Residence: John Monteith
exhibition view, »Resonances« @ Division Gallery, Toronto
John Monteith was born in Newmarket, Canada in 1973 and graduated with a Masters in Arts from Parsons School of Design in 2008. He traveled extensively throughout the world, an experience that changed his way of writing over the years. His work includes the superimposition of other materials, such as colorful waxes, on transparent paper, as well as the elaborate work of overlapping photography, all of which make him an attractive abstract artist. During the Beijing22 Residency, John will draw on this project in a more natural and primitive way. He will focus on the reconstruction of the city, the topography and the "blank space" that preserve the traces of the city's history. Through this study, he will create a series of interrelated and influential paintings that relate to the reconstruction of urban centers.
He has exhibited internationally including exhibitions at the 7th Beijing Biennale, the Tate Modern, London, the Schinkel Pavilon, Berlin, the Taipei Contemporary Art Centre, Taiwan, X Initiative, New York, the DUMBO Art Center, New York, Sàn Art, Ho Chi Minh City, and SALTS, Basel and is represented in Canada by Division Gallery and Switzerland by Galerie Wenger.