Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Email: email@example.com, Phone: 416-530-0057
Art Website: www.garethbate.com
Curatorial Website: www.worldofthreadsfestival.com
Studio: S-17, 401 Richmond St. West, Toronto, M5V 3A8
Languages: English & French
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Loop Gallery, Cape Flora, Toronto, Jan. 30 - Feb. 21, 2016.
Loop Gallery, Cosmos and Anarchy: Part 2, Toronto, Jan. 31 - Feb. 22, 2015.
Loop Gallery, Cosmos and Anarchy, Toronto, Feb. 1 - 23, 2014.
The Gladstone Hotel, Come Up To My Room, "Jewel Net of Indra Installation", Curators: David Dick-Agnew, Deborah Wang & Noa Bronstein, Toronto, Jan. 2012.
Art Gallery of Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library, Floating World, curated by Mona Turner and Danielle Bélanger,
Montreal, Jan. 12 - Feb. 19, 2012.
Loop Gallery, Floating World, Toronto, June 25 - July 17, 2011.
Gareth Bate Art Projects, 401 Richmond, Deep Field, paintings, Toronto, Dec. 2010.
Gareth Bate Art Projects, 401 Richmond, Moments, paintings, Toronto, May 2010.
Monument National Theatre, Remounted Corps Intérieur, set design installation, collaborative project with David Pressault Danse, Montreal, Dec. 2 - 5, 2009.
Monument National Theatre, Corps Intérieur, set design installation, collaborative project with David Pressault Danse,
Montreal, Jan 2009.
Canadian Heritage Office Gallery, "Lament" Winter Paintings, Curator Kendra Sartorelli, Toronto. Dec. 08 - Jan. 2009.
Galerie Glendon Gallery, York University, Penance & Devotion, Curator: Colette Laliberté, Toronto, Oct. 2008.
Public Health Canada Office, Plastic Paintings, photos, Curator Kendra Sartorelli, Toronto, Sept. 2008.
401 Richmond Career-Launcher Prize Exhibition, "Lament", Studio 260 at 401 Richmond Street, W, Toronto, May 2008
Yorkville Public Library Gallery, Urban Portraits Series, Toronto, June 2007
Loop Gallery Sweet Summer Sixteen, featuring loop Gallery Members, Toronto, July 13 - 24, 2016
Nuit Blanche Toronto: Gareth Bate Art Projects: Indicator, with Karen Abel & Jessica Marion Barr, Toronto, Oct 5 - 19, 2013
Lonsdale Gallery, Something Still, with Jim Reid, Nora Sturges, George Boileau, Srdjan Segan, and Julie Oakes. Curator: Leia Gore. Aug. 22 - Sept 15, 2013.
Lonsdale Gallery, Responsive Space II, with Liz Pead, Howard Podeswa & Jim Reid, Curator: Stanzie Tooth, Toronto, April 18 - May 12, 2013.
PUP Contemporary, Gallery Opening, Nov. 2012. Curator: TEK.
Main Street Warehouse, Toronto Main Street, Curator: Stefan Berg, Sept. 2012
Wall Space Gallery and Framing, Where the Wild Things Aren't: Environmental Art Show, Curator: Cynthia Mykytyshyn, Ottawa, April 21 - May 6, 2012.
Gallery 1313, Courvoisier Collective Gallery Award Winners Exhibition, Curators: Phil Anderson, Marc Audette, Aries Cheung, Paul Lee, Camilla Singh, Toronto Aug. 2011
Pearson International Airport, Airspace Gallery, Terminal 1, Weather, Juried Exhibition, Curator: Lee Petrie, Jury: Tara Cooper, Cathy Griggs, Olexander Wlasenko, Toronto, April - Oct. 2011.
Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Scapes, landscape painting exhibition, Curator: Ian Amell, Toronto, Jan. 2011.
Loop Gallery, Holiday Small Works Salon Show, Members and Invited Guests, Toronto, Dec. 2010.
401 Richmond St. West, 401 Richmond Artists Open Studio, 20 Artists, organized by Gareth Bate. Toronto, Dec. 2010.
Art Square Gallery, Where They Are Now: OCAD Alumni Exhibition, Jurors: Melissa Bennett, Maggie Broda, William Huffman, May Toronto, 2010.
The Royal Conservatory of Music: Arts For Social & Environmental Justice Symposium, Screening of Penance Performance, Toronto, Curator: Catherine Mellinger, Toronto, May 2010.
Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, The One I Love The Most, Curator: Kendra Sartorelli, Toronto, Feb. 2010.
The Gallery at Sheridan Institute: World of Threads Festival, Threads That Bind, Oakville, 2009.
b42Gallery: World of Threads Festival, Common Thread International Juried Exhibition Part 3, Jury: Carol Goddu, Dorie Millerson & Judith Tinkl, Curator: Dawne Rudman, Oakville, 2009.
The Arts Project London, BeeCause: Fundraising Auction for the Canadian Bee Research Fund, Jury: Michael Gibson, Brian Meehan, Robin Honey, London, 2009.
Katherine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, Between Reality & Fantasy, Curator: Deborah Wang, Toronto, 2009.
Lonsdale Gallery, Art Market, Curator: Stanzie Tooth, Toronto, 2008.
Gladstone Hotel, Hard Twist: 3rd Annual Juried Textile Art Exhibition, Curator: Helena Frei & Chris Mitchell, Toronto, 2008 - 2009.
Deleon White Gallery, Bigger, Bigger and More Desperate, featuring Colony Collapse Honey Installation, with Karen Kraven & Marcia Huyer, Curators: Colin Kent & Joanna Sheridan. Presented by Ecotecture Canada, Toronto, 2008.
Gladstone Hotel, Art 401: A group exhibition of 401 Richmond Artists, Curator: Erin McKeen, Toronto, 2008.
Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, "Lament" paintings, Toronto, 2008.
Arcadia Gallery, Residual Landscapes: New Terrain, Curator: Eddie Steiner, Toronto, 2008.
Central Gallery, Central Tech Alumni Show, Curator: Michael Amar, Toronto, 2007.
Bau-Xi Gallery: Nuit Blanche, In Memory of Brian Kipping, curated, Toronto, 2007.
401 Richmond St. West, Nuit Blanche, Queen West Art Crawl, Art in the Fall, curated, Toronto, 2007.
Ontario College of Art & Design, Tour de Force, Graduate Exhibition, Toronto, 2007.
Sheridan Institute: World of Threads Festival, Quilted Chair, curated, Oakville, Toronto, 2007.
OCAD Student Gallery, Surroundings, curated by C. Swiderski & L. Deanne-Smith, Toronto, 2006.
Arcadia Gallery, fiVe @ Arcadia, Toronto, 2006.
Queen West Art Crawl,Toronto Street Posters, Toronto, 2005.
Arcadia Gallery, Friends of Arcadia, Toronto, 2005.
Arcadia Gallery, Central Tech Adult Program Graduate Show, Toronto, 2005.
2016 World of Threads Festival, Gareth is Festival Curator, designer and co-organizer of the Festival. Oakville & Mississauga, Nov. 2016.
The Gallery at Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre, Cosmic Geometry, Oakville, co-curated with Dawne Rudman. Oct. 29 - Nov. 27, 2016.
The Corridor Galleries at Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre, Late in the Season, Solo Shows & Installations, Quiet Zone 2, Cat Walk & Kimono Road, www: whimsical, wacky and wild. co-curated with Dawne Rudman.Oakville, Oct. 29 - Nov. 27, 2016
Gareth is Festival Curator, designer and co-organizer of the Festival. Oakville & Mississauga, Nov. 2014.
The Gallery at Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre, "The Red and the Black", co-curated with Dawne Rudman, Oakville, Nov. 2014.
The Corridor Galleries at Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre, "Solo Shows & Exhibitions", co-curated with Dawne Rudman, Oakville, Nov. 2014.
2012 World of Threads Festival, Gareth is Festival Curator and co-organizer of the Festival. 2010 – present. Oakville & Toronto, Nov. 2 - Dec. 2, 2012.
The Gallery at Sheridan Institute, "Momento mori", Common Thread International exhibition, Oakville, Nov. 2012. (Major Festival Exhibition).
Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre, "De rerum natura: (On the Nature of Things), Common Thread International exhibition, Oakville, Nov. 2012. (Major Festival Exhibition).
The Display Area at Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre, "Myth Making", Common Thread International exhibition, Oakville, Nov. 2012.
The Halls of Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre, "Variegated Threads", Common Thread International exhibition, Oakville, Nov. 2012.
The Grounds of Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre, "Outside Environmental Installations", Common Thread International exhibition, Oakville, Nov. 2012.
401 Richmond Street West, Protrusion, Common Thread International exhibition, Toronto Nov. 2012.
Abbozzo Gallery, "Fibre Collage", Oakville, Nov. 2012.
Community Impact Arts Award: World of Threads Festival. Gareth Bate & Dawne Rudman. The Oakville Arts Council, 2015
Honourary Staff Member, The Art Centre at Central Technical School, 2008.
Visual Artist: Emerging Grant, (for Corps Intérieur), Ontario Arts Council, 2008.
401 Richmond Career-Launcher Prize, (All Expenses paid 500 sqft studio for one year), OCAD & Margaret Zeidler, 2007.
Ron Shuebrook Award, (excellence in painting), OCAD, 2007.
Edmund Morris Scholarship, (academic achievement), OCAD, 2007.
George A. Reid Award, (art writing), OCAD, 2006.
Outstanding Student in the 3-Year Art Program, Central Technical School, 2005.
Outstanding Student in the 3-Year Art Program, Central Technical School, 2004.
Scott Gwilliams Award for Illustration, Central Technical School, 2003.
University Entrance Scholarship, University of Ottawa, 2001.
Halton District Overall Student Excellence Award, Blakelock High School, 2000.
The Art Scholarship, Blakelock High School, 2000.
Marie Forleo: B-School.
Online business education. 2014-2015
Bachelor of Fine Arts with Distinction, Drawing & Painting Thesis, Toronto, 2005-2007.
The Art Centre at Central Technical School
Diploma, 3-Year Post-Secondary Adult Art Program, Toronto, 2002-2005.
The Ontario Federation of Labour / Canadian Labour Congress
Certificate, SolidarityWORKS! Youth Action Network, Education & Co-op, Toronto, 2004.
University of Ottawa & House of Commons Page Program
First Year University & Parliamentary Page, Ottawa, 2000-2001.
Rotary International Youth Exchange
Certificate, Grenoble, France, 1997 - 1998.
York Quay Centre, The Big Barilko Bang, collaborative performance with Liz Pead & Libby Hague, Toronto, Nov. 2010.
Queen Street West, Penance, performance and video, Toronto, Nov. 2007.
Toronto Nuit Blanche, Listening Choir, collaborative performance with Ann Hamilton, Toronto, Sept. 2007.
Now Magazine, Nuit Blanche: Independent Exhibitions. Oct. 2013.
The Grid, Life_Society, The Night List, Toronto, Jan. 2013.
Studio Beat, Gareth Bate: Painter, Jess Bloom, Aug. 2012.
CBC News, "Gladstone design show offers rooms with views
Historic Toronto hotel turns its space over to designers, Jan 2012.
+ Toronto Standard, "Creative Process: Gareth Bate", Sarah Nicole Prickett, Jan. 29, 2012.
* View on Canadian Art, "Come Up To My Room: 2012", Andrea Carson, Jan. 29, 2012.
* Design Lines, Given a "Love Tag" marking the Top 100 of Toronto Design Week, Jan 2012.
* Toronto Life, "Our six favourite pieces from Come Up to My Room 2012", Saturday, Jan.27, 2012.
Radio Canada, Jan 2012.
MocoLoco, "CUTMR 2012: Jewel Net of Indra by Gareth Bate," By Harry, Sat., Feb. 1, 2012.
Now Magazine, "On with the show", Andrew Sardone, Saturday, Jan.29 2012.
Now Magazine, "Weekend Tipsheet: January 28 - 29, NOW Staff, Wednesday, Jan.26 2012.
Torontoist, "Scene: The Gladstone Wants You To Come Up To Their Rooms", Hamutal Dotan, Photos: Corbin Smith, Saturday, Jan.29 2012.
The Image Interview, Jan 2012.
Fashion Magazine, "Our Top Five Pics for Exhibits to See at Come Up to My Room This Weekend!", Saturday, Jan.27, 2012.
Display Design Magazine, Jan 2012.
+ 401 Richmond: Update, Erin MacKeen, "Tennant Profile: Gareth Bate: Emerging Fields," Spring 2011.
"For The Infinite" Cover of Ryerson Poetry Chapbook, William Conklin, Ronald P. Frye & Co, 2010.
* Fibre Focus Magazine, Marda McLean, World of Threads Festival, Jan. 2010.
+ Toronto Star, Bruce Demara. "Series: Artists in Real Life: The Up and Comers" (Gareth represented emerging artists), Jan. 2009.
* Hour.ca, Montreal, Philip Szporer, "Depth psychology", Featuring set design installation for Corps intérieur, Jan. 2009.
* La Presse, Montreal, Aline Apostolka "Corps Intérieur: expérience troublante et voyeuriste"
Featuring the set design installation for Corps intérieur, Jan. 2009.
* Dfdanse: Le Magazine de la danse actuelle a Montreal, "Le corps sur le divan" Featuring set design installation for Corps intérieur, Jan. 2009.
* Toronto Star, Naomi Carniol, "The City's A Green Canvas", Environmental art article featuring Penance on YouTube, Dec. 2008
* Garth Turner Blog, Penance.
