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Jason Bomers

Artist member since 2020
Toronto, Ontario

Jason Bomers lives in the west end of Toronto with his partner and two tweenage girls. Jason is a multidisciplinary artist; the materials and process of his projects are concept-driven and in the past he has created paintings, drawings, sculptures, performances, installations, photographs or a combination of these different mediums. Jason went to York University and acquired a BFA (honours) in Visual Art. In 1999, Jason received a scholarship for one term to the University of Northumbria exchange program. Jason restarted his professional practice in 2018. His current work explores the patriarchy, masculinity and mental health.


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Q+A

Why is it important for people to have art in their home or life?

Looking at art is good for your mental health. It brings you into the moment and can be contemplative and calming.

Only thing you need when you leave the house

A camera

Your favourite spot in Toronto right now

The Humber River never disappoints. There is always life to find there.

Coffees per day and from where

Too many, usually from my stovetop espresso.

What artists do you admire right now?

I have a group of artists I met through a Toronto School of Art Class with Iris Haussler. We take turns talking about our art and giving each other feedback and it's amazing seeing their work progress - Sandrine Dickel, Julia Pal, Geoffrey Chung. I always admire the work of my partner Amada Estabillo, my biggest supporter and critic.

Why is art important to you?

Art is life! Other than love, what else is there?

Select Past Exhibitions
2018

Beaux Arts Gallery, Brampton
Leaps and Bounds

2015

1130 Shop, Toronto
Fill in the Blanks

2010

Gladstone Hotel, Toronto
Up Art 2010! For What It's Worth: Curios, Collections, and Counterfeits

2008

401 Richmond, Toronto
Art in the Halls

2005

Red Head Gallery, Toronto
Better Lives Than Yours and Mine

Accolades
1999

Northumbria University
One Term Scholarship

Education
2000

York University
BFA

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