About Godin

Godin is a painter based in Ottawa and Sudbury. His work uses painting, collage, assemblage and installation to mediate observation, representation and abstraction.

Godin's work was featured in the group show Bending the Horizon in Toronto (curated by the late Wendy Coburn), in association with World Pride 2014. Recently, his work was on display at the Théâtre Sainte-Catherine in Montréal (ROCKS publication release and vernissage with Studio Béluga) and at the Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art in Kelowna, British Columbia. His work has also been exhibited at the Workers Arts and Heritage Centre in Hamilton and at the Steelworkers Gallery 6500 in Sudbury, Ontario.


Artist Statement

My recent work draws upon my background growing up in a small mining community in Northern Ontario——where the physicality of manual labour and the expectations of masculine working class identity and sexuality were formative to my self-awareness as an artist. The paintings contain fragments of nickel ore, copper and disposed slag rock extracted from the Sudbury Basin.


Résumé Highlights

Education

2018-2020 – Master of Fine Arts/Maîtrise en Arts Visuels (MFA/MAV Candidacy), University of Ottawa/L'Université d'Ottawa, Ottawa, ON

2011-2015 – Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA with Distinction), OCAD University, Toronto, ON

Selected / Recent Exhibitions, Performances and Residencies

2019 – LJMNZC, Gallery/Galerie 115, University of Ottawa/L'Université d'Ottawa, Ottawa, ON (September 4 to 21)

2019 – Moth the Occupancy (Solo/performance), PS311, University of Ottawa/L'Université d'Ottawa, Ottawa, ON (August 27 to September 13)

2019 – Balboa/New Series Preview, University of Ottawa/L'Université d'Ottawa, Ottawa, ON (May 3-5)

2018 – MFA Open House Exhibition, University of Ottawa/L'Université d'Ottawa, Ottawa, ON (Dec 14)

2018 – A Slag Performance: On Strike, Projet en plein air, Sudbury, ON (August, GPS location)

2017 – Artist-in-Residence, Ottawa School of Art, Ottawa, ON (Oct-Dec)

2017 – The Body Electric/Le corps électrique (Curated by Dr. Allison Crawford, Dr. Lisa Richardson and Bryn Ludlow), Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Québec City, QC (International Conference on Residency Education, Oct 19-21) and Toronto, ON (Associated Medical Services Phoenix Conference, Nov 16-17)

2017 – Father and Son (Self-curated), Fox Lake Lodge, Levack, ON (July - Field study, artist talk and show)

2017 – ROCKS (Curated by Hannah Zanovello with Studio Béluga), Théâtre Sainte-Catherine, Montréal, QC (Vernissage and publication release April 18, 5-7pm, until June 24)

2016 – A Slag Performance: Slag Tears, Projet en plein air, Sudbury, ON (November, GPS location)

2016 – WTF Do You Paint?: Go Figure (Curated by Dr. Spencer J. Harrison and Lukus Toane), Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, ON (Oct 4 to Nov 28)

2016 – YAASSS! A Celebration of Pride and Diversity (Curated by Lorna McParland), Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art, Kelowna, British Columbia (Opening reception Aug 4)

2016 – A Slag Performance: Blackrock Pickers, Projet en plein air, Sudbury, ON (July, GPS location)

2016 – A Slag Performance: Slag by the Tracks, Projet en plein air, Sudbury, ON (January, GPS location)

2015 – Art That Matters: First Exhibit (Curated by Sarah King-Gold and Laurie McGauley), Gallery 6500 (Sudbury Arts Council and Steelworkers Local 6500), Sudbury, ON (Oct 18 to Dec 1)

2015 – 20/20: Vision/Hindsight (WAHC's 20th Anniversary Exhibition and Celebration) (Curated by Tara Bursey), Workers Arts and Heritage Centre, Hamilton, ON (Sept 11 to Dec 18)

2015 – OCAD University GradEx (100th Annual Graduate Exhibition), McCaul Street Campus, Toronto, ON

2015 – Perspective (Curated by Claire Bartleman), OCADU Student Gallery, Toronto, ON

2015 – The Big Draw: Fundraising Silent Auction (OCADU Faculty of Art), OCADU Auditorium, Toronto, ON

2015 – Festival of the Body (Curated by Wrik Mead and Natalie Waldburger), OCADU Great Hall, Toronto, ON

2014 – Speculations on Figurative Painting (Curated by Natalie Waldburger), OCADU Gallery 265, Toronto, ON

2014 – Bending the Horizon (Curated by Wendy Coburn), OCADU Graduate Exhibition Space - In association with World Pride 2014 and Nuit Rose, Toronto, ON

Selected / Awards and Research Grants

2018 – Charles Gagnon Master's in Fine Arts Entrance Scholarship, University of Ottawa/L'Université d'Ottawa

2018 – Full Admission Master's Scholarship, University of Ottawa/L'Université d'Ottawa

2015 – Honourable Mention, Drawing and Painting Fourth Year Awards and Medal Program, OCAD University

2014 – Ron Shuebrook Award, OCAD University



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