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Mary Catherine Newcomb





1976-79 -UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO, Waterloo, Ontario.- B.A. Honours, Fine Art

1987-89 -YORK UNIVERSITY, Toronto, Ontario. - M.F.A. in Visual Art




2013    - NETHERMIND, University of Waterloo Art Gallery, Waterloo, On. (group)

2012    - MIRABILIA, with NETHERMIND, St. Anne’s Church, Toronto (group)

            - GRASSY, Loop Gallery, Toronto- (solo)

  1. -          - THE ART OF MENTORING: A LEGACY, Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery,

  2. -             Waterloo, On. (group)

  3. -          - FIELD OF MICE, presented by Norfolk Arts Centre in a farmer’s field outside

  4. -            Simcoe, On. (solo)

2011    - “GREAT HARE” Cambridge Sculpture Garden for CAFKA , Cambridge, Ontario

2010    - PRODUCT OF EDEN 2010, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener,Ontario

            - CHOCOLATE. Loop Gallery, Toronto

2008    - PRODUCT OF EDEN 2008, Loop Gallery, Toronto

            - PRODUCT OF EDEN 2007, Loop Gallery, Toronto

2007    - VOGELFREI’ 07, Darmstadt, Hessen, Germany ( garden installation)

            - PRODUCT OF EDEN (niche project) Rodman Hall Art Centre, St. Catharines, Ontario

2006    -INTO THE WOODS, Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery, Waterloo, Ontario (with Jane Buyers),                 curated by Virginia MacDonnell- Eichorn)

            -PRODUCT OF EDEN & SECRET ROOM II, Loop Gallery, Toronto, Ont.

2005    -THE BEAST WITHIN, McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton. On.

            -FUZZY -group exhibition curated by Scott Sawttell,  Oakville Galleries, Oakville,On. 

            - the CYCLOFOOZLEAPHONE, Open Ears Festival, Kitchener, Ontario

2004    -(SECRET ROOM), Loop Gallery, Toronto, On.

            -Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery - Studio Alert Series

1999    - OH BABY, Cambridge Library & Art Gallery, Cambridge, Ontario

            - SONIC PLAYROOM (with G. Young,R. Reitzenstein and Wilfrid Laurier University sculpture  

               and composition students) Kitchener, Ontario

            - TREE EARS, the Island, Victoria Park, Kitchener, Ontario 1997               

            - INHERITANCE, Factorie Gallery, Toronto, Ont.

1996    - THE ART OF DARKNESS, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario

1995    - NETHER MIND, Toronto, Ontario

            - CORPUS DELICTI, Cambridge Library & Art Gallery,  Cambridge, Ontario (solo)

            - ROBERT LANGEN GALLERY, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario

1994    - A LOVE FOR THE LAND, Homer Watson House,  Kitchener,Ontario

1993    - NETHER MIND, Toronto, Ontario

1992   - RED HEAD GALLERY, Toronto, Ontario (solo)

            - SCARBOROUGH CAMPUS GALLERY, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario (solo)

1991    - ARTICULE, Montreal, Quebec

            - NEUTRAL GROUND, Regina, Saskatchewan

1990    - BURLINGTON CULTURAL CENTRE, Burlington, Ontario

            - ARTSPACE, Peterborough, Ontario

            - EAST CAMPUS HALL, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario

1989    - MOTLEY PIE (M.F.A. THESIS EXHIBITION), IDA Gallery, York University, Toronto.

1988    - THE WORKS, Manual Life Centre, Edmonton, Alberta (solo)

            - PYRAMIS, Start Gallery, Kitchener, Ontario

            - S.A.W.GALLERY,Ottawa, ont. (solo)

1987    - START GALLERY, Kitchener, Ontario

1985    - POWERHOUSE GALLERY, Montreal, Quebec

            - ARTFORMS, Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, Ontario

1984    - JUSTINA M. BARNICKE GALLERY, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario (solo)

            - ART GALLERY OF BRANT, Brantford, Ontario

            - BUT IS IT ART?, University of Waterloo Modern Language Art Gallery, Waterloo, Ontario

1983    - KITCHENER WATERLOO ART GALLERY, Kitchener, Ontario (solo)






