Nicholas Metivier Gallery

charles meanwell

Born in Windsor, Ontario, 1946


1972 English BA, Trent
1975 Courses offered by The Three Schools, Toronto; Toronto School of Art; and Vincent Thomas


2017 The Barrens, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto
Coastland, Christina Parker Gallery, St John's, NL
2015 Simcoe County, Campus Gallery, Georgian College, Barrie, Ontario
North of Superior, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto
2012 Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto
2010 Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto
On the Ground: Charles Meanwell, The Thames Art Gallery, Chatham, ON
2008 Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto
Windsor Paintings, Windsor Art Gallery, Windsor
2006 Curiosity House, Creemore
2002 Swedish Motors, Toronto
2001 Gallery de Boer, Owen Sound 
Swedish Motors, Toronto
1999 Sir Sam Steele Art Gallery, Orillia
Flesherton Art Gallery, Flesherton
Huronia Museum, Midland
1996 Huronia Museum, Midland
Things Seen, Station Gallery, Whitby
1995 Things Seen, MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie
1993 Huronia Museum, Midland
1991 Huronia Museum, Midland
1987 Gadatsy Gallery, Toronto
1986 Gadatsy Gallery, Toronto
1985 Gadatsy Gallery, Toronto
1984 Gadatsy Gallery, Toronto


2017 Charles Meanwell & Ned Pratt, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto
2016 My Landscape, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto
2015-2016 Identity, Lieutenant Governor’s Suite, Queen’s Park, Toronto
2014-2015 Painting Hamilton, Art Gallery of Hamilton
2014 Edge of Wilderness, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto
2006 Terrain, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto
Cornucopia, Gallery de Boer, Owen Sound, Ontario
2005 Group Show, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto
2004 Looking for Lucius, the Boxcar Collective, MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie
Double Take, Tom Thompson Art Gallery, Owen Sound
2003 Gallery de Boer, Owen Sound
Self Portraits, Flesherton Art Gallery, Flesherton
2002 Take Art Home for Christmas, Flesherton Art Gallery, Flesherton
Under One Roof, Art Town Group Exhibition, Owen Sound
2001 Two Person Exhibition, Flesherton Art Gallery
L.E. Shore Memorial Library Gallery, Thornbury
2000 Michael Gibson Gallery, London
1999 Lewis Hindle Fine Art Gallery, Orillia
1998 Penetanguishene Centennial Museum
1997 Penetanguishene Centennial Museum
1985 Gadatsy Gallery, Toronto
1983 Gadatsy Gallery, Toronto
1982 Thomas Gallery, Port Hope
1978 The Magpie, Port Hope

other exhibitions

2003 27 on Fourth, Two-Person Exhibition, Collingwood
2000 Cockburn and Meanwell: Recent Work, Bean Cellar, Owen Sound
1997 Cellarman’s Pub, Midland; The Daily Perk, Midland
1990 General Trust Branch, Midland

corporate collections

  Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation, Toronto
Cenovus Energy Inc., Calgary
Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg, Toronto
MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie
Scotiabank, Toronto
Thames Are Gallery, Chatham-Kent
Tom Thomson Art Gallery, Owen Sound
Trent University Art Collection, Peterborough
Zurich Insurance, Toronto


2014 Kenny, Amy. “Curating a passion for Hamilton art”, Hamilton Spectator, Oct 29.
Meanwell, Charles. “Winter Road Conditions”, Hamilton Arts & Letters, Issue seven.1,
Spring/Summer 2014; essay by Stuart Reid.
2005 Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, "Double Take: Charles Meanwell & Frances Cockburn",
catalogue, 20-page colour, with essay by Stuart Reid, and interview by Mary Reid.
2004 Henry, Bill. “At the Intersection of Love and Art,” Owen Sound Sun Times, ON, Jan 29.
2003 Lewis, Marion. “Art a dramatic journey of visual delights,” Collingwood Enterprise Bulletin, June 20.
2000 Wildman, Ed. “One Plus One = Excitement,” Mosaic, Vol 7, No. 10, June 2000.
1996 Moran, Carey. “Paintings work through the artist,” Midland Free Press, Oct 25.
1995 Doyle, Wayne. “He’s an accidental artist,” Barrie Examiner, Feb 23.
1994 MacLaren Art Centre, “Charles Meanwell: Things Seen,” colour catalogue, with essay by John Hartman.
1991 Doyle, Joan. “Artist lets you in on his ‘secret life’’ Midland Star Times, May 1.