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Alisdair MacRae
updated: 01/24/2013
 
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Bronson and Carling
Cambridge Street North
Bronson and Lisgar
Bronson and Lakeside
Two By Seven Sixteenth Inch Bolt
Flora of Nova Scotia (for Anna)
Flora of Nova Scotia (for Anna)
Flora of Nova Scotia (for Anna)
Claw Hammer
Makita Cordless Drill
Stainless Steel Ruler
Hand Drill
Shoe Rack
Stacking Tool Box
Stackable Box Shelf
 
Portfolio Keywords:  spiritual, architecture, diagrammatic, process, narrative, collaborative, craft, information, public, illustration
 
 
Bronson and Carling by Alisdair MacRae
Bronson and Carling
digital print on paper
2010
12 " x  12 " 
Cambridge Street North by Alisdair MacRae
Cambridge Street North
digital print on paper
2010
42 " x  42 " 
Bronson and Lisgar by Alisdair MacRae
Bronson and Lisgar
digital print on paper
2010
29 " x  37.5 " 
Bronson and Lakeside by Alisdair MacRae
Bronson and Lakeside
digital print on paper
2010
37 " x  59 " 
Two By Seven Sixteenth Inch Bolt by Alisdair MacRae
Two By Seven Sixteenth Inch Bolt
cyanotype on Arches 140 lb. paper
2010
14 " x  11 " 
Flora of Nova Scotia (for Anna) by Alisdair MacRae
Flora of Nova Scotia (for Anna)
cyanotype on Arches 140 lb. paper
2011
6 " x  4 " 
Flora of Nova Scotia (for Anna) by Alisdair MacRae
Flora of Nova Scotia (for Anna)
cyanotype on Arches 140 lb. paper
2011
6 " x  4 " 
Flora of Nova Scotia (for Anna) by Alisdair MacRae
Flora of Nova Scotia (for Anna)
cyanotype on Arches 140 lb. paper
2011
6 " x  4 " 
Claw Hammer by Alisdair MacRae
Claw Hammer
digital print on paper
2011
39 " x  45 " 
Makita Cordless Drill by Alisdair MacRae
Makita Cordless Drill
digital print on paper
2011
39 " x  45 " 
Stainless Steel Ruler by Alisdair MacRae
Stainless Steel Ruler
digital print on paper
2011
37 " x  32 " 
Hand Drill by Alisdair MacRae
Hand Drill
digital print on paper
2011
41 " x  47 " 
Shoe Rack by Alisdair MacRae
Shoe Rack
digital print on paper
2012
34 " x  25.5 " 
Stacking Tool Box by Alisdair MacRae
Stacking Tool Box
digital print on paper
2012
33 " x  35 " 
Stackable Box Shelf by Alisdair MacRae
Stackable Box Shelf
digital print on paper
2012
34.5 " x  47 " 

Artist Statement
I am interested in community, using plans to make objects, and joining communities through their exchange. As the shortest distance between two points is a straight line, I make many pragmatic decisions when building things from plans. I am perhaps more interested in how pragmatic decisions can lead to unexpected results. In doing so, one reveals a richness of life upon acceptance into a community of one; one’s inner community.

Process plays an important role for me in creating work. I like to get involved in a hands-on sense, and if it’s something beyond my ability, the final presentation should also represent the person who helped make the work. I want the work to communicate that to the viewer, so that he or she can access a narrative, a kind of back-story. By producing works in such a way, I hope to include the viewers in its making, opening it up to the greatest number of possibilities.

Artist Bio / CV

EDUCATION
2010-2012

Master of Arts in Art History, Carleton University

2000-2002
Master of Fine Arts in Visual Arts, Milton Avery Graduate School for Fine Arts

1992-1996 and 1997-1998
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Arts, Honours, University of Victoria

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2011
Camanchacas, Ross Creek Centre for the Arts, Canning, NS
2008
A Thousand Years To Live, Atrium Gallery, Ottawa, ON
2006
We Are the Church, Khyber Centre for the Arts, Halifax, NS
100 Snakes: Architecture for the Eye, Access Artist Run Centre, Vancouver, BC
LAB 5.6 Improvisation Space, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, BC
2004
Cliffside Dwelling, Ministry of Casual Living, Victoria, BC
Dans ma famille, Galerie Verticale, Laval, QC
2001
For Sale, DYNAMO Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1999
Back In the Day, Open Space Vertical Gallery, Victoria, BC

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2011
I Am Not A Poet, Total Kunst Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
Nuit Noire (in collaboration with Negar Seyfollahy), Cube Gallery, Ottawa, ON
2010
Instructions for Initial Conditions, Drift Station/Parallax Space, Lincoln, NE
Voix Visuelle Digital Miniprint Exhibition, Ottawa, ON
Short-sighted, The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery, St. John's, NL
Faith, Ross Creek Centre for the Arts, Arlington, NS
Eyelevel Reshelving Initiative Four, Eyelevel Gallery, Halifax, NS
Architecture of Community, Gallery 1313, Toronto, ON
2009
Anthem, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, ON
2008
Anthem, Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery, Halifax, NS
Anthem, Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, AB
2007
Anthem, Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa, ON
Blind Corner, Langley Centennial Museum & National Exhibition Centre, Fort Lagnley, BC
Wood, English Kills Art Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

RESIDENCIES
2011
Ross Creek Centre for the Arts, Canning, NS

AWARDS
2011-2012
Ontario Graduate Scholarship
2000-2002
Milton Avery Graduate School for the Arts Fellowship