwest: A juried travelling exhibition of contemporary craft in southwestern Ontario. Travelled March to December to Tom Thomson Art Gallery, Burdette Gallery, Art Gallery of Windsor, Greenwood Quiltery & Gallery and Station Arts Centre (Co-curated with Lois Etherington Betteridge and Rhona Wenger).

 

Rouge Contemporary Projects, Toronto (Contemporary fine art commercial gallery)

 

2009

Judy Chicago: A Survey of Major Works. The first-ever Canadian survey exhibition for Chicago featuring 100 works created over 40 years (Curated by Virginia Eichhorn). The exhibition toured to the Weiss Gallery in Calgary.

 

 

Forces of Nature: A group exhibition about land and the elements with works by Pierre Bouchard, Robert Farmer, Michael Harris, Lee L'Clerc, Francis Muscat, Julie Oakes, Tina Poplawski, Patrice Stanley, Marian Wihak, Miguel Deres Zapata, and others.

The Toy Attic: Wendy Walgate

ARTbent. A Queer exhibition featuring work by Ian Amell, Jack Butler, Judy Chicago, Sheryl Dudley, Daniel Hanequand, Gertrude Kearns, Jean-Christian Knaff, Julie Oakes, and others.

 

2008

Solstice Season. Group show of gallery artists.

Inaugural Exhibition. Sheryl Dudley, Alfred Engerer, Daniel Hanequand, Jean-Christian Knaff, Lee L’Clerc, Francis Muscat, Julie Oakes, Tina Poplawski, Philip Read, Jens Sturup, Migeul Deras Zapata and others.

 

Lehmann Leskiw Fine Art, Toronto (Commercial contemporary fine art gallery)

 

2008

Looking East. Contemporary art inspired by the Far East included work by Brian Burnett, Marcus Leatherdale, Lee L’Clerc, Attila Richard Lukacs, Julie Oakes, and Tina Poplawski.

 

2007

Scatter Point­ – A special project by Tina Poplawski for Nuit Blanche (Zone C).

Vicki Smith: Balance

Sheryl Dudley: The Mick and Cindy Show - The Cost of Being Fabulous.

Fred Franzen: May Days

Alan Glicksman: The Florida Series.

Jiri Ladocha: Mercury Run

 

Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD), Toronto

 

2007

Co-Curator (while Sessional Instructor) with Joni Moriyama (OCADU) and Ruth Chambers (University of Regina). Worlds So Small, OCADU Gallery, OCADU, Toronto.

 

2007

Co-Curator (while Sessional Instructor) with Joni Moriyama. Worlds So Small, Fifth Parallel Gallery, University of Regina, Regina, SK.

 

Art System, Toronto (Artist-run space and off-site gallery for OCADU)

 

2000

Erotica 21. Sculptures and installations celebrating erotica without power structures, featured the work of Chandra Bulucon, Jen Chin, Diane Pinnoch, Ilona Rudnicki Zaremba, and others.

 

 

Publications: Curatorial Activities

 

Catalogue Texts

Tom Thomson Art Gallery, Owen Sound

 

2017

Donald Woodman: Agnes Martin and Me

 

 

With a Destiny (Laura Donefer, Susan Edgerley and Karina Guevin)

Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo

 

2015

Julie Oakes: Awestruck

 

 

Paul Matthieu: Flower Vases with Flowers in a Vase (with text by Léopold L. Foulem)

 

 

Neil Tetkowski: Rethinking Mythos (with text by Glen R. Brown, PhD)

 

2014

Jiri Ladocha: Squares and Alchemy (with text by Jennifer Leskiw)

 

 

John Paul Robinson: Art, Science and Myth (with text by Gil McElroy)

 

 

Jessica Steinhäuser: Kachelöfen

 

2013

War: Light Within/After the Darkness

 

 

Marie Côté: Jeux de bols et de voix / Of Vessels and Voices (bilingual)

 

 

Distillations and Eruptions (Co-written with Error! Contact not defined.)

 

 

Art-O-Matic: Art Meets New Technologies

 

2012

Ann Roberts: With Fear and Intrepid Enthusiasm (with texts by Gloria Hickey and Léopold L. Foulem)

 

2011

Julie Oakes: Swounds.

