FEATURED ARTISTS

Abz Hakim

Abz Hakim

Abz Hakim is a local Toronto artist. With a previous successful experience at KEEP6, Abz would like to continue expressing himself in abstract art.

Exhibiting: May | June

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AlanWong

Alan Wong

My technical skills and eye for design came from my experience as a mechanical engineer as well as founder and operator of a former blister packaging factory. Through my experience working with the Research and Development departments of large multinational companies, I developed key skills in prototype and mould making, products design and production. Inspired by the beauty of nature, my jewelry is more emphasizing “natural beauty” in the design. I have developed a contemporary design aesthetic that focuses on versatile functionality and is influenced by modern blend of Asian and Western heritage. With a commitment to innovation and creativity, A-Designs have strived to provide customers with unique products that are of the highest quality at affordable prices. My products ranged from pewter based jewelry to bead jewelry, my designs include all age unisex cord necklaces, steampunk jewelry, glow in the dark jewelry as well as semi-precious stone jewelry.

Exhibiting: May | September

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Alice Zilberberg

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Alice Zilberberg is an award-winning photographer and visual artist, born in Estonia, raised in Israel, and now based in Toronto, Canada. A graduate of Ryerson University’s Photography program, she has exhibited in galleries across Canada, the US and Japan, and published internationally, most recently in PHOTO+ Magazine in Seoul, Korea. Her work has sold in auction houses and charity auctions, including Waddingtons, Snap! and ORT. Zilberberg merges traditional photography and computer illustration, creating images that bridge the platforms of photography and painting. Her work marries reality and fantasy, echoing elements of surrealism and baroque art. Her work has explored the intersection between femininity and the essence of female power linked to the natural environment. Examining traditional female iconography, the work strips these narratives of outdated notions of women as a weaker sex and emphasizing female empowerment. Her latest landscape series explores themes of identity, displacement and belonging by fusing images of the two places she’s called home.

Exhibiting: May | June

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Annette Gaffney

I paint acrylic, high-colour canvases of stylized landscapes, scenes and themes. The effect is somewhat surreal; representational and detailed in many ways, yet the perspective is quirky with lots of movement, emphasized by vibrant hues and pureness of pigment. My style has been described as everything from naïve, illustrative, outsider, fauvist and “funky”. But I would describe it as a visual medley of my influences since childhood. Though I experiment with line and shape, trying different styles and approaches, I never deviate from my palette of bold hues. I believe in the therapeutic value of creativity and have worked with school children and young people with special needs using a whimsical and light approach to make art more approachable and less intimidating. Hopefully, my love of colour, line and shape is reflected in my work and viewers feel the joy of life it is meant to convey.

Exhibiting: August | September

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Atara Tanen

At Indigo & Violet, we are serious about well crafted jewellery that makes a statement. Our unique fashion jewellery is hand made from porcelain, acrylic, wood, and leather and combines traditional techniques including hand sewing and painting with contemporary laser cutting technology. Created in our design studio in Toronto, Canada, each Indigo & Violet piece reflects our love of bold colours, well crafted design, and unique self expression. The combination of materials is a celebration of the different properties of each material. Each design is inspired by the physical and aesthetic properties of the materials themselves and the process of crafting with these materials.

Exhibiting: July | August | September | October

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Benny Bing

Benny Bing

The act of painting is a conversation between the work and I. My creative output is constantly evolving. Each piece pushes me against limitations and boundaries I’ve given myself, consciously or unconsciously, inspiring and forcing growth and a break from comfort, allowing exploration of self-discovery and boundless vision.

Exhibiting: May | June

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BB Tresors

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BB Tresors is a Toronto based handmade jewelry line created in 2014 by designer Binta Bah. Inspired by nature and a love of vibrant colors, BB Tresors Jewelry balances delicacy and edge using minimalist boho designs, natural gemstones, gold filled metals and fine silver to create eye catching pieces that are adaptable to everyday wear. BB Tresors is best known for their signature boho chic bracelets, yoga jewelry, and malas.

Exhibiting: July |  August | September | October

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CaraninaBertone

Caranina Bertone

Jewellery is a form of expression. Adorning the body with metal and gemstones has been used for centuries to denote relationships, accomplishments, events, hierarchy, and empowerment. When looking to the history of jewellery, it can give way to the creation of pieces in the present time. Created from brass, silver, and gold, the progression of my collections and pieces are a breakdown of interests, curiosities, and fantasies. As the name explains, Points & Places is a journey of my mindfulness; collecting different aspects (points) along the way and having them lead to particular memories or future aspirations (places).

Exhibiting: June | August

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Carola Sanchez

My name is Caro Sanchez. I am a self-taught jeweler. I come from a little town enclave in a valley surrounded by mountains close to the Chilean Andes. I grew up in a vibrant community of artisans (wood engravers, stone sculptors, weavers and metal smiths). All my life, I have worked as an artisan, making clothes and accessories, mixing difference materials, fabrics and colors, until I decided to use this techniques in metals and that was the day I discovered the beautiful art of jewellery. Since that day I have been trying difference approaches and combinations, experimenting with wire wrapping, hammering and soldering. I am still looking for new ways of developing my technic, evolving into different and exciting new approaches, always pushing myself to create beautiful and unique pieces of jewelries in this passionate and amazing art. Every piece is designed and hand crafted by me in my small home based studio shop.

Exhibiting: TBD

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Carmen Li (Carli Paintings)

Exploring the wonders of colours through memories and life experiences. I am a self taught acrylic painter who is eager to share personal experiences and memories through abstract art. I am immensely intrigue with bright colour contrasts, unique color mixtures, and different mediums. My goal is to have my audience connect with my paintings through emotions, imagination, and find joy in knowing that we all share common but different experiences whether they are good or bad. Just like all of us, behind each painting there is a story. I hope that these paintings will bring good memories and thoughts to create a moment of appreciation for all the sweet and sours in life.

Exhibiting: August | September

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Carolynn Bloomer

My work juxtaposes cast and constructed porcelain elements with found objects to create narratives, mash-ups of natural history and domestic stories.

Exhibiting: August | September

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Chason Yeboah

Chason Yeboah

Respect, appreciation and acceptance of the human body, especially one’s own, is the first step in learning to love another. If you can’t love yourself, how can you love somebody else? It’s hard to display these feelings, especially when so many people are not represented in mainstream culture. Craftyy Chas wants to promote love by representing as many types of humans as she can through her fiber art of nude crocheted dolls.

Exhibiting: July

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ChrisGee

Chris Gee

As a former furniture maker with a background in architecture I’ve always had a passion for the entire design and build process. I find the process almost puzzle like, trying to find the best materials to work with, how will those materials react with each other and when you’ve finished the project to be open to improving the whole process. Even before I started schooling in architecture I was always fascinated with old buildings, old brick roads even the signs that guide us where we need to go. At ShoreLine WorkShops we re-create the iconic Toronto street sign with as much detail as possible, we use wood as our medium. Unfortunately, like all things old the city of Toronto is slowly phasing out these signs. I hope my signs offer you a piece of Toronto nostalgia that you will treasure for years to come.

Exhibiting: June | July | August

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Christine Miller

Christine Miller was born in 1980 in Alberta, and grew up in Burlington Ontario. She studied Art fundamentals at Sheridan College, and received her BFA at Guelph University where she majored in studio arts and art history. Christine Miller now lives and works as an artist in Toronto Ontario. Miller works in mostly acrylics and infuses imagination and drama into each piece with a focus on vibrant and harmonic colour combinations. Her latest work is drippy and organic and evokes that fleeting and ever changing sense of beauty found in both the natural and man made world. Miller’s paintings celebrate the familiar while still leaving room for individual interpretation.

Exhibiting: May | August

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CindyEsteves

Cindy Esteves

As an artist, creating on a conceptual level allows me to explore subjects in a new light, enabling me to gain a better understanding of them. I am inspired by psychology, and my work encompasses emotionality and inner duality. These are the themes in which I contemplate and scrutinize and then express metaphorically. I work with oil paint on birch panels where I am able to explore and reflect my passion for detail. When isolating realistic imagery on the unaltered and organic wood surface, I am able to bring focus into the detail. The wood complements the subject matter with a reminder of its simple and natural essence. As a result, I develop emotive pieces that speak to me of my own psyche.

Exhibiting: June | August

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Cindy Scaife

Born and raised in Toronto, Cindy Scaife is a full-time artist. She is an alumna of the Ontario College of Art. For over 25 years Cindy has worked as a full-time professional artist, muralist and art educator. Cindy creates her solo artwork within the Pop Surrealist style. She is greatly influenced by the art, design and advertising illustrations of the atomic age. Drawing heavily from the colour palette and optimism of this era, Cindy’s work reflects its own nostalgia and innocence. She often includes anthropomorphic characters within her pieces, which reflect her personal appreciation for classic children’s picture books and retro toys of the 50’s and 60’s. Cindy’s shows her artwork in Toronto, Los Angeles and Chicago. She has been interview several times for CBC Radio and has had her artwork featured in both The Globe and Mail and The Toronto Star.

Exhibiting: May | October

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Dan Bi

Cut one sheet of fine rice paper into designs with the X-Acto knives. Since precision is paramount, I need put greatest concentration into the work.

Exhibiting: May | June

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Dan Springer

Dan Springer is a Toronto based artist, designer and creator. Having studied at Sheridan College and Cleveland Institute of Art his first career path was graphic design and advertising but gradually gave way to a freer artistic expression in fine art. His design roots can still be seen in bold linework and startling graphic like paintings. Having a big influence from working with screenprinting and rock posters, Dan’s subject matter runs the gamut from pastoral landscapes to edgy cartoonish graphics. Dan wants to create memorable images that are bold enough to be ingrained on the viewers mind, bold, simple and to the point. With several solo shows and many group shows in and outside of Canada under his belt, Dan has developed an international following and his work hangs in collections from Lisbon to Oslo, Japan to Toronto.

Exhibiting: July

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Daniel Taylor

I often explore dark themes with a light style, rendering mature concepts as cartoonish images with a somewhat twisted sense of humour.

Exhibiting: June | July | August

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David Crighton

Toronto urban landscape illustrations by renowned Canadian artist David Crighton create one of a kind premium art products.

Exhibiting: May | June | August

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Erin Kudla

Rhona Jean Jewellery is a modern vintage jewellery company that designs one of a kind custom bracelets, necklaces, earrings, hand & head wraps, etc.

Exhibiting: June | September  

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Erin Fitzgibbon

Photography is my catharsis. I throw myself into discovering the details of an object or scene and forget about the world around me. There’s usually some small detail hidden within the image that sparked my desire to capture that particular moment. Sometimes it’s a tiny set of initials scratched on a tree or the way a flower has these dark veins running through its petals. Other times I notice the neat diagonal a staircase makes. It’s about capturing the things others might not notice.

Exhibiting: May | July

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Genie Kim

In my current series, “I received a flower today,” I place a porcelain flower on a woman’s head. In Korean tradition, a woman with a flower on her head signifies madness. But in my case, I place a flower made of white clay — that is, porcelain. Elsewhere, in Mongolia, the colour white is revered as sacred, because it represents mother’s milk. And clay, coming from Earth, is also symbolic of Mother. When we see madness in women, they are often victims of abuse or have other emotional scars that push them over the edge. Placing a flower made of porcelain on a woman’s head is an expression of the healing power of a Mother’s boundless love. Nevertheless, while the undertones are serious, I wanted to make the works bright and full of spirit – since our lives are worth living in a bright and spirited way!

Exhibiting: May | June | September

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Giovanna Galuppo

I am a Venezuelan artist who aims to make art very spiritual and thought provoking; to create awareness of what is the bigger picture. I started questioning life and death, present and past, memories and reality in ways that I never did before. I started contemplating of the consequences of decision-making processes. How do decisions made in the moment influence your destiny? Our thoughts, speech and actions leave imprints that resonate throughout the universe. I started appreciating the importance of nature and its interaction with human being. My love for the natural world and concern for the environment are always present in my paintings and in my daily life. Why are we really hereon Earth? What is our mission? How can we make this world a better place?

Exhibiting:  August | September

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Giuseppe Pascale

I consider myself a late bloomer in photography. My first real experience with the medium was during my undergrad in Architecture. Prior to that, I credit my enrolment in an after school art program for the development of my sense of composition. Shifting from the brush to camera was natural as I now compose with light, lines and angles. Urban centers with their architecture and grown forms have always fascinated me. A building is more than a typical shelter; it shapes our behavior and interaction with the space it defines. We also infuse the city with our collective sense of self that creates different perspectives within space as time goes on. I am also enthralled by documentary and photojournalism. The mélange of text and imagery to help convey an emotion, situation or condition is key as I look to share and develop my photography.

Exhibiting: May | October

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Hanieh Khosroshahi

Hanieh Khosroshahi is an Iranian-Canadian photographer whose work focuses on the representation and documentation of various social and political cultures and ideas, through a lens that seeks to humanize, create empathy, and dispel stereotypes. She is interested in storytelling that raises awareness, triggers the imagination and creates discussion. Hanieh’s passion for documentary work stems from her diverse experiences and travels, however, she also draws a great deal of inspiration from her roots and background.

Exhibiting: July | September  

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James Metcalfe

James Metcalfe

I carve names, dates, astrological symbols, runes, logos – if you can put it on paper, I carve it on stone on the spot.

Exhibiting: June | July | August

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James Williams

An avid traveler for the past twenty years, my camera has accompanied me around the world a few times. Along the way I have tried to capture the sights that have truly inspired me, particularly in places that few other people get to experience first hand. Whether it was trekking up a smoking volcano in Papua New Guinea, hiking through the jungles of Borneo, driving a motorbike through the mountains of East Timor, or taking the slow boat down the Irrawaddy in Myanmar each photo has story behind it. I also have an extensive selection of underwater shots covering everything from the tiniest pygmy sea horse, to a school of massive whale sharks, from many of the most spectacular areas in the world, including Komodo, Raja Ampat, Lembeh Straight, Bali, Papua New Guinea, East Timor, Maldives, Palau, Andaman Sea, Chuuk, and dozens of others.

Exhibiting:  June | July | September 

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Japneet Kaur

All my pottery is hand formed, and each one is hand drawn and hand painted. The images are a continuous vocabulary based on the themes of homes, habitats, ecosystems, of people woven together with each other and with flora and fauna around them. All my pieces tell tiny stories and each one is functional. I graduated in 2003 with a fine arts degree from The Chandigarh College of Arts in Punjab. Like a tortoise that carries its home on its back, I carried mine and came to Toronto in 2006. I have been as a full time artist since 2014.

Exhibiting: May | August

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Jeanie Schlegel

“Love your body, wear more jewelry.” Established in 1992, Moonight Emporium Jewelry creates breathtaking assemblage and statement jewelry using a blend of antique and contemporary materials. Taught by her great grandmother, and coming from a line of artists and jewelers more than eight generations long, the owner pays meticulous attention to detail, crafting every piece with joy. We bring to life unique designs for everyday wear in addition to custom design, bridal, and specialize in remodeling heirlooms and broken treasures into stunning tributes for customers.

Exhibiting: July | September

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Jeff Turner

I see the world in snapshots. Gathering snippets of time that will never happen the same way again. Compulsively drawing a rectangle around everything.

Exhibiting: June | August  

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Jennifer Jarvis

It’s hard to know what came first: my passion for art or my love for exploring the world. I was creative and artistic from a young age; I even started writing a murder mystery novel when I was six. My love of photography started in early high school, leading to every wannabe photographer’s dream: to work for National Geographic. I got a diploma in Applied Photography from Sheridan College and started working as a photographer’s assistant shortly after graduation. National Geographic? Nope. I’ve always been an explorer. I drew maps of my neighbourhood as I toured around it on my bike. Now I travel – even the thought of travelling brings me great joy. I want to keep moving, seeing what the world has to offer. I use both passions to create and share photographic images of the places I explore, taken both around the world and here at home.

Exhibiting: June | September

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Jenny Pulling

StrayStones is a line of handcrafted jewellery and metalwork by Guelph-based artist, Jenny Pulling. Drawing inspiration from nature and geometry, Jenny uses a variety of metalsmithing techniques to create one of a kind designs from copper, brass, and sterling silver. Favourite techniques include etching, fold-forming, riveting, and reticulation.

Exhibiting:  June | August  

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Kaitlin Brough

The beauty found in the diversity of nature has always amazed me. The natural world is a never ending supply of knowledge, and I plan to learn as much about it as I can, and in turn teach others as well. The ideas behind my work usually come from this desire to learn. Knowledge is such a strong force, and through my work I try to raise awareness, whether it is on a certain species, or ecosystem, or an issue that I want to bring to light. Through this process, I have become very passionate about issues revolving around wildlife and the environment, including destruction, urban development, pollution, and captivity. I approach my ideas in the most literal sense, interpreting them through realism.

Exhibiting: June | August

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Kathryn Sanchez

Kathryn Sanchez

Unique, hand-crafted jewelry at affordable prices. Something for everyone!

Exhibiting: May | July | August | September  

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Kelvin Sue

Kelvin Sue is a Toronto-born artist, living in Toronto, who is into character design and illustration. He is a graduate in Animation from Seneca College, with a post-graduate certificate in Visual Effects for Film and Television. He also does artworks in various media for shows and exhibitions. He illustrates comics for ‘Toronto Comics Anthology’, and created the background layout for a 3D video for Fashion Week 2010. He exhibited at KMAF, Riverdale Art Walk, Toronto Botanical Garden Orchid Show, and Don Valley Art Club.

Exhibiting: July | August

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Kirk Prior

My sculpture explores the use and reuse of materials with previous lives and functions that are given a new life and form. Fragments of one world are brought into the next, in an effort to provoke thought, trigger memory and to connect past and present. Having worked in the medium of sculpture for several years, Kirk has only recently begun to show his work. Taking inspiration from found objects and objects with past lives, Kirk strives to create new forms of expression. A native of Toronto, Kirk lives in the east end with his wife and son.

Exhibiting:  June | August | September

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Kristen LaBorde

LaBorde is a Toronto based creative jewelry label founded since 2009.

Exhibiting: September | October

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Laura Hains

Laura Hains

Painting allows me to exercise my imagination and many of the landscapes depicted in my paintings are imagined places, gardens, forests, or villages. Laura Hains studied at Toronto School of Art and central technical School . Exhibited at many local galleries in group shows and many outdoor shows as the Queen west Art Crawl , Riverdale Art Walk

Exhibiting: TBD

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Laura Sultan

My handmade jewellery integrates metal and gemstones to create unique pieces focused on the beauty of organic line found in nature. Each piece represents the natural world, let it be a landscape, a leaf or a flower’s symmetry. Utilizing historical chainmaille, wire wrapping and crochet techniques provides depth to the pieces through minute detail and texture. Each handmade design is unique in colour, shape, and line. This allows my work to shine with individuality and beauty.

Exhibiting: June | October

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LynRose

Lyn Rose

Lyn Rose was trained as an oil painter, graduating with Honours from the Ontario College of Art & Design, and later earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from the nova Scotia College of Art & Design. As a child she was always drawn to crystals, stones and wood, which she made into jewelry, sculptures and other art works, so it was what she went back to after so many years of painting. Lyn’s father and brother are geologists, so she grew up surrounded by ore samples and crystals, and now creates crystal, fossil and wood amulets for a living, and loves every aspect of it. She opened her on-line shoppe, DesignTheLight.com just one year ago, and sells her pieces to stores in Toronto. Her love of the outdoors and the magic of crystals has now lead her to undertaking her own digs, where she unearths treasures to be used in her creations.

Exhibiting:  May | June   

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Maegan Guerette

Even without being spoken, a simple idea will sometimes of it’s own accord excite admiration.” -Longinus Maegan Guerette is exploring botanical objects with photography and extending her experience by combining experimental photography applications to painted canvases. She is drawn to seeing wrinkles in new budding leaves, and the fragility and staleness of dead plants, and organic matter that changes color in regeneration of itself. By using the method of photo transferring to a secondary surface of water color paper or canvas, it completely opens the doors of endless possibilities for interacting with the images, and the medium used to display them. Just as nature is a fractal growth, she would like to consider all artistic development, and hers specifically, the same.

Exhibiting: May | June | July | August | September | October

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Meghan O’Donnell

I’m a 19 year old toronto based artist with an extremely keen passion for art. Ever since I could remember I’ve been an artist, and my life’s dream is to share that passion with others through my work. I’m a heavily inspired by the likes Francis Bacon, Alex Gray, and René Magritte. I also love creating paintings that people can really stare at for a while, digest, and feel something when they do so. I’m just trying to trip out the masses.

Exhibiting: July | August | September | October

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Mafalda Silva

To me, hand stitching is a similar medium to pencils, as it acts primarily as a vehicle of expression. I combine the slow and meditative process of hand-sewn embroidery with the more immediate medium of digital photography. The combination of Photography with Textile by hand-stitching and beading on top of my photographs, allows me to create new layers, reveal lines and add other dimensions to the image. I feel that what Hung & Magliaro said about the use of craft in contemporary art is a very good description of my work: “As an artist I depict my experiences using my most immediate and fine-tuned tools – my hands. Art is engaged as a process rather than as a means to an end.” The idea for my art came from working with my hands, using methods and materials traditionally associated with fashion.

Exhibiting: May | June

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Masamichi Nakatsuka

Masamichi Nakatsuka was born in Hyogo Japan. He began drawing as a boy, but really started drawing at age 25 after getting his first tattoo in Toronto, Canada. He fell in love with tattoo art and began designing his own tattoos. Impressed with Michi’s designs after looking through his sketchbook, a tattoo artist told Michi he had a good eye. Soon, This triggered him to start thinking about tattooing and he pursued becoming a tattoo artist With a black and grey tattoo style similar to his drawings, Michi knew that he would need to learn color tattooing. He understood that customers will want color tattoos, so he began practicing with watercolor painting. His confidence with water color was almost instant and, quickly turned into an art collection. His most of art work is realism meets fantasy. Mostly portraits capturing each beautiful subject with a variety of twists.

Exhibiting: May | June | July | August

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Matt Del Degan

Matt Del Degan

Matthew Del Degan is an artist and designer best known for leading the Robot Love Invasion, an ongoing art project rooted in love and kindness.

Exhibiting: July | August | September | October

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Mika Sato

Mika Sato

I was born in Hiroshima, Japan, and grew up surrounded by the bounty of nature that both nurtured and inspired me. In my homeland I studied the ancient floral art of Ikebana, and this has profoundly influenced my design aesthetic over the last twenty-five years. I moved to Canada in 1997 and then spent time traveling and learning new styles and techniques in Europe, South East Asia, and North America. I particularly enjoyed the experience of working in a contemporary shop in Amsterdam. In 2010 I decided to pursue my interest in pottery through classes with well known potters in Toronto and Japan. Most recently I have been developing my skills while working independently at a local studio. I have been creatively inspired through the use of natural materials including shells, seeds and corals to create one-of-a kind vessels to showcase my Kokedama, a modern Japanese bonsai method of growing plants in balls of moss. I use orchids, succulents and air plants to bring life into the human environment, while incorporating my unique pottery vessels in a contemporary style that is both pleasing to the eye and whimsical. I also make wonderful little tea pots, cups and bud vases for your favourite blooms.

Exhibiting:  June | August   

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Mike Parson

Mike Parsons

Mike is a Toronto based fine artist who uses black and white ink drawings, comic books, graffiti street art, and animations to express an optimistic warning towards future days.“HEY APATHY!” is an ongoing artistic investigation into the city, people, monsters and existence in general.

Exhibiting: June | July

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Mila Vukosavljevic

My work questions the dualities of existence and being. Drawn to psychological and existentialist introspection, I am interested in the stranger within, the part of oneself that we are unable and unwilling to recognize. In a paradoxical push-pull between the desire to obscure and the desire to reveal, I aim to depict the conflicting dialogue between the stranger and the self. Specifically questioning the marriage between the two, my work investigates the cause of said alienation, and the possibility for reconciliation. Through layering multiple figures onto each other and overpainting them, I am offering a discussion on the experience of consciousness; mapping out the multi-faceted relationship of an individual. This visualization of the division between the self and the other explores the experience of being. Drawn to the affect of this absent subject on the individual, my work depicts the experience of the self interacting with the other.

Exhibiting: May | September

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MilesTsang

Miles Tsang

I am a freelance illustrator and printmaker specializing in the art of drawing and the craft of screen-printing. I operate out of a cozy garage studio in Toronto’s Kensington Market where I create handmade poster art, exploring and manufacturing personalized imagery for rock bands like The Avett Brothers, Queens Of The Stone Age, and Widespread Panic.

Exhibiting: May | September

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Peter Marrack

Peter Marrick

Peter Marrack is an emerging artist & writer from Toronto but who grew up in St. Catharines and gradually made his way into the city by way of Mississauga and Dubai. At 27 years old he is a self-taught artist who learned about art from his grandmother and from covering the gritty side of the Toronto art scene as a young outsider ‘Gonzo’ journalist. Thus far his paintings and zines have been shown at Jimmy Chiale’s 416 Gallery, Blank Canvas Gallery and at the AGO during Canzine. Peter’s work is characterized by its rich colours, a natural and inherent interest in the primitive, and an intense passion and love for life. He paints what he loves: beautiful colours beautiful flowers and beautiful women. He paints because there’s nothing as fun besides maybe sex and frozen margaritas (and Mardi Gras wings from Crown and Dragon!) which he paints too.

Exhibiting: May | June

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Ralph Alfonso

Ralph Alfonso has had an extensive career across Canadian pop culture; in the 70s as a music journalist/photographer and manager of The Diodes and The Crash’n’Burn Club (Canada’s first punk club); in the 80s as a record executive with Attic, Warner, and Capitol-EMI; in the 90s as a fanzine editor, record label owner, and beatnik/jazz poet (Ralph: Coffee Jazz and Poetry); and now as a gallery owner/curator in his native Montreal with BBAM! Gallery. His iconic 1977 punk photography has been re-discovered and Ralph has taken it on tour with various exhibitions.

Exhibiting:  TBA 

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Rob Croxford

Rob is a full time artist and lives in east Toronto. In the last decade he has shown in almost 100 juried & solo exhibitions and has completed 850+ works of art. Rob has participated in The Toronto International Art Fair, eight exhibitions at The Artist Project as well as showing in Kelowna BC and in the USA. He is featured in ‘The Hogtown Project’ coffee table book, is represented in the City of Toronto’s permanent Art Collection. He was also commissioned by the TV series “Bomb Girls” to produce artwork for their show. Rob has been profiled in Argyle Magazine, Neighborhood Living Magazine, The S.C.A Journal, Spacing Magazine and many others. Rob’s vintage-style work is instantly identifiable! It is quite playful, mostly clever, slightly twisted, and often has a “pocket- sized” political edge. Rob is a professional artist/entertainer/activist/smarty-pants and is always looking for new ways to challenge and amuse!

Exhibiting: May | October

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Sandra Franke

These internal landscapes are the product of swift motion and the scraping of acrylic paint with pieces of cardboard, exploring spatial depth.

Exhibiting: August | September

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Selina Walker

Selina Walker is a visual artist and art teacher from Toronto Canada, with more than a decade of international experience in painting, drawing and community murals. The subject of Selina’s art, rooted in the intrinsic beauty of nature, ranges from the everyday objects, to spiritual symbols, pop culture references and abstract images. She builds on fluid, meticulously ordered lines and shapes to illustrate and celebrate nature through her art.

Exhibiting: TBA

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Shavon Lorde

Vonny Lorde is a creative freelance photographer and curator who currently reside in Toronto, Canada. She uses photography as a way to bring light and awareness to topics such as mental illness, domestic abuse, and other dark topics while trying to maintain aesthetically pleasing photos. Aside from doing creative work, she also does event and landscape photography as well. When not taking photos, she is planning art shows to help young local artists get their name and artwork out as well.

Exhibiting: May | June 

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Simone Guimaraes

Experimenting with new media, I want to blur the lines between technology and craft. Digitally enhancing original pencil on paper drawings, my goal is to intrigue the viewer as to what is done by hand, and what has been digitally manipulated. [art+save]=life is my equation for a better world. It’s my way of making a contribution through art. In it, I explore the world of endangered species, human rights and the nurturing of our beautiful planet earth – nature, environment and all its diversity. Ten percent from every limited edition fine art print sale will be donated to organizations around the world in support of their tireless efforts towards these causes.

Exhibiting: June | September

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Stephanie Kenzie

Is a Toronto based illustrator and printmaker, and graduated from OCADu in 2015. As a child she invented alternate stories to go along with images from picture books: her work today is reminiscent of illustrations of bizarrely quirky books that don’t exist. Stephanie is an active participant in Toronto’s Zine culture, exhibiting at Canzine for multiple years and co-organizing a Super Awesome zine fair in 2013. She has also shown in galleries across Toronto and into Michigan, and whose short comic “Cat Man Murder Mystery” will be published in an anthology by 8th Wonder Press. This has been a very formal Artist Statement; imagine now, if you will, a tiny creature wearing boots yelling ‘AAAAaaaaaa’ as it runs off into the distance. Thank you.

Exhibiting: July | August

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Sue Glass

Love andLiberty is the latest adventure for Sue Glass of London, ON. Her 30 year creative streak, started at age 12 by bringing her wares to a small town craft store where she grew up, and culminated as owner & buyer of 3 rockin’ boutiques! Now, she’s gone back to her roots, as a jewellery stylist. Everything she makes is lovingly imagined & assembled. Her motto is “Inspired by Vintage, Designed for Today”. Music & fashion are her biggest influences, travelling extensively pursuing her musical and artistic passions. Vintage-esque lockets, pendants & earrings in themes such as Art Deco, Alice in Wonderland, Woodland & Steampunk. Her pieces can be found in select boutiques across Canada and through Etsy, shipped around the world.

Exhibiting: July | August 

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Sunny Presley

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Exhibiting: July

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Sustai Ulanbaagen

Horse Fiddle Press is a Toronto based brand, Founders of the brand are artists Sustai Ulanbaagen and Tian Yu. They make merchandises based on their arts. Most of their designs are based on Sustai Ulanbaagen’s original woodcut prints(sustaiart.com). Woodcut is an ancient technique, that has unique graphic quality with the organic wood grain.They are best known for the cat series designed by Sustai, inspired by Japanese Literature <I am Cat> written by Netsuke Soseki. Sustai found cat especially fun to draw, cause their elegant looking and flexible gestures.

Exhibiting: May | July

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Toni-Marie Ippolito

House of Cromwell jewelry is handmade in small batches and prides itself on creating quality pieces of costume jewelry made of brass, white brass.

Exhibiting: June | August

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Tony Taylor

Upon completion of his drawing and painting degree from OCAD University in Toronto, Tony went on to pursue his Masters in painting at the University of the Arts London in London, England. Winner of the jury prize for ‘The Art of Resistance’ at Nipissing University in 2010, Tony recently was chosen for best piece in show at Montreal en Arts 2014 and Best 2-D work at the New Art Festival in Ottawa 2015. He was also previously selected as one of the twenty ‘UNTAPPED’ artists in Canada and received the OCADU Award at The Artist Project in Toronto. His paintings are focused specifically on political events, the G Summit series, debates and World Economic Forums. In his opinion these events undermine democracy, disregarding any opportunity for public representation; and how this prevents meaningful change from evolving in our society. He paints politicians with animal heads that more accurately portray their inner character and summarize the ridiculousness of the public relation manipulation that takes place.

Exhibiting: May | June | July | September

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Tricia vanOostveen

My body of work is concentrating and exploring the complex relationship between humans and nature. It is a visual journey of the abstracted beauty inspired by microcosms of natural ecological environments compromised by climate change. There is a juxtaposition between the reality of cause and effect in humanity’s demise, versus the strength, beauty and resilience of nature. My art is a conduit of natural beauty which can create dialogue and avenues for action for the environment in which we live. It is my desire to show my work as a visual, political message of sustainability required for the existence of our natural world.

