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403 Rte 970

Baie Verte NB E4M 1N6 Canada

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1974-79  MOME Budapest, Hungary, Degree in Textile Art and Design



2021       Anna Torma: Permanent Danger, Art Gallery of Guelph and Owens Art Gallery, 

               Sackville, NB


2020       Anna Torma: Permanent Danger, Curator: Sarah Quinton, Textile Museum of Canada,

               Toronto, ON


2019       Gardens and Beasts, with David Zsako, UNB Art Centre, Fredericton, NB

               Anna Torma: Recorded Cargo, Gallery Laroche/Joncas, Montreal, QE


2018       Book of Abandoned Details, Curator: Shauna Thompson, Esker Foundation, Calgary,AB                                                                               


2015      Anna Torma: Tangled, L.A.Pai Gallery, Ottawa, ON

              Liens de Sang, with Balint Zsako, Galerie Robert Poulin, Montreal, QE

              Anna Torma: Habitat, Gallery Page and Strange, Halifax, NS


2014      [becoming] The Logic of Memory, installation, Hamilton Artist's Inc, Hamilton, ON

             Anna Torma: Bagatelles, Karsh-Masson Gallery, Ottawa, ON

             Bagatelles and Other Layers,   StFX University Art Gallery, Antigonish, NS


2013      Anna Torma: Multiple Narratives, Curator: Stefano Catalani, BAM, Seattle,WA

              New embroideries, L.A.Pai Gallery, Ottawa, ON


2012      Anna Torma: Bagatelles, installation, Curator: Peter Larocque, New Brunswick

              Museum, St John, NB and Galerie Montcalm, Quebec City, QE


2011      Encyclopaedia Domestica, Curator: Iga Janik, Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge, ON


2010      Transverbal, Galerie d'art d'Outremont, Montreal, QE


2007      Entering the Garden, Curator: Ingrid Jenkner, MSVU Art Gallery, Halifax, NS

              Studio Installation, McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC


2006      Entering the Garden, Curator: Sarah Knelman, Art Gallery of Hamilton,      

              Hamilton, ON


2005      Draw Me a Garden, SPIN Gallery, Toronto, ON

              Life Samplers, Curator: Glenn Alison, Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Thunder Bay, ON


2004      Thorough the Eye of the Needle, Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, NB


2003      Recent Works, Deak Collection, Szekesfehervar, Hungary


2002      Embroideries, Vigado Gallery, Budapest, Hungary


2001      Solo Show, Prime Gallery, Toronto, ON


2000      ReDoRePair-ReConstruct, Curator: Rhona Wenger, Grimsby Public AG, Grimsby, ON


1998      White Water Gallery Show, North Bay, ON

              Homer Watson Gallery Show, Kitchener, ON


1997      Solo Show, Prime Gallery, Toronto, ON


1996      Anna Torma:Notes and Visions, Curator: Allison Ferris, JMKAC, Sheboygan, WI

              Solo Show, Szombathelyi Keptar, Szombathely, Hungary


1995      The Craft Gallery Show, OCC Gallery, Toronto, ON

              The Burlington Art Centre Show, Burlington, ON


1994       Hammer Gallery Show with I. Zsako, Hamilton, ON


1990       The Spectator Gallery Show, Hamilton, ON


1985       Ferencvarosi Pincetarlat, Budapest, Hungary


1984       Pesterzsebeti Muzeum Exhibit with I. Zsako, Budapest, Hungary



2021       A Temple Most August, Clint Roenisch Gallery, Toronto, ON

               Abstrus, Galerie Laroche/Joncas, Montreal, QE

              ONLINE: Maison ModeleIII: House of Heartbreak, Centre Clark, Montreal, QE


2020      Fairytails, curated by Anne Koval, Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, NB

              Governor’s General Award Exhibition, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, AB


2019      Gardens, Beasts and Warriors 3 person, The Andrew&Laura McCain Art Gallery,

              Florenceville, NB

              Les histoires necessaries/Instrumental Stories, Galerie d’art Louise-et-Reuben-Cohen

              Moncton, NB

              How far do you travel? Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC

              Papier  with Gallery Laroche/Joncas Montreal, QE

              Imagined Realities, 4 person, Galerie Marie Laure Fleisch, Brussels, Belgium

              Breaching Borders, 16th Tapestry Triennial, Central Museum of Textiles, Lodz, Poland


2018      Lost Threads, Touchstone  Nelson Museum of Art, Nelson, BC 

              Fait main/Hand Made, Musee National des Beaux-arts du Quebec, Quebec City, QE

              Art Toronto with Gallery Laroche/Joncas


2017      I. Canadaian Craft Biennial, AGB, Burlington, ON

              II. Textile Biennial,   Kunststitching Perspectief, Haacht, Belgium

              Assembled, 3 person,  Dieppe Cultural Centre, Moncton, NB                                                                


2016      Singular Mythologies, 3 person, Galerie 1700 La Poste, Montreal, QE

              Contemporary Textile Collection II. Idea Exchange, Cambridge, ON 

              10th Textile Biennial, Snyderman-Works Galleries, Philadelphia, PA

              Attachment, MODEM, Debrecen, Hungary

              NB Art Bank Exhibition, UMMA, Bangor, ME


2015      Writing Topography, Marion McCain Exhibition of Contemporary Canadian Art

              Curator: Corinna Ghaznavi, Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, NB


2014      Domesticity, Curator: Stephanie Buchmann, Jason McCoy Gallery, New York, NY

              Hibernus: RCA Members Show, John B.Aird Gallery, Toronto, ON

              CHAC Show, Gallery on the Bay, Hamilton, ON

              Writing and Object, Galerie Handwerk, Munich, Germany


2013      Paper, Gallery Page & Strange, Halifax, NS

              Stitch, Carmelclooster Drachten, TheNetherlands

              Modern Masters: International Trade Fair with Galerie Handwerk, Munich, Germany


2012      PaperDoll, Curator: Anne Koval, Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, NB  and Mendel Art    

              Gallery, Saskatoon,SK

              Soft, Curator: Ingrid Jenkner,  MSVU Art Gallery,Halifax, NS

              Secrets and Stories, Curator: Andrea Bacal, Visions ArtMuseum, San Diego, CA

              CHAC Exhibit, Curator: Judith Klugerman, Gallery Montcalm, Ottawa, ON

              Inaugural exhibition for new RCA members, Christina Parker Gallery, St John's, NF

              Nadelwerke, Curator: Elisabeth Bosch, Galerie Handwerk, Munich, Germany

              From Lausanne to Beijing, 7th International Fiberart Biennale, Nantong, China

              Material Connections, Curator: Stanzie Toth, Lonsdale Gallery, Toronto, ON


2011      Rijswijk Textile Biennial 2011, Museum Rijswijk, The Netherlands

              Five Continents: Tournai Triennial, Tournai, Belgium


2010      13th Triennial of Textiles, Lodz, Poland

              Regard…Strathbutler 20th Anniversary Exhibition,St John’s Museum, St.John, NB

              La Peau de l'Ours Anniversary Exhibition,Maison de la Culture Frontenac, Montreal,QE

              Sur le Fil, Musee de l' Objects, Blois, France

              Sky and Earth with I. Zsako, Pecs, Hungary


2009      Sur le Fil, Maison Folie Wazemmes, Lille and Musee International des Arts Modestes

              Sete, France

              Cut 25years International Textile Art in Graz, Invitational Anniversary Exhibition,

              Raiffeisenhof, Graz, Austria

              Re:InSitu, Canadian Hungarian Artist Collective Invitational Exhibition,

              MuveszetMalom, Szentendre and Keszthely, Hungary   

              The 3rd Triennial of Textile Art, Szombathely, Hungary

              Torma-Zsako Show, 3 person, Wilde Gallery, Berlin, Germany



2008      The Needle, The Paintbrush and The Knife, The Proposition, NYC, 3 person

              The New Art of Sewing, Curator: Ann Keister, Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI

              The Fine Art of Drawing, Curator: Stephanie Tessin, MFA Florida State University,

              Tallahassee, FL

              Fables, Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery, London, UK with Balint and Istvan Zsako

              Dia-Logue 6th International Textile Art Triennial, Tournai, Belgium


2007       Blues, Curator: Roxane Shaughnessy, Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto, ON

               Stitches: An Invitational Exhibit of Fiber Art, Curator: Anne Gouchenour,

               Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AK

               Group Show, Curator: Ce Scott, McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC

               Just My Imagination, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, AB

               Group Show, Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris, France

               Materialize Curator: Beth M. Biggs, Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, NB


2006       Reflections: Canada-Hungary, Curator: Joyce Millar, Stuart Hall Art Gallery,

               Montreal, QE and Pier 21 Art Gallery, Halifax, NS

               Just My Imagination, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK, Art Gallery of Algoma,

               Sault Ste Marie, ON and Illingworth- Kerr Gallery, Calgary, AB


2005      Just My Imagination, Art Gallery of Windsor, MOCCA Toronto and Dalhousie Art

              Gallery, Halifax, NS

              Accent, Curator: Nora Levai, Ujlipotvarosi Galeria, Budapest, Hungary

              NB Art Bank Acquisitions, GAUM Centre, Moncton, NB                                                      


2004      Metaphase: family installation with Balint, David and Istvan Zsako, Struts Gallery,

              Sackville, NB and You Me Gallery, Hamilton, ON            

              Just My Imagination, Curators: Kim Moodie, David Meritt, Museum London, ON       

              NB Art Bank Acquisitions, UNB Art Centre, Fredericton


2003      Torma-Zsako Exhibit with I. Zsako, Carnegie Gallery, Dundas, ON

              Memory Show,, curator: Susan Taber-Avila, San Francisco, CA

              Art of the Stitch Biennial, London and Birkenhead, UK


2002      Textiles for 2002, Center Galleries, Detroit, MI


2001      Fiberart International, Pittsburgh, PA

              Art of The Stitch, Mall Galleries, London and Williamson Art Gallery, Birkenhead, UK

              Duologue with I. Zsako, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, ON


2000      Enchanted Threads, 3 person, Curator: Dawn White Beatty, BAC, Burlington, ON

              Pelican Gallery Show, 2 person, Szekesfehervar, Hungary

              Material Memory, Curator: Carol Podedworny, NAC Gallery, St. Catharines, ON

              Blue Show, Slusser Gallery, U of MI, Ann Arbor, MI

              Women’s Art in Hungary 1960-2000, Curator: Dr Katalin Keseru, Museum Ernst,

              Budapest, Hungary


1999      The 6th International Textile Competition, Kyoto, Japan


1997      Gallery Duna Show, with I. Zsako, Budapest, Hungary

              Public Hanging, Jackson Square Mall, Hamilton, ON


1996       “1996” Curator: Ihor Holubitzky, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, ON

               Fancy, Curators: Sarah Quinton and John Armstrong, Museum for Textiles, Toronto, ON


1995      Quilt National, American Museum of Quilts and Textiles, San Jose, CA                           


1989      Skin and Bones, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, ON

               2nd International Triennial for Textiles, Tournai, Belgium                                                                                 


1987      Group Show, Palazzo Falconeri, Rom, Italy                                                                                                                                                      


1986      Laufer, Mucsarnok, Budapest, Hungary

              Textures, Exhibition of Minitextiles, Bibliotheque Nationale, Luxembourgh



2019      Beasts and Gardens, 2 person exhibit, UNB Art Centre, Fredericton, NB


2017      Assembled, 3 person exhibit at Dieppe Cultural Centre, Moncton, NB


2010      Re:In Situ, CHAC exhibition at StJohn Arts Centre, St John, NB


2009      Re:In Situ, CHAC exhibition at MuveszetMalom, Szentendre, Hungary

              Torma-Zsako Show, Struts Gallery, Sackville, NB, Wilde Gallery, Berlin,

              Germany and Trinity Gallery, St john, NB


2008      Fables, Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery, London, England


2004      Metaphase, YouMe Gallery, Hamilton, ON



2020      Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts, Saidye- Bronfman Prize


2018      Explore and Create Canada Council for the Arts

              International Residencies, Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation


2016      Travel Grant, NB Arts Board


2015      Creation Grant, NB Arts Board


2014      Lieutenant-General’s Award for High Achievement in Visual Arts


2013      Fine Craft: Long-Term Grants to Artists, Canada Council for the Arts


2012      Member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts

              Creation Grant, NB Arts Board

              Award of Excellence, from Lausanne to Beijing,7th Fibre Art Biennale, Nantong, China


2010      Creation Grant, NB ArtsBoard

              Travel Grant, Canada Council for the Arts


2009      Creation Grant, NB Arts Board

              Travel Grant to Graz and Budapest, NB Arts Board


2008      Strathbutler Award

              City of Tournai Prize, Dia-Logue, Tournai, Belgium


2006      Untitled Art Award, Toronto, Finalist

              A grant, NB Arts board

              Honorary Member, Canadian-Hungarian Artist Collective

              International Residency Program, Paris Studios Grant, Canada Council for the Arts


2005      Saidye-Bronfman Award, Shortlist


2004      Travel Grant to London, UK, Canada Council for the Arts

              Creation-Production Grant, Canada Council for the Arts

              Creation Grant, NB Arts Board


2002      Creation-Production Grant, Canada Council for the Arts

              Chalmers Art Fellowship, Ontario Arts Council


2001      Travel Grant to Textile Workshop Kecskemet, HU, Canada Council for the Arts


1998      Craft Grant, Ontario Art Council

              B Grant, Canada Council for the Arts


1997      Travel Grant to Budapest, HU, Canada Council for the Arts


1996      B Grant, Canada Council for the Arts


1995      Craft Grant, Ontario Art Council

              Mary Diamond Butts Embroidery Award                                                                  


1994      Most Creative Work Award, Patchwork International, Chassy en Morvan, France

              Grand Prize, 13th Textile Biennial, Szombathely, HU

              Travel Grant to Belgium, Canada Council for the Arts

              Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation Grant


1992      First Prize, Insights, Wellington County Museum, Fergus, ON


1991      Best of Show, Fibre Fireworks, Ontario Regional Art & Historical Museum, London, ON


1989      Guild Award, Designer Craft, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, ON


2018      Artist Talk and Workshop, Esker Foundation, Calgary, AB


2015      Artist Talk, Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, NB


2014      About Bagatelles, Artist talk, Ottawa City Hall Art Gallery, Ottawa, ON


2013      Prints incorporated, lecture on recent works at ACAD, Calgary, AB


2012      Visiting Artist, Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB

              Lecture on Bagatelles, New Brunswick College of Art and Design, Fredericton, NB


2009      Visiting Artist, Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, Corner Brook, NF

               Workshop and artist talk, NSCAD University, Halifax, NS


2007      Workshop and artist talk, McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC


2006      Workshop and artist talk, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, AB

              Artists talk, Ontario College of Art & Design, Toronto, ON


2005      The Embroidery Project in Luxembourg, artist talk, Concordia University, Montreal, QE


2004      Workshop and artist talk, Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB


2002      Artist talk and critiques, NSCAD, Halifax, NS


2001      Workshop and artist talk, Ontario College of Art &Design, Toronto, ON               


1999      Instructor, Burlington Arts Centre, Burlington, ON


1997      Artist talk, Sheridan College, Oakville, ON

              Notes and Visions, artist talk, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, ON


1995      Tradition and change in embroidery, artist’s talk, Burlington Arts Centre, Burlington, ON

              Textile Drawings, artist talk, The Craft Gallery and Museum for Textiles, Toronto, ON

              Canadian Textile Art, artist talk, 11th International Textile Symposium, Graz, Austria                 



2018      Self Directed A.I.R in France and Italy,  Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation Grant


2015      Quilt en Sud, invited artist, Biarritz, France


2014      Can Serrat Artist in Residence, El Bruc, Spain


2013      Contextural, self-directed artist in residence at ACAD, Calgary, AB

              Artist in Residence, Workshop and Mentoring Program, organized by the Newfoundland

              and Labrador Craft Council, Woody Point, NF

              Handmade Assembly, Artist talk and workshop, organized by Struts and Owens Art

              Gallery, Sackville, NB


2010      Strathbutler Symposium, NB Museum, St John, NB


2008      Leighton Studios Self-Directed Creative Residency in Banff Centre, Banff, AB

              Materiality+ Meaning, International Fiber Symposium, University of the Arts,

              Philadelphia, PA

              Workshop and Exhibition, Open Sky Creative Society, Fort Simpson, NT


2007      Artist in Residence, 3 months, Mc Coll Center for Visual Arts, Charlotte, NC

              Artist in Residence, 4 months, International Residency Program in Visual Arts,

              Canada Council, Paris, France

              Juror, New Brunswick Arts Board


2005      UNESCO Aschberg Bursary; 2 months residency in Wiltz, Luxembourg

              CHAC- Tantramar Visual Art Symposium, organizer, Baie Verte, NB


2004      Leighton Studios Self Directed Creative Residency, Banff, AB

              Juror, NB Arts Board


2002      Canadian-Hungarian Artist Collective, founding member and co-president         

              New Work Residency, Banff, Alberta


1997     Northern Fibre 2   Invited artist, Boros, Sweden


1995      Juror, Ontario Arts Council, Craft Grant

              Sismographes, Symposium fibres et textiles, Montreal, QE                      

             11th International Textile Workshop and Exhibition, invited artist, Graz, Austria


1994      European Textile Network Conference, Budapest, Hungary                                                                               



2021       Permanent Danger, exhibit catalog

               Anna Torma, review by Earl Miller, Border Crossings Magazine


2020       Anna Torma’s Hand-Sewn Dreams by Lauren Moya Ford, Hyperallergic

               Running with Wolves: Anna Torma’s Rhizomatic Wanderlust by James D. Campbell,

               White Hot Magazine

              A Garden Diary, an essay by Anna Torma, Canadian Art Magazine


2019       Anna Torma at Esker Foundation, exhibit review by Erin Silver, Canadian Art

               Recorded Cargo:les broderies insoumises d’ Anna Torma, Marie-Eve Charron

               Le devoir


2018       Critics’ pics, Lucas Matheson, Artforum Magazine

               Conversations with Anna Torma, mini documentary film by the Esker Foundation

               Fait Main/Hand Made, catalog, Musee National des Beaux-Arts du Quebec

               Top 29 Museum Shows, Artnet news, 2018 summer


2017       Anna Torma: Fairytails, Hey Magazine, Paris, France


2016       Affiliations: Anna Torma’s artistic and mythological sites, catalog essay to Les

               Mythologies Singulieres exhibition by Kirsty Bell

               Anguille sous roche by Brunehilde Larquet, Vie des Arts#244

               Anna Torma: Les Mythologies Singulieres, capsule video by Galerie 1700 La Poste


2015      Writing Topography, catalog, curatorial essay by Corinna Ghaznavi

               Anna Torma: Tangled with Past Tales, catalog, essay by Petra Halkes

              Mixed Grill, exhibit review, Kolaj Magazine #13


2014      Anna Torma: From Narrative Into Uncertainty, catalog essay by Tila Kellman

              Anna Torma’s Bagatelles is a triumph in silk/exhibit review by Peter Simpson, Ottawa

              Citizen, July 23     

              Making Art Feel at Home, exhibit review by Alix Taylor, Hyperallergic, July 23


2011      Bagatelles, catalog, essay by Peter Larocque, Museum New Brunswick, St John, NB

              PaperDoll, catalog, essay by Anne Koval, Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, NB

              Anna Torma's secret garden, exhibit review by Mike Landry, Telegraph Journal, 12/3


2010      Regard, catalog, Museum New Brunswick, St John, NB


2009      Re:InSitu, catalog, CHAC, Montreal, QE

              Anna Torma, portrait,Telegraph Journal, 03/28

              Anna Torma, Istvan Zsako, Balint Zsako, exhibit review, Border Crossings, #112

              Sur le fil, exhibition catalog, Maison Folie Wazemmes, Lille, France


2008      Keeping it in the Family by Balint Zsako, NY Arts Magazine July-Aug


2007      Dialogues in Diversity, book by John K. Grande, Pari publishing

              Materialize: Contemporary Craft in New Brunswick, essay by Beth M. Biggs


2006      Entering the Garden, catalog essay by Anne Koval, AGH, Hamilton, ON 

              Reflexions-Canada-Hungary, essay by J. Millar, Stuart Hall Gallery, Montreal, QE


2005      Just My Imagination, essays by David Liss, Kim Pruesse, Robin Metcalfe, Louise Dery,

               Museum London, London, ON         

              Her patchwork life, exhibit review by Gary Michael Dault, Globe and Mail, Sept. 3


2004      A high fibre riot, exhibit review by Julia Dault, National Post, vol.6 #133

              Beauty in the Beast, by Natalie Matutshovsky Walrus Magazine, June


2002      Anna Torma: Embroideries, catalog, essay by Katalin Keseru, G. Vigado, Budapest, HU


2000      Enchanted Threads, catalog, essay by Gabor Feuer, BAC, Burlington ON                                                            


1999      Fiberarts Design Book Six, Lark Books, USA        


1998      Anna Torma’s embroidery, Fiberarts, vol.25. #2


1996      Anna Torma: Intimate textile drawings, Fiberarts, vol.22


1995      Contemplative scenes of a textile artist  by Elizabeth Kimball, Globe and Mail, April 6.


1994      The Art of Embroidery, book, Cassell, England by Anne Morrell


1991      Fiberart Design Book Four, Lark Books, USA by Nancy Orban



2019     How Far Do You Travel? 6 artists wrapping buses, TransLink and CAG Vancouver

              Different Beasts, book cover for J.R.McConvey stories, Goose Line Edition


2010      UNB Learning Centre, Fredericton, NB, shortlist


2005      Embroidered Wallhanging, community project with mentally handicapped artists in          

              Cooperations, Wiltz, Luxembourgh


1995      Recreation Centre Public Art Project, Hamilton, ON shortlist


1990      Wildflowers of Canada, quilt, commissioned by Sharon Enkin, Toronto, ON



2021       RBC Art Collection, Toronto, ON


2020      Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, NB


2019      Global Affairs Canada, Ottawa, ON


2018      Fidelity Investments, London, England


2017      Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, NB

              AGNS, Halifax, NS


2016      Isabelle de Mevius Private Collection, Montreal, QE


2015      New Brunswick Art Bank, Fredericton, NB


2014      Canada House, London, England


2013      Richard Harris Private Collection, Chicago, IL


2012      New Brunswick Art Bank, Fredericton, NB


2010       Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY

               La Peau de l' Ours Collection, Montreal, QE


2009      Strathbutler Art Collection, St John, NB


2008      New Brunswick Art Bank, Fredericton, NB


2007      Mint Museum of Craft and Design, Charlotte, NC


2006      MSVU Art Gallery, Halifax, NS

              Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AK


2005      Department of Foreign Affairs Fine Art Collection, Ottawa, ON


2004      New Brunswick Art Bank Art Collection, Fredericton, NB


1997      Library and Gallery Textile Art Collection, Cambridge, ON


1992      Ministry of Heritage and Culture Art Collection, Budapest, Hungary


1980      Contemporary Textile Collection, Szombathely, Hungary

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