Born in Mississauga, Ontario, Trevor Kiernander lives and works in Montreal. He has a BFA in Painting and Drawing from Concordia University and an MFA from Goldsmiths, University of London. Through the association and collision of multiple perspectives and the deployment of overlapping technical approaches, his paintings explore the basic, fundamental duality between background and foreground, and figure/ground relationships as forms per se. Kiernander’s practice has received support from the Canada Council for the Arts and CALQ, and has participated in residencies in the US, Germany, England, and Morrocco. In 2020, he independently organized Pictura, a cross-Montreal painting event with nearly 100 artists in almost 30 exhibitions.
b. 1975, Mississauga, ON.