Thursday, July 1, 2010

Frances Ward,

Frances Ward (f.ward), (visual artist, poet, editor, publisher) was born in Manchester, U.K. of English/Italian descent, and emigrated to Canada as a child. She has spent most of her adult years in Hamilton and surrounding area. Studies included art, art history, literature and languages at McMaster University and the Dundas Valley School of Art. Ward is multi-media artist who creates 2 & 3 dimensional works through the use of found materials and images; welding, collage, assemblage, printing, painting and photography. Her visual art is included in private and corporate collections. She is the author of three solo collections of poetry; "side effects", "Life & Ledger" and "The writer seems unaware…". and was publisher/editor of Hammered Out, a literary journal. Below is a select listing of visual art exhibitions in which Ward has participated:

Solo Exhibitions:
2010 intersections, James North Studio, Hamilton
2009 recent works, Jean & Ross Fischer Gallery (AGH ) Hamilton
2007 (dis)integration, transit gallery, Hamilton
2006 surface tension, transit gallery, Hamilton
2004 (s)crap, transit gallery, Hamilton
2004 In Excess, Burlington Arts Centre, Perry Gallery, Burlington
2003 Road Art by Stuart Street ©Frances Ward ,J.W. Bush Gallery, Hamilton
2003 searching through debris, transit gallery, Hamilton
2002 Bite Size Shreddies, etc, Staircase Café/Theatre, Hamilton
2002 the human element, St. James Church, Dundas
2002 turnings, Bauhaus Café, Hamilton
1996 walls of windows, Dofasco Gallery, DVSA
1993 tobacco road, McMaster Medical Center Gallery, Hamilton

Group Exhibitions :
2008 plasti-scenes and borrowed scenes, St. James Church (Dundas)
2007 Winter Salon, Loose Canon Gallery, Hamilton
2006 Glad Tidings, You Me Gallery/James St. N. Gallery, Hamilton
2006 DEFROST, Gallery 201 Queen St. E., Toronto
2006 start ‘06>, transit gallery, Hamilton
2006 Winter Salon, Loose Canon Gallery, Hamilton
2005 WARD/FAFARD, Borrowers & Scroungers, St. James Church, Dundas
2005 The Big Yarn, Imperial Cotton Centre for the Arts/Kensington Gallery
2005 Wegway International Juried Show, Fran Hill Gallery, Toronto
2005 Amalgamation, Carnegie Gallery, Dundas
2005 To Contrive the Impulse, Gallery 435, Hamilton
2005 Critical Mass, transit gallery, Hamilton
2004 Views of Hamilton, Arts Hamilton/City Hall, Hamilton
2004 Wegway International Juried Show Steam Whistle Brewery, Toronto
2004 mass transit, transit gallery, Hamilton
2003 Wegway International Juried Show, SPIN Gallery, Toronto
2003 A Man Walked Into A Bar, Gag the Gallery, Hamilton
2003 Guernica 2003, Gallery 435, Hamilton
2002 Drawn & Quartered, Hamilton City Centre, Hamilton
2002 15th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Glenhyrst Art Gallery, Brantford
2002 Fertile Grounds, Grimsby Public Art Gallery, Grimsby
2002 Grimsby Public Art Gallery Juried Show, Grimsby
2002 Blue Angel Gallery, Hamilton (3 man w/D. Fafard & M.Verrall)
2001 inertia (photography), Gallery 435, Hamilton
2001 GAG show, Grimsby Public Art Gallery, Grimsby
2000 People’s Art, Gallery 435, Hamilton
1999 EXILE on James St. & Above Ground Studio Tour
1999 Erotica, Gallery 435, Hamilton
1998 Grimsby Public Art Gallery Juried Show, Grimsby
1997 Public Hanging, Hamilton City Centre, Hamilton
1996 First Night Art Exhibit, Jackson Square, Hamilton
1996 LOOK ‘96, Gallery Lambton, Sarnia
1995 First Ever First Night, Jackson Square, Hamilton
1995 Chagall’s, Hamilton & Region Arts Council (2 man w/S. Monos)
1993 Dofasco Gallery, Dundas, DVSA, WAA
1992 Art in the Square, Jackson Square, Hamilton
1991 GO Show, Hamilton

2004 Hammer Heads, Gallery 435, Hamilton
2004 Sushi, Sake & The Arts , Canadian Japanese Cultural Centre, w/Bryce Kanbara
2004 click [Art], (photograpy) Gallery 435, Hamilton
2003 Assembled in Hamilton, Arts Hamilton Gallery, Hamilton

2009 OAC grant re: Jean & Ross Fischer Gallery (AGH)
2006 OAC grant re: surface tension, transit gallery
2005 First Prize, Wegway International Juried Show, Fran Hill Gallery, Toronto
2004 OAC grant re : (s)crap, transit gallery
2003 OAC grant re : road art, J.W. Bush Gallery
2003 Purchase Prize- Scarfone Hawkins
1993 OAC grant re : tobacco road, McMaster Med.Gallery

2009 Frances Ward is a seer, article by J.S. Porter, In Retro Magazine
2009 Art Waves, C101.5 FM, Mowawk Radio w/ Bernadette Rule re: art/poetry
2006 Beneath the surface, review by Regina Haggo, Hamilton Spectator
2005 Art in the Church, interview with Peter Murphy, CTV National News
2005 Approaching Critical Mass, article by E.C. Stillwell, the sillouette (McMaster University)
2004 (Sept) Sweet Garbage, by Laura Hollick, View Magazine
2004 (Aug) Artist seeks a sense of control, Elaine Hujer, Hamilton Spectator
2002 (Sept) Steeltown spirit shines in the art of recycling, by Regina Haggo, Hamilton Spectator
2003 (May) Salvage Culture, Frances Ward’s Debris-As-Art, by John Deal, View Magazine
2002 (March) Artist turning trash into treasure, review by Regina Haggo, Hamilton Spectator
2002 (March) CFMU (McMaster Radio) interview with Laura Hollick
2001 (May) Art matters, review by Regina Haggo, Hamilton Spectator
1999 (July) Artist of the Week, by S. Ewasiuk, Hamilton Spectator
1999, review by Anya Wassenburg (June)
1996 (August)CFMU(McMaster) interview w/Judge Mazebedi-re: art/poetry

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