CONTEMPORARY
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CURRENT EXHIBITION
MICHAEL ANTKOWIAK 
WHAT RIGHT HAS MY HEAD TO CALL ITSELF ME
OCTOBER 7-29, 2016
RECEPTION OCTOBER 7, 6-9PM
CURRENT EXHIBITION
MICHAEL ANTKOWIAK WHAT RIGHT HAS MY HEAD TO CALL ITSELF ME
OCTOBER 7-29, 2016
OPENING OCT 7, 2016 6-9PM

What Right Has My Head To Call Itself Me

 

“At what precise moment...

 

...does an individual stop being who he thinks he is?

 

You know, I don't like complications.

 

Cut off my arm. I say, "Me and my arm."

 

You cut off my other arm. I say, "Me and my two arms."

 

You...take out...

 

...take out my stomach, my kidneys,

 

assuming that were possible...

 

And I say, "Me and my intestines."

 

Follow me?

 

And now, if you cut off my head...

 

...would I say, "Me and my head" or "Me and my body"?

 

What right has my head to call itself me?

 

What right?”

 

 

Excerpt from the film “The Tenant”, 1976, by Roman Polanski.

 

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.

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EXHIBITION WORKS
Blue Robe
Blue Robe

Michael Antkowiak - Blue Robe oil on canvas 12"x16" 2016

French Painting
French Painting

Michael Antkowiak - French painting oil on canvas 12"x16" 2016

Sneakers
Sneakers

Michael Antkowiak - Sneakers oil on canvas 12"x16" 2016

Daffodils
Daffodils

Michael Antkowiak - Daffodils oil on canvas 12"x16" 2016

Footrub
Footrub

Michael Antkowiak - Foot Rub oil on canvas 12"x16" 2016

Red Dinner
Red Dinner

Michael Antkowiak - Red Dinner oil on canvas 12"x16" 2016

Reclining Blue
Reclining Blue

Michael Antkowiak - Reclining Blue oil on canvas 12"x16" 2016

Holding Fruit
Holding Fruit

Michael Antkowiak - Holding Fruit oil on canvas 12"x16" 2016

Fists
Fists

Michael Antkowiak - Fists oil on canvas 12"x16" 2016

3 vessels
3 vessels

Michael Antkowiak - 3 Vessels oil on canvas 12"x16" 2016

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ARTIST 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 TBA 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.

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Gallery Manager: Vinna Ly

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