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Curriculum Vitae

Upcoming Exhibitions | Solo Exhibitions | Group Exhibitions | Residencies

Bibliography | Awards and Grants | Education | Memberships and Affiliations


Upcoming Solo Exhibitions


Solo Exhibitions

2016
"Waiting for the Sea, Waiting for the Sky" kunstraumno.10, Mönchengladbach, Germany (catalogue)

2015
"Night Gold" Yorkminster Park Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

2014
"Canary in the Coal Mine" Hilsbach Kunst Kultur, Hilsbach, Germany
"Icon and Artifact" Doug Adams Gallery, Berkeley, California

2013
"Rising Time" Robert Kananaj Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
"Rites and Remedies" Dadian Art Gallery, Henry Luce III Center for the Arts and Religion, Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, DC

2012
"Flood and Fiction" Durham Public Art Gallery, Durham, Ontario
"Days of Rain" abandoned Lamlash Church, Hanover, Ontario
"Spiritual Explorations" Grimsby Public Art Gallery, Grimsby, Ontario (two person exhibition)

2011
"Take Notice" Convenience Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
"Les Pages" Gesù Centre de Créativité, Montreal, Quebec
"Take Notice" Ottawa City Hall Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario (catalogue)
"Slate Requiem" Yorkminster Park Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

2010
"Communion of the Faint: Confessions and Complications" Redeemer University Art Gallery, Ancaster, Ontario

2009
"The Skeptic's Gospel and Other Remedies for Truth" Institute for Christian Studies, Toronto

2008
"Rhythm of Fire" Homer Watson House and Gallery, Kitchener
"Returnings" Yorkminster Park Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
"Where the Pages Once Were" Rotunda Gallery, Kitchener City Hall, Kitchener, Ontario
"Hindsight Tunnel Vision" The World's Smallest Art Gallery, Elora, Ontario

2007
"A Dose of Uncertainty for Times of Truth" Robert Langen Art Gallery, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario
"Congregation of the Ambivalent" Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Toronto, Ontario

2006
"Rustwork: New Encaustic Drawings" Galerie Luz, Montreal, Quebec
"Encaustic Drawings: Earth, Ashes, Rust" Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Toronto, Ontario

2005
"What They Didn't Tell Me" Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Toronto, Ont.
"Foundations" The Carnegie Gallery, Dundas, Ontario
"Everything I Thought I Knew" Harbinger Gallery, Waterloo, Ontario

2004
"Urban Landscapes" SunLife Financial Gallery, Waterloo, Ontario
"Wallscapes" Princess Cinema, Waterloo, Ontario

2003
"Wallscapes" Rotunda Gallery, Kitchener City Hall, Kitchener, Ontario
"Sunday Stories" KOR Gallery, Kitchener, Ontario
"Ritual in Time" Renison College, University of Waterloo, Ontario


Group Exhibitions

2017
"Tricity Stopgap Pop-up Exhibition" Waterloo, Ontario

2016
"Transformations: An Exhibition of Altered Books" Helson Gallery, Halton Hills, Ontario

2015
"Unfolding" Gordon College, Orvieto, Italy

2014
"Tricity Stopgap Pop-up Exhibition" Waterloo, Ontario
"Painting Spirituality: Nature, Abstraction, Embodiment" Regis College, Toronto (catalogue)
Dadian@25, Dadian Gallery, Washington DC, (catalogue)
"Occam's Razor: Art, Science and Aesthetics" Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Toronto
"Occam's Razor: Art, Science and Aesthetics" Ideas Gallery, Toronto Science Centre, Toronto

2012
"GlogauAIR Open Studio Exhibition" Berlin, Germany
"Open Book: An Exploration of Books as Art" Whitestone Gallery, Guelph, Ontario

2011
"Pharmakon" SLSA Conference Art Exhibition, Critical Media Lab, University of Waterloo, Kitchener, Ontario
"Blake Prize Finalist Exhibition" Blake Prize for Religious Art, Darlinghurst, Australia
"Best Of 2010 Award Winner Exhibition" Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, First Canadian Place, Toronto, Ontario

2009
"Rust, Oil and Rainbows" Critical Media Lab, University of Waterloo, Kitchener, Ontario
"Blake Prize Director's Cut" Blake Prize for Religious Art, Australia

2008
"Asking Questions" Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant, Brantford, Ontario (catalogue)
"Till We Have Faces" Toronto School of Theology, Toronto, Ontario

2007
"Text" Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Toronto, Ontario
"Curses and Dry Spells" Eastern Front Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
"Fire, Air, Water, Earth" Ontario Society of Artists 133rd Annual Open Juried Exhibition, Toronto
"Convergence: 44th Annual Juried Exhibition" Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, Owen Sound, Ontario
"Members 11" Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Toronto, Ontario
"Made to Measure: 26th Annual Juried Art Show" Arts Etobicoke, Toronto, Ontario

2006
"Illuminating the Source" Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, Ontario
"International ExpoArt Festival" Montreal, Quebec
"Art and Paper VII" Galerie D'Art Jean-Claude-Bergeron, Ottawa, Ontario
"Regeneration" Ontario Society of Artists 132nd Annual Open Juried Exhibition, Toronto, Ontario
"Members Show" Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Toronto, Ontario

2005
"44th Annual Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition" Toronto, Ontario
"38th National Open Juried Exhibition" The Society of Canadian Artists, Toronto, Ontario
"Metamorphosis" Ontario Society of Artists 131th Annual Open Juried Exhibition, Toronto, Ontario
"New Members Show" Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Toronto, Ontario

2004
"10th Anniversary Salon Exhibition" Rotunda Gallery, Kitchener, Ontario
"37th National Open Juried Exhibition" The Society of Canadian Artists, Montreal, Quebec
"43rd Annual Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition" Toronto, Ontario
"Worship" Ontario Society of Artists 130th Annual Open Juried Exhibition, Toronto, Ontario
"Art on Paper" Galerie D'Art Jean-Claude-Bergeron, Ottawa, Ontario
"Landscape " The Lasting Inspiration" Praxis Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
"Making the Path" TurQuoize Fine Art, Toronto, Ontario

2003
"1st KWAG Biennial" Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, Ontario
"The Art of Love" KOR Gallery, Kitchener, Ontario
"Small Works" KOR Gallery, Kitchener, Ontario


Residencies

2015
GlogauAIR Artist in Residence, Berlin, Germany

2012
GlogauAIR Artist in Residence, Berlin, Germany

2007
City of Kitchener Artist in Residence, Kitchener, Ontario


Collections

The Donovan Collection
The City of Kitchener
University of Waterloo
J.C. Boudreault, Ltd
Kolegram


Bibliography

2017
“Why a Waterloo artist is hanging boxes with trinkets in his neighbourhood” Flora Pan, CBC News (Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario) June 19, 2017 (article)

2016
“Boxes of Trinkets in Kitchener Neighborhood” The Mike Farwell Show, Glenn Pelletier, 570 CHYM News (Kitchener, Ontario) June 23, 2017 (radio interview)

2016
"Der Hüter der Langsamkeit", Rheinische Post (Mönchengladbach, Germany), 26 October, 2016 (review)

2013
"Edgy Seminary Exhibit Shows the Bible Transformed" Sam Hodges, United Methodist Reporter, 29 March, 2013 (Dallas, Texas) (review)
"In Conversation with: Paul Roorda" Paula Pluchino, The Artship, (Italy) 27 March, 2013 (interview)

2012
"With Books: Paul Roorda - Encaustic Drawings, Marianne Brandis - Memoir" Editor, Judith Miller, Stonegarden Studios, (Waterloo) (art book)
"Featured Artist: Paul Roorda" Jim Watkins, Transpositions, (United Kingdom) 2 August, 2012 (review)

2011
"Take Notice" Dipna Horra, Ottawa Morning, CBC Radio (Ottawa), 2011 (review)
"Voir Passe Le Temps" Katy Le Van, Voir (Gatineau/Ottawa), 2011 (review)

2010
"The Donovan Collection" Daniel Donovan, University of St. Michael's College (Toronto), 2010 (catalogue)
"Biblical Pharmacon" Chris Cuthill, Artway (Netherlands), June 13, 2010 (essay)
"Roorda's Representation of Ritual in Religion" Calvin Van Harten, The Crown, (Ancaster) Feb 21, 2010 (review)

2009
"God is Dead and I'm Not Feeling So Well Myself: Theological Engagements with the New Atheism" Edited by Andrew David, Christopher J. Keller and Jon D. Stanley, Cascade Books, (Eugene, Oregon), 2009 (chapter)
"Paul Roorda's Art Views the Gospel Through Skeptical Eyes" Sheila Dabu, The Catholic Register (Toronto) 23 March, 2009 (review)

2008
"Nature Unveiled" Robert Reid, The Record (Kitchener-Waterloo) 15 November 2008 (review)
"Asking Questions" Kathryn Carter, Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant, (Brantford) 2008 (catalogue essay)
"Local Colour, Blood and Rust" Anya Lomako, Imprint (Waterloo) 18 January 2008 (review)
"Monday Night with the Arts" Mary-Lou Schagena, 98.5FM CKWR (Waterloo) 7 January 2008 (interview)

2007
"Roorda's Mixed Media Marks Milestone" Christine White Woods, Arts and Letters (Waterloo) Fall 2007 (profile)
"Point of Truth" Robert Reid, The Record (Kitchener-Waterloo) 2 October 2007 (review)
"Artist Explores Religion" Paul Alvis, The Cord Weekly (Waterloo) 26 September 2007 (review)
"The Artist as Teacher" Robert Reid, The Record (Kitchener-Waterloo) 3 July 2007 (profile)

2006
"Diversity of Show Illuminates" Robert Reid, The Record (Kitchener-Waterloo) 18 Oct 2006 (review)
"Illuminating the Source" Stephen J. Noel, The Lucid Forge 6 November 2006 (review)
"Grand River Living" Rogers Television, 16 October, 2006 (interview)

2005
"The Artist's Life." Ticklescratch Productions. BRAVO! 8 May 2005 (TV episode)
"Paul Roorda: Local Artist and His Work." Karalee Clerk. Footprints (Waterloo) March 2005 (review)
"Spiritual Revelations in Art." Mirko Petricevic. The Record (Kitchener-Waterloo) 19 Feb 2005 (review)

2004
"Mix Gallery: Paul Roorda." Mix Magazine 30.1 (Summer 2004): 42-43 (profile)


Awards and Grants

2016
K.M. Hunter Artist Award finalist, 2016
Canada Council for the Arts, Travel Grant

2015
Canada Council for the Arts, Project Grant
Ontario Arts Council Visual Arts Grant, Mid-Career

2013
Canada Council for the Arts, Project Grant

2012
Best of Mixed Media Award, Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition
Canada Council for the Arts, Travel Grant
Ontario Arts Council, Mid-Career Visual Artist Grant
Ontario Arts Council, Exhibition Assistance Grant

2011
Blake Prize Finalist, Sydney Australia

2010
Canada Council for the Arts, Project Grant
Founding Chairman's Award, Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition

2009
Ontario Arts Council, Visual Arts Grant, Emerging Artist
Award of Merit, Ontario Society of Artists 135th Annual Open Juried Exhibition, Toronto
Ontario Arts Council, Exhibition Assistance Grant

2008
Ontario Arts Council, Artists in Education Grant
Ontario Arts Council, Exhibition Assistance Grant

2007
Region of Waterloo ARTSFUND Grant
Ontario Arts Council, Visual Arts Grant, Emerging Artist
Lincoln Croft Memorial Award "Convergence: 44th Annual Juried Exhibition" Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, Owen Sound, Ontario
Ontario Arts Council, Exhibition Assistance Grant

2006
Award of Merit, "Annual Juried Exhibition" Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant, Brantford, Ontario
People's Choice Award, St. Clair Artwalk, Toronto, Ontario
OSA Prize, "Regeneration" Ontario Society of Artists 132nd Annual Open Juried Exhibition, Toronto, Ontario
Ontario Arts Council, Exhibition Assistance Grant

2005
Honourable Mention, "38th National Open Juried Exhibition" The Society of Canadian Artists, Toronto, Ontario

2004
Ontario Arts Council, Visual Arts Grant, Emerging Artist
Ontario Arts Council, Exhibition Assistance Grant

2003
Ontario Arts Council, Exhibition Assistance Grant


Education

Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver, British Columbia (Part time 1997-1998)
Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, M.A. in Sociology (1992)
University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, B.Ed. (1990)
University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, B.A. in Psychology (1988)


Memberships and Affiliations

Board Member, CAFKA, Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener & Area (2009 to 2012)
Member, Public Art Working Group, City of Kitchener (2007 to 2012)