Ray Caesar

Caesar is known in the fine art world as the grandfather of digital art Caesars works are partly inspired by the Dutch and Flemish masters Vermeer and Jan van Eyck, as well as 18thcentury painter Gainsborough and French Rococo artists Watteau and Boucher.  He is also heavily inspired by Japanese culture – this stems partly from the influence of his Japanese wife Jane and her family who introduced Caesar to writers Yukio Mishima and Jun’ichiro Tanizaki.  Both writers have a distinctive Japanese aesthetic exploring and questioning Japan’s continual slide toward Western-influenced modernization and associated loss of Japanese tradition.  Some of Tanizaki’s works present shockingly sexual and destructive erotic obsessions; others subtly portray the dynamics of family life.  The femme fatale is a theme repeated in many of Tanizaki’s work. Another theme is the samurai ethic of balancing the cultivation of beauty and discipline by the way of the sword – simultaneously valuing honor, dignity and serenity – life lived as Art. Themes found also in Rays work.

Caesar’s works in turn are creations from his life memories and events.  His visual diaries captivate us and repel us, yet we always ache for more.  And like a diary, once we put pen to paper the words have soothing effect and gives the artists an inner calm that is shared.

Caesar has paved new roads to the acceptance and transparency of works created completely digitally that take countless hours to create.  His work has been exhibited extensively in solo shows internationally in Europe, the States, Canada and Asia as well as appearing in numerous prominent publications that include the Times magazine, Huffington Post, The Globe & Mail, Vogue Italy, Vogue Japan, Hi Fructose, Juxtapoz and others.  Caesar works are collected by numerous venerated institutions including the Bristol Museum as well as prominent collectors such as Riccardo Tisci of Givenchy, the Hearst Family (media mogul and owners of O Oprah Winfrey magazine and ESPN cable channel) and others.

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Born 1958, London England
Current Residence, Toronto Canada
1977 to 1980 The Ontario College of Art
1980 to 1996 The Hospital for Sick Children, Department of Visual
Education, Medical Artist
1998 to 2001 GVFX Toronto, Senior Animator
1999 – Primetime Emmy Nomination for Special Effects (Total Recall 2070)
1999 – Gemini Nomination for Special Effects
1999 – Monitor Award for Special Effects in a series

March – James Freeman Gallery, UK, featuring Ray Caesar (double solo)
May 25 – end of June 2023 Solo Show – Authorized gallery TomuraLee Gallery, Tokyo Japan
June 14 – July 14 – Gallery House Stable Guest Artist | Summer Show featuring Ray Caesar, John Kissick, Grace Eunshin Kim, Debra Tate Sears, Jeffrey Chong Wang, Selena Wong & Guest Artist Rachel Speirs
September – Authorized gallery Kochxbos Gallery, Amsterdam Netherlands
September – Fukuoka Art Fair – Authorized gallery TomuraLee Gallery
March 11-13, 2022 – TomuraLee Gallery, Art Fair Tokyo featuring Ray Caesar (Fair)
July, 2022 – Animazing Gallery, Venetian Resort Las Vegas USA featuring Ray Caesar (Group Show)
September 3-6 2022 – TomuraLee Gallery, KIIAF Korea Art Fair featuring Ray Caesar (Fair)
October 2022 – Kochxbos Gallery Amsterdam Art Fair featuring Ray Caesar (fair)
November 23 – December 16, 2022 “Subharmonic” New Works featuring Ray Caesar, George Jae Hyun Chu John Kissick, Grace Eunshin Kim, Debra Tate Sears, Jeffrey Chong Wang, Selena Wong
“things you should know before I go” Gallery House – Toronto, Canada (solo)
Saatchi Gallery – London, UK (special exhibition with NFT and hologauze)
Hendricks & Ray Caesar at Saatchi Gallery, UK (NFT Launch)
Nov 19, 2021 – things that you should know before I go – Gallery House – Toronto, Canada (solo)
LA Art Fair – with Copro Gallery – Los Angeles, USA (fair)
James Freeman Gallery– London, UK (solo)
Benjamin Eck Gallery – Munich, Germany (double solo)
The Story So Far – Gallery House – Toronto, Canada (solo)
Metaphysical: Dark & Fantasy – Vanilla Gallery – Tokyo, Japan (group)
Another Country – James Freeman – London, UK (solo)
BLAB – Copro Gallery – Los Angeles, USA (group show)
Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair – with Benjamin Eck Gallery – Istanbul, Turkey (art fair)
Beautiful Broken Things – Gallery House – Toronto, Canada (solo)
Moniker Art Fair, Damien Roman Gallery – New York, USA (fair)
Texas Art Fair, Damien Roman Gallery – New York, USA (fair)
James Freeman Gallery – London, UK (double solo show)
Lost In a Fragile Myth – Dorothy Circus Gallery – Rome, Italy (solo)
Scope Art Fair, Corey Helford Gallery – Miami, USA (fair)
Winter Show – Kochxbos Gallery – Amsterdam, Netherlands (group)
Kuntsai RAI Art Fair – Kochxbos Gallery – Amsterdam, Netherlands (fair)
Context Art Fair – Corey Helford Gallery – Miami, USA (fair)
Nov. – PULP – Works on Paper – Gallery House Toronto, Canada (group)
Oct. – Dorothy Circus Gallery in London, England (Group)

