Born and raised in London, Ontario, Aidan Urquhart was educated at the University of Western Ontario and Fanshawe College in studio and art theory. He has been exhibiting since the early 1990s. Fascinated by the dynamics of communication, Urquhart is recognized both fondly and with irritation for his numerous national and international mail-art and FaxArt projects. He has completed residencies at the McIntosh Gallery, University of Western Ontario and the Banff Centre for the Arts, and his work can be found in numerous public and private collections.
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.