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Brett Martin is an internationally exhibiting artist and illustrator. 

Brett specializes in detailed line work, character design and hand lettering. He is an avid consumer of fantasy, sci-fi, the occasional crime drama and nature programs. One can usually find him filling sketchbooks, travelling, expanding his personal library, petting cats or waiting tables.

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

 

 

Exhibition History, Publications and Other Work

2019

  • Collective Arts Series 13 Launch [group exhibition] Mergeculture Gallery, Tampa, FL [coming soon]

  • Featured artist for Collective Arts Series 13 [craft beer label design] Collective Arts Brewing, Hamilton, ON

  • Returning judge focused on Overall Art Direction and Portrait Photography categories : IRMA Awards

  • 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 focused on Overall Art Direction and Portrait Photography categories : 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 focused on Illustration and Portrait Photography categories : 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]