Of the three, Andrew has made the most concerted effort to expand his visual art career. After completing four years of performing in THE LION KING for both Mirvish and Disney, Andrew decided to pick up a paintbrush for the first time in his life and has juggled both his acting and his painting ever since.
2014: Riverdale Art Walk (June), Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition (July), both in Toronto.
2013: Queen West Art Crawl, Toronto, , Art Walk North, Toronto , Toronto Outdoor Art Expo, Toronto, North By North East Festival, Toronto, Canada. (Featured exhibitor and lecturer.)
2011: Kyeyune! Gladstone Hotel, Queen West, Toronto
2010: Bloody Beauty-full! (Solo Show) The Citadel, Edmonton, Alberta, Queen West Art Crawl, Toronto, ON
2009: Riverdale Art Walk (Solo Show), Joy Bistro, Toronto, Seeing Red, (Solo Show) Petroff Gallery, Toronto, ON, Toronto Art Expo, Toronto
2008: Candlelight, Solo Exhibition, Hangman Gallery, Toronto, ON, Riverdale Art Walk, Toronto, ON, Start Your Engines, Solo Exhibition, Fiorano Gallery, Toronto, ON, Toronto Art Expo, Metro Convention Centre, Toronto, ON
2007: Little Art Show, BMW Showroom, Toronto, ON, Queen West Art Crawl, Toronto, ON, Testosterone, Snapdragon Gallery, Ottawa, ON, Pure Abstract, Gallery Arta, Toronto, ON, Toronto International Art Expo, Metro Convention Centre, Toronto, ON
2006: Little Art Show, BMW Showroom, Toronto, ON, Queen West Art Crawl, Toronto,
2005: Queen West Art Crawl, Toronto, ON, Riverdale Art Walk, Toronto, ON
Galleries and corporation showing or having shown Andrew’s work: Heenan Blaikie Law Firm, Toronto, ON, GCAN Insurance Company, Toronto, ON, Tacita Capital Investments, Toronto, ON, Hill + Knowlton, Toronto, ON, Hair FX, Winnipeg , Soho Myriad Gallery (LA, Chicago and Atlanta), Kohl Gallery (Toronto), Trias Gallery (Toronto), Petroff Gallery (Toronto), Covent Garden (Wellington Ontario), Gallery Arta, Distillery District, Toronto, ON, Jacob Gallery, Toronto, ON, Snapdragon Gallery (Ottawa), Woodlands Gallery (Winnipeg), After Stonewall Gallery, Ottawa, ON, St. Germaine Gallery (Toronto), Qlix Gallery (Toronto)
Andrews work has also been presented as gifts to various Ministers and members of Canada’s Parliament.
When Mark was four years old he started drawing on the bottom of his parents’ coffee table. His family discovered his work seven years later when the table was flipped over into a moving truck.
A native of London, Ontario, Mark attended Lester B. Pearson School For The Arts and H.B. Beal Secondary School. He studied visual art privately with Leanne Brighton.
To visit Mark’s visual art website please visit: www.markuhre.com
ON THE STREET WHERE WE LIVE
New work inspired by the Shaw Festival’s My Fair Lady
JULY 3 – AUGUST 3, 2011, NIAGARA PUMPHOUSE ARTS CENTRE
ORCHESTRA LONDON PRESENTS:
PAINTED VIOLINS (Featuring 12 artists), Museum London, March 31, 2011
GRAND THEATRE, 2010
New work inspired by Jason Robert Brown’s:THE LAST FIVE YEARS
Grand Theatre Poster Lounge, London, ON.
January 5- February 6, 2010 NEW WORK: 2009 NIAGARA PUMPHOUSE ARTS CENTRE
Rick has painted as a hobby for most of his life. For the longest time there was a fascination with painting airplanes — a reflection of his joy for flying. Did you know he has his pilot’s license?
As of late, his work has focused on painting portraits of people from all over the world. People with interesting stories behind them to bring a whole new meaning to what you may see at first.
In 2009 Rick exhibited at the Riverdale Art Walk and in a group show at the Ben Navee Gallery on Queen East in Toronto the same year. He also exhibited at the Gladstone Hotel in 2011.