Acrylic on paper
30 ins x 23 ins; 76.2 cms x 58.4 cms
Courtesy of the artist
Ian August is a Métis artist based in Winnipeg. August’s work is focused on teasing together connections between the layers of histories associated with a site or an object. He is engaged with the dialogue between painting and sculpture, often using the construction of sculptures and models within his painting process.
August completed the very popular public artwork titled "Rooster Town Kettle" located at the Beaumont Station on Winnipeg’s new Southwest Rapid Transitway. The piece is a permanent acknowledgement of the Métis community that existed near this site from 1901 to 1961.
August received his MFA from York University, and his BFA honours from the University of Manitoba’s School of Art. His work has been the subject of many solo exhibitions, including “Plunder Dupes”, “Re: Build Them, Gallery” 1C03, Winnipeg. His work has also been included in numerous group exhibitions, most recently at the Winnipeg Art Gallery.
Duping the Plunderers - Border Crossings
Rooster Town Kettle and Fetching Water - Commission, 2019
Ian August - Artist Talk at Gallery 1C03, 2014