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Alec Dempster

Alec Dempster

b. Mexico City, 1971

Short Bio

Alec Dempster was born in Mexico and is now based in Toronto. He has gained notoriety for his multi-disciplinary projects related to Mexican popular culture. They combine printmaking, oral history, field recording, music and performance. This work has been collected and exhibited internationally, featured in numerous publications and is now part of the iconography associated with jarocho and huasteco culture. However, his thematic and conceptual exploration extends far beyond these parameters.

In addition Alec is an illustrator and an accomplished musician in the son jarocho genre, performing with the group Café Con Pan which he formed with his wife Kali Niño.

Website

www.alecdempster.com

Alec Dempster

Education

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours), York University, Department of Visual Arts, 1994

Solo Exhibitions

  • Index G Gallery - Toronto Canada, 2010
  • Galería La Iguana - Hervas, Spain, 2007
  • Meztli Galería - Chicago, Illinois, 2007
  • Inst. Mexicano de Planeación e Investigación - Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, 2007
  • Mexic-arte Museum – Austin, Texas, 2006
  • International Airport – Austin, Texas, 2006
  • El Agora de la Ciudad, Xalapa, Veracruz, 2005
  • Louche Gallery – Toronto, 2004
  • Jardín de las Esculturas – Xalapa, Veracruz, 2004
  • Espace Latinos – Lyon, France, 2003
  • Galería Marie Louise Ferrari – Xalapa, Veracruz, 2003
  • Pinacoteca Diego Rivera – Xalapa, Veracruz, 2001
  • Galería Universitaria Alva de la Canal – Xalapa, Veracruz, 2000
  • Galería AP de la Universidad Veracruzana–Xalapa, Veracruz, 1999
  • Open Studio Gallery – Toronto, 1997
  • Tableau Vivant Gallery –Toronto, 1996

Awards and Achievements

  • Public Commission for the Liberty Village Public Bench Art Program, 2010
  • First prize, International Ex-libris Competition in Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico, 2007
  • Exhibition Assistance Grant from the government of the State of Veracruz, 2006
  • Visiting Artist in the Serie Project at Coronado Studios in Austin, Texas, 2006
  • Emerging artist grant from FONCA (National Fund for the Culture and Arts), 2005
  • Emerging artist grant from FONCA (National Fund for the Culture and Arts), 2003
  • Visiting artist at St. Michael's Printshop, St. John's, NL., 1995
  1. Snow

    Title: Snow

    Artist: Alec Dempster

    Medium: Mixed Media; Digital Inkjet Reproduction

    Date: 2010

  2. Oil

    Title: Oil

    Artist: Alec Dempster

    Medium: Mixed Media; Digital Inkjet Reproduction

    Date: 2010

  3. Flowers

    Title: Flowers

    Artist: Alec Dempster

    Medium: Mixed Media; Digital Inkjet Reproduction

    Date: 2010

  4. Cell

    Title: Cell

    Artist: Alec Dempster

    Medium: Mixed Media; Digital Inkjet Reproduction

    Date: 2010

  5. Cars

    Title: Cars

    Artist: Alec Dempster

    Medium: Mixed Media; Digital Inkjet Reproduction

    Date: 2010

  6. Bullet

    Title: Bullet

    Artist: Alec Dempster

    Medium: Mixed Media; Digital Inkjet Reproduction

    Date: 2010

  7. Oaxaca

    Title: Oaxaca

    Artist: Alec Dempster

    Medium: Mixed Media; Digital Inkjet Reproduction

    Date: 2010

  8. Blue Diagram

    Title: Blue Diagram

    Artist: Alec Dempster

    Medium: Mixed Media; Digital Inkjet Reproduction

    Date: 2010

  9. Inner Map

    Title: Inner Map

    Artist: Alec Dempster

    Medium: Mixed Media; Digital Inkjet Reproduction

    Date: 2010

  10. Blues for Vera

    Title: Blues for Vera

    Artist: Alec Dempster

    Medium: Mixed Media; Digital Inkjet Reproduction

    Date: 2010

  11. Yellow Pills

    Title: Yellow Pills

    Artist: Alec Dempster

    Medium: Mixed Media; Digital Inkjet Reproduction

    Date: 2010

  12. Green Visions

    Title: Green Visions

    Artist: Alec Dempster

    Medium: Mixed Media; Digital Inkjet Reproduction

    Date: 2010