Curriculum Vitae

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SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017   A Necessary Fiction: My Conversation with Edward S. Curtis & George Hunter, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mississauga, Ontario

2016   Metamorphosis, Paved Arts Billboard Space, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

2016   The Dancing Grounds, Wanuskewin Heritage Park, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

2014    A Necessary Fiction: My Conversation with Nichola de Grandmaison, University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta

2012    Mapping Iroquoia: Cold City Frieze, McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, Ontario

2012    Resistance Is NOT Futile, Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

2012    Father’s Day, Urban Shaman, Winnipeg, Manitoba

2012    The First Spike, The Aboriginal Centre of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba

2012    The Bear Portraits, Studio 393, Portage Place Mall, Winnipeg, Manitoba

2011    Resistance Is [Not] Futile, Paved Arts, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

2010    My Conversation with Edward S. Curtis, Festival America, Vincennes – Paris, France

2009    Departure Points, Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta

2009    VERSO, Robert Langen Art Gallery, Waterloo, Ontario

2008    Com-mem-o-ra-tion, MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie, Ontario

2008    Who’s your Daddy? Four Hundred Years Later, Karsh/Masson Gallery, Ottawa,

2008    Don’t Mess with the Pediment, Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

2008    Drive By: A Road Trip with Jeff Thomas, University of Toronto Art Center,
Toronto, Ontario (offsite location, the Wellesley Subway Station)

2007    Jeff Thomas: Traces of Iroquois Medicine, Ontario Museum of Archaeology, London, Ontario

2005    Portraits from the Dancing Grounds, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, Ontario

2004-06 Jeff Thomas: A Study of Indian-ness, Gallery 44, Toronto, Ontario; Dunlop Art Gallery,
Regina, Saskatchewan; Urban Shaman, Winnipeg, Manitoba; Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, Brandon, Manitoba; Grunt Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.; Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta

2004    Scouting for Indians, Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Ontario

2002    inter/SECTION,  Indian Art Centre, Hull, Quebec; Art Gallery of Sudbury, Ontario; Woodland Cultural Centre, Brantford, Ontario; Museum of Ethnography, Budapest, Hungary; Canadian Embassy, Vienna, Austria

2001    Scouting for Indians, Artspace, Peterborough, Ontario; American Indian Community House Gallery, New York City

2001    Lurking in the Shadows, Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland

2001    Geronimo Was in Here, Buffalo Arts Studio, Buffalo, New York

2000    Ghost Dancing on the Urban Frontier, Photographers Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

2000    SCOUTING for Indians, Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario

1996     Portraits from the Dancing Grounds, Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario

1985     Powwow Images: An Exhibition of Photography by Jeffrey Thomas, Thunder Bay National Exhibition Centre, Thunder Bay, Ontario; The Woodland Cultural Centre, Brantford, Ontario; Museum of Archaeology, London, Ontario

1982     Triptych Peripheral Vision, Ryerson Polytechnical Institute, Toronto, Ontario

1980     In Search of Visions – CEPA Metro Bus Show, sponsored by CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, New York

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TWO-ARTIST EXHIBITIONS

2016   Urban Spaces, Billboard Display (with Tanya Harnett), Ociciwan Contemporary Art Collective, Edmonton, Alberta

2010   Mapping Iroquoia: Shelley Niro & Jeff Thomas, McIntosh Gallery, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario

2007   Shelley Niro and Jeff Thomas: Contemporary Voices, Canada House, London, England

1999   Kenh tsi Yohwentsyate On This Land (Jeff Thomas & David Maracle) York Quay
Gallery, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Ontario

1992   Greg Staats & Jeffrey Thomas: Perspectives from Iroquoia, Gallery 44, Toronto,
Ontario

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GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Upcoming: Every. Now. Then: Reframing Nationhood, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario

Upcoming: We’ll all become stories, Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario

2017   The Imposition of Order, LUMINATO Festival, Toronto, Ontario

2017   The Family Camera, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Ontario

2017   Visitor Information, The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, Ontario

2017   Photography in Canada 1960-2000, National Gallery of Canada

2017   Sovereign Acts II, Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Concordia University, Montreal

2017   Unapologetic: Acts of Survivance, McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, Ontario

2016   Love letters to Arts Court, Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario

2016   Toronto: Tributes + Tributaries, 1971-1989, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario

2016   Portraits, self and others (it’s complicated), McIntosh Gallery, Western University London, Ontario

2016   Form Follows Fiction: Art and Artists in Toronto, Art Museum at the University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario

2016   “PRÉSENCES,” DAÏMÔN, Gatineau, Quebec

2016   Road Trip, MacLaren Gallery, Barrie, Ontario

2016   First Person: Contemporary Indigenous Portraiture, Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta

2016   Contemporary Perspectives on the Battle of the Little Big Horn, Cantor Arts Centre, Stanford, University California, California

