andrew james mckay

andrew james mckay

   Vancouver, BC, Canada.

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ARTIST STATEMENT:

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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CONTACT:

Inquiry -- andrewjmckaystudio@gmail.com

Instagram -- instagram.com/andrewjamesmckay

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EDUCATION:

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)

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SELECTED SOLO:

APR2019. 'EXTERIORS' Vancouver, BC // Ground Floor Art Centre

APR2019. 'EXTERIORS' Vancouver, BC // Emily Carr Unversity of Art+Design (as BFA thesis)

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

SELECTED GROUP:

MAR-APR2019. 'FIELD OF VISION' Vancouver, BC // Vancouver School Board Gallery

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 // The Baitshop (curated with Julia Dickens)

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AWARDS, SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS:

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.

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AVAILABLE WORK:

Masters Gallery (Calgary)

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INTERVIEW/PRESS:

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

         https://www.vsb.bc.ca/News/_layouts/15/ci/post.aspx?oaid=aa23a9b8-d23d-4efc-9114-487aca5b3681&oatc=20001

2016, with Kate Mothes for Young Space: 

         young-space.com/blog/2016/11/andrew-james-mckay

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WORK EXPERIENCE:

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

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COLLECTIONS:

MLT Aikins, Vancouver BC