JASON MCLEAN

 

 

EDUCATION

1994-98   

Fine Arts Diploma, Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver 

1997-98   

Langara College, Vancouver

1989-91   

HB Beal Art, London, Canada

SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2015 

Soda Gardner, Wilding Cran Gallery, Los Angeles

2014     

Felix and Henry’s Canadian Pez Museum: TBA, Tomato House Gallery,  Brooklyn,  NY

2012     

Here, Now, Jessica Bradley Gallery, Toronto
If you could read my mind, McIntosh Gallery, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada          

2010     

in the corner there is light, Jessica Bradley Art + Projects, Toronto
Endlessely Traversed Landscapes, (Olympic Billboard Project), Vancouver 

2009     

Zona Maco, Maco Art Fair, Mexico City
Aunt Jeans Buns, La Viola Bank Gallery, New York
Goodnight Irene, with Adrian Norvid, Jessica Bradley Art + Projects, Toronto 

2008   

Path of Wonder, Emergency Room, Vancouver

2007 

Uncle Porkchop, Perugi Art Contemporie, Padova, Italy
Occasional Art, St. Paul, USA(with Isabelle Pauwells)                                                                                            

2x4, Tracey Lawrence Gallery, Vancouver (with Matthew Brown)  

2006  

Back in 5 Min, Tracey Lawrence Gallery, Vancouver

2005  

The Sky is falling - Next series, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver

2004   

Dr. Libby's Gold, Tracey Lawrence Gallery, Vancouver
Papa Grimsby, Richard Heller Gallery, Los Angeles 

2003    

Big Tea Spoon, Luft Gallery, Toronto
L.O., Forest City Gallery, London, Canada (with Marc Bell)

2002  

Pennies in a Stream, Ministry of Casual Living, Victoria, Canada
Bathroom Drawings, Sugar Refinery, Vancouver
Path of Wonder, Forest Arts, Edinburgh, UK

2001  

Broken Leg Glen, Architecture Centre/ Dynamo Gallery, Vancouver
Path of Wonder, Blinding Light Cinema Gallery Vancouver 
Bell/McLean Workout/ 2000-2001, Tracey Lawrence Gallery, Vancouver 

2000   

Volvo Rollbars, Lucky's, Vancouver
Hodge Podge, Moon Base Gallery, Vancouver (with Scott Evans)

1999  

Sleepy le Beef, Anodyne Contemporary, Vancouver                                                                                             

Pee on the Owl, Havana Gallery, Vancouver (with Shayne Ehman)                                                                           

Ja Ja Lip and Sons, Helen Pitt Gallery, Vancouver (with Marc Bell) 

1998  

Non-moving Pictures, Pacific Cinematheque, Vancouver

1996    

Eleemosynary, I.T.N. Theatre, New York

1995  

Ten to a Quarter After, La Luna Café, Vancouver

1994  

The Waffle, Gallery Sansair, Vancouver (with Marc Bell)

 

SELECTED  GROUP  EXHIBITIONS

2015

Signs & Symbols, Jessica Bradley Gallery, January 2015

Dreamland: Textiles and the Canadian Landscape, The Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto; Touring 2012 - 2015: Confederation Center PEI, Museum London, London


2014  

Wish List, The Forest City Gallery's Member Show and Sale, London 2014

Please Enter, Franklin Parrasch Gallery, November/ December 2014

Death By Art, Death by Audio, Brooklyn, NY November 2014

Even My Mum Can Make a Book #5, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart October 2014

The Desert Island pop-up, Sculpture Center Bookstore, Long Island City, Sept 2014 - Jan 2015

Ducks, Greenpoint Terminal, Brooklyn, NY Oct/Nov 2014

Decade of Decadunce, Cinders Gallery, Brooklyn, NY  July 2014

The Secret of Living, Jessica Bradley Gallery, Toronto July 2014

Even My Mum Can Make a Book #4, Apartment Project Berlin, June 2014

Twooga Booga #3, Artists' Books and Cookies, 356 S. Mission Rd. LA, USA June 28-29, 2014 

t.b.a, Dixon Theatre, NYC, NY Summer 2014
Unreal From the Vancouver Art Gallery's Permanent Collection Touring: Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops BC, Canada
Contemporary Drawings from The National Gallery of Canada, Touring: Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Canada, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

2013  

No Boys With Frogs, DNA Artspace, London, Canada
Group Glen, Weird Things, Toronto, Canada
Üsin, Zurich Small Press Fair, Karussell, Zurich, Switzerland 
Boon Zine Fair, Brighton, UK
Summer Reading, The Hole Gallery, New York
L.O. Today, Museum London, London, Canada
The painting Project, Galerie L’Uqam, Montreal
Builders/Les Batisseurs, Canadian Biennial 2012, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
Inaugural Group Exhibition, Jessica Bradley Annex, Toronto
Shake the Dust Off, Allegra LaViola Gallery, New York

2012    

Dreamland: Textiles and the Canadian Landscape, The Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto (touring until 2014; Confederation Center PEI, Museum London, London Ontario)
Eris: Resistance to Change (artist book show), Eyelevel Gallery, Halifax, Canada
Cut and Paste, Equinox Gallery, Vancouver

2011   

O-Pee-Chee Dirt Pile: Jason McLean and Joe Grillo, Allegra LaViola Gallery, New York
Not Bad For London, Michael Gibson Gallery, London, Canada 
Unreal, The Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Delinear, Barbara Edwards Gallery, Toronto
You Don’t Need Teeth to Play Tennis, LES Gallery, Vancouver
On View Daily, The Museum of Longing and Failure, Bergen, Norway
Journey to Whatever, New Brunswick College of Craft and Design, Fredricton, Canada
Krets Presenterar: FAMILY SHIRT, Krets Gallery, Malmo, Sweden 

2010    

Mutant Pop, Loyal Gallery, Malmo, Sweden
Pulp Fiction, Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Canada
LOLA, London Ontario Living Arts Festival, London, Canada
Journey to Whatever, New Brunswick College of Craft and Design, Fredericton, Canada
Tiny Vices, Museo dela Cuidad de Mexico, Mexico
Fax, (Organized Through Drawing Center in NYC), Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, Canada
Nieves Book Art Show, Gallery No.12, Tokyo
Broken Leg Glen and Basement Ruth, Every Letter in the Alphabet Gallery, Vancouver (with Mark Delong)
Even My Mom Can Make a Book, Traveling Artbook Archive, Istanbul  

2009    

Summer Salon, La Voila Bank Gallery, New York
ARENA: Road Game, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto 
ARENA: The Art Of Hockey, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada  
Just For Laughs Museum, Montreal (with Tim Lee) Pulp Fiction, Museum of
Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto
White Hot, Gallery TPW, Toronto
Nuit Blanche: Art Moves, Other Gallery, Toronto
A Good Summer To Stay Inside, Lower East Side Gallery, Vancouver 

2008  

Pulp Fiction,  Museum London, London, Canada
Nieves Library, Centre Cultural Suisse, Paris 
Nieves Books, Ooga Booga, Los Angeles
Tim Barber: Tiny Vices, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York City
ARENA: The Art of Hockey, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Canada 
Amber One Foot Below, Paul Petro Special Projects Space, Toronto 
Year One, La Viola Bank Gallery, New York
Nuit Blanche, 401 Richmond, Toronto
Constant Search for a Better Way, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada                                                       

The World Needs A Narrative, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin

Meme Boat, Lucky's Gallery, Vancouver

Carousel CRSL23+, Index G, Toronto

KIOSK XX11, Artspace, New York. Touring to Midway Gallery, Minneapolis, USA, Gallerie Art Essei, Rennes France, Curated by Christoph Keller

2007   

Paper Machete, Community Outreach Gallery, London, Canada
Tinyvices.com, White Flag Projects, St. Louis, USA, Touring exhibition; London, UK, Tokyo, Mexico City, Wisconsin, etc...
Biennale de Montreal/Montreal Comics Craze, Saidye Bronfman Centre, Montreal
Goin Postal, Art Metropole, Toronto
Yard Sale Staring Therapy, space 1026, Philadelphia, USA
Just My Imagination, Kelowna Art Museum, Kelowna, Canada
Just My Imagination, Southern Alberta Gallery, Lethbridge, Canada
I Love Tourism, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation, Galleria di Piazza, San Marco, Venice
Painters Pants, Art Gallery of South Western Manitoba, Brandon, Canada

