CONTACT
derrick@derrickpiens.com

Education

2007 | M.F.A., Southern Methodist University, Meadows School of the Arts, Dallas, TX

2005 | B.F.A., NSCAD University, Major Fine Art, Minor Art History, Halifax, NS

98-02 | Fanshawe College, Fine Art Program, London, ON

Solo & Two Person Exhibitions

2018 | Anthropocene, Latcham Gallery (with Jaime Angelopoulos), Stoufville, ON (upcoming)

2016 | The Bellows, Angell Gallery, Toronto, ON

2015 | The Ruin in the Refuge is the Hole (with Jaime Angelopoulos), Gelleria 5, Oulu, Finland

2014 | Dig Deep Bliss Darkness, General Hardware Contemporary,Toronto, ON

2014 | Three Step Snare (with Jaime Angelopoulos), Union Gallery, Kingston, ON (Catalogue)

2014 | All but None and Never the Same (with Marie Lannoo), 330G, Saskatoon, SK

2013 | When Things Collide, University of Waterloo Art Gallery, Waterloo, ON (Catalogue)

2012 | All In All (with Jaime Angelopoulos), Grimsby Public Art Gallery, ON

2012 | Art Spin, Sculpture Installation at MacGregor Park, Toronto, ON

2012 | Some Thing that Exists (with Jaime Angelopoulos), Gallery Connexion, Fredericton, NB

2012 | Truth and Fantasy (with Scott Everingham), Thames Art Gallery, Chatham, ON (Catalogue)

2011 | It Is What It Was, Peak Gallery, Toronto, ON

2009 | The Process of Dispersion and the Breaking Point of Location, A.W.O.L. Gallery, Toronto 

2007 | Sentinels, The Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, TX 

2007 | Sentinels, Mary Katherine Doolin Gallery, Meadows School of the Arts, Dallas

2004 | Outrospection, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS 

Group Exhibitions 

2017 | Young Canadian Painting, Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge, ON 

2016 | Summer Show, Angell Gallery, Toronto, ON

2016 | Acquisitions, Mountain Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2016 | Home Coming, Thames Art Gallery, Chatham, ON

2015 | Germination, curated by Vincent Uribe, LVL 3 Gallery, Chicago, IL

2015 | Toronto International Art Fair, General Hardware Contemporary Booth

2015 | There is no There, curated by Stefan Hancherow, Hamilton Artists Inc, Hamilton, ON

2015 | group show, General Hardware Contemporary, Toronto, ON

2014 | MAC at 20 Part II, MacKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas,TX

2014 | Public Domain, presented by Lo and Behold, Milkshake Agency, Geneva, CH (Catalogue)

2014 | Epiphonic Tomb, Art Now, Toronto Outdoor Art Expo, Toronto, ON

2014 | Papier 2014: Contemporary Art Fair for Works on Paper, Montreal, QC

2013 | Weird, Harbourfront Center, Toronto, ON

2013 | Skipping Stones, General Hardware Contemporary,Toronto, ON

2013 | Summertime in Paris, Parisian Laundry, Montreal, QC

2013 | Art of Our Century, Pollock Gallery, curated by Christina Rees, Dallas, TX

2012 | trans/FORM: Matter as Subject, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, curated by David Liss, Toronto, ON (Catalogue)

2012 | Art Spin, curated by Rui Pimenta, Toronto, ON

2012 | Magnetic Impulses, XPACE Cultural Center, Toronto, ON 

2011 | Odd Angles II, Peak Gallery, Toronto, ON

2010 | Opening Exhibition, Ingrid Mueller Art + Concepts,Fredericton, NB

2010 | Art Spin, curated by Rui Pimenta, Toronto, ON

2009 | Sliced Thighs Make Us Wise, Launch Projects, Toronto, ON

2008 | 7TH Annual Wish Auction, Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, TX 

2007 | MFA Thesis Exhibition, Pollock Gallery, Dallas, TX

2007 | Parallels, Mockingbird Station, Dallas, TX

2007 | Folks from Meadows, 500 X Gallery, Dallas, TX

2007 | Coming Together/Pulling Apart, curated by Lindsey Wylie & Marin Sullivan, McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas

Artist Residencies

2015 | Thames Art Gallery, Chatham, ON

2015 | KulttuuriKauppilaArt Center, A-I-R program, Ii, Finland

2009| Toronto School of Art, Toronto, ON

Press and Publications

2016| Sterling, Swimmers Group, Compiled by Vanessa Maltese, Abby McGuane and Lili Huston Herterich

2015 | Chicago's Concept-Based Exhibitions, Stephanie Cristello, Art Slant, Los Angeles

2015 | Germination, Amy Haddad, Art Diversions, Chicago, IL

2015 | Flying Ribbons and Robust Cubes, Ritta Makela, Kaleva Newspaper, Oulu, Finland

2014 | High Stakes: the work of Jaime Angelopoulos and Derrick Piens, by Katharine Vingoe-Cram, Three Step Snare publication, Union Gallery, Kingston, ON

2014 | Artist of the Week, feature and interview, LVL3 Media, Chicago, IL, Sept 25

2014 | Toronto Based Artists Showcase Sculptures at Union Gallery, Kashmala Omar, Queens Journal, Kingston, ON

2014 | Reviews, Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Akimblog, Terence Dick, July 8

2014 | At the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Natasha Chaykowski, Canadian Art Online, July 9

2013 | When Things Collide, essay by Ivan Jurakic, University of Waterloo Art Gallery

2013 | When Heavy Black Paintings Collide, Imprint, Erin Leach, Waterloo, ON, September 20

2013 | Universities Present Fall Exhibitions, The Record, Robert Reid, Waterloo, ON

2013 | Summertime in Paris, Montreal Gazette, John Pohl, Montreal, August 3 

2013 | At General Hardware, Summer Shows, Akimblog, Terence Dick, Toronto, ON, July 16

2013 | It's Summertime In Paris At Parisian Laundry, a la Montreal, Isa Tousignant, Montreal, QC

2012| All in All, Interview, TV Coleco, Niagara, ON

2012 | Exhibit Explores Movement, Thought and Time, Niagara This Week, Pieter Van Hiel, Niagara, ON

2012 | The False Promise of Stuff, R.M. Vaughn, The Globe & Mail, July 13

2012 | trans/FORM, at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Murray White, The Star, June 29

2012 | MoCCA Reflects Trending Return to Material with trans/FORM, Benjamin Bruneau, ARTINFO Canada, June 28

2012 | trans/FORM: Matter as Subject, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, ON

2012 | Sculptor Makes Use Of Any Old Thing, Jon MacNeil, HERE Magazine, Saint John, NB

2012 | Of two minds, Mike Landry, The Telegraph Journal, Fredericton, NB, May 12

2012 | Truth And Fantasy, It Is What It Was, Essay by Jaime Angelopoulos, Thames Art Gallery

2011 | Local Artists Featured in Joint Exhibition, Chatham This Week, Dec 28

2011 | Shot of Art: It Is What It Is, Derek Flack, Blog TO, Nov 5

2011| Video Interview: It Is What It Was, Anna Piszczkiewicz, OMNI TV, Toronto

2011| It Is What It Was at Peak Gallery, R.M. Vaughan, The Globe and Mail, Oct 29

Scholarships/Awards

2015 | Ontario Arts Council - Exhibition Assistance Grant

2014 | Ontario Arts Council - Exhibition Assistance Grant

2014 | Ontario Arts Council - Emerging Artist Grant

2013 | Toronto Arts Council - Emerging Artist Grant

2013 | Ontario Arts Council - Exhibition Assistance Grant

2012 | Ontario Arts Council - Exhibition Assistance Grant

2011 | Ontario Arts Council - Emerging Artist Grant

2010 | Ontario Arts Council - Exhibition Assistance Grant

2007 | Katherine Rigsby Dougan Scholarship, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX

2006-7 | Caroline M. Jones Scholarship, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX 

2005 | Southern Methodist University Graduate Scholarship, Dallas, TX

Selected Collections
Claridge Collection, Montreal, QC; KulttuuriKauppila Art Centre, Finland; Meadows School of the Arts, Dallas, TX; University of Waterloo Art Gallery, Waterloo, ON

Projects/Experience

2015 | Sculpture Workshop: Thames Art Gallery, Chatham, ON

2015 | Artist Presentation: Thames Art Gallery, Chatham, ON

2015 | Art Teacher: Lukio Upper Secondary School, Ii, Finland

2015 | Sculpture Workshop: Iipaja Centre, Ii, Finland

2014| Public Collide, Outdoor sculpture project, Toronto, ON

2014 | Artist Presentation: Department of Fine Art, Queens University, Kingston, ON

2014 | Artist Presentation: Department of Fine Art, Sheridan College, Oakville, ON

2014 | Artist Talk: Canadian Art Hop Tour, General Hardware Contemporary, Toronto, ON

2014 | Guest Juror: Sculpture / Wood Category - Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition

2013 | Artist Talk: When Things Collide, University of Waterloo Art Gallery, Waterloo, ON

2013 | Artist Presentation: Department of Fine Art, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON

2013 | Studio Presentation: University of Waterloo (Painting Class), Toronto, ON

2013 | Artist Presentation and Studio Critiques (MFA program): York University, Toronto, ON  

2013 | Studio Presentation: Sheridan College (Sculpture Class), Toronto, ON

2012 | Sculpture Workshop: Grimsby Public Art Gallery, Grimsby, ON

2012 | Artist Talk: trans/FORM, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, ON 

2012 | Artist Talk: Some Thing That Exists, Gallery Connexion, Fredericton, NB

2011 | Artist Presentation: Ed Pien and Derrick Piens, Toronto School of Art, Toronto, ON

2007 | Artist Panel: Coming Together/Pulling Apart, Mc Kinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, TX

2007 | Teaching Assistant: Introductory Sculpture, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX

2007 | Drawing Instructor: Meadows Museum of Art, Dallas, TX

2007 | Artist Assistant: Stone Carving, Hidenori Oi, Dallas, TX

2006 | Teaching Assistant: Intermediate Sculpture, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX

2005 | Teaching Assistant: Introductory Wood and Metal, Southern Methodist University, Dallas

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