Daniel Sharp
Summary artistic biography 
Selected Exhibitions History

2023  Field Notes, public art installation, Broken Stone Winery, Hillier Ontario. 
2020  Poetics of the Field, Barbara Brown & Daniel Sharp, 
          Studio Sixty Six Contemporary Art Gallery, Ottawa. 2-person. 
2019  CARBON + LIGHT, Juan Geuer's Luminous Precision, 
          Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, group.
2019  Threshold, CUBE Gallery, Ottawa, group.
2019  Compendium, CUBE Gallery, Ottawa, group.
2018  Great Big Smalls, CUBE Gallery, Ottawa, group.
2017  JAIPUR KALA CHAUPAL, Jaipur, India. group.
2017  JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING, CUBE Gallery, Ottawa. solo
2017  PROTO-POETIC PAINTING, Ottawa School of Art Gallery, solo. 
2015 DSTWGM NEW PAINTINGS, Platform Gallery, Ottawa. 
          three-person exhibition with Ted Willis and Georgia Mathewson. 
2015 RECONDITE: Group abstract show, CUBE Gallery, Ottawa. 
2014 ONE YEAR, Central Art Garage, Ottawa. group. 
2013 INTERFERENCE, Quartair Contemporary Art Initiatives, 
          The Hague, Netherlands. group. 
2013  Studies in Grey - New Paintings and Photographs,
          RIA Artist Project Room, Ottawa. solo. 
2009  BACK BURNER, Patrick Gordon Framing exhibition, Ottawa. group. 
2008 WESTERN FRONT, CUBE Gallery, Ottawa. group.
2008 VERTICALITY, Gallery 101, Ottawa; O’Connor Gallery, Toronto. group.
2006 QUADRATIC, CUBE Gallery, Ottawa. group.
2006 STASIS, CUBE Gallery, Ottawa. group.
2005 CUBE Gallery, Ottawa - Inaugural Exhibition. group.
2004 GO WEST - Independent artists’ group exhibition, Ottawa.
2004 WEST END STUDIO TOUR, annual independent Ottawa artists’ studio exhibition.
2004 UNION~ART / ART~SYNDICAT, Ottawa City Hall Gallery. group.
2002 FIELD PAINTINGS, Installation of recent works, Juniper Kitchen & Wine Bar, Ottawa.
2000 PAINTER AND POETS, Harbourfront Centre, York Quay Centre, Toronto. group.
1999 FACE VALUE, Gallery 101, Ottawa, 
three-person exhibition, with Eliza Griffiths and Carmen Ruschiensky.
1998 DICE DECALS WEAVES, Carl Davis Gallery, Ottawa, 
          two-person exhibition, with Adrian Göllner.
1998 POISE, Karsh-Masson Gallery, Ottawa City Hall, 
          two-person exhibition, with Adrian Göllner.
1997 PROTO POETIC PAINTINGS, Collected Works Bookstore, Ottawa. solo.
1995 ARTISTS' CHOICE, Carl Davis Gallery, Ottawa. group.
1994 A COLLABORATIVE PAINTING EXERCISE, ad hoc Gallery, Ottawa. 
          four-person project.
1993 POLYVALENT, Carl Davis Gallery, Ottawa. solo.
1992 PICTURE WINDOWS, solo exhibition painting installation project, Ottawa.
1990 MODERN PAINTINGS 1990, Carl Davis Gallery, Ottawa. solo.
1990 ARTISTS' CHOICE, Carl Davis Gallery, Ottawa. group.
          Artscourt Gallery, Ottawa. group.
1988 VIRTUAL PICTURES, Gallery 101, Ottawa. solo.
1987 PAINTED DIALOGUES, artist-in-residence and exhibition of collaborative paintings, 
          Artspace, Peterborough, Ontario.
1985 PAINTINGS, Daniel Sharp / John Armstrong, two person exhibition
Gairloch Gallery, Oakville, Ontario, and 
          Art Gallery of Peterborough, Peterborough, Ontario.
1984 RECENT WORK, SAW Gallery, Ottawa. solo.
1982 WALL DRAWINGS, Mercer Union, Toronto. solo.
1982 COLOURED DRAWINGS, Peter Robinson College, Trent University, 
          Peterborough. solo.
1981 RECENT WORK, Artspace, Peterborough. solo.
1981 WALL DRAWINGS / INSTALLATION, SAW Gallery, Ottawa. solo.

Education and studies

1997-98 Carleton University, Ottawa. Continuing Education at the School for Studies in Art and Culture. Graduate studies seminar: The Practice of Canadian Art History.

1985-89 Carleton University, Ottawa. Graduate studies at the Institute of Canadian Studies, Art History and cultural theory.

1974-79 York University, Toronto. BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts) Visual Art, Studio.

Curatorial projects

1991-2017 Coordination and management of Government of Canada art collections at Canadian diplomatic missions abroad.
1994 co-curator with Germaine Koh; Practice Ground, Ottawa Art Gallery.
1988-91 curated and coordinated exhibitions as Artistic Director of Gallery 101, Ottawa.
1988 curator; Armstrong, Arnoldin, Elder – Keeping Faith, Artspace, Peterborough.
1987 Exhibition selection committee member, Gallery 101, Ottawa.
1986 curator; Five Montréal Painters, SAW Gallery, Ottawa.
1985 Exhibition selection committee member, SAW Gallery, Ottawa.

Employment and art projects

2023 Artist residency. Alchemy Artists Residence, Prince Edward County, Ontario
2020 Artist residency. Mauser Foundation, EcoHouse, Parrita, Costa Rica
2017 Artist residency. Participant in Jaipur Kala Chaupal festival. Jaipur, India.
1991-2017 Visual Art Collection Program Officer, and Manager-Curator, Foreign Affairs Canada (Global Affairs).
2013  Wander Studios, artist-in-residence, The Hague, Netherlands.
1989-91 Artistic Director, Gallery 101 Artist-run Centre of Contemporary Art, Ottawa.
1988 Visual Art Coordinator, part-time, Gallery 101, Ottawa.
1986 Artist-in-residence, October-December, Artspace, Peterborough.
1986 Independent studio project, June-August in St. John’s Newfoundland.
1982-89 Art Technician, part-time, for the Canada Council Art Bank, and Department of Foreign Affairs, Ottawa.
1981-82 Instructor of Art History and Exhibitions Workshop, Sir Sandford Fleming Community College, Peterborough, ON
1980-82 Manager, Artspace Gallery, Peterborough, ON.
1982 Part-time art teacher, Peterborough County Board of Education.

Regional Municipality of Ottawa–Carleton "A" Grant, 1992, 1996, 1998, 2000.
Canada Council Project Grants; 1979, 1980, 1985, 1986, 1987.
Ontario Arts Council Grants; 1980; Project Grant 1993.
Ontario Arts Council Professional Development Grant 1988.
Ottawa Arts Association painting competition, 1st prize 1984.
Rodman Hall 1985 Ontario Jury Show, Juror’s Award.


Canada Council Art Bank
City of Ottawa / Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton
CAPE/ACEP Canadian Association of Professional Employees
CUPE/SCPF Canadian Union of Public Employees
private collections