Brendon McNaughton (b. 1990, Newmarket, ON) is a multidisciplinary artist residing in Toronto, Canada. He often travels between California, New York and Italy. McNaughton has practiced in a studio collective since the age of eight. He went on to receive a B.F.A. with honors from York University and began exhibiting his work in 2010. Since then, his sculptures have been presented internationally, with major exhibitions at Corkin Gallery, and international art fairs including Art Toronto. Nike, soon to be shown at the Palazzo Loredan, (Venice, Italy) is among some of his works that have attracted wide public attention. Heart of Gold, his monumental pieces Nest Egg, Blue Chip, and other works, are in public and private collections across the globe. McNaughton’s entrepreneurial, studio as a start-up process, has allowed him to develop a global production network that grants him access to creative technologies ranging from 3D printers to large scale carving robots. He is the founder of a high-tech studio created for the marketing and production of his artwork called Brendon McNaughton Inc.
“Brendon McNaughton is an up-and-coming transnational and transdisciplinary artist who bridges the gap between art, science and technology in a very daring and innovative way. He is a promising product of the third millennium. He capitalizes on the value of artistic heritage from the ancient Greeks to the masters of the 20th and 21st centuries, while constantly experimenting in the latest mediums of expression to create his own artistic vision.”
-Dr. Francesca Valente, 2016.