Curriculum Vitae

 

Gail Bourgeois

Education

Master of Fine Arts, Concordia University
Bachelor of Fine Arts (cum laude), Concordia University
Studies in design and English literature, West Liberty State College, USA

Solo exhibitions

2018                     Accommodating the details, Main Gallery, Ottawa School of Art, Ottawa, Ontario

2016                     Gail Bourgeois: Correspondence, from roots to rhizomes to mycelial networks, Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario

2014                     Diefenbunker: Canada’a Cold War Museum, Carp, Ontario

2011                     Incidental things, RIA Artist Project Room, Ottawa, Ontario

2008                     Particle Factor, IPO Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario

2008                     Point to Line, Blink Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario

2006                     At Street Level, Ottawa School of Art off-site venue, 275 Bank Street, Ottawa Ontario

2005                     Le boulevard, Centre du Vieux Presbytère, Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, Québec

2005                     Tenir à un fil, Centre d’exposition l’Imagier, (Aylmer) Gatineau, Québec

1997                     The Spice-Box of Age, Women’s Art Resource Centre, Toronto, Ontario

1990                     The Butterfly Effect, Niagara Artists’ Centre, St. Catherines, Ontario

1989                     Susurration, Galerie Powerhouse, Montréal, Québec

1988                     The Butterfly Effect, Bourget Gallery, Montréal, Québec

1985                     Open Studio, 31a Spencer Road, London, England

Two-person exhibitions

2018              Morse Code Project, Lalande + Doyle Gallery, Shenkman Centre, Ottawa, Ontario (with Pira Pirani)

2016              Stories Nearby / Récits des alentours, Karsh Masson Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario (with Anna Frlan)

2016              Cold War Pieces, Workers Arts and Heritage Centre, Hamilton, Ontario (with Riaz Mehmood)

1989              one-is-sound-the-other, Eastern Edge, St. John’s, Newfoundland (with Terry Emery)

Group exhibitions

2016                    L’Imagier imaginaire, Centre d’exposition l’Imagier, Gatineau, Québec

2015                    Lines in Nature / La nature des choses, Chelsea Arts, Culture and Heritage Centre, Chelsea, Québec

2015                    10th Anniversary Exhibition, Blink Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario

2015-2014          Visual Assembly, Ottawa Art Gallery Annex, City Hall Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario

2014                    Documentum I – One Thing Led to Another, RIA Project Room, Ottawa, Ontario

2014                   The Summer Kitchen, for Art in Odd Spaces, RIA Offsite Project, Ottawa, Ontario

2013                    RED, Human Rights Research and Education Centre, University of Ottawa, Ottawa. Ontario

2013                    Frederic Remington Art Museum, Susan Ashbrook curator, Ogdensburg, New York

2013                    Building Peace, Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum, Ottawa, Ontario

2013                    City of Ottawa Fine Art Collection, City Hall Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario

2013                    Repérage : Expo-vente Loto-Québec, Galerie Montcalm, Gatineau, Québec

2013                    Le Centre d’artistes Voix Visuelle, Ottawa, Ontario

2012                    Nuit Blanche Ottawa, Drawing the Line Collective, Ottawa, Ontario

2012                    Recent Additions to the City of Ottawa’s Fine Art Collection, City Hall Art Gallery, Ottawa

2011                    Drawing the Line at Blink, Blink Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario

2010                    Repérage : Expo-vente Loto-Québec, Galerie Montcalm, Gatineau, Québec

2010                    Recycl’Art, Centre d’art contemporain de l’Outaouais, Montpellier, Québec

2009                    National Drawing Exhibition, White Water Gallery, North Bay, Ontario

2009                    Tipsy Pudding, Erin Robertson organizer, Blink Gallery, Ottawa

2009                    Recent additions to the City of Ottawa’s Fine Art Collection, City Hall Art Gallery, Ottawa

2009                    Hommage à Yvette Debain, Cécile Boucher curator, Centre l’Imagier, Gatineau, Québec

2008                    Rencontre avec l’étrange, Centre d’exposition l’Imagier, Gatineau, Québec

2007                    TEXT, Gary Michael Dault curator, Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts Toronto, Ontario

2007                    Poetically Political, Dawn Dale curator, Mud Oven, Ottawa

2007                    Cochonnailles, Centre d’exposition l’Imagier, Gatineau Québec

2006                    The Even Grander Opening Show, Patrick Gordon Framing, Ottawa, Ontario

2006                    Once Removed, Gjennifer Snider curator, Modern Fuel Gallery, Kingston, Ontario

2006                    Intimité, summer solstice exhibition, Centre d’exposition l’Imagier, Gatineau Québec

2005                    Blink Gallery collective members’ exhibition, Major’s Hill Park, Ottawa, Ontario

2003                    Artists Against Occupation, Freda Guttman and Rawi Hage curators, MAI Gallery, Montréal, Québec

2001                    Powerhouse: who we are now, McClure Gallery, Westmount, Québec

2001                    Forwarded message, for “Rushes”, Penelope Kokkinos curator, SAW Gallery, Ottawa

2001                    Le Passé au Présent, members’ exhibition, La Centrale, Montréal

1998                    Heart-a-fact, for “Women Beyond Borders”, Canadian exhibition, Toronto, Ontario

1997                    I am at that awkward age, for “(ce) corps in vulnérable”, Janet Logan curator, La Centrale, Montréal, Québec

1996                    kitchen installation at 4581, rue Garnier, “Les Occupantes”, Venus Fly Trap Collective, Montréal, Québec

1992                    Significant Details/Détails Pertinents, Carol Laing curator, Glendon Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

1991                    Interference, Gayle Young curator, Art Gallery of Algoma, Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario

1990                    entre deux, for “Prise de courants”, members’ exhibition, Galerie Powerhouse, Montréal, Québec

1988                    Effets Personnels, members’ exhibition, Powerhouse Gallery, Montréal, Québec

1985                    Love, Sex and Romance, Women’s Work Collective, Brixton Art Gallery, London, England

1985                   Series oneWomen’s Work Collective, Brixton Art Gallery, London, England

1984                    Our Territory, Women’s Work Collective, Brixton Art Gallery, London, England

1973                    Members’ group exhibitions at Powerhouse Gallery, Montreal, Québec

Catalogues and published page works

2016                   Stories Nearby, bi-lingual exhibition catalogue, Karsh-Masson Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario

2016                   Gail Bourgeois: Correspondence, from roots to rhizomes to mycelial networks, bilingual exhibition catalogue, Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario

2015                    Lines in Nature / La nature des choses, bilingual exhibition catalogue, La Fab – Chelsea Arts, Culture and Heritage Centre, Chelsea, Québec

2015                   Six page portfolio in War/Conflict, n.paradoxa, London, England, vol. 35, 2015, pp. 16-21

2014                   To warn other Canadians / Avertir les autres Canadiens, bilingual exhibition catalogue, Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum

2014                    A Tangential Exploration, an artist envelope project

2011                    Incidental things, bilingual exhibition catalogue, Research in Art Project Room

2008                    Particles on the Surface : The  Recent Works of Gail Bourgeois, bi-lingual catalogue

2004                    gamétophyte mature, page work for Les Centrelles, La Centrale, Montréal, Québec

1996                    Page work for exhibition catalogue, Les Occupantes, Venus Fly Trap Collective, pp. 16-17

1995                    memory is in the body, artwork and original text in Creating Memory, Matriart, vol. 5, n° 3, 1995, pp. 20-23

1991                     Artwork and original text, Harbour, vol. 1, n° 2, 1991, pp. 38-41

1988                    Critical Paths, Status of Women Committee, Faculty of Fine Arts, Concordia University, 1988, pp. 52-53

