Adam Rankin

Resides
Toronto, ON
Born
Edmonton, 1977
Website

Adam Rankin is a photographer based in Toronto, Ontario. He holds a degree in Visual Communication from the University of Alberta. His art projects are simultaneously playful and foreboding, combining the worlds of advertising and art history in an attempt to figure out just where, in pop-culture, he fits in. His commercial clients include Timberland, VISA, Adidas, and The Heart & Stroke Foundation and in 2010 PhotoLife Magazine featured his work among the "top 5 trend setters of the year".

Moving

The Moving series is a set of portraits taken in the weeks leading up to the sale of our family home. In each portrait, the subject floats above and through a shared memory, heading towards something new and undocumented, collectively redefining what the idea of home and family is becoming. Moving was shot in Edmonton, Alberta in the summer of 2005. The 5th member of our family, the red canoe, has been around as long as I have. Oddly enough, it has never seen the water and was sold shortly after this series was taken, along with the family home.

Education

2002
Bachelor of Visual Communication Design, University of Alberta, Canada

Exhibitions

2010
Flash Forward Group Exhibition, Griffin Museum of Photography, Boston MA.
SNAP! Auction, National Ballet School, Toronto ON.

2009
Flash Forward Group Exhibition, Lennox Contemporary, Toronto ON.

2003
Becka, the Milk's Gone Cold, Foyer Gallery, Edmonton AB (Solo).

2002 
Guilt by Association, Latitude 53 Gallery, Edmonton AB (Group).
Keep the Wound Green, Edmonton Works Visual Arts Festival, Edmonton AB (Two-person show). 
Push and Pull, FAB Gallery, Edmonton AB (Group).

2000
Sight Unseen, Remedy Bar, Edmonton AB (Two-person show).

Press

2010
"Spotlight On 5 Trend Setters", PhotoLife Magazine, September 2010.

2009
10+ Adam Rankin, Interview with Heather Morton, Blog.

Awards

2009
Winner: Magenta Foundation's Flash Forward Competition

2007
PDN Photo Annual: Website
Winner: Magenta Foundation's Flash Forward Competition 
National Magazine Awards, Honourable Mention: Magazine Cover, Report on Business

2006
Applied Arts Photo Annual: Portrait Photography

 



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