Simon Hughes was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1973. He holds a BFA from the University of Manitoba (1996) and an MFA from the University of California (2010), in Irvine. His art practice encompasses painting, drawing, film and video. Since 2000, he has worked almost exclusively on paper using watercolour, collage and other media. His “Northern” series of narrative works explore regionalism and common stereotypes of Canada’s north.