David Wright

Artist David Wright

 

 

Born: Coventry, England
Status: Canadian Since 1972

 

 

Education

1970 - 1972 Postgraduate studies in Fine Art
University of Reading, England
M.F.A. - 1972

1966 - 1970 King's College
University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England
B.A. - First Class Honours in Fine Art - 1970

Commissions & Awards

2006

Commissioned painting - 60"x 120" Los Senderos, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

2004

Series of three small landscapes, East Dell Vineyard, Ontario.

2003

Commissioned painting, 48" x 48", Eastman Vineyard, Ontario.

1999

McGregor Park Mural, 144"x1080", City of Toronto, Ontario.

1992

John Chapman Portrait, 48" x 60" - Telesat Mobile Inc., Ottawa, Ontario

1991

Mural, 133" x 128" - Ontario Lottery Corporation, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

1991

Mural, 180" x 126" - Constitution Square, Ottawa, Ontario.

1991

Mural, 54" x 78" - M.T. Assoc. Investment Counsel, Toronto, Ontario.

1990

Mural, 54" x 90" - Andersen Consulting, Toronto, Ontario.

1990

Mural, 54" x 84" - Mitchell Partnership, Toronto, Ontario.

1990

Series of five commissions, 60" x 48" - Telesat Mobile Inc., Ottawa, Ontario.

1990

Mural, 74" x 102" - Herity Corporation, Toronto, Ontario.

1989

Mural, 48" x 108" - Sears Financial, Chicago, Illinois.

1988

Mural, 60" x 120" - Canadian Federation of Independent Business, Toronto, Ontario.

1982

Mural, 120" x 300" - Ottawa Civic Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario.

1973-82

 Regular recipient of Ontario Arts Council Project and Materials Grant Awards

1976

Canadian Society of Graphic Art, Silkscreen Purchase.

1973

Mural, 60" x 120" - Watts Henderson, Toronto, Ontario.
Jack Reppen - Best in Show Award, Toronto City Hall, Ontario.

1972

Stowell's Trophy Silver Medallion, awarded by
Sir Norman Reid, Director of the Tate Gallery - London, England

1971

Mural, 36" x 180" - Playboy Club, London, England.

 Public & Corporate Collections

ABN Amrobank, Toronto

Marriott Corp., Toronto

Adriatic Insurance, Toronto

Marsh, Chusid, Lipson & Friedman, Toronto

Allstate Insurance, Chicago

Marsh & McLennan Ltd., Toronto

American Airlines International, Toronto

Mazda Canada Inc., Toronto

Andersen Consulting, Toronto

McKinsey & Co., Toronto

Antamex Inc., Toronto

McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton

Bell Canada, Toronto

Michael White Ltd., London, England

Bentor, Toronto

Midland Walwyn, Toronto

Bramalea Ltd., Toronto

Mitchell Partnership, Toronto

Bregman & Haman Architects, Toronto

Mitsubishi, Toronto

Brown-Forman Corp., Louisville, Ky.

Moore Corporation, Toronto

Campeau Corporation, Toronto

Norex Leasing, Toronto

Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa

Ontario Lottery Corporation, Sault Ste. Marie

Canada Life Assurance Co., Toronto

Oshawa Foods, Toronto

Cdn. Fed. of Independant Business, Toronto

Ottawa Civic Hospital, Ottawa

Cdn. General Insurance, Toronto

Palace Pier, Toronto

Cdn. Life Investments Management, Toronto

Pannell, Kerr, McGillvray, Toronto

Campeau Corporation, Toronto

Pave-Lock Ltd. Toronto

Carbone Management, Toronto

Peat Marwick Thorne, Toronto

Cassels, Brock & Blackwell, Toronto

Peelco, Mississauga

Cerrito Gathering Co., San Antonio, Texas

Personal Insurance Company of Canada

Citibank, Toronto

Playboy Club, London, England

Corporation of the City of Toronto

P.O.I., Toronto

Clifford Elliot, Oakville

Proctor & Gamble, Toronto

Constitution Square, Ottawa

Reading University, England

Coopers & Lybrand, Toronto

RioCan , Toronto

Crown Life, Toronto

Roberts Motors, Toronto

Cyanamid, Toronto

Rostland Corporation, Toronto

Digital Equipment, Toronto

Royal Bank of Canada, Toronto

Donalda Club, Toronto

Sears Financial, Illinois

Enterac Property Management, Toronto

Sears-Roebuck, Chicago

Equitable Bank, Toronto

Queen's General Hospital, Liverpool, N.S.

