The Canadian Art Database

Ric Evans


1999        Sable-Castelli Gallery, Toronto
1995        Sable-Castelli Gallery, Toronto
1994        Sable-Castelli Gallery, Toronto
1993        Sable-Castelli Gallery, Toronto
1992        Sable-Castelli Gallery, Toronto
1991        Sable-Castelli Gallery, Toronto
1990        Sable-Castelli Gallery, Toronto
1989        Sable-Castelli Gallery, Toronto
1988        Grunwald and Watterson, Toronto
1988        The Welch Gallery, Ottawa
1987        The Welch Gallery, Ottawa
1987        Atelier Gallery, Vancouver
1986        Torbolton Oaks Gallery, Ottawa
1986        Grunwald Gallery, Toronto
1985        Grunwald Gallery, Toronto
1983–84  Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta
1983        Grunwald Gallery, Toronto
1982        Anna Leonowens Art Gallery, Nova Scotia School of Art and Design, Halifax
1982        Mercer Union, Toronto
1981        Trinity Paintings, Glendon Gallery, York University, Toronto
1981        Institute of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
1980        The Ydessa Gallery, Toronto
1977        Two-artist show, Artists’ Cooperative, Toronto
1976        Romance and Finance, two-artist show, Artists’ Cooperative, Toronto
1975        Centre for Contemporary Art, Toronto
1973        A Space, Toronto
1972         Hart House Gallery, University of Toronto


1999        Case Studies, Harbourfront Art Centre, Toronto
1997        Toronto Abstract Painters, James Allen Gallery, Toronto
1996        Fire and Ice: Contemporary Canadian Geometric Abstraction, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Ontario, curated by Stuart Reid
1995        Milieu: Of Order of Presentation, S.L. Simpson Gallery, Toronto, curated by Gordon Lebredt
1991        Ric Evans, Ron Shuebrook, Ron Martin, Burlington Cultural Centre, Burlington, Ontario
1990        Abstract Practices, The Power Plant - Contemporary Art Gallery at Harbourfront Centre, Toronto
1989        10th Anniversary Show, The Welch Gallery, Ottawa
1987        Faculty Exhibition, Emily Carr College of Art and Design, Vancouver
1986–87   Formalist Encounters, Woodstock Public Art Gallery (travelled in Ontario)
1984        Toronto Painting ’84, Art Gallery of Ontario (travelled throughout Ontario and the western provinces)
1983        Watercolours, Glendon Gallery, York University (travelled to Art Gallery of Northumberland, Cobourg, Ontario)
1982        Eye Level Gallery, Halifax
1981        Recent Acquisitions, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
1981–82   Viewpoint: 29 by 9, Art Gallery of Hamilton (travelled to nine other galleries in Ontario)
1980        Toronto, Alberta College of Art, Calgary, Alberta


Agnes Etherington Art Gallery, Kingston, Ontario
Art Gallery of Northumberland, Cobourg, Ontario
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa
Cineplex-Odeon Corporation, Toronto
Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Ottawa
Hart House Gallery, University of Toronto
Macdonald-Stewart Art Gallery, University of Guelph, Ontario
Osler, Hoskin and Harcourt, Toronto
Phoenix Petro Limited
The Palace Pier, Toronto
Toronto Dominion Bank, Toronto


1998        Canada Council “A” Grant
1986        Canada Council Short-Term Grant
1982–84   Canada Council “B” Grants
1981        Canada Council Short-Term Grant
1980        Canada Council “B” Grant
1978        Canada Council Project Cost Grant
1975–86   Ontario Arts Council Grants
1971        Materials Assistance Grant, Canada CounciL


1987        Instructor, Emily Carr College of Art and Design, Vancouver
1986        Visiting Artist, Leighton Art Colony, Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta
1986        Instructor, York University, Toronto
1985        Instructor, The Banff Centre, Banff
1985        Instructor, Emily Carr College of Art and Design, Vancouver
1982        –83 Graduate Committee member, York University, Downsview, Ontario
1983        Instructor, The Banff Centre, Banff
1982        Instructor, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax
1979        Founding Member, Mercer Union, Toronto
1978        Instructor, Ontario College of Art, Toronto
1974–75   Instructor, University of Toronto, Toronto
1974        Subject V.C.R., Ryerson Polytechnical Institute, Toronto
1971–81   Instructor, Three Schools of Art, Toronto


2000- 2003        Cultural Affairs Officer, City of Toronto
1999- 2000        Community Liaison Officer, Toronto Arts Council
1988                 Curator/Director, interim, Art Gallery of York University
                        Assistant to the Curator of Photography, David Mirvish Gallery, Toronto
                        Province of Ontario. Staff Photographer, documenting the Ontario Affirmative Action Program
                        Administrative Assistant, Chair, Speech Pathology and Audiology, University of Toronto
                        Administrative Assistant, Chair, Planning School, Columbia University


Bowers, Robert. “An interview with Ric Evans.” Artscanada (January 1984.
Campbell, James D. Abstract Practices. Toronto: The Power Plant- Contemporary Art at Harbourfront Centre, 1991.*
Campbell, James D. “Ric Evans.” Depth Markers. Montreal: E.C.W. Press, 1995, pp. 125-147
Dault, Gary Michael. “Focus …on Ric Evans.” Canadian Art (Spring 1989.
Genereux, Linda. “Ric Evans, Defending the bastion of abstraction.” C Magazine (Toronto) (Spring 1991): 2.
Hume, Christopher. “Abstract veteran Evans throws a soft new curve.” The Toronto Star, 10 October 1986.
Hume, Christopher. “Evans exhibits relaxed new angle.” The Toronto Star. 22 March 1985.
Hume, Christopher. Review. The Toronto Star, 28 December 1985.
Hume, Christopher. Review. The Toronto Star, 21 April 1988.
Kolisnyk, Peter. “Ric Evans - Copper Wedge, Cobalt and Grey Series.” Artist Review (Toronto) (November 1977.
Kritzwiser, Kay. “A Space turns talent….” The Globe and Mail, 24 February 1973.
Labossière, Robert. “Abstract Practices”. Parachute (Montreal) (October-November 1991.
Lord, Barry. “The return of Romanticism.” The Toronto Daily Star, 3 January 1970.
Mahoney, Jeff. “An Apology for Abstract.” The Hamilton Spectator, 30 October 1991.
McKay, Shona. “78 Variations in search of a theme.” Maclean’s (Toronto), 22 October 1984.
Marshall, W. Neil. “Toronto Letter.” Art International (Summer 1973.
Mays, John Bentley. “Abstract need the hard sell.”.The Globe and Mail, 26 March 1991.
Mays, John Bentley. “Evans gives rigid geometry a new push.” The Globe and Mail, September 1980.
Mays, John Bentley. Review. The Globe and Mail, October 1981.
Sable, Jared. “Hart House Filling the Void.” The Telegram, 25 October 1969.
Scott, Tom. “Sampling Toronto’s newest art exhibitions.” The Varsity (Toronto), 11 Febriary 1972.
Skoggard, Ross. “Ric Evans, Robert McNealy and Jaan Poldaas at Artists’ Cooperative Toronto.”
                        Art in America (November-December 1976.
Taylor, Kate. Review. The Globe and Mail. 8 May 1992.
Weiler, Merike. “Canadians measure up internationally.” The Toronto Star, 11 February 1972.