About Jon Sasaki
Widely known as a “Romantic conceptualist,” Jon Sasaki’s many projects, videos, photographs, performances, objects, and installations often revolve around trying to reach dubious goals through perversely optimistic means. Currently based in Toronto, Jon Sasaki’s work has been exhibited in solo exhibitions at the Ottawa Art Gallery (2015); the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge (2011); the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (2011); as well as a 2015 performance project at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. Sasaki has participated in recent group exhibitions at the Nihonbashi Institute of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (2018); National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul (2017); Platform Art Spaces, Melbourne (2014); and the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto (2014). He has completed recent public art commissions for Sheridan College, Oakville, and the City of Barrie, Ontario, and – along with collaborator Jennifer Davis – was the recipient of a 2017 Concepts award from the Ontario Association of Architects. He was the recipient of the 2015 Canadian Glenfiddich Artists in Residence Prize (Dufftown, Scotland.) Sasaki holds a BFA from Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB. He is represented by Clint Roenisch Gallery, Toronto.