Grace Dam is a Canadian artist based in Toronto.  Dam splits her time between Toronto and a small town in Western Canada, where the majestic Canadian Rockies, serene lakes and wildlife provide refuge and inspirations.  Her main focus is in oil and acrylic paintings, in figurative and abstract style; her practice extends to include photography and works on paper and other supports beyond the traditional burlap.

The beauty of western region inspired her to dedicate a series of landscape aptly named “Canadian Icons”.  Began in 2003 the series is on-going with additional canvases each year.  Recently Dam’s attention turns to humanity and social issues as she examines the complexity of just being human, interconnections between individuals and to nature.  Working from a long list of possibilities with a wide range of ideas, some formed since childhood, others from her time in finance and travels, Dam’s views and narrative are implied quietly.  She wishes there were 48 hours in each day to capture and turn all ideas into art.

A motorcycle enthusiast, Dam acquired a Kawasaki 650S in 2019 and since, has devoted to motorcycling.  Riding allows the freedom and discovery of scenery unique to road trips.  It is akin to the private, solitary joy that only painters experience in their studio, working on their canvas.  Life is a journey which art enhances and makes more interesting.

Dam received her BFA degree from OCADU in Toronto, Canada and MFA degree from MassArt in Boston, USA.  She is a member of Gallery 1313, a non-profit, artist-run centre in Toronto.


Exhibitions (incl only the last 5 years):


Now What, solo exhibition, Nov 8-19, 2023, Gallery 1313, Toronto, ON

MassArt Annual Juried Alumni Exhibition, Aug 26th-Oct 15th, 2023, MassArt x Sowa Gallery, Boston, USA

Thames Art Gallery, biennial juried exhibition, Aug 25th-Oct 22nd, 2023, Chatham, ON

Summer, group exhibition, June 21-July 2, 2023, Gallery 1313, Toronto, ON

MassArt Auction 2023, Mar 20- April 1st, 2023, MassArt, Boston, MA, USA

Portraits of Longing, solo exhibition, Mar 15-26, 2023, Gallery 1313, Toronto, ON

Sex Show, group exhibition, Feb 1-12, 2023, Gallery 1313, Toronto, ON


Carmichael Canadian Landscape, Oct 1, ’22 -Jan 14, ’23 Orillia Museum of Art and History, OrilliaON

Art Up II, group show Aug 17-28, 2022, Gallery 1313, Toronto, ON

Art Up I, group show Aug 3-14, 2022, Gallery 1313, Toronto, ON

Toronto Outdoor Art Fair, Online July 8-17, 2022, Toronto, ON

Our World, The Wonder and The Worry Group show April 6-24, 2022, Leslie Grove gallery, Toronto, ON

Being Scene, Workman Arts Gallery, in person April 15-28, 2022, online Mar 31-May 31, 2022 Toronto, ON

Landscape Exhibit II, Gallery 1313, Mar 16-27, 2022, Toronto, ON

The Eco Art, Group show, Gallery 1313, Mar 2 – 13, 2022, Toronto, ON
Int’l Women’s Day Show, Group show at Leslie Grove Gallery, Feb 23-Mar 13, 2022, Toronto, ON

Hi Libido, the Sex Show, Group show at Gallery 1313, Feb 2-27, 2022, Toronto, ON


Art Gallery of Mississauga Juried Exhibition  Sept 28 -Nov 6, 2021, Mississauga, ON

MassArt MFA 2021 Thesis, “Changing since Changing”July 24-Aug 15, 2021 MassArt x Sowa Gallery, Boston, USA,  (Online July 24-Oct 24, 2021)

Toronto Outdoor Art Fair, Online July 2- Dec 31, 2021, Toronto, ON

Oakville Juried Art Show, Online: Juried Show 2019 | ArtWorks Oakville April 20-Dec 31, 2021, Artworks Oakville Assoc in person: Nov 6th – 28th, 2021.

MassArt Auction 2021, Mar-April 2021, MassArt, Boston, MA, USA


Fresh Face, group show, Abigail Ogilvy Gallery, Boston, MA, USA

The Sex Show, group show, Gallery1313, Toronto, ON


Carmichael Canadian Landscape, Orillia Museum of Art and History, OrilliaON

Toronto Outdoor Art FairCity Hall, Toronto, ON

The Sex Showgroup show, Gallery1313, Toronto, ON

Seasons, group show, Art Square Gallery, Toronto, ON


Sex Love Lies, solo exhibition, Urban Gallery, Toronto, ON

Art Walk in the Square, outdoor group show, Artists Network, Toronto, ON

Open Int’l Juried Online Exhibition Society of Canadian Artists.


Carmichael Canadian Landscape, Orillia Museum of Art and History, Orillia, ON

Oh Canada, group show, Urban Gallery, Toronto ON