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D'Arcy Wilson is an Atlantic Canadian artist whose research-based practice incorporates performance, video, installation, drawing, painting, and a range of other media. D'Arcy currently lives in Corner Brook, NL, where she is Assistant Professor of Painting, Drawing, and Interdisciplinary Studio.


D'Arcy Wilson, CV


M.F.A.  2008   The University of Calgary, Calgary AB

B.F.A.   2005   Mount Allison University, Sackville NB


Solo Exhibitions

2016, November- The Memorialist, The Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, NB (Curated by Gemey Kelly) 2014, September- Protect Your Love, Arnica, Kamloops, BC (two-person show)

2014, May- Tuck, Forest City Gallery, London, ON

2014, April- Fleshold, Arstplace, Annapolis Royale, NS

2014, February-  Fleshold, Galerie La Centrale Powerhouse, Montreal

2012- Protect Your Love, The Khyber, Halifax, NS

2012- May, Fleshold, ODD Gallery, Dawson City YT (Two-Person Show)

2012- Tuck, The Owens Art Gallery, Mount Allison University, Sackville NB. (Curated by Gemey Kelly)

2011- Fleshold, Galerie Sans Nom, Moncton, NB

2011- Mother & Thief, Third Space Gallery, Saint John, NB.

2008- Trapper, TRUCK Gallery, +15 Window, Calgary, Alberta


Performances and Festivals

2018, March- The Memorialist: keynote address, Connexion ARC, Fredericton NB

2017, September- The Memorialist: keynote address, Flotilla (The 2017 Biennial Gathering of ARC’s), Charlottetown, PEI

2016, August- No Deliverance, Art in the Open (Curated by Pan Wendt and Becka Viaugh), Charlottetown, PEI

2014, October- Weeper, Nocturne Art at Night Festival (Curated by Eryn Foster), Halifax, NS

2014, October‑ Recalling Your Presence While Calling Your Name, Mountain Standard Time Festival of Performative Art (MS:T 7), Calgary (Juried)

2014, September- Recalling Your Presence While Calling Your Name: In Memoria, Lumière (Art at Night Festival), Sydney, NS (Juried)

2013, June- Recalling Your Presence While Calling Your Name: In Memoria, Public performance at Point Pleasant Part, in collaboration with Halifax Regional Municipality’s Point Pleasant Park Artist in Residence Program. (juried residency)

2013, July: Bedtime Stories, public performance in Point Pleasant Park, as Point Pleasant Park Aritst-in-Residence, Halifax, NS (juried residency)

2012- Tuck, Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History, Nocturne 2012, Halifax, NS. (Juried)

2009- Keepers, part of You Gave me Strength to Stand Alone Again, 14th Annual Symposium of Art, hosted by Struts Gallery, and The Owens Art Gallery in Sackville NB. (Juried)

2009- Mother, Struts Gallery. A part of You Gave me Strength to Stand Alone Again, 14th Annual Symposium of Art, Sackville, NB. (Juried)


Selected Group Exhibitions

2017, February: In Some Far Place, curated by Mireille Eagan, The Rooms, St. John’s

2016, October: Shaping the Shore, From Here and Away, curated by Karie Liao, Cape Breton University Art Gallery, Sydney, NS

2016: September, Im/Penetrable Nature, Galerie d’art Louise-et-Reuban-Cohen, L’Université de Moncton, Curated by Nisk Imbeault, Moncton, NB

2016: January, Voisins, Galerie SKOL, Montreal, QC

2014: 2014 Nova Scotia Art Bank Purchases, The Anna Leonowens Art Gallery, NSCAD, NS

2014, February- Somewheres, the Confederation Centre of the Arts Art Gallery, Charlottetown, PEI (curated by Pan Wendt)

2014, June- Muse, The Banff Park Museum National Historic Site, Banff, AB, curated by Anne Koval

2013- 2013 Nova Scotia Art Bank Purchases, The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Yarmouth, NS

2012- The Collector’s Circle, The Banff Park Museum National Historic Site, Banff, Alberta (Part of Exposure 2012, curated by Kari Cwynar)

2010- Here Not Here, curated by Penelope Smart, Thunder and Lightning, Sackville NB

2009- Prints by Young Artists in Japan and Calgary, University Hall, Kyoto City University of the Arts; Kyoto, Japan (Curated by Bill Laing)



