Peter Mc Lennan

About Me

Artist Statement

My work is an attempt to capture the feelings associated with life, memory, time and space.  If I were to create a term to describe my style it would be something along the lines of intuitive emotional impressionism or expressionism.  I tend to follow my emotions rather than a rigid plan both while I photograph and in post-production.  I get inspired by what I see and what I imagine and allow my emotions to guide me.   In many ways my images are more about how I feel than what I see.  


Peter's interest in photography began at an early age while embarking on long road trips across North America.  He wanted to find a way to capture the feelings he experienced while looking out at the vast landscapes.  After studying photography at Ryerson University/Humber College and Art History at the University of Toronto, he continued to explore the world around him through his lens.  Using his emotions as his guide, he examines themes of time, space and our relative place within them.  Having recently been diagnosed with ADHD, he has come realize that in many ways his images are an escape from his own cluttered mind.  Peter's work belongs to personal and corporate collections around the world.  



1996-1998            Ryerson Uviversity, ContinuingEducation, Photography

1998-2000            Bishop’s University, Humanities, ArtHistory & Religion

2000-2003            University of Toronto, Trinity College, Double Major in Art History & Religion

2007-2008            Humber College, Continuing Education,Photography


Art Gallery of Ontario Sales & Rental Dept.,                                            Toronto, Ontario

Contemporary Art Projects USA                                                                   Miami, Florida

 Ruler Art                                                                                                                   New York, New York

Vogelsang Gallery                                                                                                 Brussels, Belgium                                                                         

Selected GroupExhibitions

2020                  Art Wynwood (Contemporary Art Projects)                     Miami, Florida

2019                   Scope Miami (Contemporary Art Projects)                       Miami, Florida

2019                   Aliphoto New York (Ruler Art)                                                 New York, New York

2019                   Artisans of Tomorrow (Ruler Art)                                            Soho, New York

2019                    Orchard Galerie Pre-Launch Art Pop-up                              New York, New York

2019                    From A to Z (Ruler Art)                                                              Chelsea, New York

2018                    Cube Art Fair New York                                                              Chelsea, New York

2018                     Dreams In LA Land (The Untitled Gallery)                            Los Angelis, California

2013-2018          The Artist Project Toronto                                                        Toronto, Ontario   

2017                      Scope Art Show                                                                         Miami, Florida

2017                      Cube Art Fair                                                                              Brussels, Belgium                                                   

2015-2017           Riverdale Art Walk                                                                     Toronto, Ontario

2016                      Latcham Gallery, Annual Juried Exhibition                            Stouffville, Ontario

2015                      Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibitiion                                              Toronto, Ontario

2013, 2015           The Art Gallery of Hamilton, Spring ArtSale                         Hamilton, Ontario

2014                      Contact Show with Liss Gallery & Casa Loma                      Toronto, Ontario

Solo Shows

2019  Space & Time (Ruler Art)                                                                           Chelsea, New York 

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