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Alan Belcher



A Toronto based visual artist whose concept-based works are decidedly multi-layered and object orientated. He has been recognized in the past as an originator of atactile fusion of photography and object-making. A transparency
of vision and simplicity of fabrication with a concentrated regard for materials remain hallmarks of his serial productions. Belcher is known for a directness and a sharp simplicity when approaching difficult subject matter. A sense of humour and a reverence for both Pop and Poveric sensibilities, as well as a hands-on approach; invade much of his work. A self-taught artist, he was co-founder and co-director of Gallery Nature Morte with artist Peter Nagy in New York’s East Village (1982–88).

Works by Alan Belcher are held in various public collections which include the
National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa), Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris),
Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto), Le Consortium (Dijon), Musee des Beaux-Arts
(Montréal), Deste Foundation (Athens), Fotomuseum Winterthur (Zurich),
Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), Chase Manhattan Bank, Credit Suisse Collection, Dropbox HQ (San Francisco), The Progressive Insurance Art Collection (Ohio), MoCA San Diego, Morris & Helen Belkin Art Gallery at UBC (Vancouver), and Musée Nicéphore Niépce (Chalon-sur-Saône, France)
—as well as numerous prominent private collections.

Alan Belcher works with, and is represented by: Tara Downs in New York City,
greengrassi in London U.K., Hunt Gallery in Toronto, and Galerie Eli Kerr in Montréal. (see links page)

Born in Toronto (Tkaronto) in 1957, he has lived in Vancouver (1976-77),
New York City (1977-86), and Köln (1991-96)
—he has lived and worked in Toronto during all other periods of time.



Gallery Nature Morte

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