Cator, Eric

Born and raised in Windsor, Ontario, Eric Cator now lives and paints in Toronto, Ontario. The long flat strip of the 401 highway that connects these two cities has proven to be a constant source of inspiration for his “Standing” series of paintings.

The barren and lonely fields running along this six-lane strip of asphalt provide the backdrops for the strange and surreal events that take place in these paintings, which themselves have gone on to live in private and corporate collections throughout North America.

Crossing Guard Convention

48" x 42"

Acrylic on wood






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Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto, ON
-“The 49th Annual Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition” 2010

Group Show: Art Off The Lot, Toronto, ON
-“The 1st Annual Art Off The Lot Exhibition” 2009

Group Show: Ontario College of Art & Design, Toronto, ON -"Whodunit" 2009

Group Show: The Cryptic Canvas, Toronto, ON

Group Show: Nexus Gallery, Orono, ON

Group Show: Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto, ON
-“The 47th Annual Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition” 2008
Group Show: Jacob Gallery, Toronto, ON

Group Show: Engine Gallery, Toronto, ON -"Holiday Glow" 2006
Group Show: Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, ON -"Works of Heart" 2006

Solo Show: Engine Gallery, Toronto, ON
-“Rooftop: Where House Meets Sky” 2006
Group Show: Jonathon Bancroft-Snell Interiors, London, ON
- 2005

Group Show: Gallery 1313, Toronto, ON
-“Tsunami Relief Show” 2005
Group Show: Artist’s Space, New York, NY
-”Night of 1000 Drawings” 2004
Group Show: Museum London, London, ON
-“Art Mart” 2004


Newspaper article “t.o.night” Toronto daily -November 2009
Feature magazine article “Poets and Artists, O&S” Volume 2 Issue 7 - November 2009
Half-hour television documentary series ”The Artist’s Life”
TickleScratch Productions, Bravo! Canada Television - 2007
Half-hour radio show ”The Artist’s Lifestyle”
CFMU 93.9 FM McMaster University - 2007


flight + hotel – November 11, 2009 - Rhonda Olson
All The Art Out There – September 30, 2009 – David Carmac Lewis
The Jealous Curator – July 25, 2009