Michael Love was born in Chilliwack, British Columbia in 1976 and is currently based in Vancouver. He attended both the University of the Fraser Valley and Emily Carr University of Art + Design to complete his BFA, and received his MFA in photography from Concordia University in 2009. He has been the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including the Roloff Beny Travel Fellowship (2009) and a Canada Council for the Arts Research and Creation Grant (2010). His photography has been published in Next Level, Prefix Photo and Blackflash magazines. Love has exhibited his work both nationally and internationally. Solo exhibitions have included: Three Wrongs Don’t Make a Right w/ The Everything Co., Access Gallery (2013); Artek, CAFCA, North Vancouver (2013); The Long Wait, Fofa Gallery and Galerie Les Territoires, Montreal (2009), CAFCA, North Vancouver (2013); I’m With Them, UFV Gallery, Abbotsford (2006); Limitations of Use: A Spatial Metaphor, Lobby Project Gallery (2005). He is a member of The Everything Company artist collective and co-founder and curator of Gallery 295. In addition to his artistic production, Love is also an arts educator at the University of the Fraser Valley.
Michael Love | b. 1978
2009 Master of Fine Arts Majoring in Photography at Concordia University.
2003 Bachelor of Fine Arts Majoring in Photography from Emily Carr University. 1998 Diploma of Fine Arts from the University College of the Fraser Valley.
2013 The Long Wait. Café for Contemporary Art. North Vancouver BC.
Artek. Café for Contemporary Art. North Vancouver BC.
2009 The Long Wait. Les Territoires. Montreal QC.
The Long Wait. FOFA Gallery. Montreal QC.
2006 I’m With Them. UCFV Gallery. Abbotsford BC.
2005 Limitations of Use: A Spatial Metaphor. Lobby Project Gallery. Vancouver BC.
2015 Liberia Pure Honey. Make. Vancouver BC.
2013 Hold Them Up in Good Light. Access Artist Run Centre. Vancouver BC.
2012 Topography. Les Territoires. Montreal QC.
2010 Alternorthern. Lab Gallery. San Francisco. USA.
2009 The Cast of Shadows. Access Artist Run Centre. Vancouver BC.
2008 Proof. Gallery 44. Toronto Ont.
Strata. Espace Artifacto. Montreal QC, Canada.
2007 Compression. Art Mûr. Montreal QC, Canada.
Friendly Fire. Art Mûr. Montreal QC, Canada.
2005 Cyclops Dreams: Artist’s Books, Comics & ‘Zines. Access ARC. Vancouver BC.
Facing History: Portraits of Vancouver. Centre d’art contemporian. Basse-Normandie, France.
Bookville. Waygood Gallery. Newcastle, UK.
2004 Facing History: Portraits of Vancouver. Canadian Cultural Museum. Paris, France.
2003 Emily Carr Graduation Exhibition. Emily Carr University. Vancouver BC.
Herb Ritts is Dead. Concourse Gallery. Vacouver BC.
A Short Stranger Will Enter Your Life. The Crying Room Gallery. Vancouver BC.
2002 Awkward. Concourse Gallery. Vancouver BC, Canada.
2002 A Memorable Decline. Concourse Gallery. Vancouver BC, Canada.
2001 Facing History: Portraits of Vancouver. Presentation House Gallery. North Vancouver BC.
EVERYTHING COMPANY PROJECTS
2013 Three Wrongs Don’t Make a Right. Access Artist Run Centre. Vancouver BC.
Nuit Blanche. Toronto Ont. Western Front 40th Anniversary Gala. Vancouver BC.
2012 The Chief on Top of the Chief. Squamish BC.
Unsuitable as an Institution: The tenacity of access gallery 1992-2014, Vancouver 2014
Prefix Photo Issue 28, Toronto 2013
BlackFlash (Issue 30.3 Fall 2013), Saskatoon, 2013
Blackflash Issue 28.3, Saskatoon 2011
Flash Forward, Toronto 2010
Prefix Photo Issue 21, Toronto 2010
Next Level Magazine, Glasgow UK, 2009
The Cast of Shadows (catalogue). Vancouver 2009
UWHAH, Vancouver, 2009
Proof 15 (catalogue). Toronto, 2008
Cyclops’ Dreams (catalogue). Vancouver: Perro Verlag, 2005
Visages de l’histoire: portraits de Vancouver, Paris, 2004
Facing History: Portraits of Vancouver, Vancouver, 2002
Waygood Gallery. Newcastle, UK.
University College of the Fraser Valley Gallery. Abbotsford, Canada.
Various Private collections
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND SERVICE
2013—Present Sessional Instructor at Emily Carr University. Vancouver BC. Sessional Instructor at the University of the Fraser Valley. Abbotsford BC.
2012—Present Curator Gallery 295. Vancouver BC. Artist Assistant for Brendan Fernandez. Vancouver BC.
2008 – 2011 Artist Assistant for Evergon and Gisele Amantea.
2006 – 2008 Teacher’s Assistant for Concordia University.
2004 Documentation photographer for Access Artist Run Centre.
ARTICLES AND REVIEWS
2014 Into the Archeology of Social Experience, Paul de Guzman, The Naked, January 18th 2014.
2013 Access: Wrongness as Excess in Photo Conceptualism, Kevin Griffen, Vancouver Sun November. 27th 2013.
2013 The Opening – Jason Gowans and Michael Love of Gallery 295, Alex Quicho, Vancouver is Awesome, Oct.13th 2013.
2009 The Long Wait, Mike Landry, Things of Desire, Issue 54.
2009 Michael Love – The Long Wait, Aislinn Leggett, Slightly Luicid, Oct.20th 2009.
2009 Michael Love, Jordan Tate, I Like this Art – Contemporary Art Blog, March 11th 2009.
AWARDS AND ACADEMIC HONOURS
2015 BC Arts Council Project Assistance Grant
2011 Honorable Mention, Optic Nerve Image Contest, BlackFlash Magazine.
2010 Canada Council for the Arts Research and Creation grant.
2010 Canada Council for the Arts travel grant.
2007 Roloff Beny Fellowship.
2006 Tuition Remission award, Concordia University.