Scott McFarland

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Scott McFarland lives and works in Toronto. His work has been exhibited at the Art Gallery of Ontario, the National Gallery of Canada, and The Museum of Modern Art, New York. His works are also included in numerous collections, most notably the Walker Art Center, SFMoMA, the J. Paul Getty Museum, and the National Gallery of Canada. McFarland is represented by Fort Gansevoort, New York, Regen Projects, Los Angeles, and Division Gallery, Toronto, Canada.   


EDUCATION

School of Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

1997

SOLO AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

Thinking about a picture, Division Gallery, Montreal, QC

2018

Sky Leaks, Fort Gansevoort, New York, NY
Scott McFarland, Photofairs, San Francisco, CA

2017

Duration Photographs, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2016

Scott McFarland, Division Gallery, Toronto, ON
McFarland, Division Gallery, Montreal, QC

2015

Scott McFarland: Shacks, Snow, Streets, Shrubs, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON
Seasons Change, Choi&Lager Gallery, Cologne, Germany
Simultaneous Contrasts, Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA

2014


Winter Retreating Spring Offence, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2012

Sans Souci, Monte Clark Gallery, Toronto, ON

2011

Sans Souci, Monte Clark Gallery, Toronto, ON
Scott McFarland, Monte Clark Gallery, Toronto, ON

2010

Sugar Shack, Union Gallery, London, UK
Scott McFarland, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Scott McFarland, Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA
Cultivated View, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON

2009



New Works, Monte Clark Gallery, Toronto, ON

2008

Works on Paper, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver, BC and Toronto, ON
Works on Paper, Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA and Union Gallery, London, UK

2007

Another Photography, Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA
Analyzing Trapping Inspecting, Union Gallery, London, UK

2005

Gardens, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver, BC / Toronto, ON

2004

Coastal Cabin, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Boathouse, Monte Clark Gallery, Toronto, ON

2003

Scott McFarland, Sharon Essor Gallery, London, UK
Photonomena, Monte Clark Gallery, Toronto, ON

2002

Cabin, Scott McFarland, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2001

Scott McFarland, Owen Kydd, Anodyne Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2000

Cabin, 1999, Torstrasse 102, Berlin, Germany

1999

Scott McFarland, Or Gallery, Vancouver, BC

1998

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Dallas Art Fair Booth F25A, Dallas, TX
Growth, Division Gallery, Montreal, QC

2018

Sky Leaks, Fort Gansevoort, New York, NY
Scott McFarland, Photofairs, San Francisco, CA

2017

Homecoming, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, QC
Cindy Sherman Meets Dzunuk'wa: From the Michael and Inna O'Brian Collection, Satellite Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Elevated: Contemporary Art in the AGO Tower, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON
You've Really Got a Hold on Me, Oakville Galleries, Oakville, ON

2014





Installation alongside The Great Upheaval: Masterpieces from the Guggenheim,                                        1910 - 1918, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON
Transitions, presented by No. 9 Contemporary Art and the Environment, Toronto  International Airport, Toronto, ON

2013



Builders: Canadian Biennial 2012, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON
20 YEARS, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Scotia bank CONTACT Photography Festival, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, ON

2012


Capture, Monte Clark Gallery, Toronto, ON
Our Origins, The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL
The Digital Eye: Photographic Art in the Electronic Age, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
Down the Garden Path, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, BC
SALON, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2011




It Is What It Is: Recent Acquisitions of New Canadian Art, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON SALON, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2010

Clark & Faria Presents: Clark & Faria, Toronto, ON

2009

Garden of Eden, Stadtische Galerie, Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany

2008

Garden of Eden, Kunsthalle Emden, Emden, Germany
Acting the Part: Photography as Theatre, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Re-Envisioning Habitat, Oakville Galleries, Oakville, ON
New Photography 2007, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
The Constructed Image: Photographic Culture, Museum or Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, ON
Hybrid, Museum of Canadian Contemporary Art, Toronto, ON
Crack the Sky, Biennale de Montreal 2007, Montreal, QC
Sound and Vision, Centre culturel canadien, Paris, France

2007







Grid <> Matrix, Midred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, MO
Landscape Photographs Recent Acquisitions, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
A History of Photography, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England
Sound and Vision, Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, QC
Boys with Flowers, Western Bridge, Seattle, WA
Faking Death, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY
Clickdoubleclick, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany – touring to Bozar, Brussels,Belgium (cat.)

2006






Real Pictures, Photographs from the Collection of Claudia Beck and Andrew Gruft, Vancouver Art Gallery, BC (cat.)
Buccolica, Wallspace Gallery, New York, NY
Intertidal, Art from Vancouver, MUHKA, Antwerp, Belgium (cat.)
The Space of Making, Neuer Berliner Kunstverien, Berlin, Germany – touring to Kunstmuseum Heidenheim, Kunstsammlungen der Stadtischen Museen Zwickau, Stadtiche Galerie Waldraiburg, Germany (cat.)
Variations on the Picturesque, Kicthener Waterloo Art Gallery, Waterloo, ON

2005







Fabulation.VOX, Montreal, QC, Marie Fraser, guest curator
Everything Gone Green, Photography and the Garden., National Museum of Photography, Film and Television, Bradford, England
Important Canadian Art, Zeihersmith Gallery, N.Y., New York (cat.)

2004



Various Properties, Recent Acquisitions, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
A Proposal for an Exhibition. Monte Clark Gallery, Toronto, ON

2003

Elsewhere, WBD, Berlin, Germany
Imago Exhibition, Salamanca, Spain

2002

Roy Arden, Scott McFarland, Howard Ursuliak, Stephen Waddell, Jeff Wall, Monte Clark Gallery, Toronto, ON
These Days, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Collects, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2001



After Photography, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Roy Arden, guest curator

1999

Edgecity, Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, BC, Christopher Brayshaw, guest curator (cat.)

1998

CATALOGUES & PUBLICATIONS  

Baker, George, Ann Goldstein, Matzan Michael, and Shaun Caley Regen. “Regen Projects 25”, New York: Prestel

2015

Scott, Kitty, Urs Stahel and James Welling Scott McFarland: Snow, Shacks, Streets, Shrubs, Toronto: The Art Gallery of Ontario & Koenig Books

2014

Shaughnessy, Jonathan et. al. “Builders”, Canadian Biennial 2012, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

2012

Wolf, Sylvia. “The Digital Eye: Photographic Art in the Electronic Age”, New York, Presel Publishing, pg. 128

2010

Kunard, Andrea. “Scott McFarland: A Cultivated View”, Ottawa, Canadian Museum of Contemporary     Photography

2009

Baerwald, Wayne. “Crack the Sky”, La Biennale de Montreal, Montreal, Musee d’art contemporain de Montreal

2007

Weski, Thomas, ed. “Click Doubleclick”, The Documentary Factor, Cologne, Verlag der Buchhandlung, Walter K.nig
Eckmann, Sabine and Koepnick, Lutz. “Grid <> Matrix”, St. Louis, MO: Mildred Lane Kemper Museum,     Washington University
Demos, TJ. “Vitamin PH: New Perspectives in Photography”, London, Phaidon Press Limited
Aquin, Stephanie, David Moos, and Kitty Scott. “Sound and Vision: Photographic and Video Images in   Contemporary Canadian Art”, Montreal Museum of Fine Art, Montreal

2006







Bogusky, Alf, Karen Henry, and Kare Love. Varations on the Picturesque, Kitchner-Waterloo, Kitchehner- Waterloo Art Gallery, ON
Jean, Marie-Jose. "The Space of Making", ZeitgenossischeFotokunstAusKanada, Berlin: Neuer Berliner Kunstverein Roelstraete, Dieter and Scott Watson, eds. Intertidal: Vancouver Art and Artists, Antwerp: MuHKA, Belgium
Langford, Martha ed. “Doubtful Realisms and Paradisiacal Gains,” Image & Imagination, Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2005, pg. 119-122
Bean, Robert ed. “Image and Inscription, An Anthology of Contemporary Canadian Photography”, Toronto: YYZ Books, 2005
Grant, Arnold. “Real Pictures”, Photographs from the Collection of Claudia Beck and Andrew Gruft, Vancouver, Vancouver Art Gallery
Intertidal, Antwerp: MuHKA

2005











Henderson, Lee. “Important Canadian Art”, New York, Ziehersmith Gallery
Skerrett, Penny. “Everything’s Gone Green: Photography and the Garden,” Archive Magazine, Bratford, UK: National Museum of Photography, Film and Television, 2004, pg 23

2004


Kydd, Owen et. al. “Coastal Cabin”, Vancouver, Contemporary Art Gallery, 2003

2003

Imago 2002, Salamanca, Spain, 2002
Beck, Claudia. “A Proposal for an Exhibition”, Vancouver, Monte Clark Gallery

2002

Arden, Roy. “After Photography”, Vancouver, Monte Clark

1999

Brayshaw, Chris. Edgecity, Surrey, BC, Art Gallery

1998

Borda, Sylvia and Christopher Brayshaw. “Configuration: New Art Form Vancouver”, Vancouver, Catriona Jeffries Gallery

1997

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Osterweil, Ara. "Scott McFarland", Art Forum, May 2018.

2018

Pietroni, Testo Barbara. “Le distorsioni celesti di Scott McFarland,” Amica, February 8.
Monica Lu, Meng-Chieh. “This Week in Art: February 6th – February 12th,” Art Zealous, February 6.

2017

Butet-Roch, Laurence. “Meet the Artists Who Play With the Rules of Documentary Photography,” Time     Magazine, September 2. 

2015

Rynor, Becky. “The Many Layers of Scott McFarland,” The National Gallery of Canada Magazine, June 27. (online)
Adams, James. “Variations on a scene: photographer Scott McFarland's new AGO show,” Globe and Mail, May. (online)
Whyte, Murray. “Toronto Photographer Scott McFarland focuses on the medium,” The Toronto Star¸ May 15. (online)
“Artist’s Project,” Canadian Art, Summer, 2004.

2014






Hyslop, Lucy. “Vancouver Artist Scott McFarland has an Eye for the Main Chance,” The Vancouver Sun, July 17.

2013

“Scott McFarland, Winter Retreating Offence,” Here and Elsewhere, May 5.
“Scott McFarland’s Mural Sets the Stage for Contact’s ‘Public’,” Blouin Artinfo, April 19.

2012

Balzer, David. “Scott McFarland: Poetic Panoramas,” Canadian Art, August 25. 

2011

Tousley, Nancy. “Beyond Photography,” Canadian Art, Fall, pg. 134 – 138.
Reeve, Charles. “Scott McFarland,” Frieze, May, pg. 144.
Bobecchi, Michele. “Scott McFarland: Union - London,” Flash Art, Jan/Feb 2010, pg. 100
Burnham, Clint. “Scott McFarland at Vancouver Art Gallery,” Artforum, January 2010, pg. 211

2010




Weder, Adele. “Scott McFarland: Seasonal Effects,” Canadian Art, December 10.
“Vancouver Art Gallery Presents Survey Work by Renowned Photographer Scott McFarland,” Artdaily,  October 1.
Milroy, Sarah. “Nature Cultivated and Tamed – and Still So Alien,” The Globe and Mail, May 2.
Sandals, Leah. “Nature Meets Nurture,” National Post, April 14.
Kunard, Andrea. “Interview with the Artist,” The Magazine of the National Gallery of Canada, April.

