Neil McClelland is a Canadian artist originally from the Gatineau Hills area of Quebec. He currently resides in Victoria, British Columbia where he received his MFA from the University of Victoria in 2014. McClelland is a 2016 grantee of the internationally prestigious Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation. He has exhibited in artist-run, public, and commercial galleries across Canada and teaches at Vancouver Island School of Art and sessionally at the University of Victoria. He has a passion for mark making and engages deeply with the history of painting. In his work, McClelland frequently engages with art historical conventions and traditions, intentionally disrupting their boundaries as he seeks to understand their meaning in an increasingly digitally mediated world. His most recent body of work focuses on exploring utopian and dystopian visions and problems inherent in notions of human perfectibility.