Micah LexierArtist at Micah Lexier
Micah Lexier (born 1960 in Winnipeg, Manitoba) is a Canadian artist and curator. He was educated at the University of Manitoba (BFA, 1982) and the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (MFA, 1984). He is represented by Birch Contemporary (Toronto). He lives and works in Toronto. In 2015 he was awarded the Governor General`s Award for excellence in the Visual Arts. Lexier combines conceptual art with sculpture. Lexier expresses the concepts he has developed through sculptural means, using ready-mades or materials prepared using industrial processes.
Art and life blur for Lexier and Anderson, whose compact house in Parkdale is a combination of studio, office and home. Art is installed on every wall, including bathrooms and kitchen, and objects are displayed in a series plexi-topped vitrines. The bright and open living room is dominated by a massive wall unit housing a 40-year collection of out of-print books, multiples and editions. Artists in their collection include Greg Curnoe, Janice Kerbel, Michael Dumontier and Sarah Cale. Micah Lexier is a Governor General's Award-winning artist who is represented by Birch Contemporary and Guy Anderson is the creator of GuyGuyGuy, which can be found in the Content section of this year’s Art Toronto.