The Canadian Art Database

David Buchan



1988 B.A. Honours, York University

Solo Exhibitions

1993     David Buchan: Inside the Image, Power Plant, Toronto,
1988     On the Rocks, Cold City Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1989     Galerie SAW, Ottawa, Ontario
1988     David Buchan; Canadian Youth, Western Front, Vancouver, B.C.
1987     Cold City Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1984     A Space, Toronto, Ontario
1981     Roots, Lamonte Del Monte's Family Tree, YYZ, Toronto, Ontario
1981     Modern Fashions, Mercer Union, Toronto, Ontario
1981     Modern Fashions, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta
1981     Modern Fashions, I.D.A. Gallery, York University, Toronto, Ontario
1981     Gallery 76, Toronto, Ontario
1980     Art Gallery, Student Union Building, Edmonton, Alberta
1980     Modern Fashions, Canadian Cultural Centre, Paris, France
1980     Modern Fashions, Art Gallery, Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, N.S.
1979     Modern Fashions, The Glenbow Museum of Art, Calgary, Alberta

Group Exhibitions

1991     49th Parallel, N.Y.C. New York
1991     The Barbicon Art Gallery, London, England
1990     Cold City Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1990     Gallery 44, Toronto, Ontario
1990     Cold City Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1989     Cold City Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1989     Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
1989     Mercer Union, Toronto, Ontario
1989     Susan Schelle and David Buchan, Cold City Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1988     Cold City Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1987     Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario
1987     From Sea to Shining Sea, The Power Plant, Toronto, Ontario
1987     Gallery 101, Ottawa, Ontario
1986     The Embassy Cultural House, London, Ontario
1986     Cold City Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1985     A Space, Toronto, Ontario
1983     Kunstler aus Kanada: raume und installationen, Wurttembergischer Kunstverein,
            Stuttgart, West Germany
1983     One Room One Day, TPW, Photography Gallery, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto,
1982     Mannerism; a theory of culture ,Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
1982     Chromaliving, ChromaZone, Toronto, Ontario
1982     Cambridge Public Library and Art Gallery, Cambridge, Ontario
1982     YYZ, Toronto, Ontario
1981     The mask of objectivity/subjective images, McIntosh Gallery, London, Ontario
1980     A Space at 222 warehouse, A Space/ Art Gallery Harbourfront, Toronto
1980     Seven Toronto Artists, Artists' Space, N.Y.C. New York

Posthumous Exhibitions

2001     Presentation House, Vancouver, B.C.
2000     Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto, Ontario
1996     David Buchan: Man-About-Town, Grimsby Public Art Gallery, Grimsby Ontario
1994     Quotation:Re-presenting History, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba


1988     Western Front, Vancouver, B.C.
1987     Artspace, Peterborough, Ontario
1987     Gallery 101, Ottawa, Ontario
1986     Arts Television Centre, Toronto, Ontario
1984     Menswear: A Brief History, Harbourfront Centre Toronto, Ontario
1982     The Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario
1982     Cambridge Public Library and Art Gallery, Cambridge, Ontario
1982     University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta
1982     Off Centre Centre, Calgary, Alberta
1982     London Regional Art Gallery, London, Ontario
1981     Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, N.S.
1981     Dear Diary, The Gallery, Stratford, Ontario
1981     The McIntosh Gallery, London, Ontario
1981     Museum of the 20th Century, Vienna, Austria
1981     BRU '81 Festival, Brussels, Belgium
1981     Alta Oper, Frankfurt, West Germany
1981     Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta, Ga.
1980     The Cabana Room, Toronto, Ontario
1980     The Emily Carr College of Art & Design, Vancouver, B.C.
1980     The Whitewater Gallery, North Bay, Ontario
1980     Art '11, Basel, Switzerland
1979     Dressing For Turkeys, Ontario College of Art, Toronto
1979     Harbourfront, Toronto, Ontario
1979     The Arthur Street Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba
1979     The Glenbow Museum of Art, Calgary, Alberta
1978     Artspace, Peterborough, Ontario
1978     Fruit Cocktails, The Masonic Temple, Toronto, Ontario
1977     The Western Front, Vancouver, B.C.
1977     The Parachute Centre for Cultural Affairs, Calgary, Alberta
1977     Geek/Chic, The Forest City Gallery, London, Ontario
1977     Geek/Chic, The King Edward Hotel, Toronto, Ontario


"A Space at 222 warehouse- " A Space/Art Gallery at Harbourfront, Toronto, 1980
"Annual Report", The Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, 1992
"Art Toronto '80", Art Magazine Inc., Toronto, 1980
"Artist and their Work", Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, 1990
"Au Contraire (active/passive)", Impressions Magazine, Toronto, No. 30, 1983
 The Barbicon Art Gallery, London, England , 1991
 Cambridge Public Library and Art Gallery, Cambridge, 1983
"Can art be fun and still be art?", Weiner, Austria, June, 1981
"Chromaliving", ChromaZone, Toronto , 1983
"Curatorial laboratory project #3: word perfect", Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton , 1991
"David Buchan; Cold City Gallery", Vanguard, Vancouver, XVI No. 2, April/May, 1987
"Effects of fashion on society portrayed", The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, January 17,1981
"Fashion Burn/Crash 'n' Burn", File Magazine, Toronto Vol. III, No. 4, 1977
 File, Toronto, Vol. 4, No.2, p.60, 1979
"From Sea to Shining Sea", The Power Plant, Toronto, 1988
"Geek/Chi", Centerfold, Toronto No, 7 & 8, 1977
"Geek/Chi", File Magazine, Toronto, Vol. III. No. 3.Spring, 1977
"Image nation 26: New Canadian Photography", Canadian Centre of Photography and Film, Toronto, 1982
"In Hot Water/On The Rocks", File Magazine, Toronto, No. 28, 1987
"Kunstler aus kanada: raume und installationen", Wurttembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, DDR, 1983
"Limited Edition Artist Portfolio", Cold City Gallery, Toronto,1988
"Living Art Vancouver", The Western Front/Video Inn/Pumps, Vancouver, 1979
"Mannerism; a theory of culture", The Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, 1982
"Media, Process and Communication", The McIntosh Gallery, University of Western Ontario, London, 1981
"Menswear; A Brief History, continued", lightworks, No. 18, 1987
"Menswear: A Brief History," Photo Communique, Toronto, Vol. VIII, No. 3, Sept.17, 1986
"Modern Fashions", Parallelogramme, Toronto, Vol. 6, No. 3, Jan/Feb, 1981
"Modern Fashions", Release, Toronto, No. 2. February,1980
"Modern Fashions or an introduction to the language of partial seduction">
The Glenbow Museum of Art, Calgary,1979
"Out of this World", Impulse Magazine, Toronto, Vol. IX, No. 1.1981
"Phoenix" Pub. Alte Oper, Frankfurt, West Germany , 1981
"Public exposures: One Decade of Contemporary Canadian Photography",
TPW, The Photography Gallery Harbourfront, Toronto, 1990
"7 Toronto Artists" Artists Space, New York, N.Y. 1980
"Seven Days a Week", Impulse Magazine, Toronto, Vol. VIII, No. 3, 1980
"Toronto artists at the Glenbow", The Calgary Herald, Calgary, December 12, 1979
Bennett, Paul," At the Gallery", The Beacon Herald, Stratford, January 30, 1981
Bronson, A.A. " Automatons/Automorons", Art Metropole, Toronto, 1979
Bronson A.A. & Peggy Gale, "Performance by Artists," Art Metropole, Toronto, 1979
Buchan, David."Femmes artistes invitées célébration rituelle", Vie des arts, Montreal, Vol. XXI, No. 86 ,1977
Campbell, Colin," Lamonte del Monte and the Fruit Cocktails",Centerfold, Vol. III, No. 1, December, 1978
Coutts-Smith, K, "Role Art and Social Context", 1979
Everett-Green, Robert, "Playing an old game by a new set of rules", The Globe and Mail, Toronto, Sept. 4, 1986
Darling, Dawn, "Roman Polanski's Chinatown", Only Paper Today, Toronto, Vol. 2,No. 5, February, 1975
Davey, Steven, "Brushing up on TV as an art form", Sunday Star, Toronto, Sept. 3, 1978
Day, Peter, "David Buchan", Canadian Art , Toronto, Winter, 1986
Dompierre, Louise, and Robert Stacey, "David Buchan: inside the image", The Power Plant, Toronto, 1993
Fleming, Martha, "Lamonte del Monte: excess, Hollywood-style",The Body Politic, Toronto, No. 72. April, 1981
Generaux, Linda, "David Buchan", Metropolis, Toronto, January, 1988
Godley, Elizabeth, "Stunning art from a master of styles", The Vancouver Sun, Vancouver, October 18, 1988
Goldstein, Sybil, Editor, "The Art of Tim Jocelyn", McClelland & Stewart Inc., Toronto, 2002
Gray, Kathe "A Man and His Closet" ID Magazine, Toronto June 13, 1996
Handforth, Robert "A Space/Forest City Exchange", artscanada, Toronto, Nos. 216/217, Oct/Nov, 1977
Hickox, April, "Modern Narratives and Other Tales", Gallery 44, Toronto, 1990
Hurtig, Annette, "David Buchan's "Canadian Youth" The Vancouver Project" Western Front, Vancouver, 1988
McAlear, Donna, "Killing Time with Modern Fashions: the wardrobe art of David Buchan", Interface, Toronto, Vol. IV. No. 3 March. 1980
Mays, John Bentley, "Off-beat show marches to a different drummer", Globe and Mail, Toronto, July, 1988
Mays, John Bentley, "On Show", The Globe and Mail, Toronto, January 29, 1987
Mays, John Bentley, "Artists question a 'primitive faith'", The Globe and Mail, Toronto, Sept.17, 1986
Mays, John Bentley, "Buchan sells revolution in the best satirical style", The Globe & Mail, Toronto, Feb. 21, 1981
Mays, John Bentley, "White elephants and open spaces", The Globe & Mail, Toronto, July 7, 1980
Mays, John Bentley, "But is it Art?", Macleans, Toronto, Vol. 92, No. 45, November, 1979
Perdue,Jane "The Poetic Power of Photos", Now Magazine, Toronto, March,1989
Princenthal, Nancy, "Seven Toronto Artists", Artforum, New York, Vol. IX, No. 11, September, 1980
Randolph, Jeanne, "David Buchan : Gallery 76", Vanguard, Vancouver, Vol. X, No. 10, Dec/Jan, 1982
Rans, Goldie, "The Mask of Objectivity/Subjective Images", Parachute, Montreal, No. 23 Summer,1981
Robertson, Clive, "Casual but continuous", Fuse, Toronto, Vol. IV ,No. 3 March, 1980
Steltner, Elke, and Douglas Orb, Interview, Only Paper Today, Toronto, Vol. 4, No. 5 July, 1977
Tousley, Nancy, "David Buchan: Modern Fashions", The Calgary Herald, Calgary, December 20, Calgary, 1979
Tousley, Nancy, "David Buchan: Modern Fashions", artscanada, Toronto, Nos. 234/235 April/May, 1980

Film & Videotapes

"Fruit Cocktails", Masonic Temple, Toronto, September 7, 1978
"Lamonte Del Monte's Bedroom", Art Metropole. Toronto, 1980
"David Buchan: Man-About-Town", Elizabeth Chitty, Grimsby Public Art Gallery, Grimsby, 1996
"QSW: The Rebel Zone", Lorraine Segato, Director, Rhombus Media, Toronto, 2002


Art Gallery of the University of Lethbridge
Canada Council Art Bank
Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography
National Gallery of Canada
The Winnipeg Art Gallery
Vancouver Art Gallery