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Scott Waters was born in Preston, England, and lived in S. Africa before emigrating to Canada. He currently lives in Toronto, and previously served in The Canadian Armed Forces.



2004             M.F.A., Visual Arts, York University, Toronto ON

1999            Post-Graduate New Media Design Diploma Sheridan College, Oakville ON (high honours/top candidate)

1997            B.F.A., Okanagan University College. Kelowna BC (with distinction)

Solo, Two & Three Person

2016            Nothing is More Frowned Upon Than Nothing, Artcite, Windsor ON

2015            How to Disappear Completely, LE Gallery, Toronto ON

2014            We All Go Down Together, LE Gallery, Toronto ON

2013            The Keeper of Nothingness, The Vernon Public Art Gallery, Vernon BC

2013            The Keeper of Nothingness, LE Gallery, Toronto ON

2013            RotoZero, YYZ Artists Outlet, Toronto ON

2012            Seldom Seen, Rails End Gallery, Haliburton, ON [catalogue]

2011            There Are Many Like It, But This One Is Mine, Le Gallery, Toronto ON

2010            Totems, LE Gallery, Toronto ON

2010            Expressions of Force, Art Gallery of South Western Manitoba, Brandon, MB

2009            Trading Greens For Tans, Le Gallery, Toronto ON

2009            War: A Family Affair, The McMichael, Kleinburg, ON (w/ Elaine Goebel)

2009            It's Great to be a Man in Times Like These, Rodman Hall, St. Catharines ON

2008            The Man in Romance, Toronto Art Gallery, Toronto ON

2008            Domestic Violence, ASpace (Inner Space member’s gallery), Toronto ON

2008            Time Heals All Wounds, Craig Scott Gallery, Toronto ON

2008            Domestic Violence, CRAM, St. Catharines ON

2007             Visiting Artist Residency Exhibition, Open Studio, Toronto ON (w/ Diyan Achjadi)

2006            You Wanna Go? We’ll Go, Le Gallery, Toronto ON

2005            Out of Bounds, The Alternator Gallery, Kelowna, BC (w/ Scott Trelevan)

2004            The Hero Book*, Birganart, Toronto ON

2001            A Thousand Plans, A Thousand Failures, West Wing Art Space, Toronto ON


2017            Juice, Dais, Toronto ON

2017            No Creature Can Learn That Which His Heart Has No Shape to Hold, Wil Kucey Gallery, Toronto ON

2016            No Reason, Rally, Toronto ON

2014            Forging a Nation: Canada Goes to War, The Military Museums, Calgary AB [catalogue]

2013            Experiencing Perspectives: 2013-2014, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, Mississauga ON

2013            Sketchy, Blankspace, Oslo, Norway

2012            RMG Exposed, The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa ON

2012            60 Painters, Humber College School of Arts and Media, Etobicoke ON [catalogue]

2012            A Brush with War, The Military Museums, Calgary AB [catalogue]

2011            That’s So Gay, The Gladstone Hotel, Toronto ON

2011            A Brush with War, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria BC [catalogue]

2011            Diabolique, The Military Museum, Calgary AB [catalogue]

2011            LE Sept, LE Gallery, Toronto ON

2011            Drawing 2011 [juried], John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto ON

2010            A Brush with War, Canadian War Museum, Ottawa ON; Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton NB

2010            Diabolique, La Galerie de l’UQAM, Montreal QC, Kenderdine Gallery, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Oakville Galleries, Oakville ON

