Hades and Persephone Variation #3
Oil on Canvas : 54 x 45 inches ( 137 x 114 cm )
Inventory # 17484
Malcolm Rains
Canadian , b. 1947

Rains' work has been exhibited extensively throughout notable institutions across Canada including the Art Gallery of Ontario, Winnipeg Art Gallery, The Power Plant (Toronto) and the Art Gallery of Hamilton. His work, which ranges from austere still life studies against a black abyss to complete abstraction, has its roots in classical Greek art, architecture and mythology. Classical characteristics such as harmony, proportion, and order are often challenged by Rains' embrace of randomness and chance and the creation of a new definition of beautiful. Rains' execution of chiaroscuro resonates in striking tonal contrasts that can be seen with each fold of paper in his "Classical Series" paintings.

1947 Born in Bristol, England                               
1955 Emigrated to Canada (Canadian Citizen)                                       

Selected Public Collections

Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, ON
Art Gallery of Algoma, Sault Ste. Marie, ON
Art Gallery of Hamilton, ON
Art Gallery of Peterborough, ON
Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa, ON
Department of Foreign Affairs & International Trade, Ottawa, ON
Hart House Gallery, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
McIntosh Gallery, University of Western Ontario, London, ON
Oakville Centennial Gallery, ON
Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, ON

Selected Private Collections

Anacourt Capital Inc. Bank of Tokyo (Canada)
Bank of Nova Scotia Bunting, Warburg Inc.
Cambridge Development Canadian Building Materials Co.
Castlepoint Developments Central Guaranty Trust
Chubb Insurance CIBC
Citibank Canada     Claridge Inc.
Crum & Forster Cumberland Asset Mgmt
Du Pont Canada Inc. Esso-Imperial Oil
First City Trust Frankland Rusznyak Asc. Ltd.                    
George Weston Ltd. Goldman Sachs & Co.
Granite Club Household Finance Corp.
Investcorp Ltd. King Valley Golf Club
Kinross Gold Lang Michener
Loblaws     Peat Marwick
Price Waterhouse Prime Capital Corp.
Robins, Appleby & Taub Rogers, Bereskin & Parr
Royal Bank Royal Trust
Scotia Bank Scotia McLeod
Shorcan International Steinberg Inc.
SunLife of Canada Ltd. SunLife Trust Co.
Swiss Bank Corp. (CAD) The Co-Operators
Marketing Services Ltd. McCarthy Tetrault
Meloche Communications Molson Breweries
Nabisco Nisbet-Brown
Nissan Canada Inc. Northern Telecom
Oatley Vigmond OMERS
Thorne, Ernst & Whinney Toronto Dominion Bank
Torstar Corporation Union Bank of Switzerland
Walter & Duncan Gordon Fdtn. Westburne Industries
Wm. Mercer Ltd. Workers Compensation Board
Xerox Canada Xerox Financial Services
York Club  

Solo Exhibitions

2016 Odon Wagner Contemporary, Toronto, ON                                    
2012 Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, QC
2010 Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto, ON
2009 Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary, AB
2008 Meyer Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2007 Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary, AB
2005 Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto, ON
2004 Meyer Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2001 Meyer Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2000 Meyer Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
  Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON
1998 Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON
1996 Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON
1994 Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON
1992 Costin & Klintworth, Toronto, ON
1991 Costin & Klintworth, Toronto, ON
1989 Costin & Klintworth, Toronto, ON
1988 Costin & Klintworth, Toronto, ON
1986 Oakville Gairloch Gallery, Oakville, ON
1985 Klonaridis Inc., Toronto, ON
1984 Klonaridis Inc., Toronto, ON
1983 Sable - Castelli Gallery, Toronto, ON
1981 Sable - Castelli Gallery, Toronto, ON
1979 Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, ON
  Sable - Castelli Gallery, Toronto, ON

Selected Group Exhibitions

2014-15             Art Toronto, Odon Wagner Contemporary, Toronto, ON                          
2011 Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto, ON
2006 Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary, AB
  Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto, ON
2004 Albuquerque Museum of Fine Arts, Albuquerque, NM
2003 McIntosh Gallery, London, ON
2001 Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON
1999 Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON
  Meyer Gallery, Sante Fe, NM
1997 Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON
1995 Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, ON
1994 The Koffler Gallery/The Koffler Centre of Arts, North York, ON
1993 The Power Plant, Toronto, ON
  Selections from the DuPont Canada Collection of Canadian Art, The Station Gallery, Whitby Arts Inc., Whitby ON
1992 Bronfman Centre, Montreal, QC
  McIntosh Gallery, London, ON
1989 Costin & Klintworth, Toronto, ON
  Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1985 Art Gallery of Northumberland, Coburg, ON
1981 Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON
  Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
1980 Glendon Gallery, York University, Toronto, ON
1979 Art Gallery at Harbourfront, Toronto, ON

Awards

1986 Canada Council Arts Grant 'B'
1984 Canada Council Short-term Grant
1983 Canada Council Project Cost Grant                          
1982 Canada Council Arts Grant ‘B’
1981 Canada Council Short-term Grant
1979 Canada Council Arts Grant ‘B’
1978 Ontario Arts Council Grant
  Canada Council Short-term Grant
1977 Ontario Arts Council Grant

Education

1971-74 Ontario College of Art, Toronto, ON
1969-70 Studied Architecture at the University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
1967-69 Studied Architecture at the University of Detroit