Open Studio at 2024 TOAF

2024 TOAF Partnership with Open Studio

Open Studio is thrilled to participate in the 2024 Toronto Outdoor Art Fair (TOAF) in the Community Booths section! We thank TOAF for this opportunity to showcase a curated collection celebrating the possibilities of print. About TOAF Community Booths: Each year, artist-run centers, collectives, and non-profit galleries join TOAF to showcase their members’ work, raise…

FUTURE PROOF 2024 Online Auction

THE AUCTION IS NOW CLOSED. Thank you for your support! We will notify all winners when the artwork is packaged and ready for pick-up or shipping. FUTURE PROOF 2024A Virtual Auction in Support of Open Studio VIRTUAL AUCTION DATES / TIMESMay 2 – 12:00 pm ET online auction launchesMay 9 – 5:00 pm ET online…

Open Studio & Waddington’s Editions Auction

Open Studio and Waddington's Partnership

We are very thankful to have partnered with Waddington’s and to take part in their Editions auction, held online from April 20 – 25, featuring eleven prints from the Open Studio print archive and publishing program. Proceeds from these eleven lots will help support Open Studio’s mission of enabling artists of all backgrounds to continue…

Making an Impression

Featuring work by: Elizabeth D’Agostino, Phyllis Gordon, Astrid Ho, Walter Procska and Phoebe Todd-Parrish. Making an Impression celebrates a variety of approaches to printmaking and includes several different techniques including linocut, screenprint, monoprint, etching, and woodcut. The uniting factor in each way of working is the act of impression or transfer – building an image…

Toronto Art Fair 2023

Art Toronto 2023, artwork by Rita Letendre.

Collector’s First Look & Opening NightThursday, October 26Collector’s First Look: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pmOpening Night: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm Public DaysFriday, October 27, 12:00 pm – 8:00 pmSaturday, October 28, 12:00 pm – 8:00 pmSunday, October 29, 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front Street West, Toronto, M5V…

Toronto Art Fair 2022

Art Toronto 2022, artwork by Shogo Okada.

Public DaysThursday, October 27, VIP event*Friday, October 28, 12:00 pm – 8:00 pmSaturday, October 29, 12:00 pm – 8:00 pmSunday, October 30, 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front Street West, Toronto, M5V 2W6. We are excited to announce that we will be participating in Art Toronto this year as…

6/edition Toronto International Art Book Fair

6/edition Toronto International Art Book FairOctober 29 – 31, 2021Metro Toronto Convention Centre255 Front Street West, Toronto, M5V 2W6 We are delighted to be participating in the 6/edition Toronto International Art Book Fair. Open Studio Shop will be exhibiting a selection of contemporary prints and artist multiples as part of the fair, which this year takes place…

Open Studio x Lake Effect Projects: DAY TRIPPER

Lorna Livey, 'Happy Days', 2019, monotype with pochoir, 11" x 30".

DAY TRIPPER is a public art exhibition and collaboration between Open Studio and Lake Effect Projects as part of their ongoing Ferry Terminal Billboard Project, on the occasion of Open Studio’s 50th anniversary in 2020. Taking place across two exhibitions – the first featuring Nix Burox and Lorna Livey, and the second with Philippe Blanchard…

Open Studio x StreetARToronto Partnership

Detail of traffic signal control cabinets by (left to right): Pudy Tong, Meggan Winsley and Brenda Joy Lem.

A Celebration of 50 Years of Print and Artist-Run Centres in Toronto Participating artists: Saimaiyu Akesuk, Shuvinai Ashoona, Sally Ayre, Philippe Blanchard, Yael Brotman, Laura Bydlowska, Agata Derda, Eric Euler, Arwen Giel, Ted Howorth, Brenda Joy Lem, Ooloosie Saila, Ningeokuluk Teevee, Alex R.M. Thompson, Pudy Tong, and Meggan Winsley. In the fall, Open Studio and…

Partners in Art, TBD TAKEOVER

Open Studio is proud to participate in Partners in Art, TBD Takeover initiative. Our first nominated artist is: Ciara Phillips TBD Takeover is an online, commissioned art project spotlighting works and stories relating to this current period of uncertainty amidst the global health crisis. In partnership, select artist-run centres have curated two artists to takeover…

Partners in Art, TBD TAKEOVER

Open Studio is proud to participate in Partners in Art, TBD Takeover initiative. Our second nominated artist is: Michelle Forsyth. TBD Takeover is an online, commissioned art project spotlighting works and stories relating to this current period of uncertainty amidst the global health crisis. In partnership, select artist-run centres have curated two artists to takeover PIA’s…

Where She Lives

Ningiukulu Teevee, 'Where She Lives', 2017, lithograph, edition of 50, 19.7" x 27.6".

On-site exhibition cancelled due to Covid-19 Where She Lives brings together bold, graphic printmaking by three female artists working out of the WBEC Kinngait Studios, Kinngait (Cape Dorset), Nunavut. Where She Lives at once refers to Ningiukulu Teevee, Saimaiyu Akesuk and Ooloosie Saila’s representations of landscapes, wildlife and everyday ephemera, but also alludes to interior worlds…

Varied Editions Featured Artist

Tara Cooper Printing

Tara Cooper embraces an everything-but-the-kitchen-sink approach, combining media from print, photography and animation to installation and book arts. Her subject matter draws from meteorology and creative non-fiction, resulting in a series of production-based projects housed under the monikerWeather Girl. The most recent phase of Weather Girl addresses the condition and impact of severe weather, which included two storm-chasing…

Varied Editions Featured Artist

Dana Tosic, Untitled, 2015, screenprint, 28” x 20″.

Dana Tosic is a Toronto based artist who works in printmaking, installation and digital media. Tosic investigates possibilities of capturing the human body in motion using one reprographic technology (3D scan) to capture a moment in time, executed in another (screenprint). For more information and images please click the link below to visit the Varied Editions website,…

Varied Editions Featured Artist

Anna Gaby-Trotz, The Bone Yard, 2013, photo etching, dry point, edition of 6, 9”x12”.

Anna Gaby-Trotz is a Toronto-based printmaker and photographer. Through her art, she intends to bring the landscape forward into people’s consciousness by showing the fragile beauty that still exists in the most remote parts of Canada. Gaby-Trotz writes the following about her art practice: The landscape is on my mind. We are at a point…

Varied Editions Featured Artist

Born into a traditional Chinese family in Taiwan, Carlina Chen came to Canada to study printmaking at OCAD University, and then decided to stay to pursue her art practice. The dual cultural living experience has enabled  her personal growth, enriched her life, and inspired her art practice. When she has qualms, she resigns to: I…

Varied Editions Featured Artist

Irina Schestakowich spent her childhood in Montreal and has been in Toronto since the 1980’s. Irina graduated from the University of Victoria, BC in Fine Arts. She specialized in printmaking and early classical Buddhist imagery. She is an active member of Open Studio. Irina Schestakowich likes the challenge of confronting disorder and struggling to translate…

Design in Printmaking

Featuring work by Lorna Livey, Laurynas Navidauskas, Shogo Okada & Yorodeo This group exhibition features original prints by Canadian artists whose work has a design aesthetic. Each work has a strong sense of design that is either intentional or unintentional. These artists utilize elements of design—line, shape, form, colour, space and texture—blurring the boundaries of art and design….

Varied Editions Featured Artist

Walter Procska’s prints are filled with shapes that are often strongly mathematical. Like Kandinsky and other artists as well as scientists, he feels a strong sense of spirituality in mathematical forms. Walter Procska was born in Quebec and has lived in Toronto since 1994. Procska studied Fine Arts at Concordia University. He received the Helen…

Varied Editions Featured Artist

William Steinberg writes the following about his art practice: Architecture inevitably erodes and as it moves towards entropy, it transforms. No longer part of the new and useful, it takes on a new persona and character—the ruin. It now possesses the remnants of its past glory, the physicality of its present existence, and the potential…

Varied Editions Featured Artist

Anne Abbass is a Toronto-based artist and printmaker. She holds a BFA from Queens University (1993). Abbass was awarded the Don Phillips Scholarship at Open Studio in 1994 and has been an artist member of Open Studio since then. Her prints are created through the process of combining images, hand written script and areas of colour…

