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Susan Dobson’s photographs and installations have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions across Canada, as well as in the United States, United Kingdom, Belgium, China, Germany, Spain, and Mexico. She has been a featured artist in photography festivals including CONTACT (Toronto, Canada), Fotoseptiembre (Mexico City), Le Mois de la Photo (Montreal, Canada), Bitume/Bitumen (Brussels), and FotoNoviembre (Spain). She was a contributing artist to the Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad and her work was featured in the 2012 Biennial Builders at the National Gallery of Canada.

Her work is in corporate and museum collections, including Centennial Gallery, the Art Gallery of Windsor, the Portland Museum, and the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, an affiliate of the National Gallery of Canada.

Dobson’s photographs have been published in periodicals and newspapers, such as CV Photo, Photo Metro, The Globe and Mail, and Border Crossings. Her work has also been featured in Carte Blanche, a compendium of Canadian photography, and Massive Change by Bruce Mau. She has lectured on photography at institutions including the University of Waterloo, the University of Barcelona, and the National Arts Centre in Mexico City. Dobson is the recipient of two Gold National Magazine awards, and numerous awards and grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council, including the K.M. Hunter award for visual arts.

Most recently, she received a major grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada for her project The Pictured Past and the Future Perfect: Shifting Tenses in Contemporary Photography. Dobson is Associate Professor in the School of Fine Art and Music at the University of Guelph.

Susan Dobson Talk in Stratford

Susan Dobson’s artist talk at Gallery Stratford is on Thursday, May 25 at 7pm.


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Susan Dobson in Stratford

Gallery Stratford is exhibiting Susan Dobson’s Viewfinder photographs May-July 2017.


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Dobson on Prefix Photo Cover

Susan Dobson is featured on the cover of Prefix Photo Magazine.


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Susan Dobson in Switzerland

Susan Dobson is part of the prestigious Images Festival in Vevey, Switzerland Sept – Oct.


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Susan Dobson in Switzerland

Susan Dobson’s photographs are off to the Images Visual Arts Biennale in Vevey, Switzerland Sept 2016


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Susan Dobson September Ottawa Exhibition

Susan Dobson at Shenkman Arts Centre, Ottawa Sept 2015


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Susan Dobson at Art Gallery of Mississauga

Susan Dobson is showing two of her recent Viewfinder photographs at the Art Gallery of Mississauga


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Susan Dobson “Viewfinder”

Amish Morrell

Michael Gibson Gallery

October 2014

28 pages, colour illustrations, 8 x 8 1/2 inches, softcover

$15.00




Susan Dobson’s “Viewfinder” catalogue compliments her 2013-2014 series of photographs. With an insightful essay by Amish Morrell, editor of C Magazine, the catalogue includes installation shots and images of the individual photographs in the series including three of the newest completed in the summer of 2014.



EDUCATION

1997 MFA, University of Guelph.
1988 Bachelor of Applied Arts, Ryerson University
1984 International Baccalaureate, Lester Pearson College of the Pacific

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014 Viewfinder, Michael Gibson Gallery, London Ontario, Canada
2012 Transmission, Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge, Ontario, Canada.
11/12 By Design, Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada.
2010 Dislocation, The Department, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Endlessly Traversed Landscapes, a site specific billboard installation in conjunction with the
Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad. Organized by VANOC and curated by Natalie Doonan.
2009 Retail, The Department, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. A CONTACT photography festival feature
exhibition.
2008 Temporary Architectures, Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. In
conjunction with the photography festival Photopolis, and with Nocturne: Art at Night.
Rememory, The Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
2006 Open House, Elora Centre for the Arts, Elora, Ontario, Canada.
2005 Open House, National Center for the Arts (Cenart,) Mexico City, Mexico.
Open House, Fotoseptiembre 2005, Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico City, Mexico.
Open House, Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, Oregon, USA.
Susan Dobson: Interiors, The Toronto Free Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Contact Photography Festival feature exhibition.
2004/05 Open House, Art Gallery of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
2004 Open House, SRO Photo Gallery, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, USA.
Open House, Tatar Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
No Fixed Address, Gallery 44 Project Room, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
2002/03 Sprawl, Centennial Gallery, Oakville, Ontario, Canada.
2001 Natural Law, Tatar Alexander Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
2000 Home Invasion, Justina Barnicke Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Home Invasion, Artspace, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada.
Home Invasion, The Photographers Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Vanishing Point, The Floating Gallery Centre for Photography, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
1999 Home Invasion, Struts Gallery, Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada.
Lots 16-23, The Redhead Gallery Showcase, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Home Invasion, Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
1997 Vanishing Point, New York State University, Buffalo, New York, USA.
Vanishing Point, Zavitz Hall Gallery, Guelph University, Guelph, Ontario, Canada.

