Art Toronto 2012 MOCCA Benefit Edition
Ed Pien: Leap
Art Toronto is delighted to announce that Canadian artist Ed Pien will produce a limited edition waterjet-cut metal sculpture to benefit the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art. Pien’s artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally including most recently at the 18th Biennale of Sydney (2012), The Victoria & Albert Museum, London (2011) and the National Gallery of Canada (2010). Pien draws on sources both Eastern and Western to create his work. His water-jet cut multiple digital print will set the aesthetic for Art Toronto 2012’s graphics, and be showcased in the 2012 catalogue. This is the fourth year Art Toronto and MOCCA have commissioned an artist to produce the Art Toronto MOCCA Benefit Edition, a fundraiser for MOCCA. Leap, 2012 will be available for purchase on-site at Art Toronto 2012.
12″ x 21″ x 1/8″ inches; waterjet-cut metal; Multiple
Courtesy of the artist, Birch Libralato, Toronto and
Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain, Montréal
About the Artist
Ed Pien is a Canadian artist based in Toronto. He has been drawing for nearly 30 years. Born in Taipei, Taiwan, he immigrated to Canada with his family at the age of eleven. He holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from York University in Toronto and Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Western Ontario, in London, Ontario. He has exhibited nationally and internationally including at the Drawing Centre, New York; La Biennale de Montreal 2000 and 2002; W139, Amsterdam; Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; Middlesbrough Art Gallery, the UK; Centro Nacional e las Artes, Mexico City; The Contemporary Art Museum in Monterrey, Mexico; the Goethe Institute, Berlin; Bluecoat, Liverpool; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; as well as the National Art Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. In 2001 MOCCA presented Ed Piens’ work in the exhibition and publication Gathering Shades. Ed Pien is represented by Birch Libralato, Toronto and Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain, Montréal.