Photo Credit: Lisa East
LatinX Canadian visual artist
MFA Graduate from York University
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
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
2022 Figureworks 2022, Wallack's, Ottawa, ON. Juried, Finalist.
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.
2022 Elizabeth Greenshields Grant, Elizabeth Greenshield Foundation
2022 Nancy Petry Award, administered by Joe Plaskett Foundation (Jurors: David Blatherwick,l Kym Greeley, Charlene Vickers)
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
Jan- Mar 2019 Ontario College of Art and Design University
Oct 2016 Ontario College of Art and Design University
Dec 2016 Ontario College of Art and Design University
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, 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
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.
2020 Co-Curator. Narrative Healing, Feminist Art Collective 2020 Festival,
Ontario College of Art and Design University. https://www.factoronto.org/2020-artists
Upcoming 2023 Vermont Studio Centre, Johnson, Vermont, United States
Upcoming 2023 Mauser EcoHouse Artist Residency, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
2019/20 Sur Gallery Mentorship Program, Sur Gallery, Toronto, ON.