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Originally from Mexico City, Gracia Isabel is currently living and working in Ontario as a Ceramic Artist, Instructor and Technician.

 

EDUCATION

2019                        Pots, Purpose and Place workshop. W. Ostrom and K. Chaytor. L.S.A., N.S.

2018                         Surface to Surface workshop. Walter Ostrom and Ursula Hargens. L.S.A., N.S.

2017                         Ceramics: Alternative Strategies workshop. Walter Ostrom and Jordan McDonald.   Lunenburg School of the Arts. N.S.

2016                         Proyectos y Espacios Cerámicos workshop. Angel Garraza (Spain) Escuela Nacional de Cerámica (México)

2016                         Mould making & surface imagery workshop. Angelo di Petta (ON.)

2013 – 2016           Advanced Diploma in Craft and Design-Ceramics (Honours). Sheridan College. TO

2013-2013              Life drawing independent workshops. Casa de la Cultura J. Reyes Heroles. Mexico City

2007                        Ceramics intro. Taller Experimental de Cerámica El Torito. Mexico City

1987-1988               Life drawing independent workshops. Museo de Arte Contemporáneo. Mexico City

1985-1986               Industrial Design. UNIVERSIDAD AUTÓNOMA METROPOLITANA. Mexico City

 

AWARDS / RESIDENCIES / PUBLICATIONS

2018                 Muscle Memory Symposium 2018. The International Ceramic Studio, Kecskemét, Hungary. Artistic Residency.

2017                Craft Ontario Juried Awards. Tuckers Pottery Supplies Clay Supply Grant

The Crafted Dish, A Canadian Cookbookin part. with National Clay Week.

2016                  55 Toronto Outdoors Art Exhibition Outdoors Art Fair, Best of Sculpture

2016                 Clifford Scholarship for outstanding academic achievement

2016                 FUSION technical achievement award

2016                 Craft and Design Graduate Exhibition Best in Show, Sheridan Gallery

2016                 Sheridan Silver Medal of Academic Excellence

2016                 Guard.Me International Scholarship for academic standing

2015                 Medalta International Artists in Residence Program

1 month Summer Residency at the Shaw International Centre for Contemporary Ceramics. Alberta, CA.

2014                 Mississauga Potters’ Guild

4 months Summer Residency. ON, CA,

 

EXHIBITIONS

2020                      Next: MPG mentorship Program with Susan Low-Beer. Exhibition

2019                      Mississauga Potters’ Guild Fall Sale

2019                     The Sin Fronteras Monarch Butterfly Project

A Flight Without Boarders. Gardiner Museum, TO

2019                     The Body has Reason the Reason knows not of. CO, TO

2018                       Muscle Memory.  The Embassy of Canada in Hungary

2017                        Crafting the Future OCAD University. TO

                                 28th Annual Cabbagetown Art & Crafts Sale. TO

                                 56 Toronto Outdoors Art Exhibition Outdoors Art Fair, Nathan Philips Square. TO

2016                        55 Toronto Outdoors Art Exhibition Outdoors Art Fair, Nathan Philips Square. TO

2016                         Sheridan´s Graduate Exhibition. Jonathon Bancroft Snell Gallery, London ON

2016                         Sheridan Arts and Design Graduation Exhibition. Sheridan Gallery, Oakville, ON

2016                          Four by Three Graduate Exhibition. Sheridan Art and Design Graduate Exhibition.

2016                          Curio Graduate Exhibition. Sheridan ceramics. Gardiner Museum. TO.

2016                          Reflections on Culture and Identity. Gardiner Museum. TO. Collaborative Project. Sheridan College, Bead & Read Group and Indigenous Visual Culture Program at OCAD University

2015                          Simple Cup Show 2015. KOBO Gallery, Seattle, WA

2015                          Toronto Outdoors Art Exhibition Outdoors Art Fair. Nathan Philips Square. TO

2015                          Food for Thought. Sheridan College Gallery. Group Show. TO

2015                          Open House Exhibition. Sheridan College Ceramics Studio. TO

2015                          Ceramics Annual Exhibition. Sheridan College Gallery. TO

2014-2016               “Augur’s Mirror”  Gardiner Museum. TO Maiolica platter within the Museum´s Maiolica Collection

2014                          Open House Exhibition. Sheridan College Ceramics Studio. TO

2014                          Ceramics Annual Exhibition. Sheridan College Gallery. TO

1990                          Life Drawing. Museo de Arte Contemporáneo. Mexico City

 

COMMISSIONS

2016                          Cross/Cultures tiles project. Sheridan College ON.

 

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Craft Ontario.

Fusion Clay and Glass Association

Mississauga Potters’ Guild