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Education

1998 - 2000York University
Master of Fine Arts, Toronto, Ontario
1991 - 1992McGill University
Graduate Diploma in Education, Montreal, Quebec
1983 - 1987Nova Scotia College of Art and Design
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Awards

2006Ontario Arts Council
Exhibitions Assistance Grant
2004Toronto Arts Council
Individual Artist Grant for Mid-Career
2004Ontario Arts Council
Individual Artist Grant for Mid-Career
2001Canada Council
Mid-Career Creation/Production Grant
2001Articule
Special Projects Grant
2000Ontario Arts Council
Exhibition Assistance Grant
1995Canada Council
Short-term Grant
1994Ontario Arts Council
Short-term Grant

Solo Exhibitions

2009/2010
Janus - For Anne Carson
Queen Specific, Toronto, On.
2006
Political Science
Diaz Contemporary, Toronto, On.
2004
Video Rideo
Robert Birch Gallery, Toronto, On.
2004
Lost Weekend
Satchel Gallery, Toronto, On.
2002
Alexander Irving
Robert Birch Gallery, Toronto, On.
2001
Alcools
book launch and performance, Articule, Montreal, P.Q.
2000
Symptoms of Affection
YYZ Artist's Outlet, Toronto, On.
2000
One of Many
Gallery 101, Ottawa, On.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2010
Art School (dismissed)
Shaw School, Toronto, On.
2009
Full Service
Hunter and Cook, Toronto, On.
2008Carte Blanche, Vol. 2: Painting
Museum of Canadian Contemporary Art, Toronto, On.
2007
MACO, Mexico Arte Contemporaneo
Av. Palmas 515, Mexico City, Mexico
2005
I Am
James Baird Gallery, St. John's, NFLD.
2005
Inaugural Group Show
Diaz Contemporary, Toronto, On.
2004
Commitment and Diversity: Selected Work By Faculty From O.C.A.D.
Lieutenant Governor's Suite, Queen's Park, Toronto, On.
2004
RBC Painting Competition
Touring Exhibition
Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, AB.
McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, On.
St. John's Museum, St. John's N.B.
Museum of Canadian Contemporary Art, Toronto, On.
2002
The Dark Side of Happy
Art Gallery of Stratford, Stratford, On.
2002
Let's Get Lost
Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge, On.
2001
A Drawing Show
Tracey Lawrence Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
2001
Oasis
Saidye Bronfman Centre for the Arts, Montreal, P.Q.
2000
Self Help
Mercer Union, Toronto, On.
1998
Beligerante
Robert Birch Gallery, Toronto, On.
1998
Artifice 98
Saidye Bronfman Centre for the Arts, Montreal, P.Q.
1997
Three Artists
Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, N.S.
1997
Ferengi 90210
Koffler Centre, Toronto, On.
1996
Limousine
Free Parking, Toronto, On.
1996
Happy World
Free Parking, Toronto, On.
1994
Mud
59 Adelaide Street East, Toronto, On.
1994
Susie Major, Alexander Irving, Andrew Szatmari
Belgo Building, Montreal, P.Q.
1993
The Secret of Agriculture
Cooper Building, Montreal, P.Q.
1988
Four Painters
Eye Level Gallery, Halifax, N.S.
1987
Ecphore Exhibition
City Club; Halifax, N.S.
1986
Ecphore Exhibition
City Club; Halifax,N.S.

Selected Catalogues and Reviews

Sandals, Leah. "Worth Remembering: Alexander Irving's Mark Twain Quote", Unedit My Heart, Sept. 14, 2010
Dault, Gary Michael. "Janus-For Anne Carson", The Globe and Mail, Toronto, December 26, 2009
Sandals, Leah. "Enjoyed-Alexander Irving and Queen Specific", Unedit My Heart, December. 22, 2009
Dault, Gary Michael. "A Pop Confection So Sweet It Hurts", The Globe and Mail, Toronto, June 24, 2006
Vaughan, R.M. "Irving's Modest Proposal", Eye, Toronto, Jan. 17, 2002.
Dault, Gary Michael. "Loopy Horseshoes to Mordant Delights", The Globe and Mail, Toronto, Dec. 29, 2001.
Dion, François "Alcools", Alcools catalogue introduction, Articule, Montreal, October, 2001.
Vaughan, R.M. "Shots and Whispers", Alcools catalogue introduction, Articule, Montreal, October, 2001.
Vaughan, R.M. "Symptoms of Affection", Lola Magazine, Toronto, Winter, 2000.
Hamilton, Anitra. "Symptoms of Affection", Lola Magazine, Toronto, Winter, 2000.
Kubis, Anda. "Self Help", catalogue essay, Mercer Union, Toronto, October 26, 2000.
Hirschmann, Thomas. "Symptoms of Affection", National Post, Toronto, October 7, 2000.
Bégin, Aline. "Practique inusitées d'univers paralleles", Le Droit, Ottawa, March 25, 2000.
Mackay, Sally. "Beligerante", Lola Magazine, Fall, 1998.
Dault, Gary Michael. "Beligerante at Robert Birch Gallery", The Globe and Mail, Toronto, July 25,1998.
Skuse, Dai. "Reminds me of Love", Free Parking catalogue, Toronto, 1997.
Mackay, Gillian. "Ferengi 90210 at the Koffler Gallery", The Globe and Mail, Toronto, Feb. 8, 1997.
Fischer, Natalie-Rose. "Ferengi 90210 Has Wicked Wit", Now, Toronto, Jan.23, 1997.
Massier, John. "Ferengi 90210", catalogue essay, Koffler Centre for the Arts, Toronto, Jan. 1997.
Holubizky, Ihor. "Mud", catalogue essay, Toronto, Nov. 1994.
Lehman, Henry. "Montreal Artists", Montreal Mirror, Montreal, June 15, 1994.
Metcalfe, Robin. "Four Painters", Arts Atlantic #33, Winter, 1989.
Bernard, Elissa. "Menacing Works Raise Questions", Halifax Chronicle Herald, September 9,1988.