PATRICK MIKHAIL GALLERY is pleased to announce ANDREW MORROW has been named the recipient of the 2011 RBC Emerging Artist Award presented through the Council for the Arts in Ottawa.

The RBC award and $5000 prize is presented each year by the Council for the Arts in Ottawa to recognize and encourage the achievements of Ottawa artists who are founding careers in the arts and are working towards becoming recognized professional artists while engaging with the community.

The winner was announced on April 28, 2011, at the CAO Arts Award Lunch at the Canadian Museum of Nature. RBC Financial is the Founding Partner for this invitation-only event, where recipients were announced for three prestigious awards totaling $19,000. More than 225 artists, arts patrons, business leaders, politicians and cultural staff were in attendance to celebrate and recognize outstanding contributions to the arts in the Ottawa area.

Andrew Morrow’s professional practice has had an emphasis on the painted medium with his apocalyptic works negotiating the fragmentation of contemporary experience, masculinity, and sexuality. Recently, he expanded his practice into painting-driven, in-situ installation where painting and the conditions of its presentation become inseparable.

In 2011, Morrow will be seen in a number of presentations including: new video-based work at Ottawa’s SAW Gallery in May; the group exhibition STATE OF THE ART from May 25 to July 20, 2011; and a solo exhibition of new works from November 10 to December 13, both at PATRICK MIKHAIL GALLERY. Mr. Morrow holds a Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Ottawa, a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Queen’s University, as well as degrees from the Ontario College of Art and Design and the Toronto School of Art.

For more information about Mr. Morrow or to view available works, please contact the gallery.