The Canadian Art Database

Vikky Alexander


1979     Bachelor of Fine Arts, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, Nova Scotia


1998     Associate professor at the University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia


1999     Contemporary Art Gallery, Vaux-le-Vicomte Panorama, Vancouver, British Columbia
1999     MacKenzie Art Gallery, Reflecting Glass Stacks, Regina, Saskatchewan
1998     Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario
1998     Trepanier Baer Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
1997     Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
1997     Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia
1996     Catriona Jeffries Gallery, A la recherche du temps perdu, Vancouver, British Columbia
1996     Presentation House Gallery, Between Dreaming and Living, North Vancouver,
            British Columbia
1996     Trepanier Baer Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
1994     domestic setting, Los Angeles, California
1994     Project, Vancouver, British Columbia
1993     Trepanier Baer Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
1993     Mercer Union, Toronto, Ontario
1992     Mercer Union, Toronto, Ontario
1992     Galerie Brenda Wallace, Montreal, Quebec
1992     Vancouver Art Gallery, Lake in the Woods, Vancouver, British Columbia
1989     Galerie Brenda Wallace, Montreal, Quebec
1989     Petrosino Park Project, New York, New York
1988     De Lege Ruimte, Brugges, Belgium
1988     STRIDE Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
1987     Ace Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, California
1987     CASH/Newhouse Gallery, New York, New York
1987     Julian Pretto, New York, New York
1986     CASH/Newhouse Gallery, New York, New York
1985     CASH/Newhouse Gallery, Vikky Alexander, New York, New York
1985     Centre d´art contemporain, Axe Neo 7, Hull, Quebec
1985     The New Museum of Contemporary Art, Window Installation, New York, New York
1984     CEPA, Metro Bus Show: Vikky Alexander, Buffalo, New York
1983     A&M Artworks, Obsession, New York, New York
1983     A&M Artworks, Family Entertainment, New York, New York
1983     CEPA, Vikky Alexander, Buffalo, New York
1983     Coburg Gallery, Obsession, Vancouver, British Columbia
1978     Toronto Dominion Bank Building, Viewing Space, Halifax, Nova Scotia


1999     Vancouver Art Gallery, Recollect, Vancouver, British Columbia
1997     Contemporary Art Gallery Benefit Auction, Vancouver, British Columbia
1997     Trepanier Baer Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
1997     Pittsburg Center for Contemporary Art, Environments, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania,
            curated by Robert Raczka
1996     Trepanier Baer Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
1996     Kamloops Art Gallery, The Culture of Nature, Kamloops, British Columbia,
            curated by Annette Hurtig
1996     Kenderdine Gallery, Modus Operandi, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
1996     Yokohama Civic Art Gallery, Vancouver Perspective, Yokohama, Japan and Taipei,
            curated by Greg Bellerby
1996     Seattle Art Museum, Documents Northwest: The PONCHO Series: From the
            floating world to the street, Seattle, Washington
1995     Hamilton Art Gallery, Hamilton, Ontario
1995     Phoenix Art Museum, It´s Only Rock and Roll, Phoenix, Arizona
1995     Seattle Art Museum, Documents Northwest, Seattle, Washington,
            curated by Rod Slemmons
1995     Trepanier Baer Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
1994     Trepanier Baer Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
1993     Charles H. Scott Gallery, Beneath the Paving Stones, Vancouver, British Columbia,
            curated by Robert Kleyn
1993     Artropolis ´93, Vancouver, British Columbia
1993     Surrey Art Gallery, Arcadia/Utopia, Surrey, British Columbia
1993     Expo ´93, Reflecting Paradise, curated by Jeffrey Spalding, Taejon, Korea
1993     International Center of Photography Midtown, Commodity Image, New York, New York,
            curated by Willis Hartshorn
1992     Rotterdam Photo Biennale 3, Wasteland, Rotterdam, Netherlands
1992     Annina Nosei, Wasteland, New York, New York
1992     The New Museum, The Art Mall: A Social Space, New York, New York
1992     A & M Artworks, Trouble in Paradise, New York, New York
1992     Ansel Adams Center, Vikky Alexander and Ellen Brooks, San Francisco, California
1992     Wooster Gardens, Vikky Alexander and Ellen Brooks, New York, New York
1991     Barbican Art Gallery, Un-Natural Traces, London, England, curated by
            Carol Brown & Bruce Ferguson
1991     Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cruciformed, Cleveland, Ohio,
            curated by David Rubin
1991     Art Gallery of Hamilton, Practising Beauty, Hamilton, Ontario, curated by Ihor Holubizky
1991     London Regional Art Gallery, London Life Young Contemporaries, London, England,
            curated by Peter Day
1991     The Hyde Collection, "Just what is that makes today´s homes so different,
            so appealing?", Glenn´s Falls, New York, curated by Dan Cameron
1991     Dorothy Golden Gallery, Vikky Alexander and Ellen Brooks, Los Angeles, California
1990     Kunsthalle Bern, Vikky Alexander and James Welling, Bern, Switzerland
1989     Linda Farris Gallery, Seattle, Washington
1989     Hybrid Neutral, travelling show curated by Collins and Milazzo
1989     Hamilton College, Abstraction in Contemporary Photography, Clinton, New York and
            Virginia Commonwealth University, curated by Jimmy de Sana
1988     Galerie Pierre Huber, Group Show, Geneva, Switzerland
1988     DIA Art Foundation, Cultural Participation, (Group Material), New York, New York
1988     Annina Nosei Gallery, Mutations, New York, New York
1988     Harvard University, Fabrications, curated by Anne Hoy, Cambridge, Massachusetts
1988     Scott Hanson Gallery, Media Post Media, curated by Collins & Milazzo, New York, New York
1988     Ace Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, California
1988     Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario
1988     Blum Art Institute, Bard College, Sequence (Con) Sequence: Photographic Multiples of
            the Eighties, curated by Julia Ballerini
1987     Hillwood Art Gallery, CW Post, Perverted by Language, LI University at Brookville, New York
1987     49th Parallel, Material Fictions, curated by France Morin, New York, New York
1987     Robin Lockett Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
1987     New Territories in Art: Europe-America, curated by Achille Bonito Oliva and
            Galerie Pierre Huber, The Art of the Real, Geneva, Switzerland
1987     De Appel, The Art of the Real, Amsterdam
1987     The Art of the Real, Lyon, France
1987     Documenta 8, The Castle, (an installation by Group Material), Kassel, West Germany
1987     Annina Nosei Gallery, Spatial F/X, New York, New York
1987     Nexus, Art Since 1984, curated by Virginia Wright, Atlanta, Georgia
1986     Coburg Gallery, Vikky Alexander and Ian Wallace, Vancouver, British Columbia
1986     Loughelton Gallery, New York, New York
1986     International Center of Photography, commodity image, New York, New York
1986     Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, New New York, Cleveland, Ohio
1986     The Kitchen, Art & Leisure, curated by Group Material, New York, New York
1985     Daniel Newburg Gallery, Persona Non Grata, New York, New York
1985     Castelli Uptown, A Summer Selection, New York, New York
1985     Gallery, Group Show, New York, New York
1985     303 Gallery, New York, New York
1985     White Columns, Seduction: Working Photographs, curated by Marvin Heiferman, New York, New Yor          
1985     Axe Neo-7, Centre d´art contemporain, Polaroid Deux, Hull, Quebec
1985     Postmasters, Photo Object, New York, New York
1984     Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery, Appearing, Halifax, Nova Scotia
1984     White Columns, The New Capital, New York, New York, curated by Collins & Milazzo.
1984     New Math Gallery, Rediscovering Romanticism in NYC in 1984, New York, New York
1983     Gallery Nature Morte, Benefit for Wedge Magazine, New York, New York
1983     Light Works, The Stolen Image and its Uses, curated by Abigail Solomon-Godeau, Syracuse, New York
1983     White Columns, Fashion Fictions: Absence and the Fast Heartbeat, New York, New York
1983     Simon Fraser University, Artificial Miracles, Burnaby, Britsh Columbia
1982     Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, Resource Material, curated by Stephen Frailey, New York, New York
1982     A & M Artworks, Trouble in Paradise, New York, New York
1982     White Columns, Record Covers for Show, New York, New York
1982     Johnson State College, Worlds Apart, Johnson
1981     A&M Artworks, Photoworks, New York, New York


Air Canada
Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa, Ontario
Concordia University Collection, Montreal, Quebec
Deste Foundation, Athens, Greece
Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
Household Finance Corp., Toronto, Ontario
Kenderdine Art Gallery, University of Saskatoon, Saskatoon, Saskatoon
Light Work Collection, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York
London Life Insurance, London, Ontario
Long Group, Toronto, Ontario
MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan
Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, Washington
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario
New School for Social Research, New York, New York
Nickel Arts Museum, Calgary, Alberta
Pepsi Co. Canada Ltd., Montreal, Quebec
Polaroid Corporation, Rochester, New York
Progressive Corporation, Ohio
Prudential Insurance Co., Newark, New Jersey
Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, British Columbia
University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta
Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia
Various Private collections in Canada, Europe, and the United States
Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba


Vancouver Perspectives, Vancouver Art Gallery, Yokohama, Japan, Greg Bellerby ed., 1996
Beneath the Paving Stones, Charles H. Scott Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia, curated by
Robert Kleyn, 1994
Mercer Union, Toronto, Ontario, Ihor Holubizky, 1993
Reflecting Paradise Taejon, Korea, 1993 Jeffrey Spalding ed., 1993
Contact Sheet #74, Light Work, Syracuse, New York, 1992 , Jeffrey Hoone
Experience of Landscape, Whitney Museum Downtown, New York, New York, Karl Willers, 1992
Wasteland, Fotographie Biennale Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands, Bas Vroege, 1992
Practising Beauty, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario, April, Ihor Holubiszky, 1991
Cruciformed, Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, Ohio, David Rubin, 1991
Un-natural Traces, Barbican Art Gallery, London, England, Carol Brown and Bruce Ferguson, 1991
London Life Young Contemporaries, London Regional Art Gallery, London, England, Peter Day, 1990
Vikky Alexander: Glass (Not) Sculpture, Bruce Ferguson, Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland, May 1990
Between Traditions & Oblivions: PastFutureTense, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver,
British Columbia, curated by Gary Dufour, 1990
PastFutureTense, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, September 1990, Bruce Ferguson
With the Grain, March 1990 Roni Feinstein
Towards a History of the Found Object, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, January, 1990
Just what is it that makes today´s homes so different, so appealing? Hyde Collection, Glenn´s
Falls, New York, Dan Cameron, 1991
Hybrid Neutral, ICI, New York, New York, essay by Collins and Milazzo, 1989
Media Post Media, Scott Hanson Gallery, New York, New York, Collins and Milazzo, 1988
Abstraction in Contemporary Photography, Emerson Gallery, New York, New York,
Andy Grundberg and Jerry Saltz, 1988
Stride Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Brian Wallis, 1988
Experience of Landscape, Whitney Museum Downtown, New York, New York, Karl Willers, 1988
Sequence (con) Sequence, Bard College, Annandale, New York, Julia Ballerini, 1988
Reconnaissance, Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, Alberta, introduction by Daina Agaitus, 1987
Perverted by Language, Hillwood Art Gallery, LIU, New York, New York, Robert Nickas, 1987
Material Fictions, 49th Parallel, New York, New York, essay by Ron Jones, 1987
The Art of the Real, Galerie Pierre Huber, Geneva, Switzerland, Robert Nickas, 1987
New Territories, Oliva, Rome, Italy, Bonito Achille, 1987
Arts and Leisure, The Kitchen Group Material, New York, New York, 1986
Rear Window, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, 1985
Appearing, Mt. St. Vincent University, Halifax, Canada, Bruce Ferguson, 1983


