Otino Corsano

Currently lives and works in Toronto, Canada


Master of Fine Arts
Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles

Bachelor of Education
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education University of Toronto

Hon. Bachelor of Arts
University of Toronto

Associate of the Ontario College of Art
Ontario College of Art, Toronto

Selected Solo Exhibitions

July 18 – July 29, 2017
NO Foundation, Toronto

“Banner Year”
Jan 28 – Feb 28 2015
p|m Gallery, Toronto

“Happiness Part 1”
Nov 3 – 26 2011

p|m Gallery, Toronto

“Four Grids”
Sept 11 –Oct 11 2008
p|m Gallery, Toronto

Nov 9 – Dec 1 2007
Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, Toronto

"Still Frames"
Jan 13 – Feb 28 2006
p|m Gallery, Toronto

“White Labels”

Jan 8 – 31, 2003

The Red Head Gallery, Toronto

“memory, loss & recognition”
Oct 10 – 14, 2000
808 Queen Street East, Toronto

“Unseen, Unknown”
Mar 19 - 26, 2000
 Bolsky Gallery, Los Angeles

“Blue Chips (and other accessories)”
Nov 21 - 27, 1999
Bolsky Gallery, Los Angeles

Aug 4 – 15, 1998
Artcore Gallery / Gallery 306, Toronto

Selected Group Exhibitions

“Imago Mundi” 
Aug 29 to Oct 29, 2017
Palazzo Loredan, Venice, Italy

“10: Sharp Centre for Design Anniversary Exhibition”
Nov 27, 2014 – Apr 9, 2015
OCAD University Gallery, Toronto
Curated by Janna Eggebeen
“Gallery Artists” 
Dec 3 – 20, 2014

p|m Gallery, Toronto

With Fiona Ackerman, Anda Kubis, Carly Butler, Pete Smith

“North York Trilogy”
July 2 – Aug 26, 2013
Toronto Centre for the Arts, Toronto
Featured in “Oh Dear” curated Paola Poletto

“Guest Room” 
July 5 – 29, 2012
p|m Gallery, Toronto

Curated by ArtBarrage

Jun 13 – July 14, 2012
Telephone Booth Gallery, Toronto
Curated Paola Poletto

“30 Exhibitions + 13 Art Fairs = New Location” 
Feb 10, 2010

p|m Gallery, Toronto

“DECADE – 10 Years of KM Projects”
Sept 18–Oct 18, 2008
Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, Toronto

“17 Days” 
July 13–29, 2006
p|m Gallery, Toronto

With Rob Waters, Edith Dakovic, Jessica Thompson, Penelope Umbrico, and William Griffiths

“The Betty Asher Project” 
Sept 29–Oct 15, 2005
Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, Toronto 
Collaborative work with Pete Smith

“nothing from nothing” 
Jan 21-Feb 12, 2005
Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, Toronto

With Dean Baldwin, Cecilia Berkovic, Kelly Mark, Mitch Robertson, Michael Klein and Instant Coffee

“Clean Cut” 
Oct 15-Nov 14, 2005
p|m Gallery, Toronto
With artists Joshua Abelow, Mark Licari, Joe Sola, Jeremy Isao Speier

Jun 23–July 20, 2004
Red Head Gallery, Toronto  
Curated by Daniel Baird

May 28–Jun 26, 2004
Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, Toronto 
Collaborative work with Pete Smith

Nov 7–Dec 31, 2004
Harbourfront Centre, Case Studies 
Curated by Patrick Macaulay

“Unframed First Look” 
Jul 24–Aug 2, 2003
Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York

Juried by Ross Bleckner, Peter Halley and Sue Williams

“4 Eyes” 
July 17–27, 2003
Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, Toronto 
Collaborative work with Pete Smith

“DROLL: southern california pastoral”
Sept 5–28, 2002
SOF Art House, Toronto
With Patrick Hill and Joe Sola

“Sony’s Heart Art Awards and Juried Exhibition” 
Sept 2000Sony Center am Potsdamer Platz, Berlin

Patron of Art Awards: Okwui Enwezor

Selected Bibliography

Norris , Elonda,  “Elonda Billera Norris on Otino Corsano” The Benefit of Friends Collected, Ed. Assembly® and Jesse Benson, 2013

Birol, J. C.  ArtSync 2011-2012 Conversations, Blurb, 2012 

Poletto, P.; Toliao L., & Koscielak, Y.  Tel-Talk Tightrope Books, 2012

Ghaznavi, Corinna  
"The Pursuit of Happiness" Exhibition Essay, November 2011

Thompson, Jessica  “SpeedWave” Spacing, Winter-Spring 2007

Dault, Gary Michael  “Pete Smith, Otino Corsano and Tiff Izsa at Katharine Mulherin” The Globe and Mail, July 26, 2003, R10

Simon, Kim  “redheadwhitelables” e-dialogue,
White Labels exhibition catalogue, January 8 – February 1, 2003.

Feuersenger, Carmen “Sony’s Heart – Sony Europe Art Awards Berlin 2000” Exhibition Catalogue, nessbach, haverkamp, lux. 2000, p74

Brancato, Dario “Le opere di tre italocanadesei in mostra a Yorkville” Corriere Canadese, January 15, 1998.

Marano, Christina  “Otino Corsano Lights up Artcore” York Guardian, January 17, 1998, p17

Renzetti, Elizabeth Fast “Davide Pan, Antonietta Grassi and Otino Corsano” Eyetalian Magazine, Winter 1998, p3 Canadian Art, Winter 2002, p22

Forward (Toronto)

Certifications and Awards

• Founding and current member of the Toronto Alliance of Art Critics (TAAC) 

• The Red Head Gallery, Member, Jan 2002 – Apr 2003

• Canada Council Visual Arts – Creation Production Grant, 2001

• Sony’s Heart Art Award – Sony Center am Potsdamer Platz, Berlin, 2000 

• Graduate Marshall – M.F.A. convocation, Otis College of Art, 2000

• Yvonne Segerstrom Scholarship, Otis College of Art, 1999

• McCann-Erickson Tuition Scholarship, Ontario College of Art, 1991 

• George A. Reid Scholarship, Ontario College of Art, 1989