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Master of Fine Arts (visual arts), University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC (2006)

      Major paper: "Drawing the Disaster "

Bachelor of Fine Arts (visual arts), SImon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC (2001)


Solo Exhibitions

PARK. Martha Street Studio. Winnipeg, Canada (2018)

End-Forms. Lisa Kehler Art + Projects. Winnipeg, Canada. (2015)

Thoughts and Non-Thoughts, Curated by Natalia Lebedinskaia. Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba,

    Brandon, MB. (2013)

Square, Michael Gibson Gallery, London, ON (2012)

i cannot live without you. Blanket Gallery, Vancouver, BC (2005)

have clean hands, Platform Gallery, Winnipeg, MB (2004)


Art Exhibitions

"The Accursed Share", curated by Marina Roy, Artspeak. Vancouver, BC (2016)

They Picked it. They made it. Lisa Kehler Art + Projects. Winipeg, MB (2015)

Name it by Trying to Name it: Open Sessions 2014-15, Curated by Lisa Sigal and Nova Benway. The Drawing Center. New York,

     NY (2015)

Exvee, Artscape Gibraltar Point. Toronto, ON (2015)

Cryptographics: A Tribute to the Voynich Manuscript. Curated by Manus Groenen. Artslant Curator's Open. Expo Chicago.

     Chicago, IL (2014)

The Great Poor Farm Experiment VI, The Drawing Center's Open Sessions at The Poor Farm, Organized by

     Brad Killam and Michelle Grabner.  Poor Farm, Manawa, WI (2014)

Actual Artists, Actual. Winnipeg, MB (2014)

The Intuitionists, Organized by Heather Hart, Steffani Jemison, and Jina Valentine. Curated by Lisa Sigal.

     The Drawing Center. New York, NY (2014)

ACTION + OBJECT + EXCHANGE, Curated by Nova Benway and Lisa Sigal. The Drawing Center, The Lab.

     New York, NY (2014)

Re-Configuring Abstraction, Curated by Mary Reid, School of Art Gallery, University of

     Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB (2012)

Never-Dying Worm, Curated by Marina Roy, AHVA Library Gallery, Vancouver, BC (2012)

Some Paintings, Curated by Sophie Brodovitch, Equinox Gallery, Vancouver, BC (2011)

Cyber-Surveillance in Everyday Life, Curated by Alex Snukal and Rosie Spooner, InterAccess

     Electronic Media Arts Centre, Toronto, ON (2011)

Below the Line, Curated by the Balcone Curatorial Collective, Balcone Gallery,Vancouver, BC


FAX, Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, BC (2010)

I:Dent Constructing and deconstructing personal and social identities, Curated by Sophie

     Brodovitch, Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, BC (2009)

Pencil on Paper, Part of Vancouver's Drawn Festival, curated by Lynn Ruscheinsky, Vancouver,

     BC, (2009)

Faculty Show AMS Gallery, The University of British Columbia (2007)

New Wight Biennial, Curated by Jesse Aaron Green, Daniel Horn, Vishal Jugdeo and Jacob

     Stewart-Halevy, UCLA New WIght Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (2006)

Strange Bedfellows, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC (2006)

From the Peg, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, ON (2006)

Common Room, Belkin Satellite, Vancouver, BC (2006)

This Experiment, the butchershop, Vancouver, BC (2005)

Making it Like a Man, Curated by David Garneau, Mackenzie Art Bellery, Regina, SK (2004)

Nevermind the Bullocks, Label Gallery, Winnipeg, MB (2004)

Jennie O's Rolodex Art Show, Ace Art Inc., Winnipeg, MB (2003)

The Other Red Green Show, Quiet Room Gallery, St John's College, WInnipeg, MB (2003)

Recent Works Studio Artists, Martha Street Studio, Winnipeg, MB (2003)

Helen Pitt Triennial Awards Exhibition, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC (2001)

Show Up, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver BC (2001)



The Manitoba/New Brunswick/Quebec Creative Residency, Manitoba Arts Council (2016)

Jan and Adam Waterous Scholarship (2014)

Manitoba Arts Council Grant Creation Production Grant (2016, 2014, 2012)

Manitoba Arts Council Travel/Professional Development Grant (2016, 2014)

Winnipeg Arts Council Grant to Individual Artists (2016, 2014, 2011, 2004)

Canada Council Travel Grant (2014)

Winnipeg Arts Council on the Rise Award nominee (2012)

Andrew MacIntosh Book Prize for MFA, University of British Columbia(2006)

BC Binning Memorial Fellowship, University of British Columbia (2005)

First Video Fund, Video Pool (2003)

Helen Pitt Award (2001)


Professional Activities

Curator, Blue Shift Jonah Groeneboer. PLATFORM centre for photographic + Digital Arts. Winnipeg, MB (2015)

Curator, Station to Station Raymond Boisjoly. PLATFORM centre for photographic + Digital Arts. Winnipeg, MB (2014)

Co-Curator, Cut-Up Kelsey Braun, Ming Hon, Kristan Horton, Lisa Stinner-Kun. PLATFORM centre for photographic + Digital Arts.

     Winnipeg, MB (2014)

Curator, Candid Karen Asher, Maya de Forest, Laura Letinsky, Elaine Stocki. PLATFORM centre for photographic + Digital Arts.

      Winnipeg, MB (2015)

PLATFORM Centre for photographic + digital arts (2013-2015)

Director of Operations (2013-2015)

Outreach/Adminstrative Coordinator (2011-2012)

The Univeristy of Manitoba

Sessional Instructor (2012)

The University of British Columbia

Sessional Instructor (2007): VISA 182

Teacher's Assistant (2005-2006): VISA 110, VISA 180

Manitoba Printmaker Association

Instructor and Outreach (2001-2003)



Artist Speaker. A Crimp in the Fabric: Situating Painting Today. Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC. (2017)

Artist Speaker, Artspeak, Vancouver BC (2016)

Artist Speaker, The Banff Centre, Banff AL (2014)

Artist Speaker, Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, Brandon, MB (2013)

Artist Speaker in conversation with Krisjanis Katkins-Gorsline: An Examination of Abstract Art. First

     Fridays in the Exchange, Winnipeg Free Press Cafe. Winnipeg, MB

Artist Speaker. Burnaby Art Gallery, 2009.

Artist Speaker. The University of British Columbia, 2007.

Artist Speaker/Installation. Sexing the Text: Gendered Works and Working Gender, Simon Fraser

   University, Burnaby, BC, 2006.

Artist Speaker. A panel discussion: Making it Like A Man, Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina SK,




Kwan, Vanessa. “My Mineral (For Derek, Deborah, Aleesa and Marina). Artspeak,

     Vancouver, BC. 2016.

Roy, Marina. "The Accursed Share." Artspeak, Vancouver BC. 2016. PDF

hannah Godfrey, Interview with Derek Dunlop: End-Forms. Lisa Kehler Art + Projects. Web. October 6, 2015.

Thompson, Courtney R. "Queering Process + Material Strategies: An interview with Derek Dunlop," Artslant,

     March 2014. Web. April 2, 2014. PDF

Lebedinskaia, Natalia. Essay for Thoughts and Non-Thoughts. Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba.

     Brandon, MB. 2013. PDF

Reid, Mary. "Re-Configuring Abstraction...considering here and now, " School of Art Gallery, The

     University of Manitoba. Winnipeg MB, 2012. PDF

Enright, Robert. “Failing Successes,” Border Crossings. Issue No, 121. 2012

Roy, Marina. " Never Dying Worm, " Essay for Never Dying Worm. AHVA Library Gallery, Vancouver,

     BC. 2012. PDF

Garneau, David. " Making it Like a Man! " From Making it Like a MAn Canadian Masculinites in

     Practice. Ed. Christine Ramsay. Wilfred Laurier Press, Waterloo ON, 2011. Pp 64-66.

Sophie Brodovitch, " What you see is what you get " , catalogue essay for I:Dent Constructing and

     Deconstructing personal and social identities, Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, BC 2009.

Vishal Jugder & Jesse Aron Green, " A Decorative Impulse " , catalogue essay for Anxiety of

   Influence, New Wight Gallery, The Eli and Edythe Broad Center, University of California, Los

   Angeles, 2006. 

J.J. Kegan McFadden, " Derek Dunlop " , Essay for Strange Bedfellows exhibition,

   Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, The University of British Columbia, 2006. 

Liz Park, " Exchanging-Room " , Essay for Common Room exhibition, Belkin Satellite,

   The University of British Columbian, 2006.

J.J Kegan McFadden, response for the exhibition have clean hands, Platform Centre for

   Photographic and Digital Arts, Winnipeg, MB 2004.


Published Writing

Derek Dunlop, "Blue Shift, in conversation with Jonah Groeneboer," PLATFORM centre for photographic + digital arts. Winnipeg,

     MB 2015.

