About
I’m a Montréal-based illustrator and artist very into editorial and commercial work, and while the portfolio part of this website may be a trim 36 projects, I’ve been part of more than 1000 assignments on five continents since 2002. Other interests: minimalism, maximalism, world and local history, equality, diversity, economics, music, science fiction, historic buildings, pictorial mazes, wall art, preserving a 145-year-old home, etc. 

Process
You can think of much of my work as a collage that doesn’t look like a collage—pieces made from real-world lines, shapes, and textures scanned into a computer that’s used as an infinitely-forgiving Xerox machine, glue, and scissors. These “collaged” components lose their recognizability in the process, but through repetitive use bring flaws, eccentricities, and geometries that form a unique visual vocabulary. 

Past Clients 
Applied Arts, the Baffler, Barron’s, Billboard, Businessweek, Buzzfeed, the Canada Council for the Arts, Canadaland, Coach House Books, Creative Review, Dwell, the Economist, Editions Flammarion, Fast Company, the Financial Times, Folio Society, Foreign Policy, Fortune, Gestalten, the Globe & Mail, the Guardian, GQ, Harvard Business, the Hollywood Reporter, La Repubblica, Le Monde, Men’s Health, MIT Technology Review, Monocle, NPR, NEON, New Scientist, the New Yorker, the New York Times, Nido, NYLON, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Pentagram, Pitchfork, Politico, PRINT, the Progressive, ProPublica, Reader’s Digest, Real Simple, Reuters, the Royal Economics Society, Runner’s World, SaveurScientific American, SPIN, the Stranger, Sub Pop, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Time, Today’s Parent, Variety, the Walrus, the Washington Post, WIRED, etc.

Books
305 Lost Buildings of Canada with Alex Bozikovic (Goose Lane Editions, 2022)
B&W Illustrations (Belgravian Press, 2012)
This is WWI (Mille Putois, 2011)

Press
Glass Bookshop Radio (6 May 2022)
The Globe & Mail (25 March 2022)
CBC’s Sunday Magazine (13 March 2022)
The Edmonton Journal (12 March 2022)
Newspaper Club (8 Oct. 2018)
Design Kids (April 2018)
1979
Born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, to Melvin Biesinger and Kristine Bogatin.

1985
Moved to Edmonton, Alberta.

1996
Graduated from St. Albert Catholic High School.

2000
First comic strips and editorial cartoons in the University of Alberta’s student paper, the Gateway

2002
First nationally-published illustations in Saturday Night magazinehello Canada!

2004
Received a BA in History and PoliSci from the University of Alberta after eight very distracted years of student life. I even took an introductory art class in my final year. 

2006
First assignment for the New York Timeshello USA!

2007
Founded Edmonton’s Royal Bison Art & Craft Fair.

2008
First assignment for Monocle—hello Europe!

2010
Moved to Montréal, Québec.

2012
Started the Canadian Cities print series exploring Canadian architectural history. The first instalment in the series was Montréal, and it ended with Halifax three years later.

2017
Began drawing the Lost Buildings of Canada prints. Began with Montréal, again, eventually meandered into the United States, and maybe never ended.

2020
Last ever live music performance by the Famines, also known as “the day the music died.”

2022
305 Lost Buildings of Canada with Alex Bozikovic is published by Goose Lane Editions, becomes a national bestseller.
Ordering Prints
All screenprints in the shop are printed by Unik with high quality papers and inks, and all other prints are pressed in-studio with an Epson T3170 on ultra-premium matte paper. Prints are shipped weekly and rolled in sturdy double-walled carboard mailers, and sorrywe don’t offer framing, but if you look down a bit you’ll see some text titled “Framing Tips For Canadians.” Maybe that helps? Shipping fees include basic postage and a small amount for packaging and handling, and adding a second (or third) print to your order won’t change the fees. Estimated shipping times are as follows: 2-8 business days within Canada and the United States, 1-8 weeks to Europe, 4-12 weeks to everywhere else.

Stockists
Besides being available through my onine shop, prints can be bought at the following real-world places: Anyway (Bordeaux), Kit (Calgary), The Prints & the Paper, Maven & Grace, the RAM and Vivid Print (Edmonton), Lost & Found (Halifax), Mixed Media (Hamilton), Spruce Moose (London), Sumi’s (Los Angeles),  L’Affichiste and Paperole (Montreal), Gift Horse (Nashville), the OAG Shop (Ottawa), Shop Cold Pizza (Saskatoon), touchGOODS (Southold), and Labour of Love and Spacing (Toronto). Want to carry my prints in your shop? Drop me an e-mail.

Framing Tips for Canadians
All prints are sold in one of three sizes (18x24”, 24” square, or 24x36”), and there are more than a handful of online frame suppliers in Canada that offer well-fit selections for around $100 or less. Among my favourites: the Quebecois Deserres.ca and Oppositewall.com and the international Crateandbarrel.ca. Addendum: Crate & Barrel lists some of their frames by the aperature size, rather than frame size. Look for their “dimensions without mat.”