ROULA PARTHENIOU
rparthen@rogers.com

Education
2001 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Honors, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON.

Representation
MKG127, 1445 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON          

Solo Exhibitions
2017 Title TBD, Arróniz Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City.
2016 Chalk to Cheese, The Dunlop Gallery, curated by Jennifer Matotek, Regina, Saskatchewan.
2016 Inventory, Contemporary Calgary, curated by Ivan Jurakic, organized by Nate McLeod, Calgary.
2016 Twofold MKG127, Toronto.
2015 Inventory, University of Waterloo Art Gallery, curated by Ivan Jurakic, Waterloo.
2015 House & Home & Garden, Oakville Galleries, Gairloch Gardens, curated by Jon Davies, Oakville.
2015 Odd One Out, Art Gallery of Peterborough, curated by Fynn Lietch, Peterborough.
2014 Constructions, MKG127, Toronto.
2014 Constructions, Open Studio, Toronto.
2013 Dopplekopf, for Temporary Contemporary, Commissioned by Sheridan College, Oakville.
2013 Parts and Wholes, MKG127, Toronto.            
2012 Five O'Clock Shadow, Convenience Gallery, Toronto.  
2011 Permutations, Truck Gallery, Calgary.       
2010 Never Odd or Even, MKG127, Toronto.
2009 100 Variations, Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, New York.
2009 Works, Works 1, Twice, collaboration with Micah Lexier, *Queen Specific, curated by Joy Walker, Toronto.
2009 Circular Logic, Cambridge Galleries, curated by Ivan Jurakic, Cambridge.
2009 Remakes, YYZ Artists' Outlet, Toronto.
2008 Bookstall, The News at Five, Toronto International Art Fair, curated by Rick Rhodes, Toronto.
2008 100 Variations, MKG127, Toronto.
2005 Handmade Readymade, Satchel Gallery, curated by Anitra Hamilton, Toronto.
2004 Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda and Two Notions of Necessity, Luft Gallery, curated by Selena Christo, Toronto.