2016   Canada? Over 150 years, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Canada

2015    We Are On Treaty Land, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba

2015    Gazing Back, Looking Forward, Aboriginal Pavilion Pan Am Games, Fort York, Toronto, Ontario

2015    Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign, University of Toronto Art Centre, Toronto, Ontario

2015    Home Away from Home, Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario

2014    Modern Visions: The Mendel Art Gallery 50th Anniversary, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

2013    Land/Slide: Possible Futures, Markham, Ontario

2013    Indigenous and Urban, Canadian Museum of Civilization, Gatineau, Quebec

2013    inVisibility: Indigenous in the City, Aird Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

2013    Sakahan, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario

2013    Create this Revolution, Gallery 101, Ottawa, Ontario

2013    Heart of the Moment: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario

2012   Collection on View: Photography Collection, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba

2012   Place Markers – Mapping Locations and Probing Boundaries, Dalhousie Art Gallery,         Halifax, Nova Scotia

2012  Sovereign Acts, Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

2011   Place and Circumstance: Recent Additions to the City of Ottawa’s Fine Art
Collection, City of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario

2011   Acting Up! Performing the Indian, Platform Centre For Photographic + Digital Arts,
Winnipeg, Manitoba

2010   Crossing Paths: The ‘Four Indian Kings’ and the work of Shelley Niro and Jeff Thomas,
Woodland Cultural Centre, Brantford, Ontario

2010   Construction Sites: Identity and Place, Kamloops Art Gallery, British Columbia

2010   Do You See What I Mean? Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa, Ontario

2010   Many Guises: Contemporary Self-Portraits, Bytown Museum, Ottawa, Ontario

2009   Crossing Lines, Building Bridges, Glenyhurst Art Gallery of Brant, Brantford, Ontario

2009   UNMASKING: Arthur Renwick, Adrian Stimson, Jeff Thomas, Canadian Cultural Centre, Paris, France

2009   Photo Quai, The Musée du Quai Branly. Paris, France

2009   Art + People = X, University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, Alberta

2008   Steeling the Gaze: Portraits by Aboriginal Artists, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario

2008   Evidence: The Ottawa City Project, Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario

2008   Zacharie Vincent and His Friends, Espace 400, Quebec City, Quebec

2008   Face the Nation, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton

2007   Orientalism & Ephemera, Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario

2007   Oh So Iroquois, Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario

2007   Intersections: Photographs of the City, Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa,
Ontario

2007   Cultural Contrasts: Contemporary Iroquois Commentaries, Iroquois Indian Museum, Howes Cave, New York

2006   Borrowing, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario

2006   Heteropia: Works from the Contemporary Collection, Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario

2006   Addressing Oakville, Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Ontario

2005   American West, Compton Verney, Warwickshire, England

2005   About Face: Native American Self-Portraits. Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2004   Dezhan ejan: Aboriginal Works from the Collection of the Canada Council Art Bank, Canadian Embassy, Washington, D.C.

2004   Encounters, Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Oregon

2004   Possible Futures: Utopia / Dystopia, Case Studies, Harbourfront, Toronto, Ontario

2004   Active Ground//Parallel Tracks, City of Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario

2003   The Master Prints of Edward S. Curtis, Mashantucket Pequot Museum, Mashantucket, Connecticut

2003   The Bigger Picture: Portraits from Ottawa, The Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario

2003   Life Worlds – Artscape Contemporary Iroquois Art, Museum der Weltkulturen, Frankfurt, Germany

2003   Buffalo Creek Revisited, Karpeles Museum, Buffalo, New York

2003   The Political is Personal: A First Nations Perspective, Queen’s Park, Toronto, Ontario

2003   Everyday Lights: Family Photographs Selected by Contemporary First Nations Artists,
The Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Thunder Bay, Ontario

2003   First Peoples Hall, Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, Quebec

2003   Artists from Ontario: The Canada Council Art Bank Collection, Queen’s Park, Toronto

2002   Americas Remixed, Milan, Italy

2002   Collections in Context, Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario

2002   Mediating Violence, Tribe, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

2002   Indian Art/Facts, George Eastman House, Rochester, New York

2001   The Pan-American Exposition Centennial: Images of the American Indian, Burchfield-Penny Art Center, Buffalo, New York

2001   Spirit Capture, National Museum of the American Indian, New York, New York

2000   The Powwow: An Art History, The Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan

2000   Ottawa on Display, Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario

1999   A Category in Question: Native Art from the Permanent Collection, Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario

1999   Crossing Borders: Beadwork in Iroquois Life, McCord Museum, Montreal, Quebec;
Canadian Museum of Civilization, Quebec City, Quebec; Museum of the American Indian, New York City, New York; Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Ontario

1998   IroquoisARTAmerica Haus, Frankfurt, Germany

1997   Sprawl, Mercer Union, Toronto, Ontario

1997   Six Artists Six Nations, American Indian Contemporary Arts, San Francisco,California

1996   Red River Crossings: Contemporary Native American Artists Respond to Peter Rindisbacher (1806-1834) The Swiss Institute, New York City, New York

1996   Strong Hearts: Native Visions and Voices, The Smithsonian Institution International
Gallery, Ripley Center, Washington, D.C. (Aperture Publication, travelling exhibition)

1996   Discernment – The Building of a Public Contemporary Art Collection, The Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario

1995   Alter/Native, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, Ontario; Canadian Museum
of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa, Ontario (catalogue)

1995   Positive Negative, Street Level Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland (travelling exhibition)

1994   From Icebergs to Iced Tea, Thunder Bay National Exhibition Center, Thunder Bay,
Ontario (travelling exhibition)

1994   In the Shadow of the Eagle, Castellani Art Museum, Niagara University, New York

1994   Keepers of the Western Door, CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, New York

1993   The Art of Memory and Transformation, Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, Quebec

1992   We, the Human Beings, 27 Contemporary Native American Artists, The College of Wooster
Art Museum, Wooster, Ohio (travelling exhibition)

1991   Our Land/Ourselves: American Indian Contemporary Artists, The University Art Gallery,
University at Albany, State University of New York (travelling exhibition)

1991   The Photographs of Jeff Thomas, En Foco Gallery, Bronx, New York

1986   Beyond Blue Mountains, Works of Traditional and Contemporary Native Artists, Olympia, Washington

1985   Photography and the American Indian, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey

1984   The American Indian Photographers Show, Southern Plains Indian Museum, Anadarko, Oklahoma

1983   In Western New York Exhibition, Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

1983   Indian Art ’83, Woodland Cultural Museum, Brantford, Ontario

1983   Six Nations Seven, Joe and Emily Lowe Art Gallery, Syracuse, New York

1982   Contemporary Iroquois Art, The Queens Museum, Flushing, New York

1982   38th Western New York Exhibition, Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

1981   Indian Art in the ’80s, Native American Centre for the Living Arts, Niagara Falls, New York

1980   Hallwall’s Summer Space Show, Buffalo, New York

1980   CEPA Gallery Members Show, Buffalo, New York

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CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2009   Home/land & Security, Render, University Of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario

2008   We Were So Far Away: The Inuit Experience of Residential Schools (advisor)

2003   Exploring the Aboriginal Past: Archives of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario

2002   Where Are the Children? Healing the Legacy of the Residential Schools National Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario (touring 2002 – ongoing)

2002   The Architecture of Indian-ness, George Eastman House, Rochester, New York

2001   On the Field of Battle: Aboriginal Veterans throughout History Department of National Defense, Ottawa, Ontario

2000   Urban Myths: Aboriginal Artists in the City, Karsh-Masson Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario

1999   Emergence from the Shadow: First People’s Photographic Perspectives, Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, Quebec

1998   Pride & Dignity, Archives in the Market, Ottawa, Ontario

1996   Aboriginal Portraits from the National Archives of Canada, National Archives, Ottawa

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CURATORIAL / ARTIST & INTERVENTION PROJECTS

2011   Contrary Projects in Venice: an Aboriginal Art Intervention at the Venice Biennale
Curated by David Garneau

2010   Mapping Iroquoia: Shelley Niro & Jeff Thomas, McIntosh Gallery, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario

2009   Departure Points, Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta

2002   Indian Arti/Facts, George Eastman House, Rochester, New York

2002   No Escapin’ This: Confronting Images of Aboriginal Leadership, Art Gallery of Ontario. Toronto, Ontario

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WEBSITE & VIDEO PROJECTS

2015   www.anecessaryfiction.com for A Necessary Fiction: My Conversation with Nicholas de Grandmaison, University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta

2014   www.jeff-thomas.ca

2011    Opening Borders/Opening Objects, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario

2009   Where are the Children, Legacy of Hope Foundation, Ottawa, Phase Three

2006   www.scoutingforindians.com

2005   Art Star 2 Video Biennial, Remix 2005 North of 60. SAW Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario

2005   Aboriginal Healing Foundation

2004   www.jeffthomas-oakvillegalleries.com  A Documentation of the Journey of Iroquois/Onondaga Photographer Jeff Thomas, Artist in residence, Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Ontario

2003   www.ccca.ca artist Jeff Thomas Centre for Contemporary Canadian Art, The Canadian Art Database

2001   www.artengine.ca Scouting for Indians, Artengine Gallery page artist project, Ghost Dancing, Member’s page

1998   www3.sympatico.ca/onondagall inter/SECTION, Indian Art Centre, Department of Indian and Northern Affairs

1996   www.archives.ca Pride and Dignity: Aboriginal Portraits, National Archives of Canada web site under the heading Aboriginal Peoples

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GRANTS

Ontario Arts Council: Project Grants: 1984, 1986, 1995, 1997, “A” Grants: 2001, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2013, 2015

