Georgia Dickie (b.1989, Toronto, Canada) makes sculptural work out of found objects that she collects in her studio. Her process of reassembling these materials into new arrangements is based on a logic of eschewing and rebalancing their assigned functions. By staging these intricate assemblages, she not only reveals the inherent limitations of material value and meaning, but subverts the ways we are conditioned to see the world in a capitalist, essentializing society, and points towards potentials that emerge from environmental consciousness.

Dickie was one of the recipients of the 2020 Sobey Art Award and earned her BFA from the Ontario College of Art and Design University in 2011. She has participated in solo and group exhibitions internationally including Oakville Galleries, Oakville (2019), Rolando Anselmi, Berlin (2018), Jeffrey Stark, New York (2017), Night Gallery, Los Angeles (2017), Cooper Cole (2017), Springsteen Gallery, Baltimore (2016), Art Museum of U of T, Toronto (2016), The Power Plant, Toronto (2013), and the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto (2012). In February 2015, she was the Canada Council for the Arts artist in residence at Acme Studios in London, UK. Dickie currently lives and works in Toronto, Canada.


Georgia Dickie
Born 1989, Toronto, Canada
Lives and works in Toronto, Canada


2011 Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, Ontario College of Art & Design, Toronto, Canada

Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions

2019 Agouti Sky, Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Canada
2017 Those Who Feed Birds, Jeffrey Stark, New York, USA
How Many Antennae, COOPER COLE, Toronto, Canada
2016 Encoach: Keith J. Varadi & Georgia Dickie, Springsteen Gallery, Baltimore, USA
CLOSING, with Bjorn Copeland, curated by COOPER COLE, Et. Al etc, San Francesco, USA
2015 Awful Residues, Halsey McKay, East Hampton, USA
2014 Worst Quality Daughter, COOPER COLE, Toronto, Canada
Conference Call In The Waiting Room, Greene Exhibitions, Los Angeles, USA
2013 Stivverin’, COOPER COLE, Toronto, Canada
2012 Six Hundred and Seventy Eight Feet, Then Gallery, Toronto, Canada

Group Exhibitions

2020 Nicholas Cheveldave, Bjorn Copeland, Georgia Dickie, Condo London, Cooper Cole hosted by Emalin.
2018 Condo New York, Rachel Huffner Gallery hosting Cooper Cole and Night
Gallery, New York, USA
Luca Vitone, Georgia Dickie, David Jablonowski, Rolando Anselmi, Berlin,
2017 Quart d’heure américain, Mains d’Oeuvres, Saint-Ouen, France
Frieze Art Fair, London, United Kingdom
True Lies, Night Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Coat of many colors, The Loon, Toronto, Canada
2016 I Am Not An Answer, COOPER COLE, Toronto, Canada
Paper Cuts, Cuevas Tilleard, New York, USA
Showroom, Justina M. Barnicke Gallery and University of Toronto Art Centre, Toronto, Canada
2015 Freedom Culture, The Journal, New York, USA
2014 Me and Benjamin, Galerie Xippas, Paris, France
V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
From Whose Ground Heaven & Hell Compare, Croy Neilsen, Berlin, Germany
2013 Endless Vacation, COOPER COLE, Toronto, Canada
One and Two and More Than Two, The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada
Head, The Institute Library, New Haven, USA
Garden Show, COOPER COLE, Toronto, Canada
The Kitchen, Soi Fischer, Toronto, Canada
A Process of Recognition, Battat Contemporary, Montreal, Canada
Post Hotel and Spa, Sherman Law Office, Waterloo, Canada
2012 De-accessioned, COOPER COLE, Toronto, Canada
Overkilling the Undercurrent Of, 444 Dufferin St., Toronto, Canada
Freedom of Assembly, Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Canada
trans/FORM, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, Canada
Six Hundred and Seventy Eight Feet, Then Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Bachelor, MADE, Toronto, Canada
Shore for Shore, Port Said St., Alexandria, Egypt
The Gatherer, Erin Stump Projects, Toronto, Canada
2011 The Postcard, curated by Agnes Lux, Rosenberg Gallery, NYU, NY, USA
Chopped and Screwed, curated by Hugh Scott-Douglas, MKG127, Toronto, Canada
Findings (BFA Thesis Exhibition), Brinks Building, Toronto, Canada
Free 4 All, Barmecidal Projects/Butcher Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Saint Lawrence Ice, curated by Ben Schumacher, Wolfe Island, Cananda
2010 Bitch Slap, Thrush Holmes Empire, Toronto, ON
Parts of a Hole, XPACE, Toronto, Canada
Conduits, Senate Gallery, Toronto, Canada
The Homey Show, Double Double Land, Toronto, Canada
Re: Furnished, Nudashank Gallery, Baltimore, MD, USA
Bless this Mess, Deleon White Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2009 Constantin Brancusi, Henry Moore, and Patrick Swayze in that Scene from that Movie Ghost, 91 Brandon Ave., Toronto, Canada

Awards and Grants

2020 Sobey Art Award Longlist, Ontario, Canada
2018 Travel Grant, Canada Council for the Arts
2017 Visual Arts Grant, Ontario Arts Council
2016 Visual Arts Grant, Ontario Arts Council
2015 Visual Arts Grant, Ontario Arts Council
2014 Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts Prize
Visual Arts Project Grant, Ontario Arts Council
Travel Grant, Canada Council for the Arts
2012 Emerging Visual Artists Grant, Toronto Arts Council
2011 Sculpture and Installation Medalist Award, Ontario College of Art & Design
Nora E. Vaughn Award, Ontario College of Art & Design
Spoke Club Prize, Ontario College of Art & Design
2010 Wayne Lum Memorial Award, Ontario College of Art & Design


2015 Canada Council for the Arts artist in residence, Acme Studios, London, UK

Catalogues and Books

2014 Nostalgia’s Backyard. Toronto: COOPER COLE
2012 trans/FORM: Matter as Subject > New Perspectives. Essay by David Liss. Toronto: Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art
The Tangibilities of Form. Essay by Saelan Twerdy. Toronto: Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art
From One Place to Another. Essay by Stephanie Fielding. Toronto: Then Projects

Select Press

2017 Whyte, Murray. “At the galleries: a farewell, food as art and creative
reuse.” The Star, February 1st
DeChellis, Victoria. “Scott Treleaven & Georgia Dickie at Cooper Cole
Gallery.” Artoronto
2016 Whyte, Murray. “In the Studio: Georgia Dickie, radical junk.” The Toronto Star, March 5
Goldstein, Andrew M. “5 Rising Stars You Should Discover at the Material Art Fair.” Artspace, February 4
2014 Whyte, Murray. “John Scott lightens up, and Georgia Dickie hunkers down.” The Toronto Star, September 18
“Georgia Dickie, Ken Nicol Honoured at TFVA Awards.” Canadian Art, April 17
2013 “2013’s Best Art Shows in Toronto.” Studio Beat
Kado, Steve. “Critics Picks: De-Accessioned.” Artforum
2012 Schechter, Fran. “Fresh Mashups: Collage persists in the digital age.” Now Magazine, August 23
Whyte, Murray. “trans/FORM” at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art: Review.” The Toronto Star, June 30
Whyte, Murray. “’Freedom of Assembly’ at Oakville Galleries: Review.” The Toronto Star, July 7
Astrauskus, Romas. “Georgia Dickie: Six Hundred and Seventy Eight Feet.” Magenta Magazine Online, June 6
Bruneau, Benjamin. “MOCCA Reflects Trending Return to Material Media with trans/FORM.” Artinfo, June 28
2011 Rhodes, Richard. “Chopped and Screwed: Remix Redux.” Canadian Art, August 4.

Public Collections

Metropolitan Museum of Art, Library Collection, New York, USA

Public Art Projects

Listening Ears, Block 31: Railway Lands, Toronto, Canada (Fall 2019)


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