Day Four: Cole Swanson
Cole Swanson is an artist and the Curator & Residency Program Coordinator at the Living Arts Centre,Mississauga. His painting practice is an investigation of indigenous techniques, regional histories, and cultural notoriety.
In 2007, he was declared a national fellowship winner through the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute for his study on miniature paintings in Jaipur, India. Swanson has exhibited his works in solo and group exhibitions in Canada, U.S., China, Taiwan, India, and Italy. He has also appeared on several exhibition juries and discussion panels in partnership with the Art Gallery of Mississauga, South Asian Visual Arts Centre (SAVAC), Sheridan Technical Institute, HumberCollege, Pearson International Airport, the University of Toronto, and the University of Guelph. Recent publications include A Homespun Web (Living Arts Centre, Mississauga), Viktor Mitic: Rain Dance (Fourfront Editions, Toronto), and Rachael Wong: Flat Depth (Stride Gallery,Calgary). He is a candidate for the University of Toronto’s Masters of Art, Art History program; his research focus is on cross-cultural appropriation in the age of globalization.
Opaque watercolour on wasli paper