Visionary Art Collective, Brooklyn
What Remains is a virtual group exhibition providing an in-depth look at our personal and creative growth since the onset of the pandemic.
In the face of unprecedented challenges brought by the global pandemic, artists have emerged as resilient and resourceful champions of creativity. Confronted with isolation and uncertainty, they turned their homes into studios, their struggles into inspiration, and their solitude into powerful narratives, creating pieces that resonated deeply with global audiences.
This period tested artists’ adaptability, sparking a wave of innovative techniques and forms of expression. With the help of technology, art has become more accessible than ever before and artists have become beacons of hope, using their craft to shed light on social issues, amplify underrepresented voices, and offer solace to those grappling with the emotional toll of the pandemic.
Artists’ unwavering dedication to their practice demonstrated that even in the darkest of times, art remains an essential source of healing, inspiration, and connection for all. In the "What Remains" group exhibition, artists showcase their adaptability, and a continued commitment to using their creativity as a means of expression, connection, and positive change in the world.
The Artist Project
April 13-16, 2023
Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place, Toronto
Happy to announce that my residency program will be showing, and I'm also curating our booth! The Akin Studio Program at AutoBLDG has an awesome crew this year, there is so much talent in this space. Looking forward to curating a modern, unique and very special grouping of our work. More show info shortly.
Akin Winter Arts Market and Exhibition
December 3-18, 2022
Clark Centre for the Arts, 191 Guildwood Pkwy, Scarborough
Hours, Exhibition: ‘Through 100 Windows’ December 3-18th from 9am-4pm
Hours, Market Days: December 3, 4, 10 and 11 from 11am-6pm
Join us for the opening reception on December 3rd, 2022 1-3 pm, and drop in for live music and a variety of beautiful gifts at the Arts Market on the weekends of December 3/4th and 10/11th, 11-6 pm! The exhibition will be open during regular Clark Centre hours during the week as well. That's my painting, Niagara, on the right.
Akin Open Studio Day
Sunday, October 16, 2022
158 Sterling Rd - MOCA/AUTO Building
Hey all!! My studio will be open Sunday Oct 16th, 2022 from 1-5pm for Akin Open Studio Day. Please stop by and say hi, myself and several other artists will be onsite and available to chat. See you there!
Doors Open 2022
Sunday, May 29th, 2022
158 Sterling - MOCA/AUTO Building
Cafe Forno Cultura
Toronto, ON M6R 2B2
Hey all!! My studio will be open Sunday May 29th, 2022 from 2-5pm for Doors Open Toronto. Please stop by and say hi, myself and several other artists will be onsite and available to chat. Click here for all the details:
Doors Open is an excellent city-wide festival that invites the public into spaces that aren't usually accessible 💫
Drop by to meet, chat and peruse the art from the program's year 4 cohort.
You can also find out more about the studio program there if you're an artist yourself!
Access: Please head to the back entrance of 158 Sterling, Eastside elevators. Do not use the MOCA museum entrance. The studio is wheelchair accessible and free to enter. Masks are mandatory upon entry.
Off The Screen 2020
Propeller Art Gallery
Weds, December 9, 6:30 pm ONLINE
In-person Gallery Exhibition of Works @ 30 Abell St. cancelled due to COVID restrictions
I donated a painting to Propeller Gallery for Off the Screen 2020!
VIEW ONLINE EXHIBITION CATALOGUE of 130 WORKS by 101 Artists
Printable PDF Catalogue of Works
Buy Tickets Here for OFF THE SCREEN Propeller's annual fundraiser! Each ticket
Here's how this fundraiser works: You buy a ticket, you get a painting! Names are drawn at random, when your name is drawn, you select an available work! The December 9th Zoom OFF THE SCREEN event will start at 6:30 pm for registration, with the drawing of names starting at 7pm, and continuing throughout the evening until all the works are selected. Most of the art is appraised at much higher than the price of a ticket.
The proceeds will support Propeller's programming initiatives for our upcoming 2021 exhibition year. Thank you for your support!
DREAMING WITH EYES OPEN
2020 brought with it a lot of surprises. Although many of our plans didn’t go the way we wished, one can, and should, still dream on. DREAMING WITH EYES OPEN exhibition invites you to immerse yourself in the whimsical world of art, and escape vicariously through our artists’ dreams.
