2005–2009 Mount Allison University, Department of Fine Arts
SOLO AND DUO SHOWS
2021 Untold Stories I Once Wished Lost, City Hall Art Gallery, Ottawa, ON
2021 Untold Stories I Once Wished Lost, Ottawa School of Art Main Gallery, Ottawa, ON
2018 Heap, John Fluevog Montreal, Montreal, QC.
2017 Beneath the Tame, Gallery 101, Ottawa, ON Two person show Mary Anne Barkhouse curated by Lisa Pai
2016 Wild, RIA: Research In Art. Ottawa, ON. , Two person how with Frances Slaney curated by Petra Halkes.
2013 Dark Timber, Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John’s, NL.
2011 Dark Timber, Karsh-Masson Gallery, Ottawa, ON.
2009 Squadron, International Exhibition of Sculptural Objects and Functional Art (SOFA), Chicago, IL.
2009 In My Secret Life, L. A. Pai Gallery, Ottawa, ON.
SELECTED GROUP SHOWS
2020 Hindsight: New Acquisitions to the Collection of the City of Ottawa, Karsh-Masson Gallery, Ottawa, ON
2019 Signal: New Acquisitions to the Collection of the City of Ottawa, Karsh-Masson Gallery, Ottawa, ON
2019 Côté jardin, Studio Georgeville, Georgeville, QC.
2018 Kaleidoscope: New Acquisitions to the Collection of the City of Ottawa, Karsh-Masson Gallery, Ottawa, ON
2018 Castor Canadienses, The Station Gallery, Whitby, ON, Curated by Olexander Wlasenko. Presented Canada House, life-sized cast clear resin beaver lodge made up of 800 individually cast branches, 3 bronze beavers and audio component
2018 Refuge, Varley Art Gallery, Markham, ON. 4 person show curated by Anik Glaude. Canada House.
2018 We All Become Stories, Ottawa Art Gallery, ON. Curated by Rebecca Basciano, Jim Burant, Michelle Gewurtz and Catherine Sinclair. Canada House
2017 Transient, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON with John Ancheta, Michael Belmore, Carol Howard Donati, David McDougall, Mia Feuer, Sasha Phipps, and Uta Riccius. Curated by Erin Armstrong
2015 Summer Hothouse, Central Art Garage, Ottawa, ON with Mitchell Wiebe and Martin Hyde. Curated by Danny Hussey
2014 2013 Additions to the City of Ottawa Collection, Karsh-Masson Gallery, Ottawa
2014 Alumni Exhibition, Purdy Crawford Center for the Arts, Sackville, NB
2014 Scvlptvre, Palais de Congres. Montreal, QC
2013 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto, ON
2012 SOFA CHICAGO, L. A. Pai Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
2012 Close to Home, Ottawa City Hall Art Gallery, Ottawa, ON
2012 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto, ON
2010 Best in Show, Blink Gallery, Ottawa, ON
2010 Outside—In, Studio Georgeville, Georgeville, QC.
2010 G20 Summit, Toronto, curated by William Huffman
2010-2018 Le pArty Fundraiser, Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, ON
2010 Eros and Chaos: the Contemporary Erotic. L. A. Pai Gallery, Ottawa, ON
2009 SOFA CHICAGO, L. A. Pai Gallery, Chicago, Illinois.
2021 New Acquisitions to the City of Ottawa Collection, Karsh-Masson Gallery
2022 Bodies and Identities, Art Gallery of Grand Prairie, Grand Prairie, AB
2022 Shifting Foundations, Warren G. Flowers Gallery, Montreal, QC
2022 Reclaimed Mythologies, L A Pai Gallery, Ottawa, ON
PUBLIC WORKS AND NOTABLE COMMISSIONS
2017 The Embassy of Canada to Belgium and Luxembourg in Brussels has permanently installed Boreal Visitors, two life-sized cast bronze foxes, in an exterior courtyard
2016 Commissioned by The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson to design and create the award given annually to the recipient of the Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship. Presented in 2016 to His Highness the Aga Khan, Ai Wei Wei, Romeo Dallaire, Margret Atwood, The Right Honourable Murray Sinclair.
2016 Commissioned to design and create a work to be presented to the Right Honourable Madam Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin by Mayor Jim Watson to mark her receiving the keys to the City of Ottawa
2015 Aimia Building, Toronto, ON. Great Blue Heron and 3 swallows inflight.Budget: 13 550.00
2014 Finalist with Erin Robertson for the Rideau LRT Station 200,000.00 National
2014 Aimia Building, Montreal, QC, Dark Timber, two life-sized cast bronze whitetail
deer fawns, Budget: 20 000.00
2013 Humber College, Toronto, ON, Squadron, a flock of 15 life-sized cast bronze sparrows with enamel paint. Budget: 9000.00
2013 City of Ottawa, Kanata North Recreation Center. Chase, in collaboration with
Erin Robertson. Consists of 7 one and a half times life-sized cast bronze foxes.