Exhibiting: September | October 

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Veronique Audette

Veronique Audette

SPIRIT OF VERA crafts and sells hand made artisanal silver jewellery using only sustainable sterling silver. All pieces come with a lifetime warranty.

Exhibiting: TBA

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Vita Pesin

I am influenced by art, music, nature, writing, poetry, books, people, relationships. Art, whether in the form of photography, paintings, poetry/writing, awakens emotion, thought and connection to the soul. My work represents an inner, continuous exploration process to discover my soul’s potential. My work is unique in that, i am in my own inner state of peace at the time of creation. At the time of creation, i hear my own music and know that my soul is involved in the work. During my process of creation, i am not absorbed by the essence of time. My art is my state of existence in my own playground of freedom. In this playground, i am free, creative, liberated, at peace, happy, inspired and connected with my soul. My art takes me to deeper places and allows me to disconnect from the physical world.

Exhibiting: June | July

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Yolanda Pang

I’m a fashion turned jewellery designer with a passion for art, fashion, history and travels. I enjoy creating vintage inspired story pieces with a modern and romantic touch. I also love repurposing and employing different techniques in my work. As an artist, I tend to find inspiration from my own travels and life experiences as well as the history behind those old found objects. My creations may appear vintage and at times, steampunk, edgy and whimsical; yet they are designed with a feminine timeless quality for women of all ages. My jewellery has won the MacDonald Porter Drees 2010 Special Award from Toronto Cabbagetown Art & Crafts Show and I have been selling online and at local Canadian art markets since 2008.

Exhibiting: June | July | August

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Zi Fuschiosara

Black and white pencil + ink + charcoal sketches.

Exhibiting: September | October 

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My newest body of work, “Raining Cows”, expresses the inspiration I get from rain, colour and my love of cows. I use rain as a filter to distort and create different levels of abstraction. The Cows are graphic, however, my work is painted on layers to the feeling of rain. One can actually see the layers and splashes of rain, creating a 3-D like effect. “Raining Cows” represents one’s imagination of something that is not real. However, one is taken to a happy place while looking at these floating creatures. The colours, the clouds, the rain, the drips and the graphic application all come together to create a happy and calming effect. This is the same feeling that music gives to so many people, only “Raining Cows” does this visually. In these stressful and turbulent times, I want ‘Raining Cows” to make people happy and to make them smile.

Exhibiting: July

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Valdengrave Okumu

Valdengrave Okumu is a self-taught artist specializing in graphite and charcoal drawings and acrylic paintings depicting human beings, nature in a unique artistic mood. He has collections of his work around the world and has completed several major commission works. His inspiration for his work can originate from something tangible, an event, or even other works of art and literature. His fascination with nature inspires him to incorporate its elements into his paintings. Through his art, he hopes to inspire, evoke criticism and delve into the unknown.

Exhibiting: August

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Lidija Paradinovic Nagulov

My name is Lidija, and I’m a digital illustrator and surface pattern designer. I make nature inspired patterns and images that are vivid, layered, and often include little surprises. When I draw and paint I like to create pieces that are hard to ignore. I like meeting people that stand apart from the rest, wearing colors and patterns that draw attention, and buying products because I fell in love with the design of their packaging. My greatest love is painting nature, especially its smallest elements – flowers and berries, birds, fish, crabs, insects. I like to focus on something small and make it large. My subjects may seem shy, hiding behind the leaves; but in their own way, they like to stand out too.

Exhibiting: October

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Edd Baptista

Mix martial arts is a hybrid combat sport, combining the basics of well established sports like Jui Jitsu, wrestling and boxing, establishing it as the sport of the 21st century. Edd Baptista have used this sport as inspiration in his series of paintings, evoking another era of narrative art. They are studies of compositional violence, intimacy and of humanity captured in their most primal beauty of survival and redemption. The powerful images reflect the themes and narrative reminiscent of Goya and George Bellows.

Exhibiting: October

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Ben Dickey

I am a multimedia artist who believes in making things to be shared. I make work with pain, guts and bewilderment. I also use paint, paper, ink, pencil, the camera and anything else I can get my hands on. My practice is defined by a need to express, direct and come into dialogue with creative energy and angst. My work is, at times heavily based in conceptual understandings and at others visceral and performative. It explores narratives of place and identity, solitude and despair, sexual ambiguity and mythology as well as the politics of the quotidian. Ultimately, I make work in the hope of sharing an experience.

Exhibiting: October

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