Curriculum Vitae

b. 1975


2006       Master of Fine Arts, University of Guelph

1998       Bachelor of Fine Arts, Concordia University


                 Birch Libralato, Toronto

                 Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran, Montreal

Galerie Michel Guimont, Quebec


2018 Vignettes and Aggregates, Birch Contemporary, Toronto

2017 Now, as Before, Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran, Montreal

Façades and Panoramas, Galerie Michel Guimont, Quebec

2015    Setting the Stage, Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran, Montreal

2014         Arcadia, Birch Contemporary, Toronto

2013         Projection, Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran, Montreal

                 Aviary (Volière),    Galerie Michel Guimont, Quebec    

2012    The Archivist’s Étagère,  Birch Libralato, Toronto

2010         Skeletons & Skins, Birch Libralato, Toronto

2008       Shapeshift, Birch Libralato, Toronto

2007       Dark Town, Felix Ringel Gallerie, Dusseldorf

2006       What is said and what is meant, MacDonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph


2018 Àdisòkàmagan/Nous connaître un peu nous mêmes/We’ll all become stories, Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa

An Alternate Landscape, Birch Contemporary, with Martin Bennett, Toni Hafkensheid, James Nizam, Louise Noguchi, Martin

Pearce, Ed Pien, Jann Poldaas, Nic Pye, Kelly Richardson, Mitch Robertson, Richard Storms

2016         Escaping Gravity, Felix Ringel Galerie, Dusseldorf. Ross Bleckner, Jonathan Lasker, Peter Halley, Philip Taaffe, Imi Knoebel,

Sabine Moritz, Franz Baumgartner, Max Streicher, Adolf Luther, Isabella Til, Pascal Sender

2015         Human Nature - Group Exhibition, curated by Corinna Ghaznavi, Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa

2013         Imaging Disaster, curated by Cassandra Getty and Adam Lauder, Museum London, Jan 19-Mar.31

2012    60 Painters, Humber Arts and Media Studios, Curated by Scott Sawtell

      Strange Reveries, with Ufuk Gueray and Chris Millar, curated by Jocelyn Purdie, Union Gallery, Queens University, Kingston

2010         Four Ottawa Painters: Authier, Golland, Morrow, Schissel, curated by Sandra Dyck, Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa

                 Martin Golland/Melanie Authier, Galerie Michel Guimont, Quebec

                 nota bene, Birch Libralato, with Cathy Daley, Arthur Duff, Michelle Gay, MartinGolland, Luis Jacob, Ginette Legare, Micah Lexier,

Jaan Poldaas, RichardStorms, Toronto

Extreme Painting, curated by Benjamin Klein, Division Gallery, Montreal

       Art at Work: Corporate Collecting Practices Today, Art Gallery of Mississauga, curated by Geraldine Davis

2009        The Phoenix Art: The Renewed Life of Contemporary Painting, curated by Robert Enright, Galerie Simon Blais, Montreal

                 11th Annual RBC Canadian Painting Competition, Musee d’art contemporain de Montreal, The Power Plant, TIAF, Toronto

                 Showcase 2009, curated by Ivan Jurakic, Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge

                 The Way I Are, curated by Katie Bethune-Leaman, Blackwood Gallery, University of Toronto, Mississauga

2008       Carte Blanche Vol. 2: Painting, curated by Clint Roenisch & David Liss, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA),


                 10th Annual RBC Canadian Painting Competition, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; The Power Plant, Toronto; Musee d’art

contemporain de Montreal, Montreal; Museum London, London; The Rooms, St. John; Mendel Art Gallery Saskatoon; Art Gallery

of Alberta, Edmonton; Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver

      Pulse Miami Contemporary Art Fair, Birch Libralato, Miami

2007       Crossing Borders, The Kenan Center, Lockport, NY

      Scope Miami, Birch Libralato, Miami

                  Cartographies, Elissa Cristall Gallery, Vancouver

2006        Scope Miami, Birch Libralato, Miami

                 8th Annual RBC Canadian Painting Competition, MOCCA, Toronto; Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener; Musee d’art

contemporain de Montreal, Montreal; Art Gallery of Calgary, Calgary; Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver

                 Taking a walk with the dog, Leo Kamen Gallery, Toronto

                 stART: Emerging Artists Across Canada, Studio 21 Fine Art, Halifax

                 Domestic Bliss, Open Space, Victoria


2012         RBC Art Collection: Selected Works, catalog, p114

2011         Campbell, James D., Lush Life: The Painting World of Martin Golland, Simzer Design and Publication 

2008        MacMillan, Laurel (ed.). RBC Painting Competition Ten Years, Altona, MB, Friesens, 34

                 Wallace, Doug (ed.). Carte Blanche v.2 Painting, China: 1010 Printing International, 15, 61


2018 Nouveaux noms, nouveau lieu pour la Foire en art actuel, Josianne Deslodges, Le Soleil, 27 May 2018.

2017 Canadian Painter Martin Golland Opens in Montreal,  James D. Campbell, Whitehot Magazine,

2016         The Flower Question at Birch Contemporary, David Saric,

                 John Bentley Mays, Martin Golland at Birch Contemporary, Toronto,

2015         Le besoin d’etrangete,  Eric Clement, La Presse, Arts, p5,  Saturday, September 5. 

2014         Itinerary of A Traveller Through Darkness, article, James D Campbell, BorderCrossings Magazine, pp 82-89

2013         Martin Golland chez Guimont: contrastes en collision, Josianne Desloges, La Soleil, April 6

2012         Impossible Architectures, Robert Enright, Borderviews, BorderCrossings, p. 17 

                 Painting Competition supports artists, highlights value of arts in Canada, Guy L’Heureux, The Globe and Mail,, Nov. 30th, Arts

2011        Lush Life. Martin Golland’s Painted World, article, James D Campbell, Magenta Magazine, Mar. 2011

      Painters Painting, Cindy Deachman, Ottawa Magazine, Feb. 2011

2010         Extreme Painting: Montreal, James D. Campbell, FRIEZE Magazine, Jan. Issue

                 The Phoenix Art, Galerie Simon Blais, Montreal, Canada, James D. Campbell. Frieze, May 2010, p. 31-32

2009       The Phoenix Art: Viewing Painting’s Renewed Power,, Dec. 19, 

                  Rising From The Ashes, Lori Callaghan, The Rover Arts,, Dec. 22

2008        Martin Golland: Birch Libralato, Toronto, Pete Smith, Canadian Art, Fall 2008, p. 148-149

      Alumni Profile: Living an artist’s life with passion, Rebecca Kendall, The Portico (U of Guelph Magazine) Fall 2008 Vol 40 Issue 3,

p. 36

    CityNews at 5: Interview with Jojo Chintoh,CityTV, July30            

                 Artist a semifinalist in painting contest, Erin Hatfield, The Annex, July 22

    Martin Golland, BIRCH LIBRALATO, 129 Tecumseth Street, March 15-April 19, Dan Adler,, April, p. 5

     Of butternuts and burning boats, The Toronto Star, Peter Goddard, April 17, p. E9

     Building Blowout: Golland makes disarray look beautiful, Leah Sandals, Now Magazine, Toronto, April 9, p. 73

    Cartographies, Helena Wadsley, Galleries West, Spring 2008, p. 42

2006       Cino, Kate. Front Row, Domestic Bliss at Open Space, Boulevard Magazine, Vol.    XIV, Issue 4, May/June p. 11-12

                Green, Roy. “Domestic Bliss,” (Catalogue) Open Space, Victoria

                 Enright, Robert.  “Sensational Instabilities,” Borderviews, BorderCrossings, Issue 98, p. 14-15


2015       Ontario Arts Council Grant

2013       Ontario Arts Council Grant

2011      Ontario Arts Council Grant

2010       City Of Ottawa Grant

2009       Honorable Mention Prize, 11th Annual RBC Canadian Painting Competition

                Ontario Arts Council Grant

2008       Purchase Prize, Canadiana Fund Foundation, 10th Annual RBC Canadian Painting Competition

    Canada Council Production Grant, Travel Grant

2008       Toronto Arts Council Grant

2006       Canada Council Emerging Artist Grant for Visual Arts

                Toronto Arts Council Grant

2005       Ontario Graduate Scholarship

                Margaret Priest Scholarship, University of Guelph

2004       Board of Graduate Studies Research Scholarship, University of Guelph

                University Graduate Scholarship, University of Guelph

2003       Canada Council Emerging Artist Grant for Visual Arts


               Music Sales Corporation, New York; Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt, Toronto;  Gowlings, Toronto; The Canadiana Fund Crown Collection,


               Numerous private collections in Canada, US, and Germany.


               Associate Professor, Department of Visual Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Ottawa, Ontario