Fidelity Investments, Toronto

Security Pacific Bank, Toronto

First City Trust, Toronto

Sedgewick Tomenson Inc., Toronto

Four Seasons Inn on the Park, Toronto

Sherwood Market, Toronto

Gardiner Roberts, Toronto

Shoppers Drug Mart, Toronto

Glenview Corporation, Ottawa

Slough Estates Canada Ltd., Toronto

Gluskin Sheff & Associates, Toronto

Standard Desk Business Furniture, Toronto

Goodman & Carr, Toronto

Stelco, Hamilton

Greenwin Collection, Toronto

Steelcase Ltd., Missisauga

Guaranty Trust, Toronto

Sunlife of Canada, Toronto

H & R Developments, Toronto

Tandem Lighting, Toronto

Herity Corporation, Toronto

Telesat Mobile Inc., Ottawa

Hewlett Packard (Canada) Ltd.

Templeton Management, Toronto

Household Finance Corp., Toronto

Terracan Capital, Toronto

Houser, Henry, Loudon & Syron, Toronto

The Cooperators, Guelph

Husky Injection Molding Systems, Toronto

The Fitness Institute, Toronto

John Craig Eaton, Toronto

The Wyatt Company, Toronto

JDM Robson & Co. Toronto

Toronto Dominion Bank, Toronto

Kellog Salada, Toronto

Toronto Stock Exchange

Koskie & Minsky, Toronto

Touche Ross Inc., Toronto

Laventhol & Horwath, Toronto

Traders (Insider Productions Co.), Toronto

Lee Developments, Toronto

Transamerica Inc., Mississauga

Levi Strauss Canada Ltd., Toronto

Tridel, Toronto

Lighting Dimensions, Toronto

Uniroyal, Toronto

M.T. Assoc. Investment Counsel, Toronto

V & A Properties, Toronto

Macauly, Chusid, Lipson & Friedman, Toronto

Watts Henderson, Toronto

Marathon Realty, Toronto

AGF Management, Toronto

Marion, Merrell, Dow, Toronto

RGS Design, Toronto

Mark Michaud Design, Toronto

Eastman Vineyard, Beamsville, Ontario

Markborough Properties, Toronto

Numerous private collections in Canada, Mexico, the U.S.A. and Europe.

 

Solo Exhibitions

2015

 Liverpool Town Hall, Liverpool, Nova Scotia.

2014

 Galeria Atenea, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

2013

 Fiore Botanica, Liverpool, Nova Scotia.

2010

 Jordan Art Gallery, Jordan, Ontario

2010

 A Mano Libera Gallery, St. Catharines, Ontario

2009

 Centre for the Arts, Brock University, Ontario

2009

 Artspace, Oakville, Ontario.

2008

 Centre for the Arts, Brock University, Ontario

2006

 Galeria Atenea, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

2005

 Galeria Atenea, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

2004

 The Beamhouse Gallery, Ontario

2003

 The Pumphouse Visual Arts Centre, Niagara on the Lake, Ontario.

2002

 Peterson Fine Art, Toronto, Ontario

2001

 Jordan Gallery, Jordan, Ontario

2001

 Angel Food Café, Grimsby, Ontario

2000

 Contor Galleries, Toronto, Ontario - Survey show of paintings 1985 - 2000

2000

 Galeria Atenea, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

1996

 Galeria Atenea, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

1995

 El Prado Gallery, Sedona, Arizona

1994

 Costin & Klintworth Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

1992

 The Algoma Gallery, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.

1992

 The Emerging Collector, Toronto, Ontario.

1990

 Bonnie Kagan Gallery, Toronto, Ontario.

1989

 Rosing Fine Art, Toronto, Ontario.

1986

 The Elmwood Club, Toronto, Ontario.

 

 The Fitness Institute, Toronto, Ontario.

1985

 The Shayne Gallery, Montreal, Quebec.

1984

 McMaster University Art Gallery, Hamilton, Ontario.

 - Survey show of thirteen years work.

1983

 Ponova Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

 Ethel Flavelle Gallery, Lindsay, Ontario

1982

 Gallery O, Toronto, Ontario.

 Trajectory Gallery, London, Ontario.

1980

 Gallery O, Toronto, Ontario

 Koffler Gallery, Toronto

1979

 Woodstock Public Gallery, Woodstock, Ontario

 A.C.T. Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

1978

 Kitchener-Waterloo Gallery (Cycle Gallery), Ontario.

1977

 The Gallery, Stratford, Ontario

 Trajectory Gallery, London, Ontario.

1976

 Founder's College Gallery, York University, Toronto, Ontario.

 Mazelow Gallery, Toronto, Ontario.

 St. Lawrence College, Kingston, Ontario.

 Hart House Gallery, University of Toronto.

1974

 Mazelow Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

1973

 Eaton's Art Gallery, Toronto, Ontario.

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015

 The Warehouse, Port Medway, Nova Scotia.

2013

 Flight of Fancy, Bear River, Nova Scotia

2012

 Galeria Atenea, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

2011

 M Gallery, Catskill, New York

2010

 A Mano Libera Gallery, St. Catharines, Ontario

2009

 The Barber Gallery, Guelph, Ontario

2008

 Galeria Atenea, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

2007

 Meyer Galleries, Santa Fe, New Mexico 
 Calvin Charles Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona

2006

 Galeria Atenea, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

2006

 Calvin Charles Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona

2005

 Galeria Atenea, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

2004

 Peterson Fine Art, Toronto, Ontario

2003

 Peterson Fine Art, Toronto, Ontario.

2003

 "A Sense of Place", Art Gallery of Hamilton, Ontario.

2002

 Galeria Atenea, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

2002

 Peterson Fine Art, Toronto, Ontario

2001

 Harbour Gallery, Mississauga, Ontario

2001

 Peterson Fine Art, Toronto, Ontario

2000

 Otto Freeman Gallery, Mexico City

2000

 Galeria Atenea, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

1999

 Galeria Atenea, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico 
 Canadian Art Foundation Auction, CBC Centre, Toronto 
 T.S.A. Faculty Show, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto 
 Shayne Gallery, Montreal

1998

 Elaine Tennyson Gallery, Toronto, Ontario 
 Galeria Atenea, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico 
 Otto Freeman Gallery, Mexico City

1997

 Galeria Atenea, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico 
 Otto Freeman Gallery, Mexico City

1996

 Galeria Atenea, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

1995

 El Prado Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

1994

 "Hidden Values", McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, Ontario 
 El Prado Gallery, Sedona, Arizona & Santa Fe, New Mexico 
 Costin & Klintworth Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

1993

 El Prado Gallery, Sedona, Arizona & Santa Fe, New Mexico 
 Costin & Klintworth Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

1990

 Bonnie Kagan Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

1989

 Mazelow Gallery, Toronto, Ontario. 
 O'Keefe Centre, Toronto, Ontario.

1988

 Bonnie Kagan Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

1987

 Bonnie Kagan Gallery, Toronto, Ontario. 
 Artworks, Toronto, Ontario. 
 Altinian-Laing Gallery, Montreal, Quebec.

1986

 O'Keefe Centre, Toronto, Ontario. 
 Mazelow Gallery, Toronto, Ontario.

1985

 Helander Rubinstein Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida.

1984

 Pauline McGibbon Centre, Toronto, Ontario. 
 Gallery Delta, Toronto, Ontario. 
 Elmwood Club, Toronto, Ontario.

1983

 Gallerie E. Delacroix, Tangiers, Morocco. 
 Salle de la Bibliotheque, Tetuan, Morocco. 
 Spanish Cultural Centre, Fes, Morocco. 
 Shayne Gallery, Montreal, Quebec. 
 Pauline McGibbon Centre, Toronto, Ontario.

1982

 The Canadian Embassy, Rabat, Morocco. 
 Robert L. Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan.

1981

 "Connections, Krizan, McAulay, Wright", York University Art Gallery, Toronto, Ontario.

1980

 "Connections, Krizan, McAulay, Wright", McIntosh Gallery, University of Western Ontario, London,     Ontario.

1979

 "Imaginary II", Factory 77, Toronto, Ontario.

1977

 "Painting Now", Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, Ontario. 
 "Abstractions: An Exhibition of Ontario Painting," Centre Cultruel, Paris France. 
 "Abstractions: An Exhibition of Ontario Painting", Canada House, London, England. 
 "Ontario Now Part II", Hamilton Art Gallery, and Kitchener-Waterloo Gallery, Ontario.

1976

 "A.C.T. at Harbourfrount", Harbourfront Art Gallery, Toronto, Ontario. 
 "Abstractions", The Gallery, Stratford, Ontario. 
 "Abstractions", Mosaicart Exhibition, 1976 Montreal Olympics. 
 "On View", Visual Arts Ontario Travelling Exhibition

1975 

 "Director's Choice", Art Gallery of Windsor, Ontario. 
 "Young Contemporaries", London Regional Art Gallery, Ontario. 
"Graphex 3", Art Gallery of Brant, Ontario.

1973

 "Five Young Painters", Hart House Art Gallery, University of Toronto, Ontario.

1972

 "Stowell's Trophy Exhibition", Mall Galleries, London, England.

1970

 "Young Contemporaries", Royal Academy, London, England.

1969

 "Northern Young Contemporaries", Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, England.

 

Teaching & Professional Experience

2007-2012

Drawing and Painting Instructor, Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, Brock University, St. Catharine`s, Ontario

 

Painting Instructor, Haliburton School of the Arts, Ontario.

 

Drawing and Painting Instructor, Burlington Art Centre, Ontario.

 

Drawing Instructor, Dundas Valley school of Art, Ontario

2003-2004

Contractually Limited Appointment ,Studio Art, SOTA, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario.

2003-2004

Drawing Instructor, Continuing Education, Brock University, St. Catherine's, Ontario.

2003

Painting Instructor, Dept. Fine Art, Brock University, St. Catherine's, Ontario.

2003

Instructor, School of the Arts, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario.

1984-2003

Painting Instructor, Dundas Valley School of Art, Dundas, Ontario.

Painting Instructor, The Pumphouse, Niagara on the Lake, Ontario.

Sessional lecturer, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario.

Painting Instructor, Koffler Centre for the Arts, Toronto, Ontario.

Painting Instructor, Toronto School of Art, Toronto, Ontario.

Combining Media Instructor, Toronto School of Art, Toronto, Ontario.

Painting Instructor, Art Gallery of Ontario Adult Programme, Toronto, Ontario.

Drawing Instructor, Art Gallery of Ontario Adult Programme, Toronto, Ontario.

Design and Colour Instructor, School of Fashion Desigh, Ryerson, Toronto, Ontario.

Visual Communication Instructor, School of Fashion Design, Ryerson, Toronto, Ontario.

Painting Instructor, Sir Sandford Fleming College, Peterborough, Ontario.

Visiting Artist:

Sault College, Sault Ste. Marie (1991). Sheridan College, Oakville (1985).

Fanshawe College, London (1990). McMaster University, Hamilton (1984).

York University, Toronto (1986). Brock University, St. Catherines (2002)

Dundas Valley School of Art, Dundas (1985).

1977-1984 

Coordinator and Teaching Master, School of Fine Art, Fanshawe College, London, Ontario.

 

Coordinated daily operations of the Fine Art department of eleven full-time faculty and 150 students.

Teaching duties included: drawing, painting, 2D and 3D design, colour theory, mixed media and art theory at all levels in the programme.

1972-1977

Sessional lecturer in drawing, painting and foundation studies, University of Guelph, Ontario.

Conceived, designed and executed numerous "Artists in the Schools" projects for the Ontario Arts Council

Adult Education courses for the North York Board of Education and the Koffler, Centre for the Arts, Toronto, Ontario.

Summer School painting programme for Sault College, Elliot Lake, Ontario.

Visiting Artist:

Ontario College of Art, Toronto, Ontario. (1975 & 1976).

York University, Toronto ,Ontario.(1975).

 

Related Experience

2010

Exhibition Juror, Arts and Letters Club, Toronto, Ontario.

2004

Exhibition Juror, Grimsby Public Gallery, Ontario.

2002

Exhibition Juror, Rodman Hall, St. Catherines, Ontario.

1988 -1989

 Board of Directors, Toronto School of Art, Toronto, Ontario

1987 -1989

 Board of Directors, Visual Arts Ontario, Toronto, Ontario.

1974 -1982

 Freelance artwork for studios preparing television commercials

Special effects for Magder Films, Toronto, Ontario.

Freelance artwork for Toronto's "Festival of Festivals".

Mural and graphic art restoration work for Ontario Place, Toronto, Ontario.

1973 -1976

 Part-time scenic artist, C.B.C., Toronto, Ontario.

