andrew james mckay


andrew james mckay

   Vancouver, BC / Kitchener-Waterloo, ONT



My practice is an exploration of the relationship(s) between the component and the whole. That is to say: What are the individual and specific details of the life we experience? How do we record and arrange those details to make a work which can tell of that experience? What are the compositions of our communities as far as the relation of the individual to the collective experience?



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2016-19, Emily Carr University of Art+Design -- BFA, Visual Arts Studio Major

2014-15, University of Waterloo -- BFA, Visual Arts Studio Major (partial completion)



2021. MISSIVES, Calgary, AB // Masters Gallery

2020. SUMMER STORIES, Toronto, ONT // Peter Ohler Fine Art

2019. EXTERIORS, Vancouver, BC // Ground Floor Art Centre

2019. EXTERIORS, Vancouver, BC // Emily Carr Unversity of Art+Design (as BFA thesis)

2017. AGNOSIA, Vancouver, BC // Masters Gallery Vancouver

2015. PEONY STUDIES, Kitchener-Waterloo, ONT // (+collaborations with KW Region artists)

2013. INTERNET PEOPLE, Kitchener-Waterloo, ONT

2012. PAINTINGS, Kitchener-Waterloo, ONT


2022. Juried Show of Visual Arts, Mississauga, ONT // Art Gallery of Mississauga

2022. A-ONE, Silvermine Arts Centre, New Canaan, CT // Silvermine Arts Centre

2021-22. CARMICHAEL CANADIAN LANDSCAPE EXHIBITION, Orillia, ONT // Orillia Museum of Art and History

2020. PAINTING 2020, Toronto, ONT // John B. Aird Gallery

2019. FIELD OF VISION, Vancouver, BC // Vancouver School Board Gallery

2018. FIGUREWORKSOttawa, ONT // Saint Brigid's Centre for the Arts

2018. FIELD OF VISION, Los Angeles, CA // Monte Vista Projects

2010. CROWDED HOUSE: NEW CANADIAN PORTRAITURE, Toronto, ONT // The Baitshop (curated with Julia Dickens)



2022, The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation grant recipient

2022, Canada Council for the Arts Research and Creation Grant recipient

2022, Patricia Warfield Jinishian Figurative Award

2019, Lieutenant Governor Medal

2019, BMO 1st ART! (nomination)

2019, Helen Pitt Bursary for Fine Arts

2018, The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation grant recipient

2018, Brissenden Scholarship

2017, British Columbia Arts Council Scholarship

2017, Gordon and Marion Smith Scholarship

2017, Takao Tanabe Scholarship

2016, The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation grant recipient

2016, Emily Carr University Achievement Scholarship

2016, Marjorie and Howard Isman Award

2016, Opus Bursary

2016, Simons Foundation Bursary

2011, 1st Prize Emerging Artists’ Category, Federation of Canadian Artists, 70th Anniversary Show.



Peter Ohler Fine Art (Toronto, ONT and Calgary, AB)

Masters Gallery (Calgary, AB)



2022, // Artist Spotlight

2021, Jonathan Valelly for Broken Pencil // ''Missives' is ever-resilient yet innately ephemeral':

2021, Richard White for Galleries West // 'Missives': 

2019, Vancouver School Board // 'District inaugurates new student art gallery': 

2016, with Kate Mothes for Young Space: 



2020, Patio Press, Vancouver, BC //



2019, Print Assistant for Diyan Achjadi (for, Coming Soon!), Emily Carr University of Art+Design

2019, Print Assistant for Adrian Stimson, Emily Carr University of Art+Design

2018, Visiting Artist, Kitsilano Secondary School



City of Ottawa, Ottawa ONT

MLT Aikins, Vancouver BC