The McMaster Museum of Art

    WRIGHT, David
    Date: Canadian, born 1947
    Born: Coventry, England
    Status: Canadian since 1972

    Education
    1970 - 1972 Postgraduate studies in Fine Art
    University of Reading, England
    M.F.A. - 1972

    1966 - 1970 King's College
    University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England
    B.A. - First Class Honours in Fine Art - 1970

    Commisions & Awards
    2006 Commissioned painting - 60"x 120" Los Senderos, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
    2004 Series of three small landscapes, East Dell Vineyard, Ontario.
    2003 Commissioned painting, 48" x 48", Eastman Vineyard, Ontario.
    1999 McGregor Park Mural, 144"x1080", City of Toronto, Ontario.
    1992 John Chapman Portrait, 48" x 60" - Telesat Mobile Inc., Ottawa, Ontario
    1991 Mural, 133" x 128" - Ontario Lottery Corporation, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
    1991 Mural, 180" x 126" - Constitution Square, Ottawa, Ontario.
    1991 Mural, 54" x 78" - M.T. Assoc. Investment Counsel, Toronto, Ontario.
    1990 Mural, 54" x 90" - Andersen Consulting, Toronto, Ontario.
    1990 Mural, 54" x 84" - Mitchell Partnership, Toronto, Ontario.
    1990 Series of five commissions, 60" x 48" - Telesat Mobile Inc., Ottawa, Ontario.
    1990 Mural, 74" x 102" - Herity Corporation, Toronto, Ontario.
    1989 Mural, 48" x 108" - Sears Financial, Chicago, Illinois.
    1988 Mural, 60" x 120" - Canadian Federation of Independent Business, Toronto, Ontario.
    1982 Mural, 120" x 300" - Ottawa Civic Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario.
    1973-82 Regular recipient of Ontario Arts Council Project and Materials Grant Awards
    1976 Canadian Society of Graphic Art, Silkscreen Purchase.
    1973 Mural, 60" x 120" - Watts Henderson, Toronto, Ontario.
    Jack Reppen - Best in Show Award, Toronto City Hall, Ontario.
    1972 Stowell's Trophy Silver Medallion, awarded by
    Sir Norman Reid, Director of the Tate Gallery - London, England
    1971 Mural, 36" x 180" - Playboy Club, London, England.
    Public & Corporate Collections
    ABN Amrobank, Toronto Marriott Corp., Toronto
    Adriatic Insurance, Toronto Marsh, Chusid, Lipson & Friedman, Toronto
    Allstate Insurance, Chicago Marsh & McLennan Ltd., Toronto
    American Airlines International, Toronto Mazda Canada Inc., Toronto
    Andersen Consulting, Toronto McKinsey & Co., Toronto
    Antamex Inc., Toronto McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton
    Bell Canada, Toronto Michael White Ltd., London, England
    Bentor, Toronto Midland Walwyn, Toronto
    Bramalea Ltd., Toronto Mitchell Partnership, Toronto
    Bregman & Haman Architects, Toronto Mitsubishi, Toronto
    Brown-Forman Corp., Louisville, Ky. Moore Corporation, Toronto
    Campeau Corporation, Toronto Norex Leasing, Toronto
    Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa Ontario Lottery Corporation, Sault Ste. Marie
    Canada Life Assurance Co., Toronto Oshawa Foods, Toronto
    Cdn. Fed. of Independant Business, Toronto Ottawa Civic Hospital, Ottawa
    Cdn. General Insurance, Toronto Palace Pier, Toronto
    Cdn. Life Investments Management, Toronto Pannell, Kerr, McGillvray, Toronto
    Campeau Corporation, Toronto Pave-Lock Ltd. Toronto
    Carbone Management, Toronto Peat Marwick Thorne, Toronto
    Cassels, Brock & Blackwell, Toronto Peelco, Mississauga
    Cerrito Gathering Co., San Antonio, Texas Personal Insurance Company of Canada
    Citibank, Toronto Playboy Club, London, England
    Corporation of the City of Toronto P.O.I., Toronto
    Clifford Elliot, Oakville Proctor & Gamble, Toronto
    Constitution Square, Ottawa Reading University, England
    Coopers & Lybrand, Toronto RioCan , Toronto
