Biography

Gregory Hardy was born in 1950 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Education

  • 1970-1972 Ryerson Polytechnical Institute, Toronto (Media Studies)
  • Self-taught as a Painter

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2010s
  • 2017 Wallace Gallery, Calgary
  • 2016 The Gallery, Art Placement, Saskatoon
  • 2016 Han Art Gallery, Montreal
  • 2016 Nicholas Metivier gallery, Toronto, On.
  • 2015 Peter Robertson Gallery Edmonton, Ab.
  • 2014 Han Art Gallery, Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto
  • 2014 Wallace Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
  • 2014 The Gallery Art Placement, Saskatoon
  • 2014 Han Art Gallery, Montreal
  • 2014 Peter Robertson Gallery, Edmonton
  • 2013 Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto,ON.
  • 2013 Gallery Jones, Vancouver, B.C.
  • 2012 Wallace Galleries, Calgary
  • 2012 Exploration of Landscape Drawing Art Gallery of Calgary, Calgary
  • 2012 The Gallery, Art Placement Saskatoon, Sk.
  • 2012 Southwest Paintings and Drawings Art Gallery of  Swift Current
  • 2011 Southwest Paintings and Drawings Moose Jaw Museum and Art Gallery
  • 2011 Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto, On.
  • 2011 Peter Robertson Gallery, Edmonton, Ab.
  • 2011 The Gallery, Art Placement, Saskatoon, Sk.
  • 2010 Gallery Jones, Vancouver, B.C.
  • 2010 The Gallery Art Placement, Saskatoon
2010s
  • 2009 Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto
  • 2009 The Gallery, Art Placement, Saskatoon
  • 2009 “From the Island” The Kenderdine Art Gallery, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon
  • 2008 The Gallery, Art Placement, Saskatoon
  • 2008 Peter Robertson Gallery, Edmonton
  • 2007 Michael Gibson Gallery, London, On.
  • 2006 Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto
  • 2005 Vanderleelie gallery, Edmonton
  • 2005 Michael Gibson Gallery London, On.
  • 2004 Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto
  • 2004 Vanderleelie Gallery, Edmonton
  • 2004 “The Northern Paintings” Art Placement, Saskatoon
  • 2002 Art Placement, Inc. Saskatoon
  • 2002 Buschlen-Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver
  • 2001 Robert Vanderleelie Gallery, Edmonton
  • 2001 “Journeys in the Landscape”, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon Curator: George Moffat
  • 2001 “Greg Hardy: The Panel Paintings”, organized by the Mendel Art Gallery, Curator: Dan Ring
  • 2001 Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto
  • 2001 Art Placement, Saskatoon
  • 2000 Art Placement, Saskatoon
1990s
  • 1999 Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary
  • 1999 Buschlen-Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver
  • 1998 Robert Vanderleelie Gallery, Edmonton
  • 1997 Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto
  • 1997 Robert Vanderleelie Gallery, Edmonton
  • 1996 The Gallery, Art Placement, Saskatoon
  • 1996 Buschlen-Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver
  • 1996 Robert Vanderleelie Gallery, Edmonton
  • 1994 Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto
  • 1994 Robert Vanderleelie Gallery, Edmonton
  • 1993 Buschlen-Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver
  • 1992 Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto
  • 1991 Canadian Art Gallery, Calgary
  • 1991 The Gallery, Art Placement, Saskatoon
  • 1990 Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver
  • 1990 Galerie Elca London, Montreal
1980s and 1970s
  • 1989 Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto
  • 1989 “Greg Hardy Paintings 1984-1989”, Mendel Art Gallery, Curator: Karen Wilkin (Confederation Centre, Charlottetown, P.E.I., Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, Ontario, Kitchener/Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, Ontario, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta)
  • 1988 Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto
  • 1988 The Gallery, Art Placement, Saskatoon
  • 1987 Galerie Elca London, Montreal
  • 1986 Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto
  • 1985 The Gallery, Art Placement, Saskatoon
  • 1985 Galerie Elca London, Montreal
  • 1984 Buschlen-Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver
  • 1983 The Gallery, Art Placement, Saskatoon
  • 1982 Canadian Art Gallery, Calgary
  • 1975 Norman MacKenzie Gallery, Extension Division, Regina
  • 1975 Mendel Gallery, Saskatoon
  • 1974 Shoestring Gallery, Saskatoon

Selected Group Exhibitions

2000 to Present
  • 2016 Season to Season, Coast to Coast, A Celebration of the Canadian Landscape Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton
  • 2016 My Landscape Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto
  • 2014 The Second Generation: Thirty Years Later, Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina
  • 2014 Modern Visions, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon
  • 2014 Edge of Wilderness , Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto
  • 2013-2014 The Land: Four Landscape Painters Gallery Jones, Vancouver, B.C.
  • 2013 XuCun International Arts Festival, Xucun, China
  • 2013 The Lay of the Land, Visions West Gallery, Denver, CO. Bozeman, Livingston, Mo
  • 2011 State of Nature: Western Canadian Landscapes from the AGA Collection, 1980 to the present Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton
  • 2008 “The Big Gift” Glenbow Museum, Calgary
  • 2007 “A Prairie Companion”, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, N.S.
  • 2007 “From Where I Stand: Contemporary Landscapes by Canadian Artists”, Mackenzie Art Gallery. Regina
  • 2007 “Vantage Point: A Selection of Recent Acquisitions”, Museum London, London, On.
  • 2005 “New Works”, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto
  • 2003 “Lodestar”, Kenderdine Gallery, Saskatoon
  • 2001 “Imagining Places and Travelling Spaces”, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina
  • 2000 “Landscape and Memory”, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto
1970-2000
  • 1999 “Still Lives”, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto
  • 1998 “Aspects of Landscape”, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto
  • 1998 “The Painter’s Newfoundland”, Art Gallery of Newfoundland, St. John’s, Nfld.
  • 1997 “Sources and Variations”, Keyano Art Gallery, Fort MacMurray, Alberta
  • 1996 “Saskatchewan Landscape”, Kenderdine Gallery, Saskatoon
  • 1996 “Suncor Collects”, Muttart Public Art Gallery, Calgary
  • 1996 “A Perspective on Drawing”, The Triangle Gallery of Visual Arts, Calgary
  • 1994 Black and Greenberg Gallery, New York, New York
  • 1994 “Reflecting Paradise”, Selections from the University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton
  • 1993 “Reflecting Paradise”, Expo 93, Taejon, Korea
  • 1993 Xayamaca Workshop Exhibition, Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1992 “Legal Perspective: Selected Works from the Collection of Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt”, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Klineburg, Ontario
  • 1992 “Eco Art”, International Conference on Ecology, Banco Bozano Simonsen, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1991 “Painting the Land”, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto
  • 1989 “The Flat Side of the Landscape: The Emma Lake Artists’ Workshops”, Mendel Art Gallery, National Touring, Curator: John O’Brian
  • 1988 “Emma Lake 88 – A Canadian Legacy”, Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver
  • 1988 “A Common Bond”, Swift Current National Exhibition Centre
  • 1986 “The Romantic Still Life”, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto
  • 1985 “The Second Generation – Fourteen Painters”, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina
  • 1983 “Contemporary Canadian Art”, Edmonton Art Gallery
  • 1983 “Critics’ Choice”, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
  • 1982 “Emma Lake Now”, Francis Morrison Gallery, Saskatoon
  • 1980 “Saskatchewan Open”, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon
  • 1980 “Emma ’79”, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton
  • 1980 “Painterly Landscape Art”, Medicine Hat Art Gallery, Medicine Hat, Alberta
  • 1977 “Figures, Still Lives and Landscape”, David Mirvish Gallery, Toronto
  • 1976 “Changing Visions, The Canadian Landscape”, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto and the Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton
  • 1976 “Young Contemporaries 76”, London Art Gallery, Ontario
  • 1975 “Young Contemporaries 75”, London Art Gallery, Ontario
  • 1974 “Prairie 74”, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton
  • 1974 Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina

Awards

  • 1983 Saskatchewan Arts Board, Senior Grant
  • 1974/76/80 Saskatchewan Arts Board Grants
    R.C.A. member (Royal Canadian Academy)

Commissions

  • 2016, Scotiabank Conference Centre, Toronto
  • 2016 Nordstroms Department Store, Toronto Eaton Centre
  • 2015 Nordsroms Department Store, Ottawa
  • 2005 Western Development Museum, Saskatoon Commissioned by Scotiabank
  • 1988 Cineplex-Odeon Mural, Bricktown, Chicago, Illinois
  • 1977-79 Designed and executed in collaboration with Randy Woolsey, a 4000 square foot clay mural for the Government of Saskatchewan, Sturdy Stone Building Eastside), Saskatoon

Workshops

  • 1979-1982, 1985, 1988 Emma Lake Workshops, Emma Lake, Saskatchewan
  • 1989 Triangle Workshop, Mashomack, New York
  • 1993 Xayamaca Workshop, Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1993 Guest Artist, Grand Prairie Regional College, Alberta