2009






Schwendener, Martha. “This Year’s Models; Searching for Fresh Approaches in Photography,” The New York Times, November 26.
Balaschak, Chris. “Scott McFarland,” Frieze, October.

2007


Harrison, Adam. “Scott McFarland,” Canadian Art, Spring, pg. 86-7.

2006

Harrison, Sarah. “Scott McFarland,” ArtReview, April 2005. pg. 105.
Henderson, Lee. “The Empire Grows Back,” Border Crossings, no 94. Summer 2005, pg. 50-56.
Shirreff, Neil. “Garden Designs,” Source 42, Spring 2005, pg. 52-53.

2005


Driedger, Sharon Doyle. “Ten Artists Who Rock,” Maclean’s Magazine, 12 January 2004, pg. 42.
Thorton, Sarah. “Nocturnes,” Contemporary, issue 62, 2004, pg. 32-37.
Rae, Ines. “More Plant Matters,” Source 39, Summer 2004.
Milroy, Sarah. “Nothing is Perfect in Shangri-la,” The Globe and Mail, 19 November, 2004, R23.
McFarland, Scott, “A Photographer in the Garden,” Canadian Art, Summer 2004, pg. 58-63.
“Artists Project,” Canadian Art, Summer 2004
Henderson, Lee. “Vancouver,” Contemporary, issue 68, pg. 17-18.
Bradford, England, Archive, no. 2, 2004, pg. 23

2004







Dault, Michael. “Photographs have a Cape Fear quality,” The Globe and Mail, 20 September.
Turner, Michael. “Wall and Void,” Modern Painters, Summer.
Buckrell Pos, Tania. “Cold Fusion,” Canadian Art, Spring.
Sengrave, Lorissa. “A Proposal for an Exhibition,” Canadian Art, Spring.
Goddard, Peter. “Photographic Shows Work in Remembrance of Things Past,” The Toronto Star, 27 February.

2003





“Art Preview,” Art Review, September 2002, pg. 9.
Pinsent, Richard. “Scott McFarland,” The Art Newspaper, September, pg. 16.

2002

Brayshaw, Christopher. “Garden Optics,” CV Photo no. 54, pg. 7-13.
Brayshaw, Christopher. “Cabin,” C Magazine, Winter.
Milroy, Sarah. “Onward and Upward,” The Globe and Mail, August 13, pg. R3.
Scott, Michael. “Art of Global Importance,” The Vancouver Sun, May 5.

2001



“Vancouver: The Media Foundation,” Adbusters, No. 29.
Arden, Roy. “After Photography,” Canadian Art, December.

2000

“Artist’s Project,” National Post, January 13.
Gopnik, Blake. “Reticence in Photography is Good, Interview with Jeff Wall,”
Scott, Michael. “After Photography Comes What? Photorealism Gets a RealityCheck,” The Vancouver Sun, May 8.
Scott, Michael. “Late Light,” Canadian Art, Fall.

1999




Lee, Jason James. “Configuration: New Art From Vancouver,” C Magazine, no. 56, November 1997 – January 1998

1997

COLLECTIONS

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN                                                                                                                                                         J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA                                                                                                                                                   Ellipse Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal                                                                                                                                                         Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON                                                                                                                                                         Albright-Knox Museum, Buffalo, NY                                                                                                                                                       Centro de Arte de Salamanca, Spain                                                                                                                                                     Canadian Museum of Photography, Ottawa, ON                                                                                                                                   Morris & Helen Belkin Gallery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC                                                                                     Mendal Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK                                                                                                                                                         Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC                                                                                                                                                   JM Barnicke Gallery, Harthouse, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON                                                                                                     K21, Dusseldorf, Germany                                                                                                                                                                         National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON                                                                                                                                                 National Museum of Photography & Film, Bradford, UK                                                                                                                         Oakville Gallery, Oakville, ON                                                                                                                                                             San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA                                                                                                                     Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK                                                                                                                                                 Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY                                                                                                                                                     Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, QC