Micah Lexier is a renown Canadian conceptual artist and curator. Born in Winnipeg MB, he received his BFA from the University of Manitoba and MFA from NSCAD in Halifax NS. He lives and works in Toronto and New York. In 2015, he was awarded the Governor Generals Award for Excellence in the Visual Arts.
Lexier combines conceptual art with sculpture. He often expresses his ideas through sculptural means, using ready-mades or materials prepared during industrial processes. Lexier works in series; starting with a simple idea, he explores that idea in a systematic fashion. In 2010, the Press of NSCAD published, I'm Thinking of a Number, a 30-year survey of his work
Major public commissions include those for the Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen's University (Kingston ON), the TTC Sheppard/Leslie subway station, Air Canada Centre, National Trade Centre, and Metro Hall (all Toronto ON), the Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery (Owen Sound, ON), and the Hamilton Public Library (Hamilton ON).
He is represented in major museums, corporate and private collections in Canada, the US, England and Australia including The National Gallery of Canada, Art Gallery of Ontario and The British Museum.
This work is representative of Micah Lexier’s fascination with in series and numbering. The titling at the bottom of the print reads:
A sentence in which each word is one letter longer than the word it follows. Each print is chromatically unique.
The pink version of this work is in the permanent collection of the Burnaby Art Gallery (BC).
I Am The Only Micah Lexier, 2007
serigraph, each unique in edition
dated, signed with initials
image 26”h x 20”w
framed 26”h x 20”w