The Canadian Art Database

Nicole Collins


2009        Master of visual Studies, University of Toronto.
1988        University of Guelph, Guelph, Canada, B.A. Honours, Fine Arts Major.


2006        stroke for stroke, Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto []
2004        Dimension, Halde Galerie, Widen, Zurich Switzerland []
2003        branch, Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto
2002        sample, Canadian Embassy Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.
2001        one mark, Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto, ON.
2000        Path, Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto, ON.
1998        Given, Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto, ON.
1994        Blessure, Gallery 788, Toronto, ON.
1994        Marked, Womenís Art Resource Centre, Toronto, ON.


2009        MVS Graduate Exhibition, University of Toronto Art Centre, Toronto catalogue essay by Ian Carr-Harris
2009        start Profs, work by professors from art institutions across Canada, Studio 21, Halifax
2008        Pulse 2: Film and Painting After the Image, curated by Barbara Sternberg, Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto
2008        MVS Open Studio, University of Toronto
2008        Lightening Strikes Twice, Xpace Gallery, Toronto
2008        Monkey's Paw Shelf Label Project, curated by Keri Reid and Stephen Fowler, Monkey's Paw Bookstore Toronto
2008        House Lights Left Bright, curated by Stacey Sproule, 1478 Dundas W Toronto
2007        Hot Wax, The Rooms, St. John's Newfoundland, Canada
2007        Ann Thinghuus und?Nicole Collins, Halde Galerie, Widen, Switzerland
2006        Pulse: Abstract Painting and Film, Mount St Vincent University Gallery, curated by Ingrid Jenkner and
                Barbara Sternberg
2006        Whodunit? Ontario College of Art & Design fundraising auction, Toronto
2006        OCAD Drawing and Painting Endowment Collection 2006, Great Hall, Ontario College of Art & Design, Toronto.
2006        Collins Waldburger White: Wax, Minarovich Gallery, Elora Centre for the Arts.
2006        you don't wanna miss that shit, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, curated by Katherine Mulherin
2005        Crossing the Line, The Painting Center, New York, New York
2005        informal ideas 04:05, (please press landscape), Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto
2005        Whodunit? Ontario College of Art & Design fundraising auction, Toronto
2005        Advent, Halde Galerie, Widen, Switzerland
2004        Death in the Studio: Studio Death Snapshots, Book Project by Hannes Priesch + Niki Lederer, book launches
                in Vienna, NYC and Toronto
2004        informal ideas 04-02: landscape, Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto
2004        informal ideas 04-01: (warm), Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto
2004        Advent, Halde Galerie, Widen, Zurich Switzerland
2003        Motherlode, Women's Art Resource Centre, Toronto, curated by Gretchen Sankey
2003        Whodunit? Ontario College of Art & Design fundraising auction, Toronto
2003        Art with Heart, Casey House Benefit Auction, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (catalogue)
2003        Advent, Halde Galerie, Widen, Zurich Switzerland
2002        Whodunit? Ontario College of Art & Design fundraising auction, Toronto
2001        Bra Joe from Kilimanjaro, University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane, Australia.
2001        Paintings Painted,                Platform Gallery, London UK. (
2000        Translinear, Tom Thomson Gallery, Owen Sound, ON. Touring Group Exhibition (catalogue).
2000        Translinear, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK. Touring Group Exhibition. (catalogue).
1999        Translinear, McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, ON. Touring Group Exhibition (catalogue).
1999        Art with Heart, House Benefit Auction, Leo Kamen & Wynick/Tuck Galleries, Toronto,ON. (catalogue).
1999        TSA 30th Anniversary Faculty Show, Art Gallery at Habourfront, Toronto,ON.
1999        Toronto: Under 40, Art Rental and Sales Gallery, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON.
1999        Art 1999  Chicago, Seventh Annual Exposition of International Galleries of Contemporary Art, May 7-11,
               Chicago, Illinois,USA.
1999        Informal Ideas 99.1:(Preview í99), Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto,ON.
1998        Art with Heart, Casey House Benefit Auction, Leo Kamen & Wynick/Tuck Galleries, Toronto, ON.
1998        Layers, Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto, ON. (Summer).
1998        Informal Ideas 98.2, 14 Degrees of Abstraction, Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto, April.
1998        Nicole Collins, Michael Davidson, Sheila Gregory, Milly Ristvedt: Painting,
               James Baird Gallery, St. Johnís NF. May.
1997        Art with Heart, Casey House Benefit Auction, Leo Kamen & Wynick/Tuck Galleries,
               Toronto, ON.(catalogue).
1997        International Juried Exhibition of Encaustic Works, The Gallery at R&F, Kingston, New York, USA.
1997        Colour in the Square, Wynick Tuck Gallery, Toronto,ON.
1997        R&D (Research & Development), York Quay Gallery, Toronto,ON.
1997        Summer Gallery Artists Exhibition, Wynick Tuck Gallery, Toronto,ON.
1996        GLO, Archive Inc., Toronto,ON.
1996        Juicy Fruit, Art Gallery of Durham, Durham,ON.
1995        Juicy Fruit, The Koffler Gallery, North York, Toronto,ON. (catalogue).
1995        Art with Heart, Casey House Benefit Auction, Curatorís Choice, Linda Genereux Gallery, Toronto, ON.
1994        Mud, 59 Adelaide East, Toronto (catalogue).
1994        Merging XVI, Gallery 788, Toronto, ON.
1993        Cover Me Site Specific Store-front, Installation, 488 Queen Street W., Toronto,ON.
1993        Cabinet des Curiosites, La Chambre Blanche, Quebec City, QC.
1993        Look í93 Annual Juried Exhibition, Gallery Lambton, Sarnia, ON.
1992        Fleshcase Installation, Embassy Hotel, London, ON.
1992        Roundup 92, 80 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON.
1992        Contemporary Canadian Painting, LíEtude Ader Tajan, Paris, France.
1991        Chambermade, Embassy Hotel, London, ON.
1991        CKOC Annual Juried Exhibition, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, ON. Jurorís Award.
1991        Roundup 91, Toronto, ON.
1990        Housing; a Right, Powerplant, Toronto, ON.
1989        University of Guelph Fine Arts Graduate 25th., Anniversary Alumni Show, MacDonald Centre, Guelph, ON.


2008        Paper: Stroke for Stroke/Re:Paint, UAAC Conference, Panel: The Agony and Ecstacy of Influence or:
               Copycat! Copycat!, chair Barbara Balfour, York University
2008        Paper: Re-painting Ad Reinhardt's "Black Painting", Image and Imagery Conference, Brock University,
               Panel title: Borrowing Redoing Creating a Pastiche
2008        Visiting Artist, Brock University Department of Fine Art Guest Lecture
2008        Paper: Surface Disruption, Intention and the evolution of Broken Painting, Mischief and Malice: Crime in the
               Museum, Symposium and on-line exhibition, Department of Museum Studies, University of Toronto
2008        Juror: Environs, Scarborough Arts Council Annual Juried Art Exhibition
2007        Essay contribution to 26: Michael Davidson, Translinear Publishing
2007        Panellist: Art VS Design, organized by XSPACE, OCAD student gallery
2006        Assistant Professor, CLTA contract position, Ontario College of Art & Design, Drawing and Painting
2006        Organizer and Panel Moderator: The Value of Art, Toronto School of Art, Toronto
2006        Panel member: Scarborough Arts Council Panel Discussion: Art can teach you but can Art be taught?
               Centennial College, Toronto
2006        Visiting Artist, Centennial College Creative Fusion Lecture Series
2005/06    Instructor, Toronto School of Art, Contemporary Issues, professional Studio, Encaustic Intensive
2005/06    Panel member: BIG TALK: Community and Conversations in Art & Design Education Conference,
               OCAD, Toronto
2004-pres.   Instructor, Ontario College of Art & Design, Department of Drawing and Painting, Courses:
               Materials & Processes; Process as Art the Meaning of Materials; Alchemy and Art; Colour and Composition
2004        Guest Artist, Painting Department, Ontario College of Art & Design
2004        Jury Member, Mrs. W.O. Forsyth Scholarship, Ontario College of Art & Design
2004        Catalogue Essay: Doris McCarthy Everything which is Yes published by University of Toronto at Scarborough
2003-04    Instructor, Ontario College of Art & Design Continuing Studies Program and Admissions Portfolio Clinics
2003-04    Instructor, Toronto School of Art, Drawing as a Contemporary Practice, Basic Painting, Encaustic Workshop,
               Faculty Student Advisor
2002        Visiting Artist, University of Guelph
2000        Visiting Artist, Art & Art History Program of University Of Toronto & Sheridan College, Toronto
2000        Artists' Talk at McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton ON (Translinear)
1998        Jury Member, Canada Council for the Arts
1998-2002  Instructor, The Toronto School of Art, Encaustic Painting
1997-2002  Art Gallery of Ontario Artists' with their Works program
1995        Visiting Artist, University of Guelph, Guelph
1994        Canadian Women's Art in the Schools, and educational program developed and circulated nationally
               to secondary schools by the Women's Art Resource Centre


2007        The Kathleen Coburn Graduate Admission Award, University of Toronto
2004        Canada Council Travel Grant (Switzerland)
2002        Canada Council Travel Grant (Tokyo, Japan)
2002        Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance (Tokyo, Japan)
2001        Canada Council Travel Grant (London UK)
2000        Triangle Artistsí Workshop, Fall 2000, New York City, USA.
1999        Canada Council Travel Grant (Newfoundland)
1998        Toronto Arts Award Protegee Program commission by award winner Suzy Lake
1997        Canada Council C Grant.
1994        Ontario Art Council Emerging Artistsí Grant.
1994        Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance
1992        Ontario Arts Council Emerging Artistsí Grant.


2008        Carte Blanche Volume 2: Painting, Magenta Publishing for the Arts
2007        Naasgard, Roald, Abstract Painting in Canada, Douglas & McIntyre/Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
2007        Jordan, Betty Ann, Artist File: Nicole Collins, article Canadian House & Home, October
2007        Tanja Seufert, Kunst aus Kanada, Attika 2 (Swiss magazine)
2006        Gary Michael Dault, Going Out: Exhibit A; Different Strokes, Review, The Globe & Mail, October 13, 2006
2004        Virginia M. Eichhorn, Rewind: Nicole Collins Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto, Review, Canadian Art Magazine,
                Summer 2004, Volume 21, Number 2
2003        Thomas Hirschmann, Parental Units, review of Motherlode, NOW magazine, September 11-17, 2003
2002        Ihor Holubizky, catalogue essay for sample, catalogue of exhibition at The Embassy of Canada, Tokyo
2001        Michael Coomer, Nicole Collins & Michael Davidson at Platform, Time Out Magazine, London UK,
2000        Gary Michael Dault, don't look at me like that, Canadian Art Magazine, Spring 2000, Volume 17, Number 1
                (see also Fast Forward: Toronto in same issue)
2000        Gillian Mackay, Gallery Going, Nicole Collins at Wynick/Tuck, The Globe & Mail, April 8, 2000
1998        Blake Gopnik, The List/The Insider, The Globe & Mail, Octboer 24, 1998
1998        Gary Michael Dault, Gallery Going: Nicole Collins at Wynick/Tuck, The Globe & Mail, September 5, 1998
1997        Betty Ann Jordan, Gallery Going, Research & Development at the Harbourfront Centre, The Globe & Mail,
                August 9, 1997
1996        John Massier, catalogue essay for Juicy Fruit, exhibition catalogue
1995        Betty Ann Jordan, Reviews: Dead Industry, Painting Disorders, Posse, MUD, Canadian Art Magazine,
                Spring 1995
1994        Oliver Girling, The Big Picture, Review and cover photo, eye magazine, November 24, 1994
1994        Christopher Hume, Painterly Collective throws MUD in your eye, review, The Toronto Star, November 24, 1994
1994        Ihor Holubizky, catalogue essay for MUD catalogue
1994        Oliver Girling, A quick study on the ideal studio, review of Blessure, eye magazine, September 29, 1994
1994        Artists' page, Matriart- A Canadian Feminist Art Journal, July 1994
1993        Fleshcase, Artists' page, Late Harvest Magazine, December 1993
1992        Images of Women 1992, review/listing, Xtra Magazine, February 21, Deborah Meldazy, Chambermade review,
                C Magazine, Spring 1992
1992        Judith Sandiford & Ronald Weihs, Gallery Walkabout, Workseen Artists' Forum, No. 12, Spring 1992
1992        Art Contemporain du Canada, L'Etude Ader Tajan, Paris France, exhibition catalogue, May 1992
1992        Diana Geddes, Canadian Art on Display at Paris Show, The Toronto Star, May 1992
1992        Roundup 92, Illustrated Exhibition Guide
1992        Kate Taylor, Here we go 'round the Roundup, review, The Globe & Mail, June 9, 1992
1991        Roundup 91, Illustrated Exhibition Guide, June 1991
1991        Kate Taylor, Decorators to the poor and unknown, review of Chambermade, The Globe & Mail,
                November 15, 1991
1989        Roundup 89, Illustrated Exhibition Guide, May 1989