Janet Morton

Solo Exhibitions & Interventions
2012
  • MacDonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph
  • Museum London, London
2011
  • I could meet you on the other side, Elora Centre for the Arts, Elora
  • second, Queen Specific, Toronto
2010
  • Fallout Shelter, LOLA, London
  • return, shift, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto
  • Hive, Robert Langen Art Gallery, Wilfred Laurier University, Waterloo
2009
2008
  • Toque, Atrium of Cambridge Gallery, Cambridge
  • Better Homes and Gardens, Kitchener- Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener
2007
  • Overgrown, Mercer Union
2006
  • Thrive By, Richmond Art Gallery (out door installation), Richmond, B.C.
  • Full Circle, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto
2005
  • RECAP, Canada Quay Harbourfront Centre, Toronto
2004
  • Femmebomb, School of Human Ecology Building, UW- Madison, Wisconsin
  • Janet Morton, Design Gallery, UW- Madison, Wisconsin
  • Four Season Tree, out door installation, Madison, Wisconsin
2003
  • Tending, Women’s Art Resource Centre, Toronto
  • Persistent Melody, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto
2001
  • Colour Theory, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto
  • woollen tree, Zsa Zsa, Toronto
  • Big Big Mitt & Work Sock, Koffler Gallery, Toronto
  • wool work, The Stratford Gallery, Stratford
2000
  • wool work, Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto
  • Cozy, Urban Installation- Trinity Square Park, Toronto
1999
  • Cozy, Ward’s Island Installation, Toronto
  • translate, Phoebe Street Project, Toronto
1998
  • Ascension of the Good Businessman, Window @ Mercer Union, Toronto
1997
  • Canadian Monument Show, Modern Fuel Gallery, Kingston
1995
  • Newsflash; Madame Defarge eat your heart out, Windows (488 Queen W.), Toronto
1994
  • Ascension of the Good Businessman, The Works Festival, Edmonton
  • The Invasion Project, Toronto
1993
  • Cardigan, Mercer Union, Toronto
Two or Three Person Exhibitions
2007
  • Wilderness Acts; Lori Blondeau, Rita McKeough & Janet Morton, Eye Level Gallery, Kejimikujik National Park, Nova Scotia
2006
  • Material Obsessions: Janet Morton & Evelyn Roth, Belkin Satellite Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
2005
  • Branded, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto
2002
  • Play Tonic; Janet Morton & Ed Pien, A Space, Toronto
  • Fabrication; Gillian Collyer, Janet Morton & Zoe Williams, Art Gallery of Edmonton, Alberta
1999
  • Dress Up; Fastwurms & Janet Morton, Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor
1995
  • Knit; Naomi London, Jean MacRae & Janet Morton, Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto
Selected Group Shows
2009
  • Screen 6, curated by Dave Dymment, VANOC Cultural Olympiad
2008
  • Beyond Knitting; Unchartered Stitches , San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, San Jose, California
2007
  • West Norway Museum of Art and Craft, Bergen Norway ( touring to Oslo& Arendal Norwayl)
  • Thread, Gallery of Fine Art Koroska, Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia
  • Embracing Winter, The Warehouse Gallery, Syracuse, New York
2006
  • Storefront, The National Gallery of Art, Ottawa
2005
  • Knit 2 together, Craft Council Gallery (touring England & Whales), London, United Kingdom
  • CAMP (sites), Museum London, London
2004
  • headspace, Holt Renfrew, Toronto
  • Art in the Garden, Michigan Ave., Chicago outdoor installation, Chicago, Illinois
  • zooarts Festival, Metro Toronto Zoo
  • Toronto Steam Whistle Art Award Winners Exhibition, Gallery 1313, Toronto
  • The Art of Art in the Garden, Chicago Tourism Center, Chicago, Illinois
  • Super Danish, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto
  • Silver Memories,The Latcham Gallery, Stouffville
2003
  • Rogue Wave, Outdoor Installation, Toronto Island
2002
  • Dwelling Project, Optica, Montreal
  • One Touch of Nature, Out door Installation/ Gallery 96, Stratford
  • The Library Project, The Dunlop Gallery, Regina
  • Fibreworks, Cambridge Gallery, Cambridge
2001
  • I believe in the Good of Life, final show, West Wing Art Centre, Toronto
  • December, Cambridge Gallery, Cambridge
  • Saint Sebastian; A body caught up in representation, Justina Barnicke Gallery, Toronto
  • Do Try This at Home, Mount Saint Vincent University Gallery, Halifax
  • Annual Group Exhibition, La Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris, France
  • The Library Project, Five Rural Manitoba Public Libraries & Gallery 101, Winnipeg, Manitoba
2000
  • Changing Channels, Artists Gardens, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto
  • Picturesque, Case Studies, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto
1999
  • Lunch Money, Mount Saint Vincent University Gallery, Halifax
  • The Place of My Dreams, York Quay Gallery, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto
  • Ether, SAW Gallery, Ottawa
1998
  • Rogue Wave, Out door installation on Toronto Island, Toronto
1997
  • Edward Day Gallery, Kingston
  • Common Cents Store, Galleria, London
  • Dirty Work, Deleon White Gallery, Toronto
1996
  • Duke-u-menta 96, Duke of Connaught, Toronto
  • Empowering Tradition, The Latchum Gallery, Stoufville
1995
  • 20th Anniversary Invitational Exhibition, The Museum for Textiles, Toronto
1994
  • Naked State: A Selected View of Toronto Art, The Power Plant, Toronto
  • The Jasper Avenue Stroll, Edmonton
1992
  • Diverse City, Toronto
Selected Collaborations
2010
  • The Geometry of a Circle, with Peggy Baker, Para Olympics/ Cultural Olympiad, Vancouver
2005
  • Source, collaboration with choreographer Andrea Nann, Premier Dance Theatre, Toronto
2000
  • Senses, site specific collaboration with choreographer Bill James, Toronto
1999
  • Woollen, with choreographer Shannon Cooney, Du Maurier Theatre, Toronto
1993
  • The Geometry of a Circle, with Peggy Baker & Akmed Hassan, Premiere Dance Theatre
Grants & Awards
  • Individual Artist Grant Ontario Arts Council, 2009, 2007, 2005, 2002, 2000, 1998, 1996, 1994, 1993
  • Individual Artist Grant Canada Council for the Arts 2000, 1998, 1996
  • Individual Artist Grant Toronto Arts Council 2001, 1999, 1994
  • Exhibition Assistance Ontario Arts Council 1998, 1995, 1993
  • Untitled Art Award, Best Multi-dimensional Exhibition of 2003-2004
  • K.M. Hunter Award (co-winner with Lois Andison) 2001
  • Canada Council Paris Studio Award 2001
  • Ontario Association Of Art Galleries- Best Exhibition Award 2000
  • Ontario Arts Council Integrated Arts Grant (with Shannon Cooney) 1998
Collections
  • Cambridge Galleries
  • The Royal Bank of Canada
  • Museum London
  • The National Gallery of Canada
  • Private Collections in Canada, Switzerland, India, USA
Education
1990
  • B.F.A. Specialized Honours in Visual Art, York University, Toronto
Selected Related Experience
2010
  • Sculpture Instructor, University of Waterloo, Waterloo
2009
  • Course Instructor, Haystack Mountain School of Craft, Deer Isle, Maine
2008
  • Juror for The Premier's Award of Excellence in the Arts, Ontario
2007
  • Museum of Civilization, Weekend Public Program
2007-2010
  • Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival Camp, Visual Art Instructor
2006
  • This is My Neighbourhood, Artist in the Schools Projects, Toronto District School Board
2004
  • Artist in Residence/ professor, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
  • Visiting Artist at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Arizona State University, Pheonix
2003/02
  • Sculpture Instructor, Toronto School of Art
2002
  • Juror of Fibreworks, Cambridge Galleries
  • Many Hands, Artist in the Schools Project, Toronto District School Board
2001-2010
  • Canadian Opera Company, Design for Children’s Opera Camps, Toronto & Scarborough
2001
  • Visiting Artist at Mysore Art College, Mysore, India
  • O.A.C. jury for Mid-Career Artists Grant
2000
  • In The Hood, Community Art Project, Toronto
  • Common Thread Festival, workshop with Rachel MacHenry, Oakville Galleries
1999-2000
  • Board Member, Mercer Union, Toronto
1998
  • Art Professional Development Instructor, Kativik School Board, Quaqtaq, Nunavik
1996-2000
  • Founding Member, Phoebe Street Project, Artists studio collective & gallery, Toronto
1996-2003
  • Visiting Artist/Speaker @ O.C.A.D., Western, Guelph, Waterloo & York Universities, Sheridan College & The A.G.O. School
1996-2004
  • Installation crew @ The Power Plant, Toronto
Selected Reviews & Publications
  • Moore, Lisa. Hive publication. Robert Langen Art Gallery, Wilfrid Laurier University. 2010
  • Searle, Karen. Knitting Art; 150 Innovative Works from 18 Contemporary Artists. 2008
  • Jurakic, Ivan. Toque. Cambridge Galleries publication, 2008
  • Fraser, Marie. La Demeure. Optica 2008
  • Anderson, Heather. Wilderness Acts. publication, Eye Level, 2007
  • Urylianik, Georgiana. Overgrown. Mercer Union publication. 2007
  • Townsend, Melanie. CAMPsites , 2007
  • Skerbot, Maja. NIT/ Thread, 2007
  • McKay, Sally. Woodlot: The 3rd KW/AG Biennial. 2007
  • Lukasik-Foss,Tor. Woodlot; The 3rd KW/AG Biennial. C Magazine 96. Winter 2007
  • Goddard, Peter. Take Back the Nuit. Toronto Star. September 27, 2007
  • Sandals, Leah. Nuit Blanche Artist Q & A . Now Magazine,Sept. 27, 2007
  • Milroy, Sarah. A fun night at the art circus. Globe & Mail . Oct. 1, 2007
  • Ylvisaaker, Anne Britt. Opplegg pa Gang; Strikk du ikke ville dromme om. catalogue in Norwegian, 2007
  • Gogarty, Amy. Thrive By publication. RAG. 2006
  • Laurence, Robin. Knitted Works Needle Norm. The Georgia Straight. July 27, 2006
  • Burnham, Clint., Textile Artist has Richmond in Stitches. The Vancouver Sun. Aug. 24, 2006
  • Mikulay,J.G., Wisconsin's Idea of Public Art. Public Sculpture Review. Spring/Summer 2006
  • Higgins, S.O., Striegel, C.Press Gallery; The Newspaper in Modern & Post Modern Art, 2005
  • Dayne, Brenda. Knit Happens. Interweave Knits, Fall 2005
  • The Toronto Star. July 29,2005
  • Dault, Gary Michael. Branded. Globe & Mail. Mar. 5 ,2005
  • Abrams, Charlotte. " Bring on the Knit Wits". The Guardian- U.K. Mar. 5, 2005
  • Vaughan, R.M. "Crafty Art Tweaks Convention". National Post. Feb. 26, 2005
  • Darlington, Tenaya. "Femmebombing the UW". The Isthamus. May 14, 2004
  • Alden, Sharyn. ANEW Magazine. June 2004
  • Green,Doris. Janet Morton; Look Twice. Artist Residency publication of UW-Madison. 2003
  • Lesperance,Ellen. Knitting as Fine Art. Vogue International Knitting Magazine. Winter 2003
  • Harwood, Andrew. Play Tonic. ( A Space exhibition publication). September 2002
  • Eichhorn, V. "One Touch of Nature".Espace Sculpture. Fall 2002
  • Smith, Cory. "One Touch of Nature". Stratford Beacon Herald. July 5, 2002
  • McDonnell, Virginia. One Touch of Nature. ( Gallery 96 exhibition publication). July 2002
  • Searle, Karen. "Knitting & Contemporary Art". Interweave Knits. Vol.VII. Summer 2002
  • Vaughan, R.M. "All Treats, No Tricks". Eye Magazine. Oct. 25, 2001
  • Hanna, Diedre. Now Magazine Top 20 Best Exhibitions Since 1981.(#9) Oct. 25, 2001
  • Hogan, Colman. St. Sebastian; A body caught up in representation. (catalogue). 2001
  • Collins,Kristal & Anderson, Heather. Do Try This at Home. (MSVU catalogue) 2001
  • Quinton, Sarah. Janet Morton; wool work. ( Textile Museum of Canada catalogue) 2001
  • Folland, Tom. "Knitting in Public". Canadian Art Magazine. Spring 2001
  • Beitz, Mike. "Taking Knitting to New Lengths". Stratford Beacon Herald. Feb. 12, 2001
  • Lewis–Matravers, Melinda. "Life Lessons". Islands Magazine. Nov. 2000
  • Livingstone, David. "Stitch in Time". Elm Street Magazine. Nov. 2000
  • Hirschmann, Thomas. "Plaid trees in Canada’s north". The National Post. Aug. 19, 2000
  • Peneloza, Si Si. Artists Dream Studio Project. Mix. Winter 2000
  • Hanna, Diedre. "Edging in on TV". Now Magazine. July 27, 2000
  • "What to C". C – International Contemporary Art. #66. Summer 2000
  • "Knit Bits". Vogue International. Spring 2000
  • Enright, Robert. "The Collectress". Border Crossing. #73. Feb. 2000
  • Hanna, Diedre. "Wool’s Clever Wrap". Now Magazine. March 9, 2000
  • Peneloza, Si Si."Best of 99". Now Magazine. Dec. 23, 1999
  • Gopnik, Blake. "8 for 2000" Visual Arts Suppliment. The Globe & Mail. Nov. 6, 1999
  • Gollom, Mark. "Artist creates woolly womb with house cozy". The National Post. Nov. 8, 1999
  • Aranjelavik, Christina. "Cozy- sculpture on house" Reuters International. Nov. 12, 1999
  • Conlin, Mike."Giant Knit Cozy warms hearth". The Toronto Star. Nov. 13, 1999
  • Angus, Jennifer. "Cryptic Messages". Artichoke. Vol. 11 #2. Summer 1999
  • Fullerton, Kim & Sourkes, Cheryl. Lunch Money. ( MSVU catalogue) 1999
  • McDonnell, Virginia. Vie des Arts. Winter 1998/99
  • MacKay, Gillian. "Artist Lightens Up". The Globe & Mail. Sept.19, 1998
  • Czupryna, Michael. "Common Cents" & Artist–run culture. "The Canadian Monument Show". Mix. Vol. 23.2, Fall 1997
  • Scoffman, Judy. "Deep Freud etchings". The Toronto Star. Feb. 13, 1997
  • MacKay, Gillian. Gallery Goings. The Globe & Mail. Jan. 19, 1997
  • Jordan, Betty ann. "Queen St. Tavern Hosts Duke-u-menta 96". The Globe & Mail. Oct.19, 1996
  • O’Rourke, Debbie "Janet Morton; Mme. Defarge Eat your heart out." Artword. Spring 1995
  • Dault, Gary Michael. "Tragically Hip". Canadian Art. Dec. 1994
  • Dompierre, Louise. Naked State; A Selected View of Toronto Art. ( Power Plant catalogue) 1994
  • Mays, John Bentley. Review of Naked State. The Globe & Mail. Oct. 8, 1994
  • Balfour Bowen, Lisa. "Body Langauge". The Toronto Sun. Sept. 18, 1994
  • Hume, Christopher. "Naked State illuminates new dark age". The Toronto Star. Sept. 22, 1994
  • Brooks, Sharon. Cardigan. (Mercer Union Projectroom publication) April 1993
  • Diverse City. (catalogue). 1992
  • Taylor, Kate. "Destruction & Renewal by Fire". The Globe & Mail. Dec. 31, 1991
  • Langill, Caroline. "Art To Spin Dry By". Fuse. Fall 1989