Born in Smiths Falls, Ontario.

Represented by

Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto, Ontario.               
Art Mûr, Montréal, Québec.

Education

B.F.A., Honours Programme in Visual Arts, York University, Faculty of Fine Arts. Graduated First Class with Distinction.
Sheridan College of Applied Arts and Technology. Graduated with High Honours. Board of Governors Silver Medal.

Solo Exhibitions

2015   text, combs, wheels & poems. Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto, Ontario.
2014   relay. Mid-career survey exhibition. Doris McCarthy Gallery, University of Toronto Scarborough, Ontario; Rodman Hall Art Centre, Brock University, Ontario; University of Waterloo Art Gallery, Waterloo, Ontario. Curated by Ann MacDonald, Marcie Bronson and Ivan Jurakic.
2012    solving man ray’s obstruction. Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto, Ontario.
2010    what’s in a name. Art Mûr, Montréal, Québec.
2009    moving still. Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto, Ontario.
2005    time after time. Art Mûr, Montréal, Québec.
2002    autobody. Art Mûr, Montréal, Québec.
2002    Summer Invitational. Sable-Castelli Gallery, Toronto, Ontario. Curated by Barbara Edwards.
2001    autobody. The Koffler Gallery, Toronto, Ontario. Curated by Carolyn Bell Farrell.
2000    camouflage. The Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta. Curated by Joan Stebbins.
2000    camouflage 3. Red Head Gallery, Toronto, Ontario.
1998    camouflage 1. Red Head Gallery, Toronto, Ontario.
1998    famished. Niagara Artists’ Company, St. Catherine’s, Ontario.
1995    piel profunda / skin deep. Galería del Sur, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana- Xochimilco, México City. Curated by the North America Free Artists’ Association (NAFAA).
1993    life units. East and West Galleries. Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Hart House, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario. Curated by Judy Schwartz.
1992    the body as glass / in the hour of need. La Centrale, Montréal, Québec.
1992    walking on water, straw over concrete. Definitely Superior, Thunder Bay, Ontario.
1991    negotiating a path. Gallery Seventy-Six, Toronto, Ontario. Curated by Christine Swiderski and Robert  Windrum.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015    Imitation of Life. Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, Ontario. Travelled to: Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta.
2015    Forme élargie / Expanded Form. Regart, centre d’artistes en art actuel, Lévis, Québec.
2015    Toronto International Art Fair. Representation by the Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto, Ontario.
2015    Moving Still / Still Moving. Art Mûr, Montréal, Québec.
2014    Context. Art Miami. Representation by the Olga Korper Gallery, Miami, Florida.
2014    Toronto International Art Fair. Representation by the Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto, Ontario.
2013    Toronto International Art Fair. Representation by the Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto, Ontario.
2012    Toronto International Art Fair. Representation by the Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto, Ontario.
2011    Read All Over. Scrap Metal Gallery, Toronto, Ontario. Curated by Samara Walbohm and Joe Shlesinger.
2011    Please Lie to Me. Art Mûr, Montréal, Québec.
2011    Elements of Chance. 7th Biennale of Montréal. Montréal, Québec. Curated by Claude Gosselin and David Liss.
2011    Animal. Museum London, London, Ontario. Travelled to: Kenderdine Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Curated by Corinna Ghaznavi.
2011    STOP. LOOK. LISTEN. Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Ontario. Curated by Patrick McCauley.
2010    Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, Ontario.
2010    Art of Illusion: Image and I. Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto, Ontario. Curated by Taiga Lipton.
2010    Art School (Dismissed). Shaw Street School, Toronto, Ontario. Curated by Heather Nicols.             
2009    Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, Ontario.
2008    Useless Beauty. Nuit Blanche, OCAD, Toronto, Ontario. Curated by Johanna Householder and Jennifer Rudder.
2008    Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, Ontario.
2008    ABRACADABRA. Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, Ontario.   
2007    NIGHTLIGHT. Nuit Blanche, Lansdowne / Bloor, Toronto, Ontario. Curated by Dyan Marie and Orest Tataryn.
2007    Beyond/In Western New York. Albright Knox Gallery, Buffalo, New York. Curated by Claire Schneider.
2007    Outlook Express(ed). Gairloch Gardens, Oakville, Ontario. Curated by Marnie Fleming.
2007    This is Not a Renaissance Garden. Oeno Gallery, Picton, Ontario. Curated by Anne O’Callaghan.
2006    Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, Ontario.
2006    Art Fiction. Art Mûr, Montréal, Québec.
2006    The Forest For The Trees. Lonsdale Gallery, Toronto, Ontario. Travelled to: Il Gabbiano, La Spezia, Italy, 2007; Studio Gennai, Pisa, Italy, 2008; St Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, 2008.
2005    Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, Ontario.
2005    green eyes. Dyan Marie Projects, Toronto, Ontario. Curated by Dyan Marie.
2005    A Group of Seven: A contemporary look at the Canadian Landscape. Canadian Embassy, Washington, D.C. Curated by Rhéal Lanthier and François St-Jacques.
2004    A Group of Seven: A contemporary look at the Canadian Landscape. Art Mûr, Montréal, Québec. Curated by Rhéal Lanthier and François St-Jacques.  
2004    SPASM II: The Couture of Contemporaneity. PAVED Art + New Media and AKA artist run, Saskatoon Saskatchewan.       
2004    8 at 1444. Toronto, Ontario.
2004    HEADspace. Holt Renfrew, Toronto, Ontario. Curated by Eileen Sommerman.
2004    Machine Life. Agnes Etherington Art Center, Kingston, Ontario. Curated by Jan Allen.
2003    This Mortal Coil. Gallery Stratford, Stratford, Ontario. Curated by Robert Windrum.
2003    Artists’ Echoes: Contemporary Responses to the ROM Collection. Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Ontario. Curated by The Institute for Contemporary Culture.
2002    Animal de compagnie. Art Mûr, Montréal, Québec.
2002    Artificial Nature (year 2 - land). The Tree Museum, Gravenhurst, Ontario. Curated by E.J Lightman.
2001    TV dinner with landscape. YYZ, Toronto, Ontario. Curated by Kym Pruessee.
2001    Artificial Nature (year 1 - water) The Tree Museum, Gravenhurst, Ontario. Curated by E.J. Lightman.
2001    Abattoirsby Artists. Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Curated by Sigrid Dahle.
2001    DES FINITIONS?URBAINES. Art Mûr, Montréal, Québec.
2001    Wildlife: A Field Guide to the Post-Natural. Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan; The Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, Alberta. Curated by Lisa Gabrielle Mark.
2000    13 Canadians in NYC. Star 67, Brooklyn, New York.             
2000    The Fashion Statement. Art Mûr, Montréal, Québec.
2000    Wildlife: A Field Guide to the Post-Natural. The Museum of Textiles, Toronto, Ontario. Curated by Lisa Gabrielle Mark.
2000    REDROSPECTIVE. The Red Head Gallery, Toronto, Ontario.
1999    bottle/d. Phoebe Street Project Gallery, Toronto, Ontario.
1998    25. Toronto, Ontario. Curated by Kim Fullerton and Kelly McCray.
1998    Canadian Shield. Toronto, Ontario.
1998    the edge of everything. The Koffler Centre of the Arts, Toronto, Ontario. Curated by John Massier.
1997    Visiting Artist Exhibition. Open Studio, Toronto, Ontario.
1995    Skunkworks-Outlaw Neon. Collaboration with “Unbuilding ways: a ritual demolition.” Toronto, Ontario.
1994    Naked State: a selected view of Toronto art. The Power Plant, Toronto, Ontario. Curated by Louise Dompierre and Arthur Renwick.
1994    The House Project. 12 Washington Avenue, Toronto, Ontario.
1994    within/without. In collaboration with Max Streicher. Regis College, Toronto, Ontario. Curated by Peter Larisey.
1994    Propositions sur Papier / Propositions on Paper. Centre Interculturel Strathearn, Montréal, Québec. Curated by Michael Molter.
1993    Skunkworks-Outlaw Neon. X’Teresa, México City. Curated by the North America Free Artists’ Association (NAFAA).
1993    Freedom to Image. Street poster campaign, Toronto, Ontario. Curated by Michelle Gay.
1993    The Apartment Project. 795 College St., Apt. 7, Toronto, Ontario

Residencies and Artist Projects

2008   Anne Lind International Program, lecture, studio visit with New York based artist Katy Schimert.
1999   Toronto...seen 99.  Spring Fundraiser for C Magazine, Toronto, Ontario.
1997   look me in the eye, Visiting Artist, Open Studio, Toronto, Ontario.
1996   ofrenda, milagro, esperanza, Chiapas. C Magazine. Artist project in collaboration with Patricia Quijano and Jorges Morales, México City.

