The Canadian Art Database

Anne Ramsden


1983       Master of Fine Arts, Concordia University, Montreal
1977       Bachelor of Fine Arts, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax
1973       Bachelor of Arts, Queen´s University, Kingston, Ontario


2000       Anastylosis: Inventory, Centre Culturel de l´Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec
1999       Anastylosis: Childhood, Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver
1998       Patina, 5 banners for the museum façade, Musée de Rimouski, Rimouski, Quebec
1997       Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver
1996       Galerie Samuel Lallouz, Montreal, Quebec
1996       Interventions: Renee Van Halm and Anne Ramsden, Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, British Columbia
1994       Residence, Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Ontario
1992       Blind Spots, Front Gallery, Vancouver
1990       Urban Geography, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon
1990       Urban Geography, UBC Fine Arts Gallery, Vancouver
1990       Relations, Galerie Dazibao, Montreal
1988       Relations, Artspeak Gallery, Vancouver


1987       Festival de film et vidéo de femmes, Montreal
1986       Articule, Montreal
1986       A.K.A. Gallery, Saskatoon
1986       Vidéographe, Montreal
1985       The Heat is On, Video In, Vancouver
1985       Cinéma Festival de films des femmes, Montreal
1985       A Space, Toronto
1985       TV or Not TV, Vidéographe, Montreal
1984       Vidéo Femmes, Quebec City
1983       10ième Festival Vidéo, Montbeliard, France
1982       Video Roma, Rome
1982       Evénément Vidéo, La chambre blanche, Quebec City
1981       Télévidéo, Montreal


1999       Blue, Nickle Art Gallery, Calgary (curated by Chris Sowiak)
1997       Sur l´experience de la ville: interventions en milieu urbain (6 posters in six publicity and information kiosks),
              Galerie Optica, Montreal
1997       Objet domestique, séduction detournée, Le Centre de Diffusion de la maitrise en arts plastiques,
              L’Université du Québec à Montreal, Montreal
1997       Vancouver Perspectives, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
1997       The View from Here, Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Ontario
1997       Road Movies in a Post Colonial Landscape, Portland Institute of Contemporary Art at The Art Gym at Marylhurst College,               Portland, Oregon (curated by Judith Mastai)
1996       Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver
1996       Vancouver Perspectives, Yokohama Citizens’ Gallery, Yokohama, Japan
1996       Digital Investigations, Western Front Gallery, and Simon Fraser Gallery, Vancouver
1995       Galerie Samuel Lallouz, Montreal
1994       Corpus, Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Ontario
1993       Social Studies/ Still Lives, Maison de la culture, Côte des Neiges, Montreal
1993       Corpus, Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, Alberta; travelled to Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon
1992       Standard Stoppages, Cathedral Place, Vancouver
1991       Public Domain, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver
1991       Un archipel de desirs: les artistes du Québec et la scène internationale, Musée de Québec, Quebec City
1991       Legitimation, Galerie Vu, Quebec City
1991       Legitimation, London Regional Art Gallery, London, Ontario
1990       Faculty Exhibition, Simon Fraser Gallery, Burnaby, British Columbia
1990       Artropolis, Vancouver, British Columbia
1990       Legitimation, Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary
1990       Legitimation, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver
1990       Transpositions, Vancouver Skytrain System, Vancouver
1989       Legitimation, Galerie Powerhouse, Montreal
1989       Rebel Girls, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver; travelled to National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
1988       Canadian Narrative Video, Museum of Modern Art, New York
1988       AdVerse Practices, Vancouver
1987       Active Process, Presentation House, North Vancouver, British Columbia
1986       Centre culturel canadien, Paris
1986       E.L.A.C., Lyon, France
1985       Fascination with the Other, A.R.C., Toronto
1985       Visual Facts, Third Eye Centre, Glasgow; travelled to Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield;
              Canada House, London (curated by Michael Tooby)
1985       Time Based Arts, Holland Festival, Amsterdam
1985       Nudité et sexualité en photographie, Dazibao, Montreal
1985       Video Biennale: Feminist Video, Vienna
1984       Vidéo 84, Montreal
1984       Féministe toi-même, féministe quand-même, La chambre blanche, Quebec City
1984       Video Refractions, London Regional Art Gallery, London, Ontario
1984       Vérifications, Galerie Optica, Montreal
1983       Appearing, Mount Saint Vincent Art Gallery, Halifax
1983       Video: The Accessible Art, Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, Illinois
1983       Common Objects - Different Modes, The Photographers Gallery, Saskatoon; and Eye Level Gallery, Halifax
1983       New Narrative, Museum of Modern Art, New York
1983       Coaxing the Cable, Open Space Gallery, Victoria
1983       Kunstler Aus Kanada, Kunstlerhaus Stuttgart, Stuttgart
1983       OKanada, Akademie der Kunste, West Berlin
1982       Semaine de la vidéo feministe québecoise, Musée d´art contemporain, Montreal
1982       Video Véhicule, Galerie Véhicule, Montreal


Agnes Etherington Gallery, Kingston, Ontario
Akademie der Kunste, Berlin
Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, British Columbia
Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa
Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa
Centre culturel Canadien, Paris
Concordia University, Montreal
Freedman Gallery, Reading, Pennsylvania
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Ontario
Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver


Our Mission…, 9 minutes, 1981.
Mmmmmm, 21 minutes, 1981.
New Freedom, 13 minutes, 1981.
Manufactured Romance: Part One – Chance For Love, 30 minutes, 1982; Part Two – Beauty, Passion and Power, 20 minutes, 1983; Part Three – Emotional Ground, 15 minutes, 1985.


The Art Gallery of Algoma, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
The Art Gallery of Peterborough, Peterborough, Ontario
Burlington Cultural Centre, Burlington, Ontario
Cree School Board, Chisasibi, James Bay, Quebec (special printmaking workshop program
Erindale College, University of Toronto (Mississauga Campus guest lecturer)
Haliburton School of Fine Arts (Summer Program) (founder of Print Studio, faculty member, and teacher of intaglio printmaking and environmental aesthetics)
Holland College, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, British Columbia
Kitchener/ Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, Ontario
Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario
Lindsay Art Gallery, Lindsay, Ontario
Nanjing College of Arts, Jiangsu Province, China (lectures, slide shows and printmaking demonstrations)
The Ontario Arts Council: Creative Artists in the Schools Program, Peterborough County Board of Education; Victoria County Board of Education; Durham County Board of Education
Sheridan College of Applied Arts, Oakville, Ontario (Visual Arts Department tutorials and printmaking workshop)
Sir Sandford Fleming College, Peterborough, Ontario (Environmental Workshop instructor, Ecotourism Program)
Temiskaming Art Gallery, Haileybury, Ontario
The Thunder Bay National Exhibition Centre, Thunder Bay, Ontario
Timmins Museum National Exhibition Centre, South Porcupine, Ontario
Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario (artist-in-residence)
University of Nanjing and Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China
Whitby Arts Incorporated, Whitby, Ontario


Active Process. Vancouver: Presentation House, 1987.*
Adverse Practices. Montreal: Artexte, 1988.*
AdVerse Practices. Vancouver: Association for Noncommercial Culture, 1988.*
Anastylosis: Inventory. Sherbrooke, Quebec: Galerie d’art du Centre culturel de l’Université de Sherbrooke, 2000.*
Andrae, Janice. "Legitimation." Parachute (Vancouver), no. 61 (1991).
Anne Ramsden: Blind Spots. 48 Portraits: Excerpts (Nietzsche on Women). Vancouver: Front Gallery, 1992.*
Anne Ramsden: Residence. Oakville, Ontario: Oakville Galleries, 1994.*
Anne Ramsden: Urban Geography. Vancouver: UBC Fine Arts Gallery, 1990.*
Appearing. Halifax: Mount Saint Vincent Art Gallery, 1983.*
Baert, Renee. "Scent." Legitimation. Montreal: Galerie Powerhouse, 1989, pp. 14-17.*
Baert, Renee. “Three Dresses, Tailored to the Times.” Material Matters: The Art and Culture of Contemporary Textiles. Ingrid Bachman and Ruth Scheuing, eds. Toronto: YYZ Books, 1999.
Balkind, Alvin. "The Road Much Travelled By.” Transpositions: A Public Exhibition of Canadian Photography. Vancouver, 1990, pp. 9-13.*
Bellavance, Guy. "Anne Ramsden." Parachute (Montreal), no. 76 (October/ November/ December 1994).
Blanchette, Manon. "Topologie d´une simulation poétique: Anne Ramsden." Vanguard (Vancouver) (February 1985).
Blue. Calgary: Nickle Arts Museum, 1999.*
Bradley, Jessica. "Corpo-Realities: From Postminimalism to Postmodernism.” Corpus. Saskatoon: Mendel Art Gallery, 1995, pp. 70-75.*
British/ Canadian Video Exchange. London: Canada House, 1984.*
Campeau, Sylvain. "Urbain de Juvence." Etc. (Montreal), no. 12 (September 1990).
Canadian Video Art. Amsterdam: Holland Festival, 1985.*
Carrière, Daniel. "Un archipel de désirs avortes." Le Devoir (Montreal), 27 juillet 1991.
Corpus. Saskatoon: Mendel Art Gallery, 1995.*
Couelle, Jennifer. "Communiquer à mots tus." Le Devoir (Montreal), 10 March 1996.
Danzker, Jo-Anne Birnie. "The Artropolitans." Vancouver Magazine 23, no. 10 (October 1990).
Davis, Todd A. "Art and Advertising as Public Imagery." Transpositions: A Public
Exhibition of Canadian Photography. Vancouver, 1990, pp. 49-51.*
De la curiosité: petite anatomie d´un regard. Montreal: Galerie Dazibao, 1992.*
Decary, Marie. "La nudité n´est plus qu´elle était." Le Devoir (Montreal), 25 May 1985.
Déry, Louise. Un archipel de désirs: les artistes du Quebec et la scène internationale. Quebec: Musée du Québec, 1991.*
Digital Investigations/ Differential Space. Burnaby, British Columbia: Simon Fraser Gallery, 1996.*
Failing, Patricia. "The Pacific Northwest: Sex, Landscape and Videotapes." Artnews (December 1991).
Findlay, Len. "Rumours of Our Breath." Border Crossings (Summer 1993).
Garneau, David. "Blue in your face", FFWD (Vancouver), 18-24 March 1999, p. 19.
Glowern, Ron. "Selecting Diversity." Artweek 21, no. 17 (8 November 1990).
Gravel, Claire, "Blain, Ramsden, Bernier, Blackburn: les grands perturbateurs." Le Devoir (Montreal), 13 January 1990.
Gravel, Claire. "Outillages critiques." Les herbes rouges, no. 197 (1992).
Greenberg, Reesa. "Objects of Curiosity: Photographs of Museums" (1992).
Greenberg, Reesa. “Relations.” Relations. Vancouver: Artspeak, 1988.*
Grenville, Bruce. "Corpus." Corpus. Saskatoon: Mendel Art Gallery, 1995, pp. 8-21.
Grenville, Bruce. “Fast Forward." Canadian Art (Toronto).9, no. 2 (1992).
Haraldsson, Arni. "The Billboard as a Form of Public Address." Transpositions: A Public Exhibition of Canadian Photography. Vancouver, 1990, pp. 39-42.*
Henry, Karen. Interventions: Anne Ramsden and Renee Van Halm. Burnaby, British Columbia: Burnaby Art Gallery, 1996.*
Interventions. Burnaby, British Columbia: Burnaby Art Gallery, 1996.*
Kunstler Aus Kanada. Stuttgart: Kunstlerhaus, 1983.*
Lacroix, Laurier. Anastylosis: Inventory. Sherbrooke, Quebec: Galerie d’art du Centre culturel de l’Université de Sherbrooke, 2000.*
Laurence, Robin. "Connection and Closure." Vancouver Sun, 3 February 1996.
Laurence, Robin. "Public Domain." Georgia Straight (Vancouver).25, no. 1231 (1991).
Legitimation. Montreal: Galerie Powerhouse, 1989.*
Mallon, Matthew. "All Girls’ School." Western Living (Vancouver) 30 (Winter 1998): 14-17.
Mastai, Judith. "Blind Spots." Parachute (Montreal), no. 69 (Winter 1992/ 93).
McCartney, Leah. Review, Calgary Straight, 25 February - 4 March 1999, p. 8.
Meier, Rhonda. "Ann Ramsden at Galerie Samuel Lallouz." C Magazine (Toronto) (Fall 1996), p.41.
Murray, Donald S. "Transpositions: an Introduction." Transpositions: A Public Exhibition of Canadian Photography. Vancouver, 1990, pp. 6-8.*
O’Brian, Melanie. Anne Ramsden, Anastylosis: Childhood. Vancouver: Catriona Jeffries Gallery, 1999.*
OKanada. West Berlin: Akademie der Kunste, 1982.*
Pakasaar, Helga. Residence. Oakville: Oakville Galleries, 1994.*
Perrault, Marie. Patina. Rimouski, Quebec: Musée Regional de Rimouski, 1997.*
Perron, Mireille. "Legitimation." C Magazine (Toronto) (Spring 1991).
Poitras, Diane. "Portrait of the Practice and Trends Among Feminist Videomakers in Quebec." Video Guide (October 1984).
Relations. Vancouver: Artspeak Gallery, 1988.*
Rosenberg, Ann. Artropolis 90: Lineages and Linkages. Ed Varney, ed. Vancouver, 1990*
Rosenberg, Ann. "Uncommon Artistry in Familiar Materials." Vancouver Sun, 2 June 1991.
Scott, Kitty, "Fast Forward." Canadian Art (Toronto).7, no. 3 (Fall 1990).
Scott, Michael. “Art as the sum of all parts.” Vancouver Sun’s Queue, 6-13 January 2000.
Shuebrook, Ron. "Appearing." Vanguard (Vancouver) (February 1984).
Standard Stoppages. Vancouver: Cathedral Place, 1992.*
Taylor, Kate. "Bodies of Evidence." The Globe and Mail (Toronto), 23 July 1994.
Tooby, Michael. Visual Facts: Photography and Video by Eight Artists in Canada. Glasgow: Third Eye Centre, 1986.*
Tourangeau, Jean. "In Canada is Video Invisible?" Vanguard (Vancouver) (September 1983).
Tourangeau, Jean. "Video: identification et fantasme.” Vie des Arts (Montreal) (automne 1983).
Video (catalogue). Montreal: Artexte, 1986.*
Video Refractions. London: London Regional Art Gallery, 1984.*
Video. Saskatoon: Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, 1990.*
Video: The Accessible Art. Champaign, Illinois: University of Illinois, 1983.*
Watson, Petra. "Consumption as exchange: the public sphere." Transpositions: A Public Exhibition of Canadian Photography. Vancouver, 1990, pp. 43-48.*
Watson, Petra. “Digital Investigations: Differential Space.” Digital Investigations.
Burnaby, British Columbia: Simon Fraser Gallery, 1996.*
Watson, Petra. “Plate Full.” Canadian Art (Spring 2000): 96.
Wood, Bill. "Being There." Vanguard (Vancouver) (December 1988/ January 1989).


“Artist’s Pages.” Parachute (Montreal) (1987).
“Artist’s project.” Collapse (Vancouver) 1, no. 1 (1995).
"Between Signifiers.” Front Magazine (Vancouver) (September 1989).
 “Cinemama.” La vie en rose (March 1986).
"48 Portraits: Excerpts (Nietzsche on Women)." Blind Spots. Vancouver: Front Gallery, 1992.
"Friday." So, to Speak. Jean-Pierre Gilbert, Sylvie Gilbert, and Lesley Johnstone, eds. Montreal: Artextes Editions/ Prendre Parole, 1999, pp. 13-18,
"It Ain´t What You Make, It´s What Makes You Do It: An Interview with Dennis Oppenheim." Parachute (Montreal), no. 9 (1978).
Oceania/ Océanie (artist’s book). Montreal: Artextes, 1982.
"Photographing Industrial Architecture: An Interview with Hilla and Bernd Becher," Parachute (Montreal), no. 22 (Spring 1981).
"Recent Paintings by Shirley Wiitasalo." Parachute (Montreal), no. 17 (Winter 1979).
Small Talk. Hand-made chapbook, edition of 20. Montreal: privately printed, 1977.
Urban Geography (pamphlet for video installation). Vancouver: University of British Columbia Fine Arts Gallery, 1990.