Based in Mi’kma’ki / Nova Scotia, Ian Funke-McKay attended NSCAD University (BFA 2014). With a focus on painting, he builds specialized emblems, figurines, and displays, that are combined for exhibition purposes. By synthesizing historic and contemporary styles he works to refocus futurist legacies of utopic construction into a cryptic terrain of pre-renaissance motifs. Recent curatorial projects include Invisible Bright Touch, Cork Street Project Space, Halifax, NS, and Stack Effect 9, Concordia University, Montreal, QC. Local and international residencies include the Visual + Digital Arts program at The Banff Centre (2018), CFAT Media Arts Scholarship (2018), The Vermont Studio Center (2017), and the Visual Arts at Chautauqua Institution, NY (2014).  His projects have received the support of Arts Nova Scotia, Canada Council for the Arts, and he currently works as the Arts Programming Director at Ross Creek Centre for the Arts.


Contact: ian@ianfunkemckay.com