Paxton, Maureen

Maureen Paxton (born 1950 in Thunder Bay, Ontario) is currently in Hamilton, Ontario after many years of living in Toronto. Educated at the Ontario College of Art and Design, she herself has taught at OCAD, Studio M (Max the Mutt Animation School), at the Royal Ontario Museum, with Inner City Angels, the Toronto Board of Education School of Continuing Studies and Sheridan Institute.

Besides doing fine art, she has worked in animation as a painter as well as in editorial illustration, producing eight children’s picture books, many book covers and interior periodical and newspaper illustrations. Her illustrative work has been shortlisted for the Governor General’s Medal. She also writes and was a member of the Tarragon Playwrights’ Unit.

Vanishing-Point

Vanishing Point

42" x 62"

Oil on canvas

2005

2009

 

 

 

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  • Vanishing-Point

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

1976 Gallery 76 (Toronto)
1977 Gallery 76
1978 Grimsby Public Art Gallery (Grimsby, Ont)
1979 Grimsby Public Art Gallery
1985 Neo-Faber Gallery; THIRTEEN LETTERS TO ANN LANDERS
1986 Neo-Faber Gallery; OIL AND WATER
1987 Neo-Faber Gallery; A HOUSEWORK
1989 University of Moncton: BLUNT OBJECTS
K.A.A.I Gallery (Kingston); OBIT COLUMNS
1993 Visual Arts Centre of Clarington; (Bowmanville, Ontario) A HOUSEWORK.
1999 Artemisia Gallery (Chicago): NEW WORKS
2004 Engine Gallery (Toronto): NEW PAINTINGS
2005 Ottawa School of Art (Ottawa, ON); ALMA
AWOL Gallery, (Toronto) CLOSE ENCOUNTERS
Engine Gallery, CHANCE ENCOUNTERS
2006 Loop Gallery (Toronto), PAINTINGS
2007 Art Gallery of Northumberland (Cobourg, ON); ALMA
2007 Loop Gallery (Toronto), LETTER TO AN ACADEMY
2009 Loop Gallery (Toronto), LITTLE BABEL
2009 Artword Gallery (Hamilton, Ontario) THRESHOLD
2010 Gallery on the Bay (Hamilton, Ontario) GIFT
2010 Loop Gallery, WISH WELL.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

1974 London Public Art Gallery and Museum (London, Ontario)
1975 Upper Canada Centre for the Visual Arts (Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario); FIVE WOMEN ARTISTS
1976 Gallery 76 (Toronto); SCHOLARSHIP SHOW
Gallery 76; TWO PERSON SHOW
Warehouse (Harbourfront) Gallery; OCA PRINTMAKERS
1977 Gallery 76; TWO PERSON SHOW
1977-79 GRAPHEX 6 (Annual Exhibition of Prints and Drawings; organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Art Gallery of Brant): toured to the Walter Philips Gallery (Banff, Alberta); Sarnia Public Gallery, Museum and Art Centre (Sudbury, Ont.), Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery; Mendel Art Gallery (Saskatoon); Glenbow-Alberta Institute (Calgary); Burlington Cultural Centre (Burlington), St. Mary's University (Halifax); Hart House Gallery (Toronto)
1979 Factory 77 (Toronto)
Latitude 53 (Edmonton, Alberta): A SALUTE TO WOMEN ARTISTS
University of Waterloo Arts Centre: WATERCOLOUR PAINTING IN CANADA: A SURVEY OF TRADITIONAL AND EXPERIMENTAL FORMS
CANADA DAYS (Exhibition of fine art as it appears in the media; organized by the Alberta Department of Film and Literary Arts; opened in Paris, France; gallery unknown)
McKenzie Gallery, Trent University (Peterborough, Ont) PRINTMAKING
Artists' Co-Operative Toronto; PROVINCIAL TRAVELLING EXHIBITION
1980 University of Waterloo: FOUR WOMEN ARTISTS
Kuldott Muveszet (Budapest, Hungary) WORLD POST EXHIBITION
1982 Ontario Place (Toronto); ANNUAL ART DIRECTORS' SHOW
1983 Ontario Place; ANNUAL ART DIRECTORS' SHOW
1986 Neo-Faber Gallery (Toronto)
A-Space (Toronto); GRAPHIC FEMINISM
Neo-Faber Gallery; WHO PUSHED HUMPTY?
1990 Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen's University (Kingston, Ont); WORKS FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTION
1991 The Gerrard Gallery (Toronto); TWO PERSON SHOW
1992 Burlington Arts Centre (Burlington)
1995 Agnes Etherington Arts Centre: THE HAT MY FATHER WORE - WOMEN'S
WORKS FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTION
2000 Living Arts Centre (Mississauga, On), PERSPECTIVES 2000
2000 Art Gallery of Grimsby, GALLERY 25
2001 Contemporary Museum (Baltimore, MD), SNAPSHOT
2001 Gallery 1313, (Toronto), THREE POINT PERSPECTIVE
2001 Gallery 1313, TIGHT FIT
2002 Museum of Contemporary Art (Baltimore, MD), SNAPSHOT
2002 Gallery 1313, INSIDE/OUTSIDE
2003 Engine Gallery (Toronto), THE SALON SHOW
2004 Rebecca Gallery (with Donna Weatherall); PAINTINGS
2004 Art Gallery of Grimsby (GRIMSBY), 2004 Juried Exhibition
2004 Toronto International Art Fair (represented by Engine Gallery, Toronto)
2005 Toronto International Art Fair (represented by Engine Gallery, Toronto)
2005 Project Spaceman (Williamsburg, Booklyn NY) TORONTO AND NY SQUARE FOOT IV
2007 Paper Mill Gallery (Toronto); Scarborough Arts Council; be(Longing)
2007 Washi Summit (Loop Gallery, Ontario)
2009 You Me Gallery (Hamilton, Ontario) FIVE PAINTERS
2010 John B. Aird Gallery (Toronto, Ontario) DRAWING 2010
2010 Sheridan College Gallery; FACULTY EXHIBITION
2010 Grimsby Public Art Gallery (Grimsby, Ontario) BIANNUAL JURIED EXHIBITION