Patrick Mahon is an artist, a writer/curator, and a Professor of Visual Arts at Western University, in London, Ontario, Canada. Currently, he is Director of the School for Advanced Studies in the Arts & Humanities at Western. Mahon’s artwork has been exhibited widely: in Canada at The Art Gallery of Hamilton, the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Museum London, The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto; internationally in exhibitions in China, France, Norway, and Switzerland; and in numerous print biennales 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, with a second iteration, The Living River Project, at the Art Gallery of Windsor in 2019. Other recent Canadian solo exhibitions have included McMaster Museum of Art (2013); Wilfred Laurier University (2013); and Gallery 1C03, University of Winnipeg (2014).
Current and forthcoming solo and group exhibitions include: “Patrick Mahon: Messagers’ Forum,” Thames Art Gallery Chatham, On (2020-21); “Written on the Earth,” McIntosh Gallery, London, ON, curated by Helen Gregory, (forthcoming group exhibition, 2021); and “GardenShip and State,” Museum London, London, ON, co-curated by Patrick Mahon and Jeff Thomas, (forthcoming group exhibition, 2021, and ongoing community projects, beginning 2020). Patrick’s work is included in the exhibition, “In Place: Reflections from Manitoba,” Winnipeg Art Gallery, curated by Riva Symko (2020-2021).
Among his curatorial projects are the exhibitions, “Lines Painted in Early Spring: Ferguson, Reeves, Ruschiensky, Savard,” (2003-04, Southern Alberta Art Gallery and circulating); “Gu Xiong and Xu Bing: Here is what I mean,” (2004, Museum London and Doris McCarthy Gallery, Toronto); “Hinterlands: Fastwurms, Glabush, Thornycroft, Urban,” (2008-09, McIntosh Gallery, Western, and Harbourfront Centre, Toronto); and “Barroco Nova,” (2012, Museum London, McIntosh Gallery, and ArtLab, Western). Please visit his website for more information.
Banner caption: Messagers’ Forum, Thames Art Gallery, Chatham, ON, 2020