Based in Halifax, 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), The Vermont Studio Center (2017), and the Visual Arts at Chautauqua Institution, NY (2014). Last year Funke-McKay was a Media Arts Scholar at CFAT (Centre for Art Tapes), where he looked to the format of medieval display and how it could be translated to newer technologies and contemporary exhibition. His projects have received the support of Arts Nova Scotia, and he works as Arts Programming Director at the Ross Creek Centre for the Arts.


Contact: ian@ianfunkemckay.com