GERALD TROTTIER Print Biography


 INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS

Biennial of Medalists, Prague, Czechoslovakia, 1970

8th Biennale Exhibition, Sao Paolo, Brazil, 1965

5th Biennal Exhibition of Canadian Paintings, Commonwealth Institute, London, England, 1963

1st International Biennale of Modern Christian Art, Salzburg, Austria, 1958

Primera Bienal Interamericana de Pintura y Grabado, Mexico City, Mexico, 1958

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Reflections: The Self-Portraits of Gerald Trottier, Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario, 2002

Gerald Trottier: Recent Works/Oeuvres récentes, Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, 1991

Gerald Trottier, Ottawa School of Art, Ottawa, Ontario, 1984

The Pilgrimage: Gerald Trottier’s Easter Series, McIntosh Gallery, London, Ontario, 1983

The Easter Series, Robertson Galleries, Ottawa, Ontario, 1981

Landscapes, Wells Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario, 1975

Gerald Trottier, Wells Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario, 1972

Trottier: Self Portraits, Travelling exhibition organized by Memorial University Art Gallery, St. John’s, Newfoundland, 1971-72

Gerald Trottier, McIntosh Gallery, London, Ontario 1967

Gerald Trottier, Lofthouse Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario, 1967

Gerald Trottier, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario 1967

Gerald Trottier, Blue Barn Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario, 1963

Gerald Trottier, Robertson Galleries, Ottawa, Ontario, 1953

Gerald Trottier, Little Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario 1952

Gerald Trottier, 2nd Annual Show of Watercolours, Little Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario 1951

Gerald Trottier, Canadian Repertory Theatre, Ottawa, Ontario, 1951

An Exhibition of watercolours, Little Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario, 1950

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Outline in Black: Group Drawing Exhibition, Thielsen Gallery, London, Ontario, 2004

Local Scene: 2003 Acquisitions 2003, City Hall Art Gallery, City of Ottawa, 2004

First View: Recent Acquisitions, Carleton University Art Gallery, 2003

PIX, selected works of art from the collection of University of Western Ontario's McIntosh Gallery, 2003

History of Art and Artists of Ottawa and surroundings - Part Three 1946-1970, Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario, 1995

Twelve Ottawa Painters, Ottawa Art Gallery, 1990

Artists and Portraits, McIntosh Gallery, London, Ontario, 1989

Aspects of Contemporary Realism, McIntosh Gallery, London, Ontario, 1987

Contemporary Spirituality Exhibition, Galerie L’Imagier, Aylmer, Quebec, 1985

Regionalism in London: Art in the 60s, John Boyle, Jack Chambers, Greg Curnoe, Brian Dibb, Murray Favro, Beverly Lambert-Kelly, Ron Martin, David Rabinowitch, Royden Rabinowitch, Walter Redinger, Larry Russell, Gerald Trottier, Tony Urquhart, Bernice Vincent and Ed Zelenak, McIntosh Gallery, London, Ontario, 1983

Glass Art Works, Wells Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario, 1975

Exhibition of Former Artists in Residence, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, 1975

Survey Exhibition No. 1, Visual Arts Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, 1974-75

16th Annual Exhibition of Canadian Painting and Sculpture, National Council of Jewish Women, Ottawa, Ontario, 1973

Portraits of Painters Exhibition, Woodstock, Ontario, 1973

Survey exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Quebec, 1968

Two-Person exhibition with Tony Urquhart, Sarnia Public Art Gallery, Sarnia, Ontario, 1968

Retrospective of Ottawa Born Artists, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, 1967

87th Annual Exhibition of Royal Canadian Academy, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, 1966

Group exhibition, Hart House, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, 1964

84th Annual Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, National Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario, 1964

Group exhibition, Gallerie Camille Hébert, Montreal, Quebec, 1963

Group exhibition, Canadian Religious Art, The Jewish Seminary, Regis College, Willowdale, Ontario, 1963

6th Annual Exhibition of the National Council of Jewish Women, Ottawa, Ontario, 1963

15th Annual Canadian Contemporary Art, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia, 1963

National Gallery: Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, National Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario, 1962

4th Annual Exhibition of Canadian Art, National Council of Jewish Women, Ottawa, Ontario, 1961

4th Biennal exhibition of Canadian Art, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, 1960

Group exhibition, Art Gallery of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, 1960

Group exhibition, Robertson Galleries, Ottawa, Ontario, 1960

Group exhibition, Arts and Crafts Shop, Kingston, Ontario, 1959

25th Anniversary Exhibition of the Canadian Society of Graphic Art, Touring exhibition organized by the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, 1958

Group exhibition, Canadian Society of Graphic Arts, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver British Colombia, 1958

Joint exhibition, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario, 1957

2nd Biennial of Canadian Art, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, 1957

Group exhibition, National Council of Jewish Women, Montreal, Quebec, 1957

Group exhibition, Blue Barn Gallery, Bells Corners, Ontario, 1957

85th Annual Exhibition of Ontario Society of Artists, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, 1957

32nd Annual Exhibition of Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, 1957

Group exhibition, Hart House, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, 1957

Group exhibition, Canadian Society of Graphic Art, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, 1956

Co-exhibition, Agnes Etherington Gallery, Kingston, Ontario, and Robertson Galleries, Ottawa, Ontario, 1955

Group exhibition, Canadian Society of Graphic Art, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, 1955

Co-exhibition tour with Jean Dallaire, Hart House, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, and Robertson Galleries, Ottawa, Ontario, 1955

Group exhibition, Robertson Galleries, Ottawa, Ontario, 1952

Group exhibition, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 1951

67th Annual Spring Exhibition, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 1950

73rd Annual Arts Students League Exhibition, New York City, New York, 1949

Group exhibition, Water Colour Society, Washington, DC, 1949

Group exhibition (Naval Art Show), Grenville Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1944-45

                    
AWARDS

Allied Arts Award for contribution to the Arts in Architecture, presented by the ArchitecturalInstitute of Canada, 1967

Artist-in-residence, University of Western Ontario, 1965-67

Senior Fellowship Grant, Canada Council, 1962

Canada Post grant to study in Holland and Munich Postal museums and the Brussels World Fair,1958

Canada Council Arts Grant to study new stained-glass techniques in Germany and contemporary styles of churches in Germany, Holland and Switzerland, 1958

Second Prize in Monsanto 1957Canadian Art Competition, 1957

Canada Foundation Scholarship to study art techniques and the design of exhibits in Europe (Brighton, Munich, Geneva and Lyon), 1953


COLLECTIONS

National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario

Department of Foreign Affairs, Ottawa, Ontario

Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario

Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario

Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario

Hamilton Art Gallery, Hamilton, Alberta

Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Lethbridge College, Lethbridge, Alberta

City of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario

Confederation Centre of the Arts, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

London Regional Art Gallery, London, Ontario

University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario

St. Paul University, Ottawa, Ontario

Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Royal Bank of Canada, Toronto, Ontario

Memorial University, St. John’s, Newfoundland

Mitel Corporation, Ottawa, Ontario

Sakto Corporation, Ottawa, Ontario

Metropolitan Life Insurance, Ottawa, Ontario


COMMISSIONS

Re-created the Way of the Cross (formerly the Stations of the Cross) (4' X 20' X 5'), St. Basil’s Church, Ottawa, Ontario, 1995-96

Painted mural (24' X 7') of the City of Ottawa, Sakto Corporation, Ottawa, Ontario, 1989-90

Portrait of Robert Siskind, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, 1987

Created liturgical appointments for the Church of the Annunciation of Our Lord, Ottawa, Ontario, 1984

Mitel Corporation - Three-dimensional mural (4' X 110') for Phase 1V, Mitel building, Kanata, Ontario, 1984

Portrait of Chancellor Allyn Taylor, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, 1980

Designed and supervised fabrication of  "Genies en Herbe” trophy for CBOFT-TV,     Radio-Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, 1973

Portrait of Dr. Harold Warwick, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, 1973

Mosaic murals, Main Branch of the Ottawa Public Library, Ottawa, Ontario, 1972-73

Portrait of Dr. Albert Trueman, University Chancellor, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, 1971

Designed and supervised construction for tabernacle for St. Anne’s Roman Catholic Church, Windsor, Ontario, 1970

Outdoor mural (cast cement) for Standard Life Building, Ottawa, Ontario, 1970

Designed and fabricated a Weathervane and Lighting stand for the Bandstand, Vincent Massey Park, National Capital Commission, Ottawa, Ontario, 1967

Mosaic mural for the Ontario Provincial Legislature Building, The MacDonald Block at Queen’s Block, Toronto, Ontario, 1966-68

Designed and created interior appointments for St. Maurice Church, Ottawa, Ontario, 1964

Designed and fabricated a bronze mace for York University, Toronto, 1964

Designed and executed interior appointments and brazed-bronze (7 ton) on steel sculpture, cupola of the Chapel for the Sisters of Notre-Dame Convent, Ottawa, Ontario, 1963-66