Video screenings

2014                     Tangent 5: Never Forever, RIA Artist Project Room, Ottawa, Ontario

2013                     JumpStart screening, Saw Video, Ottawa, Ontario

2012                     Resolution 2012, Saw Video, Ottawa, Ontario

Awards and grants

2017                   Articipate Endowment Fund, project grant, AOE Arts Council, Orleans, Ontario

2012                    JumpStart Video Mentorship, for development of every day matters (The Lines of Prometheus), Saw Video, Ottawa, Ontario

2010                    Honorary Fine Arts Diploma, Ottawa School of Art, presented by the 2010 graduating students

2009                    Finalist, First White Water Gallery Annual National Juried Drawing Exhibition

2008                    Public Art Commission, Bank Street North Rehabilitation Project, bicycle rack design, City of Ottawa, Ontario

2001                    Concordia University, archived curatorial project: Powerhouse: who we are now, recent self-portraits by fourteen founding members of Powerhouse Gallery (La Centrale), Montréal, P179. – Gail Bourgeois fonds. – 2001-2002. – 1 cm of textual records, 44 photographs  (24 slides, 20 prints).

1995                    Canada Council, Exhibition Assistance Grant (Les Occupantes, Venus Fly Trap Collective)

1995                    Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Bourse de promotion et de diffusion (Venus Fly Trap Collective)

1992                    Ministère des Affaires culturelles, short-term grant

1992                    Ministère des Affaires culturelles, short-term grant with Robert Majzels

1989                    Canada Council, project grant

1989                    Canada Council, travel grant

1988-86              Fonds pour la Formation de Chercheurs et l’Aide à la Recherche (F.C.A.R.), for graduate studies, Québec

1985                    Greater London Arts Association, project costs grant for Grounds to Act, London England

Residencies and invitations

2017                     Sculpture studio residency, Ottawa School of Art, Ottawa, Ontario

2016-2015           Intervention Series, research and exhibition development, Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario

2015                     Reading Out Loud, invited facilitator for an open reading in the context of Alma: the Life and Art of Alma Duncan, Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, Sarnia, Ontario

2015                     Foire Papier 15 Art Fair, represented by Galerie Jean-Claude Bergeron, Montréal, Québec

2014                     Reading Out Loud, invited facilitator for an open reading in the context of Alma: the Life and Art of Alma Duncan, Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario

2014                     Artist presentation, Ottawa School of Art, Ottawa, Ontario

2014-2013           Artist-in-Residence, Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum, Ottawa, Ontario

2013                     Artist residency, Drawing the Line Collective, Gibraltar Point, Toronto, Ontario

1998                     Artist residency, Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art, Winnipeg, Manitoba

1997                     Visiting artist, Women’s Art Resource Centre, Toronto, Ontario

1993                     Invited speaker, Visiting Artist Program, Concordia University

1987                     Invited speaker, Women in Art Series, York University, Toronto, Ontario

Independent curatorial projects  (1996-2004)

2004                  Active ground // Le fin fond presents an exhibition conceived for the City Hall Art Gallery of Ottawa and forwards new works by Carla Whiteside and Jeff Thomas linking the interior of the gallery with adjacent public monuments. A collaborative work by Saskatoon artists Louise Barak and Terry Billings extends the exhibition thematic to inter-species communication. January 22-February 29, 2004

2003-2002        Unexpected Encounter, core artists: Micheline Durocher, Christina Horeau, Marie-Christine Simard, Gail Bourgeois; plus one artist from each local community completing the exhibition: WARC, Toronto, Cyndra MacDowall, June 22-July 20; Ace Art, Winnipeg, Helene Dyck, September 13-October 12; AKA Gallery, Saskatoon, Monika Napier, October 25-November 29; Richmond Art Gallery, Vancouver, Grace Tsurumaru, January 16-February 20, 2003

2001                  Powerhouse: who we are now, recent self-portraits by fourteen original members of Canada’s first and longest running women’s gallery, McClure Gallery, Westmount, Québec, November 30-December 22, 2001, http://archives.concordia.ca/P179

1999                  amour-horreur / love-horror, double exhibition bringing forward two generations of Canadian women artists for the 25th anniversary of La Centrale, Montréal.

•  Part one (February 26 – April 11) grouped mature artists whose productions address processes of regeneration and engagement with social issues : including new works by Aganetha Dyck and Francine Larivée with experimental films by Joyce Wieland.
•  Part two (April 17 – May 30) presented sixteen artists who reclaim the material female body through art pieces in a variety of media, including, sculptures, photos, and videos.
•  Separately curated and featured with the second exhibition were five international Web artists, including Natalie Bookchin, Annie Abrahams

1998                   an anxious separation : in the everyday, McClure Gallery, Westmount, Québec

1998                   Depth of Field, Women’s Art Resource Centre, Toronto, Ontario

Teaching

2015-2001         Ottawa School of Art, Ottawa, Ontario

2003                   University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario

2002, 2000        Concordia University, Montréal, Québec

2000-1992         Visual Arts Centre, Montréal, Québec

1999-1998         Mentor Program, Concordia University Alumni Association, Montréal, Québec

1999-1998         Saidye Bronfman Centre, Montréal, Québec

1987                   Teaching Assistantship, Concordia University, Montréal. Québec

Selected artist collectives and collaborations

2015-2014            Lines in nature / La nature des choses, project initiator, exhibition and publication facilitator in partnership development between the Ottawa School of Art and the Chelsea Arts, Culture and Heritage Centre, Chelsea, Québec

2013-2009            Drawing the Line Collective (DtL), three artists drawing collaboratively

1996-1992            Venus Fly Trap Collective, founding member. Organized an apartment-based exhibition, Les Occupantes; an evening of chamber music; co-coordinated artists’ conferences: UAAC Conference, McGill University, and Studio XX, Montréal; supported with grants from Canada Council and Conseil des arts et des letters du Québec

1994                       Invited commentator, Eye Embrace, a folio work by Corrine Corry and Trevor Gould

1993-1992             Research project with writer Robert Majzels, short term research grant, Ministère des Affaires culturelles, Québec, 1992

1992                      Other Tongues Collective, fifteen artists working in interdisciplinary research on the social realities of women artists, co-ordinated the publication of a questionnaire sent to women artists around the world

1985                      Grounds to Act, collaborative project with London based dancer Françoise Sergy, including dance, drawing constructions, text, music, sound and slides; supported with a project grant, Greater London Arts Association, London England, 1985; piece performed in thirty venues throughout Great Britain

1985-1984             Women’s Work Collective, Brixton Art Gallery, London, England, invited collective member participating in three exhibitions: Our Territory (November 1984), Series One (September 1985) and Love, Sex and Romance (October 1985), archival project, Brixton Calling Project (28 October-21 December, 2011) London, England

1984                      Ron Haselden In Collaboration with 17 Montreal Artists, Mercer Union, Toronto, Ontario

Board memberships and community engagement

2017-2016        ArtWise Council, Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario

2017-1994        Regroupement des artistes en arts visuels du Québec (RAAV / CARFAC)

2014-2006       The Ottawa School of Art, Fine Arts Diploma Program Coordinator: advisor to more than sixty new and returning students, recruiting new students and developing programming, engaging and advocating for 19 instructors. Serving on various education and selection committees. Initiated and developed a mentorship program in fine and contemporary crafts (2006-2011) Ottawa, Ontario (www.artottawa.ca)

2006-2005        BLINK Gallery, founding and board member, Header House, Major’s Hill Park, Ottawa, Ontario

2004-1993        University Art Association of Canada (UAAC)

2001                   SAW Gallery, Board of Trustees, Ottawa, Ontario

1999-1997        Women’s Art Resource Centre, Board of Directors, national representative, Toronto, Ontario

1998-1973        La Centrale (Powerhouse Gallery), founding member; President of the Board of Directors 1987-1988; Board of Directors 1998, 1992, 1986-1988; Programming Committee 1989-1991; Conference (Concordia University) and exhibition (Galerie Powerhouse) coordinator for Mary Kelly’s Interim Part I: Corpus 1988; reading series Soirées littéraires 1988-1989; Québécoises au Canada policy report on the situation of women artists wanting to exhibit outside Québec 1992; Powerhouse Gallery active member of the newly formed gallery participating in a members’ exhibition and co-writing the gallery’s first grant (Local Initiatives Project grant) 1973, establishing Canada’s first and longest running women’s co-operative gallery. Honorary Committee Member, 2014, for the 40th anniversary of La Centrale, Montréal, Québec

Selected professional activities

2017                 Stories Nearby exhibition walkthrough with Anna Frlan, Karsh-Masson Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario, January 15, 2017

2016                 Presentation with artist Emily Rose Michaud, In Conversation, for Gail Bourgeois: Correspondence, Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario, September 15, 2016

2016                 Ottawa Art Gallery, Sales and Rental Gallery

2016                 Ottawater  #12, on-line literary magazine www.ottawater.com

2015-2002        Instructors’ Exhibition, Ottawa School of Art, Ottawa, Ontario

2015                  Members’s Exhibition, La Fab, Chelsea, Quebec

2014                  Twelve artist-led exhibition tours of To warn other Canadians, Diefenbunker, Carp, Ontario

2014                   Jury member, Chelsea Arts, Culture and Heritage Centre, Chelsea, Québec

2014                   Jury member, City of Ottawa, Ontario

2014-2013         Ottawa Art Gallery, Sales and Rental Gallery

2013                   Roundtable participant, “Traditional hierarchy of the arts … how it is changing?” Human Rights Research and Education Centre, University of Ottawa

2013                    Public art jury member, CCOC, Ottawa, Ontario

2013                    le pARTy, Ottawa Art Gallery annual art auction, May 30, 2013

2012                    le pARTy, Ottawa Art Gallery annual art auction, June 7, 2012

2012                    Session facilitator, (re)vision your gallery -part II, Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario, April 14, 2012

2012                    Jury member, City of Ottawa, Ontario

2012                    Jury member, Ottawa School of Art, Ontario

2011                    Participant in Vocabulaire, an exhibition by Michèle Provost, Espacémi, UQO, Gatineau, Québec

2011-2010           Ottawa Art Gallery, Sales and Rental Gallery

2010                    C4 Gallery (Contemporary, Conceptual, Compartmental, Community Gallery), Ottawa, Ontario

2010                    Invited artist, Musicality, The Enriched Bread Artists Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario, May 1-2, 2010

2010-2008          Ottawater  #6, #5, #4, on-line literary magazine www.ottawater.com

2008                    Jury member, City of Ottawa, Ontario

2008-2003          MainWorks Open Studios, cooperative board member, New Edinburgh News, Ottawa, Ontario, November 2008, p 22

2007                    Jury member, City of Ottawa, Ontario

2007                    Splash!, Ottawa Art Gallery annual art auction, Ottawa, Ontario, June 7, 2007

2007-2006          Initiator, contemporary art practices discussion group and studio exchange, Ottawa, Ontario

2006                    Fundraiser for Médecins Sans Frontières, Art Against War, Cube Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario

2005                    Participant, A New Visual Arts Policy for Ottawa, policy consultations, City of Ottawa, Ontario, February 9, 2005

2006                    Members’ exhibition, Blink Big, Blink Gallery, 200 Crichton Street, Ottawa, Ontario

2006                    Vanishage, Cube Gallery benefit for Blink Gallery theft, Ottawa, Ontario, June 11, 2006

2006                    Invited presenter, Salon 3, Petra Halkes’ Salon Series, Ottawa, Ontario, June 9, 2006

2006                    Simplexité, Ottawa Art Gallery annual art auction, Ottawa, Ontario, May 11, 2006

2004                    MAWA Spring Art Auction, Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art, Winnipeg, Manitoba, April 25, 2004

2004                    Jury member, Foyer Gallery new members selection, Ottawa, Ontario

2004                    Jury member, Le Bureau des regroupements des artistes visuels de l’Ontario, Ottawa, Ontario

2003                    AceArt X3, AceArt art auction, Winnipeg, Manitoba, December 6, 2003

2003                    Jury member, Canadian Mental Health Association, West Block, Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Ontario

