Rob KingData Visualization
Rob King is a GTA based New Media artist and creative technologist. He is the founder of XZZ Creative Technologies (xzz.ca), and his work has been shown worldwide in such diverse sites as Sao Paulo, MOMA New York, Belfast, Budapest, Weimar and Montreal. His work explores the social dynamics of networked spaces, the potentials of mobile and ubiquitous computing, dynamic and generative processes, ludology, visualization, generative systems, play, and designing tools for creativity. Rob has been actively producing art since 2004. Some of Rob’s clients have included Nike, Scotiabank, Nissan, and We Day. For more info on Rob, visit: xzz.ca .
Since receiving degrees in film production from Concordia University and the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Rob Santaguida has worked in experimental and documentary film. His first short film Miraslava screened in over 120 international film festivals. In 2010, Rob received the K.M. Hunter Artist Award and was selected for a fellowship at the Akademie Schloss Solitude, Germany.
Kerryn GrahamA Different Kind of Portrait
Kerryn Graham, a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCADU), is motivated and inspired by the exploration of culture and society and enjoys discovering how complex and fascinating the world is. Kerryn’s outlook on life and art has been greatly influenced by the wonderful communities that she has lived in and visited.
“I have the desire to continue to explore and expand my mind, my soul and my art. I strive to produce art wholeheartedly, honestly and openly – the way I hope to live my life.” K. Graham
Shannon Garden-Smith & Polina TeifFirst Hand
Polina Teif and Shannon Garden-Smith are GTA based artists who have been collaborating together since meeting in the University of Toronto’s Visual Studies program in 2009. Teif and Garden-Smith are interdisciplinary artists allied by their common interest in the intersection of the commercial image with the animate world. They have exhibited at the AGO First Thursday’s, Mississauga Living Arts Centre, Gallery Stratford, Birch Contemporary, Art Metropole, Hart House, University of Toronto Art Centre and Scotiabank Nuit Blanche.
Sarah Couture McPhailNeighbourhood Fan-Mail
Sarah Couture McPhail is a visual artist with a broad range of both crafting and art making skills. She has a keen interest in community based collaborative arts projects that encourage kids and adults to examine their surroundings and get reacquainted with dormant skills. She believes that art is a powerful tool in facilitating the creation and building of community. To find out more check out her tumblr blog at: www.petiteatelier.tumblr.com
Frog In HandDance in the Fountain
Founded by two sisters, Noelle Hamlyn and Colleen Snell, Frog in Hand informally began in 1990 with a backyard performance featuring a frog circus. From this seminal performance springs our belief that art can be found in the most humble places – including the mud and grass of the backyard. Since our modest beginning we have sought a large group of collaborators – dancers, fight choreographers, makeup artists, musicians, actors, spoken word poets, costume designers and visual artists who come together to create cross-disciplinary performances in unusual spaces. We aim to create accessible productions with a high degree of artistic merit. Frog in Hand has received commissions from Port Credit Buskerfest, Kitchener Waterloo’s Night/Shift, the Art Gallery of Mississauga, the Mississauga Waterfront Festival, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Hillside Inside Festival, the Guelph Dance Festival, the Living Arts Centre/Ontario Arts Council (Off the Wall project) and Springboard Danse Montreal.
Aleks Bartosik works from her studio in Toronto. She holds a MFA degree from Concordia University (2005) and is a two-time recipient of the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant (2004 and 2007) for her figurative painting and drawing, and is generously supported for her work by the Ontario Arts Council, just to name a few. Her main mediums are painting and drawing, however, Bartosik’s practice also expands to performance, installation, video and film animation. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, most recently in Dawson City’s (Yukon) first time running festival titled (s)hiver. Bartosik feels that extensive experimentation with different materials is crucial for her to reveal her message and to connect to her viewers as much as possible. The experimentation also creates collaborative opportunities, either with other artists or the viewers themselves. She strives to create a dialogue or participation from the viewers about topics of ‘imagined situations and worlds’ that are addressed within her work. Bartosik’s work is represented by La Petite Mort Projects from Ottawa. Presently, Bartosik is a painting and drawing instructor at the Art Gallery of Ontario and Worksman Arts Centre in Toronto, and the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga.
Janine RamlochanCYOA Rhythms
Janine Ramlochan is an Indo-Caribbean Canadian video installation artist. She explores issues of diasporic experience, inherited legacy and gender politics in much of her research and video installations. Her work has been shown in film festivals, alternative venues, galleries, conferences/ symposiums and cultural events in Canada, USA, India and the Caribbean.
Wendy Williams WattBig Love Ball
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