Simon Hughes

Born 1973, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Education

2010 Masters of Fine Arts, University of California, Irvine
1996 Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Manitoba

Solo / Two Person Exhibitions

2014
Divison Gallery, Montreal, Canada

2013
Divison Gallery, Toronto, Canada
New Watercolors, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY

2012 Galerie Division, Montréal, Canada

2011
Hypersurregionalism- Autonomie, Los Angeles, CA
North Morphology- Mayberry Fine Art, Winnipeg, Canada

2006
Other Gallery @ Milwaukee International Art Fair, Milwaukee, WI
Wasagaming Community Arts, Riding Mountain National Park, Manitoba, Canada

2004 Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton, Canada

2002 Canada – Other Gallery / Revolver Contemporary Art, Toronto, Canada

1999 Plug-In Billboard Project, Winnipeg, Canada

Selected Group Exhibitions

2014
Northern Exposure, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Canada

2014
New Lines: Contemporary Drawings from the National Gallery of Canada, Art Gallery of Alberta, Canada

Contemporary Drawings from the National Gallery of Canada, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

2013
Looking Up, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada
Shape Shifters, Division Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2012-2013 Builders, the 2012 Canadian Biennial, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada

2012 Group Exhibition, Galerie Division, Montreal, Canada

2011
Out of Nowhere, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
My Winnipeg - La Maison Rouge, Paris, France
Go West- Neubacher Shor Contemporary, Toronto, Canada

2010
Canadian Biennial- It is What It Is- National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
It Is What It Is - National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
RE:Cycle - Sweeney Art Gallery, University of California, Riverside, CA
Abstract - Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton, Canada
Nine Stories - LAX ART, Los Angeles, CA

2008
Greater Los Angeles MFA - CSULB Art Museum, Long Beach, CA
Collage Crimes: Carte grise a Guy Maddin- Dazibao, Montréal, Canada
Comic Relief - National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
Drawing Up a Storm - Confederation Arts Centre, Charlottetown, PEI
Subconscious City - Winnipeg Art Gallery, Canada

2007
Rear/View - Freight and Volume Gallery, New York, NY
Giant Robot, New York, NY
Scratching the Surface - Plug In ICA, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Printmakers Association, Winnipeg In the Blink of an Eye – Winnipeg Art Gallery

2006 Canada Dreaming – Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany
Collage Party – ZieherSmith Gallery, New York, NY
Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art – University of Dundee, Scotland

2005 Toronto/Berlin Gallery Exchange – Abel Neue Kunst, Berlin, Germany

2004 Other Gallery @ Scope Art Fair, Los Angeles CA Northern Lights – Lump Gallery Projects, Raleigh NC

2003 Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver North – Truck Gallery, Calgary, Canada

2002
Paradise City – Wolfson Gallery, Miami-Dade Community College, Miami, FL
Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Ibid Projects, London, UK

2001 Other Gallery, Winnipeg Extra Neccessitites- Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton, Canada

2000
Magnetic North: Canadian Experimental Video – Walker Art Center, Minneapolis;
Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge; Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley;
PowerPlant, Toronto; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa;
Art Gallery of Calgary; Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh;
De Balie, Amsterdam; et al
Greetings from Winnipeg – MCAD Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

1999
Laughing – Plug-In ICA, Winnipeg, Canada
Royal Art Lodge Toy, Doll and Puppet Show – Royal Art Lodge, Winnipeg, Canada

1998 The Brown Show – Ace Art, Winnipeg, Canada

1996 If the Shoe Fits Gerald – Plug-In ICA, Winnipeg, Canada

Video Screenings & Film Festivals

2008
MixNYC - New York, NY
Video Music - Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, Canada

2005
Maudit Cinema Canadien! – Fri-Son, Fribourg, Switzerland
Independent Music Video Festival – Vancouver, BC

2002 Zed TV – CBC Television, Canada

2001
Kassler Documentarfilm-und-videofest – Kassel, Germany
European Media Art Festival – Osnabrück, Germany
Boston Underground Film Festival

2000 Vancouver Underground Film Festival Antimatter Film Festival – Victoria, BC

1999 Yukon Arts Centre, Whitehorse, Canada

1998 The Prince Edward Island Experiment – City Cinema, Charlottetown, Canada

1997 Kunst und Complex, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Grants & Awards

2012 Production Grant- Canada Council for the Arts

2010
Visual Arts ?A' Grant – Manitoba
Arts Council Individual Artist A' Grant – Winnipeg Arts Council

2009 Tierney Scholarship, University of California, Irvine

2007 Research/Creation - Canada Council for the Arts

2006 Deep Bay Artist Residency – Manitoba Arts Council

2005 Individual Artist Grant – Winnipeg Arts Council

2004 Visual Arts ?B' Grant – Manitoba Arts Council

2002 Emerging Artist Grant – Canada Council for the Arts Video Production Grant – Manitoba Arts Council

2001 Individual Artist Grant – Winnipeg Arts Advisory Council

1998 Visual Arts ?B' Grant – Manitoba Arts Council

1997 Visual Arts ?C' Grant – Manitoba Arts Council

Selected Bibliography

2012 Milroy, Sarah, "At the National Gallery: Black and White and Everything Light, The Globe and Mail, Friday, November 9, 2012

2010
My Winnipeg exhibition catalogue- La Maison Rouge, Paris, France
Enright, Robert, “Mr. In-Between" Border Crossings - November
It Is What It Is - exhibition catalogue - National Gallery of Canada

2008
Subconscious City - exhibition catalogue - Winnipeg Art Gallery
Scratching the Surface - exhibition catalogue - Plug In
Editions Sandals, Leah, "Portaits of the 'Peg," National Post, April 25

2006
Stern, Steven, "Collage Party" (review), Frieze - September, 2004
Bouchard, Gilbert, “Hughes exhibit where Canadian imagery meets sticker art,” The Edmonton Journal – June 4

2003 Ocana, Damrys, “Nice Show, eh?” Street (Miami)- February 7
Enright, Robert, “The Art of the Impossiblist,” Border Crossings – February

2002
Hirschmann, Thomas. “Winnipeg Wit.” NOW (Toronto) – November 7
Enright, Robert, “Permission to Dream is Granted,” The Globe and Mail – November 2

2000 Kuchar, George, “On Awakening of Desire and Danny Kaye's Eyes,” in Magnetic North
exhibition catalogue, Jenny Lion, ed. Minneapolis: Walker Art Center
Abbe, Mary, “Odd, Canada!” Minneapolis Star-Tribune – January 21

Public Collections

TD Bank, Toronto, Canada
Claridge Investment, Montreal, Canada
Canada Council Art Bank
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Progressive Corporation, Mayfield Village, OH
Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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