Venetian Glass Mosaic window for St. Mary’s College, Mallorytown, Ontario, 1962

Life-size (7') bronze Corpus for Blessed Sacrament, Ottawa, Ontario, 1962

Awarded commission in National Competition to design and complete large mosaic mural (10' X 168'), Henry Marshall Tory Life-Sciences Building, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, 1961-62

Designed and fabricated Liturgical appointments (cross, altar, candlesticks, baptismal font) for St. Ignatius Church, Ottawa, Ontario, 1961

Designed and created interior appointments (Baptismal Font, Baptistery Gate, Main Altar, Alter candlesticks, Tabernacle, Cast-Bronze Corpus, Pascal Candlestick, Vigil Lights, Waterfonts) and painted the Stations of the Cross for St. Basil’s Church, Ottawa, Ontario, 1959-61

Co-designed postage stamp commemorating opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway, 1959

Designed 3 Canadian commemorative postal stamps in 1 year (a record at that time) 1958

Designed covers of Canadian Art Magazine, (Autumn Issue - 1956, Issue 1 - 1959, Special Issue of Graphic Design, Spring Issue 1960)

Painted Last Supper Mural, St. Michael’s College, Toronto, Ontario, 1950-53

General Clark’s Stand Against the British at Corn Island (painted mural), Arts Students League, New York, 1948

Battle of Ortona, (painted mural 8’by 48) Prince of Wales Armories Heritage Centre, Edmonton, Alberta, 1945-47


MEMBERSHIPS AND ADJUDICATION

Committee member for the Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton Direct Purchase Art Program, Ottawa, Ontario, 1994

Committee member for Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton Transart Committee (focusing on displaying art in public transit stations), Ottawa, Ontario, 1992-96

Juror and Committee member of Art in Public Places Program, City of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, 1986-87

Judge in Ottawa Municipal "Artarama Show and Auction”, 1967

Group organizer and Juror for University of Western Ontario’s First Arts Festival, (including a "Happening”), London, Ontario, 1966

Vice-President and Founding Member of 20/20 Gallery, London, Ontario, 1966

Founding Committee Member of Fine Arts Department at University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, 1966

Adjudicator, Canada Council  "Arts Awards”, 1963-64

Founding member of Carleton University’s art collection (precursor to Carleton University Art Gallery), Ottawa, Ontario, 1961

Art Auction Fundraiser of Ottawa, Committee for World Refugee Year, 1960

Consultant, Artistic Engraving, The Canadian Bank Note Company, 1957-60

Elected member of Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, 1958

Elected member of Canadian Society of Graphic Art, 1956

Founding member of The Guild Studio, Ottawa, Ontario, 1955Founding member of Ottawa Municipal Arts Centre (now the Ottawa Art Gallery), Ontario, 1953

Life membership to Arts Students League of New York, New York, 1952


TEACHING

Associate Professor, School of Architecture, "Drawing and Theory of Human Scale in Architecture”, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, 1981-87

Lecturer, "The Pilgrimage: The Easter Series ” McIntosh Gallery, London, Ontario, 1983

Life Drawing classes, Ottawa School of Art, Ottawa, Ontario, 1981-84

Institute of Scenography in Television and Film, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Toronto, Ontario, 1981-82

Life Drawing classes, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Vancouver, British Colombia, 1977-80

Life Drawing, Ottawa Municipal Recreation Centre, Ottawa, Ontario, 1968-69

Visual Art Workshop, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, 1968

Lecturer, University of Western Ontario, 1967

Lecturer, Department of Fine arts and Religion, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, 1967

Creative Drawing, University of Western Ontario Continuing Education Department, London, Ontario, 1966

Art classes, Fisher Park High School, Ottawa, Ontario, 1957

Open-Air painting and figure drawing, Bon Echo Provincial Park, Ontario, 1955

Art Classes, Ottawa Municipal Arts Centre, 1953-59

Drawing and painting classes, Fisher Park High School, Ottawa, Ontario 1952-53

Drawing and painting classes, Ottawa Tech High School, Ottawa, Ontario, 1950-52

EMPLOYMENT

Design Director, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Vancouver, British Columbia,     1976-79

Curator of CBC British Columbia permanent art collections, 1979

Design Director, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Vancouver, British Columbia,     1967-76

Curator, McIntosh Gallery, University of Western Ontario, 1965-67

Design Director, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Ottawa, Ontario, 1960-65

Consultant, Artistic Engraving, Canadian Bank Note, Ottawa, Ontario, 1957-60

Design Department, Department of Trade and Commerce, Ottawa, Ontario, 1958-60

Head of Artistic Division of Information Services, Department of Agriculture, Ottawa, Ontario, 1949-58