Clara Congdon is an emerging artist based in Montreal. She makes tactile drawings and artists' books exploring gender, media consumption and representation, and personal archives. Congdon holds a BFA from NSCAD University, where she received the Margó Marshall Award for Textiles. Congdon has recently exhibited at the Anna Leonowens Gallery in Halifax, The Red Head Gallery in Toronto, and Galerie Monastiraki in Montreal. Her artists' book Want to buy some illusions? is currently featured in Art of the Book 2018, a travelling exhibition of work by members of the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild.


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CLARA CONGDON 

b. Ottawa, Ontario


EDUCATION

2013   BFA, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University, Halifax NS


SOLO & TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2018   Asma A. Khan & Clara Congdon, Monastiraki, Montreal QC

2013   Volume 1, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax NS


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020   Art of the Book 2018, Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador, St. John's NL

2020   Art of the Book 2018, Mary E. Black Gallery, Halifax NS

2020   Art of the Book 2018, Harriet Irving Library, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton NB

2020   Art of the Book 2018, Craft Ontario, Toronto ON

2019-20   Art of the Book 2018, McGill University Library, Montreal QC

2019   Art of the Book 2018, Centre culturel franco-manitobain, Winnipeg MB

2019   Art of the Book 2018, Creation Cube, George Bothwell Branch, Regina Public Library, Regina SK

2019   Art of the Book 2018, Fine Arts Building Gallery, University of Alberta, Edmonton AB

2018   ARTCH: Art contemporain émergent, Dorchester Square, Montreal QC

2018   Art of the Book 2018, University of the Fraser Valley Library, Abbotsford BC

2018   Art of the Book 2018, Audain Gallery, University of Victoria, Victoria BC

2017   Underpinnings: Celebrating 130 Years of NSCAD, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax NS

2017   Who Are You?, The Red Head Gallery, Toronto ON

2017   Beyond, Espace POP, Montreal QC

2017   Handy Books, University of Iowa Center for the Book, Iowa City IA

2017   Sesquicentennial Quilt, Canadian Craft Biennial, Art Gallery of Burlington, Burlington ON

2013   NSCAD Graduation Exhibition, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax NS

2013   23rd Annual Wearable Art Show, w/ HNSDSS Team Possibles, Spatz Theatre, Halifax NS

2012   Major Change, Seeds Gallery, Halifax NS

2012   22nd Annual Wearable Art Show, w/ HNSDSS Team Possibles, Halifax Forum, Halifax NS


ART FAIRS

2018   Expozine, Église Saint-Arsène, Montreal QC

2018   Volume 1 MTL: Art and the Book, Société des arts technologiques (SAT), Montreal QC

2018   What the Pop!, Eastern Bloc, Montreal QC

2018   CBBAG Book Arts Show and Sale, Glebe Community Centre, Ottawa ON

2018   Emerging Artists Showcase, Business Skills for Creative Souls Artist Conference, St Jax, Montreal QC

2017   Le Shindig Edition 3 Zine Launch, Psychic City, Montreal QC


AUCTIONS

2019   Parle-moi d'amour, Centre Wellington, Montreal QC

2012   Starfish Student Art Awards Gala, Port Loggia Gallery, Halifax NS


COSTUME DESIGN

2015   Nuclear Sky: The Experiment, Title 66, Théâtre Rouge du Conservatoire, Montreal QC


PUBLICATIONS

2019   "Calendar Series", Broken Pencil Magazine, Winter 2019

2018   Art of the Book 2018 Exhibition Catalogue, Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild

2017   Le Shindig Edition 3: Holy Fêtes

2017   Canadian Craft Biennial: Community Projects, Art Gallery of Burlington

2013   2013 Graduation Catalogue, NSCAD University 

2012   Textiles/Fashion Department promotional postcard, NSCAD University 


ARTIST TALKS

2013   Volume 1, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax NS


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2016-17   Studio Coordinator, SSENSE, Montreal QC

2015-16   Set Coordinator, SSENSE, Montreal QC

2014   Production & Design Intern, Denis Gagnon, Montreal QC

2013   Costume Stitcher, Two Planks and a Passion Theatre Company, Canning NS

2013   Set Construction Assistant, Mocean Dance, Halifax NS

2011-12   Gallery Assistant, Seeds Gallery, Halifax NS


BIBLIOGRAPHY

2018   La relève en art contemporain, radio segment, Evelyne Charuest, Gravel le matin, ICI Radio-Canada, 28 Sept. 2018

2017   Handy Books, print article, Julia Leonard, Book Arts arts du livre Canada, Vol. 8, No. 2

2013   Canvas by NSCAD, print article, The Chronicle Herald, 10 Aug. 2013

2012   Major Change, web article, Marilyn Smulders, NSCAD University News, 9 Mar. 2012


GRANTS & AWARDS 

2018   Bourse ARTCH: Art contemporain émergent 

2013   Margó Marshall Award for Textiles

2013   NSCAD University Dean’s List

2013   Wearable Art Show Scholarship

2012   MacAdam Trust Scholarship


AFFILIATIONS

Quebec English Language Arts Network, Montreal QC (Current Member)

Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild, Toronto ON (Current Member)