Jose CifuentesSecond floor, Studio 210
CIFUENTES is about the visual exploration of freedom. Working with the raw material of his own experience, CIFUENTES defies convention in favour of expressiveness. Prioritizing empathy, connectedness and emotional truth, the works examine the dynamic interplay of freedom and constraint. Starting out as a street artist, CIFUENTES still uses markers and spraypaint alongside acryllics and oil paint. With bright, deep and intimate colours, with gestural forms and acute detail, with broad knife-strokes and delicate colorations, CIFUENTES makes his exploration. The…
Kris Knight is a Canadian painter whose narratives revolve around representation, queerness and intimacy. He is interested in the portrayal of diverse modes of masculinity, transforming various stereotypical traits often used to demean queer men into work that celebrates tenderness, vulnerability and ambiguity.
Marian Wihak DesignSecond Floor, Studio 278
Visual artist, painting designer of theatre, film/television, and interiors.
Nancy FriedlandSecond floor
Nancy Friedland is an artist investigating narrative, landscape, and darkness in her work. After studying photography at the Ontario College of Art and Design she completed her MFA at the Rochester Institute of Technology as a Sir Edmund Walker Scholar. She has received grants from the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts, and has exhibited across Canada and internationally. In the past three years she has been exploring these same preoccupations through paint. Working mostly with…
Artist studio/ Conceptual Artist/ Installation/ Public art projects/ Design objects
Nour BishoutySecond floor
Nour Bishouty is an artist working in a range of media including works on paper, digital images, sculpture, video, and writing. Her work engages with marginal narratives to pose questions around dissonance, opacity, legibility, and the generative possibilities of misunderstanding. Bishouty’s work has been exhibited in Canada and internationally including at Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography, Toronto (2022); the Museum of Contemporary Art, Toronto (2021); Darat Al Funun, Amman (2017); Casa Arabe, Madrid (2016); Access Gallery, Vancouver (2015); the…