Visiting Artists 2015-2016

Stephanie Cormier Mario Doucette Liza Eurich Jacob Whibley
Stephanie Cormier, 'Tool To Taste The Tears Of The Moon', 2016, screenprint, 38” x 48”. Printed by Nicholas Shick under the auspices of the Open Studio Visiting Artist Program, 2015-16.

Stephanie Cormier

Stephanie Cormier was born in Montreal, has lived in Barbados, England and currently resides in Toronto with her six-year-old daughter. She competed her BFA at OCADU and her MFA at The University of Guelph.

Much of Cormier’s work is project based and has taken different directions and mediums over the years. She works in sculpture, installation, photography, collage and video. Some things that connect her work and research are the attention to objects and materials as they relate to the human, and our perception and phenomena of experiencing the world. There is special attention to wonder, speculation and the limits of human understanding and expression.

Mario Doucette, 'La Dispersion des Acadiens (after Henri Beau)', 2016, etching. Printed by Laine Groeneweg under the auspices of Open Studio’s Visiting Artist Residency, 2015-16.

Mario Doucette

Mario Doucette is an Acadian artist from Moncton, NB. He is a painter, but also works with video, digital animation, performance and Super8 film. In 2004, after a residency in the French village of Brouage, he created Histoires, a series of works combining drawing and painting that reflects on the effects of colonialism. He has been featured in many exhibitions in several Canadian museums and galleries, notably at Toronto’s ROM where he was a Sobey Art Award finalist in 2008. He recently contributed work to Oh Canada in 2012 (MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA), The Painting Project in 2013 (Galerie de l’UQAM, Montreal, QC), and Shine a Light: Canadian Biennial in 2014 (National Art Gallery, Ottawa, ON). He is currently working on a new series of paintings and sculptures called Harias. Mario Doucette is represented by Galerie Division (Montréal/Toronto).

Liza Eurich, 'Staging', 2016, dimensions variable. Project printed by Flora Shum & Miles Ingrassia under the auspices of the Open Studio Visiting Artist Residency, 2015-16.

Liza Eurich

Liza Eurich completed her BFA from Emily Carr University in 2010 and her MFA from Western University in 2012. She co-publishes the online project Moire and recently completed international residencies in the UK at Glasgow Sculpture Studios and Acme Studios. Her work has been exhibited by MKG127, Neutral Ground, Hamilton Artists Inc., Plug-In ICA, Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, the McIntosh Gallery, and the Power Plant Gallery. She has forthcoming exhibitions at Open Studio and G Gallery.

Jacob Whibley, 'up-to-date and out of time', 2016, relief print on found paper, 14.5" x 14.5". Printed by Pamela Dodds under the auspices of the Open Studio Visiting Artist Program, 2015-16.

Jacob Whibley

A graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design and a former member (2005-2011) of Toronto collective Team Macho, Jacob Robert Whibley has exhibited locally (Narwhal Contemporary, Oakville Galleries, Harbourfront Centre, Art Toronto), in the US (White Walls Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Pulse, New York, NY; Pulse, Miami, FL; Expo Chicago, Chicago, IL), and in Europe (Bourouina Gallery, Berlin, DE; l’Espace de l’Art Concret, Mouans-Sartoux, FR; Art Brussels, Brussels, BE). His work is in the collections of RBC, BMO and the Art Gallery of Ontario.