Our Prize-winners in the News February 2021

Philip Monk – Founders Achievement Award for 2021

Philip Monk reviews Luis Jacob’s book, FormFollows Fiction: Art and Artists in Toronto, in the February 12 online newsletter from Canadian Art.  Support was awarded by the TFVA to the Art Museum of the University of Toronto in 2018 for the preparation of this book to celebrate our 20th Anniversary. The book was published in 2020.

Erika DeFreitas – Artist Prize Finalist 2017

Erika DeFreitas has three solo shows this spring:

everything she inspires remains, belongs to light is on now at Barrie’s MacLaren Art Centre. Erika’s interview with Daisy Desrosier on the show can be viewed until March 14.

Another solo exhibition, close magic, runs fromFebruary 13 to April 25 at Coquitlam’s Evergreen Art Gallery. Click here for the link.

In addition, Angell Gallery is proud to announce the representation of Erika DeFreitas in their gallery.

Erika will participate in the Zoom ART TALK TUESDAYS, sponsored by the U of T Art Museum, onTuesday February 23 (Black and Indigenous Futures Month), 12PM, together with Denyse Thomasos and Arnaud Maggs.

Chris Curreri – Artist Prize Winner 2011

Chris is exhibiting Thick Skull, Thick Skin from January 23 to June 26, 2021, at Calgary’s Esker Foundation. The work “brings together sculptural and photographic bodies of work that form and frame a sense of porousness and consider the tension between moments where things become fixed and the possibility of continuous, nearly imperceptible shifts”.
Click here to view the exhibition

David Liss – Founders Achievement Award 2015

In January, the Museum of Contemporary Art awarded David Liss the honourific position of Director Emeritus for his work in the establishment of a permanent museum of contemporary art in Toronto.
Click here to learn more about MOCA

Nadia Belerique – Artist Prize 2015

Nadia is participating in a group show from November 2020 to April 5 2021, at the Kuntsverein Braunschweig, Germany. In this exhibition, Nadia examines the relationship between the object and photographic representation.
Click here to view Nadia’s work

Jon Sasaki – Artist Prize Finalist 2009

Jon Sasaki is presenting a video exhibition called The Rest at the University of Manitoba’s School of Art Gallery.

The Rest, using a split-screen video, pairs archival images of Depression-era dance marathon competitors who have fallen asleep, or are resting in the arms of their partners, with footage of solo contemporary dancer James Phillips, who attempts to hold the resting partner’s poses without anyone to lean on.
Click here to view

Sasaki’s installation, Hang in There, is presented by Regina’s MacKenzie Art Gallery, on a digital billboard and through advertisements on various social media platforms.
Click here to view the video

Jon is also part of a group who produced Burning Glass, Reading Stone at the Blackwood Gallery, University of Toronto, Mississauga, from February 16 to March 14 2021. Activating four outdoor lightboxes in public space on campus throughout the 2020-2021 academic year, Burning Glass, Reading Stone explores the conditions, technologies, and spaces of spectatorship that mediate our engagements with the world—physical and virtual.
Click here to view the exhibition

Laurie Kang – Artist Prize Finalist 2015

At the Franz Kaka gallery in Toronto, Laurie has organized, and is part of the exhibition, Mist, Foam, Drainage Ditch with Rosa Aiello, Raque Ford, Annabeth Marks, Brandon Ndife and Eileen Quinlan, March 2 to April 3, 2021.
Click here to view this exhibition after March 2

Further congratulations to Laurie for the exhibition Beolle which was a recent winner of the Ontario Association of Art Galleries 2020 Award for Exhibition of the Year (exhibitions under $20,000) at the Oakville Galleries.
Click here to see the 2020 nominees
Click here to see Beolle exhibition at the Oakville Galleries

Lisa Myers – Artist Prize Finalist 2020

Lisa received a nomination for the 2020 Ontario Association of Art Galleries Award as curator and member of the design, coordination and installation team for Planting One Another at the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery (exhibition under $10,000).
Click here to view the exhibition Planting One Another

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