2381 Moran Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canada, B3K 4K1
Tel: (902) 422 - 3524
Fax: (902) 422 - 0812
alexl@ns.sympatico.ca

EDUCATION
1995 MA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, England
1983 Bachelor of Fine Art, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
1982 The Cooper Union, New York City, N.Y., United States

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS
Professor, Fine Arts, NSCAD University (Nova Scotia College of Art and Design)

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2017 Flowers, Studio 21 Fine Art, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2014 Alex Livingston, Studio 21 Fine Art, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2011 Recent Work, Studio 21 Fine Art, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2011 New Work, Leo Kamen Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2010 Recent Digital Prints, Where Where Gallery, Beijing, China
2009 Alex Livingston: Digital Paintings, Galerie ZK, Berlin, Germany
2008 Alex Livingston, Studio 21, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2007 The Mechanized Gesture: New Digital Prints by Alex Livingston, curated by Gary Michael Dault, G + Galleries, Toronto, Ontario
2006 Alex Livingston, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2005 Alex Livingston: 1985-2005 Paintings, Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2003 Alex Livingston, Studio 21, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2002 Land and Water Paintings, Wynick Tuck Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2001 Alex Livingston, Studio 21, Halifax, Nova Scotia
1999 A History of Four-footed Beasts and Other Curiosities, The Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, Owen Sound, Ontario/Artspace, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario
1999 Alex Livingston, Studio 21, Halifax, Nova Scotia
1998 Alex Livingston: Paintings, Gallery 1.1.1., University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba
1998 Alex Livingston, Studio 21, Halifax, Nova Scotia
1997 A History of Four-footed Beasts and Other Curiosities, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia/Sir Wilfred Grenfell College Art Gallery, Corner Brook, Newfoundland
1997 A History of Four-footed Beasts and Other Curiosities, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia
1996 Alex Livingston: Paintings, Kyhber Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia
1995 MA Fine Art Graduate Exhibition, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, England
1994 Alex Livingston: New Paintings, Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, New Brunswick
1994 Paintings, Anna Leonowens Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia
1991 Recent Paintings, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia
1989 Recent Paintings and Drawings, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia
1988 Recent Paintings, Eye Level Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia
1986 Vistas, Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery, Nova Scotia
1985 Trees, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia
1983 Paintings, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2016 _L_I_N_E_, Inverness County Centre for the Arts, Inverness, NS, curated by Robin Hill
2015 Cora Cluett, Alex Livingston, Emily Schaefer, Max Wright, Renann Isaacs Contemporary Art, Guelph, Ontario
2013 2013 Art Bank Purchases, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Western Branch, Yamouth, Nova Scotia
2012 The Allure of the Print: Intaglio to Digital, Studio 21 Fine Art, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2012 NSCAD Painting Faculty/North Glasgow College Exchange Exhibition, North Glasgow College, Glasgow, Scotland
2011 Faves, Leo Kamen Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2010 Arboretum, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2010 With a Twist: NSCAD Division of Fine Art, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2010 New Canadiana: The Chancellor Richardson Memorial Fund and Art as Social History, Anges Etherington Art Center, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario
2010 Safe Passages and Welcome Harbours - Works from the Permanent Collection, curated by Peter Dykhuis, Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2009 The New Drawing Show, Khyber Institute of Contemporary Art
2009 Paintings On Paper, New Bedford Art Museum, New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA
2008 Big, Big Bangs/Small, Small Bucks, Dean Jensen Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
2007 NSCAD – The Ulsan/Halifax Project, Gallery H, Ulsan, South Korea
2006 NSCAD – The 80’s, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2006 Fabulous, Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2006 Vault Series V,  New Bedford Art Museum, New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA
2005 From New Image to New Wave: Legacy of NSCAD in the Seventies, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2005 A Garden of Forking Paths, Art Gallery of Newfoundand and Labrador, The Rooms, St. John’s, Newfoundland
2003 Atlantic Canadian Art, National Art Centre, Ottawa, Ontario
2003 Boat Show, Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2003 Dualities: Contemporary Work from the Permanent Collection, Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2002 Wild Things, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, Ontario
2002 New Additions, Museum London, London, Ontario
2002 Fall Painting Faculty, Anna Leowowens Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2001 Vault Series VI: Water, New Bedford Art Museum, New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA
2000 The Single Tree, London Regional Art and Historical Museums, London, Ontario (traveling
to Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery)
2000 Artists in a Floating World - Marion McCain Atlantic Art Exhibition 2000, curated by Tom Smart, Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredricton, New Brunswick (regional and national touring show)
1997 Theatrum Mundi, The Marion McCain Atlantic Art Exhibition, curated by Susan Gibson-Garvey (regional and international touring exhibition)
1997 Eastern Front, Carl Davis Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario
1997 R + D (Research and Development), York Quay Centre, Toronto, Ontario
1996 Far and Wide: The VANS 20th Anniversary Exhibition, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia
1996 Khyber Members Exhibition, Khyber Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia
1995 Studio A + B Faculty Exhibition, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia
1995 Alex Livingston and Carolina Rastrilla, Francis-Graham Dixon Gallery, London, England
1995 Swiss Bank European Art Competition, Smith’s Gallery, London, England
1994 Marion McCain Atlantic Art Exhibition - Anecdotes and Enigmas, The Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredricton, New Brunswick
(nationally traveling exhibition)
1994 Hidden Values - Contemporary Canadian Art in Corporate Collections, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS
1993 New Painters - Gerald Collins, Alex Livingston, Luke Murphy, Ron Wakkary, Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto, ON
1992 SUBJECT / MATTER - Contemporary Painting and Sculpture in Nova Scotia, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS
1992 Snakes and Ladders: Recent Paintings by Harlan Johnson, Alex Livingston, and Leslie Sasaki, Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia
1990 Paintings - Suzanne Gauthier, Alex Livingston, Laura Newman, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia
1989 May, Eye Level Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia
1987 Eastern Perspectives, Quan - Schieder Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1986 Visual Facts '86, Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia
1985 INNOVASCOTIA, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia (national traveling exhibition)

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2017 Elissa Barnard, Livingston Digitally Painted Flowers are Real and Unreal, LOCALXPRESS.ca, May
2014 Elissa Barnard, “Alex Livingston, Digital Painting, Studio 21 Fine Art” The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 28
2011 Elissa Barnard, “Artists Explore Meaning of Life in Digital, Metal Lines: Alex Livingston and Kye-Yeon Son” The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, December 9, pg. E4
2011 Peter Goddard, “Abstract Perfection”, January 12, Toronto Star
2011 Mathew Purvis, “Art Agenda: Alex Livingston and John Kissick at Leo Kamen”,  blogTO, January 19
2009 Elissa Barnard, “Abstract-minded Professors.” The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 28, pg. C1
2008 Meredith Dault, “Alex Livingston in Review: Blurring the Boundaries.” Canadian Art Magazine on-line canadianart.com, June 26
2008 Elissa Barnard, “The Joy of Colour: Livingston Uses New Technology to Create Vibrant Paintings.”  The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, April 27, pg. B3
2007 Doug Pope, “The Arabesque and Fantastic in the Art of Alex Livingston”, unpublished essay, University of Concordia, pgs. 1-12
2005 Marilyn Smulders, “A Mid-Career Retrospective.” March 17, The Daily News, Halifax
2005 Sean Flinn, “Alex Livingston, Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax.” Canadian Art Magazine, Summer
2005 Dee Gibson, “Alex Livingston: The Paintings of Nature and the Nature of Painting.” Visual Arts News, Summer, pgs. 2-5
2005 Sean Flinn, “Tangled Up With Livingston.”  The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 13, pg. B6
2005 Jane Kansas, “Livingston Large.”  The Coast, Halifax, March 31-April 7, pg. 17
2003 Gary Michael Dault, “Deck Your Walls with Originals.” The Globe and Mail, Toronto, L12, December 13
2003 Gary Michael Dault, “The Boat Show at Wynick/Tuck.” The Globe and Mail, Toronto, R8, July 19
2003 Elissa Barnard, “At the Galleries: Mesmerizing Water.”  The Sunday Herald, Halifax, June 22, pg. B2
2002 Gary Michael Dault, “Rettig and Livingston at Wynick-Tuck.” The Globe and Mail,  R7, June 15
2000 Elissa Barnard, “At the Galleries: Familiar Expressions.” The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 25, pg. B2
1999 Sharon Workman, “At the Galleries: Inviting Imagination.”  The Sunday Herald, Halifax, November 7, pg. B2
1998 Kevin Matthews, “Alex Livingston: Paintings, Gallery 111.”  The Manitoban, October 28th, pg. 14
1997 Gil McElroy, “Alex Livingston: A History of Four-Footed Beasts and Other Curiosities.”  Arts Atlantic Magazine, Fall/Winter
1997 Terri Robin Vernon, “Alex Livingston: A History of Four-Footed Beasts and Other Curiosities.”  Visual Arts News, Fall
1997 Elissa Barnard, “At the Galleries: Livingston Arouses Curiosity.” The Chronicle Herald/The Nova Scotian, Halifax, June 13, pg. B2
1995 Nicholas Drake, “Alex Livingston and Carolina Rastrilla.” Evening Standard, London, England., August 11
1995 Martin Coomer, “Two Painters from the Chelsea College of Art.”  Time Out Magazine, London, England, August16/23
1994 John Murchie, “Alex Livingston: New Paintings.” Arts Atlantic Magazine, Spring
1994Elissa Barnard, “At the Galleries: Alex Livingston.”  The Chronicle Herald/The Nova Scotian, Halifax, February 11
1993 Kate Taylor,  “Four New Painters and Gerald Ferguson.”  Canadian Art Magazine, Summer
1993 Gil McElroy,  “Snakes and Ladders.”  Arts Atlantic Magazine, Winter
1992 Ray Conlogue, “Subject/Matter:  Contemporary Painting and Sculpture in Nova Scotia.” The Globe and Mail, Toronto, C 10,  July 18
1992 John Murchie,  “Subject/Matter:  Contemporary Painting and Sculpture in Nova Scotia.” Canadian Art Magazine, Fall
1992 Elissa Barnard, “At the Galleries: Dal Art Exhibit Crawls with Imagery.”  The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, May 14, pg. B4
1991 Robin Metcalfe, “Alex Livingston: Recent Paintings and Drawings.” Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Journal, Vol. 6/1, pg. 20
1991 Cliff Eyland, “Alex Livingston: Recent Paintings.” Arts Atlantic Magazine, Fall
1990 Anna-Marie Larsen, Jeff Viner, “Alex Livingston: Recent Paintings and Drawings.” Arts Atlantic Magazine, Winter
1989 Elissa Barnard, “At the Galleries: Alex Livingston.”  The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, July 15, pg. 2 WB
1989 Elissa Barnard, “Young Eyes Offer Fresh Vision.”  The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, July 9, pg. 2 WB
1988 Elissa Barnard, “Livingston Branches Out Into Flowers in New Show.”  The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 18, pg. 2E
1987 Cliff Eyland, “Alex Livingston.”  Vanguard, Summer
1987 Gloria Hickey, “Eastern Perspectives: Five Nova Scotia Artists.”  Arts Atlantic Magazine, Summer / Fall

1987 Barbara Lounder, “Alex Livingston: Vistas.” Arts Atlantic Magazine, Spring
1987 Ian Wiseman, “Nova Scotia’s Group of Five.”  The Chronicle Herald/The Nova Scotian, Halifax, March 14, pgs. 13-15
1986 Robin Metcalfe, “Visual Facts  ‘ 86.” Arts Atlantic Magazine, Summer
1986 Harry Thurston, “Innovascotia.”  Canadian Art Magazine, Spring
1986 Charlotte Townsend Gault, “Seeing Art in Nova Scotia, Ecphore and Innnova.” Vanguard, April /May
1986 John Morrison, “Livingston Paints His Own ‘Universe’.”  The Mail Star, Halifax, December 20, pg. 12TL
1986 Elissa Barnard, “Livingston’s Path to Contemplation.”  The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, December 19
1985 Elissa Barnard, “Artist’s Treatment of Trees Intriguing.”  The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, August 14, pg.2E

ART FAIRS
2017 Papier 17 Art Fair, Montreal, Quebec (Studio 21 Fine Art)
2017 Art Wynwood, Miami, Florida, USA (Studio 21 Fine Art)
2016 SOFA Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA (Studio 21 Fine Art)
2016 Art Toronto/Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, Ontario (Studio 21 Fine Art)
2016 Papier 16 Art Fair, Montreal, Quebec (Studio 21 Fine Art)
2015 Art Toronto/Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, Ontario (Studio 21 Fine Art)
2015 Papier 15 Art Fair, Montreal, Quebec (Studio 21 Fine Art)
2014 Art Toronto/Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, Ontario (Studio 21 Fine Art)
2013 Art Toronto/Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, Ontario (Studio 21 Fine Art)

CATALOGUES / ESSAYS
2014 Gary Michael Dault Alex Livingston - New Work, Studio 21 Fine Art
2014 Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto International Art Fair
2013 Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto International Art Fair, pg. 233
2010 New Canadiana, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queens University, pg. 27, pgs. 79-81
2007 Susan Gibson Garvey, Alex Livingston: The Painted World, essay in Six Nova Scotia Artists: Following the Vision, Hantsport, Nova Scotia: Robert Pope Foundation, pgs. 45-63, 2007
2007 The Ulsan/Halifax Project, Gallery H and College of Fine Arts University of Ulsan South Korea, pps. 6-7,
2006 Bruce Barber, NSCAD: The 80’s, Anna Leonowens Gallery
2005 Sue Gibson Garvey,  Alex Livingston:  Paintings 1985-2005, © Dalhousie Art Gallery (http://artgallery.dal.ca)
2003 Sue Gibson Garvey, Dualities: Contemporary Works from the Permanent Collection, Dalhousie Art Gallery
2000 Laura Millard, The Single Tree, The London Regional Art Gallery and Historical Museums, pg. 19
2000 Tom Smart, Artists in a Floating World, Marion McCain Atlantic Art Exhibition 2000
1999 Laura Millard, Each Creature is Story, The Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery
1998 Cliff Eyland, Alex Livingston: Paintings, Gallery 111, University of Manitoba
1997 Susan Gibson Garvey, Theatrum Mundi, The 1997 Marion McCain Atlantic Art Exhibition, pp 17-18
1994 Les Sasaki, Alex Livingston: New Paintings, Owens Art Gallery
1994 Terry Graff, FAR & WIDE The VANS Biennial Juried Exhibition, Dartmouth Heritage Museum, p.18
1994 Hermenegilde Chiasson, Anecdotes and Enigmas, Marion McCain Atlantic Art Exhibition, Beaverbrook Art Gallery, p. 32
1994 Robert Swain, Hidden Values, Contemporary Canadian Art in Corporate Collections, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, p. 138
1992 Susan Gibson Garvey, Snakes and Ladders, Recent Paintings by Harlan Johnson, Alex Livingston, Leslie Sasaki, Dalhousie Art Gallery
1992 Robin Metcalfe, SUBJECT MATTER, Contemporary Painting and Sculpture in Nova Scotia, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
1989 Robin Metcalfe, Alex Livingston, Recent Paintings and Drawings, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
1986 Robert Pope, VISTAS, Alex Livingston, Mount Saint Vincent Art University Gallery
1986 Leo Rosshandler, INNOVASCOTIA, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, p.p. 16-17

AWARDS
2010 Nova Scotia Communities, Culture and Heritage (Culture Division), Grants to Individuals
2010 Canada Council, Travel Grant
2009 Nova Scotia Department of Tourism and Culture, Presentation Grant
2007 Nova Scotia Department of Tourism and Culture, Presentation Grant
2006 Canada Council, Travel Grant
2005 Nova Scotia Department of Tourism and Culture, Presentation Grant
2003 Canada Council, Mid-Career Creation/Production Grant
1999 Canada Council, Mid-Career Creation/Production Grant
1998 Nova Scotia Arts Council, Presentation Grant
1996 Canada Council, Travel Grant
1996 Nova Scotia Department of Tourism and Culture, Exhibition Assistance Grant
1996 Nova Scotia Department of Tourism and Culture, Skills Development Grant
1994 Canada Council, Travel Grant
1994 Nova Scotia Department of Tourism and Culture, Exhibition Assistance Grant
1992 Canada Council, "B" Grant
1989 Nova Scotia Department of Tourism and Culture, Exhibition Assistance Grant
1988 Nova Scotia Department of Tourism and Culture, Exhibition Assistance Grant
1986 Canada Council, Project Grant
1986 Nova Scotia Department of Culture, Recreation and Fitness, Exhibition Assistance Grant
1985 Canada Council, Short-Term Grant

COLLECTIONS
CI Financial
Department of Foreign Affairs, Government of Canada
McInnes Cooper
Blois, Nickerson & Bryson
Department of National Defense
Dalhousie Art Gallery
Museum London
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
Agnes Etherington Art Centre           
Telesat Canada
Canada Council Art Bank               
Nova Corporation
Nova Scotia Art Bank               
Purdy’s Wharf Development Corporation
Private Collections

PANELS
Painters 3, Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Figurative Painting, Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Generational Views, Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia

RESIDENCIES
OCAD University Digital and Drawing Lab, Toronto, Ontario
Beijing International Residency and Exhibition Center, Beijing, China
Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Alberta
WASP’S Artist’s Studios, Glasgow, Scotland

VISITING ARTIST
Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, Ontario
Kookmin University, Seoul, South Korea
Buckingham Chilterns University College, Wycombe, England
Sheridan College, Oakville, Ontario
University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba
University of East London, London, England
Eton College, Windsor, England
The Khyber – Centre for the Arts, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick
Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, Corner Brook, Newfoundland
Moncton University, Moncton, New Brunswick
Memorial University, St. John’s, Newfoundland
Western Community College, Newfoundland

JURIES
Canada Council Long Term Grants to Visual Artists
National Gallery of Canada "So You Want To Be An Artist 2014"
Established Artist Recognition Award -- Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage
Joseph Plaskett National MFA Painting Award
Portia White Award, Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage
Canada Council Assistance to Visual Artists: Project Grants
RBC Canadian Painting Competition (2005) (2010)
Canada Council Art Bank
Nova Scotia Art Bank
Arts New Brunswick -- Creation Grant Program
Nova Scotia Department of Tourism and Culture - Exhibition Assistance Grants