John McEwen was born in Toronto and he now lives and works in Hillsdale, Ontario.

McEwen studied at the Ontario College of Art and Design, where he also taught from 1978 to 1985. His work has been shown internationally and across Canada since the end of the 1960's. John McEwen participated in Aurora Borealis, a CIAC sponsored event and also created various public artworks, including The Water Road, in Kariya, Japan and After Babel: A Civic Square, located in downtown Montréal. He was invited to participate in the 4th Sydney Biennial in 1982 and in 2001 designed and created an imposing stone pavement for the Commonwealth Place in Canberra, Australia.

John McEwen interests lie mostly in communication systems that manage interpersonal relationship and in non-verbal languages. Drawing both from art history and architecture, he sets up spaces where cultural references provide a new outlook on nature. His work remains linked to the notion of site specificity and belonging, to context and scenery. The artist is represented by the Olga Korper Gallery in Toronto.















John McEwen
5000 Stars (Day Two)
Color photograph
Edition of 20 (plus 2 AP)
48,2 x 33 cm
$ 1 000 (framed)