Rob MacInnis is a Canadian artist who creates multimedia artworks concerned with the notions of impossibility, communication, and belief; projects where animals form their own society, technology calls out to nature and musicians explore their communicative limitations.
Rob studied Directing at New York Film Academy before receiving a BFA with a Photography Major from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 2005. He has received a President’s Scholarship from the Rhode Island School of Design where he recently graduated with a Masters in Fine Art.
He was selected for Magenta Publishing’s Emerging Photographers 2006, 2007 & 2009 publication, NSCAD’s Off The Wall show, ACT’s SNAP!08 auction for AIDS research, The Casey House “Art With Heart” auction and a featured exhibition in the Contact Photography Festival 2007, 2008 & 2009.
His work has been featured on Fashion TV and has been the subject of a Bravo Documentary Series called “Snapshot”. His prints can be found in both private and public collections both domestic and international, such as the Canadian Association of University Teachers, The Nimoy Family Foundation, Citibank, and the Museum of Fine Art, Houston.
He has been published in Enroute Magazine, Eye Weekly, The Globe & Mail, Juxtapoz and The New York Times, and is shown internationally at Art Basel Switzerland, Scope New York, PhotoLA and the Toronto International Art Fair by Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects in Toronto.
He has received grants from The Canada Council for the Arts and Arts New Brunswick, and a Presidential Scholarship from the Rhode Island School of Design. He has received Public Art commissions from The Edmonton Arts Council and the City of Medicine Hat.