Graham Gilmore creates text-based paintings and mixed media pieces which are personal and cultural commentaries on the interaction of the visual and the linguistic. He uses fragments of text and statements, plus what seems like misspelled words to create visually and logically obscure but compelling viewing. For Gilmore, these fragmented texts are “linguistic 'roadkill', skeletons on which to hang the material of the painting”.
Gillmore lived in New York for over 25 years and has positioned himself internationally. His reputation extends across Canada, the United States and in Europe with recent exhibitions held in Toronto, Vancouver, Mexico City, San Francisco, New York, Miami Beach, Madrid and Berlin. Earlier exhibitions include “Learn to Read” at the TATE Modern alongside John Baldessari and Carol Bove. His work is collected by the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Audain Art Museum, British Columbia, the Ghent Museum, Belgium, Gian Enzo Sperone, Rome, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Toronto, RCA Records, New York, The Royal Bank of Canada, The Bank of Montreal, the Vancouver Art Gallery, and numerous other institutions and private collections worldwide. Gilmore has been featured in publications such as Canadian Art, Border Crossings, W Magazine, Art News, ArtForum, L.A. Weekly, C Magazine, and the New York Times Magazine.