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Walter Frederick Redinger

Walter Redinger - began his professional art training at Beal Technical School in London, followed by education from the Ontario College of Art (now called OCAD) in Toronto and then the Miensinger School of Art in Detroit Michigan (was awarded for drawing excellence).

Being an active sculptor for more than 50 years, Walter Redinger is best known for his large, controversial, organic fibreglass sculptures, fearless drawing, and intense painting.

Redinger began his career with the legendary art dealer, Avrom Isaacs, who represented Walter with numerous one man shows. Redinger continued exhibiting internationally in New York, Italy and France to name a few. His work has been purchased by many well respected museums and collectors.

One of Walter's most proudest accomplishments was being chosen to represent his country at the 1972 Venice Biennale.

Living with Parkinson's and having survived Cancer, Walter continues to work relentlessly. Contributing to his subject matter, these diseases have inspired him to work harder and produce more art, as seen in the current year.

Recently, Walter has been exhibiting in New York City with the Mitchell Algus Art Gallery and the Michael Gibson Gallery.

Other notes

In 1999, The Walter Band formed. With music styles consisting of Blues, Country, Rock, & Experimental sound, the band currently consists of '2 fathers and 2 sons'. They are Walter Redinger (lead vox/rhythm guitar) & son Jeff Redinger (bass guitar/backing vox), Brodie Lodge (lead guitar/backing vox) & son Durrie Lodge (drums/backing vox).

For more information go to The Walter Band official myspace


Exhibitions
Year Details
2016 Woodstock Art Gallery, Woodstock, Ontario, Joe Lima & Walter Redinger "Unlimited Possibilities"
2011 TD Bank City Centre, London, Ontario, "1929-84"
2010 Michael Gibson Gallery, London, Ontario, Walter Redinger & Paterson Ewen
2010 TD Bank City Centre, London, Ontario, "The Snake"
2009 St. Thomas Public Art Centre, St. Thomas, Ontario, "Drawing Show"
2009 Museum London, London, Ontario, "Ghost Ship & Maps of the Cosmos", solo exhibition
2008 Michael Gibson Gallery, London, Ontario, Walter Redinger & David Urban
2008 Woodstock Art Gallery, Woodstock, Ontario, "The Garden Party", solo exhibition
2008 The Art Exchange, London, Ontario, "50 Years of Influence", group exhibition
2007 Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, NY, "Project for a Revolution in New York", group exhibition
2007 Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA), Toronto, Ontario, "Return To The Void"
2007 Museum London, London, Ontario, "An Eye For It", group exhibition
2007 St. Thomas Public Art Centre, St. Thomas, Ontario, "Apparition"
2005 Museum London, London, Ontario, "Homerun: Recent Acquisitions", group exhibition
2005 National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, " The Sixties in Canada", group exhibition
2005 Mitchell Algus Art Gallery, New York, NY, Walter Redinger & Banks Violette
2005 The Arts Project, London, Ontario "Blush", group exhibition
2004 St. Thomas Public Art Centre, St. Thomas, Ontario, "Organic Works on Paper"
2004 Michael Gibson Gallery, London, Ontario, "Small & Mighty", small works by major artists
2003 Mitchell Algus Art Gallery, New York, NY, group exhibition
2002 New York Art Fair, New York, NY
2001 Mitchell Algus Art Gallery, New York, NY, solo exhibition
1998 Michael Gibson Gallery, London, Ontario, Walter Redinger & Paterson Ewen
1998 McIntosh Art Gallery, UWO, London, Ontario, "Souvenirs of the Unknown"
1997 Mitchell Algus Art Gallery, New York, NY, solo exhibition
1997 Mitchell Algus Art Gallery, New York, NY, group exhibition
1995 Mitchell Algus Art Gallery, New York, NY, solo exhibition
1994 London Regional Art & Historical Museum, London, Ontario, "Beyond Survival"
1994 Christopher Cutts Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, solo exhibition
1993 London Regional Art & Historical Museums, London, Ontario "Hart of London"
1992 Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario, "Small Villages: The Isaacs Gallery in Toronto"
1992 Centre of Contemporary Art, St. Thomas, Ontario, group show
1992 The Art Gallery of St. Thomas-Elgin, St. Thomas, "Three Elgin County Artists"
1991 Sandy Snelgrove Gallery, London, Ontario
1991 The Art Gallery of St. Thomas-Elgin, St.Thomas, Ontario, "Elgin Points of View"
1990 Isaacs Art Gallery ,Toronto, Ontario, solo exhibition
1990 Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Ontario
1989 McIntosh Art Gallery, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario
1987 Thielsen Art Gallery, London, Ontario
1985 Owens Art Gallery, Mt. Allison University, New Brunswick
1984 London Regional Art Gallery, London , Ontario, "The Regional Revisited"
1983 McIntosh Art Gallery, UWO, London, Ontario, "Western Selects"
1982 Art Gallery at Harbourfront, Toronto, Ontario "Public Place- Private Space"
1982 London Regional Art Gallery, London, Ontario, "Venice Celebrations", Artists from London who represented Canada in Venice - Greg Curnoe, Paterson Ewen, Ron Martin & Walter Redinger
1982 The Guild, Scarborough, Ontario, "Outdoor Contemporary Art Show"
1981 Summer Studio Show and Presentation, West Lorne, Ontario
1980 The Art Gallery of St.Thomas-Elgin, St.Thomas, Ontario, "Mini-Retrospective"
1980 London Regional Art Gallery, London, Ontario, "Opening Celebrations"
1980 The Isaacs Art Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, solo exhibition
1979 The Isaacs Gallery - Toronto, Ontario, solo exhibition
1979 The Birmingham Festival of Arts, Birmingham, Alabama
1978 Art Gallery at Harbourfront, Toronto, Ontario, "Performance"
1977 London Regional Art Gallery, London, Ontario
1977 McIntosh Art Gallery, UWO, London, Ontario
1977 Isaacs Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, solo exhibition
1976 Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario, "Ontario Now"
1976 McIntosh Art Gallery, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario
1975 Isaacs Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, solo exhibition
1974 Owens Art Gallery, Mt. Allison University, New Brunswick
1974 New York Cultural Centre, New York, NY, solo exhibition
1974 Scarborough College, Scarborough, Ontario, "Sculpture Today"
1973 Rodman Hall Arts Centre, St. Catharines, Ontario, "6 Canadian Sculptors"
1973 Isaacs Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, solo exhibition
1973 The Art Gallery of St. Thomas-Elgin, St. Thomas, Ontario
1973 Saidye Bronfman Centre, Montreal, Quebec
1972 36th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy, Canada's representative for sculpture
1972 Trent University, Peterborough, Peterborough, Ontario
1972 Edmonton Art gallery, Edmonton, Alberta , "Diversity East"
1972 Isaacs Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, solo exhibition
1971 Rothman's Art Gallery, Stratford, Ontario, "Canadian Cross Section"
1971 Man and His World, Montreal, Quebec
1970 Isaacs Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, solo exhibition
1970 Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, "Sensory Perceptions"
1970 Hart House, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, " Monuments"
1970 Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, "3D's into the 70's"
1969 York University Art Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1969 Isaacs Gallery- Toronto, Ontario, solo exhibition
1969 20/20 Gallery, London, Ontario
1969 Rothman's Art Gallery, Stratford, Ontario, "London SW 17"
1969 Galerie de France, Paris, France, "Canada Tendences Actuelles"
1969 Milwaukee Art Centre, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, "Plastic Presence"
1969 San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA, "Plastics"
1968 Isaacs Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, solo exhibition
1968 Montreal, Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Quebec, "Survey 68"
1968 Isaacs Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, group show
1968 Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, "Ontario Centennial Exhibition"
1968 Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Quebec, group show
1968 National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, "The Hart of London"
1968 Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, "Canadian Artists 68"
1967 McIntosh Art Gallery, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario
1964 Rothmans Art Gallery, Stratford, Ontario
1964 Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Quebec
1963 20/20 Gallery, London, Ontario
1963 Isaacs Art Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, solo exhibition
1961 Western Ontario Art League, London, Ontario

AWARDS

Pollock-Krasner Foundation Inc., New York, NY, USA
Gottlieb Foundation, New York, NY, USA
Drawing Award, Meinsinger School of Art, Detroit, Michigan, USA
Sculpture Prize, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts , Montreal, QC
Canada Council Awards Junior
Canada Council Awards Senior
Victor Lynch Staunton Award
Various Ontario Arts Council Awards


PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY

Attended Ontario College of Art in Toronto, Ontario
Represented Canada at the Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy, 1972
Artist-in-Residence, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, 1976, 1977
Member of Royal Canadian Academy of Arts
Guest Lectures: The Ontario College of Art - Toronto, Fanshawe College - London, Ontario, The University of Western Ontario - London, Ontario, Mt. Allison University - Mt. Allison, New Brunswick, The University of Waterloo - Waterloo, Ontario, The University of Guelph - Guelph, Ontario, Ohio State University - Columbus, Ohio, various other groups and high schools.

Commissions (Major)
Year Details
1988 Gairloch Gardens, Oakville, Ontario
1982 Dr. R.N.Redinger, Louisville, Kentucky
1979 Por and Associates, London, Ontario
1978 National Parks Commission, Ottawa, Ontario
1977 Les Ballet Jazz, Montreal, Quebec
1976 KOPEC - Kingston, Ontario
1974 University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario
1974 Provincial Court House, London, Ontario
1974 Pinetree Development, Toronto, Ontario
1973 The Art Gallery of St.Thomas-Elgin, St. Thomas, Ontario
1973 Canadian Jewish Congress, Montreal, Quebec
1972 Het National Ballet, Holland
1972 Rothman's Art Gallery, Stratford, Ontario
1970 Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Ottawa, Ontario "Centennial Celebrations"
Documentation
Year Deatails
2008 Sabby Siren Productions: "Maps of the Cosmos", "Stadium 4", "Walter's World HD", "The Garden Party"
2005 Jeff Redinger: "Into the Garden Party"
1995 Michael Greer: "Beyond Survival"
1982 Phil Ross and Walter Redinger: "Landscape Vision & Dreams"
1976 Peter Crass: film on Walter Redinger
1973 Peter and Fran Melon: film on Walter Redinger
1973 Educational Television: film on Walter Redinger
1971 E.Bromfield: film on Walter Redinger

COLLECTIONS (Major)

Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario
Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa, Ontario
National Arts Centre, Ottawa, Ontario
London Regional Art Gallery & Historical Museum, London, Ontario
Government of Canada, External Affairs, Ottawa, Ontario
Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario
The Gallery/Stratford, Stratford, Ontario
Art Gallery St.Thomas-Elgin, St. Thomas, Ontario
La Presse, Montreal, Quebec
Northern & Central Gas Corp., Toronto, Ontario
Canadian Jewish Congress, Montreal, Quebec
Sarnia Lambton College, Sarnia, Ontario
McIntosh Art Gallery, London, Ontario
University of Edmonton, Alberta
University of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan
University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario
University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario
Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario
as well as numerous private and smaller collections.

ARTICLES

TIME
The New York Times
Art in America
Sculpture Magazine
The Village Voice
Canadian Art
Arts Canada
Toronto Life
The Globe and Mail
Toronto Star
The London Free Press
Relish Elgin
St. Thomas Times Journal
La Press
Parachute
ESPACE
as well as numerous other magazines, newspapers and several text books used in schools

TV/Radio
Year Details
2009 'The Snake' interview by entertainment editor Janice Zolf, 'A' Channel News
2008 'The Garden Party' interview by Woodstock News
2007 'Return To The Void' review by columnist Lupe Rodriguez, CBC Radio 'Here And Now'