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Brian Jiang

Artist member since 2020

Brian Jiang is a queer non-binary artist and illustrator of Chinese descent based in Toronto. Brian’s practice comprises of drawing, painting, illustration, sequential narrative, and animation. His current work primarily investigates the creation of hypothetical worlds and the reinterpretation of personal memories and experiences. His recent work is often playful in tone, with content that usually comprises of ambiguous characters, fantastical scenarios, and lush flora. Through his works, he seeks to reconcile the complexity of personal identity and establish a connection between the individual, the physical and immaterial worlds . His image-making balances bold gestural mark making, flat colour planes, implied textural effects, with subtle details and patterning. He is drawn to unconventional colour palettes that are simultaneously discordant yet visually satisfying. Brian’s work references the formal qualities of folk art, 60’s Japanese Graphic design, Fauvism and Surrealism. Brian is a recent graduate of OCADU, and holds a B.DES in Illustration.


Q+A

Best season of the year in Toronto

SUMMER!

Beverage of choice

matcha bubble tea

During my breaks, I tend to ...

eat lots of snacks and pet my cat

Select Past Exhibitions
2019

Fountain Gallery, Toronto
Queer Art Showcase

2018

King Panther Tattoo and Gallery, Toronto
Local Students

2018

Paint A Smile Organization, Markham
Rainbow Exhibit

2017

The Plant, Toronto
"Same" Pop-up Exhibit

Accolades
2020

OCAD
TOAF Career Launcher Award

Press
2017

Grounders Magazine
Issue 3

Education
2020

OCAD University
Bachelor of Design (Illustration)

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