"Walter Redinger lived his live tenaciously. Born, raised and lived in rural Southwestern Ontario, his spirit and body, like many in the community, have been shaped by the toil, the isolation, extreme weather, the close family bonds and the relationships between people and the land that characterize a rustic lifestyle. His artistic career propelled him on the national and international stage. Redinger is not interested at all in the less than extraordinary middle zones that exist between revelatory experience and abject physicality." David Liss, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art


Walter Redinger (1940-2014) is one of Canada’s preeminent sculptors during the late 1960s and 70s. Born in Wallacetown, Redinger grew up on a tobacco farm and would spend most of his life living in South Western Ontario. Represented by Isaacs Gallery in Toronto he had his first one man show in 1963 and was an active sculptor of more than 40 years.

Walter Redinger is best known for his large organic fibreglass sculptures and fearless drawing. His sculptural forms are primal, highly personal, unrestrained and visceral. His most recent major solo exhibition “Return to the Void” at MOCCA in Toronto & Museum London in London, included his monumental “The Ghost Ship”, a 42 foot long organic sculpture made of fibreglass and wood which took over 20 years to complete.

Redinger has exhibited in prestigious galleries, museums and public spaces across Canada and in various places around the world as well as representing Canada at the Venice Biennale in 1972. His work can be found in the collection of the National Gallery of Canada, Art Gallery of Ontario and Art Gallery of Hamilton.


A two part video on the work of Walter Redinger


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Walter Redinger

June 10 — July 8, 2023