Ron Moppett was born in England in 1945 and immigrated to Canada in 1957. He attended the Alberta College of Art and Design and went on to teach and curate at his alma mater as well as the University of Calgary and the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.
Moppett's paintings, drawings and assemblages have been exhibited extensively in solo and group exhibitions across Canada and internationally, and his work is represented in many private and public collections including the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Canada Council Art Bank, Glenbow Museum, Musée d'Art Contemporain, The National Gallery of Canada and the University of Lethbridge Art Collection.
Moppett's work is well known for its exploration of texture, shape and layering, and often features references to popular culture and daily life collaged into abstracted planes. His sculptural assemblage, Match, is currently en route to be exhibited at Vancouver's Contemporary Art Gallery this summer.
Further collage artworks from the University of Lethbridge Art Collection will be exhibited in Collage aux folles, running from June 11 to Aug. 28 in the Helen Christou Gallery.