MARA KORKOLA

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Awards


2012 Ontario Arts Council Grant to Visual Artists: Mid-Career
2010 Ontario Arts Council Grant to Visual Artists: Mid-Career
2010 Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grants
2007 Ontario Arts Council Grant to Visual Artists: Mid-Career
2005 Ontario Arts Council Grant to Visual Artists: Mid-Career
2003 Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant
2002 Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant
Ontario Arts Council Emerging Artist Grant
2001 Canada Council for the Arts Emerging Artist Grant
Ontario Arts Council Emerging Artist Grant
2000 Toronto Arts Council Grant
1994-97 UTSA MFA Scholarship, San Antonio, Texas
1996 College of Fine Arts and Humanities Summer Scholarship
1995 UTSA Materials Grant, San Antonio, Texas
1987, 88 Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant, Montreal, Quebec

Collections

Belcourt Inc.
Bell Mobility
Bimcour Inc.
CHUBB
FIT Institute
Hydro Quebec
OE
Western Petroleum Company
Ministry of Natural Resources
Fidelity Investments
Scotiabank
McCarthy Tetrault LLP

Credits


SELECTED CHARITABLE DONATIONS

2012 Bayscapes Art Auction. Georgian Bay Land Trust, Toronto; Off the hook. MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie Ontario
2011 Arts Open (in support of Arts for Children and Youth)
Off the hook. MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie Ontario
2010 Bayscapes Art Auction. Georgian Bay Land Trust, Toronto, Ontario
Off the hook. MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie Ontario
2009 Off the hook. MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie Ontario
Arts Open (in support of Shoot With This)
2008 Arts Open (in support of Artheart Community Art Centre)
Canadian Art Magazine Gallery Hop and Fundraiser
Off the hook. MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie Ontario
2007 Arts Open (in support of Artheart Community Art Centre)
Off the hook. MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie Ontario
2006 Art with Heart, Casey House, Toronto
2005 Canadian Art Magazine Gallery Hop and Fundraiser
2004 Off the hook. MacLaren Art Centre auction, Barrie, Ontario
2003 Partners In Art (partnering with the AGO to purchase contemporary art for the permanent collection)
Art with Heart, Casey House, Toronto
Mascara, Plug-In Institute of Contemporary Art, Winnipeg
2002 Art with Heart, Casey House, Toronto
Canadian Art Magazine Gallery Hop and Fundraiser
Collage Party! Power Plant fundraiser at the Toronto International Art Fair

Education

1997 M.F.A., University of Texas at San Antonio, Texas
1994 B.F.A., Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas
1988 A.O.C.A., Associates Degree, Ontario College of Art, Toronto, Ontario

Exhibitions

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2013 pop-up exhibition, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto, ON
2012 Here, Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton, AB
2011 Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto, ON
2010 Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto, ON
2009 Days to Night, Gallery Page and Strange, Halifax, NS
2008 After Dark, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto, ON
2007 Dusk to Night, Douglas Udell Gallery, Calgary, AB
2006 Dusk to Night, Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton, AB
2005 Mara Korkola, Bilder, Renate Schroeder Gallery, Moenchengladbach, Germany
2004 Nocturnes: New paintings, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto, ON
Commuter, MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie, ON
2003 Mara Korkola, Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2002 No place 40-49, Lonsdale Gallery Project Room, Toronto, ON
2001 No place, Lonsdale Gallery, Toronto, ON
2000 Project Room, Lonsdale Gallery, Toronto, ON
1997 Rocks and Houses, Satellite Space, Blue Star Art Complex, San Antonio, TX
Midwest Landscapes, Picadilly Gallery, Wichita, KS
1996 ...You think of houses, Gallery E, The University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
Collected Landscapes Dec. 95-Feb. 96, Gallery E, The University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
1994 Recent Landscapes, The McFarland Gallery, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
1992 Mara Korkola, Scrimshaw Gallery, Oakville, ON
1991 Two Solo Exhibitions, The Carnegie Gallery, Dundas, ON
1990 Landscapes, Atikokan Centennial Museum, ON

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013 Auto-Motive: World from the Windshield, Oakville Galleries, Oakville, ON
Scale, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto, ON
2012 60 Painters, Humber College School of Arts and Media, Etobicoke, ON
2011 Natural Response, Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2010 Sequence and Passage: Mara Korkola and Monica Tap, Cambridge Galleries Queen's Square, Cambridge, ON
25th Anniversary Show, Part I, Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver BC
2009 The Winter Show, Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver BC
2008 Small Works, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto, ON
2007 Representation, Jenkins-Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA and New York, NY
2006 High Roads and Low Roads, Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL and
The Arts Center at Okaloosa-Walton College, McIlroy Gallery, Niceville, FL
New Work, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto, ON
2005 Glanz & Gloria, Renate Schroeder Gallery, Moenchengladbach, Germany
Season Preview: New Work by Gallery Artists, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto, ON
2004 Ten Years of Painting: MFA Alumni, Satellite Space, San Antonio, TX
2003 Small Immensities, The Painting Center, New York, NY
Alchemy and Mysticism #2: a salon style painting show in the urban disco trailer, Toronto and Williamsburg,
New York (presented by The Americas Society as a Satellite Program at Momenta Art)
The New Topography, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
Push play, Mercer Union, Toronto, ON
2002 Painting as Paradox, Artists Space, New York, NY
Introductions, Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Let’s Get Lost, Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge, ON
Synthetic Psychosis: manufacturing dissent in current Toronto painting, Museum of Contemporary
Canadian Art, Toronto, ON
The Spring Show, Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver BC and Edmonton AB
March Exhibition, Other gallery, Winnipeg MB
Superb Execution and Great Hangings, Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton AB
2001 Snipe, Steinberg + Associates, Toronto ON
2000 Re-negotiating Space, Community Gallery, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto ON
You Think of Houses, The Space Gallery, St. John, NB
1999 Open Juried Exhibition, Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge ON, Jury Prize
alfresco, Angell Gallery, Toronto, ON
1997 MFA '96-'97, University of Texas at San Antonio Art Gallery, San Antonio, TX
Breakout, Satellite Space, Blue Star Art Complex, San Antonio, TX
-ish, Lost Dog Studios, San Antonio, TX
1996 Summer Survey, Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Thunder Bay, ON
With Respect to Painting, Gallery 1203, San Antonio, TX
Poison, Satellite Space, Blue Star Art Complex, San Antonio, TX
Great Plains National, Moss-Thorns Gallery of Art, Fort Hays State University, Hays, KS
15th Annual Library Print Show, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
("In Celebration of Women's History Month") The Primary Object Gallery, San Antonio, TX
Black and White, The Artist's Gallery, San Antonio, TX
1995 Profiles, Satellite Space, Blue Star Art Complex, San Antonio TX
Texas Paint, The Artist's Gallery, San Antonio TX
14th Annual Library Print Show, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
Grabados, Galeria Instituto Cultural Peruano Norteamericano Miraflores, Lima, Peru
1994 interiors/exteriors, Pratt Community College Art Gallery, KS
1991 Notres Pays, Nos Amis, Scrimshaw Gallery, Oakville ON
Figures in the Landscape, The John Black Aird Gallery, Toronto ON
1990 Small Works Exhibition, Toronto Metro Convention Centre ON
Annual Juried Exhibition, Carabana Gallery, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Image 90, The John Black Aird Gallery, Toronto ON
About Face, Scarborough Civic Centre, ON
1989 Round Up ’89, Toronto ON

Publications

2011 Sandals, Leah. Freshstarts, National Post. Toronto. Sept. 24
2010 Dick, Terence. Akimblog. Toronto. www.akimbo.ca/akimblog/?id=359 Feb. 17
Howlett, Patrick. Akimblog. Cambridge. www.akimbo.ca/akimblog/?id=431 Nov. 30.
Reid, Robert. “Exhibition explores two approaches to landscape” The Record. Nov.13.
2009 Redfern, Christine. Time Spent Looking. Gallery Page and Strange, brochure essay.
Carter Flinn, Sue. Akimblog. Halifax. www.akimbo.ca/akimblog/?id=287 May 26.
2008 Dault, Gary Michael. Visual Arts Review. The Globe and Mail. Feb. 16.
Moy, Craig. Hot Art. Where. p. 43. Feb. (illustration).
Tyyska, Allan. Kaiku/Echo. Vol. 18-2. April.
Urquart, Jane; Roenisch, Clint. Carte Blanche, Vol. 2: Painting.
Harper’s Magazine. Readings. And… p. 22. Nov.
2007 Glassbourg, Michael. The Artist's Life, Series Three. Mara Korkola (Painting). Video.
2006 Bouchard, Gilbert A. “Painting on the night shift” Edmonton Journal. Nov. 10.
Palladino-Craig, Allys and McLane, Preston. High Roads and Low Roads: Anthems, dirges, myths. Florida State
University Museum of Fine Arts catalogue.
2005 Blomen-Radermacher, Sigrid. “Bilder ohne Ort” Rheinsche Post. June 18.
2003 Dault, Julia. “Examining the daily drive” National Post. p. AL8. Jan. 22.
Enright, Robert. “Night Moves” Border Crossings. Vol. 22 No. 3, p. 12. August.
Harvey, Katharine. “Push Play” Mercer Union catalogue.
Hirschmann, Thomas. “Source fresh” NOW. Vol. 22 No. 33, April 16.
Canadian Art. Fast Forward, Ontario. p.18 Vol.20, No. 4. Winter.
2002 Dahle, Sigrid. “Visually resonant exhibition broadens viewers’ thinking” Winnipeg Free Press. Mar 14.
Firstenberg, Lauri. Painting as Paradox. Artists Space catalogue.
Garnet, Carla. “Synthetic Psychosis” Canadian Art. Rewind. p.136, Fall.
Heti, Sheila. “MOCCA’s riches” NOW. Vol. 21 No. 33, April 18 (critic’s pick)
Heti, Sheila. “The Big Picture Feature” LOLA 13. p.38-39 Fall.
Johnson, Andrew. Canadian Art. p.90 Spring.
Liss, David. Synthetic Psychosis. Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art catalogue.
Maranda, Michael. Blackflash. (illustration) Vol. 20.1, p. 18-19. Fall.
McCluskey, Sue. C Magazine. Issue 73, p.42 Spring.
Milroy, Sarah. The Globe and Mail. “Critic’s Choice” Review p.R32 April 13.
___________. The Globe and Mail. “Critic’s Choice” Art With Heart review p.R19 Oct. 26.
Raymond, Andrea. North York Mirror. April14.
Canadian Art. Fast Forward, International. (illustration) p.46 Fall.
Coupe. Issue 7: The Motion Picture. (illustration) p. 23.
Coupe. Issue 8: The first annual design and images awards issue. (illustration).
2001 Hanna, Deirdre. “Place maps” NOW. Nov 22 (critic’s pick)
Matotek, Jennifer. “Second annual Toronto International Art Fair highlights work by contemporary Toronto artists”
The Medium Online. Oct. 22 (critic’s “10 favourite artists...at the 2001 TIAF”)
Vaughn, R. M. “The Year in Pictures” EYE. Dec 20 (critic’s #1 in “10 Best Art Moments for 2001”)
2000 Johnson, Andrew. “When I Think of Houses” (catalogue essay)
Smith, Colin H. “A Place Called Home” Saint John Times Globe. May 2
1999 Varin-Jarkowski, Karoline. “Of ‘Bizzareries and Delicatesse’” Echo. Sept. 30
1996 Freed, Douglass. “Great Plains National” (catalogue) Moss-Thorns Gallery of Art, Fort Hays State University.
Goddard, Dan R. “Natural Interpretation.” San Antonio Express News. February 23 (reproduction).
_______________ “New Perspective On Painting.” San Antonio Express News. p 1D. June 10.
Hays Lane, Allison. “With Respect to Painting.” Voices of Art. p. 28. July/August.
Turk, Linda. “Exhibits look at habitats from inside and outside.” The Chronicle-Journal. Aug. 4.
1995 Goddard, Dan R. “Landscapes Stray From Traditional.” San Antonio Express News. May 4.
1994 Heck, Sarah. “McFarland Exhibit.” Sunflower. (Wichita State University) No.62 Vol. XCVII, p. 2, Feb. 9.
“Wichita Arts” (television) Feb. 9.
1991 Beswick, Helen. “Carnegie Show provided another birthday treat.” Dundas Star Journal. Nov. 27.
Hart, Diane. “Exhibit cuts through ‘constitutional wrangling.” Oakville Beaver. June 30.
1990 Cunningham, Margaret. "One Woman Show.” Atikokan Progress. Jan. 10.
“Atikokan Centennial Museum curator busy from start.” The Times News. Feb. 1.

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