Derek Dunlop, "Candid," PLATFORM centre for photographic + digital arts. Winnipeg, MB 2015.

Derek Dunlop, "A History of Codes," aceartinc., Critical Distance Essay. Winnipeg, MB 2014.

Derek Dunlop, Raymond Boisjoly, Daina Warren, in Conversation. PLATFORM centre for photographic + digital arts.

     Winnipeg, MB, 2014.

Derek Dunlop, 'Voluntary Park: Growth within the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone," Essay in Response to the exhibtion,

      Growth by David McMillan. Manitoba Printmaker's Association. Winnipeg, MB, 2014.

Derek Dunlop, 'back to back', CV2. Winter, 2013.

Derek Dunlop, "Untitled (Bahlsen's)", palimpsest. PLATFORM centre for photographic + digital arts,


Derek Dunlop, 'Smile', PAPERWAIT, Volume 13, 2010-2011.

Derek Dunlop, Artist Statement, Helen Pitt Triennial Awards Exhibition, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC 2001.



Ling, Steffanie. "The Accursed Share" at Artspeak. Daily Serving. May 10, 2016. Web.

Thompson, Courtney R. "Derek Dunlop" Border Crossings. Issue 137, Volume 35, Number 1.

Swan, Sarah. "Does Zombie Formalism Mean Anything in Canada?" Canadian Art. December 2, 2015. Web.

Micchelli, Thomas. "Story Lines "The Intuitionists" at the Drawing Center." Hyperallergic Sensitive to Art & Its Discontents. July 19,

     2014. Web.

Swan, Sarah. “DEREK DUNLOP: Thoughts and Non-Thoughts.” Galleries West, Print, Web, October 3, 2013.

Eyland, Cliff. "Re-Configuring Abstraction. " Border Crossings. Issue 125, Volume 32. Number 1.

Kear, Andrew. "Re-Configuring Abstraction." Canadian Art. Spring, 2013. Volume 30, Number 1.

Cochrane, Steven. "Abstraction revisited." Winnipeg Free Press.Nov. 29, 2012.

Thompson, Courtney R. "Materiality and Surface: abstracting form.", Web.

Thacker, Sandra. "Abstract Paiting the focus at The University of Manitoba", Web. November 19,


Passey, Kara. "Re-Configuring Abstraction." The Manitoban. Volume 99 1/2, No 14, 2012.

Fung, Amy. "Never-Dying Worm, AHVA Library Gallery." POST Pacific, Web. January 11,


Smith, Greg J. "Digitally Mediated Surveillance Some Assembly Required." Current,

     Thesigers, Web. June 28, 2011



Brooklyn Visual Arts Residency, International Studio & Curatorial Program (2017)

Riding Mountain Artists' Residency, Riding Mountain National Park, MB (2017)

Visiting Artist Residency, Malaspina Printmaker's Association, Vancouver BC (2016)

Atelier Circulaire, Montreal QC. (2016)

LGBT Intergenerational Residency, Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto Island. (2014)

Artist Resident at The Sam and Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts, Inc. New Berlin, NY. (2014)

The Banff Centre Thematic Residency: "Are we looking at dead birds?" The Banff Centre, Banff, AB. (2014)


Installation Shots

Installation Shots. End-Forms, 2015. Lisa Kehler Art + Projects. Winnipeg, Canada. All photos by Karen Asher.











Installation Shots of Thoughts and Non-Thoughts, curated by Natalia Lebedinskaia. The Art Gallery of

Southwestern Manitoba. September 26 - November 16, 2013. All photos courtesy of the AGSM.










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" Never-Dying Worm " Curated by Marina Roy, AHVA Library Gallery, Vancouver, BC (2012)

A Lover's Geography (Excerpts), 2008.









"Reconfiguring Abstraction," School of Art Gallery. University of Manitoba.





" I:Dent: Constructing and Deconstructing Personal and Social Identities " The Burnaby Art Gallery,

Burnaby, BC, 2009, view 1.


BAG installation 2


" I:Dent Constructing and Deconstructing Personal and Social Identiites " The Burnaby Art Gallery, 2009, view 2.


BAG installation


" Strange Bedfellows " Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC, 2006.


Strange Bedfellows


" Common Room " Belkin Satellite, Vancouver, BC, 2006.


Common Room




Older Work:


Wallpaper Variations, click here.


television drawings, click here.


Palms, click here.


the palace, the cake, camouflage and curtains, click here.


A lover's geography, click here.