The Canadian Art Database

Gordon Rayner


2001        Gordon Rayner, Small-scale paintings in oil and large paintings in acrylic, Teodora Gallery, Toronto
2000        Gordon Rayner: Exposition. Waddington & Gorce, Inc., Montreal
1999        -00 Petit Format: Small-scale oil paintings on panel, Moore Gallery, Toronto
1998        Paintings and Constructions from Canada and Mexico, Moore Gallery, Toronto
1997        New Abstract Paintings, Leo Kamen Gallery, Toronto
1995        The Oaxaca Suite, Leo Kamen Gallery, Toronto
1993        Gordon Rayner: New Work, The Drabinsky Gallery, Toronto
1993        Evelyn Aimis Gallery, Boca Raton, Florida, USA
1993        Casas de las Americas, Havana, Cuba
1991        Rayner/Coughtry, The Drabinsky Gallery, Toronto
1990        Constructed Paintings, Durham Art Gallery, Ontario
1990        Raynerart Exhibition, Art Gallery of Peel, Ontario
1990        The Isaacs Gallery, Toronto
1989        The Isaacs Gallery, Toronto
1988        The Isaacs Gallery, Toronto
1987        Gordon Rayner: Constructed Paintings, Concordia Art Gallery, Montreal
1986        The Isaacs Gallery, Toronto
1985        Moore Gallery, Hamilton, Ontario
1984        The Isaacs Gallery, Toronto
1984        Constructed Paintings, Max Hutchinson Gallery, New York
1982        The Isaacs Gallery, Toronto
1981        The Isaacs Gallery, Toronto
1979        -80 Gordon Rayner Retrospective, travelling exhibition organized by the Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa,
               Ontario; venues included London Regional Art Gallery, London; Art Gallery of Windsor; Rodman Hall, St.Catherines;
               Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery; Concordia University Art Gallery, Montreal; New Brunswick Museum, St. John, N.B.;
               Art Gallery of Memorial University, St. John’s, Nfld.; Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, N.B.; Norman MacKenzie
               Art Gallery, University of Regina, Sask.; Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto.
1979        The Isaacs Gallery, Toronto
1977        The Isaacs Gallery, Toronto
1975        The Isaacs Gallery, Toronto
1973        The Isaacs Gallery, Toronto
1973        Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor
1971        The Isaacs Gallery, Toronto
1971        Sir George Williams University, Montreal
1968        The Isaacs Gallery, Toronto
1966        The Isaacs Gallery, Toronto
1965        The Blue Barn Gallery, Ottawa
1964        The Isaacs Gallery, Toronto
1961        The Isaacs Gallery, Toronto
1960        The Isaacs Gallery, Toronto


2000        The Geneva Collection, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Geneva, Switzerland
1998        The Canoe in Canadian Art, McMichael Art Gallery, Kleinberg, Ont.
1996        The Common Hand, 10th Anniversary Drawing Show, Leo Kamen Gallery, Toronto
1994        Important Paintings by Important Artists, Moore Gallery, Hamilton
1993        New Work by Gallery Artists, The Drabinsky Gallery, Toronto
1993        Group Show, Moore Gallery, Hamilton
1993        The Crisis of Abstraction in Canada, The ‘50’s, Musee du Quebec, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
1993        O Kanata, A Space, Toronto
1991        Curator’s Choice, The Drabinsky Gallery, Toronto
1987        Contemporary Portraits, Mississauga Civic Centre Gallery
1986        Five Canadian Artists, Galerie Esperanza, Montreal
1985        Four From Isaacs, Dianne Ferris Gallery, Vancouver
1984        Edge and Image, Concordia Art Gallery, Montreal
1984        Toronto Painting 1984        , Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
1984        Hearts, Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Hart House,
1983        -84 Toronto Painting of the 1960        s, Art Gallery of Ontario(Travelling)
1983        The Colour Connection, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Manitoba
1982        Canadian Horizons, Paintings from the Canada Council, Anchorage,Fairbanks, Juneau, Alaska
1982        The Big Print, Art Gallery at Harbourfront, Toronto
1982        Painting ‘82, Art Gallery at Harbourfront, Toronto
1982        6th Dalhousie Drawing Exhibition: Bolduc/Cameron/Hutner/Rayner, Halifax, N.S.
1982        Toronto Artists, Scottsdale Arts Centre, Arizona
1978        A Toronto Sensibility, Art Gallery at Harbourfront, Toronto (Travelling)
1978        The Artists’ Jazz Band, Canadian Cultural Centre, Paris
1977        Canadian Tapestries ‘77, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (Travelling)
1977        Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen’s University, Kingston
1975        A Survey of Canadian Painting, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
1974        -75 The Artists’ Jazz Band, Musee d’art contemporain, Montreal
1965        Some Canadians in Spain, Art Gallery of Windsor
1965        Sculpture Society of Canada, Stratford, Ontario
1965        6th Biennial of Canadian Painting, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
1964        -65 3 & One, Art Institute of Ontario, Toronto (Travelling)
1964        Sarah Lawrence College, New York
1964        Spring Shows, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
1962        Spring Shows, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
1959        McGill University Invitational Exhibition


