Jay Dart | Drawist


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Jay Dart 2009
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Galerie Youn // info@galerieyoun.com
5226 Saint-Laurent boul., Montreal, Quebec H2T 1S1 CANADA

Jay Dart // jay@thedart.ca


Jay Dart is an internationally exhibited, award-winning artist working primarily in drawing who has recently begun creating installation pieces based on his narrative works. He received a BA from the University of Guelph’s Fine Art programme. Dart's first public gallery solo exhibition, Greetings From Yawnder!, runs until January 15th, 2017 at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery in Oshawa before traveling to the Art Gallery of Sudbury in February 2017. His most recent solo exhibitions include Now Entering Beyawnder at Galerie Youn, Montreal (2015); Wanderer of Yawnder (revisited) at Line Gallery, North Bay (2014); Further Over Yawnder at Galerie Youn, Montreal (2013); and The Wanderers at Atelier 688, Toronto (2010). His work has also been shown at Art Toronto (2015 & 2016), Come Up To My Room at the Gladstone Hotel, Toronto (2016), Papier in Montreal (2015 & 2016), Art on Paper in New York (2016) and Miami (2015), Love Art Fair in Toronto (2014), The 100 Euro/Dollar Show in Amsterdam (2011) and Portland (2012), Fictionary at Station Gallery, Whitby (2012); Paths at Canmore Artists and Artisans Gallery (2011). In 2013, Jay self-published a limited edition picture book, titled Wanderer of Yawnder. He is a recipient of grants from the Ontario Arts Council (2012, 2014, 2016). Jay lives and draws in Ashburn, Ontario (aka. Elsewheres).

He is represented by Galerie Youn in Montreal. In the Fall of 2015, they published a catalogue titled Jay Dart: Images of Yawnder.

Jay is also a freelance graphic designer and illustrator. His list of clients includes Yen magazine (Australia), Max Joseph magazine (Germany), Land of Nod, Globe & Mail newspaper, Maisoneuve, NOW magazine, Leo Burnett, Rogers Media, RESFEST International Film Festival, Sons & Daughters Film Production Co, University of Toronto, University of Guelph, Toronto Cyclists Union, and Juno-nominated singer/songwriter, Donovan Woods. He is always available for hire. He's also currently accepting commissions for custom drawings or portraits.


2016 Gold Award, spot illustration // National Magazine Awards
2016 Visual Arts grant // Ontario Arts Council
2014 Exhibition Assistance Grant // Ontario Arts Council
2014 Best In Show // Annual Members' Exhibition / Station Gallery
2012 Exhibition Assistance Grant // Ontario Arts Council
2011 Best In Show // Annual Members' Exhibition / Station Gallery
2010 Audience Choice Award Winner // Queen West Art Crawl
2008 Honourable Mention, Drawing // Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition

Jay Dart is grateful for the support of the Ontario Arts Council.