Furthest Boundless

"In a major, new mixed media installation complemented by a series of recent paintings, Toronto artist Nicole Collins delves into the emotional territory of loss as she explores the human struggle between grief and acceptance, gravity and grace."

January 18 – March 18, 2018
Koffler Gallery
Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw Street
Curator: Mona Filip

Thursday, January 18, 2018 | 6–9 PM 


Saturday January 20th, 2018  2-6 PM

General Hardware Contemporary

1520 Queen Street West



This group exhibition emerges from a desire 
to articulate a field of relations between partners and their painting practice.

Co-Curated by Matthew Ryan Smith Nicole Collins & Michael Davidson Dave andJenn (courtesy of Trépanier Baer Gallery) Gina Rorai & David Urban (courtesy of Corkin Gallery)

Review of Pillow Talk by Vanessa Zeoli on ARTORONTO

Review of Pillow Talk by Terence Dick on AKIMBO

February 10, 2016

Draw To Perform 

FREE Live Performances

12:00 - 2:00 pm,

Panel discussion with the Artists: 2:30 - 4:00 pm in the Great Hall OCADU

Participating Artists: Ram Samocha, collaboration with Nava Masses Waxman, Francisco-Fernando Granados, Robert Luzar, Kerryn Graham, Nicole Collins (with Marina Stojkovic), Kate Wilson, Cathy Daley.

February 21, 2016 | 2 PM

FREE Instrument of Knowledge: Painting as Philosophy Artist Conversation and Catalogue Launch

Koffler Gallery

Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw Street Join us for the official launch of the catalogue Howard Podeswa: A Brief History featuring essays by John Bentley Mays and Mona Filip as well as a conversation between Stephen Andrews and Howard Podeswa, followed by an artist-led tour of the exhibition and an in-depth conversation about contemporary painting.

As one of the oldest forms of artistic expression, painting originated from a human desire to capture the experience of the physical realm in visual form in order to make sense of the world. Throughout its history, painting has often been positioned as an instrument for understanding reality and contemplating the unknown. In a captivating discussion, artists Nicole Collins, Howard Podeswa, Jinny Yu and moderator John Armstrong consider the role of painting in engaging the fundamental questions of existence as well as the ways their own art practices reflect on traditions.

Koffler podcast of Instrument of Knowledge: Painting as Philosophy

Oct. 22 – 26, 2015

Art Toronto 
General Hardware Contemporary 
Booth C28

May 1- 31 2015

Artist in Residence 
at Sointula Art Shed, Malcolm Island, BC

March 26, 2015

Project 31 OCADU Fundraising Auction
one.16.15, 2006
54” x 54” encaustic on canvas
sold over estimate, 
proceeds to the Peter Porcal Memorial Scholarship for Students in the Florence Program 

February, 2015

OCADU Student Gallery, Toronto  
Group Exhibition 
Curated by Claire Bartleman

Recent Review of “untethered”
Canadian Art Magazine

June 21 from 2:00 – 2:30 pm

Artist Talk:
Nicole Collins in Conversation with Richard Rhodes, Editor of Canadian Art Magazine
General Hardware Contemporary
1520 Queen Street West

Jan. 2014

With works by Lorna Bauer, Nicole Collins, David Court, Deborah Kirk, Josh Thorpe, and Blake Williams
Exhibition Dates: January 16 – February 14, 2014 
Opening Reception: January 16, 7 – 9pm
Curated by Julia Abraham

Eric Arthur Gallery
John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design University of Toronto 230 College Street Toronto, ON
M5T 1R2 Canada
Tel: (416) 978-5038
Fax: (416) 971-2094 
Gallery Hours: Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm

26 is a domestic viewing space for contemporary art in the Beaconsfield neighbourhood of Toronto, Canada. Featuring an open program of diverse local and international artists, 26 seeks to engage the viewer in a critical and relaxed experience with art. Launching in September, 2013, 26 is the first curatorial collaboration between artists Nicole Collins and Michael Davidson

See a short film about 26 by Alec McKay here:

Nov. 2013
Art at 26: Two Toronto artists help make art around the hearth

Sept. - Oct. 2013
Reviews: HEAVY: Black Paintings
Robert Reid, Universities Present Fall Exhibitions (Web)
Robert Reid, Universities Present Fall Exhibitions (PDF)
Erin Leach, When Heavy Black Paintings Collide (Web)
Erin Leach, When Heavy Black Paintings Collide (PDF)

July 11 – August 31, 2013
Skipping Stones: Summer Group Show
Opening Reception: Thursday July 11 from 6- 9 pm

General Hardware Contemporary is pleased to present Skipping Stones, a summer group show featuring recent work by various GHC artists. The exhibition will include works by: John Armstrong & Paul Collins, Alex Bierk, Jordan Broadworth, Matt Crookshank, Nicole Collins, Michael Davidson, Scott Everingham, Joe Fleming, Erik Jerezano, Caroline Larsen, Derrick Piens, Celia Neubauer and Julie Voyce.
1520 Queen St. W. Toronto Canada M6R 1A4 
Tel. 416-821-3060
Hours: Wed – Sat 12– 6 pm, and by appointment

Sunday, June 23, 2013
The Plasticiens and Beyond: Panel Discussion – Painting Today
Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: 216 Main St. Unionville, Markham, ON L3R 2H1
Cost: Public: $15 | Members $10

Moderated by writer and artist John Kissick. Painting has moved from the confines of the canvas into sculptural forms, installation, and new media. Three contemporary artists — Vanessa Maltese, Nicole Collins and Francine Savard — discuss materiality, multidisciplinary influence, and personal approaches to their practice. To register contact 905-477-7000 ext. 3261 or

Event Organizer: Varley Art Gallery
Telephone: 905-477-7000 ext.3261
Email Contact:
Website Address:

April 20– May 18
perfect: an installation of works on paper by Nicole Collins
Reception: Saturday April 20 from 4- 7 pm, artist in attendance.
General Hardware Contemporary
"in the project room Nicole Collin's will exhibit an installation of works 
on paper created during her recent four month stay in Florence"
1520 Queen St. W. Toronto Canada

April 27 – June 23, 2013
Nicole Collins: Giotto's O
opening reception Friday April 26, 5-7. remarks @ 6
Young Gallery (through FRANK restaurant) Art Gallery of Ontario
317 Dundas Street West, Toronto Ontario Canada M5T 1G4

AGO First Thursday May 2, 2013
"will it go round in circles?"
A site specific choreographed metalpoint wall drawing for 3 artists
tickets available here:


January 2013 
Giotto’s O at Young Gallery, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto.
Breaking Black at The McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, Ontario.
Review: Breaking Black in Canadian Art

May 2012
60 Painters Exhibition

Aug. 2012
Howard Park Institute, Window Installation
2088 Dundas Street W, (right at Howard Park) Toronto

Jan, 2012
Spirit Flown acquired by The Donovan Collection, St. Michael's College, 
University of Toronto. 

Jan. 21, 2012 

Canadian Art: Glimpses of Renewal
Read Article

November 17, 2011 to January 21, 2012
The ReconstructionGeneral Hardware Contemporary
Opening: Thursday November 17, 6-9

Dec. 2, 2011

 Artsync TV
Watch Nicole Collins Interview

September 23 to 25
6 Painters, Howard Park Institute, Opening Friday Sept.23 7-10pm, 
Saturday & Sunday 12-6 pm,
2088 Dundas Street W, (right at Howard Park) Toronto

August 2011
Nicole Collins is now represented in Hamilton by b contemporary.

January 2011
Nicole Collins is now represented in Toronto by General Hardware Contemporary, Toronto 

December 2010
Exhibition: aqua10 Miami 

December 2010
Exhibition: Taking Shape, General Hardware Contemporary, Toronto

October 2010
Exhibition: General Hardware Contemporary Inaugural Exhibition

May 2010
Art School (dismissed), group exhibition curated by Heather Nicol, 
Givins Shaw Public School, Toronto 

March 2010
Project 31, fundraiser for Ontario College of Art & Design 

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