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MICHAEL ANTKOWIAK

What Right Has My Head To Call Itself Me

October 7th to November 5th 2016

opening Oct 7th 6-9pm

MICHAEL ANTKOWIAK
Michael Antkowiak - Green Painting

oil on canvas, 2014, 28” x 32”

Michael Antkowiak paints from images found on social media and from the artist’s personal photographs. His work conflates the collective with the individual experience and presents a fragmented narrative of the everyday. Antkowiak’s images of intimacy, self reflection, and domesticity, discuss the construction of an individual’s sense of self within a greater social context.

 

Michael Antkowiak (Warsaw, 1977) is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design, and completed his MFA from the New York Academy of Art in 2003. He has since exhibited in public and commercial galleries in Canada and abroad, including the Queens Museum of Art, in New York City, and Carrie Secrist Gallery, in Chicago, Il. Michael is a recipient of several artist’s grants and residencies, including the Toronto Arts Council Grant, and the Joan Mitchell Foundation Fellowship. Michael lives and works in Toronto, and in addition to his studio practice, teaches as a drawing and painting instructor at OCAD University.

WORKS
Big Leaf
Big Leaf

oil on canvas, 11x14, 2016

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Mask
Mask

oil on canvas, 11x14, 2016

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Breakfast at Katia's
Breakfast at Katia's

oil on canvas, 11x14, 2016

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Blue Robe
Blue Robe

oil on canvas, 11x14, 2016

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Green Painting
Green Painting

oil on canvas, 2014, 32x48

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Nina#6
Nina#6

oil on canvas, 2015, 18x24

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Window
Window

oil on canvas, 2014, 24x30

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Nina#2
Nina#2

oil on canvas, 2015, 18x24

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Reclining Below
Reclining Below

oil on canvas, 2014, 20x30

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Reclining Above
Reclining Above

oil on canvas, 2014, 20x30

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Nina#4
Nina#4

oil on canvas, 2016, 18x24

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Heidkamp Painting
Heidkamp Painting

oil on canvas, 2015, 14x11

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EXHIBITION LIST
Michael Antkowiak - Static

oil on wood panel, 2014, 32” x 48”

Michael Antkowiak - Reclining Red

oil on wood panel, 2014, 18” x 24”

2016

What Right Has my Head to Call it Me,  WIL KUCEY GALLERY, Toronto, ON 

2014

MONADS LE Gallery, Toronto, ON.

THE GLASS HOUSE Helen & Arch Brown Centre for the Visual Arts, Georgian College, Barrie, ON.

PROJECT 31, OCAD University, Toronto, ON.

2013

BY THE DOZEN, Telephonebooth Gallery, Toronto, ON.

2012

PIXEL PUSHER, Angell Gallery, Toronto, ON.

60 PAINTERS, Humber College, Etobicoke, ON.

THE GLASS HOUSE, WKP Kennedy Gallery, North Bay, ON.

2011

SINGLE FARE, Sloan Fine Art, New York, NY.

PD CONNER’S PLACE, Howard Park Institute, Toronto, ON.

2010 

SICK LOVE, Catherine Slip (Curated by Gillian Sneed), New York, NY.

2009

TWO WEEKS OF INTRODUCTIONS, Board of Directors Gallery, Toronto, Canada.

REBIRTH, Pearl Gallery, Burlington, VT.

WISH YOU WERE HERE, Gladstone Hotel, Katherine Mulherin Gallery, Toronto, Canada.  

PULSE NEW YORK Contemporary Art Fair, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, Il.

2008

MEDIUM COOL (Michael Antkowiak and Joy Episalla), Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, Il. 

NEXT: EXHIBITION OF EMERGING ART, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, Il.

PULSE NEW YORK Contemporary Art Fair, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, Il.

TORONTO INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, Canada.

2007

TIME WILL TELL OUR STORY
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WIL KUCEY GALLERY

1183 Dundas St. W.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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416-532-8467

Director: Wil Kucey

wil@wilkuceygallery.ca

Gallery Manager: Vinna Ly

vinna@wilkuceygallery.ca 

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