Brandon Vickerd’s multi-disciplinary practice straddles a line between ‘high’ and ‘low’ culture. His sculptural projects span an encompassing range of large-scale public artworks, site-specific interventions, and highly crafted object-based forms. Of particular interest is his considered investigation into the failed promises of a future dependent on boundless scientific advancement. In his own words,
“Whether through craftsmanship, the creation of spectacle, or humour, my goal is to provoke the viewer into questioning the dominate myth of progress ingrained in Western world views.”
Brandon Vickerd holds an MFA from the University of Victoria. Recent public art projects include commissions by the city of Ottawa, the city of Calgary, the city of Waterloo, and the city of Hamilton among others. His works have been included in group and solo-exhibitions across Canada and internationally in the U.S including presentation at Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto; the Art Gallery of Windsor; the University of Waterloo Art Gallery, the Hallwalls Contemporary Art Centre, Buffalo, NY; and the Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit, MI. In addition to his artistic practice, Vickerd is a full-time professor in the Graduate Visual Arts Program at York University.