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Photo Credit: Lisa East

b. 1991

LatinX Canadian Visual Artist 

 

Education

2022

MFA, York University, Toronto, ON, Canada

2018

BFA (Drawing and Painting), Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, ON, Canada

 

2014                           

BA (Classical Studies & World Religions), Western University,  London, ON, Canada

Solo Exhibitions 

 

2024                     

(upcoming)Nomen Ambiguum, Niagara Artists Centre, St.Catherines, ON. https://nac.org/nomen-ambiguum-michelle-peraza

Repeating Granadas, curated by Karly Boileau, Cambridge Art Galleries, Cambridge, ON. 

https://ideaexchange.org/cambridge-art-galleries/exhibition/michelle-peraza-repeating-granadas

2022                          

aquí y allá: una manera de ser (here and there: a way of being), Gales Gallery, York University, Toronto, ON.

2019                           

Patria Potestas, Northbound Gallery, Toronto Centre for the Arts, Toronto, ON.

                              

2018                           

Thesis Award Show, ARTiculations, Toronto, ON.

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

     

2024

(upcoming)Traversing Orbits, Nuit Blanche, Humber College, Toronto, ON. (Silksol Collective)

2023                     

Drawing 2023, John B. Aird Gallery, curated by Giuseppe Di Leo, online. 

2022                            

Figureworks 2022, Wallack's, Ottawa, ON.

2020                           

Making Spaces, curated by Karina Roman Justo, Sur Gallery, Toronto, ON. 

Colores De Latinoamérica, TAP Centre for Creativity, London, ON.

2019                            

Art as Activism: Truth, Survivance and Resilience, curated by Dawn Owen, Guelph Museum, Guelph, ON, 

Show. 19, Idea Exchange,  Cambridge, ON. 

Colores De Latinoamérica, curated by Alfredo Caxaj, TAP Centre for Creativity, London, ON.

2018                             

Figureworks 2018,  presented by Wallack's, Saint Brigid's Centre for the Arts, Ottawa, ON.  

Experiencing Perspectives, Mercedes-Benz, Mississauga, ON. 

Impact 2018, Neilson Park Creative Centre, Toronto, ON. 

The Next Big thing, Living Arts Centre Gallery, Mississauga, ON.  

Fresh Meat Collective, Delisle Space, Toronto, ON. 

OCAD University’s 103rd Graduate Exhibition (GradEx), Toronto, ON.

Colores De Latinoamérica ’18, curated by Alfredo Caxaj, The Arts Project, London, ON.

 

2017                           

Living Mosaic: The Cartography of Origins and Settlements, Riverdale Gallery, Toronto, ON. 

In Negative Space, Ada Slaight Student Gallery, Toronto, ON. 

Festival of the Body, Ontario College of Art and Design University, Toronto, ON. 

 

2016                           

OCADU First Year Art Celebration, Ontario College of Art and Design University, Toronto, ON.

2015                            

Drawing at First Sight, Ontario College of Art and Design University, Toronto, ON.

 

Awards/Grants

2023 

Exhibition Assistance Grant,  Ontario Arts Council

Research and Creation Grant, Canada Arts Council

Visual Artists Grant: Creation, Toronto Arts Council 

 

2022                         

Elizabeth Greenshields Grant, Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation

Nancy Petry Award, administered by Joe Plaskett Foundation (Jurors: David Blatherwick,l Kym Greeley, Charlene Vickers)

Visual Artists Creation Projects, Ontario Arts Council

Joseph Armand Bombardier (SSHRC), Canada Graduate Scholarship- Master’s (CGS M), York University

2021/22                 

Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS), York University

2020                        

York Domestic Master’s Fellowship, York University

2019                         

Exhibition Assistance Grant,  Ontario Arts Council

 

2018                         

First Place, juried show, "Impact 2018," Neilson Park Creative Centre

Donna Maclean Award,  Ontario College of Art and Design University 

Eric Freifeld Award, Ontario College of Art and Design University 

2017                        

Duncan Macpherson Scholarship of Excellence, Third Year Drawing & Painting Scholarship

University Women’s Club Heritage Fund Scholarship

 

2009                        

Monsignor Feeney Fine Arts Award

Fundraisers

2023

Project 31, OCAD University

 

Murals

 

2019, 2016             

Ontario College of Art and Design University

Publications 

May 2024, Sur Gallery PROFILES: Michelle Peraza, https://www.surgalleryvirtual.ca/12865337-michelle-pareza 

Oct 2022, Issue 2.2 Healing Across Generations, Living Hyphen

Mar 2021, "Identity and art as tools of change | Portraits of two Latin Canadian artists," Radio Canada Internacional, rcinet.ca

Jan 2020, "Connecting with Heritage from Afar: Latin American Artists Showcase Work at London exhibition," CBC NEWS

June 2019, Peripheral Arteries Contemporary Art Review, Biennale Edition,  2019, issuu.com/artpress/docs/biennial.edition.vii   

Spring 2019, "Spring 2019 Edition," The Humming Collective Magazine, thehummingcollective.com

May 2019,  "Artist: Michelle Peraza," Multiplicityto, www.multiplicityto.com/michelle-peraza

Mar 2019, "PHOTO SHOOTS: North York artist paints portraits of Latino men in her family, " Dan Pearce, toronto.com

Feb 2019, "Political," Murze Magazine, issue four

Jan 2019, "Latin heritage celebrated at Colores de Latinoamérica art show in London," London Free Press, joe Belanger, lfpress.com 

May 2018, "Thesis Student Advice and Experiences," Chiaroscuro Magazine, chiaroscuro-magazine.com

Jan 2018, Colores De Latinoamérica ’18 Catalogue

Jan 2018, “Colores de Latinoamérica features works of six artists of Latin American heritage,” Joe Belanger, lfpress.com

Artist Talks/Teaching

 

2024-

Sessional Instructor, Faculty of Art, OCAD University 

2024

In Conversation: Michelle Peraza and Karly Boileau, Artist Talk, Cambridge Art Galleries, Cambridge, ON.  https://open.spotify.com/episode/2Kfcs0pFbSaZKymmsES1lq?si=2ezFyZiLQviSvtj_TuyE0A&nd=1&dlsi=272fc71f88664c5c

Oil Paint Mixing for Portraiture with Michelle Peraza (workshop), Cambridge Art Galleries, Cambridge, ON. 

Artist Talk, OCAD University

Artist Talk, OCAD University

2023

Artist Talk, Brock University 

Guest Talk, Short-listed for Assistant Professor: Drawing and Painting Program (Figurative Painting Focus)(Tenure-track), OCAD University

2022                 

In Conversation with Michelle Peraza, Interviewed by Tammer El- Sheikh, York University's School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design, Toronto, ON. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8No_HheWrw

2021                   

Portfolio Review, Sur Gallery, Toronto, ON. 

2020                   

Making Spaces: Artist Panel Discussion, Sur Gallery, Toronto, ON.

Curatorial

 

2024

Co-Curator (with Niloo Inalouei)Embodied Narratives: Unveiling the Stories Within. OCAD University. 

2020                             

Co-Curator. Narrative Healing, Feminist Art Collective 2020  Festival, OCAD University. https://www.factoronto.org/2020-artists

Collectives

Silksol Collective (with Niloo Inalouei)

Residencies

 

Upcoming 2024         

AGO X RBC Artist-in-Residence, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada. https://ago.ca/ago-x-rbc-artist-residence-michelle-peraza.

Arquetopia Foundation, Puebla, Mexico

El Sur, Mexico City, Mexico 

2023       

Vermont Studio Centre, Johnson, Vermont, United States                       

Mauser EcoHouse Artist Residency, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica

2019/20                         

Sur Gallery Mentorship Program, Sur Gallery, Toronto, ON.

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Photo Credit: Lisa East

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