Shelley Adler is a contemporary Canadian painter, with a studio in Toronto. Known primarily for her figure painting and portraits, Shelley attended the Edinburgh College of Art, has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from York University, and a Masters of Fine Arts from Boston University.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2021
Idols, Lovers and Muses, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto
2017
Inks, Evans Contemporary, Peterborough
5 Women, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto
2016
Studies, Madison Gallery, La Jolla, California
2015
Perspectives, Madison Gallery, La Jolla, California
2014
Body Language, Metivier Gallery, Toronto
2012
Picture Day, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto
2009
Ambivalent History, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto
2008
Gender This, Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York
2006
Shelley Adler, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto
2002
New Work, State Gallery, Vancouver
2000
Shelley Adler, Loop Gallery, Toronto
1994
Works on Paper, Here and Now Gallery, Toronto
New Work, Samuel J Zacks Gallery, York University, Toronto

Selected Group Exhibitions

2020
XX, Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary
This Sacred Vessel (pt 2), Arsenal Contemporary, New York
2019
Black (A Group Show), Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary
2018
The Big Picture, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto
About Time, Galerie Jochen Hempel, Berlin
Women’s Show, Miller Gallery, Cincinnati
2017
Summer Group Show, Miller Gallery, Cincinnati
2016
About Face, Metivier Gallery, Toronto
2015
The Nude Polaroids, Galerie St. Laurent + Hill, Ottawa
2014
Women Painting Women, J. Cacciola Gallery, New York
The Nude Polaroids, Glenhyrst Art Gallery, Brantford
2013
Chroma, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto
Four Portrayals, J. Cacciola Gallery, New York
2012
Recent Work, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto
60 Painters, Humber Arts and Media Studios, Toronto
2011
Eat Drink Man Woman, Art Gallery of Mississauga
Carnival, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto
Pulp Friction, Intellectual Property, Toronto
2008
Carte Blanche Volume 2: Painting, MOCCA, Toronto
The Figure, Sarah Myerscough Gallery, London, UK
2006
Home/Representation, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto
Making Room, Heather Nicol Production, Toronto
Paint Jam, Dyan Marie Projects, Toronto
2005
Group Show, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto
Anonymous, Loop Gallery, Toronto
2004
Just Enough to Tickle, Drabinsky Gallery, Toronto
2003
Face Paintings, Loop Gallery, Toronto
Group Show, Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge
Group Show, State Gallery, Vancouver
2002
Making Faces, Loop Gallery, Toronto
2001
Great Lakes, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto
Headspace, Blackwood Gallery, Mississauga
2000
Meat, Gallery 418, Montreal
1999
Meat, 107 Church St, Toronto
1998
Canadian Shield, 87 Wade Ave, Toronto
1997
Circa 1997, 371 Wallace Ave, Toronto
Group Show, Blackwood Gallery, Mississauga
Group Show, Meg Gallery, Toronto
1995
Strachan Project, Strachan Ave, Toronto