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). Solo and group exhibitions include “Officinal Americana”, curated by Renato Barilli, Galleria d’art moderna di Bologna, Bologna (2002); Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (2002, 2006); Mercer Union (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 Center, Kingston (2007); Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, North Carolina (2009); The Art Gallery of Ontario (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, NB (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, (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 and distinctions most recently including Canada Council grants (2017 and 2018) and an Ontario Arts Council grant (2018). Isaac lives and works in Toronto, Canada.