Gregory Hardy: Biography

 

Birth Date: 1950, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Education: 1970-1972, Ryerson Polytechnical Institute, Toronto (Media Studies)

Self-taught painter.

 

Solo Exhibitions

1989

 

 

                                              1990

 

1991

 

1992

1993

1994

 

1996

 

 

1997

 

1998

1999

 

2000

2001

 

 

 

 

2002

 

2004

 

 

2005

 

2006

2007

2008

 

2009

 

 

2010

 

2011

 

 

 

2012

 

 

 

2013

 

2014

 

 

 

 

2015

2016

Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON

Greg Hardy Paintings 1984-1989 Mendel Art Gallery,Saskatoon, SK, Curator: Karen Wilkin (Confederation Centre, Charlottetown, P.E.I.; Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa,

ON; Kitchener/Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, ON; Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, AB)

Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.

Galerie Elca London, Montreal, QC

Canadian Art Gallery, Calgary, AB

The Gallery, Art Placement, Saskatoon, SK

Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON

Buschlen-Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.

Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON

Robert Vanderleelie Gallery, Edmonton, AB

The Gallery, Art Placement, Saskatoon, SK

Buschlen-Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.

Robert Vanderleelie Gallery, Edmonton, AB

Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON

Robert Vanderleelie Gallery, Edmonton, AB

Robert Vanderleelie Gallery, Edmonton, AB

Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary, AB

Buschlen-Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.

Art Placement, Saskatoon, SK

Robert Vanderleelie Gallery, Edmonton

Journeys in the Landscape Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK, Curator: George Moffat

Greg Hardy: The Panel Paintings Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK, Curator: Dan Ring

Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON

Art Placement, Saskatoon, SK

Art Placement, Inc. Saskatoon, SK

Buschlen-Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.

Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON

Vanderleelie Gallery, Edmonton, AB

The Northern Paintings Art Placement, Saskatoon, SK

Vanderleelie gallery, Edmonton, AB

Michael Gibson Gallery London, ON

Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto, ON

Michael Gibson Gallery, London, ON

The Gallery, Art Placement, Saskatoon, SK

Peter Robertson Gallery, Edmonton, AB

Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto, ON

The Gallery, Art Placement, Saskatoon, SK

From the Island The Kenderdine Art Gallery, University of Saskatchewan,Saskatoon, SK

Gallery Jones, Vancouver, B.C.

The Gallery Art Placement, Saskatoon, SK

Southwest Paintings and Drawings Moose Jaw Museum and Art Gallery

Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto, ON

Peter Robertson Gallery, Edmonton, AB

The Gallery, Art Placement, Saskatoon, SK

Wallace Galleries, Calgary

Exploration of Landscape Drawing Art Gallery of Calgary, Calgary, AB

The Gallery, Art Placement Saskatoon, SK

Southwest Paintings and Drawings Art Gallery of Swift Current

Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto, ON

Gallery Jones, Vancouver, B.C.

Han Art Gallery, Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto

Wallace Gallery, Calgary, Alberta

The Gallery Art Placement, Saskatoon

Han Art Gallery, Montreal

Peter Robertson Gallery, Edmonton

Peter Robertson Gallery Edmonton, Ab.

The Gallery, Art Placement, Saskatoon

Han Art Gallery, Montreal

Nicholas Metivier gallery, Toronto, On.

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

1974

 

1975

1976

 

1977

1980

 

 

1982

1983

 

1985

1986

1988

 

1989

 

1991

1992

 

 

1993

 

1994

 

1996

 

 

1997

1998

 

1999

2000

2001

2003

2005

2007

 

 

2008

2011

2013

2013-14

2014

 

 

2016

Prairie ‘74 Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, AB

Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, SK

Young Contemporaries ‘75 London Art Gallery, London, ON

Changing Visions, The Canadian Landscape Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON, and the Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, AB

Young Contemporaries ‘76 London Art Gallery, London, ON

Figures, Still Lives and Landscape David Mirvish Gallery, Toronto, ON

Saskatchewan Open Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK

Emma ’79 Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, AB

Painterly Landscape Art Medicine Hat Art Gallery, Medicine Hat, AB

Emma Lake Now Francis Morrison Gallery, Saskatoon, SK

Contemporary Canadian Art Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, AB

Critics’ Choice Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON

The Second Generation – Fourteen Painters MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, AB

The Romantic Still Life Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON

Emma Lake 88 – A Canadian Legacy Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.

