Photo credit: Vanessa Dou

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017 Barbara Edwards Contemporary, Toronto, Ontario (September 29, 2017)
Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, New York (press release)
2015 Barbara Edwards Contemporary, Toronto, Ontario
2014 Barbara Edwards Contemporary, Calgary, Alberta
2012 Barbara Edwards Contemporary, Toronto, Ontario
2011 Art 45, Montreal, Canada
2010 Von Lintel Gallery, “What It Is”, New York, NY
Art 45, Montreal, Canada
2008 Keith Talent Gallery, London, UK
2006 Michael Steinberg Fine Art, New York, NY
ArtCore Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2003 Kunstkabinet Hespert, Reichshof Hespert, Germany
Stadtische Galerie Haus, Siegen, Germany
Trier Galerie Haus, Trier, Germany
2002 Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, “Double Vision” Victoria, BC
2001 Edmonton Art Gallery, “Dreamland” Edmonton, AlbertaPari Nadimi Gallery, Toronto
1999 Flight in the Variable Zone” National traveling one person show with catalogue: Charles H. Scott Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Art Gallery of Saidye Bronfman Centre for the Arts, Montreal
University of Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, Ontario
Pari Nadimi Gallery, Toronto
Espace 502, Montreal
1997 Paolo Baldacci Gallery, New York, NY
1995 Linda Genereux Gallery,”Ora/Labora”, Toronto
1994 Paolo Baldacci Gallery, New York, NY
Art and Living Gallery, Seigen, Germany
1993 Baldacci-Daverio Gallery, New York, NY
1992 Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto
1991 Phillipe Daverio Gallery, New York, NY
1990 Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto
1988 49th Parallel, New York, NY
N.Y.Concordia University Art Gallery, Montreal
Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017 Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD), “99 Cents or Less”, Detroit, MI
2015 The American Academy of Arts and Letters Invitational, New York, NY
2013 Mendel Art Gallery, “Rewilding Modernity”, Saskatoon, Sask.
The Canada Council, “Land Reformed”, Ottawa, Ontario
2012 Kate Werble Gallery, “Waiting Ground”, New York, NY
2010 Shroeder Romero and Shredder, “Vivid”, New York, NY
2009 Sadler Wells, “Objects in the Forest”, London
2008 Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, “Carte Blanche”, Toronto
Claire Oliver Gallery “The Empire of This”, New York, NY
2007 The Elizabeth Foundation, “Horizon”, New York, NY
2006 The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
2005 Shroeder RomeroGallery,”Somewhere Out There”, Williamsburg Brklyn
2004 Keith Talent Gallery, “Strange Relationship” London, England
150 Cubic Meter Largas, “Invitational” Cologne, Germany
Plus Ultra Gallery, “A Dot That Went for a Walk”, Williamsburg, Bklyn
Bowdoin College Museum of Art “Exquisite Corpse” Maine
Michael Steinberg Fine Art, “In Polytechnicolor”, NY
Collaborative Concepts, “Slippage”, Beacon, NY
2003 D.U.M.B.O, “Future Species,” Brooklyn, NY
Edmonton Art Gallery, “Recent Acquisitions,” Edmonton, Alberta
2002 Winnipeg Art Gallery, “Short Stories”, Winnipeg
National Gallery of Canada, “Recent Acquisitions”, Ottawa
2001 Joseph Helman Gallery, “Pushing Paint”, NY
1999 Bertha and Karl Luebsdorf Art Gallery, “Hunter Selects” NY
Stadtische Galerie Haus, “MAD” Siegen, Germany
The State of Art, “Inscape”, Brooklyn
529 West 20th St., 8th Floor, “Rapture”, NYC
1999 Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, NYC
Campo Campo, “25 American Artists”, Antwerp, Belgium
Galerie René Blouin, “Peinture, Peinture,” Montreal
Pari Nadimi Gallery, “Your Place or My Place” Toronto
Starwood Urban Investments, Washington, DC
Mabel Smith Douglass Library, “Private Eye” Rutgers University, NJ 1998
Workspace, “The Mind is a Beast,” NYC
Marcel Sitcoske Gallery, “Food,” San Francisco, CA
Pari Nadimi Gallery, Toronto
1997 Art Gallery of North York, Toronto
Nielsen Gallery, “In the Spirit of Landscape”, Boston
1996 Musée d’art Contemporain, “L’Oiel du collectionneur”, Montreal
Paolo Baldacci Gallery, “Two Rooms” New York, NY
Paolo Baldacci Gallery, New York, NY
MIART 1995, “Four American Painters” – Medrie MacPhee, James Hyde, Donna Moylan and Christopher Lucas, Milan, Italy
The Power Plant, “Table Project” Toronto
1994 Paolo Baldacci Gallery, – MacPhee, Osler, Hoskin, Harcourt, New York, NY
Baldacci-Daverio Gallery, New York, NY
1991 Phillipe Daverio Gallery, New York, NY
1990 Katonah Museum, “The Technological Muse”, Katonah, NY
Concordia University Art Gallery, “Work Sites”, Montreal
Phillipe Daverio Gallery, “The Urban Landscape” New York, NY
G.E. Gallery, “Contemporary Environment,” Organized by Museum of Modern Art, Connecticut
1988 Liberty’s, “Canada Nouveau”, London, UK
One Penn Plaza, “New York City Works”, New York, NY
Southern Alberta Art Gallery, “Medrie MacPhee/Susanna Heller”, Lethbridge, Alberta
Borgenicht Gallery, “Landscape Anthology”, New York, NY
1987 Katzen Brown Gallery, “The Drawing Concern”, New York, NY
Einstein Gallery, “Vistas”, New York, NY
Exit Art, “Immigrants and Refugees”, New York, NY
1986 Winter Olympics National Billboard Project, Canada
56 Bleeker Street, “Mainly on the Plane”, New York, NY
Jus de Pomme Gallery, “4 X 4”, New York, NY
One Penn Plaza, “Short Stories”, New York, NY
1985 The Ted Greenwald Gallery, New York, NY
The Barbara Toll Gallery, New York, NY
Dalhousie Art Gallery, “Actual Size”, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Art Fairs

2014 Toronto Art Fair, Barbara Edwards Contemporary
2013 Toronto Art Fair, Barbara Edwards Contemporary
2010 Pulse Art Fair, Von Lintel Gallery, Basel Miami
2007 Toronto Art Fair, Artcore Gallery, Toronto
2006 Armory Art Fair, Artcore Gallery, New York, NY
2005 Scope Art Fair, Michael Steinberg Fine Art, Miami
VOLTA Art Fair, Artcore Gallery, Basel
FIAC Art Fair, Artcore Gallery, Paris
2004 Zoo Art Fair, Keith Talent Gallery, London
2002 Art Point, Miami


Anonymous Was A Woman Award – 2016 (press release)
John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship – 2009
New York Foundation For The Arts – 1985, 1998
The National Endowment for the Arts – 1985
Canada Council Established Artist Grant – 1996, 2000, 2004
Canada Council B Grant – 1987, 1990
Elizabeth Greenshields Award – 1985


BAU Institute‘s summer arts residency in Cassis, France – 2017
Vermont Studio School – 2010, 2014
Flying Horse Editions, Orlando – 2006, 2007
Visiting Artists and Scholars, The American Academy in Rome – 2002,2004
MacDowell Colony, Artist-In-ResidenNew York, NYe – 1982

