CV & Contact Info

Michael Davey

9 Ojibway Avenue
Toronto Islands, ON
M5J 2C9
ph. 416-203-0948



Post-graduate Diploma in Sculpture, Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland

Honours BA in Fine Arts, York University, Toronto, Canada

Exhibitions -Solo

2011 Drawing Water/Sourcing Stone, M9 ContemporaryArt Centre, Dyers Bay,
ON, August.

Short Life-Long Branch, permanent installation, Donald Forster Sculpture
Park, Guelph, Ontario. ongoing.

Overly Charmed/All Souls Passage, MacDonald Stewart Art Gallery,
Guelph, Ontario, Sept. – Dec.

2005 re: forestation , York Quay Gallery Project Room, Toronto, September November.
Maurice, Maurice Richard Vitrine, Hockey Hall of Fame, Toronto, ongoing.

Canadian Shield, Drabinsky Gallery, Toronto, February 3 – 24.
1999 For Those at Sea , Redhead Art Gallery, Toronto, March.
1998 “I couldn’t contain myself”: Notes From the Future Edge, Art Centre,

UniversityCollege, University of Toronto, September 11 – December 23.
1997 Floater, Redhead Art Gallery, Toronto, November.
1995 Overly Charmed, Dunlop Public Art Gallery, Regina, March – September.

The Staples Series, Innis College, University of Toronto, March.

1994 Overly Charmed, Costin and Klintworth Gallery, Toronto, September October.
1989 Recent Sculpture, Costin and Klintworth Gallery, Toronto, November.
1988 Bronze Sculpture, Forest City Gallery, London, Ontario, April.
Bronze Sculpture, Costin and Klintworth Gallery, Toronto, February.
1985 Imperial Technologies, Mercer Union, Toronto, September – October.
1983 Marble Installation, Via Santa Croce, Codena-Carrara, Italy, June.

1981 Quarries , Mercer Union, Toronto, September.
1980 Slate Installation, Mercer Union, Toronto, November – December.
1978 Installation, Richard de Marco Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland, January.
1976 Recent Sculpture, New 57 Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland, November.
Exhibitions -Collaborative/Two Person

2010 (with Delwyn Higgens) En Plein Air, York Quay Gallery, Harbourfront
Toronto, September – November.

2009 (with Delwyn Higgens), Amarillo Ramp, YouTube Video.

2004 (with Dan O’Connor) Interspecies Collaboration , Harbourfront
Information Centre, July – September.
2003 (with Delwyn Higgens) At the Water’s Edge , The Station Museum,
Collingwood, ON, June – October.

2002 (ongoing) (with Delwyn Higgens) Toronto Island Construction Site,
Artists’ Gardens, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto.

2001 (with Delwyn Higgens) POOL, Pool, Toronto Islands, July – August.

2000 (with Delwyn Higgens) Re:Place, Contact 2000, Gibraltar Point, Toronto


1992 (with Delwyn Higgens) EX-VOTO, Costin and Klintworth Gallery, Toronto,
November – December.

1992 (with Delwyn Higgens) Wood, Wire, Wax sculpture installation, 2
Federal Street, Toronto, February.

Exhibitions -Selected Group

Arena: The Travelling Show, The Museum, Kitchener, ON, January –

Looking for Tom, The Museum, Kitchener, ON, February – May.

My Name is Tom, Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, Owen Sound,
Ontario, May – October.

Persona Volare at the Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery,
Owen Sound, Ontario, April – June.

2009 Arena: The Travelling Show, MOCCA, Toronto,
September – October.

2009 Arena: The Travelling Show, Just for Laughs Museum,
Montreal, January – April.

Arena: The Travelling Show, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton,
October – January 09.
The Hockey Show , Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax,
March – June (dates TBA).

Persona Volare at the Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery,
Owen Sound, Ontario, July – September (dates TBA).

Playing in Traffic , The Red Bull Academy, Toronto, September
22 – October 29.

Long Branch , The Tree Museum, Gravenhurst, Ontario and
York Quay Gallery, Harbourfront, Toronto, September 15 –
November 4.

