Neil McClelland
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

2018 Master of Arts-Integrated Studies, Athabasca University, AB

2014 Master of Fine Arts, Visual Arts, Painting, University of Victoria, BC

1999-2000 Undergraduate studies, Fine Arts, University of Alberta, AB

1995-1996 Painting/Drawing/Mixed Media, Saidye Bronfman Centre for the Arts, Montreal, PQ

1991 Bachelor of Education, University of Toronto, ON

1988 B.A. Honours Music, University of Ottawa, ON



2020 Forthcoming. Our Glass Paradise Revisited. Chapel Gallery, Victoria, BC

2019 The Light Earth. Ministry of Casual Living, Window Gallery, Victoria, BC

2018 Our Glass Paradise. Winchester Galleries, Victoria, BC

2017 Now Here / Nowhere. Wallack Galleries, Ottawa, ON (artist talk)

2017 Everything is Being Perfected. Deluge Contemporary Art, Victoria, BC

2015 Apperception. Vernon Public Art Gallery, Vernon, BC (catalogue & artist talk)

2015 Bathers. Xchanges Gallery, Victoria, BC (artist talk)

2012 Variations on Five Photographs. Kaasa Gallery, Edmonton, AB

2012 Family Stories. EPCOR Centre for the Performing Arts Window Galleries, Calgary, AB

2010 If You Can’t Stop, Smile As You Go By. Harcourt House Artist Run Centre, Edmonton, AB
(artist-in-residence show & artist talk)


2019 shape/colour/form. Winchester Galleries, Victoria, BC

2017 Faculty Exhibition. Slide Room Gallery, Victoria, BC

2017 Five. Winchester Galleries, Victoria, BC

2017 The Perfect Nowhere/ All Tomorrow’s Parties. Comox Valley Art Gallery, Courtenay, BC
(duo with Jeroen Witvliet) (catalogue, make-art event, artists’ talks at CVAG and
North Island College’s School of Art)

2016 The Imaginary Machine. Slide Room Gallery, Victoria, BC (catalogue & artist talk)

2016 Wallack Galleries, Ottawa, ON

2016 The Collectors’ Gallery, Calgary, AB

2015 Realities Follies. Open Space Arts Society, Victoria, BC (catalogue & discussion panel)

2015 New Perceptions. Winchester Galleries Modern, Victoria, BC

2015 Faculty Exhibition. Slide Room Gallery, Victoria, BC

2014 Feral. Pop-up show, Victoria, BC (catalogue)

2014 Microwave. Fifty-Fifty Arts Collective, Victoria, BC

2014 Vues de la ville. Beaux-arts des Amériques, Montreal, PQ

2012 Conversations. Common Sense Gallery, Edmonton, AB

2011 Ten to the Power of 10. The Jackson Power Gallery, Edmonton, AB

2011 Energize. Visual Arts Alberta Gallery, Edmonton, AB

2009 Arts at the Assembly. Professional Arts Coalition of Edmonton, AB

2009 Double Take. Art Gallery of St. Albert, St. Albert, AB

2008 Double Take. The Fringe Gallery, Edmonton, AB (trio show)


2019-2020 Commute: A Bus Shelter Art Exhibition, Victoria, BC


2016 Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant

2013 Jessie Allan Forsyth Scholarship, University of Victoria

2012 Robert S. & Muriel A. Raguin Graduate Scholarship, University of Victoria.


2018 Painting Utopia and Dystopia: An Arts-based and Autoethnographic Inquiry. Final Project, Master of Arts – Integrated Studies, Athabasca University. Neil McClelland

2017 Times Colonist (12 Feb), “Artist chronicles a failing ‘perfect society,’” R. Amos

2017 exhibit-v (4 Feb),” Neil McClelland at Deluge Contemporary Art,” Philip Willey

2017 Extracting Narratives. Exhibition Catalogue, Comox Valley Art Gallery, curated by Angela Somerset and Denise Lawson

2016 The Imaginary Machine. Exhibition Catalogue, Slide Room Gallery, Victoria, BC

2015 Neil McClelland: Apperception. Exhibition catalogue, Vernon Public Art Gallery, with essays by Lubos Culen & Toby Lawrence

2015 Realities Follies. Exhibition catalogue, Open Space Arts Society, curated by Lynda Gammon & Wendy Welch

2014 Musings on Feral with Collected Speech, catalogue by Toby Lawrence

2014 In Your Eyes: MFA Exhibition Catalogue with an essay by Michelle Jacques

2014 “Theory and Practice: Integrated Studies and the Visual Arts.” Journal of Integrated Studies 5.1 Neil McClelland

2012 Galleries West 11.1. “Neil McClelland: Family Stories,” Jill Sawyer

2011 Galleries West 10.1. “Neil McClelland: Smile as you go by,” Ross Bradley

2010 Prairie, “Neil McClelland, If You Can't Stop, Smile As You Go By,” Amy Fung

2009 Saint City News (6 Feb), “Worth a Second Look”

2009 St. Albert Gazette (4 Feb), “Look Once, Look Twice”

2008 Vue Weekly (24-30 Apr), “Double Take Offers Object Lessons,” M.C. O’Keefe

2008 Prairie “Double Take, Group Show, Fringe Gallery,” Amy Fung


Alberta Foundation for the Arts and private collections


2014- Teaching Faculty, Vancouver Island School of Art, Victoria, BC

2012-2017 Sessional, Faculty of Fine Arts, Visual Arts, University of Victoria, BC

2018 Juror, BC Arts Council, Visual Arts Scholarships Jury

2010-13 Visual Arts Editor, Journal of Integrated Studies, Athabasca University

2010 Juror, Harcourt House Artist Run Centre, Edmonton, AB

2009-12 Art Instructor (contract) Harcourt House Artist Run Centre, Edmonton, AB

2009-12 Art Instructor, drop-in workshops, NorQuest College, Edmonton, AB

2009-10 Artist in Residence, Harcourt House Artist Run Centre, Edmonton, AB

2008-09 Art Educator, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, AB