Daniel Barkley

Home: Montréal, Québec
Title: Rob with Spots
Media: Acrylic on canvas / acrylique sur toile
Dimensions: 86 x 81 cm
Website: www.danielbarkley.com

For the longest time I hesitated to paint Rob’s spots. Should a portrait flatter the sitter? Should a portrait enhance the sitter for the viewer? Should a portrait reflect the sitter’s standing in society? Should a portrait be an artist’s interpretation of the sitter’s state of mind? Should a portrait be about the truth? For the longest time I hesitated to paint Rob’s spots. I didn’t want to hurt his feelings.


1994 Masters of Fine Arts, Concordia University, Montréal
1990 Bachelors of Fine Arts, Concordia, Specialization in film production, Montréal


2010 Galerie Dominique Bouffard, Montreal, May 19th to June 13.
2008 Weiss Gallery, Calgary, Alberta.
2007 New paintings by Daniel Barkley, O’Connor Gallery, Toronto.
2007 Selected Works by Daniel Barkley, Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Hart House, University of Toronto, Toronto.
2005 O’Connor Gallery, Toronto.
2004 Le Nu mis en scène, Musée d’art contemporain des Laurentides, St-Jérome, Québec.
2002 Daniel Barkley, new works on canvas and paper, O’Connor Gallery, Toronto.
1994 The Sacred and the Secular, Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Hart House, University of Toronto, Toronto.


2009 Re-Presenting the Nude, Gallery Evoke Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM, USA
2009 Open Water, Leighton Centre for the Arts, Calgary Alberta
2008 15th Annual Realism Invitational, Klaudia Marr Gallery, Santa Fe, NM. USA
2008 Beyond Representation, Jenkins-Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA, New York N.Y. USA
2008 The Passion of Saint Sebastian, CFM Gallery, New York, N.Y. USA
2007 Narcissus, JKK Fine Arts, Mont Clair, New Jersey USA
2006 De la créativité, Musée des maîtres et artisans du Québec, Montréal
2003 This Mortal Coil, Ruminations on human physicality, Gallery Stratford, Stratford, Ontario.
2003 Fifth International Bienale of Watercolour, Museo National de la Acuarela, Mexico City, Mexico.
2002 Pientre du Quebec, Musée Laurier, Arthabaska, Quebec.
2002 35th Annual Open Juried Exhibition of the Society of Canadian Artists, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto.
2000 75th Annual Open Juried Exhibition Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolours.
1999 The Portable Gallery, St-Johns, New Foundland.


2009 Dorothy Corson Award, Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour.
2002 First Prize, Society of Canadian Artists.
2000 A. J. Casson Medal, Canadian Society Of Painters in Watercolour.