Curriculum Vitae


1951 Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1969-1971 Ontario College of Art, Toronto
1971-1973 New School of Art, Toronto
1985-1986 Oxy-Acetylene & Arc Welding, Central Technical Institute, Toronto

Solo Exhibitions

2000-2001 Lee Dickson: Hannah, Ottawa Art Gallery/Galerie d'art d'Ottawa, Ontario
1995 Lee Dickson, Selected Works, Lynnwood Arts Centre, Simcoe, Ontario
1994 The Caldron, Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver, British Columbia
Lee Dickson, Grimsby Public Art Gallery, Grimsby, Ontario
The Cablinet, Visual Arts Ontario, Toronto
1990 'The heart is situated in the center of the chest because conditions are more temperate there.', Mercer Union, Toronto
1989 Lee Dickson, Optica, Montreal
Lee Dickson, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta
1988 Means of Measurement, Niagara Artists' Centre, St. Catharines, Ontario
1987 Means of Measurement, YYZ Artists' Outlet, Toronto
1985 Uncommon Objects, Harbourfront, Toronto

Selected Group Exhibitions

2008 Urbanity Humanity, Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, Beaver Hall Gallery, Toronto
1998-1999 Mighty Canadian Artist, Annual Fundraiser, Red Head Gallery, Toronto
1998 Made to Measure, Lonsdale Gallery, Toronto
1997 Snappy Title, Art Sale & Extravaganza, YYZ Artists' Outlet, Toronto
1996 The Seven Deadly Sins, C Magazine Fundraising Auction, Lonsdale Gallery, Toronto
1994 Millennium, Cold City Gallery, Toronto
1992 Autres frontiéres, Centre Culturel Canadien, Paris, France
1991 Other Frontiers, curator Katherine Wood, Third Eye Centre, Glasgow, Scotland and Canada House, London, England
1990 Perspective 90: Lee Dickson & Douglas Walker, curator Michèle Thériault, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
Housing A Right, curator Louise Dompierre, The Power Plant, Toronto
1989 Scrutiny, curator Bruce Grenville, YYZ Artists' Outlet, Toronto
Directions: From Historical Sources, curator Lynne Milgram, The Museum For Textiles, Toronto
1989-1995 Art Fair, Annual Christmas Sale, Cold City Gallery, Toronto
1988 Robert Cishecki and Lee Dickson, Gallery 101, Ottawa, Ontario
Information Systems, curator Andy Patton, YYZ Artists' Outlet, Toronto
Walls on Fire!, Aids Art Auction, YYZ Artists' Outlet, Toronto
1987 Look..., Art Gallery of Edmonton, Edmonton, Alberta
1985 New Faces, Glendon Gallery, Toronto
1983 Chromaliving, Harridge's Department Store, Colonnade Building, Toronto

Public Collections

Art Bank
Art Gallery of Ontario

Selected Exhibition Catalogues

Chromaliving. Toronto: Chromazone Collective, 1984: inside cover, 13, 40, 47.
Decalog YYZ 1979-1989. Toronto: YYZ Books, 1992.
Fortin, Sylvie. Lee Dickson: Hannah. Ottawa Art Gallery/Galerie d’art d’Ottawa, 2000.
Grenville, Bruce. Lee Dickson. Lethbridge: Southern Alberta Art Gallery, 1990.
Milgram, Lynne. Directions: From Historical Sources. Toronto: The Museum For Textiles, 1989: 14-15.
Patton, Andy. Information Systems. Toronto: YYZ Books, 1988.
Scott, Kitty. Other Frontiers. Glasgow: Third Eye Centre, 1991.
Thériault, Michèle. Perspective 90: Lee Dickson and Douglas Walker. Toronto: Art Gallery of Ontario, 1990.

Selected Bibliography

"Autres Frontiérs." Artvision [Paris] fevrier-mars 1992.
Baele, Nancy. "Visual arts." Ottawa Citizen Jul 17 1988.
Bauslaugh, Cheryl. "You gotta have heart." Simcoe Recorder Oct 10 1995: 6.
Bouchard, Claude A. "Hommage Personnel à des aînés remarquables...oeuvre magistrale de Lee Dickson." Ledroit [Ottawa] Dec 16 2000: A-38.
Dault, Gary Michael. "Working at human scale." Toronto Globe & Mail Aug 8 1998: C7.
Fortin, Sylvie. "Lee Dickson: Hannah." Tract. Ottawa Art Gallery/Galerie d’art d’Ottawa. 7.2 Oct 1 2000 - Feb 1 2001.
Genereux, Linda. "Evocative Mix of Poetic and Mundane." Metropolis [Toronto] Aug 2 1990: 12.
Ghaznavi, Corinna. "Made to Measure." dART [Toronto] Fall, 1.3 (1998): 38-39.
Grenville, Bruce. "Review: Lee Dickson, YYZ Artists Outlet, Toronto." Parachute 47 [Montreal] 1987: 41-42.
_________. "Review: Parasite." M5V [Toronto] Spring. 1992: 19.
Hitzeroth, Connie. "Technology Shows Its Ages." Now [Toronto] Jan 14-20 1988: 38.
Hume, Christopher. "Sad exhibit mirrors today's bankrupt culture." Toronto Star Jul 20 1990: E16.
Knox, Sarah. "The show must go on." List [Glasgow] Jul 26-Aug 8 1991: 59.
Laurence, Robin. "Metaphorical Matters of the Heart." Vancouver Weekend Sun Oct 1 1994: 15.
Lort, Kit. "Lee Dickson, 'The heart is situated in the center of the chest because conditions are more temperate there'." Ontario Craft [Toronto]. Summer 1990: 37-38.
Lypchuk, Donna. "Fast Forward." Canadian Art [Toronto] Fall 1989: 53.
_________. "The Iconography of Passion." Metropolis Jan 18 1990: 12.
_________. "Focus on Lee Dickson." Canadian Art [Toronto] Summer 1990: 89.
Mays, John Bentley. "Chromaliving." Artforum [NYC] Feb 1984: photo 87.
_________. "Heartfelt craftsmanship and the flames of memory." Toronto Globe & Mail Jan 16 1990: A19.
_________. "The vogues of yesteryear revisited." Toronto Globe & Mail Jul 13 1990: C9.
Menard, Jacquelyn. "Discolosures Of The Heart." Arts Access [Vancouver] Sep/Oct 1994: 7.
Monk, Philip. "Letters To The Editor: Critics Like Hyenas." Toronto Globe & Mail Jul 21 1990: D7.
"Other Frontiers' at gallery." Focus [Grimsby] Sep 24, 1994: 5.
Papararo, Jennifer. "Made To Measure." Lola [Toronto] No. 3, 1998: 56.
Reitberger Diana. "Luminous Seeds, the Beadweaving of Lee Dickson." Ontario Craft [Toronto] Spring, 1984: cover, 3, 12-13.
_________. "Directions: From Historical Sources." Ontario Craft [Toronto] Spring, 1990: 36.
Robinson, Hilary. "Politicized pleasure, pleasurable politics: Other Frontiers." Alba [Glasgow] Oct-Nov 1991: 16-19.
Schafler-Dale, Julie. Art To Wear. New York: Abbeville Press, 1986. 200-202.
Skene, Cameron. "The Measure of All Things." Montreal Mirror Jan 27 1989: 16.
Staff Report. "Artist to be on hand for opening of new show at Gallery." Grimsby Independent Sep 28 1994: 8.


"The Story of a Building in Old Chinatown". Lola [Toronto] No. 5, Winter 1999-2000: 14-17.
Ibid. Broken Pencil [Toronto] No. 13, Summer 2000: 37-39.

Related Lectures & Workshops

2000 Guest Artist, Ottawa Art Gallery/Galerie d'art d'Ottawa, Ontario
1998 Guest Artist, Lonsdale Gallery, Toronto
1997 Guest Artist, The Toronto Bead Society, Toronto
1995 Guest Artist, Lynwood Arts Centre, Simcoe, Ontario
1994 Guest Artist, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, British Columbia
Guest Artist, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Guest Artist, Emily Carr College of Art & Design, Vancouver
Guest Artist, Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver
Guest Artist, Grimsby Public Art Gallery, Ontario
1990 Guest Artist, Perspective 90, Art Gallery of Ontario
Guest Artist, Sheridan College, Oakville, Ontario
1989 Guest Artist, Ontario College of Art, Toronto
Guest Artist, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta
1986 Lecture, Scarborough Needlearts Guild, Scarborough, Ontario
Lectures: "North American Indian Beadweaving", "Making of beads and the Origins of Beadweaving". Convergence '86, North American Weaver's Convention, Toronto Metro Convention Centre
1986 Workshop, The Toronto Stitchery Guild
1984 Guest Artist, Ontario Crafts Council, Toronto


1991 Interviews with Artists in Other Frontiers: Gisele Amentea, Lee Dickson, Nell Tenhaff, Mino Totino. Third Eye Centre, Glasgow. Scottish TV. Jul.
1990 Interview with Christine Swiderski: Lee Dickson & Douglas Walker. Perspective 90, AGO. CKLN FM, Toronto. Jul 5.
Interview with Christine Swiderski: Lee Dickson & Margaret May. Mercer Union. CKLN FM, Toronto. Jan 18.
Interview with Justin Smallbridge: Lee Dickson & Margaret May. Mercer Union. CBC TV. 11:00 News, Toronto. Jan 4.
1989 Interview: Lee Dickson. Southern Alberta Art Gallery. CBC FM, Arts Report. Oct.


2003-2004 Board Member / Treasurer, Beaver Hall Artists' Co-Op
1993 Selection Committee, Fine Arts Student Exhibition, University of Toronto, Scarborough Campus
1992-2000 Participant "Artists With Their Work" Program, Art Gallery of Ontario
1990 Assessment Committee Member, Ontario Arts Council
1988+1994 Juror, Canada Council Grants, Visual Arts
1988-1990 Board Member, YYZ Artists' Outlet, Toronto
1971-1988 Worked closely with artist, photographer, Arnaud Maggs

Grants & Awards

Canada Council Grants: 1985-1990, 1993, 1995
George Gilmour Award, Art Gallery of Ontario: 1990
Ontario Arts Council Grants: 1984, 1985, 1987-1992, 1994, 1995
Ontario Ministry of Culture & Communications, Arts Abroad Project Grant: 1991
Toronto Arts Council Grant: 1991