Visiting Artists 2014-2015

Hazel Meyer Sasha Pierce Beth Stuart Jim Verburg
Hazel Meyer, The Shape is Unmistakeable, 2015, lino block printed on a Vandercook press, 12" x 18” (middle panel of a triptych). Printed by Olga Wieczorek under the auspices of the Open Studio Visiting Artist Residency, 2014-15.

Hazel Meyer

From the monumental to the modest, Hazel Meyer’s projects range from large installations to small woven tags meant for an audience of one. She explores seemingly disparate yet overlapping preoccupations—intestines and athletics, feminism and the absurd, anxiety and textiles—using scale, language, play, repetition, gentle confrontation and ecstatic immersion. She holds an MFA from OCAD University, Toronto, a BFA from Concordia University, Montréal and coaches junior girls basketball at Queen Victoria Public School in Toronto. Meyer would like to acknowledge the support of the Ontario Arts Council and the Embassy Of Foreign Artists, Genève, Suisse.

Sasha Pierce, Starry Night II, 2015, screenprint on Kurotani #52, archival mending tape, 38.5" x 28.5". Printed by Nicholas Shick under the auspices of the Open Studio Visiting Artist Residency, 2014-15.

Sasha Pierce

Sasha Pierce received an MFA from the University of Waterloo, an Honours BA in Studio Art from the University of Guelph and currently lives and works in Toronto. Recent exhibitions include: Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina (2014); Jessica Bradley Gallery, Toronto (2013); Mercer Union, Toronto (2013); The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto (2012). In 2009 Pierce was awarded honourable mention in the Eleventh Annual RBC Canadian Painting Competition. Pierce is this years recipient of the Laura Ciruls Painting Award administered by the Ontario Arts Foundation. Her work has been reviewed in Canadian Art, Border Crossings, The Globe and Mail and The Toronto Star. Sasha Pierce is represented by Jessica Bradley Gallery, Toronto.

Beth Stuart, The Swimsuit Edition (V.S.), 2015, 50" x 30", woodcut on Kozuke. Printed by Pamela Dodds under the auspices of the Open Studio Visiting Artist Residency, 2014-15.

Beth Stuart

Beth Stuart is a Canadian artist based in Hamilton, ON. She holds a graduate degree from the University of Guelph, and an undergraduate degree from Concordia (Montreal). Notable recent presentations include a solo project at the Esker Foundation in Calgary Alberta, The Painting Project curated by Louise Dery at UQAM and More than Two: Let it Make Itself, curated by Micah Lexier at the Power Plant. In 2010 she was shortlisted for the RBC Painting Prize and in 2011 she received an honorable mention. She is represented by Battat Contemporary in Montreal.

Jim Verburg, Untitled (mylar #3, from the ongoing series reflected/repeated), 2014, oil based ink on Mylar, 24" x 36”. Printed with the assistance of Laine Groeneweg under the auspices of the Open Studio Visiting Artist Residency, 2014-15

Jim Verburg

Jim Verburg is a Dutch/Canadian based in Toronto. Solo exhibitions include One and Two, at Mois de la Photo à Montréal (2011), and Afterimage at Galerie Nicolas Robert (2014, Montréal). Recently, he’s been a part of the group exhibitions More Than Two (Let It Make Itself), curated by Micah Lexier at The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery (2013, Toronto), Primeiro Estudo: Sobre Amor, curated by Bernardo Mosqueira at Luciana Caravello (2014, Rio de Janeiro) and Far Away So Close, curated by Kimberly Phillips at Access Gallery (2014, Vancouver). His film For a Relationship won the 2008 Jury Prize for the Best Canadian Short Film at Inside Out Film Festival, and was nominated for the Iris Prize (UK). He has held residencies at the National Film Board of Canada (Montréal), Gallery 44 (Toronto), and The Banff Centre (Alberta). His book O/ Divided/Defined, Weights, Measures, and Emotional Geometry, was awarded the Dazibao Prize (2013, Montréal) and was recently shortlisted for Best Printed Publication at the Gala des Arts Visual (2014, Montréal). Work from the publication was featured by Art Metropole at Art Basel Miami (2013). This spring, widmertheodoridis (Zurich) presented a solo booth of his work at VOLTA NY (2015, New York City).