Joe Fafard

JOE FAFARD (1942 -2019) was born in Sainte-Marthe, Saskatchewan. He attended the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg (B.F.A. 1966); Pennsylvania State University, State College (M.F.A. 1968); and was an instructor in sculpture at the University of Saskatchewan, Regina, from 1968 to 1974. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Order of Canada in 1981, the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Award in 1987, the Saskatchewan Order of Merit in 2002 and le Prix Montfort in 2003.

Fafard's work is in numerous international public, corporate and private collections including Art Gallery of Hamilton, Art Gallery of Ontario, Edmonton Art Gallery, Montreal Museum of Fine Art, National Gallery of Canada, Vancouver Art Gallery, and Winnipeg Art Gallery.

"Joe Fafard" a retrospective organized by the National Gallery of Canada and the
Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina, toured nationally from 2007 to 2009. Three of Fafard's works were featured on stamps by Canada Post in 2012.


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1942 Born in Ste. Marthe, Saskatchewan.
1966 University of Manitoba, Winnipeg (B.F.A. l966)
1968 Pennsylvania State University (M.F.A. l968)
1968/74 Instructor in sculpture, University of Saskatchwan Regina
1980/81 Visiting lecturer in sculpture, University of California at Davis
Currently lives and works in Lumsden, Saskatchewan

Selected Solo & Group Exhibitions

2015 Friendly Creatures – New Sculptures/New Etchings, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto
2015 Artist & Model (group show with catalogue), Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto
2014 Buttons and Bows, Masters Gallery, Calgary
2013 Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal
2012 The Self-Portrait Show (group show with catalogue), Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto
2011 New Work, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto
2011 Preview 2011 (group show), Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto
2009 New Bronze Sculpture, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto
2008/09 A Retrospective, Organized and circulated by the MacKenzie Art Gallery in partnership with the National Gallery of Canada (travelling; catalogue)
2008 The A B C's of Perspective – Douglas Udell Gallery, Calgary
2007 New Works, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto
2004 The Farm Show, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto
2000 New Bronze Sculpture, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto
1998 Bronze Tables and Drawings, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto
1997 20th Anniversary, Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver
1996 New Bronzes, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto
The Bronze Years, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (catalogue)
Sculpture in the Park, Waterton Park Museum of Natural History, Waterton, Alberta
Joe Fafard, Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver
Plus: New Works, Trepanier Baer Gallery, Calgary, AB
1995 From the Domestic to the Majestic, Susan Whitney Gallery, Regina
1994 Joe Fafard: New Work, Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton, AB
Joe Fafard: The Horse Show, Trepanier Baer Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
1993 Joe Fafard, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto
1992 49th Parallel, New York
Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver
1991 Mira Godard Gallery
Joe Fafard, Woltjen/Udell Gallery, Edmonton
Susan Whitney Gallery, Regina
1990 Neville-Sargent Gallery, Chicago
1990 Mira Godard Gallery

Selected Collections

Art Gallery of Hamilton
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
Edmonton Art Gallery
Glenbow Museum, Calgary
Imperial Oil
Justina M. Barnicke Gallery (Hart House)
London Free Press, London, Ontario
London Life
MacDonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph
Mackenzie Art Gallery
MDC Corporation
Museé des Beaux-Arts de Montréal
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
Royal Bank
Schneider Corporation
Shaw Communications
Shell Oil Collection, Calgary
Simkin/Gallagher, Winnipeg
Toronto Dominion Collection
University of Toronto
Vancouver Art Gallery
Winnipeg Art Gallery

For additional works, please contact the gallery.