Estate of Robert Flack

Robert Flack (1957-1993), was born in Guelph (Ontario), and moved to Toronto to study at York University. He began employment at Art Metropole in 1980, where he also worked as a layout artist on many General Idea-related projects such as FILE Megazine. From the beginning, Flack's work expressed an "otherworldliness" - a quality that focused sharply with his HIV sero-conversion in 1988. From that point forward, Flack's vision rocketed almost exclusively into the internalized realms of psychic energy, the chakras and the "etheric body." (from the Art Metropole web site)

Education
1984
  • Sheridan College Computer Graphics Diploma Oakville, Ontario
1980
  • York University Bachelor of Fine Arts, Honours Toronto, Ontario
Solo Exhibitions
1994
  • Feature Gallery, N.Y.C.
 
  • Cold City Gallery, This Is True to Me; (book) Toronto, Ontario
1993
  • MacDonald Stewart Art Centre, Robert Flack (catalogue) Guelph, Ontario curated by Nancy Campbell
 
  • Floating Gallery, Love Mind, Winnipeg, Manitoba
1992
  • Galerie Rizzo, Robert Flack; Paris, France
 
  • Feature Gallery, Love Mind; N.Y.C.
 
  • Garnet Press Gallery, Love Mind, Toronto, Ontario
1991
  • Garnet Press Gallery, Empowerment, Toronto, Ontario
1990
  • Feature Gallery, Empowerment, N.Y.C.
1988
  • Plug In Gallery, Robert Flack, Love Magic, Winnipeg, Manitoba
1987
  • Cold City Gallery, Love Magic Radiates, Toronto, Ontario
1986
  • Niagara Artists' Centre, Rob Sends His Love Magic to You!, St.Catherines, Ontario
1985
  • YYZ Gallery, Robert Flack's Heavy Vibes, Toronto, Ontario
Group Exhibitions
2006
  • mocca Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, The Invisible Landscape revealing our place in the world, Toronto, Ontario
2005
  • The Power Plant, The Cold City Years, Toronto , Ontario
 
  • Art Metropole, Halos: David Buchan and Robert Flack, Toronto, Ontario
2002
    Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Legion, Toronto, Ontario
2000
  • Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Real Man, Toronto, Ontario
1997
  • The Power Plant, Rococco Tattoo: The Ornamental Impulse in Toronto Art, Toronto, Ontario
1994
  • Feature Gallery, And:, N.Y.C.
1993
  • W139 , The New Age Show, Amsterdam, Netherlands
 
  • Galeria Carles Poy, Members Only, Barcelona, Spain co-curated by Ruth Turner and Lola Estrany
 
  • Art Gallery of Stratford, Intimate Strangers, (brochure) Stratford, Ontario curated by Carolyn Bell Farrell
 
  • Mendel Art Gallery, Corpus Part II (catalogue) Saskatoon, Saskatchewan curated by Bruce Grenville (toured to Walter Phillips Gallery Banff, Alberta ; Oakville Galleries Oakville, Ontario)
 
  • Washington Project for the Arts, "Beyond Loss: Art in the Era of AIDS" Washington, D.C.
 
  • 808 Penn Modern & Wood Street Galleries, "Art in the Age of Information" Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania curated by Elaine A. King
1992/93
  • Walter Phillips Gallery "Much Sense: Erotics and Life" (brochure) Banff, Alberta curated by Sylvie Gilbert
1992
  • Contemporary Art Gallery, "In This World", (catalogue) Vancouver, B.C. curated by Keith Wallace
 
  • Centre Cultural Canadien, "Parts", (catalogue) Paris, France
 
  • Air de Paris & Urbi Orbi, "Tattoo Collection" Paris, France toured to Daniel Buchholz
    Gallery, Cologne, Germany, and Andrea Rosen Gallery, N.Y.C.
1991
  • Mercer Union, "Union Language" Toronto, Ontario
 
  • Galeria Carles Poy, "Parts" (catalogue) Barcelona, Spain
 
  • Rutgers University, "Outrageous Desire " New Brunswick, New Jersey
1990
  • Wadsworth Atheneum, "AIDS Timeline" Hartford, Connecticut
 
  • Feature Gallery, "Godhead" N.Y.C.
1989
  • Or Gallery & Contemporary Gallery, " Cold City/Vancouver Exchange" Vancouver, B.C.
 
  • Mercer Union, "Homogenius" (catalogue) Toronto, Ontario
 
  • Cold City Gallery, "Robert Flack and David Rasmus" Toronto, Ontario
1988
  • Cold City Gallery, "Cold City Artists" Toronto, Ontario
 
  • YYZ Gallery, "Walls on Fire" Toronto, Ontario
1987
  • S.L. Simpson Gallery, "At The Threshold: Representation and Identity", (catalogue) Toronto, Ontario
 
  • S.L. Simpson Gallery, "Split Surface: Robert Flack, David Horsley, Carolyn White" Toronto,
    Ontario
1987
  • Hallwalls, "Hallwalls/YYZ Exchange" Buffalo, New York
 
  • Saidye Bronfman Centre, "Medium Photocopy" Montreal, Quebec
1986
  • Gallery 76, "Quick Draw" Toronto, Ontario
 
  • Cold City Gallery, "Inaugural Exhibition" Toronto, Ontario
 
  • Canada Pavillion, Expo '86, "The State of Being" Vancouver, B.C.
 
  • YYZ Gallery, "People and Things" Toronto, Ontario
1985
  • Aorta, "Doppelganger/Cover" Amsterdam, Netherlands
 
  • A Space, "Videotex Retrospective" Toronto, Ontario
1984
  • Video Culture '84, "Canadian Artists and Telidon" Toronto, Ontario
 
  • Winick/Tuck Gallery, "Toronto Drawing" Toronto, Ontario
 
  • Gallery 101, "Desire" Ottawa, Ontario
1983
  • Kingston Artists' Association, "Flack/Stathacos" Kingston, Ontario
 
  • Lunami Gallery, "Artists Books" Tokyo, Japan
 
  • Artist Space, "Artists Books" Sydney, Australia
 
  • ChromaZone,"Chromaliving" Toronto, Ontario
1982
  • A.R.C., "Celebration: Artists Doing It Downtown" Toronto, Ontario
 
  • ChromaZone, "Flack/Stathacos" Toronto, Ontario
 
  • Gallery 76, "YYZ Monumenta" Toronto, Ontario
 
  • Das Institut Unzeit, "O Kromazone: Die Anderen Von Canada" West Berlin, Germany
1981
  • Chromazone, "ChromaZone Chromatique" Toronto, Ontario
Projects
1993
  • Curated Exhibition for Garnet Press, "Smash Mega Hits Explosion" Toronto, Ontario
1992
  • Public Access/Poster Project, "Power Begins With You" Toronto, Ontario
1990
  • Curated Exhibition for YYZ Gallery, "Rod Matthews" Toronto, Ontario
Bibliography
  • Art Bank, Ottawa, Ontario
    MacDonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph, Ontario
    The Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa, Ontario
    The National Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario
    Various private collections, International