Etienne Zack

Etienne Zack studied at Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver, Concordia University and College St-Laurent in Montreal.

Noteworthy solo exhibitions include: Etienne Zack: Those Lacking Imagination Take Refuge In Reality, Esker Foundation, Canada; Etienne Zack, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal; According to This, Bergen Kunsthall, Norway; Thomas Dane Gallery, England; Vision Machine, Surrey Art Gallery, Canada and Lingering Shadows, Blackwood Gallery at the University of Toronto, Canada.

Zack’s work can be found in institutions and museums including the National Gallery of Canada, Art Bank of Canada, Vancouver Art Gallery, Montreal Fine Arts Museum, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, National Fine Arts Museum of Quebec, Surrey Art Gallery, Glenbow Museum, City of Montréal, Zabludowicz Collection (London, England) and The Model Museum (Sligo, Ireland). His work can also be found in numerous corporate and private collections in the United States, Europe, Scandinavia, Hong Kong, Ireland, England and across Canada.

(Photo: Mark Mushet)

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April 7 - April 25 - 2020

Our New Shared Language

I have been thinking a lot lately about the importance of human touch.  Aganetha Dyck's incredible beework and honeycomb sculpture "Arrival" sits on my desk and I look at it often.  I was struck by[...]


March 6 - March 28 - 2020

“Environmental Land”

Our March exhibition explores diverse representations of the environment, land and nature.  Not all of the artists are characterized as "landscape artists", though they each have taken aspects of their surrounding environment as the inspiration[...]


Curriculum Vitae


1976 in Montreal, QC. Lives and works in Vancouver, BC and Los Angeles, CA


National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON
The Model Museum, Sligo, Ireland
Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
National Fine Arts Museum of Québec, Québec City, QC
Fine Arts Museum of Montréal, Montréal, QC
Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art, Montréal, QC
Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, Montréal, QC
Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, BC
Glenbow Museum, Calgary, AB
Zabludowicz Collection, London, England
Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa, ON
City of Montréal, Montréal, QC
National Bank of Canada, Montréal, QC
Toronto Dominion Bank, Toronto, Canada
Bank of Montréal Collection, Montréal, Canada
Royal Bank Collection, Montréal-Toronto-Vancouver, Canada
Loto-Québec, Montréal, QC
Polygone, Vancouver, BC
Granite Club, Toronto, Toronto, ON
Heenan Blaikie, Montréal, QC
Canaccord Capital, Canada
Fasken Martineau Du Moulin, Vancouver, BC
Senvest Collection, Montréal, BC


Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver, BC
Concordia University, Montreal,QC
College Saint-Laurent, Montreal, QC


2016 The Meandering Line, Schneiderei, curator: Steven Tong and Bernadette Phan, Vienna, Austria
Away: The Artist as Traveller, Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, BC
Equinox Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

2015 Oh,Canada!(touring exhibition), curator: Denise Markonish, Glenbow Museum, Calgary, AB
HERE NOW-Six Works by 6 LA Artists, Wilding and Cran Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2014 Zach Harris-Etienne Zack, Secret Recipe, Los Angeles, CA
Oh, Canada!,Confederation Centre for the Arts, Charlottetown, PEI
Painted Past: A History of Canadian Painting from the Collection, curator: Ian Thom, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Out of Site: New Acquisitions, curator: Stephanie Rebick, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2013 Building on Ruins, Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Corner Thru, Choi & Lager Gallery, Cologne, Germany
Storage Wars, 5490Projects, Beacon Arts Building, Los Angeles, CA
Soundtrack: Volume 1, Division Gallery, Montreal, QC
Soundtrack: Volume 2, Division Gallery, Montreal, QC
TerritoiresImagines, Loto-Quebec Collection, Montreal, QC

2012 Corner Thru, Union Gallery, London, UK
Oh, Canada!, Curator: Denise Markonish, MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA
Up the Walls, The Model, Sligo, Ireland
Cut and Paste, Equinox Project Space, Vancouver, BC
Dissolutions, Rene Blouin Gallery, Montreal, QC
La Collection selon…Les Impatients, Collection Loto-Quebec, Montreal, QC

2011 Art from the Audain Collection: Shore, Forest and Beyond, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Between the Cracks (Picturing the Fourth Dimension), Oboro, Montreal, QC
Unreal, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Some Paintings, Equinox Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2010 It Is What It Is, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON

2009 Permanent Collection Exhibition, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON

2008 Rien ne se perd, rien ne se cree, tout se transforme, The Quebec Trienniale, Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art, Montreal, QC
Equinox Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2007 Equinox Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2006 Paint, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC


2016 Etienne Zack: Autofill Handbook, Vancouver, BC
Etienne Zack: Those Lacking Imagination Take Refuge in Reality, Esker Foundation, Calgary, AB (with catalogue)

2015 Etienne Zack, Equinox Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Wilding and Cran Gallery, Unit B, Los Angeles, CA

2013 Etienne Zack: Aforementioned, Equinox Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2012 In Itself, Equinox Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Vision Machine, Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, BC

2011 BCC, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA

2010 Etienne Zack, Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art, Montreal, QC
Autopia, Equinox Gallery, Vancouver, BC
NameMediumSizeYear (Untitled Circuit), Vancouver Cultural Olympiad, Vancouver, BC

2008 Lingering Shadows, Blackwood Gallery, University of Toronto at Mississauga, Mississauga, ON
Occulture, Art 45, Montreal, QC

2007 Authorshop, Equinox Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Art 45, Montreal, QC

2006 According to This, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway
Thomas Dane Gallery, London, UK (two person exhibition) Etienne Zack, Equinox Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Wrong Gallery Edition #125, Lobby Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2005 Equinox Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2004 Galeria Marina Miranda, Madrid, Spain

2002 Superpositions, Annexe III, Galerie Trois Points, Montreal, QC
Awry, Artcore Gallery, Toronto, ON
Nothing Really Happens, Third Avenue Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2001 tropes, Third Avenue Gallery, Vancouver, BC


2015 Canada Council Long-term Grants to Visual Artists
2014 Emily Award
2011 Residency at The Model Museum, Ireland
2008 City of Montreal Pierre-Ayot Prize
2005  Winner, RBC Painting Competition


“Our New Shared Language” Video Tour

3 Minute Video Tour of our April 2020 middle gallery exhibition.  "Our New Shared Language" reflects on our new shared language. Through humour, grace and sensitivity, these artists highlight our current shared human condition.