Simple structures, whose beauty is more difficult to find in the surrounding landscape interest me. The subtle intrusion into the landscape such as stone cracked by freezing and thawing due to exposure to the elements, simple pole lines breaking a simple horizon line with almost indistinguishable tonal qualities, or a red stripe from a tractor parked on the roadside are images that inspire me but it is the the landscape that endures, it is the landscape that remains in control.
Ned Pratt was born in Salmonier (NL), and currently lives in Newfoundland and Labrador. He holds a BFA in photography from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and a BA in art history from Acadia University. His photography has been exhibited at the former Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador, the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, PREFIX Photo, the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival (2012) and in Oh, Canada: Contemporary Art from North America at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (touring from 2012–16). He holds the 2017 Large Year Award from Visual Artists Newfoundland and Labrador for Excellence in the Visual Arts. His work has been written about in various publications, including Canadian Art, CBC Arts, Momus, and Mason Journal. Pratt’s photographs are held in major public and corporate collections across Canada, the United States, Europe, and Australia.
May 13—Jun 11, 2016
Oct 27—Oct 30, 2017
Jul 19—Aug 31, 2018
Oct 26—Oct 29, 2018
Dec 7—Dec 29, 2018
Jul 18—Aug 31, 2019
Baker, Tora. Minimalist “Intentionally Flat” Seascapes of Newfoundland that Focus on Colour and Light. Creative Boom. August 22nd, 2018
Goodden, Sky. A Parallel Landscape: Ned Pratt’s Abstract Sublime. Momus. May 24, 2016
Landau, Emily. 10 must-see shows at the Contact Photography Festival. Toronto Life. April 26, 2016
MacDonald, Mary. Poetic Heroic Horizons: Mary MacDonald on Ned Pratt’s New Exhibit. The Overcast. June 1, 2016
Hill, Lizzy. Rugged Nonconformity: The Art of Newfoundland and Labrador. National Gallery of Canada Magazine. February 19, 2014
Adler, Shelley. Big Art on Small Walls: Ned Pratt’s Newfoundland Views. Canadian Art. August 14, 2013
Helterman, Jolyon. Southern Exposure. The Walrus. September 2012
Interview with Ned Pratt: An Unforgiving Landscape. Mason Journal. December 31, 2011