The paintings in Starry-Eyed were made during McIntosh’s six-month residency in New York. They open up her previous body of work to an interplay of bold colour, gesture and collage. In continuing her interest in re-inventing found forms, McIntosh picks and chooses from historical moments in painting, re-arranging them through a process of cut and paste into a new and sensual environment.
McIntosh lives and works in Vancouver where she is an associate professor at Emily Carr University of Art and Design. Selected exhibitions include Szalon, Logan Centre, University of Chicago, 2014, Persian Rose Chartreuse Muse at Equinox in Vancouver, 2014 and Violet’s Hair at the Contemporary Art Gallery in Vancouver, 2011. She recently attended a six-month residency at ISCP in New York, funded by the Canada Council, and is scheduled to participate in the Fogo Island Artist Residency in 2017. McIntosh is currently working on a set for a ballet produced by Q Ballet in collaboration with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet Company. She has a solo exhibition scheduled for September 2016 at CANADA in New York. Most recently, McIntosh has been selected as one of the artists represented in Phaidon’s Vitamin P series highlighting the best in international painters around the globe.