Curriculum Vitae

FRANCES  J. FERDINANDS

 TORONTO,  CANADA

   

BIRTHPLACE:

COLOMBO, SRI LANKA
   

  EDUCATION:

 
B. ED.
University of Toronto (Visual Art and Drama)
HON. B.F.A.
York University, Toronto (Visual Art)
A.R.C.T.
Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto (Piano)
   

SELECTED GRANTS:

 
2016
ONTARIO ARTS COUNCIL Career Development Grant (Sri Lanka)
2016
ONTARIO ARTS COUNCIL Mid-Career Grant
2014
ONTARIO ARTS COUNCIL Career Development Grant (Sri Lanka)
2017, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2008, 2007,
ONTARIO ARTS COUNCIL Exhibition Assistance Grant
2006, 2005, 2004, 2003
ONTARIO ARTS COUNCIL Exhibition Assistance Grant
2000, 1999, 1995, 1989, 1987, 1986
ONTARIO ARTS COUNCIL Exhibition Assistance Grant
1999
CANADA COUNCIL Travel Grant
1994,
1992, 1991, 1978
ONTARIO ARTS COUNCIL Artist-in-the- School Grant
1985
CANADA COUNCIL Project Grant
1975
ONTARIO ARTS COUNCIL Project Grant
   

 PUBLICATIONS:

 
2010
Featured Artist in “ACRYLIC INNOVATION”  – Nancy Reyner,  NORTHLIGHT BOOKS
2008
Featured Artist in “RETHINKING ACRYLIC” – Patti Brady,  NORTHLIGHT BOOKS
1973
Co-Editor of  “ECLECTIC EVE”   –  COACH HOUSE PRESS, Toronto   (Distributor: WOMEN’S PRESS)
ECLECTIC EVE REVIEWS:
1974
Reviewed by Joyce Zemans, ART MAGAZINE, CANADA
1974
Reviewed by Gladys de Schepper, TORONTO CITIZEN
   

 RESIDENCIES:

 
1977
ROCKY NECK ART COLONY,  GLOUCESTER,  MASSACHUSETTS,  U.S.A.
   
GALLERY REPRESENTATION:
ARTICSOK GALLERY, TORONTO
   

 WORKSHOPS ATTENDED:

2000, Master Painting Workshop w/ Susan Rothenberg,  Georgian College
 
1990, Master Painting Workshop w/David Thauberger, Burlington Cult Centre
 
1982, Painting Course w/Alex Cameron, Art’s Sake School, Toronto
   

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2017
STATION GALLERY, Whitby, Ont. “BETWEEN LATITUDES”
2017
VISUAL ARTS CLARINGTON, Clarington, Ont.
2017
GALLERY STRATFORD, Stratford, Ont. “BETWEEN LATITUDES”
2015
ARTICSOK GALLERY, Toronto. “LASSANAI” (Beautiful)
2013
PROPELLER CENTRE, Toronto. “CONVERGENCE”
2009
LOLA’S LOUNGE,  Sarnia,  Ont.  “FRANCES FERDINANDS @ LOLA’S”
2008
ARTsPLACE, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia “FOOD FOR THOUGHT”
2007
PROPELLER CENTRE,  Toronto  “FOOD FOR THOUGHT”
2004
BUFFALO ARTS STUDIO,  Buffalo,  N.Y.   “EMBODIED IDEALS”
2003
GLADSTONE HOTEL , Toronto, Ont.   “EMBODIED IDEALS”
2003
KELOWNA ART GALLERY, Kelowna B.C.   “ADRIFT”
2001
V.  MACDONNELL GALLERY, Toronto   “ADRIFT”
2000
GALLERY LAMBTON, Sarnia, Ont.    “ADRIFT”
2000
KA’IKENA GALLERY,  KAPI’OLANI COLLEGE, Honolulu, HAWAI’I “PALM BREEZE”
1997
GALLERY 13, ROCKY NECK ART COLONY,  Gloucester,  MASS. (USA)
1991
KENNEITH GALLERY,  Sarnia,  Ontario
1990
GALLERY LAMBTON,  Sarnia,  “FRANCES FERDINANDS-FORBES 1983-1989 “
1988
ALBERT WHITE GALLERY,   Toronto   “URBAN / NATURE”
1987
GALLERY ARPEGE, Collingwood, Ontario  “MYSTERIOUS TRAVELLERS”
1986
ALBERT WHITE GALLERY,  Toronto  “MYSTERIOUS TRAVELLERS’
1986
LA CENTRALE (formerly Powerhouse),   Montreal,  QUEBEC,  “WAR”
1985
KOZAK GALLERY, Toronto   “WAR”
1982
MERTON GALLERY,  Toronto
1981
MERTON GALLERY,  Toronto  “SOLITARY WOMEN”
   

TWO OR THREE PERSON EXHIBITIONS:

 
2014
ART GALLERY OF NORTHUMBERLAND,  Cobourg “MINING BEAUTY”
2010
ROUGE CONCEPT GALLERY, Toronto   “RIPE”
2008
DIAMOND-NEWMAN FINE ARTS, Boston , Mass. (U.S.A.) “ECHOES OF SURREALISM”
2006
UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO ART GALLERY, Waterloo, Ontario  “BY APPEARANCES”
1985
ROBERT McLAUGHLIN GALLERY,   Oshawa,  “OLD WARS BY YOUNG ARTISTS”
1982
MERTON GALLERY
   

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

   
2014
ARTICSOK GALLERY, Toronto “UBUNTU”
2014
GUELPH-HUMBER UNIVERSITY GALLERY, Toronto “ROUND ROBIN”
2013
ARTICSOK GALLERY, Toronto “21st CENTURY SURREALISM”
2013
GUELPH-HUMBER UNIVERSITY GALLERY,  Toronto    “COLLOQUIUM”
 
 
2009
WOMANMADE Gallery, Chicago   “CULTURAL MEMORY: TRANSDIASPORIC ART PRACTICES”
2007
BAU-XI Gallery, Toronto  “THE CITY AT NIGHT: TRIBUTE TO BRIAN KIPPING”
2007
LENNOX CONTEMPORARY, Toronto,    “DOUBLE-DATE” Tableau Vivant Performance
2007
ARTA Gallery, Toronto      “FORMS OF MODERNISM”
2006
WOMANMADE Gallery, Chicago, U.S.A.   “ANTHROPOMORPHISM”
2006
A. K. A. Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan ” DOUBLE DATE” Tableau Vivant performance piece
2005
KRABAT WROEBEL Gallery, Toronto  “TORONTO ALTERNATIVE FASHION”
2005
LATCHAM Gallery,  Stouffville “GO FIGURE”
2005
GALERIA CARRION VIVAR, Bogota Columbia   “NORD – SUD”
2004
WOMAN MADE GALLERY, Chicago, U.S.A.    “FABRICATIONS”
2001
LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR’S SUITE, TORONTO   ” THE NEW SPIRIT OF ONTARIO”
1996
GALLERY LAMBTON, Sarnia    “HERITAGE PARK COLLECTION”
1993
McINTYRE GALLERY, Regina, Saskatchewan
1993
PASSIONS GALLERY, Provincetown, MASS.
1992
GALERIE ADER TAJAN, Paris, FRANCE    “ART CONTEMPORAIN DU CANADA”
1992
LYNNWOOD ARTS CENTRE, Simcoe,     “BEYOND TIME & CIRCUMSTANCE”
1990
ART GALLERY OF NORTHUMBERLAND, Cobourg   “CONTEMPORARY REALISM”
1987
HUMEWOOD II GALLERY, TORONTO
1987
LYNNWOOD ARTS CENTRE, Simcoe     “FIGURATIVE  IMPACT”
1986
BYWARD MARKET GALLERY, Ottawa     “MP’S CHOICE”
1984
TATAY GALLERY, Toronto        “SIX NIAGARA STREET ARTISTS”
   

 CATALOGUES:

 
2014
“MINING BEAUTY” Art Gallery of Northumberland, Cobourg, ON
2013
“CONVERGENCE”  Propeller Centre for Visual Art, Toronto, ON
 
 
2008
“FOOD FOR THOUGHT” ARTsPLACE, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia
2007
“DOUBLE DATE” Lennox Contemporary, Toronto, ON
2005
“NORD – SUD” Galeria Carrion Vivar, Bogota, Columbia
2004
“EMBODIED IDEALS” Buffalo Arts Studio, BUFFALO NY
2001
“THE NEW SPIRIT OF ONTARIO” LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR’S SUITE, Queens Park, ON
2000
“ADRIFT” GALLERY LAMBTON, Sarnia, ON
1992
“ART CONTEMPORAIN DU CANADA” GALLERY ADER TAJAN, PARIS
1992
“BEYOND TIME & CIRCUMSTANCE” LYNNWOOD ARTS CENTRE, Simcoe, ON
1990
“FRANCES FERDINANDS-FORBES” GALLERY LAMBTON, Sarnia, ON
1985
“OLD WARS BY YOUNG ARTISTS” ROBERT McLAUGHLIN GALLERY, Oshawa, ON
   

 COLLECTIONS: PUBLIC/CORPORATE

 
   
 
ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHICS, DANVERS, MASS.
 
ARCHIVES OF ONTARIO, TORONTO
 
ARCHON CONSTRUCTION, TORONTO
 
CANADA LIFE ASSURANCE,TORONTO
 
CADILLAC-FAIRVIEW CORP., TORONTO
 
CARROUSEL HOLIDAYS, TORONTO
 
CHSLD PROVIDENCE, NORTRE-DAME DE LOURDES, MONTREAL
 
CITY OF MARKHAM, ONTARIO
 
DRESDNER BANK, CANADA
 
FRANCO-NEVADA MINING, TORONTO
 
GALLERY LAMBTON, SARNIA, ON
 
GERLING GLOBAL LIFE INSURANCE
 
GIRIG, INC.  TORONTO
 
IPSOS-REID RESEARCH, TORONTO
 
K.P.M.G., TORONTO
 
KPM KENTE MANAGEMENT, BELLEVILLE
 
LINDA LEIBEL ART SOURCE, PORT SYDNEY
 
MOUNT SINAI HOSPITAL, TORONTO
 
MUSIC FOR MEDIA, TORONTO
 
OCJR CONSTRUCTION, TORONTO
 
REMMUS TEXTILES, MONTREAL
 
ROBERT McLAUGHLIN GALLERY, OSHAWA
 
ROYAL ONTARIO MUSEUM, TORONTO
 
SATOV CONSULTANTS, TORONTO
 
SEAMARK CORP., GLOUCESTER, MASS.
 
STANDARD BROADCASTING CORP.,
 
ST. PETER’S ANGLICAN CHURCH, COBOURG
 
TOM THOMPSON ART GALLERY, OWEN SOUND