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Gareth Lichty studied Fine Arts at York University in Toronto and Sculpture at Leeds University in England. He has exhibited internationally and nationally with exhibitions in Europe, New Zealand and Canada. Lichty has been a Director and the Chair of Programming for CAFKA (Contemporary Art Forum, Kitchener and Area) since 2005. He has received grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council. Lichty lives and works in Kitchener, Ontario and is represented by Peak Gallery, Toronto.
2008 Untitled, Peak Gallery, (Toronto, Canada) July – August. Solo show.
2008 TH&B, 270 Sherman Street, (Hamilton, Canada) April – May. Group show.
2007 Saule, St. Philip’s the Apostle Church, (201 Caribou Road, Toronto) November – January. Site specific installation.
2007 Vogelfrei: WintergARTen, (Darmstadt, Germany) October – November. Group show.
2007 New Work, Zero to One: Ballroom Gallery, (Kitchener, Canada) September – October. Exhibition with Sarah Kernohan and Ian Newton.
2007 State Greetings, Modern Fuel Gallery, (Kingston, Canada) August – September. Commissioned sculpture for Mark Prier’s Nomadsland.
2007 Frames, Redhead Gallery, (Toronto, Canada) March – April. Solo show.
2005 Paperworks, Redhead Gallery, (Toronto, Canada) April – May. Solo Show.
2004 Reprint, Platform 01 Gallery, (Hamilton, New Zealand) October. Dual exhibition with Sarah Kernohan.
2004 Peace of Mind, CAFKA.04 Contemporary Art Forum, Kitchener and Area, (Kitchener, Canada) September 18 – 26. Group Exhibition.
2004 Brickworks, Redhead Gallery, (Toronto, Canada) January. Solo show.
2004 York University, Honours Bachelor of Fine Arts, Visual Arts.
2002 Bretton Hall College at the University of Leeds in England, Sculpture.
SELECTED GRANTS AND AWARDS
2008 Ontario Arts Council: Emerging Artist Grant
2007 Canada Council for the Arts: Research/Creation Grant
2006 Ontario Arts Council: Emerging Artist Grant
2004 Best Sculpture Award, Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibit
2003 L.L. Odette Sculpture Award, York University
Matt Demers. “Art exhibition channels spirit of the TH&B railway” The Hamilton Spectator. May 1, 2008. Online, www.thespec.com/News/BreakingNews/article/359835
Stephanie Vegh. “Hamilton” Akimblog, April 28, 2008. Online, www.akimbo.biz/akimblog/?id=190
Peter Goddard. “Art returns to its religious roots” The Toronto Star, January 17, 2008. Page E6
Justin Skinner. “St. Philip the Apostle hosting acclaimed artist” Inside Toronto, November 22, 2007.
Peter Goddard. “There’s some place like home at 401 Richmond” The Toronto Star, April 12, 2007. Page G13.
Terence Dick. “Toronto” Akimblog, April 5, 2007. Online, www.akimbo.biz/akimblog/?id=103
RM Vaughan. “When the ends justify the artistic means: Gareth Lichty just can’t cut Corners” The National Post, May 7th, 2005.
Ernest Daetwyler. Catalogue essay, in Peace of Mind: Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener and Area, CAFKA.04, ed. Andrew Wright and Rob Gorbet, Page 12-21. Kitchener: Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener and Area, 2006.
Virginia Eichhorn. Catalogue essay, in Peace of Mind: Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener and Area, CAFKA.04, ed. Ernest Daetwyler, Page 67-75. Kitchener: Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener and Area, 2006.
Peter Goddard. “Art fired brick by brick” The Toronto Star, January 17, 2004. Page J11.
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