Lookin’ fer somethin t’ Happen
Jay Dart is an artist who has recently begun creating mixed media installation pieces that bring his two-dimensional narrative works to life. In October 2017, Dart will be exhibiting a special interactive drawing installation for a solo booth at the Art Toronto International Art Fair. His first public gallery solo exhibition, Greetings From Yawnder!, featuring over 80 drawings and installation pieces, opened at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery in October 2016 before travelling to the Art Gallery of Sudbury in February 2017. He has exhibited at Galerie Youn (Montreal), Art Toronto, Papier (Montreal), Art on Paper (Miami and New York), Love Art Fair (Toronto), Wall Space Gallery (Ottawa), Slate Gallery (Regina), Line Gallery (North Bay), Come Up To My Room (Gladstone Hotel, Toronto), 100 Euro/Dollar Show (Amsterdam, Portland), and the Canmore Artists and Artisans Gallery. In 2013, Dart self-published a limited edition picture book, titled Wanderer of Yawnder. He is a recipient of grants from the Ontario Arts Council and, in 2016, won a National Magazine Award for editorial illustration. He received a BA from the University of Guelph’s Fine Art programme. Dart is represented by Galerie Youn in Montreal. He lives and draws in Ashburn, Ontario.