Duncan de Kergommeaux Print Biography
 
1927 Born in Premier, British Columbia.
1951

Banff School of Fine Arts.

1955

(Summer) Provincetown, Mass. Hans Hoffman School of Arts

1958

Instituto Allende , Mexico (Canada Council Grant.)

1980-81

Lived and worked in New York City (Sabbatical leave)

1984-85

Lived and worked in Paris and New York City (Study leave)

1989-90

Lived and worked in Paris (Canada Council Studio)

1970-93

Professor, Visual Arts, University of Western Ontario 1970-93; Chair 1981-84

1993 Professor Emeritus, University of Western Ontario.
1996

Permanent Study Collection of over 100 works established at Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa.

 

Currently lives and works in Chelsea, Quebec.

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

 
2011

These Are The Marks I make, Museum London, curated by Andrea Fatona and Cassandra Getty. Exhibition catalogue with essays by Bernard Bonario and Emily Falvey,  interview with Andrea Fatona.

2010 These Are The Marks I Make, Ottawa Art Gallery, Curated by Andrea Fatona
2010 Tide Lines, Wallack Galleries, Ottawa
2008

“Recent Paintings and Drawings”, Thielsen Gallery, London, Ontario.

2007

“New Horizon’s,”Wallack Galleries, Ottawa.

2002

“Vanishing Icons,” James Baird Gallery, St. John’s, NFLD.,

1999

“Night Lake Series + other Allusions”, Thielsen Gallery, London, Ontario.

1999

“Gridlocked”, (curated by Katie Cholette) Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario.

1998

“Grid Paintings”. (Curated by Robert McKaskell) Windsor Art Gallery, Windsor, Ont.

1995

Duncan de Kergommeaux, Process Structure Meaning, (curated by Jose L. Barrio-Garay)
London Regional Art and historical Museums (Catalogue)

1993

“New Paintings”. Thielsen Gallery, London, Ontario.

1992

“Artists’ Tombs and Monuments”,Forest City Gallery, London, Ontario.

1991

“Last Green Fields”, Thielsen Gallery, London, Ontario.

1989

“New Paintings”, Mira Godard Galery, Toronto, Ontario.

1986

“Lake Huron Paintings”, Mira Godard Galley, Toronto, Ontario.

1986 Duncan de Kergommeaux: An Art of Ordered Sensations (curated by Mathew Teitlebaum)
London Regional Art Gallery (catalogue)
1984

“New Paintings”, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, Ontario.

1983 Embassy Cultural House, London, Ontario.
1982

“Take Two”, (with Roly Fenwick) McIntosh Gallery, University of Western Ontario;
Hart House, University of Toronto; Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario;
Lindsay Art Gallery, Lindsay, Ontario.

1981

“New York Maple Leaves”, Loranger Gallery, Toronto, Ontario.

1980

“A NSCAD Summer Drawing”, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, N.S.

1980

“New Paintings from a Square Route”,Loranger Gallery, Toronto, Ontario.

1978

“Recap”,Trajectory Gallery, London, Ontario.

1977 “Black and Blue”, Trajectory Gallery, London, Ontario.
1977

“Works on Paper”, Harbourfront Gallery, Toronto, Ontario.

1975

“Square Route”, Trajectory Gallery, London, Ontario.

1970

Manitoba Centennial Caravan, Dept. Secretary of State, Ottawa, (project designer)

1970 “New Banners and Sunday Paintings”, Lofthouse Galleries, Ottawa, Ontario.
1970

McIntosh Gallery, London, Ontario.

1970

Memorial Art Gallery, St. John’s, Newfoundland.

1969

“New Paintings”, Lofthouse Galleries, Ottawa, Ontario.

1968

“Cube Route”, Gallerie Denise Delrue, Montreal, Quebec,

1968

“Cube Route” Hart house, The University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario.

1968

“Cube Route”, Lofthouse Galleries, Ottawa, Ontario.

1967-68

“de Niverville and de Kergommeaux”, National Gallery of Canada, Touring Exhibition.

1967

Lofthouse Galleries, Ottawa, Ontario.

1966 Confederation Art Gallery , Charlotte Town, P.E.I.
1966

McIntosh Gallery, London, Ontario.

1965

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, B.C.

1965

Blue Barn Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario.

1965 “Sculpture from Danish Furniture”, Domus Danica, Fredericia and Copenhagen, Denmark.
1965

The Issacs Gallery, Toronto, Ontario.

1964

Blue Barn Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario.

1963

Blue Barn Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario.

1962 Blue Barn Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario.
1959

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, B.C.

1957 Taarn-Toronto Gallery, Ottawa.
1955

“An exhibition of recent Works”, Teron Toronto, Ottawa, Ontario.

1953

Mural, Victoria Times, Victoria, B.C.

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

 
1995

“History of Art and Artists of Ottawa” Part 3 Catalogue with essays by Jim Burant, Pat Durr and Duncan de Kergommeaux.

1993-94

“Achieving the Modern” (curated by Robert McKaskell) The Winnipeg Art Gallery, Touring Exhibition.

1993

“Practice and Pedagogy” McIntosh Gallery The University of Western Ontario.London, Ontario.
University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario.

1991

Faculty Exhibition, McIntosh Gallery, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario.

1987 “Waterworks”,The London Regional Art Gallery, London, Ontario.
1985 “Woodstock Livestock”, The Woodstock Public Art Gallery, Woodstock, Ontario.
1985 “Agriculture:Works in Art”, St. Thomas-Elgin Art Gallery, St. Thomas, Ontario.
1985

“The Farm Show”, Tom Thompson Art Gallery, Owen Sound, Ontario.

1985

“Works of Art and Scholarship”, McIntosh Gallery, U.W.O., London, Ontario.

1982

Contemporary Painting from the Collection of U.W.O.”, Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario

1982

“A Visual Position”, Thielsen Art Gallery, London, Ontario.

1981-84

“Canada Council Art Bank Exhibition”, Mirabel Airport, Montreal, Quebec.

1981

“Canada Council Art Bank Works”, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec.

1980

“London and Region Artists”, London Public Library and Art Museum, London, Ontario.

1977 Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition, McIntosh Gallery, U.W.O., London, Ontario.
1976

“1 out of 10 – A Survey of Contempory Art in Ontario”, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton,
Ontario; Kitchener – Waterloo Art Gallery, Waterloo, Ontario..

1976 “London Painting Now”, London Public Library and Art Museum, London, Ontario.
1975 “35 Annual Western Ontario Exhibition”, London Art Gallery, London, Ontario.
1975

Banff School Faculty Exhibition, Peter Whyte Gallery, Banff, Alberta.

1974

“Canadian Society of Graphic Art”, London Public Library and Art Museum, London, Ontario.

1973

“Recent reflections”, Faculty Exhibition, McIntosh Gallery, U.W.O., London, Ontario.

1971

“London Artist”, London Public Library and Art Museum, London, Ontario.

1967

“Contempory Canadian Prints and Drawings”, Australia, organized by the National Gallery of Canada.

1967

“Canadian Artists ‘67”, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario.

1966

“Canadian Artists from the Issacs Gallery”, Albright Knox Gallery, Buffalo, New York.

1966

“Sixth Biennial of Canadian Art”, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

1966

“Winnipeg Biennial, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

1965 “Spring Show”, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Quebec.
1965

“Ontario Society of Artists”, Toronto, Ontario.

1963

“Spring Show”, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Quebec.

1963

“Winnipeg Biennial”, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

1961

“Ontario Society of Artists”, Toronto, Ontario.

1961 “Spring Show”, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Quebec.
1960 “Black & White” Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Quebec.
1960 “Spring Show”, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Quebec,
1960 “Canada Council Winners”, O’Keefe Centre, Toronto, Ontario.
1959

“87 th Annual OSA”, Art Gallery of Toronto, Ontario.

1959

“Third Biennial of Canada Art”, the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

1958

“Minneapolis Biennial”, Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

1957

“Third Annual Winnipeg Show”, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba

1956 “73rd. Annual Spring Exhibition”, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Quebec.
1956

“2nd Annual Winnipeg Show”, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

1953

“B.C. Society of Artists”, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.

1952

“Northwest Artists”, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington.

1951

“Northwest Artists”, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle Washington,

1951

“B.C. Society of Artists”, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.

 

Selected Collections

 
McIntosh Gallery, University of Western Ont. Memorial Art Gallery, St. Johns, Nfld.
City of London Police Commission Abitibi-Price Collection
The Ivey Foundation, London, Ont.

Ciba-Geigy Collection

The London Free Press.

Royal Bank Collection

J.C. Penny Collection, New York City

Bank of Nova Scotia Collection

Vanier Post Office (mural) Vanier, Ontario.

National Gallery of Canada.

Art Gallery of Ontario.

Banff School of Fine Arts

Museum London, London, Ont.

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

Canada Council Art Bank.

Carleton University Art Gallery

Private Collections in Canada, U.S.A., Europe.

 
 
Selected Bibilography
 

Janice Andreae, de Kergommeaux works based on grid structure, The London Free Press, 11 October 1975
Janice Andreae, Artist explores art’s process as well as its effect, The London Free Press, 14 December 1977
Janice Andreae, Duncan de Kergommeaux at Loranger Gallery, artmagazine,
September/October 1980
Janice Andreae, Roly Fenwick and Duncan de Kergommeaux at the Lindsay Art Gallery, artmagazine, Spring 1983
Artists Tombs and Monuments, Parallégramme, vol.18 no. 2 1992
Nancy Baele, The Cows Come Home, Ottawa Citizen, 15 June 1989
Doug Bale, Photos document tombs of heroic,creative spirits, London Free Press,
September 1992
José L. Barrio–Garay. Process– Structure– Meaning, exhibition catalogue essay, London Regional Art and Historical Museums, 1995.
Bernard Bonario “Marks and Markers” catalogue essay for exhibition These Are The Marks I Make, OAG and Museum London, 2010-2011
Emily Falvey, Grids and Maple Leaves, catalogue essay for exhibition These Are The Marks I Make, OAG and Museum London, 2010-2011.
Andrea Fatona, Inteview with DK, for exhibition catalogue These Are The Marks I  Make, OAG and Museum London, 2010-2011.
Paul Gessell. A Lifetime of Visual Poetry, The Ottawa Citizen, May 24, 2010
Naomi Jackson Groves, Duncan de Kergommeaux at the Blue Barn Gallery, Canadian Art,May/June  1963
Madeline Lennon, Take Two, Arts Canada, November 1982
John Bently Mays, Back to landscape for London Artists, Globe and Mail,  Toronto 20 October 1983
John Bently Mays, On Show, Globe and Mail, Toronto, 8 March 1984
McIntosh Gallery, UWO,London Ontario, Take Two exhibition catalogue, 1982
The National Gallery of Canada, de Niverville and de Kergommeaux, exhibition catalogue, 1967
Goldie Rans Duncan de Kergommeaux Cow Paintings, Embassy Cultural House Tabloid, September/October, 1983
Matthew Teitlebaum, An Art of Ordered Sensations, exhibition catalogue essay, The London Regional Art Gallery, 1986
Kate Taylor, In Search of Greener Pastures, Encounter, The London Free Press, 04 May 1986
Carl Weiselberger, Logical Unity in Abstracts, Ottawa Citizen, 25 November 1964
Kay Woods, Duncan de Kergommeaux, artscanada, November 1982