The McMaster Museum of Art

    CLARK, Moira
    Date: Canadian, born 1950
    Lives in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    Education: York University, Toronto, Ontario; BFA Visual Art, l973

    2012 Flip the Sky, Howard Park Institute Window Gallery, Toroonto
    2011 The Ugly Garages, Howard Park Institute Window Gallery, Toronto
    2010 Aerial, XEXE Gallery, Toronto – now KWT contemporary
    2008 Look Across the City Broken, Howard Park Institute Window Gallery, Toronto
    2008 Let the Eye Travel, XEXE Gallery, Toronto
    2006 Red Ochre and Blue Grey, XEXE Gallery, Toronto
    2005 A Decade of Painting: 1995 to 2005, XEXE Gallery, Toronto
    2003 Interior Life: Prints and Paintings by Moira Clark, Preston Gallery/Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge, Ontario
    2003 Sonnets, Loop Gallery, Toronto
    2002 Sea Change, Loop Gallery, Toronto
    2001 Through, Loop Gallery, Toronto
    2000 The Mantle Project, Chapters, 110 Bloor St. W., Toronto
    1999 Place Setting, Tableau Vivant Gallery, Toronto
    1998 Xenia, Red Head Gallery Showcase, Toronto
    1993 Recent Paintings, The Rivoli, Toronto
    1991 Traces of Juno’s Monument, Latcham Gallery, Stouffville, Ontario
    1991 Recent Work, Temiskaming Gallery, Haileybury, Ontario
    1988 Recent Etchings, The Station Gallery, Whitby, Ontario
    1987 Mixed Emotions, Art Gallery of Brampton, Brampton, Ontario
    1986 Bahamian Nights, Open Studio Gallery, Toronto
    1986 Recent Works, Thunder Bay National Exhibition Centre, Thunder Bay, Ontario
    1984 Recent Etchings, Hennepin Gallery, Welland, Ontario
    1979 Recent Etchings, Earlscourt Gallery, Hamilton, Ontario
    1976 Paintings and Prints, Sisler Gallery, Toronto, Ontario


    2012 The C Word, curated by Richard Mongiat, Doris McCarthy Gallery, University of Toronto, Scarborough
    2010 Art School {Dismissed}, curated by Heather Nicol Shaw Street School, Toronto
    2009 Bank on Art, curated by Kelly McCray, Edward Day Gallery, ATM at 952 Queen St. W.
    2009 sketchPAD, Gladstone Hotel, Nuit Blanche 2009, Toronto
    2005-08 Something for Everyone II – V, XEXE Gallery, Toronto
    2001-08 Shadow Box Show, Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto
    2005 Toronto International Art Fair, XEXE Gallery, Metro Toronto Convention Centre
    2005 WOOF, Fran Hill Gallery, Toronto
    2004 Something for Everyone, XEXE Gallery, Toronto
    2004 TSA Faculty Exhibition, Spoke Club, Toronto
    2003 Pulp: Works on Paper, Loop Gallery, Toronto
    2001 Tea Party Three, Prime Gallery, Toronto
    2001 8th Floor, Red Head Gallery, Toronto
    2000 Inaugural Exhibition, Loop Gallery, Toronto
    1999 TSA 30: Faculty Exhibition, York Quay Gallery, Toronto
    1997 Dancing with the Leviathan, York Quay Gallery, Toronto
    1996 Face: Open Studio 25th Anniversary Exhibition, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto
    Atelier Circulaire, Montreal, The Station Gallery, Whitby, Ontario
    1995 Encore: The Station Gallery Revisited, The Station Gallery, Whitby, Ontario
    1994 Eve’s Eden: Problems in Paradise, Ernst & Young Gallery Corridor, Toronto
    1993 Toronto Impressions, The Market Gallery, Toronto
    1993 Chronicles, University of Moncton Art Gallery, Moncton, New Brunswick
    1993 A Public Room, Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant, Brantford, Ontario; Chatham Cultural Centre, Chatham, Ontario; Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge, Ontario
    1992 Art Fair, Cold City Gallery, Ontario
    1991 A Public Room, Extension Gallery, Toronto; Art Gallery of Northumberland, Cobourg, Ontario
    1991 The China Show/ Open Studio, Shanghai, China
    1990 Sixieme Biennale d’Estamps de Sarcelles, Sarcelles, France
    1989 Living Impressions, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Ontario
    1989 Art Fair, Cold City Gallery
    1988 Interaction, Tallinn, Estonia
    1988 Printed Matter Beyond My Time Frame, Kingston Artists' Association, Ontario; Kitchener/Waterloo Art Gallery, Ontario
    1988 Product Perfect, Open Studio Gallery, Toronto
    1987 Henceforth/Forever After: Images in Print from Open Studio, Baden Baden and Lahr, Germany
    1987 Recent Prints from Open Studio, Ottawa School of Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario
    1987 Contemporary Landscape Perspectives, Lynwood Arts Centre, Simcoe, Ontario; Laurentian University Arts Centre, Sudbury, Ontario
    1987 Transgressions Figuratives en Terrain Singulier, La Troisieme Gallery, Quebec City
    1987 Action: Impression, York Quay Gallery, Toronto
    1987 The Permanent Collection: Recent Gifts & Acquisitions, The Station Gallery, Whitby, Ontario
    1986 Burnaby Print Show, Art Gallery of Burnaby, Burnaby, B.C.
    1986 Action: Impression, Touring Quebec and Ontario
    1986 Open Studio Juried Exhibition, Open Studio Gallery, Ontario
    1986 Toronto School of Art Faculty Exhibition, Toronto School of Art, Toronto
    1985 Interiors/Exteriors: Contemporary Art from the City's Collection, The Market Gallery, Toronto
    1985 Open Studio Artists, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
    1985 Paperworks 1985, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario
    1985 Action: Impression, Touring Quebec and Ontario
    1985 Group Exhibition, London Regional Gallery, London, Ontario
    1984 Works on Paper, Fox & Fowle Architects, New York City, USA
    1984 Open Studio Prints, Cedar Ridge Gallery, Scarborough, Ontario
    1984 Open Studio Juried Exhibition, Open Studio Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
    1983 Printmakers Invitational Exhibition, Latcham Gallery, Stouffville, Ontario
    1982 Moira Clark/Brian Kelley, Gallery 44, Toronto
    1982 Printmakers ’82, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
    1982 Printworks, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario
    1982 What is a Print? University of Rochester, Rochester, N.Y. USA
    1982 Book/Sequence Exhibition, Gallery 44, Toronto
    1981 First Purchase, Harbourfront Gallery, Toronto
    1981 Canadian Printmakers, Artworks Gallery, Rochester, N.Y. USA
    1981 Five Printmakers, Aggregation Gallery, Toronto
    1980 OSA 107/Image ’79, Rodman Hall, St. Catherines, Ontario
    1980 Open Studio: Ten Years, Harbourfront Gallery, Toronto
    1980 Recent Etchings, Earlscourt Gallery, Hamilton, Ontario
    1980 Five Printmakers, Aggregation Gallery, Toronto
    1980 2nd Toronto Printmakers Invitational Show, A.C.T. Gallery, Toronto
    1979 Open Studio Exhibition, Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, New York
    1979 Inaugural Group Exhibition, Pauline McGibbon Centre, Toronto
    1979 Women’s Bookworks – Touring Show, Powerhouse Gallery, Montreal
    1979 Toronto Printmakers Invitational Show, A.C.T. Gallery, Toronto
    1978 Feast Your Eyes, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
    1978 Open Studio Artists, Eaton’s Gallery, Toronto
    1977 Printmakers Group Show, Sisler Gallery, Toronto
    1975 Group Exhibition, Sisler Gallery, Toronto

    Residency at the Pouch Cove Foundation, Pouch Cove/St. John's, NF, August 2004
    Canada Council for the Arts, Travel Grant, 2004
    Ontario Arts Council, Materials Assistance Grant, l987, l988, l991, 2003.
    "Printed Matter Beyond My Time Frame", Jurors' Award, l988.
    Burnaby Print Show, Purchase Award, l986.
    Aviva Art Show, Graphics Prize, l983.

    1984 CN Hotels. Two editions of etchings.
    1988 Lancaster Financial. Edition of etchings commemorating Dofasco-Algoma Merger.

    1988 Atelier d’Estamp de Sagamie, Alma, Quebec.
    1981-84 Paul M. Conway Editions, Toronto
    1981 Open Studio, Toronto.
    1978 Three Schools of Art, Toronto.


    Gary Michael Dault, “She likes her house”, The Globe and Mail, page R14, May 31, 2008.
    Gary Michael Dault, “Moira Clark at XEXE Gallery”, The Globe and Mail, page R14, June 17, 2006.
    Gary Michael Dault, “Artist lets backdrop gets best of her”, The Globe and Mail, page R7, August 27, 2005.
    Peter Goddard, “Feminine, abstract humanity”, Toronto Star, page G10, August 25, 2005.
    David Jager, “Clark’s sensual geometry”, NOW Magazine, page 124, September 8-14, 2005.
    Betty Ann Jordan, “Khang Pham-New and Moira Clark”, Toronto Life, page 124, August 2005.
    Gary Michael Dault, "Moira Clark at Loop", The Globe and Mail, page R13, June 7, 2003.
    Gary Michael Dault, "Moira Clark and Shelley Adler at Loop", The Globe and Mail, February 16, 2002.
    Lesley McAllister, "Still Lifes Flow", NOW Magazine, page 73, March 15-21, 2001.
    John Armstrong, "Tableau Vivant l995 - 2001", C Magazine, page 38, Spring 2001.
    Gary Michael Dault, "Inaugural Exhibition at Loop", The Globe and Mail, page R13, March 18, 2000.
    Gary Michael Dault, "Moira Clark at the Tableau Vivant Gallery", The Globe and Mail, page C15, September l8, l999.
    Donna Lypchuk, "Soul's Kitchen", Toronto Life Magazine, pages 113-114, November l997.
    Ian McGugan, “Hotel Art: CN becomes patron to Canadian Printmakers”, pg. 79, Canadian Art, Fall 1985.
    Kay Kritzwiser, “Ins and outs of Toronto on display”, The Globe and Mail, August 10, 1985.
    Judith A. Hoffberg “Workshops in Toronto…”, Printnews Vol. 5 No. 6, page 12, November-December 1983.
    Kay Kritzwiser, “Patients turn art critics…”, The Globe and Mail, page 17, March 3, 1982.
    Laura Stewart, “Canadian printmakers creations at Artworks”, Sunday Democrat &n Chronicle, Roshester, NY, Nov. 22, 1981.
    Lisa Balfour Bowen, “Canadian Prints – an investment in beauty”, Toronto Star, pg. C7, December 27, 1980.


    “The C Word”, Richard Mongiat, Richard Rhodes & Shelley Adler; Doris McCarthy Gallery/U of T Scarborough, page 6, 2012.
    “Art School {Dismissed}”, Heather Nicol, Ian Carr-Harris & Murray White; Heather Nicol/Lakeview Press, page 35, 2011.
    The Donovan Collection, Daniel Donovan, University of St. Michael’s College, 2010
    Carte Blanche Vol. 2: Painting, Clint Roenisch/Jane Urquhart, Magenta Publications, 2008.
    Interior Life: Paintings and Prints by Moira Clark, Gordon Hatt, Preston Gallery/Cambridge Gallery, 2003.
    Place Setting, John Armstrong, brochure for Tableau Vivant exhibition, September 8 to October 8, l999.
    TSA 30: Toronto School of Art 30th Anniversary Faculty Retrospective, catalogue, John Massier/Thomas Hendry, page 14, l999.
    Art for Enlightenment: A History of Art in Toronto Schools, Rebecca Sisler, Fitzhenry & Whiteside, pages 208-209, l995
    Encore: The Station Gallery Revisited, Linda Paulocik, Whitby Arts Incorporated, pages 10-11, 1995.
    Chronicles, Linda Genereux, catalogue for University of Moncton exhibition, pages 1 and 4, l993.
    A Public Room, Open Studio 20th Anniversary Catalogue, Liz Wylie, pages 3, 7, l7, l991.
    Living Impressions, Contemporary Canadian Graphics, Glen Cummings, Art Gallery of Hamilton, pages 26-27, l989.
    Time: Paradigm Shifts, J.C. Heywood, Suzanne Charo & Jan Winton, Compiled by Gerhard Harpe, Quarry Press, 1988.
    Open Studio: Ten Years, Theodore Allen Heinrich, 10th Anniversary Catalogue, Open Studio, pages 21, 34, l980.
    Newsprints, Vol. 2, No. 6-7, Burnaby Art Gallery, Page 32, Spring-Summer 1986.
    Action/Impression Ontario Quebec, Touring Exhibition of Contemporary Printimaking, pages 11-12, 1985.
    Interiors/Exteriors: Contemporary Art from the City’s Collection, pages 7, 18-19, 1985.
    The New Athens, Hugh Hood, New Canadian Press (book cover), 1985.
    Open Studio: Ten Years, Theodore Heinrich, 10th Anniversary Catalogue, Open Studio, pages 21, 34, l980.
    Women’s Bookworks, Powerhouse Gallery, catalogue, pg. 6, 1979.
    The Canadian Forum, page 7 & 8, 1976.


    Art Gallery of Hamilton Crown Trust Rogers Cable
    Art Gallery of Peterborough Bank of Montreal Standard Bank of Canada
    Bow Valley College CIBC Xerox Canada
    Burnaby Art Gallery Ernst & Young Toronto Sun Publishing Corp
    Canada Council Art Bank Lyndhurst Hospital
    McMaster Museum of Art Royal Bank
    Castle Museum, Norwich,
    England Seneca College
    City of Toronto Archives Sun Life of Canada
    City of York Board of Education Toronto Dominion Bank
    Department of External Affairs Providence Centre, Toronto
    Doncaster Museum, England Coutts Hallmark
    Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant Arthur Anderson & Associates
    The Donovan Collectiion Canadian Paraplegic Association
    The Station Gallery, Whitby Abitibi Price
    University of Saskatchewan Imperial Oil
    Atlantic Baptist University Nissan Canada
    University of Saskatchewan Mazda Canada
    Westfield State College Foundation Norcen Energy Resources


    2000-03 Founding Member of Loop Gallery, Toronto. Co-Chair 2002-3.
    1991-97 Board of Directors at Mercer Union, Toronto. President 1993-96.
    1982-89 Board of Directors at Open Studio, Toronto. Vice President 1984-89.
    1985-89 Board of Directors, Toronto School of Art.
    1983-91 Art Gallery of Ontario, “Artists with their Work” Program


    Guest Artist Committee, Open Studio, Toronto, 1984-1990
    Gallery Committee, Open Studio Gallery, 1986-1990
    Ontario Arts Council, 1988, Advisor, Special Projects Grants
    Visual Arts Ontario, ,Juror, Material Assistance Grants, 1988
    Ontario Arts Council, Juror, Creative Artists in Schools Grants, 1990
    Ontario Arts Council, Juror, $3000 Visual Arts Grants, 1991


    1995 One Work Co-curator: John Armstrong Mercer Union, Toronto

    1994 What's Required: Natalie Olanick and Richard Storms Mercer Union, Toronto

    1989 The Scrap Plate Project Co-curator: Julie Voyce Open Studio Gallery, Toronto


    1990 Fast Würms, Open Studio, 3 editions
    1989 The Scrap Plate Project, Open Studio, 24 editions with 24 Toronto artists, Co-produced with Julie Voyce
    1988 Oliver Girling, Open Studio, 2 editions
    1991 Mercer Gem Collection, Mercer Union, 25 editions


    Sheridan Institute of Technology and Applied Learning
    2002- on: Art & Art History Program, Professor of Painting.
    1995-96: Illustration Program, Printmaking instructor.
    1995 Art & Art History Program, Printmaking Instructor

    Toronto School of Art, l984 - on. Instructor in Printmaking and Painting.
    Avenue Road Arts School, l993 - on. Instructor in Watercolour and Drawing. Adult Arts Group.
    Georgian Bay School of the Arts, 2000-2002. Watercolour instructor.
    Art Gallery of Ontario, l980 - 2003. Anne Tanenbaum Gallery School, Printmaking instructor.
    Open Studio, l978-l990. Etching instructor.
    Siena Art School, Siena, Italy, summer program l988-90. Etching instructor.
    Three Schools of Art, l978 to l981. Etching instructor.