Selected Group Exhibitions
2018 The Closer Together Things Are, curated by Shannon Anderson & Jay Wilson, Southern Alberta Art Gallery (SAAG), Lethbridge.
2018 The Closer Together Things Are, curated by Shannon Anderson & Jay Wilson, Saint Mary's University Art Gallery, Halifax
2018 The Closer Together Things Are, curated by Shannon Anderson & Jay Wilson, Owens Art Gallery, Sackville.
2017 The Closer Together Things Are, curated by Shannon Anderson & Jay Wilson, UWAG, Waterloo.
2017 The State of Things, curated by Ève De Garie-Lamanque, Musee regional de Rimouski, Rimouski, Quebec.
2017 The Closer Together Things Are, UWAG, curated by Shannon Anderson & Jay Wilson, Waterloo.
2016 Form Follows Fiction, The Art Museum at University of Toronto, curated by Luis Jacob, Toronto.
2016 Chroma Lives, Camrost Felcorp Yorkville Plaza Presentation Centre, curated by Erin Alex Freedman & Lili Huston Heterich, Toronto.
2016 DIY, MKG127, curated by Dave Dyment, Toronto.
2016 There is nothing I could say that I haven’t thought before, Stem Gallery, by Cynthia Daignault, Brussels, Belgium.
2016 Showroom,The Art Museum at University of Toronto, curated by Sarah Robayo Sheridan, Toronto.
2015 Quoting the Quotidian, Wil Aballe Art Projects, Vancouver.
2015 Objects, Food, Rooms, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, curated by Andria Hickey, New York. 
2015 MKG/NYC, 57W57Arts, New York.
2015 Reading Room, Owens Art Gallery, curated by Lucy MacDonald & Dr. Kirsty Bell, Sackville, New Brunswick
2015 Playlist, Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran, Montreal.
2015 Always Already, Blackwood Gallery, curated by Julia Abraham, University of Toronto, Mississauga.
2014 Archive Fever, curated by Krista Blake, The Canadian Clay and Glass Museum, Waterloo.
2014/15 This Area is under 23 Hour Video and Audio Surveillance, curated by Yan Wu, Jackman Humanities Building, University of Toronto.
2014 Les Rassembleurs, curated by Dean Baldwin, MKG127, Toronto.
2014 Communicating Vessels, Blackwood Gallery, curated by Corrie Jackson, Mississauga.
2013 Goods,  Museum of Bat Yam, curated by Joshua Simon, Bat Yam, Israel.
2013 More Than Two, The Power Plant, curated by Micah Lexier, Toronto.
2013 Semicolon Hyphen Bracket, MKG127, curated by Elle Kurancid, Jen Simaitis and Michael Klein, Toronto.
2013 The Idiot of Nature, AHVA Gallery, University of British Colombia, curated by Christine D'Onofrio, Vancouver.
2012 Fakin' It, University of Cincinatti Art Gallery, curated by Ryan Mulligan, Cincinatti, Ohio.
2012 Like Minded, Plug In ICA, curated by Micah Lexier, Winnipeg.
2012 Sediment, G Gallery, curated by Shane Krepavich, Toronto.
2011 Things Exist, Birch Libralato, Toronto.
2011 Ordinary Language, Modern Fuel Gallery, curated by Michael Davidge, Kingston.
2011 Rubbish, Rubbish, Mount Saint Vincent University Gallery, curated by Stephen Hancherow, Halifax.
2011 An Exchange with Sol Lewitt, MASS MoCA, curated by Regine Basha, Massachusetts.
2011 Out of Print, Mercer Union, curated by Sarah Robayo-Sheridan, Toronto.
2010 Out of Site, Nuit Blanche, Curated by Earl Miller, Toronto.
2010 A to B, MKG127, curated by Micah Lexier, Toronto.
2009 Fall In, Blackwood Gallery, curated by Christof Migone, Mississauga.
2009 Infinite Egress, Surrey Art Gallery, curated by Jordan Strom, Surrey.
2009 No Melatonin, site-specific installation at Studio Brilliantine for Nuit Blanche, curated by Dave Dyment, Toronto.
2009 Literally, Artspeak, curated by Melanie O'Brian, Vancouver.            
2008 Black Friday, Printed Matter, curated by Jay Sanders and Olivia Shao, New York.
2008 The Form Itself, Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, curated by Michael Bühler-Rose, New York.
2007 Intramural League, p|m gallery, curated by Kyle Bishop, Toronto.
2007 Friendly Greeting, MKG127, Toronto.
2007 Happy Birthday, MKG127, Toronto.
2007 Boast of Quietness, HOUSEproject,curated by Sonya Sheil, Dublin, Ireland.
2006 Exo Flash, Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge.
2006 Gifts by Artists, Art Metropole, Toronto.
2006 2008, Mercer Union, Toronto.
2006 Four Men and a Woman, TAAFI, curated by John McLaughlin, Drake Hotel, Toronto
2006 Art On Paper, The Weatherspoon Art Gallery, curated by Xandra Eden, Greensborough, North Carolina.
2006 Halcyon Days, Mercer Union, Toronto.
2006 Store Front, National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives, Ottawa.
2006 Stellar Living, Mercer Union, Toronto.
2005 Free Sample, Mount St. Vincent University Gallery, curated by Kelly Mark, Halifax.
2004 Evidence of 30 Years, Art Metropole, Toronto.
2004 Better Living, Mercer Union, Toronto.
2003 Samplesize.ca, Online Gallery curated by Kelly Mark.            
2002 If I Had a Hi-Fi, Mercer Union, Toronto.
2001 Mercer Living, Mercer Union, Toronto.
2001 Another Slide Show, The Art Gallery of Ontario/Instant Coffee, Toronto.
2000- 2003 Gifts by Artists, Art Metropole, Toronto.          

Project Spaces, Artist Projects in Print and Other Activities
2017 Roula Partheniou: Index, published by Black Dog Publications UK. (Monograph)
2017 Flat, Paperhouse Studios, Toronto. (Fundraising Edition)
2016 Spindle Candle, fundraising edition for C Magazine, Toronto. (Published Edition)
2016 Guest speaker at Alberta College of Art and Design  (Guest Speaker)
2015 Guest speaker at Centennial College  (Guest Speaker)
2015 Multiples Workshop and Symposium Leader, with Dave Dyment,  Ryerson University. (Workshop, Guest Speaker)
2014 Guest speaker at the SculptureNOW Symposium, University of Waterloo. (Guest Speaker)
2014 Guest speaker at the Artist Book Fair, Whitechapel Gallery, London UK. (Guest Speaker)
2014 Launch of permanent installation of Caution Yellow at University of Toronto, Mississauga. (Installation)
2014 Full Circle, collaboration with Joy Walker, commission by the Canadian Art Foundation (Artist Book)
2014 Canadian Art Hop Environment, collaboration with Joy Walker, KoolHaus, Toronto (Installation)
2014 Artist in Residence, Open Studio, Toronto. (Residency)
2014 Shortlisted for Public Art Project, Bay Adelaide East tower, Toronto (Public Art)
2013/14 Fluorescent Tube, MKG127 gallery signage, Toronto. (Project Space)
2013 Desk Set, Published by Paul + Wendy Projects, Toronto (Published Edition)
2006 Make Your Own Bus, Art Gallery of York University Performance Bus, Toronto. (Performance)
2003 The Money Movies, Splice This! Super 8 Festival, Toronto. (Screening)
2003 Old is the New New, Fuse Magazine, The Future Issue, Toronto. (Project in Print)
2001 AMTV, Art Metropole, Toronto.  (Screening)  

Art Fairs
2017 Art Lima, Lima, Peru, represented by Arróniz Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City
2017 Art Bo, Colombia represented by Arróniz Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City
2016 Untitled Miami, represented by MKG127, Toronto. (Two person booth)
2006-2017 Art Toronto, represented by MKG127, Toronto. 
2007 Scope Art Fair, New York, represented by The Other Gallery, Winnipeg.
2006 Aqua Art Miami, The Other Gallery, Winnipeg.
2006 Toronto International Art Fair, The Other Gallery, Winnipeg.

Publications/ Reviews/ Press
Artist Interview, by Leah Constantine, adhoc.is, March 5, 2016
Roula Partheniou at Contemporary Calgary, by Sarah Todd, Akimbo, February 25, 2016.
Work-in-Progress: Shape Shifter,  by Sarah Liss, Block Magazine, Winter 2016.
On the Wall, by Murray White, Toronto Star, January 5, 2016.
In Studio: Roula Partheniou, by Murray White, Toronto Star, January 2, 2016.
Objects, Food, Rooms at Tanya Bonakdar, Review, by Bill Clarke, Art Review, pg 146, Fall 2015.
Inventory, Exhibition Essay by Ivan Jurakic, UWAG, Waterloo. Sept 2015.
Double Takes at UWAG, by Melissa Johns, Imprint, Sept 23, 2015
Review of Playlist, by Nancy Webb, Canadian Art Online, June 18, 2015.
Saturday Selects, Sight Unseen, week of May 25, 2015.
Video walk-through of House & Home & Garden, produced by Oakville Galleries, May 2015.
Review of House & Home & Garden, by Murray White, The Toronto Star, Thurs April 23, 2015.
House & Home & Garden at Oakville Galleries, by Terence Dick, Akimbo, Tues April 21, 2015.
Tongue and Groove, Exhibition Essay for "House & Home & Garden", by Jon Davies, Oakville Galleries, Gairloch Gardens, March 2015.
Review of House & Home & Garden, by Adam Barbu, Magenta Magazine, June 2015.
Les Rassembleurs at MKG127, by Terence Dick, Akimbo, Tues Aug 12, 2014.
Roula Partheniou and the Art of the Double Take, by Shannon Anderson, Feature Article, Canadian Art Magazine, p. 62-65, Summer 2014.
Tattered Fragments, by Christina Ritchie, Exhibition Essay for "Constructions", Open Studio, May 2014.
Communicating Vessels at Blackwood Gallery, by Terence Dick, Akimbo, Tues Apr 29, 2014.
Communicating Vessels, by Corrie Jackson, Exhibition Essay for "Communicating Vessels" Blackwood Gallery, April 2014.
Desk Set, Carbon Paper Magazine, artist pages guest edited by Erin Stump, Winter 2014.
Semicolon Hyphen Bracket Review, by Shannon Anderson, Canadian Art Magazine, Winter 2014, pg 144.
Toronto-based Visual Artists You Should Know, by Emily Anne Kuriyama, Complex.com, Sept 22, 2013.
Parts and Wholes Exhibition Review, by Jennifer Matotek, Magenta Magazine, Volume 4, No.2, Summer 2013.
Roula Partheniou at MKG127, by Terence Dick, Akimbo, Tues Mar 26, 2013.
Parts and Wholes Exhibition Review, by Sholem Kristalka, Globe & Mail, Fri, April 5, 2013.
Lost and Found, by Murray White, The Toronto Star, Section E7, Thurs Nov 3, 2011.
Artist File: Book Club, by Betty Ann Jordan, House & Home, Volume 33 No. 10, October 2011.
Shelf Life, by Jason McBride, Toronto Standard, May 16, 2011.
Beyond the Coffee Table, by Betty Ann Jordan, FASHION Magazine, Summer 2011.
Artist Interview, by Vasileios Dofoudis, OZON Magazine, No.87, May 2011.
Artist Profile, Juxtapoze, No.124, May 2011.
Review: Out of Print, by Bill Clarke, Art News, Volume 110, No. 4, April 2011.
Out of Print, Exhibition Brochure Text, Mercer Union, Sarah Robayo-Sheridan, January 2011.
The Painted Book, by Peter Terzian, Print Magazine, February 2010.
Roula Partheniou: Circular Logic, by Jen Hutton, Magenta Magazine, Volume 1, No. 2, February 2010.
Deconstructing Gravity: Many ways to become airborne, by Leah Sandals, The Globe & Mail, R12, Sat, Nov 7, 2009.
Circular Logic, by Ivan Jurakic, Exhibition Essay for "Circular Logic", Cambridge Galleries, Sept 2009.
Gallery Going: Micah Lexier & Roula Partheniou at Queen Specific, by Gary Michael Dault, The Globe & Mail, R8, Sat Feb 28, 2009.
A Question of Form, by Tyler Coburn, Rhizome.org, Online Reviews, Sept 17, 2008.
Changing the Rules of the Game, by Aileen Burns , Canadian Art Magazine, Online Reviews, Thurs Jun 12, 2008.
Gallery Going: And you thought a cube was just a cube, by Gary Michael Dault, The Globe and Mail, R21, Sat Apr 26, 2008.
Gallery Going: Happy Birthday at MKG 127, by Gary Michael Dault, The Globe and Mail, R12,Sat July 21, 2007.
Surprises Unceasing, by Michele Natale, The News & Observer, Greensboro, N. Carolina, Fri Jan 19, 2007.
Taciturntablism, by Christof Migone, Lieux et non-lieux de l'art actuel, Editions Esse, Montreal, 2005.
Get Your Free Sample, by Scott Dunlop, The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, F3, Tues,Apr 5, 2005.
Sure Thing: Free Sample, by Jane Kansas, The Coast, Halifax, Mar 24 to Mar 31, 2005.
Free Sample, group catalogue published by Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, 2005.
Gallery Going: Roula Partheniou at Luft Gallery, by Gary Michael Dault, The Globe and Mail, R13, Sat Sept 25, 2004.
Now that’s a present future: Inside the city art scene with Catherine Osborne, National Post, PT08, Sat Dec 6 2003.          

