Andrew Ihamaki, b. 1989
ANDREW IHAMAKI is a visual artist and writer from Peterborough, Ontario. Influenced in large part by his profoundly working class upbringing, Ihamaki’s work explores narrative structures—both implicit and explicit—that inform identity, memory and space. Working predominantly in oil paint, ink and graphite, he creates images that pull from the familiar, the kitsch, and the personal.
Ihamaki is a graduate of Trent University, the University of Toronto and Sheridan College, obtaining his B.Ed., Hons.B.A., and an OCAD in Studio Art and a Certificate of Art Fundamentals, respectively. He is a published writer, having also appeared on the historic stage of The Rivoli, in Toronto, reading his short-story "Yellow" to the crowd at the 2013 Totally Unknown Writer's Festival. As well, he has exhibited his paintings in galleries across Ontario, including the Black Cat-Artspace and Blackwood Gallery, and his work is held in many private collections in Canada, as well as Finland, Iceland, the Netherlands and the UK.
Currently, Ihamaki is living and working in Peterborough, Ontario, where he maintains his writing and studio practice while working as the Education Programming Coordinator at the Art Gallery of Peterborough.
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