Visiting Artists 2017-2018

Jaime Angelopoulos Panya Clark Espinal Colin Miner Susy Oliveira
Jaime Angelopoulos, 'Sigil', 2018, screenprint, 47" x 35". Printed by Nicholas Shick under the auspices of the Open Studio Visiting Artist Residency Program, 2017-18.

Jaime Angelopoulos

Jaime Angelopoulos writes the following about her art practice:

In my art practice I translate immaterial experiences of sensation, emotion and behaviour into physical form. My work evokes human gesture while narrative based titles invite identification within the viewer. The process of writing gives rise to personal experiences that underlie and motivate my actions in the studio. Drawing is a critical tool for mapping out ideas and emotions through and immediate and exploratory process. Ultimately it is my hope to reflect on contemporary social experience.

Jaime Angelopoulos is a Toronto based artist working in the mediums of sculpture, drawing, collage and installation. She received an MFA from York University, BFA from NSCAD University and also studied at Meadows School of the Arts in Dallas. She was awarded the Hazelton Sculpture Prize in 2013 and has participated in artist residencies at KulttuuriKauppila Art Centre in Finland and the Banff Centre for the Arts. Her work has been included in exhibitions and art fairs in Canada, USA and Europe with recent solo exhibitions at Parisian Laundry (Montreal), MKG 127 (Toronto), Musee Regional De Rimouski (Quebec) and the McLaren Art Centre (Ontario).

Panya Clark Espinal, 'A Brick Wall for Annie Albers', 2018, relief print, 30" x 22". Printed by Laine Groeneweg under the auspices of the Open Studio Visiting Artist Residency Program, 2017-18.

Panya Clark Espinal

Panya Clark Espinal is a multi-media installation artist who investigates the mechanisms of cultural representation and their silent influence over our perceptions of the world. Through site-specific installations, exhibitions and public commissions, she brings renewed intimacy to the act of looking while raising questions about issues of authenticity, appropriation, reproduction, collection, and display.

In her project for Open Studio titled Material Redistribution she is exploring the co-existence of materiality and image by printing images of bricks with pigment made from ground bricks.

Panya Clark Espinal lives and works in Toronto, Canada. She graduated from the Ontario College of Art in 1988, receiving the Governor General’s Award for her work in Experimental Art and Sculpture Installation. She is current candidate in the Criticism and Curatorial Masters Program at OCADU. Solo exhibitions include the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Canadian Embassy (Tokyo), the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, the National Gallery of Canada, Oakville Galleries, and the Southern Alberta Art Gallery. She has also exhibited in England, Italy, and Spain. As an active producer of public art commissions, she has created pieces for such prominent organizations as the Toronto Transit Commission, Covenant House, and various community institutions in and around Toronto. Her work is included in the collection of the National Gallery of Canada.

'Catwalk I' (working image), Colin Miner, 2018, litho-plate and moiré pattern. Printed by Pudy Tong under the auspices of the Open Studio Visiting Artist Residency Program, 2017-18.

Colin Miner

Colin Miner’s practice considers an ontological anxiety that shadows the photographic and the production of meaning offered in qualities of relations (lightness, darkness, reflection, refraction). This takes form through assemblage, composition, and duration, with projects developing in the spaces of crossing paths. Writing and the artist project Moire have become articulations of an expanding practice in which the political becomes visible through the absent, cyclical, and askew. Miner is the recipient of numerous awards and residencies, recently in the Peruvian Amazonia, and has presented exhibitions in Canada, China, and Germany. He holds an MFA (UBC) and PhD (Western) in Visual Arts and Culture.

Susy Oliveira, 'BeauSoleil 3', 2018, screenprint, edition of 10, 38" x 26". Printed by Meggan Winsley under the auspices of the Open Studio Visiting Artist Residency Program, 2017-18.

Susy Oliveira

Susy Oliveira is a Toronto based artist working in photography, sculpture and collage. Selected exhibitions include shows at The Hole, New York; Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto; SAW Gallery, Ottawa; Khyber, Halifax and PLATFORM centre for photographic + digital arts, Winnipeg. Her work is represented by Erin Stump Projects (ESP), Toronto.