2009             CFAP Exhibition, Department of National Defence Headquarters, Ottawa, ON

2009            Diabolique, The Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, SK

2009            LE Cinq, LE Gallery, Toronto ON

2009            A Brush with War, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, ON; Museum London, London ON

2008            Workin’ It, Headbones Gallery, Toronto ON

2007            Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto ON

2007            Showcase 07, Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge ON

2007            O Pathetic Fallacy, The Green Lantern, Chicago IL

2006            Narrative?, Headbones Gallery, Toronto ON

2005            Experiment 400/5, UIC, Chicago IL

2005            Square Foot IV, Brooklyn NY

2005            Summer Fling, Gallery Neubacher, Toronto ON

2004            Crossing Borders II, Ohio State University, Columbus OH

2004            Affordable Art Fair, NYC

2004            Sacred/Profane, Redhead Gallery, Toronto ON

2003            Cambridge Galleries Juried Exhibition, Cambridge ON

2003            If I Ruled the World, Redhead Gallery, Toronto ON [catalogue]

2003            London Aesthetic, Gallery Neubacher, Toronto ON

2002            The Destroyers, ArtSystem, Toronto ON

2002            Delicia3. Delicia Art Haus, Toronto ON

2002            And Infinite Justice For All: The War Show, ArtSystem, Toronto ON

2001            Weather's Here, Wish You Were Beautiful, ArtSystem, Toronto ON


2010            CFAP (Canadian Forces Artist Program) Suffield, AB;  Kabul, Afghanistan

2010             Klondike Institute for Art and Culture Residency, Dawson City, YK

2006            Visiting Artist Residency, Open Studio, Toronto ON

2006            CFAP, CFB Gagetown, NB w/2RCR


2017            Honour First, Coffee Second, The National Film Board of Canada (multi-media) (upcoming)

2015            Viewing the Dead, essay for Tobey Anderson catalogue and exhibition

2013            Crucibles and Fulcrums, essay for Matt Bahen exhibiton, “Striking Fire Out of The Rock”

2012            Like a Witch From a Fire, essay for “60 Painters” [catalogue]

2012            Breakin’ it Down, Buildin’ it Up, Catalogue essay for Robert Truszkowski exhibition 
2012            Embedded on the Homefront, Heritage House [anthology]

2009            Interview with Andrew Morrow, “Drain Journal of Art and Culture” Issue 10, Cold

2009            At War, “CV2” Vol. 31 Issue 3

2007            Pure Hate, “Kiss Machine” #15

2006            A Good Father/Son Bonding Story “Kiss Machine” #13

2006            The Hero Book, Cumulus Press/Conundrum Press


2016            Exhibition Assistance Grant, The Ontario Arts Council

2015            Visual Arts Grant (mid-career), Ontario Arts Council

2014            Production Grant (mid-career), Toronto Arts Council

2012            Winner, Best documentary photo, RMG Exposed.

2012            The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, Governor General

2012            Project Grant, Canada Council for the Arts

2011            York University Research Grant

2010            Travel Grant, Canada Council for the Arts

2010            Visual Arts Grant, Emerging, Ontario Arts Council

2007             Project Grant, Canada Council for the Arts

2007             Visual Arts Grant, Emerging, Ontario Arts Council

2005            Visual Arts Grant, Ontario Arts Council

2005            Samuel Sarick Purchase Prize, York University

2004            Art@Suite500, Purchase prize, Schulich School of Business

2003            Cambridge Galleries Juried Exhibition Juror’s Award

2002            York University Entrance Scholarship

1999            Silver Medal recipient, Sheridan College (Top Candidate)

1997            Helen Pitt award for graduating students

1997            Okanagan University College President's Purchase award

1996            Helen Pitt Fund For the Fine Arts scholarship


2014            Collage Makers, editor Carolina Amell, Monsa, Barcelona

2014            animal, folio with Luis Mora, fshnunlimited, Autumn/Winter 2014

2014            Gessell, Paul, The Art of War (and Peace), Galleries West, F/W 2014

2014            Forging a Nation interview, CTV Calgary and Canada AM, Jan 22

2013            Woods, Michael, Artists program helps sketch a rare glimpse of Canadian military life, “The Ottawa Citizen, Nov. 08

2013            Balzer, David, The Twitter Critic, “The Globe and Mail”, May 24, 2013

2013            Krishtalka, Sholem, The Twitter Critic, “The Globe and Mail”, Jan 17, 2013

2012            Fernandez, Jordan, The Terry Project Podcast, CiTR 101.9FM, UBC [radio]

2012            Doan, Holly (Producer), Our Times, CPAC, [tv]

2011            Zerbisias, Antonia, An artist’s warring states of mind, The Toronto Star, Nov. 12, IN1

2011            Harrity, Christopher, Artist Spotlight, “”, Aug 27

2011            Clark, Bob, Art of war, “Calgary Herald”, August 12

2011            Green, Ben, Front line CF Art Exhibit, “Esquimalt Lookout”, July 04

2011            100 Artists of the Male Figure, Editor: E. Gibbons, Schiffer Publishing, Lancaster, PA

2011            Morse, Jennifer, War Art: Scott Waters, “Legion Magazine”, March/April

2010            Matthews, Sara, Tracing the Human, “Public 42”, Winter 2010, Traces

2010            Schechter, Fran, Pointed Politics, “Now Magazine”, November11-17

2010            Gessell, Paul, Beaverbrook’s Battles, “Telegraph-Journal”, Sept. 18

2010            Balzer, David, Arms Out, “Eye Weekly”, Aug. 04

2010            Sandals, Leah, The Guns Are Drawn, “The National Post”, July 24, AL 8

2009            Farahani, Mahtab Canadian artists unveil war art, “Army News”, Dec. 14

2009            Cole, Simon, Seen: Scott Waters @ LE Gallery, “Daily du Jour”, June 07

2009            Anderson, Jack, Review: Diabolique, “Canadian Art”, Winter 2009

2009            Dault, Gary, Gallery Going, “The Globe and Mail”, June 06

2009            Painters help preserve images of conflict, “Army News”, May 04 [tv]

2009            “Artist Interview”, Cogeco Niagara “The Source”, Mar 31[tv]

2009            Gessell, Paul, Move raises ghosts of Bomber Command, “The Ottawa Citizen”, Jan. 31

2009            Littleton, Lori, War artist finds his sense of purpose, “St. Catharines Standard”, Jan. 30

2008            Findlay, Gillian, War Artists, “The Current”, CBC Radio One, Nov. 11

2008            De Palma, Kristen, Domestic Violence: Jet Fighters Rub Elbows With Floral Designs, “Pulse Niagara”, Vol. 22 No. 31

2008            Sandals, Leah, East-end Eclecticism, “The National Post, Mar. 22

2008            Balzer, David, Eye Candy, “Eye Weekly”, Mar. 20

2008            Ghomeshi, Jian, CBC Radio One, “Q”, Mar. 17

2008            Jager, David, Scott Waters Soldiers On, “Now Weekly” Mar. 13

2008            Balzer, David. “Toronto Life”.  March 2008

2007            Muse, vol. XXVI, November 2007

2007            Martin, Lateef, [review of “The Hero Book”] “Matrix”, Summer 2007, issue 77

2007            Carr, Angela, Men Behaving Badly, “Montreal Review of Books”, Spring 2007

2006             Tousignant, Isa, Great Canadian publishers draw outside the lines, "Montreal Gazette"

2006            Enclosed Encounters of a Military Kind, Border Crossings, Issue 100

2006            CBC Montreal (Radio Canada), “All in a Weekend”, Nov. 04

2006            Graham, Hugh, The Horrors of WAR, “FFWD”, Aug. 17

2006            Vocat, Daryl, Art Attack, “Dose” Jan. 30

2006            Davis, Kristina, Five new artists selected for CFAP reflect diversity in art, vision “The Maple Leaf”, Vol. 09, No.05

2005            Priegert, Portia, Military Memoir, “eVent”, Sept. 28

2005            Balzer, David, Eye Candy, “Eye Weekly”, August 18

2004            Matt Bahen vs. Scott Waters, Artfag Issue 3, May

2004            Osborne, Catherine. Army Daze, “The National Post” April 24, TO 10

Talks and Lectures

2016            Guest lecturer, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo ON

2015            Guest speaker, Grand Valley Correctional Institute, Kitchener ON

2014            UAAC conference presenter, Cultural Work in Times of Military Commemoration, University of Toronto, Toronto ON

2014            Exhibition lecture, The Vernon Public Art Gallery, Vernon BC

2014            Guest Speaker, Inside/Out, Grand Valley Institute for Women

2013            CFAP Panel Discussion, Canadian War Museum, Ottawa ON

2013            Visiting Artist lecture, JNAAG, Sarnia ON

2012            Panel discussion, The Military Museums, Calgary AB

2011            Visiting artist lecture, Red Deer College, Red Deer AB

2011            Visiting artist lecture, The Military Museums, Calgary AB

2011            Symposium presenter, Military Art Now, The Canadian War Museum, Ottawa ON

2010            Residency lecture, Klondike Institute of Art and Culture, Dawson, Yukon

2010            Guest speaker, Wilfred Laurier University, Waterloo ON

2009            Exhibition lecture, Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina SK

2009            Exhibition lecture, Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts, Collingwood ON

2009            Visiting artist lecture, Brock University, St. Catharines ON

2009            Exhibition lecture, Rodman Hall, St. Catharines ON

2007            Residency lecture, Open Studio, Toronto ON

2007            Exhibition lecture, York University, Toronto ON

2005            Exhibition lecture, UBC Okanagan, Kelowna BC

2005            Exhibition lecture, The Alternator Gallery, Kelowna BC

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