Visual and Media Artist Mike Yuhasz relocated back to Ontario in 2008 after 13 years in the Yukon where he worked as Odd Gallery and Residency coordinator for the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture, in Dawson City.
His multi-disciplinary practice utilizes a variety of media and strategies; photography, video, installation, often with aspects of performance and public intervention. Many of his projects investigate utopic facades and their dystopic realities, with a specific interest in the complexities and contradictions in our relationship to environments and in the activities that signify it.
His visual work has been represented in solo and group exhibitions in the Yukon and nationally including: Scenic City at Yukon Arts Centre Gallery; SCAM: Small Cities Art Museums Tour, which traveled to 7 public galleries in Western Canada; The Road: Constructing the Alaska Highway at the Art Gallery of Alberta, which traveled to the Yukon Arts Centre Gallery in Whitehorse and the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in Kleinburg, Ontario; Neverlands as part of Image & Imagination: Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal 2005; and Great North Development Group at Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography in Toronto.
For the Midnight Sun Camera Obscura Festival, Yuhasz is investigating ideas for creating a mobile camera obscura, which will be used to provide constructed tours in Dawson City over the course of the festival.
Great North Development Group, tradeshow booth installation at
Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal 2005
Great North Development Group, CEO with new investor at
Lions Yukon Trade Show, Whitehorse, Yukon, 2004
Future Site Banner, Great North Development Group, vinyl banner, 2005
Great North Development Group, Yukon River Bridge, handheld stereoscopic viewer, 2004
Great North Development Group, Yukon River Bridge,
35mm transparency viewed through handheld stereoscopic viewer, 2004
Idea for a mobile camera obscura, 2014
The Camera Obscura Project brings together an international group of artists and other researchers interested in cameras obscura, related optical phenomenon and the meeting places of: art and science, cultural and wilderness settings, learning and play. With funding from The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada the Project is based at Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, B.C.