Curriculum Vitae Gwen Tooth 2021


Solo Shows:

"Niagara Falls in Winter", Propeller Art Gallery, October/November 2020
701 King Street Condo Lobby, February through May, 2 Red Series works
"Tsunami", the red head gallery, August 2019
"White Water Rapids", Propeller Gallery, June 2019
"Journey through Abstraction", retrospective, Visual Arts Mississauga, February 2019
"Black and Gold", Propeller, September 2018
"Red and Black: A Conversation:, Cell Gallery, Gallery 1313, February 2018
"Indian Ocean Variations", Propeller, April 2017
"Red Series: Gentle Waterfalls", Propeller, June 2016
"Water Paintings I, II and III, Cell Gallery, Gallery 1313, 2014-2106
"Into the Light", Gallery M Contemporary, Thornhill ON, Sept 2014
"Tsunami", Propeller, Toronto, April-May 2014
"Scapes and Faces", Williams Mill Gallery, Glen Williams, February 2014
"Red Yellow Blue: Abstract Paintings", Cell Gallery, Gallery 1313, October 2013
"Contemporary Drawings", The Gallery, Visual Arts Mississauga, April 2013
"Contemporary Portraits Inspired by Kathe Kollwitz, Cell Gallery, Gallery 1313, Nov 2012
“Impressions of Lake Ontario” pastels, Mimico Centennial  Library Toronto, May 2012
“Waterfalls and Flora by Night”, Beaux-Arts Brampton, June 2012
“Contemporary Media Drawings”, Emily Carr Gallery, Visual Arts Mississauga April 2012
"The Water Paintings" - a selection from 4 series - Visual Arts Mississauga 2012
“Contemporary Drawings -  or are they Paintings?”Beaux-Arts Brampton 2011
“Blue Water”, Emily Carr Gallery, Visual Arts Mississauga March 2011
“Selections from  Rhythms of the Sea II” Franklin Carmichael  Art Gallery 2010
“Rhythms of the Sea II” Beaux-Arts Brampton November 2010
“Fauvist Style Portraits and Figures” Beaux-Arts Brampton 2010
“Rhythms of the Sea” George Brown College 2009
“Rhythms of the Sea” Beaux-Arts Brampton 2009

Group Shows:

"Pop-up Show", Propeller Art Gallery, July 2021
"Unfurled: Artist Stories", online, Propeller Art Gallery, Feb/March 2021"
"Salon 15", Propeller 25th Anniversary Salon, online, March/April 2021
"PAG 25th Anniversary", online, Propeller Art Gallery, year of 2021
"Collective Experience", online (August-November) and gallery (August 5-29),
  Propeller Art Gallery, 2021
"In the Picture - Portraits of our Times", online curated, Gallery 1313, 2021
"Portraits of Resilience", online open show, Art Gallery of Ontario, 2021
"Painting 2020", online show and catalogue, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, 2020
"Mistletoe Magic", online auction, John B. Aird Gallery, 2020
"Art Parkdale Fair International", Gallery 1313, Toronto, 2020
"Holiday Show 2020", Gallery 1313, 2020
"Shared Spaces", Akin at Black Cat Gallery, September 2019
"Values", Faculty Show, Haliburton School of Art + Design, Fleming College, 2018
2 Group Shows Artusiasm Gallery, 2018
Propeller, "Red Impulse", February 2018
Propeller, Salon 12, January 2018
"Collective 20", Members' Show, Gallery 1313, December 2017
"50", Faculty Show, Haliburton School of Art + Design, Fleming College, 2017
Propeller, 150 Years of Light in Canada, May 2017
Propeller, "The Evolution of Abstraction", 6 artists curated by Gwen Tooth, April 2017
20th Anniversary Members' Exhibit, Gallery 1313, January 2017
Propeller, Salon 11, January 2017
ISEA (International Society of Experimental Artists) Annual Members Virtual Art Exhibit, 2015, 2016
"Collective 19", Members' Exhibit, Gallery 1313, 2016
Propeller 20/20, Propeller, 2016
"Salon X", Annual Invitation Show, Propeller, 2016
"Abstracts", Acrylic Paintings, Gwen Tooth & Shannon Moynagh, Beaux-Arts Brampton, 2015
"In Progress", art completed while on display, Beaux-Arts Brampton, 2015, 2016
"In Remembrance", Beaux-Arts Brampton, 2015
"Drawings", Gwen Tooth & Shannon Moynagh, Propeller, 2015
"Members' Pop-up Show", Beaux-Arts Brampton, 2015
"Outside the Lines", Faculty Show, Haliburton School of the Arts, 2015
"Colour", Propeller, 2015
"Networks", Artscape Members, Propeller, 2015
"Salon 9", Propeller, April 2015
Propeller at Art Toronto, 2014
"LOOK", Faculty Show, Haliburton School of the Arts, Rails End Gallery and Art Centre, 2014
Faculty Shows, Visual Arts Mississauga, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
"Salon 8", Propeller, January 2014
Members' Holiday Fundraiser Show, Gallery 1313, December 2013
"Out of the Black". Scratchboard Drawings. Beaux-Arts Brampton, November 2013
"15: Gallerina's Choice". J.D. Carrier Gallery, Toronto, November 2013
"This is Life", Faculty Show, Haliburton School of the Arts (Fleming College) 2013
"Thirteen", Members' Show, Gallery 1313, September 2013
"Faculty Show", Visual Arts Mississauga, 2013 - 2016
"Salon VII Show Propeller Visual Arts Centre, January 2013
"Night Moves", Members' Show Gallery 1313, September 2012
“Abstraction Today”, Gwen Tooth/Shannon Moynagh, Beaux-Arts Brampton, October 2012
Teachers' Exhibit, Oakville Art Society, September 2012, 2013
Members’ Group Shows (3), The Art Cove, Beaux-Arts Brampton, 2012
“Diversity in Abstraction”, Gwen Tooth/Alice Berloni, Neilson Park Creative Centre, May 2012 
Toronto Watercolour Society Executive Show, North York Public Library, April 2012Art for All Canada, Rainbow Market Square Cinema Gallery, February 2012
Art Instructors' Showcase Williams Mill Gallery, 2012
Tactile: A Printmaker’s Experience”, Beaux-Arts Brampton, 2011
“Art Battle 17 Competitors’ Wall, The Great Hall, Toronto 2011
Women in Abstraction” Beaux-Arts Brampton, 2011
Visual Arts Mississauga Valentine Members' Show, 2011, 2012
“Impressionism Then and Now” Beaux-Arts Brampton, 2011
 Two person show at Lakeshore Arts Gallery, Toronto, 2011
“Imprint” Printmakers Collective Beaux-Arts Brampton, 2010         
Southampton Art School Teachers’ Show, Southampton, 2010, 2012         
Gallery in the Garden Sherway Gardens Shadow Box Group Show 2010
New Members New Inspiration IV Group Show Beaux-Arts Brampton, 2010
AWOL Square Foot Show 2009
Beaux-Arts Brampton Members’ Shows 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Neilson Park Creative Centre TGIF III Group Show 2009, TGIF IV 2010
Neilson Park Creative Centre Gallery Committee Show 2005
Community art shows  - juried and member’s choice  at Etobicoke Civic Centre Gallery, and at Neilson Park Creative Centre Gallery (prior to 2005)
Curated Shows:

"In the Picture - Portraits of our Times", online curated group show Gallery 1313,  2021
"Portraits of Resilience", online open show. Art Gallery of Ontario, 2021
"The Evolution of Abstraction", six artists curated by Gwen Tooth, Propeller, 2017
"Re-Vision @ Propeller", Propeller, 2016
"A Departure From Reality: the Abstract Collective", Twist Gallery, January 2015 
"Fifteen", Co-curated by Donna Child and Lizia Renna, Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery 2013
"The Canadian Landscape", Curator Phil Anderson, Gallery 1313, October 2012
"Abstraction Today", Gwen Tooth/Shannon Moynagh, Artists and Co-curators, Beaux-Arts Brampton, October 2012 
Juried Shows:
"Big Bold Risk", online juried group show, Leslie Grove Gallery, Artists' Network,   2021
"The View from Here", online juried landscape group show, Leslie Grove Gallery,  Artists' Network, 2021

"Painting 2020" online and catalogue, John B. Aird Gallery 2020 
ArtWorks 2018, OCADU Alumni Exhibition, 2018 
Society of Canadian Artists 2018 Elected & Associate Members' Juried Online Exhibition, "A Showcase of Abstraction", October 2018

pARTicle: Propeller Affordable Art, Propeller 2015
"The Body: A Celebration", Propeller, 2015
Black and White Ball 2016, Propeller, 2016
Black and White Show IV & V, Propeller, 2014 & 2015
"13", Members' Show Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, October 2013
"Kensington Market Show", Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts and on location at Nine Cookies Café, August 2013
Black and  White III Ball Show Propeller Visual Arts Centre, February 2013
Emerging Artist Exhibition Gallery 1313 January 2012
Franklin Carmichael Art Centre 13th Annual October Open Juried Show 2011
Franklin Carmichael Art Centre 58th Annual Art Show May 2011
Tom Thomson Gallery Owen Sound “Convergence” Juried Show 2011
Beaux- Arts Brampton Juried Wildlife, Nature and Native Show 2010
International Society of Acrylic Painters Online Juried Show 2009
Lakeshore Arts Juried Show 2009
Beaux-Arts Brampton Juried Show 2009

Auctions or Donations:

Angel Auction for Sick Children's Hospital, 2014 
Propeller Fundraiser "Off the Wall 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Haliburton School of the Arts Faculty Auction 2013-2019
Mississauga Arts Council Artsbeat Gala Auction 2012-2015
John B. Aird Gallery Mistletoe Magic  Silent Auction 2009-2013, 2019, 2020       
OCAD “Whodunit” Auction – 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010
Neilson Park Creative Centre Shadow Box Fund Raiser 2008, 2009

Gallery 1313
Artists' Network
Colour Research Society of Canada
Associate Member Society of Canadian Artists
Visual Arts Mississauga


International Society of Experimental Artists
Beaux-Arts Brampton Visual Artists' Co-operative
Toronto  Watercolour Society
Federation of Canadian Artists
International Society of Acrylic Painters
SAVAC (South Asian Visual Arts Collective)
Lakeshore Arts
Neilson Park Creative Centre
The Etobicoke Art Group
Humber Valley Art Club
Attended Canadian and international art workshops.


“Finding Your Style”, Skip Lawrence, Sedona Art Centre, Arizona, 5 days, 2007

“Water Media”, Stephen Quiller, Creede Colorado, US., 5 days, 2008

“Loosening up with Acrylics”, Robert Burridge, Hudson River Valley Art School, 5 days, 2009

Canadian Federation of Artists, Plein Air Workshop, Instructors: Brian Atyeo, Stephen Quiller, David Langevin, Suzanne Northcott. Gabriola Island, B.C., 5 days, 2008.

 “Acrylics and Collage”, Robert Burridge, Oakville Art Society, 5 days, 2016.

Courses in portrait drawing, contemporary experimental drawing, sound drawing, new abstraction techniques, wire sculpture, painting on mylar, and professional practices at Toronto School of Art, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

Courses "Big Bold Flower Painting", Ukelele, Wire Knitting, Soul Collage at Fleming College, Haliburton School of Art+Design, Continuing Education Summer Intensives (5 days each)

 Review of "Thirteen" Members' Show, Gallery 1313, September 2013
Review of "Contemporary Portraits" Solo Show, Cell Gallery, Gallery 1313,
"Abstract Exhibit at Beaux-Arts", The Brampton Guardian, October 2012
“Beaux-Arts Brampton presents Women in Abstraction exhibit” June 2011

The Palette Magazine, January 2011, Issue # 36

Convergence Juried Show, Tom Thomson Gallery, Owen Sound, The Sun Times February 2011

Fauvist Portraits article, The Brampton Guardian, January 2010
Rhythms of the Sea II article, The Brampton Guardian, November 2010    
Rhythms of the Sea article, The Citizen, July 2009


"Memories of Tools", The Sketchbook Project, Brooklyn Art Library, 
 digitized project, 2021.

Artist Talk "Drawn to Abstraction" by Gwen Tooth
Fleming Great Hall 4:45 pm - Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Haliburton School of Art+Design

"Abstraction in Acrylics", Demonstration for North York Visual Artists, October 2017
Lecture and Demonstration on Concepts of Abstraction in Acrylics at Art for All Canada Conference March 2013
Lecture and Demonstration on Concepts of Abstraction for Toronto Watercolour Society 2012
Art History Chats with Gwen Tooth at Franklin Carmichael Art Centre:
Canadian Abstraction: Part One 1920’s to 1960’s; October 2011 
Canadian Abstraction: Part Two 1960’s to 2000 and beyond; November 2011
Art Battle 17 participant, August 2011
Lecture about Contemporary Expressive Drawing at Art for All  Canada Conference March 2011
Personal art development talk Canadian Federation of University Women 2011
Studios of Brampton Art Tour painting demonstration September 2010
Painting lecture and demonstration Rhythms of the Sea July 2009
Brampton Farmers’ Market painting demonstration June 2009    

Fleming College, Haliburton School of Art+Design, "Acrylic Abstraction & Expressionism", July 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019

Visual Arts Mississauga:
"Abstract Explorations" - 5 weeks - Nov/Dec 2021
Magic Monday - November - "Abstract Fun with Portraits"

Magic Mondays, Women in Art - Contour Line Drawing Activity, February 2019
Magic Mondays, Abstract Drawing Fun, February 2019
Magic Mondays, Abstract Acrylic Landscape Explorations, 2018
Magic Mondays, Abstract Drawing Fun, Visual Arts Mississauga, 2018
Magic Mondays, Abstract Drawing Experiments, Visual Arts Mississauga, 2017
Magic Mondays, Abstract Acrylic Fun, Visual Arts Mississauga, 2017
Magic Mondays, Abstract Drawing Fun, Visual Arts Mississauga, 2017

"Acrylic Abstraction", Humber Valley Art Club, Neilson Park Creative Centre,
February 2017     

"Acrylic Abstraction & Expressionism II", Haliburton School of Art + Design, 2018
 "Acrylic Abstraction & Expressionism I", Haliburton School of Art + Design, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2018

Magic Mondays, Abstract Drawing Workshop, Visual Arts Mississauga, 2016
Magic Mondays, Abstract Painting Workshop, Visual Arts Mississauga, 2015, 2016

"Abstraction" Workshop, ECOAA/COAA Annual Conference, Geneva Park, September 2015

"Teen Acrylics". Guest artist. Abstraction. Visual Arts Mississauga, 2015
"Beginner Drawing". Introduction to Drawing Concepts and Materials. Visual Arts Mississauga. August 2014
"Abstraction Isms". Acrylic Experimentation Workshop. Focus on German Expressionism, Automatism, and Abstract Expressionism and more. Advanced level. Visual Arts Mississauga. May/June 2014 

"Art Sampler". Beginners. Beaux-Arts Brampton. April to June 2014

"Automatic Painting". Acrylic Workshop for Advanced Painters. Visual Arts Mississauga, November 2013
"Acrylics for Absolute Beginners", Oakville Art Society, September 2013

"Acrylic Abstraction - Bold and Expressive Approaches", Southampton Art School, July 2013
"Drawing Explorations", Visual Arts Mississauga, August 2013
Acrylic and Mixed Media, Oakville Art Society, Winter 2013
Courses in Acrylic Abstraction, Experimental Watercolour, Mixed Media, Oakville Art Society Fall 2012
"Acrylic Abstraction - Bold and Expressive Approaches", Button Factory, Waterloo, October 2012
"Acrylic Media Experimentation - Bold Expressive Abstraction", Visual Arts Mississauga 4 week workshop "2011
"Acrylic Painting Outdoors - Expressive Palette Knife", Visual Arts Mississauga 5 week workshop 2012
"Acrylic Abstraction - Approaches to Intuitive Expressive Painting, Beaux-Arts Brampton, 2010, 2011, 2012
"Acrylic Abstraction - Bold and Expressive Approaches", Oakville Art Society, April and September 2012
"Acrylic Abstraction - Bold and Expressive Approaches", Southampton Art School July 2012
"The Path to Abstraction - Loosening Up Your Painting Approach". Acrylics. Williams Mill 2012
"Portraits - Realism to Abstraction". Acrylics. Williams Mill 2012


”Drawn to Abstraction”.
“Inspiration – Where is it Hiding?” Southampton Art School Blog 2010
“Contemporary Drawing – What is it?”

"Black and Gold", Paintings by Gwen Tooth, 2018

“The Evolution of Abstraction”, Six Journeys, Curated by Gwen Tooth, 2017

“Indian Ocean Variations”, Paintings by Gwen Tooth, 2017

“Red Series: Gentle Waterfalls, Paintings by Gwen Tooth, 2016

“Into the Light”, Paintings by Gwen Tooth, 2015

“Tsunami”, Paintings by Gwen Tooth, 2014

“Whirlpool Variations Series”, Paintings by Gwen Tooth, 2011

“Waterfalls and Flora by Night”, Paintings by Gwen Tooth, 2011

“Blue Water Series”, Paintings by Gwen Tooth, 2011

“Fauvist Style Portraits and Figures”, Selected Paintings by Gwen Tooth, 2011

“Contemporary Drawings – Or Are They Paintings?”, Gwen Tooth, 2011

“Rhythms of the Sea II”, A Selection of Paintings, Gwen Tooth, 2011

“Rhythms of the Sea”, Paintings by Gwen Tooth, 2011


Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours, Ontario College of Art and Design University  (OCADU) 2005
Bachelor of Arts, Western University, 1967
Fine Arts Certificate, Humber College, 1978
Fifty years of art training, travel and cultural experiences

STUDIED WITH:         
Sayward Johnson, Tina Oehmsen-Clark, Kyla Brown, Andy Fabo,
 Amanda McCavour, Amy Swartz, Celia Neubauer, Thomas Hendry,
Stephen Quiller, Robert Burridge, Judith Finch, Brian Atyeo,
Susan Pitcairn, Cody DeLong, William “Skip” Lawrence, Don Cavin
Steve Rose, Victoria Cowan, Donnah Cameron II, Claudia McCabe,
Marianne Broome, Jack Reid, Ken MacFarlane, Linda Kemp, Douglas Purdon,
Lila Lewis Irving, Brian Smith, Ethel Raicus, Denis Cliff,
Anne Meredith Barry, Lynn Donoghue, Lupe Rodriguez, 
Suzanne Tevlin, George Walker, Gord Rayner,
Olga Philip, Ross Mendes, Chin Kok Tan, Graham Coughtry and many other exceptional instructors and mentors


Propeller Art Gallery Secretary April to October 2020
Propeller Selection Committee, 2013 - 2018
Propeller, Membership Assistant, Board, 2016-2018
Propeller, Scheduling & Membership Assistant, Board, 2015
Propeller, Gallery Scheduling & Membership, Selection Committee, Board 2014
Toronto Watercolour Society Secretary of Board, 2011-2013
Beaux-Arts Brampton Co-operative -Vice-President 2010-11 and 2011-12
Beaux-Arts Brampton Art Classes Committee – 2009 -2013
Neilson Park Creative Centre Gallery Committee - 5 years
Neilson Park Creative Centre reception desk – 8 months one half day a week
The Etobicoke Art Group – Classes Chair, Secretary, Publicity, Board Advisor


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