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MICHAEL A. ROBINSON                 

 

EDUCATION

                                                                                                                                                  

1996             Masters of Fine Arts, University of Paris I/Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris (France)

1994             Bachelor of Fine Arts, Concordia University, Montreal (QC)

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2020            The Some of All Things, La galerie du TOHU, Montréal, (QC)

2019            The Object as Evidence, SL Gallery, New York City, (NY)           

2018            The Gift of Oblivion, Galerie Diagonale, Montreal

2016            Either/And, ArtHelix, Brooklyn, (NY)

2015            Black Period, L’Œil de Poisson, Quebec, (QC)

2014            The Origin of Ideas, YYZ Artists Outlet, Toronto, (ON)

                    Austerity Measures, Le Lieu, Quebec, (QC)

2013            The Origin of Ideas, galerie antoine ertaskiran, Montreal, (QC)

2012            The last of the last of the last, Centre Plein sud, Longueuil (QC)

2010            Even When Bombs Are Gone, Parisian Laundry, Montreal (QC)

2009            Throw Genre, Darling Foundry, Montreal (QC)

2008            The Debris Field, Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain, Montreal (QC)

                    The Event Horizon, EXPRESSION, Centre d'exposition de Saint-Hyacinthe (QC)

2006            Speed Giants, Centre d'exposition CIRCA, Montreal (QC)

2004            Faits divers, Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain, Montreal (QC)

                    Avancer dans le brouillard, (Sweet Dreams), Musée nationale de beaux-arts du Québec, (QC)

2003            Sweet Dreams, Centre des arts actuels SKOL, Montreal (QC)

1999            Stand Up to Be Discontinued, Galerie Clark, Montreal (QC)

1998            Trompe le monde, Optica, Montreal (QC)

                    Recent Work, Carl Davis Gallery, Ottawa (ON)

1996            Real Real Gone, Gallery Samuel Lallouz, Montreal (QC)

                    Self, Hôpital Éphémère, Paris (France)

1995            Une cartographie inachevée, Quartier Éphémère, Montreal (QC)

                    Ouvrez le panthéon, Le Centre Colombier, Rennes (France)

1994            Devenir-imperceptible, Galerie AXENÉO-7 Art Contemporain, Hull (QC)

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2020            SPRING/BREAK Art Show, The Infinite Gyre, New York City, (NY)

2019            Objects in an Embassy, the Golden Square Mile, Montreal, (QC)

2018            Où allons-nous?, Musée national des Beaux-Arts du Québec, (QC)

2017            La chose en soi, Musée Régionale de Rimouski, (QC)

                    Making their Mark, 100 Bogart Street Gallery, Brooklyn, (NY)

2016            Black and white and r(e)ad all over, ArtHelix, Brooklyn, (NY)

                    Other worlds, other stories, Washington Project for the Arts, Washington D.C.

2015            Dyphthong, Shirley Fiterman Gallery, New York, (NY)

                    Art Souterrain, Complexe des Ailes, Montreal, (QC)

                    Formats X, library Formats, invitation-Sophie Jodin, Montreal, (QC)

2013            GAE 2013, galerie antoine ertaskiran, Montreal, (QC)

2012            Art Histories, VOX, centre de l’image contemporaine, Montreal  (QC)

2011            Dessin à dessein, Galerie Lilian Rodriguez, Montreal (QC)

2010            Expansion, La galerie de l’UQAM, Montreal (QC)

                   Ces artistes qui impriment, The National Library of Quebec, Montreal (QC)

                   The National Biennale of Sculpture, St-Jean-Port-Jolie (QC)

2009           Toronto International Art Fair, Parisian Laundry, Toronto (ON)

2008           Québec Gold, Reims (France)

2006           The National Biennale of Contemporary Sculpture, Trois-Rivières (QC)

                   Treehouse, Galerie Liane and Danny Taran, Montreal (QC)

                   Mots perdus, Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain, Montreal (QC)

                   Mots perdus, The Bridge Art Fair, Miami (USA)

                   Utopies à vendre, Centre d'exposition CIRCA, Montreal (QC)

                   Jumelages : L’ESPACE et son double, travelling exhibition, Montreal (QC)

2005            L’écho des limbes, Gallery Leonard and Bina Ellen, Montreal (QC)

                    Toronto International Art Fair, Special project invitation, Solo Spaces, Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain, Toronto (ON)

2003            La triennale de la relève québécoise, Marché Bonsecours, Montréal (QC)

2002            Ultra vide, Fonderie Darling, Montreal (QC)

1998            Nouvelle collection du prêt d’œuvres d’art, National Museum of Fine Arts, Quebec (QC)

                    Artifice, Saidye Bronfman Gallery, Montreal (QC)

                    Les bricolos, Centre Clark, Montreal (QC)

1997            La relève, Hôpital éphémère, Paris (France)

                   Panique au faubourg, exhibition in situ, Faubourg des Récollets, Montreal (QC)

                   En cause, BRANCUSI, Gallery AXENÉO-7, Hull (QC)

                   Loans collection exhibition, National Museum of Fine Arts, Quebec (QC)

                   ARCO 97, representation at the contemporary art fair, Madrid (Spain)

                   Exhibition of small format works, Galerie Samuel Lallouz, Montreal (QC)

 1996          Petite impertinence, Cité des arts, Paris (France)

                   The drawings and maquettes of sculptors, Galerie Samuel Lallouz, Montreal (QC)

 1995          40e Salon de Montrouge, Paris (France)

 

GRANTS, PRIZES

 

Grant: (type A), The Quebec Arts Council 2014, 2011, 2007, 2005, 2004,

Grant: (type A), The Canada Council 2009, 2007, 2019,

Shortlisted for the Louis-Comtois Award for Montreal mid-career artist in 2009

Grant: Maison de la culture du Monde, Paris (France) 1997

Grant: Ministry of Culture France (D.A.I.) 1997

Grant: (type B), The Quebec Arts Council 2002, 1998, 1996, 1994

Grant: Quebec Ministry of International Affairs 1995

 

RESIDENCIES

 

NARS, (New York Art Residency and Studio Foundation), USA (2015)

RU Residency Brooklyn, NY, USA (2015)

Residence and studio offered by the city of Rennes (France)

Residence and studio offered by l’Hôpital Éphémère, Paris (France)

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2020            Spring/Break Art Show, NYC, ARTnews,  3mars

                    Art Observed, New York: Spring/Break NYC, 6mars 

                   Cool Hunting, Authentic, Imaginative Immersion at Spring/Break Art Show, 2020, 11 mars 

                   Observer, Lack of Excess Makes Spring/Break This Season’s Best Fair, 5 mars

2019           Katie Hector, When the Artist Speaks, Art Spiel, October 29

2018           James D. Campbell, The Gift of Oblivion, Whitehot Magazine, November

2017           Marie-Eve Charron, La vie secrète des objets, Le Devoir, 19 août

2016           Cynthia Fecteau, Michael A. Robinson, Black Period, ETC Media, 107

2015           Anne Pilorget, L’art vidé de tout propos, Vie des arts 238

2013           Equal to my own equation, Monograph, Plein Sud, Longueuil, Quebec

                  Texts by André Paré and Marcel Blouin, Artist book, 116 p.

                  Marie-Eve Charron, La compacité du vide, Le Devoir, May 18

                  Marius Tanasescu, Una cosa mentale, ETC Montreal, No. 99

                  Normand Babin, Lumière sur les idées lumineuses, Montéalistment.blogspot.ca, May 19

                  Anne Pilorget, L’attrait du vide, Espace Sculpture, December

2012          Anja Bock, Art histories, Art Papers, July

2010          VOIR Télé-Québec, L’art contemporain sous terre, March 3

2009          Jérome Delgado, Affronter la scène, Le Devoir, March 28

                  Peter Dubé, Michael A. Robinson: Throw Genre, C Magazine 103

2008          Jérome Delgado, Premiers champs de couleur, Le Devoir, January 12

2007          Samuel Gaudreau-Lalande, Autour des errances, ETC Montreal, No. 78

2006          Treehouse, Galerie Liane et Danny Taran, Montreal, Quebec

                  Peter Dubé, L’écho des limbes, ESSE arts + opinions

                 Jean-Michel Ross, Jumelages: La sculpture dédoublée, ESPACE sculpture No. 75.

                 James D. Campbell, White Rabbit, Black Hole, ETC Montreal, No. 73, March-May

2005         James D. Campbell, Put yourself in my shoes!, ESPACE sculpture No. 71

                 James D. Campbell, Michael A. Robinson, Canadian Art, Vol 22, Spring

2004         Nicolas Mavrikakis, Michael A. Robinson: Atomes crochus, Le Voir, September 30

                Isa Tousignant, Various Exhibition Essentials, Hour, September 30

                Jérome Delgado, Aux quatre vents, La Presse, October 10

                Bernard Lamarche, Michael A. Robinson at Pierre-François Ouellette, Le Devoir, October 9

2003        Joan Rzadkiewicz, Elective Medicine, ETC Montreal, No. 63

                Nicolas Mavrikakis, Nuit Blanche, Le Voir, Montreal, May 1-7

               Caroline Andrieux, Ultra Vide, ETC Montréal, No. 61, March-May

2002       Jérome Delgado, Heureuse Renaissance, La Presse, July 22

1998        André-L. Paré, Michael A. Robinson, Parachute, No. 92, Oct-Dec.1998, pp. 47-48

               John K. Grande, Intertwining (Landscape, Technology, Issues, Artists), Black Rose

               Books, Montreal, New York, London, 1998 (pp.149-151)

               Bernard Lamarche, Panique en la demeure, Le Devoir, Montreal, June 14, 1997, p.B11

               Stéphane Aquin, Zone Art, Le Voir, Montreal, June 1997, Vol.11, No.25

               John K. Grande, Real Real Gone, ESPACE sculpture No. 39, spring 1997, Montreal

1996       Bernard Lamarche, Real Real Gone, Le Devoir, Montreal, November 16, 1996, B11

               David Liss, The Gazette (Montreal), January 20

              André-L. Paré, Michael A. Robinson : Attention Fragile, ESPACE sculpture No.32, Summer

           

EXHIBITION CATALOGUES

2016        Interdire, susciter, combattre, La prise de risque en création, UQAM, (QC)

2013        Equal to my own equation, Artist’s monograph, Plein Sud, Longueuil, (QC)

2010        Ces artistes qui impriment, The National Library of Quebec, Montreal, (QC)

2008        Québec Gold, Reims, (France)

2006        The National Biennale of Contemporary Sculpture, Trois-Rivières, (QC)

2005        L’écho des limbes, Galerie Leonard and Bina Ellen, Montreal, (QC)

2004        Avancer dans le brouillard, The National Museum of Fine Arts, Quebec, (QC)

2002         Ultra vide, Fonderie Darling, Montreal, (QC)

 

COLLECTIONS

National Museum of Fine Arts (permanent collection), Quebec (QC)
National Museum of Fine Arts (Art loans collection), Quebec (QC)
Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art, Montreal (QC)
Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa (ON)
Carleton University, Ottawa (ON)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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