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Contact:  gracedamart@gmail.com

Grace Dam is a Toronto based artist, a proud Canadian and a true lover of all things art.  Her time is split between Toronto where she researches and produces works and a rugged Rockies town in Western Canada where gigantic mountains, serene lakes and wildlife provide refuge and inspiration.

The majestic and pristine landscape is the base of her on-going landscape series “Canadian Icons”;  Began in 2003 it continues each year as Dam produces landscapes that sometimes combine both her passion in realism and the esoteric abstract.  More recently she focuses on humanity and social issues: the complexity of just being human, interconnections between ourselves and with nature.  Working from a long list of possibilities, some ideas were formed since her childhood, some during her time in finance and others from her travels, her views are implied quietly.  She wishes there would be 48 hours in each day to capture and create art, turning these ideas into art.

A motorcycle enthusiast, Dam acquired a Kawasaki 650 S in 2019 and has devoted to practising & riding to one day explore Ontario on her motorcycle.  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. Come along to see what she sees.

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

Exhibitions

2022

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

2021

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

2020

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

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

2019

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

2018

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.

2017

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

Oh Canada, group show, Urban Gallery, Toronto ON

GradEx Ocadu, Toronto ON

Festival of the Body, Ocadu, Toronto ON