Fin Simonetti (b.1985 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) received her BFA from the Ontario College of Art and Design in 2009. Working in sculpture and stained glass, her work examines the entangled relationship between measures of control and desires for security. Simonetti uses imagery that is designed to tap into our visceral fears, and conceptually moves between rendering sculptural forms that represent both protection and vulnerability. The artist’s frequent use of stained glass references its history as a common trade amongst Italian immigrants in Canada, including the artist’s own family.
Simonetti has exhibited internationally at Company Gallery, New York (2019); Cooper Cole, Toronto (2019); Interstate Projects, Brooklyn (2018); The Space Company, San Francisco (2018); Lock Up International, Mexico City (2018); MoMA PS1, New York (2016); Good Weather, Miami (2016); Gal Space, London UK (2013); and Doris McCarthy Gallery, University of Toronto at Scarborough, Scarborough (2013). Her work has been reviewed in ArtForum, The New York Times, Art in America, The New Yorker, Cultured Magazine, and Canadian Art. In 2018 she released her debut album ICE PIX on Hausu Mountain, Chicago. Simonetti lives and works in Brooklyn, New York, USA.
Born 1985, Vancouver, Canada
Lives and works in Brooklyn, USA
2009 BFA, Ontario College of Art and Design University, Toronto, Canada
Solo and Two Person Exhibitions
Fin Simonetti and Louise Bourgeois, Esker Foundation, Calgary, Canada (forthcoming)
Head Gusset, Cooper Cole, Toronto, Canada
Pledge, Company Gallery, New York, USA
Pastoral Emergency, SIGNAL, Brooklyn, USA
LIFEMORTS, Interstate Projects, Brooklyn, USA
IS PATH WARM?, Good Weather, Little Rock, USA
Knife Play, LE Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Fantasia Rising, Huntclub, Toronto, Canada
Are They A Threat, The Penthouse Gallery, Baltimore, USA
Selected Group Exhibitions
Harvest, Slash Art, San Francisco, USA (curated by Bob Linder)
Group Exhibition, Matthew Brown, Los Angeles, USA
Dog Days, CLEARING, Brooklyn, USA
Art Brussels, Galerie Pact, Brussels, Belgium
New Moon, Hotel Art Pavilion, Brooklyn, USA
Fin Simonetti and Valerio Nicolai, Clima, NADA Miami, USA
Eye to Eye, Arsenal Contemporary, New York USA
Altered, Company Gallery, New York, USA
NADA Miami, Helena Anrather, Miami, USA
Cerrajeria, Lock Up International, Mexico City, MX
At the End of the Game, Alyssa Davis Gallery, New York, USA
Pleasure Over Matter, The Space Company, San Francisco, USA
Fear Faire, Marinaro, New York, USA
The Belly & the Members, MX Gallery, New York, USA
Paperweights, Fisher Parrish, Brooklyn, USA
No Vacancy, Alt Esc, Brooklyn, USA
Can’t Touch This, Katherine Mulherin, New York, USA
Young Adult, Interstate Projects, U: L: O: II, Brooklyn, USA (Curated by Al Bedell)
Industry Woman, MoMA PS1, Queens, USA
Beach is Better, Good Weather, Miami, USA
Shroomshow, helper, Brooklyn, USA
Sharps, MAW Gallery, New York, USA
Five Holes All Smiles, Greenpoint Terminal Gallery, Brooklyn, USA (Curated by Cecilia Salama)
Diorama Dialogues, 545 Greenwich, New York, USA
Ecstasy and Anarchy, Alt Space, Brooklyn, USA (Curated by Travis Edegy)
Works on Paper, LE Gallery, Toronto, Canada
CHANNEL, Katzman Contemporary, Toronto, Canada
Truth Be Told, Revue and YTB Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Pressure Points, Outpost Artist Resources, Queens, USA (Curated by Alexandra Drewchin)
Moon Room, Narwhal, Toronto, Canada
HARDENING, The Lightning Studio, New York, USA (Performance with Fluct)
Papier14, LE Gallery, Montreal, Canada
Intimates Index, Gal Space Gallery, London UK
Toronto International Art Fair, LE Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Period Piece, OCAD U Ignite Gallery, Toronto, Canada (Curated by Petra Collins and Sandra Andler)
2012 License to Depart, The Music Gallery, Toronto, Canada
The Reading Nook, Narwhal, Toronto, Canada
Age of Consent, Doris McCarthy Gallery, University of Toronto at Scarborough, Scarborough, Canada
2011 Red Carpet, Drabinsky, Toronto, Canada
Selected Publications and Press
Zartski, Veronica, “Fin Simonetti.” CBC.
