Michael Lewis

Bio

Michael Lewis was born in Hamilton, ON. He lives and works in Toronto. For further information on the work of Michael Lewis please contact

info [at] michaellewisartist [dot] com

mlewartist@gmail.com

 

EXHIBITIONS

2012 | Crumple | Meredith Keith Gallery | Toronto, ON (solo)

2011 | Sorting Deamons: Art Surveillance, Regimes and Social Control  | Agnes Etherinton Art Center | Kingston, ON (group)

2011 | Logotopia | The Rooms | St. John’s, NL (group)

2011 | Deformity Competition | Meredith Keith Gallery | Toronto, ON (solo)

2010 | Sorting Deamons: Art Surveillance, Regimes and Social Control | Agnes Etherinton Art Center | Kingston, ON (group)

2010 | Logotopia |  Triangle Art Gallery | Calgary, AB | Grande Bibliotheque- Bibliotheque et nationales du Quebec, Montreal,QC (group)

2010 | Collection of the Artist | CSA Space | Vancouver, BC (group)

2010 | Life Forms | Meredith Keith Gallery | Toronto, ON (group)

2009 | The Human Pool | Evergreen Cultural Center | Coquitlam, BC (solo) 

Logotopia
2009 | Mount Saint Vincent Art Gallery, Halifax, NS. | Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, SK. | Maclaren Art Centre, Barrie, ON (group) 

What’s What is What
2008 | LandymoreKeith Contemporary Art | Toronto, ON (solo)

Hide & Seek
2008 | LandymoreKeith Contemporary Art | Toronto, ON (group)Strange Encounters
2008 | Centre d’exposition l’Imagier | Gatineau, QC (group)

Logotopia
2008 | Cambridge Galleries, Design at Riverside | Cambridge, ON (group)

I’ll Take Care of It
2007 | LandymoreKeith Contemporary Art | Toronto, ON (solo)

Witness The Culmination
2007 | The New Gallery | Calgary, AB (solo)

Ancestor Corridor
2007 | Cambridge Galleries | Preston, ON (solo)

Habituation
2007 | Forest City Gallery | London, ON (Two-person show) (group)

Surrounded
2007 | LandymoreKeith Contemporary Art | Toronto, ON (group)

Mass Hysteria
2006 | LandymoreKeith Contemporary Art | Toronto, ON (solo)

Ancestor Corridor
2006 | Centre d’exposition l’Imagier | Gatineau, QC (solo)

Selected Artists’ Recent Works
2006 | Katherine Mulherin Art Projects | Toronto, ON (group)

You Don’t Wanna Miss That Shit
2005 | Katherine Mulherin Art Projects | Toronto, ON (group)
(Presented at The Gladstone Hotel)

First View: New artists to the collection
2004 | Art Gallery of Ontario | Toronto, ON (group)

Camomile Testarossa
2003 | Project Space 1066 | Toronto, ON (group)

Closer
2000 | Tableau Vivant | Toronto, ON (solo)

Last Century Modern
2000 | Spin Gallery, Toronto | ON (group)

Gallery Artists
2000 | Tableau Vivant, Toronto | ON (group)

Window
1999 | Tableau Vivant | Toronto, ON (solo)

Easel Paintings from the Phantom City
1997 | University of New Brunswick | Fredericton NB (solo)

Paranoiac Presence
1992 | 888 Ossington | Toronto, ON Installation (solo)

Hatches and Cranks
1988 | The Purple Institution | Toronto, ON (solo)

 

Education

1989-92 Ontario College of Art, Experimental and New Media Program, Toronto, ON.

Public Collections

2009 Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC.
2004 Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON.

Awards

Canada Council for the Arts: 2001, 2003, 2008, 2009.

Toronto Arts Council: 2003, 2007, 2011.

Ontario Arts Council: 2004, 2006, 2008, 2011. 

