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Ascidiacea, 2018,
tinted venetian plaster, oil colour, was, hydrocal, foam, aluminum,
122 x 152.5 x 5 cm
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Bryozoa, 2018,
tinted venetian plaster, oil colour, wax,
hydrocal, fibreglass, foam, aluminum,
117 x 162.5 x 5 cm
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Doppelbanger 12 & 13, 2011,
oil on linen on panel, 102 x 84 cm each
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Doppelbanger 08 & 09, 2011,
oil on linen on panel, 102 x 84 cm each
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but a weak smile, 2012,
commercial painter's linen, weft partially removed - remaining warp spranged, gesso, gold leaf, unique handbuilt porcelain stanchion hardware
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Her Upright Principal, 2013,
mixed wood, gold leaf and washi paper,
170 x 38 x 43 cm
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TEENS IN TIGHT JEANS, 2013,
found objects, ceramic tile, wax,
170 x 20 x 10 cm
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Left Wanting, 2013,
tinted gesso and oil on board, 61 x 61 cm
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Eats the Snacker, 2013,
oil on linen on panel,
61 x 61 cm
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More's the Pity, 2013,
oil and encaustic on board, 61 x 61 cm
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THE COST OF CARE, 2013,
ceramic, bubinga, raku glaze,
dimensions variable
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Interior (V.S.), 2014,
lime plaster, pigment and encaustic
on porcelain, 102 x 58.5 cm
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Interior (F.S.), 2014,
lime plaster, pigment and encaustic
on porcelain, 102 x 58.5 cm
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Doubting Ida, 2014,
tinted gesso, india ink, acrylic media
and oil on linen and panel,
244 x 183 cm
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Doubting Florine, 2014,
tinted gesso, india ink, acrylic media
and oil on linen and panel,
244 x 183 cm
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Chagrin II, 2016,
shagreen, epoxy, acrylic
and oil on panel,
58 x 28 cm
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Chagrin III, 2016,
shagreen, epoxy, acrylic and
oil on panel,
58 x 28 cm
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Address, 2017,
Venetian plaster and pigment on wall,
approx. 244 x 203 cm
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Redress, 2017,
Venetian plaster and pigment on wall,
approx. 244 x 203 cm
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Paris Menopause II, 2017,
cotton thread, popcorn,
28 x 206 x 130 cm
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Charles Centre, 2017,
coloured ground, acrylic and oil on linen,
163 x 152 cm

Beth Stuart

Picking up on overlooked historical moments, characters and material techniques, Beth Stuart’s work creates alternative plot points in the narrative of modernist abstraction. Improbable and conflicting ideologies form new negotiations, straight lines collapse, facts blend into feelings and hard structures dissolve into soft bodies. Stuart works in an expanding range of media including writing, painting, ceramic, textiles, and sculptural installation. 
 
1979

born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

2004

BFA, Concordia University, Montreal

2009

MFA, University of Guelph, Guelph

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2018

Length, Breadth, Thickness and—Duration, The Power Plant, Toronto

2017

Interlude, or intelligent tan, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax

The Golem, her Lover, Battat Contemporary, Montréal

2015

READ.PLAID.CLAD., Open Studio, Toronto

2014

WARM.WORN.UNIFORM., Battat Contemporary, Montreal

Doubting Thomas, Esker Foundation, Calgary

2013

LOUD.BROWN.SHROUD., Erin Stump Projects, Toronto

2012

what bonds are these?, Latcham Gallery, Stouffville; La Centrale, Montreal

2011

The Cliques, Erin Stump Projects, Toronto

two sticks in a shed, Battat Contemporary, Montreal

2009

if not this, what?, BOARD OF DIRECTORS, Toronto

Braiding A Hole, MacDonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph

2003

Exquisite Stiff, Galerie VAV Gallery, Montreal

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017

How Deep is your Love, Cooper Cole, Toronto

Singular poetry and other stories, Battat Contemporary, Montreal

2016

Aujourd'hui Encore, Trepanier Baer, Calgary

2015

Marie-Michelle Deschamps - Julie Favreau - Sophie Jodoin - Beth Stuart, Battat Contemporary, Montreal

There is no There, Hamilton Artists Inc, Hamilton

2014

Rendering Emblems, LVL3 Gallery, Chicago

Painting Hamilton, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton

2013

One, Two, and More Than Two, The Power Plant, Toronto

The Image in Question, Battat Contemporary, Montreal

The Painting Project, Galerie de l'UQAM, Montreal

2012

The Painting Project, Galerie de l'UQAM, Montreal

2011

RBC Canadian Painting Competition, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton; The Power Plant, Toronto; Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton

2010

RBC Canadian Painting Competition, The Power Plant, Toronto; Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax; Art Gallery of Calgary, Calgary

2009

Phoenix Art, Galerie Simon Blais, Montreal

1:15, Georgia Scherman Projects, Toronto

2007

the end (ORANGEBROWN), Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane

Lo Strappo

by Beth Stuart (essay)

Canadian Art, Fall 2019

Q + A with Artist Beth Stuart

by Kari Cwynar (interview)

Don River Valley Park, June 2019

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A Bongard Problem

by Beth Stuart (text)

C magazine, Summer 2018

Cooper Cole, Toronto, How Deep is your Love

by Alex Bowron (review)

Esse, Winter 2018

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Un solo d'envergure inédite pour Beth Stuart

by Marie-Ève Charron (review)

Le Devoir, 3 June 2017

Beth Stuart

by James D. Campbell (review)

Frieze, April 2015

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Du théâtre entre la peinture et la sculpture

by Jérôme Delgado (review)

Le Devoir, 8 November 2004

Beth Stuart: Doubting Thomas

by Naomi Potter, Shauna Thompson, Jon Davies, Beth Stuart
(exhibition catalogue)

Esker Publications, Calgary, 2014

Micah Lexier: Making it Make itself

by Christina Ritchie (review)

Canadian Art, Fall 2013

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The Image in Question

by James D. Campbell (review)

Magenta Magazine, Summer 2013

Beth Stuart: Rupture | Rapture | Raptor

by Gary Michael Dault (review)

Border Crossings, May 2013

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The Painting Project

by Louise Dery, Jonathan Shaughnessy, et. al.
(exhibition catalogue)

La Galerie de l'UQAM, 2013

Bondage Unbound: Rupture and Suture, in the art of Beth Stuart

by James D. Campbell (review)

ETC., October 2012

Ideals of Painting

by Ann-Marie Ninacs (portfolio)

Esse, Autumn 2012

Double visions and scary dolls

by R.M. Vaughan (review)

The Globe and Mail, 22 October 2011

Beth Stuart

by Katie Bethune-Leamen (review)

Canadian Art, Summer 2011

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Immodest Modesty

by Robert Enright (review)

Border Crossings, March 2011

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The Phoenix Art: Viewing Painting's Renewed Power

by staff (review)

canadianart.ca, 17 December 2009

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Étincelles et enterrement de la peinture

by Jérôme Delgado (review)

Le Devoir, 18 December 2009