Michael Dumontier is a founding member of the Royal Art Lodge (see Royal Art Lodge below). Michael's minimal paintings and collages often depict common objects, delicately arranged and reflecting the artist's sense of restraint, wit, and melancholy. He has had solo exhibitions in New York, Boston and
Padova, Italy. Michael lives and works in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Click here to see Michael Dumontier's edition and here to see his collaboration with Micah Lexier.
Dave Dyment is an artist living and working in Toronto. His work has been exhibited in Calgary, Dublin, Edmonton, Halifax, New York City, Philadelphia, Surrey, Toronto and Varna, Bulgaria. Examples of his sound projects can be found on the YYZ anthology "Aural Cultures" and the Art Metropole disk "New Life After Fire", a collaboration with Lee Ranaldo of Sonic Youth. In 2008 Dyment was selected as the artist in residency at the Glenfiddich Distillery in Scotland. He is represented by MKG 127 in Toronto. Click here to see Dave Dyment's "Sgt Pepper's Extended Lonely Hearts Club Band" edition and here to see "Pop Quiz".
London-based artist Daniel Eatock has a practice shaped by discovery, invention, and an alert sensitivity to coincidence and contradiction. Projects employ wry humor and reductive, serial logic to reorient our methods for making sense of the world. Eatock has a hybrid graphic design and art practice, driven by ideas and the fluidity of language and its categories, works are equally invested in a curiosity about the physical properties of objects and materials and the range of circumstances in which we might encounter them. Eatockís monograph Imprint published in 2008, features images from over one hundred projects from 1994 to the present. Entirely authored and designed by Eatock, the book is distinguished not only by its (deceptive) lack of apparent order but also by the fact that each individual copy in the run of 4,000 is unique. Click here to see Daniel Eatock's edition.
Neil Farber is a founding member of The Royal Art Lodge (see Royal Art Lodge below). Neil usually draws pictures of Dracula or hummingbirds. He has had solo exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, Copenhagen, London and Padova, Italy. Neil lives and works in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Click here to see Neil Farber's edition.
Maggie Groat is a visual artist working in a variety of media including collage, sculpture, artists books, video, site specific interventions, and field studies. Forming an ongoing research-based practice, her work explores the interdisciplinary potential of artistic intervention and envisioning. Her work has been exhibited at a number of places across Canada including Parker Branch, Xpace, Georgia Sherman Projects, ESP, Art Metropole, The Niagara Artists Centre, as well published in Front Magazine and Cmagazine. Maggie studied visual art and philosophy at York University before attending The University of Guelph, where she received an MFA degree in 2010. She currently divides her time between St. Catharines and Toronto, Ontario. Click here to see Maggie Groat's edition.
Micah Lexier is an artist, a collector (mostly of paper) and (sometimes) a curator. He has a keen interest in measurement, numbers, handwriting and working with things he finds. He lives happily in Toronto and is represented by Birch Libralato (Toronto), TrépanierBaer (Calgary) and the Gitte Weise Galerie (Berlin). For more information please go to www.micahlexier.com. Click here to see Micah Lexier's edition and here to see his collaboration with Michael Dumontier.
Jimmy Limitís installations, photographs, artist books and photogenic sculptures explore the tension between object and image. Recurring motifs in his work include exotic fruit, hardware store goods and his own handmade ceramics. Drawing on industrial supply aesthetics, stock imagery and his work as a commercial photographer, Limit addresses how photography functions both as a tool of commerce and as a commodity. Limitís work has recently appeared on the covers of C Magazine and cura Magazine (Italy). He has recently had a solo show at Rodman Hall/Brock University (St. Catharines, Ontario) and will have a second solo show at Clint Roenisch Gallery (Toronto, Ontario) in 2015. For more information please go to www.jimmylimit.com. Click here to see Jimmy Limit's installation at *QueenSpecific Gallery, Toronto.
Sara MacKillop lives and works in London. Recent exhibitions include solo
exhibitions at White Columns, Dundee Contemporary Art, Spike Island and Jessica
Bradley Art and Projects. Recent artists books include Catalogue, the block,
london 2012 and Ex-library book on Pork Salad Press. For more information please go to www.saramackillop.co.uk. Click here to see Sara MacKillop's edition.
Vanessa Maltese (born in 1988 in Toronto, Canada) holds a BFA from OCAD University. She is the National Winner of the 2012 RBC Canadian Painting Competition, and has exhibited her work nationally. Most recently Maltese was included in the group show One, and Two, and More Than Two curated by Micah Lexier at The Power Plant, Toronto. Maltese currently lives and works in Toronto, Canada. For more information please go to www.vanessamaltese.com. Click here to see Vanessa Maltese's installation at *QueenSpecific Gallery, Toronto. Click here to see Vanessa Maltese's edition.
Jason graduated from the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver BC in 1997. Over the past few years, his diverse practice has included drawing, sculpture, installation, sound performance and mail art. Much of his work contains collaborative elements. His work has been displayed at Colette, Paris; Richard Heller Gallery, Los Angeles; Mother's Tank Station, Dublin; Bee Studios, Tokyo; Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto; Neon Gallery, Brosarp, Sweden; Spencer-Brownstone Gallery, NY; Abel Neue Kunst Gallery, Berlin; Perugi Art Contemporenea, Padova, Italy; and Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice. He is represented by Allegra LaViola Gallery, New York; Jessica Bradley Art + Projects, Toronto; Perugi Arte Contemporanea, Italy and Richard Heller Gallery, California. For more information please go to www.jasonmclean.ca. Click here to see Jason McLean's edition.
Jonathan was born in Leicester, England and lives and works in Berlin, Germany. He is represented by Lisson Gallery in London, Yvon Lambert Gallery in Paris and by Dvir Gallery in Tel Aviv. Click here to see Jonathan's edition.
Tucker is represented by ZieherSmith Gallery in New York. He had a recent solo show there as well as shows at Lincart and Gallery 16 in San Francisco and Kunstpanorama in Luzern. Nichols' many projects include exhibitions and window installations at museums and galleries throughout the US and Europe, including a recent residency at the de Young Museum in San Francisco. His drawings have been featured in McSweeney's, J&L Books, Zoetrope, Nieves Books, The Believer, The Walrus and the New York Times Op-Ed pages. He is also the founder of www.anonymouspostcard.org. He lives near San Francisco. For more information, go to www.tuckernichols.com. Click here to see Tucker's edition.
Roula Partheniou is a Toronto-based artist. Her recent projects have centered on an exploration of the replica with a particular interest in the "double take". Making use of hyper-real trompe l'oeil, material puns and colour cues, she deconstructs the familiar and triggers a reconsideration of common forms. Her approach to the replica ranges from highly detailed to reductive and distorted versions of everyday objects. Her work has been shown in Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver, Winnipeg, Halifax, Surrey, Kingston, Oakville, Cambridge, New York, Miami, North Adams, Cincinnati, Greensborough, Dublin and Israel. She is represented by MKG127, Toronto. For more information, please go to www.roulapartheniou.com. Click here to see Roula's edition.
Jon Pylypchuk was born in Winnipeg and lives and works in Los Angeles. His work includes sculptures, paintings and drawings, and he has presented his art under the pseudonym Rudy Bust. He was a member of the Royal Art Lodge from 1996 to 1998. His work has featured at galleries and museums including the Museum of Contemporary Art in Cleveland, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Detroit, the UCLA Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, the ZKM Museum in Germany, the Royal Academy in London, the State Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Ausstellungehalle Zeitgenossische Kunst Munster, The Blaffer Gallery Houston, and the Musee d'Arte Contemporaine, Montreal. Pylypchuk is in the collections of MOCA LA, The Hammer Museum LA, LACMA, MONA Tasmania, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and MOMA New York. He is represented by China Art Objects in Los Angeles and Friedrich Petzel in New York. Click here to see Jon's edition.
Lee Ranaldo is a writer, visual artist and a founding member of musical group Sonic Youth. For more information about Lee's art projects, click here. Click here to see Lee's edition and here to see his collaboration with Dave Dyment.
Kay Rosen is a midwest-based American artist who uses language as the image in her
paintings, drawings, editions, collages, and installations on walls, billboards,
and buildings. Rosen's work has been exhibited in museums and institutions
nationally and internationally for several decades, including at The Museum of
Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, where she had a retrospective exhibition in
1998-99; The Museum of Modern Art; MASS MOCA, North Adams, Massachusetts; The
Whitney Museum of American Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and the Art Institute
of Chicago. Her work has also been featured in numerous solo gallery exhibitions
in the U.S. and Europe. In spring, summer, and fall of 2012 it can be seen in
Berlin, Aspen, Paris, Honolulu, New York City, Denver, and Raleigh. A book about
her work, Kay Rosen: AKAK, was published by Regency Art Press, New York City, in
More can be learned at www.kayrosen.com.
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The Royal Art Lodge
The current members of The Royal Art Lodge are Michael Dumontier, Marcel Dzama and Neil Farber. The group was founded in Winnipeg in 1996. Since 2003, they have focused on painting as their main collaborative output.The Royal Art Lodge's retrospective exhibition Ask the Dust, toured in 2003 to The Drawing Center , New York; The Power Plant, Toronto; De Vleeshal, The Netherlands; Seoul Museum of Art, South Korea; Elaine L. Jacob Gallery; Detroit, and The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. More recently, they have had solo exhibitions in Dublin, Venice, Padua, Brussels, and Winnipeg. For more information, go to www.royalartlodge.com. Click here to see the Royal Art Lodge edition.
David Shrigley lives and works in Glasgow, Scotland. His work includes illustration, sculpture, animation and painting. In 2013, he had a monumental exhibition at the Hayward Gallery, London and was a finalist for the prestigious Turner Prize. David's giant thumbs up sculpture has been selected for the fourth Trafalgar Square plinth in 2016. He is represented by Stephen Friedman Gallery, London; Anton Kern Gallery, New York and Yvonne Lambert Gallery, Paris. For more information, go to www.davidshrigley.com. Click here to see David's edition.
Derek Sullivan is a Toronto-based artist. His sculptures, drawings and artist's books have been seen in and out of galleries around the world. His website is www.dereksullivan.ca. He is represented by Jessica Bradley Gallery (Toronto), Galerie Emmanuel Hervé (Paris) and Galerie Tatjana Pieters (Ghent). Click here to see Derek's edition.
Rob Wakshinski is an artist and musician who lives and works in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Sometimes he draws. Sometimes he paints. Sometimes he makes books. His most recent show, Dumdums/Chachacha, was held at Le Taudis gallery in Winnipeg in March 2012. For more information, go to www.rolypolybatfacedgirl.blogspot.ca. Click here to see Rob's edition.
Joy Walker is a Montreal born, Toronto-based artist whose work takes the form of sculpture, video, drawing and printmaking. Her approach is guided by intuition and is marked by a strong interest in process, materiality and play. She has exhibited across the country and internationally with recent exhibitions in Toronto, St. Catharines, Cambridge, Montreal, Winnipeg, Regina, Halifax, New York, Chicago and Miami. Her work is held in numerous private collections and in the corporate collections of Bank of Montreal and TD Bank. She is also the programmer of *QueenSpecific, a window gallery on Queen St. West in Toronto and is represented by MKG127. Click here to see Joy's edition.