Brian Harvey

 

Brian Harvey was born in 1978 in Toronto, Canada. After studying digital media and animation his interest shifted to drawing and painting. He has studied art at Seneca College, Sheridan College, Toronto School of Art, the Art Centre at Central Technical School, and OCAD University in Toronto, and his work can be found in public and private collections across Canada and the United States.  His paintings are studies of the commonplace and the typically mundane; everyday objects, spaces and urban landscapes which are frequently overlooked.  Brian lives and works in Toronto.

 

Artist Statement

Painting allows me the opportunity to look at things that are frequently overlooked. I am drawn to the character of everyday objects and spaces, and the urban landscape in which I live. I have a strong response to things which are connected to the past, holdovers which are often ignored or forgotten about altogether. Through painting I am afforded the time to seek out and look at these things before they are gone.

 

EDUCATION

2000 — 2003      3-yr Post-Secondary Adult Art Program, The Art Centre at Central Technical School, Toronto, ON, Canada

2000 — 2003      Part-time studies, Toronto School of Art, Toronto, ON, Canada

1999 — 2000      Art Fundamentals, part-time studies, Sheridan College, Oakville, ON, Canada

2010 — 2015      Drawing and Painting, OCAD University, Toronto, ON, Canada

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016      Guest artist, Abbozzo Gallery, Toronto, ON

2014      Brian Harvey: Paintings, Marlow Gallery, Barrie, ON, Canada

2013      You’ve Been Here Before, Wall Space Gallery, Ottawa, ON, Canada

2009      Landscape, Wall Space Gallery, Ottawa, ON, Canada

 

TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2011      Backhouse, Julia Vandepolder and Brian Harvey, Telephone Booth Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada

2010      Paintings by Lorena Ziraldo and Brian Harvey, Buckland Southerst Gallery, West Vancouver, ON, Canada

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014      Collective Horizons, Arta Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada

2013      Architexture, Project Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada

2013      Ontario Here and There, Taylor Statten Camping Bursary Fund Art Show, Evergreen Brickworks, Toronto, ON, Canada

2012      Ontario Distilled, Taylor Statten Camping Bursary Fund Art Show, Evergreen Brickworks, Toronto, ON, Canada

2012      Toronto Calls, CFA Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada

2012      Alone Together, Artscape Triangle Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada

2011      Named Spaces, Earls Court Gallery, Hamilton, ON, Canada

2011      Art Gallery of Hamilton Fall Show, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, ON, Canada

2011      Taylor Statten Camping Bursary Fund Art Show, Evergreen Brick Works, Toronto, ON, Canada

2010      Urban Artifacts, XE XE Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada

2009      Art Gallery of Hamilton Fall Show, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, ON, Canada

2009      Gallery Review Show, Wallspace Gallery, Ottawa, ON, Canada

2009      Square Foot Show, AWOL Gallery, Toronto

2007      Juried Exhibition, Junction Arts Festival, Toronto, ON, Canada

2007      Square Foot Show, AWOL Gallery, Tor, ON, Canada

2006      Group Exhibition, Gallery One Zed Two, Toronto, ON, Canada

2006      Small Works, Buckland Southerst Gallery, West Vancouver, ON, Canada

2005      Group Exhibition, Yorkville Galleries, Toronto, ON, Canada

2005      Canadian Opera Juried Art Exhibition, Hummingbird Center, Toronto, ON, Canada

 

ART FAIRS

2014      Riverdale Art Walk, Jimmie Simpson Park, Toronto, ON, Canada

2014      Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Nathan Philips Square, Toronto, ON, Canada

2014      The Artist Project, Better Living Center, Exhibition Place, Toronto, ON, Canada

2013      The Artist Project, Better Living Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada

2013      Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Nathan Philips Square, Toronto, ON, Canada

2013      Riverdale Art Walk, Jimmie Simpson Park, Toronto, ON, Canada

2013      Cabbagetown Arts and Crafts Show, Riverdale Park West, Toronto, ON, Canada

2012      The Artist Project, Queen Elizabeth Building, Toronto, ON, Canada

2011      Riverdale Art Walk, Jimmie Simpson Park, Toronto, ON, Canada

2011      The Artist Project, Exhibition Place, Toronto, ON, Canada

2011      Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Nathan Philips Square, Toronto, ON, Canada

2010      Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Nathan Philips Square, Toronto, ON, Canada

2010      The Artist Project, Exhibition Place, Toronto, ON, Canada

2010      Riverdale Art Walk, Jimmie Simpson Park, Toronto, ON, Canada

2009      Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Nathan Philips Square, Toronto, ON, Canada

2009      Riverdale Art Walk, Jimmie Simpson Park, Toronto, ON, Canada

2009      Queen West Art Crawl, Toronto, ON, Canada

2008      Queen West Art Crawl, Toronto, ON, Canada

2008      Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Nathan Philips Square, Toronto, ON, Canada

2008      Riverdale Art Walk, Jimmie Simpson Park, Toronto, ON, Canada

2007      Queen West Art Crawl, Toronto, ON, Canada

2006      Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Nathan Philips Square, Toronto, ON, Canada

2005      Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Nathan Philips Square, Toronto, ON, Canada

2004      Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Nathan Philips Square, Toronto, ON, Canada

2003      Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Nathan Philips Square, Toronto, ON, Canada

 

REVIEWS AND NEWS

2014      Toronto’s Old Soul, Painter puts the city’s past on his canvases, Toronto Home Magazine, Toronto, ON, Canada

2011      Reinventing the Lay of the Landscape, The National Post, Canada

2011      Highlights of The Artist Project, BlogTO, Toronto

 

 

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