2016: CONCENTRICITY, Katherine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, Toronto.

2016: CONCENTRICITY, Indigo Gallery, Buffalo, New York.

2015: HERCULANEUM, outdoor vitrine for the Hamilton Supercrawl, Hamilton Ont.

2013: FROM LIGHT TO DARK, Khyber Centre for the Arts, Halifax.

2013: MUSIC BOX, Nuit Blanche, Parade, curated by Patrick Macaulay, Toronto.

2012: SHADOW OF THE VAMPYRE, York Quay Gallery, Toronto.

2012: VANISHING HOUSE The Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Waterloo, Ont.

2012: BIG JOHN AND OTHER SMALL WORKS, Indigo Gallery, Buffalo, NY.

2011: COLD WAR, Young Gallery, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto.

2011: FROM LIGHT TO DARK, Katharine Mulherin Gallery, Toronto.

2010: THE END, Beyond/In Western New York, Buffalo. NY.

2009: TWO CITIES, Visual Arts Centre of Clarington, Bowmanville, Ont.

2008: BLACK&WHITE, Katharine Mulherin Gallery, Toronto.

2006: SMOKE AND CLOUD, Archive Gallery, Toronto.

2003: COLD WAR, Cambridge Library and Museums, Cambridge, Ont.

1999: NARRATIVES IN MOTION, Archive Gallery, Toronto.

1998: JOHN DICKSON, Mercer Union, Toronto.

1997: TEN SMALL NAUTICAL DISASTERS, Robert Birch Gallery, Toronto.

1996: RISE AND FALL, MacDonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph, Ont., Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, Plug-In Inc., Winnipeg Manitoba.

1994: HALO, Garnet Press Gallery, Toronto.



2016: IN/FUTURE, curated by Art Spin, Ontario Place, Toronto.

2015: HUMAN NATURE, curated by Corrina Ghaznavi, Carleton Univ. Art Gallery, Ottawa, College Art Galleries, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Sask.

2014: DISSOLVING HOUSES, Eco-Art-Fest, curated by No.9, Toronto.

2014: SUBTERRANEAN, Nethermind, Toronto.

2013: IMAGING DISASTER, curated by Cassandra Getty and Adam Lauder, Museum London, London, Ont.

2013: EASY COME, EASY GO, Art Gallery of Peterborough, Peterborough, Ont. 

2013: NETHERMIND, University of Waterloo Art Gallery, Waterloo, Ont.

2012: MIRABILIA, NetherMind, St. Anne's Church, Toronto, Ont.

2010: DROWNING ORPHELIA, Gallery Stratford, Stratford, Ont.

2009: UNNATURAL SELECTION, KMLA, Los Angeles, California.

2009: PERSONA VOLARE EXPO, Tom Thomson Art Gallery, Owen Sound, Ont.

2008: LEAVING DEEP WATER, Saw Gallery, Ottawa.

2007: THE GRANITE CLUB, The Tree Museum, Gravenhurst, Ont.

2007: THE ROAD NORTH/THE ROAD SOUTH, York Quay Gallery, Toronto.

2006: NATURE IN THE GARAGE, Fort York, Toronto.

2006: hic, Hart House, University of Toronto.

2005: CANADIAN CLUB, Canadian Cultural Centre, Paris.

2005: LOCATING, The Tree Museum, Gravenhurst.


2003: PERSONA CANTARE, Persona Volare project, Toronto.

2003: MORTAL COIL, Gallery Stratford.

2002: SEAWORTHY, Edward Day Gallery, Toronto.

2002: THREE TOWNS ON A RIVER, Durham, Ont.

2001: POOL, York Quay Gallery, Toronto.

2001: MUSEOPATHY, Kingston Marine Museum, Kingston, Ont.

2000: PERSONA VOLARE, Persona Volare project, Toronto.

1996: CONTAINER 96, Copenhagen, Denmark.

1995: NETHER MIND, Toronto.

1995: HERMIT IV-THE MERIDIAN CROSSINGS, Plasy Monastery, Czech Republic.

1994: HYDROPHOBIA, Optica, Montreal, Que.

1994: NAKED STATE, Power Plant, Toronto.

1994: DUKE-U-MENTA, Duke of Connaught Tavern, Toronto.



1989: Master of Fine Art, York University, Toronto.

1986: Honours Bachelor of Fine Art, Queen’s University Kingston.



2016: Ontario Arts Council Project Grant.

2013: Ontario Arts Council Project Grant.

2012: Canada Council and Toronto Arts Council Project Grants.

2010: Ontario Arts Council project Grant.

2009: Canada Council Project Grant.

2008: Ontario Arts Council Project Grant.

2007: Canada Council and Toronto Arts Council Project Grants.

2005: Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council Project Grants.

2004: Canada Council B-grant.

2003: Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council Project Grants.

2002: Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts, Canada Council B, Toronto Arts Council Project Grants.



Tree Museum, Gravenhurst, Ont.

London Regional Art & Historical Museums, London, Ont.

Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston. MacDonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph.

Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Ont.


Downsview Park Sesquicentennial Trail, Downsview Park, Toronto.

West Toronto Railpath art component, Toronto, Ont.  FRONTIER (2009) - recipient of 2011 Toronto Urban Design Award of excellence




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Dabkowski, Colin. "Big John and Other Small Works" The Buffalo News, 04/27/2012.

Raymond,J Tim. "Big John" Art Voice, Buffalo, NY, May 17-23, 2012.

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Vaughan, R.M. “Beautiful Disasters”. Canadian Art, winter 2009.

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Dault, Gary Michael. “Where there’s smoke...” The Globe and Mail, 04/22/06.

Hatt, Gordon. “Cold War” Artichoke, winter, 2003.

MacMillan, Laurel. “John Dickson: the fluidity of ...” Canadian Art Vol 19, no.2 2002.

Gordon, Daphne. “Art by Numbers” The Toronto Star, 11/08/01.

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Gopnik, Blake. “Toronto is upto the Eyeballs ...” The Globe and Mail, 8/12/98.

Dault, Gary Michael. “In Lieu” C-Magazine, Nov 1998.

Sommerman, Eileen. “Over Again” Canadian Art Magazine, Vol 15, no. 3 1998.

Jordan, Betty-Ann. “The World in a Bottle” The Globe and Mail, 01/11/97.

Collins, Curtis J. “Galerie Optica” Parachute 78, May 1995.


IMAGING DISASTER: Museum London , London, Ont. 2013.

BEYOND/IN WESTERN NEW YORK: Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, 2010.

TWO CITIES: The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington, Bowmanville, Ont. 2009.

ARCADE: York Quay Gallery, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, 2008.

THE TREE MUSEUM 2007: The Tree Museum, Gravenhurst, Ont. 2007.

PLAYING IN TRAFFIC: The Red Bull Music Academy, Toronto, 2007.

THE TREE MUSEUM 2005: The Tree Museum, Gravenhurst, Ont, 2005.

CANADIAN CLUB: Canadian Cultural Centre, Paris, France, 2005.

MUSEOPATHY: Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, Ont. 2002.

POOL: York Quay Gallery, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, 2001.

CONTAINER 96: ART ACROSS OCEANS, Copenhagen Denmark, 1996

RISE AND FALL: Plug-In, Winnipeg, Agnes Etherington, Kingston, MacDonald Stewart, Guelph, 1996.

NETHER MIND: Nether Mind collective, Toronto, 1995.



JOHN DICKSON PORTFOLIO: Dark Magic.  Canadian Art online, 10/12/10