Brian McBay is an artist based in Vancouver, Canada. In 2005 he co-founded 221A, an artist-controlled non-profit organization that explores the role of design in the shaping of society, where he is currently the Director. He recently founded 221A’s new outdoor site Semi-Public, a 10-year rotating program of contemporary art in an empty lot in Chinatown, where he curated the inaugural project Vancouver Especially by artist Ken Lum. His artwork has encompassed ‘puddle design’, electric flyswatters and techniques for envelope licking with an intent to confront the logic of business, applied systems and languages.

Last updated: March 2015