Stu Oxley

“The images in this exhibition reference sketchbook drawings which evolved from a sense of place or a memory of place. In some ways the images become distant and intuitive recollections. The initial act of drawing, combined with the digital process and the print medium, creates an imprint of the actual memory. The process of creating the image reflects the way memory struggles for clarity. Although there are specific signifiers, as distant as they may be, it seems to be the emotive memory that is the stimulus. The forgetfulness caused by the traffic of time and experience is a further source of inspiration. These tracings of memory of past and present suggest movement towards a more subconscious voice. ”
—Stu Oxley

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Stu Oxley, MFA, BA Honours, is represented by Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver BC; Mira Godard, Toronto, Ont.; Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary AB; and Jill George Gallery, London, England. His work is represented in numerous public and corporate collections across Canada.

A Master Printmaker, he owns and operates Riverside Studio in Elora, Ontario, where he has worked with many established artists, including John Kissick, Joe Fafard, Tony Scherman, John Hartman, Stephen Hutchings, Tony Urquhart and Tim Zuck, among others.

He is also a Professor of Drawing and Printmaking at Georgian College, Barrie, Ontario.

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Artist Website: stuoxley.com/

Stu Oxley is an outstanding Canadian artist with a 30-year history of exhibitions in national and international, public and private galleries. Primarily working as a printmaker and painter, his practice is defined by a distinctive form of poetic abstraction involving evocative colour and exquisitely responsive mark making. As a Master Printer, Oxley has also made a very significant contribution auditioning prints for numerous distinguished contemporary artists at Riverside Studio, the print shop he runs in Elora, Ontario. Oxley earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Waterloo and has for the last fifteen years been an extremely supportive and effective instructor of art, teaching at notable post secondary art programs such as Georgian College and the University of Guelph. Stu Oxley has realized twenty-six solo exhibitions of his artwork, including regular exhibitions at prominent art galleries such as Mira Godard Gallery in Toronto, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery in Vancouver, Jill George Gallery in London, England, and Paul Kuhn Gallery in Calgary. Included in numerous private and public art collections such as the Art Gallery of Hamilton, Museum London, the Maclaren Art Centre, the Nickle Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Stu Oxley has also been awarded recognition with a Purchase Award by the Ernst and Young 'Great Canadian Print Prize'. A significant high point in Stu Oxley's exhibition history is a catalogued, international solo exhibition at the Naughton Gallery at Queens University in Belfast, Ireland in 2011.

 

STU OXLEY

 

Birth: 1950 Ramsbottom, England

Residence: Elora, Ontario

 

Education

 

1995     Masters of Fine Art, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario

1991     Ontario Teachers Certificate, Deans Honour List, Faculty of Education, University of Western Ontario

1978     Bachelor of Arts, Honors Specializing in Fine Arts, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario

1972     Creative Arts Diploma, 2 Years, Sheridan College, Oakville, Ontario

 

Solo Exhibitions

 

2022     The Subconcious Voice (with Curtis Cutshaw), Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2019     Space Between, Renann Issacs, Guelph, ON

2019     Wunderlust, Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2018     Distant Still, Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary, AB

2017     More Distant Still, Renann Issacs, Guelph, ON

2017     Distant Grounds, Woodstock Art Gallery, Woodstock, ON
2016     Distant Grounds, Art Gallery of Guelph, Guelph, ON

2015     Distant Grounds, MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie, ON

2015     Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON
2014      Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary, AB

2011      Naughton Gallery, Belfast, Ireland

2010     Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON

2009     Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON

2009     Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary, AB

2006     Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary, AB

2006     New Monoprints, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON

2004     New Monoprints, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2003     Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary AB

2002     Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary, AB

2002     Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, ON

2002     Jill George Gallery, London, ON

2000     Balance in Form, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2000     Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary, AB

2000     Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, ON

2000     Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, ON

1999     First Canadian Place Network Gallery, Toronto, ON

1999     Prints, Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, ON

1999     Drawings, Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, ON

1998     McClaren Gallery, Barry, ON

1997     Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, ON

1997     Edward Day Gallery, Kingston, ON

1996     University of Waterloo Art Gallery, Waterloo, ON

1991     MacDonald Stewart Art Center, Guelph, ON

1988     Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, ON

1983     Ed Gallery, Guelph, ON

1980     Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, ON

 

Group / Juried Exhibitions

 

2024     Prism Print International, SG Gallery, Venice, IT

2024     The Banquet Years with Ted Fullerton, Will Gorlitz, John Kissick, Martin Pearce and Cheryl Ruddock TAG Art Space, Chatham, ON

2021     Este Art Fair, Kostuik Gallery, Online, Vancouver, BC

2021     The Art of Perfecting a Group Show, Renann Issacs, Guelph, ON

2021     Winter Group Show, Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2020     Splash! Special 2020 Edition, Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2020     Winter Group Show, Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2019     Art Toronto, Renann Issacs, Guelph, ON

2019     11th Annual Silent Auction, Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2019     Winter Group Show, Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2019     Wanderlust, Steven Goring and Stu Oxley, Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2015     Toronto International Art Fair, (Mira Godard Gallery), Toronto, ON

2014     Toronto International Art Fair, (Mira Godard Gallery), Toronto, ON

2014     Prints Today 2015, RCA, Villa Bagatelle Quebec City, QC

2014     Papier 14, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Montreal, PQ

2014     Georgian College Faculty Exhibition, Barrie, ON

2014     Palm Springs Art Fair, Palm Springs, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery

2013     Beyond The Frame, MacDonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph, ON

2013     Prints Today; RCA, Stewart Hall, Pointe Claire, Quebec

2013     Toronto International Art Fair, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON
2013     Painting; The Elora Connection, Elora Centre For The Arts, Elora
2012      Oxley/Shawcross (Two person show), Renan Isaacs Contemporary Art Gallery, Guelph, ON

