CCCA Canadian Art Database

90's Toronto

Toronto based artists in the 1990's

Weather Vanes (detail 1 of 3)

life-size copper figures mounted on bronze, set in black granite/figures grandeur nature en cuivre monté sur bronze fixé dans du granit noir

Featured Artists

Ron Bloore was born near Toronto in 1925. At the University of Toronto he studied Art and Archeology and wrote about ancient Chinese bronzes in 1949. He did post-graduate studies in New York at NYU in the early fifties. He finished his MA at Washington University and went to the Courtauld Institute in London and Paris to pursue a PHD, but in ‘57 he went back to Toronto to just teach. As he studied and taught, he painted and he drew in a fashionably abstract mode. In the summer of ’58 Bloore painted his first fully non-figurative work. “It was like bursting through the sound barrier,” he said. “Complete freedom. I knew I could paint that way - non-representationally - from that point on.” He left behind the abstractions of his youth and the expressionism he saw in New York for good. His new work featured bold composition, strong colour and striking uses of texture accomplished with paint scrapers, not with brushes, and stove-pipe enamel on panel. That fall Bloore was brought to Regina, Saskatchewan to teach and paint and direct the MacKenzie Art Gallery and in this latter capacity he brought himself, his gallery and four local fellow painters to national recognition. In 1961 the National Gallery mounted the group show Five Painters from Regina which travelled across the country. Soon Bloore had a solo show in Toronto, juried shows across the country and was included in international shows in London, Madrid and San Paolo. He received an Arts Council grant to spend 1962-3 in Greece. His extensive travels from there culminated in a trip to Egypt which inspired a second breakthrough. Relief. No more colour. He summarily destroyed all the work he had done on the trip and, back in Regina, destroyed most of his paintings there. It was the dawn of the “white-on-white” period. These were white oil paintings with minimal imagery and a sculpted surface with thick relief. Bloore moved back to Toronto in 1966 to teach at York University. In the following years He was very productive, including large mural commissions and was widely collected. He became an influential commentator giving many public talks, writing in artscanada magazine and serving on many juries. He advocated a new art which was aspirational not critical, questing not questioning. Retiring from teaching in 1986 freed Bloore for a 32 painting series of monumental works and a major retrospective which travelled across Canada. Through the nineties, he continued in the same mode but on a reduced scale, still mainly white and still with sculpted elements but with strong illusions of spacial depth as well. 2003 saw the fading away of white, the return of colours and the dark brown masonite, which had begun to show through the white, soon took over the field entirely. Bloore had found what he called “an old man’s style,” a shocking transformation and an aesthetic success which took him to the end of his days. He died in 2009.

Creator Id: 70
Web Site Link: Web Site Link
Year of Birth: 1925
City: Toronto
Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: Canada
Province of Birth: Ontario
Gender: Male
Living Status: Deceased
Mediums: drawing, painting, sculpture

Edward Burtynsky RCA is a Canadian photographer. Burtynsky's photographs are included in the collections of over 80 major museums around the world, including the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa; the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Guggenheim Museum in New York; the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid; the Tate Modern in London, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in California. Burtynsky received his BAA in Photography/Media Studies from Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University) in 1982, and has since received both an Alumni Achievement Award (2004) and an Honorary Doctorate (2007) from his alma mater. He is still actively involved in the university community, and sits on the board of directors for The Image Centre (formerly Ryerson Image Centre). In 1985, Burtynsky founded Toronto Image Works, a darkroom rental facility, custom photo laboratory, digital imaging, and new media computer-training centre catering to all levels of Toronto's art community. Exhibitions include: Anthropocene (2018) at the Art Gallery of Ontario and National Gallery of Canada (international touring exhibition); Water (2013) at the New Orleans Museum of Art and Contemporary Art Center in Louisiana (international touring exhibition); Oil (2009) at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. (five-year international touring show), China (toured internationally from 2005 - 2008); Manufactured Landscapes at the National Gallery of Canada (toured from 2003 - 2005); and Breaking Ground produced by the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography (toured from 1988 - 1992). Burtynsky's visually compelling works are currently being exhibited in solo and group exhibitions around the globe.

Creator Id: 105
Social Media Link: Social Media Link
Web Site Link: Web Site Link
Year of Birth: 1955
City: Toronto
Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: Canada
Province of Birth: Ontario
Gender: Male
Mediums: photography

Colette was born in Birmingham, England in 1945. She currently lives and works in Toronto.

Creator Id: 644
Year of Birth: 1945
City: Toronto
Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: England
Gender: Female
Mediums: collaboration, commission, earthwork, installation, performance, sculpture

Joanne was born in Montreal, Quebec in 1953. She currently lives and works in Toronto, Ontario.

Creator Id: 607
Year of Birth: 1953
City: Toronto
Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: Canada
Province of Birth: Quebec
Gender: Female
Mediums: painting

Tanya currently lives and works in Toronto, Ontario.

Creator Id: 406
City: Toronto
Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Gender: Female
Mediums: performance

John was born in Dorking, England in 1944. He currently lives and works in Toronto, Ontario.

Creator Id: 389
Year of Birth: 1944
City: Toronto
Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: England
Gender: Male
Mediums: drawing, painting, sculpture

David was born in Toronto, Ontario in 1950. He currently lives and works in Toronto, Ontario. David is represented by Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, Ontario; Newzones Gallery, Calgary, Alberta; Studio 21 Fine Art, Halifax, Nova Scotia; and Wallack Galleries, Ottawa, Ontario.

Creator Id: 467
Year of Birth: 1950
City: Toronto
Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: Canada
Province of Birth: Ontario
Gender: Male
Mediums: sculpture

Jeff currently lives and works in Toronto, Ontario.

Creator Id: 449
City: Toronto
Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Gender: Male
Mediums: photography

Dianne Bos is a Canadian photographer based in Calgary, Alberta, whose works have been exhibited internationally since 1981. Many of Bos' photographs are produced using a homemade pinhole camera. These images are not intended to be an objective record of a particular object or place, but an attempt to capture a memory. For her Galaxies series, Bos experimented with photographing different light sources through multiple pinholes. Her 2001 work M51 by Candlelight depicts the Whirlpool Galaxy and is included in the New Mexico History Museum's Pinhole Resource Collection. She created the image using an aluminum plate camera dotted with dozens of pinholes of varying sizes. A photograph that Bos took in Toulouse was used by graphic designer Jennifer Clark for her mural Timeless. Beginning in 2014, Bos travelled to locations in Belgium and France to photograph battle sites where the Canadian and Newfoundland troops fought in World War II. The resulting photographs, also taken with a pinhole camera, were shown in a solo exhibition in the Lethbridge Art Gallery entitled The Sleeping Green: No Man's Land 100 Years Later. Bos is represented by Edward Day Gallery in Toronto; Jennifer Kostuik Gallery in Vancouver; Newzones in Calgary; and Beaux-arts des Amériques, Montreal.

Creator Id: 79
Social Media Link: Social Media Link
Year of Birth: 1956
City: Toronto
Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: Canada
Province of Birth: Ontario
Gender: Female
Mediums: photography

Born in Toronto, Gabrielle de Montmollin began her career in television and film but moved on to still photography when she discovered it was the medium best suited to her unique vision and independent nature. Her photographs and mixed media assemblages are composed of imaginative tableaux vivants featuring dolls, masks, toys and other objects in surreal narratives. Gabrielle has exhibited widely in Canada, the United States, and Europe. Since May 2012 she has been a member of the Red Head Gallery, an artists' collective in Toronto.

Creator Id: 163
City: Toronto
Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Gender: Female
Mediums: photography

David William Buchan was a Canadian artist who was part of the alternative art scene. He was also a graphic designer. He graduated with a B.A. Honours from York University in Toronto in 1972. Buchan lived in Montreal, Quebec, from 1972 to 1975 where he became fascinated with vintage clothes, particularly suits, which he began to collect. He returned to Toronto in 1975, quickly became involved with General Idea and from 1975 to 1985, he managed the art bookstore of Art Metropole which the group created. He also added to its archives and collection. During the 1970s and 80s, Buchan's work combined fashion, performance and multimedia art with a camp (style) sensibility. A 1978 performance piece, Fruit Cocktails, featured the persona "Lamonte del Monte" which Buchan would continue to use into the future. The name of the performance and the persona itself referenced a popular brand of canned fruit and the company that produced it: Del Monte Foods. Buchan also created photo-text pieces that parodied old advertising and commented on popular culture. In the mid-1980s, Buchan started making cibachrome transparencies and prints, and duro-transparencies, often large ones. These also frequently referenced advertising and historical artwork. His work is in the collections of the National Gallery of Canada, the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, the Art Museum at the University of Toronto, the University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, the Canada Council Art Bank, and the Winnipeg Art Gallery.

