Ian is a Canadian contemporary artist currently based in the UK. His work is inspired by the history of art and design, from ancient cave paintings and Greek amphorae, to graffiti and computer graphics. The hieroglyphic surfaces of his 2D and sculptural pieces remix iconographies from the past and present, often in response to current political and social themes. He creates most of his work digitally, then manufactures it out of industrial materials including stainless steel, artificial leather, embroidery, vinyl, corrugated cardboard, Perspex and Dibond.
His art has been exhibited across the UK and internationally, with shows in New York, Chicago, Montreal, Berlin, Rome and London. He has produced commissions for the London 2012 Olympics, the Tour de France, and the Oxford Museum of Natural History - and has completed public art projects in Leeds, Middlesbrough, Amsterdam and Rotterdam.
Ian recently completed a major solo exhibition, MYTHOMANIA, at 20-21 Visual Arts Centre in Scunthorpe, funded by Arts Council England. He is currently working on a sculpture commission for Normanby Hall in North Linconshire, alongside a new public artwork in Southampton.