Globe and Mail, Announcement of Penance, 2008.
Checkerspot Magazine, feature about artist's responses to climate change featuring my Penance Performance, Oct. 2008.
* + Glendon Campus Press, Marika Kemeny, Penance and Devotion Opens Glendon, Gallery's Current Season, York University. Exhibition Review, Oct. 2008.
*+ Things of Desire, Mike Landry, Penance & Devotion, Web Review, Oct. 2008.
*+ L'Express: L'Hebdo Des Francophones Du Grand Toronto. Khadija Chatar, La passion de Gareth, (French Language Review of Penance & Devotion), Oct. 2008.
*+ Campus Life Newspaper, Anna Fitzpatrick, Glendon Gallery "Exhibit Makes a Statement: Current art exhibit takes a look at environmental issues." Oct. 2008.
Le Métropolitain, Françoise Simon, "Pénitence et Devotion: Un act de foi pour l'environnement.", Oct. 2008.
Excalibur, York University's Community Newspaper, Alex Ross, "New Exhibit Opens At Glendon Gallery", Oct. 2008.
L'Express: L'Hebdo Des Francophones Du Grand Toronto, "C'est le monde à l'envers", Oct. 2008.
The Oakville Beaver, Joanna Phillips, "Local Artist Comes of Age Garners Award", Oakville, June 08.
Xtra: Toronto's Gay & Lesbian Biweekly, Article: Exhibition & Award Announcement, Toronto, May 2008.
+ "Central Tech Alumni Show" Catalogue, Micheal Amar, Central Gallery, 2007.
+ Lyte Arts Magazine, Toronto’s Online Art Community, First issue, Ngqubutho Zondo, 2007.
* The Annex Gleaner, "One Year Out: Group of Adult Art Graduates Reunites For Exhibit", Robyn White, Toronto, April 2006.
* NOW Magazine, "Grand Central", Kevin Temple, Toronto, August, 2004.
+* The Oakville Beaver, Carol Baldwin, Entertainment Editor, “Blakelock Student Brightens Up School, With Colourful Murals.” The Oakville Beaver, Oakville, February 2000.
ONGOING: Art World Untangled (Founder)
Guided tours of the Toronto art world. Summer 2015 - present
ONGOING: Art Teacher: Night School Continued Education for the Toronto District School Board
The Art Centre at Central Technical School, Sept. 2008 – present, Toronto.
Created and teaches the course "Art History - The Masters: 1300 - 1900" 2011- present: 4 semesters.
Created and teaches the course "Abstract Painting" 2011 - present: 22 semesters.
Created and teaches the course "History of Modern Art: 1850 - present" 2011- present: 8 semesters.
Created and taught the course "Drawing and Painting Beginner", 2012 Summer. 1 semester.
Created and taught the course "Paint The City" 2008 - 2012: 12 semesters.
Freelance Web Designer: See Gareth Bate Design
2007 – 2016. Creating websites for artists and creative organizations. Toronto.
Gareth Bate, World of Threads Festival, Colette Laliberte, Kendra Sartorelli, Carolyn Dinsmore, Elisabeth Pomes, Jane LowBeer, Nicole Collins, Hilary Inwood, Sarah Hunter, Howard Podeswa, Jane Murdoch Adams, Margaret Glew, Pelee Island Cottage Rental, OAEA: Ontario Art Education Association, Sharon Barr, Nadia & Co.: Art & Pastry, K. M. Hunter Charitable Foundation, Nancy Kembry, Anne Armstrong, Sharon Barr, Janet Hunter, Jane Adams Consulting, Phillip Woolf, Donna Chudnow, Martin Myers, Paul Elia, Oakville Quilters Guild, Seniors Wish Foundation, Royston Tester, Valerie MacIntosh, ESE in Pre-Service Education
Freelance Graphic Designer
2003 – 2016.
Branding for World of Threads Festival,
Poster for "Corps Interieur" with David Pressault Danse,
Poster for 401 Richmond Artists Open Studio,
Branding for SolidarityWorks.
OCAD University, 2005 – 2015, Toronto, Installation of exhibitions such as Project 31, Whodunit, Graduate Exhibitions, gallery repair and painting in The Great Hall.
FROLIC: 401 Richmond Artists Open Studio, Organized by Gareth Bate and Erin MacKeen, 2010, 2011, 2012.
Volunteer Co-ordinator, Promotion & Distribution
APPS: Alternative Process Photography Symposium, Mar. - May 2011, Toronto.
Visual Artist / Set Designer for David Pressault Dance
Montreal Collaborative contemporary dance project. 2007 – 2009.
