Aidan Urquhart

“As a full participant of the media, internet and television age, I take an acute interest in the information overload that bombards us on a daily basis. My approach is to confront and cannibalize this information and distill it through my work in collage, drawing, painting, installation, mail-art projects and multi-media.” ~ Aidan Urquhart

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Aidan Urquhart

Artist Statement:
As a full participant of the media, internet and television age, I take an acute interest in the information overload that bombards us on a daily basis. My approach is to confront and cannibalize this information and distill it through my work in collage, drawing, painting, installation, mail-art projects and multi-media. The results often surprise even myself and is a great testament to the idea that the celebration of the everyday can rise above the rudimentary and shine light on what we often overlook or take for granted.

Artist Bio:
Aidan Urquhart was educated at the University of Western Ontario and Fanshawe College in studio and art theory. He has been exhibiting his work across Canada since the early 1990s. Fascinated by the dynamics of communication, Urquhart explores with colour, images and ideas that at first glance, might seem at odds with each other. He has completed residencies at the McIntosh Gallery-University of Western Ontario and the Banff Centre for the Arts. His work can be found in numerous public and private collections including The Winnipeg Art Gallery, Museum London, The McIntosh Gallery, St.Thomas/Elgin Art Centre, The National Archives- Ottawa, and the Canada Council Art Bank.

Solo Shows:
2017 Glenhyrst Art Gallery, Brantford ON
2017 Art Gallery of Peterborough, Peterborough ON
2014 Central Public Library, London ON
2010 Museum London, London ON
2009 Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina SK
2008 St.Thomas/Elgin Art Centre, St.Thomas ON
2007 Thielsen Gallery, London ON
2007 Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg MB
2005 Gallery 96 (2 person show), Stratford ON
2004 McIntosh Gallery-U of Western Ontario, London ON
2003 NAC-Niagara Artists’ Company, St.Catherines ON
2002 Hunter Gallery, Hamden CT USA
2001 Thielsen Gallery, London ON
2001 LOOP Gallery (2 person show), Toronto ON
2001 700 Contemporary Art (2 person show),
2000 LOOP Gallery (2 person show), Toronto ON
1999 Gallery 96, Stratford ON
1999 The Forest City Gallery, London ON
1998 Harcourt House Gallery, Edmonton AB
1997 London Regional Art Gallery, London ON
1996 Ground Zero (FCG Windows), London ON
1996 The Palace at 4 a.m., London ON

Group Shows:
2016 The ARTS Project, London ON
2010 WKP Kennedy Gallery-Ice Follies 2010, North Bay ON
2006 Museum London, London ON
2006 OPEN AIR-City of London, London ON
2006 University of Waterloo Art Gallery, Waterloo ON
2005 #1 Dundas Street-YOU ARE HERE, London ON
2005 The ARTS Project, London ON
2004 Thielsen Gallery, London ON
2003 Gallery 96, Stratford ON
2002 Gallery Stratford, Stratford ON
2002 CAFKA: Contemporary Art Forum:02, Kitchener ON
2002 Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor ON

Collections:
Museum London
National Gallery of Canada-Library and Archives
The Canada Council Art Bank
McIntosh Gallery-Western University
Winnipeg Art Gallery
Glenhyrst Art Gallery
St. Thomas-Elgin Art Centre
Private Collections in both Canada and the United States

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