Mulder Studios is a Toronto-based practice involved in many areas of design for public and private space. From community projects to architecture to urban art interventions, the studio is often engaged in collaborations with schools, private business, community groups and NGOs, producing concept and built design, workshops, and educational programs. The studio is deeply embedded in the digital paradigm and has the fabrication capabilities to produce your next project.
Ian Mulder is a Canadian artist and intern architect who likes to make stuff. For a long time he produced large-scale monumental art and design projects, including murals and related community public projects. In time, this interest in public space and its potential for improvement through artistic intervention led to work in architecture and urbanism.
Born in Ottawa in 1978, Ian has traveled, studied, and produced work abroad, experience that is deeply influential to his practice and understanding of the visual arts and their place in public space. Ian has studied at the University of British Columbia, the University of Alberta, and Middle Eastern Technical University (Ankara, Turkey). Ian Mulder has a Masters in Architecture (M.Arch) from the Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, University of Toronto.
Blackbox Recording Studios | Edmonton, Alberta | 9 x 20' | Acrylic on panel
After 3.5 years of architecture studies, I celebrate the completion of my M.Arch with...a mural! This was a fun project for Blackbox owner, Steve McGonigle. Indeed I painted a mural for Steve over 13 years ago that was unfortunately destroyed this past spring by flooding. So it feels good to do a new project in his great live recording room once again.
The theme is Alberta landscape from the air, with the two panels representing summer and winter.
You’re looking at it! The new Mulder Studios website. Thank you Rob Butz of Oxygen Smith!
Having worked since 2004 to put this project together, it is with great relief that IT IS FINALLY COMPLETE! We have just installed a 40’ LED curtain behind the glass block element on the front face of the tower. It can be programmed to any one of thousands of colours to glow, pulse, blink, or whatever. It is a dynamic effect and completes the “lantern” look of the structure at night…