Teaching Experience

  • 1999 Guest Artist/Lecturer, Memorial University (Sir Wilfred Grenfel College, Newfoundland)
  • 1987 Spring Session, Art Department, University of Alberta
  • 1980-1982 Saskatchewan Community College System
  • 1975-1980 Saskatchewan Summer School of the Arts, Fort San

Collections

  • Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa
  • Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon
  • Norman McKenzie Art Gallery, Regina
  • Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton
  • Confederation Centre of the Arts, Charlottetown, P.E.I.
  • Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina
  • Saskatchewan Arts Board, Regina
  • National Film Board (Stills Division)
  • University of Alberta, Edmonton
  • University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta
  • College of Agriculture, University of Saskatchewan
  • City of North Bay, Ontario
  • City of Estevan, Saskatchewan
  • City of Regina, Saskatchewan
  • Bank of Canada
  • Bank of Nova Scotia, Toronto, New York
  • Toronto Dominion Bank, Toronto
  • Deutsche Bank, Toronto
  • Royal Bank, Toronto, Montreal
  • Bank of Montreal
  • Mercantile Bank
  • Canada Trust, Toronto
  • Canadian Embassy, External Affairs (San Jose, Beijing, Warsaw, Sydney, London, Los Angeles)
  • Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan
  • Saskatchewan Mining and Development Corporation
  • SaskTel
  • Shell Oil, Calgary
  • Gulf Oil, Calgary
  • Imperial Oil, Calgary, Toronto
  • Nova Corporation, Calgary
  • Suncor Inc., Calgary
  • Hughes Petroleum Ltd., Edmonton
  • Canadian Airlines International
  • Defasco Steel, Hamilton
  • Westburne International Industries, Montreal
  • Teleglobe Canada, Montreal
  • McLean Hunter Publishers, Toronto
  • Hines International, Boston, Mass. (Gift to Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)
  • Dupont Canada, Toronto
  • Canadian National, Real Estate Division
  • Pemberton Collection, Vancouver
  • Four Seasons Corporation, Toronto
  • Xerox Corporation, Toronto
  • Household International, Chicago
  • Osler Hoskins Harcourt, Toronto
  • Atlin Goldenberg, Toronto
  • Chivers Greckol & Kanee, Edmonton
  • Alexander Pringle Corporation, Edmonton
  • Chieftain International Inc., Edmonton
  • Private collections in England, Australia, the United States and Canada

Selected Reviews and Publications

  • Vie des Artes 2014 Summer, English edition, Essay by Dorota Kozinska
  • Gregory Hardy – Shattering Sky, Han Art Gallery Catalogue 2014, Montreal, Essays by Karen Wilkin, Dorota Kozinska, preface by Jaclyn Griner
  • Southwest: Drawings and Paintings, Art Gallery of Swift Current, Moose Jaw Art Gallery and Museum 2011 Catalogue – Essay/Questions by Robert Enright
  • Greg Hardy - From the Island – Kenderdine Art Gallery, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon 2009. Forward by Kent Archer
  • Gregory Hardy, Mendel Art Gallery,2001  essay by George Moffatt
  • Journeys in the Landscape Canadian Art, Winter 1997, Review, Donald Brackett
  • Financial Post, “Painterly Inclinations”, Donald Brackett, September 13-15, 1997
  • The Edmonton Journal, March 7, 1997, Charles Mandel
  • Reflecting Paradise, 1993 Catalogue: Jeffrey Spalding
  • Books in Canada, May, 1992, Cover Reproduction
  • Gregory Hardy – Paintings 1984-1989 Catalogue: Karen Wilkin
  • Art Post 23, Vol. 4 No. 2, October/November 1986
  • Vanguard, Vol. 14 No. 10, D. Bentham, December 1985/January 1986
  • Vie Des Arts, Vol. XXX No. 121, December 1985, K. Carpenter, “Five Artists of Saskatoon”
  • The Second Generation: Fourteen Saskatchewan Painters, M. Parke-Taylor and N. Zepp
  • Update, Vol. 4 No. 4, July/August, 1983, R. Bingham
  • Globe and Mail, Toronto, August 6, 1977, J. Purdie
  • Art Magazine/25, March/April, 1976, Jeanne Parkin
  • Changing Visions: The Canadian Landscape, Exhibition Catalogue, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, 1976, Karen Wilkin and Roald Nasgaard.