Carly Butler is an interdisciplinary artist who lives and works on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.  Her practice reinterprets nautical knowledge around navigation and survival to reflect on longing, regret and nostalgia.  Carly has an MA in Art History and studied fine art at Central Saint Martins in London. She recently completed a BFA at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and was a finalist for the prestigious RBC Canadian Painting Competition in 2014. Recent exhibitions include Terroir at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, and Bedlam and Balance at ArtYard in Frenchtown, New Jersey.

b. Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan


Carly Butler CV January 2017

EDUCATION

NSCAD (Nova Scotia College of Art and Design), Halifax
BFA – Interdisciplinary, specializing in Intermedia

Central Saint Martins, London
Fine Art – 4D specialization (video, performance and installation)

The Working Men’s College, London
Access to Art & Design

Sotheby’s Institute / University of Manchester
MA – Post-War and Contemporary Art

University of Leeds 
BA – Sociology/ History of Art

AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES

2015
Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY (parent residency grant awarded)
Arts Nova Scotia, Creation Grant

2014
Selected as a finalist for the 2014 RBC Painting Competition
Red Rabbit Art Residency: Sculptural Objects in the Intertidal Area, Upper Economy, Nova Scotia

2012
Self-directed one month residency at Ross Creek, Canning, Nova Scotia http://aworkofarteveryday.wordpress.com

2011
Nova Scotia College of Art and Design
– Xerox Canada Scholarship (multimedia)
– David Lanier ‘Big Hat, No Cattle’ Sculpture Scholarship

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015
Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, New York

Julie M Gallery, Toronto
The Captain Knew Too Well Where He Was
– listed as a must-see by Canadian Art

2013
P|M Gallery, Toronto
You can always drop the anchor 
– listed as a must-see by Canadian Art

2011
Port Loggia Gallery, Halifax
Anywhere Else

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016
Georgia Scherman Projects, Toronto
Life Bearings: Vessna Perunovich, Anila Rubiku, Elsa Mora, Hyang Cho and Carly Butler

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia – Terroir: A Nova Scotia Survey
Reviewed in The Coast

2015
Art Toronto – Julie M Gallery

Nocturne Art at Night, Halifax
The Weather Maidens – performance and installation piece with Arianne Pollet-Brannen
One of the top 12 Nocturne picks in the Chronicle Herald.

I am NSCAD – Alumni Exhibition, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax

IOTA Gallery, Halifax – view exhibition website with interview here

Papier 15, Montreal – Studio 21

2014
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Quebec
RBC Painting Competition Finalists

Lumière Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
The Weather Maidens – performance and installation piece with Arianne Pollet-Brannen

Papier14, Montreal – PM Gallery

2013
Studio 21, Halifax, Nova Scotia
NSCAD Emerging Artists Exhibition

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Yarmouth
Nova Scotia Art Bank Purchase Program Exhibition

The Khyber Centre for the Arts, Halifax, Nova Scotia
CXXV: Membership Exhibition Celebrating 125 Years

2012
Eyelevel Gallery,Halifax, Nova Scotia
Black Rabbit

Eyelevel Gallery,Halifax, Nova Scotia
ERI 5: The Resistance to Change

2011
1668 Barrington,Halifax, Nova Scotia
For Lease: 16 Photographers

Anna Leonowens Gallery,Halifax, Nova Scotia
Forever In Flux: Feminism in Dialogue

Port Loggia Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia
The Night Shift

The Khyber Centre for the Arts, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Performance Art Series

The Khyber Centre for the Arts, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Documentum

2010
Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Yes No Okay

Nocturne: Art at Night Festival, Halifax, Nova Scotia
site specific public outdoor installation: Creative Economy/Debt at NSCAD Port Campus

NSCAD Studios, Halifax, Nova Scotia
All is Art: Summer Studio Exhibition

2009
Trinity Buoy Wharf, East London, UK
I am not in my correct position

COLLECTIONS

Art Bank of Nova Scotia
Beau’s Brewery, Vankleek Hill, Ontario
Concrete Contemporary/Waddington’s Auction House, Toronto, Ontario
Torys LLP, Toronto