Simon Frank is an artist, a poet, and a rustic-furniture maker. He was
born in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1968 and now lives in Hamilton, Ontario. He
obtained an honours BA in English from the University of Guelph in 1991.
The natural environment provides the source of both materials and inspiration for Frank’s continued investigation of the relationship between nature and culture. By utilizing a wide- range of approaches in his practice, including sculpture and installation (both permanent and ephemeral), performance, photography, video, painting and print-works, Frank makes interesting connections between a broad range of artistic traditions that link us to nature. These works challenge ideas about what art is or can be, and attempt to redefine human culture within the context of nature. Recent exhibitions include Brush (the land paints a picture of itself), Deleon White Gallery, Toronto (2005); Concrete Poetry, Art Gallery of Peterborough (2005); Group of Seven Revisited, Cambridge Galleries (2005); LANDeSCAPES, McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton (2004); SPASM II, Saskatoon (2004); the Geumgang Nature Art Project, Korea (2002); and Zone 6B, Hamilton (2000).
1996. Imaginary poems. Hamilton, Ont. : Mekler & Deahl Pub. (Poetry)