John Abrams Biography

Canadian (b. 1959)

An acknowledged artist in realist Canadian art circles. He creates representational and deeply perspective art works. His paintings principally consist of portraits, imitations of nature and the mimicry of fear. * *

John Abrams' paintings have been widely exhibited in Canada and the United States. His works are also held in many prestigious collections including The National Gallery of Canada and Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art.

Abrams was named one of Canada's best new figurative painters in the highly respected Saturday Night Magazine.

Selection of Solo Exhibitions:

2003 - The Canadian Communications Building, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto. - Angell Gallery, Toronto.

2002 - A Space Windows, Toronto.

Loop, Toronto. Amoureux

2001 - 02 - University of Waterloo Art Gallery, Waterloo, Ontario. - The Tom Thomson Memorial Gallery, Owen Sound, Ontario. - Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, Ontario. - Landmark with Robert Houle.

2001 - Loop, Toronto. - Kier Gallery, Charlotteton, Prince Edward Island. - Zsa Zsa Gallery, Toronto.

2000 - Kier Gallery, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. - Loop, Toronto.

Collections and Museums:

  • The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa.
  • The Robert Mclaughlin Art Gallery, Oshawa.
  • Agnes Etherington, Kingston
  • University of Toronto, Art Gallery, Toronto.
  • MacDonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph
  • Museum of Contemporary Art, North York
  • Canada Council, Art Bank, Ottawa
  • Shadow Play Productions, Los Angles
  • The Cameron Public House, Toronto
  • Genest Murry DesBrisay Lamek, Barristers & Solicitors, Toronto
  • Fab, Ottawa and Toronto
  • O'Hare Airport, international Terminal. Chicargo
  • Union League, Chicago.
  • Pearson Garnet Press Ltd, Toronto
  • Robin T. Anthony Fine Art Services, Toronto
  • Paul Bain Entertainment Law, Toronto
  • ZSA Legal Recruitment, Toronto