Ontario Arts Council: Chalmers Fellowship 2005, 2009

Ontario Arts Council: Exhibition Assistance 1985, 1996, 2004

Ontario Arts Council: Aboriginal Arts Projects, 2008

Canada Council for the Arts: Project Grants: “B” Grant: 1989, 1992, 1998 “A” Grant: 2002, 2007

Canada Council for the Arts: Critics & Curators grant: 2004, 2007

Canada Council for the Arts: Long-Term Grant, 2011-2012

Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton Project Grants: “B” 1997, “A” Grant: 2001, 2005, 2007

Manitoba Arts Council Project Grants: 1990, 1991

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AWARDS

2017 REVEAL Indigenous Art Award

Karsh Award, Ottawa, 2008

Royal Canadian Academy of Art, inducted in 2003

The Duke & Duchess of York Prize in Photography, Canada Council for the Arts 1998

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COLLECTIONS

Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario

Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, Brandon, Manitoba

Bank of Montreal, Toronto, Ontario

Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, Nova Scotia

Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa, Ontario

Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, Quebec

Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario

Federation of Newfoundland Indians, Corner Brook, Newfoundland

Indian Art Centre, Ottawa, Ontario

Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, British Columbia

Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario

McIntosh Gallery, London, Ontario

MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie, Ontario

McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, Ontario

Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Museum of the American Indian, Washington, D.C.

M & T Bank Collection, Buffalo, New York

Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland

Museum der Weltkulturen, Frankfurt, Germany

National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario

Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Ontario

Ottawa-Carleton Regional Art Collection, Ottawa, Ontario

Odawa Native Friendship Centre, Ottawa, Ontario

Portrait Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario

Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, Ontario

Southern Plains Indian Museum, Anadarko, Oklahoma

The British Museum, London, England

The Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa, Ontario

The Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, Ontario

Union of Ontario Indians, Toronto, Ontario

University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta

University of Toronto Art Centre Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

Wanuskewin Heritage Park, Saskatchewan

Washington State Arts Council, Washington State

Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut

Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Woodland Cultural Centre, Brantford, Ontario

Private collections

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VIDEO WORK

2010 University of Ottawa video work “A Study of Indianness”

2009 Luniversité du Québec en Outaouais (UQO), video work “A Study of Indianness” 

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ARTIST RESIDENCIES

2006   Visiting Scholar, Queens University, Ontario

2004   Site Scope Residency #2, Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Ontario

2003   George Eastman House, Rochester, New York

2003   Daimon, Hull, Quebec

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COMMISSIONED PHOTOGRAPHIC PROJECTS

2013   Ground Zero, Carleton University History Department, Ottawa, Ontario

2013   Seize the Space: Champlain’s 400th, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario

2006   Ontario Association of Art Gallery Awards “The Delegate,” Ottawa, Ontario

2004   The Mi’kmaq People of Newfoundland: A Celebration, Corner Brook Museum And Archives, Newfoundland

1991   Aboriginal Justice Inquiry, Winnipeg, Manitoba

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DOCUMENTARIES ABOUT THE ARTIST

2006   Not Just Beads and Moccasins. The Sharing Circle

2004   Scouting for Indians, five minute video, Jeff Thomas and Bear Thomas, Collaboration

2003   CBC ARTSPOTS

1997   Shooting Indians: A Journey with Jeffrey Thomas, colour, 54 minutes, directed by
Ali Kazimi

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ESSAYS BY THE ARTIST

Ground Zero: The Bear Portraits. Photography and Culture, Volume 10-Issue 2. Published online – Taylor & Francis Group  (July 2017)

A Conversation with Tanya Harnett and Jeff Thomas. Auto/Biographical Studies Publication. Taylor & Francis. (July 4, 2016)

Father’s Day: The Missing Conversation, West Coast Liner 74, vol. 46 (Summer 2012)

Mapping Iroquoia, Lake A Journal Of Arts and Environment, Issue 7 (2012)

Seize the Space: Buffalo Boy, BlackFlash, Fall (2011)

“Resistance is Futile” for Orientalism & Ephemera, guest editor Jamelie Hassan, West Coast Line 64, Volume 43, no 4. Spring/Summer 2010, page 18

What’s The Point? Public Art In Canada: Critical Perspectives, Edited by Annie Gérin and James S. McLean (2009)

Indian Corn to Indian Corn, Trans/mission: Ble d’Inde, Ron Benner. AXENE07  (2008)

Making the Scene: Edward Curtis in Context. BlackFlash, SCENE 25.3 (2008)

decentre Concerning artists-run culture YYZ Books (2008)

My Indian Companion, “Drive By: A Road Trip with Jeff Thomas”, University of Toronto Art Centre Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

“Our” Artist, Boreal Baroque, Mary Anne Barkhouse, The Robert McLaughlin Gallery ABC Art Books Canada (2007)

Aboriginal Art in the Canada Council Art Bank Collection, “Art at Work”, edited by Victoria Henry, Goose Lane Editions (2007)

Scouting for Indians, Public Number 29 Localities (2004)

Jeff Thomas: A Study of Indian-ness. Gallery 44 (2004)

Where Are the Children: Healing the Legacy of Residential Schools. (cat.) Aboriginal
Healing Foundation, Ottawa (2003)

Articulating the Vanishing Indian. FUSE Magazine 25, no. 4 (2002).

