Estate of Will Munro

Will Munro (1975-2010) was a Toronto-based artist and cultural activist, born in Sydney, Australia, and a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design (2000).

Solo Exhibitions
2012
2010
2009
  • New Wank, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto, ON
2006
  • Punk Till You Puke!, Art Metropole, Toronto, ON curated by Will Munro
  • Light From a Hidden Sun, Paul Petro Special Projects, Toronto, ON
2005
2004
  • Untitled Window installation, YYZ, Toronto, ON
2003
  • Virginia Puff-Paint, Zsa Zsa Gallery, Toronto, ON
2002
  • Underwear, Zsa Zsa Gallery, Toronto, ON
  • Strip Show, Remmington’s Strip Bar, Toronto, ON
2001
  • Will Munro in the Window, Art System, Toronto, ON
2000
  • Boys Do First Aid, Overflo & Akau Framing, Toronto, ON
Group Exhibitions
2012
2007
2006
  • Flex Your Textiles, John Connelly Presents, New York,NY
2005
  • Instant-Coffee: Year of Perfect Days, Sparwasser HQ, Berlin, Germany
2004
  • with Matthias Herrman, Paul Petro @ TAAFI, Toronto, ON
  • Sorry for the Inconvenience, Junction Arts Festival, T.O., ON; Curated by Emelie Chhangur and Alissa Firth-Eagland
  • Explosion LTTR Practice More Failure, Art In General, NYC
  • Electric Eye, Sis Boom Bah Gallery, T.O., ON
  • Toronto Exchange Club, Parlour Projects, Brooklyn, NY; Curated by Paige Gratland
  • Sinbad in the Rented World, Art Gallery of York University, Toronto, ON, Curated by Philip Monk
2003
  • The Michael Jackson Show, Zsa Zsa Gallery, T.O., ON
  • Summer Group Show, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto, ON
2002
  • Craft, Craft, Craft, Zsa Zsa Gallery, T.O, ON
  • Love Moi Glove Moi, two person exhibition with Evergon, S.P.I.N. Gallery, Toronto, ON
  • The Drake Hotel & C international Gala for the Toronto International Art Fair, installations curated by Eilleen Sommerman
  • Platinum Oasis, The Coral Sands Motel, Los Angeles; Curated by Ron Athey and Vaginal Crème Davis
  • One Surprising Party, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON
  • Headquarters – alternative & artist clothing space
2001
  • I Believe In the Good of Life, West Wing, Toronto, ON
  • Status/Antistatus, West Wing , Toronto, ON
  • The Lefty Show, A Space Gallery, Toronto, ON
  • Spring Break, Zsa Zsa, Toronto, ON
  • Breakfast of Champeens, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto, ON
2000
  • Dead Teenagers, West Wing, Toronto, ON
  • The Lonely Lisgar Performance Festival, Mercer Union, Toronto, ON
  • Queer Quilting, in conjunction with The Lesbian, Gay, Bi Youth Line, and the Community Arts Biennale, Toronto, ON
  • Fashion Queen, S.P.I.N. Gallery, Toronto, ON
1997
  • June 1997 Untitled, two person exhibition with Chandra Bullocon, Nora Vaughn Gallery, Toronto, ON
Publicity and Publications
2012
2004
  • Globe and Mail, “Leather rebels provide the Muse”; Text, and photo
  • Out, “Hottest reason to pull down your pants”, text, photos
  • Hive Magazine, “W.S.C.C. Sew and Tell”, text and photos
  • C Magazine, Peaches models underwear on the cover
  • Attitude, “Brief Encounter” Front Arts, text photos
2003
  • Face, text and photo
  • Squeeze, “Angry Underwear”, text photo
  • Artists Life, Show Case Television Network, 30 min. Documentary
  • PRISM international, Cover photo
  • I-D, “Big Willy Style”, text and photo
  • Now, “The Munro Doctrine” , cover story
  • Fab, “Pride Terrorism” article published
  • SHAG, Artist porn publication, center-fold photo
  • Toronto Star, “Iron Will” fashion profile, photo
  • Unzipped, “I see London, I see France, I love your rockin’ underpants” Text and photos in a gay porn magazine
  • C Magazine, Tops N Bottoms artist project, photos
2002
  • Xtra!, Best of Toronto – Vazaleen
  • Mix, “New Work”, R.M. Vaughan
  • Dutch Magazine, “a boy’s own skivvies”, text and photos by Bruce LaBruce
  • Now Magazine, “Munro Doctrine”, Thomas Hirschmann
  • Sleaze Nation, Peaches wears underwear on cover
  • Xtra!, “Opening Up the Y Front Will Munro’s War Against Conformity”, R.M. Vaughan
  • Fuse, “Soft Rock 2001” Artist Project
2001
  • Lola, “What’s in Will Munro’s Drawers”, Scott Anderson
  • No Frame Around It, Queer Quilting, in conjunction with The Lesbian, Gay, Bi Youth Line, and the Community Arts Biennale, Toronto, ON
  • Vice, “Shout at the Devil, Will Munro Gets his Knickers in a Twist over a law suit with Vaseline”, Christie Bradknox
2000
  • Trade, “Will Munro, Superhero”, Peter Kingstone
1999
  • National Post,”Relying on the Cleanliness of Strangers”, Mitchell Raphael
1998
  • Mix, “Underwear Anarchy: Queer Patchworks of Protest”, Patricio Lazo
  • Vice, “Tidbits”, Christie Bradknox
Artist Talks and Panels
2004
  • Lecture for Queer Theory Class, University of Toronto, ON
  • Artist Talk for Queer Theory Class, Ryerson, Toronto, ON
2002
  • Intersecting Music & Art, Luft Gallery, Toronto, ON
2001
  • A Space 30th Anniversary Panel Discussion, “The State Of Artist-Run Culture”, A Space Gallery, Toronto, ON