Max Dean

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[CDN]

Artist

* 1949, Leeds [UK]
lives and works in Canada [CDN]

Max Dean, born 1949, received a B.A. from the University of Columbia in 1971, where he studied Art History. His works have been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions since 1973, including venues like Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto; Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt; La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Site Gallery, Sheffield, and the ZKM | Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe.

Grants and Awards | Solo Exhibitions | Group Exhibitions | Events | Works in collections | Bibliography

Grants and Awards ::

2001
New Media and Audio Artists Research Grant: The Canada Council [CDN] Exhibition Assistance: The Canada Council [CDN] Honorary Mention: Life 4.0 International Competition on Art and Artificial Life, Madrid [E]

1997
Computer-Integrated Research Grant: The Canada Council [CDN] Jean A. Chalmers National Visual Arts Award. Ontario Arts Council [CDN]

1996
Electronic Media Grant: Ontario Arts Council [CDN]

1995
Computer-Integrated Research Grant: The Canada Council [CDN]

1993
Artists Grant: Ontario Arts Council [CDN]

1985
Artist-in-Residence Program: The Canada Council and the National Museum of Science and Technology [for a project in collaboration with George Hollinworh] [CDN]

1982
Project Cost Grant: The Canada Council [CDN] Arts Grant B.: The Canada Council [CDN]

1978
Project Grant: The Manitoba Arts council [CDN] Arts Grant B.: The Canada Council [CDN]

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Solo Exhibitions ::

2002
"Mist", Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto [CDN]
"Any Moment", Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto [CDN]

1996
As Yet Untitled. Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto [CDN]

1992
"Skins", Georgian College, Barrie, Ontario [CDN]

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Group Exhibitions ::

2002
"Iconoclash", ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe [D]

2001
"Voici, 100 years of contemporary art", Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels [B]
"Quality Control", Site Gallery, Sheffield, England [GB]
"Plateau dell'umanita", La Biennale di Venezia, 49a Esposizione Internazionale D'Arte, Venice [I]
"Facing History", Presentation House, Vancouver [CDN]

2000
"The Fifth Element", Kunsthalle Düsseldorf [D]
"Umedalen Skulptur", Umea [S]
"Canadian Stories", The Ydessa Hendeles Art Foundation, Toronto [CDN]

1999
"Still Life", York Quay Gallery, Toronto [CDN]
"d'APERTutto", La Biennale di Venezia, 48a Esposizione Internazionale D'Arte, Venice [I]

1996
"Prospect 96", Franfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt/M. [D]

1994
"Three Small Rooms", The MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie, Ontario [CDN]

1992
"Masks and Metaphor", The MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie, Ontario [CDN]
"Localmotive", Toronto [CDN]

1991
"Storefront Installation", 31 Maple Avenue, Barrie, Ontario [CDN]

1989
"Gardens", Artscourt, Ottawa [CDN]

1987
"Memory/Souvenir", The Festival of Arts, Ottawa [CDN]

1986
Artist-in-Residence (1985-86 Program), The National Museum of Science and Technology, Ottawa [CDN]
"Luminous Sites", Or Gallery, Vancouver [CDN]

1983
"O'Kanada", Akademie der Kunste, Berlin [D]
"The Berlin Project", The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal [CDN]

1980
"Compass/Winnipeg: Artists as Printmakers", Harbourfront Art Gallery, Toronto [CDN]
"Pluralities", The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa [CDN]

1979
"Form and Performance", The Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg [CDN]

1978
"Obsessions, Rituals, Controls", The Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina [CDN]

1977
"Sculpture on the Prairies", The Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg [CDN]
"Artists' Prints and Multiples", The Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg [CDN]
"True Confections", The Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby [CDN]

1976
"Mosaicart", Cultural Olympics, Montreal [CDN]

1976
"The Mid-Western 1976", The Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg [CDN]

1975
"Royal Horse's Mouth Piece", The Dandelion Gallery, Calgary [CDN]

1974
"SCAN (Survey of Canadian Art Now)", The Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver [CDN]

1973
"Pacific Vibrations", The Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver [CDN]

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Events ::

