AGM 30th Anniversary Limited Edition Series
Crap Tote, 2017
Sequins, thread on tote bag
Edition of 7
Andrew McPhail is a Canadian visual artist. He was born in Calgary Alberta in 1961 and studied at York University where he received his MFA in 1987. Living in Toronto in the 1980's and 90's his work focused primarily on drawing, often with pencil crayon on a polyester film called mylar. After moving to Hamilton in 2005, his practice shifted towards three dimensional work, performance and painting. His accumulative, craft-oriented work reconfigures disposable materials such as band aids, Kleenex and pins into large sculpture and installations. He has exhibited nationally and internationally and in 2013 was the recipient of the Canada Council International Studio in Paris. He is also co-founder, with Stephen Altena, of the Hundred Dollar Gallery in Hamilton, Ontario.
Andrew McPhail had a solo exhibition at the Art Gallery of Mississauga in 1996, Decorology, from which Pink Red Sample, 1996, one of his signature drawings on Mylar was acquired for the Permanent Art Collection.