CONTACT

colin@colinlyons.ca

EDUCATION

2009-2012  Master of Fine Arts (Printmaking), University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta

2003-2007  Bachelor of Fine Arts, Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016  A Modern Cult of Monuments, SNAP Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta

2016  A Modern Cult of Monuments, Artcite Inc., Windsor, Ontario

2016  A Modern Cult of Monuments, aceartinc, Winnipeg, Manitoba

2016  A Modern Cult of Monuments, Centre[3] for Print and Media Arts, Hamilton, Ontario

2015  A Modern Cult of Monuments, CIRCA Art Actuel, Montreal, Québec

2015  Time Machine for Abandoned Futures, Klondike Institute of Art & Culture, Dawson City, YT

2015  Time Machine for Abandoned Futures, Kamloops Art Gallery (The Cube), Kamloops, BC

2014  Automatic Ruins, SPACES, Cleveland, Ohio

2014  Automatic Ruins, OBORO, Montreal, Québec

2014  Automatic Ruins, ARTSPACE, Peterborough, Ontario

2013  Automatic Ruins, Galerie Sans Nom, Moncton, New Brunswick

2012  Automatic Ruins, FAB Gallery, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta

2011  Automatic Ruins, Hamilton Artists Inc., Hamilton, Ontario

2010  Industrial Monuments, Gallery Page and Strange, Halifax, Nova Scotia

2010  Nautical Monuments, New Brunswick Museum, Saint John, New Brunswick

2010  Oceanex Avalon, Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John’s, Newfoundland

2010  Monuments Industriels, GRAVE, Victoriaville, Québec

2010  Boom Town, Engramme, Québec, Québec

2010  Fitzgerald Rig, ODD Gallery, Dawson City, Yukon

2009  Fitzgerald Rig, Centre des Arts Actuels Skol, Montreal, Québec

2009  Boom Town, Eyelevel Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia

2009  Boom Town, AKA Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

2008  Boom Town, TRUCK, +15 Project Space, Calgary, Alberta

2008  Boom Town, Open Studio, Toronto, Ontario

2008  Boom Town and Ford Motor Co. of Canada: After Karsh, Gallery Lambton, Sarnia, ON

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017  Grant Wood Fellowship Exhibition, C.S.P.S., Cedar Rapids, Iowa (with Tameka Norris and Christopher Rasheem-McMillan)

2016  The University of Iowa Faculty Exhibition, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

2015  The Haptic & The Optic, IMPACT 9, China Academy of Art.

2015  Brain Storms, Enterprise Square Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta

2014  Beyond Street-lit Roads, Platform Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden (with Peter von Tiesenhausen and Sarah Anne Johnson)

2014  Art Toronto 2014 (Open Studio booth), Toronto, Ontario

2014  After the Flood: 2014 Faculty Exhibition, TRU Art Gallery, Kamloops, British Columbia

2014  Public School #1, Artist Proof Gallery, Calgary, Alberta

2014  …Landscape, dc3 Art Projects, Edmonton, Alberta

2014  Blueprints, Centre[3] for Print and Media Arts, Hamilton, Ontario

2013  Are You My Mother? Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, Sarnia, ON (with Cal Lane and Clint Neufeld)

2013  Where Water Comes Together With Other Water, Kala Art Gallery, Berkeley, California

2013  R.U.R., The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, Minnesota

2012  Print Resonance, Musashino University Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2012  International Triennial PrintArt Katowice, Rondo Sztuki Gallery, Katowice, Poland

