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Jaspal Birdi

From Jaspal’s website.

Hi & Welcome! I’m Jaspal Birdi, a Canadian Artist born in Toronto 1988, currently based in Venice, Italy.
As a kid, I used to believe people were living inside my television set. How else could Mr. Dress-up appear through the tube? If only I was allowed to break the glass barrier between Sesame Street and my living room, I could have enjoyed mouthfuls of cookies.Despite my fantasy of jumping through a “looking glass,” I soon learned that was not the reality. My television was old, and it began to show some glitch-like symptoms, automatically changing channels and distorting colours and figures.
Today, with interaction increasingly being lived through a screen as visually crisp and informative as in real time and space, I feel privileged to have grown up witnessing flaws in technology. Between the progression of motion-sensitive technology to convincing computer-generated effects in film, for some, the distinction between illusion and reality may be harder to make.
My process of eliminating the difference between a window and screen through paint began in 2009. Often playing with oil paint’s loose, chromatic, and photo realistic qualities versus the rigid and realistic impressions of thinly collaged digital photos, my reproduced narratives create a contrasting dialogue; questioning what is real in our vulnerable world dictated by various abstract notions.
Holding a Bachelors of Fine Arts and a Masters of Arts Management, I’ve exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in Biella, Venice, Brescia and Toronto. Currently, I’m an Artist in Residence at Fondazione Bevilacqua la Masa in Venice, Italy.

 

www.jaspalbirdi.com

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Alice Chang

Alice was born in Taipei, Taiwan and raised in Toronto, Canada. Since moving to New York five years ago, she has kept busy designing offices of startup companies such as Eligible API, SeatGeek and Timehop. Painting is still her biggest passion though, and you can find her in front of a canvas whenever she has free time.

Her paintings aim to act as buffers between our conditioned response and conscious response and at the same time provide empathetic spaces for private contemplation. She has participated in group exhibitions in Canada and Italy. Alice holds a BFA in Painting and Drawing from OCAD University in Toronto and a MSc in Interior Design from the Pratt Institute in New York.

www.hyalice.com

Lilies at Dawn 20”x16” Acrylic and oil on canvas  2017

Once 16”x20” Acrylic and oil on canvas, 2017

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Samantha Garofalo

Samantha is a volunteer in the Art Rheum program at Sickkids Hospital. Samantha will be graduating with a Honours degree in Sociology from McMaster University this fall. Her passion for art has led her to pursue a Masters of Counselling with a specialization in Art Therapy. She has been painting for several years.

Mountain View 16″x20″ Acrylic

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Kristy Gordon

Kristy Gordon was born in 1980 in Vancouver, Canada. She received a BFA from the Ontario College of Art and Design (Toronto) in 2011 and an MFA from The New York Academy of Art in 2013. Her numerous solo exhibitions include Cube Gallery in Ottawa, Canada, and LIC Arts Open in NYC. Gordon’s work has been featured in group exhibitions throughout Canada, the United States, Europe and China at venues including the National Academy Museum, NYC; Customs House MuseumClarksville, TN; Dacia Gallery, NYC; Flowers Gallery, NYC; and the Kelowna Art Gallery, BC. Her awards include the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant (2010, 2013 and 2015), Best Portrait Award from the Portrait Society of Canada (2016) and an Exceptional Merit Award from the Portrait Society of America (2014). Gordon’s work and art writing has been widely featured in magazines, books, radio and television shows, including International Artist, Fine Art Connoisseur, The Artist’s Magazine, The Artist Network and Bravo!’s Star Portraits. Her paintings hang in more than 600 collections worldwide including the Government of Ontario Art Collection.

Gordon has ten years of experience teaching and conducting painting workshops, lectures and classes internationally. She has taught at numerous institutions and academies including the New York Academy of Art, The National Academy (New York), The Academy of Realist Art (Ottawa and Boston), and Art Escape Italy (Florence). She has lectured at China Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, New Century Artists in New York City and the Art of the Portrait in Washington, DC.

Gordon is represented by Dacia Gallery in NYC, Grenning Gallery in Sag Harbor and Cube Gallery in Ottawa, Canada. She lives and works in New York City.

kristygordon.com

“Elly of Makawao,” oil on canvas, 20″x16,” 2016

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Steve McDonald

Steve Mcdonald is an established Toronto/Canadian artist who has been exhibiting and creating work across Canada, India, Italy, Scotland and Indonesia for the past twenty years. Steve is represented worldwide by the Illozoo illustration Agency. He graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design with a diploma in Editorial Illustration in 1992. His work has appeared in many publications and he has held numerous shows in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, and India. Steve’s work consists of small on-site studies that are usually done with pencil/chalk on colored paper and large format studio work which is usually done with pencil & charcoal/chalk with acrylic washes on paper. Recently he has become known for creating unique digital manipulations of photographs as well as his own drawings and paintings. These are released as limited edition archival prints or utilized in print or web media. His work can be found in many corporate collections ( Scotia Bank, Manu-Life, OliverFinancial, Caladonia ) as well as a large number of private collections. Steve has also gained a lot of attention for his highly detailed ‘ bird’s eye view ‘ renderings of villages, cities and rural scenes as well as his compositions of machinery and his popular flying vehicle series.

Steve is the author of a series of coloring books of his line drawings which will are published by Chronicle Books.They are titled FANTASTIC CITIES, FANTASTIC STRUCTURES and FANTASTIC COLLECTIONS.

artbysteve.squarespace.com

Moroccan Lamps 36″x36″ ( with frame and glass )Limited edition giclee print on watercolor paper of the cover artwork for Fantastic Collections.

Fantastic Collections – Colouring book of Steve McDonald line drawings. Signed by the Author. 6 in total.

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What do they have in common?

They are offering their Art for Auction to help raise money for the Dr. Bonnie Cameron Post-Secondary Scholarship.

The Dr. Bonnie Cameron Post-Secondary Scholarship program is in its fourth year and hopes to assist in allowing students living with arthritis to achieve their educational goals. It is presented by Runanthropic.org because of the inspiring work and dedication of Dr. Cameron and the entire Rheumatology staff at SickKids Hospital. The scholarship award is $2,500.

To read more about the Scholarship and download an application, click here: Dr Bonnie Cameron Scholarship 2016

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