Jack Ross

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Artist Statement and Biography

Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Jack Ross is an artist and educator. A graduate of NSCAD University (BFA 2012); Jack has instructed courses in painting with NSCAD’s School of Extended Studies and has worked as a curator and coordinator. He has shown work at the Anna Leonowens Gallery, the Seeds Gallery, the Craig Gallery, at Dine by Design East, and with Swoon Fine Art and Antiques. 

Jack’s work stems from a keen interest the material qualities of paint as well as paintings history and trajectory into contemporary art. Observational study is often a key component in his practice and he frequently uses close friends as live models. His work is concerned with social spaces, interpersonal relationships, the significance of source material, and the relevancy of painted images in today’s technologically dependent society.


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"Burrard Street" acrylic on canvas, 48" x 24", 2016. Jack Ross

“Burrard Street” acrylic on canvas, 48″ x 24″, 2016. Jack Ross

"Forest Lake" acrylic on canvas, 24" x 36", 2018. Jack Ross

“Forest Lake” acrylic on canvas, 24″ x 36″, 2018. Jack Ross

"Discovery of the Boar" acrylic and gold leaf on canvas, 60" x 40", 2018. Jack Ross

“Discovery of the Boar” acrylic and gold leaf on canvas, 60″ x 40″, 2018. Jack Ross

Jack Ross, "Duke Street", oil on canvas, 4x3 ft. 2015.

Jack Ross, “Duke Street”, oil on canvas, 4×3 ft. 2015.

Jack Ross, "Dance Floor", oil and gold-leaf on canvas, 4x6 ft. 2013.

Jack Ross, “Dance Floor”, oil and gold-leaf on canvas, 4×6 ft. 2013.

Jack Ross, "Crowded Bar", oil on canvas, 4x6 ft. 2011.

Jack Ross, “Crowded Bar”, oil on canvas, 4×6 ft. 2011.

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About jackross

Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Jack Ross is a recent NSCAD graduate. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in 2012 and has exhibited work at the Anna Leonowens Gallery. During the same year he was curator for the NSCAD Graduation Exhibition. Jack has a keen interest in figurative painting - its history and trajectory into contemporary art. Observational study is often a key component in his paintings. His recent work explores the significance of source material. He combines studies from life with disposable references such as digital snapshots, video stills, and social media interactions. “I am fascinated by the transformation of ephemeral sources into enduring, monumental paintings. My subject matter consists of personally relevant leisure spaces and activities that are also, in a way, considered needless and disposable. I often use close friends as models and paint directly from life in combination with these sources as a means of investigating the relationship between observation and transcription.”
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