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Artwork by Linds Miyo
Artist in Residence @ MOCA Toronto

Show begins Nov 12, 2019
on display through January 2020

Opening Party
Monday, November 25
7-9pm

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contact me for show catalogue

Queen’s Shop
1169 Bloor Street West
Tel: 416-539-0660
Instagram @queensshophair
Tuesday - Friday 10am-8pm
Saturday - Sunday 10am-6pm
*Closed Saturday and Sunday of most long weekends.

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The Artists' Network Gallery
The Big Holiday Smalls Show

1158 Queen Street E
Toronto

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.

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Black Cat Artspace
The Salon of Inclusiveness

2186 Dundas St W
Toronto

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
Monday-Wednesday: Closed

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!

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Akin's Annual
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!

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Coming soon...

Couple of shows in the works! Details to come. :)

Past Events

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.

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2019 Small Cures Art Show & Auction

I was honored to contribute three tiny paintings to the 2nd annual Small Cures Charity Art Show + Auction.

Small Cures raises funds for people struggling with the costs of living with cancer.

The event took place at the Burroughs Building, Toronto, on November 7th, 2019. All three of my pieces sold!

Thanks so much to Small Cures for all of their hard work - hope to participate again next year!

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Pumpkin Workshop!


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.

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Black Cat Showroom
Studio Mates

1785 St Clair Ave W
Toronto
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 :) 

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Gallery 1313 
The Parkdale Biennial Project / Part II

1313 Queen St. West
Toronto
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. 

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Toronto Outdoor Art Fair

Nathan Phillips Square
Toronto
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.

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​The Freedom Factory Gallery
VAM - Visual Arts Movement

The Freedom Factory
22 Dovercourt Rd.
​Toronto

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!   

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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.  

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Stackt Market

​Pop-up Gallery
at Work/Shop

28 Bathurst St
Toronto

Good Friday
Friday April 19, 2019
11am-6pm

Easter Monday
Monday April 22, 2019 
10am-7pm

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 :)  

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Black Cat Artspace  - Showroom

​Salon of Inclusiveness
​2018

​Black Cat Artspace  - Showroom​
1785 St Clair Ave West
Toronto

Exhibition: 
December 6th 2018 –
January 17th 2019

Opening Receptions:
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."

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The Freedom Factory Holiday Affordable Art Fair

The Freedom Factory
22 Dovercourt Rd.
​Toronto

Exhibition:

December 10 -
December 24, 2018​Just in time for the Holidays, an affordable art fair at Freedom Factory! This show is even more budget friendly than Black Cat, with all work priced under $250!!

I will have both prints and originals at this show, hoping to have some very special pieces for as low as $20.
I'm not even sure yet what I'm going to have on display! It's going to be a fabulous show :)   

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Akin's Annual Holiday Party + Artist Market

Akin Dupont Studios
888 Dupont Street
​Toronto

​December 15, 2018

Shop from nearly 30 local artists with Akin Collective!!

​You can find me spreading holiday cheer from my table between the bar & the photo booth! :)  

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  Grounding
Acrylic on Wood 6" Round
2018
SOLD

  Fissures Encased in Bronze
Acrylic, Ink, & Nail Polish on 6" Wood Round
​2018
​$65

Moody, But Sweet
Acrylic, Chalkboard Paint, & Nail Polish on 6" Wood Round
2018
​$65 

Gravenfeather In the Round 2018

Proof Studio Gallery 
15 Case Goods Lane #104
Distillery District - Toronto

Exhibition:

Wednesday October 24th - Sunday Nov 4th

Reception:

Thursday October 25th,
7-10pmI'm very proud to be showing three unique pieces at the
6th Annual Gravenfeather
In The Round show.

This is a special show - all work must be completed on the 3 wooden disks provided. Each disk is 6" in diameter, and all work is priced at $65 with $55 going to the artist and a $10 commission to the gallery. In other words, these are little works that you can definitely find a place for, at a price that you can afford.  This is the perfect show to acquire fresh, new art from local emerging artists. My contributions are below! Had fun experimenting this with media... 

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