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Cameron McKay

Cameron McKay might have been an architect but city planners doubted his designs were up to code. The art world has been much more accommodating to his harebrained blueprints. McKay makes art inspired by urban spaces in transition. Glass, cedar, concrete and intricate scaffolding mix with a playful use of colour in his works. His pieces blur the line between sculpture and painting, and he has fun playing with the boundaries of each medium. His goal is to create art that is troublingly fussy and precise in execution, but doesn’t feel laboured. McKay (b. 1983) is a Canadian artist who lives and works in Saskatoon. He has exhibited his work throughout Saskatchewan since completing a BFA at the University of Saskatchewan in 2006. His works can be found in private collections across Canada.

Curriculum Vitae

Art Education

2006 - B.A. Studio Art (painting, drawing, sculpture), University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada

Solo Exhibitions

2017 "The Art Goes in the Box," Estevan Art Gallery and Museum, Estevan, SK
2014 "Framing a City," Francis Morrison Library, Saskatoon, SK
2014 "Construction Work," Nuit Blanche, Saskatoon, SK
2014 "New Works," Green Ark Gallery, Saskatoon, SK
2013 "Architectural Colour," Void Gallery, Saskatoon, SK
2012 "Play Structures," Void Gallery, Saskatoon, SK
2010 "Cameron McKay," Centre East Galleries, Saskatoon, SK
2009 "Colour," Unreal City, Saskatoon, SK

Group Shows and Art Fairs

2016 "Art Now," Sask Galleries art fair, Saskatoon, SK
2016 "Immersive Spaces," aka-artist run, Saskatoon, SK
2016 "Structurally Sound," Bam Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK
2016 "Gallery Artists," Nouveau Gallery, Regina, SK
2015 "Peep Show," Nuit Blanche, Saskatoon, SK
2014 "Construction Work," Nuit Blanche, Saskatoon, SK
2013 "Shades of Summer," Nouveau Gallery, Regina, SK
2013 "Untitled," Art Placement, Saskatoon, SK
2012 "After Hours," Art Placement, Saskatoon, SK
2012 Broadway Art Encounter, Saskatoon, SK
2011 "New Works Exhibition," Esteem for the Home Gallery Saskatoon, SK
2011 Toronto Outdoor Art Show, Toronto, ON
2011 "Branching Out," Willow Studio, Saskatoon, SK
2010 Cathedral Art Faire, Regina, SK
2007 "Filling Personal Space," Vacant lot art project, Saskatoon SK
2004 "Paper Blanket Project," Gordon Snelgrove Gallery, Saskatoon SK
2003 "Working Backwards," Gordon Snelgrove Gallery, Saskatoon SK

Professional Affiliations

2017 Board member of Nuit Blanche Saskatoon
2014-present CARFAC Saskatchewan

Employment

2011-present Fine art framer at The Gallery Art Placement Inc.
2014-present Part-time preparator at the Mendel Art Gallery/Remai Modern Art Gallery of Saskatchewan.

Representation

Nouveau Gallery Regina, SK

 

 


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