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Barr Gilmore

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Barr Gilmore (RCA, MDes) is a Toronto-based designer and artist. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Art in sculpture and printmaking from UBC, Vancouver (1987); was the Studio Assistant to the...

Barr Gilmore (RCA, MDes) is a Toronto-based designer and artist. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Art in sculpture and printmaking from UBC, Vancouver (1987); was the Studio Assistant to the renowned Canadian art collective General Idea (1991-95) and a Senior Design Associate at Bruce Mau Design (1996-2005). He completed his Master of Design in the IAMD graduate program at OCADU in 2011 for which he won the prestigious Governor General’s Academic Gold Medal. His book and exhibition designs have won numerous awards; and in 2009 he was inducted into the Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts (RCA) for graphic design. His work will be featured in two other exhibitions this summer: ‘Summer Special’ curated by Mona Filip, Koffler Gallery at Honest Eds; and ‘MADE: Directions and Intersections in Current Canadian Design’ at the Visual Art Centre of Clarington.