Miklos Legrady

Home: Toronto, Ontario
Title: OCAD Student 222523
Media: Acrylic on canvas / acrylique sur toile
Dimensions: 51 x 41 cm
Website: www.mikloslegrady.com

This painting and others in the series are based in a view of history in Fellini’s movie Satyricon, which starts with figures in a fresco that come alive, live out their story and re-enter the fresco at the end of the film, once again becoming still images but now containing the narrative of their time. This painting and others in the series consists of black and white portraits of anonymous friends and acquaintances who, in being painted, become part of Canadian art history in the manner of the figures in Fellini’s movie.

2007 Honourable Mention


1991 Studies in Fine Art, Ontario College of Art, Toronto, ON
1985 Master of Fine Arts, Concordia University, Montreal, QC
1978 Bachelor of Science, Visual Studies Workshop / S.U.N.Y., Rochester / Purchase N.Y.


2007 Evil Ducky and The Fountain of Doom, White Water Gallery, North Bay, ON
2003 Chocolate Covered Fish, Loop Gallery, Toronto, ON
2001 Traumwelt, Cameron Public House, Toronto, ON.
1997 Traumwelt, Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany.
1996 Neither Marx nor Jesus, K.O.A.P., New York, N.Y.
1995 Neither Marx nor Jesus, The Limelight, New York, N.Y.
1994 Neither Marx nor Jesus, Gas Station, New York, N.Y.
1993 Notes from the Lab, Gargoyle Mechanique Laboratory, New York, N.Y.
1993 Visual Language, Educational Alliance, New York, N.Y.
1991 Surprised? It’s Art! Galerie Séquence, Chicoutimi, QC
1991 20th Century Images, Artspace, Peterborough, ON
1991 20th Century Images, Floating Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
1987 Mythical Creatures With Human Features, Focus Gallery, Montréal, QC
1987 Catastrophy Theory, Vu Gallery, Québec, Québec.
1985 Catastrophy Theory & I Want To Bite The Hand That Feeds Me, Latitude 53 Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, Garnet Press, Toronto ON.
1985 I Want To Bite… Center Eye Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, The National Arts Centre, Ottawa, ON.
1984 I Want To Bite…Optica Gallery, Montreal, Québec, Saw Gallery, Ottawa, ON.


2007 12 ON 12, CCCA benefit, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, ON
2006 Dyan Marie Projects, Paint Jam Toronto, ON
2006 Benchmark Project, Liberty Village, Toronto, ON
2006 Joga Bonito, NIKE/OCAD Scholarship Event, Toronto ON
2005 Toronto School of Art at the Toronto Art Expo, Metro Convention Centre, Toronto ON
2005 Ability, Steamwhistle Gallery, Toronto ON.
2005 Dexteritas , The Cryptic Canvas, Distillery District, Toronto, ON
2005 Queen West Art Scum Garage Sale, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto
2005 5th Anniversary Group Show , Loop Gallery, Toronto, ON
2004 Slowtime?…….. Cinematheque / Agricola de Cologne, Cologne, Germany
2003 December Group show, Loop Gallery, Toronto, ON.
2003 Works on Paper, Loop Gallery, Toronto, ON.
1995 Intern, Artists Space, New York, N.Y
1994 Co-founder and associate director, Collective Unconscious performance group, New York, N.Y.

Associate director, Gargoyle Mechanique Laboratory performance space. New York, N.Y.