2012  TRU Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition, Thompson Rivers University Gallery, Kamloops, BC

2012  The New Alberta Contemporaries, Esker Foundation Gallery, Calgary, Alberta

2012  The Unseen, AMS Gallery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia

2012  Unstable Natures, Latitude 53, Edmonton, Alberta

2012  Urban Nature, Malton Gallery, Pearson International Airport, Toronto, Ontario

2010  In Between Surfaces, SNAP, Edmonton, Alberta

2009  Illumination (Nuit Blanche à Montréal), Red Bird Gallery, Montreal, Québec

2008  Architectures for Nostalgia, Niagara Artists Co., St. Catharines, ON (with Andrea Kastner)

2008  Le Bruit et le Silence, Galerie Circulaire, Montreal, Québec

2007  Straight & Curly, Galerie Sans Nom, Salle Sans Sous, Moncton, New Brunswick

2007  Mount Allison University B.F.A. Exhibition, Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, New Brunswick

2006  Puerta de la Lima, Struts Gallery, Sackville, New Brunswick

2006  Atlantic Student Print Exhibition, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia

2006  The Print Show, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

2005  LOOK, Gallery Lambton, Sarnia, Ontario

AWARDS/ GRANTS/ SCHOLARSHIPS

2017  University of Iowa Office of Outreach and Engagement: Community Impact Grant

2016  Grant Wood Fellowship (Printmaking): The University of Iowa

2016  City of Hamilton Arts Awards: Emerging Artist (Visual Arts)

2014  Canada Council for the Arts: Project Grants to Visual Artists

2013  Canada Council for the Arts: Travel Grant

2012  Kala Fellowship Award: Kala Art Institute

2011  Alberta Foundation for the Arts: Individual Project Grant, Visual Art & New Media

2011  The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Artist Grant

2011  Alberta Advanced Education Achievement Scholarship Program

2010  Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, Profiling Alberta's Graduate Students Award

2010  Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec: Québec – N.B. Artist-in-Residence Program

2009  Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council: Joseph-Armand Bombardier Graduate Scholarship

2009  University of Alberta Master’s Recruitment Scholarship

2009  Walter H. Johns Graduate Fellowship, University of Alberta

2009  Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec: Development Grant, Research and Creation

2008  The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Artist Grant

2007  Dr. J.E.A. Crake Performance Award in Fine Arts, Mount Allison University

2007  First Prize, Mount Allison University Annual Printmaking Competition

2004-2007  Dean’s Honour List, Mount Allison University

2006  J.E.A. Crake Scholarship in Humanities, Mount Allison University

2006  J.E.A. Crake Foundation Arts Internship, Mount Allison University

2006  Simon Chang & Phyllis Levine Foundation Scholarship

2005  J.E.A. Crake Scholarship in Humanities, Mount Allison University

2005  James Arthur Gairdner Fine Arts Scholarship

2004  First Prize, Mount Allison University Annual Printmaking Competition

2003  Helen Kavanagh Nicol Foundation Scholarship

2003  Gallery in the Grove Visual Arts Scholarship

2003  Del and Bob App Memorial Award in Fine Arts

2003  Rick Garner Memorial Award

ARTIST RESIDENCIES

2015  Klondike Institute of Art & Culture, The Natural & The Manufactured, Dawson City, Yukon

2013  Kala Art Institute, Fellowship Program, Berkeley, California

2010  Atelier d'estampe Imago, Artist Residency Program, Moncton, New Brunswick

2010  Third Space Gallery, Passages + Prototypes Series, Saint John, New Brunswick

2008  St. Michael’s Printshop, Visiting Artist Program, St. John’s, Newfoundland

2008  Gallery Lambton, Emerging Artist Series, Sarnia, Ontario

2008  Atelier Circulaire, Artist Residency Program, Montreal, Québec          

ARTIST LECTURES

2017  Contingency Plan, C.S.P.S. (Ecofest), Cedar Rapids, Iowa

2017  Lithograph City and Other Sacrificial Landscapes, MacNider Art Museum, Mason City, Iowa

2016  A Modern Cult of Monuments, SNAP, Edmonton, Alberta

2016  Fellowship Lecture, University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, Iowa

2016  A Modern Cult of Monuments, aceartinc., Winnipeg, Manitoba

2016  A Modern Cult of Monuments, Centre[3] for Print and Media Arts, Hamilton, Ontario

2015  A Modern Cult of Monuments, CIRCA art actuel, Montreal, Québec

2015  The Natural & The Manufactured, Klondike Institute of Art & Culture, Dawson City, Yukon

2015  Time Machine for Abandoned Futures, Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, BC

2015  The Visiting Artist Series, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario

2013  Are You My Mother? Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, Sarnia, Ontario

2013  Fellowship Program, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, California

2013  Automatic Ruins, Galerie Sans Nom, Moncton, New Brunswick

2013  Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, British Columbia

2010  Oceanex Avalon, Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John's, Newfoundland

2010  Nautical Monuments, New Brunswick Museum, Saint John, New Brunswick

2010  Artist Residency Program, Atelier d'estampe Imago, Moncton, New Brunswick

2010  Monuments Industriels, GRAVE, Victoriaville, Québec

2010  Fitzgerald Rig, ODD Gallery Dawson City, Yukon

2009  Fitzgerald Rig, Centre des Arts Actuels Skol, Montreal, Québec

2009  Boom Town, AKA Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

2008  Artist Residency Program, Atelier Circulaire, Montreal, Québec 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2017-   Assistant Professor, Binghamton University (SUNY), Binghamton, NY

2016-2017  Visiting Assistant Professor (Grant Wood Fellowship), The University of Iowa

2014-2016  Studio Art Technologist (Printmaking): McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario

2012-2014  Visual Arts Studio Technician: Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, British Columbia

2013-2014  Vice-President, Arnica Artist-Run Centre, Kamloops, BC

2013-2014  Programming Committee (Chair), Arnica Artist-Run Centre, Kamloops, BC

2011-2012  Sessional Instructor: Art Fundamentals, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

2011  Substitute Instructor: Intermediate Figurative Sculpture, Advanced Figurative Sculpture, Advanced Word & Image in Printmaking, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta

2010-2011  Graduate Research Assistant: Sean Caulfield, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta

2011  Etching Workshop Coordinator, The Print Studio, Hamilton, ON

2010  Teaching Assistant: Art Fundamentals, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta

2010  Teaching Assistant: Printmaking, Intermediate Studies II (Etching), University of Alberta

2009  Programming Committee: Artist Residency Program, Atelier Circulaire, Montreal, Québec

2008-2009  Studio Member: Atelier Circulaire, Montreal, Québec

2008  Etching Workshop Coordinator, St. Michael’s Printshop, St. John’s, NL

2007  Youth Art Instructor: Gallery Lambton, Sarnia, Ontario

2006  Programming Committee: Exhibition/ Residency Program, Struts Gallery, Sackville, NB

2006  Gallery and Studio Assistant: Gallery Lambton, Sarnia, Ontario

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2017  Alisdair Wilkins, "How To Make Art Out Of Fighting Climate Change", Vocativ, May 8, 2017. 

2017  Claire Dietz, "Art Colony wraps with Geo-Engineering", The Daily Iowan, Iowa City, IA, May 4, 2017.

2016  Chang Yuchen. “Prix de Print, No. 20”, Art in Print, Chicago, IL, Vol.6/No.4, p. 16-17.       

2016  Courtney Holmes. “Traces of Industry”, Klondike Institute of Art & Culture, Dawson City, YT.

2016  Alexis Kinloch. “Nostalgia ain’t what it used to be.” Critical Distance, 21:3, Winnipeg, MB.

2016  Dagmara Genda. “Review: Colin Lyons at Ace Art Inc.” Magenta Magazine, Spring 2006.

2016  Steven Leyden Cochrane. “Colin Lyons at aceartinc.”, Akimbo, March 9, 2016.

2016  Tara Bursey. “Right to Ruin”, Centre[3] for Print and Media Arts, Hamilton, ON.

2015  Geneviève Goyer-Ouimette. "archéologue du futur", CIRCA art actuel, Montreal, QC.

2014  Josh Usmani. “SPACES Hosts Two Exhibitions That Bring Artist and Process Together”, Scene,             Cleveland, OH, November 12, 2014.

2014  Kristen Mott. “Rubble Reborn”, Canvas Magazine, Cleveland, OH, Fall/Winter 2014, p. 20-23.

2014  Jérome Delgado. "Un constat en ruine", Le Devoir, Montreal, QC, April 5, 2014.

2014  Pascal Dufaux. “Vestiges Automatiques”, OBORO, Montreal, QC.

2014    Aileen Burns & Johan Lundh. “Beyond Street-lit Roads”, Platform, Stockholm, Sweden.

2014    David Candler. “…Landscape”, dc3 Art Projects, Edmonton, AB.

2014    Stephanie Vegh. "Akimblog: Blueprints at Centre3 in Hamilton", Akimbo, February 25, 2014.

2014    Ingrid Mayrhofer. “Blueprints”, Centre[3] for Print and Media Arts, Hamilton, ON.

2013    Lisa Daniels. “Are You My Mother?”, Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, Sarnia, ON

2013    Gregory Ito. “Interviews with Fellows from Kala Art Institute” SFAQ Online, May 7, 2013.

2013    Victoria Dekker. “Abandoned Dreams of Prosperity”, Here Magazine, Moncton, NB, May 2, p.28.

2013    Heather White. “Road To Ruin” Telegraph-Journal, Saint John, NB, April 27, 2013, S3.

2013    Ben Heywood. “R.U.R.”, The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN.

2013    Eric Asboe. “Process, Here and There: One View of the Twin Cities”, Bad at Sports, March 14.

2012    Dick Averns. “Reviews: The New Alberta Contemporaries”, Galleries West, Fall/ Winter 2012

2012    Caterina Pizanias. “The New Alberta Contemporaries”, Esker Foundation, 2012, p. 22-23.

2012    Dick Averns. “Akimblog: The New Alberta Contemporaries”, Akimbo, June 19, 2012.

2011    Stephanie Vegh. "Akimblog: Hamilton and St. Catharines", Akimbo, May 31, 2011.

2011    Bryce Kanbara." long ago and far away”, Hamilton Artists Inc., Hamilton, ON.

2010    Sue Carter Flinn. "2010 Critic's Picks", Akimbo, December 13, 2010.

2010    Holly Gordon. "Going Industrial", The Coast, Halifax, NS, November 4, 2010.

2010    Nick Laugher. "Forgotten Landscapes", The Dalhousie Gazette, Halifax, NS, November 4, p.12

2010    Joan Sullivan. "Akimblog: St. John's", Akimbo, September 21, 2010.

2010    Chris Lloyd. "Oceanex Avalon", Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John's, NL.

2010    Mike Landry. "Objects of Obsolescence", Telegraph-Journal, Saint John, NB, July 3, 2010, S3.

2010    Christiane Baillargeon. "La Marque noire du paysage industriel", Vie des Arts, Montreal, QC,

2010    Christine Rousseau. "Post-Boom", Impact Campus, Université Laval, Québec, QC, March 23

2010    Lance Blomgren. "Monument to a Monument", ODD Gallery, Dawson City, YT.

2009    R.L. Tillman. "Colin Lyons", Printeresting, December 2, 2009.

2009    Geneviève Turcotte. “Colin Lyons chez Skol”, ARPRIM, Montreal, QC, November 2009, p. 9

2009    Julie Morel. "Colin Lyons", Incident, November 1, 2009.

2009    Chris Lloyd. "Fitzgerald Rig", Centre des Arts Actuels Skol, Montreal, QC.

2009    Leroux-Nega, Emmanuel. "L'art de l'obsolescence industrielle", Quartier Libre, Montreal, QC

2009    Stacy DeWolf. "Artsweek: Homage to Oil", Mirror, Montreal, QC, October 8, 2009, p. 42.

2008    Gary Michael Dault. "Gallery Going", The Globe and Mail, Toronto, ON, October 11, 2008, R16.

2008    Peter Goddard. "Critics’ Choice", Toronto Star, Toronto, ON, October 9, 2008, E2.

2008    Rebecca Diedrichs. "Boom Town Haunting", Open Studio, Toronto, ON.

2008    Kristen De Palma. "Letting it All Hang Out", PULSE Niagara, St. Catharines, ON

2008    Natasha Pedros. "Architectures for Nostalgia". Niagara Artists Centre, St. Catharines, ON.

2008    Matthew Hadley. "NAC hosts Architectures for Nostalgia", The Brock Press, St. Catharines, ON.

2008    Lisa Daniels. "Boom Town and Ford Motor Co.: After Karsh", Gallery Lambton, Sarnia, ON.

2008    Paul Morden. "Booming Art", The Sarnia Observer, Sarnia, ON, July 8, 2008, A3.

2005    Kathy Rumleski. "Leaving his Mark", The London Free Press, London, ON, Dec. 22, 2005, C1.

RADIO/ TELEVISION

2015    Susan Edgell. “CFJC Midday”, CFJC-TV Kamloops, BC, April 29, 2015.

2015    Gareth Madoc-Jones. “CFJC News”, CFJC-TV, Kamloops, BC, April 16, 2015.

2010    Cecil Haire. "The Morning Show", CBC Radio One, St. John's, NL, September 3, 2010.

2010    Jean-Pierre Guay. "L'Aérospatial", Radio Mémoire, Québec, QC, March 10, 2010.

2010    Catherine Lachaussée and Martine Côté. "Ça me dit de prendre le temps - Chroniques", Radio-Canada, Québec, QC, March 6, 2010.

2008    Richard Sasse. "The Source", TV COGECO, Niagara Falls, ON, September 2, 2008.