Claire Scherzinger

Education/Training
University of Victoria, MFA

OCAD University, BFA

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions

2021 (forthcoming, September) Varley Art Gallery: Regional Gallery of Markham, Markham, ON

2021 (forthcoming, September) YYZ Artist Run Centre, Toronto, ON

2019 Scenes From Exoplanet Arca-45672, Audain Gallery, Victoria, BC

2017 the tree grows its crown in the image of the root, two-person exhibition with Jason Deary, Forest City Artist-Run Centre, London, ON

2016 Before, Mars, Howard Park Institute, Toronto, ON (curated by David Clarkson)

2016 Shy Hologram, Mulherin Toronto, Toronto, ON

2016 The Smurf, The Duck, The Devil, The Salesman, Eastern Edge Gallery,St. John's, NL

2016 the zenith of my understanding is like water in a thimble, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mississauga, ON (curated by Kendra Ainsworth)

2014 History of Desire with Sarah Sands Phillips, No Foundation, Toronto, ON

Selected Group Exhibitions

2020 (forthcoming)Fractured Utopia, Karsh Masson, Ottawa, ON

2019 Meaningful Code, Living Arts Centre, Mississauga, ON (curated by Katie Micak)

2019 EQ Emerging Digital Artist Award, Trinity Square Video, Toronto, ON

2019 Vector Arts Festival, Interaccess, Toronto, ON (curated by Katie Micak and Martin Zellinger)

2019 To The Moon And Back, South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell, UK (curated by Zeta Kolkytholpou)

2019 3 Minute Migrations, University of Dundee, UK; Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, Hawick, UK (selection curated by Kelly Richardson)

2019 it's only an island if you look at it from the water, Victoria Arts Council (curated by Kegan McFadden)

2019 The Prud'homme Library (collaboration with Michael Winter), Massey College, Toronto; Chase Exhibition Gallery,Halifax; Frances Morrison Library, Saskatoon (curated by Claire Battershill and Heather Jessup)

2018 Sound Bath, Centre on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA (curated by Kate Vjermoet)

2017 Paper Cuts, Tripp Gallery, London, UK (curated by Kris Day)

2017 Lost In The World, Mulherin New York, NY (curated by Katherine Mulherin)

2017 GIFC, 0.0, LA; Art Athina, Greece; Macaulay & Co, Vancouver; The Hole, NYC

2017 Young Canadian Painting, Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge, ON (curated by Iga Janik)

2016 On Your Mark, with Kate Wilson, Frederick Varley, Varley Art Museum, Markham, ON (curated by Anik Glaude)

2016 Casual Encounters, Bunker2, Toronto, ON (curated by Matt Kyba)

2015 Para//el Room, DNA Artspace, London, ON (curated by Thea Yabut)

2015 17th Annual RBC Finalist Exhibition, Contemporary Art Gallery (CAG), Vancouver, BC

2013 First Capital Realty: Unfolding the Oval Square, Toronto, ON (curated by Vladimir Spicanovic)

Art Fairs and Auctions

2017 Art Gallery of Mississauga Annual Fundraiser Auction, Toronto, ON

2016 Art With Heart, Casey House, Toronto, ON

2016 Art Gallery of Clarington Annual Fundraiser Auction, Bowmanville, ON

2016 Vibe Arts, Emerging Arts Section (selection curated by Jamie Angell), Toronto, ON

2015 Art Toronto (aspart of the 17th RBC Painting Competition Finalists), Toronto, ON

Awards and Distinctions

2019 Audrey St. Denys and M.E. Johnson Scholarship Award

2017 Faculty of Graduate Studies Entrance Scholarship, University of Victoria

2016 Canada Council Travel Grant

2015 17th Annual RBC Purchase Prize Winner

2013 W.O. Forsyth Award For Excellence in Drawing and Painting

Residencies/Conferences

2019 Public Lecture, Science Fiction Research Association, Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawaii; Presenting, World Building As Weapon: Creative Responses In Science Fiction to How We Live Now

2019 Digital Story Lab, The Banff Centre, AB

2018 Public Lecture, Visual Impetus Annual Conference, University of Victoria Department of Art History+ Visual Arts

2016 New Materiality with Peta Rake, The Banff Centre, Banff, AB

2013 Artscape Gibraltar Point, Thematic Residency with Lucas Soi and Elizabeth Zvonar

Bibliography

2019 How Do You Turn A Painting Into A Podcast? CBC Arts Feature, written by Leah Collins (online)

2019 May Round Up, Bello Collective Review (online)

2019 Format Magazine Feature and Interview, written by Genista Jurgens (online)

2018 Hi-Fructose Magazine Feature, written by Andy Smith (online)

2017 Art Maze Magazine, Interview (online)

2017 Art Maze Magazine Feature, Issue 5, selection curated by Jacob Rhodes (print)

2017 20 Contemporary Painters With Gallery-Worthy Portfolios, Format Magazine (online)

2017 "Clay and Water," essay by Matt Kyba (print/online)

2016 Interview for Art Metropole blog, facilitated by Emily Smit-Dicks, Ivana Dizdar (online)

2016 Lexiquette Interview, facilitated by Alexia Breard-Anderson (online)

2016 the zenith of my understanding is like water in a thimble, curatorial essay by Kendra Ainsworth, catalogue by Art Gallery of Mississauga (print)

2016 Colouring Book,Vol. 2, various images, produced by Akin Projects (print)

2015 RBC Painting Competition, Vancouver Sun, article by Kevin Griffin (online and print)

2015 Notable. ca, ArtistProfile/Interview (online)

2015 RBC Painting Competition Catalogue, organized by Royal Bank of Canada (print)

2015 Para//elRoom, text by Carling Spinney (print/online)

2015 Hart House Magazine, Spring Edition, various images (print)

Writing and Other Projects

2019 How To Turn A World Into A Podcast, My Uvic Life (online)

2019 Arca-45672: The Podcast (Science Fiction Drama Series)

2017-2019 Host and Creator of Overly Dedicated: An Artist Podcast

2018 Caring Through Hating, Blackflash Magazine (print)

2018 Claire Scherzinger on Kelly Richardson, Painters on Paintings (online)

2016 The Otherworldly Sculptures of Jasmine Reimer, ArtToronto.ca (online)

2015 Carousel, Vol 33 (print)

Professional Experience

2019 (May to June) Instructor, Vancouver Island School of Art

World Building Through Painting

2018 On Practice: Panel Talk and Lecture at Emily Carr University, with Lucien Durey, Gailan Ngan and Bracken Hanuse Corlett

2018-2019 Instructor, University of Victoria, Art 211, Painting

2017-2019 Teaching Assistant: University of Victoria

Art 141, Intro to Contemporary Photography

Art 151, Intro to Contemporary Art

Art 395, Visual Structures In The Imaginative Realm

2017 Artist Talk, Forest City Gallery, London, ON

2017 Visiting Artist, Brock University, facilitated by Scott Sawtell

2016 Artist Talk,Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John's, NL

2016 Visiting Artist,OCAD University, facilitated by Cathy Daley

2016 Artist Talk with Kate Wilson at the Varley Museum, facilitated by Anik Glaude

2016 Artist Talk, Art Gallery of Mississauga, facilitated by Mandy Salter and Kendra Ainsworth

2016 Visiting Artist,University of Toronto, facilitated by Shirley Wiitisalo

2013 (summer-fall)Artist Assistant, Sky Glabush, Kelly Jazvac, Hadley+Maxwell

Collections

Royal Bank of Canada

Private Collections






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