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 and Two Person Exhibitions
2017 | 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), 330 G, Saskatoon, SK
2013 | When Things Collide, University of Waterloo Art Gallery (UWAG), Waterloo, ON (Catalogue)
2012 | All In All (with Jaime Angelopoulos), Grimsby Public Art Gallery, ON
2012 | Art Spin, Sculpture Installation at MacGregor Park, curated by Rui Pimenta, 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, ON 
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 | Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge, ON (upcoming)
2016 | Summer Group 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 > New Perspectives, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MoCCA), curated by David Liss, Toronto, ON (Catalogue)
2012 | Art Spin, Metropolis, curated by Rui Pimenta, Toronto, ON
2012 | Magnetic Impulses, XPACE Cultural Center, Toronto, ON 
2012 | Experiencing Perspectives, Mercedes-Benz, Fort Worth, TX 
2011 | Odd Angles II, Peak Gallery, Toronto, ON
2010 | Opening Exhibition, Ingrid Mueller Art + Concepts, Fredericton, NB
2010 | Art Spin, The Planet Building, curated by Rui Pimenta, Toronto, ON
2010 | Recall- Scarborough Arts Council, Corridor Gallery, Toronto, ON
2009 | Sliced Thighs Make Us Wise, Launch Projects, Toronto, ON
2009 | Experiencing Perspectives, Daimler Building, Fort Worth, TX 
2009 | Eye for Art, Thames Art Gallery, Chatham, 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
2006 | MFA Exhibition, Doolin Gallery, Meadows School of the Arts, Dallas, TX
2005 | MFA Exhibition, Doolin Gallery, Meadows School of the Arts, Dallas, TX
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
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
2015 | KulttuuriKauppila's new International Guest Artists, Senni Karvoven, IIn Hyvat Tuulet, Ii, 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 | Eccentric Art Exhibition: Toronto Based Artists Showcase Sculptures at Union Gallery, Kashmala Omar, Queens Journal, Kingston, ON
2014 | ...Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Akimblog, Terence Dick, July 8
2014 | Critical Craft at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Natasha Chaykowski, Canadian Art Online, July 9
2013 | When Things Collide, Publication essay by Ivan Jurakic, University of Waterloo Art Gallery (UWAG)
2013 | Universities Present Fall Exhibitions, The Record, Robert Reid, Waterloo, ON, October 19
2013 | When Heavy Black Paintings Collide, Imprint, Erin Leach, Waterloo, ON, September 20
2013 | Summertime In Paris plays with light and intimacy, The Gazette, John O. Pohl, Montreal, August 2 
2013 | 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 | Exhibit Explores Movement, Thought and Time, Niagara This Week, Pieter Van Hiel, Niagara, ON, November 8
2012 | Video Interview: All In All, The Source, TV Cogeco, Niagara, ON
2012 | Volume 3, 2011 - 2012, XPACE Cultural Center, Essay by Johnson Ngo,Toronto, ON
2012 | Curators' Club Toronto, Dolce Vita Magazine, Athaina Tsifiklis, November 14 
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 Media with trans/FORM, Benjamin Bruneau, ARTINFO Canada, June 28
2012 | Video Interview: trans/FORM: Matter as Subject > New Perspectives at The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, ON
2012 | Exhibition Catalogue: trans/FORM: Matter as Subject > New Perspectives, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, ON
2012 | Sculptor Makes Use Of Any Old Thing, Jon MacNeil, HERE Magazine, Saint John, NB, May 31
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, 
Chatham, ON
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 | It Is What It Was at Peak Gallery, R.M. Vaughan, The Globe and Mail, Oct 29
2011 | Video Interview: It Is What It Was, Peak Gallery, Toronto, ON
2011 | Video Interview: It Is What It Was, Anna Piszczkiewicz, OMNI Television 1, Toronto, ON
2011 | Experiencing Perspectives, Exhibition Catalogue, Fort Worth, TX
2009 | Experiencing Perspectives, Exhibition Catalogue, Fort Worth, TX
2007 | Video Interview: Plagiarism or Revolution, J.P. TV, Dallas, TX
2005 | Hollywood Comes Knocking, Chris McGregor, The Chatham Daily News, July 11 
2005 | NSCAD Annual Publication, Image & Notation, Halifax, NS

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
2007 | Caroline M. Jones Scholarship, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX 
2006 | Caroline M. Jones Scholarship, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX 
2005 | Southern Methodist University Graduate Scholarship, Dallas, TX

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 | 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/PHD 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: Double Shot: Ed Pien and Derrick Piens, Toronto School of Art, Toronto, ON
2009 | Artist Presentation: Toronto School of Art (Sculpture Class), Toronto, ON
2007 | Artist Panel Discussion: 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, TX
2004 | Artist Talk: Outrospection, Anna Leonowens Gallery, NSCAD University, Halifax, NS 

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