The Canadian Art Database

Joanne Tod (RCA)

Part-time Professor of Painting
Visual Studies Department, University of Toronto


1974     Associate of the Ontario College of Art and Design, Honours
            (Experimental Studies/Drawing and Painting)


2002     Sable-Castelli Gallery, Toronto
            Vanity Fair
2000     Sable-Castelli Gallery, Toronto
            The Republic of Private
1998     Sable-Castelli Gallery, Toronto
            Equinox Gallery, Vancouver
1997     Sable-Castelli Gallery, Toronto
1996     Equinox Gallery, Vancouver
1994     S.L. Simpson , Toronto
1993     Stefan Stux Gallery, New York
            Concordia University Art Gallery, Montréal
1991     The Canadian Cultural Centre, Paris
            The Power Plant, Toronto
            The Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver


2002     Art System , Toronto
            The Lady Show
2001     Sable-Castelli Gallery
            Charney, Pellegrinuzzi,Tod: Photography
            Equinox Gallery, Vancouver
            Lot Full
            Art System, Toronto
            The Flesh and the Machine
1999     Galerie René Blouin, Montréal
            Les Peintures
            Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Montréal
            Acquisitions Récentes
1995     Stefan Stux Gallery, New York
1998     Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa
            Through An-Other's Eyes: White Canadian Artists/Black Female Subjects
            (curated by Dr.Charmaine Nelson)
1996     Musée d'art contemporain, Montréal
            L'Effet Cinéma (curated by Réal Lussier)
1993     Prospect 93, Frankfurt, Germany
            Contacts/Proofs, Jersey City Museum
1992     1492 , Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Monterrey, Mexico
            Third International Biennial, Turkey
            Notions of Home
            Edmonton Art Gallery (curated by Kitty Scott)
1991     Memory Works:Postmodern Impulses in Canadian Art
            London Regional Art Gallery (curated by Mark Cheetham)
            Myth and Magic in the Americas:Painting in the Eighties
            Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Monterrey, Mexico
            Anni Novanta:The Nineties
            Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy (curated by Renato Barilli)
            Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Saltzberg, Austria


past seven years

2002     Interval House, Capital Campaign Steering Committee
            University of Saskatchewan, Lecture and graduate student critiques
            Picturing Shakespeare, dialogue with Professor Alan Nelson, University College,
            University of Toronto
            Lecture, Appropriation and Art (Mark Kingwell, U of T)
            Co-chair, FASU Fine Art Auction Committee, U of T
            Student critiques, OCAD
1997-2002  Art Gallery of Ontario, Board of Trustees
            Art Gallery of Ontario, Development Steering Committee
            Art Gallery of Ontario, Spoliation of War Committee
2001     Sotheby's Canada, Advisory Board
            Lecture, Advertising and Art (Mark Kingwell, U of T)
            Lecture, 10 Best Works in the AGO Collection, AGO
            Analysis and discussion of works in the collection of
            Borden Ladner Gervais llp.
1999-2000  Ontario College of Art and Design, Governing Council
            Ontario College of Art and Design, Curriculum Committee
2000     Graduate student critiques, Emily Carr College of Art & Design
            Ontario College of Art and Design, Search Committee for Dean, Liberal Studies
            Lecture, studio visits with students of Georgian College, Barry, Ontario
            Juror, Ontario Arts Council (Senior Artists' Grants)
1999     Lecture, graduate student critiques, University of Western Ontario
            Lecture, in conjunction with the exhibition, Through An-Other's Eyes:White
            Canadian Artists/Black Female Subjects
            Lecture, OAAG
            Lecture and student critiques, OCAD
            Lecture, The Artist and the Curator, The Power Plant
            Lecture, The Education Centre, Toronto
            Juror, Canada Council (National Museum Grants)
            Juror, Toronto Arts Awards
1998     Lecture, Havergal Collegiate, Toronto
            Juror, Graduate Student Exhibition, Erindale College, U of T
            Lecture, student critiques, Emily Carr College of Art & Design
            Juror, Canada Council, Senior Arts Grants
1998     Student critiques, OCAD
            Juror, Scholarship Committee, OCAD
            Graduate student critiques, University of Guelph
            Interview, CBC Metro Morning, Andy Barry
            Artist in Residence, Georgian College, Barry (1 week)
            Lecture, studio visits, Georgian College, Barry
            Lecture, David Buller's class, U of T
1995-1997  Public Art Commission, City of Toronto
            Lecture, graduate student critiques, York University
1996     CBC Television, interview with Ralph Benmurgie
            Is Advertising Art?
            Student critiques, OCAD
            Graduate student critiques, Guelph University
            Student critiques, OCAD
            Juror, Garrison Creek Awards
            Juror, Scholarship Committee, OCAD


2000     Canada Council
            Creation/Production Grant ($34,000.)
1999     Ontario Arts Council, Senior Artist Grant
            Research and production ($10,000.)


