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Nicholas Crombach (BFA, 2012) is an artist currently working in Kingston, Ontario. Crombach has been awarded the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Award and is the recipient of grants from the Toronto Arts Council, The Ontario Arts Council and Canada Council for the Arts.

 

In 2017 Crombach presented a solo exhibition, Behind Elegantly Carved Wooden Doors, at Art Mûr Montreal receiving reviews in Border Crossings Magazine (summer 2018) and Vie des Arts (Winter 2017-18). His solo exhibition, The End of the Chase, travelled in 2018-2019, exhibiting at New Art Projects in London UK, Art Mûr Berlin and Art Mûr Montréal. In 2019 Crombach produced an exhibition of collaborative works with artist Nurielle Stern entitled Whale Fall, presented at The Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery in Waterloo. 

 

In 2012, Crombach completed a  public art competition for First Capital Realty, the commissioned work, Billy, Nanny, and the Kids, is located in Burlington, Ontario. Crombach is currently working on a public art commission for the City of Kingston. His sculpture Horse and Cart is scheduled to be installed in Victoria Park late spring 2021.

 

From 2016-2017 Crombach participated in a year-long residency at The Florence Trust (London, UK) and have been invited to take part in a MASS MoCA residency (summer 2022) in Massachusetts.

Education

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

OCAD University, Toronto, ON

UPCOMING

Dec  2022   Metamorphosis: 2022 Additions to the City of Ottawa Art Collection, City Hall Art Gallery, Ottawa, ON

May 2023   Solo Exhibition, Art Mûr, Montreal, QC

Jun 2023     Petrichor, Duo exhibition with Nurielle Stern, MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie, ON

Solo Exhibitions / Projects

2022    Fetch, Special Project (solo booth), Foire Papier, Montreal, QC

             Fleuron, Pop up installation, MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA, USA

2019    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

Duo/Collaborative Exhibitions / Projects

2021   Whale Fall, exhibition of artwork produced in collaboration with Nurielle Stern, Union Gallery, Queens University, Kingston, ON

2019   Whale Fall, exhibition of artwork produced in collaboration with Nurielle Stern, The Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo, ON

 

Group Exhibitions / Projects / Art Fairs

2022     Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, ON

              Hunter Gatherer, group exhibition curated by Helen Gregor, McIntosh Gallery, Western University, London, ON

              Foire Papier with Art Mûr, Montreal, QC

              Burlington Waterfront Sculpture Trail exhibition, Burlington, ON

              Sculpture Park Exhibition, Western North Carolina Sculpture Centre, Lenoir, NC, USA

2021     Toronto International Art Fair with Art Mûr, Toronto, ON

              Amalgame, CIRCA art Actuel, Montreal, QC

              Next Door 2021, Temporary public art projects in the Skeleton Park neighbourhood, Kingston, ON 

              Memorable, Art Mûr, Montreal, QC  

              Terra Nova, Art Mûr, Montreal, QC

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

2022              Studios at MASS MoCA Residency, North Adams, MA, USA

2022              Iron Light residency, Western North Carolina Sculpture Centre, Lenoir, NC, USA

2016-2017    Florence Trust Artist Residency, London, UK

Public Art Commissions

2023    Wind Vane, Florence Carlyle Park, Woodstock, ON (currently in progress)

2023    Flock, Niagara Falls Exchange, Niagara Falls, ON (currently in progress)

2020     Horse and Cart, Victoria Park, Kingston, ON

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

Collections

Woodstock Art Gallery, Woodstock, ON

City of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON

City of Kingston Civic Collection

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

First Capital Realty Inc. Toronto, ON

 

Awards/Grants

2022   Arts Abroad: Residency, Canada Council for the Arts

            Chalmers Professional Development Projects, Ontario Arts Council

2021   Emerging Artist Project Grant, Ontario Arts Council

            Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council

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

2021      Art in the Park - Why Nicholas Crombach put the horse before the cart, The Skeleton Park Press, Jocelyn Purdie, Kingston, ON

2020     Public art piece for park chosen, The Whig-Standard, Kingston, ON

             'Horse and Cart' selected to be installed at Victoria Park, Kingstonist, Tori Stafford, Kingston, ON

2019     Whale Fall, Collaberative works by Nicholas Crombach & Nurielle Stern, the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo, ON

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