Nate McLeod

Biography

Nate McLeod is an artist, curator, and arts administrator who received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Alberta College of Art + Design in 2010. McLeod has been involved in the founding of numerous projects including The Bakery (a studio collective offering affordable studio space to emerging artists), Fresh Bread (a print and web-based publication focused on the practices of Calgary based artists), and AVALANCHE! Institute of Contemporary Art (a gallery, shop, and studio space dedicated to emerging, experimental practices). In addition, McLeod has curated several independent exhibitions and is the Assistant Curator of Contemporary Calgary. Recent studio projects have focused on ideas of ownership, authenticity, immediacy, value, remediation, and the role of the Internet and other digital technologies in contemporary painting. 

 

EDUCATION
2010 Bachelor of Fine Arts (with distinction), Major: Painting Alberta
College of Art + Design, Calgary, Canada

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2019 Technician Show, Alberta University of the Arts, Calgary, AB
2018 WRECK CITY, Various Locations, Calgary, AB

In a cover blue as night, Nate McLeod & Shannon Garden-Smith
Pushmi-Pullyu, Toronto, ON
HKG Summer 18 Group Show, Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary (Group)
2017 Art Toronto, represented by Herringer Kiss Gallery (Calgary)
Portraits 2017, Five Art & Merchandise, Calgary, AB (Group)
Modus Operandi, Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary, AB (Three-Person)

2016 Faux Naif, Ledge Gallery, Calgary, AB
2015 Under New Management, Pith Gallery, Calgary, AB
No Emotion, Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary, AB

2014 Calgary Artist Review, Avenue Gallery, Vancouver, BC (Group)
2013 Garage Montage, The Art Gallery of Calgary, Calgary, AB (Group)

WRECK CITY: An Epilogue to 809, Calgary, AB (Group)
2012 Sunset Strip, 809 Gallery, Calgary, AB (Solo)

Calgary Biennial, Multiple Venues, Calgary, AB (Group)
Perpetual Passage, Stride Gallery Project Room, Calgary, AB (Solo)
539 Days, Haight Gallery, Calgary, AB (Group)
Shimmer & Shine, The City of Calgary Public Art Program; OPEN SPACES:
Window to a View, Calgary, AB (with Cassandra Paul)
Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, Montreal, QC (Group)
Lieux de passage, Art Souterrain, Montreal, QC (Group)
BUMP/SHIFT, Untitled Art Society, Calgary, AB (Group)
2011 BAD KIDS, A Toy Show, Haight Gallery, Calgary, AB (Group)
Sound Perspectives, Haight Gallery, Calgary, AB (Two-Person)
PHASE SIX, The New Gallery/Untitled Art Society, Calgary, AB (Group)
2010 Technicolor Dreambox, XPACE Cultural Centre, Toronto, ON (with Cassandra

Paul)
Elementary Crystallography, Marion Nicoll Gallery, Calgary, AB (Solo)
Technicolor Dreambox, TRUCK Contemporary Art +15 Window, Calgary, AB
(with Cassandra Paul)
Hunting Elephants, Haight Gallery, Calgary, AB (Group)
PHASE FIVE, 5732 Gallery, Calgary, AB (Group)
PHASE THREE, 371 Gallery & Wallor Gallery, Calgary, AB (Group)

2009 PHASE TWO, 371 Gallery, Calgary, AB (Group)
PHASE ONE, 371 Gallery, Calgary, AB (Group)

The Alberta Show, The Ralph Klein Gallery, Calgary, AB (Group)

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
Ongoing Educational Art Technician, Alberta College of Art + Design (2017 – date)
2017 Associate Curator, Contemporary Calgary, Calgary, AB (2014 – 2017)
Programming Director, Avalanche! ICA, Calgary, AB (2012 – 2017)
2014 Manager of Public Programs, The Art Gallery of Calgary (2012-14)
Founder/Editor, Fresh Bread Daily, freshbreaddaily.ca (2011–14)
2013 Curator, Artificial Turf, The Art Gallery of Calgary, Calgary, AB
Curator, PHASE SEVEN, TRUCK Contemporary Art, Calgary, AB
2012 Print Technician, Quintaro Imaging, Calgary, AB (2011-12)
Editor, Fresh Bread No. 2, The Bakery, Calgary, AB
2011 Gallery Technician, Haight Gallery, Calgary, AB

Curator, PHASE SIX, Untitled Art Society/The New Gallery, Calgary, AB
Editor, Fresh Bread No. 1, The Bakery, Calgary, AB

2010 Programming Assistant, TRUCK Contemporary Art, Calgary, AB

Co-Founder, The Bakery, Calgary, AB
Practicum Student, TRUCK Contemporary Art, Calgary, AB
Co-Curator, PHASE THREE, 371 Gallery & Wallor Gallery, Calgary, AB

GRANTS AND AWARDS
2015 Alumni Horizon Award, Alberta College of Art + Design
2014 Individual Artists Project Grant, Alberta Foundation for the Arts
2012 Project Grant, Calgary 2012 (Cultural Capital of Canada), Calgary, AB
Purchase Award, The Bow: Emerging Artist Project II, Calgary, AB
Project Grant, Calgary 2012 (Cultural Capital of Canada), Calgary, AB
2011 Individual Artists Project Grant, Alberta Foundation for the Arts

TALKS AND INTERVIEWS
2015 Artist Discussion, Alberta College of Art + Design (FINA), Calgary, AB
2014 Artist Talk, Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary, AB
2013 Artists@TRUCK, PHASE SEVEN, Truck Contemporary Art, Calgary, AB
2010 Artist Talk, Collaborative Practices, XPACE, Toronto, ON


COLLECTIONS
Alberta Foundation for the Arts
EnCana
WAX Partnership
Royal Bank of Canada
Private Collections

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