Trevor Kiernander's paintings examine and assemble space and spaces, exploring the problematization of the figure/ground relationship in painting.  The work begins with an interest in the formal aspects of painting and a concern with “painting as painting”, focusing on material and process, where discarded masking and under-drawings are often crucial to the final composition.  Taking ideas and inspiration from a constantly growing collection of images, Kiernander breaks these down and constructs a world formed of dislocated and interwoven partial planes, lines and shapes.

Born: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Resides: Montreal, Canada & London, UK


Education

2009
Goldsmiths University of London, London, UK MFA, Art Practice                  

2006    
Concordia University, Montreal, Canada BFA w/ Distinction, Major Painting & Drawing

2000    
Sheridan College, Oakville, Canada Interpretive Illustration Diploma


Collections

CPOA du Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Collection Luc LaRochelle
Concordia University
Conseil des arts de Montréal
Courchesne Larose Ltd
EROS
FIFA (Festival International du Film sur l’Art)
Loto-Québec
Mouvement Desjardins
Orford Centre for the Arts
Parisian Laundry
Stanley Mills Collection
TCGO Inc.
Tilquin Collection
Toronto Dominion Bank
Université de Sherbrooke
Various private collections in Canada, USA, UK, Russia and Europe


Solo Exhibitions

2017      
Maison des arts de Laval (foyer) "Désorientation", Laval, Canada

2016      
Art Mûr, "Event Horizon: This Must Be The Place", Montreal, Canada
McClure Gallery,"Event Horizon: This Must Be The Place", Montreal, Canada

2014    
Art Mur, "Uncommon Ground", Montreal, Canada

2013    
Vitrine, “Fallen”, London, UK

2012    
Art Mur, "Here. Not Here.", Montreal, Canada

2010    
The Woodmill, "Project:Space", London, UK
Art Mur, "To Build A Home", Montreal, Canada
Bearspace, "Trade Skins", London, UK

2007    
Art Mur, “Relative Detachments”, Montreal, Canada

2005    
La Fabriq, “Form, Fond, Couleur”, Montreal, Canada


Select
Group Exhibitions

2018
LIA Spinnerei, Winter Rundgang, Leipzig, Germany

2017
LIA Spinnerei, Open Studios, Leipzig, Germany
Galerie Michel Guimont, Off-Manif, Quebec City, Canada

2016     
Leonard & Bina Ellen Gallery, "Sightings 17: The Time of Work", Montreal, Canada

2015     
The Wilson, Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museu, "The Open West", Cheltenham, UK

2014
HUSK, "Teleology", London, UK
L’Blassa, “BAB//\\DAR”, in collaboration w/ Marrakech Biennale, Marrakech, Morocco
Le 18, “Here & Now - Sound Matters”, Marrakech, Morocco

2013
St James Hatcham Goldsmiths, "Post Post", London, UK
Maria Stenfors Gallery, "Endogenous II", London, UK
Southbank Centre, “My Deptford: 8 Minutes From Here”, London, UK
Enclave, “Feedback”, London, UK
Musée des beaux-arts de Mont-Saint-Hilaire, “Héritage de Borduas”, Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Canada
Departure Foundation, “Satelike”, London, UK
CART @ Armory Week: Dream Baby, New York, USA
Jotta, Battersea Evolution, “An Undelivered Postcard From The Edge Of The World”, London

2012
Contact, “Location Relative”, Manchester, UK
Deptford X, “Bringing Home The Art”, London, UK
Bussey Building, “For Display Purposes Only”, London, UK
London Art Fair, "Art Projects w/ Axis", London, UK

2011
Kunstverein Speyer, "So Here We Are", Speyer, Germany
Central House Of Artists, "TRANSLATE / TRANSCRIBE", Moscow, Russia
Art Mur, "Question De Principe, Matter Of Principle", Montreal, Canada
The Woodmill, "S.A.G.S.", London, UK
The Woodmill, "Nicolas Party: Elephants at the Woodmill", London, UK
38b Peckham Rye, "I Have No Use For The Truth", London, UK
Collective Show Los Angeles w/ LA Pedestrians Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

2010
Vulpes Vulpes, "Heliotrope", London, UK
ShopAt34, “Say What What Way”, London, UK
BEARSPACE, “Print Now II”, London, UK
The Woodmill “The Devil’s Necktie”, London, UK

2009
ShopAt34, "soSHOW!", London, UK
Bearspace, "Goblet", London, UK
Area10, "Groupe/Grope", London, UK
James Taylor Gallery, "Notes From The Underground", London, UK
Grace & Clark Fyfe Gallery, “How to Manage When Everything’s a Priority”, Glasgow,UK

2008
Lewisham Art House, New Cross Art Prize Exhibition, London, UK
Tender Pixel Gallery, New Paintings w/ Sungyeon Park, London, UK  

2007
FOFA Gallery, Stanley Mills Purchase Prize Exhibition, Montreal, Canada

2006     
Atelier William, Montreal, Canada
Parisian Laundry "Collection I", Montreal, Canada
AWOL Gallery "Square Foot", Toronto, Canada
Leonard & Bina Ellen Gallery, “The Only Way Out Is In”, Montreal, Canada


