Alexandra Darbyshire Flood

B: 1969, Toronto, Canada

Residing: Ottawa, Canada

 

Education

2014-2016, Turps Art School, Correspondence, London, UK.

1990, National Academy School of Fine Arts, New York, New York.

1988, Fuji Textiles School, Florence, Italy.

1988-89, OCAD University, Independent Studies Program, Florence Italy campus.

1987-1992, AOCA Fine Arts Diploma (Medalist), OCAD University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

 

Solo Exhibitions 


2019 It's Growing, Westminster Library Gallery, London UK.

2016 It Fell From Earth, Line Gallery, SVA, Stroud, GL, UK.

2016 It Fell From Earth, Gerald Moore Gallery, London, UK.

2014  Hundreds of Thousands, solo show, Red Handed, London, UK.

2010 Inaugural, the Feltrooms, London, UK.

2009 Teaser, The Wyer Gallery, London, UK.

2008 Tableaux, survey solo show, The New Brunswick Museum, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada.

2007 Hair of the Dog, A.K. Collings Gallery, Port Hope, Ontario, Canada.

2006 Lustre, survey solo exhibition, Galerie Loise et Reuben Cohen, Universite de Moncton, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada.

2006 Teaser, Ingrid Mueller Art + Concepts, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.

2005 Sampler, survey solo show, Christina Parker Gallery, Saint Johns, Newfoundland, Canada.

2004 Ne’er Do Wells in Buccolia, sculpture installation, Struts Gallery – The Living is Easy summer members’ series, Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada.

2003 MINX, Struts Gallery, Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada.

2001 SUGAR, two person show with Installations by Linda Bartlett, (catalogue), Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

2000 GEM HOUR, solo show, (catalogue), Gallery Connexion, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.

1998 GEM HOUR, Gallery Sansaire, Vancouver.

1997​ Becky, Stresswall Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia.

1993–1994 HIGH JUNK, curated by John Massier, The Koffler Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

1993 Cluster, Stiletto Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

1992 BRIDE, Diodati, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Group Exhibitions

2019, WATCH OUT, group exhibition, curated by Danielle Hogan, the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.

2017, After Image, Paintings from the Permanent Collection, curated by David Diviney The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada.

2016, Correspond, touring group show, Interview Room 11, Edinburgh, the Artworks, Halifax UK, and Rye Creative, Rye, UK.

2015 Orbits and Occults, group show, curated by Amelia Ash, Gerald Moore Gallery, London, UK.

2015 Redemption on Middle Street, curated by Shiraz Akoo, Middle Street Gallery, Stroud, GL, UK.

2013 Their Shared Fuel, group show, curated by Mark Ross, the Feltrooms, London, UK.

2012 You are OK, curated by David Lindberg, Y Helling, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

2012 Skin: The Seduction of Surface, Curated by Sarah Filmore, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (catalogue), Canada.

2012 MELODRAMAZ: A Night of Contrivances, exhibition and book launch of contributing artists’ artworks, co-curated by David Balzer and Daniel Gallay, the White House Studio Project, Toronto, Canada.

2010 Monster, group exhibition, the West Vancouver Museum, British Columbia, Canada. Curated by Darrin Morrison.

2009 Gallery Artists, the Wyer Gallery, London, England.

2008 Carte Blanche II Painting, The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, (hard cover book), curated by David Liss and Clint Roenisch, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

2008 Mare Street Biennale, ArtistSpace (catalogue), London, UK, curated by Nemia Brooks.

2008 Amber One Foot Below, Paul Petro Special Projects Space, curated by Jay Isaac, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

2008 Sensible, three person show with Jason Dunda and Carl D’alvia, Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, Toronto, Canada.

2006 Xmas Yard Sale, Galerie t40, Dusseldorf, Germany.

2005 Transit Atlantic Crossings, De Galerie Deutsche Werkstaetten Hellereau, (catalogue), Dresden, Germany, curated by Colin Ardley.

2004 Vision, (catalogue),  the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. Curated by Dr. Lianne McTavish.

2003 This is Atlantic Art, The Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. Curated by Curtis Joseph Colins.

1997 Browser, group exhibition, curated by Kitty Scott and Andrew Renton, The Roundhouse, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

1996 Hayvend, miniature artwork/vending machine project, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, England

1996 Whitechapel Open, 14 Pixley Street, London England

1993–1994 London Life Young Contemporaries ‘93, touring national group exhibition, including the London Regional Art Gallery. Curated by Barry Lord

1992 Fleury Flood, Loncar, and Stipl, Gallery 76, Toronto. Curated by Christine Zwidersky

 

Art Fairs

2015 The Other Art Fair, London, UK.

2013 Scope Miami, See Me Gallery, Brooklyn NY, USA.

2009 Aqua Miami Art Fair, Miami, presented by Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, Toronto, Canada.

2008 Scope Hamptons, New York, presented by Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, Toronto, Canada.

2007 Aqua Miami Art Fair, Miami, presented by Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, Toronto, Canada.

2006 Bridge Miami Art Fair, Miami, presented by Galerie T40, Dusseldorf, Germany.

2006 Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, Presented by Galerie T40, Dusseldorf, Germany.

2005 Art Karlsruhe, presented by ArtContact, Karlsruhe, Germany.

 

Catalogues and Publications

2016 Correspond, touring group exhibition catalogue, critical text by Derek Horton, published by Correspond, London UK.

2015  Orbits and Occults, group exhibition catalogue, curatorial text by Amelia Ash, published by Gerald Moore Gallery, London UK.

2012  Skin; the Seduction of Surface, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Canada, curatorial essay by Sarah Filmore.

2010 Monster, group show editions publication, published by the West Vancouver Museum, British Columbia, Canada. Curatorial text by Darrin Morrison.

2009 Tableaux, published by the New Brunswick Museum, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. Curatorial text by Peter Larocque.

2008 Carte Blanche Volume II Painting, a curatorial survey of contemporary painting in Canada. Hard cover book, published by the Magenta Foundation. Critical text by Clint Roenisch.

2006 New Brunswick Art Bank Acquisitions, bilingual group catalogue, published by the New Brunswick Art Bank, New Brunswick, Canada.

2005 Transit Atlantic Crossings, group trilingual catalogue, essays by Colin Ardley and Ingrid Mueller, published by ArtContact.

2004 Vision, group bilingual catalogue, curatorial essay by Lianne McTavish, published by the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.

2001 SUGAR, two person catalogue (with Linda Bartlett), published by Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery, critical text by John Murchie, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

 

Reviews and Articles

2019 Alexandra Darbyshire, Crow of Minerva, online artist profile article, by Georgie Wren, UK, February 2019.

2016 It Fell From Earth, solo exhibition review, by Paul Harper, AN Newsletter, London, UK, June 2016.

2010 Not the same old song and dance, by Marsha Lederman, the Globe and Mail, Monster group show review, (Top Ten Cultural Olympiad Events to see while in Vancouver). Arts section, January 22.

2010 Six to See: Vancouver’s Olympic Art Round Up, Canadian Art Magazine, online review of Monster group show, February 11th, 2010.

2010 Monster: The Fear Inside, by Robin Laurence, Canadian Art Magazine, online review of Monster group show, February 25.

2009 Tableaux, Canadian Art Magazine, solo exhibition review by Mandy Ginson, Spring 2009 issue, page 102.

2008 A Group of More Than Seven, by Mark Medley, the National Post, December 5th, page B8.

2008 Carte Blanche Vol II Painting Show, MOCCA, review by David Balzer, Eyeweekly Magazine, Toronto, Ontario.

2007 And Then There Were Three, Strathbutler Prize Shortlist 2007, by Karen Ruet, the Telegraph Journal, New Brunswick, April 7, Page 52.

2006 Transit Atlantic Crossings, by Simon Albiez, Vernissage Magazine Germany, March 2006 issue, page 46.

2006 Resculpting Strathbutler – The Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation promises to build buzz with its shortlisted artists, by Grant Kerr, the Telegraph Journal, April 22, page 12.

2003 Minx, solo exhibition review, Arts Atlantic Magazine, Fall 2003 issue, page 52.

2000 Guiltless Pleasures, by Lianne McTavish, Border Crossings Magazine, issue 75, page 77.

1995 Fine Form Flood, The Toronto Star, by Christopher Hume, August 12, page 15.

1992 BRIDE Takes TO by Storm, by Christopher Hume, The Toronto Star, April 23, Page 5.

 

Awards And Honours

2014 Charlie Smith London Anthology Prize, long list, London UK.

2009, 2007, 2004, 2002, Sobey Art Award nomination/Longlist, the Sobey Art Foundation, Canada.

2008 Miller Brittain Award for Excellence in the Visual Arts, the Government of New Brunswick, Canada.

2007 Creation Grant, the New Brunswick Arts Board,  Canada.

2007, 2006 Strathbutler Award Shortlist Prize, the Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation, Canada.

2008, 2004, 2000 Creation Grant, the New Brunswick Arts Board, New Brunswick, Canada.

1994 Delphina Foundation Spanish Residency Prize, the Delphina Foundation, London, England.

1993 Exploration Grant, Canada Council for the Arts.

1993, Creation Grant, Ontario Arts Council.

1992, Medalist, Ontario College of Art/OCAD University, class of 1992.

 

Collections

Art Metropole Archives, the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada.

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Canada.

The Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.

The New Brunswick Art Bank, New Brunswick, Canada.

University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.

JK Hannaford Barristers, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Artist Talks

University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 2020.

Line Gallery, Gloucestershire, England, 2016.

Gerald Moore Gallery, London, England, 2016.

The New Brunswick Museum, Saint John, NB, Canada, 2008.

NASCAD University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 2001.

University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, 2001.

Artist Residencies


Push the Boat Out, The Shack, Lac Cole, Mulgrave et Dairy, Quebec, 2020
Delphina Foundation Spanish Residency, Manilva, Andalucía Spain, 1994

 

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