In the studio, 2013

http://www.peterharris.ca/artwork/2013/large/peterharris-studio.jpg

Biography

Peter D. Harris was born in London, Ontario in 1974, and currently lives and works in Toronto, Ontario.  He completed a degree in Fine Arts at the University of Waterloo in 1997.  In the last 10 years he has exhibited his oil paintings in group and solo exhibitions in Canada and the United States. He has won several awards for his continuing series of urban inspired landscape paintings, including an Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation grant and a Waterloo Region Arts Fund project grant. His work can be found in private collections in Canada, the United Stated and Europe. He is represented by the Mira Godard Gallery in Toronto.

Curriculum Vitae

Solo Exhibitions

2014    Canadian Landscape, Galerie d´Este, Montreal, ON
2013        New Paintings, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON   
                Urban Landscapes, The Arts Centre, Blue Mountain Foundation for the arts, Collingwood, ON
2011        New Paintings, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON
2010        Montreal suite, Shayne Gallery, Montreal, QC
2009    New Paintings, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON
2008    New Paintings, Shayne Gallery, Montreal, QC
2008    New Paintings, Marten Arts, Bayfield, ON
2007    New Paintings, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON
2006    The Spaces Between, Robert Langen Gallery, Sir Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON
2002    Inside?, Rotunda Gallery, Kitchener City Hall, Kitchener, ON
2000    Urban Planner, Robert Langen Gallery, Sir Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON
                Sunday Dinner Series, Rotunda Gallery, Kitchener City Hall, Kitchener, ON
1998    Cathedral Series Drawings, Princess Cinema Gallery, Waterloo, ON

Group Exhibitions
2012        Toronto International Art Fair, (Mira Godard Gallery), Toronto, ON
            SF Fine Art Fair, (Ian Tan Gallery), San Francisco, CA, USA
2011      Preview 2011, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON
        Winter Group show, Ian Tan Gallery, Vancouver, BC
            Toronto International Art Fair, (Mira Godard Gallery), Toronto, ON
2010      Landscape-Cityscape, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON
            Fiat Luxe, Oxford Gallery, Rochester, New York, USA
            Toronto International Art Fair, (Mira Godard Gallery), Toronto, ON
2009    Night, Oxford Gallery,  Rochester, New York, USA
2008    Reflections on Spring, Oxford Gallery, Rochester, New York, USA
2007    review-2007, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON
            Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto, ON
            Toronto International Art Fair, (Mira Godard Gallery), Toronto, ON
2006    Toronto International Art Fair, (Mira Godard Gallery), Toronto, ON
            Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto, ON
2005    Lost Paradise, Oxford Gallery, Rochester, New York, USA
            Landscape-Cityscape, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON
            Three New Artists, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON
            Winter Landscapes, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON   
            Toronto International Art Fair, (Mira Godard Gallery), Toronto, ON
            Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto, ON
2004    Rotunda Gallery 10th yr Anniversary Salon Exhibition, Rotunda Gallery, Kitchener, ON
            Present Tense, Oxford Gallery, Rochester, New York, USA
            Homecoming, University of Waterloo Art Gallery, Waterloo, ON   
            Antecedents, Artery Gallery, Kitchener, ON
            Insights, Wellington County Museum & Archives, Elora, ON
            Toronto International Art Fair, (Mira Godard Gallery), Toronto, ON
            Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto, ON
2003    The Affordable Art Fair, (Michael Gibson Gallery), New York City, New York, USA        
            Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto, ON
            1st kw/ag biennial, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, ON   
2002    On Canvas, Delicia Art Haus, Toronto, ON
            Art Strikes Back, Armoury Room, Colony Hotel, Toronto, ON
            Insights, Wellington County Museum & Archives, Elora, ON
2001    Convergence, Gallery 96, Stratford, ON
            New Paintings, Wagner Rosenbaum Gallery, Toronto, ON
           14th Annual Miniature Exhibition, Michael Gibson Gallery, London, ON
2000    Twin Dogs, Art at the Union, Toronto, ON
            KOR Show, Kitchener Public Library, Kitchener, ON        
            Animals' Voice, The Walper Gallery, Kitchener, ON        
            Quota, KOR Gallery and Studio, Kitchener, ON
            Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto, ON
1999    Open Juried Exhibition, Cambridge Galleries-The Library & Gallery, Cambridge, ON
            KOR Gallery & Studios Group Exhibition, Walper Gallery, Kitchener, ON
            Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto, ON
1998    Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto, ON
1997    Best Before, Modern Languages Gallery, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON
            Yucatan MCMXCVII, Fine Arts Gallery, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON
            Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto, ON

Education
1993-1997
University of Waterloo, Waterloo ON
B.A. Honours Fine Arts-Studio Specialization

Grants & Awards
2012      Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant
2011    Ontario Arts Council, Mid Career project grant
2007    Residency, Fundacion Valparaiso, Mojacar, Spain
2005    Residency, The Julia and David White Artists' Colony, Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica
2005    Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant
2004    Waterloo Region Arts Fund project grant
2002    Wyndham Art Supply Award, Insights, Wellington Cty. Museum & Archives, Elora, ON
2001    1st Prize, 14th Annual Miniature Exhibition, Michael Gibson Gallery, London, ON
            Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Grant, Convergence, Gallery 96, Stratford, ON
1999    Juror's Choice Award, Open Juried Exhibition, The Library & Gallery, Cambridge, ON
1996    Nancy-Lou Patterson Works on paper award, University of Waterloo

Lectures / Artist Talks
2000    K-W Society of Artists, Visiting Artist Series, Kitchener City Hall, Kitchener, ON
1999    Artist in Residence Visiting Artist Series, Kitchener City Hall, Kitchener, ON

Reviews / Publicity
10.10.00 Landscape/Cityscape, David Balzer, ARTnews, P.133
09.09.23 The Space between, Rebecca Rafferty, CITY Rochester
08.01.04    tv Interview, Designer Guys, Episode 14, HGTV   
06.09.30    "The Spaces Between", Robert Reid, The Record, C1
05.02.05    tv interview, Bravo
05.03.05    Urban Lifestyle, Robert Reid, The Record, P. C1
02.01.03    Domestic Destiny, Robert Brandstetter, Echo, P.9
01.10.22    "Work of three artists forms "Convergence", Beacon Herald staff, The Beacon Herald, P.10   
01.10.20    "Gallery 96 features three Kitchener Artists",  Record Staff, K-W Record, P. F8               
00.08.10    "So much meat on the wall", Lynn Jackson, K-W Record, P. D19
00.08.02    tv interview, On the Beat, CKCO-TV
99.09.30    Of "Bizzareries and Delicatesse:", Karoline Varin Jarkowski, Echo, P.16
96.05.03    Sometimes a Banana is Just a Banana, D. Zachariah, Imprint, P.20

Collections
Colart Collection, Montreal, QC               Pioneer Petroleum, Burlington, ON
Tech Capitol Partners, Waterloo, ON      OPSEU, Toronto, ON
KSAL, Erfurt, Germany                       Real Facilities, Toronto, ON