Daniel Ross

 

 

 

 

Daniel Ross was born in Ottawa, Ontario in 1966. From an early age, he had a strong attraction to art and after several years at university realized that his life goal was to be an artist. In 1989 he was accepted to the Ontario College of Art (O.C.A.) and offered advanced standing. Not wanting to rush through the program, he declined the advanced standing and chose to complete the full four year program. In his third year at O.C.A., Daniel was accepted to study abroad in Florence, Italy: the experience was unforgettable. In 1993, Daniel graduated from the drawing and painting department with an honourable mention. In the years since graduating, Daniel has spent many hours developing his body of work, and over the last several years has been able to dedicate all his time to painting.

Daniel’s work has a very personal vision, dealing heavily with different emotions and their reactions with certain states of mind. He first began exploring these emotions through abstract paintings, but was more and more drawn to the use of the figure and landscape. Through the displacement of figure and landscape, or object and landscape, he tries to communicate individual inner thoughts. More recently Daniel has been focused on creating objects that are both artistic and functional using repurposed materials. 

Daniel was chosen to appear on ‘Star Portraits’ a series on Bravo Television Network in 2009 where three artists on each episode painted a portrait of a celebrity and the subject chose the portrait that they liked the best. Dan’s model was Alex Trebek.

 

EDUCATION

1989-1993             Ontario College of Art, A.O.C.A.

1991-1992     Studied abroad for the school year in Florence, Italy

Commerce Art Program, Ottawa

1986-1988       Carleton University, Bachelor of Arts

 SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016               ‘Orphans II’, The Feature Gallery, Abbozzo Gallery, Toronto, ON

2015               ‘Orphans’, Abbozzo Gallery, Toronto, ON

2009                ‘Cast Shadows and Circumstances’, Abbozzo Gallery, Oakville, ON

2008                ‘Fragments’, Wallack Galleries, Ottawa, ON

2005                ‘Vanishing Days’, Wallack Galleries, Ottawa, ON

2004                ‘Waiting for the Light’, Abbozzo Gallery, Oakville, ON

2003                ‘Cold Shadows’, Wallack Galleries, Ottawa, ON

‘New Paintings’, Wallack Galleries, Ottawa, ON

‘Externally Internal’, Prisma Gallery, Toronto, ON

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2006                ‘White’, Abbozzo Gallery, Oakville, ON

Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition

2005                Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, ON

‘Go Figure’, Abbozzo Gallery, Oakville, ON

‘10th Anniversary Exhibition’, Abbozzo Gallery, Oakville, ON

Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto, ON

‘Water’, Abbozzo Gallery, Oakville, ON

2002                Group Exhibition, Harbinger Gallery, Kitchener, ON

Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto, ON

2001                ‘A Taste of…Art, Wine and Jazz’, Abbozzo Gallery, Oakville, ON

‘Looking at Landscape’, Abbozzo Gallery, Oakville, ON

Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto, ON

‘December Choice Collection’, Wallack Galleries, Ottawa, ON

‘Visual Arts Mississauga Juried Art Show’, Art Gallery of Mississauga,

‘Junction Arts Festival’, Toronto, ON

‘December Choice Collection’, Wallack Galleries, Ottawa, ON

‘Etobicoke Juried Art Show’, Etobicoke City Hall, Toronto, ON

‘A Tribute to Spring’, Wallack Galleries, Ottawa, ON

‘December Choice Collection’, Wallack Galleries, Ottawa, ON

‘Etobicoke Juried Art Show’, Etobicoke City Hall, Toronto, ON

‘The Figure’, Wallack Galleries, Ottawa, ON

1993                O.C.A. Scholarship Show, Toronto, ON

 AWARDS

 2007                First Prize, 2007 ArtWorks Juried Exhibition, Oakville, ON

for ‘Brace Yourself

2000                Honourable Mention, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mississauga

Best in Show Award, Junction Arts Festival, Toronto, ON

1999                Jurors Choice Award, Etobicoke Art Gallery, Toronto, ON

1997                Best in Show Award, Etobicoke Art Gallery, Toronto, ON

Visual Arts Grant, Ontario Arts Council

C.A. Scholarships, Honourable Mention

JURIED EXHIBITIONS

 2007                ArtWorks Oakville, Oakville Town Hall, Oakville, ON

2000                Visual Arts Mississauga Juried Art Show, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mississauga, ON

Junction Arts Festival, Toronto, ON

1999                Etobicoke Juried Art Show, Etobicoke City Hall, Toronto, ON

 RELATED TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

2003-2005                   Burlington Art Centre, Drawing and Painting

 

 

BENEFIT AUCTIONS

 

2008                Art Auction, Burlington Art Centre, Burlington, ON

2007                Art Auction, Burlington Art Centre, Burlington, ON

2004                Cork and Canvas, White Ribbon Campaign, Toronto, ON

 PUBLICATIONS

 March 2009                 Our Town, Downtown, Volume 3, Issue 1, Spring 2009    “Artistic Endeavours”, by Brenda Burke, Pg. 22-23

September 2005           Stir Magazine, Seventh Edition, “A Solitary View” by Bridget Moenke, Pg. 42-46

December 2003           MacLean’s Magazine, December 29, 2003, “My New Year’s Resolution”, by Paul Wells, Pg. 92

November 2003           The Ottawa Citizen, Saturday, November 22, 2003, Going out –Galleries, Section L, pg. L3

CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

 Boeing Canada, Ottawa

Goldman Spring Kichler Sanders

Genworth Financial

 

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