Colleen McCarten, BDes

Bachelors of Design (Material Art and Design, specializing in Textiles), OCAD University, 2009-2013 
General Arts & Science, Trent University, 2008 - 2009
Landscape Design & Horticultural Studies Certificate, Niagara College, 2007-2008
Fashion Techniques and Design Diploma, George Brown College, 2005-2007

Solo Exhibitions:
2017, Stop Think Start Working: On Pattern, Repetition, Obsession, and Letting Go, The Robert McLaughlin Gallery/Gallery A, Oshawa, Ontario
2017, Less is Moire, Angell Gallery Project Space, Toronto, Ontario

Select Group Exhibitions
(Upcoming) 2018, Fibreworks 2018, Idea Exchange, Cambridge, Ontario. Juried by Melissa Bennett and Meghan Price
2018, Today's Paper, Angell Gallery, Toronto, Ontario. Curated by Bill Clarke

2015, Over and Under, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Ontario. Curated by Melanie Egan
2015, Art&Plants, Kit and Ace, Toronto, Ontario. Curated by Tara Bartolini
2015, Pattern Makers, Xpace, Toronto, Ontario. Curated by Brette Gabel
2015, Best of TOAE, First Canadian Place Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

2014, Surface/Surfacing, Artscape Youngplace, Toronto, Ontario. Curated by Karie Liao
2014, Hard Twist, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, Ontario

2013, Depth Perception, Craft Ontario, Toronto, Ontario
2013, In the Loop, Living Arts Centre, Mississauga, Ontario
2013, Fabricate, Gallery 1313, Toronto, Ontario. Curated by Tara Bursey
2013, Materialize, Gallery 1313, Toronto, Ontario
2013, Grad Ex, OCAD University, Toronto, Ontario

2012, Technosapien, 116 McCaul, Toronto, Ontario
2012, 100 Things: Ritual and Repetition, The Learning Zone, OCAD U, Toronto, Ontario
2012, GRAFT, Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto, Ontario

2011, 50th Anniversary Stem Cell Celebration, Ontario Science Center, Toronto, Ontario

Art Fairs & Auctions
2017, Vibe Arts Auction, The Spoke Club, Toronto, Ontario, curated by Angell Gallery
2015, Girls Art League Fundraiser, OCADU Student Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2015, Canadian Art Foundation Gala, The Carlu, Toronto, Ontario
2015, Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto, Ontario
2015, The Artist Project (Untapped/Emerging artist), Better Living Centre, Toronto, Ontario
2014, Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto, Ontario
2014, One of A Kind Show (Booth sponsored by OCAD University), Direct Energy Centre, Toronto, Ontario
2013, Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto, Ontario

Awards & Grants
2017 Visual Arts Project Grant, Toronto Arts Council
2017 Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council
2014 Best in Fibre, Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition
2013 Ellen Adams Award for Textile Design
2013 OCAD University Medal Winner (Material Art and Design) 

Artist Talks
March 2018, OCAD University (1st year Material Art and Design Students)
December 2017, Robert McLaughlin Gallery
October 2017, OCAD University (4th year Drawing and Painting students)
February 2017, OCAD University (1st year Material Art and Design students)

May 2018, Souvenir Studios
November 2018, Akin Collective + CAMH
October 2017, Akin Collective + CAMH
July 2017, Akin Collective + CAMH 

2017 Oni One, Toronto, Ontario
2016 La Maison Simons, Ottawa, Ontario
2015 La Maison Simons, Missisauga, Ontario
+ Private Collections

2018 Today's Paper Exhibition Essay by Bill Clarke
2018 Today's Paper review by Normand Babin
2017 Less is Moire Exhibition Essay by Bill Clarke
2015 Canadian Art Magazine 2015 Auction Catologue, (Item #52)
2015 Feature artist interview for Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition
2015 The Kit compact, pg 31-35
2015 Pattern Makers Exhibition Essay by Brette Gabel (PDF available at the link)
2015 Christine Dovey's blog, Bijou and Boheme, interview 
2015 The top 5 artists to check out at The Artist Project
2014 MAKE: Wearable Electronics, by Kate Hartman
2013, Fabricate Exhibition Essay by Tara Bursey (PDF available upon request)