ANDREWDUFF

BIO

Andrew DuffAndrew is an artist and designer based in Toronto. A graduate of both OCAD and NSAD, Andrew has sustained an active art practice and freelance design business since 1997. His current body of work is anchored in drawing. Each semi-abstract piece incorporates imagery inspired by childhood memories, urban living and themes of technology and reinvention. The immediacy of drawing, juxtaposed against multiple layers of texture, showcases his art making process. These layers of mottled texture are then shaped by gestural lines and punctuated with colour. Andrew’s smaller pieces on vintage paper allow his drawings to take full control, while his fictionalized #VirtualGraffiti drawings connect the dots between new technology, primal mark making and our current climate of “fake news” storytelling.


Eye To The Sky - Exhibition Tour 2012
Eye To The Sky - Exhibition Tour
video from Andrew Duff on Vimeo.

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Solo Exhibitions

2012 Gerrard Art Space (GAS), Toronto Eye To The Sky
2010 North York Central Library, Toronto RoMashx3

Group Exhibitions

2016 Hear Here: Pop-up Salon, Toronto
2015 Hear Here: Pop-up Salon, Toronto
2015 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto
2015 Hotel Ocho, Toronto Andrew Duff/Andrew Miller - A Wall Hop Event
2015 The Artist Project Contemporary Art Fair, Toronto
2014 It's A Wrap, Pop-up Exhibition, Toronto
2014 The Artist Project Contemporary Art Fair, Toronto
2013 Lazy Daisy Café, Toronto: Stephanie Coveart/Andrew Duff
2013 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto
2013 Gerrard Art Space (GAS), Toronto Annual Members’ Group Show
2012 Queen West Art Crawl Outdoor Art Show, Toronto
Andrew Duff at The Artist Project 2014 2012 SpeakEasy's Spring Art Fair, Toronto
2011 Mercer Union, Toronto PIN UP
2011 Hangman Art Gallery, Toronto The Little Art Show
2011 Queen West Art Crawl Outdoor Art Show, Toronto
2011 AWOL Gallery, Toronto Square Foot Show
2011 Artscape Wychwood Barns, Toronto Barns Art Market
2011 SpeakEasy's Fine Art Show, Toronto
2011 Distillery Historic District, Toronto Distillery Art Market
2010 Mercer Union, Toronto All Inclusive
2010 Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto Whodunit?
2010 Post No Bills: Celebrating the Film Poster, Toronto
2009 Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto Whodunit?
2009 Comrades in Craft, Toronto Craft Show & Sale (co-organizer & artist)
2009 Post No Bills: Celebrating the Rock Poster, Toronto
2008 Comrades in Craft, Toronto Craft Show & Sale (co-organizer & artist)
2001 Workplace, Toronto overtime@workplace
2001 Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto Miniature Show: An Instant Coffee Project,
Part of Instant Coffee Urban Disco Trailer + Everyone, Present Tense Contemporary Project Series No. 17

2000 Art Metropole, Toronto Gifts By Artists
1999 Free Parking Collective, Toronto Itch Galore
1999 Transform Artspace, Toronto ClearCut
1994 SOD Collective, Toronto Work (co-organizer & artist)
1994 SOD Collective, Toronto Bed (co-organizer & artist)
1993 AKA Artist's Centre, Saskatoon Bookworks

Awards

1997 Canada Council for the Arts, Grant for First Production in Media Arts

Education

1995 Digital Media Studios, Toronto - Certificate in Digital Graphic Design and Multimedia
1993 Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax - B.F.A. Degree, minor in Art History
1992 Ontario College of Art, Toronto - A.O.C.A. 4-year Diploma, Experimental Arts Department