    Crown Life, Toronto Roberts Motors, Toronto
    Cyanamid, Toronto Rostland Corporation, Toronto
    Digital Equipment, Toronto Royal Bank of Canada, Toronto
    Donalda Club, Toronto Sears Financial, Illinois
    Enterac Property Management, Toronto Sears-Roebuck, Chicago
    Fidelity Investments, Toronto Security Pacific Bank, Toronto
    First City Trust, Toronto Sedgewick Tomenson Inc., Toronto
    Four Seasons Inn on the Park, Toronto Sherwood Market, Toronto
    Gardiner Roberts, Toronto Shoppers Drug Mart, Toronto
    Glenview Corporation, Ottawa Slough Estates Canada Ltd., Toronto
    Gluskin Sheff & Associates, Toronto Standard Desk Business Furniture, Toronto
    Goodman & Carr, Toronto Stelco, Hamilton
    Greenwin Collection, Toronto Steelcase Ltd., Missisauga
    Guaranty Trust, Toronto Sunlife of Canada, Toronto
    H & R Developments, Toronto Tandem Lighting, Toronto
    Herity Corporation, Toronto Telesat Mobile Inc., Ottawa
    Hewlett Packard (Canada) Ltd. Templeton Management, Toronto
    Household Finance Corp., Toronto Terracan Capital, Toronto
    Houser, Henry, Loudon & Syron, Toronto The Cooperators, Guelph
    Husky Injection Molding Systems, Toronto The Fitness Institute, Toronto
    John Craig Eaton, Toronto The Wyatt Company, Toronto
    JDM Robson & Co. Toronto Toronto Dominion Bank, Toronto
    Kellog Salada, Toronto Toronto Stock Exchange
    Koskie & Minsky, Toronto Touche Ross Inc., Toronto
    Laventhol & Horwath, Toronto Traders (Insider Productions Co.), Toronto
    Lee Developments, Toronto Transamerica Inc., Mississauga
    Levi Strauss Canada Ltd., Toronto Tridel, Toronto
    Lighting Dimensions, Toronto Uniroyal, Toronto
    M.T. Assoc. Investment Counsel, Toronto V & A Properties, Toronto
    Macauly, Chusid, Lipson & Friedman, Toronto Watts Henderson, Toronto
    Marathon Realty, Toronto AGF Management, Toronto
    Marion, Merrell, Dow, Toronto RGS Design, Toronto
    Mark Michaud Design, Toronto Eastman Vineyard, Beamsville, Ontario
    Markborough Properties, Toronto Numerous private collections in Canada, Mexico, the U.S.A. and Europe.
    Solo Exhibitions
    2010 Jordan Art Gallery, Jordan, Ontario
    2010 A Mano Libera Gallery, St. Catharines, Ontario
    2009 Centre for the Arts, Brock University, Ontario
    2009 Artspace, Oakville, Ontario.
    2008 Centre for the Arts, Brock University, Ontario
    2006 Galeria Atenea, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
    2005 Galeria Atenea, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
    2004 The Beamhouse Gallery, Ontario
    2003 The Pumphouse Visual Arts Centre, Niagara on the Lake, Ontario.
    2002 Peterson Fine Art, Toronto, Ontario
    2001 Jordan Gallery, Jordan, Ontario
    2001 Angel Food Café, Grimsby, Ontario
    2000 Contor Galleries, Toronto, Ontario - Survey show of paintings 1985 - 2000
    2000 Galeria Atenea, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
    1996 Galeria Atenea, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
    1995 El Prado Gallery, Sedona, Arizona
    1994 Costin & Klintworth Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
    1992 The Algoma Gallery, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.
    1992 The Emerging Collector, Toronto, Ontario.
    1990 Bonnie Kagan Gallery, Toronto, Ontario.
    1989 Rosing Fine Art, Toronto, Ontario.
    1986 The Elmwood Club, Toronto, Ontario.
    The Fitness Institute, Toronto, Ontario.
    1985 The Shayne Gallery, Montreal, Quebec.
    1984 McMaster University Art Gallery, Hamilton, Ontario.
    - Survey show of thirteen years work.
    1983 Ponova Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
    Ethel Flavelle Gallery, Lindsay, Ontario
    1982 Gallery O, Toronto, Ontario.
    Trajectory Gallery, London, Ontario.
    1980 Gallery O, Toronto, Ontario
    Koffler Gallery, Toronto
    1979 Woodstock Public Gallery, Woodstock, Ontario
    A.C.T. Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
    1978 Kitchener-Waterloo Gallery (Cycle Gallery), Ontario.
    1977 The Gallery, Stratford, Ontario
    Trajectory Gallery, London, Ontario.
    1976 Founder's College Gallery, York University, Toronto, Ontario.
    Mazelow Gallery, Toronto, Ontario.
    St. Lawrence College, Kingston, Ontario.
    Hart House Gallery, University of Toronto.
    1974 Mazelow Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
    1973 Eaton's Art Gallery, Toronto, Ontario.
    Selected Group Exhibitions
    2013 Flight of Fancy, Bear River, Nova Scotia
    2012 Galeria Atenea, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
    2011 M Gallery, Catskill, New York
    2010 A Mano Libera Gallery, St. Catharines, Ontario
    2009 The Barber Gallery, Guelph, Ontario
    2008 Galeria Atenea, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
    2007 Meyer Galleries, Santa Fe, New Mexico
    Calvin Charles Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona
    2006 Galeria Atenea, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
    2006 Calvin Charles Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona
    2005 Galeria Atenea, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
    2004 Peterson Fine Art, Toronto, Ontario
    2003 Peterson Fine Art, Toronto, Ontario.
    2003 "A Sense of Place", Art Gallery of Hamilton, Ontario.
    2002 Galeria Atenea, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
    2002 Peterson Fine Art, Toronto, Ontario
    2001 Harbour Gallery, Mississauga, Ontario
    2001 Peterson Fine Art, Toronto, Ontario
    2000 Otto Freeman Gallery, Mexico City
    2000 Galeria Atenea, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
    1999 Galeria Atenea, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
    Canadian Art Foundation Auction, CBC Centre, Toronto
    T.S.A. Faculty Show, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto
    Shayne Gallery, Montreal
    1998 Elaine Tennyson Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
    Galeria Atenea, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
    Otto Freeman Gallery, Mexico City
    1997 Galeria Atenea, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
    Otto Freeman Gallery, Mexico City
    1996 Galeria Atenea, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
    1995 El Prado Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
    1994 "Hidden Values", McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, Ontario
    El Prado Gallery, Sedona, Arizona & Santa Fe, New Mexico
    Costin & Klintworth Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
    1993 El Prado Gallery, Sedona, Arizona & Santa Fe, New Mexico
    Costin & Klintworth Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
    1990 Bonnie Kagan Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
    1989 Mazelow Gallery, Toronto, Ontario.
    O'Keefe Centre, Toronto, Ontario.
    1988 Bonnie Kagan Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
    1987 Bonnie Kagan Gallery, Toronto, Ontario.
    Artworks, Toronto, Ontario.
    Altinian-Laing Gallery, Montreal, Quebec.
    1986 O'Keefe Centre, Toronto, Ontario.
    Mazelow Gallery, Toronto, Ontario.
    1985 Helander Rubinstein Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida.
    1984 Pauline McGibbon Centre, Toronto, Ontario.
    Gallery Delta, Toronto, Ontario.
    Elmwood Club, Toronto, Ontario.
    1983 Gallerie E. Delacroix, Tangiers, Morocco.
    Salle de la Bibliotheque, Tetuan, Morocco.
    Spanish Cultural Centre, Fes, Morocco.
    Shayne Gallery, Montreal, Quebec.
    Pauline McGibbon Centre, Toronto, Ontario.
    1982 The Canadian Embassy, Rabat, Morocco.
    Robert L. Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan.
    1981 "Connections, Krizan, McAulay, Wright", York University Art Gallery, Toronto, Ontario.
    1980 "Connections, Krizan, McAulay, Wright", McIntosh Gallery, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario.
    1979 "Imaginary II", Factory 77, Toronto, Ontario.
    1977 "Painting Now", Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, Ontario.
    "Abstractions: An Exhibition of Ontario Painting," Centre Cultruel, Paris France.
    "Abstractions: An Exhibition of Ontario Painting", Canada House, London, England.
    "Ontario Now Part II", Hamilton Art Gallery, and Kitchener-Waterloo Gallery, Ontario.
    1976 "A.C.T. at Harbourfrount", Harbourfront Art Gallery, Toronto, Ontario.
    "Abstractions", The Gallery, Stratford, Ontario.
    "Abstractions", Mosaicart Exhibition, 1976 Montreal Olympics.
    "On View", Visual Arts Ontario Travelling Exhibition
    1975 "Director's Choice", Art Gallery of Windsor, Ontario.
    "Young Contemporaries", London Regional Art Gallery, Ontario.
    "Graphex 3", Art Gallery of Brant, Ontario.
    1973 "Five Young Painters", Hart House Art Gallery, University of Toronto, Ontario.
    1972 "Stowell's Trophy Exhibition", Mall Galleries, London, England.
    1970 "Young Contemporaries", Royal Academy, London, England.
    1969 "Northern Young Contemporaries", Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, England.
    Teaching & Professional Experience
    Since 2007 Drawing and Painting Instructor, Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, Brock University, St. Catharine`s, Ontario
    Painting Instructor, Haliburton School of the Arts, Ontario.
    Drawing and Painting Instructor, Burlington Art Centre, Ontario.
    Drawing Instructor, Dundas Valley school of Art, Ontario
    2003-2004 Contractually Limited Appointment ,Studio Art, SOTA, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario.
    2003-2004 Drawing Instructor, Continuing Education, Brock University, St. Catherine's, Ontario.
    2003 Painting Instructor, Dept. Fine Art, Brock University, St. Catherine's, Ontario.
    2003 Instructor, School of the Arts, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario.
    1984-2003 Painting Instructor, Dundas Valley School of Art, Dundas, Ontario.
    Painting Instructor, The Pumphouse, Niagara on the Lake, Ontario.
    Sessional lecturer, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario.
    Painting Instructor, Koffler Centre for the Arts, Toronto, Ontario.
    Painting Instructor, Toronto School of Art, Toronto, Ontario.
    Combining Media Instructor, Toronto School of Art, Toronto, Ontario.
    Painting Instructor, Art Gallery of Ontario Adult Programme, Toronto, Ontario.
    Drawing Instructor, Art Gallery of Ontario Adult Programme, Toronto, Ontario.
    Design and Colour Instructor, School of Fashion Desigh, Ryerson, Toronto, Ontario.
    Visual Communication Instructor, School of Fashion Design, Ryerson, Toronto, Ontario.
    Painting Instructor, Sir Sandford Fleming College, Peterborough, Ontario.
    Visiting Artist:
    Sault College, Sault Ste. Marie (1991). Sheridan College, Oakville (1985).
    Fanshawe College, London (1990). McMaster University, Hamilton (1984).
    York University, Toronto (1986). Brock University, St. Catherines (2002)
    Dundas Valley School of Art, Dundas (1985).
    1977-1984 Coordinator and Teaching Master, School of Fine Art, Fanshawe College, London, Ontario.
    Coordinated daily operations of the Fine Art department of eleven full-time faculty and 150 students.
    Teaching duties included: drawing, painting, 2D and 3D design, colour theory, mixed media and art theory at all levels in the programme.
    1972-1977 Sessional lecturer in drawing, painting and foundation studies, University of Guelph, Ontario.
    Conceived, designed and executed numerous "Artists in the Schools" projects for the Ontario Arts Council
    Adult Education courses for the North York Board of Education and the Koffler, Centre for the Arts, Toronto, Ontario.
    Summer School painting programme for Sault College, Elliot Lake, Ontario.
    Visiting Artist:
    Ontario College of Art, Toronto, Ontario. (1975 & 1976).
    York University, Toronto ,Ontario.(1975).
    Related Experience
    2010 Exhibition Juror, Arts and Letters Club, Toronto, Ontario.
    2004 Exhibition Juror, Grimsby Public Gallery, Ontario.
    2002 Exhibition Juror, Rodman Hall, St. Catherines, Ontario.
    1988 - 1989 Board of Directors, Toronto School of Art, Toronto, Ontario
    1987 - 1989 Board of Directors, Visual Arts Ontario, Toronto, Ontario.
    1974 - 1982 Freelance artwork for studios preparing television commercials
    Special effects for Magder Films, Toronto, Ontario.
    Freelance artwork for Toronto's "Festival of Festivals".
    Mural and graphic art restoration work for Ontario Place, Toronto, Ontario.
    1973 - 1976 Part-time scenic artist, C.B.C., Toronto, Ontario.