Art Fairs

2017
Papier, Montréal, Canada

2016   
Art Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Papier, Montréal, Canada

2015
Art Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Papier, Montréal, Canada

2014
Art Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Papier, Montréal, Canada

2013
CART @ Armory Week: Dream Baby, New York City, USA
Jotta, Battersea Evolution, An Undelivered Postcard From The Edge Of The World, London, UK

2012    
London Art Fair, Art Projects w/ Axis, London, UK

2011    
Central House Of Artists, TRANSLATE / TRANSCRIBE, Moscow, Russia

2010    
Art Toronto, Toronto, Canada


Residencies, Awards, Distinctions

2017    
LIA Leipzig International Artist Programme Residency, Leipzig Germany
Vermont Studio Centre Residency, Vermont, USA
Merit-based Artist Grant ($1700USD) Vermont Studio Centre Residency, Vermont, USA

2014    
MINT Collective Residency, Riad Biba, Marrakech, Morocco

2013    
PEER Residency w/ Merike Estna, London, UK

2010    
John Moores Contemporary Painting 2010 (short list), London, UK
Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2010 (short list), London, UK
Woodmill Travel Grant, London, UK

2007    
RBC Painting Competition (short list): Eastern Division, Canada

 


Bibliography

14 September 2016, “Regard double en parallèle: Les paysages composites de Trevor Kiernander” by Christian Roy, Vie des Arts
http://viedesarts.com/article1013-Les-paysages-composites-de-Trevor-Kiernander

21 August 2014, "Visual Interview", by Michael Valinsky, The Wild Magazine http://thewildmagazine.com/blog/visual-interview-trevor-kiernander/

27 November 2013, The Learned Pig, by Crystal Bennes,
http://www.thelearnedpig.org/trevor-kiernander/601

6 November 2013, Interview by Susie Pentelow, Traction Magazine  
http://tractionmagazine.co.uk/post/66180462852/trevor-kiernander

23 March 2013, “Trevor Kiernander. Fallen: A conversation with the Canadian artist Trevor Kiernander”, Wall Street International http://wsimag.com/art/3273-trevor-kiernander-fallen

21 October 2011, “Art Moscow 2011: A Round Up (Video), Huffington Post
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/constantin-bjerke/art-moscow-2011-roundup-v_b_1023477.html

31 December 2010, “Arts visuels - De l'intime jusqu'à la peinture extreme”, by Jerome
Delgado, Le Devoir, Montreal, Canada

Summer 2010, “TREVOR KIERNANDER: La construction d’un monde pictural”, by Christian
Roy, Cover Story, Vie Des Arts Magazine, Canada (No. 219) 
http://viedesarts.com/article1014-Trevor-Kiernander-La-construction-d-un-monde-pictural

June 12 2010 “Roots Of Home Reveal Where The Heart Lives” by Lori Callaghan, Montreal Gazette, Canada
http://www.montrealgazette.com/Roots+home+reveal+where+heart+lives/3145656/story.html#ixzz0qm75Px90

June 5 2010 “Le chaos raffiné de Kiernander” by Jerome Delgado, Le Devoir, Montreal, Canada
http://www.ledevoir.com/culture/arts-visuels/290264/le-chaos-raffine-de-kiernander

Apr 2010 “Goldsmiths – But Is It Art” documentary by Magnus Temple & Emma Tutty, Dragonfly and BBC Four

Dec 2009 “Setting Up Art-Shop With soShow!”  by Susan Holtham
http://dazeddigital.com/view/default.aspx?Category=22&ArticleID=6097&PageNum=1

Feb 2008 “Gold & Delicious” Mescalinarte: Rivista On-line di arte e cultura
http://www.mescalina.it/arte/riflessioni/arte.php?id=144

Feb 2008 “Gold & Delicious” by di Francesca Cavazzana
http://www.archimagazine.com/mappletree.htm

Aug 2007 A Stroke of Art by Christine Redfern, Montreal Mirror, Montreal, QC


Publications

Sep 2016 “Event Horizon: This Must be the Place”, by Benjamin Klein & R. Travis, McClure, Montréa, Canada
Sep 2016 “Event Horizon: This Must be the Place”, by Stephanie Locas & R. Travis, Art Mûr, Montréal ,Canada
Sep 2014 "Uncommon Ground." by Tom Trevatt & Catherine Barnabé, Art Mur, Montreal, Canada
Mar 2013 “The Nomadic Studio.” by Michael Heilgemeir, Edition Taube, London, UK
Apr 2012 “Trevor Kiernander: Here. Not Here.” by Dominique Allard, Art Mur, Montreal, Canada
Apr 2012 “Meditations In An Emergency” by Cameron Skene, Art Mur, Montreal, Canada
Sep 2011“Translate/Transcribe” by Ian Gonczarow, Moscow, Russia
Sep 2011“So Here We Are” by Sandra Erbahcer, Speyer, Germany
May 2010 “To Build A Home” by Catherine Barnabe & Sarah Wilkinson, Art Mur, Montreal Canada
Nov 2008 "Carte Blanche 2" – Painting Magenta Foundation, Toronto, Canada
Jul 2007 “Relative Detachements”: Lyne Crevier, Katey Apsey, Art Mur, Montreal, QC