Author(s): JOSEPH HARTMAN
Bringing together a body of work made by photographer Joseph Hartman since 2013, The Artist's Studio offers a glimpse inside the working space of some of Canada's most prominent contemporary artists. Coinciding with Canada's sesquicentennial, the book contains incredible insights into the studios of artists who have defined the country's role within the international art landscape over the past century.
The book offers a spectacular view of an historic moment within the country's cultural scene, with Hartman offering a curated viewpoint such that the viewer accesses artists' studios mid-process, with the artists themselves never appearing in the frame. Over 100 artists are featured within the book, including Kent Monkman, Sara MacCulloch, Katharine Harvey and Pierre Dorion, amongst many others.
Joseph Hartman is a Canadian photographer based in Hamilton, Ontario. After receiving a Master's degree in Kinesiology at McMasterUniversity in 2004 and being accepted into medical school, Hartman decided to pursue a career as an artist. He is a self-taught photographer and apprenticed with Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky before embarking on his own career in photography. He is the recipient of several awards and grants, including those from the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts. Hartman's work can be found in permanent public collections, including the Art Gallery of Hamilton and the MacLaren Art Centre; as well as prestigious corporate collections, such as Royal Bank of Canada and TD Canada Trust.