Philip Hare is a multidisciplinary artist, working primarily with textiles. His work examines themes relating to sexuality, gender and power, often through a very personal lens. Hare’s preferred materials include felt and embroidery thread, as well as found objects that range from clothespins to tampons. His hand sewn assemblages are usually quite simple but often develop into large installations. Sometimes Hare himself becomes a part of the work.
Philip Hare grew up in a big family in rural Ontario (which may explain his proclivity for artist collectives). He moved to Toronto in 1979 and has an established artistic practice there. He received a diploma in Graphic Design from Sheridan College A.A.T. and has studied at Ontario College of Art and Design and Open Studio. Hare was a member of Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts from 2006 to 2016 and is an active member with Red Head Gallery, Gallery 1313 and Gerrard Art Space in Toronto.