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VITRINE: THE BOTANIST

The Botanist by Malik McKoy

February 25 – April 24, 2023

The Botanist is a 3D animation work by Malik McKoy, a multimedia artist based in Ajax, Ontario whose practice involves capturing and celebrating the banal through vibrant, joyful and playful experiments in world-building. Originally trained as a painter, McKoy embodies the artist’s role as an critical observer and imaginer of alternative ways of being. His moving landscapes and scenes closely investigates the textural and material qualities of both physical and digital realms, ultimately reflecting an uncanny contemporary existence. 

Image Credit: botanist (side B) by Malik McKoy

Biographies

Malik McKoy

Malik McKoy is a multimedia artist based in Ajax, Ontario. McKoy graduated from OCAD University in 2020 with a BFA from the Drawing and Painting program. McKoy has also graduated from Seneca’s Game Art and Animation program in the same year. Recently, McKoy completed a solo residency at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery. Mckoy has also contributed to the collection of work installed at Assembly Park in the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre.