Grier Edmundson

Grier Edmundson’s most recent works question, on the one hand, the conceptual and formal histories of painting and, on the other, the Western historical narrative of Modernism. This work thus examines the parallels and divergences between these narratives, as well as the moments of repetition and overlap. Through installations based on painting, sculpture, drawing and printmaking, Edmundson proposes in each of his exhibitions a new installment or chapter within a larger body of work that draws out different strands of his interest.

The artist receives the generous support of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (2016-2018).


Grier Edmundson holds a BA in Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore and a MFA from the Glasgow School of Art. 

Recent exhibitions


The Angle of List, Parisian Laundry, Montreal


Ni l'un ni l'autre, Battat Contemporary, Montreal


Form(al) Economics, The New Gallery, Calgary


Un serpent dans la pelouse, Centre Clark, Montreal

Easy Come, Easy Go, Kendall Koppe Gallery, Glasgow (UK)

The Text is plural, Battat Contemporary, Montreal

The International Invitational Triennial of Contemporary Wind Chimes, RocksBox Fine Art,
Portland (USA)


two weeks/two works, Fourteen30 Contemporary, Portland


The Work Ahead of Us, Quebec Triennial, Musée d'Art Contemporain de Montréal