Angela Grossmann


Angela Grossmann graduated from Emily Carr College (now University) of Art + Design in 1985. That year she was introduced as one of the Vancouver Art Gallery’s “Young Romantic” painters most likely to influence the course of painting in that decade. After earning an MFA at Concordia University and teaching at Ottawa University, Grossmann returned to Vancouver in 1997 to paint and to teach at Emily Carr. She has exhibited widely across Canada, the United States and Europe and her work is in numerous public and private collections.

1985 Emily Carr College of Art & Design, Honours Diploma, Vancouver, BC 1986 Awarded Canada Council Studio in Paris for one year
1991 M.F.A., Concordia University, Montreal, QC
1991-present Taught painting at Concordia University, University of Ottawa, University of British Columbia and currently at Emily Carr University

Solo Exhibitions (abbreviated)
2012 Winsor Gallery, The Future Is Female, Vancouver, Canada 2012 Art Gallery of Calgary, curated by Marrianne, Elder
2011 Vancouver Art Gallery- Painting and Photography- Smaller than Life
2010 Galerie d’este – Montreal
2010 Newzones Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
2010 Code 2010 – Online exhibit- curated by Milena Placentile
2010 Melissa Morgan Fine Art- Palm Desert, California
2008 Next- Art Chicago Mirror, Mirror, Newzones Gallery, Calgary, AB
2005 Alpha Girls, Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, ON
2004 Alpha Girls, Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2002 Thirteen, Robert Birch Gallery, Toronto, ON
1999 Correction(s), Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, BC
1997 Garnet Press Gallery, Toronto, ON
1993 Bourget Gallery, Montreal, QC
1989 Angela Grossmann: A Recent Survey, Simon Fraser Gallery, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC
1987 Affaires d’Enfants, Diane Farris Gallery Angela Grossmann

Group Exhibitions
2011 Unreal, Vancouver Art Gallery,
2010 Six degree of Separation- Claire Oliver- NYC – New York
2010 Competition, Consumers, Corporatization.Online exhibition curated by Milena Placentile,
2007 Fine Line, Kunsthallen Braenderigard, and Senko Studio, Viborg, Denmark
2006 Paint, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC Dancing to the Invisible Piper: Canadian Figurative Art, Art Gallery of Mississauga Vancouver School, Artists for Kids Gallery, North Vancouver, BC Mois de la Photo, curated by Martha Langford, Montreal, QC
2004 Basement Show, Art Gallery of Calgary, Calgary, A Form & Figure, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK The Basement Show, The Electra, Vancouver, BC Memories and Testimonies, Hart House, Toronto, ON
2002 Memories and Testimonies, Concordia, Montreal, PQ Pool, Harbour Front Gallery, Toronto, ON Toronto Art Fair (Robert Birch Gallery), Toronto, ON
2001 Beaux Arts 2001: Showcasing Artists, Sidney & Gertrude Zack Gallery, Toronto Art Fair (Robert Birch Gallery), Toronto, ON
1999-200 Catherine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1999 Crime and Punishment, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, ON Crime and Punishment, Gallery 44, Toronto, ON Crime and Punishment, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK
1998 Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, BC
1997 Absolute L.A. Invitational, Sherry Frumkin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1995 The Spectacular State: Fascism and the Modern Imagination, The Teck Gallery, Toronto The Spectacular State: Fascism and the Modern Imagination, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Vancouver Holocaust Society, Vancouver, BC Articule, Montreal, QC
1994 ‘64 – ‘94 Contemporary Decades, Emily Carr Institute of Arts & Design, Vancouver, BC The Expressive Portrait, The Exposure Gallery, Vancouver, BC Artfair Seattle (Diane Farris Gallery), Seattle, WA; part of public displays project
1993 MONTAGE 93: International Festival of the Image, Rochester, NY
1992-1997 Artfair Seattle (Diane Farris Gallery), Seattle, WA
1990 ART/LA ‘90, Diane Farris Gallery booth, Los Angeles, CA Artropolis ‘90, The Roundhouse, Vancouver, BC
1989 Gilmore, Grossmann, Root, 49th Parallel Gallery (Diane Farris Gallery), NY
1988 Great Strides, Stride Gallery (in assoc. with University of Lethbridge collection), Calgary, AB
1987 Art Cologne ’87 (Diane Farris Gallery), Cologne, West Germany Fresh Air: Eight Vancouver Painters, Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, BC Vancouver Painters, Paul Kuhn Fine Arts, Calgary, AB West Coast Paintings: New Directions, Canada House, London, England
1986 Four Vancouver Young Romantic Painters, Centre Culturel Canadien, Paris
1985 Young Romantics, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC Angela Grossmann Five Young Artists, Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver, BC Futura Bold Installation, Convertible Warehouse, Vancouver, BC Group Show of Canadian Painters, 49th Parallel Gallery, New York, NY
1984 Futura Bold, Unit Pitt, Vancouver, BC Warehouse Show, Vancouver, BC

Grants & Awards
2004 Canada Council “A” Grant
1996 Canada Council “B” Grant
1994 Canada Council “B” Grant
1990 Canada Council “B” Grant
1988 Canada Council “B” Grant
1986 Canada Council “B” Grant
1984 British Columbia Cultural Fund Award
1983 Scholarship from Emily Carr College of Art and Design British Columbia Cultural Fund Award
1981 First Year Scholarship from Emily Carr College of Art and Design

Selected Publications
2010 Huffington Post- The commonwealth strikes back – Mark Wiener
2010 John Pohl- Emotional Intelligence – Montreal Gazette
2009 Loren, Lerner, Adolescent Girls, Adult Women, Girlhood Studies, Vol 1. Berghahn Journals
2009 Leadlay, Christina. Spade Magazine, p54-59
2008 Dykk, Lloyd. The Vancouver Sun, December 6, 2008
2008 Roenisch, Clint and Jane Urquhart. Carte Blanche, Vol. 2 – Painting Magenta Publishing for the Art, Toronto, ON
2007 Kevin Chong, “Art & Commerce,” Fashion, October 2007, p 128-133
Starke, Sean, “Angela Grossmann,” Hobo Magazine, Spring/Summer 2007, p 106-111
VLM, “Gallerista,” Vancouver Lifestyles Magazine, Vol. 14 Issue 10, Winter 2008, p 62
2006 Allen, Joanne, “100 Artists who have most influenced British art students,” The Art Newspaper, No. 170, June 2006
Campbell, Deborah, “Angela Grossmann’s Portrait Toughs – Alpha Girl,” Canadian Art, Vol. 23 No. 2, Summer 2006, p 60-63
Sorbelli, Sylvia. Angela Grossmann’s and Poleixeni Papepetrou’s Adventures in Wonderland, Concordia Undergraduate Journal of Art History.
Cramp, Beverly, “Angela Grossmann,” Galleries West, Summer 2006, cover, p 40-42
Harper’s Magazine, September 2006, p 23 (images)
Hill, Mary Frances, “Explorations of Girlhood Under Pressure,” Westender, June 15-21, 2006
Laurence, Robin, Artists go back to School,” “The Georgia Straight, April 20, 2006
2004 Barr, Catherine, “Cat’s Eye,” Westender, October 14-20, 2004
Dault, Julia, “The Art Underground,” National Post, June 10, 2004 Angela Grossmann
Laurence, Robin, “Girls Caught in the Market Tide,” Georgia Straight, October 14, 2004
Menkis, Richard & Norman Ravvin, The Canadian Jewish Studies Reader, Red Deer Press, 2004 (cover)
2003 Gill, Alexandra, “Art Goes Underground,” Globe and Mail, October 27, 2003
Scott, Michael, “The Basement Reveals Artistic Genius,” The Vancouver Sun, October 29, 2003 Wohlberg, Tara, “Lost & Found,” NUVO, autumn 2003
2002 Dault, Gary Michel, “Girl-paintings are strong stuff,” Globe and Mail, December 21, 2002
Johnson, Mia, Preview of the Visual Arts, March-April, 2002

Memories and Testimonies
2001 Howard, Cori, “Five Artists, Will Paint for Money,” National Post, February 6, 2001
2000 Artweek Magazine, Cover Illustration, February, 2000 SanFrancisco, Ca
Milroy, Sarah, “Vancouver Painters Reach Critical Mass,” Globe and Mail, May 15, 1999
Richardson, Bill, “Job Satisfaction,” National Post, March 10, 1999
Scott, Michael, “Angela Grossmann,” The Vancouver Sun, March 11, 1999
1997 Hume, Chris, “Lending Dignity to Faces of Crime,” The Toronto Star, March 20, 1997
Mackay, Gillian, “Angela Grossman & Oliver Girling at Garnett Press,” Globe and Mail, March 8, 1997
1992 Rosenberg, Ann, “Distaff Eyes Reflect Surreal World,” The Vancouver Sun, September 12, 1992

Selected Publications (continued)
1990 Genereux, Linda, “Canadians Regroup in NY,” Metropolis, Vol. 1, No. 44, March 23, 1989
1988 Grace Sherrill, “Painting on the Edge, 1987,” American Book Review, Spring 1988
Watson, Scott, “Angela Grossmann,” Western Living, April 1988
1987 Blanchette, Manon, “Aux Confins de la Tradition et de L’Ouverture,” Vie des Arts, summer 1987
Kaplan, Joel, “Graham Gillmore, Angela Grossmann,” Vanguard, September 1987
Tousley, Nancy, “Artists Part of Vigorous New Vancouver Movement,” Calgary Herald, January 29, 1987
Watson, Scott, “Angela Grossmann: Affaires d’Enfants,” Canadian Art, Fall 1987
“New Era of Painting on Show at Canada House,” Canada Today. No. 13, November 1986
Thomas, Gilda, “Four Young Romantics of Vancouver,” Vie des Arts, December 1986
1985 Featherstone, Bill, “In Review Vancouver,” The Art Post, October/November 1985
Templeman-Kluit, Anne, “Young Romantics at the Vancouver Art Gallery,” Vancouver Magazine, June 1985
Watson, Scott, “Review of Futura Bold,” C Magazine, Spring 1985 Wolff, Theodore F, “New York Art Galleries that Sizzle in Summer,” Christian Science
Monitor, June 1985

ABN AMRO International Bank, Amsterdam, Holland
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, BC
Appleton Museum of Art, Ocala, Florida
Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa, ON
Canadiana Fund Heritage Art Collection, Ottawa, ON
Canadian Postal Museum, Ottawa, ON Angela Grossmann
Federation CJA, Montreal, QC
Glenbow Museum, Calgary, AB
Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, BC
Museum Abteiberg, Monchengladbach, Germany
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON
Seymour Collection, Vancouver, BC
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC
Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta
University of Victoria, Victoria, BC
Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC