Contemporary Art

art history

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2020

Art Gallery of Mississauga;

IF THESE WOODS COULD SPEAK | Don Russell

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE | Raheel Patel

SEARCH EARTH | Claude Breeze

WINTER WILL NOT LINGER LONG | works by Ted Fullerton

2019

Art Gallery of Mississauga;

ENROUTE | works by Sadko Hadzihasanovic
UNLABELED | works by Fausta Facciponte + Tom LaPierre

VISUAL ARTS MISSISSAUGA, Annual Juried Show | Curator's Choice - Thang Vu

EMERGENCE, Mississauga Artist's Rising | RBC Project

AGITATE & CELEBRATE | Community Foundations of Mississauga

2018

COLOUR BOX | Region of Peel - The Butterfly Project

2017

Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives;

BLUE GOD and the SERPENTS | with Sharada K. Eswar

The ART of KREEDA | with Raheel Patel

2011

HOTBOX Riverwood | Outdoor exhibition and mentorship program

2010

HOTBOX Joshua Creek | Outdoor exhibition and mentorship program

2009

HOT BOX Mississauga | Community engagement project and integrated arts exhibition

2007

LIVING ARTS CENTRE, Open | works by Robin Hollingdrake, Lydia Panart, Doreen Renner +


EXHIBITIONS
ART GALLERY of SUDBURY, Figuratively Speaking | Group Show, Sudbury, ON
NEW GALLERY, Under New Management | Group Show, Calgary
UNION GALLERY, Under New Management | Group Show, Kingston ON
THIRD SPACE GALLERY, Under New Management | Curated by Suzanne Carte and Su-Ying Lee, ST. John, N.B.
ENSEMBLE | Group Exhibit, Meadowvale Theatre, Mississauga, ON
PAST MEETS PRESENT | Group Exhibit, Rumi Galleries, Mississauga, ON
ACCESS GALLERY, Under New Management | Group Show, Vancouver, BC
ART GALLERY OF MISSISSAUGA | Visual Arts Mississauga Juried Show, Mississauga, ON
PROPELLER | Group Exhibit, Artist Run Centre, Toronto, ON
ODD GALLERY, Under New Management | Curated by Suzanne Carte and Su-Ying Lee., Dawson City, Yukon
BLACKWOOD GALLERY and SAVAC | House of the Unexpected: Direct Speech Acts
PAST MEETS PRESENT | Group Exhibit, Rumi Galleries, Mississauga, ON
ONOMA | Solo Show, Rumi Galleries, Port Credit, Mississauga, ON
TIAF | Toronto International Art Fair, Rumi Galleries #522, ON
THE AVENUE SHOW | Rumi Galleries, New York, New York USA
BRADLEY MUSEUM | Art Gallery of Mississauga – The Salmon Run Project, Miss., ON
QUEST GALLERY | Red Alert – Solo Show, Midland, ON
ART GALLERY OF GRIMSBY | Bi-Annual Juried Exhibition, Grimsby, ON
THE PROJECTS: PORT CREDIT | Group Exhibition, Blackwood Gallery – University of Toronto, Mississauga, ON
RUMI GALLERIES Past & Present | Group Show, Port Credit Mississauga, ON
BURLINGTON, SUDBURY ARTIST EXCHANGE PROJECT | Group Exhibit, Art Gallery of Sudbury, ON
BURLINGTON, SUDBURY ARTIST EXCHANGE PROJECT | Group Exhibit, Burlington Art Gallery, ON
SHIFT HAPPENS | SCULPTURE MENTOR PROJECT, Burlington Art Gallery, ON., Mentor Reinhard Reitzenstein
PROCESS | Group Exhibit, Headbones Gallery, Toronto, ON
OAKVILLE ARTS SOCIETY | Auction Group Exhibit, Centennial Gallery
VISUAL ARTS MISSISSAUGA | Two Person Show, Mississauga, ON
NAISA | Mississauga Sound Map project, in association with The Canadian Association for Sound Ecology, 

The Mississauga Culture department
EARTH WORKS | Two Person Exhibit, Visual Arts Mississauga, ON
BLOOM | Group Exhibit, The V Gallery, Mississauga, ON
ART GALLERY OF PEEL | Two Person Exhibit, Whitney Community Gallery, Brampton, ON
ART GALLERY OF PEEL | Group Exhibit, Brampton ON


AWARDS AND ACTIVITIES
BLACKWOOD GALLERY UTM | Community Advisor
CITY OF MISSISSAUGA – CELEBRATION SQUARE | Citizen appointed committee member
UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO – Blackwood | Publication “Wood 2” by Christof Migone
Ontario Arts Council | Visual Arts Project Grant for HotBox Riverwood
Ontario Arts Council | Visual Artist Emerging Grant
Mississauga Arts Council | Juror Visual Arts, The Marty’s Arts Awards
City of Mississauga | Bussell House Culture Project Committee
City of Mississauga | Festival Grant Assessor
Marty Art Awards, Mississauga Arts Council | Established Visual Art award winner
Mississauga Arts Council | Head Juror Visual Arts, The Marty’s Arts Awards
The Living Arts Centre | Judge, Juried Show
Ontario Arts Council | Multi Arts Grant for the Hot Box Mississauga project
The City of Mississauga | Heritage Mississauga, Hot Box publication Project Grant


MEDIA
Mississauga News | Article “AGM panel encourages Mississauga to be its own city”
UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO – Blackwood | Publication “Wood two” by Christof Migone
Blogspot | Stephen Paul Fulton “Q and A with Sonja Hidas”
Mississauga News | Article “Art Gallery of Mississauga facing identity crisis” by Joe Chin
Sudbury Star | Article 09 “North, south art collaboration” by Carol Mulligan
Oakville Beaver | Article “Art exhibit environmentally friendly”
Oakville Beaver | Article “HotBox at Joshua Creek”
Niagara This Week | Article “Juried show returns to GPAG” and “Juried show a visual feast”
CBC Radio North | Interview for Hot Box Sudbury, Memories of the Steelworkers Union Hall
Mississauga News | Article “Artist connects with hot topics” by Chris Clay
Mississauga News | Article “Derailment comes to stage” by Debbie Bruce
Brampton Guardian | Blog “The Portrait”
Mississauga News| Guest Column, “Buying art’s an art itself”
Sudbury Star | Article “Sudbury, Burlington to exchange artists”
Sudbury Star | Article “Gathering ‘hot box’ of memories of burned hall”
City of Mississauga | Heritage Mississauga publication “Hot Box”
MUSICWORKS | Magazine Article “mapping the sounds of a city” by Tilman Lewis
CKLN 88.1FM | Radio Interview, The Sounds of Mississauga, “Laundry Room”, Canada
POETRY WORKS | Publication |”Embracing the Other – In You”, New York, New York, USA
Mississauga News | Article “Canada Day fun at the LAC” by Chris Clay
Mississauga News | Article “Art abounds this weekend” by Chris Clay
Brampton Guardian | Article “Opposite ends of the spectrum meet”
Mississauga News | Article “Orthodontics office is a work of art inside and out” by Chris Clay
Mississauga News | Article “Auction benefits AGM” by Chris Clay


COLLECTIONS
Ritz Carlton, Karloon, Hong Kong
The Art Gallery Of Sudbury, On., Canada
Peel District School Board, On., Canada
Various private collectors in North America & Asia

Files coming soon.