2002                    Mentoring artist Marika Jemma,14,000 Days, an interactive performance, SAW Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario, October 10, 2002

2002                    Roundtable facilitator, A Dinner Party for Jane Doe, SAW Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario, March 14, 2002

2002                     AceArt X3, AceArt art auction, Winnipeg, Manitoba, December 7, 2002

2001                     Co-organizer of an evening of discussion between artists and public, Powerhouse: who we are now, McClure Gallery, Montréal, Québec

2001                     Co-organizer of members’ exhibition and evening of discussion, Passé au Présent, La Centrale/Powerhouse, Montréal, Québec

1999                     Session moderator for the symposium, Public Art as Social Intervention, Concordia University, Montréal, Québec

1999                     Motus ! Encan silencieux de Plein sud, Longueuil, Québec, November 10, 1999

1998                     Événement bénéfice, Optica, Montréal, Québec, December 1998

1997                     Artist’s talk, (ce) corps in vulnérable, La Centrale, Montréal, Québec

1993                    Performance reading with Robert Majzels, Cross(ing) Tutonaguy with Urban Wanderers, Bistro 4, Montréal, Québec

1993                   Cross(ing) Tutonaguy: a dialogue in words and images, presented with Robert Majzels, English Department, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Québec

1990                     Performance with Don Druick, The Diana Piano an installation by Lorraine Oades, Bourget Gallery, Montréal, Québec

1990                     Commissioned book cover design, Études françaises, Sherry Simon, research team chair, Concordia University, Montréal. Québec

1989-1988           Permanent Review Committee on the Status of Women, Concordia University, Montréal, Québec

Selected conference papers  (1987-2002) 

2002                    Artists curating are like musicians conducting, curator’s talk, Ace Art, Winnipeg, Manitoba, and AKA, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

2002                    Further reflections on slowing down, Concordia University

2001                    Some reflections on slowing down, 2001 Annual Conference, Universities Art Association of Canada, UQAM, Montréal, Québec

1999                    building-in the everyday…imaginative acts, 1999 Annual Conference, Universities Art Association of Canada, OCAD, Toronto, Ontario

1999                    building-in the everyday…, Simone de Beauvoir Institute, Concordia University

1999                    Generations and Feminisms, SAW Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario

1999                    Clues in the Crumbling Wall, Congress 1999, Humanities and Social Sciences Federation of Canada, Canadian Women’s Studies Association, Université de Sherbrooke, Québec

1998                    Designing for Free-Fall Continuant, 1998 Annual Conference, Universities Art Association of Canada, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario

1998                    Coming and Going and Never Far Away, College Art Association, Women’s Caucus for Art session title: Crossing Borders-Mapping Boundaries, Toronto, invited session presenter with published conference paper

1997                    Can you imagine?, Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women, (CRIAW) Fredericton, New Brunswick

1996                    Venus Fly Trap:  cross-pollination in the collective process, 1996 Annual Conference, Universities Art Association of Canada, McGill University, Montréal, chair and session presenter

1993                    Visiting Artists Programme, Concordia University, invited artist representing La Centrale in dialogue with Brenda Wallace, private gallery owner, Montréal

1993                    Cross(ing) Tutonaguy, 1993 Annual Conference, Universities Art Association of Canada, Windsor, Ontario, joint presenter

1993                    Cross(ing) Tutonaguy: a dialogue in words and images, Université de Montréal, with Robert Majzels

1987                    Feminism and Art:  a conference, Toronto, represented Galerie Powerhouse on the panel “Women’s Art Organizations”; and facilitated a workshop, “Feminist Cultural Organizing Principles”, Toronto, Ontario

1987                    Investigating the personal as political, Women in Art Series, York University, Toronto, invited speaker

Selected published writings (1985-2008)

Cynthia O’Brien: Loss, exhibition essay, City of Ottawa Gallery, February 2008

Medical Imprints / Empreintes médicales, Espace, n° 70, Winter 2004/05, pp. 35-37

