Anders Oinonen

Selected works

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BMG exhibitions



Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal
The Canada Council for the Arts (Art Bank)


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  • Born 1977 Kenora, ON
  • Lives and works in Toronto, ON


  • 2004 MFA University of Waterloo
  • 2001 AOCAD Ontario College of Art and Design


  • 2010
    Sundogs, Bryan Miller Gallery (CTRL), Houston, TX
  • 2008
    After After, Bryan Miller Gallery (CTRL), Houston, TX
  • 2007
    gone like tomorrow, Mehr Gallery, New York, NY
    outTHEwindow, Greener Pastures Contemporary Art, Toronto, ON
  • 2006
    its.what.its, Greener Pastures Contemporary Art, Toronto, ON
  • 2004
    Recess, University of Waterloo Art Gallery, Waterloo, ON


  • 2012
    After Image, DePaul Art Museum, Chicago, IL
  • 2011
    Facemaker, Royal/T, Los Angeles, CA (curated by Kathy Grayson)
    Pulling a Slow One, Anders Oinonen & Megan Hepburn, LES Gallery, Vancouver, BC
    Sadderday Night, Anders Oinonen & Mike Murphy , G Gallery, Toronto, ON Hunter & Cook (Issue Launch + Exhibition), The Khyber, Halifax, NS
    Inaugural Exhibition, Neubacher Shor Contemporary, Toronto, ON
  • 2010
    The Beach Division, RUINS, Toronto, ON
    Insider/Outsider, Portugal Arte 2010, Lisbon, Portugal
  • 2009
    Cubes, Blocks and Other Spaces, Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, Québec
    Sadderday Night (2 person show with Mike Murphy), Modern Fuel, Kingston, ON
  • 2008
    Carte Blanche | Volume 2: Painting, Organized with the Magenta Foundation, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, ON
    Conceptual Figures, Deitch Projects, New York, NY
    Mail Order Monsters, Max Wigram Gallery, London, UK
    Ambivalent Figuration;People, Samson Projects, Boston, MA
    A Loaf of Bread, a Carton of Milk, and a Stick of Butter, Hudson Franklin Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2007
    RBC Painting Competition Exhibition, Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, ON
    BLACKNIGHT, part of Nuit Blanche, Toronto, ON
    CTRL group one, Bryan Miller Gallery (CTRL), Houston, TX
    Keepin' It Real, The Drake Hotel, Toronto, ON
  • 2006
    art: to ease crappy conversation, Loop Gallery, Toronto, ON
    Still Parade, Shilling Gallery, Orillia, ON
    Paperworks, Now Lounge, Toronto, ON
  • 2005
    ENJOY RELAX HAPPY, Niagara Gallery, Toronto, ON
    The Social, Greener Pastures Gallery, Toronto, ON
  • 2004
    Panorama, SPIN Gallery, Toronto, ON
    Antecendants, Artery Gallery, Kitchener, ON
    Just Enough to Tickle, Drabinsky Gallery, Toronto, ON
    BLANKETCHUPCHUCK, Gallery 1313, Toronto, ON


  • 2008
    Emerging Artist Grant, Toronto Arts Council
    Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council
  • 2007
    Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council
  • 2006
    Emerging Artist Grant, Toronto Arts Council
    Emerging Artist Grant, Ontario Arts Council
  • 2003
    Keith and Win Shantz Apprenticeship
  • 2001
    Guggenheim Studentship / Venice, Italy


  • Olejnik, Wojciech. "Sadderday Night with Mike Murphy and Anders Oinonen", Essay, 2011.
  • "Anders Oinonen", Hunter & Cook magazine, Issue no. 7, 2010.
  • Burliuk, Greg. "Artists have some fun on a Sadderday Night", The Whig Standard, Kingston, June 2009.
  • Lee, Sasha M. "ANDERS OINONEN", Beautiful Decay, Issue Z, pp. 35-39, 2009.
  • Tarnowski, Dan. "Interview with Anders Oinonen", WhiteHot Magazine, March 2009.
  • Carroll, Sean. "Anders Oinonen", ARTFORUM critic's picks, October 2008.
  • Tarnowski, Dan. "Conceptual Figures @ Deitch Projects", WhiteHot Magazine, October 2008.
  • Bors, Chris. "Sad Sack in a Landscape", ArtSlant.com, Nov 11, 2007.
  • Michael Dault, Gary. "These hills have eyes, and other points of view", Globe and Mail, July 28, 2007.
  • Keppler, Nick. "CTRL group one", Houston Press, May 2007.
  • Olejnik, Wojciech. "On the Subject of Anders Oinonen's Recent Work", Essay, October, 2006.
  • Michael Dault, Gary. "Exhibit A: Right Back at You", Globe and Mail, June 16, 2006.
  • Goddard, Peter. "Meeting Stars on the Rise", Toronto Star, July 31, 2004.
  • Osborne, Catherine. "Galleries Kick Back in Summer", National Post, July 24, 2004.