Sandy Plotnikoff


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Solo Exhibitions
2012
2011
2010
  • Foil Problem, Hunter and Cook Gallery, Toronto, ON
2008
  • Wallpaper Escape, Eye Level Gallery/Anchor Archive, Halifax (with Shayne Ehman)
2006
  • $1999.99, Fly Gallery, Toronto, ON
2005
2004
  • Sandyplot, Curated by Eileen Sommerman, Headspace, Holt Renfrew. Toronto, ON
2003
  • 2003, Skol, Montreal, QC (with Maura Doyle)
2002
  • Flip-Bush, Goodwater Gallery, Toronto, ON
  • Headquarters, Curated by Julie Deamer/ Shirley Morales, Special Projects. LA, CA
2001
  • Hat Scene, Solo Exhibition. Toronto, ON
  • The Face, Art Metropole. Toronto, ON
  • Independent and Collaborative works, Helen Pitt, Vancouver, BC (with Lucy Pullen)
2000
  • Hoodies, YYZ, Toronto, ON (with Joe McKay)
  • New Works, Katharine Mulherin, Toronto, ON (with Alex Morrison)
1997
  • 2500 Superballs, Halifax, NS (with Lucy Pullen)
Selected Group Exhibitions
2012
  • Builders: Canadian Biennial 2012, National Gallery of Canada. Ottawa ON (catalogue)
  • Editions Part Two, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto
2010
  • 11:11, Toronto Now. Art Gallery of Ontario. Toronto, ON
  • Endlessly Traversed Landscapes, Curated by Natalie Doonan. Cultural Olympiad. Vancouver, BC
  • Colour Shift, Curated by Dave Dyment. CODE Screen 2010 (online exhibition)
  • The Homey Show, Double Double Land. Toronto, ON
  • Covet Corner, Curated by Janis Demkiw and Amy Lam. Art Metropole. Toronto, ON
  • Clip Tree, Christmas Spice. Paul Petro Contemporary Art. Toronto, ON
2009
  • The Frontier is Here, Curated by Amish Morrell. ICCA. Inverness, NS
  • Wish You Were Here Curated by Katharine Mulherin. Gladstone Hotel. Toronto
  • Hello, My Name Is…, KMLA@Automat. Los Angeles, CA
2008
  • Master Humphrey's Clock, De Appel. Amsterdam, NL
  • Secret Identities Curated by Livraison Magazine. Hyères Festival. Hyères, FR
  • I_Wanna_See_YOU YYZ / De Overslag. Toronto / Eindhoven, NL (catalogue)
  • Not a Laundry Show Anymore, Curated by Bonny Poon. Cinecycle. Toronto
  • Paul Butler's Collage Party, Justina M. Barnicke Gallery. Toronto
2007
  • Going Postal, Curated by Miles Collyer. Art Metropole. Toronto (catalogue)
  • Staring Therapy, Space 1026. Philadelphia, PA
  • Material Overtures, Curated by Kim Simon. York Quay Gallery. Toronto, ON
  • OK Quoi Curated by Tamara Henderson. Struts Gallery. Sackville, NB
2006
  • The Packet Agency, Curated by Jesse Birch and Lisa Radford. Storage Gallery. Vancouver
  • Video Users, Curated by Shinobu Akimoto. Tokyo Wonder Site Shibuya. Tokyo, JP
  • Storefront- Multiples from the Library Collection, National Gallery Library & Archives. Ottawa
  • Paul Butler's Collage Party, MOCCA. Toronto
2005
  • Something like a Phenomenon, Immaculate Heart Gallery. Berlin, DE
  • Stay Warm, Curated by Tamara Henderson. Atelier Frankfurt. Frankfurt, DE
  • Video Users, Curated by Shinobu Akimoto. Plus Gallery. Nagoya, JP
2004
  • Toronto Exchange Club, Parlour Projects. Williamsburg, NY
  • Beans, Bananas, and Yams, Curated by Dave Dyment. YYZ. Toronto
  • Lets Get Tested, Curated by Astria Suparak. Screened at Oberhausen Film Festival, DE
  • Independent Film Show, Napoli, IT / College of Santa Fe. Santa Fe, NM
  • Video Pool Winnipeg, MB / Fitzcarraldo Ship. Liverpool, GB
2003
  • 17 Reasons, Curated by Kate Fowle. Jack Hanley Gallery. San Francisco, CA
  • We Were Thinking, Curated by Jon Knowles. Anna Leonowens Gallery. Halifax, NS
  • Put-on, Curated by Mark Clintberg. Art Gallery of Calgary. Calgary, AB (catalogue)
2002
  • Selling out + Buying in, Curated by Natalie Devito. Bizart. Shanghai, CN (catalogue)
  • My Rolodex, Curated by Luis Jacob. Blackwood Gallery. Mississauga, ON
  • Destroyers, Art System. Toronto, ON
2001
  • Videoshow, Curated by Instant Coffee. La Panaderia. Mexico City, MX
  • Suitcase Studies, Curated by Natalie Devito. 1A Space. Hong Kong, HK
Residencies
  • 2009/10/11 - Don Blanche, Organised by Christine Swintak & Don Miller. Shelburne, ON
  • 2008 - I_Wanna_See_You, Organised by Gregory Elgstrand. De Overslag, Eindhoven, NL
  • 2008 - Wallpaper Escape, Eye Level Gallery/Anchor Archive. Halifax, NS (with Shayne Ehman)
  • 2002 - Headquarters. Organised by Julie Deamer & Shirley Morales. Special Projects. LA, CA.
Professional Experience
  • 2012 - Workshop Facilitator. Clip Tricks. A Handmade Assembly. Struts Gallery. Sackville, NB
  • 2010, 2009 - OCAD printmaking thesis critiques. Toronto, ON
  • 2009 - Workshop participant. Foil Imaging. University of Iowa. Iowa City, IA
  • 2007 - Sessional Instructor - Thrift Class. Guelph University
  • 2006- 2008 - Board of Directors. Art Metropole
  • 2006 - Workshop Facilitator. Decoding the Undertow. Halifax, NS
  • 2004 - Applications Jury. Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition
  • 2001 - Exhibition Assistance Awards Jury. Ontario Arts Council
  • 2000/2001 - Director. Headquarters project space
  • 2000 - Co-director. Laundry-Line project space
  • 1999/2000 - Catalyst Instructor - Sculpture/Installation. SEED Alternative High School
Artist Talks
  • 2012 - Canadian Art School Hop. Toronto, ON
  • 2011 - Dorkbot. Toronto, ON
  • 2007, 2005, 2001 - University of Toronto. Toronto, ON
  • 2005 - Brock University. St. Catharines, ON
  • 2005 - Toronto School of Art. Toronto, ON
  • 2005 - University of Guelph. Guelph, ON
  • 2001 - Penny Arcadia series - Oakville Galleries. Oakville, ON
Grants and Awards
  • 2012 - Visual Arts Project Grant. Toronto Arts Council
  • 2011, 2007 - Visual Arts Project Grant. Ontario Arts Council
  • 2011, 2008, 2007 - Exhibition Assistance. Ontario Arts Council
  • 2008 - Travel Grant. Canada Council
  • 2004 - Award of Excellence. Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition
  • 2003 - Best in Sculpture Award. Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition
  • 2002 - Joseph S. Stauffer Award. Canada Council
  • 2002 - C Grant. Canada Council
Selected Bibliography
  • The Shining. Betty Ann Jordan, Fashion Magazine. August 2012
  • Sandy Plotnikoff. Leah Turner, Color Magazine. Volume 9, Issue 2. Summer 2011
  • Found Foils. Amish Morrell, Hunter and Cook. VOL 6. Summer 2010
  • Bursts of Light and Fury. RM Vaughan, Globe and Mail. May 8, 2010
  • Le Multiple D'Artiste. Oceane Delleaux, L’Harmattan Press. 2010
  • Sandy Plotnikoff Postcards. Ana Finel Honigman, Twin. November 2009
  • Sandy Plotnikoff. Jesse Birch, Art Gallery of York University Studio Blog. Spring 2009
  • Exhibitionism. Gregory Elgstrand. C magazine. December 2008
  • When Artists Talk. Leah Sandals, Now Weekly. VOL 27 NO 40. June 5, 2008
  • Pondering at De Overslag. Rob Schoonen. Eindhovens Dagblad. Oct. 20, 2008
  • Artists Spread the Word. Luke Corrigan, Halifax Chronicle Herald. April 19, 2008
  • Secret Identities. Livraison. NO 3. 2008
  • Material Overtures. Catherine Sicot, C magazine. Summer 2007
  • Hortense Pisano - "Stay Warm". Journal Frankfurt. March 2005
  • Kevin Temple - “Winning Works”. NOW weekly. Vol 24 NO. 23. February 3, 2005
  • Silas Kaufman - “Sandy Plotnikoff” feature in Colour magazine. Issue 2, Volume 2, Summer 2004
  • Catherine Osborne - “Sandyplot” feature in National Post July 10, 2004
  • Luis Jacob - “Anarchism and Relational Aesthetics”. Tart Magazine. Issue 12, 2003
  • Mark Clintberg - “Put-on” Exhibition Catalogue. Art Gallery of Calgary. January 2003
  • Natalie Devito - “Selling out + Buying in” Exhibition Catalogue. Bizart. Fall 2002
  • Daphne Gordon - "Creations a Snap for Inventive Artist" Toronto Star. August 28 2002
  • Eileen Sommerman - "10 to watch for" C magazine. Spring 2002
  • Rosemary Heather - "Sandy Plotnikoff" Tema Celeste. Summer 2001
  • Jenifer Papararo - "Supercollaborators" Mix. Winter 2000
  • Si Si Penaloza - "Boys and the Hoodie" Eye Weekly. December 14 2000
  • Reid Diamond - "Sandy Plotnikoff and Robin Styba" Lola. Fall 2000
  • Gillian Mackay - "Mixed Bag" Globe and Mail. December 4 1999
Education
  • BFA, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Halifax, NS. 1997
  • Okanagan University College. Kelowna, BC. 1992-94
Collections
  • National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
  • National Gallery of Canada Library & Archives, Ottawa
  • AGO Research Library & Archives, Toronto
  • Charles H Scott Gallery, Vancouver
  • St Mary's University Art Gallery, Halifax
  • TD Bank, Toronto
  • Private Collections