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Simon Andrew

The place where I am from — England — seems familiar in a different way to the place where I live — Canada. It is filtered through memory and who I was; hindsight lends a distilling clarity. Conversely, where I live is harder to interpret and has all the chaos of day-to-day life. There is an immediacy that requires a direct reaction to the here and now, keeping things fresh.

These paintings are an attempt to bridge the worlds of inside and out and here and there. They are a staging post for this ongoing journey.

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Simon Andrew

SIMON ANDREW was born in Portsmouth, England and spent his formative years in Penwith, Cornwall. He studied science at Queen's University, Canada and Fine Art at Newcastle University, England where he received his MFA. While at Newcastle, he was the beneficiary of The Lawrence Atwell Scholarship Award from Skinners' Hall, London, U.K.

Simon Andrew's work is represented in major international collections including Canadian Business Development Bank, Fidelity Investments, Glaxo Wellcome, Her Majesty the Queen in Right, Hewlett-Packard, McKinsey & Company and OMERS. He has attended residencies in both Canada and abroad and was the recipient of a full fellowship award from the Vermont Studio Center, USA.

Simon Andrew works in Canada and England.

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Selected Solo & Group Exhibitions

2019 Interiors (group show), Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto

2018 The Landscape Show (group show), Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto

2018 Canada / England, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto

2018 PREVIEW 2018 (group show), Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto

2017 The Still Life Show (group show), Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto

2016 Interior and Exterior Domains, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto

2015 Landscape/Cityscape (group show), Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto

2015 Artist and Model (group show with catalogue), Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto

2014 The Landscape Show (group show), Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto

2013 Painting the Figure (group show), Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto

2012 Following the Paint: New Work, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto

2012 The Self-Portrait Show (group show with catalogue), Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto

2012 Preview 2012 (group show), Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto

2011 Interiors (group show), Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto

2011 Preview 2011 (group show), Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto

2010 The Seascape Gallery, Godalming, UK

2008 Goldie Gallery, Greene Ave., Montreal

1998 The K.A.A.I., Kingston, ON

1995 The James Baird Gallery, St. John’s, NF

1990 The Dryden Street Gallery, London, UK

1990 Oxford University, UK

1988 The Long Gallery, Newcastle, UK

Grants & Awards

  • Ontario Arts Council, Exhibition Grant
  • The Lawrence Atwell Award for painting, London, UK
  • The Laing National Landscape Competition, First Prize, London UK
  • Vermont Studio Painting Award, Full Fellowship
  • Stevenson’s Paints Painting Award, TOAE

Selected Collections

  1. Canadian Business Development Bank
  2. Fidelity Investments
  3. Glaxo Wellcome
  4. Her Majesty the Queen in Right
  5. Hewlett Packard
  6. HDvision
  7. McKinsey & Company
  8. Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement Service
  9. OMERS
  10. Redpath Sugar

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