Damian Moppett – CV

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Damian Moppett
b. 1969, Calgary, Canada
Lives and works in Vancouver

Education

  • 1995 Master of Fine Arts, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
  • 1992 Emily Carr College of Art and Design, Vancouver

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2016 Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver
  • 2014 The Bells, Simon Fraser University Gallery, Burnaby, Canada
  • 2013 Salute, Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver
  • 2012 Vancouver Art Gallery Offsite, Vancouver
  • 2011 Rennie Collection at Wing Sang, Vancouver
  • 2010 The Sculptor’s Studio is a Painting, Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver
  • 2007 Temple Gallery, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, USA
    Yvon Lambert, Paris, France
    Progress in Advance of the Fall, Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver
  • 2006 Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa, Canada
  • 2005 The Visible Work, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver
  • 2003 1815/1962, Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver
  • 2000 Impure Systems, Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver
  • 1997 TrépanierBaer Gallery, Calgary, Canada
  • 1996 Access Artist Run Centre, Vancouver
  • 1994 Espace #502, Montreal, Canada
  • 1992 Perel Gallery, Vancouver

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2019 Unexplained Parade, Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver
  • 2018 zero, ground, Griffin Art Projects, North Vancouver, Canada
  • 2017 Masterpiece in Focus. Related Works: Ron Moppett and Damian Moppett, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
  • 2016 Damian Moppett + Ron Moppett (Every Story Has Two Sides), Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    Readymades, Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art, North Vancouver, Canada
  • 2015 Stilleven: Contemporary Still Life, Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Salem, OR, USA
    Still Life: Looking at the Overlooked, TrépanierBaer, Calgary, Canada
  • 2014 Shine a Light: Canadian Biennial, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
  • 2012 Builders: Canadian Biennial 2012, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
  • 2011 Not Photographs: Damian Moppett and Andrea Pinheiro, Satellite Gallery, Vancouver
  • 2010 Everything Everyday, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
    Offspring: The Lindoe Legacy, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Travelling Exhibition Program, Edmonton, Canada
    Triumphant Carrot: The Persistence of Still Life, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver
  • 2009 Take Your Time, Simon Fraser University Gallery, Burnaby, Canada
    How Soon is Now, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  • 2008 Reskilling, The Western Front, Vancouver
    Comic Relief, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
    Filiations Conceptuelles / Conceptual Filiations, Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
    Process as Work, Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver
  • 2006 Don Quijote, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
    A Tribute to Cézanne, Yvon Lambert, New York, USA
    274 East 1st, Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver
  • 2005 Appearances, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal
    Intertidal: Vancouver Art and Artists, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium
    Mix With Care, Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver
  • 2004 The Cave and the Island, White Columns, New York; Galerie Kunstbuero, Vienna, Austria
  • 2003 Confluence: Contemporary Canadian Photography, Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa, Canada
    Hammertown, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool, UK
    Newmodulr, Art Gallery of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
    Bounce, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, USA
    Silver, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, Canada
  • 2002 Bounce, The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada
    Newmodulr, Blackwood Gallery, Mississauga, Canada
    Provisional Worlds, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
    Hammertown, The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
    Hétérosexy, Galerie B312, Montreal, Canada
  • 2001 Painter Editions, Recent Projects: Peter Doig, Valie Export, Richard Hawkins, Mike Kelley, Damian Moppett, Richard Prince, Ed Ruscha, Patrick Painter Inc., Santa Monica, USA
    Supernatural Fairytales (Pink Island), Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver
    These Days, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
    Long Time, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  • 2000 Message by Eviction: New Art from Vancouver, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, Canada
    Image and Light, History and Influence: Film and Photographic Works, Charles H. Scott Gallery, Vancouver
    Self-Conscious, Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver
    Shoot! A Covert Optimism in New Vancouver Art, Kenderdine Gallery, Saskatoon, Canada
    Recollect, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
    Copycat, Kenderdine Gallery, Saskatoon, Canada
    The High Life, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver
    Blind Man’s Bluff, Toronto Photo Workshop, Toronto, Canada
    Lunch Money, Art Gallery at Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, Canada
  • 1998 Edith Dekyndt and Damian Moppett, Or Gallery, Vancouver
    Reckless Days, Trépanier Baer Gallery, Calgary, Canada
    6: New Vancouver Modern, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
  • 1997 Primary Colours, Galerie Barbara Farber / Rob Jurka, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
    Bonus, Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa, Canada; Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver
    Disrepresentations, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Canada
  • 1996 Between Painting and Photography, Trépanier Baer Gallery, Calgary, Canada
  • 1992 Articule, Montreal, Canada

Monographs

  • 2014 Hollis Frampton, Sharon Kahanoff, and Lisa Robertson, The Bells: Damian Moppett, Simon Fraser University Galleries, Burnaby, Canada
  • 2012 Cliff Lauson, Damian Moppett, Rennie Collection, Vancouver
  • 2006 Diana Nemiroff and Melanie O’Brian, Damian Moppett: The Fall of the Damned, Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa, Canada
  • 2005 John Welchman, Nathaniel Heisler and Jenifer Papararo, Damian Moppett: The Visible Work, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

Books and Exhibition Catalogues

  • 2016 Patrik Andersson, et al., Readymades, Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art, North Vancouver, Canada
    Catherine Crowston, et al., Damian Moppett + Ron Moppett: every story has two sides, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
  • 2014 Kelly Wood, ‘1996’, in Unsuitable as an Institution: The Tenacity of Access Gallery, 1992-2014, Access Gallery and Publication Studio, Vancouver
  • 2012 Marie Fraser, ‘Vancouver: A City’s Style?’, in Quebec and Canadian Art: The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Collection, Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, Montreal, Canada
    Robin T. Anthony and Cassandra Cook, eds., The RBC Collection: Selected Works, RBC Collection, Toronto, Canada
  • 2010 Jenifer Papararo, et al., Still Life, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver
  • 2009 Kathleen Ritter, ‘Damian Moppett’, in How Soon is Now, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  • 2008 Aaron Peck, ‘The Lack in Each: A Fiction’, in Anthology of Exhibition Essays 2006/2007, CJ Press, Vancouver
  • 2006 Germaine Koh, Prototype: Contemporary Art from Joe Friday’s Collection, Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa, Canada
  • 2005 Bart De Baere, et al., Intertidal: Vancouver Art and Artists, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen (MuHKA), Antwerp, Belgium; Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver
    Marc Mayer, L’envers Des Apparences, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, Canada
  • 2004 Nathalie de Blois and Gilles Godmer, Appearances, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, Canada
    Lisa Baldissera, ‘The Thousand Candles’, in Silver: Dreams, Screens and Theories, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, Canada
  • 2003 Martha Hanna, Confluence: Contemporary Canadian Photography, Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa, Canada
  • 2002 Michael Turner and Reid Sheir, Hammertown, The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
    Jessica Bradley, Provisional Worlds, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
    Philip Monk, Bounce, The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada
  • 2000 Pamela Meredith, Self-Conscious: Geoffrey Farmer, Germaine Koh, Damian Moppett, Kelly Wood, exhibition essay, Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver
    Melanie O’Brian, Damian Moppett: Impure Systems, exhibition essay, Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver
  • 1999 John Marriott, Blind Man’s Bluff, Gallery TPW, Toronto, Canada
  • 1998 Scott Watson, 6: New Vancouver Modern, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver
  • 1997 Roy Arden, Bonus, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver

Magazines and Periodicals

  • 2017 Jonathan Shaughnessy, ‘Masterpiece in Focus. Related Works: Ron Moppett and Damian Moppett’, National Gallery of Canada Magazine, 12 May
  • 2016 Kevin Maimann, ‘Artist installs giant mobile in Art Gallery of Alberta atrium’, Metro Edmonton, 25 August
  • 2014 Ellis Sam, ‘A Passage with Modern Sculptures’, The Bartleby Review, Issue 19, July
  • 2013 Brandon Chow, ‘The Studio Theatre: New Work by Damian Moppett’, Satellite Gallery Blog, 20 January
  • 2012 Robin Laurence, ‘Damian Moppett’s Large Painting and Caryatid Maquette in Studio at Night explores the artist studio’, The Georgia Straight, 11 December
    Aaron Carpenter, ‘Damian Moppett: Rennie Collection at Wing Sang’, Color Magazine, Spring
    Aaron Peck, ‘Critics’ Picks: Damian Moppett: Rennie Collection’, Artforum online, February
    Kathleen Ritter, ‘Damian Moppett: Collected Works’, Esse, no. 75
    Nancy Tousley, ‘Damian Moppett’, Border Crossings, Issue 121
  • 2011 Marsha Lederman, ‘Damian Moppett’s one-man history of art’, The Globe and Mail, 29 November
    Sarah Berman, ‘Damian Moppett creates lessons in art history’, Vancouver Sun, 26 November
    Shannon Heth, ‘Damian Moppett: The Artist’s Studio’, Montecristo Magazine, Autumn
    Aaron Carpenter, ‘The Autobiography of Damian Moppett’, NY Arts Magazine online, Fall
    Aaron Carpenter, ‘Interview with Damian Moppett’, Hunter and Cook, Issue 9
  • 2010 Jennifer Moss, ‘Paintings within Paintings and the Art of Space’, The Vancouver Sun, 9 June
    Nancy Tousley, ‘Damian Moppett Moves into Famous Distillery’, The Calgary Herald, 9 June
  • 2009 Sarah Milroy, ‘Pictures Are Out Experience Is In’, The Globe and Mail, 14 February
    Robin Laurence, ‘Thrilling Mix Spans Manga Ceramics, Tattooed Pigs’, The Georgia Straight, 12 February
  • 2008 Robin Laurence, ‘Contemporary Artists Get Crafty and Subversive at Reskilling’, The Georgia Straight, 18 December
    Sarah Milroy, ‘The Idea of a Bright Tomorrow is so Yesterday’, The Globe and Mail, 20 September
    Nancy Tousley, ‘A Trapper in the Woods’, Canadian Art, Spring
    Sharla Sava, ‘In The Studio With Damian Moppett’, The Capilano Review, Series 3, No. 6
  • 2006 Tania Miller, ‘Carleton’s art gallery gets a little Rodinesque’, The Charlatan, 14 September
    Andrea Wiarda, ‘Don Quijote’, Flash Art, July-September
    Julia Dault, ‘A Room of One’s Own’, The National Post, 15 June
    Clint Burnham, ‘Artworks challenge and intrigue’, The Vancouver Sun, 3 June
    Anneke Bokern, ‘Das QuijoteSyndrom’, artnet magazine, 26 May
    Sarah McFadden, ‘Intertidal: Vancouver Art and Artists’, Art Papers, May/June
    ‘Aires quijotescos en el centro Witte de With de Rotterdam’, Lapiz, 224 Ano XXV
    Paul Gessell, ‘Fall of the Damned’, The Ottawa Citizen
  • 2005 Clint Burnham, ‘Art’s narrative of discovery in 2005’, The Vancouver Sun, 31 December
    Michael Harris, ‘Mix with care’, Canadian Art, Winter
    Christine Desrochers, ‘L’Envers des apparences: Prendre le temps’, ETC, Autumn
    Lyne Crevier, ‘Gagner son ciel’, Ici, 23 June
    Julia Dault, ‘At the Galleries’, The National Post, 16 June
    Alexandra Gill, ‘Playing with pottery’, The Globe and Mail, 29 March
    Christopher Brayshaw, ‘Moppett refuses to put signature on style’, The Georgia Straight, 24 March
    Christopher Olson, ‘Damian Moppett’, Border Crossings, Issue 94
  • 2004 Clint Burnham, ‘Aperto Vancouver’, Flash Art, November-December
    Lee Henderson, ‘Canadian Artists: First they take Manhattan’, The Vancouver Sun, 29 May
    Trevor Mahovsky, ‘Damian Moppett: Catriona Jeffries’, Artforum, April
  • 2003 Sara Parsons, ‘Provisional Worlds’, Canadian Art, Spring
    Lee Henderson, ‘Vancouver’, Contemporary, Issue 57
    Martha Langford, ‘Aura Dynamics’, Border Crossings, Issue 86
  • 2002 Peter Chapman, ‘Hammertown’, Independent, 26 October
    Jack Mottram, ‘Refreshing hits from the Canadian Club’, Sunday Herald, 20 October
    Marc Mayer, ‘The Next Generation’, Time, 14 October
    Sarah Milroy, ‘Thoroughly Modern Art’, The Globe and Mail, 25 September
    Betty Ann Jordan, ‘Art’, Toronto Life, July
    Sarah Milroy, ‘A tale of two art worlds’, The Globe and Mail, 20 June
    Judy Stoffman, ‘Whale skeleton emerges from lawn chair closet’, The Toronto Star, 17 June
  • 2001 Melanie O’Brian, ‘Impure Systems and the Chaos of the Anti Urban’, Mix, Winter
    Marina Roy, ‘These Days’, Last Call, Fall
    Trevor Mahovsky, ‘Radical, Beaurocratic, Melancholic, Schitzophrenic: Texts as Community’, Canadian Art, Summer
    Christopher Brayshaw, ‘VAG Finally Clicks into Noisy World of Contemporary Art’, The Georgia Straight, 31 May
    Douglas Coupland, ‘Critical Mass’, The Globe and Mail, 12 May
    Michael Scott, ‘Art of global importance’, The Vancouver Sun, 5 March
  • 2000 Blake Gopnik, ‘The best shows…’, The Globe and Mail, 26 December
    Germaine Koh, ‘Soft Design for Mushy Art’, Mix, Winter
    Michael Scott, ‘The Excitement of the Everyday’, The Vancouver Sun, 19 April
    Blake Gopnik, ‘Slacker art gets serious: Vancouver artist Damian Moppett…’ The Globe and Mail, 4 March
    Michael Scott, ‘Pushme Pullyou art’, The Vancouver Sun, 12 February
  • 1999 Lisa Gabrielle Mark, ‘Letter from Toronto, September 1999’, C Magazine, September – November
  • 1998 Nancy Tousley, ‘Artists unmask absurdities of everyday life’, The Calgary Herald, 14 November
    Mikko Canini, ‘Is it a Conscious Challenge or Just Plain Bad?’, Calgary Straight, 5 November
    Christopher Brayshaw, ‘Pop culture inspires abject works of art’, Vancouver Courier, 1 November
    Robin Laurence, ‘Artists Give the Pinhole Camera Renewed Exposure’, The Georgia Straight, 29 October
    Ken Lum, ‘Six: New Vancouver Modern’, Canadian Art, Summer Sarah Milroy, ‘Vancouver painters reach critical mass’, The Globe and Mail, 15 May
    Sylvie Fortin, ‘Bonus’, C Magazine, May – August Robin Laurence, ‘Slacker-Generation Artists Take out the Pop-Culture Trash’, The Georgia Straight, 5 March
    Sarah Milroy, ‘An eyeful of irony’, The Globe and Mail, 15 February
    Marc Laba, ‘Venting a little Spleen’, unpublished
  • 1997 Nancy Tousley, ‘Slapstick and Zeitgeist’, Canadian Art, Summer
    Robin Laurence, ‘Images of Candy and Cheap Decrepitude’, The Georgia Straight, 6 March
    Mark Walton, ‘Garbage in garbage out’, FFWD Calgary, 27 February
    Nancy Tousley, Nancy. ‘Playfully Perverse’, The Calgary Herald, 15 February

Special Projects

  • 2004 Damian Moppett curates Allison Hrabluik and Zin Taylor: What the World’s Like with the Words we Like, Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver

Published Writing by the Artist

  • 2014 Damian Moppett, ‘The Bells’, The Bells: Damian Moppett, Simon Fraser University Galleries, Burnaby, Canada
  • 2004 Damian Moppett, ‘Zin Taylor and Allison Hrabluik: What the World’s Like With the Words We Like’, exhibition essay, Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver

Residencies

  • 2016 Algonquin Art Centre + Provincial Park Residency, Huntsville, Canada
  • 2010 Glenfiddich Artist in Residence (AiR) Program, Glenfiddich Distillery, Dufftown, Scotland
  • 2009 International Residences Program in the Visual Arts, SPACE, London, UK

Teaching Appointments

  • 1998–2017 Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver