Patrick Mahon is an artist, writer and teacher/academic; he was Chair of Visual Arts at the University of Western Ontario from 2000 - 2010. His work as a visual artist includes print-based projects that engage with historical and contemporary aspects of printmaking, and involves responding to gallery and museum collections as well as establishing community-based art initiatives, including several regarding the environment. Mahon’s artwork has been exhibited widely, both nationally and internationally, including, in Canada at Museum London, The Hamilton Art Gallery, the Southern Alberta Art Gallery and Kamloops Art Gallery, and internationally at the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute in Chongqing, China, in 2005, and in Barthète (Toulouse), France in 2011. As a writer and curator, Patrick Mahon publishes and produces exhibitions related to print culture, post-colonialism, and aesthetics. The exhibition, “Barroco Nova: Neo-Baroque Moves in Contemporary Art”, co-curated with Susan Edelstein, began in Fall, 2011. The SSHRC-funded collaborative artist’s project, Art and Cold Cash, which involved Mahon and other artists from southern Canada and from Baker Lake, Nunavut, was produced between 2004 and 2008; a book published by YYZ was released in 2010. Patrick’s new collaborative SSHRC project, Immersion Emergencies and Possible Worlds, on the theme of water, began in 2010 and will include a residency at the Banff Centre in 2013. As an individual artist, Patrick Mahon was in residence for three months at the International Studio and Curatorial Program in New York in 2007, and at the Frans Masereel Centrum (Belgium) and at La Maison Patrimoniale Barthète in France, both in 2011. He lives in London, Ontario.
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