Patrick Mahon is an artist, a writer/curator, and a Professor of Visual Arts at Western University, in London, ON, Canada. Currently, he is Director of the School for Advanced Studies in the Arts & Humanities at Western. Mahon’s artwork has been exhibited widely: in Canada at The Art Gallery of Hamilton, the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Museum London, The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto; and the Winnipeg Art Gallery; internationally in exhibitions in China, France, Norway, and Switzerland; and in numerous print biennales since the early 1990’s. Patrick’s collaborative project, Immersion Emergencies and Possible Worlds, resulted in a ten-artist group exhibition, The Source: Rethinking Water through Contemporary Art, presented at Rodman Hall, Brock University, Canada, in 2014, with a second iteration, The Living River Project, at the Art Gallery of Windsor in 2019. Other recent Canadian solo exhibitions have included McMaster Museum of Art (2013); Wilfred Laurier University (2013); and Gallery 1C03, University of Winnipeg (2014).

Current and forthcoming solo and group exhibitions include: “Patrick Mahon: Messagers’ Forum,” Thames Art Gallery Chatham, On (2020-21); “Written on the Earth,” McIntosh Gallery, London, ON, curated by Helen Gregory, (forthcoming group exhibition, 2021); and “GardenShip and State,” Museum London, London, ON, co-curated by Patrick Mahon and Jeff Thomas, (forthcoming group exhibition, 2021, and ongoing community projects, beginning 2020).


Patrick Mahon
Artist; Distinguished University Professor; Fellow, Royal Society of Canada

Director - School for Advanced Studies in the Arts & Humanities
Phone: 519-661-2111 x85529

Visual Arts Faculty
Rm. 121, John Labatt Visual Arts Ctre.
Western University
London, ON, N6A 5B7
Phone: 519-661-2111 x85529


GardenShip and State
Speculative Energy Futures


Messagers’ Forum Interview
Thames Art Gallery

Voyagers Talk
McMaster Museum of Art