Bibliography

2011 Heather, Rosemary, “Michael Lewis”, Hunter And Cook, Toronto, ON.

2011 Wong, Jackie, “In Profile: Michael Lewis”, This Magazine, Toronto,ON.

2011 Gwiazda, Wojtek, “In Conversation: Michael Lewis”, Radio Canada International.

2010 Allen, Jan, “Sorting Daemons Art, Surveillance and Social Control” Agnes Etherington Art Center, Kingston,ON. (Catalogue)

2010 NY Arts Magazine, “Who’s Watching”, New York, NY.

2010 Whalen, Emily, “Surveillance Symposium” The Journal, Kingston,ON.

2009 Payne, Sarah, “Science As Art At The ECC”, The Tri-City News, Coquitlam, BC.

2009 Kurucz, John, “Science Meets Art At The Evergreen”, The Now, Coquitlam, BC.

2008 Leah Sandals, “Capturing the big sellout”, NOW magazine, Toronto,ON (view article)

2008 Goddard, Peter, “Critic’s Choice: Logotopia”, The Toronto Star, Toronto, ON.

2008 Reid, Robert, “Where Theme Meets Place”, The Record, Kitchener, ON.

2008 Hastings, Sascha, & Shipman, Esther (Ed), “Logotopia: The Library in Architecture, Art and the Imagination”, Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge, ON. (Catalogue)

2007 Heather, Rosemary, “At The Galleries: Michael Lewis”, Flash Art, Milan, Italy (view article)

2007 Henderson, Lee, “A Tale of Two Painters: The Art of Brad Phillips and Michael Lewis”, Border Crossings, Winnipeg, MB (view article)

2007 Balzer, David, “Eye Candy”, Eye Weekly, Toronto ON. (view article)

2007 Downing, Cory, “Habituation: In Places, Empty Spaces”, Zephyr Suburbis, London, ON.

2006 Canadian Art Magazine, Preview, (winter edition), Toronto, ON.

2006 Richardson Schofield, Judee, “Ancestral Art”, Cambridge Times, Cambridge, ON.

2006 Hardy, Diane, “Ancestor Corridor”, C Magazine, Toronto, ON. (view article)

2006 Television Program, “Artcircuit”, CBC Radio-Canada (national edition), Ottawa, ON.

2006 Bouchard, Claude, “De la memoire et du temps”, Le Droit, Gatineau, QC.

2006 Television Program, “Chronic Art”, Canal Vox, Gatineau, QC.

2000 Armstrong, John, ” Tableau Vivant 1995-2000″, C Magazine, Toronto, ON.

1997 Sabbat, Christina, “Desolate Landscapes”, The Daily Gleaner, Fredericton, N.B.

Exhibitions



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The Human Pool
2009 | Evergreen Cultural Center | Coquitlam, BC (solo)

Logotopia
2009 | Mount Saint Vincent Art Gallery, Halifax, NS. Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, SK. | Maclaren Art Centre, Barrie, ON (group)

What's What is What
2008 | LandymoreKeith Contemporary Art | Toronto, ON (solo)

Hide & Seek
2008 | LandymoreKeith Contemporary Art | Toronto, ON (group)

Strange Encounters
2008 | Centre d'exposition l'Imagier | Gatineau, QC (group)

Logotopia
2008 | Cambridge Galleries, Design at Riverside | Cambridge, ON (group)

I'll Take Care of It
2007 | LandymoreKeith Contemporary Art | Toronto, ON (solo)

Witness The Culmination
2007 | The New Gallery | Calgary, AB (solo)

Ancestor Corridor
2007 | Cambridge Galleries | Preston, ON (solo)

Habituation
2007 | Forest City Gallery | London, ON (Two-person show) (group)

Surrounded
2007 | LandymoreKeith Contemporary Art | Toronto, ON (group)

Mass Hysteria
2006 | LandymoreKeith Contemporary Art | Toronto, ON (solo)

Ancestor Corridor
2006 | Centre d'exposition l'Imagier | Gatineau, QC (solo)

Selected Artists' Recent Works
2006 | Katherine Mulherin Art Projects | Toronto, ON (group)

You Don't Wanna Miss That Shit
2005 | Katherine Mulherin Art Projects | Toronto, ON (group)
(Presented at The Gladstone Hotel)

First View: New artists to the collection
2004 | Art Gallery of Ontario | Toronto, ON. (Curated by Ben Portis, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art) (group)

Camomile Testarossa
2003 | Project Space 1066 | Toronto, ON (group)

Closer
2000 | Tableau Vivant | Toronto, ON (solo)

Last Century Modern
2000 | Spin Gallery, Toronto | ON (group)

Gallery Artists
2000 | Tableau Vivant, Toronto | ON (group)

Window
1999 | Tableau Vivant | Toronto, ON (solo)

Easel Paintings from the Phantom City
1997 | University of New Brunswick | Fredericton NB (solo)

Paranoiac Presence
1992 | 888 Ossington | Toronto, ON Installation (solo)

Hatches and Cranks
1988 | The Purple Institution | Toronto, ON (solo)