DAVID KAARSEMAKER
Contact: dkaarse@gmail.com / www.davidkaarsemaker.com

EDUCATION
2014  MFA, University of Ottawa
2004  BFA, Concordia University

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2018  Thickets and Vistas, Galerie St-Laurent + Hill, Ottawa ON
2017  Portage, Galerie Montcalm, Gatineau QC
2016  Scrim, Karsh-Masson Gallery, Ottawa ON
2016  l'Œil du Prince, Galerie St-Laurent + Hill, Ottawa ON
2015  Display Case, Christina Parker Gallery, St John's NL
2015  The Fragile Surface, Galerie St-Laurent + Hill, Ottawa ON
2014  Pictures, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Carleton University, Ottawa ON
2012  Building Up/ Wearing Away, Christina Parker Gallery, Ottawa ON

GROUP EXHIBITIONS 
2018 Kaleidoscope, City Hall Art Gallery, Ottawa ON
2018 Art Toronto, Christina Parker Gallery, Toronto ON
2017  Longevity, City Hall Art Gallery, Ottawa ON
2017  Art Toronto, Christina Parker Gallery, Toronto ON
2017  RBC Canadian Painting Competition, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa ON  
2016  Souvenirs, Karsh-Masson Gallery, Ottawa ON
2016  Le Party, Ottawa Art Gallery Auction and Fundraiser, Ottawa ON
2015  This is Us Now, Karsh-Masson Gallery, Ottawa ON
2015  30 + One, Christina Parker Gallery, St John's NL
2015  Le Party, Ottawa Art Gallery Auction and Fundraiser, Ottawa ON
2014  Art Toronto, Christina Parker Gallery, Toronto ON
2014  2014: A Year End Celebration, Christina Parker Gallery, St John's NL
2013  Art Toronto, Christina Parker Gallery, Toronto ON
2013  Breaking Point, CHG Pilot Plant Laboratory, University of Ottawa
2013  Fresh Paint/ New Construction, Art Mûr, Montreal QC
2013  Works on Paper, Ingrid Mueller Art and Concepts, Fredericton NB
2012  Art Toronto, Christina Parker Gallery, Toronto ON

SELECT REVIEWS/ PRESS
2018  Canadian Art, "David Kaarsemaker, Thickets and Vistas," Editor's Pick, June 14 - July 3
2017  Le Droit, "Portraits du Portage à l'age abstrait," Mode Cucchi, Nov 6
2017  National Gallery of Canada, "Emerging artists take centre stage: National Gallery hosts 19th annual RBC painting competition," Anna Kovler, Oct 4
2017  CBC News, Ottawa, "Gatineau artists vie for top prize at national painting competition," Sep 2
2017  CBC Radio, All in a day, "RBC painting competition," interview with Alan Neil, Aug 30
2017  The Globe and Mail, "Fifteen RBC Canadian Painting Competition finalists announced," Jul 6
2015  The Telegram, "Through the looking glass," Joan Sullivan, Aug 11
2015   Akimbo, "David Kaarsemaker at Galerie St Laurent + Hill in Ottawa," Michael Davidge, Feb 24
2012  The Telegram, "Visual Art Top Ten 2012," Joan Sullivan, Dec 28
2012  The Telegram, "Echoes and Refractions," Joan Sullivan, Apr 28
2012  Weekend Arts Magazine, CBC Radio, interview with Mack Furlong, Apr 21
2012  C'est ça la vie, Radio Canada, "L'artiste David Kaarsemaker, Mar 12

CATALOGUES/ PUBLICATIONS
2017  19th Annual RBC Painting competition catalogue
2016  Karsh-Masson Gallery catalogue, "David Kaarsemaker - Scrim," text by Carol Wainio
2012  Riddle Fence A Journal of Arts & Culture, No. 11, Winter 2012

AWARDS AND GRANTS
2017 RBC Canadian Painting Competition, Finalist
2017 Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council
2016 Development Grant, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Quebec
2016  Project Grant, Canada Council for the Arts
2015  Critic's Choice, Le Party Ottawa Art Gallery Auction
2014  Dean's Scholarship, University of Ottawa
2013  Curtlands Foundation Prize
2012  Entrance Scholarship, University of Ottawa
2011  Project Grant, Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council

RESIDENCIES, LECTURES AND WORKSHOPS
2019
Workshop, How we got here: Landscape painting and the environment, Sunbury Shores Art and Nature Centre, St. Andrew’s NB
2019 Artist Talk, Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature Centre, St. Andrew’s NB
2014 Artist Talk, Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa ON
2014 Artist Talk, Banaras Hindu University, Vanarasi India
2012 Artist Talk, Eastern Edge Gallery, St John’s NL
2011 Artist Talk, Gros Morne National Park, Woody Point NL
2011  Artist in Residence, Gros Morne National Park NL
2011 Artist Talk, Art Exploits, Grand Falls-Windsor NL

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2018-  Instructor, Painting and Drawing, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto ON
2015-2017   Instructor,  Painting, Drawing, and Art History, Continuing Education, Algonquin College
2015-2017   Instructor,  Painting and Drawing, Ottawa School of Art
2015-2017   Instructor, Drawing Enrichment Course, University of Ottawa
2014-2015   Professor, Drawing, Introduction to Fine Arts, Algonquin College
2014   Curator, "Bringing it Home: Abstraction and the Painters Eleven," Ottawa Art Gallery
2012-2014   Teaching Assistant, Painting and Art Theory, University of Ottawa
2011-2012    Instructor, Visiting Artist Program, St John's NL
2010-2012   Instructor, Painting and Drawing, Anna Templeton Centre, St John's NL
2009-2012  Instructor, Drawing, The Rooms Provincial Gallery, St John's NL

COLLECTIONS
Global Affairs Canada
City of Ottawa Public Art Collection
City of St John's Public Art Collection
The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery Collection
Newfoundland Provincial Art Bank Collection