Alan Flint is an artist and educator based in Hamilton, Ontario. He received his graduate degree from Concordia University in Montreal QC and his undergraduate degree from NSCAD University in Halifax, NS.
Before his current teaching position at Sheridan College, Alan taught fine art for six years in the Faculty of Humanities at McMaster University, then for two and a half years at Emily Carr University in Vancouver. He also held limited teaching positions at the University of Manitoba, Guelph University and the University of Oriente in Santiago, Cuba.
For five years, Alan was the Technical Director at Open Studio – an artist-run-centre in Toronto. For many years, Alan owned and operated Anti Press, an independent print media studio in Hamilton. After joining the CRAM Art Collective, he became Co-Founder and Director of CRAM Press in St Catharines, Ontario. This facility is now based in Hamilton where in a limited capacity, he still produces specialized print media productions. Between these various facilities, Alan has collaborated with more than 140 artists and produced over 450 creative projects.
As a visual artist, Alan maintains an active exhibition record spanning numerous provincial, national and international venues. He also works in the sonic arts both in musical and in experimental methods. Sound design is also a major part of the courses he teaches at Sheridan.
For the past ten years, Alan has been coordinating exhibitions, residencies and program development at Taller Cultural – a well-known cultural center in Santiago de Cuba. In partnership with some Cuban artists, Alan is developing a media studio in Santiago called Flan-tasy Media where their team produces creative work in sound design, music, photography and video.