Martin Pearce | Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies

Martin Pearce

Martin Pearce, University of Guelph Professor of Studio Art



Studio Art and Art History and Visual Culture

About the work… 

Martin Pearce makes paintings and drawings. Fundamentally, his work explores problems of representation; those problems are explored through attention to "process" and his work can be contextualized in a tradition where that attention to process functions metaphorically.​

How art can improve life...

All paintings and drawings reflect, to a greater or lesser extent, the cultural, social and psychological conditions that exist when and where they are made. It is a function of art to improve life by offering opportunities for contemplation of how what we see can enable us to reflect on all aspects of our lives.
It is an understatement to describe this as an enormous historical venture - my work contributes to but a small corner.

Why Choose SOFAM at UofG for graduate studies?

Graduate programs in the School of Fine Art and Music at the University of Guelph enjoy an enviable reputation. This is based on the rigour of the curricula, the extraordinary research of the faculty and the attention we pay to opportunities for our students to affect the transition to professional life. Our success can be measured by the achievements of our alumni.