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Cliff Eyland BFA '82
Cliff Eyland is a painter, writer and a curator. He studied at Holland College, Mount Allison University, and the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Since 1981, he has made paintings, drawings, and notes in a 3" x 5" index card format.

Eyland has shown his work in public and secret installations in art galleries and libraries in Canada, the United States, and Europe. Eyland has had solo shows at the Art Gallery of Ontario, the New School University, the Winnipeg Art Gallery, and the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. In 2003 Eyland was shortlisted for the national RBC/Canadian Art Foundation painting award. Eyland's ongoing installation at the Raymond Fogelman Library at the New School University in New York City was regularly updated from 1997 until 2005. His permanent installation of over 1000 paintings at Winnipeg's Millennium Library opened in 2005.

Eyland has written for Canadian art magazines since 1983. His curatorial work includes nine years as a curator at the Technical University of Nova Scotia, School of Architecture and freelance work for various galleries, Including the Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art in Winnipeg. He is currently an associate professor and director of Gallery One One One at the University of Manitoba School of Art in Winnipeg.

Eyland-02_CE_2008

Installation of acquisitions of the Glenbow Gallery in Calgary at the Nickle Gallery

Eyland-03_CE_2006

mobile or cellphone painting, mixed media on MDF 5"x3"

Eyland-07_CE_2005-09

Detail of a permanent mixed media installation of  1400 file card paintings at Winnipeg's Millennium library.