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Jan Swinburne  A.O.C.A.





Graduate of the Ontario College of Art, 1984. Experimental Arts major. Honors standing.


Graduate of Dawson College (Montreal) 1980.

Arts Plastique major.





2016 Ontario Arts Council


1999 Named co-recipient Arts Toronto Protégé Honours, commissioned by Ken Finkleman, media arts winner.





2016 “Fractal Frequencies” Gallery 1313, Toronto



2014 “It’s All About You” 24/7 Workman Arts/Shopper’s Drug Mart Window Gallery, Toronto



2010 “Grid Shadows” at Convenience Toronto.



2008 “Drubbings and Sublimations” Creative Spirit Art Centre, Toronto.



2000 Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival and Art Exhibit, Workman Theatre Project, Toronto.



1988 The Rivoli Club/ Weller Podovsky Gallery, Toronto.






2016 Sonic Seeing. With Jace Traz. Artscape Young Place, Toronto



2006 YYZ - YYZWINDOW. A special installation of the Lux, Ausculto series of paintings. Toronto.



1997 Show Gallery, Toronto.



1987 Gallery 76 “Affects” group exhibition, Toronto.





2017 Being Scene annual C.A.M.H juried exhibition. Toronto.



2016 Nuit Blanche “Navigating Wellness” New Adventures In Sound Art NAISA/ Workman Arts co-production.Toronto.



2011-2001 Being Scene annual C.A.M.H juried exhibition. Toronto.



2004 Creative Spirit Art Centre and VSA Arts Ontario, Arts Festival - John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto.



2003 Being Scene annual C.A.M.H juried exhibition. Toronto.



2002 The Lieutenant Governor General of Ontario’s Suites, Being Scene – A C.A.M.H.  Art Exhibit, Toronto.



2002 A Very Special Quest – Creative Spirit Art Centre and VSA Arts Ontario, Arts Festival. Toronto.



2000 New York Museum of Folk Art Tour, Creative Spirit Art Centre Toronto.



2000 Merging Special Exhibition on access, literacy, and language for artists with disabilities. Co-curator with Ellen Anderson, creative Spirit Art Centre for ASPACE Biennial Community Exhibition, Toronto.



2000 Creative Spirit Art Centre, Toronto.



1999 YYZ 20th Anniversary Membership Show, Toronto.



1998 Women Beyond Borders International Art Exhibit, Traveling group exhibition and collection, in association with the Women’s Art Resource Centre, Toronto.



1998 Painted City Gallery, Contact ’98 Festival of Photography, Toronto.



1998 Metro Hall, Open Doors/Open Visions, Woman’s Art Resource Centre, Toronto.



1997 Painted City Gallery, Toronto.



1984 Gallery 44 “The Summer Vacation Show”, Toronto.





2017 " 7.24.12" and "Flying Grids" Vector Festival, Toronto



2017 Auditory Learning Drone Festival, Washington D.C. “LUMEN”



2015 Open Screen, Nuit Blanche (renegade) at The White House: "Obey God", "5.2.12", "Consensual Enigmas" and "The Marks Of Sin"



2015 Classwar Karaoke Survey 0030: "The Absurdity"



2015 FILMIDEO 2015 Index Art Centre, Newark New Jersey "The Printer Becomes The Printer" with Kronfonika



2014 Experi-MENTAL Music Festival 6 at Spectrum NYNY: “IF THEN”



2014 Classwar Karaoke Survey 0026: “The Printer Becomes The Printed” with Kronofonika



2014 “God Is Light” with Philippe Gerber “God Is Light” with Philippe Gerber “The Divine Healer” with Philippe Gerber “The Divine Healer” with Philippe Gerber



2013 “Obey God” with Philippe Gerber “Obey God” with Philippe Gerber






2004 Contributor: “Difference/Indifference” Monument Washington, D.C.



1998 Contributor: “Women Beyond Borders”, International Traveling Exhibition.




2009 "Tested Mettle" CAMH Commission for the Paul Christie Community Centre



The Gerstein Centre, Parkdale Activities and Recreation Centre, The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Creative Spirit Art Centre.






2015 Signed to Alrealon Musique – Record label.



2013 - Adjudicator for Being Scene Annual Art Exhibition presented by Workman Arts and The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health with Sarah Millroy and Noa Bronstein.



2010 – Present Workman Arts: Visual Arts Advisory Board member. Visual Arts Intern



2002 – 2005 Workman Theatre Project: Founded and facilitated the Art People Association as a new program at Workman Theatre Project and The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. This service provides peer support and professional development to artists who use mental health services.


1995-2008 Art Facilitator with the Creative Spirit Art Centre: a non-profit oganization that provides support and exposure to artisis with developmental, psychiatric and physical disabilities



2002 –2003: Contributor to the programming of The Jean Simpson Studio at Workman Theatre Project, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.



1988-1991 Parkdale Activities and Recreation Centre: Facilitated an open studio program at Parkdale Activities and Recreation Centre, a case management and recreation centre for people with psychiatric disabilities and complex social issues.







May 2014 Contributor: The Big Art Book, Scarborough Arts



April 2012 Presenter: Extraordinary Minds: The Convergence of Art and Mental Illness in the 21st Century Art Gallery of Ontario and Workman Arts



January 2010 Book Cover: The Faces of Intellectual Disability, Philosophical Reflections by Licia Carlson



November 2006 Panelist: “Guy Maddin Retrospective” Rendezvous with Madness film festival, Produced by Workman Arts, Toronto.



March 2005 Presenter: “The merging Project – Linguistic Facility, Accessibility and the Arts” for “Artists and Disability: Transition and Change” curated by Pat Allemang, the Ontario College of Art and Design.



June 2004 Presenter: “Intention - Art Facilitation as an Inclusive Practice” for VSA Arts International Festival and Conference, Washington D.C.



May 2001 Contributor of the essay “Merging” to the book “Money Value Art” published by YYZ Books through YYZ Artist’s Outlet, a publicly funded artist run centre. The essay deals with accessibility for artists with disabilities within the arts community, and is an exploration of exclusion based on economic, linguistic and cognitive obstacles faced by many of these artists.







2017 Alrealon Musique Exclusive Compilation for Bad Alchemy Magazine “Trace Elements”



2016 :::From A to U::: Alrealon Musique compilation CD included in the January 2016 issue of The Wire Magazine.



2015 Consensual Enigmas remix project (ARLN056) Alrealon Musique.