Carmelo Arnoldin

113 Ferris Road, Toronto, Ont. M4B 1G6, Canada

E-mail: [email protected]



1978     M.F.A. York University, Toronto ON

1976     B.F.A. Mount Allison University, Sackville NB


2014     The Last Supper, Oakville Galleries, Oakville, ON

2013-    The Chapel of Fools, Musée des Religions du Monde, Nicolet QC

2013     The Last Supper, Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto ON

2006     Project Mille, Tangshan Art Gallery, Tangshan CC

2005     Project Mille, Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge ON

2002     Project Mille, Durham Art Gallery, Durham ON

1999     Portal, Koffler Gallery, Toronto ON

1998     The Forest for the Trees, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mississauga ON

1995     Bernini’s Vomit, Galerie Christiane Chassay, Montreal QC

1995     Bernini’s Vomit, l’Oeil de Poisson, Quebec QC

1994     Project Mille, Lake Galleries, Toronto ON

1993     Project Mille, Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery, Toronto ON

1992     Project Mille, Lake Galleries, Toronto ON

1991     Coming Home, Galleria Il Castello, Trento, Italy

1991     Project Mille, Lake Galleries, Toronto ON

1989     Allegories, St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre, St. Thomas ON
Project Mille, Galerie Oboro, Montreal QC

1988     Rememberance, Garnet Press Gallery, Toronto ON

1987     Ricordi, Garnet Press Gallery, Toronto ON

1985     Ricordi, Saw Gallery, Ottawa ON


1984     Ricordi, Mercer Union, Toronto ON

1975     Stations, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax NS



2019      8th Beijing International Biennale, Beijing China
               Allsorts, Box Gallery Pittsburgh, USA; curated by Natalie Shahinian

2018     “Vicino Ma Non Qui” (Close But Not Here), MART – Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trento & Rovereto, Rovereto TN

2017      Crafted, The Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, Oakville ON; curated by Shannon Anderson

2013     Shine, Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto ON

2010     Koffler Gallery, Toronto ON

2005     The Conative Object, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto ON

2004     The Ironic Turn, MOCCA – Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto ON

2004     The Ironic Turn, Mount Allison University, Sackville NB

2003     The Ironic Turn, Kunsthalle Erfurt, Erfurt DE

The Ironic Turn, Faux Mouvement, Metz FR

2002     Reverence, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton ON

1995     Bernini’s Vomit, Ottawa Art Gallery: Arts Court, Ottawa ON

Bernini’s Vomit, Galerie Christane Chassay, Montreal

1993     Art Frankfurt, Frankfurt DE

1993     Chicago International Art Expo, Chicago IL

1989     Coming Home, Revo Italy

1988     Keeping Faith, Artspace, Peterborough

1986     Overture, Galerie Noctuelle, Montreal QC

1985     Lassoed Event, Garnet Press, Toronto ON

1984     E(X) Changes II, Saidye Bronfman Centre, Montreal QC

1981     Vimble, Factory 77, Toronto ON

1979     Space Just Is, York Gallery, Toronto ON

1978     Works on Paper, Optica Gallery, Montreal QC

Paperworks, Le Groupe de la Place Royale, Ottawa ON

1977     Sculpture in Canada, Art Gallery at Harbourfront, Toronto ON

Optica Gallery, Montreal QC (with Judith Schwartz)


2010     Mosaic for the facade of the building (concept drawings), The Centre for Healthy Communities Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Brampton ON

2003     Living Sculpture – Research Centre (concept drawings), Université du Quebec à Trois-Rivières, Trois-Rivières QC

2000     George, interior Sculpture; Teknion Furniture Systems Ltd., Kuala Lumpur MY

1995     La Vivriere, permanent exterior sculpture + fountain; United Nations (Food & Agriculture Organization) & The City of Quebec, QC (Collaboration w. Francois Hebert& Richard Purdy)

1992     The Music of the Spheres, large-scale, permanent exterior sculpture; Centre Hospitalier de St-Eustache, QC (Collaboration w. Richard Purdy)


2016     In the Shadow of Home, An Artist’s Journey in A New Land. Life Rattle Press, Toronto ON

1995     Enigmatico (documentary film), National Film Board of Canada, Toronto ON


2018     Canada Council Travel Grant – for MART exhibition, Italy

2015     Residency – La Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris FR

2001     Canada Council “A” Grant

1997     Canada Council “B” Grant


Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa ON

Dirstein Robertson Ltd., Toronto ON

D & E Lake Ltd., Toronto ON

Musée des Religions du Monde, Nicolet QC

Private Collections


Dault Gary Michael, The Irony of (really) big expectations, The Globe and Mail, 2004

Dault Gary Michael, These doors of reverence are truly eye-opening, The Globe and Mail, 2002

Armstrong John, Rapprochement, C Magazine 2000

Dault Gary Michael, Through the doors of perception, The Globe and Mail, 1999

Jordan Betty Ann, Art review, Where Magazine, 1999

Dault Gary Michael, Hurled form the Giant’s Table Canadian Architect, 1998

Gopnik Blake, A modern take on ancient architecture, The Globe and Mail, 1998

Carrier Martin,  Review, Parachute, 1996

Koh Germaine, Geography of Desire, C Magazine, 1995

King Alan, Forget the title- the show has stunning sculpture, The Citizen, Ottawa 1995

Girling Oliver, Ay Carmelo, Eye 1994

Sutton Don, In Good Hands, The Toronto Star, 1993

Peter O’Brian, Review, C Magazine, 1991

Taylor Kate, About Art, Globe and Mail, 1991

Sharp Daniel, Keeping Faith, Exhibition catalogues, 1988

Mays John Bentley, Young Shepherd’s Vision, The Globe and Mail, 1987

Lypchuk Donna, Carmelo Arnoldin, Vanguard, 1986

Beele Nancy, Immigrant’s images marked by power, vulnerability, The Citizen Ottawa 1985

Hume Christopher, Remembrance of Things Past, The Toronto Star, 1985

Allen Karyn, Rehearsal: Many Artists, Many Clues 1978


2004     “Project Mille.” Museum of Civilization, Ottawa ON

2003     “Project Mille.” Kunsthalle Erfurt, Erfurt DE

2000     “Project Mille.” Univesity of Toronto at Missisauga, Mississauga ON

1999     “Project Mille.” Koffler Gallery, Toronto ON

1998     “Project Mille.” Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mississauga ON

1995     “Project Mille.” Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa ON

1994     “Looking at Art.” Italian Trentin Club, Toronto ON

1992     Sheridan College, Oakville ON

1991     “Influences, Art and Emigration.” Trento, Italy

1989     “Churches of the Millennium.” Gallery Oboro, Montreal QC

1980     “Paper As A Sculpture Medium.” East York Public School Board: Artist In Schools Program, Toronto, ON


2019     Year of the Unicorn, novel

2016     In the Shadow of Home, (autobiographical fiction)