The Canadian Art Database

Colette Whiten


1972      AOCA, Ontario College of Art, Toronto


1998-99 Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto
1996      Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto
1996      Galeria Carles Poy, Barcelona, Spain
1995      Oakville Galleries/ Gairloch Gallery, Oakville, Ontario
1994      Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto
1993      Galeria Carles Poy, Barcelona, Spain
1993      Centre d’art d’Herblay, Herblay, France
1992      The Power Plant – Contemporary Art Gallery at Harbourfront Centre, Toronto
1989      Carmen Lamanna Gallery, Toronto
1988      Powerhouse Gallery, Montreal, Quebec
1988      Oakville Galleries, Centennial Library, Oakville, Ontario
1987      Carmen Lamanna Gallery, Toronto
1986      Carmen Lamanna Gallery, Toronto
1985      Carmen Lamanna Gallery, Toronto
1982      Carmen Lamanna Gallery, Toronto
1981      Alberta College of Art, Calgary
1980      Carmen Lamanna Gallery, Toronto
1979      Macintosh Gallery, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario
1978      London Regional Art Gallery, London, Ontario
1978      Carmen Lamanna Gallery, Toronto
1977      Carmen Lamanna Gallery, Toronto
1975      Carmen Lamanna Gallery, Toronto
1974      Scarborough College, University of Toronto, West Hill, Ontario
1974      Carmen Lamanna Gallery, Toronto
1973      Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario
1973      Carmen Lamanna Gallery, Toronto


1998      Art Gallery of North York, Toronto, Ontario
1997      a little object, The Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research, London, England
1997      Musée d’Art de Girona, Girona, Spain
1997      Trayecto Galeria, Vitoria, Spain
1997      Telling Stories, Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph, Ontario
1996      Galerie Samuel Lallouz, Montreal, Quebec
1995      Galerie Samuel Lallouz, Montreal, Quebec
1993-96 Witness, Presentation House, Vancouver (travelling)
1993-96 Susan Hobbs Gallery Inc, Toronto
1993-96 Corpus (Part 1) Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (travelling)
1992      Mostra America, Museu Da Gravura, Cidade de Curitiba, Brazil
1992      En Scène, W139, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
1992      Deciphering Systems, Artspace, Peterborough, Ontario
1991      Union Language, Mercer Union, Toronto
1991      Denonciation, G.N.A.C Usien Fromage, Darnetal (Rouen), France
1991      Santa Monica Centre d’Art, Barcelona, Spain
1991      The Photographic Image, 49th. Parallel, New York, N.Y.
1991      Regina Work Project, Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan
1990      Photographic Inscription, Institute for Foreign Cultural Affairs, Stuttgart, Germany
1989      Canadian Biennial of Contemporary Art, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
1988      Information Systems (curated by Andy Patton), YYZ, Toronto
1986      Human Touch: From Canada to Belgium, Brussels, Liège, Paris
1985      Recent Canadian Sculpture, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg
1985      Canada Collects: Contemporary Sculpture from the Art Bank, Washington, D.C.
1985      Carmen Lamanna Gallery, Toronto
1983      The Hand Holding The Brush: Self-Portraits by Canadian Artists (curated by Robert Stacey),
1983      London Regional Art Gallery, London, Ontario (travelling)
1981      The Winnipeg Perspective 1981: Ritual, Winnipeg Art Gallery
1981      Four Figurative Artists From Ontario, Students’ Union Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta 1981 Contemporary Figurative Sculpture,              Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, Ont
1981      Realism: Structure & Illusion, Macdonald Stewart Art, Centre, Guelph, Ontario
1981      The First Australian Sculpture Triennial, Bundoora,Victoria, Australia
1981      “3+3+9”: Sculptors In Exchange: Australia and Canada, Harboufront Art Gallery, Toronto
1981      Carmen Lamanna Gallery, Toronto
1980      Beyond Colour, Glendon Gallery, York University, Toronto
1980      Women’s Images of Men, Pauline McGibbon Cultural Centre, Toronto
1980      Carmen Lamanna Gallery, Toronto
1979      Point of View, Harbourfront Art Gallery, Toronto
1978      Rehearsal, Harbourfront Art Gallery, Toronto
1978      Aspects of Sculpture, Ontario College of Art, Toronto
1976      Ontario Now: A Survey of Contemporary Art , Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, Ontario;
             Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario
1976      Celebration of the Body, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, Ontario
1976      Forum 76, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal
1976      Sculpture, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
1975      Carmen Lamanna Gallery at the Owens Art Gallery, Owens Art Gallery, Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick
1975      Upfront 75 (organized by Allison Hymas Design Associates), Toronto
1975      Eight From Toronto, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg
1975      Some Canadian Women Artists, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
1974      Carmen Lamanna Gallery, Toronto
1974      Contemporary Ontario Art, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
1973      8th.  Biennale de Paris, Musée d’art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
1972      Carmen Lamanna Gallery, Toronto


