Lee Stewart was born and raised in Kashechewan, a small remote reserve on James Bay, Northern Ontario, spent years in the Rideau Lakes region, and studied film and art history at Carleton University, in Ottawa. He lived in Vancouver before returning to establish himself in Kingston. Stewart’s cultural influences are as vast as his lived experience, without hierarchy or elevated status. As a self-taught artist, Stewart’s experimentation, innate curiosity, and openness continue to shape his evolving style.
I draw, paint, sculpt, carve and assemble art that attempts to imagine the future trajectory of art history. I am constantly looking backward as I run forward. Everything is a blur. All images have no hierarchy or elevated status to me; a Velazquez painting has just as much beauty and gravitas as a blurry VHS screenshot from an episode of Jerry Springer.