Michael Snow was born in Toronto in 1928. His internationally active practice includes work in sculpture, painting, photography, holography, installation, bookworks, video, film, music and has completed several public commissions. His films are in the collections of several film archives, including Anthology Film Archives in New York City. Snow has received numerous awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship (1972) the Order of Canada (Officer, 1982; Companion, 2007), and the first Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts (2000) for cinema. Snow was made a Chevalier de l'ordre des arts et des lettres, France (1995)
Some recent solo exhibitions include: Sequences at La Virreina, Barcelona (2015); Michael Snow Photo-Centric at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (2014); The Legacy of Wavelength at the Museum of Modern Art, New York (2013); Solo Snow at Galerie de l’UQAM, Montréal (2013); In The Way at the Jack Shainman Gallery, New York (2012); Recent Works at Secession, Vienna (2012); Objects of Vision at the Art Gallery of Ontario (2012).
His films have been presented at festivals in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Korea, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Turkey, United Kingdom and USA, and are in the collections of several film archives, including Anthology Film Archives in New York City, the Royal Belgian Film Archives, Brussels, and the Oesterreichisches Film Museum, Vienna.
Snow’s work is in many collections including Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto), Musée des Beaux-Arts (Montréal), National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa), Vancouver Art Gallery, Museum of Modern Art (New York), Philadelphia Museum of Art, Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo), Centre Georges-Pompidou (Paris), Ludwig Museum (Cologne & Vienna), Tate (London), Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona.
Snow has received numerous awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship (1972) the Order of Canada (Officer, 1982; Companion, 2007), and the first Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts (2000) for cinema. Snow was made a Chevalier de l'ordre des arts et des lettres, France (1995), in 2004 he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Université de Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne. In 2011, he was awarded the Gershon Iskowitz Prize.
A to Z (1956)
New York Eye and Ear Control (1964)
Short Shave (1965)
Standard Time (1967)
One Second in Montreal (1969)
Dripping Water (with Joyce Wieland, 1969)
<----> (AKA Back and Forth) (1969)
Side Seat Paintings Slides Sound Film (1970)
La Région Centrale (1971)
'Rameau's Nephew' by Diderot (Thanx to Dennis Young) by Wilma Schoen (1974)
Breakfast (Table Top Dolly) (1976)
So Is This (1982)
Funnel Piano (1984)
Seated Figures (1988)
See You Later / Au Revoir (1990)
To Lavoisier, Who Died in the Reign of Terror (1991)
The Living Room (2000)
*Corpus Callosum (2002)
Triage (with Carl Brown) (2004)
Puccini Conservato (2008)