Therese Bolliger

Born in Switzerland, Bolliger studied at the Schools of Visual Art in Berne and Basel

before moving to Canada in the  early 70’s. She has taught in the Visual Art Department of the University of Guelph and at the Ontario College of Art and Design

University. She was a longstanding faculty member in the Art and Art History Program, a collaborative program between Sheridan (Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning) and the University of Toronto at Mississauga, where she taught senior level drawing and sculpture courses.


Bolliger’s work has been shown in exhibitions throughout Canada and internationally. Recent exibitions include: Ueberzeichnen: Von Basel Aus, Kunsthaus Baselland, Switzerland; Four Echoes, Oakville Galleries; The Cold City Years, The Power Plant Contemporary Gallery, Toronto; Diagnosis, Gallery/Stratford; Mask and

Metamorphosis, Art Gallery of Hamilton; ellipsis, The Koffler Gallery, Toronto and Hartnett Gallery, University of Rochester; The Word in Contemporary Canadian Art,

Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art Toronto; Cutting Edge, ARCO, Madrid; Volatile Body/Volatile Language, Cold City Gallery, Toronto; Canada House Art Gallery, London, England.


Bolliger’s work is included in the collections of the Government of Ontario; Hart House, University of Toronto; Kamloops Art Gallery; Sheridan, Oakville; University of Lethbridge; St.Michael’s College, University of Toronto and Oakville Galleries as well as many private collections.


Bolliger is the recipient of Canada Council and Ontario Arts Council grants.