Ian Wallace

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Born 1943, Shoreham, UK
Master of Art History, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, 1968
Lives and works in Vancouver

 

Teaching Appointments

Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver, 1972-1998
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, 1970-1987

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2019
Las Resonancias, Parra & Romero, Madrid, Spain

2017
Street Floor Table Page Wall Canvas, Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver, Canada
Ian Wallace, Galerie Greta Meert, Brussels, Belgium
Ian Wallace: Collected Works, Rennie Collection at Wing Sang, Vancouver, Canada

2015
Abstract Paintings I-XII (The Financial District), National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
Tabula Rasa
, Canada House, London, UK
Meta Masculin/Féminin, Jessica Silverman, San Francisco, CA
The Construction Site, Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver, BC, Canada

2013
Ian Wallace. Magazine Paper 1969-2014, Yvon Lambert, Paris, France
The Photo Show, Audain Art Centre Gallery,  University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
D’un discours qui ne serait pas du semblant/ Actors, Networks, Theories, Leonard and Bina Ellen Gallery, Montreal, Canada

2012
Ian Wallace: At the Intersection of Paint and Photography, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
Ian Wallace, Volker Bradke, Düsseldorf, Germany
Ian Wallace. Tropismes, Galerie Greta Meert, Brussels, Belgium
Masculin/Feminin, Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

2011
Ian Wallace, Hauser & Wirth, Zurich, Switzerland

2010
Ian Wallace: Masculin / Féminin, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Canada
Ian Wallace: The Economy of the Image, Power Plant, Toronto, Canada
Yvon Lambert, Paris, France

2009
Ian Wallace: Works 1970 – 1979, Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
Ian Wallace, Yvon Lambert, New York NY
Ian Wallace. My Heroes in the Streets, Museum of Vancouver, Vancouver, Canada

2008
Galerie Greta Meert, Brussels, Belgium
Hauser & Wirth, London, UK
Ian Wallace. A Literature of Images, Kunsthalle Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
Ian Wallace. A Literature of Images, Witte de With, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Ian Wallace, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Dusseldorf, Germany

2007
Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

2005
Ian Wallace: In the Studio, Charles H. Scott Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
Magazine Piece(s), 1970 –, Belkin Satellite, Vancouver, Canada

2004
American Fine Arts, New York, NY

2003
Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

2001
Colin de Land Fine Art, New York, NY
My Heroes in the Street, Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

1999
Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
Thomas March Gallery, Valencia, Spain
Galerie Meert Rihoux, Brussels, Belgium

1998
Hamburg Kunstverein, Hamburg, Germany
Clayoquot Protest (August 9, 1993), Sprengel Museum, Hannover and the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Dresden, Germany

1997
Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
Ian wallace: genesta (new works), genesta, London, UK
Leonard and Bina Ellen Gallery, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
Galerie Fucares, Madrid, Spain
S.L. Simpson Gallery, Toronto, Canada

1996
The Clayoquot Protest (August 9, 1993), Art Gallery of Windsor, North Vancouver, Canada
S.L. Simpson Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Galerie Tomas March, Valencia, Spain
Galerie Dels Angels, Barcelona, Spain

1995
Sala Robayera, Miengo, Spain
Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
S.L. Simpson Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Galerie Gabrielle Maubrie, Paris, France
The Clayoquot Protest (August 9, 1993), Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver, Canada

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019
Views of the Collection: The Street, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
Unexplained Parade, Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver, Canada

2018
Antarctica. An Exhibition about Alienation, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
Kinship, 
Jessica Silverman, San Francisco, CA
Supernatural: Art Technology and the Forest, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, Canada
Que parle?|Who Speaks?, Leonard Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Montreal, Canada

2017
Field Guide, Remai Modern, Saskatoon, Canada
Serialities, Hauser & Wirth, New York, NY
Lost in the City, Institut Valencia d’Art Modern, Valencia, Spain

2015
Regarding Spectatorship, Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany
Welcome to America, Imagerie Lannion, Lannion, France
Collecting Lines: Drawings from the Ringier Collection, Chapter I, Villa Flora, Winterthur, Switzerland

2014
Freezer Burn, organized by Rita Ackermann, Hauser & Wirth, New York, NY
In the Crack of the Dawn, POOL – LUMA/Westbau, Zürich, Switzerland
Room Service. Vom Hotel in der Kunst und Künstlern im Hotel, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden, Germany

2013
D’un discours qui ne serait pas du semblant / actors, networks, theories, Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Montreal, Canada
Dear Portrait, MOSTYN, Llandudno, Wales
Continental Drift. Conceptual Art in Canada: The 1960s and 70s, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany
25 Jahre Generali Foundation. The Content of Form, Generali Foundation, Vienna, Austria
Amazing! Clever! Linguistic!, Generali Foundation, cur. Guillaume Désanges, Vienna, Austria
The Content of Form, Generali Foundation, Vienna, Austria
The Order of Things: Cinematic Moments, Wattis Institute for the Contemporary Art, San Francisco CA

2012
Beyond Vague Terrain: The City and the Serial Image, Surrey Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
Traffic: Conceptual Art in Canada 1965 – 1980, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

2011
Light Years: Conceptual Art and the Photograph 1964-1977, The Art Institute of Chicago,  Chicago, IL
Books on Books, Swiss Institute New York, New York NY
Faces. Works from the Permanent Collection, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
Montréal Biennale 2011 – Un coup de dés jamais n’abolira le hazard, Montréal Biennale 2011, Montréal, Canada

2010
EXHIBITION, EXHIBITION, Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy
Expanded Literary Practices in Vancouver 1954 – 1969, Simon Fraser University Gallery, Burnaby, Canada
Visions of British Columbia: A Landscape Manual, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

2009
Espèces d’Espaces, Yvon Lambert, New York, NY
Road Runners, VOX image contemporaine, Montreal, Canada
Time as Activity, Netwerk, Aalst, Netherlands

2008
Un Coup de Dés. Writing Turned Image, Generali Foundation, Vienna, Austria
The Constant Search for a Better Way, Simon Fraser University Gallery, Burnaby, Canada
Process as Work, Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
Studio Models, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada

2007
The Monochromatic Field, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery,  Vancouver, Canada
Canadian Art Ideas, Palazzo Reale, Milan, Italy

2006
274 East 1st, Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver, Canada
Concrete Language, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
Paint, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
Les Peintres de la vie moderne, Museé national d’art moderne, Paris, France
Ayermanana, Fondacion Antonio Saura, Cuenca, Spain
75 Years of Collecting: Portrait of a citizen, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
The Studio, The Hugh Lane Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland

2005
Facing History: Portraits from Vancouver, Wharf, Centre d’art contemporain de Basse-Normandie, Herouville Saint-Clair, France
Curb Appeal, Confederation Centre Art Gallery, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Intertidal / Art in Vancouver Now!, Museum Van Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerp, Belgium
The Collection XIII, Museum Van Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerp, Belgium
Fotografia de los años 80 y 90 en la colección del MNCARS, Museo de Arte Abstracto Español, Fundacion Juan March, Cuenca, Spain
Mix With Care, Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
Painting After Poverty, Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

2004
Future Cities, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Canada
Facing History: Portraits from Vancouver, Canadian Cultural Centre, Paris, France
Jede Fotografie ein Bild. Siemens Fotosammlung, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany
Face to Face, Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, Canada
The Shadow of Abstraction, Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Canada
b.a.-ba, un choix dans la collection, FRAC – Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain Bretagne, Chateaugiron, France
Forever, Passage de Retz, Paris, France

 

Awards

2014
Chevalier de L’ordre des Arts et des Lettres, French Ministry of Culture

 

Selected Bibliography

2015
Antonio Aragon, ‘An interview with Ian Wallace: Far from t he Usual Portrait of Canada’, National Gallery of Canada Magazine, 22 December
Monica Westin, ‘Ian Wallace: Meta Masculin/Feminin’, Art Papers, July: 60
—, ‘Ian Wallace: Review’, Waave + Dada, 12 June
Joseph Akel, ‘Ian Wallace: Critic’s Pick’, Artforum, 12 May

2013
Ian Wallace, Aaron Peck, Artforum, February
World within world, Michael Harris, Nuvo, Spring
Ian Wallace, Gary Pearson, Bordercrossings, Issue 125
Ian Wallace, Robert Linsley, Frieze, April

2012
Ian Wallace’s Monochrome Series, Dan Adler, C magazine, Summer
Entretien avec Ian Wallace, Manuel Cirauqui, 20/27, number 6
C. 1983: When artists starting experimenting with photography, Kevin Griffin, Vancouver Sun, 27 March
Ian Wallace explores gulf between sexes, Kevin Griffin, Vancouver Sun, 13 January
Trail-blazing B.C. artist Ian Wallace in sharp focus, Lucy Hyslop, Vancouver Sun, 24 October
Vancouver Art Gallery’s Ian Wallace retrospective captures photos, paintings, and even film, Robin Laurence, The Georgia Straight, 25 October
Ian Wallace: The artist as teacher, mentor, instigator, Marsha Lederman, The Globe and Mail, 29 October
Mind Games, Byrne McLaughlin, Canadian Art (online), 16 February
Two artistic studies in reticence share unexpected resonances, Sarah Milroy, The Globe and Mail, 16 November
Heroism, Hidden, Barry Schwabsky, The Nation, 7 January
Hotel Artists, Barry Schwabsky, The Nation, 23 January
Ian Wallace merges media in career retrospective at the Vancouver Art Gallery, Jen St. Denis, North Shore News, 2 November
Intersections: A New Ian Wallace Retrospective At The VAG, Michael Turner, Canadian Art online, 31 October

2011
La Biennale de Montréal a meilleure mine, Marie-Ève Charron, Le Devoir, 7 May
Biennale de Montréal: The Gamblers, Byrne McLaughlin, Canadian Art online, 19 May
Let chance be your guide at BNL MTL, John Pohl, The Montreal Gazette, 7 May
Life’s uncertainty theme of Montreal Biennale, John Pohl, The Montreal Gazette, 29 April

2010
Ian Wallace, Christopher Mooney, ArtReview, May
Choreographing Meaning, Jessica Morgan, Canadian Art, Spring

2009
Ian Wallace, Catrin Lorch, Frieze, March
The Pictorial, Gigiotto Del Vecchio, Mousse, November – December

2008
Ian Wallace, Samir Gandesha, Art Papers, January – February
Interview, Gary Pearson, Lake: A Journal of Arts and Environment, Issue 2
Ian Wallace, Gary Pearson, Border Crossings, February

2007
The Intersections of a career, Kevin Griffin, The Vancouver Sun, 3 November
Behind the lens: The Vancouver School debate, Marsha Lederman, The Globe and Mail, 20 October

2006
Artworks challenge and intrigue, Clint Burnham, The Vancouver Sun, Saturday, 3 June
A Room of One’s Own, Julia Dault, The National Post, Thursday, June 15, 2006. B6

2005
Art’s narrative of discovery in 2005, Clint Burnham, The Vancouver Sun, 31 December
Mix with care, Michael Harris, Canadian Art, Winter
Ian Wallace: In the Studio, Robin Laurence, The Georgia Straight, 10 March
Painting After Pverty: From the Homeopathic to the Crystalline in Painting’s New Age, Trevor Mahovsky, exhibition essay, Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver
Vancouver artists make waves around the world, Amy O’Brian, The Vancouver Sun, 17 December

2004
‘B.C. award winner thankful for day job, Peter Birnie, The Vancouver Sun, 4 March
Aperto Vancouver, Clint Burnham, Flash Art, November – December
Exchanges + Gatherings, Deborah Campbell, Canadian Art, Winter
The New School, Deborah Campbell, Vancouver Guestlife
Arts scene veterans finally get their due, Sarah Milroy, The Globe and Mail, 4 March
Ian Wallace, Gary Pearson, Border Crossings, Vol. 23, No. 2