Mitch Robertson is a conceptually based artist using photography, video, 
sculpture, the Internet, installations and drawing to create work that both celebrates
and condemns the intertwined paths of tourism, globalization and consumerism.

With over sixty exhibitions since 1998, Robertson has shown regularly across Canada and
New Zealand as well as in the USA, Switzerland, N. Ireland, England, Germany, Scotland
and Australia in public, artist run and commercial galleries. His work has been covered
in numerous magazines and newspapers as well as on radio, TV and talk shows. 

He is represented by the Robert Birch Gallery in Toronto and TrepanierBaer in Calgary. 


2007    In the Houses of Good & Evil, Plug In Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
In the Houses of Good & Evil, Oakville Galleries, Oakville, ON
2006    (to be titled), Robert Birch Gallery, Toronto, ON
2005    Winners & Losers, TrepanierBaer, Calgary, AB
2004    S&P 100, Koffler Gallery, Toronto, ON
2003    Some Days Are Better Than Others, Robert Birch Gallery, Toronto, ON
Original Copy, Arts Place Gallery, Annapolis Royal, NS
Landscapes, TrepanierBaer, Calgary, AB
Landscapes, Blue Oyster Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand
2002    Landscapes, High Street Project, Christchurch, New Zealand
Drake Hotel, One of 10 hotel room shows for TIAF Gala at the Drake Hotel, Toronto, ON
...and tomorrow the world, Galerie Sans Nom, Moncton, NB
Original Copy, Woodstock Public Art Gallery, Woodstock, ON
What Once Was, Solo Exhibition Space, Toronto, ON
Original Copy, Gallery TPW, Toronto, ON
2001    Int. Ice Hockey Fed. Museum, (Museopathy), Agnes Etherington Gallery, Kingston, ON
Stories for Grandchildren, Forest City Gallery, London, ON
My Hall of Fame, Salle Sans Sous, Moncton, NB
2000    Stories for Grandchildren, The New Gallery, Calgary, AB
Stories for Grandchildren, eyelevelgallery, Halifax, NS
People I Know, High Street Project, Christchurch, New Zealand
People I Know, Platform, Melbourne, Australia
Redbird Paparazzi, The Physics Room, New Zealand
Stories for Grandchildren, RM3, Auckland, New Zealand
1999    Redbird Paparazzi, Galerie Sans Nom, Moncton, NB
Mitch Robertson 1974-1999, Galerie Sans Nom, Moncton, NB
Mitch Robertson 1974-1999, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS
famous™ "portraits", The Space, Saint John, NB
Mitch Robertson 1974-1999, Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, ON
Redbird Paparazzi, Proposition Gallery, Belfast, N. Ireland
New photographs, Woodstock Public Art Gallery, ON
1998    famous™, Galerie Dare-Dare, Montreal, PQ
famous™, Latitude 53, Edmonton, AB


2005    Waypoint, Case Studies, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, ON
Group Show, Koch und Kesslau, Berlin Germany
Samplesize, Mount Saint Vincent Art Gallery, Halifax, NS (curated by Kelly Mark)
Nothing From Nothing, Katherine Mulherin Gallery
2004    Prototype: Contemp. Art from Joe Friday's Collection, Carleton Univ Art Gallery, Ottawa, ON
Outdoor Sculpture Biennale, Gallery Stratford, Stratford, ON
2003    Quoting Commercialism, Thames Art Gallery, Chatham, ON
Past Standing, The Changing Room, Stirling, Scotland
Re:Duchamp, Alliance Francais, Toronto, ON
Quoting Commercialism, Prairie Gallery, Grande Prairie, AB
Untitled, NOD Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
Quoting Commercialism, The Little Gallery, Prince Albert, SK
Quoting Commercialism, Moosejaw Art Museum, Moosejaw, SK
2002    Group Show, Trepanier Baer, Calgary, AB
Group Show, Wynick Tuck Gallery, Toronto, ON
Room + Board, Forest City Gallery, London, ON
Quoting Commercialism, Estevan Art Gallery, Estevan, SK
Quoting Commercialism, Art Gallery of SW Manitoba, Brandon, MB
Quoting Commercialism, The Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, AB
2001    Room + Board, Galerie Dare-Dare, Montreal, PQ
Room + Board, The New Gallery, Calgary, AB
Room + Board, Proposition Gallery, Belfast, N. Ireland
Room + Board, Static, Liverpool, England
2000    257, collaboration with Kelly Mark, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto
Multiples Show, Ivan Anthony Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
15 Minutes, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mississauga, ON
1999    Under 40, AGO Rental & Sales Gallery, Toronto, ON
1998    Group Show, Double Pleasure, New York, USA
Supermarket, Espace Forde, Geneva, Switzerland
famous™ buddhas, AGO Rental & Sales Gallery, Toronto, ON
Double Your Pleasure, Cold City Gallery, Toronto, ON
Custom Fit, Angell Gallery, Toronto, ON


2004    Vaughan, RM. "The Prime of Mitch Robertson", Canadian Art Magazine, Spring
2004    Jager, David. "Art as a Tourist Trap", Now Magazine, Sept 2-8
Rodriguez, Lupe. "Radio Interview", CBC Radio 1, August 18
Dault, Gary M. "Salt & pepper people to shake us up" Globe & Mail, July 24
Dault, Julia. "Shaking up souvenir kitsch" National Post, July 22
Meditskos, S. "Questioning authentic travel experience in art" N. York Mirror, July 21
Osborne, Catherine. "Mitch's 16th Minute", National Post, Jan. 03
2003    Dault, Gary M. "World's Greatest Satirist of Tourist Dreck", Globe & Mail, Dec. 27
Jordan, Betty Ann. "Art Preview", Toronto Life Magazine, December issue
Barnard, Elissa. "Two Rooms With a View", Chronicle Herald, Oct. 5
Hirschmann, Thomas. "Wild Yonders" Now Magazine, August 14-20
Buckley, Craig. "Addressing Infrastructure..." Fuse Magazine (cover article), Vol.26 no.4 March
Campbell, Joanne. "Art Seen" Otago Daily Times, Dunedin, New Zealand, Feb. 13
2002    Mousseau, Sylvie. "Regard sur l'obsession de la gloire", L'Acadie Nouvelle, Moncton, NB, Oct 4
Romann, Alfred. "Picture Imperfect" Sentinel Review, Woodstock, ON, Sept. 13
McIntyre, Sally. "Review", The Package, Christchurch, New Zealand, April 18-24
Tousley, Nancy. "Sympathy, Empathy, Museopathy", Canadian Art, Spring
Van, Desina. "Gallery Hop",, January 29
Vaughan, RM. "Winter of Contentment", eye magazine, Feb 7-13
Goddard, Peter. "Art by Numbers", Toronto Star, Feb 2
Glaser, Jody. "A Look at the Arts with Jody Glaser", Jan 28 to Feb 3
Dault, Gary M. "When art imitates a postcard", Globe & Mail, Jan 19
Shaw, Susan. "Tonight in TO." Toronto Star, Jan 15
2001    Goddard, Peter. "Travelling Man" Hummingbird Centre Performance Magazine, Dec.
Redfern, Christine. "Riot at the Vernissage" Mirror, Oct 25
McVeigh, Jennifer. "Shelter in a suitcase" FFWD, Oct 18-24
Denniston, Stan. "Claims to Fame". C Magazine #71, Sept.
Dyment, Dave. "About Face". Lola #10, Sept.
Milroy, Sarah. "Please Mess With the Museum" Globe & Mail, July 28
Hanna, Deirdre. "Tall Tales" NOW magazine, July 26
Doyle, Sharon. "Going Against the Flow" Macleans, July 9
Mehra, Sandra. "Kingston's heritage sites are where the art is" Kingston Whig-Standard, June 22
2000    Arps, Dan. "Christchurch Roundup" LOG Illustrated, issue #10
Matotek, Jennifer. "N. American artists get their 15 minutes at the AGM" The Medium, Oct. 2
Sandals, Leah. "Mitch Robertson: Stories for Grandchildren", June 1
Bouchi, Camille. "De L'Avante-Garde a L'Arriere-Garde" Vie Des Arts, Spring
Usher, Robin. "Review" Virtual Buzz column, The Press, New Zealand, March 15.
Wright, Nik. "The Artstars Indy 500", Pressto, New Zealand, March
Hoult, Sarah. Radio Interview. Magnet RDU 98.3, New Zealand, Feb. 24
DeFrieze, Sonya. City Life talk show, New Zealand, Feb. 24
1999    Wawzonek, Donna. "Review" Lola (issue #5), Winter
Godin, Stephanie. "Red Bird Paparazzi, Y que c'est beau" Le Front, Oct 20-27
Mousseau, Sylvie. "Regardez-moi", L'Acadie Nouvelle, Oct 15
Saucier, Carole. "Artist Takes Unusual Steps..." Times & Transcript, Oct. 14
Potter, Bonnie. "Arts Report", CBC Radio in Maritimes, Oct.14
Whittacker, Rhonda. "Do-it-yourself Hype" Times & Transcript Editorial, Oct. 9
Smith, Colin. "Creepy Cuteness". Saint John Times Globe, Sept. 23
Douglas, JC. Broadcast. CTV Breakfast Television, Sept. 16
Woodsworth, Anne "Arts Report", CBC-TV News, Sept. 16
Kyte, Lindsay. "All He Ever Does Is Mitch, Mitch, Mitch" The Coast, Sept. 15-22
Barnard, Elissa. "Have Mugs, Will Travel" The Chronicle Herald, Sept. 12
Cranston, Marla. "Sensible Schmooze Column" The Daily News, Sept. 11
Begin, Anne. "Le glorieux et l'inconnu", Le Droit, August 7
McDonald, Terry. "Capital City Catches Robertsonmania" Ottawa Xpress, July 29
Caplan, Mitchell. Radio Interview. CHUO-FM, Ottawa, July 28
Theriault, Luc. "Critique de Mitch Robertson" CBC French Radio. July 28
Rockburn, Ken. "All in a day" Radio Interview. CBC Radio 1, Ottawa, July 26
Schmiedel, Eric. "Cheap and Convenient" Woodstock Sentinel Review, May 17
1998    Osborne, Catherine. "Keeping It Real" Broken Pencil, Winter
Wells, Mark. "Commercialism Takes Over Latitude 53" Gateway, Sept. 15
Chan, Suzette. Radio interview. CJSR-FM, Edmonton, Sept. 11
Clarke, Eva Marie. Radio interview. CBC Radio, Sept. 11
Bouchard, Gilbert. "Preview for famous?" See Magazine, Sept. 10-16
Sidhu, Sonny. Preview spotlight on "Wired", A Channel TV, Sept. 9
Fones, Robert. "Toy Box Junkies", C Magazine, September
Fitzpatrick, Andrea. "famous? artstars" Lola, Summer
Dault, Gary M. "Mitch Robertson at the AGO" Globe & Mail, June 27
Gopnik, Blake. "famous? artstars" Globe & Mail, May 16
Fulton, Tom. Radio interview. CJRT-FM. Toronto, May 6
Mark, Lisa Gabrielle. "Letter From Toronto" C Magazine, April 1998
Lagogianes, George. "famous? artstars" City TV News, March 31, 1998


Fortin, Sylvie. "In All The Wrong Places", Ottawa Art Gallery, 2006
Vaughan RM & Craig Buckley, "Mitch Robertson", Koffler Gallery, 2005/6
Drobnick, Jim & Jen Fisher. "Museopathy", Agnes Etherington Art Centre, 2002
Reid, Chris. "Quoting Commercialism", touring exhibition, 2002
Denniston, Stan. "Mitch Robertson Original Copy", essay published by Gallery TPW, Jan. 2002
"Stories for Grandchildren", self published, May 2001
Reid, Stuart. "15 Minutes", Art Gallery of Mississauga, 2000
Various writers. "Mobilite et resonances, Galerie Dare-Dare, 1999
Various writers. "Dialogue" West Space, Australia, 1999
Various writers. "Fast Friends & Co." Catalogue published by FFC, 1999


Ontario Arts Council Emerging Artist Grant, 2000, 2002
Ontario Arts Council Mid-Career Artist Grant, 2004
Canada Council Emerging Artist Grant, 1999, 2001, 2003
Canada Council Travel Grant, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002
Canada Council Outreach Grant, 2001
Toronto Arts Council Level One Grant, 2003
Exhibition Assistance 1998, 1999, 2000, 2004


Art Gallery of Ontario - E. P. Taylor Research Library
National Gallery of Canada - Art Metropole Archive
Fasken Martineau DuMoulin, Calgary
University of Toronto Art Collection


Black + White, Editioned Photos. Published by Paul Conway, August 2005
Top Five, Five editioned prints. Published by Paul Conway, July 2003
Pairs, Editioned photo and print set. Published by Paul Conway, June 2000
Portfolio 3. Multiples by 8 artists. Published by Paul Conway, February 1999
True If Destroyed, Artist's multiple for C Magazine, May 1998


Beautiful Stranger. The Physics Room, New Zealand (Micah Lexier, Kelly Mark and Janet Werner)
BFO Projects - curatorial partnership with KIT (Toby Heys) from Manchester, England

Exhibitions curated by BFO Projects have included:
Forest City Gallery, London, ON
Galerie Dare-Dare, Montreal, QC
The New Gallery, Calgary, AB
Static, Liverpool, England
Proposition Gallery, Belfast, N. Ireland


York University, North York, February 9, 2005
Koffler Gallery, North York, July 15, 2004
University of Toronto - Hart House, November 4, 2003
Thames Art Gallery, Chatham, ON, October 23, 2003
Toronto Life Magazine "Young Collectors Group", July 16, 2003
Woodstock Public Art Gallery, "Artist in Residence" Oct. 8, 2002
Walter Philips Gallery, February 16, 2002
The New Gallery, Calgary, June 3, 2000
Galerie DARE-dare, Montreal, October 25, 1998
Panel discussion mediated by Gilbert Bouchard. Latitude 53, Sept. 12, 1998
Latitude 53, Edmonton, September 11, 1998


TrepanierBaer, Calgary
Robert Birch Gallery, Toronto