Curriculum Vitae


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MFA
BFA
Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, May 1979
University of Calgary, May 1975

2014 “The Lion’s Share” Installation with audio, electronics and performance.
IKG, ACAD , Calgary , Alberta – October
“The Lion’s Share” Kendridine Gallery,UofS, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
2013 “The Lion’s Share” Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2013 “Wilderment” Neutral Ground Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan
2012 “The Lion’s Share” Doris McCarthy Art Gallery, UTSC,Scarborough, Ontario
2011 “The Lion’s Share” University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta
2006 “Long Haul” 7a 11d Performance Festival, Toronto, Ontario
2005 Stride Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
“slipping by” – installation/ performance with audio and elctronics.
2004 Grunt Gallery, Vancouver, BC
“Wave Over Wave” – Audio Installation
2003 Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, New Brunswick
“Outskirts” – Performance /Installation with audio and electronics.
2002 Sound Symposium 11, St. John’s, NFLD
“Wave Over Wave” – Audio Installation
2000 St. Norbert Arts and Cultural Center, St. Norbert, Manitoba
“Tower of Silence”, Performance.with audio.
2000 AKA Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
“Shudder”, Performance with audio and electronics.
1998 Ace Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, “Shudder”, Performance.
1997 Sir Wilfred Grenfell Art Gallery, Cornerbrook, Newfoundland
“Dancing on a Plate”, Installation/Performance. w/ audio and electronics.
1995 Memorial University Art Gallery, St. John’s, Newfoundland
“Shiver”, Installation.with audio and electronics.
1993 Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta
“Rita McKeough: an Excavation” & “Take it to the Teeth”
1992 The Western Front, Vancouver, BC.
“In bocca al lupo – In the Mouth of the Wolf’, Performance.
1991 17 River Street, Toronto, Ontario, November
Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery, Halifax, NS, April
“In a bocca al lupo – In the Mouth of the Wolf”, Performance.
1990 Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, “Embrace”, Installation.
1992 The Western Front, Vancouver, BC.
“In bocca al lupo – In the Mouth of the Wolf’, Performance.
1989 Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan. “Tremor”, Installation.
1988 dL Gallery, Calgary, Alberta. “Heave”, Installation.
1987 Eye Level Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia. “Blind Spot”, Installation.
A Space, Toronto, Ontario, “An Exchange Within”, Installation.
1986 Stride Gallery, Calgary, Alberta. “Retaining Wall”, Installation.
1985 Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
“Afterland Plaza”, Installation
Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta.
1984 Off Centre Centre, Calgary, Alberta.
“Urban Scroungers”, Installation.
1983 University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta.
“Destruck”, Installation.
1981 Alberta College of Art, Calgary, Alberta
“Defunct”, Installation.
1980 Latitude 53, Edmonton, Alberta. “Prints”
Arthur Street Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
“Sidestreet”, Installation.
1979 Eye Level Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia
1978 Rebecca Cohn Arts Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Performance.
Dandelion Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
1977 “The Artificial Marsh”, Installation.

2015 “tender” – Oh Canada, Esker Foundation, Calgary January – March
2014 “H” – Mondo Monde, Faucet Media Arts Centre and Struts Gallery, Sackville, July
2014 “Alternator” – Oh Canada, Galerie d’art Louise-et-Reuben-Cohen, June
2012 “Alternator” Oh Canada, MASSMOCA, North Adams, Mass. May
2010 “Wilderment” – in Timeland – Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art
Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonotn May – August
2010 Screen 2010, Online Exhibition for the Olympics, Winter 2010
2009 “Alternator” Performance. ArtCity Festival. Calgary, September
2009 “Art in the Streets”, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, May
2009 GGAVMA, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario
2008 “Alternator” Sccotiabank Nuit Blanche, Toronto, Ontario
2008 “Long Haul” Informal Architecture, Plug In ICA, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
2007 “Countless” Wilderness Acts, Eye Level Gallery, Nova Scotia
2007 “Long Haul” Informal Architecture, Walter Philips Gallery, Banff, Alberta
2005 “X”, ArtPort, AGNS Pier 22, Halifax
2004 “Traces”, with David Hoffas, Banff , Alberta
2001 Earful: An Audio Arts Festival – Audio Installation, Halifax
1999 “A Relatively Small Collection”
Ace Art, Winnipeg, Manitoba, audio work.
1998 “Order and Chaos”, Prints and Paintings
Sir Wilfred Grenfell College Art Gallery, Cornerbrook, Nfld.
“The Arch in the Patriarch”, Audio Installation – “Click, Click…”
St. Norbert Arts and Cultural Center, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
1995 “Other Real Stories/d’autres fictions”, Fotofeis, Edinburgh, UK.
1992 “Radio Rethink: Sound, Art, and Transmission” Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, Alberta.
1988 “Politically Speaking”, Installation
“Mimicry” Women in Focus, Vancouver, BC.
1986 “Politically Speaking”, Installation
“Wake Another”, Latitude 53, Edmonton, Alberta.
1985 “Plug-In Redux”, Installation, “Retrieval”,Plug-In Gallery, Winnipeg
1984 “Social Space”, Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, Alberta
1983 “Installations”, Installation
“Skeletal Development”, Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, Alberta.

Canada Council for the Art International Residency, 2014

Alberta Foundation for the Arts Project Grant, 2009

Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts – 2009

Nova Scotia Arts Council Grant – 2005, 2004, 2001, 1998 – Creation Grant

Nova Scotia Arts Council Grant – 1999 – Presentation Grant

Canada Council Arts Grant – 2006, 2002, 1999, 1994, 1991, 1988, 1987, 1984, 1983

Ontario Arts Council Grants – 1990, 1986

Toronto Arts Council – 1991

Instructor Alberta College of Art and Design
Jan. 2007 – Present Full time
Sessional Instructor Nova Scotia College of Art and Design
Sept. 1997 – December 2007
Assistant Professor Dept. of Fine Arts, Mount Allison University
Aug. 1994 – June 1997, Full-time.
Sessional Instructor Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, May 1993 – Sept. 1993, Full-time.
Alberta College of Art, January 1993 – April 1993, Part-time.
University of Lethbridge, May 1991 – July 1991, Part-time.
Nova Scotia College of Art and Design
January 1991 – April 1991, Part-time.
Sept. 1988 – June 1989, Full-time.
Director of Etching Open Studio, Toronto
October 1986 – August 1987.
Sessional Instructor Nova Scotia College of Art and Design
Summer Session 1986 & 1985, Full-time.
Assistant Professor Unversity of Calgary, Dept. of Art
Sept. 1981 – April 1982, Full-time.
Sessional Instructor University of Calgary
Sept. 1980 – April 1981, Full-time.
Sessional Instructor School of Art, University of Manitoba
Sept. 1979 – April 1980, Full-time

Liz Diggon “Rita McKeough – Subversive Sustenance and the Social Space of Food”.
In The Lions Share. University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, Lethbridge, 2012
Diana Sherlock “Rita McKeough – Subversive at work”
Canadian Art, Winter 2011
Lana Crossman “Rita McKeough” Governor General Awards in Visual and Media Arts, 2009 Canada Council for the Arts
Anthony Kiendl “Eating Architecture” Informal Architectures: Space and Contemporary Culture, Black Dog Publishing, London, UK, 2008
Mark Clintberg “Rita McKeough” Backflash Magazine 2007
Jayne Wark “Rita McKeough: an Ethics of Compassion”,
Caught in the Act: an anthology of performance art by Canadian women, YYZ, 2005
Louise W. May Outskirts, A Performance/Installation by Rita McKeough
Owens Art Gallery, 2004.
Louise H. Forsyth The Art of Reva Stone and Rita McKeough: High Tech Encounters
AKA, 2000.
Barbara Lounder “Introduction”, Dancing on a Plate, An Installation by
Rita McKeough
Sir Wilfred Grenfell Art Gallery, Cornerbrook, Nfld., 1996
John Murchie “Introduction”, Shiver, An Installation by Rita McKeough
Art Gallery of Labrador and Newfoundland, 1995
Annette Hurtig “Introduction”, Rita McKeough – An Excavation, The Glenbow Museum, Calgary, 1993
Paula Levine “The Resilient Center”, Arts Atlantic, Fall, 1991
Barbara Lounder “Introduction”, In bocca al lupo – In the mouth of the wolf,
An Installation / Performance by Rita McKeough
Mount Saint Vincent Art Gallery, 1991
Joan Borsa “Introduction”, Embrace, An Installation by Rita McKeough
Art Gallery of Windsor, 1990
Helen Marsolf “Introduction”, Tremor, An Installation by Rita McKeough
The Dunlop Art Gallery, 1989
Leslie Dawn “Hold Tight Bye Bye”, Vanguard, Feb. / March, 1989
Joan Borsa “Some Voices Have Heart” – The Work of Rita McKeough
Vanguard, Summer 1986
Linda Milrod “Introduction”, Afterland Plaza, An Installation at the
Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, December 1985
Charlie Fox “Introduction”, Defunct, An Installation by Rita McKeough
Alberta College of Art Gallery, 1981

“D’Arcy Wilson Tuck”. Catalogue essay for D’Arcy Wilson, Tuck,
Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, New Brunswick. 2012.

The Feminist Reconstruction of Space, edited by Louise W. May, St. Norbert Arts Center, 2000.

How to Disguise a Musk Ox as a Ram, Coach House Press, 1980

“Charlotte” Intimate Communion A reading of the work of Charlotte Wilson Hammond,

Saint Mary’s Art Gallery, 1995.

“Under the Big Top”, Artichoke, 1993.