Mike Bayne received an MFA from Concordia University and a BAH and BFA from Queen’s University. He has worked with MULHERIN in Toronto and New York since 2004 and has participated in a number of group exhibitions in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Vancouver, and Toronto. His work is in the collection of the Art Gallery of Ontario, The Nerman Museum, The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, the Wieland Collection and numerous prestigious private collections around the world. Mike was the recipient of the Kingston Prize for Portraiture in 2011, and had his work in a solo presentation at The Armory Show, 2012 in New York.
2004 MFA Concordia University
2001 BFA Queen’s University
2001 BAH Queen’s University
2015 Deadpan, Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, New York
2013 Post, Structure, Sign, Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, Toronto
2012 The Armory Fair, New York (solo presentation) with Katharine Mulherin
Contemporary Art Projects, Toronto
2011 Kingston Spring and Muffler, Mulherin/Pollard Gallery, New York
2011 Art Contemporary Los Angeles Fair (solo presentation) with Katharine
Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, Toronto
2010 Oil Paintings By Robert Ayre, Mulherin/Pollard Gallery, New York and
Katherine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, Toronto
2009 Days Road, February 2008, Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects,
Toronto/ Volta NY, solo presentation
2008 Roadsides, Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York
2006 Houses, Stripmalls, Fields and Factories, Katharine Mulherin Contemporary
Art Projects, Toronto
2005 Untitled, Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, Toronto
2004 Two Rooms, Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, Toronto
Selected Group Exhibitions
2015 The First Five, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston
2013 The Painting Project, Galerie de l’UQAM, Montreal
2013 Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston
2013 Soundtrack, Volume 1, Division Gallery, Montreal
2012 Watch This Space: Contemporary Art from the AGO Collection, Art Gallery
of Ontario, Toronto
2012 Unspecified Urban Space, RH Gallery, New York, New York
2011 The Canadian Portrait Competition (The Kingston Prize), Royal Ontario
2011 Small Works, Couture Galleri, Stockholm, Sweden
2010 Observant, ISE Foundation Gallery, New York
2009 Conteneurs et Contenant, Galerie Roger Bellemare, Montreal
2009 Norman Rogers Winter, Harbourfront Centre Architecture Gallery, Toronto
2009 Upscale/Downsize, Bowling Green State University Art Gallery, Ohio
2008 Carte Blanche Painting Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art,
2007 A House Is Not a Home, Caren Golden Gallery, New York
2007 New Paintings by New Painters, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago
2007 Wanted, Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, Toronto
2005 Realism, Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver
2004 Breathing Room, Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, Toronto
2013 Acadia Foundation Residency (with Richard Estes)
2011 Winner of The Kingston Prize (Canadian Portrait Competition)
2011 Canada Council for the Arts Emerging Artist Project Grant
2011 Ontario Arts Council Emerging Artist Project Grant
2005 Toronto Arts Council Emerging Artist Grant
2004 McConnell Graduate Scholarship, Concordia University
2001 Best Painting Award, Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition
1998 Shotton Scholarship, Queen’s University
SELECTED WRITING AND REVIEWS
2011 Armour, Nicole. Mike Bayne. Square2 Magazine, 2011, Issue 5.
2009 Enright, Robert. Detailesque. Border Crossings Magazine, Issue 110. June 2009.
2009 White, Murray. The Tiny World of Mike Bayne. www.thestar.blogs.com
March 13, 2009.
2009 Balzer, David. Eye Weekly. April 1, 2009.
2006 Rogerson, Stephanie. Painting Mimico. Now Magazine, October 19-26, 2006.
Vol 26 No 7.
2005 Dault, Gary Michael. Finding the Brushstrokes?. Gallery Going. Globe and Mail.