Creator Id: 95
Year of Birth: 1950
City: Toronto
Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Beginning Year: 1950
Country of Birth: Canada
Province of Birth: Ontario
Gender: Male
Living Status: Deceased
Mediums: graphic design, performance, photography, printmaking

Robert Flack was an artist based in Toronto. He received his BFA from York University in 1980 and attended Sheridan College in 1984. Flack’s work was deeply concerned with internalized realms of psychic energy, the chakras, and the etheric body, which was influenced by the experience of his HIV seroconversion in 1988. In 1980, Flack began working at Art Metropole. Soon after, he began to exhibit at Toronto galleries and in 1982 was included in a two-person exhibition with Chrysanne Stathacos at Chromazone, a space co-founded by Andy Fabo. Flack was soon invited to exhibited nationally and internationally at spaces such as Das Institut Unzeit, West Berlin; Artist Space, Sydney; Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford; Rutgers University Museum, New Jersey; and W139, Amsterdam. Notably, his exhibition at the Wadsworth Atheneum was an iteration of Group Material’s iconic AIDS Timeline exhibitions. He also lived and worked in New York, showing regularly in solo and group exhibitions with Hudson at Feature, Inc. Flack’s work has also been posthumously included in noteworthy exhibitions including Time is Thirsty, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna; Tributes and Tributaries 1971-1989, Art Gallery of Ontario; Par Amour/Paramour, curated by Jonathan Shaughnessy, National Gallery of Canada at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art; Standing Ground (with Will Munro), Paul Petro Contemporary Art; The Temptation of AA Bronson, Witte de With; and The Cold City Years, The Power Plant. Flack’s estate is represented by Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto.

Creator Id: 210
Year of Birth: 1957
City: Toronto
Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Beginning Year: 1957
Country of Birth: Canada
Province of Birth: Ontario
Gender: Male
Living Status: Deceased
Mediums: painting, photography

Bruce was born in Montreal, Quebec. He is a painter and installation artist whose work has been exhibited in major Canadian centres. Strongly influenced by ancient art forms, his research has led to extensive travels in Egypt, Mexico, Guatemala and most recently, China. He has had several shows in China, initiated a faculty and student exhibition exchange, and brought several leading Chinese artists to York as artists-in-residence. Bruce lives and works in Toronto, and is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Visual Arts, York University.

Creator Id: 459
Year of Birth: 1937
City: Toronto
Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: Canada
Province of Birth: Quebec
Gender: Male

Johanna currently lives and works in Toronto, Ontario.

Creator Id: 287
City: Toronto
Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Gender: Female
Mediums: performance, text-based

April was born in Toronto, Ontario in 1955. She currently lives and works in Toronto.

Creator Id: 277
Year of Birth: 1955
City: Toronto
Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: Canada
Province of Birth: Ontario
Gender: Female
Mediums: installation, photography, printmaking, video

Geoffrey was born in St. Asaph, Clwyd/Wales in 1942. He currently lives and works in Toronto, Ontario.

Creator Id: 299
Year of Birth: 1942
City: Toronto
Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: Clwyd/Wales
Gender: Undeclared

Since the 1980s Peter Bowyer has produced installations combining drawing and sculpture, large scale works realized in public sites, simulated furniture and more recently animated film. In these numerous works he has re-contextualized aspects of the everyday world, borrowing from the spatial configurations and furnishings of food courts, shopping malls, subway platforms and departure lobbies. He has had solo exhibitions at The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (2006), The Art Gallery of York University (2003), The Toronto Sculpture Garden (2000), The Power Plant, Toronto (1995), Cold City Gallery (1999, 1996, 1992,1991,1989, 1987) and elsewhere.

Creator Id: 85
Year of Birth: 1956
City: Toronto
Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: Canada
Province of Birth: Ontario
Gender: Male
Mediums: commission, drawing, installation, sculpture

Noel was born in England in 1945. He passed away in Toronto in May, 2016.