Invited Presentations

2015    RBC talk at Art Toronto, “Reflections on the Legacy of Canadian Women Artists,” Robin Anthony, Olga Korper and Lois Andison.   
2015    MOCCA member artist talk, Toronto, Ontario.
2015    Artist talk. Villa Toronto, Scrap Metal, Toronto, Ontario.
2014    Artist talk. Doris McCarthy Gallery, University of Toronto, Scarborough, Ontario.
2014    Artist talk, studio critiques. Rodman Hall, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario.
2014    Artist talk. Sculpture Now Symposium. University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario.
2013    Artist talk, studio critiques. Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario.
2013    Artist talk. University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario.
2013    Artist talk. University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario.
2012    Artist talk, University of Guelph, Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto.
2010    Artist talk, studio critiques (5 days). MFA Program, Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine.
2006    Artist talk. McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario.
2005    Artist talk. University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario. 
2004    Artist talk. University of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
2004    Artist talk. Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario.
2004    Artist talk. York University, Toronto, Ontario.
2003    Artist talk. University of Buffalo, Buffalo, New York.
2003    Artist talk, studio critiques. Toronto School of Art, Toronto, Ontario.
1999    Artist talk. York University, Toronto, Ontario.
1998    Artist talk. Sheridan College, Oakville; 
1998    Artist talk. Niagara Artists’ Company, St. Catherines, Ontario.
1998    Artist talk. York University, Toronto, Ontario.
1997    Artist talk, studio critiques. Fanshaw College, London, Ontario.
1996    Artist talk, studio critiques. Toronto School of Art, Toronto, Ontario.
1995    Artist talk. Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Xochimilco, D.F. México.
1994    Artist talk. York University, Toronto, Ontario.
1994    Artist talk. Central Technical School, Toronto, Ontario.

Memberships, Affiliations and Professional Experience

2012       Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery Acquisition Committee, Kitchener, Ontario.
2010       Tree Museum Exhibition Jury Member, Toronto, Ontario.
2009/11  CAFKA Board Member, Kitchener, Ontario.
2008       Artist in Residence Program, Jury Member, Kitchener, Ontario.
2005       Selection committee for Agents of Change, Ontario Science Center, Toronto, Ontario.
2004       Judge, The Challenge: Sumo Robot Competition, Koffler Gallery, Toronto, Ontario.  
2000/02  Toronto Arts Council Visual and Media Arts Committee Member, Toronto, Ontario.
1998/00  Member of The Phoebe Street Project, Toronto, Ontario.
1995/98  Board Member, Mercer Union Artist Run Gallery, Toronto, Ontario.
1994/97  Member of SKUNKWORKS/Outlaw Neon, Toronto, Ontario.
1994/97  windows. Program coordinator and administrator. 488 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario.
1993       Committee Member for Day Without Art.
1991       Fall Selection Jury Member, Gallery Seventy-Six, Toronto, Ontario.

Grants and Awards

2015      University of Waterloo Outstanding Performance Award based on excellence in teaching and scholarship.
2013      Ontario Arts Council Grant, Visual Arts: Established.
2013      University of Waterloo Excellence in Research Award.
2012      University of Waterloo Outstanding Performance Award.
2010      Ontario Arts Council Grant, Visual Arts: Established.
2010      Toronto Arts Council Grant, Level 2.
2008      Ontario Arts Council Grant, Visual Arts: Established.
2008      Toronto Arts Council Grant, Level 2.
2007      University of Waterloo PIF Grant.
2006      Ontario Arts Council Grant, Visual Arts Established.
2005      Toronto Arts Council Grant.
2003      Canada Council Grant, Visual Arts - Creation/Production Grants to Professional Artists.
2003      Toronto Arts Council Grant.
2003      Ontario Arts Council Grant, Chalmers Professional Development Grant.
2003      Ontario Arts Council Visual Artists: Senior Grant.
2001      Ontario Arts Council K.M. Hunter Artist Award.
2001      Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant. YYZ Artists' Outlet, recommender gallery.
1999      Ontario Arts Council Senior Artist Grant.
1999      Canada Council Grant, Visual Arts - Creation/Production Grants to Professional Artists.      
1999      Toronto Arts Council Grant.
1999      Ontario Arts Council Individual Artist Grant.
1996      Canada Council Mid Career Grant
1996      Toronto Arts Council Grant.
1996      Cultural Human Resources Council. Training Initiatives Programme.
1995      Canada Council Travel Grant.
1995      Ontario Arts Council Individual Artist Grant.
1995      Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant.
1994      Canada Council B Grant.
1994      Explorations Grant, (The House Project), The Canada Council.
1994      Special Project Grant, (The House Project), Ontario Arts Council.
1994      Interim Cultural Grant, (The House Project), Toronto Arts Council.
1993      Ontario Arts Council Individual Artist Grant.
1993      Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant. Hamilton Artist Inc., recommender gallery.
1993      Canada Council Short Term Grant.
1992      Ontario Arts Council Individual Artist Grant.
1991      Ontario Arts Council Individual Artist Grant. Viusal Arts Ontario, recommender gallery.
1991      Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant. Mercer Union, recommender gallery.
1990      Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant. Mercer Union, recommender gallery.

Catalogues, Books & Brochures

2015    MacDonald et. all., Lois Andison: Relay, exh. cat.(Toronto: Doris McCarthy Gallery| University of Toronto, St. Catherine's: Rodman Hall Art Centre| Brock University, Waterloo: University of Waterloo Art Gallery, 2016).
2011    Animal. Eds. Paddy O’Brien and Melanie Townsend. London: Museum London (organizer), (travelled to: Kenderdine Art Gallery, The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Dalhousie Art Gallery), 2011. Print.
2011    Art School {Dismisssed}. Produced by Heather Nicol. Toronto: The Decommissioned Shaw Street Public School, 2011. Print.
2010    The Donovan Collection. Authored by Daniel Donovan. Toronto: University of St. Michael’s College, 2010. Print.
2008    Landscapes for Art: Contemporary Sculpture Parks. Eds. Glenn Harper and Twylene Moyer. Seattle: ISC Press in collaboration with the University of Washington Press, 2008. Print.
2007    Beyond/In Western New York 2007. Ed. Robin Boyko. New York: Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 2007. Print.
2004    SPASM II: The Couture of Contemporaneity. Saskatoon: PAVED Art + New Media and AKA artist run, 2004. Print.
2001    Machine Life. Ed. Jan Allen. Kingston and Toronto: Agnes Etherington Art Gallery and The Koffler Gallery (co-organizers), 2001. Print.
2001    Artificial Nature: site-specific installations, September 23 to October 30, 2001. Gravenhurst: The Tree Museum, 2001. Print.
2000    Redrospective. Co- authored by Carol Laing and Sandra Rechico. Toronto: Red Head Gallery, 2000. Print.
2000    Wildlife: A Field Guide to the Post Natural. Authored by Lisa Gabrielle Mark. Toronto: Textile Museum of Canada. 2000. Print.
1995    piel profunda/skin deep. Authored by Oliver Girling. Ciudad de México: Galería del Sur, 1995. Print.
1994    The House Project. Co-authored by Claire Christie and Sylvie Fortin. Toronto: Independent Site-Specific Project, 1994. Print.
1994    Naked State. Authored by Louise Dompierre and Arthur Renwick. Toronto: The Power Plant Gallery, 1994. Print.

Collections

The National Gallery of Canada
Bank of Montreal
The Donovan Collection
Tory’s Law Firm
Borden Ladner Gervais
Works held in private collections in Canada, The United States and Germany.