Biography

Anne Meredith Barry

Born in Toronto in 1932, Anne Meredith Barry graduated from the Ontario College of Art in 1954.  After visiting Newfoundland for the first time in 1971, Anne fell in love with the landscape and focused her life’s work on the power of her surrounding environment.  She purchased and restored St. Michael’s printshop, St. Michael’s NFLD in 1987 and remained there for the rest of her life.

As well as supporting the local arts community, Barry traveled extensively conducting art workshops in remote areas of the country.  Her involvement heightened her awareness of humankind’s place in nature, giving her a sense of her own place on the planet.  Growing environmental and ecological movements focused her attentions on the vulnerability and fragility of the earth, giving her a new respect and appreciation for the land.

Her work, whether a painting or work on paper, always focused on the strength and beauty of the Newfoundland landscape.

Anne Meredith Barry’s artistic career spanned four decades.  Her work has been featured at many venues throughout Canada and internationally.  Solo public exhibitions include shows at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College Art Gallery, Newfoundland, the Blackwood Gallery, Toronto and the Art Gallery at University of Ulster at Belfast, Ireland.  Her commissions included projects for the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra and Parks Canada.

Many art museums as well as outstanding private and public collections contain her work, such as American Express, Bell Canada, the Canada Council Art Bank, the Canadian Department of External Affairs and Shell Oil.  Elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Art in 1995, she received an honourary degree from Memorial University in 1997 and was awarded the Queen’s Jubilee Medal two weeks before she passed away in January 2003.

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Selected Works

Curriculum Vitae

BORN

1932 – 2003 (Toronto, Ontario – St. John’s, Newfoundland)

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Acadia University Art Gallery, Wolfville, Nova Scotia

Algoma Art Gallery, Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Art Gallery of Mississauga, ON

Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador, St. John’s, NFLD

Art Gallery of Peterborough, ON

Art Gallery of Whitehorse, Whitehorse, North West Territories

Artists for Kids Trust, North Vancouver, BC

Blackwood Gallery, University of Toronto at Mississauga

The Canadiana Collection, Ottawa, ON

Confederation Gallery, Charlottetown, PEI

Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Ottawa, ON

Ella Sharpe Art Museum, Jackson, Michigan, USA

Emily Carr College of Art & Design, Vancouver, BC

Department of Public Works, St. John’s, NFLD

Expo ’86, Vancouver, BC

Glenbow Art Gallery, Calgary, Alberta

Glenhyrst Art Gallery, Brantford, ON

German Officer’s Club, Goose Bay, Labrador

Government of Newfoundland and Labrador Collection

Governor-General of Canada’s Collection, Ottawa, ON

Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, ON

Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, BC

Lindsay Art Gallery, Lindsay, ON

Macintosh Art Gallery, University of Western Ontario, London, ON

Ministry of Government Services, Toronto, ON

Mississauga Board of Trade, Mississauga, ON

Mississauga Library, Mississauga, ON

Mohawk College of Applied Arts, ON

Newfoundland Historic Parks Association, St. John’s, NFLD

North York Board of Education, North York, ON

Ontario Association of Art Galleries, Toronto, ON

Ontario Ministry of Culture and Recreation, Toronto

Ontario Science Centre, Toronto

Parks Canada, Ottawa

Queen’s University of Belfast, Northern Ireland

St. Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Sir Wilfred Grenfell College Art Gallery

Temiskamine Art Gallery, Haileybury, ON

Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, Owen Sound, ON

University of Ulster at Belfast, Northern Ireland

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2004  Michael Gibson Gallery, London, ON

2001  Barry Graphics, Art Gallery, University of Ulster at Belfast, Northern Ireland

Gros Morne Journals and Translations, Sir Wilfred Grenfell College Art Gallery, Corner Brook, NF

2000  Paintings, Studio 21, Halifax, NS

1999  Gros Morne Series, Gallery One, Toronto, ON

1998   Where the Wind Blows, Studio 21, Halifax, NS

Shorelines, Emma Butler Gallery, St.John’s, NF

1997 From the Eastern Rim, Galerie d’art J.C. Bergeron, Ottawa, ON

1996  New Graphics, Michael Gibson Gallery, London, ON

1995 – 2000 Down North: A Coastal Journey, U of T’s Blackwood Gallery, TO, ON &

Touring Public Art Galleries

1994  Gallery One, Toronto, ON

Emma Butler Gallery, St. John’s, NF

1993  Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver, BC

Masters Gallery, Calgary, AB

1992 Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, BC

Whitby Art Gallery, Whitby, ON

Algoma Art Gallery, Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Newfoundland Images, Windsor Printmakers Forum, Windsor, ON

1991  Art Gallery, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s Newfoundland

1988  Traveling Vests, (installations) Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John’s Newfoundland

1984   Tom Thompson Memorial Art Gallery, Owen Sound, ON

1983  Thunder Bay National Exhibition Centre, Thunder Bay, ON

Timmins National Exhibition Centre, Timmins, ON

Memorial University Art Gallery, St. John’s Newfoundland and touring

1982  Mount St. Vincent University Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia

1981-2  Artists With their Work (touring exhibition organized and sponsored by the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto). Algoma Art Gallery, Sault St. Marie, Ontario Upper Level Gallery, North Bay, ON. Timmins National Exhibition Centre, Timmins, ON.

1974-5  St. Mary’s University Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia and touring

1971 Beckett Gallery, Hamilton, ON

Fleet Gallery, Winnipeg, MB

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2001 Of Land and Sea, Harlow Playhouse Gallery, Harlow, Essex, England

2000  30 in 2000, Whitby Art Gallery, Whitby, ON

Gros Morne: Art in the Park, six artists, Discovery Centre Gallery, and Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador, St. John’s, NF

Art Books, Urban Institute, Contemporary Art Gallery, Grand Rapids Michigan

1999  Impact: Japanese and Canadian Woodblock, Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary, AB

Merchants and mariners and Northern Seas, Sir Wilfred Grenfell College Art Gallery, Corner Brook, NF

Wood: The Beauty of Objects, Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador and The Craft Council Gallery, St. John’s, NF; Phoenix Park Visitor Centre Dublin; Limerick City Art Gallery, Ireland; The Granary, Waterford, Ireland

1998-1999 True North Festival: Works of Canadian Visual Artists and Musicians, Taiwan

1998 Artful Transformations, Art Gallery of Victoria, Victoria, BC

The Modern Landscape, Michael Gibson Gallery, London, ON

1996 Encore: The Station Gallery Revisited, Whitby, ON

Between Oceans & Lands, Festival Canada, Taipei, Taiwan

1995 – 1996 Land and Sea, 8 artists from NF, Queen’s Univ. Belfast, and touring seven venues in Ireland and England

Faces, Open Studio, Toronto, ON, and touring

1995  Bodywrap, collaboration & exhibition with fabric designers, Devon House

Gallery, ST. John’s, NF

1994 Nickel Art Museum, Calgary, AB

Corporations Collect, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS

1992  Wood Imprints, three person show, Durham Art Gallery, ON

St. Michael’s Printshop Artists in Residence Exhibition, RCA Gallery, St. John’s Newfoundland

Tokyo International Art Show, Tokyo Japan (Buschlen-Mowatt Gallery)

Contemporary Canadian Art Exhibition, Expo ’92, Seville, Spain

1991 Artist’s Books, Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John’s, NFLD

Creative Printmaking, Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, Owen Sound, ON

1990 Endeavor ’90, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC

1988  Environmental Window, A Sound Symposium Installation, St. Michael’s Newfoundland

1987  Experiencing Drawing, MacIntosh Gallery, London, ON

International Prints, Wenniger Gallery, Boston USA

Printshops of Canada. Curated by McDonald-Stewart Art Gallery, Guelph, ON and touring

1983 Developmental Art: A Canadian Exhibit, University of Michigan Art Gallery, USA

1980 Waterworks, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON

Penticton Art Gallery, Penticton, BC (two person show)

1979 Graphex VII, Art Gallery of Brantford and touring

The Canadian Image, Midwest Museum of American Art, Indiana; Jesse Besser Art Museum, Michigan; Ella Sharp Art Museum, Jackson, Michigan; Perlman Art Gallery, Chicago

1978 The Inner Landscape, Works of eight Canadian artists visiting 4 Canadian consulates in the USA

Burnaby Print Biennale of Graphic Arts, Vancouver, BC

World Print Competition, San Francisco, California, USA and touring

1977  International Miniature Prints, Pratt Institute, New York City, New York

1976 Printmaking Through the Ages, St. Mary’s University Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia, and touring Atlantic Canada

III American Biennale of Graphic Arts, Museum of Modern Art, Sao Paulo, Brazil

1975 International Miniature Prints, Pratt Institute New York City, New York

1974  25 Women Artists, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba

1973  Canadian Printmaker’s Showcase, Carlton University, Ottawa, ON

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Newland, Anne. Canadian Art: From its Beginnings to 2000. Willow, Ontario: Firedale Publications, 2000.