Published Writing on Vikky Alexander

Laurence, Robin. "The advantage of being Vikky", Canadian Art, Spring 1999, pp. 62-65
Long, Timothy. "Recent Acquisitions: Vikky Alexander", Vista, March/April/May 1999
Scott, Michael. "Garden of distortions", Vancouver Sun, p. B8, February 8, 1999
Wallace, Ian. "Vikky Alexander: The Mirage of the Sublime", Vikky Alexander: Vaux-le-Vicomte
Panorama, pp. 19-28,
Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC, 1999
Mallon, Matthew. "All Girls School”, Western Living, Winter 1998, pp. 14-17, 30, Vancouver
Pakasaar, Helga. "Vikky Alexander", AGW Quarterly, Winter 1998-99
Tousley, Nancy. "Viewer Offered Artificial World", Calgary Herald, Sat. Febuary 28
Bellerby, Greg. "Forword", Vancouver Perspectives, catalogue, p. 6
Laurence, Robin. "Show´s contributors draw the line on graphic question", Vancouver Sun
Lin, Mun-Lee. "Forword", Vancouver Perspectives, catalogue, p. 4
Raczka, Robert. "environments", exhibition companion, Pittsburgh Centre for the Arts
"Where do we live..." Canadian Art, Spring 1997, p.25
Hurtig, Annette, "The Culture of Nature", Art and its Practices (An Investigation of Contemporary Art), Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, British Columbia, September 27 - December 1, 1996
Laurence, Robin, "Retrospective slinks between real and dreamed worlds", Georgia Straight,
Dec. 5-12
Laurence, Robin. "Postcards and Paris Scenes Manipulate Percieved Realities", Georgia Straight, March 21 - 28
Rimmer, Cate. "Reviews: Crystal Clear", Fast Forward, Calgary Herald
Slemmons, Rod. "From the Floating World to the Street", Documents Northwest: The PONCHO Series, exhibition companion, Seattle Art Museum
Tousley, Nancy. "Reviews: Photo Exhibition has a Las Vegas Shimmer" Calgary Herald,
February 1996
Rubin, David, "It´s Only Rock and Roll", Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona, 1996
Feinstein, Roni, "Report from Toronto", Art In America, July 1994
Hagen, Charles. "Commodity Image", New York Times, May 1993
Hartshorn, Willis. "Commodity Image", exhibition companion, International Centre of
Photography, Midtown, New York
Holubizky, Igor. "Vikky Alexander", exhibition companion, Mercer Union, Toronto
Kleyn, Robert. "Beneath the Paving Stones", Beneath the Paving Stones, catalogue essay,
pp. 53-64
Laurence, Robin. "Modern Conventions Defied", Vancouver Sun, Saturday Review, July 31, 1993
Pauls, Naomi, "Profile" Georgia Straight, August 1993
Shaw, Nancy and Lisa Robertson. "A Sunday Drive", Beneath the Paving Stones,
catalogue essay, pp. 5-16
Tousely, Nancy. "Vikky Alexander: Modern Landscapes", Canadian Art, Fall 1993
Tousely, Nancy, "Spectacle of consumerism revealed in Modern Landscapes", Calgary Herald, March
Watson, Petra. "Reviews" Border Crossings, Summer 1993
Druckrey, Tim. "from Wasteland to toxicity: rediscovering nature as information", 1992
Wasteland: Landscape from now on, pp. 25-31
Dufour, Gary, "An Always Absent Original", Vancouver Art Gallery, May 1992
Gierstberg, Frits and Bas Vroege, "Introduction", Wasteland: Landscape from now on, pp. 3-6
Graaf, Jan. "empty sites", Wasteland: Landscape from now on, pp. 17-22
Hagen, Charles. "Ellen Brooks & Vikky Alexander Camera Cut-ups", Interview, April 1992
Hoone, Jeffrey. "Vikky Alexander", Light Work grants catalogue, Syracuse, New York
Jenkins, Steven. "Secondhand Land", Artweek, April 23, 1992
Laurence, Robin, "Arcadia/Utopia", Vancouver Sun, July 31, 1992
Lemaire, Ton. "between wilderness and wasteland", Wasteland: Landscape from now on, pp, 9-14
Read, Michael, Friends of Photography Newsletter, March 1992
Tolnick, Judith. "Frame Up! An Introduction", Frame Up! exhibition companion, Main Gallery,
Fine Arts Complex, University of Rhode Island
Tousely, Nancy. "Fast Forward" Canadian Art, Volume 9, Number 1, Spring 1992
Ferguson, Bruce. "Un-Natural Acts and Tongue Ties", Un-Natural Traces: Contemporary Art
from Canada, pp. 11-15,
Barbican Art Gallery, London, 1991
Solomon-Godeau, Abigail, Photography at the Dock, Minneapolis: Minnesota Press, 1991
Aquin, Stephane, "faux et usage de Faux", Voir, April 30, 1990
Barrett, Terry. Criticizing Photographs, Mayfield Press, 1990
Dufor, Gary. "Between Traditions and Oblivions", Pastfuturetense catalogue essay,
