The Canadian Art Database

Lyla Rye
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1994        Master of Fine Arts San Francisco Art Institute San Francisco
1989        Bachelor of Fine Arts York University Toronto
1983-5     Architecture University of Waterloo Waterloo


2008        Plato’s Drive-In Artist’s Gardens - Harbourfront Toronto
              Closed for Renovations Fly Gallery Toronto
2007        Interplay Herrmann & Wagner Galerie- Video Space Berlin
              The Home Show 89 Salem Av Toronto
              Hopscotch Esplanade Gallery Medicine Hat
2006        Hopscotch Agnes Etherington Art Centre Kingston
2004        Young Girl at an Open Window Gallery 44 Vitrines Toronto
2003        Byte YYZ Gallery Window for Images Festival Toronto
              Flesh and Blood Cambridge Public Art Galleries Cambridge
2002        Locus The Tree Museum Gravenhurst
              Byte eyelevelgallery Halifax
              Separation Anxieties Grimsby Public Art Gallery Grimsby
              Nomadic Architecture Women’s Art Resource Centre Toronto
2000        Nomadic Architecture Gallery Connexion Fredericton
              Siren Mercer Union Toronto
1997        Lyla Rye Robert Birch Gallery Toronto
1996        Peep Women's Art Resource Centre Toronto
1995        Attension Southern Exposure Gallery San Francisco
              Between Here and Then Glendon Gallery Toronto
              Cross Hairs Robert Birch Gallery Toronto
1994        Phantom Architecture Koffler Loggia Gallery Toronto


2008        upcoming-Dream Home Nuit Blanche – Central YMCA, 20 Grosvenor Toronto
              Toi / You Manif D’Art – Biennale de Quebec Quebec City
              Video Appart Private Apartments Paris
2007        Whirligig Nuit Blanche - Carla Garnet Project Toronto
              Granite Club The Tree Museum Gravenhurst
              The Road North … Case Studies, Harbourfront Toronto
              Sales Performance Prefix Photo Gallery Toronto
              Sculpture Now Herrmann & Wagner Galerie Berlin
2006        Placed Case Studies, Harbourfront Toronto
              hic, Hart House, U of Toronto - Debates Room Toronto
              Canadian Club Rodman Hall, Brock University St. Catherines
              Canadian Club Canadian Cultural Centre Paris
2004        Constructive Folly Doris McCarthy Gallery, U of T Scarborough Toronto
              Toronto Comes Downtown Downtown Art Space Adelaide
2003        Persona Cantare 517 College St – office space Toronto
              Screen Kiss Pace University Digital Gallery New York
2002        Domesticate Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Halifax
2001        Comfort Zones Textile Museum of Canada - elevator Toronto
              Art in Architecture Robert McLaughlin Gallery Oshawa
1999        Little Worlds Mendel Art Gallery Saskatoon
1998        Little Worlds The Dunlop Art Gallery Regina
              Threshold The Power Plant Toronto
              Temporalite La Chambre Blanche - women's prison Quebec City
1997        Let's Talk About Art Art Gallery of Ontario Toronto
              Real World New Langton Arts San Francisco
1995        Nether Mind 376 Dufferin St - warehouse Toronto
1994        TA DA! Fort Mason San Francisco
1993        Nether Mind 135 Liberty St - basement Toronto
              Chronicles/Chroniques Galerie d'Art de l'Universite de Moncton Moncton
1992        Nether Mind 125 George St - warehouse Toronto
1991        Nether Mind 511 King St W - basement Toronto
              S e l e c t e d V i d e o S c r e e n i n g s
2008        Bleeding Light MAWA - Winnipeg Film Group’s Cinematheque Winnipeg
2007        Blow Out Prefix Photo Toronto
2005        Soundplay Pleasure Dome Toronto
              Feminist Video Feast ( ) Ette Collective Lethbridge
2004        future_feed_forward Museum London Cur. –J.Drummond & D.Poolman London
              Fundraiser Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art Toronto


Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa
York University, Toronto E.P. Taylor Library, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto


2007        Hopscotch Jan Allen & Kenneth Hayes Agnes Etherington & Esplanade
2005        Canadian Club Catherine Bedard & Corinna Ghaznavi Canadian Cultural Centre, Paris
2003        Death in the Studio Niki Lederer & Hannes Priesch Bookwork-Studio Death Snapshots
              The Tree Museum Dot Tuer The Tree Museum, Gravenhurst
2002        Separation Anxieties Rhona Wenger Grimsby Public Art Gallery
              Domesticate Ray Cronin Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
2001        Comfort Zones Sarah Quinton & Marijke Kerkoven Textile Museum of Canada
              Temporalite Lisanne Nadeau La Chambre Blanche
              Little Worlds Anthony Kiendl The Dunlop Art Gallery
1998        Threshold L Dompierre, T Murray, A Guzman The Power Plant
1995        Between Here & Then Shelley Hornstein Glendon Gallery
              Nether Mind Christopher Dewdney Nether Mind
1993        Nether Mind Ihor Holubizky Nether Mind


2008        Relatively Remote, Sally McKay, Canadian Art, Summer Issue
2006        Cover Image, Slate Gallery Guide, August-Sept Issue
2005        Constructive Folly, Camilla Singh, Canadian Art, Spring Issue
2004        Lyla Rye, Virginia M. Eichhorn, Artichoke, Spring issue
              Lyla Rye, Carolyn Hew, ZeD TV, CBC aired Feb 23, 2004 & Jan 13, 2005
2003        Lyla Rye, Virginia M. Eichhorn, Canadian Art, Summer issue
              The Mother of all Controversies, Sarah Milroy, The Globe and Mail, Feb. 25
2002        Art Grows in a Forest, Sarah Milroy, The Globe and Mail, Sept 6
              Madonna Censored, Sarah Maloney, MIX Magazine, September
              Lyla Rye, Ray Cronin, Sculpture Magazine, July/August
              Lyla Rye, Nomadic Architecture - WARC, Espace #60, Summer
              Lyla Rye, Critic’s Choice - Sarah Milroy, The Globe and Mail, Mar 2
2000        Here’s Looking at you, kid, Blake Gopnik, The Globe and Mail, Mar 18
1999        Threshold, Dinah Ryan, Sculpture Magazine, January/February
              Threshold, Germaine Koh, Parachute Magazine, #93
1998        Innovative Threshold steeped in Light, Dierdre Hanna, NOW Magazine, Apr 9
              Lyla Rye, Ben Portis, Parachute Magazine, #89
              Rye On, Diedre Hanna, NOW Magazine, Jan 1
1997        The Past Reflected in Plaster and Lathe, Betty Ann Jordan, The Globe and Mail, June 7
1995        Lyla Rye's thread sculptures spin out metaphors, Dierdre Hanna, NOW Magazine, Oct 12


Residency in Berlin Herrmann & Wagner Galerie 2007
Individual Artist's Grant Toronto Arts Council 2005, 1999, 1991
Individual Artist's Grant Canada Council 2006, 2004, 2000, 1997, 1996,1994
Individual Artist's Grant Ontario Arts Council 2008, 2006, 2003, 1995, 1992,1990
Travel Grant Canada Council 2007, 1995
Graduate Merit Scholarship San Francisco Art Institute 1993, 1992