Grants/ Awards
2016-2017 Canada Council Longterm Grant to Visual Artists.
2016 Toronto Arts Council Grants to Visual/Media Artists, Mid-Career.
2015 Canada Council Long Term Grant for Visual Artists.
2015 Ontario Arts Council Grants to Visual Artists, Mid-Career.
2015 OAC Exhibition Assistance.
2014 Toronto Arts Council Grants to Visual/Media Artists, Mid-Career.
2014 Awarded Public Art Mentorship with Micah Lexier, Bay Adelaide East Project.
2013 Ontario Arts Council Grants to Visual Artists, Mid-Career.
2013 OAC Exhibition Assistance.
2011 Canada Council Project Grant.
2011 Ontario Arts Council Grants to Visual Artists, Mid-Career.
2011 Toronto Arts Council Grants to Visual/Media Artists, Mid-Career.
2011 OAC Exhibition Assistance.
2009 Canada Council Project Grant.
2009 Toronto Arts Council Grants to Visual/Media Artists, Emerging Artist Grant.
2009 OAC Exhibition Assistance.
2008 Ontario Arts Council Grants to Visual Artists, Emerging Artist.            
2008 OAC Exhibition Assistance.
2007 Canada Council Project Grant.
2007 Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts, Artist Prize Finalist.
2005 Ontario Arts Council Grants to Visual Artists, Emerging Artist.            
2004 Canada Council Grants to Visual Artists, Emerging Artist.
2004 Toronto Arts Council Grants to Visual/Media Artists, Emerging Artist.
2001 MFA Award of Excellence, University of Guelph.
2001 Faculty Award, University of Guelph.
2001 Placed 2nd, 3rd, and 6th place in the Annual Juried Art Show, University of Guelph.
2000 Marlene Pike Memorial Award, University of Guelph.
2000 Dimensions Prize, University of Guelph.          

Related Work Experience
2006 to present Co-founder of Nothing Else Press, publisher of artists' editions. www.nothingelsepress.com
2001 to 2004 Art Metropole, Administration/Programming.

Collections
Work is held in numerous private collections and in the corporate and institutional collections of the Bank of Montreal, TD Bank, MunichRe, the Royal      Bank of Canada, Blackwood Gallery at University of Toronto Mississauga, Art Museum at University of Toronto, Musee d'art Contemporaine and the National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives.          

With thanks to the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council