Nicholas Metivier Gallery

1951 Born, Derby, England
Lives and works in Montréal, Québec


1980-83 Concordia University, MFA, Montréal, Québec
1971-74 BFA, Falmouth College of Art, England
1970-71 Foundation Studies, St. Albans College of Art, England.


2018 Michael Smith: The Eye of the Storm, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2017 Michael Smith, Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, New Brunswick
Fugitive Ground, Michael Gibson Gallery, London, Ontario
Michael Smith: RGB, Art 45, Montreal, Quebec
Michael Smith: Descry, Trepanier Baer Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
2016 Memory Current, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto
Presence & Dissolution, Galerie Michel Guimont, Quebec City, Quebec
2015 Art 45, Montreal
2014 Michael Smith: CUT, Trepanier Baer Gallery, Calgary
Paintings, Studio 21, Halifax
New Works, Art 45, Montreal
2013 The Vanishing Line, Michael Gibson Gallery, London, Ontario
New Works, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2012 Recent Work, Galerie Michel Guimont, Quebec City, Quebec 
New Paintings, Trepanier Baer Gallery, Calgary
New Paintings, Studio 21, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2011 New Works, Art 45, Montreal, Quebec
Mirror Sky with Studies, Eleanor London Gallery, Cote Saint-Luc Library, Montreal, Quebec
Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2010 Wrestling Vision, Conjuring Place, Art Gallery of Peel, Brampton Ontario
2009 Luminocratic, Art 45, Montreal, Quebec
2008 Deeps and Skies, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto, Ontario 
Recent Work, Galerie Michel Guimont, Quebec City, Quebec
2007 Cradle of Words, Trepanier Baer Gallery, Calgary
Recent Works, Galerie Michel Guimont, Quebec
2006 Returning Skies, Michael Gibson Gallery, London, Ontario
Wrestling Vision Earth & Air, McClure Gallery, Montreal, Quebec
2005 Light & Matter, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto
2003 Hobbema’s Light, Trépanier Baer Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
2001 The Tangled Garden, Appleton Museum, Ocala, Florida
New Work, Trépanier Baer, Calgary, Alberta
Broken Ground, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, Quebec
2000 Fire & Water, Leo Kaman Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1999 Recent Paintings, Galerie St-Laurent + Hill, Ottawa, Ontario
1998 New Paintings and Works on Paper, Trépanier Baer, Calgary, Alberta
Learning Waters, Atelier Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1997 Line of Trees, Burning, Espace 502, Montréal, Québec
Lightenings, Drabinsky & Friedland Galleries, Toronto, Ontario
1996 Tempered Ground, Atelier Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Syzygy, Galerie Damasquine, Brussels, Belgium (catalogue)
1995 The Trespass of Memory, TrépanierBaer, Calgary, Alberta
Fugitive Sites, Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Concordia University, Montréal, Québec
1994 A Length of Days, Drabinsky Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1993 Matiere/Memoire, Galerie Damasquine, Brussels, Belgium (catalogue)
Broken Ground: Seeing in the Landscape, TrépanierBaer, Calgary, Alberta
Locations of Recall, Gallery 21, Halifax, Nova Scotia
1992 Lieux Remémorés, Gallerie Michel Guimont, Québec, Québec
1991 Recent Works, Drabinsky Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1990 Recent Works, Art 45, Montréal, Québec
1988 Recent Works, Centre Saidye Bronfman, Montréal, Québec
1987 Works on Paper, Michael Coote Gallery, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario
1986 Recent Works, Art 45, Montréal, Québec
1984 Peintures, Galerie Articule, Montréal, Québec


2018-19 Art at PAMA: 50 years of Collecting, Peel Art Gallery and Archives, Brampton, Ontario
2018 The Big Picture, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2015 Nature of Conflict, curated by David Hall, The Warren G. Flowers Gallery, Westmount, Quebec
Paysages Revisités, Collection Loto-Québec, Centre d'exposition du Vieux Presbytère, à Saint-Bruno, Quebec
Reflets VI, La Maison de la culture Marie- Uguay, Montreal
Exchange: PAMA Artists Select, Peel Art Gallery Museum + Archives, Brampton
2014 Territoires Imaginés, Collection Loto Quebec, Travelling Exhibition: Centre national d’exposition, Saguenay; Centre d’exposition de Rouyn-Noranda; Centre d’exposition de Val d’Or (Repérage)
Edge of Wilderness, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto
Works on Paper: Watercolour Unbound, Studio Georgeville, Quebec
Forging a Nation: Canada Goes to War, The Military Museum, Calgary
2012 Victoria Collects, Art Gallery of greater Victoria, Victoria, BC
2011 Tracés: récentes acquisitions de la Collection Loto Quebec, Montreal
Noir, Art 45, Montreal
2010 Behind The Black Curtain II, Michael Gibson Gallery, London, Ontario
2009 Mayhem, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto
Trepanier Baer Gallery, Calgary 'RCA: 
A Celebration of Art Architectrure and Design'
Collection Loto-Québec, 1979-2009: Selected Works The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Beaverbrook Art Gallery, 50th Anniversary Collection, Fredericton, N B
2007 Conflux: Seeing Apart- Six Montreal Artists, Elgin Public Art Centre, St. Thomas
2006 Selections from the Collection, The Mappleton Museum of Art, Ocala, Florida
2005 Montreal Connection, Studio 21, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2004 Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2003 Line of Trees, Burning (Gallery 1) Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2002 Works from the Collection, The Appleton Museum of Art, Ocala, Florida
2000 The Single Tree, London Regional Art Museum, London, Ontario (catalogue)
Dialogues, Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, Owen Sound, Ontario
1999 Galerie Rene Blouin, Montreal, Quebec
East-West, Thérese Dion Art Contemporain, Montréal, Quebec
In Waiting, Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, Memorial University, Corner Brook, NFLD
True North: The Landscape Tradition in Contemporary Canadian Art, The Kaohsiung
Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung, Taiwan (catalogue)
1998 The Painters' Newfoundland, Art Gallery of NFLD & Labrador, St. Johns, NFLD
1997 Eight Montreal Artists in Prague, 78 Rasinovo Nabrezi, Prague, Czechoslovakia (catalogue)
1995 Last Chance for Eden: The Contemporary Sublime, Part I, TrépanierBaer, Calgary, Alberta
Galerie Neiriz, Berlin, Germany
1994 Reflecting Paradise, Home Oil Tower, Calgary, Alberta
Peinture Ponctuation, Musée d'art De Joliette, Québec
1993 Abstraction: Which Way From Here, Canada Trust Tower, Calgary, Alberta
Landscape I, Galerie L'Autre Equivoque, Ottawa, Ontario
1992 Reinvented Sites, Trépanier Baer Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
1991 Three Montreal Painters, Drabinsky Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
Contemporary Canadian Works on Paper, Concordia University Art Gallery, Montréal Québec
1990 Peintures des Années 80, La Galerie du Grand Théatre de Québec, Québec
Grunwald Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1989 Montréal sur Papier, Centre Saidye Bronfman and Art 45, Montréal, Québec (catalogue)
1988 Contemporary Canadian Works on Paper, Concordia University Art Gallery, Montréal, Québec (catalogue)
1987 Salt House Gallery, St. Ives, England
1986 37e Salon de la Jeune Peinture, Grand Palais, Paris, France
1985 Galerie Gilles Gheerbrant, Montréal, Québec
The Totemic Impulse, Galerie John A. Schweitzer, Montréal, Québec
1984 The University of New Brunswick, St. John, New Brunswick
1981 Biennale, Centre Saidye Bronfman, Montréal, Québec
1978 Reading/Performance, Vehicule Gallery, Montréal, Québec
1973 Penwith Gallery, St. Ives, England


  Air Canada    
Appleton Museum of Art, Florida
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
Banque de Developpement du Canada
Beaverbrook Art Gallery
Canadian Pacific    
Cenovus Energy Inc.
Claridge Incorporated Montréal
Code Hunter Wittman   
Concordia University Art Gallery
Fidelity Investments
Glenbow Museum
Lantic Sugar    
Lethbridge University Art Gallery  
London Regional Art Museum  
Montréal Museum of Fine Arts  
Ministere des Affaires exterieres du Canada
Musée d'art de Joliette   
Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal
Musée du Bas-Saint-Laurent  
Musée du Quebec
National Bank    
Pan Canadian Petroleum Ltd.
Parlee McLaws    
Pepsi Cola Canada
Rideau Hall   
Scotiabank Group
Sedgwick Insurance    
Sprott Asset Management
Stikeman Elliott LLP  
Sun Life Financial
The Canada Council Art Bank 
The Canadiana Fund   
Universite de Sherbrooke   
Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery 
Westbourne Industries  
Royal Bank of Canada
Cenovus Energy Inc.


2017 “Art Exhibit shows trauma of Canada at war,” by Kelly Cryderman, The Globe and Mail
2016 "Michael Smith - Memory Current," An Essay by Robert Enright.
2015 “ The Nature of Conflict”, Essay by DavidHall, Warren G Flowers Gallery, Montreal, Quebec.
2013 “Les artistes avant tout,” Essay by Marie-Helene Paradis, Collection Loto Quebec, OUI Magazine, Quebec
2010 “Crater ponds”, Essay by John Kissick, Michael Gibson Gallery, London, Ontario
2009 Nomade, la Collection Loto-Quebec en mouvement. Loto-Quebec, Montreal, Quebec
‘Mayhem’, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, ARTnews, October
Campbell, James.  Board Crossings September
2008 Jordan, Betty Ann,  “Michael Smith, Nicholas Metivier Gallery” Art News, December
2007 Tousley, Nancy. “Painter Michael Smith captures feeling of nature”, Calgary Herald, May 2
2006 Tousley, Nancy. “Montreal painter Michael Smith enlarges his field of vision”, Calgary
Herald, Mar. 18
Campbell, James. “Wresting Vision”, Modern Painters, April Issue
Augustine, Isak. “Michael Smith: Wresting Vision”, Vies des Arts, No. 202
Tousignant, Isa. “High Time For and Art Fix”, Hour, Montreal. Jan. 12-18
Tousignant, Isa. “High Time for an Art Fix”, Hour, Montreal. Jan. 12-18
2005 Barnard, Elissa. “Montreal Artists’ works exhilarating”, The Halifax Herald, Halifax, Mar. 26
2003 Tousley, Nancy. “Michael Smith tests the limits of light, Calgary Herald, Calgary, Jan. 25
2001 Spalding, Jeffrey. Broken Ground: The Tangled Garden of Michael Smith, catalogue, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal.
2000 Millard, Laura. The Single Tree, catalogue, London Regional Art Gallery, Ontario.
1999 Lehmann, Henry. "Artist and landscapes", The Gazette, Montreal, December 18
Bégin, Aline. "Quand la couleur dense danse", Ledroit, Ottawa Hull, December 27
Berube, Stephanie. "True North: le paysage canadien a Taiwan", La Presse, Montreal, Dec. 23
Lamarche, Bernard. "Made in Taiwan", Le Devoir, Montreal, Jan. 14
1998 Lehmann, Henry. "Paint, paint everywhere paint", The Gazette, Montreal, June 13
1997 Barnard, Elissa. "Layering for interpretation", The Chronicle Herald, Halifax
Lamarche, Bernard. "Line of trees, burning", Le Devoir, Montréal, May 10
Mendalman, Bernard. "Smitten with large landscapes", The Suburban, March 12
1996 Gillemon, Daniele. "Tendances explosives de l'art", Le Soir, Brussels, February 21
Rey, Stephane. "Syzygy", L'Echo, Brussels, February 17
Scott, Michael. "Into the thick of things with colour", Vancouver Sun, April 27
1995 Swain, Robert. Hidden Values, Contemporary Canadian Art in Corporate Collections, Douglas 
  & McIntyre, Vancouver/Toronto
Tousley, Nancy. "Art", Calgary Herald, October 20
Liss, David. "Landscape Painter Thinks Small in Concordia Show", The Gazette, Montréal, October 14
1993 Duncan, Ann. "Praise Pouring in for Michael Smith", The Gazette, Montreal, December 11
Mays, John Bentley. "Abstractly Speaking, Calgary is Where it's At", The Globe and Mail, September 25
Affleck, Gavin. "A Winter of Discontent For Painting", ETC Montréal, No. 23
Tousley, Nancy. "Exhibition Reflects on Changing Landscape", Calgary Herald, January
1992 Quine, Dany. "Les huiles et acquarelles de Michael Smith: abstraction et figuration", Le Soleil, March 21
1990 Gravel, Claire. "Michael Smith, les couleurs du Paradis" , MTL, October
1989 "Les Payages dramatiques de Michael Smith" Le Devoir, January, 14
1988 Oxley, Dan. "The Temperament of Seeing; Landscape Poetry and The Painting of Michael 
Smith", ETC, Montréal, June
1986 Paikowsky, Sandra. "Michael Smith", Vanguard, Summer
1985 Ross, Christine. "L'impulsion totemique", Vanguard, April, Vol. 14, no. 3
Paikowsky, Sandra. "Personal Bests", Canadian Art, Fall
Daigneault, Gilles. "Expositions", Le Devoir, May 4
Philippe, M. "Expositions", Vie des Arts, Vol. XXX, no. 119
Paikowsky, Sandra. "Michael Smith, Recent Paintings", Vanguard, March
Ferrier, Ian. "Montréal in Review"; The Art Post, Jan/Feb. Vie des Arts, Vol. XXIX, no. 117