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Brett Martin is an internationally exhibiting artist and illustrator working out of Toronto, Canada. 

Brett specializes in detailed line work, character design, and hand lettering. He is an avid consumer of fantasy, cartoons and nature programs and can usually be found filling sketchbooks, travelling, expanding his personal library, petting cats, or waiting tables.

Contact Brett [for contract work and commissions]hello@bybrett.ca

 

 

2019

  • Donated original drawing “Morgan” to silent auction in support of Gilda’s Club Toronto, Toronto, ON

  • Launched bybrettillustration [online shop]

2018

  • Pixel & Bristle : Winter Market [design market] The Drake Sky Yard, Toronto, ON

  • 4x4 and a Little More [group exhibition and art sale] Hashtag Gallery Ltd, Toronto, ON

  • The Canadian Cinema Art Show [group exhibition] Hashtag Gallery Ltd, Toronto, ON

  • Returning judge : IRMA Awards

  • Featured illustrator in Foodies : Recipe Card Box-Set [group project] Light Grey Art Lab, Minneapolis, MN

  • Foodies [group exhibition] Light Grey Art Lab, Minneapolis, MN

  • Resurgence [group exhibition] Light Grey Art Lab, Minneapolis, MN

  • Drawn Conclusions [group exhibition] Hashtag Gallery Ltd, Toronto, ON

2017

  • Pixel & Bristle NYE 2017 feat. Brett Martin [pop-up shop] The Drake Commissary, Toronto, ON

  • Pixel & Bristle : Winter Market [design market] The Drake Underground, Toronto, ON

  • Pixel & Bristle feat. Brett Martin [pop-up shop] The Drake Commissary, Toronto, ON

  • PKMN [zine]

  • Pixel & Bristle : Summer Market [design market] The Drake Underground, Toronto, ON

  • Participating judge : IRMA Awards

  • Season of the Bad Guys Club [zine]

  • Featured illustrator for The C Word - Series 1 [offensive greeting cards] Toronto/London, ON

2016

  • Canzine [comic/zine art festival] Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON

  • Monsters & Magic vol I & II [zine]

  • Featured illustrator in The Feathertale Review #17 [illustrated literary humour magazine] Ottawa, ON

  • Swash & Serif 3 [group exhibition] Annex Art Centre, Toronto, ON

  • Botanica [group exhibition] Light Grey Art Lab, Minneapolis, MN

  • RoboShow [group exhibition] Light Grey Art Lab, Minneapolis, MN

2015

  • Featured illustrator in Toronto Design Directory

  • Swash & Serif 2 [group exhibition] The Black Cat Gallery, Toronto, ON

  • Zine Dream 8 [comic/zine art festival] The Great Hall, Toronto, ON

  • Another Round, Please (Confessions of a Busboy vol II) [autobiographical comic]

  • Salutations from Scandinavia [zine]

  • Oh Orpheus [zine]

  • Toy Box (Homework) [group exhibition] Artscape Youngplace, Toronto, ON

2014

  • Zine Dream 7 [comic/zine art festival] Tranzac Club, Toronto, ON

  • Confessions of a Busboy vol I [autobiographical comic]

  • Featured illustrator OCADU Illustration Archive

  • GradEx 99 [student exhibition] OCADU, Toronto, ON

2013

  • Just A Peek [zine]