Patrick Mahon

Artist; Writer/Curator; Professor, Visual Arts, Western University (London, ON)

Patrick Mahon is an artist, a writer/curator, and a Professor of Visual Arts at Western University, in London, Canada. In 2021 he completed a 4-year term as Director of the School for Advanced Studies in the Arts & Humanities at Western. He is a Distinguished University Professor at Western, and a member of the Royal Society of Canada. Mahon’s artwork has been exhibited widely: in Canada at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Museum London, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Toronto, The Winnipeg Art Gallery, and The Art Gallery of Hamilton; internationally in exhibitions in China, France, Norway, and Switzerland; and in numerous print biennales since the early 1990’s. Patrick’s collaborative SSHRC-funded initiative, GardenShip and State, generated an exhibition co-curated with Jeff Thomas, involving twenty artists and scholars, which premiered at Museum London in October 2021. It will be followed by a catalogue and community projects in 2022-23. Immersion Emergencies and Possible Worlds, resulted in a ten-artist group exhibition, The Source: Rethinking Water through Contemporary Art, presented at Rodman Hall, Brock University, Canada, in 2014, with a second iteration, The Living River Project, at the Art Gallery of Windsor in 2019. Recent solo and group exhibitions include: Patrick Mahon: Messagers’ Forum, Thames Art Gallery Chatham, ON (2020-21); Written on the Earth, McIntosh Gallery, London, ON, curated by Helen Gregory, (group exhibition, 2021). Patrick’s work is held in numerous private, corporate, and museum collections.