London, Ontario

email. dragomi.ioana@gmail.com

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EDUCATION

 

2021                       MA (candidate) in Art History and Curatorial Studies, University of Western Ontario, London, ON.

2018                      BA, Honours Fine Art Studio Practice with Distinction, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON.

 

 

EXHIBITION HISTORY

 

SOLO

2019                       If conditionals are of two kinds, real and unreal, Rotunda Gallery. Kitchener, ON.

                                Study for an arena (after Blinky Palermo), Student Art Innovation Lab. Waterloo, ON. (curated by Denise St Marie and Timothy Walker)

2018                       Personal Effects, DVSA Gallery. Dundas, Ontario. (curated by John Wilkinson)

 

SELECTED GROUP

2020                       The Artist Project, UNTAPPED Section. Toronto, ON.

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

                                Begin*, Dana Porter Library, University of Waterloo. Waterloo, ON.

                                SHOW.19, Cambridge Galleries. Cambridge, ON. (curated by Iga Janik)

                                What We Take, John B. Aird Gallery. Toronto, ON. University of Toronto Museum Studies Capstone Project. (curated by Aline Zara and Eleanor Howell)

After Karla Black, Lilliput Gallery. London, ON. (two-person exhibition in collaboration with Maxwell Hyett)

2018                       Fresh Paint/New Construction, Art Mur. Montreal, QC. (curated by Rheal Olivier Lanthier and Francois St-Jacques)

                                The Next New Thing, Living Arts Centre. Mississauga, ON. (curated by Lee Petrie)

                                Displacement, Student Art Innovation Lab (S.A.I.L.). Waterloo, ON. (curated by Karen Lee and Tara Cooper)

                                Yours Truly, University of Waterloo Art Gallery. Waterloo, ON. (curated by Ivan Jurakic)

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

                                Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition. Toronto, ON. Juried.

                                Chiliad, The Artery Gallery, University of Waterloo. Waterloo, ON.

                                State of Becoming, The Button Factory. Waterloo, ON. (curated by Allie Brenner)

2016                      Pattern Finding, Bridge Lecture Series, St. Jerome University. Waterloo, ON. (curated by Beatriz Galuban)

 

CURATORIAL & PUBLIC PROJECTS

2020                       The Poet’s Almanac, Design at Riverside. Cambridge, ON. As part of the “Land Marks” Biennial Exhibition.

                                Variations neither useful nor injurious II, The Button Factory. Waterloo, ON. Community art project and online exhibition (pending).

2019                       With Sound of Hands, DVSA Gallery. Dundas, ON.

 

 

AWARDS

 

2020                       University of Western Ontario Graduate Research Scholarship, London, ON.

University of Western Ontario Dean's Entrance Scholarship for Arts and Humanities, London, ON.

2019                       Ontario Arts Council, Exhibition Assistance Grant.

                                Dundas Rotary Club – Contribution to Arts, Hamilton, ON.

                                Women’s Art Association of Hamilton, Scholarship Prize, Hamilton, ON.

2018                       Award for Distinguished Academic Achievement, Faculty of Fine Art, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON.

                                Bank of Montreal First! Art Competition Nominee.

                                Virgil Burnett Memorial Award, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON.

2015-2018            Upper Year Scholarship for Outstanding Academic Achievement. University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON.

2017, 2016          Nancy Lou Patterson Award for Works on Paper. University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON.

2016                      Auggie Corvino Memorial Award. University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON.

2015                       Excellence in Printmaking. University of Waterloo. Waterloo, ON.

 

 

RESIDENCIES & TALKS

 

2021                       With sound of hands – talk for the Women’s Art Association of Hamilton, The Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, ON. Upcoming January 2021.

2019                       What We Take – artists’ panel discussion. John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, ON.

2018-2019            Mentored Independent Studies Program with mentor John Wilkinson, N.D.D., R.A.S (Dist.) Dundas Valley School of Art, Dundas, ON.

 

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Mulvihill, Ashley. “The Collector’s Project wit Ashley Mulvihill of Ninth Editions.” The Collector’s Project (blog). May 16, 2020. www.theartistproject.com/en/collectors

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.

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.

PUBLICATIONS AS AUTHOR

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

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

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

 

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

2020-                     Teaching Assistant, University of Western Ontario, London, ON.

2019-                     Instructor at Button Factory Arts. “Drawing from Literature” (adults) and “Intermediate                                  Drawing” (youth). Waterloo, ON.
2018-2020            Digital and communications coordinator, ArtsPay. Waterloo, ON.
2018-2020            Youth programming and information services, Idea Exchange Library. Cambridge, ON.
2017-2019            Artist assistant to Soheila Esfahani.
2017-2018            Gallery and Installation Assistant, University of Waterloo Art Gallery. Waterloo, ON.
2017                       Collections Assistant, Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery. Waterloo, ON.
2016-2018            Circulation and Information Services, Waterloo Public Library. Waterloo, ON.

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