London, Ontario


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2021                   MA in Art History and Curatorial Studies, University of Western Ontario. 

2014 – 2018       Bachelor of Arts, Honours Fine Arts Studio Practice with Distinction, University of Waterloo

Dean’s Honour Roll 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

Award for Distinguished Academic Achievement, Faculty of Fine Art

Solo Exhibitions

2019      Sites of uncomfortable conversations, Rotunda Gallery. Kitchener, Ontario. November 2019.

2019      Study for an Arena, Student Art Innovation Lab (S.A.I.L..) Curated by Denise St. Marie. August 2019.

2018      Personal Effects, DVSA Gallery. Dundas, Ontario.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2020      Land Marks - Bridge Architecture, community project and online workshopCambridge, Ontario. 

2020      UNTAPPED - Toronto Artist Project, Toronto, Ontario. 

2019      LUMEN Festival, Kitchener-Waterloo Site-specific installation at Waterloo Public Library.
              In partnership with Waterloo Public Library and Mary Allen Studio Tour, University of Waterloo. 

2019      Beginnings, Dana Porter Library, University of Waterloo. 

2019      Pop-Up Shop, The Window Gallery, Waterloo, Ontario. In collaboration with Melika Hashemi.

2019      SHOW19, Idea Exchange, Cambridge, Ontario. Curated by Iga Janik.

2019      An Honest Review: After Karla Black. Liliput Gallery, London, Ontario. 

              In collaboration with Maxwell Hyett.

2019      What we take, John B. Aird Gallery. Toronto, Ontario.

2018      Fresh Paint/New Construction, Art Mur. Montreal, Quebec.

2018      The Next New Thing, Living Arts Centre. Mississauga, Ontario.

2018      Displacement, Student Art Innovation Lab (S.A.I.L.). Waterloo, Ontario.

2018      Yours Truly, University of Waterloo Art Gallery. Waterloo, Ontario.

2017      Globe Studios Invitational Show, Globe Studios. Kitchener, Ontario.

2017      Explorations, The Artery Gallery, University of Waterloo. Waterloo, Ontario.

2017      Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition. Toronto, Ontario.

2017      Globe Studios Open House Invitational, Globe Studios. Kitchener, Ontario.

2017      PLN Art Show, THE MUSEUM. Kitchener, Ontario.

2017      Chiliad, The Artery Gallery, University of Waterloo. Waterloo, Ontario

2017      State of Becoming, The Button Factory. Waterloo, Ontario.

2016      Pattern Finding, Bridge Lecture Series, St. Jerome University. Waterloo, Ontario

Projects in alternative spaces:

2018      You Must be Cold, The LEG Gallery.

2017      After Sylvia Safdie, One Work Gallery. University of Waterloo.


2019      With Sound of Hands, Dundas Valley School of Art Gallery, Dundas, Ontario. Publication coming soon.


2020      University of Western Ontario Graduate Research Scholarship

2020      University of Western Ontario Dean's Entrance Scholarship for Arts and Humanities

2019      Ontario Arts Council, Exhibition Assistance Grant

2019      Women's Art Association of Hamilton Award

2019      Dundas Rotary Club Contribution for to Arts in Dundas

2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 Upper Year Scholarship for Outstanding Academic Achievement, University of Waterloo

2018      Virgil Burnett Memorial Award

2018      Nominee, BMO First Art Prize

2017      Nancy Lou Patterson Award for Works on Paper for Brideshead

2016      Nancy-Lou Patterson Award for Works on Paper for I Haven’t Prayed Since Grade School

2016      Auggie Corvino Memorial Award for Outstanding Second Year Student

2015      Excellence in Print Making, University of Waterloo



2018-2019            Dundas Valley School of Art. Hamilton, Ontario.

Artist Talks:

2021                     With sound of hands, talk for the Women's Art Association of Hamilton. Art Gallery of                                             Hamilton. Hamilton, Ontario.

2019                     What we Take panel discussion, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto.


Ponder, Terry. “Artists Among Us: Shining light on ‘The Odyssey’ part of Waterloo’s Lumen Festival.” The              Record [Waterloo Region] 23 September 2019: C1. Print.

Dragomir, Ioana. "As if words were gagging here." Cross Process, Issue 3, 2019, pp. 37-40.

Dragomir, Ioana. Curatorial essay for "With sound of hands." Cross Process, Issue 3, 2019, pp. 40-42.

Dragomir, Ioana, Melika Hashemi, Maxwell Hyett, Zana Kozomora, and Christie Shen. With sound of                     hands. DVSA Gallery. 2019

Janik, Iga. SHOW.19. Cambridge Galleries. 2019, pp. 6.

Lanthier, Rheal Olivier, and Francois St-Jaques. Fresh Paint/New Construction. Art Mur. 2018.

Yours Truly. University of Waterloo Art Gallery, 2018.

MacDonald, Laura. “Bridging math and art with pattern finding.” Imprint [University of Waterloo] 1                         November 2016.


Professional Experience:

2018-2020            Youth Services Assistant, Idea Exchange. Cambridge, Ontario.

2018-2019            Administrator, ArtsPay. Waterloo, Ontario.

2017-2018            Co-curator, The Artery. University of Waterloo. Waterloo, Ontario.

2016-2018            Soheila Esfahani, Studio assistant. Waterloo, Ontario.

2017                     Collections Assistant, The Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery. Waterloo, Ontario.

2017                     Gallery Attendant and Installation Crew, University of Waterloo Art Gallery, Waterloo, Ontario.


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