Rhonda Weppler

Curriculum Vitae

Solo Exhibitions
Endless Feast, Community Arts Initiative Artist Project, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
The Guest's Shadow, Susan Hobbs, Toronto, ON
Project Space, Root Division, San Francisco, CA
Pari Nadimi Gallery, Toronto, ON
Walks, Maclaren Art Centre, Barrie, ON
Veneers, Maclaren Art Centre, Barrie, ON
Orange Coast College Photography Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA
Acme Project Space, London, UK
Pari Nadimi Gallery, Toronto, ON
Art Gallery of Hamilton, ON
Pari Nadimi Gallery, Toronto, ON
Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC
String Room Gallery, Wells College, Aurora, NY
Darling Foundry, Montreal, QC
Ministry of Casual Living, Victoria, BC
Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, BC (catalogue)
Pari Nadimi Gallery, Toronto, ON
Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery, Halifax, NS
Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge, ON
Doris McCarthy Gallery, University of Toronto Scarborough, Scarborough, ON (catalogue)
Rodman Hall, Brock University, St Catharines, ON (catalogue)
Saidye Bronfman Centre for the Arts, Montreal, QC (catalogue)
Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, AB (catalogue)
Pari Nadimi Gallery, Toronto, ON
Pari Nadimi Gallery, Toronto, ON
Or Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Owens Art Gallery, Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB
Solo exhibitions from 2004 onwards are collaborative with with Trevor Mahovsky
Group Exhibitions
The Closer Together Things Are, Owens Art Gallery (Sackville), Southern Alberta Art Gallery (Lethbridge) and St Mary’s University Art Gallery (Halifax)
The Closer Together Things Are, University of Waterloo Art Gallery, Waterloo, ON
Petit Nuit, Nuit Blanche, Edmonton, AB
Militant Nostalgia – Where History Meets Memory, program of curator Paco Barragan, Nuit Blanche, Toronto, ON
Facetime: Contemporary Portraiture, Latcham Gallery, Stouffville, ON
Ghost, The Luminary, St Louis, MO
Baleful, curated by Ben Portis, Pari Nadimi Gallery, Toronto, ON
Nowhere Everywhere, Thompson Gallery, The Cambridge School of Weston, Weston, MA
Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe, Perth, Australia
InLight, Virginia Museum of Fine Art grounds, organized by 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA
All Together Now, Aurora, program of curator Aja Martin, Dallas, TX
Group 6: the Canadian Forces Artists Program, Diefenbunker, Ottawa, ON (catalogue)
Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, Sydney, Australia
Botanica: All Things Plant Life, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA (Weppler)
Ultra-sensitive eyeballs tracing a silvery wake from purple to blue, Garden Avenue, Toronto, ON (catalogue)
Obsidere, Alter Space, San Francisco, CA
Inside, Blackwood Gallery, Mississauga, ON
Art Bank Exposé: A selection of artworks from the Canada Council Art Bank, First Canadian Place Gallery, Toronto
Dlectricity, Nuit Blanche Detroit, MI
Artists at Glenfiddich 2014, Glenfiddich Distillery, Dufftown, Scotland
Wabi Sabi, Alter Space, San Francisco, CA
Pop Explosion, Sweetwater Center for the Arts, Sewickley, PA
Lure, San Diego Mesa College Art Gallery, San Diego, CA
Collages: Gesture and Fragments, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, QC
The National: Best Contemporary Photography 2014, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, IN
Ojai Art Festival, Ojai, CA
Free Association, Flux Night, program of curator Helena Reckitt, Flux Projects, Atlanta, GA
The Open West, Newark Park, Gloucestershire, UK
Persuasive Visions: 17th Century Dutch and Flemish Masterworks and Contemporary Reflections, Vancouver Art Gallery, BC
Almost Together, David Brower Center, Berkeley, CA
Art Souterrain, Montreal, QC
Shine, Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto, ON
Flatlanders and Surface Dwellers, 516 Arts, Albuquerque, NM (catalogue)
Pop Effects, Cade Fine Arts Center Gallery, Arnold, MD
Thirtieth Anniversary Exhibition, Artcite, Windsor, ON
Bodies and Buildings, Nuit Blanche, program of curator Christina Ritchie, Toronto, ON
Soft: works from the permanent collection, Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery, Halifax, NS
Material World, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS (catalogue)
Barroco Nova, Artlab, University of Western Ontario, London, ON (catalogue)
Viva Voce, Blackwood Gallery, University of Toronto Sheridan, Mississauga, ON
Like Some Pool of Fire, Open Space, Victoria, BC (catalogue)
No Windows, Satellite Gallery, Vancouver, BC
It is what it is, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON
Triumphant Carrot: The Persistence of Still Life, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Here in My Car, Art Gallery of Windsor, ON
Nothing to Declare: Recent Sculpture from Canada, The Power Plant, Toronto, ON
Cubes, Blocks and Other Spaces, Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, QC
Auto: Sueño y Materia [Auto: Dream and Matter], Dos De Mayo Art Center, Madrid, Spain (catalogue)
So Fake They’ll Think It’s Real, Sienna Gallery, Lenox, MA, curated by 18k Gold Tone
Auto: Sueño y Materia, Laboral Centro de Arte, Gijon, Spain (catalogue)
Man’s Ruin, Art Gallery of Mississauga, ON
Blue Like an Orange, Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, ON
How Soon is Now, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC (catalogue)
Drifting, Slowly, Pari Nadimi Gallery, Toronto, ON
Biennale Nationale de Sculpture Contemporaine, Galerie d'Art du Parc, Trois-Rivières, QC
Comic Relief, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON
Model Behavior, Organism, Portland, OR
Fun House, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
AUTObiographies, Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, SK
Beholding the Tranquil Beauty and Brilliancy of the Ocean's Skin…, Bodger's and Kludger's, Vancouver, BC
Readymade Map, +gallery, Nagoya, Japan
Many Shades of the Departed…, Clint Roenisch Gallery, Toronto, ON
Readymade Map, Tokyo Wonder Site, Tokyo, Japan
Berlin/Toronto Exchange, loop-raum fur actuelle kunst, Berlin, Germany
Off Grid, Ottawa Art Gallery, ON
Berlin/Toronto Exchange, Pari Nadimi Gallery, Toronto, ON
Art Hypermarkets: Contesting Consumerism, Palazzo delle Papesse, Siena, Italy
Domicile, Centre On Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA
Commodious Evolution, Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto, ON
Saturday Society, Or Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Test Kitchen, Belkin Satellite Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Cerve, Eastern Edge, St John’s, NF
Tunnel, Artcite, Windsor, ON
Genodrift, The Photographer’s Gallery, Saskatoon, SK
Homebody, Alternator, Kelowna, BC
Fancy, Contemporary Gallery, Ontario Textile Museum, Toronto, ON
Most group exhibitions from 2005 onwards are collaborative with with Trevor Mahovsky
Public Works
The Commuters, TTC commission for St Clair West Station, Toronto, ON
Northern Lites Minimart, commission for Nuit Blanche, Edmonton, AB
The Gathering, donated to City of Richmond, BC and installed on grounds of Branscombe House, created during Branscombe House Residency community workshops, in collaboration with local residents
Watch Seller, Translink commission for Main Street/Science World Skytrain station, Vancouver
Museum of Broken Watches, Sheridan College, Oakville, ON, Temporary Contemporary program
Midnight Star Market, commission for Aurora, Dallas, TX
Lead Artist, Seylynn Village, Denna Homes multi-phase commission, North Vancouver
Late Night D-Lite, commission for Dlectricity, Detroit, MI
Late Night Convenience, Flux Projects commission for Flux Night Atlanta
All Night Convenience, City of Toronto for Nuit Blanche
A False Creek, City of Vancouver commission for Cambie Bridge pilings and Cooper’s Park
Idea for a Trellis, Concert Properties commission for 1308 Hornby, Vancouver
Found and Lost (Vancouver), City of Vancouver commission for Platforms program
Public works are collaborative with with Trevor Mahovsky, except The Gathering
Art Gallery of Hamilton
Canada Council Art Bank
Fort Wayne Museum of Art
Kamloops Art Gallery
Kamm Foundation, Sparta, North Carolina
Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery
Musée d’art Contemporain de Montreal
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
Vancouver Art Gallery
William H Grant & Sons, UK
Adams, James, “Five to look for at Nuit Blanche”, Globe and Mail (Toronto), Sept 28, 2012
Adler, Dan, "Rhonda Weppler and Trevor Mahovsky at Pari Nadimi", Artforum.com, November, 2007
Affleck, Jane, “Material World”, C Magazine (Toronto), Summer 2012, p 46
Anderson, Randall, "Rhonda Weppler and Trevor Mahovsky", Flash Art International (Milan), vol XXXIX, No. 249, July-Sept 2006, p. 60
Armstrong, John, “Drifting Slowly”, Canadian Art online edition, December, 2008
Baird, Daniel, “Pair makes art from urban walks”, Toronto Star, Oct 18, 2012
Barnard, Elissa, “Diamonds shine on forever”, Chronicle Herald (Halifax), April 29, 2012
__________, “Painter’s figures tell a story”, Chronicle Herald (Halifax), July 29, 2012
Belcher, Katy, “Material World”, Visual Arts News, Summer 2012, pp 25-6
Birch, Jesse, “A Sea of Contingencies: Vancouver’s Domestic Interventions”, C Magazine (Toronto), Autumn 2009, p 13.
