BIO

BARRY COOMBS AOCA
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REPRESENTATION:
Artist Member at Carnegie Gallery, Dundas, Ontario
Art Gallery of Burlington Shop, Burlington, Ontario

EDUCATION:
1982
Assistantship, OCA Off Campus Program, Florence, Italy

1981 Graduate, Ontario College of Art, Fine Arts
1980 Liberal Arts Award, Ontario College of Art

EXHIBITIONS (International):
2024
/'ab,strak(t)/, Art Fluent online abstract juried exhibition, May
2014
K-Art Project Exhibition, Seoul, South Korea, September 21 - 30, Catalogue
2012
5th Seoul Art Fair, Invitation: Seoul Convention Centre, South Korea, April 27 – May 1, Catalogue
2011
International Drawing Exhibition, Invitation: Seoul, South Korea, March, Catalogue
2010
G20 World Artist Festival, Invitation: Seoul, South Korea, November 8 – 14, Catalogue

2010 International Drawing Exhibition, Invitation: Seoul Art Centre, South Korea, March 11 – 20, Catalogue
2008 World Artist Festival, Invitation: Seoul, South Korea, October 7 – 14, Catalogue
2007 World Artist Festival, Invitation: Seoul, South Korea, Nov. 23 – Dec. 2, Catalogue
2006 World Artist Festival, Invitation: Seoul, South Korea, Sept. 6 – 12, Catalogue
1995 Koo Kyung International Exhibition of Drawing, Invitation: Seoul, South Korea, April 11- 26, Catalogue
1995 Third International Watercolour Exhibition, Invitation: Pingtung, Taiwan, May 27 -July 31, Catalogue
1993 International Watercolour Exhibition, Invitation: Seoul, South Korea, Dec. ’92, People’s Republic of China, Jan. ’93, Catalogue
1992 2nd International Watercolour Exhibition, Invitation: Kaohsiung, Taiwan, May 27 - June 2, Catalogue
1991 Seoul Watercolours International, Invitation: Seoul, South Korea, July 10 -22
1991 8th Annual Shin Jahk Jeon Association, Invitation: Seoul, South Korea, April 13 -May 9, Catalogue

EXHIBITIONS (National):
2023
11th Annual Holiday Salon, Yumart Gallery, Toronto, Dec 2 - 23
2023
Solo Exhibition, Grand Manan Art Gallery, Grand Manan Island, New Brunswick, August 20 - September 8
2023
CG23 Artist Member Exhibition, Carnegie Gallery, Dundas, August 4 - 30
2023
Winterblooms 2023, Carnegie Gallery, Dundas, Invitation, January 13 - 29
2022-3
Painting 2022/2023, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, Online Juried Exhibition, Dates TBA
2022
10th Annual Holiday Salon, Yumart Gallery, Toronto, Nov 19 - Dec 17
2022 DVSA Gallery, Dundas, Faculty Exhibition, Oct 13 - Nov 27
2019 Gallery on the Bay, Solo Exhibition, 'Recent Paintings', Oct 18 - Nov 10
2019 Gallery on the Bay, 'Summer in the City', June 21 - July 14
2019 Gallery on the Bay, 'Gallery Artists', January 3 - February 10

2019 Grand Manan Art Gallery, Square Foot Show, August 3 - 15
2019 Gallery on the Bay, 'Summer in the City', June 21 - July 14
2019 Gallery on the Bay, Hamilton, 'Gallery Artists', Jan 3 - Feb 10
2018 ArtWorks 2018, Toronto, OCADU Alumni Juried Show, November 29 - December 2, Catalogue

2018 DVSA Gallery, Dundas, Faculty Exhibition, November 1 - 30
2018 Gallery on the Bay, Hamilton, 'Summer in the City', June 15 - July 15
2017
Hamilton Artists Inc., Hamilton, Members Show, November 25 - January 13, 2018
2017
Propeller Gallery, Toronto, Solo Show, 'Recent Paintings', June 28 - July 2
2016
Hamilton Artists Inc., Hamilton, Members Show, November 26 - January 14, 2017
2016
ArtWorks 2016, Women's Art Association of Canada, OCADU Alumni Juried Show, April 21 - 23, Catalogue
2015
Grand Manan Art Gallery, Island Art Show, August 8 - 27, Third Prize (shared) People's Choice Award

2015 Grand Manan Art Gallery, Square Foot Show, June 28 - July 17
2015 DVSA Gallery, Dundas, "At The Table", Group Exhibition, May 11 - June 12
2014
Earls Court Gallery, Hamilton, #Hamilton2Views, Two person exhibition, Oct 9 - Nov 15

2014 Etobicoke Civic Centre Art Gallery, Six Degrees of Freedom Group Show, Oct 5 - 30
2014 Grand Manan Art Gallery, Square Foot Show, June 28 - July 17
2014
Carnegie Gallery, Dundas, "On the Rock", Group Show, March 7 - 30
2014
Earls Court Gallery, Hamilton, "Out of the Back", Gallery Artists, Nov. 21, 2013 - Jan. 4, 2014
2013
DVSA Gallery, Hamilton, Solo Show, September 16 - October 11

2013 yumart gallery, Toronto, Summer Salon Show, August 10 - 30
2013 Hamilton Artists Inc., Hamilton, Fundraiser, May 17 & 18
2013 Earls Court Gallery, Hamilton, "Out of the Back", Gallery Artists, Jan. 12 - Feb. 18
2012 Hamilton Artists Inc., Hamilton, Members Show, November 8 - December 16
2012 Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Salon VI Group Show, January 4 - 29
2011
Korean and Canadian Group Exhibition, Invitation: Dosan Gallery, September 19 - 23, Catalogue
2011
Six Degrees of Freedom, Group Show: Etobicoke Civic Centre Art Gallery, September 12 - 30, Juror’s Choice

2011 Korean and Canadian Group Exhibition, Invitation: Dosan Gallery, June 14 - 20, Catalogue
2011 John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, 'Drawing 2011", 12th Annual Juried Drawing Exhibition, February 8 - March 4
2011
Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Salon V Group Show, January 12 - 30
2010
Earls Court Gallery, Hamilton, “Strata Sight”, Two-man Show, Aug. 26 – Sept. 25

2010 Six Degrees of Freedom, Group Show: Etobicoke Civic Centre Art Gallery, May 2 – 24, Juror’s Choice
2010 Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Salon Group Show, January 3 - 17
2009 Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, “Unabridged, Unabashed and Unbastardized”, Group Show, February 18 – March 1
2009 Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Valentine Juried Show, February 4 – 15
2009 Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Salon Show, January 7 - 18
2006 Korean Artist’s Soc. of Canada, Invitation: Lennox Cont. Gallery, Toronto, Dec. 6 - 10
2005 Discovery 2005, Korean Consulate, Toronto, Invitation: November 9 -16
2005 Dofasco Gallery, DVSA, Solo Show, June 6- 24
2005 Latcham Gallery, Stouffville, Juried Show, April 2 -May 14
2005 Carnegie Gallery, Dundas, DVSA Faculty Exhibition, Jan. 7 - 30
2004 Latcham Gallery, Stouffville, Juried Show, March 28 - May 9
2004 John B. Aird Gallery, Drawing 2004, 5th Annual Juried Drawing Exhibition, Jan. 15 – Feb. 27
2003 Group Show, Korean Consulate, Toronto, Invitation: October 24 - November 5, Catalogue
2003 Latcham Gallery, Stouffville, Juried Show, March 30 - May 4
2002 Lakeshore Arts, Juried Show, May 15-June 8
2002 Latcham Gallery, Stouffville, Juried Show, April 7 -May 5, Second Prize
2002 Gallery 1313, “Doing Time”, PVAC Group Show, Jan. 9 -20, 2002
2001 Mississauga Valley School of Art, Group Show, Nov. 30- Dec. 1
2001 Latcham Gallery, Stouffville, Juried Show, April 8 -May 13
2001 Gallery 1313, “Mug Shots”, PVAC Group Show, Jan. 17 -31
2000 Gallery 1313, “All Sorts”, PVAC Group Show, Feb. 3 - 14
2000 Gallery 1313, “Special Pleasures”, Solo Show, PVAC Members Gallery, March 18 - 30
1999 Gallery 1313, “13X13”, PVAC Group Show, Dec. 3- 22
1999 Gallery 1313, “Territory”, Artscape Group Show, Nov. 4 -12
1999 Central Studio, PVAC Group Show, Sept. 24 - Dec. 31
1999 Gallery 1313, “Repeat Offender”, Parkdale Village Arts Collective Group Show, Jan. 18 -30
1998 Gallery 39, Burlington, Three Person Show, Nov. 20 - Dec. 19,
1998 Evicta Gallery, Solo Show, Oct. 21 - Nov. 7
1998 Gallery 1313, “First Offence”, PVAC Group Show, January
1997 Area Gallery, “One X One”, Artscape Group Show, Dec. 5 - 20
1997 Evicta Gallery, “Big Country”, Three Person Show, July 9 -20
1997 Evicta Gallery, “Waterworks”, Two Person Show, April 26 - May 11
1997 Evicta Gallery, “Scream This”, Group Show, March 15- 30
1995 Alexander Gallery, “12 Ontario Artists”, February 3-28
1994 Alexander Gallery, Group Show, December
1991 GO Show, Group Show, Hamilton, May 31 - June 28, Catalogue
1991 Latcham Gallery, Stouffville, Juried Works on Paper Show, Feb. 5 - 28
1990 Roundup ’90, Group show, June 9 - 9, Catalogue
1989 Dofasco Gallery, DVSA, Two Person Show, Nov. 24 - Dec. 14
1989 Palmerston Restaurant, Solo Show, Oct. 9 -Dec.9
1989 Mississauga Library System, Juried Show, May 1 - June 1
1988 Queen Mother Café, Solo Show, March 7 - 26
1988 Latcham Gallery, Stouffville, Juried Show, March 7 - 26
1985 Gallery 620, Holiday Group Show, January
1984 Mississauga Central Library, Two Person Show, Oct. 1 - Nov. 6
1983 Gallery 76, Two Person Show, Feb. 14 - 20
1982 Free Times Café, Solo Show, Nov. 7 -Dec. 12

COLLECTIONS:
Grace Wang Architect Inc.
TCA / Thier+Curran Architects
City of Toronto Archives
Grand Manan Art Gallery
Crown Life Insurance Company
Scarfone & Hawkins
Auberge de nos Aieux
Halajian and Associates Ltd.

BIBLIOGRAPHY (Art Reviews):
2023 St. Croix Courier, Article covering exhibition at Grand Manan Art Gallery, August 16
2019 Hamilton Spectator, Review of Solo Exhibition at Gallery on the Bay by Regina Haggo, Nov 1
2014 Hamilton Spectator, Review of #Hamilton2Views exhibition by Regina Haggo, October 25
2014 Hamilton Spectator, Review of A Rocha exhibition by Regina Haggo, March 23

2014 Hamilton Spectator, Feature article by Kathy Renwald, Feb 13
2013 Hamilton Interiors magazine, Feature, Spring issue
2013 Leisure Painter magazine, Feature article and cover, April issue
2010 Arirang Radio, South Korea (Interview), December 6
2010 Hamilton Spectator, September 8
2005 Dundas Star, June 24
2005 Dundas Star, June 17
2004 Hamilton Spectator, April 10
2003 Aboveground Lowdown, Issue 2, May
2000 Lola 6 , Summer Issue
1998 Citypulse, CITYTV, Oct 24
1998 What’s On Queen, Dec 97/Jan 98 Issue
1989 Hamilton Spectator, Dec 9
1989 Corriere Canadese, Nov 10


 

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