 

 

Amanda Dumas-Hernandez: The Golden Path to Enlightenment and Happiness

 

 

Jim Hake: Now and Never

 

2010

Glass Factor: Luminaries in the Canadian Art Glass Scene

 

 

Louise Pentz: Broken-but Still Standing. (Published by Stonehouse Studios, Judith MacLean Miller, Ed.

 

 

Bruce Taylor: Lucid Dreaming

Espace VERRE, Montreal

 

2014

The Human Condition Through Glass / La condition humaine à travers le verre

Zilberschmuck Gallery, Toronto

 

2014

Jury Statement for Absolute, 10th annual national juried exhibition of fine jewellery and metalwork

418 Contemporary Art Gallery, Bucharest, Romania

 

2014

Cristian Raduta: The Wonder of Change in the catalogue Cristian Raduta: Recent Works. Includes texts by Simona Vilău (curator) and Adrian Guţă (art critic and historian), Liviana Dan (art critic and curator), Adriana Oprea (art critic and historian).

Ontario Crafts Council, Toronto

 

2010

Masterworks Southwest: A juried travelling exhibition of contemporary craft in southwestern Ontario (co-written with Lois Etherington Betteridge and Rhona Wenger)

Rouge Contemporary Projects

 

2009

Judy Chicago: A Survey of Important Works (Foreword)

 

2008

Forces of Nature

O’Connor Gallery, Toronto

 

2009

Editor. Jeff Szuc: Will u b my fbf?

Lehmann Leskiw Fine Art, Toronto

 

2007

Vicki Smith: Balance

 

 

The Mick and Cindy Show: The Cost of Being Fabulous

Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener & Area (CAFKA)

 

2006

X Industria: CAFKA.05

 

2005

44-page X Industria programme guide

 

Other Published Texts

Athena Ebers: The Artist With a Loving Gaze in “Athena Ebers.” Book to be published in 2018 (Ed. Alexandra Samoulidis), New York.

WAR: Light Within/After Darkness.  Claire Wilks: What the Hand Sees. Book published by Exile Editions (Ed. by Barry Callaghan), 2018, p. 124.

A Teaching Circle is Coming to the TOM. The Sun Times, 20 October, 2017.

Maria Hupfield: East Wind. The Sun Times, 15 September, 2017.

Editor of Michael Markowsky: The Persistence of Doubt. Owen Sound: Tom Thomson Art Gallery, 2017.

A Look Back. The Sun Times, 2 January, 2017.

Canadian Spirit. The Sun Times, 3 October, 2016.

With a Destiny. The Sun Times, 18 July, 2016.

A Private Moment With Tom Thomson. Collingwood: Dining & the Arts (Patchell Media), Summer, 2016.

Donald Woodman: Agnes Martin and Me. The Sun Times, 26 June, 2016.

Laura Donefer: The Human Condition Through Glass in “44th Annual Glass Invitational.” Royal Oakes, MI: Habatat Galleries, May, 2016.

Horses, Cats and Art. The Sun Times.18 April, 2016.

My Experience Feels Reflected at the TOM. The Sun Times, 21 January, 2016.

Paula Murray’s Connection/Connexion at the Centre d’exposition Art-image. Ceramics Art and Perception. December, 2015.

The Human Condition Through Glass. Contemporary Canadian Glass, 8 December, 2014.

Art, Myth and Science: John Paul Robinson. Fusion Magazine, Vol. 38, No 2. Spring, 2014.

Jessica Steinhäuser: Kachelöfen. Fusion Magazine, Vol. 38, No 2. Spring, 2014.

WAR Comes to the Clay and Glass. Fusion Magazine, Vol.38, No 1. January, 2014.

WAR: Light Within/After the Darkness. Exile Literary Quarterly, Vol. 37, No. 3. Spring, 2013.

Invisible Streams Coming to the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery. Contemporary Canadian Glass (GAAC). 15 June, 2013.

Working With Space, NCECA Journal. Erie, CO: National Council on Education in the Ceramic Arts, 2012.

Thor Walker’s process of making paperweights with sulfides – Inclusion of a porcelain cameo within glass. Herakles Paris, 2012.

Glass Factor: Luminaries in the Canadian Art Glass Scene. Contemporary Canadian Glass (GAAC). 1 February, 2011

Cosmos: Cédric Ginart at the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery. Contemporary Canadian Glass (GAAC). 1 October, 2009.

 

Video

Bast, Philip. War: Light Within/After the Darkness. Waterloo: CCGG, 2013.

Nassau, Wilhelm (Prod.). Interview with Susan Shantz. Waterloo: CCGG, 2013.

Bast, Philip (Prod.). Invisible Streams at Nuit Blanche Toronto. Waterloo: CCGG, 2012.

Bast, Philip (Prod.). Installing Invisible Streams at Nuit Blanche Toronto. Waterloo: CCGG, 2012.

Bast, Philip (Prod.). Nuit Blanche Toronto and the Outlaw Neon Group. Waterloo: CCGG, 2012.

Bast, Philip (Prod.). The Making of Invisible Streams. Waterloo: CCGG, 2012.

Halsall, Andrew (Prod.). Srdjan Segan Creates Long Stretched Medusa Head. Waterloo: Bagged Lunch, 2012.

Bast, Philip (Prod.). Terra Nova: Canadian Ground-Breakers in Ceramic Art. Waterloo: CCGG, 2011.

Bast, Philip (Prod.). Susan Collett speaks about the Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics. Waterloo: CCGG, 2011.

Bast, Philip (Prod.). Reflective Natures/Transparent Landscapes. Waterloo: CCGG, 2011.

Bast, Philip (Prod.). Swounds: Julie Oakes in Conversation (Parts 1 & 2). Waterloo: CCGG, 2011.

Bast, Philip (Prod.). Swounds: Birth of the Birds. Waterloo: CCGG, 2012.

Bast, Philip (Prod.). Brash Sophistication. Waterloo: CCGG, 2011.

Bast, Philip (Prod.). Glass Factor: Luminaries in the Canadian Art Glass Scene. Waterloo: CCGG, 2011.

Ready, Tom (Prod.). Smoke, A Firing with Christian Singer (Video). Toronto: OCAD, 1999.

 

Articles, Reviews and Interviews

Page, Andrew. Conversation with Curator of Glass Exhibition in Response to Top Canadian Painter. New York: Urban Glass, 23 September, 2016.

Gowan, Rob. TOM Shows Incorporate Nature. The Sun Times, 23 June, 2016.

Gowan, Rob. Herd Takes Over the TOM. The Sun Times, 31 March, 2016.

Villavicencio, Paula de. A New View of Nature. IMPRINT, 7 October , 2015.

Reid, Robert. Tetkowski sees a world in a circular plate. The Record, 5 April, 2015.

Liu, Joanna. UN Art Installation Arrives in Waterloo. IMPRINT, 1 April, 2015.

Stephens, Bryan. Using Art to Discuss Ecological Themes. The Cord, 11 February, 2015.

Reid, Rob. Exquisite Woods examines ecological concerns. The Record, 26 January, 2015.

Reid, Rob. Exquisite Woods show probes ecological concerns; Artists give shape to worries resulting from collision of nature, culture. Guelph Mercury, 24 January, 2015.

Exquisite Woods to open Jan 18. Waterloo Chronicle, 14 January, 2015.

Clay & Glass Artists Receive $10K, Canadian Art, 4 December, 2014.

Van der Burght, Angela. The Human Condition Through Glass. Valkenswaard, Netherlands: Glass is More !

14 September, 2014.

Potvin, Michèle. Espace VERRE. Traces Magazine, September, 2014.

Reid, Robert. Gallery Celebrates Summer with Four Exhibitions. The Record, 11 August, 2014.

Singer Steps Down as Curator of the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery. Waterloo Chronicle, 3 July, 2014.

Tafone, Elena. Curator for Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery steps down, leaving behind impressive exhibition record. Urban Glass, 24 June, 2014.

Reid, Rob. Curator Resigns from Ceramics Gallery. The Record, 18 June, 2014.

De Villavicencio, Paula. Travelling from Past to Present. IMPRINT, 30 May, 2014.

Ahmad, Mariam. Artistic Director Spotlight: The Clay & Glass Gallery. Kitchener: Centre in the Square, 5 May, 2014.

Vrbanac, Bob. The Reluctant Artist. Waterloo Chronicle, 9 April, 2014.

