The Canadian Art Database
 

   
Tim Porter


Born 1946, Washington, D.C. USA
Lives and works in Tokyo, Japan


EDUCATION

1964 -1967   University of Virginia (Literature & Philosophy)


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2011     Tim Porter, West East Gallery, Beijing, China
2011     One Love, Gallery Van Bau, Vestfossen, Norway
2009     Tim Porter: Still Lives, La Petite Mort Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario
1998     Language, The Polaroid Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1980     Night Waves, Canon Gallery, Tokyo; Canon Gallery Nagoya; Canon Gallery Osaka; Canon Gallery Hiroshima, Japan
1978     DMZ, Nikon Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1977     A Certain Slant of Light, Photographers Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
1977     Tim Porter: Monograph, National Film Board of Canada, Carleton University Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario
1976     Tim Porter: Recent Work, Secession Gallery, Victoria, British Columbia
1976     Tim Porter: Monograph, National Film Board of Canada, Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, Ontario
1975     Tim Porter: Monograph, National Film Board of Canada, Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta
1975     Tim Porter: Monograph, National Film Board of Canada, Concordia University, Montréal, Québec
1973     Tim Porter: Monograph, National Film Board of Canada, Gallery of Photography, Vancouver, British Columbia
1973     Tim Porter: Monograph, National Film Board of Canada, Glenbow Foundation, Calgary, Alberta


TWO PERSON EXHIBITION

2011     Dead, Zen Foto Gallery, Tim Porter and Manit Sriwanichpoom, Tokyo, Japan


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2011     Galerie Brennecke, Düsseldorf, Germany
2010     Abnormal Nudes, Abnormals Gallery, Poznan, Poland
2010     Video, Abnormals Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2010     Farbwelten zwischen Zufall und Inszenierung, Lumas Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2009     Modernbook: Ten Years, Modernbook Gallery, San Francisco, California, USA
2008     Preview - Fotografie, Galerie Brennecke, Berlin, Germany
2008     Asia - Tales from the Far East, Lumas Soho, New York, N.Y., USA
2008     Asien - Erzählungen aus Fernost, Lumas Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2008     Asie et Contes d'Extrême Orient, Lumas Gallery, Paris, France
2008     [Beau•ti•tfied Ta•tboo], SuperDeluxe, Tokyo, Japan, curator: Vivienne U.H. Doan
2008     Small, Modernbook Gallery, Palo Alto, California, USA
2005     The Sixties: Photography in Question / Les annees soixante. La question de la photographie, Canadian Museum of
            Contemporary Photography, Ottawa, Ontario, curator: Pierre Dessureault (catalogue)
2002     The World of Polaroid Photography, Polaroid Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, curator: Kanji Embutsu (catalogue)
2000     Show 2000, The Canadian Embassy Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (catalogue)
1987     Diverse Secrecies: The Garden Photographed, Presentation House, Vancouver, British Columbia (catalogue)
1984     Contemporary Canadian Photography: From the Collection of the National Film Board, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton,
            Alberta; Presentation House, Vancouver, British Columbia; Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Alberta; National Gallery of
            Canada, Ottawa; Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia; Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton Ontario; Musée du Québec,
            Ville de Québec, Québec; Gallery of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, Toronto, Ontario, curators: Martha Langford,
            Martha Hanna and Pierre Dessureault (catalogue)
1980     Paradise / Le Paradis, National Film Board of Canada Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario; Art Gallery of Peterborough, Peterborough,
            Ontario; Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, New Brunswick; Mount St. Vincent University Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia,
            Saidye Bronfman Centre Museum, Montréal, Québec; Centre Cultural Canadien, Paris, France, curator: Martha Langford
            (catalogue)
1980     Works in Cibachrome, National Film Board of Canada Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario
1980     Rated X, Neikrug Gallery, New York, N.Y., USA
1978     9 Photographers / 9 Photographes, National Film Board of Canada Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario, curator: Martha Langford
1976     Fifteen Vancouver Artist / Photographers, Nova Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia, curators: Claudia Beck and
            Andrew Gruft
1972     Seven Photographers / Sept Photographes, National Film Board of Canada Gallery, Ottawa; Centaur Gallery, Montréal,
            Québec; Gallery of Photography, Vancouver, British Columbia, curator: Ron Solomon
1970     B.C. Almanac(h) - C.B., National Film Board of Canada Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario; Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, British
            Columbia; Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, curator: Lorraine Monk (catalogue)
1969     A Review of Contemporary Photography in Canada / Une revue de la photographie contemporaine au Canada, National Film             Board of Canada Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario, curator: Ron Soloman (catalogue)


COLLECTIONS
Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa, Ontario
Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa, Ontario
Teutloff Photo + Video Collection, Bielefeld, Germany
Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario
The Polaroid International Collection International private collections


GRANTS / AWARDS

1978     Canada Council Arts Grant "B"
1978     Grands Prix Des Magazines Canadiens / National Magazine Awards in Photojournalism
1977     Canada Council Arts Grant "B"
1973     Canada Council Art Grant
1972     Canada Council Arts Grant
1972     Canada Council Travel Grant
1971     Canada Council Short Term Grant


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

2010     Para/Diso [Amsterdam] Number 3, July, p. 31
2009     180 Magazine [Toronto] May, "Swept Away - Tim Porter"
2006     "Focus on Canadians - Tim Porter", Photo Life Newsletter [Toronto] September, volume 1, number 5
2000     Hitchcock, Barbara (ed.). Emerging Bodies: Nudes from the Polaroid Collection, Edition Stemmle, [Zürich]
1998     black + white magazine [Sydney] number 32, August, pp. 80-87
1998     i Magazine [Tokyo] No 25, April, pp. 30-35
1998     Nippon Camera [Tokyo] January, pp. 44-47
1994     Blind Spot [New York] issue four
1983     Porter, Tim (photographs), Nakano, Ann (text). "Broken Canoe: Conversations and observations in Micronesia, University of
            Queensland Press, Australia
1980     Asahi Camera [Tokyo] No 2, pp. 112-121
1979     Camera Mainichi [Tokyo] No 2, pp. 144-147
1978     Asahi Camera [Tokyo] No 11
1978     Grain Magazine, [Tokyo] No 10
1978     Nikkor Magazine [Tokyo] No 86
1972     Image Nation Ten, Coach House Press [Toronto]
1972     BC Photographer, Summer Issue [Vancouver]


SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Deakin, Basil. "Paradise more than an art exhibit." Montreal Star, July 30, 1983.

Dyck, Ashly. "Don't Look Away: coming face-to-face with your not-so-evil twin(s)", Upfront Magazine [Ottawa] Sept. 2009, pp. 14-15.

Kay, Burf. "A walk in the paradise garden." The Enterpriser [Ottawa] 4.1, 1981.

Leduc, Jean. "Le Paradis, La Galerie de l'image, Ottawa." Parachute [Montréal] Spring, 1981.

Lowndes, Joan. "Film Board okays West Coast nudes." The Vancouver Sun, Nov. 13, 1970.

Lowndes, Joan. "West Coast nudity disturbs NFB chiefs." The Vancouver Sun, Nov. 10, 1970.

McCrea, Rosalie Smith. "Art photographs use myth to test belief." The Ottawa Citizen, Dec. 6, 1980.

Ngoy, Violette Nlandu. "Tim Porter" Made in Japan Magazine, July 2009.

Paton, Bruce. "Paradise Exhibition Comes to NFB." Ottawa Review, Jan. 8-14, 1981.

Solomon, Heather. "Interpretations of paradise make up photo exhibition." Canadian Jewish News [Toronto] April 7, 1982.

Tourangeau, Jean. "Une interpretation du monde." La Presse [Montréal] Apr. 10, 1982.

MacWilliam, David. The Capilano Review [Vancouver] No 12, 1977, pp. 164-177.

McMillan, Murry. "A different Vancouver goes on display in Ottawa." The Vancouver Sun, Nov. 20, 1970.

Oxorn, Pearl. "NFB Exhibition: Photography - a 'magic' medium." Ottawa Journal, July 8, 1978.

Thornton, Gene. "Photography; Different But Is It Better?" The New York Times, Dec. 27, 1970.

Viau, René. "Une visite au paradise, côté jardin." Le Devoir [Montréa] Apr. 3, 1982.

White, Michael. "Exhibit questions NFB photo role." The Montreal Gazette, Sept 30, 1972.


CATALOGUES

2011     Dead, Zen Foto Gallery [Tokyo] essay: Christopher Davidson
2005     The 60s in Canada, National Gallery of Canada [Ottawa]. essays: Denise Leclerc and Pierre Dessureault
2002     The World of Polaroid Photography: 1976-2002, Nippon Polaroid [Tokyo] essay: Kanji Embutsu
2000     Show 2000, The Canadian Embassy Gallery [Tokyo] 1987     Diverse Secrecies: The Garden Photographed, Presentation
            House [Vancouver] essay: Ted Lindberg
1984     Contemporary Canadian Photography: From the Collection of the National Film Board, University of Washington Press
            [Seattle]. essays: Martha Langford and Hugh MacLennan
1980     Paradise / Le Paradise, National Film Board of Canada [Ottawa]. essay: Martha Langford
1970     Image 8: B.C. Almanac(h) - C.B., National Film Board [Ottawa]
1970     Image 6: A Review of Contemporary Photography in Canada / Une revue de la photographie contemporaine au Canada,
            National Film Board of Canada [Ottawa] essay: Harold Town


ART COMMUNITY SERVICE

2005     Director: "Modern Masters of Photography - Japan", a limited edition, signed portfolio by Daido Moriyama, Masahisa Fukase,
            Eikoh Hosoe, Yasuhiro Ishimoto, Kikuji Kawada, Shigeichi Nagano, Tadayuki Naito, Tokihiro Sato, Toshio Shibata, Issei
            Suda, and Yoshihiko Ueda.