1970, 2019, edition of 2,
laser cut aluminium, spray paint (37 pieces)

1971, 2019, edition of 2,
laser cut aluminium, spray paint (55 pieces)

1972, 2019, detail, edition of 2,
laser cut aluminium, spray paint
install 1.jpg

Installation View, 2017
Ha Idiots.jpg

Ha! Idiots!, 2016,
digital prints, 2@46 x 61 cm, 1@61 x 46cm
Stupid Learning Tool 1 view 3.jpg

Stupid Learning Tool 1, 2016,
steel, wood, paint, 80 x 75 x 88cm
Literary Asses view 4.jpg

Literary Asses: Agon - (Munari & Midas), 2012,
edition of 3, aluminum leaves, nylon,
spray paint, variable dimensions
install detail 4.jpg

Installation View, 2017
Conjugate the Present Indicative.jpg

Conjugate the Present Indicative, I Am Bored, 2017,
graphite and watercolour on paper, 32.5 x 82 cm
Square Peg install.jpg

Square Peg / Round Hole, 2016,
edition of 3,
randomly sequenced animations
square peg_round hole.jpg

Square Peg / Round Hole, 2016,
edition of 3, randomly sequenced animations
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The Gods taught him neither to dig nor to plough,
nor any other skill, he failed at every craft, 2016,
wood, paint, 198 x 162.5 cm
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The Gods taught him neither to dig nor to plough,
nor any other skill, he failed at every craft, 2016,
wood, paint, 198 x 162.5 cm

He knew many things, but he knew them all badly (counting waves), 2016, UVA inkjet on fabric, custom curtain rod, 731.5 x 289.5 cm

Oysters, Austrians, & Ostriches (Sigmund), 2016,
inkjet on canvas, 250 x 300 cm

Kidnappers Foil, 2014,
multi-screen installation, dimensions variable

From the Home & Garden Section of the New York Times, 2013,
520 ceramic tiles, grout, variable dimensions

Paideia, Lustig, Greek original, Indiscriminate copier, Square of opposition , Les Faux-monnayeurs, &c., &c., 2012, edition of 2,
lenticular print on curved aluminum, 184 x 107 x 17 cm
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Untitled (Franny), 2011, edition of 4,
lenticular print on dibond, 183 x 114.5 cm

Untitled (Franny), 2011, edition of 4,
lenticular print on dibond, 183 x 114.5 cm

Untitled (Walt), 2010, edition of 4,
lenticular print on dibond, 183 x 114.5 cm
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Bouvard and Pécuchet's Invented Desk For Copying - Version Ten, 2010, plywood, aluminum laminate, steel, 76 x 91 x 183 cm

Gareth Long

Gareth Long’s work offers space for a constantly movable host of subjects: copying, seriality, amateurism, translation, and collaboration. Within the artist’s diverse practice, these topics are engaged both as thematic concerns and as methods of production. Interested in questioning and dismantling notions of authorship, Long’s work functions to extend and compact, reframe and refabricate grand narrative through processes of reading, re-reading, and misreading.
born in Toronto
BA, University of Toronto, Toronto
MFA, Yale University School of Art, New Haven, USA


Selected Solo Exhibitions


Delaware Abstract Corporation, Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto
about the exhibition


Less: Meech Boakye and Gareth Long, Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto
about the exhibition


Kidnappers Foil, Blaffer Art Museum, Houston

Let's Look at the Figures, Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto
about the exhibition


What is Work? Is it a HERB?, Super Dakota, Brussels

Square Peg, Round Hole, Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto
about the exhibition


He knew many things, but he knew them all badly, Kate Werble Gallery, New York

Oysters, Austrians, & Ostriches, Galerie Bernhard, Zürich


Kidnappers Foil, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna


From the dilettante's library (with notations), SpazioA, Pistoia, Italy


Literary Asses, TORRI, Paris

Remarks Addressed to an Illiterate Book-Fancier, Kate Werble Gallery, New York

Roman Copies & Copiés Roman, Michael Benevento, Los Angeles


Never Odd or Even, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge

Four Stories, TORRI, Paris


Gareth Long & Liam Gillick: Who Invented the Desk?, The Apartment, Vancouver

Section Man, Kate Werble, New York


Gareth Long: Second, Third, Fourth, Oakville Galleries, Oakville

Selected Group Exhibitions


The Comedies of the Status Quo, Kate Werble Gallery, New York


Upend the Air, The Luminary, St. Louis

A Portrait (for a screenplay) of Beth Harmon, Tenderpixel, London


We Are the Center..., Hessel Museum of Art - Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York

Paint Her to Your Own Mind, Shandy Hall, Coxwold, UK

The Shift, Flat Time House, London


A Zoo for Chris Marker, Tenderbooks, London

AA Bronson's Garden of Earthly Delights, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg

Wayfarers, The Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art, Philadelphia


You Never Read Alone, The Whitechapel Gallery, London

Remake/Remodel, Kate Werble Gallery, New York

Soft Shock, Eli Ping Frances Perkins, New York

Seymour, Centre Européen d'Actions Artistiques Contemporaines, Strasbourg


The Book Lovers, de Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam

Oracular/Vernacular, Marseille Modular Centre d'art de la cité radiieuse (MaMo), Marseille

The Temptation of AA Bronson, Witte de With, Rotterdam

Learn to Read Differently, Northern Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sunderland, UK

Summer Reading, The Hole, New York

Paraphernalia, Telemark Kunstsenter, Skien, Norway

Drawing Biennial 2013, Drawing Room, London

Book Machine (Paris): The Imaginary Library, Centre Pompidou, Paris


TORRI chez/at Klemm's, Klemm's, Berlin

Furniture, Invisible Exports, New York

Read, Look!, The Emily Harvey Foundation, New York


il gatto è sul tavolo/the cat is on the table, SpazioA, Pistoia

One Day Will Come, University of Tasmania, Hobart

Books on Books, Swiss Institute, New York

Book Report, Bank of America Center, Houston

Wish You Were Here, Adds Donna, Chicago

Everything Must Go, Casey Kaplan Gallery, New York

Sobey Art Award 2011 Ontario Long List, Oakville Galleries, Oakville

Funhouse, Western Bridge, Seattle

We Are Grammar, Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York

Invocations of the Blank Page, Spike Island, Bristol; NICC, Antwerp


Nights of Skoob Sadness & The Illustrated Dictionary of Received Ideas, Flat Time House, London

Meer, Voorkamer, Lier

The Perverse Library, Shandy Hall, Coxwold

After Image, School 33 Art Center, Baltimore


Booksmart, Okay Mountain Gallery, Austin

Learn To Read Art: A History of Printed Matter, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, New York

Seven in One! Seven in One-Third!!, Kate Werble Gallery, New York

Learn To Read Art: A History of Printed Matter, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany

Beauty Underfoot, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn


Salad Days III, Artists Space, New York


Without Border IV: Play, Fast Forward, Rewind, University of Maine, Orono

Coercive Atmospheres, d.u.m.b.o. Arts Center Gallery, Brooklyn

First Look II, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekshill


Espace/Temps, Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, Montréal

FrameWork 2/24

by Yasmin Nurming-Por (essay)

Susan Hobbs Gallery, February 2024

read (pdf)

Less — Gareth Long & Meech Boakye

by Liam Mullen (review)

C Magazine, 25 September 2022

visit (cmagazine.com)

FrameWork 3/22

by Parker Kay (essay)

Susan Hobbs Gallery, March 2022

read (pdf)

FrameWork 7/20

by Zach Seely (essay)

Susan Hobbs Gallery, July 2020

read (pdf)

Gareth Long Puts a Spotlight on the Grift of Local Entertainment–and Dabbles in It, Too

by Sean J. Patrick Carney (review)

Art In America, 7 February 2020

visit (www.artnews.com)

Gareth Long Revisits the Greatest Cinematic Con Job You’ve Never Heard Of

by William Harris (review)

Frieze, 10 January 2020

visit (frieze.com)

Art Trip: Gareth Long’s Kidnappers Foil at the Blaffer Art Museum in Houston

by Rosie Prata (review)

The Globe and Mail, 2 December 2019

FrameWork 3/19

by Anna Gallagher-Ross and Jacob Gallagher-Ross

Susan Hobbs Gallery, March 2019

read (pdf)

In Toronto’s Don Valley a Public Art Project Exploring Work, Shelter and Sanctuary

by David Balzer (review)

Frieze, 20 July 2018

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FrameWork 4/17

by Hiba Abdallah (essay)

Susan Hobbs Gallery, April 2017

read (pdf)

Gareth Long's perfect show for our stupid Trump moment

by Murray Whyte (review)

The Toronto Star, 29 March 2017

read (pdf)

Archival Anomaly: An Interview with Gareth Long

by David Balzer (interview)

Canadian Art, 2 January 2015

read (pdf)

Konzeptkunst trifft Castingshow

by Michael Huber (review)

Kurier Austria, 16 November 2014

The Star of his Childhood

by Brigitte Borchhardt-Birbaumer (review)

Wiener Zeitung, 13 November 2014

Repeat Performance: Kidnapper's Foil, (1936-1952/2014)

by Erika Balsom (essay)

Kunsthalle Wien, November 2014

Geliebte, geächtete Kopie

by Anne Katrin Fessler (review)

Der Standard, 13 November 2014

Catalyst Artists

by Charlotte Cosson (review)

Performa Magazine, 30 May 2013

Never Odd or Even

by Erika Balsom, Simon Crtichly, Maria Fusco, Kevin Killian and Frances Loeffler
(exhibition catalogue)

Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, 2012

Rubbing Elbows

by Michael Bilsborough (review)

School of Visual Art: Continuing Education, 23 May 2012

The Book Lover: Gareth Long on art and reading

by Alissa Firth-Eagland (interview)

Canadian Art, Summer 2011

read (pdf)

Gareth Long: Who invented the desk?

by Erika Balsom (essay)

Art & The Public Sphere, December 2011

read (pdf)

Gareth Long: "Section Man" at Kate Werble

by Colby Chamberlain (review)

Artforum, January 2010

read (pdf)

Invocations of the Blank Page @ Spike Island

by Regina Papachlimitzou (review)

Aesthetica Magazine, 17 February 2010

Gareth Long: "Section Man" at Kate Werble Gallery

by Karen Rosenberg (review)

The New York Times, 19 February 2010

read (pdf)

Long's Shot

by Bill Clarke (review)

Magenta, February 2010

read (pdf)


by Andy Campbell (review)

Art Lies, Spring 2010

A Studio Visit with Gareth Long

by Ceci Moss (essay)

Rhizome.org, 25 March 2009

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Gareth Long, Second, Third, Fourth

by Ryan English (review)

C Magazine, Spring 2009

read (pdf)

Downtime at New Year? It's Filled

by Holland Cotter (review)

The New York Times, 31 December 2009

Gareth Long: Second, Third, Fourth

by Alissa Firth-Eagland, AA Bronson and Liam Gillick
(exhibition catalogue)

Oakville Galleries, 2008


by Liam Gillick (essay in exhibition catalogue)

Oakville Galleries, 2008

read (pdf)

Don Quixote

by Jeanne Gerrity (review)

Code Magazine, Spring 2008

Unexpected Translations

by Tyler Coburn (review)

Rhizome.org, 8 June 2008

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Frame by Frame

by Michael Bilsborough (review)

Slash Magazine, Summer 2007

Gareth Long

by Ann Danilevich (review)

Canadian Art, Spring 2006

La video sur grand écran

by Jerome Delgado (review)

La Presse, January 2005