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David Holden

Artist member since 2018
Toronto , Ontario

David uses his own personal objects and symbols of his past to examine ideas of nostalgia. Names of his childhood friends and baseball cards from the 1970’s, Sony walkman’s from the 1980’s, views from early traffic cameras in the late 1990’s; he has used all of these images in various forms to reflect on the passing of time and how we choose to record it.


Work


Inside the Studio


Q+A

Why is art important to you?

Good for the soul.

What do you listen to when you work?

WNYC/NPR podcasts

Beverage of choice

French Breakfast tea

When did you start making art, and why?

As a child

Favourite medium

Oil on canvas

Your favourite spot in Toronto right now

Leslieville

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Upcoming Exhibitions
Baseball Stadium Series

Leslie Jones Restaurant
Baseball Stadium Series

Select Past Exhibitions
2018

Only One Gallery, Toronto
"Hey Y'All, Welcome Back"

2017

Red Head Gallery, 401 Richmond Building, Toronto
"Who are you?"

2017

Forest Hill Jewish Centre, Toronto
"A Work of Heart" Fundraiser

2017

Interior Design Show
Toronto

2017

Leslie Jones Restaurant
"LaSalle paintings"

2017

Leslie Jones Restaurant
"Chameleon - a David Bowie tribute"

2016

Northern Contemporary, Toronto
Partial Gallery launch

2016

Leslie Jones Restaurant
"The World Over My Shoulder"

2016

Only One Gallery
Blue Sapphire Artisan Competition Series

2016

Henderson Brewery, Toronto
"Baseball portrait"

2016

Leslie Jones Restaurant
"Highways"

2016

The Stylegarage, Toronto
"Baseball portraits"

2016

Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place, Toronto
“The Artist Project Toronto”

2008

Galerie sas, Montreal
Combo

2008

Galerie sas, Montreal
“Small is Beautiful”

2007

Bau-XI Gallery, Toronto
“City at Night: A Tribute to Brian Kipping”

2007

Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place, Toronto
“One of a Kind Spring Show and Sale”

2005

Gallery Bibianne, Toronto
“Blue”

2004

Brush Gallery Toronto, Ontario
Group Exhibition

2004

Gallery Bibianne, Toronto
Don Valley Parkway, May 28, 2002

2003

Yonge and Dundas Square, Toronto, Ontario
“Art 4”, undraiser for Children’s Aid

2003

James Baird Gallery St. John’s, Newfoundland
“Route 10”

2002

Nadal Management Centre, Ernst&Young Tower Toronto, Ontario
“Artbox York”

1998

Nadal Management Centre, Ernst&Young Tower Toronto, Ontario
“Artbox York”

1997

Cornwall Regional Art Gallery Cornwall, Ontario
“Temporary Monuments”

1997

Artcite Gallery, Windsor, Ontario
“Hinterland”

1997

Union Gallery, Queen’s University Kingston, Ontario
“Frame of Mind”

1995

Hamilton Public Library Hamilton, Ontario
“Familiar Territory”

1991

1400 Dupont Street, Toronto, Ontario
“106A – 256L”

1991

M.F.A. Graduate Exhibition I.D.A. Gallery, York University, Toronto, Ontario
“26 Dunmurray Boulevard”

Accolades
2003

York University, Toronto, Ontario
Purchase Award Schulich School of Business

Residencies
2004

Arnhem, Holland
SLAK studio

2003

Barcelona, Spain
Can Serrat International Art Centre

2002

Corner Brook, Newfoundland
James Baird Foundation Studio

Education
1991

York University, Toronto, Ontario
Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)

1989

Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario
Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.))

1996

Sheridan College, Oakville, Ontario
Post-Graduate Certificate Computer Graphics

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