The Canadian Art Database

Isobel Harry

Photographer, writer, journalist
Visiting Scholar, Massey College, University of Toronto
Toronto and Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada
Tel: 416 887 6714

Selected Group Exhibitions
2010       "A Tour through Time" Collaboration with Manitoulin Writers' Circle, Gore Bay Museum, Manitoulin Island
2008-10  "Coach House Books", Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
1998       "Picturing the Toronto Art Community: The Queen Street Years", Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery,
1994       Lakes Restaurant, CN Railway Lands photos, Toronto
1992       First Contact, Partisan Gallery, Toronto
1980       Art Gallery of Hamilton, Order of the Broom Group Show, Hamilton
1978       TTC Subway Car, Rolling Landscape, Toronto
              Salon des Artistes, The Bay Department Store, Toronto
              Salon des Artistes, CN Tower Gallery, Toronto
              Salon des Artistes, MacDonald Block, Government of Ontario Buildings, Toronto
              Salon des Artistes, Metro Toronto Library, Toronto
1977       Owens Art Gallery, Sackville NS
              Forest City Gallery, London ON
              Vehicule Art, The Survivors, Montreal
              A Space, Pictures from the Punk Press, Toronto
              Salon des Artistes, Toronto
              Gallery 76 (OCAD), The Libertines, Toronto
1976       Cinema Lumiere, solo show, Toronto
              A Space, The Survivors, Toronto
              A Space, Group photography show, Toronto
1975       Cinema Lumiere, solo show, Toronto
              Vehicule Art, group show, Montreal
1974       Memo from Turner gallery, group show, Toronto
1973       Trajectoires '73, group show, Paris
1972       A Space, group show, Toronto
              St Lawrence Centre, Women in Photography group show, Toronto

Reviews, Articles and Books
1992       Toronto Life Photos of Salman Rushdie at PEN Benefit
1979-83  The Canadian Composer - trade monthly magazine for Composers, Authors and Publishers Association of
              Canada - articles and photographs
1978-82  FUSE, Shades ,Theaterwork (US) - photojournalism, reviews, commentary
1978       Image Nation #18, Punk Music, Toronto
              Macleans, Jamaican music culture (May 29 issue), photos
              The Canadian Forum, Punk music article
1977       ArtsCanada, review of Self Portrait show (Oct/Nov)
              FILE, the magazine of General Idea, misc photos + 4 pages on Survivors show, Fall issue
              Vie des Arts, review of Glamazon Performance, Spring issue, Montreal
              Saturday Night, Self-portrait on Index page, April issue
1975       Image Nation #16, tinted photos
              FILE, Glamour Issue, misc photos and self-portraits
1974       Toronto Life, illustrative photos, Feb issue
              Image Nation #15, photos
1973       ArtsCanada, article and photos, "Video issue" Oct.
              Image Nation #14, co-edit "Snapshots" issue
1972       "Vehicle" Co-edit and photos, published by A Space Gallery, Toronto

1977       Geek/Chic, staged by David Buchan, King Edward Hotel Ballroom, Toronto
              Punkphotos/Fashion Burn, staged by D. Buchan, Crash and Burn, Toronto
              Effort, remote-control film by I. Harry and Dawn Eagle, b/w, silent, 12 mins, super 8 film
              The Libertines, video performance by D. Brown, D. Eagle, I. Harry, B. Liffmann, Gallery 76 (OCAD), Toronto'
              Baby Breaks Out, photo romance by I. Harry, D. Brown, D. Eagle, FILE Fall issue
1976       The Survivors - post-apocalypse anthropological installation with texts, photos, clothing staged and
              photographed by D. Brown, D. Eagle, B. Liffmann, I. Harry and Jeremiah Chechik. Installed at A Space,
              Toronto, Forest City Gallery, London ON and Vehicule Art, Montreal
1975       Self-Portraits - ongoing series of photos in galleries and publications (FILE, Vehicule, Montreal, etc)
              Glamazon, staged by D. Eagle. Video by Lisa Steele and Colin Campbell.

1980       OAC, Exhibition assistance
1977       for Punk photos, A Space
1973-76  OAC for photography - Artists in Schools
1973       Canada Council for photography

Commercial Photography
1981-82  The Globe and Mail - freelance for culture news
1979-80  Stills photography for motion pictures (Planet of Promise, Circle of Two and Middle-Age Crazy)
              Magazine photography Savvy (US), Toronto Theatre Review, The Canadian Forum, Macleans
1978-80  freelance studio: posters, fashion illustration, magazines, portraits
1975       Murals printer, BGM Colour lab; FILE magazine layout & paste-up
1974       Coordinator, Holography demonstration and exhibition, Memo from Turner, Toronto
1972       Women in Film festival - coordinator, Women in Photography, Toronto
              Editor, photographer, Vehicle handbook for artists, A Space, Toronto
1970-71  Time out magazine London, England, layout studio, columnist and journalist

Photo-Teaching assignments (mid 1970's)
Trafalgar corrections centre, Oakville ON -- Juvenile detainees
Brock school, Toronto -- Gifted children

Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography
Ed Liebman
Bert Liffmann
Sandy Stagg