Meaghan Hyckie deconstructs and visualizes space in her drawings as a way to reflect on environmental, political, and existential ideals and anxieties. Using drafting and perspective-drawing techniques as the armature, her work provides a structure to investigate the perception of space and the vernacular of drawing. At the heart of all of her work, including the work offered at this year’s Art Gems, is the question of how to visualize and render space. Through her signature meticulous architectural drawing techniques, Hyckie constructs the suburban home imagery, which may initially appear banal, but becomes more sinister as the viewer examines it.
Hyckie is a Toronto-based artist whose work has gained significant recognition in recent years. She received a BFA from OCAD University in 2007 and has attended residencies at the Vermont Studio Center and the Banff Centre. She is the recipient of numerous awards and grants, including the Young Artist Prize at Britain’s National Open Art Competition and an Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation grant. Corporate collections include the BMO Corporate Art Collection, and her work has been exhibited in Canada and the UK. Hyckie is represented by Olga Korper Gallery in Toronto.