Phil Irish, an artist from Elora, Ontario, holds degrees from York (MFA) and Guelph (BA). His work has been shown at public museums, artist-run-centres, and commercial galleries across Canada. His work was featured at the Quebec City Biennial, and three times shortlisted for the Kingston Portrait Prize. He has developed new work during residencies at the Symposium in Baie-Saint-Paul, Quebec, The Banff Centre, and the Vermont Studio Center. His time as visual artist on the Canada C3 icebreaker is shaping new directions in his work. He teaches studio at Redeemer University in Hamilton, Ontario. His contemporary art pushes oil painting beyond its classic frame, exploring collage, lens-based projects, and massive collage installations.