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Artist’s Biography

SG Abbott is an author and consultant in innovation and creativity, based in Toronto. Her passionate pursuit for many years has been art. Abbott’s art education has come from private study, studio training with professional artists, and art workshops, combined with a love of visits to commercial and public galleries. She is an active member of the Don Valley Art Club in Toronto.

Solo Exhibitions

  • The Highway, Yorkville Public Library, Toronto, 2017
  • Recent Works, Curly Hair Institute, 2014

Group Exhibitions

  • Nuit Blanche – Who Are You?  Red Head Gallery, Toronto, 2017
  • Sunnybrook Fine Arts Group Shows: 2015, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Grand Manan Artists From Away, White Wall North Gallery and Grand Manan Art Museum, 2012
  • A Brush with the Highlands, 2011, 2012
  • Art for All Canada, Metro Hall, 2012
  • Square Foot, AWOL Gallery, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
  • Don Valley Art Club, 2006 – 2009, 2015 – 2017  Group shows
  • Road Trip –  Trapeze Group Show, Women’s Art Association, 2004
  • Without a Net – Trapeze Group Show, Women’s Art Association, 2003
  • The Stations Project – Cardinal Newman Centre, Toronto, 2003 and Art Credo, Ottawa, 2003 (Permanent St. John’s Anglican Church, Ottawa)
  • Objects of Desire – Trapeze Group Show, Women’s Art Association, 2002
  • Imaging the Self – Trapeze Group Show, Women’s Art Association, 2001

Awards

  • Ritchie Falls Award, A Brush With the Highlands, 2011
  • Honorable Mention, abstract, Don Valley Art Club, Spring 2008
  • Honorable Mention, landscape, Don Valley Art Club, Spring 2007

Art Education

Workshops with Andrea Mossop (2016), Bianca Guna (2015), Brian Smith (2014), Steve Rose (2011, 2012), Grand Manan – Jennifer Hinrichs (2008), Carmela Cassuccio (2007), George Perdue (2006)

Studio Instruction

  • Haliburton School of the Arts:
    • Advanced Studio, John Leonard, 2017
    • Contemporary Landscape, John Leonard, 2015, 2016
    • Passionate Paint, Al Van Mil, 2014
  • Barry Coombs, 2004 – 2005
  • With Doug Stratford & Barry Coombs, AGO, 2000 – 2002
  • Edmonton School Board, 1993
  • With Barbara Milne at Alberta College of Art, 1990 – 1992
  • Calgary School Board, 1989

Permanent Collections

  • Toronto Public Library, Special Collections
  • Lafarge Cement
  • St. John’s Anglican Church, Ottawa

Other

Taught a half-day plein-air painting class to a group of people at Mindcamp Creative Conference in 2015. Despite the rain, a fantastic high experience to share a process with eager adult learners and see them create their own original painting.

 

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