2010                Waterloo Regional Arts Fund Award

2009                Ontario Arts Council mid-career Grant

                        K.M. Hunter Award

                        Waterloo regional Arts Fund Award

2008                Canada Council research/creation Grant

2007                Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance

2006                Canada Council research/creation Grant

2005                WaterlooRegional Arts Fund Award

1996                Canada Council 'B' Grant

1995                Ontario Arts Council Materials Assistance Grants

1993                Canada Council 'B' Grant

                        Ontario Arts Council Grant

1992                Ontario Arts Council Materials Assistance Grant

1990                Canada Council 'B' Grant

                        Ontario Arts Council Materials Assistance Grant

1989                Ontario Arts Council Materials Assistance Grant

1987                Canada Council Project Grant

                        York University Graduate Scholarship

                        Ontario Arts Council Materials Assistance Grant

1985                Canada Council Explorations Grant

                        Ontario Arts Council Materials Assistance Grant

                        Artforms Jurors Award

1984                Ontario Arts Council Materials Assistance Grant

1983                Ontario Arts Council Materials Assistance Grant




 Tribinevicius,M.           Mirabilia: A Miracle on Gladstone Avenue, Toronto Review of Books blog,

                                    October 18, 2012

                        http://www.torontoreviewofbooks.com/2012/10/mirabilia-a-miracle-on-gladstone- avenue/              

(Canadian Art-see it)   Catherine Heard, Max Streicher and other NetherMind members

                              bless church with terrific installations, See it, October 18,2012


Dick , T.                       Nethermind at St. Anne’s Church, Akimblog, October 16, 2012


Doktor, S.                    Field turns into art gallery, The Simcoe Reformer, June 14, 2012

Vaughan, R.M.            Martha Eleen & Mary Catherine Newcomb at Loop Gallery, The Globe and

                                    Mail, January 13, 2012

Dault, G.M.                 A bunny with a chemical scent and a hint of myth –The Globe and Mail, April3,2010                     

                                    Eggplant saints? Only in a sculptor’s garden - The Globe and Mail, January 12, 2008

Dault, G.M.                 Vegetable Saints,Walking the line #30, http://artpost.info/postcafe/index_gmd.asp

Reid, R                        Eyebrow Raising Art, The Kitchener Waterloo Record,

                                    September 12, 2006

Hollick, L.                   Bunny Talk, View Magazine, October 2005  

Shebaeget,F.                ...the beast not found in verse, October 2005 (exhibition catalogue)

Hatt, Gordon:              A Surrealist in Kitchener, Lola, summer 1999

Podedworny, C.          Bodies of Memory (exhibition Catalogue), 1998

Mahoney, J.                Body Painting -The Hamilton Spectator, January 24, 1988 

Jordan, B.A.:               Gallery Going - the Globe and Mail, August 23, 1997

Dowding,Martin         Mary Catherine Newcomb C magazine, April - June 1996

Hatt, Gordon:              Corpus Delicti - Mary Catherine Newcomb, figurative sculpture - (exhibition


Reid, Rob:                   Artist Casts Wide Shadow - Kitchener-Waterloo Record,November 3, 1995

Dewdney, Chris:         (Nether Mind exhibition catalogue) September, 1995

Bentley-Mayes, J.:      Two shows that show the unshowable - The Globe and Mail, September 9, 1995

Hannah, Deirdre:         Nether Mind artists jam in dynamic group show - Now, September 15, 1995

Andersen, M.:             Toronto Underground,Parcours, Fall 1993

Hanna, Deirdre:           Nether Mind's fresh sculpture emerges from the underworld Now, October 28,1993

Taylor, Kate,:              Sculptors at Play, with a sense of fun The Globe and Mail,

                                    October 23, 1993

Holubizky,Ihor:           (Nether Mind exhibition catalogue) September 1993

Gravel, Claire:             Images des reves Le Devoir, 19 Janvier 1991

Foster, Jewel:              Moon, Newcomb, Schantz (exhibition catalogue) April 1990

Crawford,Louis:          Art from Simplicity in BCC show The Burlington Post, April 20,1990

Mahoney, Jeff:            Animal Magnetism The Hamilton Spectator,April 19, 1990

Baele, Nancy:              The Ottawa Citizen, March 10, 1988

Wilson,Jane:                Artist envisions local showcase for the Avant Guarde Kitchener-Waterloo Record,

                                    January 19, 1985

Wilson, Jane:               Artist's exhibits are reflections of worlds apart Kitchener-Waterloo Record,

                                     November 10, 1985                    





Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery

University of Waterloo

MacDonald Stewart Art Centre

Canada Council Artbank

numerous private collections