Especially pertinent to my overall program of work, is the strategy of using existing cultural objects – film, art and narratives – that already have systems of signs and signifiers, existing languages. These languages or codes can then be applied – like the artist’s palette of colours – to reconstruct, remake or alter the dynamic of the conversation. This approach allows me a chance to communicate to viewers in a common vocabulary and offers a point of entry into the ongoing dialogues that make up contemporary culture.
I hold an MFA from York University and I am an associate of the Ontario College of Art and Design. I am a founding and current member of Loop Gallery in Toronto, where I show on a regular basis, my work is represented by Karen Boltax in New York and Los Angeles and by Evans Contemporary in Peterborough, ON.
My paintings are represented in many important permanent collections including the National Gallery of Canada and Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa, Art Gallery of Windsor, McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, McDonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph, Robert McLaughlin Art Gallery, Oshawa, University of Toronto Art Centre [UTAC], Doris McCarthy Art Gallery, Museum of Contemporary Art [MOCA], Toronto, Tom Thomson Art Gallery, Owen Sound, Memorial University, Sir Wilfred Grenfell College Art Gallery, Corner Brook, NFL, the O’Hare Airport, Chicago, and numerous corporate and private collections in Canada, the United States and Europe.