Canadian Artist working in Art + Medicine


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Brad Necyk is a multimedia artist and writer in Canada whose practice engages with issues of medicine, mental health, and precarious populations and subjects. He recently completed an arts-based, research-creation Ph.D. in Psychiatry at the University of Alberta and his dissertation was awarded the Governor General’s Gold Medal, Canada’s highest academic honour. His works include drawings and paintings, still and motion film, sculpture, 3D imaging and printing, virtual reality, performance, and narrative writing. He finished a residency with AHS Transplant Services in 2015-16, worked as an artist-researcher in a project on Head and Neck Cancer, and was a visiting artist-researcher at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto 2017-19 and had a studio residency at Workman Arts, Toronto. His current work focuses on patient experience, auto-ethnography, psychiatry, and, recently, the Anthropocene. His artistic work was included in the 2015 Alberta Biennial, and has been shown internationally, most recently in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Chicago, IL; he has presented academic work at conferences in Canada and internationally, most recently at the 2018 FLUX Symposium at the Internation Museum for Surgical Sciences in Chicago, IL. Brad sits on the boards of several professional bodies and is a Scholar at the Integrative Health Institute at the University of Alberta. He currently teaches senior-level courses in Drawing and Intermedia at the University of Alberta and MacEwan University.

He is represented by the Scott Gallery in Edmonton, AB and NYA Gallery in New York City, NY.

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At an artist residency in Upstate New York 2018

At an artist residency in Upstate New York 2018