Myfanwy MacLeod – CV

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Myfanwy Macleod
b. 1961, London, Ontario, Canada
Lives and works in Vancouver


  • 1995 Master of Fine Arts, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
  • 1994 Independent Study, École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts, Paris, France
  • 1990 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2018 Neighbours, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver
  • 2016 Public Projects: Myfanwy MacLeod, School of Art Gallery, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada
  • 2015 The Private Life of the Rabbit, Or Gallery, Vancouver
    TELL HER NOTHING SHE TELLS ALL, Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver
  • 2014 Myfanwy Macleod, or There and Back Again, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
    The Last Drop, Bank of Montreal Project Space, Toronto, Canada
  • 2013 Myfanwy Macleod, or There and Back Again, Museum London, London, Canada
  • 2012 Dorothy, Satellite Gallery, Vancouver
  • 2009 Gold, Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver
  • 2006 Where I Lived, and What I Lived For, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver
  • 2004 Don’t Stop Dreaming, Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver
  • 2001 The Tiny Kingdom, Or Gallery, Vancouver
    Miss Moonshine, Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver
  • 2000 A Brief Overview of Personology, Charles H. Scott Gallery, Vancouver
    How Not to Be Seen, VTO Gallery, London, UK
  • 1997 My Idea of Fun, Or Gallery, Vancouver
    Swell, The New Gallery, Calgary, Canada
  • 1995 The Fountain Heads, Access Artist-Run Centre, Vancouver
  • 1990 The Secret Garden, The Whitehall, London, UK

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2019 Displacement, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
    Unexplained Parade, Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver
  • 2018 Serpentine Path, Terminal Creek Contemporary, Bowen Island, Canada
    zero, ground, Griffin Art Projects, North Vancouver, Canada
    The Poetics of Space, Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, Canada
  • 2017 N. Vancouver, The Polygon Gallery, North Vancouver, Canada
    Coquitlam, Canada, Art Gallery at Evergreen, Coquitlam, Canada
  • 2016 Again and Once More, Again, McLaren Art Centre, Barrie, Canada
    Like a Rolling Stone: An Exhibition About Rock and Rock, Charles H. Scott Gallery, Vancouver
  • 2015 The Daily Grind, Museum London, London, UK
    Traces that Resemble Us, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver
  • 2014 Whole Lotta Love, Publication Studio, Vancouver
  • 2013 Carbon 14: Climate is Culture, Royal Ontario Museum, ICC Space, Toronto, Canada
  • 2012 Builders: Canadian Biennial 2012, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
    Oh Canada, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, MA, USA
  • 2011 Myfanwy MacLeod, William Hogarth: Miscreants and Reprobates, Charles H. Scott Gallery, Vancouver
  • 2010 CUE: Artists’ Videos, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  • 2009 Loaded, Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver
    Nomads, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
  • 2008 Keep the IS in FEMINISM, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver
    Stories, in Pieces, Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Toronto, Canada
    Spectral Mews, Confederation Centre of the Arts, Charlottetown, Canada
  • 2007 The Banal, SBC Galerie d’art contemporain, Montreal, Canada
  • 2006 MakeBelieve, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    274 East 1st, Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver
    Telling Stories, Secret Lives, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, Canada
  • 2005 Mix with Care, Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver
    Group Show, Glenfiddich Distillery Gallery, Dufftown, Scotland
  • 2004 Strips & Characters, Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Germany
    re(framed)locations, dis(covered)desires: invading the personal & erasing communication errors, Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art, Gdansk, Poland
    Comic Release: Negotiating Identity for a New Generation, Western Washington University, Bellingham, USA
  • 2003 I Sell Security, Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver
    Seethe, Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver
    Comic Release: Negotiating Identity for a New Generation, Regina Gouger Miller Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA; Center for Contemporary Art, New Orleans, USA; University of North Texas Gallery, Denton, USA
    For the Record: Drawing Contemporary Life, Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada
    Bounce, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA, USA
    Hammertown, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool, UK
    Re-Defining the Lalalalandscape, Helen Pitt Gallery, Vancouver
    The Beachcombers, Mead Art Gallery, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
  • 2002 Homesick, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
    Think Big/Voir grand, Saidye Bronfman Centre of the Arts, Montreal, Canada
    The Beachcombers, Gasworks, London, UK; Middlesbrough Art Gallery, Middlesbrough, UK
    Bounce, The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada
    Hammertown, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
    Officina America, Villa delle Rose, Bologna, Italy
  • 2001 Universal Pictures 3.1, Plug-In Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada
    Universal Pictures 3, Blackwood Gallery, Mississauga, Canada
    Supernatural Fairytales (Pink Island), Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver
    These Days, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  • 2000 On Location: Public Art for the New Millenium, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
    Double Whammy, Atelier Gallery, Vancouver
  • 1999 Recollect, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
    Universal Pictures II, Monte Clarke Gallery, Vancouver
    Universal Pictures: Geoffrey Farmer, Myfanwy MacLeod, Ron Terada, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, for Signs of Life: Melbourne International Biennial, Canadian Pavilion, Melbourne, Australia
  • 1998 Works for the Ideal Home, Art Metropole, Toronto, Canada
    6: New Vancouver Modern, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver
  • 1997 Browser, The Roundhouse, Vancouver
    Cells and Stills, Trylowsky Gallery, Vancouver
    Framed, Or Gallery, Vancouver
  • 1996 Topographies: Aspects of Recent BC Art, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
    Endless Summer, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, Canada
  • 1995 Sexsells, Western Front Gallery, Vancouver
  • 1994 MFA Graduate Exhibition, UBC Fine Arts Gallery, Vancouver
  • 1992 Beyond 1992: Experiments in Cross-Cultural Collaboration, A Space, Toronto, Canada
  • 1991 Frankfurt/Montreal, Coleco Building, Montreal, Canada
  • 1990 The Coming Decade, The Canal Complex, Montreal, Canada
    Student Awards Exhibition for the Toronto Sculpture Garden, City Hall, Toronto, Canada
    Group Exhibition, Galerie Clark, Montreal, Canada


  • 2014 Cassandra Getty and Grant Arnold, eds., Myfanwy MacLeod, or There and Back Again, Black Dog Publishing, London, UK
  • 2006 Connie Butler, Francis McKee, and Jenifer Papararo, Myfanwy MacLeod: Where I Lived and What I Lived For, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver
  • 2000 Kathy Slade, Myfanwy MacLeod: A Brief Overview of Personology, Charles H. Scott Gallery, Vancouver

Books and Exhibition Catalogues

  • 2016 Helga Pakasaar, Surrogates, Griffin Art Projects, North Vancouver, Canada
  • 2013 Scott Watson, Special Collection: Acquisitions and Archives, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver
  • 2012 Denise Markonish, ed., Oh Canada: Contemporary Art from North North America, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA
  • 2009 Josée Drouin-Brisebois, Nomads, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
  • 2006 Germaine Koh, Prototype: Contemporary Art from Joe Friday’s Collection, Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa, Canada
    Jan Allen, ed., Telling Stories, Secret Lives, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, Canada
  • 2005 Dieter Roelstraete and Scott Watson, eds., Intertidal: Vancouver Art and Artists, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen (MuHKA), Antwerp, Belgium, and Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
  • 2004 Adam Budak, ‘Grammar of Sincerity: On Architecture of Communication’, in re:location 6: re(framed) locations, dis(covered) desires: ukryte pragnienia, Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art, Gdansk, Poland
    Stuart Reid, ‘Flooring it in the Super Marketplace’, Four X Four, Durham Art Gallery, Durham, Canada
  • 2003 Daina Augaitis, For the Record: Drawing Contemporary Life, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
    Vicky A. Clark, et al., Comic Release! Negotiating Identity for A New Generation, Distributed Art Publishers, New York, NY
  • 2002 Michael Turner and Reid Shier, Hammertown, The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
    Katharine Stout and Andrew Renton, The Beachcombers, The Drawing Room, London, UK
    Philip Monk, Bounce, The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada
  • 2001 Barbara Fischer, ‘Smoke and Mirrors’, Universal Pictures 3, poster catalogue
    Reid Shier, ‘Miss Moonshine’, exhibition essay, Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver
  • 1999 Kitty Scott, ‘Canada’, in Signs of Life: Melbourne International Biennial 1999, City of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
  • 1998 Scott Watson, 6: New Vancouver Modern, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver
  • 1996 Grant Arnold, Monika Kin Gagnon, and Doreen Jensen, Topographies: Aspects of Recent BC Art, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver

Magazines and Periodicals

  • 2018 Bronwyn Beairsto, ‘New Bowen exhibit makes wish list of artists a reality’, Bowen Island Undercurrent, 23 August
    Jessica Kerr, ‘Olympic Village birds return to roost’, Vancouver Courier, 14 August
    Janet Smith, ‘Myfanwy MacLeod’s public artwork The Birds flies back to Olympic Village today’, The Georgia Straight, 14 August
    Kenneth Chan, ‘Giant bird statues return to Olympic Village after globetrotting repairs’, Daily Hive, 14 August
    Jessica Kerr, ‘Olympic Village’s giant bird flying home’, Vancouver Courier, 3 August
  • 2017 Naoibh O’Connor, ‘Olympic Village’s giant birds headed east for repairs’, Vancouver Courier, 23 November
    Christine Beyleveldt, ‘Polygon Gallery opens at Lonsdale Quay’, Capilano Courier, 20 November
    Jeremy Shepherd, ‘Coquettish camel flirts with controversy in North Van’, North Shore News, 5 October
    ‘Historic B.C. camels inspire new North Vancouver statue’, CBC News, 5 October
    Janet Smith, ‘The Birds and Centennial Totem Pole set to leave for restoration’, The Georgia Straight, 5 October
    ‘Vancouver’s giant sparrows getting much needed repairs’, CBC News, 3 October
    Kevin Griffin, ‘The Birds to be plucked from Olympic Village for repairs’, Vancouver Sun, 2 October
    Leah Sandals, ‘Hotboxing the White Cube: The Rise of Cannabis Culture in High Art’, Canadian Art, 20 April
  • 2016 Amanda Sibert, ‘Playtime sculpture at Children’s Hospital brings fun to public art’, The Georgia Straight, 20 April
  • 2015 Kyra Kordoski, ‘Myfanwy MacLeod: Tell Her Nothing She Tells All’, C Magazine, Issue 126, Summer
  • 2014 Michael Turner, ‘Sex, Drugs & Rock n’ Roll: Myfanwy MacLeod in Vancouver’, Canadian Art online, 7 May
    Robin Laurence, ‘Myfanwy MacLeod’s cultural provocation on display at the Vancouver Art Gallery’, The Georgia Straight, 19 March
    Michael Harris, ‘Myfanwy MacLeod or There And Back Again’, Galleries West, March
  • 2013 Leah Sandals, ‘Ken Lum & Myfanwy MacLeod win Vancouver Arts Awards’, Canadian Art online, 19 November
    Bryne McLaughlin, ‘Myfanwy MacLeod Revisits 1970s London in Bittersweet Survey’, Canadian Art online, 5 July
    Joe Belanger, ‘On the canvas: Former Londoner’s idealism on display’, The London Free Press, 5 May
  • 2012 Marsha Lederman, ‘Playmate Dorothy Stratten’s story, told in origami’, The Globe and Mail, 8 October
  • 2011 Danielle Egan, ‘Myfanwy MacLeod: Big Birds’, Canadian Art, Spring
  • 2010 Josée Drouin-Brisebois, ‘Myfanwy MacLeod: The High-Art Lowdown’, Canadian Art, 18 March
  • 2009 Robin Laurence ‘Folk and high art make wondrously strange mix in Myfanwy MacLeod’s Gold’, The Georgia Straight, 25 November
    Kevin Griffin, ‘Sparrows to Invade Olympic Village’, Vancouver Sun, 13 July
    Sarah Milroy, ‘Artists in a land of wanderers’, The Globe and Mail, 25 April
  • 2006 Monique Mouton, ‘Myfanwy MacLeod’s Where I Lived, and What I Lived For’, Woo Magazine, Vol. 4 No. 2
    Julia Dault, ‘A Room of One’s Own’, The National Post, Thursday, 15 June
    Clint Burnham, ‘Artworks challenge and intrigue’, Vancouver Sun, 3 June
    Peter Culley, ‘The Ghost Whisperer: Myfanwy’s Time in the Woods’, Fillip, No. 3, Summer
    Robin Laurence, ‘Micah Lexier, Myfanwy MacLeod, Andrew Reyes’, The Georgia Straight, 2 March
    Damian Inwood, ‘Beware the (slightly) open door’, The Province, 26 February
    Clint Burnham, ‘Artist crosses the frontiers between different media’, Vancouver Sun, 2 February
    Julia Dault, ‘F-Stopping the Slide into Self-Repetition’, The National Post, 19 January
  • 2005 Deborah Campbell, ‘Greetings from Myfanwy Macleod’, Canadian Art, Spring
  • 2004 Deborah Campbell, ‘The New School’, Vancouver Guestlife
    Elke Von Buhr, ‘Der Superman Effekt’, Frankfurter Rundschau, 28 December
    Hans-Adelbert Karweik, ‘Marsmannchen treffen Marchenfrosche’, Wolfsburger Nachrichten, 1 December
    Hans-Adelbert Karweik, ‘Kunst unterm einfluss der Comics’, Wolfsburger Nachrichten, 26 November
    ‘Kunst und Comics: Ausstellung im Schloss’, Wolfsburger Allgemeine Zeitung, 26 November
    Clint Burnham, ‘Aperto Vancouver’, Flash Art, November–December
    Robin Laurence, ‘Dreaming is a sound exercise in frustration’, The Georgia Straight, September 23
  • 2003 Samir Gandesha, ‘Vancouver’, Art Papers, November - December
    Wiebke Huester, ‘Da ist die junge Kunst, die sich der Natur zuwendet’, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 4 October
    Michael Scott, ‘Following the Lines’, Vancouver Sun, 26 June
    Christopher Brayshaw, ‘Security and Anxiety Post - 9/11’, The Georgia Straight, 5 June
    Michael Turner, ‘Wall and Void’, Modern Painters, Summer
  • 2002 Morgan Falconer, ‘London: Gasworks The Beachcombers’, Contemporary, Issue 25
    Paul Dale, ‘Hammertown’, Time Out, 3 October
    Betty Ann Jordan, ‘Art’, Toronto Life, July
    Sarah Milroy, ‘A tale of two art worlds’, Globe and Mail, 20 June
    Judy Stoffman, ‘Whale skeleton emerges from lawn chair closet’, The Toronto Star, 17 June
  • 2001 Douglas Coupland, ‘Critical Mass’, The Globe and Mail, 12 May
    Chris Brayshaw, ‘Review: Myfanwy MacLeod: Catriona Jeffries and Or Galleries, Vancouver’, C Magazine, Issue 72, Winter
    Jessica Wyman, ‘Review: Universal Pictures 3’, C Magazine, WinterKenneth Hayes, ‘Universal Pictures 3 at the Blackwood Gallery’, Mix, Winter
    Robin Laurence, ‘The world according to Myfanwy’, The Globe and Mail, 3 November
    Marina Roy, ‘These Days’, Last Call, Fall
    Michael Turner, ‘Review: These Days’, Mix, Fall
    Trevor Mahovsky, ‘Radical, Bureaucratic, Melancholic, Schizophrenic: Texts as Community’, Canadian Art, Summer
    Michael Scott, ‘Art of global importance’, Vancouver Sun, 5 March
  • 2000 Christopher Brayshaw, ‘Curator’s words undermine cartoon and TV inspired work’, The Vancouver Courier, 19 September
    Christopher Brayshaw, ‘Happy Home’, Canadian Art, Fall
    Hodgson, Liz ‘On Location: Public Art for the New Millennium’, The Vancouver Sun, 6 July
    Robin Laurence, ‘Scary Mascots, Super Art’, The Georgia Straight, 22 June
  • 1999 Blake Gopnik, ‘Crossing the line between past, future’, The Globe and Mail, 26 October
    Robin Laurence, ‘Young Artists cull Pop Culture Kitsch’, The Georgia Straight, 24 September
    Michael Scott, ‘Pop Culture through the camera’s eye’, The Vancouver Sun, 16 September
    Myfanwy Warhurst, ‘Searching for signs of life’, The Age, 14 May
    Ashley Crawford, ‘The biennial’s big night’, The Age, 13 May
    Peter Birnie, ‘Shadbolt’s gifts honour local artists’, The Vancouver Sun, 24 March
  • 1998 Lisa Gabrielle Mark, ‘Letter from Toronto’, C Magazine, Winter
    Andrew, Zealley, ‘Home Alone’, EXTRA!, 8 October
    Ken Lum, ‘Six: New Vancouver Modern’, Canadian Art, Summer
    Robin Laurence ‘Slacker Generation Artists Take out the Pop Culture Trash’, The Georgia Straight, 5 March
    Michael Scott, ‘Little to show from 6 new artists’, The Vancouver Sun, 21 February
    Sarah Milroy, ‘An eyeful of irony’, The Globe and Mail, 14 February
  • 1997 Marilu Knode, ‘New Vancouver Art: Deliberately Pushy’, Art/Text, November
    Charlotte Townsend Gault, ‘Topographies: Aspects of Recent BC art’, Canadian Art, Spring
    Judith Mastai, ‘The Elevation of BC Art’, C Magazine, February–April
    Marilu Knode, ‘Oh Canada!’, Aorta, January–February
  • 1996 Robert Everett Green, ‘Gallery hopping takes on a whole new dimension’, The Globe and Mail, 7 November
    Robin Laurence, ‘Exhibit an Exercise in Inclusiveness’, The Georgia Straight, 31 October
    Michael Scott, ‘BC Artists Emerge in Topographies’, Vancouver Sun, 29 September
    Sarah Milroy, ‘Primeval meets postmodern in BC show’, The Globe and Mail, 28 September
    Jennifer Blair, ‘The Fountainheads’, Artichoke Magazine, Spring
  • 1994 Phil McCrum and Reid Shier, ‘Just Looking’, Boo Magazine, Issue 1

Artists’ Books and Published Writing by the Artist

  • 2015 Myfanwy MacLeod, ‘Master Rabbit I Saw’, The Capilano Review, 3.27, Fall
  • 2012 Myfanwy MacLeod, Whole Lotta Love, Slade Editions, Publication Studio, Vancouver
  • 2011 Myfanwy MacLeod, In Search of Lost Time, Unit/Pitt and Publication Studio, Vancouver
  • 2009 Myfanwy Macleod, ‘WWJD (What Would Judd Do)’, Anthology of Exhibition Essays 2008/2009, CJ Press, Vancouver
  • 2004 Myfanwy MacLeod, ‘Just Kidding: Kyla Mallett’, Canadian Art, Summer
    Myfanwy MacLeod, ‘Just Kidding’, exhibition essay, Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver
    Myfanwy MacLeod, ‘Artist talks to the Artist’, Vancouver Sun, 5 February
  • 1995 Myfanwy MacLeod, cover, Boo Magazine, Issue 5

Public Works

  • 2018 Cordials, Station Square, Burnaby, Canada
  • 2018 Primrose, St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
  • 2017 The Lady, commissioned by the Onni Group in partnership with the City of North Vancouver Developer Public Art Program, North Vancouver, Canada
  • 2016 Playtime, in collaboration with Shannon Oksanen, Canada Children’s Hospital and BC Women’s Hospital and Health Centre, Vancouver
  • 2010 The Birds, commissioned by the City of Vancouver through its Olympic and Paralympic Public Art Program, Legacy Sites, Southeast False Creek Plaza, Vancouver

Teaching Appointments

  • 2007–2008 Assistant Professor, The University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
  • 2001–2006 Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver
  • 1995 University of British Columbia, Vancouver


  • 1999 VIVA Award, Jack and Doris Shadbolt Foundation for the Visual Arts, Vancouver
  • 1993 Bourse culturel, La Fondation Andre Piolat, Vancouver
  • 1990 Odette Scholarship, Toronto Sculpture Garden, Toronto, Canada