Teaching Assistant at The Ontario College of Art & Design
2007 - 2009, Toronto, 3rd Year Painting Professional Practice, Marking Grant Applications.
Studio Class Assistant at The Ontario College of Art & Design
2005 – 2007, Toronto, 1st year technical assistant Time-Based Media, Site & Intervention, Painting & Film.
Professional Gallery Assistant at The Ontario College of Art & Design
2005 – 2007, Toronto, Gallery repair and painting, installation, organizing and documenting the Permanent Collection.
World of Threads Festival, curating, marketing, online social networking, 2008 - present.
401 Richmond Artists Open Studio, Event featuring 20 artists. Organized by Gareth Bate. Also publicity and graphic design.
Central Tech Art Alumni Network, Founded and continue to run the organization, 2004 – 2012.
Reunions, pub nights, monthly updates of alumni exhibitions.
The Art Centre at Central Technical School, Was leader for 3 years during the fight to save Central Tech art program, 2002 – 2005. Lead & coordinated 1st Graduate Exhibition at Arcadia Gallery, & Annual Exhibitions, 2004, 2005.
Ontario Association of Art Galleries, Design Awards jury. Best art books, exhibition catalogues and graphic design, 2015.
K.M. Hunter Charitable Foundation, Visual Artist Awards jury, 2014. Awarded Barry Ace.
K.M. Hunter Charitable Foundation, Visual Artist Awards jury, 2013. Awarded Andrew Rucklidge.
Hard Twist 7: Touch Me, Feel Me, The Gladstone Hotel, April 2012.
K.M. Hunter Charitable Foundation, Visual Artist Awards jury, 2010. Awarded David Hannon.
Collective City: Episode 07: Loop Gallery, Film by Richard Mongiat, Caroline Birks and David Sylvestre 2014.
University of Toronto International Environmental Studio, Jan. 19, 2013.
Ontario College of Art & Design, Visiting Artist Lecture, organizer: Jessica Barr, June 2010.
The Art Centre at Central Technical School, Panel Discussion: Beginning your career as an emerging artist, organizer: Frank Meyer, Featuring: Gareth Bate, Stanzie Tooth, Carolyn Dinsmore, Camilla Geary-Martin, Mar. 2010.
Ontario College of Art & Design, Visiting Artist Lecture, organizer: Scott Sawtell, Feb. 2010.
Ontario College of Art & Design, Visiting Artist Lecture, organizer: Jessica Barr, Sept. 2009.
Ontario College of Art & Design, Visiting Artist Lecture, organizer: Jessica Barr, March 2009.
Art 09 Art Fair: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Panel Discussion: Communication, Identity and the Internet as it relates to Art & Culture, Toronto, organizers: Stanzie Tooth & Li Koo (Moderators) Featuring: Gareth Bate, Ella Cooper, Jim Hake June 2009.
The Monument National Theatre, Two Public Question and Answer Sessions. Corps Interieur Dance Production, Danse-Cite, Montreal, Featuring: David Pressault, Gareth Bate, Angie Cheng, David Flewelling, Karsten Krall, Jan. 2009.
The Art Centre at Central Technical School, Guest Speaker: Honourary Staff Member, Annual Exhibition, Toronto,
Organizer: Michael Porco, June 2008.
Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation, Speech: Advocacy for Public Adult Art Education,
Forum in Support of Adult Education, Toronto, 2004.
The Art Centre at Central Technical School, Lecture: The Art of Hiroshima, Organizer: Paula Letkhi,
Organizer: Paula Letkhi, Oct. 2002.
University of Waterloo, Former Rotary Exchange Students Discuss Their Experiences Abroad, Rotary District 7080, Oct. 2008.
ONGOING: Weekly Fibre Artist Interview: World of Threads Festival's website. Every week along with Dawne Rudman, Gareth Bate publishes a new interview with a local, national or international contemporary fibre artist. So far he has published 121 interviews.
Fibre Focus Magazine, "Ten Up and Coming Canadian Fibre Artists to Watch: Part 2", Toronto, Spring 2011.
Fibre Focus Magazine, "Ten Up and Coming Canadian Fibre Artists to Watch: Part1", Toronto, Winter 2011.
OCAD Canvas Magazine, "Art Needs To Ask Bigger Questions", Ann Hamilton's Nomadic Residency at OCAD, Ontario College of Art & Design, Dec. 2007.
Line Break: George A. Reid Award: Winning Liberal Studies Essays 2006/2007, The Ontario College of Art & Design,
"The American Tribe Has Spoken: The Cultural Imperialism of Survivor", May 2007.