2006  

William Cordova, Dearraindrop, Jason Mclean, Travis Millard, Richard Heller Gallery, Los Angeles,
Another Other, Cooper Gallery, University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland
Bit by Bit, Blackwood Gallery, Toronto
Collage Party, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto
Nog a Dod, Giant Robot, New York
Collage Party, Zieher-Smith Gallery, New York 
Tiny Vices, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York 
25 Bold Moves, House of Campari, New York
Getting On Mother's Nerves, Mother's Tankstation, Dublin
Collage Party, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary
A Thing Called Love, Neon Gallery, Brosarp, Sweden
Pizza Party, Cinders Gallery, New York
Altered Image, Equinox Gallery, Vancouver 

2005  

Collage Party, Anti-Social Gallery, Vancouver
Psyclops dreams: Artists Books Comics and Dreams, Access, Vancouver
Other Worlds, Jessica Bradley Arts + Projects, Toronto
Jason the 3rd, Richard Heller Gallery, Los Angeles
Curb Appeal, Confederation Centre, Charlottetown, Canada
I Find You, Cinders Gallery, New York
Burning down the Igloo, ABEL Neue Kunft, Berlin 

2004  

Bunker : Omaha, Bunker Gallery, Omaha, USA
Important Canadian Art, Zieher-Smith, New York
Just My Imagination Exhibition, Touring Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art Toronto;   Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax; Windsor Art Gallery, Windsor; Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, Canada; Southern Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Canada; Sault Saint Marie Art Gallery
Button Show, 50/50 Gallery, Victoria, Canada
(Self) Publish or Perish, Open Space, Victoria, Canada
Drippytown, Whip Gallery, Vancouver
Just My Imagination/ Touring Drawing Show, Museum London, London, Canada
Regal Beast, Magic Pony Gallery, Toronto
9th Annual Mail Art Show, Struts Gallery, Sackville, Canada
Scenic, Collage Party at Bergdorf Goodman Men's Store, New York New Museum, New York

2003   

The Overview #3, The Overview, Vancouver
Jennie O's Rolodex Artshow, Ace Art, Winnipeg, Canada
Book Art Exhibition, 50/50 Gallery, Victoria, Canada
Drawing the World (for the record), Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver 
Records, Western Front Gallery, Vancouver
Drawing on Architecture, Atelier Gallery, Vancouver
Plank, Lucky's, Vancouver
Word Under The Street, Vancouver Public Library, Vancouver
Four Drawings, Tracey Lawrence Gallery, Vancouver
Another Drawing Show, Tracey Lawrence Gallery, Vancouver
Centre Peace, Ting, Toronto  
Christmas Show, Luft Gallery, Toronto 
Punchline, Weewerks, Toronto 
Another Other, Other Gallery,  Toronto
Steak and Chops/-Collaborative Project, Luft Gallery, Toronto
Books, Luft Method Space, Toronto
2D into 3D, Soil Gallery, Seattle, USA
Out of the Archives, Aka Gallery, Saskatoon, Canada
The Private Collection of Gerard Doody, Space 1026, Philadelphia, USA
Chamomile Testarosa, 1066 Project Space, Toronto
L.O., Forest City Gallery, London, Canada

2002  

The Log Family, Or Gallery, Vancouver (Public Art Installation/Performance with Scott Evans, Holly Ward and Shayne Ehman)
Big Hands, Little Feet, The Ministry of Casual Living Gallery, Victoria, Canada
Another Show of Books, The Overview, Vancouver
Airport Case, Vancouver International Airport, Vancouver 
Another Drawing Show, Tracy Lawrence Gallery, 
Vancouver Is it Today Already?, Anti Social, Vancouver
Homesick, Anti Social, Vancouver
Summer Institute on Book Art, Concourse Gallery, Emily Carr College of Art and Design, Vancouver
Project Mobilivre, Touring book exhibition  Binocular Parallax, Consolidated Works, Seattle, USA   
Off the Page, Soil Gallery, Seattle, USA

1997   

Buddy Palace, Or Gallery, Vancouver

Special Projects:

2013 The Sun Falls on Toronto – Mural Project with the Drake Hotel, Toronto

2012 Boop For Ray - Smart Car/ Canadian Art Magazine project, Vancouver/Toronto

Awards:

2004

 Vancouver Arts Awards 

Collections:

McIntosh Gallery, London Ontario, Canada
Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver British Columbia, Canada 
Museum London, London Ontario, Canada
Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA), Toronto, Ontario Canada
National Gallery of Canada.
BMO Bank Collection
RBC Bank Collection
Fondazione Marino Golinelli, Bologna, Italia
Beth Rudin Dewoody Collection NYC
MOMA New York  (in collaboration with Brian Bellot) 
Herb and Lenore Schorr 
Raymond Pettibon


SELECTED  BIBLIOGRAPHY 

2014

Goodden, Sky. "Working with the Material at Hand: A Roundtable on Regionalism". Momus. October 16, 2014.

Smith, Matthew Ryan. "Due South: Artist Jason McLean Interview". WM Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art. October 1, 2014.

Miller, Marcus. “Contemporary Drawings from the National Gallery of Canada.” Border Crossings, Volume 33, Number 2. June 2014.

"L.O. Today". Museum London, Exhibition Catalogue. 2014.

Burnaby Libraries Host Art Exhibitions. February 3, 2014. 


2013

"RE(Imagining) Regionalism". McIntosh Gallery Curatorial Study Center. 2013. 

"Artists collaborate on exhibit." CTV London. CTV News. Bell Media. http://london.ctvnews.ca, October 29, 2013.

Reaney, James. "My London: L.O. Today — an exhibition with works by Marc Bell, James Kirkpatrick, Amy Lockhart, Jason McLean, Jamie Q, Peter Thompson and Billy Bert Young." London Free Press, October 28, 2013

Petkovic, Mila. "New generation of local artists hold group show at Museum London.Metro London. October 3, 2013. 13.

"Must-Sees This Week: October 3 to 9, 2013.Canadian Art. http://www.canadianart.ca

Meyer, Sean. "New exhibition brings home the work of collaborative artists.London Community News. October 2, 2013. 25.

Montanini, Chris. "You gotta check out L.O. Today!The Londoner. September 30, 2013.

Belanger, Joe. "Strokes of Genius: A London Group of Seven helps launch Museum London's Culture Days fest.The London Free Press. September 25, 2013. C1.

Rhodes, Richard. "Jason McLean Revs Up Canada's First Smart Car," Canadian Art Magazine, April 23, 2013

2012   

Goodden, Sky. “A Knock-out Marriage of Contemporary Art and Craft, the Textile Museum’s ‘Dreamland’.” Art Info. 24 May 2012.

Goodden, Sky. “Not Bad for London.” Magenta Magazine Online. Winter 2012. Vol. 3,
#1.

Goodden, Sky and Benjamin Bruneau. “ARTINFO Canada’s Top Fall Shows.” ArtInfo. 21 September 2012.

Walde, Christine. “Not Bad For London.” Border Crossings. Vol 31 Issue 1. March 2012:

pp. 101-102. March 2012.

“Canadian Art News in Five: Art Awards, Museum Floods, Gallery Moves, and Owner’s Remorse.” Artinfo. 12 June 2012.

Smith, Matthew Ryan. "Jason McLean Meets Raymond Pettibon and It Works." Artinfo. February 11 2012

2011   

Clarke, Bill. “Jason McLean: Diaries of Place.” Canadian Art. Summer 2011: pp 98-101. 

Unknown. “Last Chance to Catch Joe Grillo and Jason McLean’s “O-Pee-Chee Dirt Pile” at Allegra Laviola Gallery.” Papermag, October 6  2011, online 

Stipanovich, Alexandre. "The Fun Must Go On: Joe Grillo and Jason McLean at Laviola Gallery," Opening Ceremony Online, September 12 2011

Unknown, "Jason McLean/Laviola Bank." ArtloversNewYork.com November 2011
              
2010   

Dault, Gary Michael. "Error! Hyperlink reference not valid.Jason McLean at Jessica Bradley Art + Projects,” Globe and             Mail. April 3, 2010.

Goddard, Peter. “Critic’s Choice.” Toronto Star. April 14, 2010. 
Reaney, James. “My London: Secrets Out About Gallery Creativity.” London Free Press. 2010. 
Sandals, Leah. “Defaced Edifices.” National Post. March 31, 2010.
Sandals, Leah. "Unedit My Heart: Storied Objects Q with Jason McLean." March 31. 2010
Trypp, Carolyn. “Jason McLean: In the Corner, There is Light.” Magenta Magazine Online. Volume 1, No. 3. Spring 2010.

2009   

Bill, Clarke. “Diaries of Place.” Canadian Art. Vol. 28, Issue 2: pp. 98-101
Birch, Jesse. "A SEA of CONTINGENCIES: VANCOUVER'S DOMESTIC INTERVENTIONS." CMagazine Autumn 2009         
Balzer, David. “Pulp Fiction.” Eye Weekly. July 2, 2009.
Milroy, Sarah. “Texting, Texting. One, Two, Three.” Globe and Mail, February 5, 2009. 
Sandals, Leah. “Reclaim, Reuse, Reinvent.” National Post. January 31, 2009.
          
2008   

Vogue Hommes Magazine, Paris. 
Dunne, Aidan. "Worlds Mapped By Outsiders." The Irish Times. 8 October 2008
tinyvices.com. 2008. 

“Cafe Royal.” Cafe Royal. London, 2008.
Dault, Gary Michael. “Carousel artists spell it out in pictures.” Globe and Mail. September 6, 2010.

2007    

McFadden, JJ. Kegan. “Painter's Pants.” Border Crossings. No. 104, 2007. 
Kid Stuff” L.A. Weekly, Los Angeles, CA., 2007.
McFadden, JJ. “Painter’s Pants.” Border Crossings. Volume 26, Issue 4. November 2007: pp. 92-94.
Burnham, Clint. “Making Totems Of The Objects That Surround Us.” Globe and Mail. May 5, 2007.
“Just My Imagination,” Kelowna Art Gallery Journal. No. 23. Kelowna, Canada: 2007. 
Gillmor, Don. “What a season it could be…,” The Walrus. Vol. 4. 8, Toronto, Canada: 2007, pg 28.
“Modern Dad, Single Dad,” glomp #9. Boing Being, Helsinki: 2007, pp. 282-285.

“A History Of The Allstarschnauzer Band,” The Ganzfeld #5: Japanada, Ginko Press in association with Picture Box, Inc., New York: 2007, pp. 106 -111.
Nog A Dog, Picture Box Inc. & Conundrum Press, New York: 2007. 
Occasional Art: Jason Mclean and Isabelle Pauwels. St. Paul, USA: 2007.
Princess Omo,” Carousel Magazine, Guelph, Canada: 2007, p. 73.
I Love Tourism, Fondazione Bevilacqua la Masa Foundation, Venice: 2007.
Nieves Books Catalogue Nieves Books, (With Mark Delong) Zurich: 2007.

2006  

Harvey, Doug. "Kid Stuff." LA Weekly. 13 December 2006
Anonymous. "Also Showing." SF Weekly. December 2006
Henderson, Lee. “Jason McLean.” Border Crossings. Vol. 25, Issue 3. August 2006: pp. 115-117.   
Mooney, Chris. "Peripheral Visions." Modern Painters July & August 2006: pp. 101

Blohmdel, Anders. "Schlagerkonst med karlek i Brosarp." kristianstadsbladet 14 March 2006 (Swedish-A Thing Called Love press)

2005  

Goddard, Peter. "Back To The Old Drawing Board; Ancient Art Form Made New Again." Toronto Star. 13 August 2005
Milroy, Sarah. "Drawn Together: Visual Arts." The Globe and Mail. 22 July 2005
Mackie, John. "British Columbians to Watch in 2005: Jason McLean." The Vancouver Sun 3 Jan. 2005 

2004   

Driedger Doyle, “Jason McLean.” MacLeans Online. 12 January 2004.
Burnham, Clint, "Aperto Vancouver." Flashart. November 2004

2003    

Laurence, Robin. “Dada’s Boy, Jason McLean.” Border Crossings. Volume 22, Issue 3. August 2003: pp. 48-53.