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.

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Georgia Dickie

Born 1989, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Lives and works in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Education

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, BalPmore, 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

2018
Luca Vitone, Georgia Dickie, David Jablonowski, Rolando Anselmi, Berlin, Germany

2017
Quart d’heure américain, Mains d’Oeuvres, Saint-Ouen, France 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, JusPna 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, Babat 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 Scob-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, BalPmore, 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

Art Fairs

2020
Nicholas Cheveldave, Bjorn Copeland, Georgia Dickie, Condo London, Cooper Cole hosted by Emalin

2018
Condo New York, Rachel Uffner Gallery hosPng Cooper Cole and Night Gallery, New York, USA

2017
Frieze Art Fair, London, United Kingdom

2016
Material Art Fair, Mexico City, Mexico

2013
Untitled Miami, Miami, USA
Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, Canada
NADA Art Fair, New York, USA
Papier 13, Montreal, Canada

Awards and Grants

2020
Sobey Art Award Longlist, Ontario, Canada
Research and Creation Grant, Canada Council for the Arts

2019
Visual Arts Grant, Toronto Arts Council Visual Arts Grant, Ontario Arts Council

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

Residencies

2014 Canada Council for the Arts artist in residence, Acme Studios, London, UK

2013 Soi Fischer Thematic Residency Program with Artie Vierkant, Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto, Canada

Catalogues and Books

2019 Georgia Dickie: Agouti Sky. Essay by Frances Leoffler. Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Canada

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

2020 Henderson-Child, Laura. “Conversation with Georgia Dickie.” Tank Magazine, January 22.

Saunders, Erin. “Georgia Dickie at Oakville Galleries.” Canadian Art Magazine, Winter.
Kolberg, Kate. “Snail Inventory Sheet: Georgia Dickie at Oakville Galleries” Peripheral Review, April 14

2019 Reeve, Charles. “Georgia Dickie’s ‘Symphony of Indecision.’” Frieze Magazine, December 5.

Francis, Jacquelyn. “Visual Display: 7 MUST-KNOW ARTISTS SHAPING THE CANADIAN ARTS SCENE.” Elle Canada, October 3.
Yotka, Steff. “Hedi Slimane’s New Vision for Celine Is on Full Display at the Brand’s New Paris Store.” Vogue, June 6.

Diderich, Joelle. “New Celine Store in Paris Spotlights Women Artists.”

Women’s Wear Daily, June 7.
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 Art Projects

2020 Here Yard, Scarlett Road Bridge, Toronto, Canada (forthcoming) 2019 Listening Ears, Block 31: Railway Lands, Toronto, Canada

Public Collections

City of Toronto Public Art and Monuments, Toronto, Canada

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

Celine, Paris, France

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