Registry:Location:Toronto, ON alphabetical by last name

SAVAC (South Asian Visual Arts Centre)

SAVAC (South Asian Visual Arts Centre) Organization

SAVAC (South Asian Visual Arts Centre) is a non-profit, artist-run centre in Canada dedicated to increasing the visibility of culturally diverse artists by curating and exhibiting their work, providing mentorship, facilitating professional development and creating a community for our artists. SAVAC was founded to be an organization staffed by people of colour, committed to support the work of artists of colour. Continue reading

Last Update:April 7, 2018

Ruth Adler, Still Alive, 2016. Ultrachrome inkjet print. 22 x 17 inches.

Ruth Adler Artist

Born in Winnipeg, Ruth Adler lives and works in Toronto and Tel Aviv. Her artwork includes paintings, digital works on paper, animation and textiles and has been exhibited internationally since the 1980s. She has had numerous solo exhibitions at Jim Kempner Fine Art in New York and the Lonsdale Gallery in Toronto, as well as a retrospective at the Lorber Gallery in Tel Aviv. Continue reading

Last Update:April 7, 2018

"The Queen's Punishment", performance, facilitated by FAG (Feminist Art Gallery), images credit: Aliya Pabini, Access Gallery, Vancouver, BC 2012.

Sharlene Bamboat Artist

Sharlene Bamboat (b. Karachi, 1984) is an artist based in Toronto and Pittsburgh, who works predominantly in film, video and installation. Her works have been exhibited in galleries and festivals, including Les Complices* (Zurich), the Images Festival (Toronto), The Art Gallery of Windsor (Ontario), and Vasakh Film Festival (Lahore). Continue reading

Last Update:December 7, 2017

Steven Beckly Artist

Steven Beckly’s images fluidly take the forms of photographs, sculpture, and installation. Cultivating a poetics of desire, he explores the epistemology of intimacy and its value in our increasingly interconnected lives. He recently received his MFA from the University of Guelph. He lives and works in Toronto. Continue reading

Last Update:April 7, 2018

Image from series: "Not This Way Either", 2012.

Sebastian Benitez Artist

Sebastián Benítez, born in Caracas, Venezuela, is a photo-based artist living and practicing in Toronto. Benítez graduated from the OCAD University in 2014, and currently serves on the board of directors of YTB Gallery. Benítez’s work has been exhibited throughout North America, Europe, and Asia including exhibitions at Gallery Emil (Tampere, Finland), Gallery Illum (Seoul, South Korea), The Gershman Y (Philadelphia, USA), and Great Hall (Toronto). Benítez works have been featured in publications by Magenta Foundation (Toronto) and INTAC (Berlin, Seoul, Tampere, Toronto). Continue reading

Last Update:April 7, 2018

Boskovic, Petar, Entrance, 2016, Chomira Print

Petar Boskovic Artist

Petar Boskovic is a photo-based artist currently residing in Canada. The aim of his artistic practice is an ontological survey of the everyday, examining and exploring the way in which our lives exist both on the surface of things and beneath it. He has received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto in 2009 and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from OCAD University in 2015. His work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. Continue reading

Last Update:April 7, 2018

Noa Bronstein Curator

Noa Bronstein is a researcher and curator based in Toronto. Recent curatorial projects include THE ANNUAL (2012) and Come Up to My Room (2012, 2013) at the Gladstone Hotel, where she was the Director of Exhibitions and Cultural Promotions, and Out of Sorts: Print Culture & Book Design (2011) at the Design Exchange, where she was the Director of Public Programs and the Acting Curator. Continue reading

Last Update:September 13, 2018

Yael Brotman, Scaffolding, etching on Japanese Paper and foamcore

Yael Brotman Artist

Yael Brotman was born in Israel, her earliest years spent on a kibbutz. She arrived in Winnipeg as a child and eventually studied Honours English followed by Fine Arts at the University of Manitoba. She moved to Toronto after traveling in Europe for a year. Brotman received a Master of Visual Studies from the University of Toronto. Her drawings, prints and paintings have been featured in solo and group exhibitions in public galleries, museums, commercial galleries and artist-run centres across Canada, and in the US, Peru, Ireland, Bulgaria and China. Continue reading

Last Update:February 17, 2018

Quratulain Butt, Ego, 2018, digital print on adhesive vinyl mounted to billboard, 8 x 8 feet. Winter 2018 Billboard on Shaw, curated by Nahed Mansour and Toleen Touq.

Quratulain Butt Artist

Quratulain Butt was born in Rawalpindi Pakistan in 1980. She is trained as a Miniature painter and sculptor at the National College of the Arts Lahore, Pakistan and Hunerkada academy of visual and Performing Arts Islamabad, Pakistan Quratulain’s work shares concerns like social hierarchy, war conflict, hypocrisy and self ­ reflection/hope. She moved to Canada 2013.
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Last Update:April 5, 2018

Melanie Chikofsky, Magnetic Repulsion (detail), metallic paint, magnets, ball bearings, found objects, metal stand

Melanie Chikofsky Artist

Melanie Chikofsky continues to surprise in a long and varied career as an artist and educator. Her young years were full of avidly sought out classes, first in ceramics, then in a specialized art program at the secondary school level, followed by studies at Sheridan College School of Design, all contributing to a wide-ranging passion for art that also informed her zeal for teaching. Continue reading

Last Update:February 17, 2018

Emily Cook Artist

Emily Cook has been pursuing research in papermaking since for over a decade. She continued her studied in Toronto, at OCAD and in Louisiana at Louisiana State University where she completed her Masters by creating an installation of sculptures that used the properties of high shrinkage flax and abaca fibres. Her practice includes books arts, large scale sculpture, and pulp painting. She and Flora have been running Paperhouse Studio, an experiential studio rooted in paper and print since 2013.  She teaches in printmaking at OCAD University. Continue reading

Last Update:December 24, 2017

Alison Cooley Curator

Alison Cooley is a critic, curator, and educator based in Toronto. Her research deals with the intersection of natural history and visual culture, socially engaged artistic practice, and experiential and interpretative dimensions of art criticism. She is the 2014 recipient of the Middlebrook Prize for Young Canadian Curators, and her writing has been published in Canadian Art, C Magazine, FUSE, Blackflash and Magenta, among others. She is currently the Blackwood Gallery’s Curatorial Assistant and Collections Archivist. Continue reading

Last Update:April 5, 2018

Brandon Dalmer, Persistence of Vision, 2017-2018, installation, Latitude 53, Edmonton, Alberta.

Brandon Dalmer Artist, Curator

Brandon Dalmer (b. 1984) is a painter, installation artist and occasional curator living in Toronto, ON. He holds a BFA from the Alberta College of Art and Design, and has participated in exhibitions and residencies across Canada and internationally. He has been involved in a number of artist-run organizations and curatorial projects aimed at the incubation of emerging artists; such as The New Gallery, The Whitehouse, The Roundtable Residency and M:ST, as well as being one of the founders of the 809 Gallery in Calgary.  Continue reading

Last Update:February 17, 2018

Angell Gallery, Toronto, 2 June - 8 July, 2017

Erika DeFreitas Artist

Erika DeFreitas is a Scarborough-based multidisciplinary conceptual artist. Placing an emphasis on process, gesture and documention, her work explores the influence of language, loss and culture on the formation of identity, with the use of textile-based works, and performative actions, which are photographed. Her work has been exhibited in venues such as Project Row Houses (Houston), Gallery 44 (Toronto), Angell Gallery (Toronto), Pollock Gallery (Dallas), Platform Centre for Photographic & Digital Arts (Winnipeg) and the Art Gallery of Mississauga.  Continue reading

Last Update:November 18, 2017

Katherine Dennis Curator

Katherine Dennis is a Vancouver-based curator and researcher. She has worked with a range of institutions, from historic houses to public museums and independent galleries. Her practice bridges disciplines including exhibition making, public programming and visitor studies, and places such as British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario. Projects start from a careful consideration of site and context, and then are built on collaboration often resulting in the commissioning of new works. Continue reading

Last Update:April 7, 2018

Sonya Filman, Conduit #1, etching, 22"x30", 2017.

Sonya Filman Artist

Sonya Filman is a Toronto-based artist working primarily in print media. Filman was the 2014/15 Don Phillips Scholar at Open Studio, and has previously held positions at the Blackwood Gallery, C Magazine, and Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography. She currently serves on the Board of Directors at Open Studio, a centre for printmaking in Toronto, and as the Chair of the Open Studio Membership Committee. Filman is a candidate in the Master’s of Fine Arts in Visual Arts program at York University. Continue reading

Last Update:September 13, 2018

We’re still standing (installation view), 2015. Mixed media installation, 244 x 488 x 488 cm.

Nicolas Fleming Artist

Nicolas Fleming holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Studio Arts from Concordia University and a Master’s Degree in Visual Arts from University of Quebec in Montreal, and currently splits his time between studios in Montreal and Toronto. He has shown his work in several artist-run centers and galleries in Canada including Trois Points, McClure, and UQAM galleries in Montreal, and Axeneo7 in Gatineau, Quebec and has presented temporary outdoor sculptures internationally in Kassel, Germany, and Mexico City. Continue reading

Last Update:April 7, 2018

Petrina Ng's "My Mother's Hanlans Point," 2014, in "Out of Repetition, Difference", Mixed media installation (soft sculpture, posters, small works), curated by Lauren Fournier, photo documentation by Toni Hafkenscheid, Zalucky Contemporary, Toronto, July 22-August 19, 2017.

Lauren Fournier Curator

Lauren Fournier is a writer, artist, and curator currently based in Toronto. Recent curatorial projects include The Sustenance Rite (2017) at the Blackwood Gallery, Out of Repetition Difference (2017) at Zalucky Contemporary, and Fermenting Feminism (2017) at Critical Distance in Toronto, Broken Dimanche Press/Büro BDP in Berlin, Medical Museion in Copenhagen, and Front/Space artist-run centre in Kansas City. Continue reading

Last Update:June 8, 2018

Romantic & Impassive No.01, 2015, 24’’ X 30’’, Digital Ink Jet

Katelyn Gallucci Artist, Curator

Katelyn Gallucci’s practice is informed by her material explorations in the medium of photography. She is interested in how the photograph captures the ephemeral qualities of time and representation by appealing to the cerebral in-between. Using an effect and response process, Katelyn often engages and develops the imperfections of her work as a way to express the presence of the body within the gesture of making. Continue reading

Last Update:October 15, 2017

Cass Gardiner, Crafted Strangers Exhibition 5, 2017, Benchspace Gallery, The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design, Asheville, North Carolina, September 2017 - January 2018. Installation documentation by Steve Mann.

Cass Gardiner Curator

Cass Gardiner is an Anishinaabe Algonquin curator, artist, and filmmaker. She is the co-founder of Matters Unsettled, a curatorial collective that uses the gallery to challenge preconceived notions of culture, identity, and belonging focusing on marginalized people. Gardiner was a 2017 Emerging Curatorial Fellow at the Center for Craft, Creativity and Design (CCCD) in Asheville, North Carolina, USA. Continue reading

Last Update:June 21, 2018

Remains of the Ephemeral I-IV, 2014. Cheesecloth, silk, cotton, sisal, unspun wool, horsehair, coyote fur, rubberlatex, black tea, dye, rusted steel. 24″ x 6″ (I), 30″ x 5″ (II), 22″ x 6″ (III), 32″ x 6″ (IV).

Mary Grisey Artist

Mary Grisey is an American sculptural installation artist currently based in Toronto, Ontario. She received an MFA in the Visual Arts program at York University in Toronto, a BFA in Fiber and Material Studies from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a BA in Painting and Drawing from Marist College. She has exhibited her work in New York, Chicago, Kentucky, San Francisco and Toronto. Continue reading

Last Update:June 7, 2017

Doug Guildford, Wasp, 2013 (ongoing), crocheted poly-twine, dimensions variable

Doug Guildford Artist

Doug Guildford is a largely self-taught Canadian visual artist. He was born in Nova Scotia, in 1948, and lived there until graduating from Dalhousie University with a BA in Political Science in 1969. He lived in Vancouver throughout the 1970’s. Since then his home base has been in downtown Toronto. For most of that time, however, he has migrated annually, back to coastal Nova Scotia for summers of from 3 to 6 months. He continues now to divide his time between his studios in downtown Toronto and on a coastal stretch of rural Nova Scotia, where he shares an old farmhouse with his partner, the playwright and novelist, Don Hannah. Continue reading

Last Update:February 17, 2018

"40 consecutive photographs of here", 2005, colour photographic prints on clear acrylic sheets, 7.5” x 5.5” x 5”.

Karen Henderson Artist

Karen Henderson is a visual artist working in time-based media, photography, sculpture and site-specific installation. Karen grew up in Scotland, leaving there to attend the Central School of Art and Camberwell School of Art in London, England from 1982-86, after which she moved to Canada where she completed her MFA at the University of Victoria, British Columbia in 1988.  Since 1989 she has lived and worked in Toronto, Ontario, and has exhibited work in Canada and internationally. Continue reading

Last Update:April 7, 2018

Claritas, velvet and wood, 2 x 2 ft, 2015

Brynn Higgins-Stirrup Artist

Brynn Higgins-Stirrup is a multidisciplinary artist working and living in Toronto. She is informed by a broad range of subjects from symbolic logic to spirituality. Concerned with the tensions between the mind and making, concept and craft, her current practice focuses on labour-based drawing, sculptural and printmaking practices. Continue reading

Last Update:April 7, 2018

For every one that flees, there are many more who chase, 2015, notebook. 8.5 x 11 in.

Maxwell Hyett Artist

Maxwell Hyett is a Toronto-based interdisciplinary artist. His work explores issues of meaning, simultaneity, and the relationship between language and reality. These issues emerge primarily as a concern with information and its reception: how is information made; where do we keep it; how do we retrieve it; and how does it translate through these processes? Maxwell develops these ideas by creating collisions between synonyms and related terms to question the unavoidable connections we make between symbols and learned meaning. His recent work uses relief sculpture and laser cutting techniques to explore these ideas. Continue reading

Last Update:December 24, 2017

Matthew Kyba Curator

Matthew Kyba is an Toronto-based curator who has organized exhibitions in Toronto and Kingston, Ontario, and Portland, Oregon. He holds an MFA in Criticism and Curatorial Practice from OCAD U. Currently, he is the founder and curator of Bunker 2, an upcoming contemporary art space that exists to promote critical exhibitions and artistic programming with contemporary projects. His previous curatorial projects include research for a 40-year video art retrospective of Toronto’s Charles Street Video and investigation of contemporary abject art and its relationship with the gallery environment. Continue reading

Last Update:April 7, 2018

Mirae Lee, Namesake, Co-facilitated/curated with Pruneah Kim and Abby Ho, 2018.

Mirae Lee Curator

미래; mirae lee is an emerging cultural producer and sociocultural anthropologist, and a freelance illustrator and community arts organizer currently based in Tkaronto/Toronto. She is also the Community Director at Project 40 Collective.  Continue reading

Last Update:September 15, 2018

Maria Flawia Litwin Artist

Maria Flawia Litwin is a visual artist who grew up in both Poland and Australia, straddling the Iron Curtain. She has spent the last 18 years living and working in Toronto. Encounters with communist and consumer ideologies within social and educational structures have made Litwin sensitive to the fluid and shifting nature of belief systems. She is particularly concerned with the way changes in ideology manifest themselves in her figurative and literal environment. Marxism, feminism and humour have greatly impacted her art production. Although trained as a sculptor, Litwin’s work is not medium-specific and takes the form of textiles, data collecting, performance, acting, video, photography, and fiction writing. Continue reading

Last Update:April 7, 2018

Tessar Lo, a past-present version through rose-coloured lenses, 5x6’, 1.52x 1.83m, mixed media and collage on canvas, 2017.

Tessar Lo Artist

Tessar lo is always searching, driven by a desire to work freely, outside the boundaries of convention. As he reaches with an open heart toward that mysterious place where dream-reality and waking-reality merge, his motives are perpetually evolving. Continue reading

Last Update:September 13, 2018

"The Crux" (installation photo). Foreground: "what we need to keep us", 2016, steel, gauze, stone. Background: "plan for a resting place", 2016, inkjet on paper.

Mickey Mackenna Artist

Mickey Mackenna is a multidisciplinary artist living and working in Toronto. Mackenna graduated from OCAD University with a BFA in Sculpture and Installation, and has since exhibited her work in galleries throughout Toronto including Beaver Hall Gallery, AC Repair Co., Wright Gallery, The Loon, Autumn Gallery, and The Coffin Factory.
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Last Update:April 7, 2018

Joelle, 2014, recycled chipboard, Wire-O binding, edition of 12

Christopher Manson Artist

Christopher Manson is a documentary photographer and photo instructor living and working in Toronto, Canada. His photographs have been published in The Observer on Sunday, Time Out Magazine, The New York Times LENS blog, and others. He is the author of numerous self-published photobooks, including Type 1 Teen, which tackles lifestyle changes required of Canadian adolescents living with Type-1 diabetes. A recipient of Visual Artist Grants from the Canada Council for the Arts (2013) and the Toronto Arts Council (2011), and a Magnum Photos Scholarship (2010), Manson has spent the last four years documenting the predicaments facing First Nations diabetics living in the remote northern regions of Canada. Continue reading

Last Update:April 7, 2018

Nahed Mansour Curator

Nahed Mansour is a Toronto-based multidisciplinary artist and curator. Working in video, installation, and performance, her works typically draw on visual archives to highlight the relationship between entertainment, labour, and processes of racialization and gendering. In using found images and found footage in her work, Mansour seeks to draw attention to the reproduction of social hierarchies by means of seemingly innocent forms of entertainment. Continue reading

Last Update:April 5, 2018

"Threshold", Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, 2015 Curated by: Marc Mayer.

Sanaz Mazinani Artist, Curator

Sanaz Mazinani is a contemporary artist who works primarily in photography, video, and large-scale installations. She obtained her undergraduate degree in photography from the Ontario College of Art & Design University, and an MFA from Stanford University where her research focused on the study of digital photographic propagation and its impact on representation and perception. Continue reading

Last Update:December 24, 2017

Ella Dawn McGeough, Ogden’s Tools, found objects and wax, 2015.

Ella Dawn McGeough Artist

Ella Dawn McGeough (b. 1982, Vancouver) holds an MFA from the University of Guelph (2013) and a BFA from the University of British Columbia (2007). She has participated in exhibitions and organized arts programming across Canada. Internationally, her work has been shown in Finland, Beijing, and New York and she has participated in residencies at the Tambopata National Reserve in Peru and in Bergen, Norway. Continue reading

Last Update:April 7, 2018

Sophia Nahz, Welcome, 2016, selections from a series of photographs, Critical Distance Centre for Curators.

Amelia Merhar Curator

Amelia Merhar‘s work is playful, clever and subversive, exploring themes including feminist response and embodiment, northern life, the sexual nature of cars in our life (for real), the influence music has on our lives, spontaneity and creativity, and the hidden side of an artist’s life. The bulk of Amelia’s work is non-commercial and experiential, through installations, performances and sound art. Continue reading

Last Update:September 15, 2018

"Muscle Panic PRACTICE MAKES PRACTICE", installation w/performance (performance detail), 40mins, Trasi Jang, installed and performed at the Contemporary Art Gallery/CAG, Vancouver, BC, 2016.

Hazel Meyer Artist

Hazel Meyer is an interdisciplinary artist who works with installation, performance, and textiles to investigate the relationships between sport, sexuality, feminism, and material culture. Her work aims to recover the queer aesthetics, politics, and bodies often effaced within histories of sports and recreation. Drawing on archival research, she designs immersive installations that bring various troublemakers—lesbians-feminists, gender outlaws, leather-dykes—into the performative spaces of athletics. Continue reading

Last Update:December 7, 2017

Site-specific installation

Janine Miedzik Artist

Janine Miedzik uses abstract visual interruptions to re-shape an awareness of our surroundings. Working with bright and blunt materials she examines the context of presentation. Her often-temporary objects and veneers become bodily stand-ins and carry the act of making marks, replayed and reworked, on every leg of her journey. Known for a  practice that articulates observations and responses to the built environment Miedzik’s works with a range of media; painting, wall-works photo-based collages installations and sculpture. Continue reading

Last Update:June 7, 2017

Lucy Gunning, Climbing Around My Room, 1993, a performance included by Miller in his 2013 curatorial project, Artists' Walks: The Persistence of Peripateticism

Earl Miller Curator

Earl Miller is an independent curator and art writer based in Toronto. He has curated exhibitions across Canada in public galleries and institutions such as the Doris McCarthy Gallery, the Yukon Art Centre, the Tree Museum, and the Art Gallery of York University. He has written catalogue essays for galleries and institutions including the National Museum of Romania, the Art Gallery of Hamilton, and Le Crédac: Centre d’Art Contemporain d’Ivry. His essays have also appeared in books, and he has contributed to numerous visual arts periodicals including Art in America, Canadian Art, and Flash Art. He is a member of the International Association of Art Critics, through which he presented a paper at the AICA International Congress in Seoul, South Korea, in 2014. Continue reading

Last Update:May 5, 2018

à jamais, 2011. Performance for a three-channel video installation. HD, silent, colour. 52 mins.

Faye Mullen Artist

Faye Mullen’s work is informed by a sculptural sensibility combining elements of performance, site, sound, light and image — both moving and still. Informed by time and place, the practice she pursues is self-reflective and considers itself as precisely such, a practice. Characterized by a sustained interest in failure, body, materiality, her studio practice acknowledges weight as it bears as much what is physical as what is immaterial. Continue reading

Last Update:June 7, 2017

Cynthia Mykytyshyn Curator

Cynthia Mykytyshyn is an arts administrator and emerging curator based in Toronto. She earned a Masters Degree in Cultural Studies in 2012 from Queen’s University, where her studies focused on the intersection of art practices and natural environments and culminated in a self-directed curatorial project titled Where the Wild Things…Aren’t? (2012) exploring the relationship between the human and the other-than-human. Continue reading

Last Update:April 7, 2018

Sarah Nasby, Living Things (Eva Zeisel vessel, kombucha, lines pattern), 2017.

Sarah Nasby Artist

Sarah Nasby is an artist working primarily in sculpture and drawing. She received an MFA from NSCAD University and a BA from the University of Guelph. Her work has been shown recently in Para//el Room at DNA Artspace, London; Taking [a] part at Mercer Union, Toronto; Who’s Afraid of Purple, Orange and Green? at the Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina. She lives and works in Toronto. Continue reading

Last Update:April 7, 2018

Heather Nicol Artist, Curator

Heather Nicol is an independent curator and interdisciplinary artist based in Toronto. Her curatorial projects have often explored site-specific conditions as found in decommissioned, underutilized, repurposed and educational locations, and have fostered opportunities for large groups of artists working across a wide range of disciplines. Continue reading

Last Update:April 7, 2018

Midi Onodera Artist

Midi Onodera is an award-winning filmmaker and media artist who has been making films and videos for more than 35 years. In 2018, Midi received the Governor General’s Award for Visual and Media Arts. Her work is laced with markers of her experiences as a feminist, lesbian, Japanese-Canadian woman. She has produced over 25 independent shorts, ranging from 16mm film to digital video to toy camera formats. Continue reading

Last Update:April 28, 2018

Claritas, velvet and wood from FLIGHTS & LANDINGS (installation view), 2016, TYPOLOGY Projects at Artscape Youngplace.

Shani K Parsons Curator

Since the mid-90s, Shani K Parsons has pursued a multidisciplinary practice focused on exhibition-making — initially through the lenses of architecture, urban planning and public arts administration, then installation, graphic, and environmental design, and most recently through research, writing, curation, and collaboration. Continue reading

Last Update:December 19, 2017

Roula Partheniou Artist

Roula Partheniou‘s current practice explores the replica and how the remaking of a familiar object can shift our perception and perspective. Her projects tend to take the form of sculptural installations that make use of hyper-real trompe l’oeil, material puns and colour cues to deconstruct the familiar and trigger a reconsideration of common forms. Reproduced to various degrees of verisimilitude, and an experiment with the edge between representation and abstraction, her objects question how we see and read objects and challenge the viewer to negotiate between the perceived and the actual. Continue reading

Last Update:February 17, 2018

Meghan Price Artist

Meghan Price is an interdisciplinary artist based in Toronto. She holds a degree in Textile Construction from The Montreal Centre for Contemporary Textiles (2003) and an MFA from Concordia University (2009). Continue reading

Last Update:January 5, 2018

Dressed Lumber (exhibition view), from Standardizing Nature: Trees, Wood, Lumber, 2014

Susana Reisman Artist

Susana Reisman (b. 1977) was born in Caracas, Venezuela and lives and works in Toronto. She received a BA in Economics from Wellesley College, Boston (1999) and an MFA in photography from the Rochester Institute of Technology (2005). After teaching photography for a number of years, Reisman now dedicates her time to making art and running Circuit Gallery. Continue reading

Last Update:June 7, 2017

Astarte Rowe Curator

Astarte Rowe is an independent scholar and curator currently based in Toronto. She earned her doctorate in Art History from the University of Melbourne, with a nomination for the Chancellor’s Prize. She has presented her research internationally, and has written for peer-reviewed journals on such subjects as Photoshop and Mannerism; anamorphosis and contemporary Indigenous art; the Lucretian simulacrum and Albert Namatjira; desertification and Australian Aboriginal art discourse; and William Palmer and Newfoundland Regionalism. She curated The Amoebic Workshop in collaboration with the Patterson Research Group from Carleton University. Continue reading

Last Update:April 7, 2018

Daniella Sanader, How to Chop an Onion, Black Flash, Winter 2017.

Daniella Sanader Curator

Daniella Sanader is a writer who lives in Toronto. In her work, she regularly explores associative and speculative modes for thinking and writing about contemporary art, ones that emphasize queer/feminist frameworks, messy feelings, and embodied experience. She holds an MA in Art History from McGill University, and has written essays and reviews for Canadian Art, C Magazine, Susan Hobbs Gallery, BlackFlash, Forest City Gallery, and many others. She has curated projects for Vtape and Oakville Galleries, and currently works at Gallery TPW in Toronto. Continue reading

Last Update:April 7, 2018

Alex Sheriff, Droopy History (process photo), 2016, video installation 2:50 minutes.

Alex Sheriff Artist

Alex Sheriff is a Canadian artist and filmmaker. He received his BFA from OCAD University in Drawing and Painting before moving to New York City where he received his MFA in Fine Arts. Alex now lives in Los Angeles and works in painting, drawing, sculpture and film. Continue reading

Last Update:April 7, 2018

The River Has Two Banks, 2012-present, ongoing project initiated by Shuruq Harb, Samah Hijawi and Toleen Touq.

Toleen Touq Curator

Toleen Touq is a curator, cultural producer and writer who has recently moved to Toronto. Her approach takes site-responsiveness as a methodology to build radical pedagogical platforms and alternative knowledge systems. Continue reading

Last Update:April 5, 2018

Ricky Varghese Writer/Critic

Ricky Varghese received his PhD (2014) in Sociology in Education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. His research interests extend across the fields of psychoanalytic theory, aesthetics, art criticism and film theory. Continue reading

Last Update:September 5, 2018

C-09 (shallow cylinder), from the series Earth Plugs, 2014. White gypsum cement. 1.5x5x5 inches.

Deborah Wang Artist

Based in Toronto, Deborah Wang is an independent curator and designer. She holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Waterloo, and a Master of Fine Arts from OCAD University. Through her diverse practice, Wang has curated and co-curated exhibitions for the Textile Museum of Canada, Gladstone Hotel, XPACE Cultural Centre, and the Art Gallery of Ontario; worked with Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects; and taught design studio at Ryerson University. Continue reading

Last Update:April 7, 2018

Chris Lee (cairolexicon), Model M Postcard, from Making Models, University of Toronto Art Centre, 2017.

Yan Wu Curator

Yan Wu is a curator and translator based in Toronto. Wu completed Master of Visual Studies Curatorial Studies at the University of Toronto and Bachelor of Computing at the University of Guelph. Currently she is the Curator-in-Residence (2016-17) at the Art Museum at the University of Toronto and the Public Art Coordinator at the City of Markham. Her research focuses on the interplay of contemporary art, architecture and urbanism. Continue reading

Last Update:February 5, 2018