About

second generation Latin-American portrait painter. 

based in Toronto. 

Education

 

2019/20                       Sur Gallery Mentorship Program,          

                                     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 

2019                            Patria Potestas, Northbound Gallery, Toronto Centre for the Arts,                                          Toronto, ON.

                              

2018                           "Thesis Award Show," ARTiculations, Toronto, ON.

 

Selected Exhibitions

     

2020                           Sur Gallery, Toronto, ON. (Upcoming)

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 (Upcoming). Juried. 

                                      

2019                            “Colores De Latinoamérica,” tap centre for creativity in   

                                     Conjunction with TD Sunfest 19, London, ON.

2018                             "Figureworks 2018," finalist, presented by wallack's, Saint brigid's                                                 centre for the arts, ottawa, ON. Juried. 

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,” OCADU, Toronto, ON. juried. 

 

2016                            “OCADU First Year Art Celebration,” OCADU, Toronto, ON.

 

2015                             “Drawing at First Sight,” OCADU, Toronto, ON.

 

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

 

Awards

2019                            Exhibition Assistance Grant,  Ontario Arts Council

 

2018                            First place, juried show, "Impact 2018," Neilson park creative centre

2018                            Donna Maclean Award, OCAD U 

 

2018                            Eric Freifeld Award, OCAD U

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

 

Selected Commissions

 

Jan- Mar 2019           mural, financial aid and awards, ocad university 

Oct 2016                     Mural, Financial Aid and Awards, OCAD University                                       

Dec 2016                     Mural, Financial Aid and Awards, OCAD University 

Publications 

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

march 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