Michael Doerksen is a visual artist and musician originally from Victoria, BC. He’s played in some bands (Sunset Rubdown, Venuses).

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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EDUCATION

MFA - Sculpture - Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, 2012

BFA - Sculpture (Major)/Photography (Minor), Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, 2005

Fine Arts Diploma - Camosun College, Victoria, British Columbia, 1999

 

EXHIBITIONS

2016

TRUCK Contemporary Art, Calgary, AB, Impossible Models, two person exhibition with Sarah Nance.

2015

Deluge Contemporary Art, Victoria, BC, 25: Multiples Toward a Past and Future

Art Pop, art exhibition at Pop Montreal music festival, Montreal, PQ, I Scream

Deluge Contemporary Art, Victoria, BC, Coupling, solo exhibition

2014

Galerie Lilian Rodriguez, Montreal, PQ, Si près…Si loin

2013

Deluge Contemporary Art, Victoria, BC, Cloud Quarry, with Amy Brener

Galerie Lilian Rodriguez, Montreal, PQ, (Re)Penser la sculpture

2012

Galerie Lilian Rodriguez, Montreal, PQ, Burial Ground (MFA Thesis Solo Exhibition)

Museum of Longing and Failure, Dawson City edition, Yukon www.molaf.org

2011

Concordia University Outdoor Sculpture Project, Montreal, PQ, Watch Tower

Galerie Lilian Rodriguez, Montreal, PQ, L’éphémère : fugacité et permanence en art contemporain

Galerie Lilian Rodriguez, Montreal, PQ, Botanica: Art + Nature

Give and Make, Saskatoon, Regina, Error Benders

2010

Galerie Lillian Rodriguez, Montreal, PQ, Trevor Gould + Michael Doerksen

Mechtronix, Concordia MFA Exhibition, Montreal, PQ, juried exhibition

2009

Darling Foundry, Montreal, PQ, performance with the Icelandic Love Corporation

2007

Open Space, Victoria, BC, PULP, with Kelly Jazvac and James Carl

Joyce Yahouda Gallery, Montreal, PQ. Vincent Leduc : Autoportrait en commissaire

DGC~CGA Clubhouse, Montreal, PQ, Kings Things

10th International Istanbul Biennial, Turkey - ctrl_alt_del sound-art festival (as Deep Sleepover), Anthems for Austin and Montreal, Curators Kyd Campbell (frontierlab.org) and Frank Suchomel (ethedrone.com)

2005

Joyce Yahouda Gallery, Montreal , PQ, 2 person exhibition with Patrick Lundeen

2004 

Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Montreal, PQ. Show Off, juried exhibition

Studio Benim, Montreal, PQ. Harbour Heights

Art Mur, Art Matters Festival, Montreal, PQ. You Are Here

2003

Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Concordia University, Montreal, PQ, Green/Vert

2002

Concordia University Outdoor Sculpture Project, Montreal, PQ, Never Falling Forever

2000

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, BC, Annual Moss Street Paint-In

Open Space Gallery, Victoria, BC, To Remain at a Distance, juried exhibition

Open Space Gallery, Victoria, BC Quick Draw Two

1999

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, BC, Annual Moss Street Paint-In

Open Space Gallery, Victoria, BC, The Occasional Furniture Show

 

COLLABORATIVE EXHIBITIONS - with art collective Discriminating Gentleman's Club (inactive)

2009

Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Montreal, PQ, Making It Work

Darling Foundry, Montreal, PQ, performance with the Icelandic Love Corporation

Platform Gallery, Winnipeg, MN, exhibition with the Icelandic Love Corporation

2008

Canadian Center for Architecture, Bookstore, Montreal, PQ, DGC Archive Launch

2007

Para/Site Art Space / loudspkr.org, Hong Kong, China, screening: The DGC‐CGA Fox‐ Hunt

Paparazzi, The Hague, Netherlands, screening: Of Black Kites against Black Skies Springhill Institute,

Capital Arts Projects Festival, Birmingham, UK, Parallel Universes meet at Infinity

2006

The Residence, London, UK, screening : The DGC‐CGA Fox‐Hunt

Firstdraft Gallery, Sydney, Australia, The Return of the DGC

Springhill Institute, Birmingham, UK, Of Empires and Failure

The Horse Hospital, London, UK, screening : The DGC‐CGA Fox‐Hunt

Yergeau Gallery / Leisure Projects, Montréal, PQ, installation : Memorial Diorama / Le Bal des Chasseurs, curators : Merredith Carruthers and Susannah Wesley

Next Wave Festival, Melbourne, Australia, installation : Memorial Garden, curator : Marcus Westbury 

 

PUBLIC SCULPTURE COMMISSIONS

Concordia Outdoor Sculpture Project – Watchtower, 2011

Concordia Outdoor Sculpture Project – Never Falling Forever, 2002

 

GALLERY REPRESENTATION

Galerie Lilian Rodriguez, Montreal, PQ

 

COLLECTIONS

Private collection: Canada

 

PUBLICATIONS

Shilling, Grant. To Remain at a Distance. Victoria, BC: Open Space Arts Society, 2000.

 

ARTIST TALK

Alberta College of Art and Design, visiting artist lecture, April 12, 2016

Camosun College, Victoria, BC, Art is a Person visiting alumni lecture series, January 30, 2013