RICHARD TOMS: SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
BORN:: Oshawa, Ontario.
RESIDES: Whitby, Ontario.

STUDIES:
1983/90Durham College of Applied Arts and Technology
1984-93Numerous workshops with Masterprinter Otis Tamasauskas and Alan Flint.The Nicolas Novak Print Studio, The Station Gallery, Whitby, Ontario. Workshops focused on advanced etching and lithographic techniques.
1997Worked with senior Canadian artists like Anne Meredith Barry, Otis Tamasauskas and others.
SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
1989Works In Egg Tempera.The Town of NewcastleTown Hall, Bowmanville, Ontario.
1993Lithographisms--Series 1.The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, Ontario.
1999The Goldberg Variations. The Kent Farndale Gallery, Port Perry, Ontario.
GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
1987Steven Frank-Richard Toms: Recent Paintings. The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington, Bowmanville, Ontario.
1988Paradigm Shifts 2:Printed Matter Beyond My Time Frame. Kingston Artists Association.,Gallery, Kingston, Ontario.

The 8th Mini-Print International.Taller Galleria Fort, Cadaques, Spain.
1989Printmakers From the Area.The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington, Bowmanville, Ontario.

Liberty, Equality, Fraternity", Exhibition on the Eve of the French Revolution, Isberques, France.
199010th Annual Mini-Print International. Taller Galleria Fort, Cadaques, Spain.
1991The Spaceship Earth. Museo International Neu Art, Vancouver, British Columbia.
1992Durham Art Fest, Contemporary Art in the Heart of Downtown Oshawa, Oshawa, Ontario.

Drawing From the Community. The Visual Arts Centre of Newcastle, Bowmanville, Ontario.

Works On Paper-2.The Latcham Gallery, Stouffville, Ontario.
19932nd Annual Durham Art Fest: Contemporary Art in the Heart of Downtown Oshawa,Oshawa,Ontario.

10th Annual Juried Photography Exhibition. The Visual Arts Centre of Newcastle, Bowmanville, Ontario.
1994Ruth Latimer, Ruth Read and Richard Toms-Drawing a Broader View, The Visual Arts Centre of Newcastle, Bowmanville, Ontario.

Gardens-Our Earthly Inspirations, Whitby Arts Incorporated, The Station Gallery, Whitby,Ontario.
1995Works On Paper V. The Latcham Gallery, Stouffville, Ontario.

Selected Prints, The Durham Board of Education, Whitby, Ontario.
1996Black and White: Barry Smylie and Richard Toms. Town of Newcastle Town Hall, Bowmanville, Ontario.
1997Black and White: Barry Smylie and Richard Toms. Chameleon Cafe, Ajax,Ontario.

Off the Beaten Track.The Nicolas Novak Print Studio, Whitby Arts Incorporated, The Station Gallery, Whitby, Ontario.
1998Mother.Gallery Folkus,Montreal, Quebec.

Haliburton School of Fine Art Faculty Show. Haliburton, Ontario.
1999Lost Childhood Memories. Gallery Folkus, Montreal, Quebec.
2000Wake Up Dreaming. Whitby Arts Incorporated, The Station Gallery, Whitby,Ontario.

Original Papers.Original Papers Gallery, Yorkville, Ontario.

Station Recollections: 30 in 2000, Whitby Arts Incorporated, The Station Gallery, Whitby, Ontario.

Millenium Mural Project, The Town of Whitby
2001Sub-Urban, Inverlynn Gallery, Whitby, Ontario.

Drawing for Art 9, Whitby Arts Incorporated, The Station Gallery, Whitby, Ontario.
2002Heritage Print Series, Whitby Arts Incorporated, The Station Gallery, Whitby, Ontario.
2003Lasting Impressions-Seven Printmakers, The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington, Bowmanville, Ontario.

Grand Opening of the Centennial Building, Whitby, Ontario

Station Crossings: Timeless Passages, Whitby Arts Incorporated, The Station Gallery, Whitby, Ontario.
2004The Transition Project, Whitby Arts Incorporated, The Station Gallery, Whitby, Ontario.
2005Rollections: 100 Years in the Life of the Cream of Barley Mill, The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington, Bowmanville, Ontario.
AWARDS:
1987Award of Excellence.The Visual Arts Centre of Newcastle.
1988Award of Excellence.The Visual Arts Centre of Newcastle.
1989Award of Excellence.The Visual Arts Centre of Newcastle.

Honourable Mention.The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa,Ontario.
1992Exhibition Assistance Grant.The Ontario Arts Council.
1993Award of Excellence.The Visual Arts Centre of Newcastle.
1994Award of Excellence.The Visual Arts Centre of Newcastle.

Honourable Mention.The Visual Arts centre of Newcastle.

Exhibition Assistance Grant.The Ontario Arts Council.
1999Exhibition Assistance Grant.The Ontario Arts Council.
2004Exhibition Assistance Grant. The Ontario Arts Council.


PUBLICATIONS:
Art,Symbolism and Multiculturalism.Published by the Multicultural Council of Oshawa and District.

Paradigm Shifts 2:Printed Matter Beyond My Time Frame. Published by Quarry Press in collaboration with Gerhard Harpe,Kingston,Ontario.

Wake Up Dreaming.A hand-bound artist book with 45 poems and illustrations in a limited edition.

WEBSITE(S):
The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington www.vac.ca

Black and White (Toms and Smylie) www.barrysmylie.com
(Exhibition Documentary)

Off the Beaten Track www.barrysmylie.com
(Docu-comedy)

Richard Toms www.barrysmylie.com
(Studio and Gallery Documentary)

TEACHING:
The Station Gallery
Nicholas Novak Print Studio Supervisor
The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington
The Durham Board of Education
The City of Oshawa
The Town of Whitby
Durham College of Applied Arts and Technology

© Richard Toms, 2017