Anders Oinonen (b. 1977, Kenora, Canada) received his MFA from the University of Waterloo, and studied for his bachelor’s degree at the Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, Canada. He has exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, G Gallery, COOPER COLE, Toronto; Musée d’art contemporarain de Montréal, Montréal; LES Gallery, Vancouver, Canada; The Hole, New York; Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton; Night Gallery, Los Angeles; CTRL Gallery, Huston, USA; Friends, Glasgow, Scotland; and Max Wigram Gallery, London, UK. Oinonen currently lives and works in Toronto, Canada.

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Born 1977, Kenora, Canada
Lives and works in Toronto, Canada

Education

2004
MFA, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada

2001
BFA, Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, Canada

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions

2015
Phiz, COOPER COLE, Toronto, Canada

2014
Fiends, Friends, Glasgow, Scotland

2013
Eyebrow Haircut, The Hole, New York, USA

2012
People People, COOPER COLE, Toronto, Canada

2011
Sadderday Night, with Mike Murphy, G Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Pulling a Slow One, with Megan Hepburn, LES Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

2010
Sundogs, CTRL Gallery, Houston, USA

2008
After/After, CTRL Gallery, Houston, USA

2007
gone like tomorrow, Mehr (Midtown), New York, USA
outTHEwindow, Greener Pastures Contemporary Art, Toronto, Canada

2006
its.what.its, Greener Pastures Contemporary Art, Toronto, Canada

Group Exhibitions

2016
Booby Trap, The Hole, New York, USA

2014
Buying Friends, The Kortman Collection, UICA, Grand Rapids, USA
Storage Wars, Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton, USA
Welcome to the Personhood, Bermac Space, Houston, USA
FACEMAKER, curated by Kathy Grayson, Royal/T, Los Angeles, USA

2013
Buddy System, Breeze Block Gallery, Portland, Oregon
Faux Life, Richard Heller Gallery, Los Angeles
My Kind of Magic, curated by Beau Chamberlain,
Project4, Washington, USA
Chicken or Beef?, The Hole, New York, USA

2012
The Art of the Joke, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Afterimage, DePaul Art Museum, Chicago, USA
Post, University of Waterloo Art Gallery, Waterloo, Canada
Where My Cones At?, Double Break, San Diego and POVevolving, Los Angeles, USA
Zagga Zow, COOPER COLE, Toronto, Canada
Portrait of a Generation, The Hole, New York
Give
Me Head, James Harris Gallery, Seattle, USA

2011
Ineffable Plasticity, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, Canada

2010
The Beach Division, RUINS, Toronto, Canada
Insider/Outsider, Portugal Arte 2010, Lisbon, Portugal

2009
Cubes, Blocks and Other Spaces, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Montréal, Canada
Sadderday Night, Modern Fuel, Kingston, Canada

2008
Mail Order Monsters, Max Wigram gallery, London, UK
Carte Blanche: Volume 2: Painting, MOCCA, Toronto, Canada
Conceptual Figures, Deitch Projects, New York, USA
Ambivalent Figuration: People, Samson Projects, Boston, USA
A Loaf of Bread, A Carton of Milk, and a Stick of Butter, Hudson Gallery, New York, USA

2007
RBC Painting Competition, Travelling Exhibition: Toronto, Moncton, Barrie, Winnipeg, and Vancouver, Canada
BLACKNIGHT, Nuit Blanche, Toronto, Canada
CTRL Group One, CTRL Gallery, Houston, USA
Keepin’ It Real, The Drake Hotel, Toronto, Canada

2006
Art: To Ease Crappy Conversation, Loop Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Still Parade, Shilling Gallery, Orillia, Canada
Paperworks, New Lounge, Toronto, Canada

2005
ENJOY RELAX HAPPY, Niagara Gallery, Toronto, Canada
The Social, Greener Pastures Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2004
Panorama, SPIN Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Antecendants, Artery Gallery, Kitchener, Canada
Just Enough to Tickle, Drabinsky Gallery, Toronto, Canada BLANKETCHUPCHUCK, Gallery 1313, Toronto, Canada

Awards

2014
Mid-Career Artist Grant, Ontario Arts Council

2013
Mid-Career Artist Grant, Toronto Arts Council

2011
Emerging Artist Grant, Toronto Arts Council
Project Grant, Canada Council for the Arts
Emerging Artist Grant, Ontario Arts Council
Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council

2008
Emerging Artist Grant, Toronto Arts Council
Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council

2007
Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council

2006
Emerging Artist Grant, Toronto Arts Council
Emerging Artist Grant, Ontario Arts Council
Keith and Win Schwatz Apprenticeship

2001
Guggenheim Studentship, Venice, Italy

Articles and Interviews

2015
Till, Madeleine, “Anders Oinonen Solo Exhibition at Cooper Cole”, ArtToronto.ca, February
Dick, Terence, “Inside at the Blackwood Gallery | Anders Oinonen at Cooper Cole”, Akimbo.ca, January 27

2014
“The World’s Best Ever”, Artist Eats, Feb 28

2013
Capps, Kriston. “My Kind of Magic”, Washington City Paper, Washington, USA, May 24, pp.30
Considine, Austin. “Meaty Abstraction at the Hole”, Art In America, Mar 14

2012
Berlatsky, Noah. “Best Bets Our Top Six Picks for the Fall”, Afterimage, Chicago Reader, Chicago, USA, Sept 13, pp.30-31
Hare, Anastasia. “Ineffable Plasticity: the experience of being Human and Human/Nature”, cmagazine, p 52-53, Spring
Kate Fane, “Alexander Irving Anders Oinonen: The Inverted Portrait”, Artsync.ca, February

2011
R.M. Vaughn, “Gimme shelter – or at least a great fish tank”, The Globe and Mail, December 12
Olejnik, Wojciech. “Sadderday Night with Mike Murphy and Anders Oinonen”, Essay
Hill, Lizzy. “Magazine Scene”, The Coast, Halifax, March 12

2010
“Artist project”, Hunter and Cook magazine, Issue 07

2009
Burliuk, Greg. “Artists have some fun on a Sadderday Night”, The Whig Standard, Kingston, Canada, June
Lee, Sasha. “Anders Oinonen,” Beautiful/Decay, March, Issue Z, pp.35-39
Tarnowski, Dan. “Interview with Anders Oinonen,” whitehotmagazine.com, March

2008
Caroll, Sean. “Critics’ Pick”, ArtForum.com, October
Tarnowski, Dan. “Conceptual Figures @ Deitch Projects”, whitehotmagazine.com, October
Bors, Chris. “Sad-sack in a Landscape”, ArtSlant.com, Nov 11
Dault, Gary Michael. “These hills have eyes & other points of view”, Globe and Mail, July 28
Keppler, Nick. “CTRL group one”, Houston Press, May 16, 2007 October

2006
Dault, Gary Michael. “Exhibit A: Right Back at You”, Globe and Mail, June

Publications

2013
Eyebrow Haircut, H. Tsui, The Hole/Anteism, Montreal/New York, Winter
Eyebrow Haircut, A. Oinonen, Swimmers Group, Toronto, Winter
Portrait of a Generation, K. Grayson, The Hole/Antism

2012
POST, I. Jurakic, University of Waterloo Art Gallery
Afterimage 9.14 / 11.18 2012 DePaul Art Museum, essay Bryce Dwyer, Chicago, USA

2012
Lauder, Adam, “Anders Oinonen: Fearful Asymmetry.” Ineffable Plasticity. Ed. Camilla Singh, Toronto: MoCCA

2011
Salt Hill Journal, Issue 28, Syracuse University

2008
Carte Blanche V.2 / Jane Urquhart, foreword; Clint Roenisch, essay, Toronto: The Magenta Foundation
RBC Canadian Painting Competition: ten years, Toronto: Royal Bank of Canada

Collections

Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal, Canada
St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, Canada
Canada Council Art Bank

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