Timeline

1929
Born in Toronto Canada
1970
Professor of Advanced Film, Yale University
1982
Order of Canada
1988
Visiting Professor, Princeton University
1995
Chevalier de l'ordre des arts et des lettres, France
1996
Visiting Professor, l'Ecole Nationale de la Photographie, Arles France
1997–1998
Visiting Artist/Professor, le Fresnoy, Tourcoing France
2001
Visiting Artist/Professor, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris
A major solo exhibition of Michael Snow’s photo, holographic and projection works was held at the Centre Pompidou, Paris in 2002-2003. The exhibition coincided with a continuous film retrospective of his work and the release of Snow’s interactive DVD-rom, Digital Snow (an encyclopedia of his work), a solo piano concert, and the launch “Des écrits“ a book of his collected writing. A second exhibition, at the Sorbonne University Gallery of Video Fields, a new projection installation, was held to coincide with the Centre Pompidou exhibition.
In, January 2003, Snows recent film *Corpus Callosum won the Los Angeles Film Critics Award. Speaking of the film in the Village Voice, J. Hoberman stated: “Rich with new possibilities, *Corpus Callosum heralds the advent of the next [film era]. Whatever it is, it cannot be too highly praised.”
In June 2002. Snow exhibited Sound Works at Galerie Klosterfeld, Berlin, and showed Waiting Room, an installation, at Kunstwerke, Berlin. A complete retrospective of his book works appeared at Galerie Barbara Wien, Berlin, as well as a concert by Snow with CCMC.
Retrospectives of Michael Snow’s painting, sculpture, photoworks and holography have been presented at the Hara Museum (Tokyo). Retrospectives of his films have appeared at the Cenémathèque Francaise (Paris), Anthology Film Archives (New York) and L’Institut Lumière (Lyons). In 1994, a retrospective of his work in all media was held simultaneously at the Power Plant and the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto. A retrospective of his photoworks 1962-99 was presented at the Palais des Beaux Arts (Brussels) and traveled to the Centre national de la photographie (Paris) and Mamco and Saint-Gervais (Geneva). Additional retrospective exhibitions have been mounted at the Vancouver Art Gallery and the Musée d’art contemporain (Montreal).
Solo and group shows of his visual-arts works have been presented at museums and galleries in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Berlin, Bonn, Boston, Brussels, Kassel, Los Angeles, Lucerne, Lyons, Minneapolis, Montreux, Munich, New York, Ottawa, Paris, Pittsburgh, Quebec City, Rotterdam, San Francisco, Toronto and elsewhere.
Michael Snow has executed several public sculpture and commissions, the most well known being Flight Stop at Eaton Centre and The Audience at Skydome, both in Toronto.
He has received numerous awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship (1972) the Order of Canada (1982) and the first Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts (2000) for cinema.
His most recent New York appearance was in the exhibition Into the Light: The Projected Image In American Art 1964-1977, at the Whitney Museum.

Exhibitions

2005
Stillness, Film and Media Gallery, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (solo)
2004
Michael Snow: Powers of Two, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2002
Michael Snow: Selections from the Spectrum, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki (solo)
2002
Sunset & Close-Up, Moore Gallery, Toronto (solo)
2002
Instant Snow, exhibition and film retrospective, Centre Georges- Pompidou, Paris (solo)
2002
Video Fields, salle d’expositions, Paris Université 1, Paris (solo)
2002
Corpus Callosum, a 2-week run at Film Forum, New York (solo)
2002
Waiting Room, Kunst-Werke, Berlin (solo)
2002
Hearing Aid, Sound Works 1970-2002, Galerie Klosterfelde, Berlin (solo)
2002
Bookworks and Catalogues, Barbara Wien Gallery, Berlin (solo)
2002
Video Fields, Canada House, London; England (solo)
2002
Michael Snow almost Cover to Cover, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol (solo)
2002
Early Snow, Moore Gallery, Toronto (solo)
2002
That/Cela/Dat, White Box, New York N.Y. (solo)
2002
Couple, video installation, SAW Gallery, Ottawa (solo)
2001
Michael Snow almost Cover to Cover, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, UK
2001
Early Snow, Moore Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2001
That/ Cela/ Dat, White Box, New York
2001
Couple, video installation, SAW Gallery, Ottawa, Canada
2000
Snow Alert, White Box, New York N.Y. (solo)
1999
Panoramique: Oeuvres photographiques & films/Photographic Works & Films 1962-1999, Bruxelles: Société des Expositions du Palais des Beaux-Arts (solo)
1998
Transparenté, La Ferme du Buisson, Noisiel (France) (solo)
1998
Redifice, Centre Culturel Canadien, Paris (solo)
1997
Stux Gallery, New York (solo)
1995
Michael Snow: Works from the Collection of the National Gallery of Canada, Musée d'Art Contemporain, Montreal (solo)
1994
Light, Surface and Sound, Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver (solo)
1993
S.L. Simpson Gallery, Toronto (solo)
1992
Galerie Claire Burrus, Paris, France (solo)
1992
San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco (solo)
1988
Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (solo)
1988
#720 (Thanks to Robert Crumb), Ruine der Künste, Berlin (solo)
1986
The Isaacs Gallery, Toronto (solo)
1986
The Spectral Image, Expo '86, Vancouver (solo)