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Born: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Education: University of Guelph (B.F.A.)

Selected Solo & Group Exhibitions:

2017 ALL THE LINES IN THE WORLD MY SON, Sam Lawrence Park / Centre[3] for Print/Media Arts, Hamilton, ON, Temporal Public Artwork

2016  JAMES. b contemporary gallery
Hamilton, ON
Solo Exhibition

2014  ED103. Centre[3] for Print/Media Arts
Hamilton, ON
Solo Exhibition

2014  Place and Space (REDUX). University of Waterloo Art Gallery (UWAG)
Waterloo, ON
Solo Exhibition

2013  Place and Space. 270 Sherman
Hamilton, ON
Solo Exhibition

2011  The Union Gallery, Queens University
Kingston, ON,
Group Exhibition

2011  911/1911. Roadside Attractions
Toronto, ON
Solo Window Space Project

2010  Here In My Car. Art Gallery of Windsor
Windsor, ON,
Group Exhibition

2008  TH&B. Imperial Cotton Centre for the Arts
Hamilton, ON
Group Exhibition

2008  ARTery. Prairie Art Gallery
Grand Prairie, AB
Group Exhibition

2006  WHITE ROMA/WHITE PELEE. Art Gallery of Hamilton
Hamilton, ON
Solo Exhibition

2004  Future Cities. Art Gallery of Hamilton
Hamilton, ON
Group Exhibition

2002  Mercer Union, Lisgar Performance Festival
Toronto, ON
Contributing Artist

2002  1911. McMaster Museum of Art, McMaster University
Hamilton, ON
Solo Exhibition

2001  ‘and then we take berlin’. Contemporary Art Forum / Symposium, Kitchener Artworks.01, Kitchener Waterloo Arts Council
Kitchener, ON
Contributing Artist

1999-2000  MITCHELL – 1999 Southwest Triennial. Museum London
London, ON
Group Exhibition

1998-99  Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art. Glenbow Museum / Edmonton Art Gallery
Calgary / Edmonton, AB
Contributing Artist

1997 A to B: Post-Aesthetic Painting. The New Gallery
Calgary, AB
Solo Exhibition

Awards / Grants:

2018 City of Hamilton Enrichment Grant

2016 Hamilton Arts Award for Visual Arts

2014 Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant

2009 Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant

2008 Ontario Arts council Mid-Career Grant

2006 Canada Council for the Arts Grant

2005 Canada Council for the Arts Grant

2005 Ontario Arts Council Mid-Career Grant

2003 Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant

2002 Canada Council for the Arts Grant

2002 Ontario Arts Council Mid-Career Grant

1997 Alberta Foundation for the Arts Project Grant

1996 Alberta Foundation for the Arts Project Grant

1992 Canada Council for the Arts Grant

1987 Ontario Arts Council Materials Grant

Collections:

University of Waterloo Art Gallery, Waterloo, ON

Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Edmonton, AB

Glenbow Museum, Calgary, AB

Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, ON

Private / Corporate Collections

Public Art:

2009  Leger Transit Centre, Edmonton arts Council, City of Edmonton, Edmonton, AB

Catalogued / Affiliated Performances:

2005  Point Pelee, ON, video performance, 2 hours, Art Gallery of Hamilton

2004  West Jefferson Ave. Trenton, MI, milk, video-performance, 1 hour, Art Gallery of Hamilton

2002  various locations, Toronto, ON, affiliated with Mercer Union, July 13-14: dusk to dawn, 9 hours

2002  McMaster University Campus, Hamilton, ON, affiliated with the McMaster Museum of Art, March 28: 8 hours

2001  Young St., Kitchener, On, affiliated with ‘and then we take berlin’, Kitchener Artworks, Sept.15/16: 14 hours

2001  West Jefferson Ave. Trenton, MI, affiliated with the Michigan Department of Transportation, July 12: 2 hours

2000  Ridout St., London, ON, affiliated with Museum London, April 10: 3 hours

Publications on the Artist:

ED103, Centre[3] for Print and Media Arts, Hamilton, ON, essay by Ingrid Mayrhofer, text work by C.Wells, illustrated, 2014.

Place and Space (REDUX), University of Waterloo Art Gallery (UWAG), Waterloo, ON, essay by Ivan Jurakic, illustrated, 2014.

ARTery, Prairie Art Gallery, Grand Prairie, AB, essay and interview by Robert Enright, illustrated, 2008.

WHITE ROMA/WHITE PELEE, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, ON, essays by Shirley Madill, Mark Cheetham, Keir Stuhlmiller, textwork by C.Wells, illustrated, 2006.

Roadworks, Mercer Union, Centre for Contemporary Art, Toronto, ON, textwork, C.Wells, 2003.

1911, McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, ON foreword by Kim Ness, Mark Cheetham, Andrew Hunter, text work by C.Wells, illustrated, 2002.

‘and then we take berlin’, Kitchener ArtWorks, Contemporary Art Symposium, Kitchener, ON, essays, illustrated, 2001.

MITCHELL: Southwest Triennial, London Regional Art & Historical Museum, London, ON, text by Andrew Hunter, illustrated, 2000-01.

A to B: Post-Aesthetic Painting, The New Gallery, Calgary, AB, essays by Paul Woodrow, Richard Gorenko, textwork by C.Wells, 1997.

Writings on the Artist:

Cheetham, Mark. White Accents, WHITE ROMA/WHITE PELEE, exhibition catalogue, Art Gallery of Hamilton, 2006, p. 16-18.

Cheetham, Mark. Abstract Art Against Autonomy, Cambridge Press, p.118-125.

Cheetham, Mark. Painting, Over the Lines: The Social Abstraction of C.Wells, exhibition catalogue, 1911, McMaster Museum of Art, 2002, p. 21-29.

Crowston, Catherine and Mastin, Cathy. Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art, exhibition catalogue, Glenbow Museum /Edmonton Art Gallery, 1998, p. 5,6,35.

Diamond, Sara. Destination Alberta, C Magazine, November 1998, Issue 60, p. 18.

Gillmor, Alison. Abstract Paintings Reveal Wealth of Ideas, Winnipeg Free Press, May 7, 1994.

Goldberg, Betsy. Wells Exhibit Challenges Old Ideas, Uptown, Winnipeg, May, 1994, p. 22.

Gorenko, Richard. Rocky Road, exhibition catalogue, A to B: Post-Aesthetic Painting, The New Gallery, 1997 p.10-12.

Hunter, Andrew. 1:1, exhibition catalogue, 1911, McMaster Museum of Art, 2002, p. 7-14.

Hunter, Andrew. MITCHELL – 1999 Southwest Triennial, exhibition catalogue, London Regional Art & Historical Museum, p.51-54.

Kar, Indrani. Markings get you from A to B, The Gauntlet, University of Calgary, Aug.14, 1997.

Madill, Shirley. The Fine Line Drawn, WHITE ROMA/WHITE PELEE, exhibition catalogue, Art Gallery of Hamilton, p.7-9.

Mastin, Cathy. In/Here/Out/There, Artichoke, Fall/Winter 1998, p.18.

Renteria, Martnez and Carlos, Protesta. Canadienae alegato en una exposicion, La Journado Cultura, Mexico, June 17, 1994.

Stuhlmiller, Keir. White Open City, WHITE ROMA/WHITE PELEE, exhibition catalogue, Art Gallery of Hamilton p. 11-14.

Veldstra, Carolyn. 1911, McMaster Silhouette, March 7, 2002, p. B1.

Wenzowski, Allyson. It’s all about lines at McMaster Museum, Dundas Star News, Mar 13, 2002, p.14.

White, Richard. New Artists, New Works, exhibition catalogue, Muttart Gallery, 1994, p.11.

Woodrow, Paul. A to B and so/on, exhibition catalogue, A to B: Post-Aesthetic Painting, The New Gallery, 1997, p.3-7.

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