Reid, Robert. Art and Function in Kachelofen. The Record, 4 April, 2014.

Reid, Rob. Clay and Glass: Art and Function; Artist turns her attention to an old heating form. Guelph Mercury 5 April 2014.

Carey, Laura. Julie Oakes’ ‘Awestruck Calendar.’ Potters Guild of BC Newsletter Vol. 50, No. 1, February, 2014.

Snell, Laurie. A Celebration of Strength. SPOKE. 13 January, 2014.

Sandals, Leah. Emerging Ceramics & Glass Artists Recognized. Canadian Art, 12 November, 2013.

Reid, Rob. Macperson, Turner recognized for ceramic, glass work. The Record, 11 November, 2013.

Vrbanac, Bob. The Light after Darkness. Waterloo Chronicle, 6 November, 2013.

Adler, Jordan. A long row of footprints. Israel Herald, 11 October, 2013.

Adler, Jordan. Waterloo Exhibit Devoted to the Holocaust. Canadian Jewish News, 10 October, 2013.

Parkes, Katie. Clay & Glass War Exhibit Continuing Success. Grand Social (Blog), 7 October, 2013.

Reid, Robert. War exhibition targets Holocaust: Some installations employ a message of hope: Seven Canadian artists’ powerful works explore horrors humanity endured. The Record, 5 October, 2013.

McElroy, Gil. Distillations and Eruptions. FUSION Magazine, Volume 37 Number 3, Fall 2013.

Exhibition inspired by the Holocaust to open this week at the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery. Morning Post Exchange, 17 September, 2013.

Reid, Robert. Combining the elements; Clay and Glass Gallery mixes earth, fire and light with sound. The Record, 30 July, 2013.

Reid, Robert. Exhibition Gives Voice to Combined Elements. Guelph Mercury, 29 July, 2013.

Exposure: Distillations and Eruptions. Ceramics Monthly Vol. 61 No. 6 , June/July/Aug., 2013, p. 20.

Allison, Rebecca. Parts of a Whole. The Cord Community Edition, 12 April, 2013.

Reid, Robert. Distillations and Eruptions Showcases Five Large Installations. The Record, 12 April, 2013.

Ho, Jessie. Distillations and Eruptions at Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery. IMPRINT (University of Waterloo), 4 April, 2013.

Ebanks Schlums, Debbie. Art-O-Matic: A Review. Contemporary Canadian Glass (GAAC). 15 February, 2013.

Vrbanac, Rob. Art-O-Matic. Waterloo Chronicle, 16 January, 2013

Allison, Rebecca. Instant Art: Tech and art merge at the Clay and Glass “Art-O-Matic” exhibit. The Cord Community Edition, 15 November, 2012.

Reid, Robert. Where technology overlap; Clay and Glass Gallery exhibit celebrates new approaches. The Record, 6 November, 2012.

Epp, Carole. A Very VERY Good Day… Musing About Mud (musingaboutmud.blogspot.ca), 11 October, 2012.

Reid, Robert. Charting new courses. The Record, 11 October, 2012.

Vendryes, Catherine. Crossing Streams; Nuit Blanche Hosts Waterloo’s Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery. IMPRINT (University of Waterloo), 5 October, 2012.

Bowie, Tara. New Woodstock Art Gallery show highlights local diversity. Woodstock Sentinel Review,

2 October, 2012.

Sindrey, Curtis. Nuit Blanche Toronto 2012 Provides Fun and Solutions for the Future. Aesthetic Magazine Toronto, 30 September, 2012.

Harrington, Madeleine. Neon artwork to be featured in upcoming all-night art event. Glass Quarterly Hot Sheet, 12 September 2012.

Clay-Glass Gallery presents installation in Toronto. The Record, 22 August, 2012.

Reid, Rob. Ceramic and Clay Exhibition Examines Masculinity. The Record, 16 May, 2012.

Vrbanac, Bob. Man or Myth? Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery explores notions of masculinity in new exhibit. The Waterloo Chronicle, 8 May, 2012.

Ann Roberts: With both fear and intrepid enthusiasm. CTV News: The Beat, 18 February, 2012.

Ryan, Gayle. With Both Fear and Enthusiasm. The Cord (Wilfred Laurier University), 1 February, 2012.

Reid, Rob. The Terrors that inhabit the mind. The Record 28 January, 2012.

Vrbanac, Bob. The Last Voyage? Local art legend Ann Roberts says Clay and Glass retrospective inspires her. The Waterloo Chronicle, 24 January, 2012.

Reid, Rob. Tops in their Field: Exhibition at Clay & Glass gallery celebrates leading-edge Canadian ceramic art. The Record, 15 December, 2011.

Reid, Rob. Exploring Nature and Art; Glass and ceramic eco-artists share their visions of what’s going on in the world. The Record, 29 July, 2011.

Nassar, Ramy. Our Cities Need More Public Art. The Record, 2 May, 2011.

Reid, Robert. Symbolic birds take flight and fall in exhibition; New exhibit is compelling, filled with metaphor and exquisite beauty. The Record, 30 April, 2011.

Goddard, Peter. Julie Oakes: A Life in Art. The Toronto Star, 20 April, 2011.

Idle, Ashley. Made from the Earth: Clay and Glass. SPOKE (Conestoga College), 9 April, 2011.

Gutierrez, Jason C. Julie Oake’s crashing glass birds at the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery. Glass Quarterly Hot Sheet, 8 April, 2011.

Burman, Monika. Susan Low-Beer: A Jump to Grace. Mass Art Guide (MAG), March, 2011, Cover.

Lucuik, Erin. The Art of Not Taking Yourself Too Seriously. Mass Art Guide (MAG), March, 2011, pgs. 12-17.

Vaughan, R.M. Ghosts and Glass Birds. Globe and Mail, 4 February, 2011.

Schmaltz, Chelsea. Bruce Taylor: Pottery that won’t fit on your kitchen counter. IMPRINT Vol. 33, No 24,

28 January, 2011.

Brash Sophistication: Two pop artists redefine minimalism at Clay & Glass gallery. The Hamilton Spectator, 21 January, 2011.

Valerio, Carla. The Glass Factor: An exhibition of fantasy and beauty. IMPRINT Vol. 33, No 17 (University of Waterloo), 12 November, 2010.

Reid, Robert. Glass Exhibition Features Canadian Artists. The Record, 4 October, 2010.

Renamed Clay and Glass presents “Luminaries.” Waterloo Chronicle, 29 September, 2010.

Page, Andrew. A revamped Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery reopens outside Toronto with all-star exhibition. The Glass Quarterly Hot Sheet, 24 September, 2010.

Reid, Robert. Local ceramic artist featured in exhibition at Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery. The Record,

29 July, 2010.

Reid, Robert. Children Featured in Evocative Exhibitions. The Record, 24 April, 2010.

Moraru, Ortansa. Artisti – Curatori – Galerii: “Ronocerii” lui Cristian Răduță Observatorul: Canadian Romanian Magazine, 15 April, 2010.

Reid, Rob. Transformation. The Record, 17 February, 2010.

Exhibit at the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery features explorations of self. The Cord Community Edition, 10 February, 2010.

Cordileone, Elvira. Furniture, sculpture and design come together at new gallery. The Toronto Star, 28 August, 2009.

Oakes, Julie. When Women Rule the World. Vie des Arts No 214 (English edition). Spring, 2009, pg. 11.

Canadian Art. When Women Rule the World. Canadian Art, 18 February, 2009.

Reid, Robert. All Chicago in Toronto. The Record, 14 February, 2009.

Anisef, Jen. Judy Chicago-orama at The Rouge. Toronto Craft Alert, 7 February, 2009.

Mulholland, Sarah. OCAD, University of Regina Ceramic Students Embark On Exchange. Canvas (OCAD), February, 2007, p. 7.

O’Brien, Mike. CAFKA Celebrates Industry. IMPRINT (University of Waterloo), 30 September, 2005.

DeGroot, Martin. “Art co-operative invites us to brush winter blues away.” The Record, 8 March, 2005.

Bulucon, Chandra, Karagiorgos, Vasilliki. “Quick Stop Art Stop.” Interview: CKLN Toronto, 8 November, 2000.

Cross, Rean. Sex City. Interview: CIUT FM, November, 2000.

Loyst, Cynthia. Sex TV City TV Toronto, 9 November, 2000.

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

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