OLIVER PAUK

 

Education

2005    Honours B.A., Specialist in Economics, University of Toronto

 

Selected Exhibitions

2017   Object Selection, Angell Gallery, Toronto, ON

2016    Aberration (solo), Patrick Mikhail Gallery, Montreal, QC

            Volta 12, Basel, Switzerland, Courtesy Patrick Mikhail Gallery

            Papier 16 Art Fair, Montreal, QC, Courtesy Patrick Mikhail Gallery

            Mercer Multiplier, Mercer Union, Toronto, ON

            10 Years, Anniversary Exhibition, Patrick Mikhail Gallery, Montreal, QC

            Midnight Massive, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON, with Michael Vickers

2015    The Triumph of the Therapeutic, Patrick Mikhail Gallery, Montreal, QC

            Sunday Drive, Warkworth, ON, with Michael Vickers

            Tensions, Gardiner Museum, Toronto, ON, with Stephanie Flowers and Michael Vickers

            Come Up To My Room, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, ON, with Michael Vickers

2014    Long Winter, Hot Docs at Bloor Cinema, Toronto, ON, with Michael Vickers

            Toronto International Film Festival, Grolsch Open House, Toronto, ON, with Michael Vickers

            Sunday Drive, Warkworth, ON, with Michael Vickers

            [No] Vacancy, Niagara Artists Centre, St. Catherines, ON, with Zach Slootsky

            [No] Vacancy, Niagara Falls History Museum, Niagara Falls, ON, with Zach Slootsky

            Long Winter at The Great Hall, Toronto, ON, with Michael Vickers

2012    Contact Photography Festival, Featured Exhibition: Motels of Niagara Falls, The Drake Hotel, Toronto, ON, with Zach Slootsky

            Metropolitan, Strychnin Gallery, Berlin, Germany

            Gilding the Collapse, Collar Works, Troy, NY

            Billboard Art Project, Billboard on Highway M-59, Detroit, MI

            Everything and Nothing, N/A, Toronto, ON

            Post, Fifty Fifty Arts Collective, Victoria, BC

            Young Photographer's Alliance Exhibition, Calumet Gallery, New York, NY

2011    Gen Art Detour presented by Smart, SCOPE Art Fair, Miami Beach, FL

            Wall to Wall 2011, Gallery 44, Toronto, ON

            deerBLNproject No: 5, Keep A Breast HQ Gallery, Bordeaux, France

            Young Photographer's Alliance Exposé, Neo Studios, New York, NY

            Drawing Connections, Siena Art Institute, Siena, Italy

            Hang with the Best, Toronto Image Works, Toronto, ON

            Billboard Art Project, Interstate 90, Chicago, IL

 

Auctions

2017    Stellar Living, Mercer Union, Toronto, ON

2015    The Art of Healing Auction, Ronald McDonald House Charity, Toronto, ON

            12th Annual Art Auction, Art Gallery of Mississauga, ON

2013    York University Fundraiser, PM Gallery, Toronto, ON

            Snap Silent Auction, The Snap Factory, Toronto, ON

 

Awards / Grants

2016    Canada Council for the Arts, Travel Grant

2016    Ontario Arts Council, Visual Arts: Emerging Grant

2014    Award of Excellence in Exhibitions, Ontario Museum Association, for '[No] Vacancy'

2014    Ontario Arts Council, Exhibition Assistance Grant

2012    Ontario Arts Council, Exhibition Assistance Grant

 

Professional Experience

2008 - Present    Founder and Director, AKIN Collective, Toronto, ON

2015 - Present    Program Manager, Sunday Drive Art Projects, Warkworth, ON

2013 - 2015        Curatorial Advisory Board, Artscape Youngplace, Toronto, ON

2011 - 2015        Special Events Committee, Gallery 44, Toronto, ON

2012 - 2015        Host, Talking Photography, Gallery 44, Toronto, ON

2013 - 2015        Jury Member, The Dark Room 2.0, Contact Photography Festival, Toronto, ON

2012                    Docent, Queen West Art Crawl, Toronto, ON

2011                    Young Photographers Alliance Mentorship Program, Toronto, ON

 

Selected Bibliography

2016    Visit Magazine, Comments on Art Institutions and Practices, Issue #3

2015    Art F City, Pastoral Romanticism for the Hashtag FOMO Generation

            TOM* Magazine,  Summer Issue

2014    Canadian Art, Ruralism: Sunday Drive Takes Art Out of the City, August 29

            The Toronto Star, Toronto Art Makes the Trek to Warkworth, August 28

            TVO, The Agenda, Sunday Drive Projects Put Art in Unexpected Places, August 25

            The Globe & Mail, Museum Exhibit Extols Niagara Falls’ Motel Modernism, July 31

2012    Ion Magazine, Motels of Niagara Falls, June 1

            CBC Radio, live interview on Fresh Air, May 13

            The Grid TO, Heartbreak Motel, May 23