Jerry Ropson

Jerry Ropson started out from Pollard’s Point, a tiny community in rural Newfoundland. Ropson received his BFA from Memorial University, Grenfell Campus in 2001 and earned an MFA in Studio Arts from Concordia University some years later. His practice focuses on material-based installation and performative storytelling. He primarily uses drawing and narrative to construct and document his unyielding attachment to the commonplace. He has exhibited his work across Canada, working mostly within artist-run-centres and non-traditional spaces. Over the years he has contributed projects to, among others: Eastern Edge Gallery (St. John’s, NL); The Khyber Centre for the Arts (Halifax, NS); Modern Fuel ARC (Kingston, ON); Forrest City Gallery (London, ON); SKOL Centre des Arts Actuels, FOFA Gallery, and The Leonard & Bina Ellen Gallery (Montreal, QC). Ropson has also exhibited internationally, contributing to exhibitions throughout Europe, as well as in Australia, Thailand and Cuba. Ropson currently resides in Sackville, New Brunswick where he is an Assistant Professor in the Fine Arts Department at Mount Allison University. He prefers longer walks in cooler months, and hums near incessantly.