Sasha Pierce

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Curriculum Vitae

education

2004 Master of Fine Arts Degree, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario. 
1997 Bachelor of Arts Degree, Honours, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario. 

selected solo exhibitions

2018 Solo Exhibition [forthcoming], Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, California. 
2015 Starry Night, Open Studio, Toronto, Ontario. 
2013 Tessellations, Jessica Bradley Gallery, Toronto, Ontario. 
2010 Shades of Time, ACME., Los Angeles, California. 
2009 New Paintings, CTRL Gallery, Houston, Texas. 
2008 commingle, Greener Pastures Contemporary Art, Toronto, Ontario. 
2007 Affinity, Loop Gallery, Toronto, Ontario. 
2006 Click, Loop Gallery, Toronto, Ontario. 

selected group exhibitions

2017 Underlying System Is Not Known, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, Illinois. 
2016 Konstructs, Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, California. 
2015 Common Thread, Mixed Greens Gallery, New York, New York. 
2014 Who’s Afraid of Purple, Orange, and Green?, Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan.  Curated by: Jennifer Matotek.
2014 Der Garten der Pfade, die sich verzweigen. II, Ballhaus Ost, Berlin, Germany. 
2013 The Thick of It, Mercer Union, Toronto, Ontario.  Curated by: York Lethbridge.
2012 Paint as Object, Jeremy Hof and Sasha Pierce, Jessica Bradley Gallery, Toronto, Ontario. 
2012 Jessica Bradley Annex, Jessica Bradley Gallery, Toronto, Ontario. 
2012 trans/FORM, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA), Toronto, Ontario.  Curated by: David Liss.
2012 Post, University of Waterloo Art Gallery (UWAG), Waterloo, Ontario.  Curated by: Ivan Jurakic.
2011 The Most She Weighed/The Least She Weighed, Susan Hobbs, Toronto, Ontario.  Curated by: Jen Hutton.
2010 None-Identical Abstraction Engine, ACME., Los Angeles, California.  Curated by: Jan Tumlir.
2009 Showcase.09, Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge, Ontario.  Curated by: Ivan Jurakic.
2009 Eleventh RBC Canadian Painting Competition, Power Plant, Toronto, Ontario. 
2009 Eleventh RBC Canadian Painting Competition, Musée D'Art Contemporain, Montréal, Québec. 
2008 Retelling Anne, Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph, Ontario.  Curated by: Dawn Owen.
2006 New Models for Abstraction, Hacienda Sarria, Kitchener, Ontario. 
2006 art: to ease crappy conversation, Loop Gallery (curator), Toronto, Ontario. 

selected art fairs

2016 Expo Chicago, Richard Heller Gallery, Chicago, Illinois. 
2016 Seattle Art Fair, Richard Heller Gallery, Seattle, Washington. 
2016 Volta12, Richard Heller Gallery, Basel, Switzerland. 
2015 Untitled Art Fair, Richard Heller Gallery, Miami, Florida. 
2015 Expo Chicago, Richard Heller Gallery, Chicago, Illinois. 
2015 Frieze New York, Jessica Bradley Gallery, Randall's Island, New York. 
2015 Papier15, Jessica Bradley Gallery, Montreal, Quebec. 
2014 Frieze New York, Jessica Bradley Gallery, Randall's Island, New York. 
2012 Art Toronto, Jessica Bradley Gallery, Toronto, Ontario. 
2009 Art Toronto, 11th RBC Canadian Painting Competition Showcase, Toronto, Ontario. 
2008 UpART Fair, Greener Pastures Contemporary Art, Toronto, Ontario. 
2008 NEXT Art Fair, Greener Pastures Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois. 
2008 New Art Dealers Alliance Art Fair (NADA), Greener Pastures Contemporary Art, Miami, Florida. 

permanent collections

BMO Collection, Canada
Cleveland Clinic Art Collection, United States
Collection of the Canada Council Art Bank, Canada
The Donovan Collection, University of Toronto, Canada
Doris McCarthy Gallery, University of Toronto Scarborough, Canada
RBC Collection, Canada
TD Collection, Canada

awards and grants

2017 Visual Artist Mid-Career Grant, Ontario Arts Council
2017 Community Outreach Grant, Sol Express, L’Arche – Visual Artist, Ontario Arts Council
2016 Vermont Studio Center Fellowship, Johnson, Vermont
2015 Chalmers Art Fellowship – Research the art practice and writing of Anni and Josef Albers,
2015 Laura Ciruls Painting Award, Ontario Arts Foundation
2014 Visual Artist Mid-Career Grant, Ontario Arts Council
2014 Visual Artist Mid-Career Grant, Toronto Arts Council
2012 Visual Artist Mid-Career Project Grant, Canada Council for the Arts
2012 Visual Artist Mid-Career Grant, Ontario Arts Council
2012 Visual Artist Mid-Career Grant, Toronto Arts Council
2012 Community Outreach Grant, Sol Express, L’Arche, Ontario Arts Council
2010 Visual Artist Grant, Ontario Arts Council
2010 Visual Artist Grant, Toronto Arts Council
2009 Honourable Mention Award, Eleventh RBC Canadian Painting Competition
2009 Visual Artist Project Grant, Canada Council for the Arts
2009 Travel Grant, panel discussion at ACME., Los Angeles, Canada Council for the Arts
2009 Visual Artist Grant, Ontario Arts Council
2008 Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council
2007 Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council
2007 OSEB Recipient (Visual Artist), Toronto Business Development Centre
2006 SSHRC and PREA Research Fellowship, directed by Robert Linsley, New Models For Abstraction
2006 Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council
2005 Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council
2004 Faculty of Arts Graduate Scholarship, University of Waterloo
2003 Shantz Fellowship Scholarship, University of Waterloo
2003 Sylvia Knight Graduate Award in Fine Arts, University of Waterloo
2003 Faculty of Arts Graduate Scholarship, University of Waterloo
2003 Senate Graduate Scholarship, University of Waterloo
1997 Gordon Couling Scholarship, University of Guelph
1996 Michael Scotchmer Scholarship, University of Guelph

selected articles

2015 Common Thread, Juliana Halpert, Critics' Picks, Artforum, August. 
2015 Warp and Weft: The Grid at Mixed Greens, Stevenson, Jonathan, Two Coats of Paint, July 31. 
2014 Modernism Revisited-With a Prairie Twist, Sky Goodden, Canadian Art Online, June 30. 
2014 Modern Women, Bart Gazzola, Magenta Magazine, Spring Issue. 
2013 Sasha Pierce: Tessellations, Kelly Jazvac, Canadian Art Online, December 17. 
2013 Sasha Pierce at Jessica Bradley Projects, Murray Whyte, The Star, December 14. 
2012 “trans/FORM” at the Museum of Contemporary Canadia Art: Review, Murray Whyte , The Star, July 3. 
2012 MOCCA Reflects Trending Return to Material Media with trans/FORM, Benjamin Bruneau, ArtInfo.com, June 28. 
2012 Jeremy Hof and Sasha Pierce, Pete Smith, Canadian Art, Summer Issue, p.120. 
2012 trans/FORM: Matter as Subject > New Perspectives, at MOCCA, R.M.Vaughan, The Globe and Mail, July 14. 
2012 trans/FORM & Shape of Things at MOCCA, Dick, Terence, Akimblog (akimbo.ca), July 10. 
2012 Eye Candy – and food for thought, too, R.M. Vaughan, The Globe & Mail, February 4. 
2012 Interview: Sasha Pierce, Barbara Isherwood, Rogers TV/ArtSync.ca, January 27. 
2011 The Most She Weighed/The Least She Weighed, Editors, Magenta Magazine, Summer Issue. 
2010 Abstraction at ACME., Ed Schad, ArtSlant.com, Jan 12. 
2009 Sasha Pierce: New Paintings, Kelly Klaasmeyer, Houston Press, September 22. 
2009 Where Emerging Artists Can Shine, Rebecca Tucker, The National Post, September 3, p.TO4. 
2009 The Best and Brightest, Robert Reid, The Record, Kitchener, October 8. 
2008 Textural Piercings, Robert Enright, Border Crossings, Issue 105, spring, p.24. 
2008 Sasha Pierce at Greener Pastures, Gary Michael Dault, The Globe and Mail, August 23, p.28 . 
2006 Sasha Pierce brings together sculptures that go from silly to profound, David Jager, Now Magazine, December 14, p.86. 
2006 New Research in Abstraction Exhibition, Wojciech Olejnik

