The Canadian Art Database

Dorothy Caldwell



1980         The Banff Centre for Fine Arts, Banff, Alberta.
1966-70    Temple University, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, Pa.
1969         Tyler School of Fine Arts, Rome, Italy.

Represented by:

David Kaye Gallery, 1092 Queen St. W., Toronto Ontario M6J 1H9
Ute Stebich Gallery, 69 Church St, Lenox, Massachusetts 01240
Snyderman-Works Gallery, Philadelphia, Pa.


2002         Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Threads on the Edge: The Daphne Farago
                Fiber Art Collection
2002         Mobilia Gallery Cambridge Massachustts, group
2002         Fairfield City Museum and Gallery, Sydney Australia
2002         Textiles Two Thousand Two, Center Galleries, Detroit
2002         The Survey Fiber 2002 , Snyderman-Works Gallery, Philadelphia
2002         American Crafts Museum, Six Continents of Quilts: The American Craft
2002         Museum Collection Paine Webber Gallery, New York
2002         The Memorial University Gallery, solo exhibition, Newfoundland
2001         Comfort Zones: textiles in the Canadian landscape, Contemporary
                Gallery, Textile Museum of Canada (catalogue)
2000         SOFA, Chicago
2000         Prime Gallery, Toronto Ground Cover, solo exhibition (catalogue)
2000         Ute Stebich Gallery, Ground Cover, solo exhibition, Massachusetts
2000         The Contemplative Stitch, invitational, Kansas City Art Institute
1999         SOFA, New York
1996-98    Field Notes National touring solo exhibition,
                organized by the Art Gallery of Peterborough (catalogue)
1996-98    Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa
1996-98    Mount Saint Vincent University Gallery, Halifax
1996-98    The Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador, St. John's
1996-98    Tom Thompson Memorial Gallery, Owen Sound, Ontario
1996-98    W.K.P. Kennedy Gallery, North Bay
1996-98    Burlington Art Centre, Burlington Ontario
1996-98    Ontario Crafts Council, Toronto
1996-98    The Library and Gallery, Cambridge Ontario
1996-98    Lambdon Gallery, Sarnia, Ontario
1997         Four Recipients of the Prix Saidye Bronfman Award for Excellence
                in the Crafts, Prime Gallery, Toronto
1996-99    Transformation: Prix Saidye Bronfman Award, National
                touring exhibition Museum of Civilization, Hull, Quebec
1996-98    Musee des Beaux Arts, Montreal, Winnipeg Art Gallery,
1996-98    Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Art Gallery of Ontario
1996-98    Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax,
1996-98    The American Crafts Museum, New York
1996         Art Gallery of Ontario, Oh Canada
1996         Invitational group exhibition Guizhou University, Guiyang China
1995         Museum for Textiles, 20th Anniversary Exhibition
1993         Chicago International New Art Forms , Chicago, Illinois
1992         International Shibori Exhibition, Nagoya, Japan
1991         Borders, solo exhibition, Prime Gallery, Toronto
1991         University of Michigan Gallery, visiting artist, Ann Arbor, Michigan
1989         Directions: from historical sources, The Contemporary Gallery,
1989         The Museum for Textiles, Toronto
1988         Prime Gallery, solo exhibition, Toronto
1988         Restless Legacies, 1988 Winter Olympics Arts Festival, Calgary, Alberta
1987         Kent State University Art Gallery, Ohio faculty exhibition
                Canada Council Art bank Collection Exhibition, John B. Aird Gallery
1986         Dorothy Caldwell: Fabric Constructions, solo exhibition, Art Gallery of
                Peterborough, Peterborough, Ontario
1986         Olga Korper Gallery, two person exhibition, Toronto
1995         Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia
1984         Powerhouse Gallery, two person exhibition Montreal, Quebec
1982         Presentation House, Vancouver, British Columbia


2000         Massachuetts College of Art University of Massachuetts, Dartmouth, Massachuetts.
1999         Center For Creative Studies, Detroit , Michigan.
1999         Haystack, Deer Isle, Maine.
1999         QSDS Columbus, Ohio.
1998         Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, B.C..
1998         Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, Ontario.
1998         Tom Thompson Memorial Gallery, Owen Sound, Ontario.
1998         Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.
1998         Alberta College of Art, Calgary, Alberta.
1997         To Market To Market, Harbourfront Marketing Symposium.
1997         National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India.
1995         Harbourfront, Toronto, Japan Today, symposium speaker.
1994         Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, Ontario.
1993         The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio.
1993         Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec.
1992         Sheridan College, Oakville, Ontario.
1991         University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
1990         Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
1990         Maryland Art Institute, Baltimore, Maryland.
1989         University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
1989         Cleveland Art Institute, Ohio.
1987         London Regional Art Gallery, London, Ontario.
1981         University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C..


1999         Fiberarts Design Book Six, editors Ann Batchelder, Nancy Orban, Lark Books,
                North Carolina.
1997         Art Quilts, Robert Shaw, Hugh Lauter Levin Associates, Southport Connecticut.
1996         Field Notes catalogue produced for solo touring exhibition organized by
                The Art Gallery of Peterborough.
1995         Fiberarts Design book Five, editors Ann Batchelder, Nancy Orban, Lark Books,
                North Carolina.
1993         The Surface Designer's Art, Introduction Katherine Westphal, Lark Books,
                North Carolina.
1988         Fiberarts Design book Three, Kate Mathews, editor, Lark Books, North Carolina.
1981         The Craftsman's Way, Hart Massey, University of Toronto Press.

1997         Surface Design Journal, Living on a Four Patch, Susan Warner Keene,
                Summer 97 vol. 21 no. 4, ( pp. 21-25).
1997         Fiberarts, Dorothy Caldwell: Field Notes, Sarah Quinton, (review
                Summer 97 vol 24, no.1 (pp.56).
1997         Ontario Craft, Dorothy Caldwell: Field Notes, Dawn White Beatty, summer 97 (pp.20).
1993         Fiberarts, Surface Design: Redefining the Boundaries,
                Katherine Westphal Mar/Apr. 93 (pp.48-48).
1991         Toronto Star Christopher Hume (review of Borders exhibition, Prime Gallery)
                September 11, 91.
1991         Fiberarts New Works, Dorothy Caldwell Sept/Oct 91 vol 18 No. 2.
1990         Ontario Craft Dorothy Caldwell: Getting Connected, Marie Coloz, Fall 90.
1988         The Canadian Architect, Building Appraisal, Brian Allsopp January 88.
1987         Fiberarts Dorothy Caldwell: Interacting with Image and Material, Helen Duffy Oct. 87
                Surfacing Journal, Dorothy Caldwell, Judith Tinkl.
1986         Ontario Craft, Erikson Building Boasts Major Caldwell Work, Susan Eckenwalder,
                Winter 86 Globe and Mail (August 7, 86).
1985         Ontario Craft Works on a Personal Scale, Helen Duffy, Spring 85.
1985         Ontario Craft, Dorothy Caldwell: Fabric Constructions Helen Duffy, Summer 85.
1983         Surface Design Magazine Indigo: The Devil's Eye, Spring 83.
1982         Ontario Craft Dorothy Caldwell: Evolution of an Artist, Bernice Hune, Spring 82 1982
                Fiberarts, Canadian Portfolio, Nov/Dec.82.


Dorothy Caldwell, Produced by the Canadian Museum of Civilization.


Threading Through Time Produced by Gloria Rosenberg.


2001         Canada Council Travel Grant.
2001         Ontario Arts Council Research /Studio assistance grant.
2000         Ontario Arts Council exhibition assistance grant.
1998         Ontario Arts Council Individual Grant.
1996         Canada Council A Grant.
1994         Canada Council B Grant.
1994         Ontario Arts Council Individual Grant.
1993         OAC Individual Grant.
1992         OAC Individual Grant.
1990         Representative EXPO 90, Osaka, Japan.
1990         Recipient of the Saidye Bronfman Award.
1989         Ontario Arts Council Individual Grant.
1981         Canada Council Travel Grant.
1979         Canada Council Explorations Grant.
1974-97    Ontario Arts Council Visual Arts Grants.


Canadian Consulate, Bangkok, Thailand.
The American Crafts Museum.
The Farago Collection of contemporary textile,
The Carlton and Reta Lewis Collection, Washington, D.C.
The Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, Quebec.
The Ontario Crafts Council, Toronto.
The Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labradore, St. John's, Newfoundland.
The Art Gallery of Northumberland, Coburg, Ontario.
The Art Gallery of Peterborough, Peterborough, Ontario.
The Tom Thompson Memorial Gallery, Owen Sound, Ontario.
The Library and Gallery, Cambridge, Ontario.
The Canadian Crafts Council, Ottawa.
The Department of External Affairs, Ottawa.
The University of British Columbia Museum of Anthropology
      Cartwright Collection, Vancouver, B.C.
Architectural Commission for the lobby of the Fine Arts and Theatre
      building, Red Deer Alberta architect - Arthur Erikson


The National Gallery, Ottawa.
Musée d'art contemporain, Montréal
Art Gallery of Ontario.
Vancouver Art Gallery.
McLaughlin Art Gallery, Oshawa.
Sarnia Public Library, Sarnia.
Laurentian University and Art Centre, Sudbury.
Hamilton Art Gallery, Hamilton.
Oakville Galleries, Oakville.
University of Lethbridge, Alta.
Concordia University, Montréal.
Queen's University, Kingston, Ont.
University of Toronto, Hart House.
House of Commons, Ottawa.
Numerous private and corporate collections.


2002         Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts, Victoria, B.C.
2002         Peters Valley, New Jersey.
2001         Memorial University, Corner Brook, Nefwfoundland.
2001         Quilt Surface Design Symposium, Ohio State University, Columbus Ohio.
2000         Peters Valley, New Jersey.
1999         Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle Maine.
1999         Quilt Surface Design Symposium, Columbus, Ohio.
1999         Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts, Victoria, B.C.
1996         Sheridan College, Summer School of the Arts, Oakville, Ontario.
1993         Newfoundland and Labrador Crafts Development Conference, St. John's.
1993         Sheridan College Summer School of the Arts, Oakville, Ontario.
1993         Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio.
1992         London Embroiderers Guild, London, Ontario.
1991         University of Michigan Art Department, visiting artist.
1991         Series 91 Red Deer College, Red Deer Alberta.
1990         Maryland Art Institute, Baltimore, Maryland visiting artist.
1990         Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
1987-88    Faculty member and visiting artist, Kent State University, Art Department, Ohio.
1988         University of Wisconsin, art department.
1988         Cleveland Art Institute, Cleveland, Ohio .
1985         Craft School, Fredericton, New Brunswick, visiting artist.
1985         Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, N. S.
1984         Banff Centre for Fine Arts, Banff Alberta visiting artist.


If Images Could Speak a Thousand Words: exhibition of contemporary
        Canadian textiles held in conjunction with Convergence 2002 co-curated
        with Ruth Scheuing.
Stitching Women's Lives, Sujuni Quilts from Bihar, India
        co-curated with Skye Morrison for the Museum for Textiles, Toronto.
Spatial Illusions: Form and Structure in Fabric Jane Kidd,
        Carole Sabiston, and Wendy Toogood, Museum for Textiles, Toronto.
Experimental Directions in Fabric exhibition series including
        visiting artist Christo, Artspace, Peterborough.
Architectural Directions in Paper Helen Sebelius, Susan Warner Keene,
        and Helmut Becker Artspace, Peterborough.
No Robuts Here! contemporary crafts, Artspace, Peterborough, Ontario.


Exhibitions committee, Contemporary Gallery, Museum for Textiles, Toronto (1990-1993).
Advisor for Harbourfront Craft Studios, Toronto (1988-1993).
Exhibitions Committee Ontario Crafts Council, Toronto (1991-1993).
Exhibitions Committee for Artspace, Peterborough Ontario.
Founding Member - Textile Dyers and Printers Association.