Detail from A Googled History of Hotel Furnishings, 2012. PHOTOGRAPHIC
INSTALLATION, eight photographs, 1x16 inches each; exhibited as part of Timecapsule
at Smartloft Apt + Art, Berlin, 2012 and at MKG127 Gallery, Toronto, 2013
Gwen MacGregor is a Toronto artist working in installation, video and photography. Her art reflects her close observation of time and place and how they shape small dramas or uncannily familiar situations.
In 2001 her work was presented in the Present Tense project series at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto. MacGregor’s work has also been shown in many exhibitions across Canada and Europe as well as Los Angeles, Mexico City, Shanghai, and Sydney, Australia. In 2003 she was the recipient of the Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts Artist of the Year Award. In 2004 she was awarded the Canada Council International Studio in New York. Her work is in a number of collections including the Art Gallery of Ontario, Artbank, and the Royal Bank Collection. Recent projects include participation in Manifest d’Art 5 in Quebec City, The Santa Fe International New Media Festival and Toronto’s Nuit Blanche 2013. Collaborative exhibitions with Sandra Rechico include A trans Pavilion in Berlin in 2011, Place Markers at the Dalhousie Art Gallery in Halifax in 2012 and Artists’ Walks: the Persistence of Peripateticism at The Dorsky Gallery and Curatorial Program, Long Island city New York in 2013.
MacGregor has an Honours BA from York University and is pursuing a Masters in Cultural Geography at the University of Toronto.