PETE SMITH

 

EDUCATION


2007 Masters of Fine Art, University of Guelph, Studio Visual Art

2001 Bachelor of Education, Nipissing University, Intermediate/Senior Education

1998 Bachelor of Fine Arts, York University, Studio Visual Art

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2012      Blind Carbon Copy, P|M Gallery, Toronto

2012      Colorida, Lisbon, Portugal

2010     Newspaper Drawings, Joan Ferneyhough Gallery, North Bay

2009     the system has no memory, Board of Directors, Toronto

2008     Proverbs for Paranoids, Elissa Cristall Gallery, Vancouver

2008     returning message to sender, Joan Ferneyhough Gallery, North Bay

2007     Resident Threshold, Zavitz Gallery, University of Guelph, Guelph

2005     The Betty Asher Project, Collaboration w/Otino Corsano, Katherine

              Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, Toronto

2005     Back in Black, Collaboration w/Otino Corsano, curated by Poppsy 

             Johnson, The Spokes Club, Toronto

2005     Achilles Heel, Joan Ferneyhough Gallery, North Bay

2004     Drift, Collaboration w/Otino Corsano, Katharine Mulherin Gallery, Toronto

2003     4 eyes, Collaboration w/Otino Corsano, Katherine Mulherin

           Contemporary Art Projects, Toronto

2003     Extraterrestrial, Red Head Gallery, Toronto

2003     Out of this airless sky, White Water Gallery, North Bay

2002     hero biscuits, 1080 BUS Gallery, Toronto

2000     hansel and gretel, The Art Firm, Toronto

2000     diary, Angell Gallery, Toronto

2000     broken animals, White Water Gallery, Toronto

1999     in the moor, The Art Firm, Toronto

1998     transitions, The LAUNCH PAD Gallery, Toronto

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2012     60P: Sixty Painters, Humber Arts & Media Studios, Toronto

2009     21st Century Abstraction, Joan Ferneyhough Gallery, North Bay

2008     Cheer, Elissa Cristall Gallery, Vancouver

2008     Decade, Katherine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, Toronto

2007     Cartographies, Elissa Cristall Gallery, Vancouver

2007     University of Guelph MFA, Birch Libralato, Toronto

2007     A Retrospective of Artists in North Bay and Surrounding Area, W. K. P.

            Kennedy Gallery, North Bay

2006     10 Year Anniversary Exhibition, Joan Ferneyhough Gallery, North Bay

2006     Breathing Room, Joan Ferneyhough Gallery, North Bay

2005     The New is Now, Canadian Art Magazine Art Hop, Koolhaus, Toronto

2005     Sliver, Elissa Cristall Gallery, Vancouver

2005     MACO, sponsored by P/M Gallery, Mexico City

2004     Salon Show, Elissa Cristall Gallery, Vancouver

2004     Clean Cut, P/M Gallery, Toronto

2004                 Toronto Alternative Art Fair International, sponsored by Katherine Mulherin Gallery, Toronto

2004     Just Enough to Tickle, curated by Suzy Oliviera, Drabinsky Gallery,

            Toronto

2004     Summer Show, Joan Ferneyhough Gallery, North Bay

2004     Adaptation, curated by Daniel Baird, Red Head Gallery, Toronto

2003                 Drawer, curated by Patrick McCauley, York Quay Gallery Case Studies, Toronto

2003     The Michael Jackson Project, curated by Andrew Harwood, Zsa Zsa,

            Toronto

2002     Glow, Archive, Toronto

2002     if I had a hi-fi, Mercer Union, Toronto

2002     Crisis, Project Arts Center, Dublin, Ireland

2002     smaller, Neutral Ground, Regina

2001     White Out, The Art Firm, Toronto

2001     Mail Art, White Water Gallery, North Bay

2001     Painting the Nude, The Timmins Museum, Timmins

2001     The Bear Chair Cover-Up, WKP Kennedy Gallery, North Bay

2001     After School Special, White Water Gallery, North Bay

2000     Taste Test, base, Toronto

1999     Fall Collection, the Art Firm, Toronto

1999     Rugged, 45 Rugged Road, Nantucket, Massachusetts

1999     1999    Objects and Objectivity, Two Person Show w/Jason MacIsaac, Zsa Zsa, Toronto

 

CURATORIAL

 

2010     2010 Sudden Frost Elissa Cristall Gallery, Vancouver, exhibition of works by Michel Daigneault, Sky Glabush,

                       Will Gorlitz, Patrick Mahon, David Merritt, Jenn E Norton, Kevin Rodgers and Nicole Vogelzang

2007 Cartographies, Elissa Cristall Gallery, Vancouver, exhibition of works by            

             Melanie Authier, Martin Golland, John Kissick and Monica Tap

2005 Sliver, Elissa Cristall Gallery, Vancouver, exhibition of works by Anda

            Kubis, Suzanne Nacha and Alistair Magee

2001 After School Special, White Water Gallery, North Bay, exhibition           

             contained the work of Nipissing University Education students

1999 Tag Team: an exhibition of artist collaborations, The LAUNCH PAD      

            Gallery Toronto, contained works by Clint Griffin, Katherin Mulherin, Jason Dunda,

            Michael Davey, Kevin Rogers, Natalie Majaba Walburger and others.