selected publications

2015 Thin Not Flat, Jazvac, Kelly, Open Studio, Toronto, Ontario. 
2015 Who’s Afraid of Purple, Orange and Green, Matotek, Jennifer, Dunlop Art Gallery, Black Dog Publishing, London, UK. 
2015 Reflections on the Lagacy of Canadian Women Artist, Royal Bank of Canada, Toronto, Ontario. 
2013 A Cloude of Unknowing: On the Art of Sasha Pierce, Henderson, Lee, Old Mill Books, Kitchener, Ontario. 
2013 RBC Canadian Painting Competition, Fifteen-Year Anniversary, Royal Bank of Canada, Toronto, Ontario. 
2012 Post, Jurakic, Ivan, University of Waterloo, Toronto, Ontario. 
2012 trans/FORM, Liss, David, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA), Toronto, Ontario. 
2012 60 Painters, Sawtell, Scott, Lakeshore Arts, Etobicoke, Ontario. 
2012 The Non-Identical Abstraction Engine, Tumlir, Jan & Linsley, Robert, Old Mill Books, Vancouver, British Columbia. 
2010 The Donovan Collection, Donovan, Daniel, Universit of St. Michael's College, Toronto, Ontario. 
2009 Retelling Anne, Owen, Dawn, Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph, Ontario. 
2009 RBC Canadian Painting Competition, Royal Bank of Canada, Toronto, Ontario. 

artist in residence

2016 Vermont Studio Center Fellowship, Johnson, Vermont
2016 Digital Painting Atelier, OCAD University, Toronto, Ontario. 
2015 Visiting Artist Residency, Open Studio, Toronto, Ontario. 
2006 New Models For Abstraction, directed by Robert Linsley, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario. 

selected artist lectures

2016 Artist Seminar, Barbara Balfour’s MFA and PHD candidates, York University, Toronto, Ontario. 
2016 Digital Painting Atelier, OCAD University, Toronto, Ontario. 
2015 Open Studio, Visiting Artist Exhibition, Toronto, Ontario. 
2014 University of Toronto, Shirley Wiitasalo's undergrad painting class, Toronto, Ontario
2013 University of Western, MFA grad student seminar with Kelly Jazvac, London, Ontario
2013 University of Western, Art Now! Speaker Series, London, Ontario
2013 Fanshawe College, London, Ontario
2012 Artists-on-Artists #2 with Saelan Twerdy and Niall McClelland, MOCCA trans/FORM, Toronto, Ontario
2012 OCAD University, Toronto, Ontario
2012 University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario
2012 University of Guelph, Anders Oinonen's Colour Theory class, Guelph, Ontario
2006 ACME., panel discussion on New Models for Abstraction, moderated by Jan Tumlir, Los Angeles, California

teaching

2015 University of Guelph Specialized Studio Experiential Learning, Artist Mentor Internship, Toronto, Ontario. 
2014 Parkdale Art Mentorship Program, Gallery 1313, Toronto, Ontario. 
2013 Abstract Painting, OCAD University, Toronto, Ontario. 
2012 University of Guelph Specialized Studio Experiential Learning, Artist Mentor Internship, Toronto, Ontario. 

 

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