Nicholas Metivier Gallery

Born in Windsor, ON, Canada in 1950


1972-76 Ontario College of Art, University of Toronto and Centennial College, Toronto, ON


2000 Governor General’s Award for the Visual Arts


2016 'Fearful Symmetry: The Art of John Scott', Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton
2015 'Dark Commander: The Art of John Scott', McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton
2014 'Dark Star' Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto
'Dark Commander: The Art of John Scott', Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell, Iowa
2012 ‘Mean Machine’ Art Gallery of Windsor, ON
2011 Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto
2009 Ron Mandos Gallery, Amsterdam The Netherlands
2008 “Event Horizon”, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto
2006 ‘Icons, Winners and Losers’, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto
2004 ‘Hypertension’, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto
2003 Babylon Zero’, Carlton University, Ottawa, ON
2001 ‘Terminal Island’, S.P.I.N. Gallery, Toronto
1998 ‘John Scott/Hometown Exhibition’, Art Gallery of Windsor, ON
‘Engines of Anxiety’, Saidye Bronfman Centre Art Gallery, Montreal, PQ
‘Additional Exhibition Space/Engines of Anxiety’, Montreal Museum of 
Fine Art, Montreal, PQ
‘Stealth’, Oakville Galleries, Gairloch Gallery, Oakville, ON
1996 ‘The Engine of History’, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
1995 ‘Live Coverage’, Hart House, J.J. Barnicke Gallery, University of Toronto
‘Drawings & Paintings’, Bravo Exhibitoin Space, City TV/Bravo, Toronto
‘Drawings & Paintings’, Studio Exhibition, 48 Abel Street, Toronto
1994 ‘Edge City/Retrospective’, Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, ON
1992 ‘Leviathan’, Lake Galleries, Toronto
1989 ‘New Drawings & Paintings’, Carmen Lamanna Gallery, Toronto
1986 ‘New Large Drawings’, Carmen Lamanna Gallery, Toronto
1984 ’Drawings & Paintings’, Carmen Lamanna Gallery, Toronto
‘Exchange’, Air Gallery, London, England
‘Drawing Installation’, Southern AB Art Gallery, Lethbridge, AB
1983 ‘New Drawings & Paintings’, Carmen Lamanna Gallery, Toronto
1981 ‘A collection of New & Old Drawings’. Carmen Lamanna Gallery, Toronto


2017-18 'Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters', Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
2013 'Chroma', Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto
2010 “Art at Work” Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mississauga
2009 ‘Mayhem’ Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto
2005 ‘Just My Imagination,’ Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto
‘Kinesis’, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto, ON
2003 ‘Drawing Through the Centuries’, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2001 ‘Urgent Witness Drawn Remains’, YYZ Artists Outlet, Toronto
1998-99 ‘Fundamental Freedoms’, The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON
1998 ‘Environmental Intervention’, Artifice/Musique Plus Building, Montreal, PQ
‘Abstract Figuration’, The Worksa International Arts Festival, Edmonton, AB
1997 ‘Collage’, Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, ON
‘Gilded Corps’, Cold City Gallery, Toronto
‘Urgent Witness Drawn Remains’, YYZ Artists’ Outlet, Toronto
‘Narrative’, Archive Digital Art Gallery, Toronto
'Anti-Megacity Exhibition’, St.Lawrence Hall, Toronto
1996 ‘Intolerance’, Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, AB
‘Reviews/Monumental New City’, Mercer Union, Toronto
1995 ‘Reading /Language of Culture’, Hamilton Art Gallery, Hamilton, ON
1993 ‘Louise Noguchi/John Scott/ F.Vivenza’, Birganart Gallery, Toronto
1991 ‘Ilya Kabakov/John Scott’, The Power Plant, Toronto
‘Working Notes and Drawings/Extension’, Print and Drawing Gallery, Toronto
1990 ‘Friends of the Gallery, Grunwald Gallery, Toronto
‘The Artist and the Environment’, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
‘Housing/A Right’, The Power Plant, Toronto
1989 ‘Director’s Choice’, Barrie Gallery Project, Barrie, ON
1988 ‘Structure of Desire’, Gallery 76, Toronto
‘Enchantment/Disturbance’, The Power Plant, Toronto
‘Waterworks/ 100 Workers’, R.C. Harris Filtration Plant, Toronto
1987 ‘Abstraction/Drawings’, OR Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1985 ‘Interiors’, Burlington Cultural Centre, Burlington, ON
‘Group Exhibiton’, Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, ON
1984 ‘Content- Contexte’, Mercer Union, Toronto
'Expron’, Centre des Arts Contemporains, Montreal, PQ
‘Toronto Painting’, Art Gallery of ON, Toronto, ON
‘Group Exhibition’, Glenbow Museum, Calgary, AB
‘Group Exhibition’, Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, NB 
‘Group Exhibition’, Rodman Arts Centre, St. Catherines, ON
‘Group Exhibition’, Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, ON
‘Group Exhibition’, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, AB
‘Group Exhibition’, The Stratford, Stratford, ON
1983 ‘Six Toronto Artists in Amsterdam’, Fodor Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
‘New Forms of Figuration’, Centre for Inter-American Relations, New York, USA
1982 ‘Language and Representation’, A Space, Toronto, ON


2003 Babylon Zero, Michael Bell
2002 Shiva’s Really Scary Gifts As Told To Ann MacDonald, Coach House Books
2001 Urgent Witness Drawn Remains, YYZ Artists Outlet
1997 Engines of Anxiety, Saidye Bronfman Centre & Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Wildlife, Koffler Gallery
John Scott/Mono Graff, Hamilton Art Gallery
1994 Reading, Language of Culture, Hamilton Art Gallery
1993 Project Room, John Scott, Mercer Union
1991 Ilya Kabakov/John Scott, The Power Plant
1987 Abstraction/Drawings, Or Gallery
1982 Fragments, Contents, Scale, 49 Parallel, NYC
1980 Seven Toronto Artists Based in NYC, Artists Space (Metro Pictures)


2011 ‘A History of Oppression and Despair’/ Toronto Star/ Murray Whyte
2006 ‘Exhibit A – Jet Aesthetics’ / The Globe and Mail /Gary Michael Dault
‘One of the Last Truly Angry Artists’ / Toronto Star / Peter Goddard
2004 ‘The One and Only John Scott’ The Globe and Mail/ Gary Michael Dault 
‘Voodoo Science and Vortex Imagery’ / National Post / Julia Dault
2001 ‘Urgent drawings both raw and powerful’ / The Globe and Mail/ Gary Michael
'Battle Scars’/ Toronto Life / Betty Ann Jordan
‘Conflict on Canvas’/ Two Tribes/ by Sarah Milroy/ The Globe and Mail
1999 'The Arts’/ Blake Gopnick
1997 ‘Four Horsemen Ditch Steeds for Exhibit’s Trans Am’/ Julia Duln/ 
The Washington Times
1996 Stealth/ Exhibition Release / Richard Rhodes and Oakville Galleries
1995 Work Magazine/ Cover Photo and Four Page Photo and Story/ Sharon Brookes
   C Magazine/ Winter Edition/ by Joyce Mason and Douglas Ord
1976-97 Reviews- Art Forum, Globe and Mail (4), Toronto Star, Now, Eye, Financial Post,
Mirror, Voir, Monteal Gazette, Le Devoir, C Magazine, Canadian Art, Fuse, Mix,
Hour, Washington Times
1978-96 Extensive writings published in Canadian Art/ Parachute/ File/ C Magazine, etc.


1985 File Magazine/ Vol. 8, No.3/ Diane Frankenstein/ John Mary Shelley Scott


  Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY 
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON
Art Gallery of Stratford, Stratford, ON
Art Gallery of Peel, Brampton, ON
Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa, ON
Museum London, London, ON
Department of External Affairs, Ottawa, ON
BOS Insurance, Mississauga, ON
Bennett Jones, Toronto, ON
Joseph L. Rotman Centre, Toronto, ON
Hamilton Art Gallery, Hamilton, ON
Windsor Art Gallery, Windsor, ON
University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, ON
University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, AB
Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, AB
Rodman Hall Arts Centre, St. Catherines, ON
Carleton University, Ottawa, ON
UBC Fine Arts Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Osler Hoskin & Harcourt, Toronto/ Ottawa/ Calgary, Canada