Liam Crockard was born in Kitchener, Ontario 1986, and now situates his practice in Toronto, where he received his BFA at the Ontario College of Art and Design. Over the last two years Crockard has exhibited internationally in Chicago, Los Angeles and Berlin, as well as organized and participated in a number of successful local shows.
Citing the countless examples of jury-rigged constructions he witnessed growing up in his hometown as a main driving force behind his sculptural practice, Crockard uses materially driven gestures to explore the collision of industry-driven-hometown nostalgia and modern art fetishism. Wandering the old neighborhood and flipping through a art textbook have become increasingly similar experiences. Ultimately this conflation of the personal and the referential sits at the core of his practice, be it articulated through collage, video or sculpture.