After receiving his Master’s of Architecture at Carleton University, Tom Ngo began to explore architectural representation in the field of art. Tom has since been working as a mixed media artist and is currently represented by LE Gallery in the city of Toronto. Concurrently, Tom produces designs and concepts for the esteemed office of Moriyama & Teshima. Keeping current with architectural practice helps inform the art that Tom creates — melding it with his work to shape a critical outlook on contemporary art and architecture. Ngo’s work employs absurdity and nonsense as a means of questioning the logic of building design.
The residency was extremely balanced in terms of allowing one to explore, provided the necessary funding for the creation of the work and did a great job promoting and producing the support materials. The result was a very professional exhibition and body of work and I would recommend this program to anyone interested in exploring printmaking as Open Studio truly is one of the premiere facilities for printmaking in Canada. – Tom Ngo, Visiting Artist 2011-12