Budget: 95 000.00
2012 Finalist with Erin Robertson for the Rideau Street Renewal Project
2012 Finalist with Erin Robertson for the Orleans East Pool Complex
2011 City of Ottawa, Longfields Transit Station, Bellwether, in collaboration with Erin
Robertson. Consists of 4 life-sized bronze sheep being herded by a border collie.
Budget: 80 000.00
The Canada Council Art Bank
Ottawa Art Gallery
The Government of Canada
City of Ottawa
The Kamm Foundation
The Aimia Corporation
Mount Allison University
National and International Private Collections
GRANTS/ AWARDS/ SCHOLARSHIPS
2021 Canada Council Research and Creation Grant
2019 Canada Council Research and Creation Grant
2019 City of Ottawa Visual Arts Grant
2018 Critic’s Choice Award, The Ottawa Art Gallery Auction, award juried by Amy Jenkins, Barry Ace and Alex Badzak.
2018 Ontario Arts Council Project Grant for Visual Artists
2018 RBC Emerging Artist Award, Ottawa Arts Council, 1 of 3 Shortlisted Artists
2017 Inaugural John Fluevog Artist Grant
2017 City of Ottawa Visual Arts Grant
2015 Canada Council for the Arts Visual Artist Project Grant
2015 City of Ottawa Visual Arts Grant
2012 Critic’s Choice Award, The Ottawa Art Gallery Auction, award juried by
Victoria Henry, Michele Provost, and Peter Simpson.
2005- 2009 Dean’s Honour List
2009 First Prize, Annual Mount Allison Sculpture Award
2009 President’s Award for Fine Art
2008 Simon Chang & Phyllis Levine Foundation Scholarship
2007 J. E. A. Crake Fellowship, Studio Practice Grant, Mount Allison University.
2007 James Arthur Gairdner Fine Arts Scholarship
2005 2nd Prize, Annual Mount Allison Sculpture Award
2005 2nd Prize Annual Mount Allison Printmaking Award
2005 Mount Allison Entrance Scholarship
2017 Canadian Art, "Ottawa Report: Human Nature", Rose Ekins, December 6
2017 Artsfile, "Animal Spirits: Three Artists Reflect on the Natural World, Peter Simpson, November 9
2017 Apt613, "Exhibition: Beneath the Tame", Danuta Sierhuis, Nov 17
2016 The Ottawa Citizen, “Those American Smiths get their Space in the National
Gallery”, Peter Simpson, January 25, 2016.
2014 The Ottawa Citizen, “Animals, Mirrors and Magical Mushrooms Added to
Ottawa’s A Collection”, Peter Simpson, November 3, 2014.
2014 The Ottawa Citizen, “Chasing Foxes in Kanata”, Peter Simpson, January 6,2014
2014 Ottawa Magazine, “This City: Chase”, Interiors, January 2014, p. 31.
2013 Eastern Edge Gallery Exhibition Catalogue, “Anna Williams: Dark Timber”,
2012 Ottawa Magazine, “Art and Soul”, Cindy Deachman, Feb/Mar 2012, p. 49-51.
2011 Karsh-Masson Exhibition Catalogue, “Dark Timber”, Lisa Pai, Nov. 2011.
2010 The Ottawa Citizen, “New Barrhaven transit station will boast public art, on the
sheep”, Dana Zabrovsky, July 27, 2010.
2010 Guerilla Magazine, “Metallurgical”, Tony Martins, Issue #23.
2009 SOFA Chicago Exhibition Catalogue, “Squadron”, 2009.
2019 Commencement Address for the Ottawa School of Art
2018 Artist Talk, Gallery 101, "Beneath the Tame" with Mary Anne Barkhouse and Lisa Pai
2017 Keynote Address, Artrepeneur Conference Ottawa, with Alexandra Badzak and The Latest Artists
2016 Artist Talk, Ottawa School of Art, "Borderlands"
2015 Juror, City of Ottawa Public Art Program, St. Luke’s Park Renewal Commission
2014 Member and Volunteer, Gallery 101
2014 Artist Talk, Ottawa School of Art, “Into the Woods”
2014 Steering Committee Member, Ottawa Art Gallery, Le pArty Auction
2013 Artist Talk, Eastern Edge Gallery, “Anna Williams: A Work In Progress”
2013 Working Group Member, Ottawa Art Gallery, Le pArty Auction
2011 Artist Talk, L A Pai Gallery, “Art and Life: Anna Williams”
2010 Juror, City of Ottawa Public Art Program, Ottawa South Community Center
2009 Teaching Assistant, Mount Allison University, Prof. Leah Garnett, Introduction
2008 Project Coordinator, Sackville International Sculpture Symposium, Sackville,
2008 Student Sculpture Technician, Mount Allison University, Prof. Adriana Kuiper.
2007 Teaching Assistant, Mount Allison University, Prof. Leah Garnett, Introduction
2013 CBC Radio 1 NL, “Weekend Arts Magazine”, March 3, 2013
2011 Rogers TV, RegARTS, “Dark Timber”, November 5, 2011
2010 CBC Radio 1 Ottawa, “All In A Day”, July 26, 2010.
2009 CBC Radio 1 Ottawa, “In Town and Out”, July 18, 2009.