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JJ GARFINKELBorn 1977, North Vancouver, B.C. Lives and works in Chicago, IL.

EDUCATION
2003 M.F.A. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2000 B.F.A. Concordia University, Montreal, QC
1996 First Year Arts One, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C.

SOLO & DUO EXHIBITIONS
2010 The Velveteen Order, Johansson Projects, Oakland, CA
        Still Dreaming Life, Elissa Cristall Gallery, Vancouver, BC
        Salon Series, Bluebird, Chicago, IL (September 2010)
2009 WOW, THE 809 GALLERY, Calgary, AL
2007 Sampling, Bjornson Kajiwara Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
        The Idea of Reflection, galerie sandra goldie, Montreal, QC
        Selected Paintings, Hotel Gault, Montreal, QC
2006 Lifted Pictures, Navta Schulz Gallery, Chicago, IL
1999 Paintings, VAV Gallery, Montreal, QC

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2010 Cynosure, Worth Ryder Gallery, Berkeley, CA
        MACO Fair, DEAN PROJECT, Mexico City, Mexico
2009 Pleasure Paintings, Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL
        RoCoCoPop, DEAN PROJECT and Art Crossings, Long Island City, NY
        Exporting Pop: A Western Fantasy, Kuwait Art Foundation Ltd., Dubai, UAE
        NEXT Fair, DEAN PROJECT, Chicago, IL
2008 New Work from Five Canadian Painters, Third Avenue Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
        SCOPE London, DEAN PROJECT, London, England
        SCOPE Basel, DEAN PROJECT, Basel, Switzerland
        Circa International Art Fair, DEAN PROJECT, Puerto Rico
        Dubai Exhibition Preview, DEAN PROJECT, Long Island City, NY
        Cheer, Elissa Cristall Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2007 Mulled Mix, Bjornson Kajiwara Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
        Toronto International Art Fair, Bjornson Kajiwara Gallery, Toronto, ON
        Biennial 24, South Bend Regional Museum of Art, South Bend, IN
        Bridge Fair London, Navta Schulz Gallery, London, England
        Artists for Artists, Playwrights Workshop, Saidye Bronfman Center, Montreal, QC
2006 Scope London, Navta Schulz Gallery, London, England
        Entre Chien et Loup, Bleu Acier Inc Tampa, FL
        Chicago Art Projects, NOVA Art Fair, Chicago, IL
        Four In Chicago, Navta Schulz Gallery, Chicago, IL
2005 Toronto International Art Fair, galerie sandra goldie, Toronto, ON
        Hot Touch, Sandra Goldie Gallery, Montreal, QC
2004 Opening Show 2, galerie sandra goldie, Montreal, QC
        Casablanca, Three Walls, Chicago, IL
        Small Victories, Modest Contemporary Art Projects, Chicago
2003 Summer Group Show, Finesilver Gallery, San Antonio, TX
        MFA Thesis Exhibition, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
        Salon du Printemps, galerie sandra goldie, Delta Hotel, Montreal, QC
        Art Windows, Hugo Boss, Chicago, IL
2002 The Next Generation, Noyes Cultural Arts Center, Evanston, IL
        November Group Show, G2 Gallery, Chicago, IL
        Just Good Art, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
        Art Windows, Tiffany & Co., Chicago, IL
2001 Opening Show, galerie sandra goldie, Montreal, QC
         lls sont jeunes, Galerie Simon Blais, Montreal, QC
2000 Jeune Createurs en Art, Marche Bonsecours, Montreal, QC
        Visions, Galerie McClure, Montreal, QC
        Paint or Die, Peach Pit Pie Productions, Montreal, QC
        Denim Dreams, Museum of Contemporary Art, Montreal, QC

PRIZES & AWARDS
2009 Artists Fellowship Award, Illinois Arts Council
2007 Purchase Prize, South Bend Regional Museum of Art, South Bend, IN
2003 MFA Fellowship, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
        The Brucebo, Brucebo Fine Art Foundation, Visby, Sweden
2002 International Graduate Student Scholarship, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2000 Concordia Studio Arts Award, Concordia University, Montreal, QC
1999 Heinz Jordan Painting Prize, Concordia University, Montreal, QC

BIBLIOGRAPHY
2010 Cheng, Dewitt, "Velveteen Order.” art ltd. magazine, (July 2010)
        Hyslop, Lucy, “Blending the historical with the contemporary.” Vancouver Sun, (June 4, 2010)
        Urquhart, Kristina, “Hot Art: Candy-Coloured.” www.where.ca, (June 2010
2006 Klein, Paul, “Art Letter - (12/01/06).” www.artletter.com, (December 2006)
        Hinkel, Joanne, “Is this the Most Wonderful Time of the Year?” www.centerstage.net, (December 2006)
        Wu, Suzanne, “America’s Going to Hell in a Louis Vuitton Handbag.” UR Magazine, (April 2006)
        Hinkel, Joanne, “Navta Schulz Gallery.” www.centerstage.net, (February 2006)
        Artner, Alan, “Concept of Non Place...” Chicago Tribune, (March, 2006)
2005 Solomon, Heather, “Panning for Talent.” The Canadian Jewish News, (March 2005)
        Seleanu, Andre, “Place aux Artistes Emergents.” Vie Des Arts, vol.198
        Woodley, Matthew, “Ring of Fire.” Montreal Mirror, (March 2005)
2003 Sundin, Elin, “Princessa på Vift.” Konstructiv, Högskolan på Gotland
        Burger, Meagan, “New Perspectives...” Evanston Roundtable, (January 2003)
2000 Lehman, Henry, “Artists preoccupied with stuff-lots of it.” The Gazette, (March 2000)
        Krishtalka, Sholem, “Painting in Large Numbers.” The Mirror, (March 2000)

BOOKS & CATALOGUES
2009 Wellesley, MA. Open Studios Press, New American Paintings, volume 83, text Lynn Warren
2008 Toronto, ON. Magenta Publishing for the Arts, Carte Blanche Vol.2-Painting
2007 Germany, Edition Mengès. Fragonard, regards croisés, texts by Jean-Pierre Cuzin and Dimitri Salmon.
        Wellesley, MA. Open Studios Press, New American Paintings, volume 71, text by Elizabeth Dunbar.
2006 New York City, NY. LTB Publications, Gallery Guide: International Collectors Edition.
2005 Vancouver, B.C. Universal Productions, Toronto International Art Fair.
2003 Montreal, QC. Bibliotheque National du Canada, Salon du Printemps de Montreal, texts by Eric Devlin and Maurice Forget.
        Montreal, QC. McGill-Queen's University Press, The Once and Future Canadian Democracy: An Essay in Political Thought,
             text by Janet Ajzenstat.
2000 Montreal, QC. Peach Pit Pie. paint-or-die, text by Jody Pauline Patterson.

NOTABLE PUBLIC & PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
South Bend Regional Museum of Art, South Bend, IN
L’Oreal, Toronto, ON
Fasken Martineau, Montreal, QC
Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco, CA
Roy Heenan of Heenan Blaikie, Montreal, QC
S.L. Simpson, Toronto, ON
Visby Kunstmuseum, Visby, Sweden
Warren Weitman* & Eve Reid, (*Chairman of North and South America, Sotheby’s, New York, NY)