Photo of Ian CARR-HARRIS
Photo of Ian CARR-HARRIS
Professor Emeritus
Faculty of Art, Graduate Studies
416-977-6000, Ext. 1573

Area(s) of Expertise

Installation Art, Sculpture, Art Writing


Ian Carr-Harris is an artist based in Toronto whose work has been exhibited nationally and internationally since 1971. Exhibitions include the Paris Biennale (1975), the Venice Biennale (1984), Documenta (1987), the Canadian Biennial at the National Gallery (1989), the Sydney Biennale (1990), the Montreal Biennale (1998) and Threshold at The Power Plant, Toronto (1998). Formerly represented by the Carmen Lamanna Gallery, Carr-Harris is now represented by the Susan Hobbs Gallery in Toronto. He has been Director of Library Services and Chair of the Experimental Arts & the Sculpture/Installation programs, as well as Acting Chair of the Criticism and Curatorial program at OCAD, where he continues to teach full time as an instructor in studio and theory. Carr-Harris's active publication schedule includes the writing of reviews and articles as well as catalogue essays. He was a founding board member of A Space (1971) and The Power Plant (1987), and has served on boards at Harbourfront and theArt Gallery of Ontario; he is currently on the board of The Power Plant once again.


1963: BA (Hons), in Modern History, Queen's University 1964: BLS, University of Toronto School of Library Science 1971: AOCA, in Sculpture, Ontario College of Art

Selected Exhibitions

1999: Ian Carr-Harris: pi?ce pour un rhinoc?ros et autres morceaux choisis, Centre Culturel Canadien, Paris 1999: Ian Carr-Harris, Susan Hobbs Gallery 1999: Ian Carr-Harris, Galerie Josselyne Naef, Lyon 1996-1999: Books for a Public Library, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, and circulated to the Owens Art Gallery, Mount Allison University, Oakville Galleries, Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador, London Regional Art and Historical Museum, Leonard & Ellen Bina Art Gallery, Concordia University and the Dunlop Art Gallery 1998: Ian Carr-Harris, Susan Hobbs Gallery 1997: Ian Carr-Harris, Galeria & Ediciones Ginkgo, Madrid

Awards \ Grants

1995, 1999: External Affairs: grants for exhibition assistance 1990, 1998: Canada Council, Creation/Production Grants for Established Artists 1988, 1992: Ontario Arts Council: two senior grants 1974: Canada Council: three "B" grants and numerous travel and material grants

Selected Publications

1993: "A History of Manners: Susan Schelle's Taste" in Frame of Mind: Viewpoints on Photography in Contemporary Canadian Art. Banff: Walter Phillips Gallery 1993: "Ransom Notes in the Mirror: Mark Gomes and the Amazing Fish" in C Magazine, no. 34 1994: "Supplementary Footnotes to Susan Schelle's A Question of Behaviour" in Susan Schelle: a Question of Behaviour, Toronto, The Power Plant 1996: "Nineteen footnotes written on an airplane concerning Patricia Homonylo's Patti Darnell series in The Ceremonial Landscape, Ottawa: Gallery 101 1997: "Angela Grauerholz: Fellow Traveller", in Canadian Art, Fall 1997: "On Exploring the Unknown: Northern Encounters", Toronto, in Siksi: the Nordic Art Review, XII, no. 3 2000: Ulrike Natterm?ller: Prospekt, texts by Annelie Pohlen and Ian Carr-Harris, Salon Verlag

Professional Affiliations / Boards / Juries

1983-1987; 1996-present: Board of Directors, The Power Plant, Toronto 2000: Member, University of Western Ontario Visual Arts Advisory Council 2000: Jury, Canada Council Awards to Organizations (past juries are numerous, and include Canada Council, Ontario Arts Council) 1991-1993: Board of Directors, Harbourfront Corporation 1990-1992: Board of Directors, Art Gallery of Ontario 1970-1971; 1981-1982: Board of Directors, A Space 1987-1991: Metro Toronto Public Art Advisory Commission