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EXHIBITIONS

AWAKE

The Body, Disability, and the Metaphysics of Liquid Art

(Solo Exhibition)

Show Gallery

978 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

August 2023

Solo Artist

Awake, Wendy Mataija's solo exhibition, ran from August

9-13, 2023 at the Show Gallery in Toronto. The exhibition featured paintings that are specular, colorful and in some cases, intentionally incomplete. The highly reflective figurative paintings are only “done” when the viewer approaches each painting, observing, adding and immersing their own image to each piece. They are only “art" or "paintings” in so much as we experience our selves, our happiness, our sadness, through our perception of ourselves within each painting. Wendy's exhibition is a reflection of bodies – disabled or other – moving in parallel with art and science.

Wendy Mataija's Awake solo art exhibition and show at Show Gallery Toronto

This exhibition has been generously funded by the Ontario Arts Council and the Workman Arts recommender program. The artist is grateful for their support!

Arta Gallery

The Distillery District

14 Distillery Lane, Toronto, Ontario

CANADA

www.artagallery.ca

"Dreaming with Eyes Open"
October to November 2020

Featured Artist

"Celebration of Love"

February to March 2021

Featured Artist

"Overwhelming Possibility"

April to May 2021

Featured Artist

"You Complete Me"

February 2022

Featured Artist

Leslie Grove Gallery

Toronto, Ontario CANADA

https://www.lesliegrovegallery.ca/

"The View from Here"

Juried Group Exhibition 

April 28 to May 14, 2021

"Big Bold Risk"

Juried Group Exhibition

February - March 2021

Big Holiday Smalls Annual Show

Juried Group Exhibition

December 2021 to January 2022 and

December 2022 to January 2023

Workman Arts

"Being Scene 2021"

Juried Group Exhibition (virtual)

Toronto, Ontario  CANADA

March 4 to 28, 2021

www.workmanarts.com

GRANTS

Ontario Arts Council

Deaf and Disability Arts Projects

"Awake: The Body, Disability and Mental Health during COVID

$ 10,000

2023-2024

Ontario Arts Council

Deaf and Disability Arts Projects

Materials for Visual Artists

"The Body, Disability and the Metaphysics of Liquid Art"

$ 500

2022

Ontario Arts Council

Deaf and Disability Arts Projects

Materials for Visual Artists

"Awake: The Body, Disability and Mental Health during COVID

$ 500

2023

OAC & Workman Arts Recommender Grants

Exhibition Assistance Grant

"Awake: The Body, Disability and the Metaphysics of Liquid Art

$ 500

2022-2023

JURIED ART FAIRS

Toronto Outdoor Art Fair, 60th Anniversary

Juried Group Art Fair (virtual)

Toronto, Ontario  CANADA

July 2-11, 2021

https://torontooutdoor.art/

Etobicoke ArtsFest

Juried Group Art Fair 

Etobicoke, Ontario CANADA

June 25, 2022

June 2022

Riverdale ArtWalk

Juried Group Art Fair 

Jimmie Simpson Park, Toronto, Ontario  CANADA

August 20-22, 2021

June 18-19, 2022

https://riverdaleartwalk.ca/

ArtWalk in the Square

Juried Group Art Fair 

CF Shops at Don Mills, Toronto, Ontario  CANADA

September 17-19, 2021

September 17-18, 2022

https://www.artwalksquare.ca/

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