Waking Gates – Don Phillips Scholarship Exhibition

Each year, Open Studio awards two, yearlong residencies to artists of merit. The Don Phillips Scholarship is awarded to a graduating student who has just completed an undergraduate art program with a printmaking major at an accredited Canadian institution and who will not be returning to full-time studies. Recipients are provided with rent-free access to…

Shikoku Views

Amy Uyeda is a Toronto-based printmaker who works primarily with colour lithography. Amy holds a BFA from Queen’s University and has printed at Gravity Press in North Adams, Massachusetts, The Glasgow School of Art, and St. Michael’s Printshop in St. John’s, Newfoundland. A dedication to mastering the art of lithography is what drives her work….

Varied Editions Featured Artist

Sonya Filman is currently a Master’s Candidate in Fine Art at York University. She received Open Studio’s 2014/15 Don Phillips Scholarship, and has held positions at the Blackwood Gallery, Open Studio, C Magazine, and Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography. Utilizing print media, photography, sculpture and drawing, Filman explores the ideological influences and power dynamics…

Varied Editions Featured Artist

Cheryl Kaplan spent the first portion of her career as an art director in advertising, developing internationally acclaimed, award-winning campaigns for packaged goods, financial institutions, cars, beer, liquor and numerous charitable organizations. Her focus is now exclusively on her art, as she divides her time between her studio at home and at Open Studio in…

Varied Editions Featured Artist

Susan Fothergill, is a Toronto-based award-winning fine art printmaker. Fothergill’s provocative images are immediately recognizable, and reflect a tension of opposites within the feminine, being both strong and soft simultaneously. Visit the Varied Editions website by clicking below.

Varied Editions Featured Artist

Meggan Winsley explores the technical reaches of the four-colour separation screenprinting process. The images she screenprints often reflect a state of deterioration. Her work highlights the elegance found in decay and brings new life to otherwise dying or abandoned subjects. Each photographic image is broken down to create a new composite work. In this way, the printing process parallels the subject matter featured in Meggan’s work. …

Shadow Flight

Sandi Ralph’s Shadow Flight takes its inspiration from creatures in the natural world—butterflies, birds, wolves. Ralph’s print-based wall sculptures are intricately hand-cut from Japanese paper and formed into three dimensions with the use of silver pins and beads, punctuated with Swarovski crystals. The works subscribe to a recurring theme in her work, construction and deconstruction….

Varied Editions Featured Artist

My current work is based on photographs and drawings made during trips to Newfoundland and to Western Japan. Though very different, Newfoundland and Japan are island-bound societies where the geography impacts powerfully to shape their unique cultures and values. My work contains landscape elements affected by intrusive memories and observations suggesting the process of personalization…

Varied Editions Featured Artist

Laurie Zinkand-Selles’s work considers time and memory, contrasting the brevity of our human experience with that of historical/architectural structures and environments. Her recent series of photo based screen prints, draws on historical images of Toronto and considers the evolving nature of the city. They are narratives of the past within an architectural or geographical context….

Varied Editions Featured Artist

Using relief print media, including linocuts and woodcuts, Pamela Dodds explores the complexities of human relationships. She creates from a feminist, queer sensibility that listens to, embraces and explores the interconnectedness of humanity across time and space, and as a part of the natural world. Women and women’s agency are central to her ideas and…

Varied Editions Featured Artist

Walter Procska’s prints are filled with shapes that are often strongly mathematical. Like Kandinsky and other artists as well as scientists, he feels a strong sense of spirituality in mathematical forms. Notwithstanding the circuitous course of our daily lives and our thought processes, many of his lines fight to be straight, to find the shortest…

Varied Editions Featured Artist

Joscelyn Gardner’s practice probes colonial material culture found in Caribbean archives in order to explore her (white) Creole identity from a postcolonial feminist perspective. Visit the Varied Editions website by clicking below.

Varied Editions Featured Artist

Jennie Suddick is a multi-­disciplinary artist based in Toronto, Canada. Her work has been exhibited in Canada, the U.S., Europe and Asia. Her work deals with issues of identity, place and meditated relationships to nature. She earned her Masters of Fine Arts from York University and holds both a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Advanced Visual…

Varied Editions Featured Artist

Sandra Haar is a Toronto-based artist and printmaker, who works in installation, bookwork and flat formats. Throughout her artistic practice, she has focused on issues of representation and subjectivity, investigating a range of personal and cultural concerns. Galut and crown are two bodies of work that are based in popular icons and idioms, rooted in…

Varied Editions Feature Artist

Born into a traditional Chinese family in Taiwan, Carlina Chen emigrated to Canada in 1997.  After graduating from OCAD University, she joined the Open Studio community in 2001. Chen’s recent work combines traditional printmaking techniques with drawing on paper and other material. Chen enjoys addressing the cultural tensions that exist between her heritage and her…

Varied Editions Featured Artist

Varied Editions is a virtual exhibition space showcasing the work of Open Studio’s Artist Membership; this online gallery features a rotating schedule of solo exhibitions of work by Open Studio’s artist members. Click below to view this online exhibition. Kaleena Stasiak studied at the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto, Ontario and at l’Ecole…

Varied Editions Featured Artist

Tyler Bright Hilton (Canadian, b. 1979), is based in Toronto, Canada. Since 2011, Hilton has been at work on the second installment of a 3-part narrative series of etchings and drawings titled Minmei Madelynne Pryor on the Trail of a Liar. This sprawling project fuses themes exploring adolescent solipsism, escapism and bodily alienation with disparate…

Varied Editions Featured Artist

Varied Editions is a virtual exhibition space showcasing the work of Open Studio’s Artist Membership. This online gallery features a rotating schedule of solo exhibitions of work by Open Studio’s artist members. Varied Editions featured artist from October 24 – November 22, 2014 is Susan Fothergill. Susan Fothergill, a Toronto native, works primarily in print,…

Varied Editions Featured Artist

Varied Editions is a virtual exhibition space showcasing the work of Open Studio’s Artist Membership; this online gallery features a rotating schedule of solo exhibitions of work by Open Studio’s artist members. Varied Editions featured artist from September 12 – October 18, 2014 is Jae Lee. Click below to visit Varied Editions. Jae Lee was born in…

Varied Editions Featured Artist

Varied Editions is a virtual exhibition space showcasing the work of Open Studio’s Artist Membership; this online gallery features a rotating schedule of solo exhibitions of work by Open Studio’s artist members. Varied Editions featured artist from June 27 – July 26, 2014 is Mary Baranowski-Lowden. Click below to visit Varied Editions. Mary Baranowski-Lowden has worked primarily in…

Varied Editions Featured Artist

Varied Editions is a virtual exhibition space showcasing the work of Open Studio’s Artist Membership; this online gallery features a rotating schedule of solo exhibitions of work by Open Studio’s artist members. Varied Editions featured artist from May 23 – June 21, 2014 is Tobias Williams. Click below to visit Varied Editions. Tobias Williams’ work is conceptually…

Varied Editions Featured Artist

Varied Editions is a virtual exhibition space showcasing the work of Open Studio’s Artist Membership; this online gallery features a rotating schedule of solo exhibitions of work by Open Studio’s artist members. Click below to view this online exhibition. Isabelle Hémard’s work is deeply influenced by her French upbringing  surrounded by history, culture and man-made beauty….

Varied Editions Featured Artist

In this Varied Editions gallery, Emma Nishimura features a number of pieces from her recent MFA thesis exhibition titled Geographies of Story. The work investigates the complicated family narrative of her paternal grandparents internment as Japanese Canadians during the Second World War. Exploring the landscape where past memories occurred, the work acknowledges the shifting nature of…

Varied Editions Featured Artist

Sally Ayre’s Traces series revolves around a collection of family letters, early 20th century botanical drawings by her grandmother and amateur botanist Agnes Marion Ayre and her own personal collection of scanned objects and photographic images. The work is a further examination of Ayre’s Newfoundland roots and the landscapes and objects that trigger, layer and construct her…