UPwithART 2.0 (online) Art & Activism Panelist
Patrick Mahon is an artist, a writer/curator, and a Professor of Visual Arts at Western University, in London, ON, Canada. Mahon’s artwork has been exhibited in Canada at The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, Museum London, The Hamilton Art Gallery, and the Southern Alberta Art Gallery; internationally in recent exhibitions in Ecuador, Norway, and Switzerland; and at numerous print biennials since the early 1990’s.
Patrick’s collaborative project, Immersion Emergencies and Possible Worlds, resulted in a ten-artist group exhibition, The Source: Rethinking Water through Contemporary Art, presented at Rodman Hall, Brock University, Canada, in 2014. A second iteration, The Living River Project, was presented at the Art Gallery of Windsor in 2018-19. Other Canadian solo exhibitions include McMaster Museum of Art (2013); Wilfred Laurier University (2013); Gallery 1C03, University of Winnipeg (2014), and Katzman Contemporary (2015).
A touring solo exhibition, Messagers’ Forum, begins at the Thames Art Gallery, Chatham, in June, 2020. Patrick was in residence at the International Studio and Curatorial Program, (New York); Frans Masereel Centrum (Belgium); La Maison Patrimoniale Barthète, France; and on several occasions at the Banff Centre.
Patrick Mahon is currently the Director of the School for Advanced Studies in the Arts & Humanities at Western University, is a Distinguished University Professor at Western, and a member of the Royal Society of Canada.