Andrew McKay

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Andrew James McKay is a graduate of the honours arts programme at Emily Carr University of Art+Design. In 2019 he became the first student in the history of that institution to be awarded upon graduation the Lieutenant Governor’s Medal for Inclusion, Democracy and Reconciliation. A three-time recipient of grant support from the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation, his work has been exhibited with Thierry Goldberg Gallery, New York; Monte Vista Projects, Los Angeles; Ground Floor Art Centre, Vancouver; Peter Ohler's Fine Art, Toronto; and Masters Gallery, Calgary.


Rooted in observation, my use of figuration is an attempt to record the various aspects of life I find myself a party to: who the people I meet might be, how the places in which I exist operate, and the ways in which these two necessarily interact. I'm also interested in visual languages and how they facilitate or frustrate the relationship between artist and audience.