Making the Invisible Visible. MIX 28, no. 1 (Summer 2002)

Luminance – Aboriginal Photographic Portraits. Archivist, no. 112 (1996)

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BOARD MEMBERSHIP

2012   Gallery 101, Ottawa, Ontario

2003   Art Gallery of Ontario: Canadian Curatorial Committee, Toronto, Ontario

2002    Gallery 101, Ottawa, Ontario

2002-08  Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario

1994     Visual Arts Ontario, Toronto, Ontario

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ARTS JURY PARTICIPATION

Canada Council for the Arts: 1992, 2002, 2005, 2009

Canada Council Art Bank: 2004

Ontario Arts Council: 2002, 2004, 2006; Access and Career Development, 2006

Visual Artists: Established 2010

Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Jury: 1985, 1996

City of Ottawa Arts Program: 1993, 1999, 2000, 2003

City of Ottawa Direct Purchase Program: 2008

Ottawa School of Art: 2003

Manitoba Arts Council Visual Arts peer assessment: 2002, 2004

Karsh Award: 2010

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CONSULTANCY PARTICIPATION

McCord Museum, Montreal, 2013, Wearing our Identity – The First Peoples Collection

Legacy of Hope Foundation, (website), Ottawa, Ontario, 2009

Portrait Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, 2004

Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Ontario, 2004, text panels for the Sigmund Samuel Gallery of Canada

Art Gallery of Ontario, Aboriginal Consultancy Group “Meeting Ground”, 2002

Canada Council Aboriginal Curatorial Program Advisory Panel, 1999

National Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, 1998

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ARTICLES & REVIEWS

Baele, Nancy. Strong images of a far-from-vanishing people. The Ottawa Citizen, June 28, 1996

Bell, Lynn. Ghost Dancing on the Urban FrontierBlack Flash, Vol. 18 (March 2001)

Beyer, David and Tobias-Keeshig, LenorePowwow Dancer. Sweetgrass (July/August 1984)

Cembalest, Robin. Native American Art: Pride and Prejudice. Art News (February 1992)

Close, Susan. Aboriginal Portraits from The National Archives of Canada. Archivaria 42 (Fall 1996).

Dales, Jennifer. Artists steal photography scene. Rabble.ca, February 6, 2009

Dault, Gary Michael. Jeff Thomas At the Stephen Bulger Gallery. The Globe and Mail, May 24, 2008

Durand, Guy Sioui. Point de vue: Erres. CV Photo 50 (Spring 2000). 5-6.

Durand, Guy Sioui. Steeling the Gaze: Portraits by Aboriginal Artists. CV 82, June-Sept 2009

Eason, Mandy. inter/SECTION: A look at urban Aboriginals and stereotypical images of

Everett-Green, Robert. Works embody Markham’s past and future, The Globe and Mail, Friday, October 11, 2013

Garneau, David. Boy Boyer and Jeff Thomas. Border Crossing vol. 24 number 2, May 2005
Natives.” Tekawennake Six Nations & New Credit News, February 17, 1999

Francis, Margot. Reading the Autoethnographic Perspective of Indians Shooting IndiansTOPIA, no. 7 (Spring 2002). 5-26.

Francis, Margot. Jeff Thomas: A Study of Indian-ness. FUSE Magazine, vol. 27, no. 3, 2004

Fraser, Graham. Portraits of a People. The Globe and Mail, November 30, 1999

Gaudet, Elaine. Les deux passions de Jeffrey ThomasLedroit, Ottawa-Hull, August 8, 1996

Gessell, Paul. The Aboriginal Eye. Ottawa Citizen, Nov. 13, 2008

Gessell, Paul. Kings of the road. Ottawa Citizen, February 15, 2007

Gessell, Paul. The art that escaped the city’s knife. Ottawa Citizen, March 18, 2004

Gessell, Paul. Native school photographs not pretty. Ottawa Citizen, June 15, 2002

Gessell, Paul. Scouting for Indian stereotypes: lusty braves, fierce warriors.
The Ottawa Citizen May 10, 2000

Gilmore, Alison. A Meditation on Missing Role Models, Winnipeg Free Press, May 30, 2012

Griffin, Andrew. The Artist as Social Critic: Challenging Mainstream Conceptions. Ottawa X Press, 1997

Hill, Richard William. 10 Indigenous Artworks that Changed How We Imagine Ourselves. Canadian Art, April 28, 2016 (online)

Hudson, Anna. The Art of Inventing Canada. The Beaver, June/July 2005

Johnston, Susan. The Critical Vantage Point. CITYART, Volume 1, Number 2 Winter/Spring 2005

King, Alan. A new native perspective. Archival photos in museum exhibit offer openness and respect between artist and subject. The Ottawa Citizen, October 25, 1999

Lauzon, Claudette.  Monumental Interventions: Jeff Thomas Seizes Commemorative Space. Imagining Resistance: Visual Culture And Activism in Canada, Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2011

Lamarche, Bernard. Jaillir de l’ombre: perspectives photographiques des premiers peuples.

