Simon Glass


Curriculum Vitae

Solo Exhibitions

2017 “The Ten Commandments/Prohibited Weapons and The Thirteen Attributes of God” McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton
2017 “Jeremiah: ha’aretz” Fentster, Toronto
2015 “Selected Works”, Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies, University of Toronto, Toronto
2011 “Jeremiah 4:23-27”, Gallery 44, Toronto
2010 “The Thirteen Attributes of God”, Art Gallery of Hamilton
2009 “Cratylus”, IndexG Gallery, Toronto
2007 “The Ten Commandments/Prohibited Weapons”, IndexG Gallery, Toronto
2007 “On the Tower of Babel”, IndexG Gallery, Toronto
2004 “Tohu Vebohu”, Lee Ka-Sing Gallery, Toronto
2003 “The Thirteen Attributes of God”, The Photo Passage, Harbourfront, Toronto
2002 “The Seventy-Two Names of God”, Lee Ka-Sing Gallery, Toronto
1997 “YAHWEH!”  Photographers Gallery, Saskatoon
1997 “YAHWEH!”  Gallery 44, Toronto
1996 “YAHWEH!”  Vu, Quebec City, Quebec
1996 “YAHWEH!”  Galerie Vox, Montreal, Quebec
1994 “The Seventy-Two Names of God”  The Gallery/Stratford, Stratford
1993 “Recent Work”  Gallery 44, Toronto
1993 “The Seventy-Two Names of God”  Gallery 101, Ottawa
1992 “Untitled Self-Portraits”  Latitude 53, Edmonton
1991 “The Seventy-Two Names of God”  Floating Gallery, Winnipeg
1989 “Recent Work”  Gallery 44, Toronto
1988 “Self-Portraits 1980-87”  Toronto Image Works, Toronto
1985 “Demeanour”  Gallery 44, Toronto
1982 “Myself and Others”  Gallery 44, Toronto
1978 “Untitled”  Toronto Camera, Toronto

Selected Group Exhibitions

2013 “Coming to Terms”, Jackman Humanities Institute, University of Toronto
2012 “Babel on Rosetta Stone”, Gallery 1313, Toronto
2006 “Split Level Paradise”, University of Waterloo Art Gallery
2005 “Command J: Jewish Laws, Digital Arts”, Xpace Gallery, Toronto
2005 “Towards the Spiritual in Canadian Art”, Varley Art Gallery of Markham
2003 “Dig/Dug”, Koffler Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2002 “Reverence”:Concepts of theSacred, Art Gallery of Hamilton
2001 Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2000 “Gallery 25” Grimsby Public Art Gallery, Grimsby Ontario
2000 “Persistent Documents”, Canadian Embassy Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1999 “The Word”, York Quay Gallery, Toronto
1999 “The Body Illuminated”, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto
1998 “Echoes of the Past, Visions for the Future”, Canadian National Exhibition
1998 “Warsaw Ghetto 1941”, Pari Nadimi Gallery, Toronto
1997 “Dancing With The Leviathan”,York Quay Gallery, Toronto
1997 “Persistent Documents”, Photographer's Gallery, Saskatoon
1997 “Persistent Documents”, Gallery Connection, Moncton
1997 “Persistent Documents”, Owen's Art Gallery, MSVU, Sackville, N.B.
1996 “St. Petersburg Biennial”, St. Petersburg, Russia
1996 “Persistent Documents”, Latitude 53, Edmonton
1996 “Persistent Documents”, Open Space, Victoria
1996 “Persistent Documents”, Floating Gallery, Winnipeg
1995 “Persistent Documents”, Maison dela Culture NotreDamedeGrace, Montreal
1995 “The Pressing of Flesh”, Toronto Photographers' Workshop, Toronto
1993 “The Pressing of Flesh”, Floating Gallery, Winnipeg
1992 “Five Sheets To The Wind”, Garnet Press Gallery, Toronto
1991 “Art at the Grassroots Level”, Art Gallery of Erindale College, Toronto
1991 “Censoring”, Interference Hologram Gallery, Toronto
1990 Art Gallery of the University of Moncton
1983 Here & Now Gallery, Toronto
1983 Lynnwood Arts Centre, Simcoe, Ontario
1983 Photographers' Union Gallery, Hamilton
1981 Gallery 44, Toronto
1978 Art Gallery of Mount St.Vincent University, Halifax

Collections

Art Gallery of Hamilton
Canada Council Art Bank
McMaster Museum of Art
St. Michael's College, University of Toronto

Academic Positions

07.2012-present Associate Professor (tenure and promotion awarded 07.2012), Faculty of Art, OCAD University
07.2008-06.2014 Associate Dean, Faculty of Art, OCAD University
07.2008-06.2012 Assistant Professor, Faculty of Art, OCAD University
07.2007-06.2008 Acting Chair, First Year Studies, Faculty of Art, OCAD University
09.1998-04.2007 University of Toronto at Mississauga/Sheridan College, Art & Art History program, Sessional Faculty, 1st and 4th year photography.
09.2002-04.2007 OCAD University, Faculty of Art, Sessional Faculty,1st and 3rd year photography.
07.1994-06.2002 Toronto School of Art,Photography Instructor: Intro to Black and White Photography and Photography Project
09.1988-12.1993 Toronto Board of Education, Photography Instructor: A Saturday morning enrichment program in basic and advanced photography for enthusiastic secondary school students, and adults.
09.1992-04.1993 Ontario College of Art, Sessional Faculty, instructor of photography, course title: Contemporary Photography. Sabbatical replacement
09.1985-04-1991 Toronto School of Art, Photography Instructor: Basic and intermediate level courses in black and white, and alternative techniques in photography.

Education

2005 M.A. Media and Communications (with Distinction), European Graduate School, Saas Fee, Switzerland
1990-91 Central Technical School, Cont.Ed., Printmaking
1985-86 University of Toronto, European Painting and Sculpture 1760-1940
1983 A.O.C.A., Ontario College of Art

Grants and Awards

2013 Ontario Arts Council, Exhibition Assistance
2010 Ontario Arts Council, Exhibition Assistance
2006 Canada Council, Research/Creation grant
2004 Ontario Arts Council, Project Grant
2003 Canada Council, B Grant
2002 Ontario Arts Council, Project Grant
2001 Toronto Arts Council, Grants to Visual Artists
1999 Canada Council, B Grant 1997 Ontario Arts Council, Project Grant
1996 Canada Council, B Grant
1996 Ontario Arts Council, Project Grant
1995 Toronto Arts Council, Grants to Visual Artists
1994 Ontario Arts Council, B Grant
1994 Canada Council, Short Term Grant
1993 Ontario Arts Council, Exhibition Assistance
1991 Ontario Arts Council, Exhibition Assistance
1983 Ontario Arts Council, B Grant
1982 Ontario Arts Council, Exhibition Assistance

Visiting Artist Lectures and Panel Discussions

2015 Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies, University of Toronto
2014 University of Toronto at Mississauga/Sheridan College, Art & Art History
2014 York University, Faculty of Fine Arts
2013 Jackman Humanities Institute, University of Toronto
2012 Gallery 1313, Toronto
2011 York University, Faculty of Fine Arts
2010 Learning Unlimited, Toronto
2007 University of Toronto at Mississauga/Sheridan College, Art & Art History
2007 York University, Faculty of Fine Arts
2005 University of Toronto, Dept. of Fine Art, Colloquium on Visual Culture
2005 Xpace Gallery, Toronto
2004 University of Toronto, St.George Campus, Visual Studies Program
2003 Koffler Gallery, Toronto
2002 Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto
2001 Koffler Gallery, Toronto
2000 Bloor Jewish Community Centre, Toronto
1998 SAW Gallery, Ottawa
1997 Photographers Gallery, Saskatoon
1997 Bloor Jewish Community Centre, Toronto
1996 Galerie Vu, Quebec City
1994 The Gallery/Stratford, Stratford, Ontario
1993 Gallery 101, Ottawa
1992 Latitude 53, Edmonton
1991 Floating Gallery, Winnipeg

Publications

2014 “Anselm Kiefer and the Unknown, Known”, in “Anselm Kiefer: Beyond Landscape”, exhibition catalogue essay, Albright Knox Gallery
2013 Canadian Theatre Review, No. 153, Portfolio: Untitled (Auschwitz)
2012 Rhubarb Magazine No.29, Portfolio: The Ten Commandments/Prohibited Weapons
2011 “Jeremiah 4:23-27” exhibition catalogue, Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography
2011 “Katz’s Angel” exhibition catalogue essay, Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography
2008 Prefix Photo No. 17, Portfolio: The Ten Commandments/Prohibited Weapons, with an essay by Louis Kaplan.
2008 Geez Magazine No. 9,Portfolio: The Seventy-Two Names of God
2007 “On The Tower of Babel: An Annotated Translation of Genesis 11:1-9” in Pro Forma, ed. Jessica Wyman, YYZ Press.
2006 “Split Level Paradise”, exhibition catalogue, U of Waterloo Art Gallery
2005 “Command J: Jewish Laws, Digital Arts, exhibition catalogue, U of T
2003 “The Thirteen Attributes of God”, ebook published by EN Press
2002 MIX Magazine No. 28.3, artist’s project (from Tohu Vebohu)
2002 Prefix Photo Magazine No.5, Portfolio: The Thirteen Attributes of God
2001 Signs of the Spirit:The Dan Donovan Collection at St. Michael’s College
2001 Poiesis Vol.3, European Graduate School: Artist's Project
2000 "YAHWEH!" , exhibition catalogue, published by Gallery 44
1997 Public Magazine no.15, Artist's Project
1995 Persistent Documents, group exhibition catalogue published by Vox Populi
1993 The Pressing of Flesh, group exhibition catalogue, Floating Gallery
1991 Parallelogramme, Vol.17, No.2:cover photo from Floating Gallery exhibition

Bibliography

2013 magentafoundation.org, Sept. 2013, exhibition review by Xenia Benivolski
2011 magentamagazine.com, March 17, 2011 exhibition review by Sky Goodden
2009 Globe and Mail, January 10, exhibition review by Gary Michael Dault
2007 Walking the Line, exhibition review by Gary Michael Dault
2006 Waterloo Record, September 23, exhibition review, “Split Level Paradise”
2005 Eye Magazine, October, exhibition review, “Command J”
1996 CV Photo no.34: exhibition review, "YAHWEH!", by Jennifer Couelle
1996 Montreal Gazette, Jan. 20: exhibition review, "YAHWEH!"
1992 Edmonton Journal, 3/27: exhibition review, Untitled Self-Portraits
1991 Winnipeg Free Press,11/12:exhibit review, The Seventy-Two Names of God
1988 Views, Vol.5, No.2:exhibition review, Self-Portraits 1980-87
1988 Spectrum: interviewed on the Art Gallery of Ontario's monthly TV program
1986 The Art Post:exhibition review, Demeanour

Residencies

2015 Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies, University of Toronto
2006 Banff Centre for the Arts
2004 European Graduate School
2003 European Graduate School
1992 Banff Centre for the Arts

Other Employment

1978-2001 Free lance photography, completing assignments for the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Royal Ontario Museum, Harbourfront Corporation, Innis College, Ministry of Citizenship and Culture, Ministry of Correctional Services, Ministry of Government Services, Now Magazine, many others.
1985- 1992 Art Gallery of Ontario, Media Technician (casual, on call) audio and video taping of lectures and events, 16mm film projection.
1988-1989 Ontario Ministry of Government Services, Legislative Photographer

Committee Work

1993-Present  Numerous juries
2003 2007 Visual Arts Committee, Toronto Arts Council
2002 Sheridan College/University of Toronto at Mississauga, Art and Art History Program Hiring Committee
1997 - 1999 Toronto School of Art Steering Committee, responsible for determining personel policies, scheduling, and hiring of instructors.
1998 Gallery 44 Hiring Committee for the search for director.
1995 - 1996 Cabbagetown Campaign Against Nazis in Our Neighbourhood, organizer of panel discussion (95.03.22) responding to Nazi propaganda being published in Cabbagetown.
1994 - 1996 Gallery 44 Board of Directors, responsible for determining gallery's mandate, directing staff.
1994 - 1995 Chief organizer of a panel discussion (94.06.29) responding to attempts to censor visual art exhibitions.
1988 - 1996 Gallery 44 Education Committee, responsible for determining educational mandate, and designing educational programs.
1979 - 1992 Gallery 44 Board of Directors, responsible for determining gallery's mandate, directing staff.
1979 - 1993 Gallery 44 Exhibition Selection Committee, responsible for programming gallery, and periodic writing about exhibitions.