Bio

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Andrzej Tarasiuk (Gdynia, Poland. 1980)

        After receiving a diploma in Drawing & Painting from the Ontario College of Art and Design in 2005 he experimented with public space, using it as a studio, a gallery and stage. The Vendart Project was one of the most successful of these, which he co-founded (2003) and directed (2005-2007). It received a wide range of acclaim with installations in Toronto, New York and Montreal and articles in Canadian Art, National Post, Soma(Germany) to name a few. He received a BFA in Drawing & Painting from Ontario College of Art and Design University in 2014.  His first solo show “Fluidity: Actual Entities and Occasions of Experience” was at Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery in 2015. In 2016 he completed two self-directed residencies at Un poco del Chocó – Nature Reserve and Biological Field Station in Ecuador, and Esperanza Verde a Wildlife Rescue Centre in Peru’s Amazon basin initiating his newest project “Nature: A Space of Flows.”  In 2017 a portion of “Fluidity: Actual Entities and Occasions of Experience” was featured at the Artist Project with BlogTO naming him as one of 30 “exciting artists in Toronto right now”.   In 2018 he was selected by LABVERDE, a residency in the Amazon rainforest to explore “the connection between science, art and the natural environment.” Next he will attend Proyecto’acePIRAR, a four week residency taking place in Buenos Aires, Argentine.

His work appeared in group shows, installations, and performances in Toronto, Montreal, Halifax, Winnipeg, Ottawa, New York, Boston, Venice and Dublin. It is also part of A.I.R. Gallery and other private collections.

 

 

Portraiture photo by Tintype