A Common Bond Swift Current National Exhibition Centre

The Flat Side of the Landscape: The Emma Lake Artists’ Workshops Mendel Art Gallery, National

Touring, Curator: John O’Brian

Painting the Land Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON

Legal Perspective: Selected Works from the Collection of Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt McMichael

Canadian Art Collection, Klineburg, ON

Eco Art International Conference on Ecology, Banco Bozano Simonsen, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Reflecting Paradise Expo 93, Taejon, Korea

Xayamaca Workshop Exhibition, Kingston, Jamaica

Black and Greenberg Gallery, New York, New York

Reflecting Paradise Selections from the University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, AB

Saskatchewan Landscape Kenderdine Gallery, Saskatoon, SK

Suncor Collects Muttart Public Art Gallery, Calgary, AB

A Perspective on Drawing The Triangle Gallery of Visual Arts, Calgary, AB

Sources and Variations Keyano Art Gallery, Fort MacMurray, AB

Aspects of Landscape Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON

The Painter’s Newfoundland Art Gallery of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL

Still Lives Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON

Landscape and Memory Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON

Imagining Places and Travelling Spaces MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK

Lodestar Kenderdine Gallery, Saskatoon, SK

New Works Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto, ON

A Prairie Companion Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, N.S.

From Where I Stand: Contemporary Landscapes by Canadian Artists Mackenzie Art Gallery. Regina, SK

Vantage Point: A Selection of Recent Acquisitions Museum London, London, ON

The Big Gift Glenbow Museum, Calgary, AB

State of Nature: Western Canadian Landscapes from the AGA Collection, 1980 to the present Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

XuCun International Arts Festival, Xucun, China

The Land: Four Landscape Painters Gallery Jones, Vancouver, B.C.

The Second Generation: Thirty Years Later, Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina

Modern Visions, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon

Edge of Wilderness , Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto

My Landscape Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto

 

Awards

1974

1976

1980    

1983 

Saskatchewan Arts Board Grants

Saskatchewan Arts Board Grants

Saskatchewan Arts Board Grants

Saskatchewan Arts Board, Senior Grant

R.C.A. member (Royal Canadian Academy)

 

Commissions

1977-79                                 

1988

2005

2015

2016

Designed and executed in collaboration with Randy Woolsey, a 4000 square foot clay mural for the Government of Saskatchewan, Sturdy Stone Building Eastside), Saskatoon, SK

Cineplex-Odeon Mural, Bricktown, Chicago, Illinois

Western Development Museum, Saskatoon, SK, Commissioned by Scotiabank

Nordsroms Department Store, Ottawa

Scotiabank Conference Centre, Toronto

Nordstroms Department Store, Toronto Eaton Centre

 

Workshops

1979-1982,

1985

1988  

1989

1993

Emma Lake Workshops, Emma Lake, Saskatchewan, SK

Emma Lake Workshops, Emma Lake, Saskatchewan, SK

Emma Lake Workshops, Emma Lake, Saskatchewan, SK

Triangle Workshop, Mashomack, New York

Xayamaca Workshop, Kingston, Jamaica

Guest Artist, Grand Prairie Regional College, AB

 

Teaching Experience

1975-80

1980-82

1987

1999

Saskatchewan Summer School of the Arts, Fort San

Saskatchewan Community College System

Spring Session, Art Department, University of Alberta

Guest Artist/Lecturer, Memorial University (Sir Wilfred Grenfel College, Newfoundland)

 

Collections

Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa, ON

Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK

Norman McKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK

Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, AB

Confederation Centre of the Arts, Charlottetown, P.E.I.

Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, SK 

Saskatchewan Arts Board, Regina, SK

National Film Board (Stills Division)

University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, Lethbridge, AB

College of Agriculture, University of Saskatchewan, SK

City of North Bay, ON

City of Estevan, SK

City of Regina, SK

Bank of Canada

Bank of Nova Scotia, Toronto,ON,  New York

Toronto Dominion Bank, Toronto, ON

Deutsche Bank, Toronto, ON

Royal Bank, Toronto, Montreal, QC

Bank of Montreal

Mercantile Bank

Canada Trust, Toronto, ON

Canadian Embassy, External Affairs (San Jose, Beijing, Warsaw, Sydney, London, Los Angeles)

Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan Mining and Development Corporation

Sask Tel

Shell Oil, Calgary, AB

Gulf Oil, Calgary, AB

Imperial Oil, Calgary, Toronto, ON

Nova Corporation, Calgary, AB

Suncor Inc., Calgary, AB

Hughes Petroleum Ltd., Edmonton, AB

Canadian Airlines International

Defasco Steel, Hamilton, ON

Westburne International Industries, Montreal, QC

Teleglobe Canada, Montreal, QC

McLean Hunter Publishers, Toronto, ON

Hines International, Boston, Mass. (Gift to Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

Dupont Canada, Toronto, ON

Canadian National, Real Estate Division

Pemberton Collection, Vancouver, B.C.

Four Seasons Corporation, Toronto, ON

Xerox Corporation, Toronto, ON

Household International, Chicago

Osler Hoskins Harcourt, Toronto, ON

Atlin Goldenberg, Toronto, ON

Chivers Greckol & Kanee, Edmonton, AB

Alexander Pringle Corporation, Edmonton, AB

Chieftain International Inc., Edmonton, AB

Private collections in England, Australia, the United States and Canada

 

Selected Reviews and Publications

Vie des Artes 2014 Summer, English edition, Essay by Dorota Kozinska

Gregory Hardy – Shattering Sky, Han Art Gallery Catalogue 2014  , Montreal , Essays by Karen Wilkin, Dorota Kozinska, preface by Jaclyn Griner

Southwest: Drawings and Paintings, Art Gallery of Swift Current, Moose Jaw Art Gallery and Museum 2011 catalogue – essay/questions  by Robert Enright

Greg Hardy -from the island – Kenderdine Art Gallery, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon 2009 . forward by Kent Archer

Gregory Hardy, Mendel Art Gallery,2001  essay by George Moffatt

Journeys in the Landscape Canadian Art, Winter 1997, Review, Donald Brackett

Financial Post, “Painterly Inclinations”, Donald Brackett, September 13-15, 1997

The Edmonton Journal, March 7, 1997, Charles Mandel

Reflecting Paradise, 1993 Catalogue: Jeffrey Spalding

Books in Canada, May, 1992, Cover Reproduction

Gregory Hardy – Paintings 1984-1989 Catalogue: Karen Wilkin

Art Post 23, Vol. 4 No. 2, October/November 1986

Vanguard, Vol. 14 No. 10, D. Bentham, December 1985/January 1986

Vie Des Arts, Vol. XXX No. 121, December 1985, K. Carpenter, “Five Artists of Saskatoon”

The Second Generation: Fourteen Saskatchewan Painters, M. Parke-Taylor and N. Zepp

Update, Vol. 4 No. 4, July/August, 1983, R. Bingham

Globe and Mail, Toronto, August 6, 1977, J. Purdie

Art Magazine/25, March/April, 1976, Jeanne Parkin

Changing Visions: The Canadian Landscape, Exhibition catalogue, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, 1976, Karen Wilkin and Roald Nasgaard.