Education


2005  MFA University of Guelph, Guelph, ON

2003  BFA Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University, Halifax, NS

Selected Solo Exhibitions


2018    

book of birds, Renann Isaacs Contemporary Art, Guelph, ON

2017    

What I know about flowers, Renann Isaacs Contemporary Art, Guelph, ON 2016

Inconsolable, Boarding House Arts, Guelph ON

2014   

Wander, Renann Isaacs Contemporary Art, Guelph ON

2011    

Back to the Landscape, Harbinger Gallery, Waterloo, ON

2005  

Eileen MacArthur, Propeller Centre for the Arts, Toronto, ON

Pieces Missing, MacDonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph, ON 2003

Paintings, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019   

Kindred, Manifest Gallery and Creative Research Centre, Cincinnati, OH

Enchanted Realm, Arts Benicia Gallery, Benicia, CA

2018   

Juxtapositions, The Painting Centre, New York, NY

Small Treasures, Inverness County Centre for the Arts, Inverness, Nova Scotia Faces, Site: Brooklyn                                      Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Still Life, Renann Isaacs Contemporary Art, Toronto, ON
International Women’s Day Exhibition, Silence, Guelph, ON

2017 

WHO ARE YOU ? Nuit Blanche - Red Head Gallery, Toronto, ON

Carmichael Canadian Landscape Exhibition: Tradition Transformed, Orillia Museum of Art and History,                                  Orillia, ON

150 Years of light in Canada, Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Toronto, ON

Birth and its meanings, Ryerson University at Milk Glass Gallery, Toronto, ON

2016

Schema, Manifest Gallery and Creative Research Centre, Cincinnati, Ohio

Toronto International Art Fair, Metro Toronto Convention Centre (Renann Isaacs Contemporary Art)                                    Toronto, ON

2015  

Secret Garden, Manifest Gallery and Creative Research Centre, Cincinnati, OH

Toronto International Art Fair, Metro Toronto Convention Centre (Renann Isaacs Contemporary Art)                                    Toronto, ON

Master Class, The Boarding House, Guelph, Ontario

2014   

Face First, Manifest Gallery and Creative Research Centre, Cincinnati, Ohio

Toronto International Art Fair, Metro Toronto Convention Centre (Renann Isaacs Contemporary Art)                                    Toronto, ON

Still Life, Renann Isaacs Contemporary Art, Guelph, ON

2013 

Fresh Paint, Manifest Gallery and Creative Research Centre, Cincinnati, Ohio

Darkness at the Edge, Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Toronto, ON
The Sex Show 2013, Gallery 1313, Toronto, ON

2012   

Sincerely Yours, Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Toronto, ON
Magnitude 7.8 Manifest Gallery and Creative Research Centre, Cincinnati, Ohio

2011     

Insomnia, Nuit Blanche, Red Head Gallery, Toronto, ON

Saving Face, Living Arts Centre, Mississauga, ON

The Kingston Prize for Canadian Portraiture, Firehall Theatre, Gananoque ON. Institute for Contemporary                          Culture, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, ON. Galerie d'Art Desjardins, Drummondville, QC

Landscapes, Renann Isaacs Contemporary, Guelph, ON

XX/5 Invitational Biennial, Fisch Haus, Wichita, Kansas

2010   

Here and There: In collaboration with One Hour Empire Magazine, Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts,                                Toronto, ON

Group Show, Renann Isaacs Contemporary, Guelph, ON

Building a Legacy, MacDonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph, ON

2009 

The Kingston Prize for Canadian Portraiture, Grande Theatre, Kingston, ON. Acadia University Gallery,                                Wolfville, NS. Waddington's Auction Rooms Toronto, ON. Art Gallery of Calgary, AB

Some Kind of Wonderful Biennial, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, ON

2008 

Transactions: 11 Canadian Artists, Chongqing Art Museum, China

2006   

Unfabulous, The Temporary City Gallery, Guelph, ON

2004   

Melanie Authier Martin Golland/Eileen MacArthur, Zavitz Gallery, Guelph, ON

Compilation II, Durham  Art Gallery, Durham, ON
Switch, Centre for the Arts at University of Buffalo, NY

Awards


2009  Special Mention, Kingston Prize for Canadian Portraiture
2005  University of Guelph Travel Grant
2005  University of Guelph Access Bursary
2003  Board of Graduate Studies Research Scholarship, Guelph, Ontario 2003 University of Guelph Scholarship
2002  Endowment Fund Scholarship, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design 2002 Margo and Roland Marshall Award                   for Printmaking, NSCAD
2002  Simon Chang and Phyllis Levine Foundation Scholarship, NSCAD 2001 Centennial Scholarship, NSCAD

Professional Experience


2017-18    Assistant Gallery Coordinator- The Art Gallery of Guelph, Guelph, ON

                   Studio Art Instructor - Studiohere, Fergus, ON
2006-17  Studio Art Instructor -Guelph School of Art, Guelph, ON
2008-13  Studio Art Instructor-Elora Centre for the Arts, Elora, ON
2007-13  Collections Management Assistant-MacDonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph

Publications


2018 

Artmaze Magazine, Issue #8, June 2018
“International Painting Annual 8” Manifest Gallery and Creative Research Centre, Cincinnati, Ohio

2017 

Artascent: Art & Literature Journal 23, February 2017

“Birth and its Meanings” Exhibition Catalogue, Ryerson University

2016 

“Manifest Exhibition Annual: Season 10”, Manifest Gallery and Creative Research Centre, Cincinnati, Ohio

2014 

“International Painting Annual 4” Manifest Gallery and Creative Research Centre, Cincinnati, Ohio
2013

Kevin Kelly, Manifest’s Tenth Anniversary, AEQAI, Nov, 24,2013 http://aeqai.com/main/2013/11/manifests-                         tenth-anniversary/   

“Darkness at the Edge” exhibition catalogue, Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Toronto, ON
2012 

"Sincerely Yours" exhibition catalogue, Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Toronto, ON 2012 Karen Chambers,                "Small artwork can loom large: Tiny is mighty at this exhibit.” Cincinnati.com, June 12, 2012

"Magnitude 7.8." exhibition catalogue, Manifest Gallery and Creative Research Centre, Cincinnati, Ohio
2011    

Jan Dean "Artists go face to face" Mississauga.com, September 20, 2011
XX/5 Invitational Biennial, exhibition catalogue, Fisch Haus, Wichita, KS
Denise Neil, "Women's art exhibit comes into its own: Fisch Haus show features work of five women from around                the world", Wichita Eagle, April 27 2011
"Culture Experience", CTV South western Ontario The Beat, January 22, 2011
2009 

"The Kingston Prize 2009: Canada's National Portrait Competition." exhibition catalogue, Kingston Arts Council
Murray White, "Why Kitchener-Waterloo has a biennial, but Toronto does not." The Toronto Star, August 27,09

Robert Reid, "Some Kind of Wonderful", Kitchener-Waterloo Record, July 23, 2009
"Some Kind of Wonderful." SNAP Kitchener-Waterloo, Aug 2009

"Some Kind of Wonderful." exhibition catalogue, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery
2008 

Sarah Nasby, "Transactions 11." exhibition catalogue, Chongqing Art Museum
2005 

Aidan Ware, "The Fabulous Unfabulous." exhibition catalogue, Temporary City Gallery, Ontario
2004 

"Carousel Magazine" edition #15 (Spring 2004), "Carousel Magazine" edition #14 (Winter 2003)

Panels / Presentations


2016   

"Inconsolable" Artist talk at Boarding House Arts, Guelph, ON
2014   

“Art +Ideas” Panel discussion with Jane Buyers, Linda O’Neill and Cathy Ross, Renann Isaacs Contemporary,                       Guelph, ON
“Art + Ideas” Panel discussion with Susan Dobson, Dawn Owen, Linda O’Neill and Greg Denton, Renann Isaacs                  Contemporary, Guelph, ON
2013   

“Art and Ideas” Panel discussion with Linda O’Neill Martin Pearce and Ron Shuebrook, Renann Isaacs                                     Contemporary, Guelph, ON
2010 

"Paintings of Photographs" artist talk, SOFAM, University of Guelph, ON
2009 

"Painting Realism" artist talk, SOFAM, The University of Guelph, ON
2005 

"Pieces Missing" artist talk, MacDonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph, ON

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