1982
The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa [CDN]

1981
"Pass It On", An installation of Performance organized by Parachute, revue d'art contemporain inc., Montreal. Drummond Medical Building, Montreal [CDN]

1980
"A, B, ou C", The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal [CDN]
11e Biennale de Paris. Musee d'art moderne de la ville de Paris [F]

1979
"Untitled", The Living Art Performance Festival, Vancouver [CDN]
"Thirty Minute Sketch", The Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina [CDN]

1978
"Room 321", A Collective Work with the Students of the University of Ottawa, Ottawa [CDN]
Performance Festival. The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal [CDN]

1977
"Two Hands for CAR", CAR Miniature Show, Fleet Gallery, Winnipeg [CDN]
"Drawing Event", The Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg [CDN]
"Max Dean: A Work", The Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg [CDN]

1976
"ART (Snow Sculpture)", The Ottawa River Parkway, Ottawa [CDN]

1975
"To Be Read As It Is (Billboard)", Near Intersection of Georgia and Denman Streets, Vancouver [CDN]

1973
"Large Yellow Duck", Lost Lagoon, Stanley Park, Vancouver [CDN]

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Works in Collections ::

The Art Gallery of Ontario, Ontario [CDN]
The Canada Council Art Bank [CDN]
The National Gallery of Canada [CDN]
The Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg [CDN]

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Bibliography ::

° Books and Periodicals ::

Carr-Harris, Ian: Max Dean and Cate Elwes, contemporary, January 2002, p.92

Triscott, Nicola: The Plateau: View from the high plains of art, Leonardo digital reviews, September 2001

On James Carl and Building a Public Collection, Canadian Art, vol.18, no.4, Winter 2001

Harry's Last Call, ArtForum, September 2001, p.159

Button Pusher, Canadian Art, vol.18, no.1, Spring 2001, p.54-59

Jordan, Betty Ann: Max Dean at Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto Life, July 2000

Mark, Lisa Gabrielle: Max Dean at Susan Hobbs Gallery, Artforum, November 2000

Storr, Robert: Prince of Tides, ArtForum, May 1999, p.160-165

Miller, Earl: Max Dean, Parachute, Spring 1997, p.86

Nemeczek, Alfred: Und noch immer erweitert sich der Kunstbegriff Art, das Kunstmagazin, 6/1997, p.48-50

Dault, Gary Michael: Mixed Media, Canadian Art, vol.13, no.2, Summer 1996, p.77

Mason, Joyce: Selection Necessary, C Magazine, #51, October- December 1996, p.20-25

Spring, Justin: Photo Finish, Art & Text, no.54, 1996, p.74-75

Bradley, Jessica; Johnstone, Lesley [Ed.]: Sightlines: Reading Contemporary Canadian Art, Montreal: Artexte Editions, 1994

Fry, Philip: Max Dean, Parachute, no.14, Spring 1979

Froelich, Peter: Blurbs: Performance Festival - The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Parachute, no.12, Autumn 1978

Racine, Rober: Festival de Performances du M.B.A.M., Parachute, no.13, Winter 1978

Greyson, John: Sound Sculpture, Vancouver: A.R.C. Press, 1975

° Exhibition catalogues ::

Andersson, Stefan: Umedalen Skulptur 2000, Umeå, Sweden: Galleri Stefan Andersson, 2000

Augaitis, Daina; Henry, Karen: Luminous Sites, Vancouver: Video Inn/ The Western Front, 1986

Harten, Jürgen: The Fifth Element, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, 2000

Holmes, Willard: Pluralities, Ottawa: National Gallery of Canada, 1980

McKibbon, Millie: Form and Performance,Winnipeg:Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1979

Pontbriand, Chantal [Ed.]: Performance Text(e)s & Documents, Montreal: Parachute, 1981

Théberge, Pierre: O'Kanada, Berlin: Akademie der Künste, 1982

Szeemann, Harald: 48. Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte, la Biennale di Venezia, Venice: Electa, 1999

49. Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte, la Biennale di Venezia, Venice: Electa, 2001

Weiermair, Peter: Prospect 96, Frankfurt: Frankfurter Kunstverein, 1996

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