Forest for the Trees, Lonsdale Art Gallery, Toronto. November 9 –

30. This exhibition will travel to La Spezia, Italy in 2007 (dates TBA).
Mary and the Promised Land, Territory/Place Video Project with Brad
Harley. York Quay Art Gallery, Harbourfront, Toronto, November 11 –
December 31.

Moving Figure: Canadian and European Sculpture. Hamilton Art
Gallery. June 30 – February 18, 2007.

Canadian Club , Rodman Hall, Brock University, Nov. 6 – January 15.

2005 Hockey Schtick, Canadian Club , Canadian Cultural Centre, Paris,
Febuary 17 – June 18.

2004 Snow Cones , Dutch & Deutsch/Braam & Gratkowski/On Screen,
Goethe Institut, Toronto, November 14.

2004 Maurice Richard Commemorative Exhibition , Canadian Museum of
Civilization, Ottawa, April – December.

2004 Home Invasion – Video Installaton, Toronto, February.

Persona Volare/ Cantare , 518 College Street, Toronto, November.

2003 Return to Sender , 30th Anniversary Show, Forest City Gallery, London,
2003 Illuminato II : San Sebastian , University of Western Ontario, London,

2002 Reservoir . New Adventures in Sound. Toronto Island Filtration Plant,
Gibraltar Point Centre for the Arts, Hanlan’s Point, Toronto Island,

2002 Colour of Fire . Living Arts Centre, Mississauga Living Arts Centre,
June – August.
2001-02 Game Show , MASS MoCA, North Adams, Mass., August – May.
2001 Illuminato: San Sebastian, Hart House, Toronto,

2001 Playmaking, London Regional Art Gallery, London, Ontario, August September.
Great Lake, York Quay Art Gallery, Toronto, May – June.
2000 Ecce Homo, Persona Volare, Toronto, October.
Re:Place , Contact 2000, Toronto, May.

1999 High Finance, MEAT, 107 Church Avenue, Toronto, November.
Playtonic Forms, Rogue Wave II, Toronto Islands, October.
Wave Action, Contact 99, The Rectory Gallery, Toronto, May.

1998 Nest, Canadian Shield, 87 Wade Avenue, Toronto, October .

Between a Rock and a Hard Place, Rogue Wave I, Toronto Islands,
Door Prize, Alley Cats Scramble, Cinespace Studios, Toronto, October
29 – 31.
Mike and Ernie, Tag Team at the Launch Pad Gallery, 450 King St.
W., June.
Staples, Island: Toronto’s Offshore, First Canadian Place, Network
Toronto, April – May.

1997-98 Timber, Charting the Interface: Typography of the Skin, Language

Alma, Quebec; L’oeil de poisson, Quebec City; Glendon College,

October – February.

1996 The Passion/Images of Trust and Mediation, Regis College, University

Toronto, March – June.

Untitled, A Drawing Show, Costin and Klintworth Gallery, Toronto, April.

1995 Dust to Dust, Prayer Offerings, Art Gallery of Ontario, November.

1994 Tower, Terrain, Territory, Fractures in Modernism, Art Gallery of

August – November.

The Mill, The Cabinet Project, The Power Plant, Toronto, February.

1991-92 Stennis Drawings, Open Mind: The Lewitt Collection, Wadsworth
Atheneum, Hartford, Conn., October – February.

1991 Crucible, Nine From Toronto, Art Gallery York University,
Toronto, July – August.

Crucible, Nine From Toronto, Glendon Gallery, Glendon College,
Toronto, June.

1990 Crucible, Nine From Toronto, Polytechnic University, Newcastle-Upon-

England, August – September.

1987 Inside-Out, 6 sculpteurs Canadiens en Toscane, Canadian Cultural

Paris, July – August.

1986 Source, Experimental Faculty, Art Gallery of York University, Toronto,
Drawing Table, Faculty Show, Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts,
Hangzhou, China,

May – June.

1984 Mammalian/Reptilian, New City of Sculpture, Grunwald Gallery,


Splitting, Easdale Museum, Easdale, Scotland, June.

1983-84 Filtration, Artists’ Space, New York, December – January.

Books in Manuscript Form, Mercer Union, Toronto, December.

1980 Drawings for Sculpture, Union Made, Mercer Union, Toronto, December.

1979 Ravenscraig Works, Four Scottish Artists, Artists’ Space, New York,

Halifax Art Gallery, Canada, August.

1978 Drawing Table, Five Man Show, Talbot Rice Art Centre, University of


Traces, Expanded Tapestry, Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland, March.

1977 Tower, Flying Objects, New 57 Gallery, Edinburgh, February.

1976 Untitled Photoworks, New 57 Gallery and Glasgow League of Artists,
Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, March.

1975 Floor Installation, Seven Young Artists, New 57 Gallery, Edinburgh,

Civic Art

The Changing Station , Gibraltar Point, Toronto Islands.

1998-2003 Good Friday Accord

2002 Spent: Bic Lighter Installation

2001 Asphalt

2000 Plastic Inventory
1999 445 Balls

1998 Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Public Collections

. Dan Donovan Collection, St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto
. Department of Music, York University, Toronto
. Hockey Hall of Fame, Toronto
. Macdonald Stewart Art Gallery, Guelph, Canada
. University of Lethbridge, Canada. Art Gallery of York University
. Centre for Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto
. Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Conn., USA
. Art Bank of Canada, Ottawa
. Scottish Museum of Modern Art, Edinburgh
. Hamilton Art Gallery, Canada
. Windsor Art Gallery, Canada
. Art Centre, University College, University of Toronto
. Canadian Museum of Civilization, Ottawa

Corporate Collections

. Royal Bank of Canada
. First Marathon Securities
. Guild Electric
. Rogers, Bereskin and Parr, Barrs.
. Damma Inc.
. Tory, Tory, Deslauriers and Binnington, Barrs.

2005 Ragged Rascals Inc., Toronto
2002 Ragged Rascals Inc., Toronto
Reviews and Articles

2010 En Plein Air, Terence Dick, October 25.

2009 Border Crossings, Ben Portis, December.

Globe and Mail, Larry Humber, October 12.

Canadian Art, Sally Mackay, summer issue.

Blueblood, CITY TV Interview, December 9.

Arena: The Travelling Show, CTV interview, October 3.

On the Road Again , CBC TV videodocumentary, March 9.
Here and Now , CBC FM radio interview, March 9.

The National Post , R.M. Vaughan, October 22.

2005 The Toronto Star, Peter Goddard, July 24.

The National Post, Catherine Osborne, June 17.

2003 The National Post, Catherine Osborne, November 22.
The Toronto Star , Peter Goddard, August 2.
The Enamellist, Faith Layard, Spring.

NOW magazine, Thomas Hirschmann, August 2

2001 Bruce Dowbiggin, The Stick: a History, a Celebration, an Elegy.
McFarlane: Toronto, pp. 226-233. Forthcoming in 2003, CBC film after

the book.
New York Arts, Scott Zieher, October
CITY TV, George Lagojanes, July 24
CBC, Arts Report, Jane Perdue, August 3Globe and Mail, Gary Michael Dault, August 4
NOW, Deirdre Hanna, August 9DART, Corinna Ghazavi, March

2000 Globe and Mail, November 18, Gary Michael DaultMontreal Gazette, October 28, Henry Lehmann
ICI Montreal, on-line review, October 18
1999 Lola, winter, Delwyn HiggensEye, March 25, R.M. VaughanLola, spring, Sally McKay

1998 Lola, summer, Peter O’Brien
Globe and Mail, October 15, Gillian MacKay
Now, October 1, Dierdre Hannah

1997 Globe and Mail, November 15, Betty Ann JordanCJRT On the Arts, November 19, Jane Perdue
Ooh La La! Fashion TV, December 6-7, Brad Brough

1996 Catholic Register, April 22 -29, Michael Swan

1994 Censorium, Vol. II, Tila Kellman

1992 Now, November 26, Deirdre HannaGlobe and Mail, November 20, Kay Taylor

1991 Extension, June 19, Art on the Air, CKLN

1989 Workscene, November-December, Judith Sandiford and Ronald WeigsToronto Star, November 15, Christopher Hume

1988 Toronto Star, February 19, Christopher HumeNow, February 11-16, Liz WylieArtpost, spring, Earl MillerArtviews, winter, (cover design)

1987 Des arts visuels au Quebec, autumne, Yvonne Duruz

1986 C Magazine, spring, Dierdre Hanna

1985 Real Life, fall, (page design)
Vanguard, November-December, Jerry McGrathGlobe and Mail, October 4, John Bentley Mays
Toronto Star, September 27, Christopher Hume

1984 C Magazine, fall, (page design)

1983 Vanguard, February, Richard Rhodes

1979 Chronicle Herald, August, Halifax
Arts Magazine, June, Valentin Tatransky


2010 The Green Belt, Gallery 1313, Toronto, February.
2008 – 12 Arena: The Art of Hockey, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax,
Montreal, Edmonton, Toronto, Kitchener.
2007 Playing in Traffic, Red Bull Museum Art Gallery, Toronto, Sept. – Oct.

2005 Canadian Club , curated by Catherine Bédard, Centre culturel canadien,
Paris, February.

Works in Metal, L.L. Odette Sculpture Foundry, York University.
2003 Text and images for Watercolour, the site work, Humanities and Art
Magazine, Beijing, April.

At the Water’s Edge, The Station Gallery, Collingwood, ON, May – Oct.

2001 POOL, Harbourfront, Toronto, curated by Carla Garnet, July – Aug.

St. Sebastian, Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, U of Toronto,
curated by Lee LeClerc, Nov. – Jan.
Teaching Positions

1985- Associate Professor, York University, Toronto
1982-84 Assistant Professor, York University, Toronto
1979-81 Visiting Assistant Professor, York University, Toronto
1975-79 Visiting Lecturer, Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland

Visiting Lecturer, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee,
1975-77 Assistant Instructor, Edinburgh Printmakers’ Workshop, Scotland
Visiting Artist

2011 OCAD, University of Guelph

2010 OCAD, University of Guelph.

2006 University of Toronto, Erindale Campus, Oakville, Ontario.

2005 Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto.

2002 Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario

2002 McDonald Stewart Art Gallery, Guelph, Ontario
1995 University of Regina, Saskatchewan
1991 Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland
1988 Fanshawe College, London, Ontario
1987 Newcastle Polytechnic, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England

Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland
1983 Royal College of Art, London, England

Royal Academy, London, England
1982 Fanshawe College, London, Ontario
1979 Mount Allison University, New Brunswick

Arts Administration

2000- Board Member, Persona Volare, collective.

1999- Board Member, Art Gallery of York University
1997-2001 Board Member, The Redhead Art Gallery, collective.
1990-91 Organizer, Nine From Toronto, group workshop and exhibition at the Art
Gallery, University of Northumbria, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England.
1979-86 Founder and Boardmember, Mercer Union, Toronto for which received
Ontario Citizenship Award for community service.
1977-79 Board Member, New 57 Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland.
1975-78 Board Member, Edinburgh Printmakers’ Workshop, Scotland.


2002 BFA On View, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queens University,
Kingston, Ontario, April.

1986 Ken Bray, Mercer Union, May.
David Mach, Mercer Union, March-April.
Gerard pAs, Mercer Union, February.

1985 Four Artists from Quebec, Mercer Union, June.
John McCartney, Mercer Union, May.

1984 Gareth Fisher, Mercer Union, August.
Bill Woodrow, Mercer Union, March-April.

1983 Ron Sandor, Mercer Union, June.

1982 David Himbara, Small Gallery, Mercer Union, March.

1981 Sol Lewitt, Mercer Union, March.

1980 John Mitchell, Mercer Union, December.
Thomas Lawson, Mercer Union, November.
Lee Paquette, Mercer Union, March.

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