Biography

Brian Harvey was born in 1978 in Toronto, Canada. He has training from Seneca College, Sheridan College, Toronto School of Art, the Art Centre at Central Technical School, and has recently completed a BFA from OCAD University in Toronto.  He has been painting and exhibiting for over a decade and his work can be found in public and private collections across Canada, the United States and Europe.  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:

2017 Selected Paintings, Feature Artist, Petroff Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2016 New Paintings, Feature Artist, Petroff Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2016 — 2017 New Paintings, Guest Artist, Abbozzo Gallery , Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2016 Facade, Project Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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:

2016 A Fleeting Presence, Brian Harvey and Julie Himel, Wall Space Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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:

2017 — 2018 Salon V, Project Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2017 Yorkville Village Arts Festival, A collaboration between First Capital Realty and OCAD University, Yorkville Village, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2017 Well One, The Inaugural Exhibition of the Well Collective, Arta Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2016 — 2017 Salon IV, Project Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2016 Yorkville Village Arts Festival, A collaboration between First Capital Realty and OCAD University, Yorkville Village, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2016 Shapes and Sizes, The Taylor Statten Camping Bursary Fund Art Show, Storys Building, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2015 Places and Spaces, The Taylor Statten Camping Bursary Fund Art Show, Storys Building, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2015 Collective Horizons, Pop Up Exhibition , Womens Art Association Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2015 15 Painters, Project Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2014 Ontario Discovered, The Taylor Statten Camping Bursary Fund Art Show, Storys Building, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2014 Collective Horizons, Arta Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2014 Allow Us To Introduce, Brian Harvey | Catherine Jeffrey | James Paterson | Christina Preece, Petroff 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 Taylor Statten Camping Bursary Fund Art Show, Evergreen Brickworks, 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
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, Wall Space 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, British Columbia, 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:

2017 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Nathan Philips Square, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2017 Artist Project, Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2016 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Nathan Philips Square, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2016 Artist Project, Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2015 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition , Nathan Philips Square, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2015 McMichael Autumn Art Sale, McMichael Gallery , Kleinburg, Ontario, Canada
2015 Artist Project, Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2014 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 Riverdale Art Walk, Jimmie Simpson Park, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2013 Cabbagetown Arts and Crafts Show, Riverdale Park West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2013 Artist Project, Better Living Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2013 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Nathan Philips Square, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2012 Riverdale Art Walk, Jimmie Simpson Park, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2012 Artist Project, Queen Elizabeth Building, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2011 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Nathan Philips Square, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2011 Riverdale Art Walk, Jimmie Simpson Park, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2011 Artist Project, Exhibition Place, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2010 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Nathan Philips Square, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2010 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

Collections

public:

City of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Governement of Ontario Art Collection, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Toronto Public Library, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

corporate:

Ernst & Young, 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:

2010 — 2016 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Drawing and Painting, OCAD University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2000 — 2003 Diploma, 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 Certificate, Art Fundamentals, Sheridan College, Oakville, Ontario, Canada