About

SHAYNE DARK is an Ontario-based contemporary visual artist born in 1952, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. He is best known for his towering, public-art installations. Although his production materials are industrial-scale, his organic forms echo the shapes, patterns and movements of the natural world. His use of intensely vivid pigments set-up stark contrasts with landscapes and urban environments.

Exhibition

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS/PROJECTS
2016 - Brooklyn Botanic Garden Artist Residency, Brooklyn, NY
2015 - Buffalo Botanical Garden Artist Residency, Organized & curated by Aaron Ott, Curator of Public Art, Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
2014 - Pulse Miami Beach Pulse Project, Miami, FL
Art Mur, Montreal, QC
2013 - Agnes Etherington Arts Centre, Kingston, ON MacLachlin Museum Artist Residency, Kingston, ON
2012 - Masur Museum of Art, Munroe, LA
Winchester Galleries Humboldt Valley, Victoria, BC
The Glenbow Museum, Calgary, AB | Art Gallery of Peterborough, Peterborough, ON | Art in Public Places, Kingston, ON | Art Mur, Montreal, QC
Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, ON | Papier 12, Montreal, QC
2011 - Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke, QC
Art Souterrain, Montreal, QC
2010 - The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, ON (catalogue)
2009 - Musée d’art de Joliette, Joliette, QC Edward Day, Toronto, ON
2008 - Art Mûr, Montréal, QC (catalogue)
2007 - Art Gallery of Mississauga, Toronto, ON
2006 - Edward Day, Toronto, ON Art Mûr, Montréal, QC
2005 - Lonsdale Gallery, Toronto, ON
2004 - SKH Gallery, Great Barrington, MA | Galerie Art Mûr, Montréal, QC
2002 - Canadian Embassy Gallery, Washington, DC
Lonsdale Gallery, Toronto, ON
2001 - Edward Day Gallery, Kingston, ON

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS/PROJECTS
2015 - Oeno Gallery, Prince Edward County, ON
SIG (Sloan Installation Gallery), Oklahoma City, OK
2012 - Papier 12, Montreal, QC (catalogue)
2011 - Art Souterrain, Montreal, QC
2010 - Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
2009 - Newzones Gallery, Calgary, AB | Art Gallery of Sudbury, Sudbury, ON
2007 - Beyond/In Western New York Biennale, Buffalo, NY
2005 - Parisien Laundry, Montréal, QC | The WKP Kennedy Gallery, North Bay, ON – 2-Person
M.O.C.C.A./Edward Day Gallery, 952 Queen Street W Project, Toronto, ON | Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain
2004 - ARTiade 2004 – Olympics of Visual Art, Athens, Greece
2003 - ISC@GFC 2003 International Exhibition, Hamilton, NJ | Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, ON (catalogue)
2002 - Ottawa City Hall Art Gallery, Ottawa, ON
2001 - EXPO XX b. j. spoke gallery, Huntington, NY
2000 - ARTS2000, Stratford, ON (catalogue) | O.S.A. John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, ON
1999 - Arts Court, Ottawa, ON
Mason Karsh Gallery, City Hall, Ottawa, ON (catalogue)
1998 - Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, ON
Le Centre D’Exposition L’Imagier, Aylmer, QC
1997 - The Millennium Project, Kingston, ON (catalogue)
1993 - Birnbaum Fine Arts, New York, NY
1988 - Art Expo, New York, NY
1987 - Gallérie Des Arts Contemporains De Montréal, Montréal, QC

COLLECTIONS
Ottawa Public Art Program, Ottawa, ON
X-2 Condominiums, Toronto, ON
BMO Corporate Art Collection, Toronto, ON
Buffalo Medical Campus Inc., John E. Friedlander Memorial, Buffalo, NY
TELUS House Tower, Calgary, AB
Foreign Affairs & International Trade Visual Arts Collection, Canadian Embassy, Prague, Czech Rep
Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, LA
KPMG Canada,Toronto, ON
Seneca College Art Collection, Toronto, ON
X The Condominium, Toronto, ON
Musée d’art de Joliette, Joliette, QC
Condominium Le Belmont, Montréal, QC
Charles Balbach, Buffalo, New York
The WKP Kennedy Gallery, North Bay, ON
Kiwi Sculpture Garden, Perth, ON
City of Ottawa Public Art Program, Ottawa, ON
HD VISION Studios, Studio City, CA
Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa, ON
ARTS Court, Ottawa, ON
HD VISION, Dallas, TX
Federal Communications Commission, New York
Crown Life, Toronto, ON
Queen’s University, Kingston, ON
Northernlight & Picture Corp., Toronto, ON