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BIBLIOGRAPHY (click to read)
James Adams, “Can you get away with it? Then it was probably art this year.” Globe and Mail, December 26, 2013.

Leah Sandals, “From Cutting-Edge to Razor-Edge: Why Plasticiens Matter.” Canadian Art Magazine on-line, March 7, 2013.

Richard Rhodes, “John Kissick: Pixel My World.” Canadian Art Magazine on-line, June 21, 2012.

Murray Whyte, “60 Painters shows off Toronto’s dynamic artists.” Toronto Star, May 25, 2012

Abhilasha Singh, “Abstract Paintings: John Kissick at Wilde Gallery.” Art Slant Berlin, April 2, 2011

Liz Wylie, “Kissick’s seething compositions.” Kelowna Capital News, March 29, 2011

Ana Finel Honigman, “Top Ten Berlin Shows: March Metaphysical mash-up: John Kissick: Groovefucker” Saatchi On-line Magazine. March 7, 2011

R.M. Vaughan, “The new rule of cool: Gobs of colour; John Kissick at Leo Kamen Gallery.” Globe and Mail, Toronto. Saturday, January 22, 2011, R9.

Ivan Jurakics, “Ivan Jurakic’s Top Three in 2010: Outstanding in Ontario: John Kissick, A Nervous Decade.” Canadian Art Magazine on-line. December 2010

Peter Smith, “John Kissick: Painter, thinker, scribe.” Canadian Art Magazine. Winter 2010/11. pg. 114

Leah Sandals, “Kissick agitated and appealing.” Regina Post Leader, August 14, 2010

Leah Sandals, “Putting Punk in your Disco.: Questions and Artists: John Kissick” National Post, August 10, 2010

Roald Nasgaard, Liz Wylie and Jason Lahr: John Kissick: A Nervous Decade. Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery Exhibition catalogue. June 17, 2010

Leah Sandals, “Brush to Judgment.” National Post, October 28, 2009.

Pete Smith: “Kissick, Craven, Broadworth: Small is Beautiful.” Canadian Art Magazine on-line, April 23, 2009

Carte Blanche Vol. II: Painting. (Toronto: Magenta Foundation Press, 2009) pg. 254-255

Leah Sandals, “Bringing new zing to King.” National Post, April 19, 2008

Richard Rhodes, “John Kissick: Fever Visions and Abstract Rapture.” Canadian Art Magazine On-Line. April 1, 2008

Roald Nasgaard, Abstract Painting in Canada. (Vancouver: Douglas and McIntyre and the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia: 2007) pgs.349-351

Gary Michael Dault: “John Kissick”. Border Crossings Magazine. September 2007

Helena Wadsley: “Cartographies.” Galleries West Magazine. September 1, 2007

Gary Michael Dault: “Wild painterly joy, framed with irony.” Globe and Mail, Toronto. May 12, 2007

Gary Michael Dault: “John Kissick at Leo Kamen” Globe and Mail, Toronto, October 15, 2005

Pete Smith, “Two exhibitions that didn’t change my life, but did change my week: Even more (as if there weren’t enough) criticism on David Urban and John Kissick.” Samplesize, November 2004

Liz Wylie, “Carnival of Means.” Catalogue essay for the exhibition John Kissick: A Survey of Recent Painting. Macdonald Stewart Art Centre. October 2004.

David Urban, “Painting’s Radiant Array.” Border Crossings Magazine, Autumn 2004

Liz Wylie, “John Kissick at Leo Kamen.” Canadian Art Magazine, September 2004

Gary Michael Dault, “John Kissick at Leo Kamen” Globe and Mail, Toronto, March 13, 2004

John Bentley Mays, “Beyond Overcoming: Notes on Abstract Painting.” C Magazine, Spring 2003

Mary McKenzie, “John Kissick: New Paintings.” Hive Magazine. September 2002

Gary Michael Dault, “The poetry in hot licks and rapturous scumblings.” Globe and Mail, Sept. 14, 2002

Laura Lind, “Supporting the pillars of art.” National Post, Toronto. March 15, 2002

Catherine Osborne, “Having Its Moment”. ArtNews, November 2001

Mark Van Proyen, “Art Criticism: Where’s the Beef?” New Art Examiner, July/August, 2001

Gary Michael Dault, “Rewind: John Kissick.” Canadian Art Magazine, Summer 2001

Gary Michael Dault, “The List: Critics’ Picks.” Globe and Mail, Toronto, Saturday March 28, 2001

Gary Michael Dault, “John Kissick at the Leo Kamen Gallery.” Globe and Mail, Toronto, Sept. 11, 1999

Gary Michael Dault, “Unembarrassed Beauty: John Kissick.” Globe and Mail, Toronto. October 10, 1998

Gillian Mackay, “Widery’s Wondrous Widgets.” Globe and Mail, Toronto. February 14, 1998

Catherine Osborne, “The Front: The Work of John Kissick.” Canadian Art Magazine, December 1997

Gillian Mackay, “Gallery Goings: John Kissick at Leo Kamen.” Globe and Mail, Toronto, Oct. 11, 1997

Donald Brackett, “John Kissick at Leo Kamen” Toronto Life Magazine, October 1997, pg. 44

“Fast-Forward: Fall Exhibitions Toronto” Canadian Art Magazine, September 1997, pg.28

Robert Enright, “The Art of Entrenchment” Border Crossings, Summer 1997, pg.4

“Works of John Kissick speak of Ireland’s violent warfare” Fort Collins Reporter-Herald, March 20, 1997

Richard Yeomans: “Art: Context and Criticism.” International Journal of Art and Design Education. Vol. 14. October 1995. pgs. 326-327

Kathleen Mendus-Dlugos, “John Kissick,” Exhibition catalogue essay, Leo Kamen Gallery, January 1995

Donald Miller “Pittsburgh Biennial Opens,” Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Sept. 11, 1994

Kathy Valdo and Alexander Cook, “The Pittsburgh Biennial,” Art Brut, Issue 5, Sept. 1994

Kathleen Mendus Dlugos, “Painting Like,” New Art Examiner, May 1993, pg.46

Charles Rosenblum, “John Kissick, Harlan Gallery,” New Art Examiner, February 1993, pg.32

Kate Taylor Review of Leo Kamen Exhibition, Globe and Mail, Toronto, January 25, 1993

“John Kissick at Leo Kamen,” CFTO TV News, January 16, 1993

Karen Vacarro, “John Kissick,” 1990 New York Art Review, Edited by Les Krantz.

David Burnett, “Anniversary,” Agnes Etherington Art Centre Exhibition Annual 1990, catalogue essay.