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Photo Credit: Lisa East




b. 1991

latinX Canadian visual artist 



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), Cambridge Art Galleries, Cambridge, ON. 

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


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

2022                            Figureworks 2022, Wallack's, Ottawa, ON.

2020                           Making Spaces, Sur Gallery, Toronto, ON. 

                                     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, 

                                     Show. 19, Idea Exchange,  Cambridge, ON. 


                                     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.  

                                      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, The Arts Project in Conjunction with TD Sunfest 18, 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.



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




2019, 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,

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


Spring 2019                "Spring 2019 Edition," The Humming Collective Magazine,


May 2019                      "Artist: Michelle Peraza," Multiplicityto,

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

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, 

May 2018                     "THESIS STUDENT ADVICE AND EXPERIENCES," Chiaroscuro Magazine,

Jan 2018                      Colores De Latinoamérica ’18 Catalogue


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

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.

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.                                                                                   



Upcoming 2024         Arquetopia Foundation, Puebla, Mexico

Upcoming 2023         Vermont Studio Centre, Johnson, Vermont, United States

2023                               Mauser EcoHouse Artist Residency, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica

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


Photo Credit: Lisa East

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