Mary Ellen Farrow

 

Mary Ellen Farrow was born in Mount Forest, Ontario and currently resides in Brampton, Ontario. Her work is collected throughout Canada and the United States.

“I work almost exclusively in stone using broad, rounded, rhythmic lines that conform to the natural character of the stones. My goal is to produce work that is tactile, shows movement and emotion, but demands reaction. The work should speak for itself without explanation or title, but be able to be interpreted by individuals in their own way.
The challenge of working on large public sculpture is most rewarding. I enjoy the mental contest of finding the idea, relating the idea to the history and environment of the site and then bring the idea to fruition. My recent monumental sculptures have had an intricate bronze detail added to them to give them a distinct flavor and contrast beautifully with the smooth lines of the stones.” – Mary Ellen Farrow

 

EDUCATION

  • Ontario College of Art
  • Haliburton School of Fine Art
  • Sheridan College
  • Private studies

EXHIBITIONS

  • 2013 Sculpture Mix XIV, Canadian Sculpture Centre, Toronto, ON
    Mill Artists Showcase 2013, Williams Mill Gallery, Toronto, ON
    85th Anniversary Exhibition, John B Aird Gallery, Toronto ON
    A Touch of Stone, Canadian Sculpture Centre, Toronto, ON
    Joy Of Giving, Canadian Sculpture Centre, Toronto, ON
  • 2012 Sculpture Mix XIII, Canadian Sculpture Centre, Toronto, ON
    Mill Artists Showcase, Williams Mill Gallery, Glen Williams ON
    Sculptors Do It In 3D John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, ON
    Holiday Spirit, Canadian Sculpture Centre, Toronto, ON
  • 2011 Mix XII, Canadian Sculpture Centre, Toronto, ON
    Summer Show, Williams Mill Gallery, Glen Williams, ON
    OSA Members Exhibition of Selected Works, The Papermill Gallery, Todmorden Mills Museum, Toronto, ON
    Rock On, Canadian Sculpture Centre, Toronto, ON
    Infinity 3, Sculptors Society of Canada, Members Show, John B Aird Gallery, Toronto, ON
  • 2010 The Sculpture Show, Abbozzo Gallery, Oakville, ON
    Big Show, Small Works, Canadian Sculpture Centre, Toronto, ON
    Sculpture Mix XI, Canadian Sculpture Centre, Toronto, ON
    Critical Mass, Sculpture Society of Canada, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, ON
    LUST, Canadian Sculpture Centre, Toronto, ON
    Being in Time, 138th OSA members exhibition, Gallery Stratford, Stratford, ON
    Opening Exhibition, Terra Neuve Gallery, Aurora, ON
  • 2009 OSA in the GTA, an exhibition by members of the Ontario Society of Artists, Abbozzo Gallery, Oakville, ON
    I am a Rock, Canadian Sculpture Centre, Toronto, ON
    3 + 3 Fifth Anniversary Show, Williams Mill Gallery, Glen Williams ON
    Octogeni + 1, Sculpture Society of Canada, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, ON
    Septette, Board Members Exhibition, Sculpture Society of Canada, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, ON
    Hot Stuff, Canadian Sculpture Centre, Toronto, ON
    Holiday Magic, Canadian Sculpture Centre, Toronto, ON
  • 2008 SculptArt, curated by Abbozzo Gallery, Oakville, ON and held at Hendrie Park Gardens, Royal Botanical Gardens, Burlington, ON
    OSA in the GTA, an exhibition by members of the Ontario Society of Artists, Abbozzo Gallery, Oakville, ON
    Joys of the Season, Canadian Sculpture Centre, Toronto, ON
    Home for the Holidays, Williams Mill, Glen Williams, ON
  • 2007 The Sculpture Show, Abbozzo Gallery, Oakville, ON
    Flowers that Last, Abbozzo Gallery, Oakville, ON
    Encounters, National Capitol Network of Sculptors
    Group Show, Ontario Society of Artists, Cube Gallery, Ottawa, ON
  • 2006 Earthbound III, Canadian Sculpture Centre, Toronto, ON
    Monumental Miniatures, Medallic Art Society of Canada, Canadian Sculpture Centre, Toronto, ON
  • 2005 New Story in Stone, solo show, Snapdragon Gallery, Ottawa, ON
    Tales of Stones, Canadian Sculpture Centre
    Monumental Miniatures, Medallic Art Society of Canada, Canadian
    Sculpture Centre
    Earthbound II, Canadian Sculpture Centre
  • 2004 Vamps, Vixen and Virgins, Canadian Sculpture Centre
    Sacred Beast, Canadian Sculpture Centre
    Second Anniversary Show, Beaux Arts, Brampton, ON
    Williams Mill, Glen Williams, Opening William Mill Stone Sculptors
  • 2003 The Art of Giving, Canadian Sculpture Centre
    Add and Subtract = + Janet Baker – Mary Ellen Farrow, Art Gallery of Peel, Brampton, ON
    Flower Show, Christmas Treasures Show, Red Hot Summer Show. Beaux Arts, Brampton, ON
    The Beaux H20 Show, Beaux Arts, Brampton, ON
    About Water, OSA Show, John B. Aird Gallery
    Canadian Sculpture Centre, New Members Part II, Canadian Sculpture Society
    Colour and Form Society, Neilson Park Creative Centre
    Mississauga Sculpture Studio, Annual Show, Beaux-Arts, Brampton, ON
  • 2002 The Art of the Medal, Canadian War Museum, Ottawa, ON
    Haliburton Sculpture Forest Show, Agnes Jamieson Gallery, Minden, ON
    Mississauga Sculpture Show, Spring Show, Beaux Arts Brampton, ON
    Haliburton Sculpture Forest Show, Rails End Gallery, Haliburton, ON
  • OSA 2000 / 2001 Show, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, ON
    Opening Members Show and Christmas Treasures Show, Beaux Arts, Brampton, ON
    Spring Salon, 100 Acre Gallery, Grand Valley
    New Work and Neilson Park Instructors Show, Gallery in the Garden, Etobicoke, ON
  • 2001 Mississauga Sculpture Studio, Brampton City Hall, Brampton, ON
    Trias Gallery, Toronto, ON
    Between a Rock and a Soft Place, Wagner Rosenbaum Gallery, Toronto, ON
  • 2000 Stop Motion Sculpture Exhibit by Arts Etobicoke, Clarica Centre
    CACY Fine Art Exhibition, Caledon, ON
    Inspirations, Nielson Park Creative Centre
    Mississauga Sculpture Studio, Brampton City Hall Atrium, Brampton,
  • 1999 Gallery in the Garden, Sherway Gardens, Etobicoke, Inaugural Exhibition, Toronto
    Stop Motion Sculpture Exhibit, by Arts Etobicoke, Clarica Centre
    Gourmet Art, Goslings Restaurant Brampton,
    Thaw Out 99, Wagner Rosenbaum Gallery, Toronto
    Mississauga Sculpture Studio, Brampton City Hall Atrium
  • 1998 Tiny Treasures, The Forge Studio Gallery, Terra Cotta, ON
    Teapot Interpret, Wagner Rosenbaum Gallery, Toronto,
    Zeit Geist, three person show, Trias Gallery, Toronto
    Mississauga Sculpture Studio, Summer Sculpture Show, Brampton City Hall Atrium, Brampton,
    Toronto Outdoor Art Show, Nathan Philips Square, Toronto
    Thaw Out 98, Wagner Rosenbaum Gallery, Toronto
  • 1997 Springbank Gallery, Mississauga, Mississauga Sculpture Studio
    Brampton City Hall, Les Beds, (Artbeat Womens Collective)
    CACY Art Show, Caledon
    Nathan Philips Square, Toronto, Toronto Outdoor Show
    Brampton City Hall, Spring Fever, (past OCA students)
  • 1996 The Forge Studio Gallery, Terra Cotta, ON, Miniature Show, (Artbeat Womens Collective)
    The Forge Studio Gallery, Terra Cotta, Stone, Wood, Clay and Canvas
    Chinguacousy Gallery, Bramalea, ON, Fever (past OCA Students)
  • 1995 Neilson Park Creative Center, Etobicoke, Mississauga Sculpture Show
  • 1994 Gallery at the Fairways, Mississauga, Mississauga Sculpture Studio
    Acku Gallery, Toronto, Solo Exhibit

JURIED ART SHOWS

  • 2010 1st Prize for Sculpture, Colour and Form Society, Toronto, ON
    1st Prize for Sculpture, Halton Hills, Georgetown, ON
  • 2007 National Capitol Network of Sculptors, Ottawa, ON
  • 2005 2nd Prize for Sculpture, Visual Arts Mississauga (VAM), Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mississauga, ON
  • 2004 VAM, Art Gallery of Mississauga
  • 2003 1st Prize for Sculpture, VAM Art Gallery of Mississauga
    Ontario Society of Artist Open Juried Exhibition for Water, Toronto, ON
  • 2002 2nd Prize for Sculpture, VAM, Art Gallery of Mississauga
    Presidents Award for Sculpture, Colour and Form Society, Etobicoke City Hall, Toronto, ON
    Art Gallery of Peel, Brampton, ON
    Arts Etobicoke, Etobicoke City Hall Art Gallery, Etobicoke, ON
  • 2001 Art Gallery of Peel
    2nd Prize for Sculpture, VAM, Art Gallery of Mississauga
  • 2000 VAM, Art Gallery of Mississauga
  • 1999 VAM, Art Gallery of Mississauga
    The Eye of Experience, LIFE Institute, Ryerson University, B.C.E. Place, Toronto
    Emerging Sculptors, Sculptor Society of Canada, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, ON
  • 1998 VAM Art Gallery of Mississauga
  • 1997 1st Prize, Revision, Halton Hills, ON
    Living Art Centre, Mississauga, (Opening Show)
    VAM, Art Gallery of Mississauga
    London Miniature Show, The Gibson Gallery, London, ON
  • 1996 Art Gallery of Peel
    VAM, Art Gallery of Mississauga
  • 1995 Chinguacousy Gallery, Bramalea
    VAM, Art Gallery of Mississauga
  • 1994 Art Gallery of Mississauga
    Etobicoke City Hall Art Gallery
  • 1993 Art Gallery of Mississauga
    Bramalea Visual Arts, Chinguacousy Gallery, Brampton, ON

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Beaux Arts Brampton, Founding member
  • Artbeat, Brampton
  • John B. Aird Gallery, board member
  • Ontario Society of Artists
  • Past President, Mississauga Sculpture Studio
  • Peel Heritage Complex
  • Sculptors Society of Canada, executive member
  • Visual Arts Mississauga
  • Visual Arts Ontario

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • The Williams Mill, Sculpture Studio
  • The Mississauga Sculpture Studio
  • Nielson Park Creative Centre, Etobicoke
  • CACY, Caledon
  • The Living Arts Centre, Mississauga

PUBLIC COMMISSIONS

  • 2001 Haliburton Sculpture Forest, Glebe Park, Haliburton County
  • 2000 Frank McKechnie Community Centre Library, sponsored by the Mississauga Friends of the Library
  • 1999 Celebration Series, 25th Anniversary of the City of Mississauga, Living Art Centre, Mississauga
  • 1998 Artwalk, City of Brampton outdoor sculpture project for Brampton City Hall
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