MICHAEL ADAMSON

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Curriculum Vitae
Born 1971, Toronto, Canada
Education
1993 – 97
1996
1991
Emily Carr Institute of Art And Design, Interdisciplinary Studies, Vancouver, Canada
Universitat Kunsthochschule, Painting and Photography, Kassel, Germany
Ryerson University, Video and Photography, Toronto, Canada
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2016 Couture Galleri, Stockholm Sweden
Thompson's Gallery, London UK
2015 Vector Tangent, Track and Field Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada
2014 The Island of Good Cheer, 944 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON, Canada
Baile Funk, Navillus Gallery Toronto, ON, Canada
2013 Wolf Pavilion, Moore Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada
2012 Sticks and Diamonds, Moore Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada
2011 The Spy Who Loved Me, Angell Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada
Notes from a Studio, Moore Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada
2010 Distant Relation, Moore Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada
2008 Open Country, Moore Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada
2007 The Bridge, Moore Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada
2006 Before and After Words, Moore Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada
Moonlit Canopies, Michael Gibson Gallery, London, ON, Canada
2005 HelioStatic, Moore Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada
Fort Sunshine
, Michael Gibson Gallery, London, ON, Canada
2004 Sunrise Life, Moore Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada
Light Industry, Michael Gibson Gallery, London, ON, Canada
2003 Blocks and Counterblocks, Moore Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada
2002 Lightning, Moore Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada
Station Logic,
Revolver Contemporary Art, Toronto, ON, Canada
2001 Thunder, Moore Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada
1999 Platform, Clarence Square, Toronto, ON, Canada
Selected Group Exhibitions
2016 London Art Fair, ,Thompson's Gallery, London, UK
2015 12 Trees, Gardiner Museum, Toronto, ON, Canada
Passions of the Eye, McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, ON, Canada
Concrete Contemporary Art Auction (Spring), Waddington's, Canada
ArtLondon 2015,Thompson Contemporary London, UK
Exhange: PAMA Artist Select, Peel Art Gallery and Museum, ON, Canada
2014 944 Queen St, Toronto, ON, Canada
ArtToronto,
Thompsons Contemporary, London, United Kingdom
Two Person, Thompson Contemporary, London, United Kingdom
ArtLondon 2014, Thompsons Galleries, London, United Kingdom
Canadian Contemporary Auction (Spring), Waddingtons, Toronto, ON, Canada
2013 Recent Acquisitions, Art Gallery of Peel, Museum Peel, Brampton, ON, Canada
Excavations, Varley Gallery, Museum Markham, Markham, ON, Canada
Canadian Contemporary Auction (Autumn), Waddingtons, Toronto, ON, Canada
Canadian Contemporary Auction (Spring), Waddingtons, Toronto, ON, Canada
2012 Goop, Guck, and Globs: The Materiality of Paint, Beaverbrook Art Gallery, NB
TIAF 2012, Moore Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada
2011 TIAF 2011, Moore Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada
2010 TIAF 2010, Moore Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada
2008 Important Canadian Art, Sothebys, Canada
2004 NYAAF, Michael Gibson Gallery, London, ON, Canada
The Private Eye, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinberg, Canada
Michael Snow and Michael Adamson, Moore Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2003 Auction Preview, Art with Heart, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON, Canada
Mixed Media, Gallery Neubacher, Toronto, ON, Canada
Made in Toronto, Art-Mur, Montreal, Canada
Michael Snow and Michael Adamson, Moore Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada
2002 New Artists, Craighead-Green Gallery, Dallas, Texas, U.S.A.
1999 Material Concern, ArtCore, Toronto, ON, Canada
1998 Old School, ArtCore, Toronto, ON, Canada
Selected Reviews, Texts and Media
2015 “Gardiner Museum Rethinks the Christmas Tree.” Martin Knelman, Toronto Star
2014 “Music and Art: War Child.” Phaidon.com
“War Child at Bonhams.” Rolling Stone Magazine
2013 “Pop Up.” Deirdre Kelly, Globe and Mail
2012 “Art Toronto 13.” Jason Stopa, White Hot Magazine
“Toronto Now.” Jason Stopa, NY ARTS
“Canadian Art in London UK.” Rex Murphy, CBC Radio One
2009 “Adamson and Broadworth.” Gary Michael Dault,  Globe and Mail
2006 “Gallery Going.” Gary Michael Dault, Globe and Mail, November
“Best of Toronto.” Angela Murphy, National Post, November
“Featured Artist.” Betty Anne Jordan, Canadian House and Home, November
2005 “Modern Art.” Canadian House and Home, October
“Fort Sunshine.” Julia Dault, National Post, June
2004 “Sunrise Life.” Gary Michael Dault, Globe and Mail, November
“Blocks and Counterblocks.” Canadian Art Magazine, March
2003 “Counterblocks.” Gary Michael Dault, Globe and Mail, December
“Chance.” Julia Dault, National Post, December
“Adamson.” Pauline Thompson, Lola Magazine, Final Edition
2002 “Michael Adamson.” Gary Michael Dault, Globe and Mail, July
“Art Walk.” Betty Ann Jordan, Where Toronto, May
2001 “Thundering.” Gary Michael Dault, Globe and Mail, December
“Three to Watch.” Gary Michael Dault, Globe and Mail, December
“Big Wheels.” Deirdre Hanna, NOW Magazine, October
“Border Views.” Robert Enright, BorderCrossings Magazine, #78

2000 “Platform.” Gary Michael Dault, Globe and Mail, March  
“Clarence Sq.” Lulu de L’Amour, Lola Magazine, 12

1999 “Paintings.” Gary Michael Dault, Globe and Mail, August
Corporate, Private Commissions and Public Artworks
2015 Residential Commissions, Toronto and Florida
2014 Residential Commissions, Toronto and New York City
2013 Nestle, Poland Springs Commemorative, Canvas
Grouse Nest, Ottawa, Four Seasons Mural Suite
2012 Bennett Jones, Client Reception Area Centrepiece Canvas
2010 Holt Renfrew, Holt's Café, Mural Collaboration with Nicole Katsuras
2007 Kent Council, Dartford Judo Club, Kent, UK, Canvas
2001 BayCrest, Zucker Bequeathment, Canvas, Hamilton ON
Selected Public and
Corporate Collections
Selected Private Collections
Varley Gallery
Beaverbrook Art Gallery
McIntosh Gallery, University of Western Ontario
Art Gallery of Peel
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
McCarthy Tetrault LLP
Holt Renfrew, Toronto
Baycrest Centre, Toronto
Sir Paul Smith, London UK
Bank of Montreal
Trinity Development
Ball and Alexander LLP
Waratah Capital
Bennett Jones LLP
Sutton Special Risk
RPI Advisors
Encana Corp.
City of Hamilton,ON
Zurich, Switzerland
Hong Kong
Toronto, ON
New York, NY
London, UK
Vancouver, BC
Montreal, PQ
Paris, France
Kassel, Germany
Calgary, AB
Tokyo, Japan
Saskatoon, SK
Miami, FLA
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Oslo, Norway