Ross Bonfanti was born in 1969, Toronto, Canada. A graduate of Ontario College of Art and Design in 1997, Bonfanti has worked mainly with found objects and manufactured materials from the urban landscape. He incorporates traditional elements of drawing and painting within his assemblages to bring forth the disturbing, humourous and beautiful.
Bonfanti is an active member of the Toronto art scene taking part in numerous projects such as Co-founder of Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, AWOL Gallery and Studios and C1 Art Space. His work has been exhibited and represented by various galleries both in Canada and abroad as well as held in the national collection of the Art Bank of Canada Arts Council.
Ross Bonfanti combines the disturbing, humourous and beautiful. Producing thought-provoking works that are at once both sculpture and canvas, he brings forth beauty in the humble and the unexpected. Many of his works incorporate a sculptural element stemming from his use of a variety of found materials. Wood, metal, cloth, plastic and glass as well as manufactured goods as diverse as shot glasses, toy soldiers and other are combined and transformed in his work.