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Marianne Lovink

Marianne Lovink’s sculptures are hybrid forms, developed through her interest in exploring the juncture of art and science, a place where fiction meets fact. The works in this exhibition, Counterpoint, were developed through the artist’s experimentations with new materials and construction techniques. Lovink’s cut, bent and assembled structural elements, emphasize the linear aspect and the vital play of positive and negative light and shadow, always a signature element of her work. Each piece began as a formal investigation into line and space, without any preconceived ideas, to allow for the intuitive and sometimes random outcomes to dictate the final configuration. They hint at the whimsical, the architectural and the natural becoming unnatural. The linear movement in her new work combined with modernist pops of color give the viewer an additional taste of Lovink’s skill in giving engaging and fresh three dimensional form to her intuitive explorations.

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Artist Information

Marianne Lovink has been a sculptor since 1984, based in Toronto, ON before her move to Philadelphia, PA - where she currently resides. Lovink has been represented by the Kostuik Gallery since 2000 and has exhibited her work extensively in public, non-profit, and commercial galleries and been the recipient of numerous municipal, provincial and federal arts council grants. Her work is represented in both public and private collections, including those of the The Canadian Consulate, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Osler Hoskin and Harcourt; OMERS; City of Richmond Hill; Atlantis Films Canada, and University of Saskatchewan. In 2003 Lovink completed a large scale site-specific 11 ft. x 11 ft. commission from her thermoplastic Hanging Garden series for the Drake Hotel in Toronto, and in 2006 was short listed in the top Three of a London, UK based Sculpture competition. In 2010, she was commissioned to create a large-scale outdoor welded steel work to beautify the Lansdowne Fence Streetscape by the Toronto Transit Commission and was chosen to design the bicycle stand up locks by the City of Toronto in 2011. Lovink is an Associate Member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors.

Marianne Lovink has been a sculptor since 1984, based in Toronto, ON before her move to Philadelphia, PA - where she currently resides. Lovink has been represented by the Kostuik Gallery since 2000 and has exhibited her work extensively in public, non-profit, and commercial galleries and been the recipient of numerous municipal, provincial and federal arts council grants. Her work is represented in both public and private collections, including those of the The Canadian Consulate, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Osler Hoskin and Harcourt; OMERS; City of Richmond Hill; Atlantis Films Canada, and University of Saskatchewan. In 2003 Lovink completed a large scale site-specific 11 ft. x 11 ft. commission from her thermoplastic Hanging Garden series for the Drake Hotel in Toronto, and in 2006 was short listed in the top Three of a London, UK based Sculpture competition. In 2010, she was commissioned to create a large-scale outdoor welded steel work to beautify the Lansdowne Fence Streetscape by the Toronto Transit Commission and was chosen to design the bicycle stand up locks by the City of Toronto in 2011. Lovink is an Associate Member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors.

Born: 1961, Durham, North Carolina, USA
Residence: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Education

1989            Art Studio Program, The Banff Centre for Fine Arts, Banff, AB
1984            Bachelor of Fine Arts, honors, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON

Solo Exhibitions

2017  Counterpoint, Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2014  Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto, ON
2013 Gallery Stratford, Stratford, ON
2012  Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto, ON
2011  Unnatural Order, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2010  Permutations, Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary, AB
2009  Phenomena, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2007  Molecular MechanicsKatharine Mulherin Contemporary Projects, Toronto ON
2006  Microscopic: exhibit A, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2006  Archive Inc., Toronto, ON
2005 Schemata, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2003 Definitely Superior Artist-Run Centre & Gallery, Thunder Bay, ON
2002 Katharine Mulherin Gallery, Toronto, ON
2002 1080 Bus Gallery, Toronto. ON
2001 Pure, Taos, New Mexico
2000 Katharine Mulherin Gallery, Toronto, ON
2000 Durham Art Gallery, Durham, ON
2000 Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mississauga, ON
1997 Robert Birch Gallery, Toronto, ON
1994 Kingston Artists’ Association Inc., Kingston, ON
1994 Robert Birch Gallery, Toronto, ON
1994 Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1993 Birganart Gallery, Toronto, ON
1992 Birganart Gallery, Toronto, ON