Selected Bibliography

Wayne, Leslie, “Comfort Clothing for Fraught Times” (Medrie MacPhee in conversation with Leslie Wayne), Artcritical: the online magazine of art and ideas, July 20th, 2017
Maine, Stephen, “The Clothes Make the Painting”, Hyperallergic, July 8, 2017
_____, “Goings on About Town: Medrie MacPhee”, The New Yorker, New York, July 2017
Butler, Sharon, “Medrie MacPhee: Flat-out at Tibor de Nagy”, Two Coats of Paint Blog, New York, June 17, 2017
Hoffman, Jens, 99 Cents or Less (catalogue), Karma, New York, 2017
Gopnik, Blake, “Medrie MacPhee Paints With a Tailor’s Shears”, The Daily Pic, Artnet News, June 20, 2017
Mudd, Elena, and the G-Module Team, “Review: Medrie MacPhee ‘Scavenge’”, G-Module Art Advisory, August 1, 2017
Medrie MacPhee at Tibor de Nagy, New York“, Blouin Art Info: International, June 13, 2017
Butler, Sharon, “Interview: Medrie MacPhee in Ridgewood”, Two Coats of Paint Blog, New York, March 17, 2016
Hunt, Stephan, “Fictional SpacesThe Calgary Herald, Calgary, December 12, 2014
Baldissera, Lisa “Rewilding Modernitye Catalogue, Mendal Art Gallery, 2014, Sask., Saskatchewan
Smith, Roberta, “Vivid”, New York Times, January 20, 2011
Christine Kee, “Futuristic Species”,, July 16, 2010
Wilkin Karen, ” At the Galleries”, Hudson Review, Volume LXIII, No. 2 Summer 2010
McLean-Ferris, Laura, “Reviews, Marathon, London” Art Review, January/Feb, 2009
Tully, Judd, “Chelsea’s Silver Lining”, ARTINFO ( January 23, 2008
Dault, Gary Michael, “To Know or Not to Know: That is The Question”, Medrie MacPhee, Toronto Globe & Mail, November 4, 2006
Goodman, Jonathan, “Under My Skin, Medrie MacPhee”, Art In America, May 2006
Biro, Mathew ” In Polytechnicolor” Contemporary, Issue #66, Oct. 2004, London UK
Genocchio, Ben “A Backup Plan With Refined Results” New York Times, May, 30, 04
Peden, Paul “It’s the New Thing” Miser and Now Issue #1, Nov. 14, 2003, London UK
“Zukunft ist interdisziplinar: Medrie MacPhee Architeckturkonstrukte und Korperbaustellen” Seigener Zeitung, Oct.4, 2003
Dahle, Sigrid “Short Stories, Captivating Addictive Exhibit” Winnipeg Free Press, 7/02
Bouchard, Gilbert “Between Reality and Our Dreams”, Edmonton Journal, Nov. 30/01
Thorkelson, Erila ADreamland, SEE Magazine, Issue # 417, November 29, 2001
Johnson, Ken, APushing Paint, Joseph Helman Gallery, New York Times, Sept.14, 2001
Enright, Robert, Ungrounding Science, Medrie MacPhee’s Meditations on Survival, Border Crossings, Volume 20 Number, Issue No.78, Summer 2001
Dault, Gary Michael, “Medrie MacPhee at Pari Nadimi”, Globe & Mail, Toronto, April 14, 2001
Hanna, Deidre, A Surreal Deal, Medrie MacPhee at Pari Nadimi Now Magazine, April 18-24, 2001
Theberge, Pierre, Director’s Notebook, Vernissage, National Gallery of Canada, 2001
Newlands, Anne, Canadian Art From Its Beginnings to 2000, Firefly, Ottawa, 2000
Lambrecht, Mark, “26 American Artists”, catalogue essay, Campo, Antwerp, 1999
Mackay, Gillian “Medrie MacPhee at Pari Nadimi Gallery” Globe & Mail, June 19, 1999
Laurence, Robin, “Medrie MacPhee, An Interview ” Canadian Art, Summer 1999
Jordan, Betty Ann, “Future Swirl,” Toronto Life, Toronto, June 1999
Lamarche, Bernard, “Recyclage pictural: Des univers machiniques suranné,” Le Devoir, Montreal, May 16, 1999
Houpt, Simon, “Dual Citizenship,” Toronto Globe & Mail, May 15, 1999
Lehmann, Henry, “Artist Animates Life’s Nuts and Bolts,” Gazette, Montreal, May 1, 1999
Goodman, Jonathan, “Medrie MacPhee: Unnatural Selection”, Medrie MacPhee, Charles H.Scott, Gallery Publications, 1999
Laurence, Robin, “MacPhee Meditates on Modernism’s Failings,” The Georgia Straight, Vancouver, March 11-18, 1999
Goodman, Jonathan, “Medrie MacPhee and Amy Sillman; Two Painters From New York City” Contemporary Visual Arts, January 1999
Mumford, Steve, “Exquisite Corps: On The March Again,” Review: The Critical State of Visual Art in New York, Volume 4, Number 2, Oct. 1, 1998
MacKay, Gillian, “Gallery Going”, Globe & Mail, Sat. March 14, 1998
Thomsen, Christian, Bauen Fur Die Sinne – Erotik und Sexualitat in der Architektur, Prestel, 1996 (English edition 1998) New York, NY Summer 1996, Vol. 55 No.2, Artist’s Pages
Wilkin, Karen, “At The Galleries,” Partisan Review, Volume LXIII, No.1, 1996
Goodman, Jonathan, review, Canadian Art, Volume 13, No.1, Spring 1996
The Paris Review, Issue 137, Winter 1995 (Cover) Balken, Debra Bricker, Owen Drolet and Donna Masini, Medrie MacPhee, Paolo Baldacci Gallery, 1995
Swain, Robert, Hidden Values; Contemporary Canadian Art in Corporate Collections, Douglas & McIntyre Vancouver, Toronto,1994
The Paris Review, Issue 129, Winter, 1994, Artist’s Pages
Johnson, Ken, “Medrie MacPhee/ Baldacci Daverio”, Art In America, July, 1993
Scott, Susan, “Medrie MacPhee/Baldacci Daverio,” Art News, New York, June, 1993
Clarkson, David, “Medrie MacPhee/Paolo Baldacci Gallery,”Canadian Art, Summer 1993
Taylor, Kate, “Art About,” Globe & Mail, Toronto, Sept. 18, 1992
Hanna Deidre, “Medrie MacPhee/Mira Godard Gallery,” Now, Toronto, Sept. 10, 1992
Raven, Arlene, “The Doctor Is In,” The Village Voice, New York, June 30, 1992
Negri, Massimo, La Fabbrica Romantica, catalogue, Kriterion, Milano, 1992
Cohen, Ronny, “Medrie MacPhee/Daverio Gallery,” Artforum, New York, Oct., 1991
Ottenbrite, Phillip, “Medrie MacPhee”, catalogue, Phillipe Daverio Gallery, NYC
Wilkin, Karen, “At The Galleries,” Partisan Review, LVIII, 3, 1991
Fillin-Yeh, Susan, The Technological Muse, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY: catalogue, 1990
“As 6 Artists Saw Cities Since 1910, New York Times, July 19, 1990
Thomsen, Christian, “Personal Metaphors: Medrie MacPhee’s Magical-Fantastical Realism,” PARNASS, Vienna, January, 1990
Freedman, Adele,”Medrie MacPhee’s Industrial Poetics,”Canadian Art, Fall, 1989
Thomsen, Christian, LiterArchitekture, Dumont Buchwerlag, Koln, 1989
Sturman, John, “Medrie MacPhee/49th Parallel,” review, Art News, New York, June, 1989
Berlind, Robert, “Medrie MacPhee/49th Parallel,” review, Art In America, April, 1989
Clark, John, “No Apologies,” Vanguard, review, No.18(1) 1989
Tully, Judd, “Medrie MacPhee,” Taxi, preview, Oct. 1988
Lehmann, Henry, “Poetry In Ruins: MacPhee’s Luminous Art,” Daily News, Montreal, 1988

Lectures and Public Panels

Panel discussion: 99 Cents or Less, MOCAD May 21, 2017
Vermont Studio School 2011,2014
OCAD, Toronto, 2008
SUNY Purchase, NY 2007
University of Orlando, Florida 2007
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, 2002
Triangle Artists’ Workshop, Dumbo, NY, 2002
Cinncinati Art Academy, 2000
Universitat-Gesamthochschule Siegen, Germany, 2000
Princeton University, NJ, 2000
Mendel Museum, Saskatoon, Sask. 2000
Saidye Bronfman Centre, Montreal, 1999
Emily Carr Institute, Vancouver, BC 1999
SUNY Albany, NY 1998
Princeton University, NJ 1997
Williams College, Williamstown, Mass. 1996
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, 1996
Emily Carr Institute, Vancouver, BC, 1995
Universitat- Gesamthochschule, Siegen, Germany, 1994
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, 1994
Emily Carr Institute, Vancouver, BC, 1993
University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, 1993
Memorial University, St. John’s, Newfoundland, 1993
New York Studio School, New York, NY, 1992
Nova Scotia College of Art, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1991
Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, 1991
Ottawa School of Art, Ottawa, Ontario, 1990
Waterloo University, Waterloo, Ontario, 1989
York University, Toronto, Ontario, 1989
Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York, 1988
Alberta College of Art, Calgary, Alberta, 1988
Concordia University, Montreal, Que., 1988
Banff Center, Banff, Alberta, 1986
Optica Gallery, Montreal, Que., 1986
Emily Carr Institute, 1986
Nova Scotia College of Art, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1984
Dalhousie University Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1984
Banff Center, Banff, Alberta, 1984, 1986

Selected Collections

The Palmer Museum of Art, Pennsylvania State University PA.
National Gallery of Canada
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Art Gallery of Ontario
Musee d’ Art Contemporain, Montreal
Asheville Museum, North Carolina
Edmonton Art Gallery, Alberta
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Canada House, London UK
Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec, Montreal
Nickle Arts Museum, Alberta
Memorial University Art Gallery, Newfoundland
Beaverbrook Art Gallery, New Brunswick
Concordia University Art Gallery, Quebec
Confederation Centre Art Gallery, P.E.I.
Canada Council Art Bank
Starwood Urban Investments, Washington, D.C.
Blackburn Group, London UK
eloitte’s, UK
Nova Corporation
Sun Life Assurance
Prudential Insurance of America
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt, Toronto
Deutsche Bank
Swiss Bank Corporation
Royal Bank, NY
Chase Manhattan Bank, NY
Toronto Dominion Bank, NY
Bank of Canada
Private Collections in Canada, U.S. and Europe

Art Writing Credits

Medrie MacPhee, “A Tribute to Alan Uglow”, Brooklyn Rail, 2011
MacPhee, Medrie “Animal, Vegetable or Mineral,”: Book Cover and text in Artefakte, Artefiktionen; Transformationsprozesse zeitgenossischer Literaturen, Medien, Kunste, Krewani, Angela, University of Heidelberg Press, 2000
MacPhee, Medrie “On Authenticity and Meaning”, M/E/A/N/I/N/G, Duke University Press, 1987
MacPhee, Medrie “Tribute, Porfirio di Donna” Sulfur Magazine, #19

Film Writing Credits

Love Is A Gamble, co-authored a TV drama for Toronto’s City TV/CHUM shot in summer of 2004.
Nights Noontime (2003) co-authored short feature film screenplay about one strange afternoon in the history of the English language, starring Rob Morrow (Northern Exposure, Quiz Show) and Derek Jacobi (Gladiator, Hamlet, I Claudius)