 

GRANTS & AWARDS

 

2005     Tony Sherman Graduate Painting Scholarship, University of Guelph

2005     University of Guelph Graduate Scholarship

2003     Ontario Arts Council, Emerging Artist Grant

2000     Ontario Arts Council, Exhibition Assistance

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

Corsano, Otino, ‘Paintings’ Imposter, Catalogue Essay, 10/01/03 

Dault, Gary Michael, “Pete Smith, Otino Corsano and Tiff Izsa at Katherine Mulherin”, Gallery Going, The Globe and Mail, 07/26/03

Goddard, Peter, “Meeting Stars on the Rise”, The Toronto Star, 07/31/04

Henderson, Lee, “Sudden Frost,” Bordercrossings, December, January, February 2010/2011

Landry, Mike, “Proverbs for Paranoids”, Things of Desire, thingsofdesire.wordpress.com, 01/28/08

Maclean, Caroline, Plugged In, MCTV, 04/26/01

Maclean, Caroline, Plugged In, MCTV, 05/12/00

Marshall, Stewart, “When I Consort With Artists”, The Moosehat Blog.com 07/20/07

North Bay Nightly News, Cogeco Channel 12, North Bay, 02/04/08

Osborne, Catherine, “Galleries Kick Back in Summer”, The Big Picture, The National Post, 07/24/04

Osborne, Catherine, “ET Comes Home”, The Big Picture, The National Post, 10/18/03

Simon, Kim, ‘Extraterrestrial’, Catalogue Essay, 10/01/03

Wadsley, Helena, “Cartogrpahies”, Galleries West, 08/01/07

 

 

 

 

 

ARTICLES/PUBLICATIONS/TALKS

 

2010     “Painter, thinker, scribe: John Kissick leads by example” Canadian Art

2010     “Operating Systems”, Catalogue Essay for Unnatural: Michel Daigneault and

              Monica Tap, Rodman Hall Art Centre, Brock University

2009     “Kissick, Craven and Broadworth: Small is Beautiful”, Canadian Art, Online

            Edition, May 2009

2009     “Ben Reeves at Equinox Gallery”, BorderCrossings, No. 109, Spring 2009

2009     Artist Talk, University of Western Ontario

2009     “Characters and Caracaturas: Guston, Lichtenstein and the Painted Cartoon”,      

            Paper presented at Mixing the Message: A Symposium on Painting, The University of Guelph

2008     Artist Talk, University of Fraser Valley, Abbotsford, British Columbia

2008     Artist Talk, The Reach Gallery Museum, Abbotsford, British Columbia

2008     “Martin Golland: Shapeshifter at Birch/Libralato”, Canadian Art, Fall 2008

2008     “Monica Tap: One Second Hudson at Wynick/Tuck”, Canadian Art, Spring

2007     “Characters and Caracaturas: Guston, Lichtenstein and the Painted Cartoon”,     

paper presented at the University Art Association of Canada Conference, University of Waterloo

2007     Artist Talk, Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto

2005     “Illuminated Manuscripts: Several Thoughts on Alistair Magee”,

            Samplesize.ca

2004     “Two Exhibitions That Didn’t Change My Life But Did Change My Week:

            Even More (as if there weren’t enough already) Criticism on David Urban

            And John Kissick,” Samplesize.ca

2004     “Several Thoughts on the Impulse towards Abstraction”, Samplesize.ca

2004     “5 Important Reasons Why You Should Buy Abstract Paintings”,

          Samplesize.ca

 

TEACHING APPOINTMENTS

 

2010     Sessional Lecturer, University of Toronto, Second Year Painting

2010     Sessional Lecturer, Ontario College of Art and Design, Fourth Year Painting

2009-10 Sessional Lecturer, University of Western Ontario, Drawing, Painting and

               Foundations

2009     Sessional Lecturer, University of Guelph, Third Year Drawing

2005-07 Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Guelph, Painting and

               Foundations   

 

REPRESENTATION

 

Elissa Cristall, Vancouver, B.C.

Ferneyhough Contemporary, North Bay, ON

P|M Gallery, Toronto, ON