Le Devoir, December 5, 1999

MacBride, Craig. Great storyteller is Scouting for Indians. The Oakville Beaver, February 27, 2004

Maple, Carla. Portraits of our native land: Aboriginal snaps show more than meets the eye.

The Ottawa X press, January 8, 1998

Mierins, Krystina. Cold Conversations: Jeff Thomas Reframes First Nations Culture. Section: Features, Issue: Spring 2013, Volume 3, No. 4

Methot, Suzanne. Join the discussion. Windspeaker. vol. 22, no. 2. May 2004

McMaster, Gerald. What Is Contemporary Indian Art? Indian Market Magazine (1998)

O’Flanagan, Rob. Portraying the reality of Canada’s natives. The Sudbury Star, Dec. 26, 1998

Ottawa Citizen. Like Art in the Bank.  October 2, 2003

Ott, Gunter. “Shadowcatcher Jeff Thomas.” Portfolio Camera Canada, no. 61 (Autumn 1984)

Paakspuu, Kalli. “Re-Reading the Portrait and the Archive’s Social Memory.” Canadian Review of American Studies, Volume 46, Number 3, (Winter 2016)

Policy Options, February 2013, Vol. 34, No.2 “Through Our Eyes”

Pahuja, Nisha. Thomas Takes A Shot at Curtis. Aboriginal Voices 4 (1997)

Payne, Carol and Jeffrey Thomas. Aboriginal Interventions into the Photographic Archives: A Dialogue between Carol Payne and Jeffrey Thomas. Visual Resources, Vol. XV111 (2002) pp. 109-125

Payne, Carol. Counterpoint Emergence from the Shadow: First Peoples’ Photographic Perspectives. Afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism, Vol. 27, no. 6 (2000).

Podedworny, Carol. New World Landscape: Urban First Nations Photography: Interview with Jeffrey Thomas. FUSE Magazine 19, no. 2 (Winter 1996)

Roalf, Peggy, ed. Strong Hearts: Native Visions and Voices. Aperture, (August 1995)

Roalf, Peggy. Jeff Thomas at Stephen Bulger Gallery, Design Arts Daily, Nov. 29, 2012

Sandals, Leah. Jeff Thomas NOW Highlights Exceptional Shows At The Contact Photography Festival, NOW Magazine, 38, 2008

Sandals, Leah. Back To The Land, National Post, January 21, 2010

Sinhat, Molly Amoli K. The point photographer Jeff Thomas establishes an urban Indian ritual.

The Ottawa X Press, August 10, 2000

Shinhat, Molly Amoli K. Bridging the Continental Divide. The Ottawa X Press, October 28, 1999

Tam, Pauline. Iroquois Keeps Eagle Eye on Aboriginal Exhibit. The Ottawa Citizen, June 20, 1996

Thorne, Stephen. First Nations photo exhibit defies early stereotypes. National Post, December 13, 1999

Wawzonek, Donna. Aboriginal images put culture in context. The Ottawa Citizen, February 16, 1998

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CATALOGUES & PUBLICATIONS

Bush, Alfred L. and Mitchell, Clark Lee. The Photograph and the American Indian. Princeton: PrincetonUniversity Press, 1994

Dessureault, Pierre (Editor). Nordicite, Éditions J’ai VU 2010

Dion, Francois. Bearings: Four Photographic Essays. Ottawa: Gallery 101, 2001

Francis, Margot. Creative Subversions Whiteness, Indigeneity, and the National Imaginary, UBC Press, 2011

Gérin, Annie and Mclean, James S., editors, McLean, Public Art in Canada: Critical Perspectives, University of Toronto Press, 2008

Hamilton, A.C. and Murray SinclairReport of the Aboriginal Justice Inquiry of Manitoba, The Justice System and Aboriginal People. Vol. 1, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 1991

Hill, Richard. Working Histories. Jeff Thomas: A Study of Indian-ness. Toronto: Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography, 2004

Hill, Tom and Hill, Rick. Powwow Images. Brantford: Woodland Cultural Centre, 1985

Jessup, Lynda and Bagg, Shannon (Ed.). On Aboriginal Representation in the Gallery. Image contribution, 2002

