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Curriculum Vitae

HOLLY FARRELL

ARTIST’S  STATEMENT:   "It’s my hope that the experience of growing up in Northern Ontario and the influences of small town life are evident in my work. Nostalgia drives my subject matter, Still Life being my main focus. I think of my Still Lifes as simple meditations of the places and people we have known - that there is a sense of the Portrait in each of my paintings - that many of us have had some kind of connection to that bowl, or that book, or that chair.”

 

 

COLLECTIONS:

 

Holly Farrell’s work is included in private and corporate collections throughout North America, Europe, and Japan, and Australia.  Notable recent purchases include those by TD Bank, Bank of Montreal (BMO), the Louis-Dreyfus Family Collection, Wires Jolley Canada, and Sony Music, Japan, Permanent collection of OPAM (Oita Prefectural Museum of Art), Japan.

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

 

March 2019, “Nothing Begins Today”, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto

November, 2018, “Random Harvest”, Clark Gallery, Lincoln

February 2017, "Homely”, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto

July 2016, “Doll And Book Paintings”, Megumi Ogita Gallery, Tokyo

October 2015,“Books”, Clark Gallery, Lincoln
February 2014, “Clowns”, Packer Schopf Gallery, Chicago

September 2013, “New Paintings”, Clark Gallery, Lincoln

March 2012, “Book Shop”, Megumi Ogita Gallery, Tokyo

December 2010, “Tammy”, Megumi Ogita Gallery, Tokyo

June 2010, “Even Closer”, Katharine Mulherin Gallery, Toronto

December 2009, “New Paintings”, Chase Gallery, Boston

March 2009, “Home and Sea”, Megumi Ogita Gallery, Tokyo

January 2009, “New Paintings”, Winsor Gallery, Vancouver

February 2008, “New Paintings” Katharine Mulherin Gallery, Toronto

September 2007, “New Paintings”, Clark Gallery, Lincoln

April 2007, “New Paintings” Garde Rail Gallery, Seattle

April 2006, “New Paintings”, Dundas Street West Studio, Toronto

April 2004, “New Paintings”, Dundas Street West Studio, Toronto

December 2003, “Childhood”, Dundas Street West Studio, Toronto

March 2003, “Cutlery”, Dundas Street West Studio, Toronto

December 2001, “Bowls”, Dundas Street West Studio, Toronto

December 1999, “New Paintings”, Ossington Avenue Studio, Toronto

December 1998, “New Paintings”, Ossington Avenue Studio, Toronto

February 1998, “New Paintings”, Ossington Avenue Studio, Toronto

February 1997, “New Paintings”, Velvet & Vinyl, Toronto

November 1996, “New Paintings”, Ossington Avenue Studio, Toronto

May 1996, “New Paintings”, Ossington Avenue Studio, Toronto

April 1995, “New Paintings”, Ossington Avenue Studio, Toronto

 

 

 

GROUP SHOWS & INTERNATIONAL ART FAIRS:

 

January 2019, New York Outsider Art Fair, Tanner Hill Gallery, New York

December 2018, Scope Miami, Clark Gallery, Lincoln

October 2018, “Art Toronto”, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto

December 2017, “Scope Miami”, Clark Gallery, Lincoln

October 2017, “Art Toronto”, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto

Summer 2017, “The Still Life Show”, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto

January 2017, PREVIEW, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto

December 2015, Scope Miami, Clark Gallery, Miami, FL
October 2015, Art Toronto, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto 

October 2015, “Exxpectations”, Cornell Museum, Delray Beach, FL

October 2015, Paris Outsider Art Fair, Garde Rail Gallery, Paris

May 2015, “Setting the Table”, Clark Gallery, Lincoln

January 2015, Outsider Art Fair, Garde Rail Gallery, NYC

December 2014, “Jealous Curator: Blog to Book”, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek

September 2014, “Variations on a Theme”, Clark Gallery, Lincoln

May 2014, Outsider Art Fair, Garde Rail Gallery, NYC

April 2014, “Landscape”, Megumi Ogita Gallery, Tokyo

May 2013, San Francisco artMRKT, Tanner Hill Gallery, San Francisco

February 2013, “Beautifully Boring”, Tanner Hill Gallery, Chattanooga

January 2013, Outsider Art Fair, Garde Rail Gallery, NYC

December 2012, Clark Gallery, Lincoln

December 2012, Art Factum Gallery, Beirut

September 2012, Sea Fair, Clark Gallery, Greenwich

August 2012, ZIA Gallery, Winnetka

March 2012, Art Fair Tokyo, Megumi Ogita Gallery, Tokyo

December 2011, ZIA Gallery, Winnetka

August 2011, SOFA, Garde Rail Gallery, Santa Fe

April 2011, Mason Murer Fine Art, Atlanta

December 2010, Aqua Miami, Garde Rail Gallery, Miami

May 2010, Nancy Margolis Gallery, NYC

February 2010, Megumi Ogita Gallery, Tokyo

February 2010, Outsider Art Fair, Berenberg Gallery, NYC

August 2009, Art Osaka, Megumi Ogita Gallery, Osaka

August 2009, Garde Rail Gallery, Seattle

April 2009, Art Fair Tokyo, Megumi Ogita Gallery, Tokyo

February 2009, Director’s Choice, Chase Gallery, Boston

January 2009, Outsider Art Fair, Garde Rail Gallery, NYC

October 2008, Garde Rail Gallery, Seattle

September 2008, Belgrave Gallery, St. Ives

June 2008, Weiss Gallery, Calgary

June 2008, Scope Basel, Katharine Mulherin Gallery, Basel

May 2008, Chase Gallery, Boston

December 2007, Scope Miami, Katharine Mulherin Gallery, Miami

December 2007, Clark Gallery, Lincoln

July 2007, Scope Hamptons, Katharine Mulherin Gallery, Hamptons

June 2007, Scope Basel, Katharine Mulherin Gallery, Basel

April 2007, Winsor Gallery, Vancouver

December 2006, Scope Miami, Katharine Mulherin Gallery, Miami

December 2006, Winsor Gallery, Vancouver

December 2006, Clark Gallery, Lincoln

October 2006, “Affair at the Jupiter Hotel”, Garde Rail Gallery, Portland

August 2006, Folk Fest, Atlanta

April 2006, Garde Rail Gallery, Seattle

December 2005, Clark Gallery, Lincoln

March 2004, Harbinger Gallery, Waterloo

February 2004, “The History of Everyday”, VAC Clarington, Bowmanville

November 2003, Etobicoke Civic Centre, Etobicoke

May 2003, Art Gallery of Peel, Brampton

November 2002, Elmwood Art Fair, Ottawa

December 2001, Prime Gallery, Toronto

February 2001, Project, Toronto

Summer 2001, “Arts 2000”, Canadian Royal Academy of Art, Stratford

May 2000, Art Gallery of Peel, Brampton

December 1999, Ciparis/Lennox Gallery, Toronto

October 1998, Etobicoke Civic Centre, Etobicoke

June 1998, Hummingbird Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto

July 1995, Alexander Gallery, Toronto

July 1992 – 2009, Annual Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto

 

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

 

White Hot Magazine, ART TORONTO versus ARTBO, October 2018

Art Collector’s Magazine (Japan), August 2016

Vogue, Japan, July 2016

Art Brut, Expressively Inspired: The Desire To Create For Two Self-taught Artists, June 2016

Savant Garde, May 2015

Life As A Human, February 2015

Examiner,  Artist Holly Farrell, article on book paintings, December 2014

Lincoln Journal, September 2014

Culture Catch, “Pushing Against the Boundaries”, May 2014

art ltd., (review), May 2014

Frankie Magazine, “Throwback Thursday”, March 2014

Examiner, “Toronto Artist Sends In The Clowns” (interview), February 2014

Chicago Tonight, “The Jokers Are Wild”, February 2014

Creative Block, Danielle Krysa, (artist profile), February 2014

Zinc, December 2013

Daily Beast, “Outsider Art Fair: 10 Artists To Buy Now”, February 2013

Arts Observer, “Outsider Art Fair”, January 2012

Tokyo Art Beat, (review), March 2012

Home Build Life Design, February 2012

Arts Observer, “Outside Art Fair”, January 2012

Eyes Toward The Dove, “Outsider Art Fair”, January 2012

Design Sponge, December 2010

The Daily Yomiuri, “Another Face For Tammy” (review), November 2010

Magenta Magazine, “Holly Farrell Even Closer” (review), Fall 2010

Blog TO, “Even Closer” (review), July 2010

Huffington Post, “Inside The Outsider Art Fair”, February 2010

New York Times, “OAF: A Survey of a Field Hard to Define”, February 2010

Frankie Magazine, (interview) September 2009

Art In America, (review), March 2009

The Boston Globe, “We Direct Your Attention”, February 2009

The Boston Globe, “This Week’s Picks”, May 2008

NOW Magazine, (review), March 2008

The Globe and Mail, (‘review’), February 2008

Seattle Channel, Gallery Hop, Garde Rail Gallery, 2008

Seattle Post Intelligencer, Regina Hackett, 2007

Enroute Magazine, July 2007

Seattle Weekly, (review), April 2007

Seattle Magazine, Editor’s Picks, May 2006

Toronto Star, “Still Life With Meditation” (review), December 2003

BRAVO! TV, “The Artist’s Life” (artist profile), November 2003

“Out To Brunch” (cookbook featuring 9 commissioned paintings), November 2002

Home & Garden Television, “Room Service” (artist profile), 2002

ARTnews, (artist profile), October 2002

The Globe & Mail, “Art Al Fresco: Up Close & Personal”, (artist profile), July 2000

Century Home Magazine, (artist profile), May 2000

Lola Magazine, Shotgun Reviews, (review), Summer 1999

Canadian Living Magazine, “Easy Painting”, June 1998

Toronto Life, (review), May 1998