Sondra Meszaros 

 

Education         

 

2000-2002                    MFA, University of Windsor; Windsor, Ontario

1996-2000                    AOCAD, Ontario College of Art and Design University; Toronto, ON 

                                     Major in Drawing and Painting

 

 

Teaching           

 

2019-2021                    Limited Term Appointment Alberta University of the Arts: School of Visual Arts (Drawing Department)

2003-2018                    Sessional Instructor, Alberta College of Art & Design: School of Visual Arts (Drawing Department & First Year Studies)

2002                             Teaching Assistant, University of Windsor, Advanced studio seminar:                                           

                                     Multi-Media

2000-2001                    Instructor, University of Windsor, (instructor of record)

 

Selected Exhibitions          

                  

Solo

 

2019                             untitled, Jarvis Hall Gallery, Calgary, AB.

                                     two blazing glares, for her pierce, Corkin Gallery as feature exhibition

                                     for Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival, Toronto, ON.

2018                             strange spot curated by Joy Walker, Queen Specific Gallery,                                                       

                                     Toronto, ON.

2017-2018                    It’s damned if you don’t and it’s damned if you do, Jarvis Hall Gallery, Calgary, AB.

2016                             Bound, Corkin Gallery. Toronto, ON.

2016                             MERET, Calgary, AB.

2011                             Shun, Corkin Gallery. Toronto, ON.

2008                             Ceremony, Corkin Gallery. Toronto, ON.

2005                             come a little closer, Corkin Shopland Gallery. Toronto, ON.

2002                             come a little closer, Mackenzie Hall, Windsor, ON.

 

 

 

Group Exhibitions & Art Fairs

 

2019                             Ander Mikalson: Scores for a Black Hole, Art in General, Brooklyn, New York.

2018                             Toronto International Art Fair - Metro Toronto Convention Center, Toronto, ON

                                     Promenade, Jarvis Hall Gallery, Calgary, AB.

                                     ISCP-International Studio & Curatorial Open Studios: Group Exhibition of 35 artists participating in residencies,

                                     Brooklyn, New York.

                                     In Dialogue with Erwin Blumenfeld ‘From Dada to Vogue’, Corkin Gallery, Toronto, ON.

                                     Desire, Barbara Astman, Nan Goldin, Ryoko Suzuki etc., Corkin Gallery, Toronto, ON.

2017                             Let Us, Stride Gallery, Calgary, AB.

2017                             Mail Art, Kelsie Hjorleifson & Sondra Meszaros, The Lily, Calgary, AB.

2017                             Portraits, 2017, Five AM Art & Merchandise, Calgary, AB.

2016                             Plexus, DNA Art Space, London, ON.

                                     FOR YOU/AND ME (Curated by Ashleigh Bartlett), Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary, AB

                                     Toronto International Art Fair - Metro Toronto Convention Center, Toronto, ON.

                                     Summer Reading, Fortnight Institute, New York.

2015                             ARCO Madrid International Contemporary Art Fair, Madrid, Spain.

2014                             Herland- 60 Wall Gallery, Deutsche Bank Art, New York.   

                                     Toronto International Art Fair - Metro Toronto Convention Center, Toronto, ON.

                                     Drake Lab Residency: Mohammad Rezaei - Drake Hotel, Toronto, ON.

                                     Carte Blanche, DNA Art Space, London, ON.

                                     Fingering It Out, Sled Island Music & Art Festival

                                     Good Vibrations BYOB- Truck Contemporary Art. Calgary, AB

2013                             Toronto International Art Fair - Metro Toronto Convention Center, Toronto, ON.

                                     Hand To Eye To Land Sky To… - Sled Island Music & Art Festival. Calgary, AB

                                     ART SY- The Armory Show 2013 - Chelsea Piers, New York.

2012                             ACAD Faculty Exhibition – Illingworth Kerr Gallery. Calgary, AB.

                                     Toronto International Art Fair - Metro Toronto Convention Center, Toronto, ON.

                                     Calgary Biennial – AVALANCHE!, Calgary. AB.

                                     Lying – Sled Island Music & Art Festival. Calgary, AB.

                                     The Armory Show- Pier 92 & 94, New York. USA.

2011                             Toronto International Art Fair - Metro Toronto Convention Center, Toronto, ON.

                                     VIP Art Fair – Viewing In Private International Contemporary Art Fair Exclusively On-line

2009                             Paint and Charcoal, Corkin Gallery. Toronto. ON.

                                     Group Exhibition - Corkin Gallery.  Toronto. ON.

                                     Toronto International Art Fair - Metro Toronto Convention Center, Toronto, ON.

                                     Group Exhibition - Corkin Gallery.  Toronto. ON.

2008                             Toronto International Art Fair - Metro Toronto Convention Center, Toronto, ON.

                                     Art Chicago, Chicago, IL.

2007                             Toronto International Art Fair - Metro Toronto Convention Center, Toronto, ON.

                                     Hit or Miss (curated by Chris Cran & John Will), Triangle Gallery. Calgary, AB.

2005                             Art 36 Basel – Basel, Switzerland

2004                             Art Basel Miami Beach – Miami, Florida        

2003-2015                    Alberta College of Art & Design Faculty Exhibition. Calgary, AB.

                                     Untitled, Corkin Shopland Gallery, Toronto, ON.

                                     Art 34 Basel – Basel, Switzerland

                                     Toronto International Art Fair - Metro Toronto Convention Center, Toronto, ON.

2002                             5 Degrees (curated by Mark Clintberg) – Art Gallery of Calgary, Calgary, AB.

                                     Toronto International Art Fair - Metro Toronto Convention Center, Toronto, ON.

2001                             Artseen – Artcite, Windsor, ON.

                                     Toronto International Art Fair - Metro Toronto Convention Center, Toronto, ON.

2000                             Art 31 Basel – Basel, Switzerland

                                     Toronto International Art Fair - Metro Toronto Convention Center, Toronto, ON.

                                     Gradually: 3 Emerging Artists, Jane Corkin Gallery, Toronto, ON

 

 

 

Curatorial Projects            

 

2019                              Untitled co-curated exhibition with Kent Merriman Jr., The Lily, Calgary, AB. weird woman: Sunday Takeout,

                                     Brooklyn, New York. (Karen Azoulay, Claire Greenshaw, Jenine Marsh, Mary Morgan,

                                     Carmen Winant, and Ambera Wellmann)                                  

2017                             weird woman: Jarvis Hall Fine Art Gallery, Calgary, AB.

                                     (Karen Azoulay, Claire Greenshaw, Jenine Marsh, Mary Morgan, and Carmen Winant)

2014                             Fingering It Out: Sled Island Music & Art Festival, Calgary, AB.

2012                             Lying: Sled Island Music Festival & Art Festival, Calgary, AB.

 

 

Collaborative Practices     

 

2019                           Research Development with Director of the AUOA Library Rene   

                                   Martin & Bill Austin: curriculum support for thinking about the    

                                   application of research in arts specific library spaces for students.

                                   This collaboration is an extension of my ACAD 310 Special Topics: ‘tell

                                   them I said no.’ To be developed to propose research presentations at

                                   various conferences.

2018-Present              Feminist Histories Project (A.I.R. Gallery, SOHO22, and The Feminist

                                   Institute NYC with Karen Azoulay           

                                   On-going collaborative work made with Dylan Cameron

                                   for exhibition 2017-Present                    

                                   ‘I’m So Angry I Made A Sign’: protest sign-making events/workshops with

                                   Jane Trash for Femme Wave Visual Arts Programming.

                                   On-going print/multiples collaboration with Jane Trash ‘I BET YOU THINK/THIS

                                   SHIRT IS ABOUT YOU’ & ‘HOLD THEM UP//TEAR IT DOWN’:

                                   FemmeWave Visual Arts Programming 2017

2016-Present              SM/MC with Mark Clintberg (Feminist text-based projects)

          

                   

Residencies      

 

2018                             ISCP International Studio Curatorial Program, New York, NY

2016                             Awakening: Earth-based Spirituality & Art, Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto, ON

                       

Grants/Awards

 

2018                            Alberta Foundation for the Arts - Visual Arts and New Media

                                    Individual Project Grant

                                   Calgary Arts Development – Artist Opportunity Grant

                                   Faculty Professional Affairs Fund: Alberta College of Art & Design

 

 

Publications/Catalogues/Zines/On-line      

 

2018                             Feature Artist and commission for Fall issue of Freq Magazine through Contemporary Calgary

                                     Art in 2017: A View From Alberta, Leah Sandals, Canadian Art Reviews

2017                             weird woman: Disrupts Cliches, Lissa Robinsson, Galleries West online review  

2016                             Reading Revisited: A Conversation with Fabiola Alondra and Jane

                                      Harmon of Fortnight Institute, Blonde Art Books (online)

                                     Lavender Menace: Curated by Dana Buzzee & Sara Kelly

2015                             House and Home: June 2015

2014                             The Rusty Toque: An Online Literary, Film, and Art Journal-Issue #7

2014                             Untitled Zine: Drake Lab Residency-Mohammed Rezaei

2014                             Fingering it Out Zine: Sled Island Music & Art Festival

2012                             Calgary Biennial: Curatorial Essay by Steven Cottingham

2008                             Canadian House and Home: Style Issue, September 2008

2006                             Hit or Miss: Curatorial Essay by Chris Cran & John Will

2005                             Art Uncovered and Exposed. Betty Ann Jordan.  Canadian Interiors

2003                             Arts Business Exchange. Art Diplomats.  Anita Grace pg. 6-7. 

                                     5 Degrees, Catalogue essay by Mark Clintberg

 

 

Artist Talks/Papers Delivered

 

2019                            In Dialogue with Sara Knelman for ‘two blazing glares, for her pierce’ featured solo exhibition at Corking Gallery

                                    for Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival.

2018                            ‘Drawing the Line’ a lecture/workshop at Esker Foundation

                                    Artist Talk in the Corkin Gallery Booth, Toronto International Art Fair

                                    ISCP International Studio Curatorial Program

                                     A Conversation with Tyler Los-Jones: Jarvis Hall Gallery.

                                    Contemporary Calgary Art Flicks Screening/Artist Talk on ‘Belle de Jour’

2003                            5 Degrees in conversation with Crystal Mowry & Curator Mark Clintberg, Art Gallery of Calgary.

2002                             Retelling: Of Wolves and Women:  A discussion on the vital connection between oral traditions and

                                    the re-thinking of mythic sources as cultural touchstones. University of Windsor.

2000                            The Power of Otherness: The Relationship Between Animals and Humans, University of Windsor.

 

 

Professional Services & Volunteer

 

2018-2019                   Stride Gallery: Board of Directors

 

 

Gallery Representation/Collections            

 

Corkin Gallery, Toronto, ON

Jarvis Hall Gallery, Calgary, AB

Private Collections – Canada, United States, and Europe

Four Seasons Hotel- Toronto Art Collection

 

 

Conferences/Workshops/Symposiums

 

2008                            Curriculum Development Workshop (Part 2): Carolyn Payson-Director of Education for the

                                    Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum

                                    Curriculum Development Workshop (Part 1): Carolyn Payson-Director of Education for the

                                    Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum

                                    Sheldon Chumir Foundation for Ethics of Leadership

                                    Identity and Polarization: Implications For Our Ability To Live Well Together

2006                             CAPDHHE (Canadian Association for the Prevention of                                                                  

                                     Discrimination and Harassment in Higher Education): Representative                                         

                                     of ACAD First Year Studies Department

 

Professional Services

 

2019                            Stride Gallery: Board of Directors

2017                            Faculty Advisor Drawing Department Exhibition (3rd & 4th Year)

2016                            Figure Drawing Instructor: Arts Commons, Calgary, AB.

2004-2017                   MFA References for current ACAD students & Alumni

2003-2017                   Faculty Committee Member on 3rd & 4th Year Drawing Panel Crits

2016-2017                   Campus Wellness Committee

2015                            Faculty Advisor for Drawing Department Exhibition (3rd & 4th Year)

2012-2015                   ACAD Awards Committees

2012-2015                   Portfolio Review Committee

2010-2017                   Drawing Department Awards/Board of Governors

2011-2013                   ACAD Curriculum Standing Committee

2009-2011                   ACAD Professional Affairs Committee

2009                            Coordinator: DRWF 110 First Year Studies/Faculty Support/Meetings

2009                            First Year Studies Panel on Critique, student expectations, preparations for FYS Studio courses

2008                            Graduate Studies Panel Discussion: ACAD Student Resource Center Workshop Series

2008-2010                   Coordinator: DRWF 120 First Year Studies/Drafted new course description/Faculty Support/Meetings

2008                            NASAD Review: Selection committee for First Year Studies Presentation

2007-2010                   Student Services Strategic Planning Committee

                                    First Year Studies: Health & Safety Policy Learning Assistance Resource Center: Policy Review Committee

2006                            Diversity Advisory Committee Resource Committee Member

                                    Founded & Facilitated Prism: People for the Respectful Identification of Sexual Minorities

                                                        Student Services Strategic Planning Committee

2005                            ACAD Visiting Artist Committee

                                    First Year Studies Annual Exhibition Committee

                                    Portfolio Review Faculty Volunteer

2004-2006                   Premiere Visiting Artist Committee.  ACAD.

2004                            ACAD Academic Council Representative

                                    ACAD Diversity Advisory Committee

                                    Portfolio Review Faculty Volunteer

2002                            Graduate Representative for Visual Arts Department, University of                                  

                                   Windsor Graduate Representative for MFA Selection Committee,                                      

                                   University of Windsor

                                   Undergraduate Review Committee, University of Windsor.

                                   Space Committee, University of Windsor. 

                                   Graduate Society, University of Windsor.

                                   School Council, University of Windsor.