Stuart Ward is a contemporary Canadian artist. His formal arts education focused on oil painting and art theory; post-grad, he transitioned to digital work while in Tokyo during the heyday of its VJ scene in the mid 2000s. Evolving from the digital to the digital-physical in the late 2000s, he delved into the immersive art experience and began exploring the power of interactive art installations. His work now borrows from lessons in experience design to inform how artwork can be expressed in an environment without physical boundaries.
From his earliest VJ works to his most recent creations, a core theme through Ward’s work is the possibility of offering a transformational experience that isn’t encumbered by any worldly limitations ; a moment of elation and wonder that can only emerge from the aesthetic experience, regardless of where it might be or what form it might take.