Roy Arden

Art

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Born: Vancouver 1957 - Emily Carr College of Art & Design, Diploma 1982 - University of British Columbia, Master of Fine Arts 1990

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2013

Modern Times, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver

Procession, CSA Gallery, Vancouver

2012

rag & bone, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver

2011

UNDERTHESUN, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver (catalogue)

The Homosexual Who Wrecked an Empire, Brancolini Grimaldi, London, UK

Vox, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver

2010

I Can Only Give You Everything, Richard Telles Gallery, Los Angeles

2009

Roy Arden - People of British Columbia, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver

2008

The World Etc…, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver

The World Etc…, Monte Clark Gallery,Toronto

2007

Roy Arden (Selected Works 1981-2007), Vancouver Art Gallery (catalogue)

Supernatural, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles

2006

Always the Sun, Galerie Tanit, Munich

Roy Arden (Selected Works 1985 – 2000) Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK (catalogue)

Against the Day, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles

Against the Day, Charles H. Scott Gallery, Vancouver

Against the Day, Monte Clark Gallery, Toronto

2005

Fragments, Galerie Tanit, Munich

2004

Citizen, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

Fragments - photographs 1981 – 85, Monte Clark Gallery, Toronto

Monster House, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver

2002

Video, Belkin Satellite, Vancouver

Photographs, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver

Photographs, Monte Clark Gallery, Toronto

Roy Arden, Selected Works 1985 – 2000, Oakville Galleries, Oakville (catalogue)

Roy Arden Selected Works 1985 – 2000, Vox, Montréal (catalogue)

Fragments - photographs 1981 – 85, Oakville Galleries, Oakville (catalogue)

2001

Dee/Glasoe, New York

Gilles Peyroulet & cie., Paris

L'Aquarium, galerie de l'Ecole, Valenciennes

2000

Gilles Peyroulet & cie., Paris

Patrick Painter Inc., Santa Monica

Terminal City Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver

Fragments - Photographs 1981 – 85, Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver (catalogue)

1999

Terminal City, Centro de Fotografia, Universidad de Salamanca (catalogue)

1998

Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary

Patrick Painter, Inc., Santa Monica

1997

Art Gallery of York University, Toronto (catalogue)

Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver (catalogue)

1996

American Fine Arts Co., New York

1993

Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver (catalogue)

1990

Galerie Giovanna Minelli, Paris

OR Gallery, Vancouver

Services Culturels de l'Ambassade du Canada, Paris

1989

Hippolyte Gallery, Helsinki

OR Gallery, Vancouver

1988

West, Artspeak, Vancouver (catalogue)

1987

YYZ Artists Outlet, Toronto

Dazibao, Montreal

1986

Mission/Black Sun, Western Front Gallery, Vancouver

1985

Fragments, Halle Sud, Geneva

Rupture, OR Gallery, Vancouver

Abjection, Coburg Gallery, Vancouver

1983

Fragments, Coburg Gallery, Vancouver

Photographs, OR Gallery, Vancouver

Selected Group Exhibitions

2013

Damage Control, Smithsonian Hirschhorn Museum, Washington DC (catalogue)

A Different Kind of Order, The ICP Triennial, International Centre of Photography, NYC (catalogue)

Perspectives on Collage, The Photographers’ Gallery, London, UK

Auto-Motive: World from the Windshield, Oakville Galleries, Oakville Ontario (catalogue)

2012

Topographies of Memory, Alhóndiga Bilbao, Bilbao

Freedom of Assembly, Oakville Galleries, Oakville Ontario

Again and Again and Again, Vancouver Art Gallery

Cut & Paste, Equinox Gallery, Vancouver

From Here On, Fotomuseum, Antwerp

2011

Jeff Wall: Down the Crooked Path, BOZAR, Brussels (catalogue)

From Here On, Recontres d’Arles, Arles

Capture, Monte Clark Gallery, Toronto

Shore, Forest and Beyond, Art from the Audain Collection, Vancouver Art Gallery

2010

Living Things, curated by Roy Arden, Dazibao, Montrèal

La Revanche de L’archive Photographique, Centre de la photographie Geneva, Switzerland (catalogue)

Visions of British Columbia: A Landscape Manual, Vancouver Art Gallery (catalogue)

Pasted, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver

Echo; Sampling Visual Culture, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo

2009

The Archeologists, Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Kraichtal-Unteröwisheim

Global Warning, Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal

Auto- Dream and Matter, Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Mostóles (catalogue)

Auto- Dream and Matter, LABoral Centro de Arte, Gijon (catalogue)

5x5 Castelló 09, Espai d´art contemporani de Castelló (catalogue)

Bowie, Clark & Faria, Toronto

Clark & Faria Presents:, Clark & Faria, Toronto

Aspect Ratio, in conjunction with the Rotterdam Film Festival, tent, Rotterdam

2008

Idle Youth, curated by Russell Ferguson, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York (catalogue)

The Order of Things, MuKHA, Antwerp

2007

Sharjah Biennial 8, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (catalogue)

RADIO DANIÉLE (Radio program organized by Christopher Williams and John Kelsey in conjunction with Williams exhibition) GAM/Bologna

Re-Envisioning Habitat, Oakville Galleries, Oakville

Naturalezas silenciosas, Centro de Arte y Naturaleza - Fundación Beulas, Huesca

The Backlot, Belkin Satellite, Vancouver

Private/Public, Boijmans van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam

Is There a There There? Oakville Galleries, Oakville (catalogue)

Rouge baiser, Biennale Estuaire Nantes, Saint Nazare

2006

Artist’s Choice: Herzog & de Meuron, Perception Restrained, Museum of Modern Art, New York

Faking Death, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York

Portrait of a Citizen, Vancouver Art Gallery

Territory, Artspeak & Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver (catalogue)

Classified Materials: Accumulations, Archives, Artists Vancouver Art Gallery

2005

Intertidal, MuHKA, Antwerp (catalogue)

Covering the Real — Art and the Press Picture from Warhol to Tillmans, Kunstmuseum Basel (catalogue)

Roy Arden, Michael Krebber, John Miller, Richard Telles Gallery, Los Angeles

Citizens, Art Circuit Touring Exhibitions
  • London - Pitzhanger Manor Museum, London
  • The City Gallery, Leicester
  • Oriel Davies, Powys, Wales
  • The Ormeau Baths, Belfast

Real Pictures - Photographs from the Collection of Claudia Beck and Andrew Gruft, Vancouver Art Gallery (catalogue)

2004

Jede Fotografie ein Bild - Siemens Fotosammlung, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich (catalogue)

Likeness — Portraits of Artists by other Artists, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco (catalogue)

Future Cities, Art Gallery of Hamilton (catalogue)

Nowhere Home, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto

Busan Biennale Busan (catalogue)

The Shadow of Production, Vancouver Art Gallery

2003

À mains nues, Frac Haute-Normandie, Sotteville-les Rouen

Paradise Lost, Monte Clark Gallery, Toronto

Various Properties, Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver

Supermarché, Gilles Peyroulet & cie., Paris

A Proposal for an Exhibition (curated by Claudia Beck and Andrew Gruft) Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver

Boarding Pass, Monte Clark Gallery, Toronto

2002

Shopping - Art & Consumer Culture, Tate Liverpool (catalogue)

Shopping - Art & Consumer Culture, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt (catalogue)

Politics, Gilles Peyroulet & cie., Paris

Prophets of Boom - Werke aus der Sammlung Schürmann, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden (catalogue)

Citizen, Gilles Peyroulet & cie., Paris

This Place, Vancouver Art Gallery

Mouvements de fonds Acquisitions 2002 du Fonds national d’art contemporain, Centre de la Vieille charité, Marseille

2001

Roy Arden / Scott McFarland / Howard Ursuliak / Stephen Waddell / Jeff Wall, Monte Clark Gallery, Toronto

Pictures, Positions and Places, Vancouver Art Gallery

Surprises, Gilles Peyroulet & cie, Paris

Superman in Bed, Kunst der Gegenwart und Fotografie ( Sammlung Schuermann ), Museum am Ostwald, Dortmund

Urban Landscapes, Gilles Peyroulet & cie, Paris

Processo Documentals, Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona

Commandes photographiques du Groupe Lhoist: Roy Arden, Bernd et Hilla Becher, Elliot Erwitt, Rodney Graham, Jan Henle, Josef Koudelka,Centre national de la photographie, Paris (catalogue)

Vancouver Collects, Vancouver Art Gallery (catalogue)

Imagining Places and Travelling Spaces, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina

2000

Deep Distance, Kunsthalle Basel (catalogue)

The City, Nicole Klagsbrun, New York

Contaminated Symptoms, Oakville Galleries, Oakville

Image & Light, History and Influence, Charles H. Scott Gallery, Vancouver

Out of This Century, Vancouver Art Gallery

1999

Views from the Edge of the World, Marlborough Chelsea, New York

Objects In The Rear View Mirror May Appear Closer Than They Are, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin

Nanaimo B.C. to National City CA, Portland Art Museum

1998

Everyday, 11th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney (catalogue)

Entropie Zu Hause, Suermondt Ludwig Museum, Aachen

A Sense of Place, Angles Gallery, Los Angeles

New Works: Roy Arden, Glenn Brown, Roni Horn, Mike Kelley, Mark Lewis, Paul McCarthy, Jorge Pardo, Diana Thater, Patrick Painter, Inc., Santa Monica

1997

Tableaux, Vaknin Schwartz Gallery, Atlanta

Panique Au Faubourg, Quartiere Ephémère, Montreal

Landmarks, John Weber, New York

Track Records, Canadian Centre for Contemporary Photography (catalogue)

1996

Roy Arden / Dan Graham / Ed Ruscha / Christopher Williams, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles

The Culture of Nature, Kamloops Art Gallery

d'une main…l'autre, Galerie Municipale du Chateau d'Eau, Toulouse

1995

The Friendly Village, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (catalogue)

Roy Arden / Gaylen Gerber, American Fine Art Co., New York

Roy Arden / Paul McCarthy / Richard Prince / Juan Munoz, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco

1994

Roy Arden / Candida Hofer, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York

In the Field, Landscape in Recent Photography, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles

1993

Canada, Une nouvelle génération, Musée Municipal de La Roche- sur- Yon, and Musée des Beaux-Arts et FRAC Franche-Comte, Dole (catalogue)

Patrick Painter Editions, Galerie Johnen & Schottle, Cologne

Beneath the Paving Stones, Charles H. Scott Gallery, Vancouver (catalogue)

1992

Huitiemes Ateliers Internationaux, Pays de la Loire, Garenne Lemot, Clisson (catalogue)

1991

Peuples En Image: Weegee, Bill Henson, Roy Arden, Raymonde April and Anne Favrat, Le Lieu Galerie de Photographies, Lorient

VAN - 7 Vancouver Artists, Wilkey Fine Arts, Seattle

Dismember, Museum of Traditional Values - Simon Watson, New York

1990

Fotographie Biennale Rotterdam, Perspektief (catalogue)

Prive/Public - Art et Discours Social, La Galerie dart Essai and La Galerie du Cloitre, Rennes and Winnipeg Art Gallery (catalogue)

150 ans de Photographie, Musée des beaux - arts, Nantes

1989

Taking Pictures, Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver (catalogue)

Perspective 89 - Roy Arden and Dominique Blain, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (catalogue)

Photo Kunst, Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart (catalogue)

Selections from the Ann & Marshall Webb Collection, Art Gallery of York University, Toronto

1988

The Discursive Field of Recent Photography, Artculture Resources Centre, Toronto (catalogue)

Behind the Sign (in collaboration with Jeff Derksen), Artspeak, Vancouver (catalogue)

Made in Camera, Galleri Sten Eriksson, VAVD, Stockholm (catalogue)

1987

Roy Arden and Janice Gurney, Coburg Gallery, Vancouver

Reconnaissance - Vikky Alexander, Roy Arden, Jamelie Hassan, Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, Alberta

1986
Three Points, Twelve Views,
  • Surrey Art Gallery,
  • Seattle Art Museum
  • Portland Art Museum (catalogue)

Making History - Recent Art of the Pacific West, Vancouver Art Gallery

Wordworks, 911 Gallery, Seattle

Broken Muse, Vancouver Art Gallery (catalogue)

Camera Works, OR Gallery, Vancouver

1984

Art and Photography, Vancouver Art Gallery (catalogue)

1983

Vancouver: Art and Artists 1931 – 1983, Vancouver Art Gallery (catalogue)

The October Show, Vancouver

1979

Twenty Photo Artists, Pumps Gallery, Vancouver (catalogue)

Bibliography

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Artist's Project, Parachute 50, Montreal (Spring 1988)

Artist's Project (with Jeff Derksen), Raddle Moon 8, Vancouver (1989)

Artist's Project, West Coast Line 1, Vancouver (1990)

Artist's Project, West Coast Line 11, Vancouver (1993)

Artist's Project, Blind Spot, Issue 7, New York (1996)

Artist's Project, Blind Spot, Issue 34, New York (2007)

Artist's Project, Pyramid Power, Issue #4, Vancouver (Winter 2007/08)

Adler, Dan, “Roy Arden”, Artforum, New York, (November 2006)

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Baker, Kenneth, “Photography With an Eye For Social Relevance”, San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco (January 9, 2008)

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Bianchi, Paolo, “Äesthetik der Fotographie“, Photo Art — Fotografie Im 21 Jahrhundert, Uta Grosenick & Thomas Seelig editors, Dumont Buchverlag, Köln (2008)

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Brayshaw, Christopher, “Arden's Images Akin to a Crime Scene”, The Vancouver Courier, Vancouver (February 23, 2000)

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Culley, Peter, “A Note on Tree Stump, Nanaimo, BC, 1991 and Three Others”, Roy Arden, Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery and Art Gallery of York University (1997)

Culley, Peter, “Out of the Blue, Three Works on Vancouver”, Border Crossings, Issue # 78, Vol.20 #2, Winnipeg (May 2001)

Culley, Peter, “A Poem Containing History”, Fragments exhibition catalogue, Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver (2002)

Culley, Peter, “Crow”, Roy Arden - Against the Day, exhibition catalogue for mid-career survey at Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver Art Gallery and Douglas & McIntyre, Vancouver (2007)

Dault, Gary Michael, “A Rare Burst of Beauty Amid Banality”, The Globe and Mail, Toronto (July 29, 2006)

Dault, Gary Michael, “Roy Arden at the Monte Clark Gallery”, The Globe and Mail, Toronto (July 26, 2008)

DeBaere, Bart & Roelstraete, Dieter, “Introducing Intertidal”, Intertidal - Vancouver Art & Artists, exhibition catalogue, MuHKA, Antwerp (2005)

Del Rio, Victor, “Fotografia Canadienese Canadian Photography”, Lapiz, #230/231, Madrid (February / March 2007)

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Ferguson, Russell, “Idle Youth”, Idle Youth, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York (2008)

Fischer, Hartwig, “Untitled”, Covering the Real, Art and the Press Picture from Warhol to Tillmans, Kunstmuseum Basel (2005)

Fleming, Marnie, “Roy Arden, Selected Works 1985 — 2000”, Roy Arden, Selected Works 1985 – 2000, exhibition catalogue, Oakville Galleries, Oakville (2002)

Folland, Tom, The Discursive Field of Recent Photography, exhibition catalogue, Artculture Resource Centre, Toronto (1989)

Galassi, Peter, “End of the Line”, Roy Arden - Against the Day, exhibition catalogue for mid-career survey at Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver Art Gallery and Douglas & McIntyre, Vancouver (2007)

Gagnon, Monika, “Ruptures in the Landscape of the Photograph”, Thirteen Essays on Photography, Canadian Museum of Photography, Ottawa (1991)

Goddard, Peter, “Arden Packs Off-Centre Potency”, Toronto Star, (August 3, 2006)

Gopnik, Blake, “Smash, Bang, Boom: Deconstructing Creativity”, The New York Times, (October 23, 2013)

Grande, John, K., “Roy Arden - Selected Works”, Vie Des Arts #189, Montréal (hiver, 2002 – 2003)

Grande, John, K., review of Vancouver Art Gallery exhibition, Ciel Variable #78, Montréal, (Spring 2008)

Griffin, Kevin, “Roy Arden Takes A Break From Photo-Based Works”, The Vancouver Sun, (February 21, 2001)

Griffin, Kevin, “Roy Arden: Looking Back to Go Forward”, The Vancouver Sun, (December 20, 2011)

Guzman, Antonio, “Roy Arden - Archives Instabiles”, Artpress, 155, Paris (February 1991)

Hackett, Regina, “Video Artists Take the Temperature of Our Region at Seattle Art Museum”, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, (August 21, 2008)

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Haraldsson, Arni Runar, “Roy Arden” Made in Camera, VAVD, Stockholm (1988)

Hoffman-Johnson, Barbara, “Roy Arden”, Photo Art — Fotografie Im 21 Jahrhundert, Uta Grosenick & Thomas Seelig editors, Dumont Buchverlag, Köln (2008)

Huitorel Jean Marc, “Roy Arden”, Photographie d’une collection, Hazan, Paris (1997)

Hujer, Elaine, “The Personal and Political Sides of Roy Arden, Insights on a Top Photographer”, The Spectator, Hamilton, Ontario, (March 2, 2002)

Jean, Marie-Josée, “The Space of Making” Zeitgenoessische Fotokunst aus Kanada, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin (2005)

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Laurence, Robin, “The Landscape of Violence”, The Georgia Straight, Vancouver (January 1998)

Laurence, Robin, “The Eyes of Arden”, The Georgia Straight, Vancouver (October 18, 2007)

Lawlor, Michael, “Camera Works”, Parachute 47, Montreal (Summer 1987)

Leydier, Richard, “Shopping”, Artpress #285, Paris (November 2002)

Mackie, John, “Art With a Sense of History”, The Vancouver Sun, Vancouver (October 20, 2007)

Mays, John Bentley, “Roy Arden at YYZ”, The Globe and Mail, Toronto (Summer 1986)

Mays, John Bentley, “Challenging the Need to Figure Things Out”, The Globe and Mail, Toronto (April 8, 1988)

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Miller, Earl, “Impossible Mission”, C Magazine 26, Toronto (Summer 1990)

Miller, John, “Down There”, Roy Arden, Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery and Art Gallery of York University (1997)

Milroy, Sarah, “Photographs Challenge B.C. Image”, The Globe and Mail, Toronto (January 8, 1998)

Milroy, Sarah, “Life on the Edge”, The National Post, Toronto (February 29, 2000)

Milroy, Sarah, “An Eye on the Margins”, The Globe and Mail, Toronto (February 28, 2002)

Milroy, Sarah, “Is Arden Our Next Greatest Photographer”, The Globe and Mail, Toronto (October 27, 2007)

Monks, Christian, “Invisible Politics” Terminal City, Vancouver (December 9, 2004)

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Olson, Christopher, “review of Vancouver Art Gallery Exhibition”, Border Crossings. Issue # 105, Vol.27 #1, Winnipeg (Febuary 2008)

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Peck, Aaron, “Territory”, Canadian Art Magazine, Toronto, (Winter 2006)

Peck, Aaron, “Roy Arden”, Artforum, New York, (February 2014)

Poivert, Michel, La Photographie Contemporaine, Flammarion, Paris (2002)

Richter, Verena, “Magische Momente” (review of “Jede Photographie ein Bild” at Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich), Die Welt, Munchen (December 14, 2003)

Rochefort, Jean-Claude, “Par-delà la mécanique des choses”, Le devoir, Montréal (2002)

Roelstraete, Dieter, “1,986,965 (2001 Census) An Intertidal Travelogue”, Intertidal - Vancouver Art & Artists, exhibition catalogue, MuHKA, Antwerp (2005)

Roelstraete, Dieter, “Negative Diagnostics - Vision and Discontent in the Work of Roy Arden”, Roy Arden, exhibition catalogue, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK (2006)

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Rogerson, Stephanie, “Ardent Arden”, Now Magazine, Toronto, (August 3 – 9, 2006)

Rosenberg, Karen, “Idle Youth” (review of exhibition at Barbara Gladstone Gallery curated by Russell Ferguson), The New York Times (August 14, 2008)

Scott, Michael, “Exacting Look at an Empty Man-Made World”, The Vancouver Sun, Vancouver (November 29, 1997)

Scott, Michael, “Pictures find Meaning in Neglected Places”, The Vancouver Sun, Vancouver (June 3, 2000)

Scott, Michael, “A Terrible Terminal City”, The Vancouver Sun, Vancouver (February 22, 2000)

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Steiner, Shep, “The Old Mole - Photography Neighbouring on Materialism”, Roy Arden, Selected Works 1985 – 2000, exhibition catalogue, Oakville Galleries, Oakville (2002)

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reprinted in Parachute 74, Montreal (April 1994)

reprinted in Jeff Wall, Essays and Interviews, Szenarien Im Bildraum Der Wirklich Keit., Verlag Der Kunst (Fundus-Bücher; 142) Dresden (1997)

reprinted in Jeff Wall - Essays and Interviews, Museum of Modern Art, New York (2007)

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Watson, Scott, “Landscape of the Economy - Roy Arden's Photographs”, Roy Arden, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, U.B.C. Vancouver (1997)

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Weder, Adele, review of Vancouver Art Gallery exhibition, Canadian Art, Toronto (Spring 2008)

Weski, Thomas, “Beyond”, in Roy Arden - Against the Day, exhibition catalogue for mid-career survey at Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver Art Gallery and Douglas & McIntyre, Vancouver (2007)

Whyte, Murray, “Amid Serene Natural Beauty, A Residue of Brutal Trauma”, The New York Times, New York City (January 24, 1999)

Wood, William, “The Difference of Times” & “Facing West”, West, Artspeak, Vancouver (1988)
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reprinted in Réfractions, Trajets de l'art contemporain au Canada, Artexte, Montréal (1998)

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Collections

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY

Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto

Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa

Canadian Centre for Contemporary Photography, Ottawa

Centre Pompidou, Paris

DG Bank, Frankfurt

F.R.A.C., Pays de la Loire, Nantes

Hammer Museum, Los Angeles

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles

MacDonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph

Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina

Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver

Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver

Musee d’art contemporain, Geneva

Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal

Musée national d’art moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris

Museu d’Art Contemporaini de Barcelona

Museum of Modern Art, New York

Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Ontario

Siemens Fotosammlung, Neue Pinakothek, Munich

Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart

Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

Vancouver Art Gallery

Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, Alberta

Winnipeg Art Gallery

Ydessa Hendeles Art Foundation, Toronto

Teaching

2004 – 2005

Guest Professor, Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst, Zürich

Guest Professor, Klasse Joachim Brohm
Visual Arts Academy / Hochschule fur Grafik und Buchkunst, Leipzig

Guest Professor, Taideteollinen korkeakoulu / University of Art and Design, Helsinki

2003 – 2004

Guest Professor, Klasse Joachim Brohm
Visual Arts Academy / Hochschule fur Grafik und Buchkunst, Leipzig

2003 – 2004

Sessional Instructor, Photography Studio
Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver

1998 – 99

Sessional Instructor, Photography Studio,
University of British Columbia, Vancouver

1997 – 98

Full-time Sessional Instructor, Photography Studio
University of British Columbia, Vancouver

1996 – 97

Full-time Sessional Instructor, Photography Studio and Art Theory
University of British Columbia, Vancouver

1994 – 96

Sessional Instructor, Photography Studio
University of British Columbia, Vancouver

Texts by Roy Arden

"Music, Medicine and War - Al Neil's Collages", Vanguard, Vancouver (April, 1985)

"End Painting on the Edge - The Young Romantics", Vanguard, Vancouver (September, 1985)

"David Ostrem", exhibition review, Vanguard, Vancouver (February/March, 1988)

"Udo Koch - Ectoplasm and the Wirtschaftswunder", Udo Koch, exhibition catalogue, Museum fur Moderner Kunst, Frankfurt am Main (January, 1992)

