The Canadian Art Database
 

   
Susan Coolen

susancoolen@hotmail.com


EDUCATION

1996/99      Columbia College Chicago MFA in Photography Chicago, Illinois, USA
1995           Concordia University Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography with distinction Montréal, Québec, Canada
1977           Nova Scotia College of Bachelor of Design in Communication Design Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Art and Design

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2002           Harbourfront Center: Le Spectacle de la Nature: A Collector’s Compendium Toronto,
                  Ontario, Canada The Photo Passage
2001           The Floating Gallery Lunetic: Be the First Woman on the Moon Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
1998           Lallak + Tom Gallery Birds, Bones & Feathers Chicago, Illinois, USA
1997           Arts Place De Profundis Annapolis Royal, NS, Canada
1997           Modern Fuel Gallery Telling Stories Kingston, Ontario, Canada
1997           Galerie Séquence Re-Viewing the Nude / Refusing the View Chicoutimi, Québec, Canada

TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

1999            Maison de la Culture / Plateau Histoires naturelles Montréal, Québec, Canada
1999            Vox Populi Cosmogonie Montréal, Québec, Canada
1996            Galerie de la Ville Vital Signs D.D.O, Québec, Canada
1995            OO Gallery Ambiguities Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
1995            Galerie Occurrence Exploring the Self Montréal, Québec, Canada
1994            VAV Gallery De Profundis Montréal, Québec, Canada
1994            Secord Gallery This Rough Magic Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
1993            VAV Gallery Focal Points Montréal, Québec, Canada

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2004            Métronome ‘Art & Science’ Barcelona, Spain
2003            Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery In the Light of: Six Contemporary Artists Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
2003            Presentation House Almost Perfecct Spheres Vancouver, B.C., Canada
2003            Art Neuf Inc. Fables du Parc Lafontaine Montréal, Québec, Canada
2003            Thunder Bay Art Gallery ShiftingSites – CMCP / MCPC and Thunder bay, Ontario, Canada
                   National Gallery of Canad Travelling Exhibit
2002            MSVU Art Gallery ShiftingSites – CMCP / MCPC and Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
                   National Gallery of Canad Travelling Exhibit
2002            Maison de la Culture / Frontenac Invitation au voyage Montréal, Québec, Canada
2002            AgenceTOPO Vilanova [collaborative web project on ‘Tour de Villeneuve’] www.agencetopo/vilanova
2002            Museum of Contemporary ShiftingSites – CMCP / MCPC and Toronto, Ontario, Canada
                   Canadian Art [MOCCA] National Gallery of Canad Travelling Exhibit
2002            University of St.Francis Gallery ‘Fovea’ Exhibit Joliet, Illinois, USA
2001            Mois de la Photo Fovea Collective ‘Tour Villeneuve’:Public Art Project Montréal, Québec, Canada
2001            Harbourfront Centre Lux Nova [Contact 2001] Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2001            Two Rivers Gallery ShiftingSites - National Gallery of Canada & CMCP Prince George, BC, Canada
                   Travelling Exhibit
2001            Yukon Arts Centre ShiftingSites - National Gallery of Canada & CMCP Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
                   Travelling Exhibit
2000            Asociaciåón para la Encuentros con la imagen [ 'Astral Projections'] Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
                   Difusión de la Fotografia
2000            Canadian Museum of ShiftingSites [featuring 'Piece Work'] Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
                   Contemporary Photography
2000            Glass Curtain Gallery Photography Invitational [featuring 'Astral Projections] Chicago, Illinois, USA
1999            11th Street Gallery Histoires naturelles: Object[s] of Display Chicago, Illinois, USA
1998            Vox Populi Ubiquités [featuring 'Alien Pods' from Astral Projections] Montréal, Québec, Canada
1998            Three Arts Club Small Works Chicago, Illinois, USA
1998            WARC Gallery Whirling Dervishes Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1997            Chicago Photo Print Fair Lallak + Tom Gallery Chicago, Illinois, USA
1997            Mois de la Photo Whirling Dervishes Montréal, Québec, Canada
1997            Presentation House The Exquisite Corpse Vancouver, BC, Canada
                   Invited to participate in a collaborative piece with artists Angela Grauerholz / Tim Clark.
1997            WLUW 88.7 FM Radio 'Opera Stories: Some Women.' [Sound Piece] Chicago, Illinois, USA
                   Produced at Experimental Sound Studio
1997            Aron Packer Gallery The Altered & Planned Photograph Chicago, Illinois, USA
1996            Neutral Ground 'Ethni-City' Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
1996            Occurrence Agenda Montréal, Québec, Canada 1995 Galerie Arts Sutton Diptychs Sutton, Québec, Canada
1995            Maison de la culture Fictions [Mois de la Photo] Verdun, Québec, Canada Marie Ugay
1995            Galerie Arts Sutton Dix photographes de la relève [Mois de la Photo] Sutton, Québec, Canada
1994            Secord Gallery Secret Places Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
1994            Dazibao Jeune Photographies Montréal, Québec, Canada
1994            CIAC/Complexe La Cité Meme & Autres Montréal, Québec, Canada
1991            Anna Leonowens Gallery One Year Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
                   in conjunction with the Museum of Modern Art

SELECTED PUBLIC and PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

National Film Board of Canada
Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography
The James Van Der Zee Institute, New York City
The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, Canada
Galerie du Jour - Agnès b., Paris, France
Collection of Agnès b., Paris, France

GRANTS

2002            Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec Project Development Grant Montréal, Québec, Canada
2001            The Canada Council for the Arts Travel Grant Montréal, Québec, Canada
2000            Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec Project Development Grant Montréal, Québec, Canada
1999            The Canada Council for the Arts Creation/Production Grant [Photography] Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
1999            The Canada Council for the Arts Travel Grant Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
1998            Albert P. Wiseman Fund Project Grant Chicago, Illinois, USA
1998            Columbia College Stuart B. Baum Project Completion Grant Chicago, Illinois, USA
1997            Conseil des arts et des lettres du QuébecTravel Grant Montréal, Québec, Canada
1997            Albert P. Weisman Fund Project Grant Chicago, Illinois, USA
1997            Columbia College Stuart B. Baum Project Completion Grant Chicago, Illinois, USA
1995            Conseil des arts et des lettres du QuébecProject Development Grant Montréal, Québec, Canada

GROUP GRANTS

2001            The Canada Council for the Arts *Group Project Grant - Fovea Collective Public Art Publication Montréal, Québec,

AWARDS

1998            Columbia College Follett Fellowship 1998 Chicago, Illinois, USA
1996/97       Columbia College Follett Fellowship 1996/97 Chicago, Illinois, USA
1996/98       FCAR Graduate Bursary Award in Fine Arts Québec, Québec, Canada
1995            Concordia University Printmaking and Photography Graduate Prize Montréal, Québec, Canada
1994            Concordia University Faculty Award: Photo installation Montréal, Québec, Canada
1993            Concordia University Fine Arts Bursary: Photography Montréal, Québec, Canada
1993/92       Concordia University Faculty Awards: Photography portfolios Montréal, Québec, Canada

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2001            ‘Fovea’ Group Exhibit University of St. Francis 2002: organized/ coordinated exhibit Joliet, Illinois, USA
2001            Atelier Fovea ‘Tour de Villeneuve’ Project: coordinated publication Montréal, Québec Canada
2000            Fovea Collective Executive member and participating artist Montréal, Québec Canada
1997            Fe-Mail-Art Project Whirling Dervishes/ Mois de la Photo 1997& WARC 1998 Montréal and Toronto
1996/94       Angela Grauerholz Assistant for exhibitions and projects Montréal, Québec Canada
1995/94       Projet Mouvements Synergie Exhibit: Acte Photographique, Art Contemporain Montréal, Québec Canada
1994/93       Momiji:Japanese Maple A documentary film by Nancy Tatabe Montréal, Québec Canada
                   Film stills and opening credit / photographs

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2000            Columbia College Chicago Introduction to Digital Photography: Summer High School Institute
1999            Columbia College Chicago Introduction to Digital Photography: Summer High School Institute
1999            Columbia College Chicago Workshops [Design/implement series of grad resource workshops
1997            Columbia College Chicago Photo I: Foundations [Summer Session]
1997            Columbia College Chicago Advisor: Department of Interdisciplinary Arts for Graduate Project

PUBLIC SPEAKING PRESENTATIONS

2003            Concordia University Presentation to Digital Photography’ class Montréal, Québec, Canada
2002            Humber College Toronto Artist talk at Harbourfront [in conjunction with Nov. opening ] Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2002            Concordia University Artist talk - ‘History of Photography’ class Montréal, Québec, Canada
2001            University of Lethbridge Artist talk [ART NOW - Visiting Artist Program] Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
2001            MAWA Artist talk and studio visits Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
1999            Concordia University Presentation to 'Women in Photography' class Montréal, Québec, Canada

ARTIST FILES and RESOURCE CENTRE FILES

2001            University of Lethbridge Slide Archives Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
1999            Vox Populi Slide Archives Montréal, Québec, Canada
1998            City of Toronto Public Art Files: City of Toronto Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1998            City of Chicago Public Art Files: Cultural Center of Chicago Chicago, Illinois, USA
1998            Musée virtuel de la CD-ROM/ Database Montréal, Québec, Canada photographie québeçoise
1996            National Gallery of Artist File established Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Canada / Library
1996            Visual Arts Nova Scotia Artist slide registry Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
1996            Art Gallery of Ontario Artist File established Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1996            National Museum of Artist File established Washington, DC , USA Women in the Arts
1996            Artexte Artist file established Montréal, Québec, Canada
1995            Québec Photography Artist file established Montréal, Québec, Canada

Resource Centre

1995            WARC Member / Artist File established Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1995            Banff Centre for the Arts Artist File established Banff, Alberta, Canada
1994            Gallery 44 Artist File established Toronto, Ontario, Canada

PUBLICATIONS and PUBLISHED WORKS

2003            Dazibao Des Photographes [with author Daniel Danis] Montréal, Québec, Canada
2001            Photo Vision Big Crunch No. 30, 2001 Barcelona, Spain
2001            Le Mois de la Photo Le pouvoi r de l’image / the power of the image/Sept. 2001 Montréal, Québec, Canada
2001            Atelier Fovea Tour de Villeneuve / Interventions photographiques in situ Montréal, Québec, Canada
1998            Art Pictorial Vol. 17 May 1998 Tokyo, Japan,
1997            Inversions Magazine "Fairy Tales/Romance" Issue Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
1996            Concordia Magazine September Issue Montréal, Québec, Canada
1996            Photo Techniques Sept/Oct. Issue Illinois, USA
1996            Women's Daybook Calendar Second Story Press Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1995            CV Magazine Mois de la Photo "Fictions" Montréal, Québec, Canada
1995            Volute / Fine Arts Special Issue Montréal, Québec, Canada
1993            Photographer's Forum Best of Photography.'93 California, USA
1993            Photo Life Magazine June / August Issue Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1993            Volute /Fine Arts Special Issue Montréal, Québec, Canada
1992            Photographer's Forum Best of Photography.'92 California, USA
1991            Photo Life Magazine July / August Issue Toronto, Ontario, Canada

REVIEWS

2001            The Mirror Eclectic avenue[Tour de Villeneuve] Montréal, Québec, Canada
2000            National Post Photography museum presents Canada's best Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
1999            L'Express du Plateau Donner une Nouvelle Vie aux Objets Trouvés Ici et Là Montréal, Québec, Canada
1998            Le Devoir Déplacements de sens Montréal, Québec, Canada
1998            New Art Examiner Susan Coolen Chicago, Illinois, USA
1998            Chicago Reader Piece Work Chicago, Illinois, USA
1997            NewCity Tip of the Week Chicago, Illinois. USA
1997            The Kingston Whig Photos strike it rich Kingston, Ontario, Canada
1995            Halifax Herald Artists' Share Ambiguities Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
1994            Visual Arts Nova Scotia Susan Coolen and Margot Metcalfe Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
1994            Voir Jeune Photographie :A courte vue Montréal, Québec, Canada

RESIDENCIES

1995            The Banff Centre Winter Residency in Photography [awarded] Banff, Alberta, Canada
1990            Maine Photo Workshops Photography workshop