Since 1979, Canadian artist John Massey has exhibited nationally and internationally. He has worked variously in installation, video, photography and sculpture. Over the years he has developed a collage language that embodies an emotional content while asking rigorous structural and rhetorical questions of his chosen media.
Selected exhibitions: La Biennale de Montréal, Musée d'Art Contemporain de Montréal, Montréal, 2014; Looking Out and Looking In: A Selection Of Contemporary Photography, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, 2013; Envisioning Buildings: Reflecting Architecture in Contemporary Art Photography, MAK Exhibition Hall, Vienna, 2012; “Marburg! The Early Bird!” Marburger Kunstverein, Germany, 2010; “Cinema Paradiso,” Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, 2007; “Beyond Cinema: The Art of Projection,” Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, 2006; “John Massey: The House That Jack Built,” Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa, 2004. “Adorno,” Franfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, 2003; “Passages de l’image,” Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, 1990.
Massey’s work is in institutional collections such as the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; the Musée d’art contemporain de Montreal; The Steddelijk Museum, Amsterdam; the Ydessa Hendeles Art Foundation, Toronto; as well as numerous private and corporate collections.