Jason McLean

Born London Ontario 1971


1994-1998  Fine Arts Diploma, Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver
1997-1998 Langara College, Vancouver
1989-91  HB Beal Art, London, Ontario


2015 Son of a Salesman, Michael Gibson Gallery, London, ON
Lettuce Legs, Cinders Haus Club, Brooklyn, NY
Soda Gardner, Wilding Cran Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2012 Here, Now, Jessica Bradley Gallery, Toronto, ON
If you could read my mind, McIntosh Gallery, UWO, London, ON
2010 In the corner there is light, Jessica Bradley Art + Projects, Toronto, ON
Endlessely Traversed Landscapes (Olympic Billboard Project), Vancouver, BC
2009 Zona Maco, Maco Art Fair, Mexico City
Aunt Jeans Buns, La Viola Bank Gallery, New York City, NY
Goodnight Irene, with Adrian Norvid, Jessica Bradley Art + Projects, Toronto, ON
2008 Path of Wonder, Emergency Room, Vancouver, BC
2007 Uncle Porkchop, Perugi Art Contemporie, Padova, Italy
Occasional Art, St. Paul, MN, USA. with Isabelle Pauwells.
2x4, Tracey Lawrence Gallery, Vancouver (with Matthew Brown)
2006 Back in 5 Min, Tracey Lawrence Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2005 The Sky is falling - Next series, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2004 Dr. Libby's Gold, Tracey Lawrence Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Papa Grimsby, Richard Heller Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2003 Big Tea Spoon, Luft Gallery, Toronto, ON
L.O., Forest City Gallery, London, ON (with Marc Bell)
2002 Pennies in a Stream, Ministry of Casual Living, Victoria, BC
Bathroom Drawings, Sugar Refinery, Vancouver, BC
Path of Wonder, Forest Arts, Edinburgh
2001 Broken Leg Glen, Architecture Centre/ Dynamo Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Path of Wonder, Blinding Light Cinema Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Bell/McLean Workout/ 2000-2001, Tracey Lawrence Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2000 Volvo Rollbars, Lucky's, Vancouver, BC
Hodge Podge, Moon Base Gallery, Vancouver, BC (with Scott Evans)
1999 Sleepy le Beef, Anodyne Contemporary, Vancouver, BC
Pee on the Owl, Havana Gallery, Vancouver (with Shayne Ehman)
Ja Ja Lip and Sons, Helen Pitt Gallery, Vancouver, BC (with Marc Bell)
1998 Non-moving Pictures, Pacific Cinematheque, Vancouver, BC
1996 Eleemosynary, I.T.N. Theatre, New York, NY
1995 Ten to a Quarter After, La Luna Café, Vancouver, BC
1994 The Waffle, Gallery Sansair, Vancouver, BC (with Marc Bell)


2016 Berry Campbell Gallery, New York City, Upcoming January
2015  The Silent Oh, The Silent Barn, Brooklyn, NY
Serious Play in conjunction with the Summer Parking Lot Party, Wil Abelle Art
Projects, Vancouver, BC
Selected Works, Wilding Cran Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Out of Line, Oakville Galleries, Oakville, ON
DUCKS!, Minotaur Projects, Los Angeles, CA
Image Soreis, Comix Otherwise, AGO First Thursday, AGO
Poetics of Space, Vancouver Art Gallery
Signs & Symbols, Jessica Bradley Gallery

Dreamland: Textiles and the Canadian Landscape, The Textile Museum of
Canada, Toronto, ON, Touring 2012-2015

2014  Wish List, Forest City Gallery Member Show, London, ON
Please Enter, Franklin Parrasch Gallery, curated by Beth Rudin DeWoody (catalogue)
Death by Art, Death by Audion, Brooklyn, NY
Even My Mum Can Make a Book #5, Kunsterhaus Stuttgart
The Desert Island pop-up, Sculpture Center Bookstore, Long Island City
Ducks, Greenpoint Terminal, Brooklyn
The Secret of Living, Jessica Bradley Gallery, Toronto
Even My Mum Can Make a Book #4, Apartment Project Berlin
Unreal from the Vancouver Art Gallery's Permanent Collection, Touring
Contemporary Drawings from the National Gallery of Canada, Touring