1985        Move/Ease, Cineplex Odeon Corporation, Canada Square Cinema, Wood relief sculpture, oil & acrylic, neon
1983        Painters and the Dance, original set for Toronto Dance Theatre, Earthworks, outdoor sculpture, Scarborough, Ontario
1977        Tempo, Mural, Toronto Transit Commission, St. Clair West Station
1971        Outdoor mural, Benson & Hedges Tobacco Company, Toronto
1971        Building facade and canopy sculpture, Ontario Place, Toronto
1970        Mural, Bank of Montreal, Toronto
1970        Mural, Our Lady of Fatima Public School, Elliot Lake, Ontario


A.E. LePage
Agnes Etherington Art Centre
Art Gallery of Windsor
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
Art Gallery of Brant, Brantford, Toronto
Cadillac Fairview Corporation
Canada Council Art Bank
Cineplex Odeon Corporation, Toronto
Concordia Art Gallery, Montreal
Confederation Art Gallery, Charlottetown
Crown Life, Toronto
Department of External Affairs, Ottawa
First City Trust, Vancouver
Friends of Confederation Centre Trust, Charlottetown
Hart House Art Gallery, University of Toronto
Hirschhorn Collection, Washington
Indusmin Limited, Toronto
Liquid Paper Limited, Dallas
London Regional Art Gallery
Lyndhurst Hospital, Toronto
Memorial Art Gallery, St. John’s
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Museum of Modern Art, New York
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
Norcan Energy Resources Limited
Norman MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina
Osler, Hoskin Harcourt, Toronto
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto
Robert McLaughlin Art Gallery, Oshawa
Rothman’s of Pall Mall
Society of Contemporary Art, Santiago, Chile
The Honourable John B. Aird
Thorne Riddell, Toronto
Toronto-Dominion Bank
University of Waterloo
Vancouver Art Gallery
Ydessa Hendeles Art Foundation


1989        Canada Council A Grant
1987        Project Grant, Ontario Arts Council
1986        -87 Canada Council Senior Arts Grant
1980        -81 Canada Council Senior Arts Grant
1975        -76 Canada Council Senior Arts Grant
1973        Canada Council Senior Arts Grant
1971        Canada Council Short Term Grant
1970        City of Toronto Competition, First Prize
1970        12th Winnipeg Show, Winnipeg Art Gallery, First Prize for Prints
1970        Canada Council Short Term Grant
1966        Film Award Fellowship
1961        Canada Council Short Term Grant



New School of Art, Toronto
Ontario College of Art, Toronto
York University, Toronto
College of Education, Toronto
Teacher and founding member of Art’s Sake, Inc., Toronto
Emily Carr College of Art, Vancouver
Nova Scotia College of Art and Design