Associate Professor
Faculty of Art, Graduate Studies
416-977-6000, Ext. 1576

Area(s) of Expertise

Abstract Painting, Contemporary Art


An artist, writer and educator, Laura Millard has taught at the Alberta College of Art and Design, Concordia University, Georgian College, and the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Laura has been teaching studio painting and seminar courses at OCAD since 1995. An active artist, Laura has exhibited in numerous public, commercial and artist-run galleries across Canada including the Art Gallery of Hamilton, the Art Gallery of Windsor, La Centrale, the Edmonton Art Gallery and the Kenderdine Gallery at the University of Saskatchewan. Solo exhibitions include the MacLaren Arts Centre, Saint Mary?s University Art Gallery, Articule, and Stride Gallery. Laura is represented by the Pari Nadimi Gallery in Toronto. An active writer, Laura has published essays on contemporary and historical artists. She has lectured on her work at numerous galleries and schools across the country including the Banff Centre for the Arts, the University of Waterloo, the University of Western Ontario, the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, the Mendel Art Gallery and the Art Gallery of Ontario.


1989-1992: Master of Fine Arts, Concordia University 1981-1983: Bachelor of Fine Arts, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design 1979-1981: The Alberta College of Art, Calgary

Selected Exhibitions

2000 - 2001: Turbulence, Maison de la Culture, Cotes Des Neiges, Montreal (two perons) 2000: Imagining An [Other] Canada, University of Waterloo Art Gallery (Group exhibition/Catalogue) 2000: Critical Sites: Environmental Works, Rosemont Art Gallery, Regina (Group exhibition) 2000: Knockout, The Art Firm, Toronto (Group exhibition) 1999-2000: Imagining An [Other] Canada, Art Gallery of Algoma, Sault St. Marie, Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, Owen Sound, Mount St. Vincent Art Gallery, Halifax, Burlington Art Centre, Burlington 1999: Symbiont, Pari Nadimi Gallery, Toronto (Solo Exhibition) 1998: Moments Entrelaces, La Centrale, Montreal (Group exhibition) 1998: Groundcloth, MacLaren Arts Centre, Barrie (Solo exhibition) 1998: Recent Work, Pari Nadimi Gallery, Toronto (Solo exhibition) 1997: ground, Carl Davis Gallery, Ottawa (Solo exhibition)

Awards \ Grants

2000: Senior Artist, Creative Residency ?Discovery?, The Banff Centre 2000: Canada Council Travel Grant 1999: Residency Assistance, The Banff Centre, Landscape Residency 1998: Canada Council ?B? Grant, Long Term Production Grant 1998: Residency Assistance, The Banff Centre, Women and Paint 1997: Ontario Arts Council Grant 1997, 1996: Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council 1994: Canada Council Project Grant and Travel Grant 1994: The Leighton Artist Colony Studio Residency, The Banff Centre 1993, 1994: Visual Arts Project Grant, The Alberta Foundation for the Arts

Selected Publications

2000: The Single Tree, London Regional Art and Historical Museums 1999: A History of Four-Footed Beasts and Other Curiosities, Alex Livingston at the Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery and the University of Waterloo Art Gallery 1999: Scribe, Jeannie Thib at the MacLaren Arts Centre and The Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery 1998: Tom Thomson in Algonquin Park, Thomson Books 1997: Rising Ground, Anne Ashton and Judith Berry at The Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, Owen Sound, Ontario 1993: Images of Canada: Canadian Bank Notes, Border / Lines, issue 28. This article was selected for publication in ?Reader?s Choice: Essays for Thinking, Reading and Writing?, Prentice Hall Canada, Toronto, 1994