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Maxwell Hyett

Maxwell Hyett is a Canadian interdisciplinary artist. His work explores issues of meaning, simultaneity, and the relationship between language and reality. These issues emerge primarily as a concern with information and its reception: how is information made; where is it stored; and what happens when we retrieve it? Maxwell develops these ideas by creating collisions between technology and historical objects and processes.

 Maxwell Hyett
 

Maxwell Hyett

 
 
 

Biography

Maxwell Hyett is a Canadian interdisciplinary artist. His work explores issues of meaning, simultaneity, and the relationship between language and reality. These issues emerge primarily as a concern with information and its reception: how is information made; where is it stored; and what happens when we retrieve it? Maxwell develops these ideas by creating collisions between technology and historical objects and processes.

Maxwell holds a BFA from OCAD University in Toronto. His recent work has used relief sculpture, laser cutting techniques and 3D modeling. Maxwell is currently an MA candidate at University of Western Ontario for Theory & Criticism.

Maxwell has been heavily influenced by, and draws inspiration from folklore and post-structuralist theory. These influences mark an aesthetic and conceptual focus on the context through which we access information, knowledge, and wisdom.

 

Curriculum Vitæ

Education

2019 MA, Theory & Criticism, University of Western ON, London ON
2015 BFA, Drawing & Painting, OCAD University, Toronto ON
2014 OCAD University Florence Off-Campus Program

Solo Exhibitions

2017 Forêts de Symboles, Galerie Youn, Montreal QC
2016 Lacuna, The Gladstone Hotel, Toronto ON

Group Exhibitions (selected)

2017 Spirit of Difficulty, Propeller Gallery, Toronto ON
2017 5/5/5, Galerie Youn, Montreal QC
2017 New Works, Galerie Youn, Montreal QC
2017 Salon XI, Propeller Gallery, Toronto ON
2016 Transformation: An Exhibition of Altered Books, Helson Gallery, Halton Hills ON
2016 4th Anniversary: Composition poétique quotidienne, Galerie Youn, Montreal QC
2016 OKAY Dispatch 1, Electric Perfume, Toronto ON
2016 We Are Symbols, Ada Slaight Gallery, OCAD University, Toronto ON
2016 Gallery Artists Exhibition, Galerie Youn, Montreal QC
2016 Salon X, Propeller Gallery, Toronto ON
2015 Walnut Studios Career Launcher, Walnut Contemporary, Toronto ON
2015 7th Annual Experiencing Perspectives, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, Mississauga ON
2015 Sonder, Steam Whistle Art Gallery, Toronto ON
2015 EXHIBIT A (life), OCAD University, Toronto ON
2015 100th Grad Ex, OCAD University, Toronto ON
2015 A Home For [ __ ], 627 Richmond St West, Toronto ON
2015 INTRO: Digital Interaction, OCAD University Student Gallery, Toronto ON
2015 Festival of the Body, OCAD University, Toronto ON
2015 Lo Studio Divino, OCAD University, Toronto ON
2014 Two-Week Marriage: DRPT Thesis Exhibition, OCAD University, Toronto ON
2014 Group Show, Ete, Florence, Italy
2014 Il Studio Divino, OCAD University Florence Campus, Florence, Italy
2014 Staging Reality, British Institute, Florence, Italy
2013 Art Salad, Norman Felix Gallery, Toronto ON
2013 Bad Dream, Good Dream, The Art Bar, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto ON
2013 Salon 7, Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Toronto ON
2012 11th Annual Juried Art Salon, Wilson Room, Kingston Frontenac Public Library, Kingston ON
2011 10th Annual Juried Art Salon, Wilson Room, Kingston Frontenac Public Library, Kingston ON
2011 Mind and Body, Transit Space, OCAD University, Toronto ON

Awards

2015 Av Isaacs Award, OCAD U 2012 Queen Elizabeth II Scholarship, OCAD U, Toronto ON
2012 Youth Art Award, 11th Annual Juried Art Salon, Kingston ON
2010 Josephine Polera Entrance Scholarship, OCAD U, Toronto ON
2010 Queen Elizabeth II Scholarship, OCAD U, Toronto ON

Residences

2017 Anima Casa Rural, Self-Directed, San Isidro Mezatapec, Mexico

Art Fairs

2016 Art Toronto, Galerie Youn, Toronto ON
2015 Toronto International Art Fair, OCAD U, Toronto ON

Press and Publications

2017 Hyett, Maxwell “Use(ful/less) Schematics” Drain 14:2, (2017) Web. (coming Fall 2017)
2017 Hyett, Maxwell and Jason Haladyn, Julian "Stavrinaki, Maria. Dada Presentism" Dada/Surrealism 21 (2017): n. pag. Web.
2016 Jordan-Haladyn, Miriam “Art as a Measure of Discombobulation: Three Recent works by Maxwell Hyett” Kapsula Magazine Good Measure 3/3 (2016) Web.
2016 Hyett, Maxwell and Jason Haladyn, Julian “Palmer, Helen. Deleuze & Futurism: A Manifesto for Nonsense” Canadian Society for Continental Philosophy (2016) Web.
2016 Hyett, Maxwell “This should be good.”, Kapula Magazine Good Measure 3/3 (2016) Web.

Artist Talks

2015 Contemporary Art Theory (CAND 6B02), Guest Speaker, OCAD University