SUMMER RESIDENCY 2014
YYZ is pleased to present weekly exhibitions in our front window space by each of the twelve YYZLAB participants.
September 12 to 19 | Hazel Eckert
September 19 to 26 | Bailey Govier
September 26 to October 3 | Daphne Vlassis
October 3 to 10 | Claudia Zloteanu
October 10 to 17 | Raz Rotem
October 17 to 24 | Samuel de Lange
October 24 to 31 | Monika Hauck
October 31 to November 7 | Brynn Higgins-Stirrup
November 7 to 14 | Yoon Jin Jung
November 14 to 21 | Oana Tanase
November 22 to December 4 | Carrie Perreault + Alicia Kuntze
HAZEL ECKERT holds a BFA from OCAD University and is a multi-disciplinary artist and printer based in Toronto. Having worked for 8 years as a letterpress printer, she uses the skills and materials from commercial work both to fund and to produce her own projects. Her work has been presented in solo and group exhibitions, including If Walls Could Talk at the Gladstone Hotel, Toronto (2014). In 2010, Eckert received The Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition’s Best in Printmaking award and participated in Atelier Graff’s Insertion Project in Montreal, Quebec, funded in part by an Ontario-Quebec Residency Grant from the Ontario Arts Council. In 2013, she received the Nick Novak Fellowship from Open Studio, where she will be printing until September 2014 in preparation for a solo exhibition on Friday, October 24th.
BAILEY GOVIER holds a BA with Honours in Studio Art from the University of Guelph (2011). With close attention to space and colour, her abstract paintings challenge the viewer to perceive shifts between form and space. Exhibitions include Sincerely Yours, Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Toronto (2012), Abstraction in Canada, an Online Exhibition, hosted by Little Paper Planes (2012) and stArt: Young Painters of Great Promise, Studio 21, Halifax (2011). Govier lives and works in Toronto, Ontario.
DAPHNE VLASSIS holds a BA in Spanish and Philosophy from the University of Toronto and studied Visual Art at York University. Her artistic practice consists of painting and drawing. Her recent work was exhibited in International Painting III, The Jeffrey Leder Gallery, New York (2014), published in the Hart House Review, Issue 23, University of Toronto (2014), and cover art for Rethinking Heritage Language Education, Cambridge University Press (2014). Vlassis currently lives and works in Toronto, Ontario.
CLAUDIA ZLOTEANU is currently a graduate student in Visual Studies at the University of Toronto and holds a MFA from the University of Fine Arts, Bucharest, Romania. Between 2010 and 2012 she was an artist in residency in Rome, Italy. Her work includes sculptures, drawings, and photography. Recent group exhibitions include Spazi Aperti X, Romanian Academy, Rome (2012), The Dark side of the Soul, Museo Magma, Roccamonfina, Italy (2012), Edgardo Manucci, Arcevia, Italy (2010), and Body, Caminul Artei Gallery, Romania (2009). Zloteanu currently lives in Aurora, Ontario.
RAZ ROTEM holds a BFA from UOCAD, Toronto (2009). Rotem’s interdisciplinary work includes video, sculpture, fibre and textile, drawing and painting, performance and participatory pieces. He acted as the lead artist for FibreWebs Collective on Weave – We Are a Part of the Fabric (2014), a fibre-art community project in collaboration with SOY/Sherbourne Health Centre, SKETCH Working Arts, and was funded by the Toronto and Ontario Arts Council. Other exhibitions include Travel an Inch; Erode a Day, a duo show with Christina Kostoff, Interaccess, Toronto. (2009), Emerging Artists of the Americas, Albequerque, New Mexico (2009), Meditation’s on the Curse of Macha, Board of Directors, Toronto (2009). The SCIN Show, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto (2008). Rotem lives and works in Toronto, Ontario.
SAMUEL DE LANGE graduated from the University of Guelph with a BA (Honours) in Studio Art and a minor in Art History (2014). His research-based practice results in photographic images, films, videos, and installations. He recently returned from a two-month residency at the Hochschule fur Kunst in Bremen, Germany. Recent solo exhibitions include One Night Stand (with Sam de Lange), at Immigration Office in Bremen, Germany and The Lamp and the Laboratory at Zavitz Gallery, Guelph, Ontario. In October, his work will be featured at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art in Toronto, Ontario as the national winner of the BMO 1st Art! annual invitational student art competition. .
MONIKA HAUCK holds a BA in Studio Art from the University of Guelph (2012). Her Interdisciplinary practice is currently focused on documentary photography, public installation, and experimental exploratory practices. She is currently an inaugural participant and resident artist in the Arts Incubator Program at Boarding House Arts in Guelph, Ontario where she also lives and works.
BRYNN HIGGINS-STIRRUP holds a BFA in painting and sculpture from Queen’s University (2013). During which, she studied painting at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia and art history and philosophy at Herstmonceux Castle in the United Kingdom. Her current work focuses on labour-based drawing and sculpture practices. Recent exhibitions include Tell Me What You’re Made Of, Forest City Gallery, London (2014), Drawing 2014, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto (2014), and The Last Swim, Union Gallery, Kingston (2013). In 2014, she was in the emerging artist sector of The Artist Project. Higgins-Stirrup lives and works in Toronto.
YOON JIN JUNG holds a BFA from York University (2011), and currently a MFA candidate at York University. Jung creates visual exercises with varying mediums and methods including installation, video, sound, photography, and drawing. Recent exhibitions include Discerning What It Is, Gales Gallery, Toronto (2012), and Gaze Into The Moment, Xpace Cultural Centre, Toronto (2011).
OANA TANASE holds a MA in Art History and Theory from the National University of Arts in Bucharest, Romania. She is currently completing her PhD thesis that aims at discussing documentary practices in contemporary art. Previously, she worked as a curator at the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Bucharest and has since continued her practice as an independent curator in Toronto, Ontario.
CARRIE PERREAULT holds a BA from Brock University, St. Catharines. Her varying social and political environments influence her work. She is an advocate for human witnessing, which translates into research in meditative gestural acts that counter and speak to discrimination and hardship. Her multidisciplinary work includes video, installation, sculpture, performance, and audio works.
ALICIA KUNTZE holds a BA with Honours from Brock University, St. Catharines. Her artworks are often inspired by the human body and come to fruition through various forms and mediums such as installation, sculpture, drawing, audio, and video art. Exhibitions include Perth Huron Exhibition, Gallery Stratford (2011), and Said the Attic, Rodman Hall Art Centre, St. Catharines (2010). Kuntze currently lives and works in Toronto, Ontario.