LivingArts Hamilton Contributor
Brandon Vickerd is a Hamilton based sculptor and Professor of Visual Arts at York University. He received his BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (1999) and his MFA from the University of Victoria (2001).
Purposely diverse, his studio work straddles the line between high and low culture, acting as a catalyst for critical thought and addressing the failed promise of a modernist future predicated on boundless scientific advancement. Whether through craftsmanship, the creation of spectacle, or humor, the goal of his work is to provoke the viewer into questioning the dominate myth of progress ingrained in Western world views.
He has received numerous awards and grants from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Toronto Arts Council, and the Ontario Arts Council. Recent and upcoming exhibitions include Chopper at Art MUR Gallery (Montreal), Ace Art (Winnipeg), Grunt Gallery, and Artcite Gallery; Dance of the Cranes presented by Capitol Fringe (Washington DC), Sputnik Returned at Pulse (Miami, USA) and Sculpture by the Sea (Arrhus, Denmark), Clutch at the University of Waterloo Art Gallery (Waterloo, CA), and Monuments to a Perfect Future at Art Mur Gallery.
Community Consultation (March 2017)
The Audience (December 2016)
The Selfie and Sculpture (September 2016)
Understanding the Committee Process (March 2016)
Reporting on Public Art (February 2016)
Public Art vs The Internet Round 2 (January 2016)
Public Art vs The Internet (December 2015)
Hamilton's Public Art Master Plan (November 2015)
Nuit Blanche Edmonton (October 2015)
The Weirdness of Globalization (September 2015)
Asking Permission (August 2015)
Getting Paid (July 2015)
Concrete Poetry (June 2015)
Art in the Garden (May 2015)