Jay Dart is a Canadian drawist, author and designer whose practice includes bookworks, animated videos and mixed media installations. Dart’s work has been shown in galleries and art fairs around the world including exhibitions in Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa and Regina; as well as internationally in Paris, New York, and Amsterdam. He is the recipient of multiple grants and honors including from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, and a National Magazine Award for editorial illustration. His work has been featured on CBC Radio and TV including a profile on The Exhibitionists.
Dart is a graduate of the University of Guelph’s Fine Art programme. Currently, he lives and draws with his family in a small hamlet outside the sprawl of Toronto, and he teaches Drawing and Design at Durham College and Sheridan College.
Dart is represented by Galerie Youn in Montreal where he has had multiple solo exhibitions and been included in multiple art fairs. In the Fall of 2015, Galerie Youn published a catalogue titled Jay Dart: Images of Yawnder. Dart is also represented by Gallery Jones in Vancouver where he had his first solo exhibition in the Spring of 2020. Check out the profile video that was created for this show as well as available works at artsy.net. Works are also available at Slate Gallery in Regina.