Born 1983, Victoria, British Columbia
Lansdowne works in a variety of media including watercolour, printmaking, sculpture and installation to explore ideas of permanence and function in relation to landscape. Since graduating from the Ontario College of Art & Design in 2007, he has exhibited across Canada and the U.S. Recent exhibitions include "Contemporary Drawing from the National Gallery of Canada" in Saskatoon; the touring exhibition "Ecotopia: Empire of Dreams" at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art; and "Provisional Futures" at the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery. Lansdowne was semi-finalist in the 2011 RBC Painting Competition and, in 2013, his work was acquired by the National Gallery of Canada. He is presently attending the Rhode Island School of Design.
Tristram Lansdowne - Curriculum Vitae
2007: Bachelor of Fine Arts, Ontario College of Art and Design
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.
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
Royal Bank of Canada
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.