BIO

Nicholas Crombach (BFA, 2012) is an artist working in Toronto and Kingston. Crombach has been awarded the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Award. His solo exhibition, Behind Elegantly Carved Wooden Doors, was presented at Art Mûr in Montreal (Fall 2017) and reviewed in the Summer 2018 issue of Border Crossings Magazine and Vie des Arts (Winter 2017-18). His most recent solo exhibition, The End Of The Chase, was exhibited at New Art Projects (London, UK, 2018), Art Mûr Berlin (2018), and Art Mûr Montréal (2019).  In 2016-17,  Crombach participated in a year-long studio residency at The Florence Trust in London, UK, and will be participating in the MASS MoCA studio residency in 2020.

Education

2012  Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, Major in Sculpture & Installation, 

OCAD University, Toronto, ON

Solo Exhibitions 

2019    Whale Fall, Collaborative exhibition with Nurielle Stern, Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo, ON

             The End Of The Chase, Art Mûr, Montreal, QC

2018    The End Of The Chase, Art Mûr, Berlin, DE

             The End Of The Chase, New Art Projects, London, UK

2017    Behind Elegantly Carved Wooden Doors, Art Mûr, Montreal, QC

            Captured, Byward Market Gallery, Ottawa School of Art, Ottawa, ON

2015   Trapped, Angell Gallery, Toronto, ON

2012   On The Fence, Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, Toronto, ON

 

Group Exhibitions/Projects/Art Fairs

2019     Pulse Art Fair, Miami, USA

              Exploration de l’impression 3D, Quebec City, QC

2018     Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, ON

              Positions Berlin, Berlin, DE

2017     Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, ON

              Florence Trust Summer Exhibition, St. Saviours, London UK

              Florence Trust 2017 Winter Open, St. Saviours, London, UK

             Deep Roots, The Living Arts Centre Gallery, Mississauga, ON

2016     Mythos, Hoop Gallery, Hamilton, ON

             Live Size, Art Mûr, Montreal, QC 

             Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, ON

             Tribute, The Canadian Sculpture Centre, Toronto, ON

2015    International Festival of Authors, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, ON

             The Salt Spring National Art Prize, Mahon Hall, Salt Spring Island, BC

             Figurativas 2015 - 8th Painting and Sculpture Competition, Museu Europen d'Art Modern, Barcelona, Spain

             30 Under 30, John B.Aird Gallery, Toronto, ON

             Figurative/The Artist Guild, Slate, The City of Vaughan, ON

             Video Artbox & Installation Zone, The Artist Project 2015, Toronto, ON

             37th Annual Juried Show of Fine Arts, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mississauga, ON

2014    Soaring Ambitions, The Joseph D Carrier Gallery, Toronto, ON

             Get Noticed, The Red Head Gallery, Toronto, ON

             RetroContempo, The Al Green Gallery, Toronto, ON

             Sculpting New Reads, Word On The Street, Toronto, ON

             Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, ON

             Reconstructing SPLACE, Hazelton Lanes Arts Festival, Hazelton Lanes, Toronto

             Juried Garden Sculpture Project, Oeno’s Sculpture Garden at Huff Estates, Prince Edward County, ON

             REPRO:2014, Communication Art Gallery, Toronto, ON

             Video Artbox & Installation Zone, The Artist Project 2014, Toronto, ON

             Sidewalk Screening, Whippersnapper Gallery, Toronto, ON

2013   Lex Artis: An Internal Affair, The Brockton Collective, Toronto, ON

             Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, ON

             14th Annual Juried Emerging Sculptors Exhibition, Canadian Sculpture Centre, Toronto, ON2

             Summer Exhibition, Area Gallery, Rosseau, ON

             TheSHOW.13, Cambridge   Galleries, Cambridge, ON   

             Kiwi Sculpture Garden, Perth, ON

             Juried Garden Sculpture Project, Oeno’s Sculpture Garden at Huff Estates, Prince Edward County, ON

             Hazelton Lanes Arts Festival, Hazelton Lanes, Toronto, ON

             Creative Consciousness, The Canadain Sculpture Center, Toronto, ON

             Fool's Paradise, The Bartlett Gallery, Alton, ON

2012    Informs, The Al Green Gallery, Toronto, ON

             17th Annual Juried Graduating Sculpture Student Exhibition, Canadian Sculpture Centre, Toronto ON 

             97th Annual OCAD University Graduate Exhibition, OCAD University Toronto, ON

             The Art of the Figure 2012, OCAD University, Toronto, ON

2011    Domestic Vista, Communication Art Gallery, Toronto ON

             Remains, Function 13, Toronto Ontario

             Known by Traces, Xpace Cultural Centre, Toronto ON

Residencies

2020              (upcoming march 2020) MASS MoCA Studio Residency

2016-2017    Florence Trust Artist Residency

Public Art Commissions

2012   Billy, Nanny, and the Kids, Appleby Village, Burlington, Ontario

Collections

            Museu Europeu d'Art Modern (MEAM), Barcelona, Spain 

            First Capital Realty Inc. Toronto, ON

 

Awards/Grants

2019   Craft Projects: Research/Creation and Development - Collaborations, Ontario Arts Council

2018   Arts Abroad Grant, Canada Council for the Arts

            Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council

            Emerging Artist Project Grant, Toronto Arts Council

2017   Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council

2016   The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation, Montreal, QC

            Emerging Artist Project Grant, Ontario Arts Council

2015   Finalist in Sculpture: Figurativas'15, Museu Europeu d'Art Modern (MEAM), Barcelona, Spain             

            Finalist in The Salt Spring National Art Prize, Salt Spring Island, BC

2013   Abraham & Malka Green Award: 1st Prize, 14th Annual Juried Emerging Sculptors Exhibition, Canadian Sculpture Centre, Toronto, ON

2012   Nomitated: BMO Financial Group's 1st Art! Invetational Student Art Competition, Toronto, ON

             Hayden Davies Memorial Award, OCAD University Thesis, Toronto, ON

             Samuel Lazar Kagan Award, OCAD University Thesis, Toronto, ON

             The Art of the Figure 2012, First prize for best sculpture & Peoples choice award, OCAD University, Toronto, ON

2009   OCAD University Faculty award, OCAD University, Toronto, ON

2008   Queen Elizabeth Millennium Scholarship, OCAD University, Toronto, ON

 

Press Publications & select Catalogues

2018    Nicholas Crombach, Border Crossings, review by Edwin Janzen, Winnipeg, MB

             Hybrid Contradictions, Vie Des Arts, review by Veronica Redgrave, Montreal, QC

2015    Figurativas'15Fundacio de les Arts i els Artistes, Catalogue, Barcelona, Spain

             The Salt Spring National Art Prize, Catalogue, Salt Spring Island, BC

2013    Figurativas'13Fundacio de les Arts i els Artistes, Catalogue, Barcelona, Spain

             The show.13, Cambridge Galleries, exhibition catalogue

2012    Toronto Artist Behind Appleby Mall Goats, article, Burlington Post, Halton, ON

             Volume 4, XPACE Cultural Centre, exhibition catalogue, Toronto, ON

             What Just Happened, Sculpture & Installation thesis catalogue, Sebastian Frye, OCAD University, Toronto, ON

             The Annual Report, OCAD University, Toronto, ON

2011    Volume 3, XPACE Cultural Centre, exhibition catalogue, Toronto, ON

             The Annual Report, OCAD University, Toronto, ON