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


1988-      Instructor, Foundation Studies, Permanent Program, Faculty of Art, Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto
1974-      Instructor, Sculpture Installation, Ontario College of Art
1975-77   Faculty of Fine Arts, York University, Downsview, Ontario
1975-77   Residencies, Workshops and Invited Lectures
1999        Artist-in-Residence, Open Studio, Toronto
1998        Exhibition tour and lecture, The Power Plant – Contemporary Art Gallery at Harbourfront Centre, Toronto
1998        Visiting artist, University of Saskatoon
1998        Workshop, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon
1998        Visiting artist, Agnes Etherington Art Gallery, Kingston, Ontario
1997        Visiting artist, Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph, Ontario
1996        Visiting artist, Toronto School of Art, Toronto, Ontario
1996        Visiting artist, Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Ontario
1995        Visiting artist, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
1995        Visiting artist, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax
1982        Visiting artist, York University, Downsview, Ontario
1981        Visiting artist, Alberta College of Art, Calgary
1980        Visiting artist, School of Art, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg
1979        Visiting artist, Concordia University, Montreal
1978        Visiting artist, Workshop Series, London Regional Art Gallery, London, Ontario
1978        Visiting artist, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax
1977-78   Artist-in-residence, University of Western, London, Ontario
1975        Visiting artist, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columia
1975        Visiting artist, Sheridan College, Oakville, Ontario
1997        Member, jury, Toronto Arts Council Grants
1992        Member, jury, Ontario Arts Council Senior Grants
1992        Member, Task Force on the Future of the Art Gallery of Ontario
1991        Member, jury, Canada Council “A” Grants
1991        Member, jury, Canada Council “A” Grants
1989-92   Member, Board of Trustees of the Ontario College of Art
1988-90   Member-at-large, Ontario College of Art Faculty Association
1988-89   Chair of Negotiations for Ontario College of Art
1985        Consultant to Ontario Arts Council re funding of Dundas Valley School of Art, The New School of Art, The Ottawa School of Art
1984        Member, jury, Canada Council “B” Grants
1982        Member, jury, Canada Council Short-term Grants
1981        Member, jury, Canada Council Short-term Grants


Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa
Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph, Ontario
Mendel Art Gallery and Civic Conservatory, Saskatchewan
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Ontario


1998        Toronto Arts Council Grant
1997        Ontario Arts Council Senior Grant
1996        Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance
1996        Canada Council Senior Grant
1994        Canada Council Senior Grant
1993        Canada Council Senior Grant
1991        Materials Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council
1990        Toronto Arts Award
1989        Canada Council Project Grant
1988        Ontario Arts Council Material Assistance
1987        Ontario Arts Council Grant
1987        Canada Council Short-term Grant
1986        Materials Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council
1982        Canada Council Short-term Grant
1980        Canada Council “B” Grant
1978        Canada Council “B” Grant
1977        Ontario Arts Council Grant
1976        Canada Council “B” Grant
1972        T. Eaton Traveling Scholarship
1972        Governor-General’s Medal
1972        Canada Council Short-term Grant


Note: an asterisk (*) following an entry indicates an exhibition catalogue or brochure.  

Aarons, Anita. “3+3+9”: Sculptors In Exchange – Australia and Canada. Toronto: Art Gallery at Harbourfront, 1981.*
Albertazzi, Lilianna and Beatrice Simonot. “Denociation” Darnetal, France: G.N.A.C. Usien Fromage, 1991.*
Allen, Karyn. The Winnipeg Perspective 1981: Ritual. Winnipeg: Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1981.*
Amesbury, Barbara. Survivors In Search of a Voice. Woodlawn Arts Foundation, Toronto, 1995.*
Andrea, Pauline. “Echoes from a European Tour.” (English translation by Lucienne
Strivay.) Artpost (Toronto) 4, no. 4 (February – March 1987): 7-12, illus.
Baert, Renee. Witness. Vancouver: Presentation House Gallery, 1993.*
Bedard, Catherine. “Janice Gurney et Colette Whiten.” Parachute no. 53 (December 1988/ February 1989): 33-34, illus.
Borsa, Julianna. “Colette Whiten at Carmen Lamanna Gallery.” Artmagazine 8, no. 34 (August-September 1977): 40-41.
Borsa, Joan. Four Figurative Artists From Ontario. Edmonton: Students’ Union Art Gallery, 1981.*
Burnett, David. “Some Canadian Women Artists.” Artscanada 31, nos. 202/203 (Winter 1975-76): 54-58.
Burnett, David and Marilyn Schiff. Contemporary Canadian Art (Edmonton: Hurtig, 1983), pp. 234-35, illus.
Carroll, Nancy. “Colette Whiten.” Vanguard 9, no. 5/ 6 (Summer 1980): 46, illus.
Chandler, John Noel. “Colette Whiten: Her Working and Work.” artscanada 29:2, nos.  166/168 (Spring 1972): 42-45, illus.
Chandler, John Noel.“Persona: The Sculpture of Colette Whiten.” artscanada, 35:2 nos. 220/221 (April-May 1978): 4-13, illus.
Contemporary Canadian Artists 1997. Toronto: Gale Canada, 1997.
Dault, Gary Michael. “Colette Whiten.” Artscanada 32: 4, nos. 202/203 (Winter 1975-76): 48
Dault, Gary Michael. “Air Sculpture: Colette Whiten Has Arrived.” Toronto Star, 3 October 1975.
Ebers, Lonti. “Colette Whiten at Carmen Lamanna Gallery.” Artists’ Review, no. 16 (30 May 1978).
Female Gazes:Seventy-Five Women Artists. Toronto: Second Story Press, 1977.
Fleming, Marnie. “Seducing The Receiver.” Oakville, Ontario: Oakville Galleries, 1996.*
Fulford, Robert. “Art on the edge of empire.” Art News (New York) 72, no. 6 (Summer 1974): 26.
Graham, Mayo. “Some Canadian Women Artists.” Artmagazine (Toronto) 7, no. 24 (December 1975): 12-17.
Graham, Mayo. Some Canadian Women Artists. Ottawa: National Gallery of Canada, 1975.*
Grenville, Bruce. Corpus. Saskatoon: Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, 1993.*
Harris, Marjorie. “Woman’s Work.” Chatelaine (Toronto) (July 1978): 34-37, 79-80, 82, illus.
Hitzeroth, Connie. “Colette Whiten.” artscanada 30:2, nos. 178/179 (May 1973): 45-49.
Laing, Carol, “Colette Whiten,” Parachute, 47, Jun.-Aug. 1987, pp 42-43
Lamanna, Carmen. Carmen Lamanna Gallery at The Owens Art Gallery. Sackville, New Brunswick: Owens Art Gallery, 1975.*
Lambton, Gunda. STEALING THE SHOW: Seven Women Artists in Canadian Public Art. Kingston, Ontario: McGill-Queen’s University Press 1994, pp 112-26.
Lamy, Laurent. “La participation canadianne á la 8e biennale de Paris.” Vie des arts 17, no. 74 (Spring 1974): 80.
Lowndes, Joan. “In Neutral Space.” Vancouver Sun, 13 November 1976.
Mays, John Bentley. “Friends are Cast as Artwork In Colette Whiten’s Sculpture.” The Globe and Mail, 12 April 1980, p. E11.
Monk, Philip. Colette Whiten. London, Ontario: London Regional Art Gallery, 1978.*
Monk, Philip. Photographic Inscription: Kunst Aus Toronto. Stuttgart: Intitut für Auslandsbeziehungen, 1990.*
Nasby, David. Realism: Structure and Illusion. Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph (Ontario), 1981.*
Nemiroff, Diana. Canadian Biennial of Contemporary Art. Ottawa: National Gallery of Canada, 1989.*
O’Brian, John, “Colette Whiten at Carmen Lamanna Gallery”, Artists Review, No. 16, May 30, 1978.
Patton, Andy. “Colette Whiten at Carmen Lamanna Gallery.” Artists’ Review, no. 16 (30 May 1978).
Pery, Art. “Modern Sculpture Heading Thisaway.” The Vancouver Province, 26 November 1976, p. 25.
Portell, Susanna. Cegueses. Girona, Spain: Museu d’Art de Girona, 1997.*
Rhodes, Richard. “Colette Whiten.” Artforum (May 1989): 163.
Rhodes, Richard. Colette Whiten: New Needleworks. Toronto: The Power Plant – Contemporary Art Gallery at Harbourfront, 1992.*
Rombout, Luke. “Henry Saxe, Robin Mackenzie, Irene Whittome, David Rabinowitch,
Nobuo Kubota, Royden Rabinowitch, Colette Whiten.” Vanguard (Vancouver) 5, no. 9 (November 1976): 11.
Rosenberg, Ann. “The Vancouver Art Gallery: Three fall exhibitions.” artmagazine  8, no 30 (Decembe 1976-January 1977): 46-49.
Scarlett, Ken. “First Australian Sculpture Triennial.” Melbourne: University of Melbourne, 1981.*
SCULPTURE/ TORONTO. Toronto: Leidra Books, 1994, p 20
Sgabellone, Angelo. “National Gallery of Canada – Some Canadian Women Artists.” Queen Street Magazine (Winter/Spring 1976/77): 23-30.
Shaw, Catherine Elliot. The Canadian Contemporary Figure. London, Ontario: McIntosh Gallery, 1988.*
Sightlines. Montreal: Artextes Editions, 1994.
Strauss, Marina. “Amid Cuts, Hospital Gets Sculpture.” Globe and Mail (Toronto), 31 May 1978.
Telenko, Sherri. “Seducing the Receiver.” Matriart (special issue) 7, nos. 1-2 (1997): 26-29.
Town, Elke. “Prince Charming and the Associated Press: The Needlepoint Work of Colette Whiten.“ Descant (Toronto) 59 (Winter 1987): 80-98, illus.
Van Alstyne, Gregory. “Colette Whiten, Carmen Lamanna Gallery.” C Magazine (Toronto) 14 (June 1987): 60.
Weiler, Merike. “In the Galleries – Toronto.” artscanada 29: 4, nos. 172/173 (October- November 1972): 64-66.
Weston, Mirjam. “LOS BORDADOS DE COLETTE WHITEN.” arteFacto, no. 5 (September 1994): 21-23.
Zemans, Joyce. “The Sculpture of Colette Whiten.” Artmagazine (Toronto) 7, no. 19 (Fall 1974): 16-18, illus.
8th Biennale de Paris. Paris,1973.*