Tuck (A part of SPANE: Threshold (Screening of Performance Art in the Natural Environment, curated by Tomas Jonsson and Johannes Zits)

2016, February 15: Gallery Connexion, Fredericton, NB

2015, October 5: Performing Mobilities, Melbourne AUS

2015, September 30: Art Nomade Screening, Chicoutimi, QC

2015, September 26: Live Biennial Screening, Vancouver BC

2014, October 1: M:ST Festival 7, Calgary AB



2017 (October),  Site-Studio Artist Residency between the Bonne Bay Marine Station and Grenfell Campus Visual Arts Program, Memorial University, Norris Point and Corner Brook, NL (Inaugural Visiting Artists are Calgary-based Eric Moschopedis and Mia Rushton.)

2017 (August), Co Curator for Art in the Open, Charlottetown, PEI

2016 (November), Saltbox Contemporary Arts Festival, hosted by the Grenfell Art Gallery, Corner Brook, NL, November 17th, 18th, 19th, 2016.



2016 (August), Struts Gallery and Faucet Media Arts Centre, Sackville NB

2016 (July), Cape Breton University Art Gallery Artist-in-Residence, Sydney, NS

2016 (February) Klondike Institute of Art and Culture Artist-in-Residence, Dawson City YT

2015 (April — September) Centre for Art Tapes, Local Artist-in-Residence, Halifax, NS

2014‑ (July 28— August 1) Guest Artist, Art City, Winnipeg, MB

2013- (June/July) The Point Pleasant Park Residency Initiative, Halifax, NS

2013- (January) Atelier d’Estampe Imago Artist in Residence, Moncton, NB

2012- (September — November) Re:Focus, Sustainable Art Residency, Visual Arts Nova Scotia (in collaboration with the Ecology Action Centre, and the Khyber Centre for the Arts), Halifax, NS

2011- (May/June) Althea Thauberger’s La Commune. The Assylum. Die Bühne. The Banff Centre, AB.

2009- (August) Art in the Park, The Confederation Centre and Prince Edward Island National Park, PE.


Awards and Grants

2017 Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council Project Grant, Visual Arts

2017 Artistic Creative Grant, Memorial University of NL Internal Grant

2017, Shortlisted for Visual Arts Newfoundland and Labrador (VANL CARFAC) Excellence in Visual Arts Award: Large Year Award

2015 The Canada Council for the Arts Project Grant

2015 Arts NS Creation Grant, 2015

2014 Arts NS Presentation Grant

2014-Nova Scotia Art Bank Purchase Program

2013- Nova Scotia Art Bank Purchase Program

2012 The Canada Council Travel Grant

2012- Centre For Art Tapes Media Scholarship, Halifax, NS

2011 The New Brunswick Arts Board Creation Grant

2011 The New Brunswick Arts Board Travel Grant

2010 The New Brunswick Arts Board Creation Grant

2008- Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Art Production Grant, Multidisciplinary Program

2008- The Centre for the Research in the Fine Arts’ Graduate Research and Travel Fund

2007- Carl O. Nickle Graduate Scholarship, University of Calgary

2007- Royal College of Art Travel Bursary/Exchange Program (between the University of Calgary and The Royal College of Art), London, England

2006- Queen Elizabeth II Scholarship for graduate studies, University of Calgary

2006- The Royal Canadian Academy of Art, Scholarship for Graduate Studies

2006- The New Brunswick Arts Board, Creation Grant, Category “C”

2005- Imago Print Shop Emerging Artist Bursary, Moncton NB


Artist Lectures/Papers

2017: Panelist in Art/Nature: Contemporary Art in Natural History Museums and Collections conference at the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, Berlin (June 25th)

2017: Presentation of Paper at UAAC, Banff

2016: Presentation of Paper at UAAC, Montreal

2016, Sydney Public Library, Hosted by Cape Breton University Art Gallery, Sydney, NS

2016, Klondike Institute of Art and Culture, Dawson City, YT

2015, Halifax Central Library, arranged by Centre for Art Tapes, Halifax, NS

2014, NSCAD (Foundation Department), Halifax, NS

2014, Forest City Gallery, London, ON

2014, La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse, Montreal, QC

2013, Cape Breton University Art Gallery, Sydney NS

2013, Atelier d’Estampe Imago, Moncton, NB

2012, ARCAC, Annapolis Royal, NS

2012, The Khyber Centre for the Arts, Halifax, NS

2012, The Owens Art Gallery, Mount Allison University

2011, Galerie Sans Nom, Moncton NB

2011, St. Thomas University Fine Arts Department, Fredericton NB

2011, Third Space Gallery, Saint John, NB

2009, The Confederation Centre for the Arts, Charlottetown PEI

2007, The Royal College of Art, Printmaking Department, London, UK



The Confederation Centre for the Arts, Charlottetown, PE

The Nova Scotia Art Bank

The Royal College of Art, London, UK



2016 to Present: Assistant Professor, Visual Arts (Painting, Drawing and Interdisciplinary Studio), Memorial University of Newfoundland (Grenfell Campus), tenure-track, August 1, 2016 to present

2015: Assistant Professor, Visual Arts (Drawing and Painting), Memorial University of Newfoundland (Grenfell Campus), three-year term, August 1, 2015 — 2018

2015: Term teaching position, Assistant Professor (Drawing and Painting), Memorial University of Newfoundland (Grenfell Campus), January 1 — April 30th, 2015

2010 to 2011- Assistant Professor, Visual Arts,  Part Time, St. Thomas University, NB

2009 to 2010- Lecturer, Visual Arts, Part Time, St. Thomas University, NB

2009- Lecturer, Fine Arts, Part Time, Mount Allison University, NB


Selected Bibliography:

D’Arcy Wilson: The Memorialist, catalogue with essay by Feliciy Taylor, The Owens Art Gallery, 2017

“D’Arcy Wilson: In Conversation with Linda Rae Dornan”, in Open Studio 07/2015 —11/2016, 

International artist-in-residency catalogue, Struts Gallery & Faucet Media Arts Centre, 2017

“10 Artists Who are Reinventing History”, by Amanda Shore, Canadian Art, Fall 2017

“The Memorialist”, exhibition review by Virgil Hammock, Vie des Arts, Winter 2016/17

“Faut-il (re)tisser le lien avec les animaux sauvages? L’art insterspécifique de D’Arcy Wilson”, by Julia Roberge Van Der Donckt, Versus Magazine, Spring-Summer, 2016

“Halifax Zoo is a well kept secret of Fairmount History: Halifax artist digs up all she can find about the city’s first zoo”, by Phlis McGregor, CBC News, September 4th, 2015.

“D’Arcy Wilson: Tuck, Forest City Gallery, London, Ontario May 23—June 20, 2014”, by Henry Adam Svec, C Magazine, issue 123: Wet.  

Explorations of Our Problematic Relationship with the Wild” by Vince Cherniak, The London Yodeler, June 21st, 2014

“Fleshold: London art exhibit explores human need to connect with nature”, by Mila Petkovic, Metro, May 14th, 2014

"Halifax Based Artist Explores the limits of human/animal interaction at La Centrale", By Mark Ambrose Harris, Nightlife, Montreal, February 21, 2014

"Bedtime Stories for Halifax Wildlife: D'Arcy Wilson at Point Pleasant Park", by Heather Saunders, Artist In Transit, August 1st, 2013

"Serve and Protect: D'Arcy Wilson's Re: Focus Sustainable Art residency explores the wilderness, our relationship with the wild unknowable and attempts a delicate balance with Nature " by Adria Young, The Coast, Halifax NS,  September 27th, 2012

“Animals and Lines of Desire”, by Meg Walker. Gallery Text, ODD Gallery, Dawson City, YT, May 2012

“Protect Your Love” Re: Focus Sustainable Art Residency Catalog with texts by Brionny Carros,  Daniel Joyce, and James McSwain. Visual Arts Nova Scotia, 2013.

"Tuck", Gallery Catalog with essay by Rita McKeough, Owens Art Gallery, Sackville NB, January 2012


Selected Service

September 2015 — Present: Grenfell Art Gallery Committee, Member

January 2012 to September 2015- Board Member (2012-14: Fundraising Chair, 2014-2015: Programming Chair), Eyelevel Gallery, Halifax, NS

2007- 2008- Board Member, The New Gallery, Calgary, AB