Wrik Mead
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"Wrik Mead has accumulated a unique body of more than forty animated miniature narratives: queer fantasies, parables, dreams, and even documentaries."* His films are psycho-dramatic by inclination, first person narratives of desire and accommodation. They're a mix of painstaking pixilation, fairy-tale allegory and queer-identity and are preoccupied with the materiality and the tactility of film itself. In 1997, Toronto based PleasureDome presented a retrospective of his films that later went on to travel across Canada. In 2006, the CFMDC released a DVD compilation of his work as part of the Artists’ Spotlight Series. He was also included in the book The Sharpest Point: animation at the end of cinema. In 2013 he had his first solo show, Draw the Line, at PayneShurvell Gallery in London, UK.

In 2005, Wrik received his MA Fine Arts at Goldsmiths, University of London. He currently lives in Toronto and teaches in the Digital Painting & Expanded Animation specialization at OCAD University.

 

Download:

CV (PDF)

The Sharpest Point (PDF)

HomoEroticus: The Films of Wrik Mead (PDF)

*CFMDC Spotlight Series: Study Guide

Wrik Mead-Draw the Line by Mark Waugh (pdf)