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. His works include drawings and paintings, still and motion film, sculpture, 3D imaging and printing, virtual reality, performance, and narrative writing. He recently finished a residency with AHS Transplant Services in 2015-16, works as an artist-researcher in a project on Head and Neck Cancer, and is completing an arts-based, research-creation Ph.D. in Psychiatry. Currently, he is a visiting artist-researcher at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto and had a studio residency at Workman Arts, Toronto. His current work focuses on patient experience, auto-ethnography, psychiatry, pharmaceutics, and biopolitics. As these multiyear projects are coming to an end, he will be developing new creative research on altered states of consciousness, in particular those induced by psychedelics (focus on psilocybin), and their relationship to myths, rituals, renewed connections to the natural world, and overall mental wellbeing. 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 2017 SLSA conference in Phoenix, AZ, and the 2017 Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada in Quebec. 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