2013 No Boys With Frogs, DNA Artspace, London
Group Glen, Weird Things, Toronto, ON
Usin, Zurich Small Press Fair, Karussell Zurich
Boon Zine Fair, Brighton, UK
Summer Reading, The Hole Gallery, New York
L.O. Today, Museum London, London, ON
The Painting Project, Galerie L'Uqam, Montreal
Builders, Canadian Biennial 2012, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON
Inaugural Group Exhibition, Jessica Bradley Annex, Toronto, ON
Shake the Dust Off, Allegra La Viola Gallery, New York

2012 Dreamland: Textiles and the Canadian Landscape, The Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto
Eris: Resistance to Change (artist book show), Eyelevel Gallery, Halifax
Cut and Paste, Equinox Gallery, Vancouver

2011 Not Bad For London, Michael Gibson Gallery, London, ON
O-Pee-Chee Dirt Pile: Jason McLean and Joe Grillo, Allegra LaViola Gallery, New York
Unreal, The Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Delinear, Barbara Edwards Gallery, Toronto
You Don’t Need Teeth to Play Tennis, LES Gallery, Vancouver
On View Daily, The Museum of Longing and Failure, Bergen
Journey to Whatever, New Brunswick College of Craft and Design, Fredricton

2010 Loyal Gallery, Malmo,Sweden
Pulp Fiction, Saint Mary's University, Halifax
Tiny Vices, Museo dela Cuidad de Mexico
Fax, (Organized Through Drawing Center in NYC), Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby
Nieves Book Art Show, Gallery No.12, Tokyo
Motto Storefront, Artspeak, Vancouver
Broken Leg Glen and Basement Ruth, Every Letter in the Alphabet Gallery,
Vancouver (with Mark Delong)

2009 Summer Salon, La Voila Bank Gallery, New York City
ARENA: Road Game, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto
ARENA: The Art Of Hockey, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton
ARENA: The Art Of Hockey, Just For Laughs Museum, Montreal (with Tim Lee)
Pulp Fiction, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto
White Hot, Gallery TPW, Toronto
Nuit Blanche: Art Moves, Other Gallery, Toronto
A Good Summer To Stay Inside, Lower East Side Gallery, Vancouver

2008 Pulp Fiction, Museum London, London (Ontario)
Nieves Library, Centre Cultural Suisse, Paris.
Nieves Books, Ooga Booga, Los Angeles
Arena The Art of Hockey, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax.
Amber One Foot Below, Paul Petro Special Projects Space, Toronto
Year One, La Viola Bank Gallery, New York City
Nuit Blanche, 401 Richmond, Toronto
Constant Search for a Better Way, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby
The World Needs A Narrative, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin
Meme Boat, Lucky's Gallery, Vancouver
Carousel CRSL23+, Index G, Toronto

2007 Paper Machete, Community Outreach Gallery, London (Ontario)
Tinyvices.com, white flag projects, St. Louis. Touring exhibition.
Biennale de Montreal/Montreal Comics Craze, Sadie Bronfman Centre, Montreal
Goin Postal, Art Metropole, Toronto
Yard Sale Staring Therapy, space 1026, Philadelphia
Just My Imagination Touring Show, Kelowna Art Museum, Kelowna
Just My Imagination, Southern Alberta Gallery, Lethbridge
I Love Tourism, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation, Galleria di Piazza, San Marco, Venice
Painters Pants, Art Gallery of South Western Manitoba, Brandon.
The Kiosk Art Show, Artspace, New York. Touring to Miday Gallery, Minneapolis.

2006 William Cordova, Dearraindrop, Jason Mclean, Travis Millard, Richard Heller Gallery, Los Angeles
Another Other, Cooper Gallery, University of Dundee.
Bit by Bit, Blackwood Gallery, Toronto
Collage Party, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto
Nog a Dod, Giant Robot, New York.
Collage Party, Zieher-Smith Gallery, New York
Tiny Vices, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York
25 Bold Moves, House of Campari, New York
Getting On Mother's Nerves, Mother's Tankstation, Dublin.
Collage Party, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary
A Thing Called Love, Neon Gallery, Brosarp, Sweden
Pizza Party, Cinders Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
Altered Image, Equinox Gallery, Vancouver

2005 Collage Party, Anti-Social Gallery, Vancouver
Psyclops dreams: Artists Books Comics and Dreams, Access, Vancouver
Other Worlds, Jessica Bradley Arts + Projects, Toronto
Jason the 3rd, Richard Heller Gallery, Los Angeles
Curb Appeal, Confederation Centre, Charlottetown.
I Find You, Cinders Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Burning down the Igloo, ABEL Neue Kunft, Berlin

2004 Bunker : Omaha, Bunker Gallery, Omaha
Important Canadian Art, Zieher-Smith, New York
Just My Imagination Exhibition, Touring Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art,Toronto; Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax; Windsor Art Gallery ,Windsor; Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary; Southern Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Sault Saint Marie Art
Button Show, 50/50 Gallery, Victoria
(Self) Publish or Perish, Open Space, Victoria
Drippytown, Whip Gallery, Vancouver
Just My Imagination/ Touring Drawing Show, Museum London.
Regal Beast, Magic Pony Gallery, Toronto
9th Annual Mail Art Show, Struts Gallery, Sackville
Scenic, collage party at Bergdorf Goodman Men's Store, New York
New Museum, New York

2003 The Overview #3, The Overview, Vancouver
Jennie O's Rolodex Artshow, Ace art, Winnipeg
Book Art Exhibition, 5050 Gallery, Victoria, B.C.
Drawing the World (for the record), Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Records, Western Front Gallery, Vancouver
Drawing on Architecture, Atelier Gallery, Vancouver
Plank, Lucky's, Vancouver
Word Under The Street, Vancouver Public Library, Vancouver
Four Drawings, Tracey Lawrence Gallery, Vancouver
Another Drawing Show, Tracey Lawrence Gallery, Vancouver
Centre Peace, Ting, Toronto.
Christmas Show, Luft Gallery, Toronto
Punchline, Weewerks, Toronto
Another Other, Other Gallery, Toronto.
Steak and Chops/-Collaborative Project, Luft gallery, Toronto.
Books, Luft Method Space, Toronto.
2D into 3D, Soil Gallery, Seattle
Out of the Archives, Aka Gallery, Saskatoon
The Private collection of Gerard Doody, Space 1026, Philadelphia.
Chamomile Testarosa, 1066 Project Space, Toronto
L.O., Forest City Gallery, London (Ontario)

2002 The Log Family, Or Gallery, Vancouver. (Public Art
Installation/Performance) with Scott Evans, Holly Ward and Shayne Ehman.
Big Hands, Little Feet, The Ministry of Casual Living Gallery, Victoria
Another Show of Books, The Overview, Vancouver
Airport Case, Vancouver International Airport, Vancouver
Another Drawing Show, Tracy Lawrence Gallery, Vancouver.
Is it Today Already?, Anti Social, Vancouver
Homesick, Anti Social, Vancouver
Summer Institute on Book Art, Concourse Gallery, Emily Carr College of Art and Design, Vancouver
Project Mobilivre, Touring book exhibition
Binocular Parallax, Consolidated Works, Seattle
Off the Page, Soil Gallery, Seattle

1997 Buddy Palace, Or Gallery, Vancouver


2004 Vancouver Arts Awards


Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
McIntosh Gallery, London Ontario, Canada
Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver British Columbia, Canada
Museum London, London Ontario, Canada
Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA), Toronto, Ontario Canada
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
BMO Bank Collection
RBC Bank Collection
Fondazione Marino Golinelli, Bologna, Italia
Beth Rudin Dewoody Collection NYC
MOMA New York (in collaboration with Brian Bellot)
Herb and Lenore Schorr
Raymond Pettibon
Richard Ivey School of Business
TD Bank Group


2015  Jason McLean, Ryan Sluggett, Issue Magazine, March
Alvarado, Anthony, DIY Magic Second Edition, Floating World Comics, 2015
Dambrot, Shana Nys. Jason McLean at Wilding Cran
WM | Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art
Wood, Eve. Jason McLean, Artillery Magazine, 29 Jan 2015

2014   Goodden, Sky. "Working with the Material at Hand: A Roundtable on Regionalism". Momus. October 16, 2014.
Smith, Matthew Ryan. "Due South: Artist Jason McLean Interview". WM Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art. October 1, 2014.

Miller, Marcus. “Contemporary Drawings from the National Gallery of Canada.” Border Crossings, Volume 33, Number 2. June 2014.

"L.O. Today". Museum London, Exhibition Catalogue. 2014.

Burnaby Libraries Host Art Exhibitions. February 3, 2014.

2013 "RE(Imagining) Regionalism". McIntosh Gallery Curatorial Study Center. 2013.
"Artists collaborate on exhibit." CTV London. CTV News. Bell Media. http://london.ctvnews.ca, October 29, 2013.
Reaney, James. "My London: L.O. Today — an exhibition with works by Marc Bell, James Kirkpatrick, Amy Lockhart, Jason McLean, Jamie Q, Peter Thompson and Billy Bert Young." London Free Press, October 28, 2013
Petkovic, Mila. "New generation of local artists hold group show at Museum London." Metro London. October 3, 2013. 13.
"Must-Sees This Week: October 3 to 9, 2013." Canadian Art. http://www.canadianart.ca
Meyer, Sean. "New exhibition brings home the work of collaborative artists." London Community News. October 2, 2013. 25.
Montanini, Chris. "You gotta check out L.O. Today!" The Londoner. September 30, 2013.
Belanger, Joe. "Strokes of Genius: A London Group of Seven helps launch Museum London's Culture Days fest." The London Free Press. September 25, 2013. C1.
Rhodes, Richard. "Jason McLean Revs Up Canada's First Smart Car," Canadian Art Magazine, April 23, 2013

2012  Goodden, Sky. “A Knock-out Marriage of Contemporary Art and Craft, the Textile Museum’s ‘Dreamland’.” Art Info. 24 May 2012.
Goodden, Sky. “Not Bad for London.” Magenta Magazine Online. Winter 2012. Vol. 3, #1.
Goodden, Sky and Benjamin Bruneau. “ARTINFO Canada’s Top Fall Shows.” ArtInfo. 21 September 2012.
Walde, Christine. “Not Bad For London.” Border Crossings. Vol 31 Issue 1. March 2012: pp. 101-102. March 2012.
“Canadian Art News in Five: Art Awards, Museum Floods, Gallery Moves, and Owner’s Remorse.” Artinfo. 12 June 2012.
Smith, Matthew Ryan. "Jason McLean Meets Raymond Pettibon and It Works." Artinfo. February 11 2012

2011  Clarke, Bill. “Jason McLean: Diaries of Place.” Canadian Art. Summer 2011: pp 98-101.
Unknown. “Last Chance to Catch Joe Grillo and Jason McLean’s “O-Pee-Chee Dirt Pile” at Allegra Laviola Gallery.” Papermag, October 6 2011, online
Stipanovich, Alexandre. "The Fun Must Go On: Joe Grillo and Jason McLean at Laviola Gallery," Opening Ceremony Online, September 12 2011
Unknown, "Jason McLean/Laviola Bank." ArtloversNewYork.com November 2011

2010 “Defaced Edifices,” Leah Sandals, The National Post, 3/31/2010.
“Jason McLean at Jessica Bradley Art + Projects,” Gary Michael Dault, The Globe and Mail,
“Critic’s Choice,” Peter Goddard, Toronto Star, 4/14/2010.
“My London: Secrets Out” by James Reaney, London Free Press

2009 “Reclaim, reuse, reinvent,” Leah Sandals, The National Post, 1/31/2009.
“Pulp Fiction,” David Balzer, Eye Weekly, 7/2/2009.
“Texting, Texing. One, Two, Three” by Sarah Milroy, The Globe and Mail, 2/5/2009.

2008 Vogue Hommes Magazine, Paris. tinyvices.com.
“Cafe Royal”, Cafe Royal, London
“Carousel artists spell it out in pictures”, Gary Michael Dault, Globe and Mail, 9/6/2010.

2007 “Painter's Pants”, Border Crossings Magazine, Winnipeg, Canada. exhibition review.
L.A. Weekly, Los Angeles, CA. Nog a Dod review.
“Making Totems Of The Objects That Surround Us”, Clint Burnham, The Globe and Mail, 5/5/2007.
“Just My Imagination”, Kelowna Art Gallery Journal, Kelowna, Canada. Issue 23, May - Aug 2007.
“What a season it could be…”, The Walrus, Toronto, Canada. Curated by: Don Gillmor. Pg 28, Vol.
4, Issue 8.
“Modern Dad, Single Dad”, glomp #9, Helsinki. Book published by Boing Being, Pg 282-285.
“A History Of The Allstarschnauzer Band”, The Ganzfeld #5: Japanada, New York, Ginko Press in
association with Picture Box, Inc., pg 106 -111.
Nog A Dog, Picture Box Inc. & Conundrum Press, New York.
Occasional Art: Jason Mclean and Isabelle Pauwels, St. Paul, USA. Catalogue.
“Princess Omo”, Carousel Magazine, Guelph, Canada. Pg 73.
I Love Tourism, Fondazione Bevilacqua la Masa Foundation, Venice. Catalogue.
Nieves Books Catalogue, Nieves Books, Zurich. (With Mark Delong)