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curriculum vitae

Born London, England, Canadian Citizen

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2013 MULHERIN + POLLARD, 187 Chrystie, New York, New York, USA. Affected
  • 2013 Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Affected
  • 2012 FOFA Gallery, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. LOVE, ALIENATION, AND FREE ASSOCIATION
  • 2009 Galerie McClure, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Action Paintings
  • 2008 Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, Toronto, Canada. Urban Narratives
  • 2007 Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver, Canada. Optimistic Dysfunction Paintings
  • 2005 Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, Toronto. Optimistic Dysfunction Paintings
  • 2003 The Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, Canada. Episodes: Optimistic Dysfunction, Curated by Renee Baert
  • 2003 Katharine Mulherin Gallery, Toronto, Canada. Le Besoin/Need for Speed Paintings
  • 2002 Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, NY, USA. Eliza Griffiths:1995-2002. Curated by John Massier
  • 2001 The Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Psycho-dramas in Painting
  • 2001 The Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver, Canada. Psycho-dramas in Painting
  • 2001 Katharine Mulherin Gallery, Toronto, Canada. Le Besoin
  • 2000 Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton, Canada. Dystopic Romance Paintings
  • 2000 WARC Gallery, Toronto, Canada. Dystopic Romance Paintings
  • 1999 The Dunlop Gallery, Regina, Canada. Karate Girls and Proteges/Stories of Girls, curated by Anthony Kiendl
  • 1999 Galerie Sans Nom, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada. KarateGirlsExtraPlus
  • 1998 The Saidye Bronfman Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Karate Girls and Proteges/Stories of Girls. Curated by David Liss
  • 1998 Modern Fuel Gallery, Kingston, Canada. Peep: Beyond the Eye of the Beholder
  • 1998 Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia. Dystopic Romances
  • 1997 Mercer Union, Toronto, Karate Girls & Proteges. Curated by John Massier
  • 1997 Struts Gallery, Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada. Peep: Beyond the Eye of the Beholder
  • 1997 Ottawa School of Art Gallery, Ottawa, Canada. Stories of Girls
  • 1996 Gallery 101, Ottawa, Canada. Peep: Beyond the Eye of the Beholder

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2015 Side Project, Pop Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, curated by Corri-Lynn Tetz
  • 2015 Getting Naked, THEMUSEUM, Kitchener,Ontario, curated by Virginia Eichhorn
  • 2015 40 for 40th, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Centre, Buffalo, New York
  • 2015 Spring Show, Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver, BC; Edmonton, Alberta
  • 2014 Papier 14, Galerie Laroche/Joncas, Montreal, Quebec
  • 2014 Spring Exhibition, Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver, BC and Edmonton, Alberta
  • 2012 Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Spotlight on 40 Years: Artworks from the Canada Council Art Bank
  • 2012 Estevan Lodge, Reford Gardens, Quebec, Canada. New Faces: Portraits from the Collection of the Canada Council Art Bank
  • 2010 Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, two person exhibition, new work
  • 2010 Villa Bagatelle, Quebec City, Royal Canadian Academy, Quebec members exhibition
  • 2009 Cambridge Art Gallery, Cambridge, Canada. Young Romance, Curated by Ivan Jurakic
  • 2009 www.vancouver2010.com/code. Exhibition 3: Competition. Curated by Milena Placentile
  • 2008 Artspace MCV/NYC, Brooklyn, NY. The Effect of Your Body, curated by Tracey Norman
  • 2008 Parisian Laundry, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Summertime in Paris
  • 2008 Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Generations, curated by Catherine Crowston
  • 2007 Contemporary Art Gallery. Satellite Project, Vancouver, British Columbia RSVP, Curated by Germaine Koh
  • 2007 Galerie McClure, Montreal, Quebec. Some Girls, curated by James Campbell
  • 2007 Projex-Mtl, Visages, Montreal, Quebec. Curated gallery show.
  • 2007 ArtLA, Los Angeles, California. Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects
  • 2007/8 SCOPE, New York, New York. Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects
  • 2006 Morgan Lehman Gallery, Canadian Stories, New York, New York
  • 2006 Katharine Mulherin Art Projects, Toronto, Ontario Pictures of Girls
  • 2006 Apexart, New York, NY. Gifts go in one direction, curated by Alexander Nagle
  • 2005 ARCO Art Fair, Madrid, Spain. Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects
  • 2005/8 ArtLA, Art Fair. Los Angeles,California. Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art
  • 2004 The Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, First View, curated by Ben Portis
  • 2003 Instant Coffee Collective, Urban Disco Trailer. Brooklyn, NY; Toronto; other locations. Alchemy and Mysticism #2
  • 2003 Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Canada, Daring Confessions
  • 2003 Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, The Bigger Picture, curated by Karen Love
  • 2003 Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mississauga. Dress: Signal, curated by M. Hilton Moore
  • 2002 St. Mary's University Gallery, Halifax, Posers, curated by Mathew Reichertz
  • 2001 Eastern Edge, St. Johns, Newfoundland. The Female Vulgar, curated by Barb Webb
  • 2001 Hamilton Artist's Inc., Hamilton.three-person exhibition, Girl’s Own
  • 2000 Platform, London, England. Serial Killers: Elements of Painting Multiplied by Six Artists, curated by Rosemary Heather
  • 2000 Christopher Cutts Gallery, Toronto, Serial Killers: Elements of Painting…
  • 1999 The Painting Centre, New York, New York, Winter Show
  • 1999 Gallery 101, Ottawa, three-person exhibition, Face Value, curated by Anne Grace
  • 1998 Winston Wächter, New York, New York. Body Double, curated by Bruce Ferguson
  • 1998 Artifice II, Montreal, offsite exhibition organized by the Saidye Bronfman Centre, Peep: Beyond the Eye of the Beholder, curated by David Liss
  • 1997 Saw Gallery, Ottawa. Hothead L. Terrorist and Friends, three person exhibition
  • 1996 Garnet Press Gallery, Toronto, Ontario. Snow, curated by Carla Garnet

Related Professional Activities

  • 2005- present Concordia University, Associate Professor, Studio Arts Department
  • 2009, 2007 Kingston Prize, National Portrait competition jury member
  • 2006 Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, elected
  • 2004 Canada Council for the Arts, visual arts grant adjudicator
  • 2000-05 University of Ottawa, part-time professor, Visual Arts Department
  • 2001 Manitoba Arts Council, Winnipeg, Visual Arts Grants adjudicator
  • 2000 Carleton University, Ottawa. Lecture/panel, Symposium "Gender and Genre”
  • 1999 UQUAM, artist talk and panel member, Symposium, “Dans l’oeil de l’art”
  • 1999 The Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina. Panel member, Symposium on gender in art
  • 1998 Art Gallery of Ontario, "Artists with their work" program
  • 1998 The Banff Centre for the Arts, Alberta, "Women and Paint" residency
  • 1994-96 Gallery 101, Ottawa, Member of Board of Directors, vice president 1996

Selected Visiting Artist/ArtistTalks

  • 2010 The University of Saskatchewan
  • 2010 Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, Corner Brook, NFLD
  • 2007 Emily Carr College of Art and Design, Artist’s Talk
  • 2007 University of British Columbia Okanagan, Visiting Artist
  • 2007 University of Ottawa, Artist Talk
  • 2005 University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Visiting Artist
  • 2003 York University, Toronto. Visiting Artist
  • 2002 Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, Visiting Artist
  • 2001 University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario. Visiting Artist
  • 2001 McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Artist Talk
  • 1999 Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec. Artist Talk
  • 1999 Galerie Sans Nom, Moncton, New Brunswick, Visiting Artist, “Francofete”
  • 1997 Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick. Visiting Artist.

Grants/Awards
(2010) (CALQ)Conseils des Arts et des Lettres Quebec – Inidividual research/creation grant; (2009) Canada Council for the Arts – Paris Studio Residency; (2008) Concordia University Research and Creation Grant; (2007) Concordia University – Faculty Research Project Grant; (2004) City of Ottawa- A grant; (2003) Canada Council for the Arts - Mid Career grant; Ontario Arts Council - Mid Career grant; (2002) City of Ottawa - A grant; (2000) Ontario Arts Council - Exhibition Assistance grant; (2000) City of Ottawa - Mid Career Grant; (1999) Canada Council for the Arts - Mid Career grant; (1998) Ontario Arts Council - Mid Career grant; (1998)Canada Council for the Arts - Travel grant; (1996) Canada Council for the Arts - C grant; (1996) City of Ottawa - B grant; (1995) City of Ottawa - B grant

Collections

  • The Canada Council Art Bank
  • The Art Gallery of Ontario
  • Hart House, University of Toronto
  • The Beaverbrook Gallery
  • The City of Ottawa
  • The National Archives of Canada
  • The Ottawa Art Gallery
  • private collections

Selected Bibliography

  • 2010 Border Crossings. Exhibition review by James Campbell, (issue #114, Summer 2010).
  • 2008 “Eliza Griffiths:1995-2002“, catalogue of Hallwalls Contemporary Art Centre exhibition
  • 2008 Generations. Catalogue of exhibition at Art Gallery of Alberta
  • 2008 NOW Magazine, Toronto. Feature exhibition review, October.
  • 2007 NY Arts Magazine, feature, Jan/Feb Vol.12, No. ½
  • 2005 The Globe and Mail, review Gary Michael Dault (September 05)
  • 2003 Border Crossings “Souped-up Everything: the art of Eliza Griffiths”, Robert Enright (Issue #88)
  • 2003 The Globe and Mail. “An erotic harmony of hormones”, Gary Michael Dault (25.10)
  • 2002 Poseurs. Exhibition catalogue, St. Mary’s University Art Gallery, Mathew Reicherz
  • 2002 The Buffalo Times. "Beyond the Pale", Richard Huntington (June 14)
  • 2002 Canadian Art Magazine. "The Devil in Ms Griffiths", cover article, RM Vaughn (03,02)
  • 2002 CBC Television ARTSPOTS.
  • 2001 C Magazine. "Fast women, fast cars", Si Si Penaloza. (Winter 2001/2002)
  • 2000 The Edmonton Journal. “Such pretty portraits, with an edge”, Alan Kellog. (4.11)
  • 2000 Toronto Life. “Girl Trouble”, Betty Ann Jordan. (11.00)
  • 2000 EYE Magazine, Toronto. “Heady themes, Horny teens: Joanne Tod and Eliza Griffiths”, RM Vaughn
  • 1999 Le Droit. "Quand La Couleur Dense Danse: Lumiere et Peinture", Aline Begin.
  • 1999 The Ottawa Citizen. "From fierce women to bruised and dazed men", Paul Gessell
  • 1999 Matriart. “Power Images: Nora Morse and Eliza Griffiths”, Virginia MacDonnell
  • 1999 Artichoke. “Eliza Griffiths: Dystopic Romances review” , Paula Gustafson
  • 1999 TVOntario - Studio Two. Television feature produced by Barabara Dundas. (May 4)
  • 1999 The Regina Leader-Post “Stories' challenges cultural paradigms”, Jack Anderson
  • 1999 New York Magazine. "Mad About Art", Edith Newhall. Painting reproduction. (Jan 4)
  • 1998 Border Crossings. "Fictive Spaces", Robert Enright. (Issue #67, vol.17, no. 3)
  • 1998 The Vancouver Sun. "Artist Eliza Griffiths treads new ground …", Michael Scott.
  • 1998 C - Magazine. "Eliza Griffiths at Mercer Union", John Armstrong. (Issue #57.)

Texts by Eliza Griffiths

  • 2004 C Magazine, “Daniel Richter: Optimistic Dystopian”, interview.(09.04)
  • 2004 Art Gallery of Lambton. Catalogue essay for exhibition of paintings by Ian McLean
  • 1997 Emerging Artist Showcase, Gallery 101, Ottawa. Exhibition essay