Thompson, Kent. Review of When the Wind Blows (Paintings and Prints) by Anne Meredith Barry. ArtsAtlantic. 61 (Summer 1998): 20-21

Norcross, Sylvia Curtis. Review of Down North – A Coastal Journey, by Anne Meredith Barry. ArtsAtlantic, 60 (Spring):8.

Barry, Anne Meredith. Newfoundland Summer. Tickle Ace: A Journal of Literary and Visual Art. No. 33, Spring/Summer 1997, p.150.

Anne Meredith Barry. Prod. J. Johnson. 20 Minute CVC – TV Video. Sunday Afternoon on the Arts. 1996.

Barry, Anne Meredith. Contributors Section. Tickle Ace: A Journey of Literary and Visual Art. No. 30, Fall / Winter 1995, 157-59.

Barry, Anne Meredith. Lithographs. Tickle Ace: A Journey of Literary and Visual Art. No. 29, Spring / Summer 1995, 69 & 106.

Barry, Anne Meredith. Linocut. Tickle Ace: A Journey of Literary and Visual Art. No. 24, Fall / Winter 1992, 37.

Barry, Anne Meredith. Lithographs. Tickle Ace: A Journey of Literary and Visual Art. No. 24, Fall / Winter 1992, 12 & 115.

Shorelines. Prod. H. Dunsmore. 20 minute video. 1982.

The Printmobile. Prod. Emily Carr College of Art. 15 minute video 1982.

An Introduction to the Collograph Print. Commissioned by the Ontario Minister of Culture. 20 minute audio-visual, 1977.

Review and articles in many publications including: The Globe and Mail; Edmonton Journal; Halifax Mail-Star; Winnipeg Free Press; Toronto Mirror; Hamilton Spectator; North York News; Artviews; Vancouver Province; Artmagazine; The Telegram (St. John’s): The Western Star (Corner Brook); Arts Atlantic.

COMMISSIONS

1999  Print Edition, Arts for Kids Trust, Vancouver, BC

Painting for presentation to Newfoundland / 50th Anniversary of Confederation

1998  Sound Symposium CD, St. John’s NFLD

1993  Art for Kids Trust, North Vancouver, BC

1992 Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra, St. John’s, NF

1988 Art Gallery, Memorial University of NF, St. John’s

1987  Radisson Plaza Convention Centre, St. John’s NFLD

1986   Art Gallery, Memorial University of NFLD, St. John’s, NFLD

1985  Parks Canada Centennial Portfolio, NFLD Historic Parks

1984 L’Hotel, CN Convention Centre, Toronto, ON

1982  Toronto Dominion Bank, Toronto, ON

1978  Ontario Association of Art Galleries, Toronto, ON

1975 Galerie Fore, Winnipeg, MB

1974  Glenhyrst Art Gallery, Brantford, ON

1973 Ontario Centre for Crippled Children, Toronto, ON

1972 Dow Chemical Company of Canada, Toronto, ON

APPOINTMENTS, HONOURS & AWARDS

2003  Queen’s Jubilee Medal

1999  Painting for presentation to Newfoundland / 50th anniversary of Confederation

1998 Artist in Residence in Gros Morne, Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador, Parks Canada, Canada Council Project

1997 Honorary Doctor of Letters Degree, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NF

1995 Elected to the RCA (Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts)

1994/5  Member of the Board of Directors, ‘Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador’

1994 Member of the Board of Directors, St. Michaels’s Printshop, St. John’s NF

1992 Artist in Residence, St. Michael’s Printshop, St. John’s, NF

Artist in Residence, Whitby Art Gallery, Whitby, ON

1991 Creative Printmaking, CCAS, Tom Thomson Art Gallery, Owen Sound, ON

1986-7  Editorial Advisor, Canadian Print & Portfolio

1984-5  Member, Board of Directors, Open Studio, Toronto

1981-4  Member, Community Relations Board, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto

Art Advisory Board, Sault College, Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Ontario representative, Print & Drawing Council of Canada, Toronto

1976-7  Chairman, Board of Director, Visual Arts Ontario, Toronto

1974-6  Member, Board of Directors, Visual Arts Ontario, Toronto