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Tristram Lansdowne

Born 1983, Victoria, British Columbia

Tristram Lansdowne is based in Toronto. He holds an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design (2016) and a BFA from the Ontario College of Art & Design (2007). He has a multidisciplinary practice, which includes watercolour, sculpture, installation and print and is focused on themes of progress and idealism in landscape and architecture. He has exhibited in museums and galleries across North America and the UK, and his work is in public collections in Canada and the US, including the National Gallery of Canada.

Tristram Lansdowne - Curriculum Vitae

Born 1983 


2007:   Bachelor of Fine Arts, Ontario College of Art and Design

Solo Exhibitions: 

2014        Provisional Futures - Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery

                Order of Operations - Breeze Block Gallery, Portland OR

                Contractions (upcoming, June 2014) - LE Gallery, Toronto

2012        Fata Morgana – LE Gallery, Toronto

2010        Refuge - Joshua Liner Gallery, New York

                Archimancy - LE Gallery, Toronto

2009        Entropical Paradise - LE Gallery, Toronto

2008        Structural Integrity - LE Gallery, Toronto

2007        Beautiful Decay - Winchester Galleries, Victoria, B.C.


Group Exhibitions: 

2014        Contemporary Drawings from the National Gallery of Canada - Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon

                Two person exhibition - Breezeblock Gallery, Portland OR

2012-14   Ecotopia - Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery; Southern Alberta Art Gallery; Kenderdine Art Gallery

2012        Space/Form – Breeze Block Gallery, Portland

                Death and the City – LE Gallery, Toronto

                60 Painters - Humber College School of Arts and Media, Etobicoke

2011        RBC Painting Competition Finalist Exhibition - Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton; Art Gallery of Hamilton;            Powerplant, Toronto

                Hanged & Drawn - LE Gallery, Toronto

                Contained - Boston Centre for the Arts, Boston

                Merge - Art Gallery of Ontario Art Rentals Gallery, Toronto

2010        Empire of Dreams: Phenomenology of the built environment - Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto

2009        Who’s Got the Paper’s - LE Gallery, Toronto

                Summer Group Show - Joshua Liner Gallery, New York

                LE Cinq: 5th Year Anniversary Exhibition - LE Gallery, Toronto

2007        Young Romantics - Gallery 1313, Toronto



2013        Another World in the Studio - The Banff Centre, Banff AB


Grants & Awards: 

2013        Toronto Arts Council project grant

                Ontario Arts Council project grant

                Canada Council for the Arts project grant

2011        Ontario Arts Council project grant

2007        Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour:  Julius Griffith Award


2013        National Gallery of Canada

                TD Bank

                Royal Bank of Canada

                Microsoft Corporation


J Fenwick Lansdowne. Pomegranate Press, 2014. Editor and co-author.


Amanda Cacchia. Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery - Ecotopia catalogue, 2013.

Satellite Magazine: The Toronto Issue (2013): Cover, 78-79.

Pilot Magazine Issue X: Death and the City, edited by Amanda Nedham, Reuben CcLaughlin and Lee Sheppard (2012): 34-37.

Mould Map II.  edited by Hugh Frost & Leon Sadler, 1. London: Landfill Editions 2011.

Trish Boon. “Like Milk and Blood.”  Square2 Issue 4 (2011): 54-59.

David Liss. Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art & One Hour Empire - Empire of Dreams Catalogue, 2010.

Alysa Lechner. “Beauty in the Breakdown.”  Ion Magazine Issue 64, (2010): 26-29

Leah Sandals. “At the galleries,” National Post, December 2nd 2010.

Gary Michael Dault. “A convincing replication of reality and its layers,” The Globe and Mail, December 12th 2009.

Brian Grison. “The Next Generation,” Focus Magazine (2007): 32-33.


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