Curriculum Vitae

 

Born in Montreal, 1980

 

Education

2006     Master of Fine Arts, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON

2002     Bachelor of Fine Arts, Concordia University, Montreal, QC

 

Representation

              Georgia Scherman Projects, Toronto, ON

 

Upcoming Exhibitions

2018    Contrarieties & Counterpoints (touring solo exhibition), MSVU - Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery, Halifax, NS -curated by

             Robert Enright

             Contrarieties & Counterpoints (touring solo exhibition), Musee Regional de Rimouski, Rimouski, QC -curated by Robert Enright

2017     We’ll all become stories (group exhibition), Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, ON

             Contrarieties & Counterpoints (touring solo exhibition),  Galerie UQAM, Montreal, QC -curated by Robert Enright

             

Solo Exhibitions

2017     Contrarieties & Counterpoints (touring solo exhibition), College Art Galleries, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK

             -curated by Robert Enright

             Contrarieties & Counterpoints (touring solo exhibition), Art Gallery of Guelph, Guelph, ON -curated by Robert Enright

2016     Contrarieties & Counterpoints (touring solo exhibition), Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, ON -curated by Robert Enright

             Contrarieties & Counterpoints (touring solo exhibition), Thames Art Gallery, Chatham-Kent, ON -curated by Robert Enright

2014     Figments and Foils, Georgia Scherman Projects, Toronto, ON

2013     Grisailles, Rodman Hall Gallery, Brock University, St. Catharines, ON

             Vault/Shield/Buttress/Basin, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS

             Jostling Pictorial Oppositions, Georgia Scherman Projects, Toronto, ON

2010     The Ribbon and the Lightning Rod, Georgia Scherman Projects, Toronto, ON

             Nobody's Geometry, FOFA (Faculty of Fine Arts) Gallery, Concordia University, Montreal, QC

             Warrior Ridge, Michael Gibson Gallery, London, ON

2009    Chain Links: Melanie Authier with Jack Buch, Oscar Cahen, Joan Mitchell etc., Georgia Scherman Projects, Toronto, ON

             Frisky Vista, Bilton Contemporary, Red Deer, AB

             Chameleon, Definitely Superior Artist-run Centre, Thunder Bay, ON

2008    Vista Blitz, TNG (The New Gallery), Calgary, AB

             Sneaky Haunt, Michael Gibson Gallery, London, ON

2007    Karma Kanyon, aceartinc, Winnipeg, MB

 

Group Exhibitions

2016     The Tremendous Elusive: Emily Carr and the Canadian Imaginary, The Canada Gallery, Canada House, London, UK

2015     Master Class, Boarding House Gallery, Guelph, ON

2014     Young Canadian Painters, Cambridge Gallery - Idea Exchange, Cambridge, ON -curated by Iga Janik

2013     Le Projet Peinture - The Painting Project, Galerie UQAM, Montreal, QC

2012     Builders: Canadian Biennial, The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON

             60 Painters, Humber College, Etobicoke, ON

2011      Between the Cracks, Oboro, Montreal, QC -curated by David Elliott

2010     Four Ottawa Painters, CUAG (Carleton University Art Gallery), Ottawa, ON

             Untitled 2010: Melanie Authier, John Massey, Margaret Priest, Tony Scherman, Georgia Scherman Projects, Toronto, ON

             Behind the Black Curtain II, Michael Gibson Gallery, London, ON

2009   The Phoenix Art, Galerie Simon Blais, Montreal, QC -Curated by Robert Enright

             Young Canada Presents: Barometric Reading Series 1, LE Gallery, Toronto, ON

             Look 5 - Perceptions in Landscape, Elissa Cristall Gallery, Vancouver, BC

             Behind the Black Curtain, Michael Gibson Gallery, London, ON

2008    Soft Abs, Modern Fuel Artist-run Centre, Kingston, ON

             Look Four, Elissa Cristall Gallery, Vancouver, BC

             Jerome Fortin & New Arrivals, Michael Gibson Gallery, London, ON

2007    RBC Painting Competition (tour), OCAD, Toronto, ON; Galerie d'art Louise-et-Reuben-Cohen, Moncton, NB; MacLaren Art Centre,

             Barrie, ON; Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB; Emily Carr Institute Art + Design, Vancouver, BC

             Cartographies, Elissa Cristall Gallery, Vancouver, BC

 

Selected Books and Publications

2016     Melanie Authier: Contrarieties & Counterpoints, Robert Enright (ed.); artist catalogue with essays by Sky Goodden, Sarah Milroy, Ola

                         Wlusek and intro by Michelle Gewurtz, Thames Art Gallery, Chatham, ON

             Out of the Bush Garden: Contemporary Artists from Central-Eastern Canada, texts by Luciano Benetton, Francesca Valente, Peggy

                         Gale, Luciano Benetton Collection, Imago Mundi, Italy

2014     Young Canadian Painters, Pete Smith essay, Cambridge Gallery - Idea Exchange, Cambridge, ON

2013     Ron Shuebrook Drawings, essays by Melanie Authier... (et al.), Thames Art Gallery, Chatham-Kent, ON, p. 23-28

             Le Projet Peinture - The Painting Project, Louise Dery, Julie Belisle; essays by Robert Enright... (et al.), Galerie UQAM, Montreal, QC,

                          p. 168-171

2012     Builders: Canadian Biennial 2012, Jonathan Shaughnessy; essays by Ann Thomas... (et al.) The National Gallery of Canada, ABC

                          Books Canada Ottawa, ON, p. 60-61

2010     The Natural: Remark's on Melanie Authier's Radically Improvisatory Art, James D. Campbell, FOFA (Faculty of Fine Arts) Gallery,

                          Concordia University, Montreal, QC

              Melanie Authier - Warrior Ridge, exhibition catalogue, Robert Enright (intro), James D. Campbell (essay)

                          London, ON

             The Donovan Collection, Daniel Donovan, University of St. Michael's College, Toronto, ON, p. 71

2008    Carte Blanche v.2 Painting, Clint Roenisch and Jane Urquhart, The Magenta Foundation, Toronto, ON, p. 15, 32

             RBC Painting Competition Ten Years, Laurel MacMillan (ed.), Friesens, Altona, MB, p. 10, 25

             PaperWait 2005-2007, "Melanie Authier's Karma Kanyon", essay by Stacey Abramson, aceartinc, Winnipeg, MB, p. 77-80

             Melanie Authier - Sneaky Haunt, Jennie Kraehling (ed.), exhibition catalogue, Michael Gibson Gallery, London, ON

             Vista Blitz, Martin Golland, TNG (The New Gallery), Calgary, AB

             Experimentation joy and fun, Matthew Hills, essay, Modern Fuel, Kingston, ON

2007    RBC Painting Competition, Leah Sandals, Royal Bank of Canada, Toronto, ON, p. 19

 

Selected Reviews and Interviews

2016     NGC Magazine, “An Interview with Melanie Authier”, Becky Rynor, Dec. 1:

                        http://www.ngcmagazine.ca/artists/an-interview-with-melanie-authier

2015     BorderCrossings Magazine, “The Wholly Trinity”, Robert Enright, vol. 34, number 3, p. 67-70

             BorderCrossings Magazine, Borderviews - "Conundrumming", Robert Enright, vol 34, number 1, p. 19

2014     Canadian Art Magazine, "View: Melanie Authier", Winter, p. 30

             Canadian Art.ca, "Melanie Authier on Abstraction, Painting and Going Grey", online posting, Bryne McLaughlin, March 11:

                        http://www.canadianart.ca/features/2014/03/11/melanie-authier-on-grisailles/

             Elle Canada Magazine, "Ones to Watch", Sarah Laing, March, number 153, p. 111

             Akimbo.ca, "Melanie Authier at Rodman Hall Art Centre in St. Catharines", Stephanie Vegh, Jan. 7:

                        http://www.akimbo.ca/akimblog/?id=801

             Daysoutontario.com, "Oppositions & Challenges in Melanie Authier's Grisailles", Jan 1:

                        http://daysoutontario.com/blog.php?id=923708776

2013     Walrus Magazine, "Five Contemporary Artists to Watch", Brian Morgan, vol 10, number 10, Dec. p. 59-60

             BorderCrossings Magazine, "Crossovers - Melanie Authier", James D. Campbell, vol 32, number 2, p. 127-129

             The Globe and Mail, "Melanie Authier: Grisailles", James Adams, Saturday, Dec. 14, R3

             The Globe and Mail, "Redrawing the Map", Sarah Milroy, Saturday, June 8, R6

             Vie des Arts, "Le Projet Peinture: Peintres cote a cote", Rene Viau, N 232, Fall, p. 98-99

2012     Ottawa Citizen, "Builders: Canadian Biennial 2012", Peter Simpson, Thursday, Nov. 1, D14

             Canadian Art.ca, "Canadian Biennial Aims to Build Different Vision of National Art", online posting, Leah Sandals, Nov. 1:

                          http://www.canadianart.ca/features/2012/11/01/builders-biennial/

             Canadian Art.ca, "Melanie Authier, David Hoffos Among Artists on Just-Released Canadian Biennial list", Leah Sandals, online

                          posting, Oct. 19: http://www.canadianart.ca/news/2012/10/19/biennial-builders/

             Le Droit, "Negocier en contradictions", Valerie Lessard, Saturday, Oct. 27, A11

             Ottawa Citizen, "Art-Full", Peter Simpson, Monday, Aug. 27, D12

             Vernissage - The Magazine of the National Gallery of Canada, "Building Materials", Jonathan Shaughnessy, Fall, p. 11-19

             Canadian Art.ca, "Discover must-know artists from across Canada", online posting: http://www.canadianart.ca/artist/melanie-authier/

             Harper's Magazine, "Hounds Socket", August, p. 13

             Chatelaine, "Unleash the power of your mind", Sydney Loney, August, p. 116-120

             Akimbo.ca, "60 Painters", Terrence Dick, June 5: http://www.akimbo.ca/akimblog/?id=540

             Thestar.com, "60 Painters shows off Toronto's dynamic artists", Murray Whyte, May 25: 

                          http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/visualarts/2012/05/25/60_painters_shows_off_torontos_dynamic_artists.html

2011     Ottawa Magazine, "Painter's Painting", Cindy Dechman, February, p. 47-48

             Thestar.com, "Lightning Strikes Twice: Melanie Authier and Georgia Scherman Projects", Murray Whyte, Dec. 13:

                          http://www.georgiascherman.com/artists%20represented/Melanie_Authier/selected%20press/thestar-MWhyte-

                          Dec132010.pdf

             Frieze Magazine, "The Phoenix Art", James D. Campbell, May, p. 146-147

             The Globe and Mail, "Melanie Authier at Georgia Scherman Projects", R. M. Vaughan, Dec. 4

2009    National Post, "Does this look like a zebra to you?", Leah Sandals, Friday, Apr. 3, PM12

             Canadian Art.ca, "Melanie Authier: Chain Links", online posting, Carol-Ann M. Ryan, May 28:

                          http://www.canadianart.ca/online/reviews/2009/05/28/melanie-authier

2008     FFWD Weekly - Visual Arts, "Contradictions in Landscape", Andrea Williamson, Nov. 27

2007     BorderCrossings Magazine, "Crossovers - Melanie Authier", Cliff Eyland, vol 26, number 3, p. 140-141

              Gallerieswest, "What we saw at exhibitions in the West", Helena Wadsley, vol 7, number 1, April, p. 42

 

Lectures / Talks / (A.I.R.) Residencies

2017      Melanie Authier in discussion with Robert Enright, Gordon Snelgrove Gallery, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK

              Melanie Authier in discussion with Robert Enright, Guelph Art Gallery, Guelph, ON

2016      Melanie Authier in discussion with Georgia Scherman, Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, ON

              Artist Talk for Contrarieties & Counterpoints, Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, ON

              Artist Talk, Intercambiador ACART Madrid A.I.R. Program, Madrid, Spain

              Visiting Artist, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

             A.I.R. and Artist Talk, Thames Art Gallery, Chatham-Kent, ON

2015     Panel Discussion with Eric Fischl, Art Bank, Ottawa, ON -Co-hosted by the US Embassy and the National Gallery of Canada

             Visiting Artist and Talk, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC

2014     University of Quebec in Outaouais, Gatineau, QC

             Visiting Artist and Talk, Rodman Hall Art Centre, Brock University, St. Catharines, ON

             "Spatial Wonders: An Artist's Interpretation", The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON 

2013    "Conversations in the Toronto Art World", University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

             Visiting Artist and Talk, Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, Brandon, MB

             A.I.R. and Artist Talk, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS

             "Happy Hour Speed Painting", in conjunction with The Painting Project, Galerie UQAM, Montreal, QC

             Visiting Artist and Talk, "A Jostle of Pictorial Oppositions", Indiana University, Indiana, IN

2012     "Materialize: How the stuff of Painting creates meaning", 60 Painters panel discussion, Etobicoke, ON

2011      Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, ON

2010     Four Ottawa Painters panel discussion, CUAG, Ottawa, ON

             FOFA Gallery, Concordia University, Montreal, QC

2009    Visiting Artist and Talk, Arts Students League of Denver, Denver, CO

             Georgia Scherman Projects with MOCCA Programming, Toronto, ON

             Definitely Superior Artist-run Center, Thunder Bay, ON

2008    Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary, AB

             Langara College, Vancouver, BC

             University College of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford, BC

2007    aceartinc, Winnipeg, MB

 

Selected Awards/Grants

2015     Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant

2014     Canada Council for the Arts Visual Artist Project Grant

             Ontario Arts Council Production Grant

2013     Canada Council for the Arts Visual Artist Project Grant

             Ontario Arts Council Production Grant

             City of Ottawa Production Grant

2011      City of Ottawa Production Grant

             Ontario Arts Council Production Grant

2010     Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant

2009    Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant

2008    Toronto Arts Council Production Grant

              Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant

2007     Honourable Mention for the 9th Annual RBC Painting Competition

 

Selected Collections

             The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON

             Canada House, London, UK

             The Government of Foreign Affairs, Madrid, ES and Berlin, DE

             Ottawa Art Gallery

             Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa, ON

             Humber Institute of Technology and Learning, Toronto, ON

             Art Gallery of Guelph, Guelph, ON

             Thames Art Gallery, Chatham, ON

             The Donovan Collection, Toronto, ON

             Deloitte Corporate Collection, Toronto, ON

             McCarthy Tetrault, Toronto, ON

             RBC Collection, Ottawa, ON and Toronto, ON

             Lotto-Quebec, Montreal, QC

             Desjardins, Levi, QC

             TD Bank Collection, Toronto, ON and London, ON

             BMO, Toronto, ON