2012     Toronto International Art Fair Toronto

2012     Prints Today John B. Aird Galley Toronto

2012     Painters /Printmakers Mira Godard Gallery Toronto

2012     Red Dot Renann Issacs Contemporary Guelph

2012     Indigo Jennifer Kostuik Gallery Vancouver

2011     Noir Renann Issacs Contemporary Guelph

2011     Toronto International Art Fair Mira Godard Gallery

2011     Shan T / Oxley Remedy Kostuik Gallery Vancouver

2011      Remedy: Monoprints by Stu Oxley, Paintings by Sand T, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2010     Preview 2010 Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON
2010     Group show, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery Vancouver, BC
2010     Pepper Canister Gallery, Dublin Ireland

2009     Toronto International Art Fair, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto ON

2009     Five Canadian Artists, Alma Gallery, Guelph ON

2009     Toronto International Art Fair, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto ON

2008     Toronto International Art Fair, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto ON

2008     Belfast print Exhibit: Shawcross/ Penny/ Oxley, Art Tank, Belfast, Northern Ireland

2007     Toronto International Art Fair, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto ON

2006     MAAPS International Print Exhibition, NASCAD University, Nova Scotia; OCAD, Toronto ON; Mennonite Art Gallery, Winnipeg; Burnaby Art Gallery, Vancouver; Kansei Art Museum,Kyoto, Japan

2006     Toronto International Art Fair, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto ON

2006     Black and White, Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary, AB

2005     New York Affordable Art Fair, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2005     SPRUNG, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2002     Light, Group Exhibition, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2000     Framed 2000, MacDonald Stewart Art Center, Guelph, ON

2000     Fresh, Group Exhibition, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC

1999     Framed 2000, MacDonald Stewart Art Center, Guelph, ON

1999     Prints Exhibition, Edward Day Gallery, Kingston, ON

1999     Drawings On, Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, ON

1998     Printers and Painters, Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary, Alberta

with Eric Fischl, Tim Zuck, John Hartman, April Gornik, Christopher Pratt, Tony Sherman

1998     Printmakers, Edward Day Gallery, Kingston, ON

1997     The Great Canadian Printmaking Prize Exhibition, Iron Age Gallery, Toronto, ON, PRIZE WINNER

1997     New Work 97, Art Gallery of North York, Toronto, ON

1997     Grand Opening Exhibition Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, ON

1997     Making an Impression, Stratford Art Gallery, Stratford, ON

1997     Framed 2000, MacDonald Stewart Art Center, Guelph, ON

1997     Lonsdale Group Show, Lonsdale Gallery, Toronto, ON

1997     Exhibition Print, Edward Day Gallery, Kingston, ON

1996     Crossing Borders, The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University, New York

1996     The Framed Exhibition, MacDonald Stewart Art Center, Guelph, ON

1995     C. Ruddock and S. Oxley, Harbinger Gallery, Kitchener, ON

1995     Printmakers at Riverside, MacDonald Stewart Art Center, Guelph, ON

Maclaren Art Center, Barrie, ON

Hamilton Art Gallery, Hamilton, ON

Stratford Art Gallery, Stratford, ON

Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, ON

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia

1995     Tea-Trays in the Sky, MacDonald Stewart Art Center, Guelph, ON

1994     Recent Acquisitions, University of Waterloo Gallery, Waterloo, ON

1994     Fine Arts Faculty Exhibition, Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery, Waterloo, ON

1994     Box Exhibition, MacDonald Stewart Art Center, Guelph, ON

1994     University of Waterloo Graduate Exhibition, University of Waterloo Gallery,Waterloo, ON

1993     Chair Exhibition, MacDonald Stewart Art Center, Guelph, ON

1991     19th Grafioni Bienale Ljubljana, Ljubljana

1989     25th Aniversary University of Guelph, MacDonald Stewart Art Center, Guelph, ON

1989     Living Impressions, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, ON

1985     20th Aniversity University of Guelph: Staff Exhibition, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON

1983     Graduate Alumni Exhibition, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON

1983     Three Centuries Festival, Jurried Exhibition, Elora, ON

1983     Sword St. Press Show, Harbor front, Toronto, ON

1983     Monoprints, Sword St. Press, Toronto, ON

 

Honours and Awards

 

  •     The Great Canadian Print Prize, Earnst & Younge and Arts Canada

1989-90 Materials Assistance, Ontario Arts Council

1978-79 Grant, Ontario Arts Council

1991     Heinz Jordan Award, University of Guelph

1975-76 Associate Artist, Wilfred Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario

1988     Film & Photography Award, Sheridan College, Oakville

 

Collections

 

 

Art Gallery of Ontarion                                  Wilfrid Laurier University
Bank of Montreal                                                      Canadian Pacific

CIBC                                                          Ernst and Young

Esso Canada                                               Imperial Oil

KPMG Consultants, Toronto                           London Regional Art Gallery

Macdonald Stewart Art Centre                        Mackintosh Art Gallery

MacLaren Art Centre                                     Nickle Museum of Art

Permanent Collection MOCCA                       Nova Alberta Corporation

St. Mary’s University                                   Tom Thompson Gallery, Owen Sound

University of Guelph Permanent Collection                  University of Guelph Print Study Collection

University of Waterloo                                  University of Western Ontario

Waterloo County Board of Education                    Waterloo Collegiate

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