James Gardner lives and works in Toronto. He was born on February 20th, 1983 in Kitchener Ontario, and was raised in Brantford. James studied studio art and art history at the University of Guelph, graduating in 2008 with distinction. Recently, James has been making paintings and sculptures, studying art, reading books, and working with the collective VSVSVS. James has exhibited nationally and internationally, including recent shows at Mercer Union (with VSVSVS), and in 2014 James’ work was short listed for the RBC Painting Competition. Upcoming shows include Painting Eaters at Katzman Contemporary and Cured Soil at PDA Projects, and, along with other members of VS, Showroom at The University of Toronto Art Centre/Justina M. Barnicke Gallery.

The Painting Eaters