Riverside Studios

Stu Oxley

Stu Oxley is an outstanding Canadian artist with a 30 year history of exhibitions in national and international, public and private galleries. Primarily working as a printmaker and painter, his practice is defined by a distinctive form of poetic abstraction involving evocative colour and exquisitely responsive mark making. As a Master Printer, Oxley has also made a very significant contribution editioning prints for numerous distinguished contemporary artists at Riverside Studio, the printshop he runs in Elora, Ontario. Oxley earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Waterloo and has for the last fifteen years been an extremely supportive and effective instructor of art, teaching at notable post secondary art programs such as Georgian College and the University of Guelph. Stu Oxley has realized twenty-six solo exhibitions of his artwork, including regular exhibitions at prominent art galleries such as Mira Godard Gallery in Toronto, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery in Vancouver, Jill George Gallery in London, England, and Paul Kuhn Gallery in Calgary. Included in numerous private and public art collections such as the Art Gallery of Hamilton, Museum London, the Maclaren ArtCentre, the Nickle Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Stu Oxley has also been awarded recognition with a Purchase Award by the Ernst and Young'Great Canadian Print Prize'. A significant high point in Stu Oxley's exhibition history is scheduled for next year with a catalogued, international solo exhibition at the Naughton Gallery at Queens University in Belfast, Ireland.

Employment

Director / owner
1989-present
Riverside Studio Elora, Ontario
Master printer of  limited edition prints for: Walter Bachinski, Carl Beam, Jane Buyers, Joe Fafard, John Hartman, Stephen Hutchings, Doug Kirton, John Kissick, Margaret Priest, Tony Scherman, Doug Stone, Tony Urquhart, Tim Zuck , Neil Shawcross and others.

Instructor
1998-present
Georgian College Barrie, Ontario
Part time instructor of first, second and third-year printmaking, painting, drawing, and concepts

Instructor
1993-2002
University of Waterloo Waterloo, Ontario
Sessional instructor of first, second and third-year printmaking, and foundation drawing

Instructor
1997- 2010
University of Guelph Guelph, Ontario
Sessional instructor of  printmaking

Instructor
1989
University of Toronto Toronto, Ontario
Sessional instructor of draw

Other

Reviewer for the Canada Research Chair Program, 2001-2004

Member of the Steering Committee for the Elora Centre for the Arts,  2001

Founding Member for Insights Juried Exhibition, Elora

Artist in Residence / Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery, 2001
Resident Artist Printmaker /Avon Maitland Board Of Education, 1996

Multiples Printmaking Exhibition/ Georgian College, 2003
Juror University of Guelph Student Exhibition, 2004

Education

Master of Fine Art 1995
University of Waterloo Waterloo, Ontario

Ontario Teachers’ Certificate 1991
University of Western Ontario London, Ontario

Bachelor of  Arts, Honours Specialist Fine Arts 1978
University of Guelph Guelph, Ontario

Creative Arts Diploma 1972
Sheridan College Oakville, Ontario

Gallery Representation

Mira Godard Gallery
Toronto, Ontario

Jennifer Kostuik Gallery          
Vancouver, British Columbia      

Jill George Gallery
Soho, London, England

Paul Kuhn Gallery
Calgary, Alberta

Solo Exhibitions

2010 Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto
2009 Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary
2006 Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary
2006 Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto
2004 Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver( C .Cutshaw)
2004 Edward Day Gallery ,Toronto( Project Gallery)
2004 Harbinger Gallery, Kitchener Waterloo
2003 Edward Day Gallery, North Room, Toronto
2003 Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary
2002 Edward Day Gallery, Toronto  
2000 Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver
2000 Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary  
2000 Edward Day Gallery, Toronto  
2000 Edward Day Gallery, Toronto  
1999 First Canadian Place, Toronto
1999 Edward Day Gallery, Toronto  
1999 Edward Day Gallery, Toronto
1998 MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie  
1997 Edward Day Gallery, Toronto
1997 Edward Day Gallery, Kingston
1996 University of Waterloo, Waterloo
1991 Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph
1988 Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton
1988 Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery,Kitchener
1983 Ed Gallery, Guelph
1980 Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener

Honours and Awards

1996    The Great Canadian Print Prize
Purchase Award
Ernst and Young  / Arts Canada

1988-1990 Ontario Arts Council
      Materials Assistance

Selected Group Exhibitions

2011 Shan T / Stu Oxley
     Jennifer Kostuik Gallery
Vancouver BC

2010 Building a Legacy
Macdonald Stewart Art Centre
Guelph On

2010 Toronto International Art Fair
Mira Godard Gallery
Toronto

2010 Preview 2010
Mira Godard Gallery
Toronto

2010 Group show:
Jennifer Kostuik Gallery
Vancouver BC

2010 Group show
Pepper Canister Gallery
Dublin, Ireland

2009Toronto International Art Fair
Mira Godard Gallery

2009  Five Canadian Artists
Alma Gallery, Guelph 

2008 Toronto International Art Fair
Mira Godard Gallery

2008 Belfast print Exhibit: Shawcross / Penny/ Oxley
Art Tank
Belfast, Northern Ireland

2007 Toronto International Art Fair
Mira Godard Gallery

2006  MAAPS International Print Exhibition
NASCAD University, Nova Scotia,
OCAD, Toronto

Mennonite Art Gallery ,Winnepeg

Burnaby Art Gallery , Vancouver

Kansei Art Museum, Kyoto, Japan

Seoul, Korea

Beijing, China

2006 Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto
Mira Godard Gallery

2006 Black and White, Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary

2005  New York Affordable Art Fair, New York
Jennifer Kostuik Gallery

2005 Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto
Mira Godard Gallery

2005 Unrepentant Exposure I and II  
Paul Kuhn Gallery
Calgary, Alberta

2005 Three New Artists
Mira Godard Gallery
Toronto, Ontario

2005 Sprung
Jennifer Kostuik Gallery
Vancouver, B.C.

2005 New Editions
Mira Godard Gallery
Toronto, Ontario

2004   to 2010   Framed Exhibition
Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph Ontario

2004 New York Affordable Art Fair, New York
Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver

2004 Monoprints
Jill George Gallery
Soho London, England

2004 Expanding
Jennifer Kostuik Gallery
Vancouver

2004 Studio Projects, Three Person Show
Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery
Kitchener Waterloo

2003 Group Show, New Gallery Opening
Edward Day Gallery ,Toronto

2003 New York Affordable Art Fair
New York (Paul Kuhn Gallery)

2003 Group Show Xmas
Harbinger Gallery
Kitchener Waterloo

2003 Framed
Macdonald Stewart Art Centre
Guelph

2003  Toronto International Art Fair
Toronto (Edward Day Gallery)

2003  1st KW/AG Biennial
Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery
Kitchener Waterloo

2003 Water Exhibit/ The Flux Of Fluid
Edward Day Gallery,Toronto

2003 Group Show / Cathy Daley, Tom Dean, Stu Oxley, David Pellettier, Patricio Rieg and Michael Toke
Edward Day Gallery, Toronto

2002 Monoprints
Jill George Gallery, Soho, London England

2002 Four Artists
  Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver

2002 Gallery Artists
  Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver

2002 Gallery Artists
  Edward Day Gallery, Toronto

2002  Toronto International Art Fair
  (Edward Day Gallery) Toronto Convention Center

2001 Gallery Artists
  Jennifer Kostiuk Gallery, Vancouver

2001 Art With Heart
  Casey House Art Auction, Toronto

2001 Limited Edition: The Art of the Print
  Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener

2001 Toronto International Art Fair
  (Edward Day Gallery), Toronto Convention Center

2001 Georgian College Faculty Exhibition
  Georgian College, Barrie

2001 Framed
  Macdonald Stewart Art Centre Auction, Guelph

2000 Toronto International Art Fair
  (Edward Day Gallery), Toronto

2000 Framed
  Macdonald Stewart Art Centre Auction, Guelph

2000 Flash
  Jennifer Kostiuk Gallery, Vancouver

1999 Prints Exhibition
  Edward Day, Kingston

1999  Drawings On
  Edward Day Gallery, Toronto

1998  Gallery Printmakers
  Edward Day Gallery, Toronto

1998  Printers and Painters
    Eric Fischl, Tim Zuck, John Hartman, Apri Gornik, Christopher Pratt, Tony sherman and Stu Oxley
  Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary

1998  Printmakers
  Edward Day Gallery, Toronto

1998 New Work 97
  Art Gallery Of North York, Toronto

1997   Great Canadian Print Competition / Ernst and Young /Third Prize
  Edward Day Gallery, Toronto

1995 Printmakers at Riverside
  Macdoald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph

  Maclaren Art Centre, Barrie

  Hamilton Art Gallery, Hamilton

  Stratford Art Gallery, Stratford

  Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener

  Art Gallery Of Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia

Selected collections

Art Gallery of Hamilton
Bank of Montreal
Canadian Pacific
CIBC
Ernst and Young
Esso Canada
Imperial Oil
KPMG Consultants, Toronto
London Regional Art Gallery
Macdonald Stewart Art Centre
Mackintosh Art Gallery
MacLaren Art Centre
Nickle Museum of Art
Permanent Collection MOCCA
Nova Alberta Corporation
St. Mary’s University
Tom Thompson Gallery, Owen Sound
University of Guelph Permanent Collection
University of Waterloo
University of Western Ontario
University of Guelph Print Study Collection
Waterloo County Board of Education
Waterloo Collegiate
Wilfrid Laurier University

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