 

Bibliography

Peter Leventhal "Art at Galeria Atenea", Atencion San Miguel, Feb. 21, 2014, Peter Leventhal "The Determining Force of Our Being", Atencion San Miguel, July 28, 2006, International Artist magazine, Issue 41, Feb. - March 2005, eight page feature article."How Did You Paint That?" - "100 Ways To Paint Landscapes" Volume 1, 2004, cover painting and feature. "Art with Reason" - Half hour television documentary interview by Michael Reason, Director of the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, aired on cable TV in 2004. Scott Rosts. "Grimsby Artist Featured in Escarpment Exhibit", The News, March 26, 2003. "Master Painters of the World Canada Showcase", International Artist, April/May 2002. Laura Arseneau. "Taste of Grimsby", The National Post, August 25, 2001. Deborah Churchill. "Painter Forced into Failure to be a Success", Hamilton Spectator, August 9, 2001. Grimsby Paints a Pretty Picture", The News, August 8, 2001. Alejandra Flores. "David Wright Exhibits at Atenea", San Miguel Weekly, February 27, 2000. Irene Rose. "David Wright, One of a Kind", Atencion San Miguel, March 20, 2000. Andrea Raymond. "A New Arrival at McGregor Park", Surface & Symbol, Sept. 1999. Irene Rose. "Making Mexican Magic", Atencion San Miguel - March 11, 1996. Gerald Needham. "David Wright Retrospective at McMaster University Art Gallery", The Art Post - Jan/Feb 1985. Grace Inglis. "Decade makes a Difference in Wright's Style", The Spectator, Hamilton - Oct 27, 1984. "Solo Show in Gallery features Painting by David Wright", The Courier, Hamilton - Oct 23, 1984. "One Man Show at Flavelle", Lindsay Daily Post - Aug 9, 1983. Doug Bale. "New Stability reflected in Wright's Art Exhibit", The London Free Press - Jan 9, 1982. John Bentley Mays, "Wright finds a New Beginning in a Dead End", The Globe and Mail - Sept 17, 1980. Ron Shuebrook. "Krizan, McAulay & Wright", Exhibition Catalogue, McIntosh Gallery, University of Western Ontario - 1980. Bob Pomerantz. "Cogs, Wheels caught in Paint, Pegboard", The Toronto Star - Feb 27, 1980. Gerry Needham. "Painting at the Galleries, September 1980", Artists Review, Vol, 4 - No. 1 - Oct 1980. Jim Tiley. "David Wright, Gallery O", Artists Review, Vol. 4 - No. 1 - Oct 1980. Ron Shuebrook. "Krizan, McAulay & Wright at the McIntosh Gallery", Art Magazine - Sept/Oct 1980. Trish Wilson. "Oddball Show - The Outcome of Art Experiments", Kitchener-Waterloo Record - Nov 13, 1978. "David Wright: Recent Paintings", Exhibition Catalogue, The Gallery, Stratford - 1977. Judy Malone. "Toronto Artists achieve Balance of Style, Theme", The London Free Press - Oct 1977. Pam Cornell. "Artist considers his Work something like Show Business", The Beacon Herald, Stratford - Oct 12, 1977. Judy Malone. "Wright's Works Defy Precise Labels", The London Free Press - Apr 30, 1977. Gary Michael Dault. "Painter likes Machines", The Toronto Star - Apr 2, 1976. James Purdie. "At the Galleries", The Globe and Mail - Mar 27, 1976. Kay Kritzwiser. "Trading A Sinecure for a Return to Student Life", The Globe and Mail - Sept 3, 1975. David Wright. "Artist Answers Critic", Art Magazine - Spring 1975. Robert Myers. "Flashes: David Wright at the Mazelow Gallery", Art Magazine - Winter 1975. Kay Kritzwiser. "At the Galleries, The Four", The Globe and Mail - Nov 9, 1974. "Vibrations and Standing in the Wings", Miss Chatelaine - Summer 1974. "In Review", Art Magazine - 1973. Lowell Fox. "A Newcomer Celebrates Technology", Art Magazine - 1973. Kay Kritzwiser. "Behind it all a Young Man's Dream", The Globe and Mail - Feb 27, 1973. Kay Kritzwiser. "Painter wins $1,000 at Outdoor Exhibition", The Globe and Mail - June 25, 1973. Kay Kritzwiser. "Hart House Five", The Globe and Mail - July 14, 1973. Sol Littman. "Splatters and Splashes", The Toronto Star - July 14, 1973.

 

Gallery Representation

Galeria Atenea, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Flight of Fancy Gallery, Bear River, Nova Scotia.

DeWayne Youts, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico