Derek Liddington

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  • Installation view of Derek Liddington at Daniel Faria Gallery, 2015
  • Installation view of Derek Liddington at Daniel Faria Gallery, 2015
  • Installation view of Derek Liddington at Daniel Faria Gallery, 2015
  • A woman whose posture and stance echoes the woman I love., 2015
  • A woman whose posture and stance echoes the woman I love., 2015 (detail)
  • A woman whose posture and stance echoes the woman I love., 2015 (detail)
  • It seemed as though she would never make the decision to eat the apple or read the book., 2015
  • It seemed as though she would never make the decision to eat the apple or read the book., 2015 (detail)
  • It seemed as though she would never make the decision to eat the apple or read the book., 2015 (detail)
  • Over time the bananas rotted and the bowl remained still,  2015
  • He spent four months walking in circles, looking for food until he could walk no further due to the weight of his bundle., 2015
  • Osiris’ arm reaching for the sun, 2015 (detail)
  • Installation view of Derek Liddington at AKA Artist-Run, Saskatoon, 2015
  • Installation view of Derek Liddington at AKA Artist-Run, Saskatoon, 2015
  • Installation view of Derek Liddington at AKA Artist-Run, Saskatoon, 2015
  • Installation view of Derek Liddington at 8-11, Toronto, 2015
  • Installation view of Derek Liddington at 8-11, Toronto, 2015
  • Installation view of Derek Liddington at 8-11, Toronto, 2015
  • With revolution on my mind and the sun in my eyes I listen for the sound of a lovers embrace., 2014
  • Installation view at Cambridge Galleries, 2013
  • All I could do to control my anger was stare at the endless beauty of the sun as it spilled over the horizon. All I could do to control my love was stare at the endless beauty of the sun as it spilled over the horizon,  2013
  • Steel Plane 5' 10"d, graphite
  • A steel plate from Japan dropped from the second floor of the studio 31 times (self portrait embodying the violence of men who preceded me), 2013
  • A love worth fighting over (a monument to those that preceded me), 2013
  • A drawing by the artist (two views of a sun bleached horizon), 2013
  • A drawing by the artist (all the components of a half open venetian blind overlooking a couples riot), 2013
  • A drawing by the artist (a view overlooking a tower and two squares in constant motion), 2013
  • Installation view of Today a Legend Died. Viva la Revolution.
  • Installation view of Today a Legend Died. Viva la Revolution.
  • Installation view of Today a Legend Died. Viva la Revolution.
  • Portrait (revolution)1980-1988, 2012
  • Landscape (revolution), 1968-1992 (A repeated square visualizing the passage of time during the years following the events of 1968 and preceding the Los Angeles Riots), 2012
  • Portrait (revolution)1988-1994, 2012

DEREK LIDDINGTON

(b. 1981, Canada)

Lives and works in Toronto, Canada

 

EDUCATION

2007          University of Western Ontario, MFA

2004          Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, BFA

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017

The body will always bend before it breaks, the tower will always break before it bends, Art Gallery of York University, Toronto (forthcoming)

2015

Reclining Nude, Sitting Fruit, Daniel Faria Gallery, Toronto

It wasn’t until we closed our eyes that we could finally see what was there all along, AKA artist-run, Saskatoon, Canada

FLESH MARBLE LEAF AND TWIG, 8-11, Toronto

2014

The Sun has Always Set From East to West, curated by Denise Markonish, Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, Toronto

A Tale of Two Pairs of Lovers…, Canadian Opera Company, Toronto

The Sun has Always Set From East to West, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto

2013        

Every moment can be traced back to the first time I felt the warmth of the sun touch my face, Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge, Canada

Modern Love, Daniel Faria Gallery, Toronto, Canada

Art Berlin Contemporary, TBA, Berlin, Germany

Together we could have a revolution, Onagawa AIR, Onagawa, Japan

Every moment can be traced back to the first time I felt the warmth of the sun touch my face, Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge, Canada

2012        

Today A Legend Died.  Viva La Revolution., Daniel Faria Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2011                 

Dandy Gangs, Art Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Dandy Gangs, Karyia Park / Celebration Square, Dandy Gangs, Mississauga, Canada

Come up to My Room, A Group of Objects, Toronto

2010        

Coupe de Grace, Clark and Faria, Toronto

Allegory for a Rock Opera, Nuit Blanche (Curated by Sarah Robayo    Sheridan), Toronto, ON

Ballad for a working class pomo (Only the Lonely), Powerball 12, Toronto

The Warriors, Gallery 1313, Toronto

2009        

Landscape for a Modern Day Canadian Syracuse Vampire (collaboration with Stephen Lavigne), Spark Contemporary Art Space, NY

2008        

Appropriate Follies (collaboration with Stephen Lavigne), XPACE Cultural Centre), Toronto, Canada

Dr. No reading machine, Artmetropole, Toronto, Canada

2007                 

Telling you something you’ve already heard, ArtLab, London, Canada

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016 

Rehearsal for Objects Lie on a Table, Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Toronto

2012                 

Homecoming, curated by Cole Swanson, Living Arts Centre, Mississauga, Canada

Death in the City, curated by Amanda Needham, Le Gallery, Toronto.

New Meditations, curated by Rui Amaral, Daniel Faria Gallery, Toronto, Canada

Mini Golf: A Social Practice, curated by Iga Janik, Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge, Canada

2011         

Meet us on the Commons, curated by Elizabeth Underhill, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mississauga, Canada

Celebrity Still Life, curated by Cole Swanson, Living Arts Centre, Mississauga, Canada

2010          

FUN-WIG, Parker Branch, London, Canada

Art Toronto, Clark and Faria, Toronto, Canada

Reality Check, Clark and Faria, Toronto, Canada

Here, There and Nowhere, Board of Directors, Toronto, Canada

2009                 

Art Toronto, Clark and Faria, Toronto

Zero to One Gallery, group show, Kitchener, Canada

Assembly, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver

Bowie, Clark and Faria, Toronto

Clark & Faria Presents, Clark & Faria, Toronto

2007        

Showcase 07, curated by Daniel Faria and Ivan Jurakic, Cambridge Galleries, Toronto, Canada

Two Steps Back, curated by Sarah Todd, Interaccess: Electronic Media Arts Centre Toronto, Canada

Best of Exhibition,TOAE, First Canadian Place, Toronto,  Canada

2006        

Control Group 9, ArtLab, London, Canda

Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Nathan Phillip Square, Toronto, Canada

How Soon is Now: Strains of Utopia, ArtLab, London, Canada

2004        

Steps of a Prescribed Procedure, Eyelevel Gallery, Halifax, Canada

Drawing Exhibition: Top Drawers (curator: Julie Voyce), Anna

Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, Canada

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2015

Randle, Chris, “Review “Flesh Marble Leaf & Twig,”” Art in America, November

Genda, Dagmara, “A New Level of Anxiety in Derek Liddington,” MOMUS, October 5

2013

Janik, Iga, Derek Liddington: A Love Story, Cambridge Galleries

2012

Vaughan, R.M., “Derek Liddington’ s Fender Blender,” Globe and Mail, May 4

Walker, Ellyn, “Review: Derek Liddington at Daniel Faria Gallery,” C Magazine, no. 116, Winter

2011

Lau, Charlene K, “Rock Operas: Derek Liddington conflates arena rock and Regency England,” Magenta Magazine, vol. 2 no. 4, Fall

2010

Genda, Dagmar, Artist Profile, BlackFlash 2.0, issue 27.3, Summer

Enright, Robert, “Borderview,” Border Crossing, issue 113, March

2009

Whyte, Murray, “McFarland, Kydd, Gillmore, Kurland and everyone else at Clark & Faria,” Toronto Star, August 6

2008

Ho, Stacey, Reading Machine for Dr. No, Things of Desire, vol. 1, number 8

Todd, Sarah, Two Steps Back, published by Interaccess

2007

Smith, Greg J., “One Step Forward, Two Steps Back,” The Torontoist, July 18

Dault, Gary Michael, “Coke machine glows,” Globe and Mail, August 4

Jurakic, Ivan, Showcase 07, published by Cambridge Galleries

 

AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES

2011

Shortlisted, Artist Prize, Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts

Production Grant, Canada Council for the Arts

Emerging Artist Grant, Ontario Arts Council

2009

Level 1: Emerging Artist Grant, Toronto Arts Council

2008

Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council

2008

Project Grant (curator), London Community Foundation

2005-07

Graduate entrance scholarship, University of Western Ontario

2006

Honorable mention – Drawing, TOAE

 

COLLECTIONS

Bank of Montreal

Royal Bank of Canada

Toronto-Dominion Bank