James Carl


James Carl is the area coordinator for sculpture in the undergraduate program. He is known for his provocative use of unconventional materials, methods and strategies, and for his sensitivity to social politics. Aside from his BFA and MFA, his educational background includes a BA in East Asian Studies from McGill University in Montreal, and degrees from the Central Academy of Fine Art in Beijing, China. He has previously taught at Rutgers University in New Jersey. James Carl has exhibited widely in Austria, Canada, China, Germany, and the United States. His work is in private and public collections in North America and Europe, including the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto.
Quelle: University of Guelph, ON, Canada


1960born in Montreal

1983University of Victoria, British Columbia, BFA

1990Central Academy of Fine Art, Beijing, Diplomas

1992McGill University, Montreal, BA

1995Central Academy of Fine Art, Beijing, Diplomas

1996Rutgers University, New Jersey, MFA


2010side effect, Diaz Contemporary, Toronto, ON
It Is What It Is: Recent Acquisitions of New Canadian Art, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON
Beyond/In Western New York, Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, Buffalo, USA
Triumphant Carrot: The Persistence of Still Life, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2009Nothing to Declare: Recent Sculpture from Canada, The Power Plant, Toronto, ON

2008 - 2009jalousie, Diaz Contemporary, Toronto, ON
do you know what: A Survey 1990-2008, Justina M. Barnicke at the University of Toronto; Macdonald Stewart Art Center, Guelph; and Cambridge Galleries, Queen’s Square, ON

2008Arena, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
ABC With Love, Art Metropole, Toronto, ON

2007jalousie, Galerie Heinz-Martin Weigand, Karlsruhe, Germany
Pulp, Open Space, Victoria, BC
Fun House, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton
Sculpture Group Show, Diaz Contemporary, Toronto, ON

2006negative spaces, Florence Loewy, Paris, France

2005Inaugural Group Show, Diaz Contemporary, Toronto, ON

2004Constructa, Galerie 5020, Salzburg, Austria
Constructive Folly, Doris McCarthy Gallery, University of Toronto, ON

2003plot, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Recycle, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON

2002bottom feeder, Mercer Union, Toronto, ON
New Modular, Blackwood Gallery, University of Toronto, ON Provisional Worlds, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON

2001Promises, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC Forever, Embassy of Canada, Beijing
First Light, Bellevue Art Museum, WA
Objets de Convoitise, Galerie 101, Ottawa, ON

1999work, Galerie Haus Schneider, Karlsruhe, Germany

1998Galerie Clark, Montréal, QC
stock, Art Metropole, Toronto, ON

1997fountain, Toronto Sculpture Garden, Toronto, ON

1996still life, Paul Petro, Toronto, ON

1994unentitled, YYZ, Toronto, ON

1993public works, Grunt Gallery, Vancouver, BC

1992re-possession, Galerie Clark, Montreal, QC


2007Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council

2006Canada Council, Paris Studio

2002Canada Council, Ontario Arts Council

2001Canada Council,Travel Grant

1999Louis Comfort Tiffany Award
Canada Council

1997Canada Council

1996Toronto Arts Award, Protégé Award (conferred by Tom Dean)


National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON McCarthy-Tétrault, Toronto, ON
Fasken Martineau Dumoulin LLP., Toronto, ON Goodmans LLP, Toronto, ON
Art Metropole Archive, National Gallery of Canada
Canada Private
Council Art Bank
Collections Canada, US, China, Germany

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