Jim Holyoak is known for his imaginative and darkly beautiful drawing practice, as well as for his collaborative work of many years with Matt Shane. When creating, whether alone or in a duo, his work varies hugely in scale, ranging from the tiny to the enormous, both physically in terms of the paper he draws on and the space and characters he depicts. Whether in pencil or ink, line or wash, Holyoak brings to life mind-bending vistas that both amuse and transfix. 

Jim Holyoak is a Nelson, British Columbia based artist. His work can be found in many institutional collections, such as the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, the Musée d'art contemporain des Laurentides, the Musée d’art contemporain de Baie-Saint-Paul, the Royal Ontario Museum, the RBC Collection, the Bank of Montreal, and the Carleton University Art Gallery, as well as numerous public and private collections. He holds a BFA from the University of Victoria and an MFA from Concordia University. Most recently, his collaborative work with Matt Shane was featured in an international publication, Drawing in the Present Tense, edited by Roger Malbert & Claire Gilman and distributed by Thames & Hudson, UK.
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