    Bibliography
    Peter Leventhal "The Determining Force of Our Being", Atencion San Miguel, July 28, 2006, International Artist magazine, Issue 41, Feb. - March 2005, eight page feature article."How Did You Paint That?" - "100 Ways To Paint Landscapes" Volume 1, 2004, cover painting and feature. "Art with Reason" - Half hour television documentary interview by Michael Reason, Director of the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, aired on cable TV in 2004. Scott Rosts. "Grimsby Artist Featured in Escarpment Exhibit", The News, March 26, 2003. "Master Painters of the World Canada Showcase", International Artist, April/May 2002. Laura Arseneau. "Taste of Grimsby", The National Post, August 25, 2001. Deborah Churchill. "Painter Forced into Failure to be a Success", Hamilton Spectator, August 9, 2001. Grimsby Paints a Pretty Picture", The News, August 8, 2001. Alejandra Flores. "David Wright Exhibits at Atenea", San Miguel Weekly, February 27, 2000. Irene Rose. "David Wright, One of a Kind", Atencion San Miguel, March 20, 2000. Andrea Raymond. "A New Arrival at McGregor Park", Surface & Symbol, Sept. 1999. Irene Rose. "Making Mexican Magic", Atencion San Miguel - March 11, 1996. Gerald Needham. "David Wright Retrospective at McMaster University Art Gallery", The Art Post - Jan/Feb 1985. Grace Inglis. "Decade makes a Difference in Wright's Style", The Spectator, Hamilton - Oct 27, 1984. "Solo Show in Gallery features Painting by David Wright", The Courier, Hamilton - Oct 23, 1984. "One Man Show at Flavelle", Lindsay Daily Post - Aug 9, 1983. Doug Bale. "New Stability reflected in Wright's Art Exhibit", The London Free Press - Jan 9, 1982. John Bentley Mays, "Wright finds a New Beginning in a Dead End", The Globe and Mail - Sept 17, 1980. Ron Shuebrook. "Krizan, McAulay & Wright", Exhibition Catalogue, McIntosh Gallery, University of Western Ontario - 1980. Bob Pomerantz. "Cogs, Wheels caught in Paint, Pegboard", The Toronto Star - Feb 27, 1980. Gerry Needham. "Painting at the Galleries, September 1980", Artists Review, Vol, 4 - No. 1 - Oct 1980. Jim Tiley. "David Wright, Gallery O", Artists Review, Vol. 4 - No. 1 - Oct 1980. Ron Shuebrook. "Krizan, McAulay & Wright at the McIntosh Gallery", Art Magazine - Sept/Oct 1980. Trish Wilson. "Oddball Show - The Outcome of Art Experiments", Kitchener-Waterloo Record - Nov 13, 1978. "David Wright: Recent Paintings", Exhibition Catalogue, The Gallery, Stratford - 1977. Judy Malone. "Toronto Artists achieve Balance of Style, Theme", The London Free Press - Oct 1977. Pam Cornell. "Artist considers his Work something like Show Business", The Beacon Herald, Stratford - Oct 12, 1977. Judy Malone. "Wright's Works Defy Precise Labels", The London Free Press - Apr 30, 1977. Gary Michael Dault. "Painter likes Machines", The Toronto Star - Apr 2, 1976. James Purdie. "At the Galleries", The Globe and Mail - Mar 27, 1976. Kay Kritzwiser. "Trading A Sinecure for a Return to Student Life", The Globe and Mail - Sept 3, 1975. David Wright. "Artist Answers Critic", Art Magazine - Spring 1975. Robert Myers. "Flashes: David Wright at the Mazelow Gallery", Art Magazine - Winter 1975. Kay Kritzwiser. "At the Galleries, The Four", The Globe and Mail - Nov 9, 1974. "Vibrations and Standing in the Wings", Miss Chatelaine - Summer 1974. "In Review", Art Magazine - 1973. Lowell Fox. "A Newcomer Celebrates Technology", Art Magazine - 1973. Kay Kritzwiser. "Behind it all a Young Man's Dream", The Globe and Mail - Feb 27, 1973. Kay Kritzwiser. "Painter wins $1,000 at Outdoor Exhibition", The Globe and Mail - June 25, 1973. Kay Kritzwiser. "Hart House Five", The Globe and Mail - July 14, 1973. Sol Littman. "Splatters and Splashes", The Toronto Star - July 14, 1973.

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