Andrew McPhail

b.1961

Andrew McPhail is a Canadian visual artist. He was born in Calgary Alberta in 1961 and studied at York University where he received his MFA in 1987. Living in Toronto in the 1980's and 90's his work focused primarily on drawing, often with pencil crayon on a polyester film called mylar. After moving to Hamilton in 2005 his practice shifted towards three dimensional work, performance and painting. His accumulative, craft oriented work reconfigures disposable materials such as band aids and Kleenex into large sculpture and installations, often accompanied by a performance element. In the past few years his work has focused on issues surrounding his HIV status. He is represented by Birch Libralato Gallery, Toronto.

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EDUCATION

Master of Fine Arts, York University, Toronto
Bachelor of Fine Arts, York University, Toronto

SELECTED
SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2011

Gallery Connexion, Fredericton, New Brunswick
Artspace, Peterborough, Ont.

Union Gallery, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ont.

Art Gallery of Hamilton

Transit Gallery

2009
McIntosh Gallery, University of Western Ontario,London, Ont.

Birch Libralato Gallery, Toronto

2008
Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge, Ont.

Transit Gallery, Hamilton, Ont.

The New Gallery, Calgary Alberta

The Armory Center for the Arts, Pasedena, California

2007
Transit Gallery, Hamilton

2006
Gallery Deluxe Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia

2004
Robert Birch Gallery

Glenhyrst Art Gallery, Brantford

Transit Gallery, Hamilton, Ontario

2001
Robert Birch Gallery, Toronto

Gallery Stratford, Ontario

1999
Robert Birch Gallery, Toronto

1996
Art Gallery of Mississauga, Ontario

SELECTED
GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2012

TH&B 2, Hamilton Ontario

Qualia, Center 3, Hamilton Ontario

2011
Veiled, Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto

2009
Sucker Punch, Hamilton Artists Inc, Hamilton, Ontario

ReMix, Cienfuegos Art Center, Cuba

2008
Urban Jealousy, Tehran Biennial, Istanbul, Berlin

2007
Artfirm Gallery, Calgary, Alberta

Le Petit Mort Gallery, Ottawa

2006
Transit Gallery, Hamilton, Ontario

artpositive, Xspace, Toronto

2005
Loose Canon Gallery, Hamilton, Ontario

Critical Mass, Transit Gallery, Hamilton, Ontario

OSA Annual Juried Drawing Show, Toronto

2003
art @ suite500, York University, Toronto

2002
Scope Art Fair, New York

2001
Toronto International Art Fair

2000
Snapshot, Museum of Contemporary Art, Baltimore

Canadian Gay and Lesbian National Portrait Collection

Museologic, Recent Acquisitions, Art Gallery of Mississauga


Art Box 1998, York University


25 Lives, Canadian Gay and Lesbian Archive, Toronto

1997
Kicking the Covers, Artists' Books and Multiples, Art Gallery of
Ontario

GRANTS

2013
Canada Council International Residency, Paris

2008-9
Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grants

2006
Ontario Arts Council Mid Career Grant

2006
Cadre San Francisco Artist’s Grant

1996
Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant

1992
Canada Council Short Term Grant

Ontario Arts Council Individual Artist's Grant

SELECTED
COLLECTIONS

Art Gallery of Hamilton

Agnes Etherington Art Center

The Gallery, Stratford

The Art Gallery of Mississauga

University of Toronto Art Center

Canadian Gay and Lesbian Archive

Business Development Bank of Canada

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt

Trizec Hahn Corporation

SELECTED
PUBLICATIONS

Bennett, Melissa, all my little failures: Andrew McPhail, AGH, 2010

Jurakic, Ivan, it hurts less if you pull it off quickly, McIntosh Gallery, 2009

Lupypciw, Wednesday, all my little failures, The New Gallery 2008

Hollick, Laura, Yummy, View Magazine, Vol 13 #45, 2007

Haggo, Regina, Artists Start Your Engines, Hamilton Spectator, Sept. 18, 2004

Goddard, Peter, Tails That Never End, The Toronto Star, July 24, 2004

Dault, Gary Micheal, Gallery Going, The Globe and Mail, March 27, 1999

Reid, Stuart, Decorology, The Art Gallery of Mississauga, 1996

Homogenius 4, 1995

Homogenius 3, 1993