ESTHER SIMMONDS MACADAM

esther.simmonds.macadam@gmail.com


EDUCATION

2008    MA Sociology and Equity Studies, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
2005    BA Women Studies, Simone De Beauvoir Institute, Concordia University,  Montreal, QC

RESIDENCIES

2014    New York Artist Residency & Studios Foundation (NARS), New York, NY
2013    The Banff Centre, Thematic Residency, Another World in the Studio, Banff, AB
2012    The Banff Centre, Independent Residency, Banff, AB

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015    separates the man from the horse, Ace Art Inc., Winnipeg, MB
2014    separates the man from the horse, The Art Gallery of Peterborough, Peterborough, ON 

GROUPS EXHIBITIONS

2014    Through the Looking Glass, The Gateway Project, Newark Penn Station, Newark, NJ
            Parallel Shift, NARS Foundation Gallery, New York, NY
            First Thursdays Long Winter Takeover, The Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON
2013    Modulators, (curated by Katie Addleman-Frankle), Angell Gallery, Toronto, ON
            Daylight Savings, Philosopher’s Knoll, The Banff Centre, Banff, AB
            was i before?  with Old Men Dancing (Public Energy), The Registry, Kitchener, ON
2011    Best of 2011, FCP Gallery, Toronto, ON
            Art Kudos International Competition, juror Holly Koons McCullough, Savannah, GA
2010    Artist Flea Market, Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects,  Toronto, ON
            Portraits, Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, ON
            Star Portraits, Bravo Television Network, Toronto, ON
            Art Needs, juror by Alexander Irving, Hin-Shiu Hung Art Gallery, Scarborough, ON
            Collage Party, curated by Paul Butler, Art Gallery of Golden, Golden, BC

GRANTS / AWARDS

2015     Ontario Arts Council, Project Grant
             Ontario Arts Council, Exhibition Assistance
2014     Ontario Arts Council, Exhibition Assistance
2013    The Banff Centre, Herb and Ivy Paris Endowment Scholarship
             Ontario Arts Council, Project Grant
             Ontario Arts Council, Ontario Dances
             Ontario Arts Council, Exhibition Assistance
2010     Ontario Arts Council, Project Grant
             Ontario Arts Council, Exhibition Assistance
2007     Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)
             Canada Graduate Scholarship
             University of Toronto, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Academic Excellence
2006     University of Toronto, Dept. of Sociology and Equity Studies, Graduate Assistantship
2004     Concordia University,  Simone De Beauvoir Institute, Griffentown Award
             Concordia University, Faculty of Arts and Science, Arts and Science Merit Scholarship

RESEARCH / TALKS

2016     Baby Class, The MonkeySparrow Podcast, Audio Essay, CKUW95.9, March 8th 2016

2014    Was I Before the Defeat? Empathy in Looking, Artist Talk, The NARS Foundation, New York, NY
2013    Figuring Female Desire, Artist Talk, The Banff Centre, Banff, AB
2012    That Side of Us: Re-visioning the Vulnerable, Artist Talk, The Banff Centre, Banff, AB
            That Side of Us: Re-visioning the Vulnerable, Artist Talk, The Registry, Kitchener, ON
2008    Without Sanctuary: Lynching Photographs in America, Research Assistant, Dr. Roger Simon, University of Toronto and          The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
2007     Utterly Erotic: Painting the Male Body and the Erotic Talk of the Female Spectator, Presenter, Centre for Media and Culture in Education (OISE/UT), Toronto, ON

PRESS

2014    Frank, Priscilla, Artists Transform Vacant Office Building Into Surreal Artistic Wonderland. The Huffington Post. June 27
            Adarlo, Sharon, Abandoned Cubicle Complex Filled with Art. Hyperallergic, June 23
2013    Bond, Diane, It’s okay to go natural: Q&A with Esther Simmonds-MacAdam, Apt 613
2012    Bond, Diane, Men at Work at La Petite Mort Gallery, Apt 613
2010    Carniol, Naomi, Artist Paints a Different Picture, The Toronto Star, March
             Bale, David, Up Close, Friday Night Magazine,  Summer
2009    Carniol, Naomi, Where Bitter Meets Sweet, The Toronto Star, Feb