Biography

Brian Harvey was born in 1978 in Toronto, Canada. After studying digital media and animation his interest shifted to drawing and painting. He has studied art at Seneca College, Sheridan College, Toronto School of Art, the Art Centre at Central Technical School, and OCAD University in Toronto, and his work can be found in public and private collections across Canada and the United States.  His paintings are studies of the commonplace and the typically mundane; everyday objects, spaces and urban landscapes which are frequently overlooked.  Brian lives and works in Toronto.

Artist Statement

Painting allows me the opportunity to look at things that are frequently overlooked. I am drawn to the character of everyday objects and spaces, and the urban landscape in which I live. I have a strong response to things which are connected to the past, holdovers which are often ignored or forgotten about altogether. Through painting I am afforded the time seek out and look at these things before they are gone.

Curriculum Vitae

Exhibitions

solo exhibitions:

2014 Brian Harvey: Paintings, Marlow Gallery, Barrie, Ontario, Canada
2013 You've Been Here Before, Wall Space Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
2009 Landscape, Wall Space Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

two-person exhibitions:

2011 Backhouse, Julia Vandepolder and Brian Harvey, Telephone Booth Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2010 Paintings by Lorena Ziraldo and Brian Harvey, Buckland Southerst Gallery, West Vancouver, Ontario, Canada

group exhibitions:

2014 Collective Horizons, Arta Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2013 Architexture, Project Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2013 Ontario Here and There, Taylor Statten Camping Bursary Fund Art Show, Evergreen Brickworks, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2012 Ontario Distilled, Taylor Statten Camping Bursary Fund Art Show, Evergreen Brickworks, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2012 Toronto Calls, CFA Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2012 Alone Together, Artscape Triangle Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2011 Named Spaces, Earls Court Gallery, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
2011 Art Gallery of Hamilton Fall Show, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
2011 Taylor Statten Camping Bursary Fund Art Show, Evergreen Brick Works, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2010 Urban Artifacts, XE XE Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2009 Art Gallery of Hamilton Fall Show, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
2009 Gallery Review Show, Wallspace Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
2009 Square Foot Show, AWOL Gallery, Toronto
2007 Juried Exhibition, Junction Arts Festival, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2007 Square Foot Show, AWOL Gallery, Tor, Ontario, Canada
2006 Group Exhibition, Gallery One Zed Two, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2006 Small Works, Buckland Southerst Gallery, West Vancouver, Ontario, Canada
2005 Group Exhibition, Yorkville Galleries, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2005 Canadian Opera Juried Art Exhibition, Hummingbird Center, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Art Fairs and Auctions

art fairs:

2014 The Artist Project, Better Living Center, Exhibition Place, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2014 Riverdale Art Walk, Jimmie Simpson Park, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2014 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Nathan Philips Square, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2013 The Artist Project, Better Living Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2013 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Nathan Philips Square, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2013 Riverdale Art Walk, Jimmie Simpson Park, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2013 Cabbagetown Arts and Crafts Show, Riverdale Park West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2012 The Artist Project, Queen Elizabeth Building, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2011 Riverdale Art Walk, Jimmie Simpson Park, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2011 The Artist Project, Exhibition Place, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2011 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Nathan Philips Square, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2010 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Nathan Philips Square, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2010 The Artist Project, Exhibition Place, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2010 Riverdale Art Walk, Jimmie Simpson Park, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2009 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Nathan Philips Square, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2009 Riverdale Art Walk, Jimmie Simpson Park, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2009 Queen West Art Crawl, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2008 Queen West Art Crawl, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2008 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Nathan Philips Square, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2008 Riverdale Art Walk, Jimmie Simpson Park, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2007 Queen West Art Crawl, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2006 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Nathan Philips Square, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2005 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Nathan Philips Square, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2004 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Nathan Philips Square, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2003 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Nathan Philips Square, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Reviews, Etc.

news items:

2014 Toronto's Old Soul, Painter puts the city's past on his canvases, Toronto Home Magazine, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2011 Reinventing the Lay of the Landscape, The National Post, Canada

media reviews:

2011 Highlights of The Artist Project, BlogTO, Toronto

Education

completed:

2000 — 2003 3-yr Post-Secondary Adult Art Program, The Art Center at Central Technical School, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2000 — 2003 Part-time studies, Toronto School of Art, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1999 — 2000 Art Fundamentals, part-time studies, Sheridan College, Oakville, Ontario, Canada

in process:

2010 — 2015 Drawing and Painting, OCAD University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada