Carol Wainio

Carol Wainio was born in Sarnia, Ontario in 1955. After studies at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and the University of Toronto, she earned an M.F.A. from Concordia University in 1985. She taught in the Visual Arts Department at the University of Ottawa from 1987 to 1989 and was an assistant professor in the Department of Visual Arts at Concordia from 1989 to 1998. She lives and works in Ottawa, where she is an adjunct professor at the University of Ottawa. Her exhibition The Book, curated by Diana Nemiroff for Carleton University Art Gallery, contains works from 2002-2010 and is currently touring in Canada. A comprehensive hardcover catalogue is available. An exhibition of new work, Old Masters, also appeared at the Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery, March 8 - April 28, 2013.

Solo Exhibitions
2017
2016
  • The Fall Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto
2014
2013
2012
  • Durham Art Gallery, Durham, ON
2011
  • Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto
  • Galerie René Blouin, Montreal
  • The Book, Varley Art Gallery, Markham, ON
2010
  • Trépanier Baer Gallery, Calgary
  • Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa
2008
  • Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto
2007
  • Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto
2006
  • Galerie René Blouin, Montréal
2004
  • Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto
2003
  • Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax
  • Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa
2002
  • Days Arrayed, Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto
2001
  • Trépanier Baer Gallery, Calgary
2000-01
  • Contemporary Registers, Touring solo show, Musée d'art de Joliette (2000), Oakville, Ontario (2001), London, Ontario (2001), Calgary (2001)
2000
  • Le Livre, La Livrée, Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1999
  • Galerie Rochefort, Montréal, Québec
1998
  • Persistent Images, Art Gallery of York University, Toronto
1996
  • Operating Theatre, Galerie Rochefort, Montréal
1995
  • S.L. Simpson Gallery, Toronto
1993
  • S.L. Simpson Gallery, Toronto
1991
  • Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver
  • S.L. Simpson Gallery, Toronto
1990
  • Galerie Chantal Boulanger, Montréal, Québec
1989
  • Galerie d'art du Centre Culturel de l'Université de Sherbrooke, QC
1988
  • S.L. Simpson Gallery, Toronto
1987
  • Galerie Chantal Boulanger, Montréal
1986
  • S.L. Simpson Gallery, Toronto
1985
  • Imagining the Past/Remembering the Future, S.L. Simpson Gallery, Toronto
1983
  • Carol Wainio, Concordia Art Gallery, Montreal
1982
  • Yarlow/Salzman Gallery, Toronto
Selected Group Exhibitions
2016
2014
2014
2013
2012
  • Menaginary, Glenbow Museum, Calgary
  • Sixty Painters, Humber College, Toronto
2011
  • Between the Cracks, Oboro, Montreal
  • 25 ans, Galerie René Blouin, Montreal
2010
  • Femmes artistes, Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Québec City
2009
  • Trépanier Baer Gallery, Calgary
  • (with Ron Shuebrook) Dalhousie University Art Gallery, Halifax (catalogue)
2008
  • Through the Looking Glass, Glenbow Museum, Calgary
  • Carte Blanche, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto
  • Carol Wainio, Ron Moppet, Trépanier Baer Gallery, Calgary
  • Build-Up, Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa
2006
  • Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto
2005-06
  • Contemporary Galleries, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
2002-03
  • Painters 15, Shanghai Art Museum, People's Republic of China (2002); Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, Ontario (2003)
2002
  • Trépanier Baer Gallery, Calgary
2000
  • Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto
1999
  • Les Peintures, Galeries René Blouin, Montréal
  • Trépanier Baer Gallery, Calgary
  • Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto
1998
  • Peinture/Peinture, Belgo Building, Montréal
1997
  • Blaast, Galerie Rochefort, Montréal
1995
  • A Notion of Conflict - A Selection of Contemporary Canadian Art, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
1994
  • Shirley Wiitasalo, Carol Wainio, Galerie Rochefort, Montréal
1993
  • Reflecting Paradise, Expo '93, Taejon, South Korea
  • Perspective in Contemporary Art, Centre D'Exposition Du Vieux Palais, St. Jerome, Québec
1992
  • Vues d'Ensembles, Centre Internationale d'Art Contemporain, Montréal
1991
  • Anninovanta, Galleria Comunale d'Arte Moderna, Bologna>
  • Working Truths/Powerful Fictions, Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan
1990
  • Aperto, Venice Biennale, Venice
  • S.L. Simpson Gallery, 1980-1990, S.L. Simpson Gallery, Toronto
1989
  • Ludger Gerdes, Serge Murphy, Carol Wainio, 49th Parallel, New York
1988
  • "Les Temps Chauds, Musée d'art contemporain, Montréal
  • The Ninth Dalhousie Drawing Exhibition, Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax
  • Contemporary Canadian Works on Paper, Concordia Art Gallery, Montréal
1986
  • Group Show, The Willard Gallery, New York
  • Songs of Experience, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
  • City Detour, Optica, Montréal
1985
  • Anxiety/Alienation/Aphasia, University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta
  • Ecrans Politiques, Musée d'art contemporain, Montréal
  • Contemporary Canadian Painting, Thomas Barry Fine Arts, Minneapolis
  • Perspective '85", (two-person show), Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
1984
  • Wainio/Mackenzie, Yarlow/Salzman Gallery, Toronto
Selected Collections
  • National Gallery of Canada
  • Musée des beaux arts de Montréal
  • Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal
  • Art Gallery of Ontario
  • Glenbow Museum
  • University of Lethbridge
  • Air Canada
  • Lavalin
  • Chase Manhattan Bank
  • CIL
  • McCarthy Tetrault
  • Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt
  • Royal Bank of Canada
  • Toronto Dominion Bank
  • Ministry of External Affairs, Canada
  • Canada Council Art Bank