King, Laurie, ed. Hear My Voice: A Multicultural Anthology of Literature from the United States. 1993

McMaster Museum of Art, 2012, Jeff Thomas: Mapping Iroquoia: Cold City Frieze, 2012

Payne, Carol and Kunard, Andrea. The Cultural Work of Photography in Canada
McGill-Queen’s/Beaverbrook Canadian Foundation Studies in Art History  #4, 2011

Phillips, Ruth B. Settler Monuments, Indigenous memory: Dis-membering and Re-membering Canadian Art History. Monuments And Memory, made And Unmade. Edited by Robert S. Nelson and Olin, Margaret. The University of Chicago Press, 2003

Martin, Lee-Anne and Boyer, Bob. The Powwow: An Art History. Regina: MackenzieArtGallery, 2000

McMaster, Gerald. Portraits from the Dancing Grounds. Ottawa: The OttawaArtGallery, 1997.

Mitra, Srimoyee. Learning Through Crossing Lines: An Intercultural Dialogue, Cultivating Canada: Reconciliation thought the Lens of Cultural Diversity, 2011

Tompkins, Edward. Ktaqmkukewaq Mi’kmaq: Wlqatmuti The Mi’Kmaw People of Newfoundland: A Celebration. Federation of Newfoundland Indians, 2004.

University of Toronto Art Centre, Drive By: A Road Trip with Jeff Thomas, 2008

Wheelwright Museum Of The American Indian,  About Face: Self-Portraits by Native American, First Nations, and Inuit Artists, 1997

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CONFERENCES & PANELS

2016  Project Naming, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario

2015   What does Heritage Change? Panel for the Critical Heritage Studies Conference, Montreal, Quebec

2015   University Art Association of Canada, Halifax, Canada, (Keynote address)

2014   Stronger Than Stone: (Re)Inventing the Indigenous Monument, Calgary, Alberta & Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

2013   Champlain on the Anishinabe Aki: Histories and Memories on an Encounter, Carleton University Colloquium, Ottawa, Ontario

2013    inVisibility: Indigenous in the City, Aird Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

2013    Pictures Of By Indians: Decolonization and the Lens, Ryerson University, Toronto

2012    Immortal Body Symposium, Ryerson, Toronto, Ontario

2011    Native American Art Studies Association Eighteenth Biennial Conference, Ottawa, Ontario

2011   Revisiting 40 Years of Multiculturalism Policy in Canada,  The Association for Canadian Studies and the Canadian Ethnic Studies Association 2nd Annual Joint Conference

2011    National Victims of Crime Awareness Week Symposium, Department of Justice, Ottawa, Ontario

2009    Healing Through Exhibitions, Aboriginal Curatorial Collective Conference, Ottawa, Ontario

2009    Home/land & Security exhibition circle gathering, University of Waterloo, RENDER, Waterloo, Ontario

2008    Whose History? Re-visioning the Colonial Monument Four Hundred Years After Samuel de Champlain’s Habitation at Québec, University of Toronto Art Centre Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

2007    Transporters, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia

2006    Ontario Museum Association Conference, Owen Sound, Ontario

2006    ReVisions: Canadian Voices, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario

2006    The Indigenous City, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia

2005    Define Indian, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

2005    Curators In Context: Thinking Through Curating, Banff Centre, Alberta

2005    Aboriginal Curatorial Collective, Ottawa, Ontario

2005    Post…A Gathering and Community Discussion, (Moderator), Gallery 101, Ottawa, Ontario

2004    Canadian Embassy, Washington D.C

2004    Shooting Indians: Perspectives on Urban Indian-ness. (Moderator) Gallery 44, Toronto, Ontario

2003    Powwow Performance and Nationhood in Native North America, Ethnography Conference. The British Museum, London, England

2003    Power to the People, Contemporary Art Forum, Kitchener, Ontario

2002    Convergence Strategies & Influences, ARRCO Conference, Ottawa, Ontario

2002    Empowerment in the Museum: The Artist as Curator, Contemporary Art Forum, Kitchener, Ontario

2002    Healing Through the Arts in the Aboriginal Community, First Annual New Sun
Symposium, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario

2000    Urban Myths. (Moderator) Karsh-Masson Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario

2000    Writing Canada’s Art Histories, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario

2000    Canadian Society of Landscape Architects’ Congress 2000, Ottawa, Ontario

1999     CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, New York (panel)

1999    Aboriginal Representation in the Art Gallery, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario

1998    Forum On First Peoples Visual Arts, The Canada Council, Ottawa, Ontario

1998    Preservation or Appropriation? A Discussion Of The Relations Between Aboriginal Culture(s) and Canadian Museums, McGill University, Canadian Ethnic Studies, Montreal, Quebec

1998    Emergence from the Shadow: First Peoples’ Photographic Perspectives, Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, Quebec

