Painter and writer, John Kissick, creates abstract paintings that “feature a hybrid pictorial space which balances art-historical allusions with pop-culture references.” HIs exhibition record includes over 30 solo exhibitions in Canada, the USA and Germany. John was the subject of a mid-career survey, “John Kissick: A Nervous Decade,” which toured through Canada in 2012. He is the author of numerous catalog essays and articles for periodicals. His work has been exhibited at the Shanghai Art Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art and the Mendel Art Gallery, among other institutions.
John has held numerous academic posts, including Head of Critical Studies at Penn State University’s School of Visual Arts, Dean of the Faculty of Art at OCADU from 2000 to 2003, and from 2003-2014 was Director of the School of Fine Art and Music at the University of Guelph. He was elected into the Royal Canadian Academy for the Arts in 2005.
Learn more about John and his work at www.johnkissick.ca.
Tuesday, November 14 – 10:30 a.m. – Free. No registration required.