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Solo Exhibitions

2003   Spirits of the Earth: Garden Sculptures and Stone Prints, Honen-in Temple, Kyoto, Japan
2003   Sculptures, Stone Prints and Paintings, Gallery Inter-art, Gion, Kyoto, Japan
2003   Stone and Paper, Japan Art Forum, Kyoto, Japan
2003   Stone and Paper–Sculptures and Stone Prints, Gallery APA, Nagoya, Japan
2002   Paintings, Stonecut Prints, Stone Sculptures, Azekura Exhibition Space, Kyoto, Japan
2002   Encounter with Japan–Paintings and Sculptures, Calligrammes Gallery, Ottawa
2002   Stone Sculptures–Stonecut Prints–Paintings, Honen-in Temple, Kyoto, Japan
2001   Stone Sculpture, Maronie Gallery, Kyoto, Japan
2000   A Dialogue with Stone, Art Gallery, Alliance Française, Ottawa

Selected Group Exhibitions

2003   Adaptations and Interventions, invited artist exhibiting with the Ottawa Regional Society of Architects, National Capital                    Commission Information Centre, Ottawa
2002   Artists’ Lamps Exhibition 2002, Japan Art Forum, Kyoto
2002   Kouichi Fine Arts, Osaka Art Fair, Osaka
2000   New Members 2000, Gallery, Canadian Sculpture Centre, Toronto
2000   Sculptor’s Society of Canada Exhibition, Toronto International Art Fair
2000   Go 2 Figure, Gallery, Canadian Sculpture Centre, Toronto
2000   Ingo Hessel: A Stone Sculpture Retrospective 1990-2000 and John Sadler: Recent paintings, Visual Arts Centre,                             Orleans (Ottawa)
2000   Sculptural Horizons II, Sponsored by Galerie Calligrammes at Constitution Square, Ottawa
2000   Works by Gallery Artists, Galerie Calligrammes, Ottawa
2000   Dimensions ‘99: Annual Exhibition of the National Capital Network of Sculptors, Foyer Gallery, Ottawa City Hall
1999   Emerging Sculptors, Sculptor’s Society of Canada, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto
1999   Sculptural Horizons, Sponsored by Galerie Calligrammes at Constitution Square, Ottawa
1998   Dimensions ‘98: Annual Exhibition of the National Capital Network of Sculptors, Foyer Gallery, Ottawa City Hall
1998   Selected Works: Sculptures and Paintings by the National Capital Network of Sculptors, Gallery Telpaz, Kanata,                             Ontario
1998   Summer Exhibition of Work by Gallery Artists, Gallery 7, Toronto


Honen-in Temple, Kyoto
Japan Art Forum, Kyoto
U-Kukan, Kyoto

Honours and Achievements

2000   Biographical entry in Who’s Who in Canada. Toronto: University of Toronto Press
1999   Admitted into the Sculptors Society of Canada


April-May 2003   Artist-in-Residence, U-Kukan, Kyoto

Professional Memberships

Sculptors Society of Canada, Toronto
International Sculpture Center, Hamilton, NJ
The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center, West Rutland, Vermont
National Capital Network of Sculptors, Ottawa
Visual Arts Ontario, Toronto

Media Reviews and Notices

Radio Canada, Chaine culturelle. “Exposition de Ingo Hessel à Galerie Calligrammes, Ottawa” on Aux arts etc., Radio Canada, Chaine culturelle (national radio), November 1, 2002, Marthe Blouin, reviewer.

CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) Radio Two. “A new exhibition of works by Ingo Hessel” on Artscape with Gary Hayes, CBC Radio Two, October 20, 2002.

Gessell, Paul. “Artist switches to medium that’s not so hard” in The Ottawa Citizen, October 20, 2002.

The NEW RO Television. News Six Ottawa (Arts Update). The NEW RO Television, October 17, 2002.

CHUO Radio. Hub Showcase with Alexander Jack, CHUO Radio, October 14, 2002.

Kyoto kyo (Kyoto Today). “Ingo Hessel chôkokuten (Ingo Hessel Exhibition), Honen-in” in Kyoto kyo (Kyoto Today),, July 9-16, 2002.

KBS Television. “Ingo Hessel chôkokuten (Ingo Hessel Exhibition),” KBS Kyoto Television, July 9, 2002.

Awazu, Seijiro. “Inuitto no tamashii zôkei: umi no kokoro, iwayama ishi ni chôkoku (Forms with Inuit spirit: sculpting in rock the spirit of the sea and stony mountains)” in Kyoto Shimbun, December 1, 2001.

“Ingo Hessel chôkokuten (Ingo Hessel Sculpture Exhibition)” in The Kyoto Galleries Federation of Arts Monthly News, December, 2001.

Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. “Ishi no motsu seimeiryoku enerugiiga katarikakeru Ingo Hessel chôkokuten (Dialoguing with the soul and energy of stone: Ingo Hessel sculpture exhibition)” in Culture Canada, Communications and Culture Section, Canadian Embassy, Tokyo, December 2001 /January, 2002.

Kuntz, Edith. “Wenn Steine sprechen (When stones speak)” in Kanada Kurier, November 30, 2000.

Shinhat, Molly Amoli K. “Rocking with Ingo Hessel” in Ottawa X Press, November 16, 2000.

Radio Canada Deux. “John Sadler, Peintre et Ingo Hessel, Sculpteur” on Multimédia, Radio Canada Deux (national radio), May 23, 2000. Marthe Blouin, reviewer.

Rogers Community Television. “Paintings by John Sadler, Sculptures by Ingo Hessel” on The Ticket, Rogers Community Television, Ottawa, May 22-26, 2000. Darrell Matson, producer.

Whiting, Jane. “Art for the home: Artists encourage clients to imagine their purchases outside a sterile gallery setting” in The Ottawa Citizen, May 20, 2000. Reprinted as “Artists prefer to display their work in more home-like setting” in The Vancouver Sun, May 27, 2000, and as “Artists discover home is where the art is: Gallery with home-like setting aids visualization” in The Calgary Herald, July 1, 2000.

Fouchard, Steven. “Hunt Club sculptor given rare honour” in The News-Greenboro/Hunt Club Park; The News-Glebe & Ottawa South; The News-Alta Vista, January 20, 2000.

CBC Radio One. “Area Artist Inducted into Sculptors Society of Canada” on Ken Rockburn’s All in a Day, CBC Radio One, Ottawa, January 10, 2000.

CBC Radio Two. “New Works by Sculptor Ingo Hessel on View at Ottawa City Hall” on The Arts Report, CBC Radio Two (national), December 23, 1999. Sandra Abma, reporter.

Singer, Zev. “Art for discussion’s sake: The unveiling of a sculpture at the U.S. Embassy has stirred artists” in The Ottawa Citizen, September 30, 1999.

The Ottawa Citizen. “Venus, Satan and friends star in show by 16 artists” in The Ottawa Citizen, April 17, 1999.

Roston, Margo. “Art and business good combo” in The Ottawa Citizen, April 12, 1999.

Gessell, Paul. “A work in progress: Inuit art expert finds his own expression” in The Ottawa Citizen, September 21, 1998.

Selected Publications

Northern Highlights: Inuit Art from the Heard Museum Albrecht Collection. Phoenix: Heard Museum, 2006 (forthcoming).

Inuit Art: An Introduction. Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre/New York: Harry N. Abrams/London: British Museum Press, 1998.

Canadian Inuit Sculpture. Ottawa: Department of Indian Affairs & Northern Development, 1988.


Northern Highlights: Inuit Art from the Heard Museum Albrecht Collection. Heard Museum, Phoenix, Arizona, travelling exhibition, 2006-2009 (forthcoming).

Stories in Stone: A Canadian Inuit Art Exhibition held on the occasion of the visit to Korea of the Right Honorable Jean Chrétien, Prime Minister of Canada. Westin Chosun Hotel, Seoul, January 1996.

Arviat Stone Sculpture. McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, Ontario, December 1990-March 1991.

Multiplicity, Symmetry and Duality in Inuit Prints. University of Maine, Orono, Maine, 1986.