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IAIN BAXTER&

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L&NDSCAPE, 2012 Installation in North Vancouver City Library © Photo: M. Cynog Evans / Courtesy of CAUSA / Collective for Advanced and Unified Studies in the Visual Arts
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wandering & wondering...&..., 2011 Mixed Media Drawing © Courtesy of the artists
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IB&raisonnE Research Recruitment Poster, 2010 Poster Variable Dimensions © Courtesy IAIN BAXTER& & Adam Lauder
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&man & e-Chair [Panel 3 of 6], 2011 Online Graphic Novel © Courtesy IB&raisonnE
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until the & of time, installation in North Vancouver City Library, 2012 © Photo: M. Cynog Evans / Courtesy of CAUSA / Collective for Advanced and Unified Studies in the Visual Arts
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Acrylic Paint on Reclaimed Televisions; Reclaimed Pedestals; and Reclaimed Metal Wall Brackets Variable © Courtesy of the artist and Art Gallery of Ontario
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© Courtesy of the artist & Art Gallery of Ontario
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1. Time, detail from North American Time Zone Photo–V.S.I. Simultaneity, October 18, 1970 Offset Lithograph 17½ × 17½ In. (44.5 × 44.5 Cm) © Courtesy of Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
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Telephone Pole and Wires, Moscow, Idaho, 1959 Chromira Print 19 1/2 X 28 1/2 Inches © Courtesy of the artist & Corkin Gallery
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ACT #106 - Irrigation Field, Arizona, U.S.A., 1968 Black and White Photograph Mounted on Board 12.5 X 19.25" © Courtesy of the artist & Corkin Gallery
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A Cemetery of Books, La Villa Arson, Nice, France , 2006 © Courtesy of the artist & Corkin Gallery
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Winter Vista, 1995-1996 Duratran Lightbox 48.5 X 62 X 8" © Courtesy of the artist & Corkin Gallery
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Mountain Landscape with 3 Cumulus Clouds, 1965 Mixed Media 32 X 38 Inches © Courtesy of the artist & Corkin Gallery
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Still Life, Whisk Broom, 1965 Mixed Media 17 X 14 Inches © Courtesy of the artist & Corkin Gallery
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Tires, North Vancouver, British Columbia , 1967 Duratan Lightbox 27 X 18 X 5 1/2 Inches © Courtesy of the artist & Corkin Gallery
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Lawn, Vancouver, British Columbia, 1967 Chromira Print 42 X 58 1/4 Inches © Courtesy of the artist & Corkin Gallery
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Installation view of Bagged Place, UBC Fine Arts Gallery, Vancouver, 1966 © Courtesy the artist
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Middlesbrough, England
Birth year
1936
Lives in
Windsor
Works in
Windsor
Representing galleries
Statement

IAIN BAXTER& was born in England in 1936. His family immigrated to Calgary, Canada, the following year. He completed a Bachelor of Science in Zoology (1959) & a Master of Education (1962) at the University of Idaho, before pursuing a Master of Fine Arts in painting at Washington State University (1964). A formative experience early in his career was studying art & aesthetic theory at Kyoto University with the support of a Japanese Government Foreign Scholarship (1961), & his undergraduate studies in zoology form the roots of ecological concerns still evinced in his conceptual art practice. After completing his MFA, BAXTER& moved to Vancouver, British Columbia, where he was a founder of the “Vancouver School” of photoconceptualism, with Roy Arden & Ian Wallace numbering among his students. Among his numerous awards, BAXTER& was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2003.

Photograph: Adam Lauder, IAIN BAXTER&, photograph, 2010. Courtesy Adam Lauder.

