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Jay Dart


Jay Dart is a drawist and designer whose practice includes bookworks, videos and mixed media installations. In 2018, Dart’s practice was featured in a profile piece for the CBC Arts show The Exhibitionists. Dart's first public gallery solo exhibition, Greetings From Yawnder!, featuring 80+ drawings and installation pieces, opened at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery in October 2016 before travelling to the Art Gallery of Sudbury in February 2017. The accompanying catalogue for this exhibition, Field Guide to Yawnder, is included in the Art Gallery of Ontario. Other bookworks are included in the permanent collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. His drawings have been exhibited nationally and internationally. He is a recipient of grants from the Ontario Arts Council and, in 2016, won a National Magazine Award for editorial illustration. He is a graduate of the University of Guelph’s Fine Art programme. Dart lives and draws with his family in Ashburn, ON.