July  Damien Roman Fine Art (Group)
June -YES! Summer – Gallery House Toronto, Canada (group)
Feb. – Solo Exhibition, Gallery House Toronto Canada (solo)
Beinart Australia (group)
Jan. – London Art Fair with James Freeman Gallery (Fair)
Nov – Kochxbos Gallery, Amsterdam Netherlands (solo)
Summer – Rare & Last Editions Exhibition, Gallery House (solo)
Aug – Corey Helford Gallery – 10th Year Anniversary (group)
July – James Freeman Gallery London, UK (group)
May – Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (Museum Tour for 2yrs)
January – Art Stage Singapore with Gallery House (fair)
Ongoing permanent exhibition at all AFA Gallery – New York, Las Vegas, New Orleans and France location.
November – Gallery House Solo Show, Toronto Canada (solo)
May – Belgium Castle with Kochxbos Gallery (group) with Erwin Olaf or Wim Delvoye, Jaime Hayon, Philippe-Starck, Jean Paul Gaultier, Yamamoto.
June – Affordable Art Fair in Hampstead, London England with Richard Goodall Gallery (fair)
July – Hamptons Art Market – Damien Roman Fine Art(fair)
July – Monaco Art Fair – Dorothy Circus Gallery(fair)
November – Solo Show, Gallery House Toronto Canada(solo)
Winter – Pandora’s Box with AFA Gallery New York (group)
February –Two Header Show Dorothy Circus Gallery, Rome Italy
CIRCA Gallery, Culver City LA, US (solo)
Affordable Art Fair New York with Richard Goodall Gallery, US (fair)
Kunstai Art Fair with Kochxbos Gallery, Netherland (fair)
Affordable Art Fair at Hampstead, London UK (fair)
Art on the Edge, Vered Gallery Hamptons New York, US (group)
Hamptons Art Market, Vered Gallery Hamptons New York, US (fair)
Texas Art Market, Damien Roman Gallery Hamptons New York, US (fair)
AFA Gallery, New York US & Las Vegas (group)
Miami Art Fair, US (fair)
Evergrande – Gallery House, Toronto Canada (group)
Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto Canada (fair)
Feb – Special Project with Spacejunk in Germany
Feb – RAW Art Fair Rotterdam with KochxBos Gallery (fair)
March – Affordable Art Fair with Richard Goodall Gallery Battersea, London (fair)
March 21- April 7, 2013 – The Pop Surrealism Show, Opera Gallery New York (group).
April – Gallery House Group Exhibition Featuring Catherine Howe and Ray Caesar, Anita Kunz, Joe Fenton, Toronto, Canada (Group)
April 4-7 – Affordable Art Fair with Richard Goodall Gallery New York US (fair)
April 5-27 – Above Ground, Hong Kong China (group)
April 5-27 – “Pretty Girls”, Above Second, Hong Kong, China (group)
April 13 – Corey Helford Gallery Retrospective Show, Culver City LA US (solo)
June 13-16 – Affordable Art Fair with Richard Goodall Gallery Hampstead, London (fair)
July 13-August 5 – Vered Gallery Group Show, East Hamptons New York (group)
July – Vered Gallery, Art Market Hamptons New York US (fair)
Oct 3 – “Truth, Light & Matter”, Annual Exhibition at Gallery House, Toronto Canada (group)
Dec – Corey Helford Gallery, Miami Art Fair US (fair) Opera Gallery, Miami Art Fair US (fair)
Marseille, France – Celebration of European Cultural Capital for 2013 (group)
Bordeaux, France – From Pixel to Numeric Painting (Spacejunk Gallery)(group)
Vichy, France – Celebrating pop surrealism exhibition (Spacejunk Gallery)(group)
Stephen Webster Private Show, LA (solo)
January Group Show Musee de la Halle St Pierre, Paris France (group)
Group Show Musee de la Halle St Pierre, Paris France (group)
March 6-11, 2012 Scope New York, New York USA (fair)
March 10, 2012 Kochxbos Gallery, Amsterdam The Netherlands (group)
March – June 2012 Galerie du Jour, Paris France – TBD other locations traveling exhibit (group)
April 28– June 2012 Solo Show – Richard Goodall Gallery, Manchester England Solo Show (solo)
May, 2012 – Group Show Nyctalopes Exhibition, Paris France (group)
May 26-June 25, 2012 – Vered Gallery Group Exhibit, East Hampton New York USA (group) in Conjunction with Vered Auction w/Board of Trustee of MOMA
June 9, 2012 – Corey Helford Gallery Group Exhibit- “Motion: The Next Movement in Art”, Culver City LA (group)
June – September 2012 – Group Show – Spacejunk Center, France (group)
September 13-29, 2012 – Group Show – Palazzo Pisana with Dorothy Circus Gallery, Italy (group)
October 24 -28, 2012 Affordable Art Fair Battersea London with Richard Goodall Gallery, Manchester UK (fair)
October 26-29, 2012 Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto Canada (fair)
November 1-4, 2012 Affordable Art Fair Hampstead London with Richard Goodall Gallery, Manchester UK (fair)
November 29 2012 – Annual Exhibition “Miles to go before I sleep” – Gallery House w/ Gottfried Helnwein & Anita Kunz (group)
December 15, 2012 Kochxbos Gallery, Amsterdam The Netherlands (solo)
December 2012 “Crucifixion” Corey Helford Gallery, Culver City LA (group)
December 4-9, 2012 Scope Miami, Miami Florida USA (fair)
Jonathon Levine Gallery, Solo Show New York, NY (solo)
Corey Helford Gallery, “In the Nursery”, LA California
Frans Vanhove Gallery at Affordable Art Fair Brussels, Belgium
Corey Helford Gallery, Solo Show, LA California (solo)
Richard Goodall Gallery
Bristol Museum, Bristol England
Corey Helford Gallery, LA California
Affordable Art Fair, London England
NewcastleGateshead Art Fair, Newcastle, England
Galerie Magda Danysz. Paris, France
Richard Goodall Gallery. Manchester UK
Mondo Bizzaro Gallery. Rome, Italy (solo)
In The Garden of Moonlight. Jonathan LeVine Gallery. New York, NY
In The Land of Retinal Delights: The Juxtapoz Factor. Laguna Art Museum. Laguna, CA
The Tales We Tell Exhibition Lonsdale Gallery. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
“We’ll Make a Lover of You” At The ArtCenter, South Florida
Ipso Facto Richard Goodall Gallery Manchester England (solo)
Rome Is Burning/The New School. Foster Gallery University of Wisconsin.
Sweet Victory Jonathan Levine Gallery New York (solo)
Katalogue Book Opening at The Gibson Jessop Gallery Toronto
Nostalgia , Magda Danyz Gallery, Paris
Oxop Juxtapoz show, Minneapolis
Friendly Fire, Berman Turner Projects, Santa Monica
Pulp, Lonsdale Gallery in Toronto
Secret Doors and Hidden Rooms, Jonathan Levine Gallery in New York (solo)
Upon Further Review, Rogue Buddha Gallery Minneapolis
Idols of Perversity, Bellwether Gallery New York
London Art Fair, Richard Goodall Gallery, London England
Katalogue Book Opening at The Trafalgar Hotel London England
The World of Ray Caesar Kochbos Gallery Amsterdam Holland
Now we are Six, Roq La Rue in Seattle ( group )
Age of Aquarius, Copro Nason in Los Angeles ( group )
Ray Caesar and Amy Hill, two person show at Roq La Rue in Seattle
Benefit for the Memphis six, Phoenix Arizona ( group benefit )
Misdirection 2004, Lineage Gallery in Burlington Vermont ( group )
Ghost Town, Tinmanalley in Philadelphia ( group )
Parallel Universe, Art Basel Florida ( group )
International Digital Art Awards, Melbourne Australia ( group )
Big Men in Small Cars, Tinmanalley in Philadelphia ( group )
A Complex Conspiracy, 2 person show at Tinmanalley in Philadelphia

Juxtapoz Jul/Aug 2004 #51 US
WeAr Fashion workbook Nov 2005
Gothic Beauty Jan 2006
IDN Magazine 2005
Creator Spain winter 2005
Pacha Madrid Fashion Magazine Nov 2005
NASH Ukrainian Culture Pub. cover and article 2004 Ukraine
EFX Art and Design issues #39 and #40 2004 Sweden
3D world Issue #47 January 2004 US
Toronto Life February 2005
Expose 2 – Ballistic Publishing 2004 US
Computer Graphics World July 2004 US
Computer Arts issue #59 June 2004 UK
Digital Media World 2004 Australia
New CG China cover of issue #8 2004 China
Glamour Magazine, Italian edition, article 2004 Italy
Lazama Argentina 2005
CAD Designer, Cover and article issue #200 2004 Taiwan
Denver Syntax, article 2004 US
Nippon Vogue Jan 2006
High Fructose 2007
Juxtapoz 2007
Pol Oxygen 2008
JOI 2008
Hairs How Russia 2008
Advanced Photoshop 2008
Maxim Italy 2008
Juxtapoz 2008
Urban Underground Scene publication Japan 2008

George Jae Hyun Cho

Originally from Seoul, Korea, George Jae-Hyun Cho earned his BFA in Ceramics from NSCAD University and a Diploma in Ceramics from Sheridan College. He was awarded the NSCAD-Lunenburg Community Studio Residency position in 2010 and was accepted into Harbourfront Centre’s Artist-in-Residence. Upon completing the contract with Harbourfront, he will be pursuing an MFA in Ceramics at West Virginia University beginning this September in Jingdezhen, China.

The displacement of familiarity brings forth transformations out of necessity, insecurity, or sentimentality. While universal experiences can take a unique personal manifestation, Cho was marked by adopting a new culture, where he searches for  self-identity directed by the medium of ceramics.

Through cultural understanding and adaptation, Cho seeks to find harmony within his personal and artistic struggles to transcend tradition but to also rediscover the spirit of tradition. Challenging the notion of utility and the virtue of classical beauty, the presence and absence of the metaphysical qualities of pottery are explored through deconstruction of ideas and forms. Currently, Cho’s work brings simple utilitarian objects to mimic iconic pottery forms and explore the notion of the ordinary into something unique and virtuous. With this new series of work, Cho continue to investigate the intersection between art and craft, everyday objects and the spectacle.

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Born 1981, Seoul Korea
2015-2018 West Virginia University; M.F.A. Candidate in Ceramics
2008-2010 Nova Scotia College of Art and Design; B.F.A. in Ceramics
2005-2008 Sheridan Institute of Technology &Advanced Learning; Adv. Dipl. in Ceramics

November 23 – December 16, 2022 “Subharmonic” New Works featuring Ray Caesar, George Jae Hyun Chu John Kissick, Grace Eunshin Kim, Debra Tate Sears, Jeffrey Chong Wang, Selena Wong

YES! Summer – Gallery House – Toronto, Canada (group)
Gallery House, Toronto Canada (Solo)
12 Trees: 30 under 30; Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Arts; Toronto, Canada (Group)
Site Installation; Queen Specific Gallery; Toronto, Canada (Group)
Making Arrangement; Harbourfront Centre; Toronto, Canada (Group)
Materialize; Craft Ontario Gallery; Toronto, Canada (Group)
LOCALE; Artport Gallery; Harbourfront Centre; Toronto, Canada (Group)
Studious; Main Gallery, Harbourfront Centre; Toronto, Canada (Group)
Artists Without Borders; Mu Fei Gallery; Jingdezhen, China (Group)
Chronos; Missisauga Living Arts Centre Gallery; Mississauga, Canada (Group)
Tucker’s Pottery Award of Merit, Mississauga Potter’s Guild
Access and Career Development Grant; Ontario Arts Council
Spectrum Award; Toronto Potters Guild
Craft Community of Canada Award; NSCAD Nomination

Harold Feist

Harold Feist was born in Texas and studied painting and Art History at the University of Illinois and went on to become a Hoffberger Fellow at the Maryland Institute College of Art, where he had hopes of apprenticing under the abstract painter Clyfford Still. However, after a year, a chance trip to Calgary with a friend landed him a teaching position at the Alberta College of Art, and with Still having become increasingly isolated in the latter part of his career, Feist immediately accepted. It was 1968, and by that time the Canadian prairies had already undergone a flourishing in abstract painting. Two decades earlier, Regina, Saskatoon, and Edmonton had become the site of workshops, galleries, and university courses taught by well-known American abstract painters who garnered the praise of New York art critic Clement Greenberg. Unintentionally, Feist came to share a geography with these painters and spent the length of his career in Canada with numerous solo and group exhibitions across North America. He had his first solo exhibition at the Glenbow Museum in 1970 and was included in an important group exhibition at The Edmonton Art Gallery entitled Prairie ’74, which focussed on an emerging set of promising abstract painters in western Canada.

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Solo Exhibitions:

2021    “Hue & Flow”, Gallery House, Toronto, Canada (solo)

2018    “Surface & Colours”, Gallery House, Toronto, Canada (solo)

2014    Scott Gallery, Edmonton

2011    Moore Gallery, Toronto

2007    ‘Works on Paper + Canvas, from the Collection of the Art Gallery of Algoma in Sault Ste. Marie, ON’, Owens Art Gallery, Mt. Allison Univ., Sackville, NB

1981-2006       Gallery One, Toronto

1990    Galerie Elca London, Montreal, Buschlen-Mowatt Fine Art, Vancouver, Kathleen Laverty Gallery, Edmonton, Virginia Christopher Gallery, Calgary
1988    Galerie Elca London, Montreal, Eva Cohon Galleries, Chicago and Highland Park, Illinois
1988-90 “Harold Feist: Genesis of an Image”, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queens University, Kingston, Ontario, touring.
1986    Galerie Elca London, Montreal
1984    Buschlen-Mowatt Fine Art, Vancouver
1983    Galerie Elca London, Montreal
1982    Virginia Christopher Gallery, Calgary, Martin Gerard Gallery, Edmonton
1981    Martin Gerard Gallery, Edmonton
1980    Harcus-Krakow Gallery, Boston
1975    Hart House, University of Toronto, University of Saskatchewan Gallery, Saskatoon
1974    Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina
1971 A.C.A. Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
1970    Glenbow Gallery, Calgary
Group Exhibitions:

2017 “UNTITLED 2011: Stanley Boxer, Jack Bush, Friedel Dzubas, Harold Feist, Marcelle Ferron, Paul Fournier, Jay Isaac, Rita Letendre, Ray Mead, Kim Neudorf, Jules Olitski, Sandy Plotnikoff, Larry Poon”, Paul Petro Gallery, Toronto
2007 “Harold Feist: Works on Paper and Canvas”,  Art Gallery of Algoma,  Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
2004 “Douglas Haynes and Harold Feist”, Gallery One, Toronto
2001 “Clement Greenberg: A Critic’s Collection”, Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon
2001 “Triangle Workshop Artists at OCAD”, Ontario College of Art, Toronto
1999-2000 “Abstraction: A Curator’s Choice”, Art Gallery of Algoma, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
1998 “Abstraction Now”, Selected by Karen Wilkin”-, place: Gallery One, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Featuring paintings by: Ann Clarke, Michele Drouin, Katja Jacobs, Harold Feist, Joseph Drapell, Douglas Haynes, Bill Kort, Bobby Tamo, Alice Teichert, and Carol Sutton. Lecture given by Karen Wilkin
1992 Doug Haynes, Harold Feist, Phill Mann, Kathleen Laverty Gallery, Edmonton AB
1988 “Curator’s Choice: A Ten Year Retrospective — Feist, Drapell, Sutton”, Buschlen-Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver
1987 “V.I.P…A Selection of Very Important Painters celebrating their work of the 80’s”, Gallery One, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, November 29 to December 17, (paintings by: Stanley Boxer, Joseph Drapell, Fridel Dzubas, Sam Francis, Helen Frankenthaler, Doug Haynes, David. Hockney, Katja Jacobs, Robert Motherwell, Kenneth Noland, Jules Olitski, Larry Poons, Frank Stella, and Carol Sutton)
1986 “Toronto 3”, Eva Cohon Gallery, Highland Park, Illinois
1985 “Abstraction X Four”, Canada House, Canadian High Commission, London – toured Europe
1985 “The MFA (Boston) Hines Contemporary Art Collection”, University Place at Harvard Square, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
1984 “15 Canadians from the Art Bank Collection”, National Arts Centre, Ottawa
1983 Gallery One, Toronto
1982 “Selections from the Westburne Collection”, Edmonton Art Gallery
1980 “The New Generation: A Curator’s Choice by Kenworth Moffett”, Premiere- The Andre Emmerich Gallery, New York, New York, September 4 to 27 and then toured Europe in 1981 to; American Cultural Centre, Paris, France, Amerika House, Berlin, West Germany, Arzore Cooperative, Porto, Portugal, Sociedade Nacional de Belas Artes, Lisbon, Portugal
1980 Gallery One, Toronto
1979 “25 Canadians”, Birmingham Arts Festival, Alabama
1978 “Certain Traditions: Recent British and Canadian Art”, Toured Canada & United Kingdom: Mostyn Gallery, Lhanducho, Wales, City Art Gallery, Aberdeen, Scotland, Herbert Art Gallery, Coventry, England, Commonwealth Institute, London, England
1977 Waddington Galleries, Montreal
1977, 78 Waddington Galleries, Toronto
1977 “Abstract Art Now”, Edmonton Art Gallery
1975-77 “Painting in the West: Emma Lake and After”, National Gallery of Canada (toured Canada)
1975-78 “Major Saskatchewan Artists”, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon (toured)
1975 “Abstract Art On Paper”, Edmonton Art Gallery (toured)
1975 “Western Canadian Painting”, Edmonton Art Gallery
1974-76 “The Canadian Canvas”, Time/Life (toured Canada)
1974 “Prairies ’74”, Edmonton Art Gallery
1974 “Western Canadian Painting”, the Bronfman Centre, Montreal
1974 Espace 5 Gallery, Montreal
1974/75 “Canada X Ten”, Edmonton Art Gallery (toured Canada)
1973 “Art Bank Exhibition”, Canadian Cultural Centre, Paris, France
1973 Gallerie de l’Art, Paris, France
1973 “Alberta ’73”, Edmonton Art Gallery (award).
1973 “Elliott and Feist: Paintings On Paper”, Peter Whyte Gallery, Banff, Alberta
1973 “Elliott, Feist, and Sen”, the Pyrch Building, Edmonton
1972-74 “Survey of Canadian Art Now”, Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, B.C.
1972 “12th Calgary Graphics Exhibition”, A.C.A. Gallery, Calgary
1971 to 73 “6th Burnaby Print Show”, Burnaby Art Gallery, B.C.
1971 “West ’71”, Edmonton Art Gallery (Award, toured)
1971 “Canadian Print and Drawing Show”, Canadian Society of Graphic Arts, Toronto
1971 “11th Calgary Graphics Exhibition”, A.C.A. Gallery, Calgary
1971 “Environment ’71”, Jubilee Auditorium, Calgary
1970 “All-Alberta Exhibition”, Edmonton Art Gallery
1970 4-Man Show, Allied Arts Centre, Calgary
1969 “Environment ’69”, Jubilee Auditorium, Calgary
1968 Maryland Regional Exhibition, Baltimore Museum of Art
1966 “Central Illinois Open Exhibition”, Champaign, Illinois, (Award)

Roald Nasgaard, “Abstract Painting in Canada”, Douglas and McIntyre, 2008
The New Generation: A Curator’s Choice, by Kenworth Moffett, 1980
Karen Wilkin, Bruce Guenther:editor, Greenberg Collection: A Critics Collection, Portland Art Museum, 2001

John Armstrong, “Harold Feist”, CanadianArt,  Winter 2006

Gottfried Helnwein

Gottfried Helnwein who’s concerned primarily with psychological and sociological anxiety, historical issues and political topics.  As a result of this, his work is often considered provocative and controversial.  Reoccurring focuses include the Child unlike portrayed in usual innocent carefree manners are vividly depicted as physically and emotionally harmed.  As well as self-portraits and the Holocaust.  Also reoccurring are cartoons twisted with a monstrous vision.  Other works of Helnwein includes portraits of the Rolling Stone, John F Kennedy for Time magazine, Andy Warhol, Muhammed Ali and works of art in the ‘History’ album of Michael Jackson.

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1948, Vienna Austria

April – One Man Show – Werner Berg Museum Bleiburg(Solo)
YES! Summer – Gallery House – Toronto, Canada (group)
Pan Palazzo Delle Arti Di Napoli(Retrospective)
Friedman Benda Gallery(Solo)
Feb – April – Warhol to Richter, Albertina Museum Featuring Warhol, Richter, Baselitz, Polke, Helnwein, Gertsch, Fontana, Lassnig(Group)
Feb 2015 – May 10, 2015 Death & Beauty – Kumu Art Museum Tallinn Estonia
May – Volksbühne Berlin(Retrospective)
Art Miami New Yok Pier 94 with Modernism Gallery San Francisco(Fair)
Nov 2015-Jan 20, 2016 – Museum of Modern Art Belgrade(Solo)
Oct 2015 – Feb 21, 2016 Rabenmutter – Zwischen Kraft Und Krise – Lentos Art Museum, Linz
Daelim Contemporary Museum Seoul, Korea (Solo)
Friedman Benda, New York (Solo)
Retrospective at Albertina Museum Vienna
Oct – “Truth, Light & Matter” Annual Exhibition, Gallery House Toronto Canada (Group)
Solo Show Museo Nacional de San Carlos, Mexico City Solo Show at Hilario Galguera, Mexico City Annual Show “Miles to go before I sleep” (Group) Gallery House, Toronto Canada
“Pop’d from the Panel” Exhibit at the Charles M. Schulz Museum Santa Rosa California (2011) San Francisco Fine Arts Museum, (130,000 visitors)
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento
“Disasters of War” series of paintings in memory of Francisco de Goya II at Modernism Gallery in San Francisco
Solo Show Lentos Museum, Linz -Austria (record museum visitor & PR for museum)
“Beautiful Children” Solo show at Ludwig Museum Scholoss Oberhausen & Wilhelm Busch Museum, Hannover “Soul” Exhibition at Museum of Modern Art Ostend
“Ninth November Night” Museum of Tolerance, Los Angeles
“Downtown” The American paintings II Solo Show at Modernism Gallery in San Francisco “Portrait Obscured” San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art
“apocalypse” Gothic Dominican Church in Krems, Austria (Solo)
Waino Aaltonen Museum of Art, Turku Finaland
Retrospective at State Russian Museum, St Petersburg
Fine Arts Museum, Otaru Japan “Neunter November Nacht”
Group Exhibition for the Ludwig Collection from antiquities to the present day at Ludwig Museum Schloss Oberhausen Trying to Mourne” “Faces”, Houston Centre for Photography (Solo) Solo Show at Daelim Contemporary Museum Seoul, Korea

(Note Exhibits extensive dates back to 1992 and prior)
Friedman Benda, New York (Solo) Teatro Elfo Puccini Group Exhibit, Mlano(Solo)
Art Basel Week Fair “Midnight Mickey” Helnwein Sotheby’s New York “Gottfried Helnwein and the Dreaming Child “at Carmel Art and Film Festival Group Exhibit with Joseph Beuys, Chuck Close, Andy Warhol and others at DZ Bank Kunstsammlung Double Installation “48 Portraits” Gottfried Helnwein & Gerhard Richter at Galerie Rudolfium, Prague “The Last Child” installation throughout the City of Waterford, Ireland
The University of Arizona Museum of Art “ (2003)
Lead White Gallery, Dublin “VII” Group Exhibit Robert Sandelson Gallery, London (Solo)

Grace Eunshin Kim

Grace Eunshin Kim has always been drawn to the divine images of late 13th to late 15th century European Renaissance artists.  These include artists: Giotto, Fra Angelico and Piero della Francesca.  Kim is attracted to human awkwardness in these works.  Like these paintings, her images are melancholy, with characters in flux within an imagined time and place.  Through composition and depiction of various characters Kim defines tension and conflict between who we are and what we aspire to be.  In her own unique visual vocabulary the figures are static, often exist in solemn contemplation – a kind of inner conflict and the anxiety of being ill defined.

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Born Seoul, South Korea
Current Residence, Toronto, Canada

2017 Master in Education in Art Education, The University of British Columbia – Vancouver, Canada
2016 to 2017 Graduate Teaching Assistant University of British Columbia – Vancouver, Canada
2015 Fine Art Faculty, Semester at Sea, University of Virginia – Virginia, US
2014 Participant in Artist Residency – Ha Long Bay, Vietnam and Beijing, China
2006 MFA in Painting, The University of New Hampshire – New Hampshire, US
2006 to 2007 Adjunct Faculty in Foundation, New Hampshire Institute of Art – New Hampshire, US
2006 Graduate Adjunct Faculty University of New Hampshire – New Hampshire, US
2005 Summer Study Abroad, The University of New Hampshire – Ascoli Piceno, Italy
2004 BA in Fine Art, The University of Virginia – Virginia, US

2016 to 2017 – Graduate Scholarship, The University of British Columbia – Vancouver, Canada
2014 – Artist Grant, Ha Long Bay International Artist Residency – Ha Long Bay, Vietnam
2013 – Artist Partial Grant, Vermont Studio Center – Vermont, US

February – “The Meeting” Dorothy Circus Gallery, Rome Italy Grace Eunshin Kim (double solo)
June 14 – July 14 – Gallery House Stable Guest Artist | Summer Show featuring Ray Caesar, John Kissick, Grace Eunshin Kim, Debra Tate Sears, Jeffrey Chong Wang, Selena Wong & Guest Artist Rachel Speirs
November 23 – December 16, 2022 “Subharmonic” New Works featuring Ray Caesar, George Jae Hyun Chu John Kissick, Grace Eunshin Kim, Debra Tate Sears, Jeffrey Chong Wang, Selena Wong
November – Beinart Gallery, Victoria Australia Grace Eunshin Kim “Symbiosis” (group)
April 2021 – Drake Hotel, Prince Edward County (group)
May/June 2021 – Beinart Gallery, Australia (group)
June 2021 – Dorothy Circus Gallery, Rome Italy (solo show)
Oct 2020 – “playgrOund” Gallery House, Toronto, Canada (solo show)

Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition – Toronto, Canada (group)
Queen West Art Crawl – Toronto, Canada (group)
Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition – Toronto, Canada (group)
Group Exhibition – Gwang Ninh Museum – Ha Long Bay, Vietnam (group)
Vermont Studio Center – Vermont, US (solo)
Group Exhibition – New York Studio School – New York, US (group)
The Teeny Tiny Art Show – Three Graces Fine Art Gallery – New Hampshire, US (group)
The Fifth Annual Arches Student Print Show – Boston University – Boston, US (group)
Faculty Art Show – New Hampshire Institute of Arts – New Hampshire, US (group)
MFA Thesis Exhibition – Paul Creative Art Centre – New Hampshire, US (group)

John Kissick

Known Primarily as a painter and writer, John Kissick’s exhibition record includes over 40 solo exhibitions in Canada, USA and Germany. His work has been featured in two national touring solo exhibitions: “A Nervous Decade” (2010) and “The Boom Bits” (2015), included in a number of important survey exhibitions on contemporary painting, including the recent “Entangled” exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery, and held in numerous public collections.

John is also the author of “Art: Context and Criticism”, was editor of the Penn State Journal of Contemporary Criticism from 1990 to 1995 and was a regular contributor to the New Art Examiner.

As a critic and essayist, he has written numerous catalogue essays and articles for periodicals. As s curator, he was the recipient of a 2014 Ontario Association of Art Galleries (OAAG) Award for Curatorial Writing. Two recent essays: “Elephants in the Room” for Canadian Art Magazine and “Disco and the Death Switch: Tales from Contemporary Abstraction” for Border Crossings were recently nominated for National Magazine Awards.

Kissick works have been exhibited at the Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery, Art Gallery of Windsor, Leo Kamen Gallery, University of Toronto, MacDonald Stewart Art Centre, Elon University, Ontario College of Art & Design University and the Colorado State University.

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Born 1962, Montreal, Canada – Died May 2021, Toronto, Canada

College of Architecture, Art and Planning, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY – M.F.A (1987)
Faculty of Arts and Science, Queen’s University at Kingston, Canada – B.F.A (1985)

Management Development Program,
Harvard Graduate School of Education, Institutes for Higher Education, (2003)

Professor of Art, School of Fine Art and Musci, University of Guelph (2003-Present)

Director, School of Fine Art and Music, College of Arts, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON (July 2003-2014)

Dean, Faculty of Art, Ontario College of Art & Design, Toronto (2000-2003)

Professor of Art, Area Head Critical Studies, School of Visual Arts, Penn State University, University Park, PA (1998-2000)

Associate Professor of Art (1993-1999)

Assistant Professor of Art (1987-1993)

Visiting Exchange Tutor: University of Ulster at Belfast, Northern Ireland (Winter 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997)

Visiting Lecturer: University of California – Berkeley Extension (Spring 1993) Celia Rabinovitch, Director

June 14 – July 14 – Gallery House Stable Guest Artist | Summer Show featuring Ray Caesar, John Kissick, Grace Eunshin Kim, Debra Tate Sears, Jeffrey Chong Wang, Selena Wong & Guest Artist Rachel Speirs
November 23 – December 16, 2022 “Subharmonic” New Works featuring Ray Caesar, George Jae Hyun Chu John Kissick, Grace Eunshin Kim, Debra Tate Sears, Jeffrey Chong Wang, Selena Wong