G. Kim, W. Mataija, L. Miyo, J. Dillon, M. Ebrahimi, J. Wheeler, C. Harte, M. Jones, L. Hicks, B. Palmer, L. Sims
The Distillery District
14 Distillery Lane
Exhibition on display Oct 27 - Nov 5, 2020
Linds Miyo + Hair Holistic
SHOW EXTENDED DUE TO COVID-19 - Show closed February 2022
Hair Holistic was about to have an opening party with bare walls, and asked me for a little help! This is truly a collaboration made in heaven, I am thrilled with how incredible this show looks! Couldn't ask for a more beautiful space, or a more wonderful team. Original paintings, framed and unframed prints are all available for purchase! Please book your appointments now, the work will be up throughout 2020.
521 Bloor St W, Second Floor
Toronto, ON M5S 1Y4
Canada's Landscape Artist of the Year
Airing now on CBC: I'm on TV!!! 📺🤗 I was recruited for Landscape Artist of the Year Canada, which is hilarious since I'm an abstract painter 😂 so I asked if I could bring the amazing Raoul Olou to wildcard with me... We are "Wildcard Artists" in Episode 1 of the Makeful show, airing now!
Here's the concept: Six of the country’s top artists have just four hours to complete a landscape masterpiece. Each week, it’s a new group of artists in a new location, all vying to make it to the final. Who thought watching paint dry could be this fun?
Spoiler alert - I'm still not a landscape artist... But we had the best time filming, laughing all day!!! Check my insta for more pics from the taping, and I hope you enjoy the show.
Oct 1-7th 2020
Hours: 11-1pm and 3-6pm
Featured Artists: Chris Gardiner, Dalia Hassan, Dorota Dziong, Felicia Cirstea, Franziska Barczyk, Hamid Mohammadi, Jill Price, Jihun Lee, Linds Miyo
A collection of new works created under different circumstances.
Beginning in October of 2019, the Akin Studio artist residency entered its second year of successfully hosting a number of artists working across a wide range of disciplines. Hit by the material realities of COVID 19 like all other art organizations and institutional facilities, AKIN and the artists who remained at 158 Sterling Rd. needed to take new measures to not only remain safe while working in the studios and forge forward with their creative practice, but also needed to devise different ways of measuring productivity and success while coexisting and working with others as exhibition opportunities, teaching engagements and curatorial projects were all placed on hold. As seen by the work, the ever shifting parameters of a global pandemic resulted in some artists turning inwards, others turning to the empty streets for inspiration and some just needing to find meaning in play. Whether surreal or abstract, figurative or architectural, each artist has either intentionally or subconsciously captured different aspects of what it means to live in a time where everything we once took for granted has drastically changed or been unmade due to the dangerous realities of the once unreal.
We hope that all of you who visit and engage with the work will embrace the new measures instituted by AKIN to help keep everyone safe.
Doors Open Toronto:
Akin MOCA Open Studio
CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19
May 23 & 24, 11am to 6pm
158 Sterling Road, 4th Floor
You are invited to visit the Akin studios at the Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto Canada (MOCA) for Toronto's Annual Doors Open Festival 2020. The event is free and open to the public all weekend. MOCA is a fully accessible facility.
About Doors Open Toronto:
Doors Open Toronto returns to showcase some of the most architecturally, historically, culturally and socially significant buildings across the city. A full list of participating buildings, special programs and walking tours at toronto.ca/doorsopen/.
The Artist Project + THE FIX
55 Avenue Rd, Toronto
A sneak peak of what’s to come at The Artist Project!
Visit Yorkville Village as Artist Project takes over THE FIX.
So proud to be a part of this exhibition! Only 10 of the 300+ artists showing at the Artist Project were chosen to exhibit at THE FIX Yorkville Village. Swing by and see artwork from myself and nine other incredibly talented artists: Gwynne Giles, Mary McLorn Valle, Emily Kearsley, Vin Singh, Nelson Cheng, fellow Akin MOCA alum Emily Woudenberg, Danielle Cole, Amey Lai and Andrew Stelmack.
Follow the signage to THE FIX, near the Whole Foods on the lower level. This exhibition will be on display for the month of February at THE FIX Yorkville Village.
The Artist Project 2020
I did it!!! I'm still very much in recovery from the Artist Project, wow, what an experience! 300+ artists. 16 hour days. Thank you to everyone who made it out to the show, looking forward to making deliveries and starting new commissions. I will have much more to say about the show soon, but for now it's naptime. :)
MOCA Winter 2020
& Public Opening
February 5, 2020
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto,
MOCA’s Winter 2020 Programme brings together the work of artists Carlos Bunga, Shelagh Keeley, Megan Rooney and Sarah Sze. In addition to the preview and opening, there will be Open Studios on Floor 4 of the Museum. Come and visit over 30 different artist studios on an incredible night for art in Toronto!
things I've been thinking/
things that I've thought
Artwork by Linds Miyo
Artist in Residence @ MOCA Toronto
Show begins Nov 12, 2019
on display through January 2020
1169 Bloor Street West
Tuesday - Friday 10am-8pm
Saturday - Sunday 10am-6pm
*Closed Saturday and Sunday of most long weekends.
The Artists' Network Gallery
The Big Holiday Smalls Show
1158 Queen Street E
Exhibition: November 29th – December 29th, 2019
Opening Reception: December 12th, 6-9pm
The Artists’ Network Gallery is opening its doors to The Big Holiday Smalls Show – a new retail destination for original art, during the holiday season. The Big Holiday Smalls Show is an integral part of the holiday festivities of the Leslieville community, with its shops, restaurants and art galleries.
I'll have two pieces available in this show! All pieces are sized 12×12 or less, and priced for gift giving.
We accept debit and credit only.
Black Cat Artspace
The Salon of Inclusiveness
2186 Dundas St W
Due to the popularity of the show in previous years we will be hosting TWO Opening reception(s):
December 5th, 2019 - 7pm - 10:30pm
December 6th, 2019 - 7pm - 10:30pm
Exhibition runs from December 6th 2019 – December 31st 2019
Gallery hours: Thursday - Sunday: 2-7pm
The Salon of Inclusiveness is a playful and positive take on the Salon des Refusés. In 1863 two thirds of paintings submitted for the Paris Salon were refused by the conservative French Academy. Rejected work included that by artists such as Courbet, Édouard Manet, Camille Pissaro and Johan Jongkind, whose work didn’t align with traditional tastes. So many artists protested this vast rejection, that a new exhibition was organized – the ‘Salon des
Refusés’, held in another part of the Palais de Industrias. The attention from this event undermined the French Academy and served to legitimize the emerging forms of avant-garde art. Excited to have two pieces included in this show!
Holiday Market & Party
Saturday, December 14th
10am to 5pm
Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto Canada
Akin's annual holiday market and party features work by local artists. This event is a celebration for members from all nine Akin Collective studios, as well as our neighbors, community partners, friends and family.
In 2019, Akin collaborated with some amazing partners, said goodbye to one of our most central locations, opened a new studio, our first location outside of Toronto (Akin Lakeshore), turned 11 years old, and welcomed many more artists to the studio community.
More details to come!
Linds Miyo + Partial.Gallery
As the sole Canadian exhibitor (and de facto ambassador of Toronto’s emerging arts scene) at Daegu, the team at Partial considered a few factors when selecting works to showcase: a variation of artistic styles and voice, a diverse backgrounds of artists, and of course, artistic talent and collectibility. Six artworks were chosen to be flown to Korea for display, with another twenty artworks to be featured by digital showcase!! I am very excited to announce that my painting "A Line Can Become A Window (#2) will be included in the digital showcase presented by Partial Gallery at Daegu Art Fair. My work has never been exhibited internationally before, this is such an amazing honor! Thank you thank you thank you to Partial Gallery for this opportunity, I am thrilled to be a part of this special event, and to help represent Canada's emerging art scene. Partial Gallery will be at Booth #94 at Daegu Art Fair from Nov. 14–17, 2019.
2019 Small Cures Art Show & Auction
I'm hosting a no-carve pumpkin decorating workshop Sunday, October 27, 2pm-5pm at MOCA! The workshop is part of the "Fall Into MOCA" TD Community Sunday event, come through!!! https://museumofcontemporaryart.ca/calendar/fall-into-moca-open-house/
FOOD TRUCKS – ACTIVITIES – PUMPKINS “Fall” into MOCA on Sunday, October 27 and join Sterling Rd. in a community free day at the museum! Bring your whole family out to taste delicious delights from local vendors, peruse our locally sourced pumpkin patch, and decorate the perfect pumpkin. The day starts out with TD Community Sunday from 10am to 2pm. Free admission and activities continue to 5pm.
Black Cat Showroom
1785 St Clair Ave W
September 26-October 2, 2019
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 26, 2019
Save the date for Studio Mates! This is a group show with my former studio mates at Akin Lansdowne, and the opening is going to be a serious party! Please save the date to come help us celebrate, we'd love to see you there! More details to come :)
The Parkdale Biennial Project / Part II
1313 Queen St. West
August 28-September 8, 2019
Opening Reception: August 29 7pm
THE PARKDALE BIENNIAL - Part II: a series of installations & art ongoing from across Parkdale and beyond. My painting SIX LINES will be included in this group show! Unfortunately, I'll be out of town and unable to attend the opening reception - please go celebrate for me, and send me some pics! :) Show continuing through Sept 8.
Toronto Outdoor Art Fair
Nathan Phillips Square
July 12-14, 2019
This is an extremely competitive show, and I'm sooo thrilled to be a part of it! More details to come...
Toronto Outdoor Art Fair is Canada’s largest, longest running juried contemporary outdoor art fair. Founded in 1961, Toronto Outdoor Art Fair was established to put contemporary visual artists and makers at the front and centre of their works, in direct contact with the public, to nurture artistic excellence and artists’ entrepreneurial spirit. This free public event showcases works by over 350 contemporary visual artists and makers, ranging in medium from painting, photography, and mixed media to jewellery and ceramics, and attracts 115,000 visitors each year to Nathan Phillips Square.
The Freedom Factory Gallery
VAM - Visual Arts Movement
The Freedom Factory
22 Dovercourt Rd.
Exhibition: April 23 - April 27, 2019
Reception: Saturday, April 27, 6pm-12am
I have four pieces showing in this competition exhibition! Sixty local artists, competing in a 4 week exhibition for cash, gallery space, and more... judged by industry leaders! A great opportunity to see art from talented local artists in a variety of mediums. See you at the reception!
Riverdale Art Walk
Jimmie Simpson Park, Toronto
Saturday, June 1, 2019, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday, June 2, 2019, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Riverdale ArtWalk is a two‐day, public fine art exhibition showcasing established and emerging artists in Jimmie Simpson Park in Toronto’s flourishing Queen East arts district. The first outdoor art show of Toronto’s season, participating artists are selected through an anonymous jury process, allowing for an opportunity to participate in the only outdoor art show that focuses SOLELY on fine art. It has consistently been rated by local artists as one of the best organized show in Toronto, drawing over 25,000 people to the park that weekend.
28 Bathurst St
Friday April 19, 2019
Monday April 22, 2019
I was lucky enough to pop up in the brand new STACKT Market Work/Shop space! STACKT is built from over 120 shipping containers, taking unused land and creating a platform for curated, inspired experiences. It's a cultural lifestyle market mixed with a community meeting hub, and I set up a full pop-up gallery within the creative entrepreneurial Work/Shop space. It all happened super fast - STACKT asked me on Wednesday afternoon and I popped up on Friday morning! Such a cool experience! Thanks so much to everyone who came out to see my work and explore STACKT - I hope to be invited to show there again soon :)
Black Cat Artspace - Showroom
Salon of Inclusiveness
Black Cat Artspace - Showroom
1785 St Clair Ave West
December 6th 2018 –
January 17th 2019
December 6th, 2018
7pm - 10:30pm
December 7th, 2018
7pm - 10:30pm
Thrilled to be showing TWO pieces at the brand new Black Cat Artspace - Showroom! This space is already special to me - I actually helped with the drywall and the painting in preparation for this inaugural show! Please note, this is an affordable art show, with all artwork under $500 - what a great way to get some holiday shopping in while supporting local artists!
From Black Cat, here's what this show is all about:
"The Salon of Inclusiveness is a playful and positive take on the Salon des Refusés. In 1863 two thirds of paintings submitted for the Paris Salon were refused by the conservative French Academy. Rejected work included that by artists such as Courbet, Édouard Manet, Camille Pissaro and Johan Jongkind, whose work didn’t align with traditional tastes. So many artists protested this vast rejection, that a new exhibition was organized – the ‘Salon desRefusés’, held in another part of the Palais de Industrias. The attention from this event undermined the French Academy and served to legitimize the emerging forms of avant-garde art."