Creator Id: 259
Year of Birth: 1945
City: Toronto
Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Beginning Year: 1945
Country of Birth: England
Gender: Male
Living Status: Deceased
Mediums: commission, earthwork, installation, performance, sculpture, video

Robin Collyer immigrated to Canada in 1957. He attended the Ontario College of Art, Toronto, in the late 1960s, and presented his first solo exhibition at the Carmen Lamanna Gallery in 1971. Collyer's early black and white photographs, such as Shirley and Clint Eastwood, 1973, looked critically at the limits of the photographic image and its claims to authenticity. This questioning of what we are looking at and what it depicts continues to be a central element of his photo works. His early sculpture shows the influence of minimalism in its geometric design, abstraction and unadorned materials, but with the addition of narrative elements. By the mid-1980s, Collyer had moved further away from his early minimalism to include photography, found imagery and text on the surfaces of his sculptures. Constructed from elements and materials that retain some of their original associations, these discrete objects preserve an open-ended narrative and function as contemporary metaphors. The influence of photography is always present in his sculptures, as in Vacuum Cleaner Building (after Walker Evans), 1993, which reproduces an architectural structure from a 1936 Evans photograph. Photography, and in particular, digital imagery, has become part of both Collyer's sculptures and public works. Surfaces of objects have been covered with photographs (Round Ceiling Diffuser, 2000). A large public commission for the Canadian Embassy in Berlin uses a nature-based image integrated into the existing architecture (Canopy, 2005). Photographs and media images have been the starting point for three-dimensional constructions like Kennel, 2002 and Cell Door, 2005. Internet image searches form the basis for works such as Most Violent Places, 2005, and works in progress utilize digital tools to convert photographic images into 3-dimensional forms. Robin Collyer has exhibited his sculpture and photography across Canada and the United States, and in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, England and France. In 1987 he exhibited at Documenta 8 in Kassel, Germany, and in 1993 his work represented Canada at the Venice Biennale. In 1999, an exhibition of Collyer's photographs was organized by the Art Gallery of York University, which then travelled to the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography and the Centre photographique d'Ile-de-France in Pontault-Combault, France. In 2012, Le point du Jour, in Cherbourg, France exhibited a large survey exhibition of his photographic work and sculpture.

Creator Id: 140
Year of Birth: 1949
City: Toronto
Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: England
Gender: Male
Mediums: installation, photography, sculpture

Francis currently lives and works in Toronto.

Creator Id: 358
City: Toronto
Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Gender: Male
Mediums: undeclared

Shelly Bahl is an interdisciplinary artist and decolonizing art trailblazer. As an artist, educator and curator, she has been leading and participating in BIPOC and feminist artist-run culture in Toronto and NYC for over 30 years. Bahl is the child of refugees of India’s Partition and her entire family was forced to flee Multan, Punjab at the end of the British Raj in 1947. She was born in Benares, India in 1970, raised in a few Indian cities, and later in Toronto, Canada. She is currently based in New York City. Bahl received her BFA (Visual Art and Art History) from York University, Toronto and her MA (Studio Art) from New York University. Her interdisciplinary work in drawing, painting, sculpture/ installation, performance, photography and video has appeared in many solo and group exhibitions in North America and internationally. Bahl has taught studio art, art theory and art history at Saint Francis College (Brooklyn), Bard Microcollege, University of Toronto, Ontario College of Art and Design University, Alfred University, Pratt Institute and Vermont College of Fine Arts, amongst others.

Creator Id: 39
Social Media Link: Social Media Link
Web Site Link: Web Site Link
Year of Birth: 1970
City: Toronto
Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: India
Province of Birth: Uttar Pradesh
Gender: Female
Mediums: installation, painting, photography

Ian Harris-Carr RCA is an artist, writer and educator. He has a B.A. from Queen's University in Kingston, a B.L.S. from the University of Toronto and AOCA from the Ontario College of Art and Design. Major solo exhibitions of his work have taken place across Canada and abroad. His writings on art and artists have been published in Canadian Art, Parachute, C Magazine, and Vanguard, among others. Primarily a sculptor and installation artist, Ian Carr-Harris' work investigates knowledge and ordering systems, often working with books and libraries, reflecting his early training and career as a librarian. In particular, his work reflects an interest in the intersections between memory and technology, often outmoded technology, which was a recurrent motif of Canadian art in the 1970s. Ian has been on the faculty of the Ontario College of Art and Design since 1964, and is a full-time instructor in the Faculty of Foundation Studies. He has received several grants from the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council, and is currently represented by the Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto.

Creator Id: 117
Year of Birth: 1941
City: Toronto
Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: Canada
Province of Birth: British Columbia
Gender: Male
Mediums: audio, bookwork, installation, sculpture, text-based, video

Ric Evans works in the genre of geometric abstraction for the last forty years. Evans describes his practice as “orbital”, continuously referencing a central idea while bringing new observations and considerations to his work. Form and colour are combined in unique and playful combinations that highlight his approach of “informed intuition” inspired by his experiences and the natural world. Evans' work is included in many museum and corporate collections in Canada including the Art Gallery of Ontario. In 2015, Evans completed a large-scale commission for a prominent lobby location in one of the Toronto Dominion Towers in downtown Toronto. Evans’ work is included in the highly acclaimed anthology by Roald Naasgard, Abstract Painting in Canada (Douglas & McEntyre, 2008).

Creator Id: 196
Social Media Link: Social Media Link
Year of Birth: 1946
City: Toronto
Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: Canada
Province of Birth: Ontario
Gender: Male
Mediums: painting

Joan Frick. Frick was a graduate of École des Beaux-Arts de l’Université de Montréal with a Master of Fine Arts, avec Prix, in 1963. Her own words: “Of pertinent and long-standing value to my maturity as an artist are my continued studies in physics, mathematics and astronomy in addition to art, its masters and concepts, and my design experience in architecture and urban planning.” In her artwork, Frick “takes the technological principles of still film photography for a creative alternative ride with her handheld camera drawing lines in its space. Shooting her composition at the same time creating it – as directly as pen-nib to paper – Joan Frick draws her lines with a point of non-static light in the dark, moving her camera at will to form the lines, various in length, colour, angle and sweep that compose her art.”

Creator Id: 216
Year of Birth: 1942
City: Toronto
Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Beginning Year: 1942
Country of Birth: Canada
Province of Birth: Ontario
Gender: Female
Living Status: Deceased
Mediums: commission, drawing, installation, painting, sculpture

Through her art practice, June Clark’s search for her place in the world is intensely personal but opens out onto the increasingly alienated world that we all share. Growing up in Harlem gives her a unique understanding of the contemporary world. The events of her life shape new understandings of the past. It is this encompassing self which gives her work its depth and relevance. Photographs, etchings, collage and 3D lead her to formulate methods of expression in order to communicate the intertwining of her past and her present. Clark’s practice has many levels and is never didactic. Clark pushes to integrate the direct knowledge and passion of her personal life with the public concerns of our time. Making art is a life commitment. Through her unique manipulation of materials she attempts to come to terms with the dimensions of personal experience. June Clark has earned a national and international reputation for her photo-based image works, installations and interventions. As an Artist-in-Residence she has spent more than a year in Paris, two years in New York City which included the Studio Museum in Harlem, and six months at OCAD. She has exhibited widely throughout Canada and abroad, including exhibitions in Ecuador, Austria, Paris and New York. She has taught studio and academic visual arts courses at a number of art schools, including York University, the University of Guelph, and the Ontario College of Art and Design. Clark has an MFA in visual arts from York University.

Creator Id: 128
Web Site Link: Web Site Link
Year of Birth: 1941
City: Toronto
Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: USA
Province of Birth: New York
Gender: Female
Mediums: collage, photography, sculpture

Simon Glass is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Art at OCAD University and teaches photography and cross-disciplinary art. Glass graduated from the Ontario College of Art in 1983 where he trained as a photographer and visual artist. He completed an M.A. in Media and Communication at the European Graduate School in 2005. In his artistic practice original, archival and found photography is combined with mystical, liturgical and biblical Hebrew text. His work has also traversed sculpture and installation. In his current practice, he examines the poetry of Paul Celan and its relationship to the thought of Martin Heidegger. Glass’ work has been exhibited widely in group and solo exhibitions throughout Canada and internationally. He is the recipient of numerous awards from the Toronto Arts Council, the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts.

