Robert Taite holds a BFA from the University of Manitoba. Taite constructs sculptural paintings that begin as experiments in simple formal and material possibilities. When the pieces (often unfinished) start to pile up in his studio, their original, individual purposes get muddled and lost, as they are recycled to solve problems created by new assemblages. This process continues in the gallery where its space becomes a blank canvas, a new arena for construction and placement. The work alludes to other spaces, other worlds, but inevitably self-destructs into the here and now. Taite has held a long-term residency in Quebec, has exhibited at Negative Space and aceartinc. in Winnipeg and L'oeil de poisson in Quebec City. He was a finalist for the 2014 and 2015 RBC Painting Competition.