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The Kingston Prize 2011

The Collective

Phantoms of the Front Yard

PHANTOMS IN THE FRONT YARD is a touring art collective that brings together the work of Vancouver artists Michael Abraham, Jordan Bent, Jeremy Birnbaum, Chad Krowchuk, Marcus Macleod and Jay Senetchko boldly challenging the contemporary Canadian art scene, to revive the human subject as muse.

Figurative art has become the phantom of the fine art world, haunting both Modernism and Postmodernism with its ties to a classical tradition, refusing to be dismissed, ignored or forgotten.

Education
2003-2006 Visual Arts Bachelor of Fine Arts, Emily Carr Institute, Vancouver, BC
2001-2003 Portfolio Program, Victoria College of Art, Victoria, BC
2001 Six Week Intensive Portfolio Program, Victoria College of Art, Victoria, BC
   
Solo Exhibitions
2010-11 G.O.A.T., Queen Elizabeth Theater Mezzanine Gallery, Vancouver BC
   
Collaborative Exhibitions
2011 Phantoms in the Front Yard: On Great Men, Private Venue, Vancouver BC
2010 Phantoms in the Front Yard: Uniform, Pera Gallery, Vancouver BC
2008 Drawing Expo ’08; in collaboration with C. Dylan McHughLittle

Mountain Studios, Vancouver, BC

2007 A Demarcated Site of Construction; in collaboration with C. Dylan
2006 Crawl; in collaboration with C. Dylan McHugh, ARC Building in with

association the 2006 Eastside Culture Crawl, Vancouver

   
Group Exhibitions
2011-12  The Kingston Prize, Firehall Theater, Gananoque, ONT

                                             Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto ONT
                                             La Galarie d’art Desjardins, Drummondville QUE
2011  Art for Life, Rocky Mountaineer Station, Vancouver BC
2011  Art for Life Preview Show, CBC Studio 700, Vancouver BC
2009 inVision, Queen Elizabeth Theater Mezzanine Gallery, Vancouver BC
2009 Art for Life, Rocky Mountaineer Station, Vancouver BC
2009 I:Dent: Constructing and Deconstructing Personal and Social Identity

Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby BC

2009 Vancouver’s Drawn Festival: Pencil on Paper; Elliot Louis Gallery, Vancouver BC
2008 Small Stuff Plus One; Elliot Louis Gallery, Vancouver BC
2008 Art for Life; Rocky Mountaineer Station, Vancouver BC
2008 Art for Life Preview Show, Canvas Lounge, Vancouver BC
2008 Emergence; Elliot Louis Gallery, Vancouver BC
2007 Pre-Shrunk Show; Argyle Fine Art Gallery, Halifax, NS
2007 Fine Art of Schmoozy; Latitude 53 Contemporary Visual Culture, Edmonton AB
2007 Art for Life; Four Seasons Hotel, Vancouver, BC
2007 The Portrait Show; Gaff Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2006 The Factory Show; three person exhibition with Attila Richard Lukacs and Martha Sturdy, Gallery M by Martha Sturdy, Vancouver, BC
2006 2006 ECIAD Graduation Show; Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver, BC
2006 Queering Art and Politics; Concourse Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2005 Sequential Show; Concourse Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2004 The Urban Landscape; Subeez Restaurant, Vancouver, BC
2003 Group Show, Birdhouse Gallery, Victoria, BC
2003 2003 VCA Year End Show; Victoria College of Art, Victoria ,BC
2002 2002 VCA Year End Show; Victoria College of Art, Victoria, BC
   
Publications
2011 The Kingston Prize Exhibition Catalogue
2011  Art for Life Exhibition Catalogue
2009 Art for Life Exhibition Catalogue
2009 Live radio interview, CBC On the Coast with Stephen Quinn
2009 I:Dent: Constructing and Deconstructing Personal and Social Identities Exhibition Catalogue
2008 Art for Life Exhibition Catalogue
2008 Vancouver gallery’s new home energizes emerging show, Lloyd Dykk, Vancouver Sun
2006 Emily Carr 2006 Graduation Exhibition Catalogue
   
Awards / Honours
2011 Selected finalist in Kingston Prize, Canada’s National Portrait Competition
2005 Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre Artist/Mentor Mural Project Grant; Vancouver Parks Board in association with Marpole-Oakridge Community Center
2002 John Chamberlain Painting Scholarship; Victoria College of Art, Victoria, BC