Gretchen Sankey

Education
1993
  • MFA, York University, Toronto, Ontario
1989
  • BFA, York University, Toronto, Ontario
1985
  • University of Toronto, Toronto School of Art, Toronto, Ontario
1983
  • Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island
Solo & Two Person Exhibitions
2009
2005
  • I laughed so hard I cried, Rodman Hall, Brock University St. Catherines
  • Ghost Stories, Art Gallery of Cambridge, Preston
2002
  • Thin Edge: Contemporary Canadian Drawing, Gallery Stratford
  • echo, Saw Gallery, Ottawa
2001
  • Flotilla, V. MacDonnell Gallery, Toronto
2000
  • Some of the parts, Agnes Etherington Queens University, Kingston (catalogue)
1999
  • It, and all the rest of it, Mercer Union, Toronto
  • Trans- (two person) Lonsdale Gallery, Toronto
1998
  • Within the world without, Saidye Bronfman Centre, Montreal
1997
  • there, here and there, Tableau Vivant, Toronto
1995
  • Shadow of Doubt, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, 100 Yonge St, Toronto
1994
  • Possible Parables, College Street Bar, Toronto
1993
  • Excerpts from the Life and Times of Little Red Riding Hood, MFA thesis exhibition, Art Gallery of York University, Montreal
Group Exhibitions
2008
  • The Tales We Tell, Lonsdale Gallery, Toronto
2006
  • Drawing 2006, James B. Aird Gallery, Toronto
  • Miami Art Fair, Palm Beach Art Fair, Ashley Gallery, Philadelphia
2004
  • Stitch, Robischon Gallery, Denver, Colorado
  • Cabinet of Curiosities, Cabinet, Toronto
2003
  • Stories without words, Rockefeller Arts Center, Fredonia, New York
  • Art @ Suite 500, York University Alumni Exhibition, Toronto
  • Dislocation, Edward Day Gallery, Toronto
  • Moving Pictures, Drabinsky Gallery, Toronto
  • Wild Life, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
  • The Spirit of Ontario, Ontario Legislature Building, Toronto
  • www.23rdroom.org, Cyber Exhibition
2000
  • Picturesque, Harbourfront Gallery, Toronto
1998
  • Anatomical Permutations, Museo del Pueblo, Guanajuato, Mexico
  • 25, King Street West, Toronto
  • Graphic Knowledge, Women's Art Resource Centre, Toronto
  • The Edge of Everything, Koffler Centre, Loggia Gallery, Toronto
  • Dreadsville, Kenderdine Art Gallery, Saskatoon
1996
  • Duke u menta '96, Duke of Connaught Tavern, Toronto
  • BEYOND: AKA Artist-run Centre, Saskatoon (Touring)
1995
  • JUICY FRUIT, Koffler Centre, Toronto (Catalogue)
1994
  • Duke? u? menta '94, Duke of Connaught Tavern, Toronto (Catalogue)
  • Young Contemporaries 1994, Lake Galleries, Toronto
  • Dreaming of You, Garnet Press Gallery, Toronto
1993
  • Facing the Nineties, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
  • London LifeYoung Contemporaries '93, London Regional Art and Historical Museums, London, Ontario (national tour, catalogue)
1991
  • 7 rooms and a linen closet (Duke '91) 23rd Room, Toronto
Awards & Honours
2004
  • Ontario Arts Council Mid-Career Grant
  • Framework Foundation Purchase
2002
  • Toronto Arts Council Mid-Career Grant
  • Ontario Arts Council Mid-Career Grant
2001
  • Canada Council Mid-Career Grant
  • Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant
2000
  • Ontario Arts Council $5,000 Grant
1999
  • Toronto Arts Council Grant
1998
  • Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant
1997
  • Canada Council Emerging Artists' Grant
  • Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant
  • Ontario Arts Council $3,000 Grant
  • Ontario Arts Council First Film and Video Grant
1996
  • Ontario Arts Council $3,000 Grant
1995
  • Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant
  • Ontario Arts Council $3,000 Grant
1994
  • Special Project Grant, Ontario Arts Council, for Duke-u-menta (23rd Room)
  • Exhibition Assistance Grant, Canada Council, Duke-u-menta (23rd Room)
1992
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship
1991
  • York University Scholarship, York University Graduate Assistantship Interim Cultural Grant, Toronto Arts Council, for 7 rooms ... (23rd Room)
1988
  • Jack Bush and YUFA Foundation Scholarships, York University
  • C.B. Cragg Prize for Excellence in Science, York University
1987
  • Jack Bush Scholarship, York University
Bibliography
  • Aquin, Stephane, "Femmes d'aujourd'hui", Voir, Montreal, February 5, 1998.
  • Blair, Lorrie, "Lives of Girls", Hour, Montreal, January 29, 1998.
  • Dault, Gary Michael, "Tragically Hip", Canadian Art, Winter, 1995.
  • -----, "Pink cakes and flaming hearts", Globe and Mail, Feb. 17, 2001.
  • Diamond, Reid, "More About Her Than Him", Lola, Summer, 1998.
  • Fearon, Elizabeth, "Flotilla", Vie des Arts, Printemps, 2001.
  • Ghaznavi, Corinna, "Splintered Narrative", dART International, Summer, 1999.
  • Hanna, Deirdre, "Group show hits the heart of life in hotel rooms", NOW, March 7-13, 1991.
  • Harwood, Andrew, "Where's the Fruit?", FUSE Magazine, Winter, 1996.
  • Jordan, Betty Ann, "Gretchen Sankey at Tableau Vivant", Globe and Mail, Sept. 20, 1997.
  • Lehmann, Henry, "Muffled Anger and Fantasy with Edge", Montreal Gazette, Feb. 7, 1998.
  • Lord, Barry, "Twelve Under Thirty: The New Figurative Direction", Artfocus, Fall, 1994.
  • Lypchuk, Donna, "Graphic Knowledge", Matriart, vol. 7, no. 8, Summer, 1999.
  • Penaloza, Sisi, "The Rest of the Story", Eye, Feb. 22, 2001.
  • MacDonnell, Virginia, "Taking Art to the Street and Back", Artfocus, Winter, 1995.
  • -----, "A wall is a wall is a wall", Matriart, vol. 6, no. 4, Fall, 1997.
  • Maclear, Kyo, "Gretchen Sankey", Toronto Life, January 1999.
  • Mays, John Bentley, "Two shows that show the unshowable", Globe and Mail, Sept. 9, 1995.
  • Taylor, Kate, "Grim views of childhood…", Globe and Mail, August 27, 1994.
Publications
2000
  • Allen, Janet, Gretchen Sankey, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queens University, Kingston