A mixed media artist, Ginette Legaré has been teaching in OCAD University's Faculty of Art (mostly in the Sculpture/Installation program) since 1990, and in its Interdisciplinary Master's in Art, Media & Design graduate program. Her work has been shown in many group and solo exhibitions throughout Canada, in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain, the U.S. and in Tokyo, Japan. She has also taught at the University of Toronto/Sheridan College's Art and Art History Program, and at York University. The recipient of numerous grants and awards and former member of Mercer Union's board of directors and Cold City Gallery, she has served as an advisor and juror for several arts organizations. Her work is featured in public and private collections, and she is currently represented by the Birch Contemporary gallery in Toronto.
B.F.A., Université Laval, Quebec City, 1983 M.F.A., York University, Toronto, 1985
2004-2015 - Organized the yearly 'sculpture/Installation Thesis Exhibitions Series, held in Toronto galleries, featuring all OCAD U Sculpture/Installation Program Thesis students. 2004-2007 - Chair, Sculpture/Installation Program, OCAD U. 1991-1999 - Cold City Gallery, member 1989-1995 - Faculty member, Art & Art History Program, University of Toronto and Sheridan College. 1987-1994 - Mercer Union, Board of Directors. 1984-1985 - Course Director, Faculty of Fine Arts, York University.
2017: "FOR THE TIME BEING", Birch Contemporary, Toronto. (Solo), 2017: "MIND THE GAP: BIRCH CONTEMPORARY ARTIST+”, First Canadian Place Gallery, Toronto. 2014: "BY HOOK OR BY CROOK", Birch Contemporary, Toronto. (Solo) 2014 : "TAKING [A] PART", Mercer Union, curated by Georgina Jackson, Toronto. 2011-12: "VANITAS", Birch Libralato Gallery, Toronto. (Solo) 2008: "PROFIL CANADIEN", Espace 72, Dison, Belgique. (duo exhibition) 2007: "SHELF LIFE", Birch Libralato Gallery, Toronto. (Solo) 2006: "THE COLD CITY YEARS", The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto. 2004: "INSTRUMENTALITIES", Robert Birch Gallery, Toronto. (Solo) 2003: "SLIP" Mark Gomes and Ginette Legaré, Koffler Gallery, Toronto 2002: "SEMBLE" Lyn Carter, Ginette Legaré, Jeannie Thib Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax with catalogue essays by Jeanne Randolph, "Lives of objects brief and endless" and Sue Gibson 2002: "CONTRACT LENS", Robert Birch Gallery, Toronto. (Solo) 1999: "MULTIPLIE / DIVISE", Galerie des arts visuels, Université Laval, Quebec City 1997: "SALTED SAMPLES", Cold City Gallery, Toronto 1996: "MODUS OPERANDI: LOUISE NOGUCHI & GINETTE LEGARE", Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver and Canadian Embassy, Tokyo, Japan with catalogue essay by Michèle Thériault, "The Measure of an Interspace"
Awards \ Grants
2017: Ontario Arts Council, Exhibition Assistance Grants 2015: Ontario Arts Council, Visual Artists grant (Established) 2015: Ontario Arts Council, Exhibition Assistance Grants 2012: Ontario Arts Council, Visual Artists grant (Established) 2012: Toronto Arts Council, Grants to Visual Artists (Level 2) 2011: Ontario Arts Council (Senior Program) 2010: Toronto Arts Council, Grants to Visual Artists (Level 2) 2007: Ontario Arts Council (Senior Program) 2006: Ontario Arts Council (Senior Program) 2006: Toronto Arts Council, Grants to Visual Artists (Level 2) 2004: Ontario Arts Council (Senior Program) 2004: Toronto Arts Council, Grants to Visual Artists (Level 2) 2003: Canada Council for the Arts, Visual Arts Creation/Production Grant for Professional Artists ("mid-career category") 2003: Toronto Arts Council, Grants to Visual Artists (Level 2) 2002: Canada Council for the Arts, "B" Grant 2002: Canada Council for the Arts, Travel Grant 2000: Ontario Arts Council, Individual Artist Grant 1999: Canada Council "B" Grant 1999: Ontario Arts Council, Individual Artist Grant
Ombres et Lumières', in "Lumières des Lumière", edited by Alain Fleischer, with an introduction by Hubert Damisch. Lille, France: Edition Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains, 2015.
Professional Affiliations / Boards / Juries
2015: Advisor, Ontario Arts Council, Arts visuels, médiatiques et métiers d'art. 2013: Juror, INDX Condos Public Art Programme, Temperance Street, Toronto. 2011: Advisor, Ontario Arts Council, Operating Grants and Visual Arts Project Grants. 2011: Juror, Gramercy Park Public Art Programme, Private Development Art Project, Toronto. 2010: Juror, Ontario Arts Council, Visual Artists, Established Program, Toronto. 2007: Juror, Canada Council for the Arts, Visual Arts Program, Project Grants (Research/Creation). 2004: Juror, Ontario Arts Council's Chalmers Program: Chalmers Arts Fellowships Grants & Chalmers Professional Development Grants. 2002: Advisor, Ontario Arts Council: Visual and Media Arts Program, Public Art Galleries Operating Grant & Public Art Galleries Project Grant. 2001: Juror, Toronto Arts Council: Grants to Visual Arts and Media Artists program. 1991-1999: Cold City Gallery, member. 1997: Member of the AGO Advisory Committee on the "Artists with Their Work" Program. 1994: Galerie Brenda Wallace, Montr–al. 1986-2000: Art Gallery of Ontario, "Artists with their Work" program; participating artist. 1994-1997 Oakville Galleries, member of the Acquisitions Committee. 1987-1994 Mercer Union, Board of Directors.