CV 2019 Lynne McIlvride

Current and Upcoming Shows

Epiphanies is the name of my new series of work and the name of my next two shows containing that work:

February 21-24, 2019: The Artist Project Toronto, BOOTH 606

April 19, 20 and 21: Annual Easter Exhibition at my house and studio in Utica Ontario

Selected solo and two-person shows

2017 February David Kaye Gallerywith Ann Cummings, Toronto

2016 November, St Clair Ave Toronto with Shelly Fowler

2015 June 2-June 21 MacLaughlin Gallery Oshawa

2015 Wake Up! Lynne Mcilvride and Francis Muscat,Charlotte Hale and Associates, Toronto

2013Tornados CBC Building Toronto

2013Stormy Weather David Kaye Gallery Toronto ON

2013Serrat, the Sky and Crown LandLOAG Sunderland ON

2012When Disaster Strikes Tyndale University North York ON

2012Landscape is DynamicRedeemer University, Ancaster ON

2011The Mountain was like This Latcham Gallery, Stouffville ON

2010Heaven and Earth: Contemporary Landscapes David Kaye Gallery, Toronto

2010The Artist ProjectExhibition PlaceToronto

2008New Work The Lookout Gallery, Regent College, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC

2008 2- person with Francis Muscat, The Magic Door, Sunderland ON

2007Tourists WelcomeDavid Kaye gallery, Toronto

2007 Tyndale University College, North York

2007 1043 Bathurst with Shelly Fowler, Toronto

2004By DegreesStation Gallery, Whitby ON

2004Recent WorkPrime Gallery,Toronto

2000Flora, Prime Gallery, Toronto

1998Recent Work, Tyndale College, North York

1997Prime Gallery, Toronto

1997Inverlynn Art, Whitby

1995 Regis College Toronto

1994Body of Work, Inverlynn Art Gallery, Whitby, ON

1993Hope, The Lookout Gallery, Regent College, BC

1992McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, ON

1992 Institute of Christian Studies, Toronto

1991Whyte Museum,Banff, Alberta

1989Manna, The Latcham Gallery, Stouffville, ON

1989MiniaturesHomer Watson GalleryKitchener ON

1988Centricity Gallery, London, ON

Group Shows

2016 group exhibition, San Potito Artist Residency, Italy

2016 Uxbridge Arts Collective, Charlotte Hale GalleryToronto

2014 Oshawa Space Invaders

2014 Toronto Outdoor Art Show

2013 Renova Pavilion Nuit Blanche

2013 Potluck: Uxbridge Arts Collective Propellor GalleryToronto

2011 Heart Mind & Hand Group Exhibition Whitby Station Gallery (June 4-July 17)

2011 Weatherjuried exhibition, Pearson International Airport(to October)

2011 Concerning the Spiritual in ArtGroup Exhibition TSTToronto (to May 6)

2009 3-person show, David Kaye Gallery, Toronto

2009Aging: the Last Taboo Zoomer Juried Exhibition

2009Heart Mind and Hand:Uxbridge Studio Artists on Tour John B. Aird GalleryToronto

2006 Gallery Artists David Kaye GalleryToronto

2006 Inaugural Exhibition of the David Kaye Gallery Toronto

2006Seven Deadly SinsLatcham GalleryStouffville ON

2003 Station Crossing: The Station GalleryWhitby, ON

2002SOFA, NY,NY , USA*

2002Toronto International Art Fair,Toronto *

2001TIAF  *

2000TIAF  *

2000Station RecollectionsThe Station GalleryWhitby

1999Impact Artists’ GalleryBuffalo New York USA

1999 The Newman Centre U of T Toronto

1998 Mariological Society, Illinois, Ohio, Washington

1997Christ is BornPraxis galleryToronto ON

1997Suffering Persecution and Affliction, New York

1996The Station Gallerywith Francis Muscat, Whitby

1996The Kitchen ShowPink GalleryMontreal PQ

1994Festive Banquetgroup installation York Quay Terminal, Toronto ON

Yearly Exhibitions

Uxbridge Studio Tour: 3rdweekend every September

Annual Solo Studio Show: every Easter Weekend


The Donovan Collection, St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto

Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa Ontario

George Brown College Waterfront Campus


2016 (August) Terra Vivente Artist Residency, San Potito, Campania, Italy

2010 (January) Can Serrat Artist Residency, Montserrat, Catalonia, Spain.


“Epiphanies” is a series of painted low relief sculptures with inlaid beadwork. I first design each piece, and cut the basic shape out with a jigsaw before I carve my design into the basswood and paint the surface in multiple layers, all the while working on the beadwork which I add sometime in the painting stage. Each of the medium-sized pieces took about a week.

I’ve always loved symmetry, especially imperfect symmetry where carved pattern is revealed and then lost but still the intention of the pattern remains. I also love the shape of the equilateral cross with its reference to life and death; arm-stretching cosmic hugs; whirligigs and flowers with stillness at their centres; the crucifixion and the flowering resurrection. My friend and I were talking about the small epiphanies of childhood–instances when we sensed an invitation from God: the comfort and mystery of a statue of Virgin and Child on a well-frequented path; wind animating the tops of trees; a song about the magi breaking into a child’s sad night. As I do these small dense painted carvings, I realize they represent hints of hope; modest epiphanies. They allude to those moments that happen in the blink of an eye, brief and easily missed but if you manage to pay attention, life-changing.

Lynne McIlvride February 2019

Lynne McIlvride

14260 Marsh Hill Road Port Perry, Ontario, Canada L9L1Z2   phone: (416) 937-2829

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