Claytor, Jon

  • Home:
    Sackville, New Brunswick
  • Title:
    Untitled / sans titre
  • Media:
    Oil on Canvas / huile sur toile
  • Dimensions:
    117 x 66 cm
  • Website:

I merge abstract action painting with figuration.  I paint the moments between action and inaction, love and hate, tenderness and anger, ecstasy and agony, despair and hope.  In other words, life.

I like to think of my paintings as really short movies.

I love my subjects.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

Sep  2007

“Until the break of day” Ingram Gallery, Toronto, ON


June 2006

“Quagmire” Ingram Gallery, Toronto, ON


May 2006

“Life’s Little Soldiers ”  Harvey Levine Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


Sep 2005

“There Is No Place” Ingram Gallery, Toronto, ON


Mar 2004

“Rescue. Rescue” Ingram Gallery, Toronto, ON


Sep 2002

“All Theses Shipwrecks” Ingram Gallery, Toronto, ON


Mar 2000

“Maybe, Just Maybe” The Belgo Building, Montreal PQ


2000

“Maybe, Just Maybe” Wurm Gallery, Ottawa ON


2000

“Maybe, Just Maybe” The Jane Bond, Waterloo ON


1998

“I love You All…”  Galerie Sans Nom, Moncton NB


1998

“Slings and Arrows” The Old Pool Hall, Sackville NB


1997

“Looking for Love” Gairdner Building, Sackville NB


GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

Aug 5-7 2006

“Sappy Records Festival Group Show”  Struts Artist Run Centre


Dec 2005

“Toy Box”  Ingram Gallery, Toronto, ON


Nov 2005

“Claytor and Wiseman” Gallery Goldie, Montreal PQ


Dec 2004

“Stumble Home (Jon Claytor and Rachel Berman)”  Ingram Gallery, Toronto, ON


2004

“Grey Scale”  Ingram Gallery, Toronto, ON


2004

“Life of the Party”  Ingram Gallery, Toronto, ON


July 2003

“67%: Bodies of Water”  Ingram Gallery, Toronto, ON


Dec 2002

“Angeles and Desperadoes”  Ingram Gallery, Toronto, ON


2002

“Figure Out”  Ingram Gallery, Toronto, ON


2001

“Cinematic Situation”  Ingram Gallery, Toronto, ON


2001

“Something In The Air” The jane Bond, Waterloo ON


2000

“Portraits and Four Letter Words” Struts, Sackville NB


1999

“Captive Voyeur” Owens Art Gallery, Sackville NB


1998

“Mount Allison Graduation Show”  Owens Art Gallery


1997

“Young Sculpture”  Moncton Public Library, Moncton NB


1993

“Stop Me Before I Disintegrate”  OO Gallery, Halifax NS


TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

2005-06

Mount Allison University, Painting and Drawing


EDUCATION:

1990

Moncton High School, Moncton NB.


1991

NASCAD. Foundation program


1995-1998

Mount Allison University.  Bachelor of Fine Arts with distinction


1993-94

Algonquin Community College: Cabinet Making


AWARDS:

1995

Ted Pullford Entrance Scholarship


1997

Crake Fellowship


2004

Juno Nomination for “Best Album Design”


OTHER PROJECTS:
Many CD Covers for artists such as Gord Downie, Julie Doiron and Snailhouse
Directed several music videos for Julie Doiron.

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