• Artist Statement
  • Solo exhibits
  • Group exhibits
  • Corporate collections
  • Teaching & Lectures
  • Affiliations
Artist Statement

In 1974, towards the end of her fourth year at York University’s Fine Arts programme, Judy Singer was discovered by the late Jack Pollock, one of Toronto’s foremost gallery owners of the times. From this first show at the Pollock Gallery, she has gone on to show in many solo and group exhibits across Canada and the United States.

Most notably, Singer was chosen in 1982 to represent Canada at the Carnegie International in Pittsburgh. In 2006, she was inducted into The Royal Canadian Academy of Arts.

Over the years, she has forged strong collegial relationships with many luminaries in the art world; fellow artists Sir Anthony Caro, Helen Frankenthaler, and Larry Poons who critiqued her work at The Triangle Workshop in 1983 and prominent critics Ken Carpenter, the late Clement Greenberg, Karen Wilkin, Kenworth Moffett, and Joan Murray who have all been regular visitors to her studio

Judy Singer also taught painting, drawing and art history at York University from 1976 to 2005. She continues to impart her passion for art through her lectures and workshops.

Inner Face

54”x46”, 2021

Solo exhibits

2019 “Colour & Form, Nikola Rukaj Gallery, Toronto.

2014 Walnut Contemporary, Toronto.

2012 B Contemporary Gallery, Hamilton, Ont.

2012 Art & Jazz, Trane Studio, Toronto

2011 Miles Nadal JCC, Toronto

2010 Spazio dell’Arte, Toronto

2008 Lonsdale Gallery, Toronto

2006 Bistro Six, Guelph

2005 Moore Gallery, Toronto

2003 Moore Gallery, Toronto

2002 Scott Gallery, Edmonton

2002 Tyndale College and Seminary, Toronto

2001 Moore Gallery, Toronto

2000 Drabinsky Gallery, Toronto

1998 Berger Gallery, Pittsburgh

1994 Holy Blossom Temple Gallery, Toronto

1989 Bonnie Kagan Gallery, Toronto

1984 Marianne Friedland Gallery, Toronto

1982 Anne Doran Gallery, Ottawa

1982 Elca London Gallery, Montreal

1982 Gallery One, Toronto

1981 Gallery One, Toronto

1979 Pollock Gallery, Toronto

1978 Pollock Gallery, Toronto

1975 Pollock Gallery, Toronto

1974 Pollock Gallery, Toronto

about solo

Judy Singer

Group exhibits

2018 “Gestural Hands: Frankenthaler, Schapiro, Service, Singer, Nikola Rukaj Gallery, Toronto.

2016 The Brain Project, Baycrest, Toronto

2015 “16th Annual Juried Drawing Exhibit, Aird Gallery, Toronto

2015 “10th Anniversary Exhibit, Miles Nadal JCC, Toronto

2014 “Hibernus”, Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, Aird Gallery, Toronto.

2012 Petroff Gallery, Toronto

2012 The Art House, Hamilton, Ont.

2007 “25th Anniversary Alumni Exhibition”, Triangle Arts Association, New York

2007 “Crossing Borders, Works by Canadian Artists”, Kenan Centre Gallery, Lockport, New York

2007 “Summer Group Show”, Art Gallery of Ontario Art Rental Gallery, Toronto

2007 “Centre for Canadian Contemporary Art”, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto

2006 “Material Culture, The Fine Art of Textile”, Salt Lake Art Centre, Utah

2005 Moore Gallery, Toronto

2004 The Art Company, Toronto

2004 Moore Gallery, Toronto

2003 “Du Collage: L’Artiste Comme Collectionneur”, Stewart Hall Art Gallery, Montreal

2003 Faculty Art Exhibit, Goldfarb Centre for the Arts, York University, Toronto

2003 Self Portraits, Flesherton Art Gallery, Flesherton

2002 “A Gift of Friendship”, Chinese Cultural Centre, Toronto, Jewish Refugee Memorial Hall of Shanghai, Ohel Moishe Synagogue, Shanghai

2002 Moore Gallery, Toronto

2001 Triangle Workshop Artists at OCAD, Ontario College of Art and Design

2001 There is Still “Still Life”, Russell Gallery, Peterborough

2001 “Evidence of Things Unseen”, Tyndale College & Seminary, Toronto

2001 “Small Paintings”, Moore Gallery, Toronto

2001 “Illuminations: Visions of the Prophets, Poets, and Sages”, Liss Gallery, Toronto

2001 “Winter 2001”, Moore Gallery, Toronto

2000 Scott Gallery, Edmonton

1998 Drabinsky Friedland Gallery, Toronto

1990 Bonnie Kagan Gallery, Toronto

1986 Marianne Friedland Gallery, Toronto

1984 “Sword Street Press Prints”, The Art Gallery of Hamilton

1982 Edmonton Art Gallery

1982 “Carnegie International”, travelling exhibit to: Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, Seattle Art Museum, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney Judy Singer was one of two artists chosen to represent Canada at this international exhibit of sixty-three artists from twenty-seven countries.

1981 The Art Gallery at Harbourfront, Toronto

1981 “Heritage of Jack Bush”, travelling exhibit to: Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Koffler Gallery, Oakville Centennial Gallery, Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery, Burlington Cultural Centre, Rodman Hall Art Centre, Art Gallery of Peterborough, The Gallery/Stratford, Sir George Williams Galleries, Art Gallery of Windsor

1980 Gallery One, Toronto

1977 The Art Gallery of Woodstock

1977 Pollock Gallery, Toronto

1974 “Art´74”, Beth Tzedec Synagogue, Toronto

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Corporate collections

Alcan Aluminum Co. of Canada Ltd

Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care

Belmont Properties

Cadillac Fairview Corporation

Citicorp of Canada

Coopers Lybrand

Fireco Sales Ltd

Fogler Rubinoff

Forum Financial Corp

Four Seasons Hotels

Glenbow Museum

H.J. Heinz Ltd

Laventhol Horwath

Mount Sinai Hospital

National Steel Corporation of America

Norcen Energy Resources Ltd

North York General Hospital

Ontario Institute for Studies in Education

Ottawa Art Gallery

Pan Canadian Petroleum

Robert McLaughlin Gallery

Torkin Manes Cohen and Arbus

Touche-Ross and Company

University of Toronto Art Centre

Westburne International Industries

West Park Hospital

Whitehall Development Corporation

York University

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Teaching & Lectures

2018 “Visual Language of Art”, Beth David Synagogue, Toronto

2018 “Visual Language of Art”, Arts & Letters Club, Toronto

2017 “The Visual Language of Art”, PI Creative, Toronto

2014 “The Visual Language of Art”, Walnut Contemporary, Toronto

2014 “Toronto Art Scene:Then & Now”, Walnut Contemporary, Toronto.

2013 Richview Branch,Toronto Public Library

2012 Gerard/Ashdale Branch, Toronto Public Library

2012 Life on the Avenue Retirement Residence

2012 Rose Reisman Lecture Series

2011, Toronto Public Library, Toronto, Ontario:

“The Visual Language of Art: How to Look at Paintings”

2010, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York:

“The Visual Language of Art: How to Look at Paintings”

2010, Haliburton School of the Arts, Haliburton, Ontario: “Painting-The Visual Language of Art”

2010, Spazio dell’Arte, Toronto: “The Visual Language of Art: How to Look at Paintings”

2010, Women’s Art Association, Toronto: “The Visual Language of Art: How to Look at Paintings”

2009, The Cricket Club: “The Visual Language of Art: How to Look at Paintings”

2009, Ryerson University: “The Visual Language of Art: How to Look at Paintings”

2009, George Brown College:

“The Visual Language of Art: How to Look at Paintings”

“Manet and the Impressionists”

“Matisse and the Fauves”

2009, York University: “Feminism East and West: The Art of Joyce Wieland and Gathie Falk”

2009, Havergal College: Abstract Painting Workshop

2009, National Council of Jewish Women: “The Visual Language of Art: How to Look at Paintings”

2008, Dorothy Glick Lecture Series: “The Visual Language of Art: How to Look at Paintings”

2008, Jewish Board of Education: PD Day Drawing Workshop for Art Teachers

2008, United Synagogue Day School: Abstract Painting Workshop

2008, Sir John’s-Ravenscourt Private School, Winnipeg: Two Day Abstract Painting Workshop

2007, Salon Voltaire, Toronto, “On the Visual Language of Art: How to Look at Paintings”

2006, Salt Lake Art Centre, Utah, “Judy Singer, Autobiographical Sketch”

2006, Israeli Artists’ Group, Toronto, “Judy Singer, Autobiographical Sketch”

1976 to 2005, York University, Toronto, first and 3rd year courses in painting, drawing, and art history

2001, Women of Valour Awards, Beth Torah, Toronto “Judy Singer, Autobiographical Sketch”

2000, Albright Knox Gallery, Buffalo; auspices of Koffler Centre of the Arts, “Monet and his Contemporaries”

2000, United Jewish Appeal, “Impressionism”

1999, Art Gallery of Ontario; auspices of Women’s Canadian ORT, “Artists of the Barnes Foundation”

1998, Koffler Centre of the Arts, Toronto; auspices of Emunah Women, “Women in the Arts”

1998, Berger Gallery, Pittsburgh, “Inspired by the Writings”

1981, Goodman and Carr, Toronto, “Modernist Painting”

1975, Sheridan College, Brampton Campus, introduction to painting

1976 to 2005, York University, Toronto, first and 3rd year courses in painting, drawing, and art history

1999 to present, Vermont College advisor, master’s programme in painting

about teaching

Judy Singer

Affiliations

Member, Board of Directors, John B. Aird Gallery

Member, Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, Chairman, Ontario Region

Member, Universities Art Association of Canada

Member, Cultural Services Planning and Allocations Committee, UJAF, 1999-2006

Member, Board of Directors, Koffler Centre of the Arts, 1998-2000

Co-chair, Business Division, Women’s Canadian ORT, 1985-1988

Member, Young Leadership Division, Israel Bonds, 1977-1982

about affiliations

Judy Singer

Judy Singer, Canada