MELANIE AUTHIER

1980    Born in Montréal, Quebec, Canada
Currently lives and works in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
                 
          
Education

2006    Master of Fine Arts, University of Guelph, ON, Canada
2002    Bachelor of Fine Arts (Major in Studio Arts, Minor in Women in the Fine Arts), Concordia University, Montréal, QC, Canada

 

Forthcoming Exhibitions

2016    Solo exhibition, curated by Robert Enright, organized and circulated by the Thames Art Gallery in partnership with Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, Ottawa Art Gallery, Galerie de l'UQAM, Montreal, QC, to date (catalogue essays by Robert Enright and Sarah Milroy)
2015    catalogue release for Melanie Authier: Grisailles, Rodman Hall Art Centre, Brock University, St. Catharines, ON (essays by Jonathan Shaughnessy (curator of contemporary art at the National Gallery of Canada, and Marcie Bronson)

          
Selected Solo Exhibitions

2014    Melanie Authier: Figments & Foils, Georgia Scherman Projects, Toronto, ON
2013    Melanie Authier: Grisailles, Rodman Hall Art Centre, Brock University, St. Catharines, ON (catalogue)
Melanie Authier: Vault/Shield/Buttress/Basin, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, NS, Canada
Melanie Authier: Jostling Pictorial Oppositions,Georgia Scherman Projects, Toronto, ON, Canada
2010    The Ribbon and the Lightning Rod, Georgia Scherman Projects, Toronto, ON, Canada
Nobody’s Geometry, FOFA Gallery, Concordia University, Montréal, QC, Canada (bilingual catalogue with essay by James D. Campbell)
Warrior Ridge, Michael Gibson Gallery, London, ON, Canada (catalogue)
2009    Chain Links, Georgia Scherman Projects, Toronto, ON, Canada
Young Canada, Le Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada
Frisky Vista, Bilton Contemporary Art, Red Deer, AB, Canada
Chameleon, Definitely Superior Art Gallery Artist-Run Centre & Art Gallery, Thunder Bay, ON, Canada
2008    Vista Blitz, The New Gallery (TNG), Calgary, AB, Canada (catalogue)
Sneaky Haunt, Michael Gibson Gallery, London, ON, Canada (catalogue)
2007    This could be the place, Michael Gibson Gallery, London, ON, Canada
Karma Kanyon, aceartinc, Winnipeg, MB, Canada (publication)

 

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2014    Young Canadian Painters Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge, ON, Canada
           Off-Manif, Galerie Michel Guimont, Quebec City, PQ, Canada
2013    The Painting Project: A Snapshot of Painting in Canada, La Galerie UQAM, curated by Julie Bélisle and general curator Louise Déry, Montréal City, QC,Canada (catalogue)
2012    Builders: Canadian Biennial, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada, (bilingual catalogue)
60 Painters, Humber College School of Arts and Media, Toronto, ON, Canada (catalogue)
2011    Between the Cracks/Picturing the Fourth Dimension, Oboro Gallery, Montreal, QC, Canada
2010    Four Ottawa Painters, curated by Sandra Dyck, Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Two Person Exhibition with Martin Golland, Galerie Michel Guimont, Québec City, QC, Canada
Double Trouble, Melanie Authier & Martin Golland, Polychrome Fine Arts, Victoria, BC, Canada
Behind the Black Curtain II, Michael Gibson Gallery, London, ON, Canada
Untitled 2010: Melanie Authier, John Massey, Margaret Priest, Tony
Scherman, Georgia Scherman Projects, Toronto, ON, Canada
2009    The Phoenix Art, curated by Robert Enright, Galerie Simon Blais, Montréal, QC, Canada
           Look Six, Elissa Cristall Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Young Canada Presents: Barometric Reading Series 1, LE Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada
Look 5 - Perceptions in Landscape, Elissa Cristall Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2008    Soft Abs, Modern Fuel Gallery, Kingston, ON, Canada
Look Four, Elissa Cristall Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Jerome Fortin & New Arrivals, Michael Gibson Gallery, London, ON, Canada
2007    RBC Painting Competition, Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, ON, Canada (catalogue)
RBC Painting Competition, Galerie d'art Louise-et-Reuben-Cohen, Moncton, NB, Canada; MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie, ON, Canada; Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB, Canada; Emily Carr Institute Art + Design, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Crossing Borders, The Kenan Center, Lockport, NY, USA
Cartographies, Elissa Cristall Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Group Show, Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada
Selected Works,Michael Gibson Gallery, London, ON, Canada
StART, Studio 21 Fine Art, Halifax, NS, Canada
2006    Kolour your World: Melanie Authier & Gary Spearin, Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada
2005    Just What I’ve Always Wanted, Artery Gallery, Kitchener/Waterloo, ON, Canada
ArtsWeek at 401 Richmond, Art in the Halls, 401 Richmond, Toronto, ON, Canada

