Michael Snow Life & Work by Martha Langford

The Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto and the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa are the principal institutional collectors of Michael Snow’s work. The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts holds a smaller selection that offers a good range of works across media. 

Anthology Film Archives in New York and the Cinémathèque québécoise in Montreal are repositories for Snow’s cinematic work. The Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre in Toronto is the main Canadian distributor. 

The Art Gallery of Ontario, E.P. Taylor Research Library and Archives, is the repository for Michael Snow’s papers: Michael Snow fonds CA OTAG SC052.

Although the works listed below are held by the following institutions, they may not always be on view.

Art Gallery of Ontario

317 Dundas Street West
Toronto, Ontario, Canada 
1-877-225-4246 or 416-979-6648

Michael Snow, Quits, 1960Oil on wood, plywood
240 x 40 x 66 cm
Michael Snow, Venus Simultaneous, 1962Oil on canvas and wood construction
200.6 x 299.7 x 15.2 cm
Michael Snow, Carla Bley, 1965Offset lithograph, rubber stamp
66 x 51 cm
Michael Snow, Atlantic, 1967Metal, wood, 30 black and white photographs, Arborite
171 x 245 x 40 cm
Michael Snow, Immediate Delivery, 1998Back-lit transparency
116.1 x 191 x 16.8 cm

Canada Council Art Bank 

150 Elgin Street 
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Michael Snow, Venetian Blind, 197024 Ektacolour prints, painted wood frames
127 x 238 cm

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

1380 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Michael Snow, Four Grey Panels and Four Figures, 1963Oil on canvas
Each panel approx. 152.5 x 51 cm

Museum of Modern Art

11 West 53rd Street
New York, New York, USA

Michael Snow, Sink, 197080 projected slides and one mounted still photo
Each 63 x 63 cm

National Gallery of Canada

380 Sussex Drive 
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 

Michael Snow, Shunt, 1959Wood with paint
274.3 x 335.3 cm
Michael Snow, Lac Clair, 1960Oil and paper adhesive tape on canvas
178 x 178.3 x 3 cm
Michael Snow, Wavelength, 1966–6716mm film, colour, sound, 45 min.

Michael Snow, Snow Storm, 1967Collage of photographs over enamel paint on Masonite
Each 122.1 x 119.8 cm
Michael Snow, Blind, 1968Steel and aluminum
246.4 x 245.7 x 246.4 cm
Michael Snow, Authorization, 1969Black and white Polaroid photographs, adhesive cloth tape, metal frame, mirror
54.5 x 44.5 cm
Michael Snow, La Région Centrale, 197116mm film, colour, sound, 180 min.
Michael Snow, Plus Tard, 197725 framed dye coupler prints
Each 86.4 x 107.2 cm
Michael Snow, Still Living–9 x 4 Acts–Scene 1, 1982edition of 10 portfolios each containing 9 pages with a total of 36 colour photos, 1 title page
55.8 x 44.4 cm

Toronto Eaton Centre

220 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada 

Michael Snow, Flight Stop, 197960 suspended fibreglass Canada goose forms surfaced with tinted black and white photographs
32 x 20 x 16 m

Vancouver Art Gallery

750 Hornby Street
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 

Michael Snow, Sleeve, 1965Oil, canvas, wood
366 x 366 x 305 cm