2002     University of Toronto
            portrait of the Chancellor, Mr. Henry Jackman
            House of Commons, Ottawa
            portrait of the Honourable Sir Mackenzie Bowell
1998     University of Toronto
            portrait of the Principal of Woodsworth College,
            Professor Noah Meltz
1996     Dr. James Nabwangu, Minot, N.D.
1991     Confederation Life Insurance Co., Toronto
1990     Gluskin Scheff and Associates, Toronto
            The Skydome Corporation, Toronto
1987     The Yonge Corporate Centre, Toronto
1976     Queen's University, Kingston
1965-2002  Numerous private commissions


The National Gallery, Ottawa
Musée d'art contemporain, Montréal
Art Gallery of Ontario
Vancouver Art Gallery
McLaughlin Art Gallery, Oshawa
Sarnia Public Library, Sarnia
Laurentian University and Art Centre, Sudbury
Hamilton Art Gallery, Hamilton
Oakville Galleries, Oakville
University of Lethbridge, Alta.
Concordia University, Montréal
Queen's University, Kingston, On.
University of Toronto, Hart House
House of Commons, Ottawa
Numerous private and corporate collections


past 7 years

Jordan, Betty Ann "Novel Approach" Toronto Life, September, 2002
Clarke, Bill "Joanne Tod, Vanity Fair." Lola 14, 2002-2003
Govani, Shinan "Tempest in a slop basin." Lola 13, 2002
Beauroy, Stéphane "Vanity Dare." The Globe and Mail, September 4, 2002
McLaren, Leah "My Life as Becky Sharp." The Globe and Mail Toronto, October 19, 2002.
Whyte, Murray "Vanity Fair with some Local Bite." Toronto Star, September 15, 2002
Penaloza, Si Si "Vanity Fair starring city's usual suspects." National Post, Toronto,
September 14, 2002.
Bailey, Bruce "Why Leah McLaren is back in my house."
National Post,Toronto, September 14, 2002.
Adams, James The Globe and Mail, Weekend Diary, September 14, 2002
Mallick, Heather "It's all in the bag." The Globe and Mail, Weekend Style, July 27, 2002
Newlands, Ann Canadian Art - From its Beginnings to 2000
Dault, Gary Michael "Tod's new show a virtuoso performance"
The Globe and Mail, September 9, 2000
Murray, Joan Canadian Art in the Twentieth Century, 1999
Milroy, Sarah "Women of the Art World, Unite." The Globe and Mail, November 7, 1998
Moyes, Lianne "Contemporary Feminist Baroque" Tessera 24 1998
Dault, Gary Michael The Globe and Mail, October 24, 1998
Hume, Christopher Toronto Star, October 22, 1998
McKay, Gillian The Globe and Mail, October 25, 1997
Lypchuck, Donna "Soul's Kitchen." Toronto Life, September 1997
Goldberg, Viki "Once it was S-x,Truly Shocking; Now it's a Bore." The New York Times,
April 20, 1997
Dault, Gary Michael "Tod Ventures into Lush New Territory." The Globe and Mail, April 17, 1997
Hanna, Deirdre "Celebrated Realist Driven to Abstraction." Now Magazine, April 3, 1997
Allemange, John "Palates and Pallettes." The Globe and Mail, March 8, 1997
Scott, Michael "New Society Painting." The Vancouver Sun, October 10, 1996
Guardiani, Francesco "Joanne Tod's Eloquent Enigmas." New McLuhan Studies,
University of Toronto
Cheetham, Mark "Postmodernism and the Visual Arts" In Bertens, Fokkema, eds.
from International Postmodernism:Theory and Literary Practice, Amsterdam:
John Benjamins 1997 p. 171
Springer, José "Joanne Tod." La Jornada Literary Supplement, Mexico City, 1996


2000     Canadian Art, From its Beginnings to 2000, ed. Ann Newlands (Firefly Books) p. 308
1999     Canadian Art in the Twentieth Century, ed. Joan Murray (Dundern Press) p. 205-207
1998     Contemporary Feminist Baroque, Tessera 24, ed. Lianne Moyesp. 68-71
1998     Through An-Other's Eyes: White Canadian Artists - Black Female Subjects,
            Charmaine Nelson, p. 37, 51 (Robert McLaughlin Gallery)
1997     Postmodernism and the Visual Arts, Mark Cheetham In Bertens, Fokkema, eds.
1997     International Postmodernism:Theory & Literary Practice Amsterdam:
            John Benjamins, p. 171
1996     New McLuhan Studies, Francesco Guardiani
1996     Joanne Tod's Eloquent Eniqmas, First on-line edition
1996     New McLuhan Studies, ed. Francesco Guardiani
1996     Joanne Tod, By the Mirror, First on-line edition
1996     L'Effet Cinéma, Réal Lussier, (Musée d'art contemporain)