Martin Golland was born in Montpellier, France in 1975 and has lived in Turkey, Puerto Rico, Miami, and Toronto before moving to Ottawa. Golland received his MFA from the University of Guelph (2006) and his BFA from Concordia University (1998). Golland has exhibited nationally and internationally. Solo exhibitions include Arcadia, Birch Contemporary (2014); Projection, Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran, Montreal, (2013); The Archivist’s Etagere at Birch Libralato, Toronto (2012); DARK TOWN at the Felix Ringel Galerie, Dusseldorf (2007); What is said and what is meant at the MacDonald Stewart Art Center in Guelph (2006) and Haven at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (2004). Group exhibitions include Human Nature at the Carleton University Art Gallery (upcoming April 2015) and Imaging Disaster at Museum London (2013). He has received the prestigious Honorable Mention Prize at the 11th Annual RBC Painting Competition; exhibited in various museums and galleries across Canada, including the National Gallery of Canada, the Power Plant Toronto, the Musée D’art Contemporain in Montreal, and the Contemporary Art Gallery in Vancouver. Recent publications include the 2012 catalog “Lush Life: The Painting World of Martin Golland” with an essay by critic James D. Campbell. Golland is an Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa.