Jasmin-Nicole Amoako, Megan Feheley, Sonali Menezes
Digital Now: Imprint
Reception: June 11th, 2022 from 12:00pm – 3:00pm
An image list is available here.
This exhibition presents new work by artists Jasmin-Nicole Amoako, Megan Feheley, and Sonali Menezes, created while participating in Open Studio’s inaugural Virtual REsidency program. These three emerging artists spent six weeks developing ideas and learning printmaking processes both virtually through digital learning and engagement and in-person at Open Studio. The new prints in this exhibition result from the opportunity to Re-search, Re-present, Re-vitalize, and Re-envision their artistic practice.
Open Studio gratefully acknowledges the Canada Council for the Arts for their support of these residencies through their Digital Now fund.
Jasmin-Nicole Amoako (she/her) is a Ghanaian-Canadian emerging visual artist based in Toronto. She is a graduate of the Drawing and Painting program at the Ontario College of Art and Design University (2021). Her artwork depicts contemporary visuals of Black womanhood and West African culture. She applies African and Western methodologies to articulate her cultural identity through figurative painting, abstract art, and sacred African braiding practices. Amoako’s artwork combines themes that examine healing, nature, and meditation to create large-scale portraits and abstract dreamscapes. Her artwork has been exhibited in various galleries, including Cache Studio and Art Gallery in collaboration with Tap Art Space (Montreal, Quebec), OCAD University’s 106th GRADEX (Toronto, Ontario), and Parkdale Art Window Project at the Toronto Public Library and Gallery 1313 (Toronto, Ontario).
Megan Feheley (they/them) is a two-spirit Ililiw (Cree) interdisciplinary artist and curator living and working out of Toronto, Ontario. They are currently working towards their BFA in Indigenous Visual Culture at OCAD University and work predominantly in sculpture/installation, beadwork, textiles, painting and video. Feheley’s art-making is based on collaboration with community and land, with specific interests in knowledge transmission, resurgent material practices, environmental justice and decolonial approaches to art-making.
Sonali Menezes (she/her) is an interdisciplinary artist based in Hamilton, ON. She holds an Honours BA in Studio Art from the University of Guelph and is the youngest of triplets. While her work spans many mediums, she has recently focused on video, zines and printmaking. In 2019 Sonali’s chapbook zine won the Broken Pencil Magazine Zine Award for the best literary zine, and she was the recipient of the City of Hamilton’s Emerging Artist Award in Media Arts. Sonali’s hoping to find more balance between her day job in arts administration and her artistic practice to spend less time on emails and more time in the studio; got any tips?