Creator Id: 230
Social Media Link: Social Media Link
Web Site Link: Web Site Link
City: Toronto
Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Gender: Male
Mediums: photography

Brian Burnett studied at the New School of Art in Toronto from 1974 to 1976 under local luminaries Graham Coughtry and Gordon Rayner. Burnett’s early work was largely figurative, and his fanciful, humorous, character-based paintings of gyrating colour placed him at the forefront of a return to figurative painting in Canada in the early 80s. Burnett soon became involved in the founding of ChromaZone, an artist collective in Toronto focused on figurative art. ChromaZone and the image movement that it spawned only added to Burnett’s reputation as an artist making new and exciting work. While Burnett continued to live and work in Toronto for most of his career, save for a brief stint in Vancouver in 1985, the artist went on to have extensive solo and group exhibitions throughout the decade at Isaacs and later at Gallery One on Scollard Street. As his subject matter evolved to capturing cityscapes, his artistic voice fully blossomed and critics and the public responded with resounding enthusiasm.

Creator Id: 102
Social Media Link: Social Media Link
Web Site Link: Web Site Link
Year of Birth: 1952
City: Toronto
Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: Canada
Province of Birth: Ontario
Gender: Male
Mediums: digital, painting

Germaine currently lives and works in Toronto.

Creator Id: 335
City: Toronto
Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Gender: Female
Mediums: installation, painting, performance

Germaine currently lives and works in Toronto.

Creator Id: 335
City: Toronto
Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Gender: Female
Mediums: installation, painting, performance

Robin Collyer immigrated to Canada in 1957. He attended the Ontario College of Art, Toronto, in the late 1960s, and presented his first solo exhibition at the Carmen Lamanna Gallery in 1971. Collyer's early black and white photographs, such as Shirley and Clint Eastwood, 1973, looked critically at the limits of the photographic image and its claims to authenticity. This questioning of what we are looking at and what it depicts continues to be a central element of his photo works. His early sculpture shows the influence of minimalism in its geometric design, abstraction and unadorned materials, but with the addition of narrative elements. By the mid-1980s, Collyer had moved further away from his early minimalism to include photography, found imagery and text on the surfaces of his sculptures. Constructed from elements and materials that retain some of their original associations, these discrete objects preserve an open-ended narrative and function as contemporary metaphors. The influence of photography is always present in his sculptures, as in Vacuum Cleaner Building (after Walker Evans), 1993, which reproduces an architectural structure from a 1936 Evans photograph. Photography, and in particular, digital imagery, has become part of both Collyer's sculptures and public works. Surfaces of objects have been covered with photographs (Round Ceiling Diffuser, 2000). A large public commission for the Canadian Embassy in Berlin uses a nature-based image integrated into the existing architecture (Canopy, 2005). Photographs and media images have been the starting point for three-dimensional constructions like Kennel, 2002 and Cell Door, 2005. Internet image searches form the basis for works such as Most Violent Places, 2005, and works in progress utilize digital tools to convert photographic images into 3-dimensional forms. Robin Collyer has exhibited his sculpture and photography across Canada and the United States, and in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, England and France. In 1987 he exhibited at Documenta 8 in Kassel, Germany, and in 1993 his work represented Canada at the Venice Biennale. In 1999, an exhibition of Collyer's photographs was organized by the Art Gallery of York University, which then travelled to the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography and the Centre photographique d'Ile-de-France in Pontault-Combault, France. In 2012, Le point du Jour, in Cherbourg, France exhibited a large survey exhibition of his photographic work and sculpture.

Creator Id: 140
Year of Birth: 1949
City: Toronto
Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: England
Gender: Male
Mediums: installation, photography, sculpture

John was born in Brantford, Ontario in 1953. He currently lives and works in Toronto, Ontario.

Creator Id: 418
Year of Birth: 1953
City: Toronto
Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: Canada
Province of Birth: Ontario
Gender: Male
Mediums: commission, furniture, sculpture

Creator Id: 645
Year of Birth: 1941
City: Toronto
Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: USA
Province of Birth: Michigan
Gender: Male
Mediums: installation, sculpture

Toronto Ontario [Drummondville, Quebec, 1932 - Toronto, 2021]

Creator Id: 363
City: Toronto
Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Additional Statuses: First Nations
Gender: Female
Mediums: painting

Evan currently lives and works in Toronto. He is represented by: Gallery Moos, Toronto, and The Moore Gallery, Toronto.

Creator Id: 369
City: Toronto
Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Gender: Male
Mediums: sculpture

Joseph Muscat lives and works in Toronto, Ontario.

Creator Id: 440
City: Toronto
Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Gender: Male
Mediums: collage, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture

Nina currently lives and works in Toronto.

Creator Id: 368
City: Toronto
Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Gender: Female
Mediums: installation, photography, video

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