1997    Hybrids, Half-Breeds and the Myth of Whiteness, Gallery 101, Ottawa, Ontario

1996    Enlarging Curatorial Perception: Racial Identity and Visual Prototypes, Ontario Association of Art Galleries, Toronto, Ontario

1996    Artists as Social Critics, SAW Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario

1995    Native American Art Studies Association, Tenth Biennial, Tulsa, Oklahoma

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SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS: Artistic Practice

2016   OCAD, Toronto, Ontario

2016   Wanuskewin Heritage Park, Saskatchewan

2016   College Art Galleries, University of Saskatchewan

2015   Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Illinois

2015   University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta

2013   Carleton University Art History Department

2013   Carleton University Art Gallery, Jamelie Hassan in Conversation with Jeff Thomas

2012   McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, Ontario

2012   McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinberg, Ontario

2012   McCord Museum, Montreal, Quebec

2011   The Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia

2011   York University, Rebel’s With A Cause Film Festival, Ontario

2011   York University, Art History Department, Ontario

2010   Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec

2010   Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

2010   Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, Brandon, Manitoba

2009   Wilfred Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario

2009   The Musée du Quai Branly, Paris, France

2009   Com·mem·o·ra·tion, MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie, Ontario

2009   National Gallery of Canada

2008   Karsh-Masson Gallery, Ottawa

2008   University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario

2006   University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba

2006   Dept. of Creative Studies Univ. of B.C. Okanagan, Kelowna, BC

2006   McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinberg, Ontario

2006   Camera Frontera, North Bay, Ontario

2006   Visiting Scholar, Department of Art, Queens University, Kingston, Ontario

2006   Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, Ontario

2006   York University, Jeff Thomas & Reesa Greenberg

2006   Modern Fuel Gallery, Kingston, Ontario

2005   University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon

2005   York University, Toronto, Ontario

2005   Urban Shaman & Platform Galleries, Winnipeg, Manitoba

2004   Carleton University, Art History Department, Ottawa, Ontario

2004   Oakville Galleries, Oakville Ontario

2004   Gallery 44, Toronto, Ontario (panel)

2004   University of New Brunswick, St. John, New Brunswick

2003   Ottawa Art Gallery, Ontario

2003   Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, Quebec

2003   George Eastman House, Rochester, New York

2003   Pequot Museum, Mashantucket, Connecticut

2003   The British Museum, London, England (conference)

2002   Museum of the American Indian, New York City

2002   American Indian Community House Gallery, New York City

2002   Artspace Gallery, Peterbourgh, Ontario

2002   Carleton University, Art History Department, Ottawa, Ontario

2002   Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario

2002   Mackenzie Art Gallery of Regina, Saskatchewan

2002   University of Lethbridge, Alberta

2002   University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon

2002   University of Toronto at Scarborough Division of Social Sciences, Ontario

2002   Scott Collegiate High School, Regina, Saskatchewan

2001   McCord Museum, Montreal, Quebec

2001   York University, Toronto, Ontario

2001   University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario

2001   Carleton University, Art History Department, Ottawa, Ontario

2000   The Photographers Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

1999   Gallery 101, Ottawa, Ontario

1999   Woodland Cultural Centre, Brantford, Ontario

1999   Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, Quebec

1998   Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, Quebec

1998   Carleton University, Art History Department, Ottawa, Ontario

1996   Carleton University, Art History Department, Ottawa, Ontario

1996   Ottawa Art Gallery, Ontario

1991   Aboriginal Journalism Program, Red RiverCommunity College, Winnipeg, Manitoba

1985   Woodland Cultural Centre, Brantford, Ontario

1985   Confederated IndianCollege, Regina, Saskatchewan Ontario Association of ArtGalleries

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SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS: Curatorial Practice

2011   Dalhousie Law School, Halifax, Nova Scotia

2010   McIntosh Gallery, London, Ontario

2009   Home/land & Security, REDNER, University of Waterloo, Ontario (round table)

2007   Lethbridge Public Library, Lethbridge, Alberta

2006   Woodland Cultural Centre, Brantford, Ontario

2006   RedLake Cultural Heritage Centre, Red Lake, Ontario

2005   ManitobaMuseum, Winnipeg, Manitoba

2004   National Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario

2004   St. John Museum, Saint John, New Brunswick

2003   U.B.C.Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver, British   Columbia

2003   Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, Quebec

2003   George Eastman House, Rochester, New York

2002   Lecture, Louis-Philippe Herbert, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario

2002   Lecture, Carl Beam, The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, Ontario

2001   Lecture, Edward S. Curtis, Musée de L’ Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland

1999   Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, Quebec

1998   Lecture, Andres Serrano: The Native American Portfolio. ArtCore Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

1998   Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, Quebec

1997   National Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario

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WORKSHOPS (Instructor)

2011    Paved Arts, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

2006    Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta

2004    Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Ontario

1985    Ojibwa and Cree Cultural Centre, Northern Ontario

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