Originally from Mexico City, Gracia Isabel is currently living and working in Ontario as a Ceramic Artist, Instructor and Technician.
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,
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
2016 Cross/Cultures tiles project. Sheridan College ON.
Fusion Clay and Glass Association
Mississauga Potters’ Guild