Jason Deary is a visual artist with an MFA from OCAD University and a BFA from the University of Windsor. He was a work study candidate at the Banff Centre and has had multiple exhibitions across Canada: FIELD Contemporary in Vancouver, Avalanche Institute of Contemporary Art in Calgary, Forest City Gallery in London and is currently represented by Mulherin, Toronto where he had his latest commercial solo show, Roll Call. Deary was a recent recipient of grants from Toronto Arts Council and Ontario Arts Council. His work can be seen in upcoming shows in Cambridge and New York City.

Dissolved Armature, 2017, watercolour, pencil on linen over panel, 20 x 16 in

Armature Number Four, 2017, watercolour, colour pencil on linen over panel, 20 x 16 in

Wash Out, 2017, watercolour, acrylic on linen over panel, 24 x 18 in

Night Shift, 2017, watercolour, acrylic, colour pencil on linen, 34 x 28 in

Armature #2, 2017, watercolour, acrylic, colour pencil on canvas, 62 x 48 in


2014 OCADU, MFA (Interdisciplinary Art, Media and Design)

2011/2012 The Banff Centre, Work Study (Preparatory Work Study)

2010 University of Windsor, Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting)



2017 the tree grows its crown in the image of the root, Forest City Gallery,  London On 

(with Claire Scherzinger)

2016 Public Record, Howard Park Institute, Toronto On 

2016 Dusting for Prints, Mi-Yu, Toronto On

2015 Roll Call, MULHERIN, Toronto On

2015 Left and Leaving, Avalanche Institute of Contemporary Art, Calgary Ab 

2014 In Between Things, Xpace, Toronto On (with Sean Stewart)

2014 Permanent Record, Field Contemporary, Vancouver BC 

2014 New Artifacts, NO Foundation, Toronto On (MFA Thesis Exhibition)



2018 TBA, Artcite, Windsor On (upcoming)

2017 Lost in the World, MULHERIN, New York, NY

2017 SHOW.17: Ontario Emerging Artist Biennial, Idea Exchnage, Cambridge Art Galleries, 

Cambridge On (upcoming)

2016 The Best Example Is All Together, Wil Aballe Art Projects (WAAP), Vancouver BC 

2015 2015 Juried Exhibition, Thames Art Gallery, Chatham On

2015 Black and White, The Drake, Toronto On

2015 Burn, Afterhours Projects, Toronto On

2015 Installation Project, Way Home Music Festival, Barrie On

2015 Summer Group show, Field Contemporary, Vancouver BC 

2015 The Goat, NO Foundation, Toronto On



2014 Spark Box, Picton On

2012 0N3 W33K3ND, Broken City Lab, Windsor On



Ongoing - Art Handler/Installer

Ongoing - Instructor, Art Gallery of Ontario

2012-2014 OCADU Graduate Gallery Director

2011-2012 The Banff Centre, Preparatory Work Study



Ontario Arts Council Emerging Artist Grant (2017)

Toronto Art Council Emerging Artist Grant (2015)



TD Canada Trust

Ivey Foundation


Various private collections in Canada, United States and Europe



2017 LVL3 Media Artist of the Week Interview 


2016 Border Crossings Roll Call Exhibition Review http://bordercrossingsmag.com/magazine/issue/issue-138

2015 Toronto Star https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/visualarts/2015/12/15/on-the-wall-whats-in-the-galleries-this-week.html 

2015 Magenta Magazine Studio Feature http://www.magentafoundation.org/magazine/jason-deary/

2015 C magazine 2015 Catalogue

2015 FSHN UNLTD feature

2015 Hart House Review feature

2014 “Art With Heart 2014” Collection Catalogue

2014 “New Artifacts” Exhibition Catalogue

2012 “Jason Deary” Color Magazine feature