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J.P. King

Sessional Lecturer

JP King is an interdisciplinary artist, designer, and entrepreneur. His research-based practice utilizes moving and still images, experimental texts, and diagrams. His publications, films, and photographs are poetic, contemplative, and whimsical, and confront social, psychological, and environmental issues.

King is currently the City of Toronto's first Artist-in-Residence at Solid Waste Management Services. His paper goods are carried at the MoMA Design Store, the Pompidou, and other fine shops around the world. His client list includes Fast Company, Penguin Books, and Oxford University Press, amongst others. He is a pioneer in the field of Risograph Printing and ran Paper Pusher Printworks from 2010 to 2018.

In 2016, he was nominated for a Governor General's Innovation Award for questioning how cultural practices of waste-making shape our relationship with one another and the material world. This research received additional support from SSHRC, OGS, and The Banff Centre. He holds an MFA in Interdisciplinary Art, Media, and Design from OCAD University, where he was President's Scholar from 2013-2015. He holds a BA in Creative Writing from Concordia University.