TWO-PERSON AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014 You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me, Oakville Gallery, Oakville, Ontario
Of Time and Buildings, Group exhibition at George Eastman House, International Museum
for Photography and Film, Rochester, New York, USA. Curated by Alison Nordström.
2013 Peopled by the Unknown: Susan Dobson and Matt Macintosh, Gallery 44, Toronto, Ontario,
Canada.
Auto-Motive: World from the Windshield, curated by Marnie Fleming, Centennial Gallery, Oakville, Ontario, Canada.
Wish you were here: Interventions into landscape, curated by Jocelyn Purdie, Union Gallery,
Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
Art Fair Cologne, Cologne, Germany (representation by In Focus Gallery)
“1”, Boarding House Gallery, Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
12/13 Builders: Canadian Biennial 2012, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Picturing Immigrants in the Ward, curated by Sarah Bassnett and Patrick Mahon, City of Toronto Archives, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
2012 Uncertain World, the University of Waterloo Art Gallery, curated by Ivan Jurakic, Waterloo,
Ontario, Canada.
Group Exhibition, Atti Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Constructed View, curated by Patrick Macaulay, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Ontario,
Canada.
11/12 Bank on Art. Artwork featured on the bank machine at 952 Queen St. West and online at
http://bankonart.net/artist.php?id=176
Atlántica Colectivas, part of PHOTONOVIEMBRE 2011, Island Tenerife, Spain.
2011 Art Fair, Cologne, Germany.
Noir, Renann Isaacs gallery, Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
Spaces of the City, The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
The 5th KWAG Biennial, The Black and the White: An Allegory of Colour, curated by Robert
Enright.
American Temples, curated by Burkhard Arnold, In Focus Gallery, Cologne, Germany.
Secrets and Lies: Susan Dobson and Arthur Renwick, curated by Ilse Gassinger, Durham Art Gallery, Ontario, Canada.
Meghan Fish Contemporary group exhibition, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
2010 Natural. Disaster. Curated by Jessica Wyman, The McIntosh Gallery, The University of
Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada.
Building a Legacy, Curating a Collection, curated by Judith Nasby, The Macdonald Stewart
Art Centre, Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
2009/2010 BEYOND PLACE: Recent Photography Acquisitions, The Portland Art Museum, Portland,
Oregon, USA.
Screen 2010, part of CODE and the Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad. Curated by Milena
Placentile. http://www.vancouver2010.com/code
2009 KWAG Biennial, curated by Nancy Campbell, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.
2008 Transactions, Chongqing Art Museum, Sichuan Fine Art Institute, Chongqing, China.
Exhibition Curator: Feng Bin.
New on the Wall, Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon, USA.
Is there a there there? Curated by Marnie Fleming, Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Ontario,
Canada.
2008/2009 Beyond the Frame, The Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph, Ontario. Canada.
2007 Re-envisioning Habitat, curated by Derek J.J. Knight, Oakville Galleries at Centennial Square, Oakville, Ontario, Canada.
Views, camerafrontera festival, North Bay Area Museum, North Bay, Ontario, Canada.
2006 Addressing Oakville, curated by Shannon Anderson, Oakville Galleries at Centennial Square, Oakville, Ontario, Canada.
2005 Interior Insights, Royal College of Art, London, England.
Transitive: Toronto Artists in St. Petersburg, preview at the Kabat Wrobel Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada.
Sampler: The 2nd KW/AG Biennial, curated by Andrew Hunter, the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Ontario, Canada.
2004 Project Toronto, Toronto Free Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Affectations, Hamilton Artists Inc., Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
44 Comes To Clarington, The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington, Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada.
2002 Badlands, Confederation Centre for the Arts, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada.
Guelph 2002, MacDonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
2001 Suburbia, Art Gallery of Peel, Brampton, Ontario, Canada.
Range of Vision, Tatar Alexander Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Suburbia: Susan Dobson and Keith Moulding, Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.
2000 e/rector/scape, Harcourt House Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
2000 words, curated by Gary Michael Dault, TPW, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
1999 Bitume/Bitumen 99, an international photography event in Brussels. Presented by VIEW_FINDER.
Le Mois de la Photo – La Couleur du Confort, curated by Eléne Tremblay, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
The exhibition toured galleries in the Montreal region in 1999/2000.
1998 Tall Orders: On The Spiritual In Art, curated by Gary Michael Dault, The Propeller Center for
the Visual Arts, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Greater Reston Arts Center Annual Juried Fine Arts Exhibition, Reston, Virginia, USA.
Juror: J.W. Mahoney, Washington’s Corresponding Editor for Art in America.
The 6th Annual Junction Arts Festival, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
1997 Crossing Borders, Castellani Art Museum, Niagara, New York, USA.
1991 Who We Are, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

FESTIVAL SCREENINGS

2009 Rememory, the Contemporary Video Art Screening Series, Gallery Lambton, Sarnia,
Ontario.
2007 “Flash Flood: International Video Art Festival,” Tucson, Arizona.

GRANTS

2011 SSHRC Research/Creation Grant, for “The Pictured Past and the Future Perfect: Shifting Tenses
in Contemporary Photography.”
Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council.
2010 Grant for Individual Visual Artists, Mid Career, Ontario Arts Council.
Ontario Arts Council National Residency Grant, for a creative residency at the Banff Centre.
Chalmers Professional Development Grant, 2010.
Travel Grant, The Canada Council for the Arts.
2009 SSHRC General Research Grant, University of Guelph.
2008 Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council.
Grant for Individual Visual Artists, Mid Career, Ontario Arts Council.
2007 Creation/Production Grant, The Canada Council for the Arts.
2006 SSHRC University of Guelph Travel Grant.
Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council.
2005 Foreign Affairs Travel Grant.
SSHRC University of Guelph Travel Grant.
Travel Grant, The Canada Council for the Arts.
2004 Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council.
2003 Creation/Production Grant, The Canada Council for the Arts.
Grant for Individual Visual Artists, Mid Career, Ontario Arts Council.
2002 Artist in the Community Grant, Ontario Arts Council.
Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council.
2001 Creation/Production Grant, The Canada Council for the Arts.
Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council.
Grant for Individual Visual Artists, Emerging Artist, Ontario Arts Council
2000 Grant for Individual Visual Artists, Emerging Artist, Ontario Arts Council
1999 Travel Grant, The Canada Council for the Arts.
Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council.
Creation/Production Grant, The Canada Council for the Arts.
Grant for Individual Visual Artists, Emerging Artist, Ontario Arts Council
1998 Grant for Individual Visual Artists, Emerging Artist, Ontario Arts Council

AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

2006 Award of Distinction, The International Colour Awards.
2001 Gold National Magazine Award, Category: Urban and Natural Landscapes.
The Advertising & Design Club of Canada Silver Award, Category: Photojournalism.
1998 K.M. Hunter Emerging Artist Award for Visual Arts, Ontario Arts Council.
1997 Best of Show, Crossing Borders (Juror: Cheryl Brutvan, Senior Curator, The Albright Knox Art
Gallery), Castellani Art Museum.
The Margaret Craig Memorial Scholarship, The University of Guelph.
The Delpha Award, The University of Guelph.
1996 The Margaret Craig Memorial Scholarship, The University of Guelph.
Board of Graduate Studies Research Scholarship, The University of Guelph.
1991 Gold National Magazine Award, Category: Photojournalism.

ARTIST TALKS/INTERVIEWS

2013 National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
2012 Interview for Rogers TV Waterloo Region, Grand River Living, interview by Anandi Carroll-
Woolery, produced by Derek Roberts, air dates Feb 20 – Feb 24, 2012.
Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge, Ontario, Canada.
2011 “Artist Susan Dobson speaks about her work in the exhibition, The Black and the White: An
Allegory of Colour”
2010 The Department, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
McIntosh Gallery, London, Ontario, Canada.
St. Mary’s University Art Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
The Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
Celebrate Our Artists, Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
2008 CFMU radio, The Artist’s Life Style, interview with Laura Hollick, October 7, 2008.
2006 Kitchener City Hall, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.
Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, Oregon, USA.
Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
2005 The Art Gallery of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
2004 The Clarington Art Centre, Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada.
Hamilton Artists Inc., Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
2003 Centennial Gallery, Oakville, Ontario, Canada.
2001 Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.
2000 Artspace, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada.
University of Saskatchewan, Department of Art and Art History, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
1999 Artist talk and assessment of student work, University of Toronto, Faculty of Architecture,
Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
1998 The Canadian Federation of University Women, Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
1997 Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

LECTURES

2007 “Digital mutations and photographic ways of seeing in the portraits of Nancy Burson,
Aziz+Cucher, and Loretta Lux,” presented at the University Art Association of Canada Conference at the University of Waterloo.
2006 “Constructed Fictions: Artifice and Illusion in Photographs of the Suburbs,” paper presented at
the conference Espaces Interieurs: Maison et Art. Barcelona, Spain.
2005 “The City and Its Periphery: Searching for Identity in Suburban Sprawl,” presented at the
conference Imagen y la ciudad. Mexico City, Mexico.
2003 Art Means Business, A Management Training Course for Artists, Nipissing University, North
Bay, Ontario, Canada.
2002 Art Means Business, A Management Training Course for Artists, University of Waterloo,
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
The Fine Art of Being a Professional, A Guide to Career Paths & Ongoing Study, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

REPRODUCTIONS IN BOOKS

2006 Blue Sky 05/06, with forward by Christopher Rauschenberg, Oregon Center for the
Photographic Arts, 2006.
Carte Blanche, a compendium of Canadian Photography, Magenta Ltd., 2006.
2004 Massive Change, by Bruce Mau, Phaidon Press Ltd., 2004.
Literature and the Writing Process, cover photograph, McMahan, Day, and Funk, 2004.
2003 The Presence of Excellence, twenty-five years of selections from the National Magazine
Awards, profile of work completed for Toronto Life in 1991, published by the National Magazine
Awards Foundation, 2003.

