The Canadian Art Database
 

   
Renée Van Halm

rvanhalm [at] eciad.ca

Born The Netherlands; Canadian citizen.
Diploma, Honours Printmaking, Vancouver School of Art 1975.
Master of Fine Arts, Concordia University, Montréal 1977.

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2006       Tourist, Robert Birch Gallery, Toronto, ON
2003       Dream Home & Taste, Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, BC.
2003       Shelter, Keller and Greene Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
2002       Dream Home & Taste, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta.
2002       Dream Home, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC.
2002       Out-takes &Taste, Equinox Gallery, Vancouver, BC.
2001       Robert Birch Gallery, Toronto, ON.
2000       Closed Set, Equinox Gallery, Vancouver, BC.
1997       S.L. Simpson Gallery, Toronto, ON.
1996       S.L. Simpson Gallery, Toronto, ON.
1995       S.L. Simpson Gallery, Toronto, ON.
1994       Anonymous Volumes, Oakville Galleries, Oakville, ON.
1992       S.L. Simpson Gallery, Toronto, ON.
1990       S. L. Simpson Gallery, Toronto, ON.
1989       Forest City Art Gallery, London, ON.
1988       S. L. Simpson Gallery, Toronto, ON.
1987       Display: A Temptation to Follow, Toronto Sculpture Garden, Toronto, ON.
1986       S. L. Simpson Gallery, Toronto, ON.
1986       L’ eau à la bouche, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, BC.
1985       Recent Work, Art Gallery of Algoma, Sault Saint Marie, ON.
1984       In Attaining the Vertical Stance, One Assumes Power, S. L. Simpson Gallery, Toronto, ON
1984       The Confusing Elements of Passion and Power, La Chambre Blanche, Quebec, QC
1984       Recent Work, 49th Parallel, New York City, New York, NY
1983       In Killing the Dragon, Peace is Restored, S. L. Simpson, Toronto, ON.
1983       Recent Work, Art Gallery of Peterborough, Peterborough, ON
1983       Anticipating, Institute for Art and Urban Resources, P. S. 1, New York City, NY.
1983       Voor Gerrit/Healing, KAAI, Kingston, ON
1982       Voor Gerrit/Healing, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta.
1981       Annunciation, YYZ Artists’ Resource Centre, Toronto, ON.
1980       Interior Projections, Mercer Union, Toronto, ON.
1977       Biased Works, Powerhouse Gallery, Montréal, QC.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2007       Mahan Gallery, Columbus, Ohio
2006       Contemporary Painters, Gladstone Hotel, curated by Katherine Mulherin, Toronto, ON.
2005       Architypes, Canadian Embassy, Tokyo, Japan
2004       Architypes, Charles H. Scott Gallery, Vancouver, BC.
2004       Architypes, Sydney, Australia.
2003       Gallery artists, Keller + Greene Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
2003       Gallery artists' prints, Robert Birch Gallery, Toronto, ON.
2002       This Place, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC.
2001       Sculpture, Equinox Gallery, Vancouver, BC.
2000       My place or yours, Pari Nadimi Gallery, Toronto, ON.
1999       Recollect, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC.
1999       Les Peintures, Galerie René Blouin, Montréal, QC.
1999       Re-imaging Modernism, MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie, ON.
1998       Weak thought, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC.
1998       The Monumental New City: Art and Community, Robert McLachlan Gallery, Oshawa, ON.
1997       Work Site, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON
1997       Vancouver Perspectives, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
1997       Vancouver Perspectives, Yokohama Citizens’ Gallery, Yokohama, Japan
1996       Interventions; Anne Ramsden and Renée Van Halm, Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, BC
1996       The Monumental New City: Art and Community, Mercer Union, Toronto, ON.
1995       Survivors in Search of a Voice, various venues incl. Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, ON.
1993       Joanne Tod and Renée Van Halm, S. L. Simpson Gallery, Toronto, ON.
1993       De la perspective...dans l’art contemporain, Centre d’exposition du Vieux-Palais,
              Saint-Jérome, QC.
1993       Reflecting Paradise, Expo ‘93, Taejon, Korea.
1993       Visual Evidence Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, Sasketchewan.
1992       Dialogues, CIAC, Montréal, QC.
1991       National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON.
1991       Nine from Toronto, Glendon Gallery, Toronto, ON.
1990       Nine from Toronto, Polytechnic Gallery, Newcastle, England.
1990       S.L. Simpson Gallery, 1980-1990, SL Simpson Gallery, Toronto, ON.
1988       Theatre/Tableaux: The Winnipeg Perspective, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MN
1988       Great Strides, Olympic Arts Festival, Stride Gallery, Calgary, Alberta.
1987       Traces, Contemporary Canadian Drawing, Department of External Affairs, Ottawa, ON.
1987       Water Works, London Regional Art Gallery, London, ON.
1986       York Works, Art Gallery of York University, Toronto, ON.
1986       York Faculty Show, Zhejlang Academy of Fine Arts, Hangzhou, China.
1986       Mapping the Surface, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Sasketchewan.
1986       The Interpretation of Architecture, Toronto, ON.
1986       Songs of Experience, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON.
1986       How We See/What We Say, The Art Gallery of Harbourfront, Toronto, ON.
1985       Fire and Ice, BINZ 39, Galerie Walchetrum, Zurich, Switzerland.
1985       Contemporary Canadian Painting, Thomas Barry Fine Arts, Minneapolis Minnesota.
1985       The Allegorical Image in Recent Canadian Painting, Agnes Etherington Art Gallery,               Kingston, ON.
1985       Aurora Borealis, Centre internationale d’art contemporain, Montréal, QC.
1985       Interiors/Tableaux, Burlington Cultural Centre, Burlington, ON.
1985       Radiant Vista, The Significan Landscape, Republic, Toronto, ON.
1984       Toronto Painting ‘84, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON, Glenbow, Calgary, AB.               Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredricton, NB, Rodman Hall, Ste. Catharines, ON. Art               Gallery of Windsor.Windsor, ON. Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta.                                   Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MN. The Gallery, Stratford, ON.
1984       The New City of Sculpture, Toronto, ON.
1984       Aspects of Theatre and Artifice, Articule, Montréal, QC.
1984       Art and Audience, Art Gallery of Northumberland, Cobourg, ON.
1984       Content/Context, Mercer Union, Toronto, ON, Open Space Gallery, Victoria, BC.
1984       Content/Context, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC.
1984       F(r)iction: en effect(s), Galerie Jolliet, Montréal, QC.
1983       Chromaliving, Toronto, ON.
1983       Art et Batiment, Galerie UQAM, Université du Québec à Montréal, Montréal, QC.
1983       O Kromozone, Institute Unzeit, Berlin, Germany.
1982       New Directions: Toronto/Montréal, Toronto, ON.
1982       YYZ Monumenta, Toronto, ON.
1982       Outdoor Contemporary Sculpture in Canada, The Guild Inn, Scarborough, ON.
1980       Three Situations, Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
1980       Five Sculptors, Véhicule Art, Montréal, QC.
1980       Site Lines, Galerie Optica, Montréal, QC.
1979       20 x 20 Italia/Canada, Galeria Blu and Dov’e la Tigre, Milan, Italy.
1977       032303, Project Proposal, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON.
1976       111 Dessins du Québec, Musée d’art contemporain, Montréal, QC.
              (toured by National Gallery of Canada)

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2006       Dault, Gary Michael, Review, Globe and Mail, Toronto, ON.
2006       Robertson, Lisa, Occasional Work and Seven Walks from the Office for Soft Architecure, Coachhouse                Press, Toronto, ON.
2005      Omori, Akihiko, Review, Architypes - Crossing Art and Architecture, Shinkenchiki Architecture Magazine,
              No. 80 p. 47, Tokyo
2005      Omori, Akihiko, Review, Architypes - Crossing Art and Architecture, Shinkenchiki Architecture Magazine,
              Housing Special Issue July p. 13, Tokyo
2004       Fenner, Felicity & Hara, Machiko, Architypes, Charles H. Scott Gallery, Vancouver, BC.
2004       Robertson, Lisa, Occasional Work and Seven Walks from the Office for Soft Architecure, Clear Cut Press, Astoria, OR
2002       Office of Soft Architecture & McKay, Sherry, Dream Home, Contemporary Art                                Gallery, Vancouver, BC.
2002       Laurence, Robin, A Model Idea, Globe and Mail, Toronto, ON.
2002       Scott, Michael, Where colour, form and status intersect, Vancouver Sun, Vancouver, BC.
2002       Laurence, Robin, A Matter of Taste, Georgia Straight, Vancouver, BC.
2002       Blankstein, Kirk & Flett, Gordon, Abnormal Psychology, Wiley, John & Sons,
              Toronto, ON. (illustration)
2001       Dault, Gary Michael, Review, Globe and Mail, Toronto, ON.
2001       Milroy, Sarah, Critics Choice, Globe and Mail, Toronto, ON.
2001       Laurence, Robin, Review: Bed Check; Canadian Art, Toronto, ON.
2000       Newlands, Anne, Canadian Art: From Its Beginnings to 2000, Firefly Books, Toronto, ON.
2000       Thom, Ian, ArtBC: Masterworks from British Columbia, Douglas and McIntyre,                   Vancouver, BC.
2000       Scott, Michael, Review: Rooms Full of Dreams; Vancouver Sun, Vancouver, BC.
1999       Milroy, Sarah, Review: Artists young and old grapple with abstraction, Globe and Mail.
1999       Milroy, Sarah, Vancouver Painters Reach Critical Mass,Globe and Mail, Toronto, ON.
1998       Miller, Earl, Review; Parachute 91, Montréal, QC.
1997       Dault, Gary Michael, Cabinet Decisions, Canadian Architect, Toronto, ON.
1997       Preece, Robert, Review, Asia Art News, Hong Kong.
1997       Brackett, Donald, Painterly Inclinations, Financial Post, Toronto,ON September 13
1996       Jeffs, Angela, Review, Sister artists from sister city offer 12 perspectives,
              Japan Times.
1996       Bellerby, Greg, Vancouver Perspectives, Yokohama, Citizens’ Gallery, Japan.
1996       Lawrence, Robin, Review: Connection and closure, Vancouver Sun, Vancouver, BC.
1996       Various, Residence, La Chambre Blanche, Québec, QC.
1996       Girling, Oliver, Review: Emily Carr uptown, Eye, Toronto, ON.
1994       Johnstone, Lesley & Bradley, Jessica, Sight Lines: Reading Canadian                                           Contemporary Art, Artexte, Montréal, QC.
1993       Ninacs, Anne-Marie, La perspective...dans l’art contemporain, le Centre                            
              d’exposition du Vieux-Palais, Saint-Jérome, QC.
1993       Spalding,Jeffrey, Reflecting Paradise, Expo ‘93, Taejon, Korea.
1993       Jenkner, Ingrid, Visual Evidence, Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan.
1992       Genereux, Linda, Review, Artforum, Summer, Taylor, Kate, Complications of              
              marginalia, The Globe and Mail, Toronto, ON.
1991       Mays, John Bentley, The 80’s National Gallery of Canada, Review The Globe and              
              Mail, Toronto, ON.
1990       Llyod, Ann Wilson, Canada Comes of Age, Contemporanea, Italy, Spring.
1989       Fulford, Robert, Canada Today/d’aujour’hui,Canadian Embassy, Washington, D.C. U.S.A.
              Vol. 20, no.1
1989       MacKay, Gillian,Time After Time-Honored, (Renée Van Halm), Canadian Art, Toronto, ON.
1988       Grenville, Bruce, Review: Renée Van Halm: S.L. Simpson Gallery, Parachute 52,
              Montréal. QC.
1988       Madill, Shirley, Tableaux/Theatre, The Winnipeg Perspective, Winnipeg Art Gallery,
              Winnipeg, Manitoba.
1987       Blouin, Rene, Traces, Contemporary Canadian Drawing, Department of External Affairs,               Ottawa, ON.
1987       Borsa, Joan, Mapping the Surface, Vanguard, Vancouver, BC.
1986       Wood, William, Skinjobs, C Magazine, Toronto, ON.
1986       Grenville, Bruce, Mapping the Surface, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK.
1986       Corbeil, Carole, An Experience in Contemporary Art, The Globe and Mail, Toronto.
1986       Nemiroff, Diana and Bradley, Jessica, Songs of Experience, National Gallery of                             Canada, Ottawa, ON.
1986       Patton, Andy, Gurney, Janice, and Tregebov, Alan, The Interpretation of                           
              Architecture,  Toronto, ON.
1986       Carr-Harris, Ian, How we See,/What We Say,  Art Gallery at Harbourfront,                                    Toronto, ON.
1986       Grenville, Bruce, L’eau à la bouche, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, BC.
1985       Blouin, Rene & Theriault, Normand, Aurora Borealis, Centre internationale d’art               contemporain, Montréal, QC.
1985       Wood, William, Fire and Ice, Zurich, Switzerland.
1985       Riddle, Mason, Contemporary Canadian Painting, Thomas Barry Fine Arts,
              Minneappolis, Minnesota, USA.
1985       Grenville, Bruce, The Allegorical Impulse in Recent Canadian Painting, Agnes                     
              Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, ON.
1985       Tourangeau, Jean and Dagenais, Francine, Aurora Borealis/Un Editoriale Canadien,
          
   Vanguard, Vancouver, BC. November.
1985       Yri, Karen, The Blind and the Sublime, C Magazine, Toronto, ON. Spring
1985       Reid, Mary, Renée Van Halm’s Theatrical Art, NOW, Toronto, ON.
1985       Morris, Diane, Lynn Hughes and Renee Van Halm, Women Artist News,
              New York, USA.
1984       Grenville, Bruce, The New City Of Sculpture, C Magazine, Toronto, ON.
1984       Carr-Harris, Ian, Sex and Representation, Vanguard, Vancouver, BC.
1984       Dault, Gary Michael, Architectural Digestion, Toronto Life, Toronto, ON.
1984       Burnett, David, Toronto Painting ‘84, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON.
1983       Burnett, David and Schiff, Marilyn, Comtemporary Canadian Art, Hurtig
              Publishers Ltd.
1983       Randolph, Jeanne, Review, Parachute, 32, Montréal, QC.
1983       Rans, Goldie, Review, Vanguard, Vancouver, BC.
1983       Grenville, Bruce, Renée Van Halm, Anticipating the Eventual Emergence of Form,
              The Institute of Art and Urban Resources, P. S. 1, Long Island City, New York.
1983       Mays, John Bentley, Ambitious Essays on Past Art, The Globe and Mail, Toronto.
1983       Lamoureux, Johanne, Theatrcalité et Peinture: Un Déploiement dans la Lettre,
              Opus International, Paris, France.
1982       Grunwald, Fela and Nemiroff, Diana, New Directions: Toronto/Montréal,Toronto, ON
1982       Pontbriand, Chantal, Renée Van Halm: la problematique postmoderne de l’hybride,
              Montréal, QC. Parachute 26.
1981       Nemiroff, Diana, Review: Renée Van Halm at Sir George Williams Art Galleries,
              Vanguard, Vancouver, BC.
1980       Three Situations, Mount Saint Vincent Universtiy Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
1980       Site Lines, Galerie Optica Montréal, QC.
1979       20 x 20: Italia/Canada, Galeria Blu and Dov’e la Tigre, Milan, Italy.
1977       111 Dessins du Québec, Musée d’art contemporain, Montréal, QC.

SELECTED MEDIA BIBLIOGRAPHY

Société des, musées du Québec - www.smq.qc.ca under Musée a découvier, 2002
National Gallery of Canada - www.cybermuse.gallery.ca, 2002
Centre for Canadian Contemporary Art -, 2000
National Gallery of Canada, The Canadian Collection (CD ROM) 1998
Ideas and Inspiration/Contemporary Canadian Art (CD ROM), Heartland Productions, Saskatoon, Sasketchewan. 1995
Neo Toronto (film) Out of Hat Productions, Toronto, ON. 1985

GUEST LECTURES AND VISITING ARTIST

Okanagan University College, Kelowna, BC.
Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC.
Toronto School of Art, Toronto, ON.
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, USA.
Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC.
University College of the Cariboo, Kamloops, BC.
Grant MacEwan College, Edmonton, Alberta.
Bishop’s University, Lennoxville, QC.
Oakville Galleries, Oakville, ON.
York University, Toronto, ON.
Camosun College, Victoria, BC.
Concordia University, Montréal, QC.
Sheridan College, Oakville, ON.
Banff Centre for the Arts, AB.
Alberta College of Art, Calgary, AB.
Emily Carr College of Art, Vancouver, BC.
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC.
London Regional Art Gallery, London, ON.
Dundas Valley School of Art, Dundas, ON.
Art Gallery of Algoma, Sault Saint Marie, ON.
Art Gallery of Peterborough, Peterborough, ON.
Waterloo University, Waterloo, ON.
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa,ON.
Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Ontario College of Art, Toronto, ON.
Laurentian University Art Gallery, Sudbury, ON.
KAAI, Kingston, ON.
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, BC.
Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Queen’s University, Kingston, ON.
Brock University, St. Catharines, ON.
Keyano College, Fort McMurray, Alberta.
University of Alberta, Calgary, Alberta.
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC.
University of Guelph, Guelph, ON.
Université Laval, Québec, QC.
University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta.
Universtiy of Regina, Regina, Sasketchewan.
University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Sasketchewan.
University of Victoria, Victoria, BC.
University of Western Ontario, ON.
University of Windsor, Windsor, ON.
La Chambre Blanche, QC.
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

PANELS

2002       Painting and Possibilities, Canadian Art magazine, Art Gallery of Ontario,                            
             Toronto, ON.
1996       Studio Practice, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver BC.
1996       Domestic Architecture, Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, BC.
1996       Women in Art, Yokohama Citizen’s Gallery, Yokohama, Japan.
1993       John Clark Symposium. University of Lethbridge, Alberta.
1990       Women in Painting, Conference Social Theory and Art, York University,
              Toronto, ON.
1988       The Role of Women, Dundas Valley School of Art, Dundas, ON.
1986       How We See/What We Say, Art Gallery of Harbourfront, Toronto, ON.
1986       Artists and Regionalism, Visual Arts Ontario, Sault Saint Marie, ON.
1985       Canadian Art, Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
1985       Art and Its Audience, Ontario Art Gallery Association, Burlington, ON.
1985       Being a Professional, Visual Arts Ontario, Toronto, ON.
1984       Representation, Ontario College of Art, Toronto, ON.
1983       Western Canadian Museum Conference, Saskatoon, Sasketchewan.

TEACHING AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE

1992-Present   Faculty, Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver, BC.    
1999-96    Dean, School of Visual Arts, Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design,
                Vancouver, BC.
1992-79    Seasional faculty York University, Toronto, ON.
1989-88    Instructor, Ontario College of Art, Toronto, ON.
1984         Visiting Faculty, Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, summer
1984-83    Associate Head, Banff School of Fine Arts. Banff, Alberta.
1982         Visiting Faculty, Banff School of Fine Arts. Banff, Alberta.
1980         Visiting Faculty, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, summer.
1978-77    Course Director, Concordia Universtiy, Montréal, QC.
1977-76    Instructor, Montréal Museum School of Art Montreal, QC.
1975-74    Instructor, Continuing Education, Vancouver School of Art.  Vancouver, B.C.
1974-73    Instructor, Continuing Education, North Vancouver School Board. B.C.

RELATED PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

2002       Artwork commission - Keesee Office Building, Oklahoma City, U.S.A.
2001       Short-listed and prepared submission of Weather Map for a public art                            
              commission for  Vancouver, BC.
2001       External reviewer, MFA programme, University of Windsor, Windsor, ON.
2000       Participant in Big City residency program, Banff Centre for the Arts, AB.
2000       External reviewer, Department of Visual Arts, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC.
1996       Independent residency Leighton Colony, Banff, AB.
1988       Costume design and construction for the Clichettes’ Up Against the Wallpaper;                     
              remounted 1989 at the Factory Theatre Lab (nominated for a Best Costume,
              Dora Mavor Moore Award)
1987       Set design and construction for dancer/choreographer Paula Ravitz’ Dorothy.
1985       Coordinated Fire & Ice an exchange exhibition of Swiss and Canadian artists
              Shortlisted for design of the Gemini Award.
              Set design and construction for dancer/choreographer Denise Fujiwara’s
              Life Lines.
1979       Coordinated 20/20 Italia/Canada an exchange exhibtion of Italian and                            
              Canadian artists.
1979       Founding member Mercer Union, Toronto, ON.
1979-77  Director Galerie Optica, Montréal, QC.        
1976       Residency Rijkscentruum Frans Masereel, Belgium.

CURRENT COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

2000 - Present   Vancouver Foundation, Arts Committee Member.

AWARDS

2001       Canada Council A Grant
1996       Canada Council Travel Grant
1994       Canada Council A Grant
1991       Canada Council A Grant
1989       Canada Council Paris Studio
1987       Canada Council B Grant
1986       Ontario Arts Council Grant
1985       Canada Council B Grant
1984       Canada Council B Grant
1984       OAC Award for Best Drawing in Graphex.
1984       Ontario Arts Council Grant, 1984
1982       Canada Council B Grant
1981       Canada Council B Grant
1979       Canada Council Travel Grant
1978       Canada Council Short Term Grant
1978       Aide aux Expositions, Ministere des affaires culturelles, Quebec.
1977       Aide aux Expositions, Ministere des affaires culturelles, Quebec.
1977       Canada Council Short Term Grant

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Air Canada
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
Art Gallery of Ontario
Canada Council Art Bank
Canadian House and Home magazine
Fidelity Investments
Household Financial Corporation
London Regional Art Gallery
London Life Insurance
Kamloops Art Gallery
McLaren Art Centre, Barrie, ON.
Musée d’art contemporain, Montréal
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal
National Gallery of Canada
Osler, Hoskin and Harcourt
Price Waterhouse
The Prudential Insurance Company of America.
Royal Bank of Canada
Toronto Dominion Bank
Tory and Tory, Toronto, ON.
University of Lethbridge
S. L. Simpson, Toronto, ON.
McCarthy, Tetrault
Vancouver Art Gallery
Private collections in Canada, Europe and the United States.

Renée Van Halm is represented by the Equinox Gallery in Vancouver, by the Robert Birch Gallery in Toronto and the Keller + Greene Gallery in Los Angeles, California, USA.