Authorized dealer with Gallery House – Benjamin Eck Gallery, Munich, Germany (Solo)
too near the bone (2020) July – September Gallery House, Toronto, Canada (Solo)
The Burning of the Houses of Cool Man Yeah (2016) November Katzman Contemporary Gallery, Toronto, Canada (Solo)
2015 – 2018
Sugar and Splice – Katzman Contemporary – Toronto, Canada (solo)
The Boom Bits (2015-2018) – Thames Art Gallery, July 2015; Arts and Heritage Centre November 2016; Moose Jaw Museum and Art Gallery, February  2017; Art Gallery of Guelph, January 2019′ Judith and Norman Alix Art Gallery, August  2018. Carl Lavoy, Curator (catalogue)
Sugar Won’t Work – Katzman Contemporary – Toronto, Canada (solo)
Modern Visions – Mendel Art Gallery – Saskatoon, Canada (group)
Extreme Painting: To Rack One’s Brain – Galerie BAC – Montreal, Canada (group)
“Collecting: Works fron the Michael Gibson Gallery” – Thames Art Gallery – Chatham, Canada (group)
John Kissick: Dirty Little Mind – Michael Gibson Gallery – London, Canada (solo)
John Kissick: Dissonant Groove – Katzman Kamen Gallery – Toronto, Canada (solo)
Faking It – Definitely Superior Art Gallery – Thunder Bay, Canada (solo)
60 Painters. Survey exhibition – Humber College – Toronto, Canada (group)
Groovefucker – Peter Wilde Gallery – Berlin, Germany (solo)
John Kissick: New Paintings – Leo Kamen Gallery – Toronto, Canada (solo)
I-level. Inaugural Exhibition – Katzman Kamen Gallery – Toronto, Canada (group)
Drawn in a Day – Space Gallery, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust – Pittsburgh, Canada (group)
Ruptures: New Abstract Painting – Hoffman Lachance Gallery – St. Louis, USA (group)
John Kissick: A Nervous Decade – circulated to:
– Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery (solo)
– Kelowna Art Gallery (solo)
– Prairie Art Gallery (solo)
– Art Gallery of Windsor (solo)
John Kissick: Groovefucker and Other Paintings – Leo Kamen Gallery – Toronto, Canada (solo)
Kissick, Craven, Broadworth: Small Paintings – Leo Kamen Gallery – Toronto, Canada (group)
Paintings on a Pop Song – Leo Kamen Gallery – Toronto , Canada (solo)
New Works – Leo Kamen Gallery – Toronto (solo show)
8 Hour Projects – Penelac Gallery, Allegheny College – Meadville, USA (group)
Cartographies – Elissa Cristal Gallery – Vancouver, Canada (group)
The Writing is on the Wall – Museum London – London, Canada (group)
Sunscreen – Newzones Contemporary Art – Calgary, Canada (group)
New Paintings – Leo Kamen Gallery – Toronto, Canada (solo)
John Kissick: Recent Work – Doris McCarthy Gallery, University of Toronto – Toronto, Canada (solo)
Spell – Mendel Art Gallery and Robert McLaughlin Gallery – Saskatoon, Canada (group)
John Kissick: A Survey of Recent Painting – MacDonald Stewart Art Centre – Guelph, Canada (solo) John Kissick: New Works – Leo Kamen Gallery – Toronto, Canada (solo)
John Kissick: Paintings 2000-2004 – Elon University Gallery – Elon, USA (solo)
Jordan Broadworth and John Kissick: Fluid Archaeology – Elora Centre for the Arts – Elora, Canada (group)
New Acquisitions – Museum London – London, Canada (group)
The “C” Paintings – Alcove Gallery, Leo Kamen Gallery – Toronto, Canada (solo show)
AbNext: John Kissick, Helen O’Leary and Christopher McNulty – South Bend Regional Art Museum – South Bend, USA (group show)
New Paintings – Leo Kamen Gallery – Toronto, Canada (solo)
Introductions 2002 – Newzones Contemporary Art – Calgary, Canada (group)
Painters 15: A Survey of Contemporary Canadian Painting – circulated to:
Shanghai Art Museum – Shanghai, China (group)
– Guangdong Museum of Art – Guangdong Sheng, China (group)
– Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art – Toronto, Canada (group)
Paintings – Leo Kamen Gallery – Toronto, Canada (group)
Survey of Paintings 1995-2000 – OCAD Gallery – Toronto, Canada (group)
New Paintings – Leo Kamen Gallery – Toronto, Canada (group)
Small Works 1995-1998 – Harnet Gallery, University of Rochester – Rochester, USA (group)
New Work – Leo Kamen Gallery – Toronto, Canada (solo)
Views from the Trench – Leo Kamen Gallery – Toronto, Canada (solo)
Works: 1995-1997 – Hatton Gallery, Colorado State University – Fort Collins, USA (solo)
The Persistent Tradition: The Landscape in Contemporary Art – University of Waterloo Art Gallery – Waterloo, Canada (group)
SVA 20: Twenty Years of the School of Visual Arts – Palmer Museum of Art – University Park, USA (group)
Ether Day – Leo Kamen Gallery – Toronto, Canada (solo)
10th Anniversary Show. The Common Hand: Drawings by Gallery Artists – Leo Kamen Gallery – Toronto, Canada (group)
Philadelphia International Art Competition Winners – Medici Visual Art – Philadelphia, USA (group)
New Work – Otterbein College Art Gallery, curated by Joseph Ansell – Columbus, USA (solo)
My Culture Bleeds History – Leo Kamen Gallery – Toronto, Canada (solo)
Penn State Painting – Owen/Patrick Gallery – Philadelphia, Canada (group)
Pincushions – The Harlan Gallery, Seton Hill College – Greensburg, USA (solo show)
Painting-Like – Meghan and Penelec Galleries, Allegheny College – Meadville, USA (group)
Hard Choices/Just Rewards II – Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Awards Recipients:
– Blair Art Museum (1992)
– University of Pittsburgh (1992)
– Everhart Museum (1992)
– University of the Arts (1993)
Rutgers National – Stedman Art Gallery, Rutgers University – New Brunswick, USA (group)
Anniversary!” – Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, Art Gallery of Ontario – Toronto, Canada (group)
Pennsylvania Painting – Bucknell University Art Gallery – Lewisburg, USA (group)

Terence Dick, “John Kissick at Katzman Contemporary.” Akimblog, Akimbo.ca , September 16, 2014.

James Adams, “Can you get away with it? Then it was probably art this year.” Globe and Mail, December 26, 2013.

Leah Sandals, “From Cutting-Edge to Razor-Edge: Why Plasticiens Matter.” Canadian Art Magazine on-line, March 7, 2013.

Richard Rhodes, “John Kissick: Pixel My World.” Canadian Art Magazine on-line, June 21, 2012.

Murray Whyte, “60 Painters shows off Toronto’s dynamic artists.” Toronto Star, May 25, 2012

Abhilasha Singh, “Abstract Paintings: John Kissick at Wilde Gallery.” Art Slant Berlin, April 2, 2011

Liz Wylie, “Kissick’s seething compositions.” Kelowna Capital News, March 29, 2011

Ana Finel Honigman, “Top Ten Berlin Shows: March Metaphysical mash-up: John Kissick: Groovefucker” Saatchi On-line Magazine. March 7, 2011

R.M. Vaughan, “The new rule of cool: Gobs of colour; John Kissick at Leo Kamen Gallery.” Globe and Mail, Toronto. Saturday, January 22, 2011, R9.

Ivan Jurakics, “Ivan Jurakic’s Top Three in 2010: Outstanding in Ontario: John Kissick, A Nervous Decade.” Canadian Art Magazine on-line. December 2010

Peter Smith, “John Kissick: Painter, thinker, scribe.” Canadian Art Magazine. Winter 2010/11. pg. 114

Terence Dick, “London, etc.” Akimblog, Akimbo.ca, August 18, 2010

Leah Sandals, “Kissick agitated and appealing.” Regina Post Leader, August 14, 2010

Leah Sandals, “Putting Punk in your Disco.: Questions and Artists: John Kissick” National Post, August 10, 2010

Roald Nasgaard, Liz Wylie and Jason Lahr: John Kissick: A Nervous Decade. Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery Exhibition catalogue. June 17, 2010

Leah Sandals, “Brush to Judgment.” National Post, October 28, 2009.

Pete Smith: “Kissick, Craven, Broadworth: Small is Beautiful.” Canadian Art Magazine on-line, April 23, 2009

Carte Blanche Vol. II: Painting. (Toronto: Magenta Foundation Press, 2009) pg. 254-255

Leah Sandals, “Bringing new zing to King.” National Post, April 19, 2008

Richard Rhodes, “John Kissick: Fever Visions and Abstract Rapture.” Canadian Art Magazine On-Line. April 1, 2008

Roald Nasgaard, Abstract Painting in Canada. (Vancouver: Douglas and McIntyre and the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia: 2007) pgs.349-351

Gary Michael Dault: “John Kissick”. Border Crossings Magazine. September 2007

Helena Wadsley: “Cartographies.” Galleries West Magazine. gallerieswest.ca. September 1, 2007

Gary Michael Dault: “Wild painterly joy, framed with irony.” Globe and Mail, Toronto. May 12, 2007

Gary Michael Dault: “John Kissick at Leo Kamen” Globe and Mail, Toronto, October 15, 2005

Pete Smith, “Two exhibitions that didn’t change my life, but did change my week: Even more (as if there weren’t enough) criticism on David Urban and John Kissick.” Samplesize, November 2004

Liz Wylie, “Carnival of Means.” Catalogue essay for the exhibition John Kissick: A Survey of Recent Painting. Macdonald Stewart Art Centre. October 2004.

David Urban, “Painting’s Radiant Array.” Border Crossings Magazine, Autumn 2004

Liz Wylie, “John Kissick at Leo Kamen.” Canadian Art Magazine, September 2004

Gary Michael Dault, “John Kissick at Leo Kamen” Globe and Mail, Toronto, March 13, 2004

John Bentley Mays, “Beyond Overcoming: Notes on Abstract Painting.” C Magazine, Spring 2003

Mary McKenzie, “John Kissick: New Paintings.” Hive Magazine. September 2002

Gary Michael Dault, “The poetry in hot licks and rapturous scumblings.” Globe and Mail, Sept. 14, 2002

Laura Lind, “Supporting the pillars of art.” National Post, Toronto. March 15, 2002

Catherine Osborne, “Having Its Moment”. ArtNews, November 2001

Mark Van Proyen, “Art Criticism: Where’s the Beef?” New Art Examiner, July/August, 2001

Gary Michael Dault, “Rewind: John Kissick.” Canadian Art Magazine, Summer 2001

Gary Michael Dault, “The List: Critics’ Picks.” Globe and Mail, Toronto, Saturday March 28, 2001

Gary Michael Dault, “John Kissick at the Leo Kamen Gallery.” Globe and Mail, Toronto, Sept. 11, 1999

Gary Michael Dault, “Unembarrassed Beauty: John Kissick.” Globe and Mail, Toronto. October 10, 1998

Gillian Mackay, “Widery’s Wondrous Widgets.” Globe and Mail, Toronto. February 14, 1998

Catherine Osborne, “The Front: The Work of John Kissick.” Canadian Art Magazine, December 1997

Gillian Mackay, “Gallery Goings: John Kissick at Leo Kamen.” Globe and Mail, Toronto, Oct. 11, 1997

Donald Brackett, “John Kissick at Leo Kamen” Toronto Life Magazine, October 1997, pg. 44

“Fast-Forward: Fall Exhibitions Toronto” Canadian Art Magazine, September 1997, pg.28

Robert Enright, “The Art of Entrenchment” Border Crossings, Summer 1997, pg.4

“Works of John Kissick speak of Ireland’s violent warfare” Fort Collins Reporter-Herald, March 20, 1997

Richard Yeomans: “Art: Context and Criticism.” International Journal of Art and Design Education. Vol. 14. October 1995. pgs. 326-327

Kathleen Mendus-Dlugos, “John Kissick,” Exhibition catalogue essay, Leo Kamen Gallery, January 1995

Donald Miller “Pittsburgh Biennial Opens,” Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Sept. 11, 1994

Kathy Valdo and Alexander Cook, “The Pittsburgh Biennial,” Art Brut, Issue 5, Sept. 1994

Kathleen Mendus Dlugos, “Painting Like,” New Art Examiner, May 1993, pg.46

Charles Rosenblum, “John Kissick, Harlan Gallery,” New Art Examiner, February 1993, pg.32

Kate Taylor Review of Leo Kamen Exhibition, Globe and Mail, Toronto, January 25, 1993

“John Kissick at Leo Kamen,” CFTO TV News, January 16, 1993

Karen Vacarro, “John Kissick,” 1990 New York Art Review, Edited by Les Krantz.

David Burnett, “Anniversary,” Agnes Etherington Art Centre Exhibition Annual 1990, catalogue essay.

Art: Context and Criticism,
Brown and Benchmark Publishers, Madison, WI and John Calmann and King Ltd., London.
Meredith Morgan, Deborah Reinbold: Editors. June 1992. (2nd edition, Nov. 1995.)

The Penn State Journal of Contemporary Criticism.
University Park, PA. (1990-1995)

Ron Shuebrook: Drawings.
Thames Art Gallery, Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, MSVU Gallery, Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Kelowna Art Gallery. September 2013. (catalogue)

Sincerely Yours: Authenticity and Contemporary Art.
Propeller Centre for Contemporary Art, Toronto. June 2012.

Jeffrey Chong Wang

Wangs’ work is a reflection of his emotions and memories, and demonstrates his understanding and interpretation of life experience and the world that surrounds himself. Wang has lived in Canada since 1999, however his time spent growing up in native China has been an important influence on his artwork. Wang utilizes portraits of his family members at different ages as well as different locations in China that he recalls from his past.

All the figures that he creates are a self portrait in many sense as they reflect his cultural upbringing, personal feelings and experiences. Wang creates characters in a landscape embedding them with drama–using the canvas as a stage. Wangs’ work is a response to the imbalance he emotionally feels of himself and the outside world–fusing classical concepts and traditional techniques into his work using own exaggerated figures. These figures reflect the history of Western oil painting techniques but also show contemporary themes of Eastern culture.Wang exhibits internationally and his works can be found in Toronto, Canada; Montreal, Canada; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Rome, Italy; Tokyo, Japan; China; Los Angeles, USA and many more.
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2007 – 2009 New York Academy of Art, New York, U.S.A.
Master of Fine Arts Degree
Summer 2008 Normandy Summer Painting Residencies,
France In collaboration with the Prince of
Wales Drawing Institute, Co-ordinated by
M.F.A. program, New York Academy of Art,
Paintings collected by Christopher ‘Kip’
Forbes and the Prince of Wales
2001 – 2006 Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto,
Canada Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree
2002 – 2003 O.C.A.D. Off-Campus Program, Florence,
Italy Full school year organized by B.F.A.
program at O.C.A.D.
February – Dorothy Circus Gallery, Italy featuring Jeffrey Chong Wang “The Meeting” (Double Solo)
April 20 – 23, 2023 – Dallas Art Fair, Texas USA – Authorized gallery Conduit Gallery, Dallas Texas USA
June 14 – July 14 – Gallery House Stable Guest Artist | Summer Show featuring Ray Caesar, John Kissick, Grace Eunshin Kim, Debra Tate Sears, Jeffrey Chong Wang, Selena Wong & Guest Artist Rachel Speirs
September 2023 – Authorized gallery Conduit Gallery, Dallas Texas USA
November 23 – December 16, 2022 “Subharmonic” New Works featuring Ray Caesar, George Jae Hyun Chu John Kissick, Grace Eunshin Kim, Debra Tate Sears, Jeffrey Chong Wang, Selena Wong
April 7 – May 4, 2022 – Gallery House Toronto, Canada (Solo)
October 26 – Authorized Dealer Beinart Gallery, Australia (Group)
November – “Parade” Authorized Dealer Kochxbos Gallery, Netherlands (Solo)
Authorized Dealer Dorothy Circus Gallery, Rome, Italy (Solo)
LA Art Fair, Los Angeles, USA (Fair)
Authorized Dealer Beinart Gallery, Australia (group)
Authorized Dealer Benjamin Eck Projects Gallery, Munich Germany (double solo show)

Solo Show, Authorized Dealer Arcadia Gallery, Los Angeles, USA (Solo)
Authorized Dealer Kochxbos Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands (Group)
LA Art Fair, Los Angeles, USA (Fair)
Solo Show, Authorized Dealer Dorothy Circus Gallery, Rome, Italy (Solo)
Palm Springs Art Fair, Authorized Dealer Arcadia Contemporary, Palm Springs, USA (Fair)
Group Show, Authorized Dealer Arcadia Contemporary, California, USA (Group)
Los Angeles Art Fair, Authorized Dealer Arcadia Gallery, USA (Fair)
Group Show, Authorized Dealer Vanilla Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (Group)
Group Show, Authorized Dealer Dorothy Circus Gallery, Rome, Italy (Group)
Group Show, Arcadia Contemporary, California, USA (Group)
Group Show, Bennus Gallery, China (Group)
“The Dance Off”, Group Show, Gallery House, Toronto, Canada (Solo)
2017 & Prior
Sept. 2017 The Night of South Peking, Gallery House, Toronto
Oct. 2015 Solo Show, Gallery Youn, Montreal, Quebec
Oct. 2014 Group Show, Attachment, Anger, Ignorance
Shanghai, China
Jan. 2014 Toronto Art Council Grant for Visual Arts
July 2013 Fellowship Award for 4-week residency
Vermont Studio Centre
Oct. 2012 Solo Show, Engine Gallery Toronto
June 2012 Mutural Interests, The Art College of
Shanghai University,
The New York Academy of Art Shanghai, China
May 2012 Art Beijing, Beijing, China
July 2011 Solo Show, Engine Gallery, Toronto
June 2011 50 Years of Art – Retrospective Exhibition
First Canadian Place, Toronto
Apr. 2011 Toronto Art Expo, Toronto Convention
Feb. 2011 ‘Best of 2010’ Featuring Award Winners
from Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition
FCP Gallery, First Canadian Place
Oct. 2010 International Art Fair,
Sept. 2010 2nd Place Award, Queen West Art Crawl
July 2010 “Best Painting” Award, Toronto Outdoor Art
Sept. 2009 2nd Place Award, Queen West Art Crawl
Feb. 2008 – 2009 Tribeca Ball, Artist Exhibitor
New York, U.S.A.
Jan. – Feb. 2009 “Best of 2008” Featuring Award Winners
from Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition
FCP Gallery, First Canadian Place
Sept. – Oct. 2008 Solo Show, Campbell House Museum
Toronto, Canada
July 2008 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition,
Nathan Phillips Square, Honorable Mention
Telford Fenton Memorial Award, Artist

