Gallery A and the Artist Incubator Lab are an innovative exhibition and studio space within The Robert McLaughlin Gallery that support community activation and provide artists with professional development opportunities. The Artist Incubator Lab is a space for creativity and experimentation that strives to support the local arts ecosystem. The space provides artists with an opportunity to experiment, innovate, and grow their artistic practice. While in residence, artists are encouraged to create new work, generate bold ideas, have vision, and make meaningful connections with our visitors and our community.
RBC Emerging Artist Residency Program
Residency Dates: April 1-June 23
Exhibition: July 4-28
Opening Reception: Sunday July, 7
Description: Alex Thompson is the first artist in our newly launched RBC Emerging Artist Residency Program. Using the studio space in the Artist Incubator Lab, Alex will be working on two projects over the course of his residency. Advancing a project currently in-progress; Alex will be working on prototypes for an artist’s book. His interest in installation will shape his second project, which will be a collaborative drawing/animation piece. Stop by the Art Lab to meet Alex and learn more about this work and ongoing practice in installation and print-based mediums.
Artist Bio: Alex R.M. Thompson is a Brantford-born, Toronto-based artist, working with installation and print-based media. He graduated from OCAD University’s Printmaking program in 2013, earning the medal for his year. He has exhibited work at Art Toronto, The Artist Project, Nuit Blanche, Studio Sixty Six (Ottawa), and Timeraiser 150 at the Power Plant. He is an active member at Open Studio in Toronto, where he also acts as a custom printer and teaches etching, and has been an artist-in-residence at Centre and the Banff Centre. His practice investigates the relationship between the urban environment and its occupants, and the architectural representation of meaning.