Jason McLean


Jason McLean, born in 1971 in London, Ontario, is a Brooklyn-based Canadian artist known for his autobiographical and eclectic artwork. McLean’s artistic journey began after graduating from the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver in 1997. His wide-ranging work includes sculpture, sound art, zines, mixed-media installations and more, but he is best known for his unique diary-like mappings and surreal drawings.

These works, often described as mental maps, interweave daily observations with elements from his personal life, resulting in anti-heroic yet touching narratives.

Contemporary art
Art gallery

Jason McLean's Artworks

McLean deals with themes of sadness, loss, uprootedness and economic hardship with a characteristic humour that reflects his roles as husband and father.
Jason McLean 2023 “Bird of Hope” Acrylic ink on paper ” _126.4 x 100.3cm

Bird of Hope

Jason McLean 2023 “Bird of Hope”, Acrylic ink on paper ” – 126.4 x 100.3cm


Jason McLean’s Exhibitions

His art has been exhibited in prestigious institutions worldwide, including the National Gallery of Canada, the Vancouver Art Gallery and the Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa in Venice. McLean’s creations are part of major collections across North America, including the Museum of Modern Art and the Vancouver Art Gallery. He is currently represented by the Michael Gibson Gallery in London, Canada, and the Van der Plas Gallery in New York.