Beth Stuart (b. 1979, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada) received her BFA from Concordia University, Montreal and her MFA from University of Guelph, Canada in 2009. Stuart works in an expanding range of media including writing, painting, ceramic, textiles, and sculptural installation. Notable recent presentations include a solo project at the Esker Foundation in Calgary Alberta, The Painting Project curated by Louise Dery at UQAM, Montreal and More than Two: Let it Make Itself, curated by Micah Lexier at the Power Plant, Toronto, Canada. In 2010 she was shortlisted for the RBC Painting Prize and in 2011 she received an honorable mention. In the fall of 2018, she will present a solo exhibition at the Power Plant, Toronto, Canada. Stuart lives and works in Toronto, Canada.

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Born 1979, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Lives and works in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Education

2009  
MFA, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

2008   
BFA, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada


Selected Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions

2018  
TBD, The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada (upcoming)

2017
Interlude, or intelligent tan, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, Canada
The Golem, her Lover, Battat Contemporary, Montreal, Canada

2015   
READ.PLAID.CLAD., Open Studio, Toronto, Canada

2014   
WARM.WORN.UNIFORM., Battat Contemporary, Montreal, Canada
Doubting Thomas, Esker Foundation, Calgary, Canada

2013
LOUD.BROWN.SHROUD., Erin Stump Projects, Toronto, Canada

2012      
what bonds are these?, Latcham Gallery, Stouffville, Canada
what bonds are these?, La Centrale, Montreal, Canada

2011    
The Cliques, Erin Stump Projects, Toronto, Canada
two sticks in a shed, Battat Contemporary, Montreal, Canada

2009  
if not this, what?
, BOARD OF DIRECTORS, Toronto, Canada
Braiding A Hole, MacDonald Stewart Arts centre, Guelph, Canada

2003       
Exquisite Stiff, Galerie VAV Gallery, Montreal, Canada

Select Group Exhibitions

2017    
How Deep Is Your Love?, Cooper Cole, Toronto, Canada (upcoming)

2015     
Feature Fair, with Battat Contemporary, Toronto, Canada
Art Brussells, with Battat Contemporary, Brussells, Belgium
There is no There, curated by Stefan Hancherow, Hamilton Artists’ Inc,, Hamilton, Canada

2014 
Feature Fair, with Battat Contemporary, Toronto, Canada
Rendering Emblems, with Austin Eddy and Olivier Kosta-Thefaine, LVL3 Gallery, Chicago, USA

2013  
Art Toronto, with Battat Contemporary, RBC Painting Competition, Toronto, Canada
One, Two, and More Than Two, The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada
The Image in Question, J.F. Lauda, Julie favreau, Beth Stuart, Chloe Desjardin, Battat Contemporary, Montreal, Canada
The Painting Project, curated by Louise Dery, Galerie UQAM, Montreal, Canada

2012   
60 Painters, Humber College, Toronto, Canada
Vendu-Sold: Encan Benefice, éditions esse, Musée des Beaux Arts de Montreal, Montreal, Canada

2011     
RBC Canadian Painting Competition (tour)
, The Power Plant centre for Contemporary Art, Toronto, Hamilton Art Gallery, Canada
Group Exhibition, Erin Stump Projects, Toronto, Canada

2010    
RBC Canadian Painting Competition (tour)
, The Power Plant centre for Contemporary Art, Toronto, Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax, Art Gallery of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
Vendu-Sold: Encan Benefice, éditions esse, Musée des Beaux Arts de Montreal, Montreal, Canada

2009 
Phoenix Art, Galerie Simon Blais, Montreal, Canada
1:15, Georgia Scherman Projects, Toronto, Canada
art in the fall / Nuit Blanche, 401 Richmond, Toronto, Canada

2007     
the end (ORANGEBROWN)
, Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia

Awards and Grants

2017  
Canada Council for the Arts, Long-term Grants to Visual Artists

2016
Canada Council for the Arts, International residencies Program

2015     
Toronto Arts Council Grant, Mid-Career

2013    
Ontario Arts Council Grant
Canada Council for the Arts – Research and Creation

2011     
Winner, Honourable mention, RBC Canadian Painting Competition
Ontario Arts Council Grant
Canada Council for the Arts – Research and Creation

2010    
RBC Canadian Painting Competition Semi-Finalist

2008  
Ontario Graduate Scholarship 2008/2009

2007   
Tony Scherman Graduate Scholarship 2007/2008
Dean’s Scholarship, Guelph University

2003     
Ada Lovelace Award, Fibres, Concordia University
Heinz Jordan Award for excellence in painting, Honourable Mention, Concordia University

Residencies

2017  
NSCAD Visiting Artist

2016
Canada council for the Arts, Paris Studio, La Cité des Arts Internationale, Paris, France

2015  
Visiting Artist Residency, Open Studio, Toronto

2009  
Why are conceptual Artists painting Again? , with Jan Verwoert, Banff Centre for the Arts

Conferences, Lectures and Published writings

2015
University of Western Ontario, visiting critic, Graduate Studies
York University, visiting artist lecture
NSCAD University, visiting artist lecture

2014       
Concordia University, School of Fine Art and Music, visiting artist lecture
Esker Foundation, Cynthia Girard and Beth Stuart in conversation
Painting Hamilton, Panel Discussion, Art Gallery of Hamilton

2013     
Georgian College, Barrie Ontario, Visiting Artist, lecture
University of Lethbridge, AB, Art Now, lecture

2012    
Concordia University, School of Fine Art and Music, visiting artist lecture
LA CENTRALE Galerie Powerhouse, exhibition lecture

2011  
OCADU, Painting and Drawing, guest artist lecture
University of Toronto, School of Visual Studies, visiting artist lecture

2009     
Amna Malik: Au Naturel, C: International Contemporary Art, Issue 105, p 55, March 22, 2010
Mixing the Message: Painting and Translation, MacDonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph, Ontario

2008  
UAAC, panel presentation Cinema and Painting, York University, Toronto, Ontario

Curatorial Projects

2016 
Wane Awareless, and lifted, kara Hamilton, G Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2014
CAMOUFLEURS, Kathleen Ritter, G Gallery, Toronto, Canada

Bibliography

2015    
Campbell, James D, Beth Stuart at Battat Contemporary, Frieze Magazine, Issue 170

2014      
Delgado, Jérôme, Du théâtre entre la peinture et la sculpture, LE DEVOIR, Nov 8 2014
Beth Stuart: Doubting Thomas Eds. Naomi Potter and Shauna Thompson.
Contrib. Jon Davies, Beth Stuart, and Shauna Thompson. Esker Publications ISBN 978-0-9811951-4-8

2013   
Ritchie, Christina, Micah Lexier: Making it Make itself, Canadian Art, Fall 2013
Campbell, James D, The Image in Question, Magenta Magazine Online, Summer 2013, Volume 4, No. 2
Dault, Gary Michael, Beth Stuart, Rupture | Rapture | Raptor, Border Crossings, pp. 64-69, Issue 126
La Galerie UQAM, Louise Dery, Jonathan Shaughnessy, et al. The Painting Project, ISBN: 978-2-92035-49-4

2012    
Campbell, James D., Bondage Unbound: Rupture and Suture, in the art of
Beth Stuart, ETC Magazine, pp. 64- 70, Issue 97
Ninacs, Ann-Marie, Portfolio, ESSE MAGAZINE, pp. 66-73, Issue 76

2011   
Vaughan, R.M., Double visions and scary dolls, The Globe and Mail, Saturday October 22nd 2011
Bethune-Leamen, Katie, Beth Stuart, Canadian Art: p. 116, Summer 2011
Isé, Claudine, Don’t Cry for Me, Art Chicago, Bad at Sports: Contemporary Art, May 02, 2011 Enright, Robert, Immodest Modesty, Border Crossings Magazine: p.17, Issue 117, March 2011

2010     
Artist of the week – interview, LVL3 Gallery, Chicago: http://lvl3.tumblr.com/post/1517793783/artist-of-the-week-beth-stuart
Campbell, James D. The Phoenix Art. Frieze Magazine: 146-147, January 2010
VENDU-SOLD, Babin, Sylvette, ed., Les éditions esse, 138-141

2009  
The Phoenix Art: Viewing Painting’s Renewed Power, Canadian Art Online, December 17, 2009: http://www.canadianart.ca/online/see-it/2009/12/17/the-phoenix-art/
Delgado, Jerome, Étincelles et enterrement de la peinture, Le Devoir. Friday December 18, 2009
Landry, Michael, “Braiding a Hole”, Things of Desire, Volume 1 Number 36: May 21-27: http://thingsofdesire.ca/2009/05/21/braiding-a-hole

 

 

 

 

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