IAIN BAXTER&

(Canadian, b. England, 1936)

Education

B.Sc., M.Ed., University of Idaho

M.F.A., Washington State University

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2011

  • IAIN BAXTER& Retrospective, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON

2010

  • IAIN BAXTER&: Canadian Perspective, Canadian Cultural Centre, Paris

  • IAIN BAXTER&: Walk On, Corkin Gallery, Toronto, ON

2008

  • and, Corkin Gallery, Toronto, ON

2007

  • Iain Baxter&: Television Works, Corkin Gallery, Toronto, ON

2006

  • Iain Baxter&, La Villa Arson, Nice, France
  • Iain Baxter& : Photographs, etc, Corkin Gallery, Toronto, ON

2005

  • Iain Baxter&/ N.E. Thing Co., VOX, Montreal, QC
  • Iain Baxter&, Corkin Gallery, Toronto, ON

1994

  • NO - KNOW, Lake Galleries, Toronto, ON

1991

  • Carmen Lamanna Gallery, Toronto, ON

1990

  • Iain Baxter&, Some Early Photography, Carmen Lamanna Gallery, Toronto, ON

1980

  • N.E. Thing Co. Ltd., Polaroid Works, The Hague, The Netherlands

1971

  • N.E. Thing Co. Ltd., Sonnabend Gallery, New York, NY

1967

  • N.E. Thing Co. Ltd., Centennial Projects, Douglas Gallery, Vancouver, BC

1961

  • Yamada Contemporary Gallery, Kyoto, Japan

Selected Solo Museum and Public Gallery Exhibitions

2009

  • Passing Through, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax

2008

  • Passing Through, Confederation Art Centre, Charlottetown

2007

  • Passing Through, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon
  • Passing Through, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, British Columbia
  • Passing Through, Rodman Hall, St. Catherines

2006

  • Passing Through, Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver
  • Passing Through, Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, ON

2001

  • Iain Baxter - Stuff & Installation, Museum of New Art, Detroit, MI

1999

  • Iain Baxter, Landscape Works, Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, AB

1997-98

  • Iain Baxter, Place, Products & Phenomenon, Art Gallery of Hamilton, ON

1995

  • N.E. Thing Co., The Ubiquitous Concept, Oakville Galleries, Oakville, ON

1993

  • You are Now in the Middle of an N.E. Thing Co. Landscape, Fine Art Gallery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver

1988

  • White Winter Show, University of Calgary, AB

1987

  • Food for Thought, Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, AB

1982

  • Baxter - Any choice Works, 1965 - 70, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto

1981

  • Reflected Paris Beauty Spots, Canadian Cultural Centre, Paris, France

1977

  • Another 2 projects: People/ Language & Eye Scream Restaurant, Vancouver Art Gallery, BC

1976

  • Iain Baxter: Celebration of the Body (‘76 Olympics), Agnes Etherington Gallery, Kingston, ON

1971

  • Radio and T.V. ads, N.E. Thing Co. Ltd., University of Alberta, Edmonton

1969

  • N.E. thing Co. Ltd., National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON

1968

  • Piles, Fine Arts Gallery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver

1966

  • Bagged Place, Exhibition/Installation/Environment, University of British Columbia, Vancouver

Selected Group Museum and Public Exhibitions

2010

  • On Line: Drawing in the 21st Century, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

  • The Art of Artist’s Books, Oakland University Art Gallery, Rochester, MI

2009

  • Experimental Art + Culture, Art Gallery of Calgary, Calgary, AB

  • Target Practice: Painting Under Attack 1949-78, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA

  • Imaginary Thing, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, Colarado

  • More Than Just Pretty Pictures, Deutsche Bank New York’s 60 Wall Street Gallery, New York, NY Les Ateliers de Rennes: Valeurs Croisées/Crossing Values, Biennale Contemporary Art Fair, Rennes, France TECOMAH: Les Environementales, Biennale Contemporary Art Fair, Jouy-en-Josas, France

2007

  • Plastic: Vacuum Forms, 1960 to Today, Geneva Museum of Art & History, Switzerland

2004

  • Food, Bordeaux Museum of Contemporary Art, Bordeaux, France
  • Portraits, Canadian Cultural Centre, Paris, France

2003

  • Global Village, Montreal Museum of Fine Art, QC
  • My Petite Enterprise, Meymac, France

2002

  • The 1970’s: Art in Question, Bordeaux Art Museum, France

2001

  • Vancouver Collects, Vancouver Art Gallery, BC
  • The Power of Reflection, Saidy Bronfman Gallery, Montreal, QC
  • Sea of Forking Paths, International Contemporary Art from the Collection of the Appleton Museum of Art, Daytona Beach, FL
  • The Power of the Image, Museum of the Photo, Montreal, QC

2000

  • ABC’s of Pop Art, Florida State University, Miami

1999

  • Out of this Century, Vancouver Art Gallery, BC
  • New Acquisitions, National Art Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON

1997

  • Geographies, City Museum, Corsica, France, Curated by Christophe Domino

1995

  • Reconsidering the Object of Art, 1965 - 1975, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

1993

  • Reflecting Paradise, Expo ‘93, Canadian Pavillion, Taejon, Korea

1991

  • Projectionos, Castello di Rivara Gallery, Torino, Italy

1989

  • Picturing California: A Century of Photograpy, Oakland Museum, CA

1988

  • Opening Exhibition, National Art Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON

1987

  • From Sea to Shining Sea, Power Plant Gallery, Toronto, ON

1985

  • In Grande Scale, tour: Vancouver, Toronto, Winnipeg

1983

  • Vancouver Art/Artists 1931 - 1983, Vancouver Art Gallery, BC

1982

  • Selections 1, Koln, Dusseldorf, Copenhagen

1981

  • Polaroid Works

1980

  • Pluralities (19 Canadians), National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON

  • 10 Canadians in the 80’s, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto

1978

  • 10 Canadian Artists, Kunstmuseum, Basel, Switzerland

1972

  • Mail Art, Paris Biennial, Paris, France
  • Soft Ware Show, Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

1971

  • Situation Concepts, Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck, Austria

1970

  • Information, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

1969

  • 10th Sao Paolo Biennial (represented Canada in photo-print), Sao Paolo, Brazil
  • 577,087, Seattle Art Museum, WA
  • Concept Art, Leverkusen City Museum, Germany

1968

  • Canadian Art - Aujourd’ hui, 14 Canadian artists, toured art galleries in major cities of Europe: Brussels, Rome, Paris, Lucerne (organized: National Gallery of Canada)
  • Soft Sculpture toured art galleries in major cities in the U.S.A.
  • Canadian Artists 68, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON
  • 7th Biennial of Canadian Art, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON

1965

  • 6th Biennial of Canadian Art, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON

1963

  • 5th Biennial Canada Art Exhibition, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON

Selected Museum and Public Collections

  • Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
  • Detroit Institute of Art, MI
  • Los Angeles County Museum, CA
  • Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, Holland
  • Geneva Museum of Art & History, Switzerland
  • National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON
  • Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
  • F.R.A.C. Art Museum, Bretagne, France
  • Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, QC
  • Vancouver Art Gallery, BC
  • University of British Columbia, Vancouver
  • York University, Toronto, ON
  • Appleton Museum of Art, Daytona Beach, FL

Honours and Awards

  • 2007 Officer of the Order of British Columbia
  • 2006 Gershon Iskowitz Prize
  • 2005 Canada Council Molson Prize in the Arts
  • 2005 Member of the Order of Ontario
  • 2004 Governor General’s Award in Visual Arts
  • 2004 Honorary Degree. D.Litt., University of British Columbia
  • 2002 Officer of Order of Canada
  • 2002 Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal
  • 1999 Iain Baxter - Archives & Study Centre, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
  • 1987 Alberta Government Achievement Award for Excellence. For exceptional national and international contributions/achievements in a professional capacity.
  • 1979 Victor Martyn Lynch - Staunton Award from The Canada Council
  • 1976 1976 Olympic Poster for Montreal Summer Games
  • 1973 Elected member of the Royal Canadian Academy
  • 1969 Represented Canada at the 10th Sao Paulo Biennial, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • 1968 Major Prize for Painting, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
  • 1967 Canadian Centennial Award for Printmaking, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
  • 1961 Japanese Government Foreign Scholarship to study art, Kyoto/Tokyo, Japan
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