Brian Hoad

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Instructor / Faculty of Arts and Science - Fine Arts/Performing Arts
Part-time Faculty
Brian Hoad is a visual artist originally from Port Hope, ON. After receiving specialized training while working as Canadian artist David Blackwood’s studio assistant, he completed a Bachelor of Fine Art Honours, Visual Art, minor Art History at Queen's University and Master of Fine Art, Visual Art at University of Regina. Maintaining a studio practice in Kingston, ON, Hoad is the Technician Supervisor for the Fine Art (Visual Art) Program at Queen’s University and teaches as a Term Adjunct in Drawing & Painting at Queen’s University and Nipissing University.

Working mainly in painting and printmaking, Hoad’s artwork responds to personal narratives from his time coming-of-age in Ontario. He is concerned with themes of environment, nostalgia, and an interest in how people have connected with wilderness spaces, now and throughout history. Intrigued by the application of historic processes in contemporary contexts, training in printmaking has had the greatest influence on Hoad’s practice, taking pleasure in the possibilities of image replay and editing alongside the instantaneous realizations of painting and drawing. Past creation projects have been supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation, and RBC Emerging Artists Project.