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


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


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), Toronto, 

                  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


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


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, Ottawa;

               numerous private collections in Canada, US, and Germany.


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