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b. 1968, Brockville, Ontario
Lives and works in Peterborough, Ontario

John Climenhage has been painting, teaching, and exhibiting throughout Canada and the U.S. since 1989. His studio practice and en plein air landscapes experiment with post modern approaches to abstract space based on contemporary philosophy and quantum physics.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015  Imaginal Worlds, Edward Day Gallery, Toronto
2014  Terre Sauvage:The Topology of Anemnesis, Art Gallery of Peterborough
2013  Entanglement, Pentimento, Toronto
2009  Symphony to Delight an Ocean of Conquerors, Artspace, Peterborough
2008  TRANsubstance, Clarington Visual Arts Center, Bowmanville
2006  New Work, Pentimento, Toronto

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014  Christensen Fine Art, Peterborough
2013  Proximity Fine Art, Stony Lake
2013  Christensen Fine Art, Peterborough
2013  Pentimento, Toronto
2012  Inaugural Triennial Exhibition, Art Gallery of Peterborough
2012  Pentimento, Toronto
2012  Jonathon Bancroft-Snell, London
2012  Eight Days Lost (multimedia project with The Burgess Shale) Artsweek, Peterborough
2011  Art Gallery of Peterborough, Peterborough
2010  Norfolk County Art Gallery, Simcoe
2010  Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto
2009  Pentimento, Toronto
2009  Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto
2007  Art Gallery of Peterborough, Peterborough
2006  Peterborough Arts Umbrella
2005  Peterborough Arts Umbrella
2005  Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto
2005  Akin Gallery, Peterborough
2002 – 2004  Fivepin Gallery, Peterborough
2003  Artspace, Peterborough, Ontario
2002  Lawrence House Visual Arts Center, Sarnia
2002  Bowmanville Visual Arts Center, Bowmanville, Ontario
2001  Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition
2000  Zeitgeist Gallery, Detroit
2000  St. Andrews Cathedral, Victoria
1999 – 2001  Chapmaneast Fine Arts, Orono
1999 University of Victoria, Victoria
1999  Emily Carr House, Victoria
1999  Rogue Art Gallery, Victoria
1998  Chan Center, Vancouver
1998  Emily Carr House, Victoria
1998  Fray Bartolome Human Rights Center, Chiapas
1997 Franciscan Chapel, Victoria
1997 Fray Bartolome Human Rights Center, Chiapas

GRANTS AND AWARDS

2014 Ontario Arts Council
2005 Ontario Arts Council
2004 Ontario Arts Council
1998 British Columbia Arts Council
1991 Ontario Arts Council

CRITICAL WRITING / CATALOGUES

2015  Maralynn Cherry, Paulo Fortin, John Climenhage, Terre Sauvage: The Topology of Anamnesis, Art Gallery of Peterborough (catalogue)
2014  Michael Fazackerley, Seeing with new eyes, Art in the Street – November 2014, KawarthaNOW, Peterborough
2014  Gil McElroy, John Climenhage at the Art Gallery of Peterborough, Akimbo
2014   Ann Jaeger, John Climenhage Terre Sauvage: The Topology of Anamnesis, Trout in Plaid
2014   This week’s must-see art shows: February 5 – 11, Now Magazine, Toronto
2008  Maralynn Cherry, TRANsubstance Paintings by John Climenhage, The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington (catalogue)

COLLECTIONS

Art Gallery of Peterborough
City of Peterborough Tourism
School of Medicine, Queen’s University