"Imitation of Life - On and Around the Photo Art of Kevin Madill", C Magazine, Toronto (January,1996)

"Photography, Genre and Continuity", Bonus: Damian Moppett, Kelly Wood, Howard Ursuliak, exhibition catalogue, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver (1997)
abridged as: "Howard Ursuliak - Nostalgia Del Objeto" Imago 98 - encuentros de fotografía y video, exhibition catalogue, Ediciones Universidad Salamanca, Salamanca (1998)
also abridged as: "Howard Ursuliak's Rhopographic Tableau" Howard Ursuliak - A Sadness Without the Object, exhibition catalogue, Universidad de Salamanca, Salamanca (1998)

"Kennedy Bradshaw - Vernacular Photography and Realism", Canadian Art, Toronto (Winter, 1998)

"After Photography" exhibition brochure, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver (1999)

"la photographie d'art, expression parfaite du reportage / The Dignity of the photograph" Roy Arden & Jeff Wall, Artpress 251, Paris (November, 1999)

"Notes on 'Terminal City'", Terminal City, Ediciones Universidad de Salamanca, Salamanca (1999)

"After Photography - Realism in Recent Vancouver Art", Canadian Art, Toronto (Winter, 2000)

"Consolation Prize - Mike Kelley and John Miller", Consolation Prize, exhibition catalogue, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, U.B.C., Vancouver (2001)

"Sun Pictures to Photoconceptualism, Photography from Local Collections", Vancouver Collects, exhibition catalogue, Vancouver Art Gallery (2001)

"Steven Shearer, Swinging Lumpen" Canadian Art, Toronto (Fall, 2001)

"Smash Your Face In - David Ostrem, photographs 1977 – 79", exhibition brochure, OR Gallery, Vancouver (2001) ; Toured to Norwich Gallery, Norwich England (2002)

"Notes on 'Fragments'", Fragments exhibition catalogue, Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver (2002)

"Useless Reportage - Notes on Helen Levitt's "In The Street"" Afterall, issue 06, London / Los Angeles (2002)

"Supernatural - Neil Campbell & Beau Dick" Supernatural exhibition catalogue, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver (2004)

"Tabula Nova" Real Pictures - Photographs from the Collection of Claudia Beck and Andrew Gruft, exhibition catalogue, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver (2005)

"Hans-Peter Feldmann" Birgit, curator's essay in booklet accompanying the bookwork by Hans-Peter Feldmann, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver. (2006)

"Stephen Waddell's Depictive Art" Stephen Waddell exhibition catalogue, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver (2008)

Exhibitions Curated by Roy Arden

Living Things, "Carte Grise" exhibition, Dazibao, Montrèal, 2010

Bonus - Damian Moppett, Howard Ursuliak, Kelly Wood, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, 1997; Toured to Canadian Centre for Contemporary Photography, Ottawa, 1998 (catalogue)

East and Riverside International Exhibition, [Selector, with Peter Doig] Norwich Gallery, Norwich School of Art & Design, Norwich, England, 1999 (catalogue)

After Photography, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver, 1999 (brochure)

Consolation Prize - Mike Kelley and John Miller, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, U.B.C. 2000 (catalogue)

Sun Pictures to Photoconceptualism, Photography from Local Collections, Vancouver Art Gallery, 2001 (catalogue)

Smash Your Face In - David Ostrem, photographs 1977 – 79, OR Gallery, Vancouver, 2001 (brochure); Toured to Norwich Gallery, Norwich England, 2002

Supernatural - Neil Campbell & Beau Dick, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, 2004 (catalogue)

School of Hard Knocks (co-curated with Monte Clark) Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver 2006

Hans-Peter Feldmann, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, 2006 (catalogue)

Artists Choice, Works from the Permanent Collection, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, 2007

Stephen Waddell, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, 2008 (catalogue)


Galleries

Monte Clark Gallery

Richard Telles Fine Art

Texts

Texts by Roy Arden

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Roy Arden This website is an archive of the art of Roy Arden. It is a work in progress and material will be continuously added. All images are for reference purposes only. For reproduction requests please contact galleries.

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