Upcoming:

Velvet
Saturday, December 1st, 2018
Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto
opening reception 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm


Exhibitions
 
2018
Wild, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, QC Canada
A Deeper Shade of Blue, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2017
Kissing Trees, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON Canada
Shifting Light, Gallerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, QC
Canada 150, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON

2016 
Intimates, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada
Holiday Show, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
Through Forest, Sea & Sky, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
Into the Garden, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
EMBLEM, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, QC, Canada

2015
Roses and Moss, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, QC, Canada
Emblem I, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada

2014  
Roses and Moss, A Chapter of Paintings, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto.

Amour, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, QC, Canada

2013  
Armoire
, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON
A Gift of Art, Hubert Gallery, New York, NY
Linen House, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, QC
Great Outdoors, Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, WA

2012  
Museum, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto.
In blush time, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, QC

2011 
Vintage Suite, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON
Story Heart, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, QC
from the circus for love, Foster/White Gallery, Seattle

2010 
Canopy
, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON
Curtain Call, Whitby Station Gallery, Whitby, ON
Velvet Carousel, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, QC

2009 
Acoustic Cameo, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON
Music Box, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, QC
Little Window, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2008 
Window Seat, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON
Painted Rooms, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, QC
Rosewater, Foster White Gallery, Seattle

2007 
Candy Curtain, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON
Lucky Curtain, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC
where the clover grows wild, Galerie de Bellefeuille, QC, catalogue

2006 
Glitter, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON
Razzle Dazzle, Galerie de Bellefeuille, QC, catalogue
Some Sweet Day, Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, WA
Roam, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2005 
Crimson, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON
Childhood Revisited, Varley Art Gallery, Unionville, ON
Sometimes, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, QC, catalogue

2004 
Holiday, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON
Hush, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2003 
Chant, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON, catalogue
Fable, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Group Show, Susan Street Gallery, California

2002 
Chapter, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON

2001 
Accompany, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON
Costume, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Rumble & Chatter, Darlene Cole / Dana Holst, University of Waterloo
Art Gallery, Waterloo, catalogue

2000 
Chatter, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON 2000
Bugs, Group show, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON
white with heavy make-up, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON

1999 
Pairs – Darlene Cole & Brian Kipping, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON
Monotypes / Monoprints – Gallery Artists, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON
Private Drawings – Gallery Artists, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON
Under Forty, Art Gallery of Ontario Art Rental, Toronto, ON

1998 
Still, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON
Intermission, Michael Gibson Gallery, London, ON

1997 
Secret
, The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, ON

1996 
Passages, Sable-Castelli Gallery, Toronto, ON

1995 
True to Form, From a Pit Collective, Toronto, ON
Landmarks: Time or Place, The Station Gallery, Whitby, ON
Conversation (Piece), University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON
University of Waterloo Fine Art Faculty Exhibition, The Gallery/Stratford, ON

1994 
ImPrint, The Union Gallery, Kingston, ON
Voices, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON
Gallery 306, Toronto, ON
Gardens: Our Earthly Inspirations, The Gallery/Stratford, ON

1993
MFA Group Show, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON
Art for Earth’s Sake, The Station Gallery, Whitby, ON
BFA on View, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, ON

1992 
Gulf Canada Exhibition, Alberta Printmakers Society, Calgary, Catalogue


Art Fairs

2016-Art Toronto, Toronto, ON
2007-2015 Palm Beach Art Fair, Palm Beach, FL
2005-2015 International Art Fair, Toronto, ON
2008-Red Dot, New York, NY


Education

1995 – 93
Masters of Fine Art, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON Painting Major, Drawing Minor1993 – 89 Bachelor of Fine Art, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON Painting Major, Printmaking Minor

Grants and Awards

Arts in Academics, Celebrating 50 years, University of Waterloo, 2007
Visual Arts Individual Grant, Ontario Arts Council, 1997
Best in Show Award, Landmarks: Time or Place, The Station Gallery, Whitby, 1995
AT&T Global Information Solutions Canada Ltd. Award, 1995
Endowment Scholarship, University of Waterloo, 1995
First Prize, Gallery 306, Toronto, 1994
D.L. Stevenson & Sons Artists Colour Mfg. Co. Ltd. Award, 1994
Liquitex Excellence in Art University Award, 1994
Merit Scholarship, University of Waterloo, 1994

Selected Collections

CIBC
Royal Bank of Canada
OCAD University, Toronto
Manulife Financial, Toronto
Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston
Borden & Elliot Barristers and Solicitors, Toronto
Queen's University, Kingston
Julian Jacobs Architects, Toronto
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Toronto, Montréal, Banff
The K. F. Prueter Collection of Canadian Art, Etobicoke
Waterous Consulting Inc., Calgary Manulife Financial, Toronto

Selected Commissions

Royal York Hotel, Toronto, ON
Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal, QC

Bibliography

Natalie Zimmerman, “Darlene Cole’, Constellation Magazine, Issue 2, September 2017

Eliana Stratica-Mihail, "Emblem: A New Series by Darlene Cole", Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, 2016, catalogue

Eliana Stratica-Mihail, "Roses and Moss: The Work of Darlene Cole", Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, 2015, catalogue

Sheryl Gordon (and over 1000 cool Canadian Contributors), "A Rewording Life", Sheryl Gordon, Charleston, SC, USA, 2015, p. 131

Danielle Krysa, "darlene cole", The Jealous Curator, blog, January 12, 2015

Suzanne Wintrop, "Artist's Enigmatic Ways", Toronto Home Magazine, Late Autumn 2013, pp. 82-89

Danielle Harder, "In blush time", Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, 2012, catalogue

Mike Landry, “Window Seat”, Things of Desire, alt-art blogzine, Volume 1, Number 16, 2008

Julie Glick, “Darlene Cole”, Audio Interview, Mass Art Guide, 2008

Heather Black, “Featuring Darlene Cole”, Westmount Independent, July 15-16, 2008, p. 15

Gary Michael Dault, “Darlene Cole: From the Annals of Reverie,” Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, 2007, catalogue

Tyler Benedict, “Razzle Dazzle”, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, 2006, catalogue

L. Channell and G. Cole, “Sometimes”, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, 2005, catalogue

Betty Ann Jordan, “Artist File: Working with Romantic Tones and Muted Imagery, Painter Darlene Cole conjures Childhood Innocence and the Magic of Music,” Canadian House & Home Magazine, November 2005, pp. 110-112

Carol Podedworny, “Chant”, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, 2003, catalogue

Carol Podedworny, “Interrupted Viewing”, University of Waterloo, 2001, brochure

“Meet the Artists”, Parkhurst Exchange, Vol. 7, No. 6, June 1999

Betty Ann Jordan, “Dynamic Downtown Art”, Where Toronto, February, 1999

Betty Ann Jordan, “Fast Forward,” Canadian Art, Fall 1996

Virginia MacDonnell, “Taking the Institution Out of Art”, Artfocus, Winter 1996, photograph