Nicholas Metivier Gallery

Born 1986, Scarborough, Ontario


2014-2016 MFA, Rutgers University - Mason Gross School of the Arts
2008-2009 Advanced Certificate of Visual Studies Program, Florence, Italy
2004-2008 Bachelor of Fine Arts with Distinction, Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD), Toronto, Ontario


2018 Fool's Paradise, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto, ON
2016 Strange Vitality, Mason Gross Art Gallery, Rutgers University, NJ
2014 Memory Theatres and Datalands, Anna Leonowens Gallery, NSCAD Halifax NS, CA
2013 Rachel MacFarlane, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto, ON, CA
2012 Rachel MacFarlane, Howard Park Institute, Toronto, ON, CA
2011 Rachel MacFarlane, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto, ON, CA

selected group exhibitions

2019 Landscape as Muse, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto, ON
2017 Selected Works, Curated by Ron Shuebrook, Gallery Stratford, Stratford, On
Known Unknowns, 86 Orchard, NYC, NY
What’s Next, Jarvis Hall Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Season Preview, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto, On
2016 Hungry Heart, Invisible Dog, Brooklyn, NY
Video Snack, Vox Populi, Phildelphia, PA, US
Holiday Show, Michael Guimont, Quebec City
2015 Broken Colours, curated by Ben Portis, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto
Video Snack, Vox Populi, Phildelphia, PA, US
Summit, Wassiac Project, Wassiac NY , US
Through a Glass Darkly, Mason Gross Galleries, Rutgers University
Summit, Wassiac Project, Wassiac, NY
2014 Status Whoa, Mason Gross School of Art, Rutgers University, New Jersey
10, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto
The Tools, Root Division, San Francisco, California (Jan 8- 25)
2013 MERGE, Art Gallery of Ontario (Art Sales and Rental Gallery), Toronto
Chroma, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto
2012 Recent Work, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto
2011 Carnival, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto
2010 DUMBO Arts Festival, Triangle Artists Association, Brooklyn, New York
Group Show, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto
‘New Directions’ Junction, Toronto
2009 ‘Florence Show’ Ontario College of Art and Design, Great Hall, Toronto
‘Faciebat’ 7 via Nazionale Florence, Italy
Mayhem, Group show, Nicholas Metivier Gallery
2008 Reveal, Beaver Hall Gallery, Toronto
When Lightening Strikes Twice, Xpace, Toronto
O.C.A.D. 93rd Graduate Exhibition
Art of the Figure, OCAD Great Hall, Toronto
Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, OCAD, Toronto
stART, Studio 21, Halifax
Perfect Domain, OCAD Student Gallery, Toronto
2007 Estate of the Artifice, Transit Space, Toronto
ArtJam, R&R, Toronto
Follow the Paint, OCAD Transit Space, Toronto
2006 Wall + Paper Show, Xpace, Toronto
Contrast Diptych, (Juried Show), OCAD Great Hall, Toronto
2005 1st Year Show, Xpace, Toronto


2019 Explore and Create Grant, Canada Arts Council
2015 Dean's Choice Award, Mason Gross School of the Arts, rutgers University
Frank P. and Lilly A. Novak Scholarship
Gerard Russoniello Memorial Scholarship
2014 Victoria J. Mastrobuono Memorial Scholarship - Mason Gross School of the Arts
2013 Bill and Isabel Pope Artist in Residence
2012 Ontario Arts Council Emerging Artist Grant
2010 Sam Abramovitch Fellowship to Attend Triangle Artists Workshop
Georgian Bay Land Trust Auction, Featured Artist For Fellowship and Residencies
2008 OCAD Drawing and Painting Award
David L. Stevenson Scholarship
Nora E. Vaughan Award
Spoke Club Membership Prize
Honorable Mention Art of The Figure, Painting
2007 Curry's Art Store Prize Scholarship
Figure Drawing Marathon Award
2006 OCAD Faculty Association Memorial Award - Shizuye Takashima
2005 The Independent Order of Daughters of the Empire Tuition Award
2004 OCAD Faculty Entrance Award


2019 Vermont Studio Center
2015 Doris McCarthy Artist-in-Residence, Heritage Trust, Toronto, Ontario
2013 Bill and Isabel Pope Artist in Residence, NSCAD, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2012 Visiting Artist, Cow House Studio, Ireland
2010 Triangle Artist Workshop, Brooklyn NY


  Cenovus Energy Inc.
Esker Foundation
Royal Bank of Canada, Toronto
Scotiabank, Toronto
Stikeman Elliott LLP
The Donovan Collection, St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto


2017 Katy Cowan, "Fool's Paradise: Rachel MacFarlane's paintings of Canada look like beautiful alien landscapes," Creative Boom, December 21, 2017.
Elena Martinique, "Fool's Paradise - Rachel MacFarlane at Nicholas Metivier Gallery", December 19, 2017
Hillary Webb, '“Fool’s Paradise:” Rachel MacFarlane at Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto', Blouin Artinfo, December 5, 2017
2016 Doris Mccarthy Artist-in-Residence program - Announcement of artists 2016 , Morning Star, February 18th, 2016
Laura Hall-Gaul, Rachel MacFarlane - Strange Vitality, Tussle Magazine, March 12 2016
Jen Sevara. "A National Treasure" Doris McCarthy Artist in Residence programme announces 2016 winners, Travel Industry Today, February 25th 2016
Anita Sthankiya. Kelowna Poet Selected for Doris McCarthy Residency, February 19th 2016
Ben Portis, Broken Colours:TMI, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, August 2015
Sonia Gemitti, Artist of the Month: Rachel MacFarlane, September 2014
Interview with Artist Rachel MacFarlane, Echolocation Magazine, February 2014
2013 Hamada, Jeff. "Rachel MacFarlane" BOOOOOOOM, November 6th, 2013
Smulders, Marilyn. "Exploring the Memory Palace" NSCAD University News, November 5th, 2013
"Paintings by Rachel MacFarlane" Up & Coming, August 4th, 2013
"Kaleidoscopic MacFarlane" Monochromatic Axonometric, January 23rd, 2013
Boon, Trish. "Rachel MacFarlane" Trish Boon - Conversations with Canadian Contemporary Art, January 23, 2013
Krishtalka, Sholem. "Rachel MacFarlane at Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Globe and Mail, January 11th, 2013
Corsano, Otino. "Quick Draw Artist Interview #23 - Rachel MacFarlane" ARTPOST, January 7th, 2013
2011 “Rachel MacFarlane, Clearly an Artist to Watch” Canadian Art Junkie October 31st, 2011<>
Farmer, Sofia. “Review: Rachel MacFarlane at Nicholas Metivier” A.Centric October 21st 2011
2009 Dick, Terrance. “Bowie at Clark & Faria | Mayhem at Nicholas Metivier | Air Conditioned Jungle at Diaz Contemporary | Foreign Legionnaires at Edward Day | School of Art at MKG127” Akimblog August 20th 2009
2008 Barnard, Elissa, Different strokes at Studio 21
Fitzgerald, Sean D., Chase down those M and M's with a Diploma, National Post