Mallet, Whitney. CURA, Issue 33.
Kovler, Anna. “Off the Wall.” Canadian Art. Fall Issue.
Nam, Rob Goyanes. “Fin Simonetti.” Art in America. June.
Nam, Hiji. “Critics’ Pick: Fin Simonetti.” Artforum.com, March.
Fateman, Johanna. “Fin Simonetti.” The New Yorker.
Heinrich, Will. “New York Art Galleries: What to See Right Now.” The New York Times.
Wollen, Audrey. “Fin Simonetti explores male pain.” Cultured Magazine.
“Fin Simonetti: Pledge.”TimeOut.
Sillen, Jake. “Five Emerging Artists to See in NYC.” ArtSpace.
“Six Shows Not to Miss in the Fair Frenzy.” Cultured Magazine.
Chiaverina, John. “Consumer Reports: Fin Simonetti.” ArtNet.
Heinrich, Will. “12 Galleries to Visit in Brooklyn.” The New York Times.
HEARTH, The Third Rail, Issue 12.
Ed. Baritaux, Zio. “Strange Plants III.” Zioxla.
“LIFEMORTS at Interstate Projects.” Artviewer.
“LIFEMORTS at Interstate Projects.” Tzvetnik.
“The Threat + The Threatened: Fin Simonetti.” AQNB.
“IS THE PATH WARM?.” TerreMoto.
Abrams, Loney. “Artists to Watch.” Artspace.
“IS PATH WARM? at Good Weather.” Sex Magazine.
Lacroix, Lisa and Alli Malenson. “Anteism.” NUT.
Gallant, Elise. “DAUGHTERS video premiere.” Dazed and Confused Magazine.
Ackermann, Rita. Reactions. Innen Books / Nieves.
Gallant, Elise. “Interview with Rebecca Fin Simonetti.” In purple Magazine (ed. Olivier Zahm). Volume 3, Issue 25.
Gallant, Elise. “Hardening by FIN & FlucT.” purple Magazine.
Runions, Vanessa. “An Epistolary Interview with FIN.” The Editorial Magazine.
Gallant, Elise. “ANIN.” purple Television. purple Magazine.
ed. Zordon, Luca. “Artist Profile.” Sunhoo Innovation Catalogue. Hangzhou, China.
Dick, Terence. “Age of Consent at the Doris McCarthy Gallery.” Akimbo
2018 Pike. HausMo Mixtape. Hausu Mountain Records. Chicago, USA
2017 “Best albums of 2017 – ICE PIX.” FACT Magazine
ICE PIX. full-length album on CD and tape. Hausu Mountain Records. Chicago, USA
Autobody. Wiretapper compilation. The Wire Magazine. London, UK
2016 “Wonderlist.” Wonderland Magazine
Warszawa. Fin’s Autobody.
Autobody premiere. HOSS Records. The FADER
Daughters. Odd Castles compilation.
2015 Bellone, Rachel. “New Canadiana – FIN – Hardening.” Weird Canada
Hardening. digital EP. Premiered on The Editorial Magazine
2014 ANIN single on Fruits compilation. Healing Power Records. Toronto, Canada
2011 O’Sullivan, Deirdre. “FIN Violet Ray.” Album review. Offerings.
Violet Ray, full-length self-released album on CDR.
2018 Topical Cream, Artsy Benefit
2017 Benefit for Third Rail, Paddle8
2016 Fundraiser for Xpace
2016 Otion Front Studios AIR, Brooklyn USA
2014 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont, USA
2012 Sunhoo Design Park, Hangzhou, China
HALO HALO, Toronto, Canada