Court Swartz

Court Swartz

Toronto, ON, Canada

About Court Swartz

Courtlandt Swartz (b. 1993) lives and works in Toronto Canada. Swartz graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design University with a BFA in 2015.
Having attended Toronto’s Academy of Realist Art from 2010 - 2012, Swartz found the inspiration to create works that involve the viewer without the use of any subject matter or objective message.
In 2013 Swartz began to suspend sculptural forms of paint within geometric prisms of hand cast acrylic glass. This solid and clear medium provided the ultimate means of abrading the distinction between two and three dimensional painting.

These multi faceted works emphasize the congruity between presence and space. There is no single or immediate way to experience each piece, every angle exposes a different refraction of the brushstrokes contained within the sculpture. This enables the appearance of movement within the work as the viewer’s vantage point moves. Selectively affecting the surface clarity creates windows and apertures, offering select insight to the internal elements as they are concealed and revealed.

Swartz continually creates large scale Oil paintings, using the phenomenon generated within the sculptural works as inspiration and reference.

Education

Ontario College of Art and Design University, Toronto, B.F.A. Drawing and Painting 2015

Academy of Realist Art, Toronto 2010 – 2012

Earl Haig S.S. Claude Watson Visual Arts Major, Toronto, 2011

Events

2013 – Jan. 30, Presented Wynton Marsalis portraits "Ella" and "Duke" Lincoln Centre, New York NY
2011 – Apr. Published in book "International Contemporary Artists"
2011 – Apr. 2, Presented Dr. Jane Goodall with sketch, R.O.M. Earth Day, Toronto ON
2011 – Jan. 21, Presented Nikki Yanofsky with portrait "Ella Fitzgerald" Toronto ON
2010 – Nov. Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, Artist Presentation Painting, Toronto ON
2010 – Jul. 28, "Live with Joe" Port Elgin ON, Live Radio interview On 98 The Beach
2010 – Jan. Painted mural, Port Elgin Public Library, Port Elgin ON
2010 – Jan. Painted ceiling tile, Meaford Hospital fundraiser, Meaford ON
2009 – Nov. Winner of 2010 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Poster Design Competition And Fine Art Showcase Artist Presentation, Toronto ON

Exhibitions


2021 – Jul. 22 – Jul. 25, “Other Art Fair” Brooklyn NY
2021 – May 11 – May 16, “Other Art Fair Virtual Edition” Brooklyn NY
2020 – Apr. 30 – May 2, “Other Art Fair” Brooklyn NY
2020 – Feb. 18 – 21, “Toronto Artist Project” Toronto ON
2019 – Dec. 5 – 8, “Pulse Art Fair” Miami FL, Reference: Contemporary
2019 – Nov. 7 – 10, "The Other Art Fair" Brooklyn NY
2019 – Jul. 12 – 14, "Toronto Outdoor Art Fair" Toronto ON
2019 – May 16 – 19, "The Other Art Fair" Chicago Il
2019 – Mar. 28 – 31, "Affordable Art Fair" New York NY, Reference: Contemporary
2019 – Feb. 21 – 24, "Toronto Artist Project" Toronto ON
2018 – May 2 – 6, "Superfine!" New York NY, Reference: Contemporary
2017 – Dec. 3 – 6, "Aqua Art Miami" Miami FL, Reference: Contemporary
2017 – Mar. 30 – Apr. 2, "Affordable Art Fair" New York NY, Reference: Contemporary
2016 – Nov. 3 – 9, "Yorkville Village Arts Festival" Toronto ON, OCAD University
2016 – May 13 – 15, "Echo Art Fair" Buffalo NY, Reference: Contemporary
2016 – Mar. 30 – Apr. 3, "Affordable Art Fair" New York NY, Reference: Contemporary
2015 – Apr. 29 – May 3, "100th Graduate Exhibition" Toronto ON, OCAD University
2015 – Jan. 15 – 25, "Festival of the Body" Toronto ON, OCAD University
2014 – Jun. 14 – Jul. 4, "The Travelling Art Show" Toronto ON, Gallery 814
2014 – May 17 – Jun. 21, "The New Masters" Toronto ON, Academy of Realist Art Exhibit
2014 – Apr. 9 – 18, "Retrospective Exhibit" Toronto ON, OCAD University
2014 – Mar. 27 – Apr. 2, "Reversion: A Figurative and Portraiture Exhibition" Toronto ON, Moniker Gallery
2014 – Feb. 25 – Mar. 7, "Figurative Exhibition" Toronto ON, OCAD University
2013 – Dec. 3 – Feb. 3 2014, "3 Generations" Toronto ON, Joseph D. Carrier Art