Chris Simonite is an artist, musician and cartoonist based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. A true multi‐media artist, Simonite’s works focus on issues of modern masculinity and belief that utilize his talents in visual arts and music as well as in voice acting. Simonite’s irreverent works poke fun at, among other things, religion and radical feminism while constantly deriding modern masculinity. In addition to this, Simonite never hesitates to take stinging jibes at his own persona. In September 2011 he made his major gallery debut with his solo exhibition entitled Mansongs, at Gallery 101, an Artist Run Centre in Ottawa.
In addition to this, Simonite’s cartoons have appeared in the University of Manitoba student newspaper the Manitoban and were distributed across Canada by the Canadian University press from 2005 – 2007. They have also been published in diverse publications such as Canadian Dimension Magazine and cbc.ca. Simonite debuted his webcomic, Gorilla in the Midst in January 2013. It can be seen at gorillainthemidst.com.
Chris Simonite has a BA (History and Geography); a BFA (Hons) (Drawing and Video) from the University of Manitoba; and an MFA from the University of Ottawa.