The Contour of a Moving Point, essay for Les Centrelles, La Centrale, Montréal, 2004, pp. 19-25

Active ground // Le fin fond, curatorial essay, City Hall Art Gallery, Ottawa, 2004

Use/Value, exhibition review, Fusion, vol. 27, n° 3, Autumn 2003, pp. 22-23

Micheline Durocher, exhibition statement, Gallery 44, Toronto, May, 2003

Marika Jemma at SAW Gallery: a critical response, commissioned by SAW Gallery, October 2002

Silence as a Vigil, Gail Bourgeois, Carole Brouillette, Barbara McGill-Balfour, Suzanne Paquet, in Feminism-Art-Theory: An Anthology 1968-2000, ed. Hilary Robinson, Blackwell Publishers, Oxford, England, 2001, pp.123-124

Acts of Making and Embodied Margins, n.paradoxa, London, England, vol. 6, 2000, pp. 53-59

amour-horreur / love-horror, Textura, La Centrale, Autumn 2000, pp. 77-87

Defining Experiences: feminist exhibitions in the 1990s, n.paradoxa, London, England, p.9

Carla Whiteside: In situ Installation, exhibition essay, Art Gallery of Sudbury, Winter 1999, 4 pages

Coming and Going and Never Far AwayMatriart, vol. 7, n° 3, Spring 1998, pp. 20-25

Les Occupantes, exhibition catalogue, Venus Fly Trap Collective, 1996, pp. 16-17

memory is in the body, Matriart, original text and artwork, vol. 5, n° 3, 1995, pp. 20-23

Essay on the work of Edward Poitras, Harbour, vol. 1, n° 3, 1991, pp. 56-58

I have a frog in my throatHarbour, original text and artwork, vol. 1, n° 2, 1991, pp. 38-41

New Music America, 1990, Musicworks, n° 50, 1991, pp. 49-53

The Partition Sisters, C Magazine, n° 25, March 1990, pp. 70-72

Counter .  Counterpoint .  Point, Harbour, n° 1, September 1990, pp. 21-25

No Place Like Home, C Magazine, n° 23, September 1989, pp. 75-76

Speaking along the Borderlands, Gail Bourgeois and Sheena Gourlay, Locations:  Feminism, Art, Racism, RegionParallelogramme, vol. 14, n° 4, Spring 1989, pp. 26-31

Il n’y a pas de vacance…, catalogue essay, Working Artist Exhibition, A Space Gallery, Toronto, 1989, pp. 9-11

Critical Paths, Status of Women Committee, Faculty of Fine Arts, Concordia University, 1988, pp. 52-53

Feminism of Canadian Universities, Canadian Association of University Teachers Bulletin, invited curator for visual essay pages, vol. 35, n° 3, March 1988

Feminism and Art: a conference, FUSE,  n° 48, Winter 1987/88, p. 31

Who is Rooming in Whose House?, catalogue essay, Maison de Chambres/The Rooming House Show, Montréal, 1987, pp. 12-24

Women’s Work: two years in the life of a women artists’ group, catalogue essay, Rye Express, London, England, 1985

Recent Work:  4 Women at the Brixton Art Gallery, Spare Rib, London, England, Issue 153, April 1985

Media interviews

Voia, Liana, Lines in nature / La nature des choses, La Fab, Chelsea, Québec. May 23, 2015 (artist and project manager)

Caplan, Mitchell, Click here, CHUO, Ottawa, May 14, 2014, Diefenbunker (artist)

Francom, Michaella, Apt 613, CHUO, Ottawa, Ontario, May 7, 2014, Art in Odd Spaces (artist)

Voia, Liana, Human Rights Research Centre, University of Ottawa, October 23, 2013 (artist)

Bourgoin, Jean-Maxime, Ruby TFO TV,  January 24, 2013 (artist)

Lamontagne, Marilou, Radio-Canada, Ottawa, January 11, 2013 (artist)

Dufault, Jean-Feancois, Regarts, TV Rogers, Ottawa, January 11, 2013 (artist)

Frangione, Kristina, ARTICULTURE, City of Ottawa, December 2009, p.5 (artist)

Caplan, Mitchell, Click here, CHUO, Ottawa, November 19, 2008, Particle Factor (artist)

Fagan, Laurie, In Town and Out, CBC Radio One, Ottawa, April 26, 2008 (OSA Mentorship Program)

Sayej, Nadja, for Once Removed, Modern Fuel Gallery, 2006 (artist)

Dare, Patrick, Thieves clean out co-operative gallery, The Ottawa Citizen, May 31, 2006 (artist)

Beaumont, Stephanie, Noon Live Eye, The New RO Television, Ottawa, January 21, 2004 (curator)

Boucher, Roxanne, Manitoba ce soir, Radio-Canada, Winnipeg, September 18, 2002 (curator)

Pomerance, Shelley, All in the Week-end, CBC, Montréal, December 15, 2001 (artist)

Caplan, Mitchell, Click here, CHUO, Ottawa, April 18, 2001, Forwarded message (artist)

The XX-Files, CKUT, Montréal, 1999, amour-horreur / love-horror (curator)

Express Centre-ville, TCV, Montréal, 1999, amour-horreur / love-horror (curator)

Pulsart, CIBL, Montréal, 1997, (ce) corps in vulnérable (artist)

Radio Arts Report, CBC, Toronto, 1992, Significant Details/Détails Pertinent (artist)

Matrix, Radio Centreville, Montréal, 1987, Feminism and Art (conference session chair)

By All Means, CIUT Radio, Toronto, 1987, Feminism and Art (conference session chair)

Media coverage

Abma, Sandra, In Town and Out, CBC radio, January 14, 2017

Abma, Sandra, The List, CBC News: Ottawa at 6:00, January 13, 2017, 46:56

Laurenstin, Barbara en entrevue avec Véronique Couillard, Entre nous estivale – L’exposition Gail Bourgeois : Correspondence, tv Rogers, le 2 août 2016.

Canadian Art Must See, How deep is your Rhizome?. http://canadianart.ca/must-sees/must-sees-week-july-14-20-2016/

Simpson, Jeffery, Ottawa Citizen, June 24, 2016. http://ottawacitizen.com/entertainment/local-arts/ottawa-art-gallery-opens-host-of-summer-shows

Parsons, Crystal, What to expect from the Ottawa Art Gallery’s Summer Shows, Apt 613, June 27, 2016

Korp, Maureen, Poignant Art in Canada’s Cold War Bunker, Epoch Times, July 22, 2014.   http://m.theepochtimes.com/n3/811581-poignant-art-in-canadas-cold-war-bunker/

Davidge, Michael, Art in Odd Spaces: RIA House Tour in Ottawa, Akimblog, May 20, 2014.  http://www.akimbo.ca/akimblog/index.php?id=864

Simpson, Jeffery, The Big Beat, Ottawa Citizen, November 23, 2012

Simpson, Jeffery, The Big Beat, Ottawa Citizen, August 28, 2012

Simpson, Jeffery, The Big Beat, Ottawa Citizen, June 5, 2012

Women on the Move, Ottawa Woman Magazine, April 2012, p.18

Michaud, Anne, Tous les matins du monde, Radio-Canada, Ottawa/Gatineau, January 21, 2004

Dahlander, Micheline, Info-culture, Radio-Canada, Montréal, December 13, 2001

Global News  (television feature), Montréal, December 4, 2001

Hazé, Karin; “Joyce Wieland: One of Canada’s Hidden Treasures”, Focus, April 1999

Women Artists in Canada / Les femmes artistes du canada, digitized collection (1996, 2000). http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/

Morin, Manon; CIBL-FM Radio, June 11, 1996

Daigenault, Gilles; Midi-culture, CBF-FM, Radio Canada, Montréal, June 7, 1996

Bibliography

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Public collections

The Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum, 2014, 2013

City of Ottawa Art Collection, 2012, 2011, 2008

Collection Loto-Québec, 2010