Selected Group Exhibitions

2013     Amber Archive, Toronto, ON
2012 Unique: 4thAnnual Art Auction and Group Show, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2010 Lucky 13: 2nd Annual Art Auction and Group Show, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2009 Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary AB
2008 Decade, Katherine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, Toronto, ON
2007 Playing in Traffic, Red Bull Music Academy, Toronto, Ontario
2007 Other Moments: new sculpture, photography and art on paper, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, ON
2006 Contemporary Sculpture, Rollo Contemporary Art, London, UK
2005 RBS Inside Annual 2005, Royal British Society of Sculptors, London, UK
2005 Glo, Archive Inc., Toronto, ON
2005 Summer Exhibition, Royal British Sculpture Society, London, UK
2004 Metamorphosis, John Michael Kohler Arts Centre, Sheboygan, WI
2004 Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2003 Light, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2002 Marianne Lovink/Sheila Moss, Kenderdine Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SA
2001 St. Sebastian, Hart House Gallery, University of Toronto, Ontario
2001 Glo, Archive Inc., Toronto, ON
2001 Poiesis: Marianne Lovink & Sheila Moss, Mercer Union, Toronto, ON
2001 Pure Group
, Pure, Taos, New Mexico
2000  Glo, Archive Inc., Toronto, ON
2000 Fresh, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2000 Arts2000
, Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, Stratford, ON

Art Fairs

2013 Toronto International Art Fair – Olga Korper Gallery
2011 San Francisco Fine Art Fair – Jennifer Kostuik Gallery
2011 Los Angeles Art Show – Villa del Arte
2010 AAF Singapore – Villa del Arte
2010 Toronto International Art Fair – Jennifer Kostuik Gallery
2010 Red Dot Art Fair, Miami, Villa de Arte
2009 BridgeNY09 Art Fair, New York – Jennifer Kostuik Gallery
2007  AquaArtMiami – Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects
2007 Toronto International Art Fair – Open Spaces Project
2007 Palm Beach 3 Contemporary Art Fair – Jennifer Kostuik Gallery
2006 Scope London – Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects
2006 ART(212) Contemporary Art Fair, New York – Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects
2006 AFFAIR, Portland, Oregon – Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects
2005 Scope Miami  – Judith Tatar Gallery
2004 AAF Contemporary Art Fair, New York  – Jennifer Kostuik Gallery
2004 Scope LA – Jennifer Kostuik Gallery
2004 AAF Contemporary Art Fair, New York  – Jennifer Kostuik Gallery
2003 Toronto International Art Fair – Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects

Public Art Commissions

2017       Queen Street West BIA, Custom Tree Guards, Toronto, ON (Installation date: Summer 2017)
2016       SEPTA Art-in-Transit Program – Nexus – 40th Street Station, Philadelphia, PA
2016       College Street West BIA/Toronto – Parkette Bicycle Stands
2015       Weston Village BIA/Toronto – Penny-Farthing – Custom Bike Stands
2015       Waterfront Toronto – Site Specific, Sumach St & Eastern Ave, Toronto, 2015
2013       Toronto Urban Design/Award of Merit: “Public Art and Bicycle Rack Designers”
2011       Artist-Designed Bicycle Stand/Lock-up Multiple, City of Toronto (with Scott Eunson)
2010       Lansdowne Fence Streetscape, Toronto Transit Commission, Toronto (with Scott Eunson)

Grants / Awards

Award of Merit, Toronto Urban Design Awards, 2013
Canada Council – Creation/Production Grant: 2008, 2002, 1999, 1997, 1995
Canada Council – Travel Grant: 2002
Ontario Arts Council – Grants to Visual Artists:  2003, 2001
Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant:  2003, 1998, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991
Toronto Arts Council – Grants to Visual Artists 2001, 1993
Hudson’s Bay Company Scholarship (Banff Centre) : 1989
Artsfest, Kingston, Ontario – First Prize/Sculpture: 1984

Collections

W Guangzhou Hotel, Guangzhou, China
Kenderdine Art Gallery, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Sask.
Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, Ontario
Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Ottawa, Ontario
Osler Hoskin & Harcourt, Toronto, Ontario
OMERS, Toronto, Ontario
W Hoboken Hotel and Residences, Hoboken, NJ, USA
The Drake Hotel, Toronto, Ontario
Atlantis Films Canada, Toronto, Ontario
City of Richmond Hill, Richmond Hill, Ontario
Private Collections

Professional Affiliation

Member of Philadelphia Sculptor’s Society
Associate Member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors

Bibliography

2010     Jane A. Clark, Building a good neighbour, Spacing, Fall 2010
2009     Mike Landry, Things of Desire, Canada’s Alternative Art Weekly, May 2009
2007     Betty Ann Jordan, Artist File: Marianne Lovink, Canadian House & Home, March 2007
2003     Corinna Ghaznavi “Submerge: Marianne Lovink at Definitely Superior Gallery in Thunder Bay” DART INTERNATIONAL, Summer/Fall 2003
2003     Glen Williams, “Marianne Lovink” Sculpture, Vol.22 July/August 2003
2003     Jolene Davis, Thunder Bay Chronicle Journal, March 11, 2003
2002     Gary Michael Dault, Globe & Mail/ Gallery Going, Nov.2, 2002
2002     Dana Samuel, Canadian Art, Review, Fall 2002
2001     Gary Michael Dault “The Thinking man’s bouquet” Globe & Mail/ Gallery Going, July.7, 2001
2001     Corinna Ghaznavi, Poiesis (Exhib. Essay), Mercer Union, June 2001
2001     Jon Carver, THE Magazine, Santa Fe, N.M. May 2001
2000     “Genesis of form interests sculptor Marianne Lovink” Brush Up Art Gallery of Mississauga, Winter 2000
2000     “The Arts: Marianne Lovink” Gary Michael Dault, Globe & Mail/ Gallery Going, Nov.18, 2000
2000     Corinna Ghaznavi, Espace Magazine, Fall 2000
2000     S.Reid/ K. Maclear, “Marianne Lovink: Hallucigenia (Exhib. Cat), Arty Gallery of Miss., March 2000
2000     lake Gopnik, Globe & Mail/ Gallery Going, April.19, 2000
2000     Betty Ann Jordon “Art: Marianne Lovink” Toronto Life/ Art, May 2000
1998     Betty Ann Jordon/ Gillian Mackay, “Marianne Lovink and Penny Dimos at Archive” Globe & Mail/ Gallery Going, June.20 1998
1997     Gillian Mackay, “Seductive echoes of popular culture” Globe & Mail/ Gallery Going, April.5, 1997
1994     Robin Laurence, “Enigma as a female form of expression” The Weekend Sun, Feb 12, 1994
1992     Keith Taylor, Globe & Mail/ Gallery Going, Feb. 28, 1992

Marianne Lovink Press Release Counterpoint – View

2010  Jane A. Clark, Building a good neighbour, Spacing, Fall 2010
2009  Mike Landry, Things of Desire, Canada’s Alternative Art Weekly, May 2009
2007  Betty Ann Jordan, Artist File: Marianne Lovink, Canadian House & Home, March 2007
2003  Corinna Ghaznavi “Submerge: Marianne Lovink at Definitely Superior Gallery in Thunder Bay” DART INTERNATIONAL, Summer/Fall 2003
2003 Glen Williams, “Marianne Lovink” Sculpture, Vol.22 July/August 2003
2003 Jolene Davis, Thunder Bay Chronicle Journal, March 11, 2003
2002 Gary Michael Dault, Globe & Mail/ Gallery Going, Nov.2, 2002
2002 Dana Samuel, Canadian Art, Review, Fall 2002
2001 Gary Michael Dault “The Thinking man’s bouquet” Globe & Mail/ Gallery Going, July.7, 2001
2001 Corinna Ghaznavi, Poiesis (Exhib. Essay), Mercer Union, June 2001
2001 Jon Carver, THE Magazine, Santa Fe, N.M. May 2001
2000 “Genesis of form interests sculptor Marianne Lovink” Brush Up Art Gallery of Mississauga, Winter 2000
2000  “The Arts: Marianne Lovink” Gary Michael Dault, Globe & Mail/ Gallery Going, Nov.18, 2000
2000  Corinna Ghaznavi, Espace Magazine, Fall 2000
2000  S.Reid/ K. Maclear, “Marianne Lovink: Hallucigenia (Exhib. Cat), Arty Gallery of Miss., March 2000
2000 lake Gopnik, Globe & Mail/ Gallery Going, April.19, 2000
2000 Betty Ann Jordon “Art: Marianne Lovink” Toronto Life/ Art, May 2000
1998  Betty Ann Jordon/ Gillian Mackay, “Marianne Lovink and Penny Dimos at Archive” Globe & Mail/ Gallery Going, June.20 1998
1997 Gillian Mackay, “Seductive echoes of popular culture” Globe & Mail/ Gallery Going, April.5, 1997
1994 Robin Laurence, “Enigma as a female form of expression” The Weekend Sun, Feb 12, 1994
1992 Keith Taylor, Globe & Mail/ Gallery Going, Feb. 28, 1992

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