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Drew Simpson

Painter

Drew Simpson is an artist and curator who has recently moved to Glen Williams and opened a project space in the mill called ‘The Drey.’ Simpson has previously directed and curated 2 galleries in Berlin Germany as well as an international residency program over his 7 year sabbatical in Europe.

He is a self taught painter, born and raised in Halton whose exceptionally detailed and precisely rendered paintings delight in eschewing homage to an invisible aristocracy. Simpson’s appropriation of visual language is beholden to Flemish masters, yet are full of modern anachronisms, images that defy one art historical context, but remain governed by the same concerns: mortality, elusive beauty and brutal truth.

Simpson’s paintings have been internationally exhibited over the past 15 years in NYC, London, Paris, Madrid, Cologne, Miami, Basel, Chicago, Berlin and extensively throughout Canada.

National public exhibits include: National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Power Plant, Toronto, Musee d’art contemporain de Montreal, The Rooms, St. John’s, Museum London, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon and the Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton.

In 2009 Simpson was inducted into The Crown Collection of Canada after being nominated for the countries top painting prize, The RBC Painting Award.

Drew Simpson

Painter

Drew Simpson is an artist and curator who has recently moved to Glen Williams and opened a project space in the mill called ‘The Drey.’ Simpson has previously directed and curated 2 galleries in Berlin Germany as well as an international residency program over his 7 year sabbatical in Europe.


He is a self taught painter, born and raised in Halton whose exceptionally detailed and precisely rendered paintings delight in eschewing homage to an invisible aristocracy. Simpson’s appropriation of visual language is beholden to Flemish masters, yet are full of modern anachronisms, images that defy one art historical context, but remain governed by the same concerns: mortality, elusive beauty and brutal truth.


Simpson’s paintings have been internationally exhibited over the past 15 years in NYC, London, Paris, Madrid, Cologne, Miami, Basel, Chicago, Berlin and extensively throughout Canada.


National public exhibits include: National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Power Plant, Toronto, Musee d’art contemporain de Montreal, The Rooms, St. John’s, Museum London, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon and the Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton.


In 2009 Simpson was inducted into The Crown Collection of Canada after being nominated for the countries top painting prize, The RBC Painting Award.

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