pp. 24-30, illustration p. 31
Feinstein, Roni. "With the Grain", With the Grain catalogue essay, Whitney Museum
of American Art @ Phillip Morris
Ferguson, Bruce. "Pastfuturetense: or What is a Meta For?", Pastfuturetense catalogue essay,
pp. 6-13,
Vancouver Art Gallery, Winnipeg Art Gallery
Ferguson, Bruce. "Vikky Alexander: Glass (Not) Sculpture", exhibition companion,
Kunsthalle Bern, 1990
Duncan, Ann. "Victoria Artist´s wry urban images a hit in New York", The Gazette, Montreal,
Dec. 23
"LMCC Presents Park Spruces Up", Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, 1989
Willers, Karl Emil. "The Experience of Landscape: three decades of sculpture"
exhibition companion,
Whitney Museum of American Art Downtown, New York 1988
Hoy, Anne, Fabrications, Abbeville Press, 1988
"International Style", New Observations, Issue #55, 1988
Salvioni, Daniela, Reviews, Flash Art, May/June, 1988
Schwendenwein, Jude, Reviews Artscribe, June, 1988
Tousley, Nancy, "Art Gallery is re-presented as a designer showroom", Calgary Herald,
May 12, 1988
Tousely, Nancy, "Profiles", Canadian Art, September, 1988
Wallis, Brian. "Vikky Alexander", catalogue essay, Stride Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, 1988
Augaitus, Daina, "Reconnaissance", Banff, Walter Phillips Gallery, 1887
Braff, Phyllis. "Language Becomes the Medium of the Message", New York Times, March 1, 1987
Cameron, Dan. "Post-Feminism", Flash Art, Feb/March 1987
Campitelli, Maria. "Review" Juliet Art Magazine, Oct/Nov 1987
Ess, Barbara and Glenn Branca, Editors, Thought Objects, JAA #7, 1987
Fox, Catherine. "´Modern´ twists has little momentum", Jan. 18
Handy, Ellen. "Reviews", Arts magazine, May 1987
Harper, Glenn, "Review", Art Paper, February, 1987
Jones, Ronald. "Cool Canadians", Material Fictions exhibition companion, 49th Parallel, New York
Levin, Kim. "Reviews", Village Voice, February, 1987
Linker, Kate. "Reviews" Artforum, Summer 1987
Lipson, Karin. "A few words on Art", Newsday, Feb. 20
Stretch, Bonnie Barrett. "Contemporary Photography", Art & Auction, May 1987
Cameron, Dan. "Report from the Front", p. 91,1986
Cohrs, Timothy. "Reviews", Arts Magazine, December 1986
Collins and Milazzo, "Tropical Codes" Kunstforum, March-May 1986
Decter, Joshua, "Reviews" Arts Magazine. March 1986
Hagen, Charles. "Review" Artforum. April 1986
Handy, Ellen. "Reviews" Arts Magazine, March 1986
Handy, Ellen. "Reviews", Arts Magazine. September 1986
Norman, Sally. "New New Art", Dialogue, June/July 1986
Robinson, Walter. "Reviews", C Magazine. #10, Summer 1986
Serafin, Bruce. "Reviews", C Magazine #10, Summer 1986
"New Faces", American Photographer, Feb. 1986
Davis, Douglas. "Seeing isn´t Believing", Newsweek, June 3, 1985
Indiana, Gary. "Voice Pick", Village Voice, June 11, 1985
Linker, Kate. "Review" Artforum. March 1985
Robinson, Walter, "Reviews", Art In America, April 1985
Wallis, Brian, "News from Nowhere", New Museum of Contemporary Art statement,
September 1985
CEPA Newsletter, February 1984
Solomon-Godeau, Abigail, "Winning the Game When the Rules Have Been Changed:
Art photography and Postmodernism",
New Mexico Studies in the Fine Arts 7 (1983): 5-13. Reprinted in Screen Vol 25, No. 6,
Cone, Michele, "Lettre de New York", pp. 12-13, (French), 1983
CEPA Newsletter, September 1983
Ferguson, Bruce. "Appearing", catalogue essay, November/December 1983
Lichtenstein, Therese, "Trouble in Paradise", Arts Magazine 57, February 1983, p. 33
Lichtenstein, Therese, Reviews, Arts Magazine March 1983
Grundberg, Andy, "In Today´s Photography, Imitation isn´t Always Flattery",
The New York, 1982
Times, Sunday, November 24, 1982, pp. 31, 39
Solomon-Godeau, Abigail. "Playing in the Fields of the Image" AFTERIMAGE, 10,
no. 1-2 Summer 1982
Graham, Dan. "Signs" Artforum 19, No. 8, April 1981 pp. 38-43, 1981


Canadian House and Home, (work used in a photoshoot of a home), pp. 99-101, April 1996
Absolut Vodka Benefit Ad, American Photographer, May 1993
"Vikky Alexander", Beneath the Paving Stones catalogue, p. 17, 1993
"Vertical Dreams" C Magazine, No. 12, 1987
Artist´s Statement, Rear Window exhibition companion, New Museum of Contemporary Art,
New York, 1985
"Canada/New York," Review, Vanguard, Summer 1984, p. 36