Peter O'Brien

W r i t e r ~ E d i t o r ~ A r t i s t

Articles and Reviews

Among the specific issues of journals and magazines in which I’ve had articles or reviews (selected):

Int Des     Descant food cover

Parachute     Can Art cover

Can Art History cover     UTQ cover

BiC     Azure


Among the articles and reviews I’ve published (selected):

Globe km 1

Globe km 2

In case you want to read more, here are PDFs of some other pieces (the number of pages is indicated):

Armstrong, John and Sarah Quinton in Artword 2

Armstrong, John in C Magazine 1

Arnoldin, Carmelo in C Magazine 2

Artaud, Antonin in Fortnightly Review 4

Bellow, Saul in Financial Post 1

Bond, Eleanor in C Magazine 2

Bourgeois, Lorène in C Magazine 1

Bowering, George in Canadian Literature 1

Campbell, James D in UTQ 1

Canadian Art A Z in Montreal Gazette 3

Canadian Artists’ Books in Descant 23

Coach House in Books in Canada 2

Colville, Alex in McGill News 4

Copeland, Douglas in Montreal Gazette 2

Davey, Michael in Lola 1

Davies, Robertson in U of T Bulletin 1

Dewdney, Christopher in Rubicon 2

Dickenson, Victoria, Human Nature in National Post 3

Dorion, Pierre in C Magazine 2

Elegy Written in a Country Church Yard in U of T Bulletin 1

Falk, Gathie in Parachute 2

Feineman, Neil, Geek Chic in Azure 1

Finley, Robert on Columbus in Montreal Gazette 2

Fraser, Keath in Globe and Mail 1

Frye, Northrup in Bulletin 3

Good, Bad and Picasso in Toronto Star 2

Goodwin, Betty catalogue translation 1

Gordon, Alison in National Post 1

Gorlitz, Will in University of Toronto Quarterly 9

Gormley, Antony in National Post 5

Group of Seven in Books in Canada 2

Hall, Sarah, Greenwood in Studio 2

Hall, Sarah, Light Fantastic in Toronto Star 2

Hall, Sarah, UBC in Interior Design 1

Hartman, John in Globe and Mail 3

Haselden, Ron in Aspects 6

Hughes, Robert on Rome in Globe and Mail 2

Irving, John and Jeff Rubin and Herodotus in Argyle 1

James, Geoffrey, Lethbridge in Books in Canada 2

James, Geoffrey, Montreal in McGill News 1

James, Geoffrey, P P F for U of T Art Centre 11

James, Geoffrey, Paris in Montreal Gazette 4

Kelman, Suanne, All in the Family in Montreal Gazette 2

L’ART PENSE catalogue translation 1

Laura Evelyn Mooney Gingras O’Brien in Globe and Mail 1

Layton, Jack in Art in Action 3

Legris, Peter in C Magazine 1

LOFWFW in Art Research International 12

Manguel, Alberto in Toronto Star 3

Manguel, Alberto Parent Child in Globe and Mail 1

Mau, Bruce in Montreal Gazette 2

Mayle, Peter, Une rompe gastronomique in Globe and Mail 1

McCall, Bruce in Financial Post 1

McCarthy, Doris in Globe and Mail 2

McHugh, Roland in McGill Literary Journal 1

Milne, David in U of T Bulletin 5

Moriarty, Michael in Globe and Mail 1

Mouré, Erin in Essays on Canadian Writing 4

Narrative Philanthropy in GPIC 4

Ondaatje, Michael in Rubicon 1

pedramnia, akram in globe and mail and jan 2019

Purdy, Richard in C Magazine 5

Purdy, Richard Three Historical Fictions catalogue 2

Quebec fiction pour les anglais in Globe and Mail 1

Rothenberg, Susan in Globe and Mail 3

Rowland, Wade in Globe and Mail 1

Saul, John Ralston, On Equilibrium in Montreal Gazette 3

Schnee, Su in C Magazine 2

Scott, Peter Dale in Rubicon 5

Snow, Michael in Journal of Canadian Art History 6

Sorrell, Martin in Fortnightly Review 3

Spalding, Jeffrey in Canadian Art 1

Spontaneity in Globe and Mail 2

Thomson, Tom in Montreal Gazette 3

TPOB in Ann Hamilton installation 4

Unwin, Peter in Globe and Mail 1

Varley, Fred Bio in Globe and Mail 2

What’s New in Argyle 1

X Rubicon 10 Final Editorial 1

Yanofsky, Joel and Robert Majzels in Globe and Mail 1

Zones d’extase Jolicoeur Shoub Thorneycroft in Views 3


Inclusive list of periodicals and websites where I’ve published or have work forthcoming:

Arbopals (website)


Art / Research International

Arts Atlantic (Charlottetown)

Artwork Artists Forum

Aspects: A Journal of Contemporary Art (Newcastle upon Tyne, England)


Baeck & Call

Bishop Strachan School

Books in Canada

Calgary Living (Calgary)

Canadian Art

Canadian Literature (Vancouver)

Canadian Shaare Zedek Hospital Foundation

C Magazine

COMER: The Journal of the Committee on Monetary and Economic Reform

Concordia University Magazine (Montreal)


Essays on Canadian Writing


Financial Times

Fortnightly Review (England)

Galerie Christiane Chassay (Montreal)

Gift Planning in Canada

Green Heroes (website)

Havergal College

HCE Review (Ireland)

Ilanot Review (Israel)

Imperial Capital

Interior Design (New York)

International Design Centre (Montreal)

James Joyce Quarterly (Tulsa)

Journal of Canadian Art History

Joyce Studies Annual (New York)


Matrix (Montreal)

McGill News Alumni Magazine (Montreal)

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (Montreal)

More To Life (TVOntario)

National Post

Northern Light (Winnipeg)

OCAD University

Parachute (Montreal)

Quarry (Kingston)

Raw Art Review

Rubicon (Montreal)

Silver Streams (Ireland)

Studio: Craft & Design in Canada

The Globe and Mail

The Montreal Gazette (Montreal)

The New Canadian Anthology: Poetry and Short Fiction in English (Nelson Publishers)

The Toronto Star

Toronto This Season

Trees Ontario (website)

University of Ontario Institute of Technology (Oshawa)

University of Toronto Art Centre

University of Toronto, Division of University Advancement

University of Toronto Quarterly

VIEWS: Contemporary Canadian Photographic Art

World Literature Today (Norman, Oklahoma)

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