andrew james mckay

andrew james mckay

   Vancouver, BC, Canada.



I began my work in 2005 whilst living in Ottawa. Influenced by the street artists and reclusive painters I knew then, my greater practice has moved to explorations of the relation of component to 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



OCT2017. 'AGNOSIA' Calgary, AB // Masters Gallery Calgary

AUG2017. 'AGNOSIA' Vancouver, BC // Masters Gallery Vancouver

JUNE-SEPT2015. 'Peony Studies' Kitchener-Waterloo, ONT // (+collaborations with KW Region artists)

JUL-AUG2013. 'Internet People' Kitchener-Waterloo, ONT

APR-MAY2012. 'Paintings' Kitchener-Waterloo, ONT


NOV-DEC2018. 'Figureworks' Ottawa, ONT // Saint Brigid's Centre for the Arts

OCT-NOV2018. 'FIELD OF VISION' Los Angeles, CA // Monte Vista Projects

AUG2010. 'Crowded House: New Canadian Portraiture' Toronto, ONT // (curated with Julia Dickens)



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

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



Masters Gallery (Calgary)



2016, with Kate Mothes for Young Space: