Born
1969 Brantord, Ontario

Education
1993 BA Visual Arts, University of Western Ontario, London, ON


Solo Exhibitions

2012
Scenic City
Yukon Arts Centre Public Gallery, Whitehorse, Yukon

2005
Great North Development Group
Gallery44 Toronto, Ontario

2000
Big Things
ODDGallery Dawson City, Yukon

1998
Crossings
Yukon Arts Centre Public Gallery, Whitehorse, Yukon

Crossings
Dawson City Museum, Dawson City, Yukon

Hunker Paintings
The Guild, Whitehorse, Yukon

1997
Hunker Paintings
The Studio Gallery, Whitehorse, Yukon

Hunker Paintings
Dawson City Museum, Dawson City, Yukon


Group Exhibitions

2015
Midnight Sun Camera Obscura Festival
Dawson City, Yukon

2013
The Wiki Show
The Station Gallery, Whitby, Ontario

2008
Thirteen, New Acquisitions from the Yukon Permanent Collection
Old Fire Hall, Whitehorse, Yukon

2006/07
SCAM, Small Cities Art Museums Tour
Art Gallery of Swift Current, Swift Current, Saskatchewan
Art Gallery of Prince Albert, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
Estevan Art Gallery and Museum, Estevan, Saskatchewan
Moose Jaw Museum and Art Gallery, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
Esplanade Art Gallery, Medicine Hat, Alberta
Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, British Columbia
Two Rivers Gallery, Prince George, British Columbia

2005/06
The Road, Constructing the Alaska Highway
Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
Yukon Arts Centre Public Gallery, Whitehorse, Yukon
McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinberg, Ontario

2005
Neverlands: Monique Genton, Toni Haflenschied,Martin Parr, Mike Yuhasz
Image and Imagination, Le Mois de la Photo a Montreal
Maison de la Culture Frontenac, Montreal, Quebec

The Art of Change, Yukon Permanent Collection
Yukon Arts Centre Public Gallery, Whitehorse, Yukon

2002
Celebrating 10 Years of Yukon Visual Arts
Yukon Arts Centre Public Gallery, Whitehorse, Yukon

2001
Bulldozer, 15 Yukon Artists
SAW Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario


Film and Video

2010
Istvan - Even there no kiddin
5 min 00 sec Experimental Video
Screenings
Dawson City International Short Film Festival, 2011
United States Super 8 Film & Digital Video Festival, 2011 - Honorable Mention Award
Athens International Film + Video Festival, USA 2011
Skepto International Film Festival, Italy 2011
Toronto Independent Film Festival 2011

2010
Eye of the Storm
3 min 40 sec Experimental Split-screen Video
Screenings
Dawson City International Short Film Festival, 2010
Athens International Film and Video Festival, 2010
Yorkton Short Film and Video Festival, 2010
Whitehorse Fire Hall Film Series, 2010
Sydney Underground Film Festival, 2010

2001
RAM
3 min 20 sec Experimental Split-screen Video
Co-directed with Paul Henderson
Screenings
Dawson City International Short Film Festival, 2001
Calgary Underground Film Festival, 2008
Edmonton International Film Festival, 2008
Vancouver International Film Centre, 2008
Community Arts Council of Greater Vancouver, 2008
Winnipeg Film Group Cinematheque, 2008


Public Interventions and Performance

2012
Great North Development Group
Yukon Arts Centre Public Gallery, Whitehorse, YT
Fictitious development corporation Great North Development Group CEO Robert A. Flatt, accompanied by his hired Tranny Escort, presented a “Cheque” in the amount of $40,000 to the Yukon Arts Centre for Exhibitions Assistance in conjunction with the opening of “Scenic City” by Mike Yuhasz.

2004
Great North Development Group
Lions Yukon Trade Show, Whitehorse, Yukon
Trade Show booth rental by fictitious Development Corporation, artist performed as Great North CEO.

Great North Development Group
The Dawson City International Gold Show, Dawson City, Yukon
Trade Show booth rental by fictitious Development Corporation, artist performed as Great North CEO.


Artist Talks

2005
Art Gallery of Alberta in conjunction with the exhibition The Road
2001
SAW Gallery in conjunction with the exhibition Bulldozer
1998
Yukon Arts Centre Public Gallery in conjunction with the exhibition Crossings


Collections

1998 & 2008 Yukon Territorial Government Permanent Collection

Awards

2015 Ontario Arts Council Production Grant – Media Arts
2013 Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant – Visual Arts
2011 Canada Council Travel Grant, Media Arts
2010 Canada Council Travel Grant, Media Arts
2005 Canada Council Travel Grant, Visual Arts
2004 Yukon Advanced Artist Award, A Level Travel Grant
2003 Yukon Advanced Artist Award, A Level Production Grant

Publications

Midnight Sun Camera Obscura Festival
Thompson Rivers University, BC, with essays by Lance Blomgren, Donald Lawrence and Karen DuBois, 2015

Carole Conde, Karl Beveridge, Mike Yuhasz
Yukon Arts Centre Public Gallery, YT, with an essay by curator Earl Miller, 2012

The Road, Constructing the Alaska Highway
Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, edited by Catherine Crowston, 2007

Image and Imagination, Le Mois de la Photo a Montreal 2005
McGill Queens University Press, Montreal, PQ, edited by Martha Langford, 2005

Reviews & Articles

CV ciel variable Artist Portfolio Pages & The Development Mystique, John K. Grande, Issue74, 2006

Yukon News Dawson City Artist takes Great North to the Big City, Chris Beacom, September 16, 2005

Arts Atlantic Art, Nature, Funding, a Letter from Whitehorse, Miche Genest, Summer Issue75, 2003

Yukon News Arts Retrospective is a Must See, Tatiana Walentynowicz, June 14, 2002

Out of Service An Interview with Mike Yuhasz, Rohan Quinby, Issue3, 2002

Canadian Art Bulldozer, 15 Yukon Artists, Sherri Irvin, Rewind, Summer Issue, 2002

Mix Magazine Bulldozer, Portfolio Pages, Spring Issue, 2002


Biography

Visual and Media Artist Mike Yuhasz relocated back to Ontario in 2008 after 13 years in the Yukon where he worked as Odd Gallery and Residency coordinator for the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture, in Dawson City.

His multi-disciplinary practice utilizes a variety of media and strategies; photography, video, installation, often with aspects of performance and public intervention. Many of his projects investigate utopic facades and their dystopic realities, with a specific interest in the complexities and contradictions in our relationship to environments and in the activities that signify it.

His Visual work has been represented in solo and group exhibitions nationally including: "Scenic City" at Yukon Arts Centre Gallery; "SCAM: Small Cities Art Museums Tour", which traveled to 7 public galleries in Western Canada; "The Road: Constructing the Alaska Highway" at the Art Gallery of Alberta, which traveled to the Yukon Arts Centre Gallery in Whitehorse and the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in Kleinburg; "Neverlands" as part of Image & Imagination: Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal 2005 at Maison de la Culture Frontenac; and "Great North Development Group" at Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography in Toronto.

His video work has screened at various festivals around the world including, Dawson City International Short Film Festival, United States Super 8 Film and Digital Video Festival(Honorable Mention Award), Athens International Film and Video Festival, Sydney Underground Film Festival, Calgary Underground Film Festival, Skepto International Film Festival.
all text and images © mike yuhasz 2014.