Ian McKay

Ian McKay

Manchester, Cheshire, United Kingdom

About Ian McKay

The daily production of McKay's personal practice gives an opportunity to convey his interests through visual means.
He is motivated to succeed in drawing mass attention and engaging with the viewer to create an increased understanding of the subject matter represented in the works.
Throughout the process development of each project he creates, his practice constantly looks at other artists/art forms, visual interpretations of the chosen subject matter.
The present work is inspired by several artists/photographers including artists Turner, Matisse, Jasper John's, Ed Rushca and Francis Bacon. Photography by Tony Ray Jones and Martin Parr has also influenced his personal practice. His practice needs constant discipline which comes from continual life drawing sessions which have developed on occasion into short painted life studies to gain a decisive control of paint. These studies have been influenced by the works of Bacon, Euan Uglow and Lucian Freud.
Studio @Rogue Artists Studios , Manchester


BA Hons Visual Arts, University of Salford


Cornerhouse Projects Exhibition Programme, Manchester
15 May - 17 June 2014


Ian McKay Selected Exhibitions

2006 - 2009 Artist in Residence Gorton Monastery Trust Manchester
2014 Cornerhouse Projects Exhibition Programme Manchester
2012 Stockport Art Gallery 2011 Saddleworth Museum & Art Gallery 2007 MOHO space Urban Splash Manchester
2006 Troubadour Gallery Chorlton Manchester
2006 Saddleworth Museum & Art Gallery
2005 Sheffield University
2005 Walsall Artist Network
2005 Calder Gallery Hebden Bridge
2005 Blyth's Art Gallery Manchester
2005 Stockport Art Gallery
2004 Troubadour Gallery Chorlton Manchester
2004 Loaf Bar Manchester
2012 ING Discerning Eye Mall Galleries London
2012 Stockport Art Gallery 2011 State of Flux Salford 2006 Ripple 04 Art Fair
2005 Saint Ouen Paris France
2005 Pilkington World of Glass Museum Coast 2 Exhibition St Helens
2005 Sefton Open Exhibition Atkinson Gallery Southport
2005 Stockport Art Gallery
2005 Keighley Arts College
2005 Exposure Gallery Swansea
2005 Ripple 03 Art Fair Marsden Yorkshire
2005 Salford Museum & Art Gallery
2004 Bloomfieldart Gallery Manchester
2004 Waterloo Gallery London
2004 Stockport Art Gallery
2004 Eighth Day Cafe Bar Manchester
2004 5a the Gallery St Helens
2004 Troubador Gallery Manchester
2004 Blue Wing Gallery Kew Gardens
2003 Sefton Open Exhibition Atkinson Art Gallery Southport
2003 Unit 17 Gallery Crewe
2003 Stockport Open Exhibition
2003 The New Academy and Curwen Gallery London
2002 Greon Gallery Manchester