About me

Hello! My name is Brian Jiang (he/him/they/their) and I am a Toronto-based freelance artist and illustrator. I grew up in the suburbs of the Greater Toronto Area. My childhood consisted of tough loving parents, the aroma of home-cooked Chinese meals, and finding joy in drawing mediocre pictures.

Today, I continue to feel immense joy in creating images and paintings. My work is informed by my love of discordant yet satisfying colour combinations, the balance between gestural forms and intricate details, folk art, and analogue media. In my spare time, I am  ̶g̶r̶u̶d̶g̶i̶n̶g̶l̶y̶ lovingly cleaning up after my feline familiar.


Education

2020   Bachelor of Design, OCADU University, Toronto ON, CA

Exhibitions

2019   Queer, Fountain Gallery, Toronto, ON,CA (group)

2019   Art Capsule, Night it Up! Festival by P.U.Y.O, Markham, ON CA (curator)

2018   Local Students, King Panther Tattoo and Gallery, Toronto, ON, CA (group)

2018   Rainbow Exhibit, Paint A Smile Organization, Markham, ON, CA (group)

2017   “Same” Pop-up Exhibit, The Plant,Toronto, ON, CA (group)

Art and Zine Fairs

2019   Asian Zine Fair, Toronto, ON, CA

2018   Canzine, Toronto, ON, CA

Publications and Press

2017   Grounders Magazine Issue 3 

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