Selena Wong

Like the urban environment of her place of birth in Hong Kong, Selena’s work reflects the petite surroundings, the places tucked away, forgotten, and removed from reality. Interested in superstition, folklore and the fantastical, Selena’s meticulously detailed translations of her daydreams and nightmares are both playful and disturbing. She currently works and lives in Toronto with her Netherland dwarf rabbit.
Like the urban environment of her place of birth in Hong Kong,

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1986, Hong Kong, China
Ontario College of Art & Design Honours BDes (2009)
Rhode Island School of Design Mobility & Exchange (2007)

June 14 – July 14 – Gallery House Stable Guest Artist | Summer Show featuring Ray Caesar, John Kissick, Grace Eunshin Kim, Debra Tate Sears, Jeffrey Chong Wang, Selena Wong & Guest Artist Rachel Speirs
November 23 – December 16, 2022 “Subharmonic” New Works featuring Ray Caesar, George Jae Hyun Chu John Kissick, Grace Eunshin Kim, Debra Tate Sears, Jeffrey Chong Wang, Selena Wong
Gallery House – Toronto, Canada (group)

PULP – Works on Paper – Gallery House – Toronto, Canada (group)
YES! Summer – Gallery House – Toronto, Canada (group)
Freaks & Americana – An Exploration of Big Top Culture, Corey Helford Gallery – LA, USA (group)
Selena Wong & Myron Zabol, Gallery House – Toronto, Canada (solo)
If Walls Could Talk, Gladstone Hotel – Toronto, Canada
Giants Amongst Us, CIRCA Gallery, Culver City, LA US (group)
Evergrande Exhibition, Gallery House – Toronto Canada
Luminato Arts Festival, Toronto, Canada
Scarygirl, Toytokyo/Underground Gallery, NYC, USA
Wieden + Kennedy, Portland, USA
Black Math, Stream Whistle Brewing, Toronto, Canada
Unworldly Reunion, DanZon Art & Dance Centre, Toronto, Canada
Power in Numbers, Gallery Nucleus, Toronto, Canada
Steam Whistle Brewing, Toronto, Canada
Toronto Hearts Japan, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, Canada
The Unicorn, Narwhal Art Projects, Toronto, Canada
A Wing Ding Zine Fair, Xpace, Toronto, Canada
Memory of Enemies, Steam Whistle Brewing, Toronto, Canada
The Dazzle, Narwhal Art Projects, Toronto, Canada
Little Crowns, Narwhal Art Projects, Toronto, Canada
Curvy Show Launch, Magic Pony, Toronto, Canada
The Art of S.O.S., Project 165, Toronto, Canada
Life Drawing, Narwhal Art Projects, Toronto, Canada
Untapped Emerging Artist Exhibition, Toronto, Canada
Gifted, Show & Tell Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Luminato Arts Festival, Toronto, Canada

NMA, Gold
NMA, Gold
AI 31, Chosen
CQ 29, Fine Arts
Lürzer’s Archive 200
NMA, Honourable Mention
3×3, no.6 | Institutional
AI 28, Chosen

Debra Tate Sears

Sears’ works, like watercolour, are fast drying and are unlike any other medium in that egg tempera is composed of eggs and pigments which is one of the oldest forms of painting.  This requires an artist to mix and create their paint using fine artist’s pigments ground with water into a paste to which an egg yolk and water is added. It is often overlooked by contemporary painters because of the complicated application of paint and the amount of preparation involved.  In the words of Debra Tate Sears:

This is exactly why I was attracted to the medium.  It is a return to something that is very fundamental, and very satisfying – an organic relationship between artist and raw materials that hasn’t altered significantly in a millennium.

The paint created is translucent, and is applied in thin repetitious layers of cool and warm, and transparent and opaque. Glazing and scumbling are used to reveal layers of the underlying colour, hence the luminous quality of the painted surface.  The support for the painting must be rigid, and traditionally, wood panels have been used.  A “true gesso” made with marble dust and/or chalk, water and animal glue serves as the ground to paint on.

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Debra Tate- Sears

June 1957, Kingston, Canada

l976- l979  Art History – Carleton University

June 14 – July 14 – Gallery House Stable Guest Artist | Summer Show featuring Ray Caesar, John Kissick, Grace Eunshin Kim, Debra Tate Sears, Jeffrey Chong Wang, Selena Wong & Guest Artist Rachel Speirs
August 27- September 24, 2022 “Some Things Last a Long Time” (Solo)
November 23 – December 16, 2022 “Subharmonic” New Works featuring Ray Caesar, George Jae Hyun Chu John Kissick, Grace Eunshin Kim, Debra Tate Sears, Jeffrey Chong Wang, Selena Wong
“Memoirs of a Trespasser” Gallery House 2021 (Solo)

2020 & Prior

Chamber Gallery, Almonte 2012, 2018

Campbell House Museum, Toronto 2010

Townsend Gallery, Warkworth November 2008

Kingston Frameworks  2008 – 2019

The Lindsay Public Gallery 2004

Corby Public Gallery, Belleville  l982, l998

Libby’s of Toronto Art Gallery  l988, l990, l994

Farthing Fine Art, Peterborough  l996

Noonday Art Centre, Belleville  l99l – l997

Gallery Artist:

Robert Macklin Gallery, Kingston

Gallerie Sur Greene, Westmount PQ

Farthing Fine Art, Peterborough

Westmount Gallery, Toronto


Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition 2006 – 2019

Riverdale Artwalk 2017 – 2018

New Art Festival Ottawa 2013 – 2019

Ottawa Art Expo 2012 – 2014

Toronto Art Expo 2006 – 2009

National Capital Fine Art Festival – Ottawa – 1999-2007

McMichael Canadian Collection Autumn Show & Sale 2007, 2018,19

Rideau Valley Art Festival  l983 – 2013

Buckhorn Art Festival  l983 – 2012

Art for Heritage (Kingston) – 2000 – 2014


Loyalist College Arts Program Instructor:  Summer Arts Program  l995-2006

Various Ontario Artists’ Associations Workshop Instructor

The Lindsay Gallery Art Program Instructor: 2004 – 2007

Coordinator:  “For the Art in Everyone” – Integrating Current Exhibitions with Art Appreciation Seminars and Corresponding Workshops for Elementary and Secondary School Students at The Lindsay Gallery. September 2005 – June 2006 (OAC Art Education Grant)

The Lindsay Gallery  2004 – 2006

Initiated and Co-ordinated:

  1. “Sketches by Anne Langton: Fenelon Falls, Bobcaygeon and Peterborough 1837 – 1852” July 2004
  2. “Collectors’ Choice”: Painters 11 and Group of Seven from regional private collections 2004
  3. “Highways and Byways: Toronto and Southern Ontario 1950 – 1964. Watercolours by Maurice E. Roberts (1888 – 1964).  June 2005
  4. “Of Earth and Sky”: Two Wars, Two Interpretations of Canadians in Conflict: H. Wreford Clarke and Robert Curry.  To Commemorate “The Year of the Veteran” August 2005