Photo of David Pellettier
Photo of David Pellettier
David Pellettier
Associate Professor
Faculty of Art

Area(s) of Expertise

Sculpture and Installation, Figurative Sculpture, Moldmaking


Since joining OCAD in 1985, David Pellettier has taught various sculpture, installation and 3D courses in the Sculpture/Installation and Foundation Programs. He served as the Chair of the Sculpture/ Installation Program from 1990 to 1992. David has an active sculpture and installation art practice with pieces in public and private collections in Canada and abroad. In 1988 he was awarded a one year studio residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris to develop new work and to do research in France, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands. In 1989, Pellettier was the only non European artist chosen for the exhibition 'Porcelain and Colour - Contemporary Figurative Sculpture' organized by the Goebel Galerie in Germany. The exhibition travelled to the Stadtische Museen Heilbronn, the Badisches Landesmuseum, Karlsruhe, and the Museum der Deutschen Porzellanindustrie, Hohenberg/Eger, Germany. He continues to balance his studio work at the Gibraltar Point Centre for the Arts on Toronto Island and his Sculpture/Installation Program studio teaching.


1973: AOCA, Ontario College of Art.

Selected Exhibitions

2006: Objects & Images, Trinity Gallery, Atlanta. 2006: Dancing to the Invisible Piper, Art Gallery of Mississauga. 2004: Metopia, Edward Day Gallery, Toronto. 2001: Figuration, Carson-Masuoka Gallery, Denver. 2000: Small Images Project, Edward Day Gallery, Toronto. 1999: The Adam & Eve Project, Edward Day Gallery, Toronto. 1998: David Pellettier: Recent Sculpture, Edward Day Gallery, Toronto. 1998: David Pellettier: Recent Sculpture, Edward Day Gallery, Kingston. 1997: Bridge, 488 Queen Street West Windows, Toronto.

Awards \ Grants

1994: Ontario/Québec Cultural Exchange Program Grant. 1992: Ontario Arts Council Project Grant. 1990: Canada Council "B" Grant. 1989: Canada Council Project Grant. 1988: Canada Council Art Bank Purchase. 1988: Cité Internationale des Arts - one year residency, Paris, France.

Selected Publications

1999: Nigel Lezama, "The Adam & Eve Project," Lola, Summer Issue. 1998: Walther Stürmer, Begegnungen, Zeitgenossische, Porzellanplastik, Deutsches Porzellan Museum, Hohenberg/Eger, Germany. (catalogue). 1998: Lorne Kerr, "Subtle Simplicity," Queen's Journal, January 16, Kingston. 1998: Lee Papart, "David Pellettier: Recent Sculpture," Kingston Whig-Standard, January 31. 1998: Betty Ann Jordan, "Gallery Going," The Globe & Mail, March 7. 1997: Ihor Holubizky, "Shape Shifters," Art Gallery of Hamilton. (catalogue). 1997: Betty Ann Jordan, "Gallery Going," The Globe & Mail, July 12 1994: Vianney Théberge, "Alexandria," Le Courrier - Saint-Hycanthe, October 18