Jay Isaac (b. 1975, New Brunswick, Canada) studied at the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver, Canada (1993-1997) and at the Cardiff Institute of Art and Design, Cardiff, Wales (1996). His work has been widely exhibited, with notable shows at Galleria d’art moderna di Bologna, Bologna (2002); Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto (2002, 2006); Mercer Union, Toronto (2002); Galerie Kunstbuero, Vienna, Austria (2004); The Power Plant, Toronto (2004); White Columns, New York (2004); Cue Art Foundation, New York, (2005); Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston (2007); Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, North Carolina (2009); The Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (2002, 2009); Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver (2010); Night Gallery, Los Angeles (2011); Monte Clark Gallery, Toronto and Vancouver (2012, 2014, 2016); Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton (2014); soon.tw, Montreal, Quebec (2017); David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark (2017); Steinsland Berliner, Stockholm, Sweden (2017); McIntosh Gallery, London, Ontario (2017); Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto (2001, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2017). He was the co-founder and publisher of Hunter and Cook Magazine (2009-2011) and founded and ran the @nationalgalleryofcanada Instagram account (2015-2016). Isaac has had reviews and interviews in Canadian Art Magazine, Flash Art, Border Crossings, Tema Celeste, Whitehot Magazine, Artslant and Editorial Magazine. He has received numerous awards including recent Canada Council grants (2017 and 2018) and Ontario Arts Council grants (2018). A forthcoming book of drawings is being published by Swimmers Group. Isaac lives and works in Toronto, Canada.