About the artist

b. 1943 in Shoreham, United Kingdom

Lives and works in Vancouver, Canada

Wallace is known for his work at the intersection of painting and photography. Bringing together photographs and monochrome paintings, his work builds on the respective histories of the two mediums in light of the artistic developments of 1960-70s conceptual art practices. Throughout his work, Ian Wallace explores concerns of social and artistic dynamics through themes of the street, the museum and the studio. Also known for his role as a scholar and a teacher, Wallace is a key figure in the development of came to be called the “Vancouver School of Photography” with artists like Jeff Wall, Stan Douglas and Ken Lum.

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