LEOPOLD PLOTEK

 

Born in 1948, Moscow, USSR. Lives and works in Montréal, Canada.

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2018-19           Throw Away the Lights, the Definitions, Corkin Gallery, Toronto

2017                No Work, Nor Device, Nor Knowledge, Nor Wisdom: Leopold Plotek, New and Selected Works, Koffler Art Gallery, Toronto

2015                Workingman’s Dead, McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton (Catalogue)

2013                CAMPANI, McClure Art Gallery, Montréal (Catalogue)

2012-13           Hue and Cry, MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie

2012-13           Workingman’s Dead, MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie (Catalogue)

2012                The Instrument of a Place, HAN ART CONTEMPORARY, Montréal (Catalogue)

2008                Against Gravity: Leopold Plotek and the Imagery of Height, HAN ART CONTEMPORARY, Montréal (Catalogue)

2006                Galerie Eric Devlin, Montréal

2005                Maison de la Culture Cote-des-Neiges, Montréal

2004                Galerie Eric Devlin, Montréal

2003                Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto

2002                Galerie Eric Devlin, Montréal

2001                Oeuvres inedits, Galerie d’art de la Ville d’Outremont, Montréal

2000                Galerie Eric Devlin, Montréal

1999                Galerie Eric Devlin, Montréal

1999                Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto

1997                Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto

1995                Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto

1993                Retrospective, Saidye Bronfman Centre, Montréal

1993                Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto

1991                Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto

1990                A Five-Year Perspective, Concordia University Art Galleries, Montréal (Catalogue)

1988                Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto

1986                Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto

1983                Galerie Yajima, Montréal

1982                Galerie Yajima, Montréal

1981                Galerie Yajima, Montréal

1980                Galerie Optica, Montréal

1976                Vehicule Art, Montréal

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2020                In Love with Paint, Corkin Gallery, Toronto

                       Temporary exhibition, MAC, Montréal

2019                Art Toronto Internation Fair, Corkin Gallery Toronto

2019                When the un departs for a new horizon: celebration 40 years of Corkin Gallery, Corkin Gallery, Toronto

2017-2018       Winged Victory, Corkin Gallery, Toronto

2017-2018       Pictures for an Exhibition: That's How the Light Gets In, Musée d’art contemporain, Montréal

2015                Living Building Thinking, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton

2011                Between the Cracks, OBORO, Montréal

2008-2012       Toronto International Art Fair, HAN ART CONTEMPORARY (Montréal)

2005                International Art Fair, Carrousel de Paris, Eric Devlin (Montréal), Paris

2001                ARTCITE, Musee d’art contemporain, Montréal

1997                Biodome de Montreal, Montréal

1995                Musée d’art contemporain, Montréal

1989                49th Parallel, New York

1988                Inaugural Exhibition, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

1985                Canada House, London

1982                Musée d’art contemporain, Montréal

1982                Musée des Beaux-Arts, Montréal

 

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

 

National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
Musée d’art contemporain, Montréal
Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec, Québec City
The Canada Council, Ottawa

Selected Corporate Collections

Banque Nationale du Canada
Loto-Québec
Rio Tinto Alcan
Sun Life Financial
Capital Vision
Martineau Walker
Cossette Communications
Macmillan Binch
Petrocanada
Nova Corporation
Westburne Industries
Steelcase
Caisse de depot et placement du Québec
La Peau de l’Ours
Senvest Collection
Joseph Battat Contemporary
Coll. Hydro-Québec
McMaster Museum of Art

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY (REVIEWS, ARTICLES, AND BOOKS)

 

2019                Woodley, E.C., “The Motion of Imagination: Leopold Plotek at the Corkin Gallery.” Vie des Arts, Spring, p. 73-75

2017                Klein, Benjamin, "A Shifting Sort Of Seeming: The Pleasurable Difficulty Of Leopold Plotek.”, Border Crossings, Issue 143.

2009                Woodley, E.C., “Visual Art: Leopold Plotek”, Border Crossings, Issue 109.

2007                Woodley, E.C., “In Review: Leopold Plotek”, Canadian Art, Volume 24, Number 2.

 

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

 

Professor, Department of Studio Arts, Concordia University, Montréal

 

CURATORIAL PRACTICE

 

2017                CONCEIVED IN COLOUR (Group Exhibition), McClure Gallery, Montréal

 

EDUCATION

 

Slade School of Art, London

Sir George Williams University, Montréal

McGill University, Montréal