Varying Degrees of Abstraction, Zavitz Gallery, Guelph, ON, Canada
Concordia Alumni Art Exhibit, VAV Gallery, Montréal, QC, Canada
Midnight Artist Run, Ed Video, Guelph, ON, Canada
2004    Oeuvres Recents, Gallery Sandra Goldie, Westmount, QC
Bonheur dhiver (group show), Uplands Cultural & Heritage Centre, Lennoxville, QC, Canada

 

Selected Residencies

2013    NSCAD, Halifax, NS, Canada

 

Selected Publications
 
2014     Young Canadian Painters, Pete Smith essay, Cambridge Gallery - Idea Exchange, Cambridge, ON
2013    Bélisle, Julie, Louise Déry, Robert Enright, Nicolas Mavrikakis, and Jonathan Shaughnessy. The Painting Project A Snapshot of Painting in Canada.. Montréal: Galerie De I'Uqam.
2012    Builders: Canadian Biennial 2012, Jonathan Shaughnessy, Heather Anderson, et al.National Gallery of Canada: Ottawa, ON, Canada
60 Painters. Scott Sawtell. Toronto, ON, Canada: Lakeshore Arts
2011    Art Collection at the Embassy of Canada in Madrid, Government of Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada, p. 12, ISBN 978-100-52961-5
2010    The Natural: Remarks on Melanie Authier's Radically Improvisatory Art, James, D. Campbell, FOFA Gallery, Concordia University, Montréal, QC, Canada  
The Donovan Collection, Toronto, ON, Canada: University of St. Michael’s College, p. 71
Melanie Authier: Warrior Ridge, Robert Enright (introduction), James D. Campbell (monograph); exhibition catalogue, Michael Gibson Gallery, London, ON, Canada
2008    Carte Blanche v.2 Painting, Clint Roenisch and Jane Urquhart, The Magenta Foundation, Toronto, ON, Canada, pp. 15, 32
RBC Painting Competition Ten Years, Laurel MacMillan (ed.), Friesens, Altona, MB, Canada, pp. 10, 25
PaperWait 2005-2007, “Melanie Authier’s Karma Kanyon,” essay by Stacey Abramson, aceartinc, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, pp. 77-80
Melanie Authier - Sneaky Haunt, Jennie Kraehling (ed.), exhibition catalogue, Michael Gibson Gallery, London, ON, Canada
Vista Blitz, Martin Golland, The New Gallery (TNG), Calgary, AB, Canada
Experimentation joy and fun, Matthew Hills, essay, Modern Fuel, Kingston, ON, Canada
2007    RBC Canadian Painting Competition, Leah Sandals, Royal Bank of Canada, Toronto, ON, Canada, p. 19
2005    Carousel 17, Cote, Francis (ed.) and Lauren Stein, Becca Gulka, Mark Laliberte. Guelph, ON, Canada: Ampersand, Spring/Summer: 56

 

Selected Reviews/Interviews

2015     Enright, Robert. "Melanie Authier: The Wholly Trinity," Border Crossings, interview with Enright, Vol. 34, Num. 3, Issue 135, Fall 2015, pp. 67-70
Border Views. "Conundrumming" Border Crossings, vol 34, number 1, p. 19
2014    Vegh, Stephanie. “Melanie Authier at Rodman Hall Art Centre in St. Catherine’s” Akimblog, January 4. Web
McLaughlin, Bryne. “Melanie Authier on Abstraction, Painting, and Going Grey” Canadian Art, March 11. Web.
Laing, Sarah.  "Ones to Watch", Elle Canada Magazine, March, number 153, p. 111
Li, Daisy. Ta Kung Poa, B7, Print
Simpson, Peter. “5 Best Pieces Declared OAG’s Big Fundraiser Art Sale” Ottawa Citizen, June 16. Web.
2013    Campbell, James D. “Crossovers - Melanie Authier,” Border Crossings, Vol. 32, No. 2, pp 127-129
Morgan, Brian. “Five Contemporary Artists to Watch” Walrus Magazine, Vol. 10, Issue 10. December. Print.
Milroy, Sarah “An art show with everything but the kitchen sink – even the kitchen chair,” The Globe and Mail, Toronto, ON, June 7
Orenstein, Shari. “Interview: Melanie Authier,” Artsync.ca, Toronto, ON, March 22
Orenstein, Shari. “Making of “Three Beasts”,” Artsync.ca, Toronto, ON, March 22
Dudin, Tali. “120 Seconds with Melanie Authier,” Artsync.ca, Toronto, ON, February 8
2012    Sandals, Leah. “Canadian Biennial Aims To Build Different Vision Of National Art” Canadian Art Online, November 1 (colour reproduction)
Shaughnessy, Jonathan. “Building Materials” Vernissage, p 11-19, Fall 2012 (colour reproduction)
Lessard, Valérie. “Négocier en contradictions” Le Droit, Oct 27
           Whyte, Murray. “Painting is alive and well. . . in Etobicoke!” Toronto Star, E1,4, May 24 (colour reproduction)
Simpson, Peter. “Art-fil” The Ottawa Citizen, D1,2, August 27 (colour reproduction)
Dick, Terrance. “60 Painters | David Trautrimas at Le Gallery” Akimblog, June 5th. 
Loney, Sydney. “Unleash the power of your mind” Chatelaine, p 119, August
Roth, Marco. “The Scientists” Harper’s, Vol 325 No 1947, p13 (colour reproduction)
2011    Deachman, Cindy. “Watch List: Painters Painting,” Ottawa Life Magazine, p. 47, February
Dick, Terrance. “Melanie Authier at Georgia Scherman Projects” Akimblog, January 18
Granjon, Émilie. “Vitalité n’est pas renaissance!,” Vie des Arts, Vol. 54, Spring 2010, p.92
Whyte, Murray. “Lightning strikes twice: Melanie Authier at Georgia Scherman,” thestar.com, Toronto, ON, Canada, 13 December
“Opening: Melanie Authier,” ArtSync TV, Rogers Cable, Toronto, ON, Canada, 3 December
Vaughan, R.M. “Melanie Authier at Georgia Scherman Projects,” The Globe and Mail, Toronto, ON, Canada, 4 December
2010    Campbell, James D. “The Phoenix Art,” Frieze Magazine, 1 May, pp. 146-147
Saunders, Stephanie. “Ten artists first-time buyers should invest in now,” Torontolife.com, November 24
Dudin, Tali. “Opening: Melanie Authier” Artsync.ca, Toronto, ON, Canada, December 3
2009    Ryan, Carol-Ann M. “Melanie Authier: Chain Links,” Canadian Art Online, Toronto, ON, Canada, 28 May
Unknown. “The Phoenix Art: Viewing Painting’s Renewed Power” Canadian Art Online, Toronto, ON, Canada. December 17
           Sandals, Leah. “Does this look like a zebra to you?, National Post, Toronto, ON, Canada, 3 April, PM12
Messadie, Janine. Radio Interview, CBC Radio Canada, Toronto, ON, Canada, 23 March
Weber, Mark.  “Mesmerizing art at bilton gallery,” Red Deer Express, Red Deer, AB, Canada, 27May
Folwell, Matthew. “Exploring the Sublime,” Our Neighbourhood Magazine, Toronto, ON, Canada, 1 March, p. 39
Davis, Jolene. “Get your fill of art - Urban Infill Art exhibit features hot-ticket artists,” The Chronicle Journal, Thunder Bay, ON, Canada, 21 March, p. D1
Latimer, Kim. “Urban Infill art-in-the-core,” radio interview, CBC Radio 88.3 FM, Thunder Bay, ON, Canada, 19 March
Maehans, Linda. “In the Bay: Magnets for the eyes,” Thunder Bay Source Weekly Newspaper, Thunder Bay, ON, Canada, 3 April, p. 16
2008    Williamson, Andrea.  “Contradictions in Landscape,” FFWD Weekly, Visual Arts, 27 November
Neudorf, Kim. “Melanie Authier's 'Vista Blitz' at The New Gallery,” Shotgun Review.ca, December
2007    Eyland, Cliff. “Crossovers - Melanie Authier,” Border Crossings Magazine, Vol. 26, No. 3, August, pp. 140-141
           Wadsley, Helena. “What we saw at exhibitions in the West, Gallerieswest, Vol. 7, No. 1, April, p. 42
Zolf, Janice. Television interview, 6pm News, A Channel, 11 July
           Abramson, Stacey. “Art Seen: Reinventing Abstraction, Uptown, May, p. 18
Scott, Susan. “The beautiful and the sublime,” Artscape, July, pp. 4-5
Abramson, Stacey. “Melanie Authier’s Karma Kanyon, Critical Distance, Vo. 12, No. 4, May
Skitt, Drew. Television interview, In The Know, Arts & Entertainment, Rogers, 6 July
Leigh, Terry. Television interview,Talk Local, Rogers TV

 

Selected Grants/Awards

2015     Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant
2014     Canada Council for the Arts Visual Artist Project Grant
                  Ontario Arts Council Production Grant
2013     Canada Council for the Arts Visual Artist Project Grant
                  Ontario Arts Council Production Grant
                  City of Ottawa Production Grant
2011     City of Ottawa Production Grant
                  Ontario Arts Council Production Grant
2010     Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant
2009           Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant
2008           Toronto Arts Council Production Grant
                  Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant
2007     Honourable Mention for the 9th Annual RBC Painting Competition

 

Selected Lectures/Talks

 
2014    National Gallery of Canada, Wednesday Morning Lecture Series, “Spatial Wonders: An Artist’s Interpretation” Ottawa, Canada.
2013    Indiana University Bloomington, Indiana Indianapolis, USA
2012    Humber College School of Arts and Media, talk in the context of 60 Painters, “Materialize: How the Stuff of Painting Creates Meaning” Toronto, ON, Canada
Algonquin College, Ottawa, ON, Canada
2011    The Ottawa Art Gallery, talk in the context of the Firestone Gallery exhibition “Marian Scott: Abstracted Notions,” Ottawa, ON, Canada
2010    FOFA Gallery Main Space, talk in context of Melanie Authier: Nobody’s Geometry, Montréal, QC, Canada
2009    Georgia Scherman Projects and MOCCA Inside/Out Educational Programming, Toronto, ON, Canada
Definitely Superior Art Gallery, Thunder Bay, ON, Canada
2008    Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary, AB, Canada
Langara College, Vancouver, BC, Canada
University College of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford, BC, Canada
Painting 210 & 310, Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2007    Aceartinc, Winnipeg, MB, Canada

 

Selected Collections

The National Gallery of Canada, Otttawa, ON
Canada House, London, England
Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa, ON
The MacDonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph, ON
Humber Institute of Technology and Learning, Toronto, ON Canada
The Government of Foreign Affairs, Madrid, Spain and Berlin, Germany
The Donovan Collection, Toronto, ON
McCarthy Tetrault, Toronto, ON
RBC Collection, Ottawa, ON and Toronto, ON
Lotto-Quebec, Montreal, QC
Desjardins, Levi, QC
TD Bank Collection, Toronto, ON and London, ON
BMO, Toronto, ON

Government of Foreign Affairs, Netherlands
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Melanie Authier

 

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