Bio

STATEMENT ABOUT MY CURRENT WORK

I have spent the last four years working on an image transfer process which allows me to transfer the pigment from a giclée print onto other surfaces. The process involves lifting the pigment away from the original carrier using gelatin, resin or acrylic media, and placing the pigment onto wood, fabric, and most recently onto textured metal foil.

The foil gives the work a luminosity similar to backlighting, and the ability to add texture to the foil adds another creative dimension which I am still exploring.

Thematically, I am exploring two streams – the integration of figurative forms with organic textures and the interaction of the straight figurative with foil grounds of various textures and colours. I look for compositions that aren’t immediately recognizable, making the viewer work a bit before the image becomes comprehensible.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS, COMMISSIONS AND COLLECTIONS

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2013 – The Tremont, Collingwood, ON, Under-Ground, Solo Show

2012 – MJG Gallery, Toronto, Urban Heroes, Group Show

2012 – Mad and Noisy Gallery, Essential Truths, Members Group Exhibit

2011— Mad and Noisy Gallery, Of The Earth – A Contemporary Integration of Figure and Landscape

2011 — Gladstone Hotel, Toronto

2009 — Mad and Noisy Gallery, New Members Exhibit

2009 — Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts, Who we Are

2008 — Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts, Juried Photo Competition
(Awarded 2nd in Digital category)

2008 — Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts, Juried Art Show

2005 — Starbucks, Yonge & Eglinton, Toronto (Joint exhibit with one other photographer)

2005 — Serendipity Gallery, Toronto (Work exhibited with various artists)

2004 — The Ongoing Partnership, Toronto, (Solo exhibit in corporate offices)

2001 — Image Arts Gallery, Ryerson University,  (Group student exhibition)

COMMISSIONS

2008 — Ryerson University, Photo-collage

2008 — US Silver Inc, Annual Report

2007 — Toronto School of Theology, Director Portrait

2006 — Ryerson University, Mixed media collage

2005 — Ryerson University, Documentation of Chang School construction

COLLECTIONS

Various private collections throughout Canada and the United States

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