About

John Hartman was born in 1950 in Midland, Ontario, and studied Fine Art at McMaster University under George Wallace. He established his reputation with the Painting by the Bay exhibition at the McMichael Canadian Collection in 1993 and received national exposure in 1999 with the traveling exhibition and book Big North. In 2003, he began to paint aerial views of cities and these paintings made up the exhibition and book Cities which toured Canada and internationally from 2007 to 2009. Hartman is a past finalist for the Premier’s Award for Excellence in the Arts and the recipient of multiple grants from the Canada and Ontario Arts Councils. His work is in the collections of over thirty important public institutions including the Art Gallery of Ontario, the National Library of Canada, the University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, the Mendel Art Gallery and the Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador. John Hartman is based in Penetanguishene, Ontario and frequently travels across North America and Europe documenting landscapes, cities and their stories for his paintings.

Exhibition

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2013 New Orleans, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Christina Parker Fine Art, St. John’s, NL
2012 Georgian Bay, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto, ON
The Columbia River in Canada, Kelowna Art Gallery, BC
Studio 21, Halifax, NS
Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto, ON
The Columbia River, Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary, AB
Looking at the Sault, Art Gallery of Algoma, Sault Ste. Marie, ON
2011 Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto, ON
2010 Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto, ON
2009 Christina Parker Gallery, St. John’s, NL
Cities, The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery, St. John’s, NL
Winchester Gallery, Victoria, BC
2008 Invention and Revival, The Colour Drypoints of David Milne and John Hartman, Carlton University Art Gallery, Ottawa, ON
Etchings, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto, ON
Cities, Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary, AB
John Hartman, Cities, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2007 Cities, Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, NY
Cities, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto, ON
Cities, Jill George Gallery, London, ON
Cities, Projets Art 45, Montreal, QC
Cities was curated by Stuart Reid and circulated by the Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, Owen Sound, ON with the assistance of the art gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS. Exhibition venues included: Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS; Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, Owen Sound, ON; Art Gallery of Calgary, Calgary, AB; Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB; Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, AB; University of Toronto Art Centre, Toronto, ON (2008); Kenderdine Gallery, Saskatoon, SK (2008); The Art Gallery of Sudbury, Sudbury, ON (2008); MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie, ON (2008); Sir Wilfred Grenfell College Art Gallery, Corner Brook, NL (2009); The Rooms, St. John’s, NL (2009)
John Hartman, Studio 21, Halifax, NS
John Hartman, Recent Work, Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary, AB
John Hartman, Newfoundland Paintings, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Western Branch, Yarmouth, NS
2006 Watercolours and Drypoints, Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary, AB
2005 Rivers and Cities, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto, ON
John Hartman, Paintings, Watercolours and Prints of London, Scotland and Canada, Jill George Gallery, London, UK
John Hartman, New Works, Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary, AB
2004 John Hartman, Harbours, New Paintings, Pastels and Drypoints, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON
2003 John Hartman, Recent Works, Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary, AB
2002 John Hartman, From the Garden, New works on Paper, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON
2001 John Hartman, Georgian Bay and Newfoundland, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON
John Hartman, Prints, Dofasco Gallery, Dundas Valley School of Art, Dundas, ON
2000 John Hartman, Recent Work, Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary, AB
1999-01 Big North, curated by Brian Meehan and circulated by the Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery and The London Regional Art and Historical Museums. Exhibition venues included: Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, ON; Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, Owen Sound, ON; Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC (2000); Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK (2000); The Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary, AB (2000); Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador, St. John’s, NL (2000); London Regional Art and Historical Museums, London, ON (2001)
John Hartman, New Paintings, Hart Gallery, London, UK
John Hartman, New Paintings and Pastels, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON
1998 The Artist's Garden, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON
Panorama, Galerie Leif Jensen, Copenhagen, DK
Stories from the Northland, The University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, Lethbridge, AB
1997 John Hartman, Hart Gallery, London, UK
John Hartman, New Work, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON
1996 John Hartman, Recent Paintings, W.K.P. Kennedy Gallery, North Bay, ON
1995-97 With Minimal Means: John Hartman Prints 1985-1995, McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, ON. Curated by Kim Ness. Exhibition venues included: Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador, St. John's, NL (1996); Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, Owen Sound, ON (1996); Laurentian University Museum and Art Centre, Sudbury, ON (1996); Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, ON (1996); University of Waterloo Art Gallery, Waterloo, ON (1996); Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa, ON (1996)
1995 Canadier i Kobenhavn, Galerie Leif Jensen, Copenhagen, DK
John Hartman, The Prints, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON
John Hartman New Work, Hart Gallery, London, UK
Mount of Paradise, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON
The Wrecking of the Midland Simcoe Elevator, Huronia Museum and Gallery of Art, Midland, ON
1994 John Hartman, Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1993 Painting the Bay, Recent Work by John Hartman, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, ON
John Hartman, olie, pastel, glas grafik, Galerie Ähuset, Koge, DK
John Hartman: öl auf Leinwand, Pastel, Lithographie, Galerie Schröder und Dörr, Bergisch Gladbach, Germany
John Hartman: Recent Paintings, Canadian Art Galleries, Calgary, AB
John Hartman: Narrative Landscapes, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON
1992 Fired Light - The Glass Paintings of John Hartman from the Workshop of Lars Frese, Copenhagen, London Regional Art and Historical Museums, London, ON. Circulated to MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie, ON
1991 Expulsion from Paradise, an Allegory, 49th Parallel, New York, NY
The Big Picture, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON
John Hartman, drypoint, lithograph and pastel, Christina Parker Fine Arts, St. John's, NL
1990 New Works on Paper, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON
Recent Paintings, The Library and Gallery, Cambridge, ON. Circulated to the MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie, ON
Landscape Implications, Lynnwood Arts Centre, Simcoe, ON
1989 La mer douce, Gadatsy Gallery, Port Dover, ON
1988 Invisible stories - a series of four one-person exhibitions, Curator Kim Moodie, Embassy Cultural House, London, ON
John Hartman, Maleri, Galeri Marius, Copenhagen, DK
John Hartman, Nord Canada/Usynlige Historier, Galeri Marius, Copenhagen, DK
The North: Life on the Edge, Curator Dorothy Farr, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, ON
The North/Invisible Stories, Gadatsy Gallery, Toronto, ON
John Hartman - prints and drawings, Broadview Gallery, Peterborough, ON
1987 John Hartman - Colour drypoint engravings, an exhibition circulated to Ring House Gallery, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB; Stewart Hall, Pointe Claire, QC, Saw Gallery, Ottawa, ON; MacDonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph, ON.
Job’s Garden, Gadatsy Gallery, Toronto, ON
Jacob's Ladder, Robertson Gallery, Ottawa, ON
1986 Return to Paradise, Gadatsy Gallery, Toronto, ON
1985 Highway 69 drawings, Gadatsy Gallery, Toronto, ON
Drawings, paintings and colour drypoint engravings, Gadatsy Gallery, Toronto, ON
1984 Recent Works, Gadatsy Gallery, Toronto, ON
Paintings and works on paper, La Galerie Shayne, Montreal, QC
John Hartman, Paintings and drawings, Ethel Flavelle Gallery, Lindsay, ON
1983 Peintures et oeuvres sur papier, La Galerie Shayne, Montreal, QC
Wendake drawings, Gadatsy Gallery, Toronto, ON
John Hartman – new painting and drawings, Curated by Glenn Cumming, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, ON
1982 New works, Gadatsy Gallery, Toronto, ON
1981 Paintings, Gadatsy Gallery, Toronto, ON
Works on paper, Gadatsy Gallery, Toronto, ON
1980 Recent Landscape Drawings, Gadatsy Gallery, Toronto, ON
1979 Recent Drawings, Gadatsy Gallery, Toronto, ON
1972 John Hartman, Trinity College, University of Toronto, ON

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2012 60 Painters, Humber Arts and Media Studio, Etobicoke, ON
Aspects of New Realism, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Street Life, Museum of Contemporary Art, Calgary AB
2010 Art at Work, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mississauga, ON
OIL CLOTH LUNCH, and other reasons to be cheerful, curated by Ihor Holubizky, McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, ON
Further Than Confederation, curated by Ihor Holubizky, McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, ON
George Wallace, As I was Saying, curated by Ihor Holubizky, McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, ON
2009 Substantial Resources, Art Gallery of Sudbury, Sudbury, ON
2008 Invention and Revival, The Colour Drypoints of David Milne and John Hartman, Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa, ON. Circulated to Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, BC (2009)
2007 Georgian-Joshibi, An Exchange Exhibition of Works on Paper, The Campus Gallery Georgian College, Barrie, ON and Joshibi Art Museum, Japan
2006 Far and Wide, the Paintings of David Alexander and John Hartman, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
Into the Collection, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
2005 Towards The Spiritual In Canadian Art, Varley Art Gallery, Unionville, ON
2004 Recent Acquisitions, Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Thunder Bay, ON
Skies, MacDonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph, ON
2003 The Prints of Ed Bartram, John Hartman, J.C. Heywood, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON
Re:Collection, Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, Owen Sound, ON
Certain Realities, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON
Horti-Culture, James Baird Gallery, St. John’s, NL
Remembered Landscape, James Baird Gallery, St. John’s, NL
The AGNL and the RCA, a survey, The Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador, St. John’s, NL
Einstein’s Brain, McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, ON
The Private Collector, Glenhyrst Gallery of Brant, Brantford, ON
2001 Alignments: Contemporary Works from the Permanent Collection, Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, ON
2000-03 Two Nations: Works on Paper, organized by the Whitewater Gallery in North Bay. The exhibition toured six Ontario galleries in 2000 and five galleries in Cuba from 2002-03.
A Landscape and Memory, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON
1999 The Painters' Newfoundland: selections from the Pouch Cove Collection, Sir Wilfred Grenfell College Art Gallery, Corner Brook, NL
1998 Gathered Into Earth: Contemporary Landscape Painting, Sheehan Gallery, Walla Walla, WA
The Painters' Newfoundland, Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador, St. John's, NL
Prints by Painters, Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary, AB
1997 in Situ, Contemporary Canadian Prints, McMullen Gallery, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
Recent Acquisitions, Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador, St. John’s, NL
St. Michaels Printshop 25th Anniversary Archival Print Exhibition, RCA Visual Gallery, St. John's, NL
Nature Machine, Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph, ON
1996-97 Rediscovering the Landscape of the Americas, Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, AZ, curated by Alan Gussow, circulated to the Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX; Western Gallery, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA; Memorial Art Gallery at the University of Rochester, Rochester, NY; Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC
Imagining Eden, curated by Tim Nowlin, Kenderdine Gallery, Saskatoon, SK
Art 96 with the Hart Gallery, London, UK.
Beyond the Group of Seven, Heffel Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Recent Acquisitions, Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, Owen Sound, ON
1995 Selected Works from the Collection of Daniel Donovan, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, ON
The Terminal Project, Artworks, Collingwood, ON
Small, Medium, Large, Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John's, NL
1994 Return to Paradise: Contemporary Views of Land by Canadian Artists, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, AB
Reflecting Paradise, Howe Oil Tower, Calgary.
John Hartman, Dan Hudson, Tim Zuck, Recent Works, West Parry Sound District Museum, Parry Sound, ON
Contemporary Canadian Works from the Collection of the Art Gallery – University of Lethbridge, Ford Centre for the Performing Arts, North York, ON
A Public Responsibility: The OMERS Collection, Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, Owen Sound, ON
Hidden Values, Canadian Corporations Collect, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, ON
The Book as Art, Durham Art Gallery, Durham, ON
1993 Reflecting Paradise, Lotte Gallery, Seoul, South Korea. Circulated to Dong Ah Gallery, Teagu, South Korea; KBS, Pusan, South Korea; Nam Do Cultural Centre, Kwangju, South Korea.
Abstraction: Which Way From Here?, curated by Jeffrey Spalding, Canada Trust Tower, Calgary, AB
FIAC Edition, with Editions, Copenhagen, Grand Palais, Paris, FR
Art Multiple, with Editions, Copenhagen, Düsseldorf, DE
1992 Legal Perspective, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, ON
Peoples Art, XXX Anniversary Exhibition, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON
The Georgian Bay Experience, curated by Eve Baxter, Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, Owen Sound, ON
The Print Defined, The Blyth Festival Art Gallery, Blyth, ON
1991 Myth and Meaning, Georgian College Campus Gallery, Barrie, ON
1990 Notes from Eden, Tom Thomson Memorial Gallery, Owen Sound, ON
1989 Hartman, Thauberger & de Niverville, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON
Glaskunst og Billege, Holstebro Kunstmuseum, Holstebro, DK
1988 Glaskunst og Billege, Galeri Brandt, Fredensborg, DK
Barrie Gallery Project, Barrie Regional Gallery, Barrie, ON
1987 Drawing Conclusions, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, ON
Alumni exhibition, McMaster University Art Gallery, Hamilton, ON
Historical perspectives - two approaches, Carnegie Gallery, Dundas, ON
1984 Kanada, Maler um Midland, Kulturhaus, Wetzlar, West Germany, DK
1983 Hagen, Hartman, Marchessault & Cullen, Gadatsy Gallery, Toronto, ON
1982 Inscape-Outscape, McMaster University Art Gallery, Hamilton, ON
1981 Small works on paper, Gadatsy Gallery, Toronto, ON
Alumni exhibition, McMaster University Art Gallery, Hamilton, ON
1980 Group exhibition, National Exhibition Centre, Thunder Bay, ON
1977 Larmand-Pirosko, Gibbon, Hartman, McMaster University Art Gallery, Hamilton, ON
1974 Editions 1 exhibition, Aggregation Gallery, Toronto, ON
Editions 1 exhibition, Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, ON
Editions 1 exhibition, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, ON
Editions 1 exhibition, Wells Gallery, Ottawa, ON