Ron Giii

The Piano Girl , 2001
graphite, ink and pastel on paper, 14 x 11 inches
courtesy the artist and Paul Petro Contemporary Art
value: $900 framed

Ron Gillespie was born in 1934 in New Westminster, BC. His earliest training in art took place in 1962-64 at H.S.C. Prince of Wales College, Nairobi, East Africa. He graduated from the Ontario College of Art in 1975 and established a performance art practice during the 1970's. By the early 1980s he moved into drawing, making work that incorporated philosophy, geometry and concepts of the anti-modern, influenced by writer including Artaud, Darwin, Hegel and Spinoza. Giii’s exhibition history has included solo shows at 49th Parallel, NYC, Cold City Gallery, Toronto, and Evelyn Aimis Gallery, Toronto, as well as many group exhibitions including "Heavy Mental", curated by Philip Monk at The Power Plant, Toronto. His work is part of the permanent collections of the Art Gallery of Ontario and the National Gallery of Canada.