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Judith Schwarz

BA (University of British Columbia), MFA (York University)

Associate Professor, Department of Visual Art & Art History, Full Time

Professor Schwarz is a nationally-recognized artist whose work is found in public and private collections across Canada. She has taught sculpture and drawing at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, and has also developed and taught courses in feminist studio.

Judith Schwarz was awarded the Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award in Visual Arts by the Canada Council in recognition of her work.

Solo Exhibitions
Geocentric, Canadian Embassy Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Judith Schwarz, Sable Castelli Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2000 Transcriptions, Freedman Gallery, Albright College Centre for the Arts, Reading, PA
1998 Dissembling Structures/Structures dissimulees - A Survey of Judith Schwarz Sculpture 1989-1998,
University of Waterloo Art Gallery; Helen & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Concordia University, Montreal;
Charles S. Scott Art Gallery, Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver, British Columbia 
1996 SCULPTURE/sculpture, S.L. Simpson Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
Emma Lake Works on Paper, S.L. Simpson Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
Equation, S.L. Simpson Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
Transparent Sculpture, S.L. Simpson, Toronto, Ontario
Fictive Space Collaborative Exhibition with Arlene Stamp, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
Sculpture, S. L. Simpson Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
Sculpture S.L. Simpson Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
Judith Schwarz, Centennial Gallery, Oakville, Ontario
1990 Judith Schwarz, Art Gallery of York University, Toronto, Ontario
Judith Schwarz, Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor Ontario
Reciprocation, The Gallery/Stratford, Stratford, Ontario
1988 Recent Sculpture, S.L. Simpson Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
Recent Sculpture, Ottawa School of Art, Ottawa, Ontario
1986 Sculpture, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta
Shadow of the Palace, S.L. Simpson Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1985 Recent Sculpture, Forest City Gallery, London, Ontario
1984 How Water Evaporates, S.L. Simpson Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1983 Ideas for Outdoors, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, N.S.
1982 Cella: An Installation, P.S.1, Long Island City, New York

Selected Group Exhibitions
Catherine Heard / Judith Schwarz, Open Studio Gallery, Toronto, Ontario


Revolve: Catherine Burgess, Judith Schwarz and Martha Townsend, Edmonton Art Gallery,

Edmonton, Alberta
Alignments, Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario


My Place or Yours, Pari Nadimi Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
Redefining the Still Life: Selections From the Permanent Collection, Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Montreal, Quebec
Portal, Koffler Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

Threshold, Power Plant Gallery for Contemporary Art, Toronto Ontario (catalogue)
Wood: An Aesthetic & Social Ecology, Tom Thompson Memorial Art Gallery, Owen Sound
The Texture of a Collection, Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Ontario

Rococo Tattoo, Power Plant Gallery for Contemporary Art, Toronto, Ontario (catalogue)
Site / Work: Toronto Sculpture Garden, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario (catalogue)
The View From Here, Gairloch Gallery, Oakville, Ontario

Review II, Mercer Union Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
You/Here, artist project for The Body Missing Web site by Vera Frenkel
The Monumental New City: Art and Community, Mercer Union, Toronto, Ontario
Looking Back III: 1986-1990, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta
64-94' Contemporary Decades, Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.

Legal Perspective, McMichael Canadian Art, Kleinburg, Ontario
Judith Schwarz/Carol Wainio, S.L. Simpson Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

Old Man River Exhibition, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta
9 From Toronto, Art Gallery of York University; Glendon Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

9 From Toronto, Polytechnic Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England;
University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta
Alexander, Schwarz, S.L. Simpson Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
S.L. Simpson Gallery, 1980-1990, S.L. Simpson Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

The Art at Skydome, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
A Meeting: An Exhibition by Canadian and Dutch Artists, Stichting Artichoc (Foundation Artichoc),
Oss, The Netherlands
The Perfect Fit, Creating Art for Specific Sites, Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Ontario

Artscape, Burlington Cultural Centre, Burlington, Ontario
Temporal Icons, Contemporary Sculpture, A.R.C./Mercer Union, Toronto, Ontario
Waterworks, London Regional Art Gallery, London, Ontario

York Work: Faculty Exhibition, York University Art Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
York Faculty Show, Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts, Hangzhou, China

Canada Collects, Contemporary Sculpture from the Art Bank, Washington Square Building, Washington, D.C.
Re:Union, Winters Gallery, York University, Toronto, Ontario
Exposicion Canadiense, Instituto de Cultura de Yucatan, Yucatan, Mexico
L'Impulsion, John A. Schweitzer Gallery, Montreal, Quebec


Art Gallery of Brant
Art Gallery of Ontario
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
Art Gallery of Windsor
Borden, Ladner and Gervais
Canada Council Art Bank
City of Vancouver
The Edmonton Art Gallery
Fasken Campbell Godfrey
Guaranty Trust Company of Canada
The Glick Organization
Hamilton Art Gallery
Ivest Corporation
London Life Insurance Company
McCarthy Tetrault
National Gallery of Canada
Oakville Galleries
Osler, Hoskin and Harcourt
Petro Canada
Prudential Life Insurance Company of America
The Royal Bank
Toronto, Dominion Bank
Tory, Tory, DesLauriers and Binnington
University of Lethbridge, Alberta
University of Oregon
University of St. Michael's College
York University, Toronto

2003 Artist in Residence, Open Studio, Toronto
2001 Ruminations from the Sidelines, article, Black Flash, Vol. 19.2 / 2001
2000 Blink, 3 page Artist Project, C Magazine, Fall/Winter Issue #67/68
1999 Artist in Residence, Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver, BC

Studio Residency, Artspace, Sidney Australia

1996 You/Here, artist's website for "The Body Missing" by Vera Frenkel

Catalogue Essay, Remove, M.F.A. Exhibition, York University Graduates, Morrow Gallery, Toronto
A Dialogue With Vision: The Art of Spring Hurlbut and Judith Schwarz: 16 mm. documentary film,
b/w & colour, by Annette Mangaard, 1990
1986 I am an artist. My name is..., 220 min. video tape, initiated and directed in collaboration with
Elizabeth Mackenzie, Knossos, Artist Project, "Impulse" magazine
1981 Artist Project (photographic artwork), "Impressions" magazine
Pacific Spiral , sculptural water feature, Concord Pacific, Vancouver, British Columbia


Functional Sculpture Canopy and Fence, Options for Homes, Gooderham & Worts Development,
Toronto, Ontario
Nautilus Gateway, stainless steel and bronze sculpture, Waterpark Place, Bay Street and Queen's
Quay, Toronto, Ontario
1990 Spiral Fountain, bronze fountain for Hotel Deck, Skydome, Toronto, Ontario