Aidan Urquhart was educated at the University of Western Ontario and Fanshawe College in studio and art theory. He has been exhibiting his work across Canada since the early 1990’s. Fascinated by the dynamics of communication, Urquhart explores with colour, images and ideas that at first glance, might seem at odds with each other. He has completed residencies at the McIntosh Gallery–University of Western Ontario and the Banff Centre for the Arts. His work can be found in numerous public and private collections including The Winnipeg Art Gallery, Museum London, The McIntosh Gallery, St.Thomas/Elgin Art Centre, The National Archives–Ottawa and the Canada Council Art Bank.
Urquhart currently lives and works out of his studio in London and is excited to continue his newest series of works with “Mind Journey #1” being the first.
‘As a full participant of the media, internet and television age, I take an acute interest in the information overload that bombards us on a daily basis. My approach is to confront and cannibalize this information and distill it through my work in collage, drawing, painting, installation, mail-art projects and multi-media. The results often surprise even myself and is a great testament to the idea that the celebration of the everyday can rise above the rudimentary and shine light on what we often overlook or take for granted.’