Bouchard, Gilbert, "Everyday Objects Reimagined for Sake of Carnivalesque Show", Edmonton Journal, Sept 25, 2007
Budney, Jen, "Rhonda Weppler and Trevor Mahovsky in conversation with Jen Budney", Rhonda Weppler and Trevor Mahovsky, catalogue of exhibition, Kamloops Art Gallery, 2008
Buis, Sue, "Cargo", and "a bout de soufflé (out of breath)", Rhonda Weppler and Trevor Mahovsky, catalogue of exhibition, Kamloops Art Gallery, 2008
Burnham, Clint, "Everyday objects transformed", The Vancouver Sun (Vancouver), Dec 16, 2006
Cash, Stephanie, “Preview: New guest curator Helena Reckitt to give 2013 Flux Night an international spin”, ArtsATL.com, April 10, 2013
_________, and Andrew Alexander “Flux Night 2013: A dialogue and assessment”, ArtsATL.com, Oct 10, 2013
Charron, Marie-Eve, “Un point de vue sur la collection”, Le Devoir (Montreal), Dec 24, 2009
Conner, Shawn, “VAG Masters show mixes 17th century with new work”, Vancouver Sun, June 14, 2013
Dault, Gary Michael, "By their fruits you shall know them", The Globe and Mail (Toronto), Nov 3, 2007
__________, “So much to see, even from a distance”, The Globe and Mail (Toronto), Jan 29, 2010
Dawson, Sage, “Flatlanders & Surface Dwellers at 516 Arts: an interview with Lea Anderson”, Temporary Art Review (temporaryartreview.com), May 28, 2013
De La Villa, Rocio, “El sueño en el desguace”, El Cultural (Madrid), May 22, 2009
Delgado, Jerome, “Presque Rien”, Le Devoir (Montreal), July 25, 2009
__________, "Restes et autres recuperations", La Presse (Montreal), May 26, 2006
Dezainde, Line, "Micropolitique Urbaine", Voir.ca (Ottawa), Apr 28, 2005
Diaz, Felipe, "Autobiographies: How We Share the Road", Autobiographies, catalogue, Dunlop Art Gallery: Regina, SK, 2007
Dick, Terence, “Akimblog Toronto: Shine at the Textile Museum”, akimbo.ca, Aug 6, 2013
Diviney, David, “Living in a Material World”, Material World, catalogue of exhibition, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (Halifax), 2012
Edelstein, Susan and Patrick Mahon, “Magic Carpet Ride:on an extravagant tapestry of neo-baroque art”, Barroco Nova, catalogue of exhibition, Artlab Gallery, McIntosh Gallery and Museum London: London, ON, 2012
Enright, Robert, “Barroco Nova”, Frieze (London), issue 149, September 2012
Fadden, Robyn, “Sunrain showers”, Hour (Montreal), June 25, 2009
Fairfield, Douglas, “Art in review: Flatlanders & Surface Dwellers”, Artslant.com, May 26, 2013
Falvey, Emily, “Rhonda Weppler and Trevor Mahovsky”, Canadian Art (Toronto), Winter 2009, p 124
__________, "Spinning Wheels", Gillian Collyer, Marla Hlady, Rhonda Weppler and Trevor Mahovsky, catalogue, Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, NB, 2004
Flack, Derek, “The best and worst of Zone B Nuit Blanche 2012”, blogto, Oct 1, 2012
French, Blair, “Rhonda Weppler and Trevor Mahovsky: Walks”, Column 8 (Artspace: Sydney)
Gabak, Jason, “Unusual Objects”, Auburn Citizen, Sept 12, 2009.
Ganis, William V., "Vancouver: Rhonda Weppler and Trevor Mahovsky", Sculpture (Washington), June, Vol 26, No 53, 2007
Gauthier, Gerry, “Before a return to collaboration”, Like Some Pool of Fire, catalogue of exhibition, Open Space, Victoria, 2010, pp 23-4
Gooden, Sky, “The Glenfiddich Prize Awards Two Canadian Artists”, Blouin Artinfo (blouinartinfo.com) Mar 6 2014
Hill, Lizzy, “Akimblog: Halifax”, July 31, 2012
Howlett, Patrick, “Akimblog: In London”, Akimbo (www.akimbo.ca), Nov 15, 2011
Jager, David, "Anti-Monumental: The 70's Get Ominous", Now Toronto (Toronto), Sept 22-28, Vol 25, No 4, 2005
__________, "Roenisch's Awesome Octet", Now Toronto, Aug 31 - Sept 6, Vol 25, No 53, 2006
Kealy, Séamus, "No Place as Home: New Art from Vancouver", exhibition brochure, Galerie AP4-Art, Geneva, and Viktor Bucher Projektraum, Vienna, 2005
Kordoski, Kyra, “The Ministry of Casual Living”, Whitehot Magazine (Victoria), March 2009
Krishtalka, Sholem, “Embrace the Zoo: A Nuit Blanche Guide”, Toronto Standard, Sept 29, 2012
Kwan, Vanessa, "Trevor Mahovsky and Rhonda Weppler", Canadian Art (Toronto), Spring 2005
Laba, Robyn, "Rhonda Weppler and Trevor Mahovsky", D'or: Goin Solo, Or Gallery: Vancouver, 2006
Laurence, Robin, "Triumphant Carrot puts evanescent nature of beauty on display", Georgia Straight (Vancouver), Jun 14, 2010
___________, “New public art installations function as an understated but alarming urban intervention”, Georgia Straight (Vancouver), Aug 28, 2012
Le Van, Katy, "Bleue comme une orange: Réinventer l'objet", Voir (Ottawa), April 23, 2009
Leong, Melissa, “Plan of Attack: Nuit Blanche’s nocturnal art race”, National Post (Toronto), Sept 28, 2012
Lum, Ken, "Gentle Indifference: the Art of Rhonda Weppler and Trevor Mahovsky", Rhonda Weppler and Trevor Mahovsky, catalogue of touring exhibition, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Liane and Danny Taran Gallery (Saidye Bronfman Centre), Rodman Hall Arts Centre (Brock University), Doris McCarthy Gallery (U of T Scarborough), Cambridge Galleries, 2006
Lynch, Brian, "Or Gallery show provides foil for latest SWARM", Georgia Straight (Vancouver), Sept 9
Mahovsky, Trevor, “On Cheap Tricks”, Thin catalogue, YYZ, Toronto, 2002
__________, “Rhonda Weppler”, brochure, Alternator Gallery, Kelowna, 2001
__________, “Rhonda Weppler”, brochure, Gallery 101, Ottawa, 2001
__________, “Three thin texts to parallel an exhibition”, Stacked brochure, Stride, Calgary, 2002
Martin, Alberto, “Rhonda Weppler and Trevor Mahovsky”, Auto. Sueno Y Materia, catalogue of exhibition, Laboral: Gijon, and Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo: Mostoles, 2009
Mavrikakis, Nicolas, “Matieres a reflexion”, Voir (Quebec City), July 24, 2008
McElroy, Gil, “Rhonda Weppler and Trevor Mahovsky at MacLaren Art Centre”, akimbo.ca, Jan 20, 2015
__________,“Ontario: 2014 Critics Picks”, akimbo.ca, Dec 16, 2014
McLaughlin, Bryne, “It Is What It Is: The Canadian Biennial in Question”, Canadian Art online, Nov 25, 2010
Miller, Earl, "Law and Ordering: On Evaluating Recent Canadian Neoconceptualism", C Magazine (Toronto), No 91, Autumn 2006, pp 30 - 35
Milroy, Sarah, ”The art of everyday objects”, Globe and Mail (Toronto), Dec 17, 2009
__________, "Pictures are out – experience is in", Globe and Mail (Toronto), Feb 14, 2009
__________, "The idea of a bright tomorrow is so yesterday", Globe and Mail (Toronto), Sept 20, 2008
__________, "Breaking the mould of Vancouver art", The Globe and Mail (Toronto), Sept 30, 2005
Morith, Kristen, “Nuit Blanche: the best and the rest”, samepageteam.com, Oct 3, 2012
Nader, Mariam, “Material World: The Stuff Art is Made Of”, Canadian Art online, Mar 29, 2012
Nicoll, Audrey, "Auto Pilot", Visual Arts News (Halifax), Winter, 2008
O’Keefe, Mary Christa, “Fun House Takes You Through A Looking Glass, Darkly”, Vue Weekly (Edmonton), October 12, 2007
Osborne, Catherine, "Shell Games", Designlines Toronto, Spring 2006, pp 38-9.
Papararo, Jenifer, "Triumphant Carrot: the Persistence of Still Life", Still Life, Contemporary Art Gallery:Vancouver, 2010.
__________, "Rhonda Weppler and Trevor Mahovsky", exhibition brochure, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, 2006.
Placentile, Milena, "Rhonda Weppler and Trevor Mahovsky", Border Crossings (Winnipeg), #101, Spring 2007
Ralikas, Vivian, “Rhonda Weppler and Trevor Mahovsky: Sun in an Empty Room”, esse arts+opinions (Montreal), #67, Fall 2009, p 108.
Reckitt, Helena, “Because the Night: Curating One-Off Nocturnal Events”, Art Papers (Atlanta), May/June 2013
Redfern, Christine, “Casting a Hollow World,” Montreal Gazette, August 8, 2009
__________, "Sculpture Jamming", Montreal Mirror, April 27-May 3, 2006, p 55
Roy, Christian, “Interior jour: l’endroit du décor”, Etc: revue de l’art actuel (Montreal), No 88, Dec 2009–Feb 2010
Sandals, Leah, “Nuit Blanche: Our picks of the night”, Toronto Star, Sept 28, 2012
__________, “Eleven artists illuminate their views on Nuit Blanche”, canadianart.ca, Sept 27, 2012
___________, “My Highlights from Art Toronto”, Artsy.net, Oct 21, 2013
Schechter, Fran, “Witty, wild junk”, Now Toronto, January 21-27, 2010
__________, “Artist interview: Rhonda Weppler and Trevor Mahovsky”, Now Toronto, Sept 27-Oct 4, 2012
Schwartz, Wylie, “The String Theory”, Ithaca Times, Oct 1, 2008
Shaugnessy, Jonathan, “Baroque: old and new”, Vernissage (National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa), Fall 2008
Sigolo, Alfredo, "Artissi(missi)ma", Exhibart.com (Florence), Nov 21, 2005
Tousley, Nancy, "Seeing Things", Calgary Herald digital edition blogs, Oct 4 2007
Whyte, Murray, “What is so interesting in Ottawa?”, The Star (Toronto), Dec 3, 2010.
Wong, Leah, “Art Night Long: four scene-stealers at Nuit Blanche”, Designlines (Toronto), Fall 2012
Wylie, Liz, "Is there something missing?", exhibition brochure, Kelowna Art Gallery, 2010
Youds, Mike, "It's a Wrap", The Kamloops Daily News, March 28, 2008
NARS, Brooklyn, NY
Community Arts Initiative Artist Project, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Artist in Residence, MFA Art Practice, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
Sculpture Space, Utica, NY
Branscombe House, Richmond, BC
Root Division, San Francisco, CA
Canadian Forces Artist Program
Glenfiddich Prize, Dufftown, Scotland
Residency, Acme Studios, London, UK
Residency, Artspace, Sydney, Australia
Residency, Banff Centre for the Arts
Sobey Award Longlist
Residency, Darling Foundry, Montréal, QC
Mayor’s Award, City of Vancouver (selected by Liz Magor)
Residency, ISCP, New York
City of Vancouver Artist Studio Award
Thematic Residency, Banff Centre for the Arts
Gibraltar Point Residency, Toronto Artscape
Vancouver Arts Development Award
Thematic Residency, Banff Centre for the Arts
MFA, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
BA (Honors), Specialization in Fine Art and Art History, Major in Psychology, University of Toronto
Diploma of Fine Art Studio, Sheridan College, Toronto