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Photo Credit: Lisa East

 

 

About

LatinX Canadian painter and drawer. 

MFA graduate from York University. 

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 

2022                           aquí y allá: una manera de ser (here and there: a way of being), MFA Thesis Exhibition, 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

     

2020                           Making Spaces, Sur Gallery, Toronto, ON. 

2020                           Colores De Latinoamérica, tap centre for creativity in Conjunction with TD Sunfest 20, London, ON.

2019                            Art as Activism: Truth, Survivance and Resilience, Guelph Museum, Guelph, ON, 

2019                            Other Showcase, The Second City, John Candy Box Theatre, Toronto, ON. Pop Up. 

 

2019                            Art Saved My life, Super Wonder Gallery, Toronto, ON. Pop Up.

2019                            Show. 19, Idea Exchange,  Cambridge, ON. Juried. 

                                      

2019                            Colores De Latinoamérica, tap centre for creativity in Conjunction with TD Sunfest 19, London, ON.

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

2018                             Experiencing Perspectives, Mercedes-Benz, Mississauga, ON. Juried. 

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

2018                             The next big thing, Living Arts Centre Gallery, Mississauga, ON.  Juried. 

 

2018                             Fresh Meat Collective, Delisle Space, Toronto, ON. Pop Up. 

2018                             OCAD University’s 103rd Graduate Exhibition (GradEx), Toronto, ON.

 

2018                             Colores De Latinoamérica ’18, The Arts Project in Conjunction with TD Sunfest 18, London, ON.

 

2017                             Living Mosaic: The Cartography of Origins and Settlements, Riverdale Gallery, Toronto, ON. Juried.

 

2017                             In Negative Space, Ada Slaight Student Gallery, Toronto, ON. Juried. 

 

2017                             Festival of the Body, Ontario College of Art and Design University, Toronto, ON. juried. 

 

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.

 

2015                             Square Foot Show, Westland Gallery, London, ON.

 

Awards

2022                            Visual Artists Creation Projects, Ontario Arts Council

2022                            Joseph Armand Bombardier, Canada Graduate Scholarship- Master’s (CGS M), York University

2021-2022                   Ontario Graduate Scholarship, 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

2018                            Donna Maclean Award,  Ontario College of Art and Design University 

 

2018                            Eric Freifeld Award, Ontario College of Art and Design University 

2017                            Duncan Macpherson Scholarship of Excellence, Third Year Drawing & Painting Scholarship

2017                            University Women’s Club Heritage Fund Scholarship

 

2009                           Monsignor Feeney Fine Arts Award

 

Murals

 

Jan- Mar 2019           Mural, financial aid and awards, Ontario College of Art and Design University

Oct 2016                     Mural, Financial Aid and Awards, Ontario College of Art and Design University       

                               

Dec 2016                     Mural, Financial Aid and Awards, Ontario College of Art and Design University

Publications 

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, BIENNIAL EDITION,  PUBLISHED MAY 28,                                                                              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

May 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

Mar 2021                     "Portfolio Review," Sur Gallery, Toronto, ON. 

Oct 2020                     “Making Spaces: Artist Panel Discussion,” Sur Gallery, Toronto, ON.

Curatorial

 

2020                             Co-Curator. Narrative Healing, Feminist Art Collective 2020  Festival,

                                      Ontario College of Art and Design University. https://www.factoronto.org/2020-artists

Residencies

 

Upcoming 2023            Mauser EcoHouse Artist Residency, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica

2019/20                          Sur Gallery Mentorship Program, Sur Gallery, Toronto, ON.