The Canadian Art Database

Carol Wainio


M.F.A., Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, 1985
Lives and works in Ottawa, Canada


2004-present   University of Ottawa, Department of visual Arts, Adjunct Professor
2003               University of Ottawa, Department of Visual Arts, Visiting Professor
1989-98          Concordia University, Department of Painting & Drawing, Full-time, Assistant Professor
1987-89          University of Ottawa, Department of Visual Arts, Full-time Lecturer


2011         Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2011         Galerie René Blouin, Montréal, Québec
2011         Varley Gallery, Markham, Ontario (touring exhibition, The Book )
2010         Trépanier Baer Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
2010         Carleton University Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario
2008         Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2007         Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2006         Galerie René Blouin, Montréal, Québec
2004         Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2003         Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2003         Carleton University Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario
2002         Days Arrayed, Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2001         Trépanier Baer Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
2000-01    Les registres du contemporain / Contemporary Registers, Touring exhibition organized by
                the Musée d'art de Joliette, Joliette, Québec (2000); Oakville, Ontario (2001); London, Ontario (2001);
                Calgary, Alberta (2001)
2000         Le Livre, La Livrée, Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1999         Galerie Rochefort, Montréal, Québec
1998         Persistent Images, Art Gallery of York University, Toronto, Ontario
1996         Operating Theatre, Galerie Rochefort, Montréal, Québec
1995         S.L Simpson Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1993         S.L Simpson Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1991         Contemporary Art Gallery of Vancouver, British Columbia
1991         S.L. Simpson Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1990         Galerie Chantal Boulanger, Montréal, Québec
1989         Galerie d'art du Centre Culturel de l'Universite de Sherbrooke, Québec
1988         S.L. Simpson Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1987         Galerie Chantal Boulanger, Montréal, Québec
1986         S.L. Simpson Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1985         Imagining the Past/Remembering the Future, S.L.Simpson Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1984         Carol Wainio, Peintures, Galerie Powerhouse Montréal, Québec
1983         Concordia University Art Gallery, Montréal, Québec
1982         Yarlow/Salzman Gallery, Toronto, Ontario


2010         Femmes artistes, Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Québec
2009         Trépanier Baer Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
2009         (with Ron Shuebrook), Dalhousie University Art Gallery, Halifax (catalogue)
2008         Through the Looking Glass, Glenbow Museum, Calgary
2008         Carte Blanche, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto
2008         Carol Wainio, Ron Moppett, , Trépanier Baer Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
2008         Build-Up, Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa
2006         Karsh-Masson Gallery, Ottawa
2005-06    Contemporary Galleries, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
2002-03    Painters 15, Shanghai Art Museum, People's Republic of China (2002); Museum of Contemporary
                Canadian Art, Toronto (2003)
2002         Trépanier Baer Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
2001         Trépanier Baer Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
2000         Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto
1999         Les Peintures, Galerie René Blouin, Montréal, Québec
1999         Trépanier Baer Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
1999         Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto
1998         Peinture/Peinture, Belgo Building, Montréal, Québec.
1997         Blaast, Galerie Rochefort, Montréal, Québec
1995         A Notion of Conflict - A Selection of Contemporary Canadian Art, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam,
                The Netherlands
1994         Shirley Wiitasalo, Carol Wainio, Galerie Rochforte, Montréal, Québec
1993         Reflecting Paradise, Expo '93, Taejon, South Korea
1993         Perspective in Contemporary Art, Centre d'Exposition du Vieux Palais, St-Jerôme, Québec
1992         Vues d'Ensembles, Centre International d'Art Contemporain, Montreacute;al, Québec
1991         Anninovanta, Galleria Communale d'Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy
1991         Working Truth/Powerful Ficitions, Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan
1990         Aperto, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
1990         S.L Simpson Gallery, 1980-1990, S.L Simpson Gallery
1989         Ludger Gerdes, Serge Murphy, Carol Wainio, 49th Parallel, New york, NY.
1988         Les Temps Chauds, Musée d'art contemporain, Montréal, Québec
1986         The Ninth Dalhousie Drawing Exhibition, Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia
1988         Contemporary Canadian Works on Paper, Concordia Art Gallery, Montréal, Québec
1986         Group Show, The Willard Gallery, New York, New York
1986         Songs of Experience, National Gallery of canada, Ottawa, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
1986         City Detour, Optica, Montreal, Quebec
1985         Anxiety/Alienation/Aphasia, University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta
1985         Ecrans Politiques, Musee d'art contemporain, Montreal, Québec
1985         Contemporary Canadian Painting, Thomas Barry Fine Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota
1984         Perspective '85; (two person show), Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario
1984         Wainio/MacKenzie, Yarlow/Slazman Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1984         The Figure, Burlington Cultural Centre, Burlington, Ontario
1983         Appearing, Saint Vincent University Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia
1983         E(x)Changes, Grünwald Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1983         Gallery Artists, Yarlow/Slazman G1983 "E(x)Changes", Grunwald Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1983         Quatrieme Biennale de la Peinture, Saidye Bronfman Center, Montréal, Québec


Frankfurter Kunstverin, July 2010


Excerpts from the Prayer of our Sisters, by Eric Fischl, Paul Théberge, & Carol Wainio,
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montréeal, Québec<; The Music Gallery, Toronto, Ontario; Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia

COLLECTIONS (selected)

National Gallery of Canada
Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal
Musée des Beaux-Arts Montréal
Glenbow Museum
Art Gallery of Ontario
Banff Centre Permanent Collection
Banque Nationale du Canada
Canada Council Art Bank
Chase Manhattan Bank
Collection de tout l'art du monde
External Affairs, Canada
Fasken Campbell Godfrey
Federal Development Bank
Guaranty Trust Company of Canada
Air Canada
Household Financial Corporation
McCarthy Tetrault
Nissan Canada inc.
Northern Telecom
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt
Petro Canada
Prudential Life Insurance Company of America
Royal Bank of Canada
Toronto Dominion Bank
University of Lethbridge
Private Canadian & American Collections


Dault, Gary Micheal, "Carol Wainio: Contemporary Registers," The Globe and Mail, Saturday, February 24, 2001
Dault, Gary Micheal, "Wainio's eccentric wonderlands," The Globe and Mail, Saturday May 6, 2000.
Thériault, Michele, Carol Wainio: Les Registres du contemporain/ Contemporary Registers (exhibition catalogue),
        Musee d'art de Joliette, Joliette, Quebec, 2000
Taylor, Kate."Wainio Show Raises Unsettling Question", The Globe And Mail, April 16, 1993.
Working truth/Powerful Fictions. MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan, 1991.
Hume, Christopher."Artist fills frames with speed, space, and time"' The Toronto Star, Friday February 22, 1991.
Bérad, Serge. Carol Wainio (exhibition catalogue) Contemporary Art Gallery Vancouver, 1991.
Moreau, Yvan. Carol Wainio: Galerie Chantal Boulanger"'Parachute, October/November/December, 1990.
Rochon, Lisa."Every Picture Tell a Story", Canadian Art, Summer, 1990.
Pringle, Allan,"Carol Wainio:Blow-up", Etc., No. 11 Spring, 1990.
Hanna Deirdre,"Carol Wainio's Amorphous Art", NOW Magazine, Vol.1, No.27, November 27, 1998.
Lypchuk, Donna,"Modern Horrors on canvas", Metropolis, Vol.1, No.27, 1988
Johnstone, Lesley, "carol Wainio:Galeries Chantal Boulanger",Vanguard, November/December, 1987.
Smolik, Noemi, "Focus: Canadian Art from 1960 to 1985", Canadian Art, Spring, 1987.
Kroker, Arthur, Canadian Journal of Political and Social Theory, Vol.11, no.1,Spring, 1987
Tourangeau, Jean,"Sins of Experience", Vanguard, December/January, 1986-87
Beaudet, Pascale, "City Detour", Vangaurd, September, 1986
Wood, William,"Skinjobs", C Magazine, Fall, 1986
Neimiroff, Diana and Bradley, Jessica, Songs of Experience, National Gallery of Canada,
        Ottawa, Ontario, 1986, (exhibition Catalogue).
Slazman, Gregory, "Allegorical Margins", C Magazine, Fall, 1985.
Riddle, Mason, Contemporary Canadian Painting, Thomas Barry Fine Arts,
         Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1985. (Exhibition Catalogue)
Hume, Christopher,"AGO's Been on a Youth Kick Lately", The Toronto Star, May 10, 1985.
Burnett, David, Perspective '85, Art Gallery of Ontario,Toronto, Ontario, 1985, *(exhibition catalogue).
Murray, Joan, "The Figure: A New Generation of Canadian Painters", Canadian Art, Fall, 1984.
Shuebrook, Ron, "Appearance, N.S.", Vanguard, April, 1984.
Ferguson, Bruce, Appearing, Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1983, (exhibition catalogue).
Burnett, David, & Schiff, Marilyn, Contemporary Canadian Art, Hurtig Publishers Ltd., Edmonton, Alberta,1983.
Bringhurst, R., James, G., Keziere, R., Shadbolt, D., Eds, Douglas & MacIntryre, Visions, Toronto, Vancouver, 1983
Girling, Oliver,"Carol Wainio", Parachute 29, Dec/Jan/Feb, 1982-83
Miliken, Paul, "Carol Wainio at Yarlow/Salzman Gallery", Artmagazine 61, Dec/Jan/Feb., 1982/83
Mays, John Bentley, "Hot Pink Pyramids: Antiques of the 60's", Globe and Mail, September 18, 1982
Fleming, Martha, "Six From the Styx",Arts Alantic 10, Spring, 1981
Mays, John Bentley, "Two Exhibits Marry Art to Life's Public Issues", Globe and Mail, February 28, 1981
Shuebrook, Ron, "Empathetic Witness: Halifax, N.S.", Vanguard, February 1981.
Redgrave, Felicity, "Carol Wainio at Eye Level Gallery", Artmagazine 51, November/December, 1980.
Heaviside, Martin, "Buller, Moscowitz, Wainio at Pollock Gallery", Artmagazine 43/44. May/June, 1979.
Racine, Robert,"Festival de Performance du MBAM", Parachute 13, Winter, 1978.

Carol Wainio is represented by Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada