Trevor Kiernander

Oeuvres choisies

Curriculum vitae

TRAINING

2009 Goldsmiths University of London, MFA, Art Practice – London, UK

2006 Concordia University, BFA w/ Distinction, Major Painting & Drawing – Montréal, Canada

2000 Sheridan College, Interpretive Illustration Diploma – Oakville, Canada

SOLO EXHIBITIONS / PROJECTS

2019 Galerie d’art d’Outremont, Are We Here?, Outremont, Canada
2018 Maison de la culture de NDG, In Free Fall, Montreal, Canada
Art Mûr, Bound and Boundless, Berlin, Germany
2017 Maison des arts de Laval (foyer) Désorientation, Laval, Canada
2016 Art Mûr, Event Horizon: This Must Be The Place, Montréal, Canada

McClure Gallery, Event Horizon: This Must Be The Place, Montréal, Canada

2014 Art Mûr, Uncommon Ground, Montréal, Canada

2013 Vitrine, Fallen, London, UK

2012 Art Mûr, Here. Not Here., Montréal, Canada

2010 The Woodmill, Project:Space, London, UK

Art Mûr, To Build A Home, Montréal, Canada

Bearspace, Trade Skins, London, UK

SELECTED DUO / GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2019 Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke, Couleurs Manifestes, Sherbrooke, Canada
Spinnerei, Autumn Rundgang, Leipzig, Germany
Spinnerei, LIA Open Studios, Leipzig, Germany
APT Gallery, Mimesis; Narrative; Against hegemony!, London, UK

2018 Galerie Michel Guimont, Kiernander/Taylor-Metzger/Worsnip, Quebec City, Canada
Atlast House, Ipswich Biennale, Ipswich, United Kingdom
Werkschau Spinnerei, Sediments:10 Years Of LIA, Leipzig, Germany

Art Mûr, Grâce Au Dessin, Montreal, Canada
Spinnerei, LIA Winter Rundang, Leipzig, Germany
2017 Spinnerei, LIA Open Studios, Leipzig, Germany
Galerie Michel Guimont, Off-Manif, Quebec City, Canada
2016 Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Sighthings 17, Montréal, Canada
2015 The Wilson, Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum, The Open West, Cheltenham, UK

2014 HUSK, Teleology, London, UK

L’Blassa, BAB//\\DAR, in collaboration w/ Marrakech Biennale, Marrakech, Morocco

Le 18, Here & Now—Sound Matters, Marrakech, Morocco

2013 St James Hatcham Goldsmiths, Post Post, London, UK

Maria Stenfors Gallery, Endogenous, London, UK

Southbank Centre, My Deptford: 8 Minutes From Here, London, UK

Enclave, Feedback, London, UK

Musée des beaux-arts de Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Héritage de Borduas, Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Canada

Departure Foundation, Satelike, London, UK

CART @ Armory Week: Dream Baby, New York City, USA

Jotta, Battersea Evolution, An Undelivered Postcard From The Edge Of The World, London, UK

2012 Contact, Location Relative, Manchester, UK

Deptford X, Bringing Home The Art, London, UK

Bussey Building, For Display Purposes Only, London, UK

London Art Fair, Art Projects w/ Axis, London, UK

2011 Kunstverein Speyer, So Here We Are, Speyer, Germany

Central House Of Artists, TRANSLATE / TRANSCRIBE, Moscow, Russia

Art Mur, Question De Principe, Matter Of Principle, Montréal, Canada

The Woodmill, S.A.G.S., London, UK

The Woodmill, Nicolas Party: Elephants at the Woodmill, London, UK

38b Peckham Rye, I Have No Use For The Truth, London, UK

Collective Show Los Angeles w/ LA Pedestrians Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

2010 Vulpes Vulpes, Heliotrope, London, UK

ShopAt34, Say What What Way, London, UK

The Woodmill, The Devil’s Necktie, London, UK

2009 ShopAt34, soSHOW!, London, UK

Area10, Groupe/Grope, London, UK

James Taylor Gallery, Notes From The Underground, London, UK

Grace & Clark Fyfe Gallery, How to Manage When Everything’s a Priority, Glasgow, UK

ART FAIRS
2019 Positions, Berlin, Germany
Art Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Papier, Montréal, Canada
2018 Drawing Now, Paris, France
Art Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Papier, Montréal, Canada
2016 Art Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Papier, Montréal, Canada
2015 Art Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Papier, Montréal, Canada

2014 Art Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Papier, Montréal, Canada

2013 CART @ Armory Week: Dream Baby, New York City, USA

Jotta, Battersea Evolution, An Undelivered Postcard From The Edge Of The World, London, UK

2012 London Art Fair, Art Projects w/ Axis, London, UK

2011 Central House Of Artists, TRANSLATE / TRANSCRIBE, Moscow, Russia

2010 Art Toronto, Toronto, Canada

COLLECTIONS

Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (CPOA)
Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke
Loto-Québec
Mouvement Desjardins

Toronto Dominion Bank
Concordia University

Université de Sherbrooke
Conseil des arts de Montréal
FIFA (Festival International du Film sur l’Art)

Orford Centre for the Arts

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Collection Luc LaRochelle
Courchesne Larose Ltd
EROS
Parisian Laundry

Stanley Mills Collection
TCGO Inc.

Tilquin Collection

Various private collections in Canada, USA, UK, Russia and Europe

BIBLIOGRAPHY

• Edwin Janzen, “Trevor Kiernander. Crossovers” Border Crossings (Canada) 151 (September 2019)
• Benjamin Klein, “In Free Fall,” Vie des Arts (Canada) 253 (Winter. 2019)
• Éric Clément, “La Fibre Internationale D’art Mûr,” La Presse, 3 Feb. 2018
• Anais Castro, “Trevor Kiernander. Bound and Boundless,” Wall Street International, 13 Jan. 2018
• Christian Roy, “Regard double en parallèle: Les paysages composites de Trevor Kiernander” Vie des Arts 14 Sep. 2016

• Michael Valinsky, “Visual Interview,” The Wild Magazine, 21 Aug. 2014
• Tom Jeffreys & Oscar Rickett, “10 Ways to Make British Art Less Annoying in 2014,” Vice, 6 Jan. 2014
• Crystal Bennes, “Trevor Kiernander,” The Learned Pig, 27 Nov. 2013
• Susie Pentelow, “A Conversation with Canadian Artist Trevor Kiernander,” Traction Magazine, 6 Nov. 2013

• “Trevor Kiernander. Fallen: A conversation with the Canadian artist Trevor Kiernander,” Wall Street International, 23 Mar. 2013

• “Art Moscow 2011: A Round Up” (video), Huffington Post, 21 Oct. 2011

• Jerome Delgado, “Arts visuels—De l’intime jusqu’à la peinture extreme,” Le Devoir (Montréal), 31 Dec. 2010

• Christian Roy, “TREVOR KIERNANDER: La construction d’un monde pictural,” Vie des Arts (Canada) 219 (Sum. 2010)

• Lori Callaghan, “Roots Of Home Reveal Where The Heart Lives,” Montréal Gazette, 12 Jun. 2010

• Jerome Delgado, “Le chaos raffiné de Kiernander,” Le Devoir (Montréal), 5 Jun. 2010 • Goldsmiths—But Is It Art (documentary), dir. Magnus Temple and Emma Tutty, Dragonfly and BBC Four, Apr. 2010

• Susan Holtham, “Setting Up Art-Shop With soShow!,” Dazed Digital, London, Dec. 2009

• “Gold & Delicious,” MESCALINA.IT: Rivista on-line di Arte e Cultura, Feb. 2008

• di Francesca Cavazzana, “Gold & Delicious,” archimagazine, Feb. 2008

• Christine Redfern, “A Stroke of Art,” Montréal Mirror, Aug. 2007

PUBLICATIONS

Anais Castro, “Bound and Boundless”, Art Mûr, Berlin, Jan 2018
Benjamin Klein and R. Travis, “Event Horizon: This Must be the Place”, McClure, Montréal, Sept 2016
Stephanie Locas and R. Travis, “Event Horizon: This Must be the Place”, Art Mûr, Montréal, Sept 2016
Tom Trevatt and C. Barnabe, “Uncommon Ground,” Art Mûr, Montréal, September 2014

Michael Heilgemeir, “The Nomadic Studio,” Edition Taube, London, March 2013

Dominique Allard, “Trevor Kiernander: Here. Not Here.”, Art Mûr, Montréal, April 2012

Cameron Skene, “Meditations In An Emergency,” Art Mûr, Montréal, April 2012

Ian Gonczarow, “Translate/Transcribe,” Central House of Artists, Moscow, September 2011

Sandra Erbahcer, “So Here We Are,” Kunstverein Speyer, Germany, September 2011

Catherine Barnabe and S. Wilkinson, “To Build A Home,” Art Mûr, Montréal, May 2010

Carte Blanche 2, Painting Magenta Foundation, November 2008

Lyne Crevier and Katey Apsey, “Relative Detachements,” Art Mûr, Montréal, July 2007

RESIDENCIES, AWARDS & DISTINCTIONS

2019 Conseil des arts et des lettres du Quebec, Travel Grant, Canada
Canada Council for the Arts, Artist Abroad: Residencies Grant, Canada

LIA Leipzig International Artist Programme Residency, Leipzig, Germany
2018 Canada Council for the Arts, Concept to Realization Grant, Canada

2017 LIA Leipzig International Artist Programme Residency, Leipzig, Germany

Vermont Studio Centre Residency, Vermont, USA

Merit-based Artist Grant ($1700USD) Vermont Studio Centre Residency, Vermont, USA

2014 MINT Collective Residency, Riad Biba, Marrakech, Morocco

2013 PEER Residency w/ Merike Estna, London, UK
2012 Treignac Project, Treignac, France

2010 John Moores Contemporary Painting 2010 (short list), London, UK

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2010 (short list), London, UK

Woodmill Travel Grant, London, UK

2007 RBC Painting Competition (short list): Eastern Division, Canada

RELATED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE, TEACHING, ARTIST TALKS

2019 Workshop Assistant, Faux Cadres Canal, Montréal, Canada
Technician, Pierre Francois Ouellette Art Contemporain, Montréal, Canada
Technician, Galerie Hugues Charboneau, Montréal, Canada
Technician, Galerie Deux Poissons, Montréal, Canada
Technician, BYDealers, Montréal, Canada
Visiting Artist Lecture, Concordia University, Montréal, Canada
Technician, Papier Art Fair, L’Association des galeries d’art contemporain (AGAC), Montréal, Canada
2018 Technician, Pierre Francois Ouellette Art Contemporain, Montréal, Canada
Technician, Galerie Trois Points, Montréal, Canada
Technician, Galerie Art Mur, Montréal, Canada
Technician, BYDealers, Montréal, Canada
Technician, Papier Art Fair, L’Association des galeries d’art contemporain (AGAC), Montréal, Canada
External Examiner, BFA Drawing, Concordia University, Montréal, Canada
In-Course Lecture/Artist Talk, Concordia University, Montréal, Canada
2017 Technician, Pierre Francois Ouellette Art Contemporain, Montréal, Canada
External Examiner, BFA Drawing, Concordia University, Montréal, Canada
In-Course Lecture/Artist Talk, John Abbott College, Montréal, Canada
In-Course Lecture/Artist Talk, Concordia University, Montréal, Canada
Jury Member 2017-18 Selection Committee, McClure Gallery, Montreal, Canada
2016 Technician, Pierre Francois Ouellette Art Contemporain, Montréal, Canada
Technician, Papier Art Fair, L’Association des galeries d’art contemporain (AGAC), Montréal, Canada

Artist Talk, Vanier College, Art Mûr, Montréal, Canada
Artist Talk, McClure Gallery, Montréal, Canada
External Examiner, BFA Drawing, Concordia University, Montréal, Canada
In-Course Lecture/Artist Talk, Concordia University, Montréal, Canada
2015 In-Course Lecture/Artist Talk, Concordia University, Montréal, Canada
Technician, Papier Art Fair, L’Association des galeries d’art contemporain (AGAC), Montréal, Canada
2012 Visiting Tutor BA Fine Art, British Higher School of Art & Design, Moscow, Russia

Artist Talk, British Higher School of Art & Design, Moscow, Russia

2009 Co-director, ShopAt34, London, UK

Démarche artistique

BIOGRAPHIE ET DÉMARCHE ARTISTIQUE

Le peintre Trevor Kiernander est né en Ontario en 1975. Il obtient un baccalauréat en beaux-arts de l’Université Concordia, avec distinction, en 2006 et une maîtrise du Goldsmiths College, University of London, en 2009. Pendant son séjour à Londres de 2007 à 2014, il expose au Royaume-Uni, en Allemagne, en Russie, aux États-Unis, au Canada et au Maroc. Depuis son retour à Montréal en 2014, l’artiste poursuit sa quête de l’espace à travers sa peinture et ses dessins.

Ses oeuvres explorent l’espace sous toutes ses formes. Kiernander multiplie les angles et la perspective avec lesquels on regarde ses dessins. Dans son atelier, l’artise aime aligner plusieurs toiles côte à côte sur un mur et les peindre en simultané. De cette manière, il obtient de nouvelles configurations qu’il prend plaisir à construire et déconstruire jusqu’à ce qu’il obtienne un ensemble cohérent et satisfaisant.

HABITER L’ESPACE / WORKING SPACE

Les oeuvres sur papier de cette exposition ont été créées en trois temps. Une première série de dessins achevés en 2019, une série de gravures sur linoléum et des monoprints réalisés lors du programme international de résidence d’artiste à Leipzig en 2019 et, en dernier lieu, de nouvelles oeuvres créées durant la période de confinement de la pandémie de la COVID-19.

On retrouve ses oeuvres dans des collections nationales et internationales, incluant la CPOA du Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, l’Université Concordia, le Conseil des arts de Montréal, Loto-Québec, le Mouvement Desjardins, la Banque Toronto Dominion et l’Université de Sherbrooke.


Trevor Kiernander Bio / Statement

Trevor Kiernander’s works rigorously propose a formal examination of the space of painting and drawing. Through the association and collision of multiple perspectives and the deployment of overlapping technical approaches, he explores the basic, fundamental duality between background and foreground, and figure/ground relationships as forms per se.  Kiernander works simultaneously on several canvases positioned together on the same wall and experiments with many configurations, with the aim of unifying the composition in a complex but resolved manner. In so doing, the assemblage of canvases and images are deconstructed and reconstructed, creating contradictory but stimulating and coherently finished works, whose final installation is the result of that research outcome in the studio.

The works on paper for this exhibition were created in three stages. A series of drawings completed in 2019, a series of linocuts and monoprints completed at the Leipzig International Artist residency programme in the summer of 2019, and finally, a new selection of works created during the COVID-19 pandemic quarantine period.

Trevor Kiernander was born in Mississauga, Ontario in 1975 and currently resides in Montreal, Quebec. He has a BFA in Painting & Drawing from Concordia University (with Distinction, 2006) and a Master’s degree in Fine Art: Art Practice, from Godsmiths College, University of London (2009). While based in London between 2007 and 2014, he exhibited throughout the UK and participated in several projects and exhibitions in Germany, Russia, the United States, Canada and Morocco. In 2017, Trevor was selected for residences at the Vermont Studio Center and the Leipzig International Art Program in Leipzig, and is a 2018 recipient of a Canada Council for the Arts Concept to Realization grant for solo exhibitions in Canada at the Maison de la culture de NDG (2018) and the Galerie d’art d’Outremont (2019). His works can be found in national and international collections, including the CPOA of the National Museum of Fine Arts of Quebec, Concordia University, Montreal Council for the Arts, Loto-Québec, Mouvement Desjardins, Toronto Dominion Bank and The Université de Sherbrooke.

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