FILM

2006 Contributor to the documentary film Radiant City. Produced by Gary Burns and Jim Brown.

ARTICLES/PHOTO ESSAYS

2013 Canadian Biennial Aims To Build Different Vision Of National Art, National Gallery of Canada,
Ottawa November 2, 2012, to January 20, 2013, By Leah Sandals in Canadian Art online edition,
posted November 1, 2012. www.canadianart.ca/features/2012/11/01/builders-biennial/
A blunder in the blueprint, The Telegraph Journal, by Paul Gessell, Saturday, November 3, 2012, S5.
2012 “Susan Dobson: By Design,” Prefix Photo, Volume 13, No.1, 2012.
“Susan Dobson: Moonrise,” Hamilton Arts and Letters, Issue five, Spring/Summer 2012.
http://samizdatpress.typepad.com/spring_2012_hamilton_arts/susan-dobson-…
1.html
“Susan Dobson: Retail,” article by Anna Cox, Hamilton Arts and Letters, Issue five,
Spring/Summer 2012. http://samizdatpress.typepad.com/spring_2012_hamilton_arts/susandobson-
retail-by-anna-cox-1.html
“In conversation with Susan Dobson,” interview with Marianne Pointner, The Ontarion, Thursday,
Feb 2, 2012.
2011 “Anxious Desires: The Photography of Susan Dobson,” interview with Robert Enright, Border
Crossings, issue no. 119, 2011.
“KWAG Biennial: Monochrome Mavericks,” by David Balzer, Canadian Art Online, June 9, 2011,
www.canadianart.ca/online/see-it/2011/06/09/kwag_biennial/
2010 “Closing their eyes to reach into the past,” by Natalie Osborne, The Guelph Mercury, July 12,
2010.
“On the Canvas,” by Kathy Rumleski, The London Free Press, Mar 3, 2010.
“Olympian effort on display in B.C.,” The Guelph Tribune, Feb 4, 2010.
“Mind open, eyes closed,” University of Guelph Research Magazine, Volume XXV Number 1, Winter 2010.
2009 “Some Kind of Wonderful,” by Robert Reid, The Record, July 23, 2009.
“Constructive Criticism,” by Isa Tousignant, enRoute magazine, May 2009.
“I am a Camera,” article by Lori Bona Hunt, At Guelph, February 11, 2009.
“Rememory: Artist brings memories into the present,” cover story on the rememory exhibition by
Lori Bona Hunt, The Portico magazine, Winter 2009.
2008 “Susan Dobson: Temporary Architectures,” exhibition publication by St. Mary’s University Art
Gallery. Essay by Robin Metcalfe.
“Rememory,” profile of rememory exhibition, Ascent magazine, issue 40, 2008.
“You finished with your eyes?” exhibition publication by Macdonald Stewart Art Centre. Essay by
Dawn Owen.
“Photopolis and Nocturne: Where Darkrooms Meet White Nights,” Canadian Art Online Edition,
Oct 2008.
“Is there a there there?” exhibition publication by Oakville Galleries. Essay by Marnie Fleming.
“Photographic Memory,” article by Duncan Day-Myron, The Ontarion, Vol.157, Issue 10, 2008.
2007 “Re-Envisioning Habitat,” exhibition essay by Derek J.J. Knight for Oakville Galleries, 2007.
2006 “Individuality is hanging on the walls,” article by Sarah McGoldrick, News Express, May, 2006.
2005 “Spatial Portraits,” article by Laura Hollick, Canadian Interiors, Sep/Oct 2005,
“The Lure of Verisimilitude,” article by Dot Tuer, Contact Magazine, May 2005.
2004 “Projected Changes,” article by Geoff Girvitz, Saturday Night, September 2004.
“It’s What’s Inside That Counts,” article by Samantha Grice, The National Post, January 8, 2004.
2003 “Susan Dobson: Home Invasion,” on/site review, Issue 10, 2003.
No Fixed Address,” photo essay by Susan Dobson, CBC Radio 3 Online Magazine, Volume 2, Issue 8, Oct 24, 2003.
“Home Truths”, photo essay by Susan Dobson, CBC Radio 3 Online Magazine, Volume I, Issue 16, March 14-20, 2003.
“35 Morningview Drive,” article by Bobbi Thandi, The Green Banana, Summer, 2003.
2002 “A Real Estate Bubble?” photograph reproduced from the series ‘Home Invasion.’ Maclean’s,
Sep 30, 2002.
2001 “Postcards from the edge,” photo essay by Susan Dobson, Toronto Life, May 2001.

REVIEWS

2011 “Susan Dobson at The Robert McLaughlin Gallery,” Akimblog review by Gil McElroy, posted Dec 6, 2011, http://www.akimbo.ca/akimblog/?id=499
“Susan Dobson: Dislocation,” by Gary Michael Dault, Ciel Variable, Issue 87, Jan – May 2011.
2010 “Susan Dobson at the Department,” by Matthew Purvis, blog TO, 2010
http://www.blogto.com/arts/2010/09/art_agenda_group_show_at_narwhal_susa…
_department_and_jonathan_demmes_collection_of_haitian_art_at_the_gladstone/
2009 “Susan Dobson at the DepARTment,” Akimblog posted by Terence Dick, www.akimbo.ca, May
28, 2009.
“CONTACT Report: Typologies of Nowhere,” by Derek Flack, blog TO,
http://www.blogto.com/contact_toronto/2009/05/contact_report_typologies_…, May 3, 2009.
2008 “Susan Dobson: Rememory,” review by Emma Renda, ECHO, Sep 25 – Oct 1, 2008.
Akimbo blog: Nocturne: Art at Night. Posted by Sue Carter Flinn, November 18th, 2008.
http://www.akimbo.biz/akimblog/?id=241
“Temporary Architectures,” review by Mike Landry, Things of Desire, art blogzine
www.thingsofdesire.wordpress.com. Oct 16 – Oct 23, 2008.
“New exhibition probes memory, time, experience,” The Guelph Tribune, Friday, Sep 19, 2008.
2007 “Art exhibit examines clash between culture and nature,” review by Krissie Rutherford, The
Oakville Beaver, Friday, Feb 2, 2007.
2006 “Artists provide unique perspectives of Oakville,” review by Krissie Rutherford, The Oakville
Beaver, Friday, Feb. 3, 2006.
2005 “Llevan su moda al Chopo,” review in EL UNIVERSAL, 21-PF (cm2:1395), Sep, 2005.
“Inauguraron en el Chopo 6 Muestras, en el Marco de Fotoseptiembre,” review in EXCELSIOR,
2-B (113 cm2), Sep, 2005.
“Llueven fotos en el Chopo,” REFORMA, 39-PF (264 cm2), Sep, 2005.
“Super Snooper: Photographer Susan Dobson peeks into private spaces,” review by Wes LaFortune, FFWD Weekly, January 13, 2005.
2004 “The Portrait of Our Material Selves,” review by Laura Hollick, The View, Vol. 10 No. 23, Jun 3-9, 2004.
“Beauty in routine,” review by Thomas Hirschmann, NOW, Volume 23, No. 31, Apr 1-7, 2004.
“A peeping Tom invades suburbia,” review by Gary Michael Dault, The Globe and Mail, Jan 31 2004.
“Suburbia reveals its colourful secrets,” article by Peter Goddard, The Toronto Star, Jan 31, 2004.
2003 “Bad Lands: The Outsiderism of Susan Dobson, Ray Mortenson, and Jaclyn Shoub”, article by
Shauna McCabe, BlackFlash, Vol. 21.1, 2003.
2002 “Sprawl puts suburbia in focus: Photographic exhibit study with a message”, review by Elaine
Hujer, The Hamilton Spectator, Dec 13, 2002
“Photographer takes aim at the suburbs in Sprawl,” The Oakville Beaver, Nov 15, 2002.
“Photographer documents life in Oakville,” review by Craig MacBride, The Oakville Beaver, 2002.
2001 “Susan Dobson at Tatar Alexander”, review by Gary Michael Dault, Gallery Going, The Globe
and Mail, September 29, 2001.
e/rector/scape,” review by Kerry Mogg, FUSE, Volume 23, Number 3, 2001.
2000 “Urban landscape,” review by Charles Mandel, The Edmonton Journal, August 4, 2000.
“Art imitates gentrification,” review by Gilbert A. Bouchard, SEE Magazine, August 3 – 9, 2000.
“e/rector/scape,” review by Maureen Fenniak, Vue Weekly, August 3 – 9, 2000.
“When there is no Limit to Spirit. Tall Orders: On the Spiritual in Art,” review by Rozena Maart,
FUSE, Volume 22, Number 4, 2000.
“le mois de la photo à montréal,” review by Bill Kouwenhoven, photo metro, Volume 18, Issue 157, 2000.
1999 “Le Document Photographique: Logique de la Séduction,” review by Christine Desrochers, ETC
Montreal, No. 48, 1999.
“Le Mois de la Photo,” review by Marie-France Bisson, Le Devoir, Sept 5, 1999.
“Le Mois de la Photo Arrêt Sur Image,” review by Nicolas Mavrikakis, VOIR, Sept 15, 1999.
“The world turned into a picture,” review by Henry Lehmann, The Montreal Gazette, Sept 18, 1999.
“Chroniques du banal,” review by Bernard LaMarche, Le Devoir, Sept 26, 1999.
“Disturbingly Suburban”, review by Gobi Kim, Azure, Sept/Oct 1999.
“Staking out Troubled Terrain”, review by Gary Michael Dault, Gallery Going, The Globe and
Mail, July 10, 1999.

PUBLISHED WRITING

2007 Essay titled “Constructed Illusions: Photography of Suburban Interiors,” published in Espais
Interiors Casa I Art. University of Barcelona Press, Barcelona, 2007. Salsa, Teresa-M. and
Rosa Maria, ed.
2000 “Corporeal Art,” article published in function, Volume 3, 2000.
1996 “The End of R+D in the Art World,” article published in MIX, Volume 22.2, 1996.

CATALOGUES AND PUBLICATIONS

2012 Builders, catalogue published by the National Gallery of Canada, essays by Jonathan
Shaughnessy, Heather Anderson, Andrea Kunard, Christine Lalonde, Ann Thomas.
2011 Shifting Tenses, published by the Robert McLaughlin Gallery and by Cambridge Galleries.
2010 Natural. Disaster. Catalogue, published by the McIntosh Gallery, essay by Jessica Wyman.
Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad catalogue, published by VANOC, essay by Natalie Doonan.
2009 Some Kind of Wonderful: The 4th KW/AG Biennial, published by the Kitchener-Waterloo Art
Gallery.
2008 Temporary Architectures, published by St. Mary’s University Art Gallery.
Rememory, published by the Macdonald Stewart Art Centre.
Transactions, published online by the Chongqing Art Museum, Sichuan Fine Art Institute, Chongqing, China.
2007 Flashflood, published online by the International Video Art Festival.
Camerafrontera 2007, published by White Water Gallery.
2006 Fotoseptiembre 2005, published by Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City, Mexico.
Blue Sky, published by Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, Oregon, USA.
2004 Affectations, published by Hamilton Artists Inc.
44 at Clarington, published by the Clarington Art Centre.
2002 Guelph Artists 2002, published by the Macdonald Stewart Art Centre.
Suburbia: Susan Dobson and Keith Moulding, published by the Dunlop Art Gallery. Essay by Helen Marzolf.
Susan Dobson — Sprawl, an exhibition pamphlet published by the Oakville Galleries. Essay by Marnie Fleming.
2001 Suburbia, published by the Art Gallery of Peel.
2000 2000 Words, published by the Toronto Photographers Workshop.
1999 Le souci du document: le mois de la photo à Montréal, 1999, published by Vox, centre de
diffusion de la photographie. Catalogue essay by Élène Tremblay.
1987 Del Bello Gallery International Miniature Art Exhibition, published by the Del Bello Gallery.

COLLECTIONS

The Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography
(An affiliate of the National Gallery of Canada)
McIntosh Gallery
Macdonald Stewart Art Centre
Mackenzie Lake LLP
Portland Art Museum
BMO Financial Group
Accenture
Art Gallery of Windsor
Frommer Lawrence, Haug, New York
Oakville Galleries
State Street Trust Company
Private Collections

On Paper

February 22 - March 31 - 2017


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Text

January 6 - February 19 - 2017


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Art Toronto 2016

October 28 - October 31 - 2016


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Susan Dobson & Wanda Koop “Viewmasters”

February 2 - February 19 - 2016


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Susan Dobson & Ned Pratt “Interlude”

December 2 - January 23 - 2016


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Art Toronto 2014

October 24 - October 27 - 2014


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Susan Dobson “Viewfinder”

June 5 - June 28 - 2014


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Art Toronto 2013

October 25 - October 28 - 2013


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Susan Dobson at Kitchener-Waterloo Biennial

Susan Dobson speaks about her work in the exhibition, The Black and the White: An Allegory of Colour. On view from June 15-September 5, 2011 at the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery