exhibitions and projects
Shannon Anderson and Jay Wilson met while working as jury members for the Temporary Contemporary commission project at Sheridan College. We realized that our art interests and curatorial ideas shared common ground. Our curatorial process evolves through and is shaped by sharing artists of interest, studio visits, road trips and reading.
andersonwilsonprojects.org wish to thank the Ontario Arts Council for their generous and continued support.
Shannon has curated exhibitions that have been shown at galleries across Canada, and she is currently the Art Curator for the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital. She has also written essays for publications produced by numerous art galleries, and feature articles for Canadian Art, C Magazine, Carousel and EyeMazing Amsterdam. She holds a Specialist BA in Art and Art History (with distinction) from the University of Toronto and an MA in Art History from Concordia University in Montreal.
Jay has an Honours degree in Wildlife Biology and Statistics from the University of Guelph, a diploma from the Ontario College of Art and Design and an MFA from York University. He taught full-time in the Art and Art History program, a joint program between the University of Toronto Mississauga and Sheridan College until his recent retirement. As an artist, Wilson has shown both locally and internationally, and has received numerous creation, research and exhibition assistance grants. His design and art practices are a mix of conceptual considerations and play, often full of segues, spontaneity and contradiction.