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D'Arcy Wilson is an Atlantic Candian artist whose research-based practice incorporates performance, video, installation, drawing, painting, and a range of other media. Her projects have lead to collaborations with wildlife rehabilitation centers, natural history museums, national parks, and others. D’Arcy currently lives in Corner Brook, NL, where she is Assistant Professor of Painting, Drawing, and Interdisciplinary Studio at Memorial University’s Grenfell Campus.


D'Arcy Wilson, Curriculum Vitae


M.F.A.  2008   The University of Calgary

B.F.A.   2005   with Distinction (Painting, Printmaking, Drawing) Mount Allison University


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

2017, September— The Memorialist: Keynote Address, performance at Flotilla, Charlottetown, PEI

2016, August- No Deliverance, Art in the Open (Curated by Becka Viaugh and Pan Wendt), 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. (This performance was part of a juried residency)

2013, July: Bedtime Stories, public performance in Point Pleasant Park, as Point Pleasant Park Aritst-in-Residence, Halifax, NS (This performance was part of a 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 Eagon, 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



August 2017, Art in the Open, (Co Curator with Pan Wendt and Becka Viau), Charlottetown, PEI

November 2016, Saltbox Contemporary Arts Festival, 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- Arts NL Creation Grant

2017- Artistic Creative Grant, Memorial University of NL Internal Grant

2016- Artistic Creative Grant, Memorial University of NL Internal Grant

2015- Canada Council for the Arts, Creation Grant

2015- Arts Nova Scotia, Creation Grant

2014- Nova Scotia Art Bank Purchase Program

2013- Arts Nova Scotia, Presentation Grant

2013- Nova Scotia Art Bank Purchase Program

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

2012- Canada Council for the Arts, Travel Grant

2011- The New Brunswick Arts Board, Creation Grant, Category “B”

2011- The New Brunswick Arts Board, Career Development Grant

2010- The New Brunswick Arts Board, Creation Grant, Category “C”

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



The Confederation Centre for the Arts, Charlottetown, PE

The Nova Scotia Art Bank

The Royal College of Art, London, UK

The University of Calgary



2016: Assistant Professor, Visual Arts (Painting, Drawing and Interdisciplinary Studio), Memorial University of Newfoundland (Grenfell Campus), tenure-track, August 1, '16 to present

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

2015- Assistant Professor, Painting and Drawing (January - April),  Memorial University of Newfoundland, Grenfell Campus, Corner Brook.

2010 to 2011- Assistant Professor, Part Time, St. Thomas University, NB (Fall 2010 STU: Practical Introduction to Art Fundamentals Winter 2011: Concepts in Painting, Ideas in Art

2009 to 2010- Lecturer (Part Time) St. Thomas University, NB

2009- Lecturer (Part Time), Mount Allison University, NB

2008- Teaching Assistant, Intro to Lithography (Winter Semester), University of Calgary

2007- Teaching Assistant: 2D Fundamentals, Drawing 243, University of Calgary


Other Employment/Service

2015- Present- Grenfell Art Gallery Committee

2012 to 2015- Board Member, Eyelevel Gallery, Halifax, NS

2012- Temporary Gallery Assistant, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS

2011 to 2015- Elementary School Art Educator, Sacred Heart School of Halifax, Halifax, NS

2012- Junior High School Art Educator, Sacred Heart School of Halifax, NS

2007-2008- Student Gallery Coordinator, University of Calgary

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


Selected Bibliography: 

“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


"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         


“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