oil on linen, over panel
9” x 12”
Courtesy of the artist and General Hardware Contemporary, Toronto
Alex Bierk’s labour-intensive work combines personal history with wider economic and social contexts, resulting in paintings that express the complexities of emotional and lived realities. Based in Peterborough, he has exhibited his paintings in group and solo exhibitions internationally as well as in numerous art fairs including UNTITLED (New York), Art Toronto, Scope (Miami), Papier 14 (Montreal) and Art Southampton. His work is held in the collections of the Royal Bank of Canada, TD Bank, and the Art Gallery of Peterborough along with many private collections. In 2013, he was a finalist for the Kingston Prize, a national biannual portrait competition.