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David Woodward (b. 1991, Port Hope) is a visual artist based in Tkaronto/Toronto, Canada. Working with found-imagery and photographs, they utilize the medium of collage to find pathways and relationships between seemingly disparate visuals and sources. Using imagery gleaned from used books about the environment, astronomy, horticulture and design, their work reflects a composite visual landscape of objects, figures and situations built from anachronistic fragments of the past.


2013    BFA, Queen's University, Kingston, ON


2024   An Elegance, with Montgomery Smith, Turley Gallery, Hudson, NY 

2022   Ripened Off the Vine, Artscape Daniels Spectrum, Toronto*
2020   As Glass Returns to Sand,  Likely General, Toronto *
2016    All the Past But Its Beauty is Gone, Fine & Dandy, Toronto*
2015    The Light Went Under the Trees, with Alicia Nauta, Fleishman Gallery, Toronto


2023   Perennial Darkness, Aurora Cultural Centre, Aurora, ON

2023   Preview Exhibition - Pittsburgh Art Book Fair, Miller ICA, Pittsburgh, PA

2023   Cut, Copy, Paste, Hamilton Artists Inc., Hamilton, ON

2022   The Rise of Inside, Eve Leibe Gallery x Artsy, Digital Exhibition 

2022   Hand in Hand, Midwestern State Gallery, Wichita Falls, USA

2021    Strange Paradigm, Young Space

2019    Loyalty, Sointula Window Gallery, Sointula, BC
2016    The Introverts, Forest City Gallery, London, ON

2015    Imprint, Somos Art Projects, Berlin, DE
2015    The One That Got Away, Artscape Youngplace, Toronto
2014    Black Rainbow, Galerie Youn, Montreal, QC


2023   Research and Creation Grant, Canada Council for the Arts

2023   Visual Artists Creation Grant, Ontario Arts Council

2022   Career Catalyst Grant, Ontario Arts Council 

2022   Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council

2021    Visual Artists Creation Grant, Ontario Arts Council

2020   Emerging Visual Artists Grant, The Toronto Arts Council
2019    Research and Creation Grant, Canada Council for the Arts
2017    Emerging Visual Artists Grant, The Toronto Arts Council 

2019    The Sointula Art Shed Residency, Malcolm Island, BC
2015    The Roundtable Residency, Toronto
2014    Emerging Artist Residency, Spark Box Studio, Picton, ON

2018    Edition Art Book Fair, Toronto
2018    Toronto Art Book Fair, Toronto
2017    Toronto Art Book Fair, Toronto
2014    The Affordable Art Fair w/ Galerie Youn, New York, NY
2014    The Artist Project: Untapped, Toronto



2023   Stone Fruit, Self-Published Artists' Book

2022   Artsin Square, Issue 2

2021    Interview with The Gathered Gallery

2021    Friend of the Artist, Volume 13

2021    Cults of Life, Edition 9

2017    Faded by the Sun, Self-Published Artists' Book

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