The Canadian Art Database
 

   
Tom Benner


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2011         Museum London, London, Ontario
2010/11    The Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, New Brunswick
2010         Sir Wilfred Grenfell College Art Gallery, Cornerbrook, Newfoundland
2010         Confederation Centre Art Gallery Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
2008         A Landscape at Union Station, Toronto, Ontario
2007         Cruising the Margins; Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan
2005         Tour of Cruising the Margins to Art Gallery Lampton, Sarnia, Ontario; Hart House Gallery, University of
                    Toronto, Toronto, Ontario; Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mississauga, Ontario
2004         Tour of Cruising the Margins to McIntosh Gallery, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario;
                    Art Gallery, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario
2003         Tour of Cruising the Margins to Rodman Hall Arts Centre, St. Catharines, Ontario; Tom Thomson Memorial
                    Art Gallery, Owen Sound, Ontario; Art Gallery of Algoma, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario; Thunder Bay Art
                    Gallery, Thunder Bay, Ontario
2002         Tour of Cruising the Margins to Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario; 2002 Canadian International
                    AutoShow, Toronto, Ontario; The Frick Art and Historical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Appleton
                    Museum of Art, Ocala, Florida; The Station Gallery, Whitby, Ontario; The Station Gallery, Whitby, Ontario
1999         Confederation Arts Centre, Charlotttown, PEI
1998         Tour of Bison to Toronto, Sault Ste. Marie, Thunder Bay, Winnipeg, Moose Jaw, Edmonton, Kamloops,
                    Vancouver.
1996         London Regional Art Gallery, London, Ontario
1996         Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario
1996         Art Gallery St. Thomas-Elgin, St. Thomas, Ontario
1995         Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mississauga, Ontario
1994         111 Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba
1994         Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Thunder Bay, Ontario
1993         Art Gallery of Algoma, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
1991         The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario
1990         Embassy Cultural House, London, Ontario
1990         Brampton Public Library and Art Gallery: Tom Benner: A Response
1989         Sarnia Public Library and Art Gallery ("Artists with Their Work" Program): Tom Benner: A Response
1989         Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph
1988         Grimsby Public Art Gallery: Tom Benner: A Response
1987         Kingston Artists' Association Inc. and Queen's University Campus ("Artists with Their Work" Program):
                    Tom Benner: A Response and Outdoor Sculpture-Musk Ox
1987         Woodstock Public Art Gallery ("Artists with Their Work" Program): Tom Benner's Sculptures and Prints
1987         Optica, Montréal: Tom Benner: A Response
1986         Struts Gallery, Sackville, N.B.: Tom Benner: A Response
1986         London Regional Art Gallery, London, Ontario: Tom Benner
1986         Blyth Festival Gallery ("Artists with Their Work" Program): Tom Benner
1985         Niagara Artists' Centre, St. Catharines ("Artists with Their Work" Program): Tom Benner Recent Works
1984         Chatham Cultural Centre ("Artists with Their Work" Program): Tom Benner
1984         White Water Gallery, North Bay ("Artists with Their Work" Program): Tom Benner: Installation
1983         Forest City Gallery, London, Ontario: Tom Benner: Wabi Sabi Sculpture Exhibition
1982         London Regional Art Gallery: Tom Benner's Third World Parody Kit
1981         The Art Gallery at Harbourfront, Toronto: Tom Benner's Third World Parody Kit
1979         Forest City Gallery, London: Tom Benner's Third World Parody Kit
1978         Forest City Gallery, London: Tom Benner: Islands
1976         McIntosh Gallery, The University of Western Ontario, London
1973         Aggregation Gallery, Toronto: Tom Benner: New Fibreglass Sculpture
1973         Trajectory Gallery, London, Ontario: Tom Benner
1971         McIntosh Gallery, The University of Western Ontario, London: Leaves of Grass Group Exhibitions

Selected Group Exhibitions
1988         Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, Owen Sound ("Artists with Their Work" Program): Festival of Sculpture
1988         Rail's End Gallery, Haliburton ("Artists with Their Work" program): From The Ground Up
1986         Lynwood Arts Centre, Simcoe (" Artists with Their Work" program): Sculpture on the Grounds
1984         College Park, Toronto: Eight Exhibitions
1980         Art Gallery of Hamilton: Tom Benner- Jamelie Hassan
1979         A Space Gallery, London: Forest City Gallery/ A Space Exchange
1977         Forest City Gallery, London: Ron Benner- Tom Benner: New Works
1976         Sir George Williams Art Galleries, Concordia University, Montréal: Tom Benner-Ron Benner
1976         Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto: Tom Benner/Ron Benner
1976         Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (circulating 1976- 77): Art Gallery of Windsor; Saidye Bronfman Centre,
                    Montréal: De Cordova and Dana Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts; Edmonton Art Gallery, Alta.;
                    Winnipeg Art Gallery, Man.; The Glenbow-Alberta Institute, Calgary; Burnaby Art Gallery, B.C.;
                    The Simon Fraser Gallery, Burnaby; London Public Library and Art Museum: Changing Visions -
                    The Canadian Landscape
1976         London Art Gallery, Ontario: Selected Sculpture London
1976         Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J.: Invitational Exhibition
1976         McIntosh Gallery,The University of Western Ontario, London

Grants/Awards
Canada Council Grants, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1986, 1988, 1996, 2001
Ontario Arts Council Grants, 1983, 1987, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2005

Collections
Art Gallery of Mississauga
Art Gallery of Algoma, Sault Ste. Marie
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
Art Gallery of Simcoe
Art Gallery of Windsor
Art Gallery of Woodstock
Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa
Confederation Center, P.E.I.
London Life Collection, London
Museum London, London, Ontario
Ontario Arts Council, Toronto
The Blackburn Group Inc., London
Tom Thompson Gallery, Owen Sound
MacDonald Stewart Art Centre Guelph
McIntosh Gallery, The University of Western Ontario, London
Private collections

Bibliography
Algie, Jim. "Humans versus nature." The Sun Times (Owen Sound), 27 August 1988.
Andreae, Janice. "Benner's art attacks the consumer society." The London Free Press, 26 May 1979.
Bale, Doug. "Super artist puts the brush to his enemies." The London Free Press, 26 February 1982.
Benner, Tom. Tom Benner's Third World Parity Kit. London, Ontario: London Regional Art Gallery, 1982
    (exhibition catalogue).
Gill, Dennis. "Tom Benner, Struts Gallery." Vanguard, Feb./Mar. 1987, vol.16, no.1, pp.35-36.
Helwig, David. "Rhinoceros mascot stopped in its tracks." The Globe and Mail (Toronto),
    14 October 1987
Kinkenberg, M. Telegraph Journal, Fredericton, N.B.October 2, 2009.
Kowalenko, Al. "Brothers unearth organic art forms." The Ryersonian Revue, 15 April 1976.
London, Anne. "Benner work roosts at Woodstock Gallery." The London Free Press, 2 October 1989.
Malone, Judy. "Brothers' art mixes elements of violence, force." The London Free Press,
    4 February 1977.
Malone, Judy. "Exhibition analyses man + environment." The London Free Press, 10 February 1978.
Martin, Robert. "Benner's Colourful (and big) rocks." The Globe and Mail (Toronto), 29 September 1973.
Matijcio, Steven. Border Crossings, February 2005.
McKaskell, Bob. "Tom Benner: Wabi Sabi, Forest City Gallery." Embassy Cultural House Tabloid, 1984.
Murray, Joan. Canadian Art in the 20th Century, 1999.
Park, Mike. "Art comes to the park in new sculpture show." The Haliburton County Echo, 29 June 1988.
Poole, Jacquie. "A pod of walruses." The Daily Sentinel-Review (Woodstock), 3 June 1987.
Rans, Goldie. "Tom Benner, Forest City Gallery." Vanguard, April 1984, vol.13, no.3, pp.39-40.
Reaney, James Stewart. "Intensity of purpose evident in Tom Benner exhibit." The London Free Press,
    14 January 1984.
Sikora, Anne. "Tom Benner's Provocative Art." The Whig-Standard (Kingston), 18 July 1987.
Simone, Rose. "Alexander opens outdoor art exhibit." The Expositor (Brantford), 2 August 1986.
Sivell, J.N. "Tom Benner installation at NAC." Niagara Arts Journal, October/November 1985.
Szlavko, Susan. "Alexander opened exhibits." Simcoe Reformer, 5 August 1986.
Wilkin, Karen and Roald Nasgaard. Changing Visions: The Canadian Landscape. Edmonton and Toronto:
The Edmonton Art Gallery and The Art Gallery of Ontario, 1976 (exhibition catalogue).

Teaching Experience/Guest Lectures
Guest speaker/teacher Confederation Centre Art Gallery, Charlottetown, PEI , 2010
Guest speaker at Solo Exhibitions, 1991- 2007
Sarnia Public Library and Art Gallery, "Artists with Their Work" Program, 1989
Woodstock Public Art Gallery: Artist in Residence, 1988

Education
H.B. Beal Secondary School, London, Ontario: Special Arts Diploma, 1969