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Originally from Mexico City, Gracia Isabel is currently living and practicing in Ontario

 

EDUCATION

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                        Basic level 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

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

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

2013-Present          Craft Ontario.     Fusion.

 

QUALIFICATIONS (WORKING EXPERIENCE)

1985-2009

  • Experience in sales promotion, development and management of Scientific Information and Continual Medical Education Programs. Clients: Pharmacy Industry.
  • Business events promotion and logistics
  • Advertisement materials for different industries
  • Development and leadership of graphic and industrial design projects for consume, pharmaceutical and publishing companies
  • Ability for public and corporate relations
  • Conceptualization, analysis and development of new projects

 

VOLUNTEERING

2015-2016              THE CLAY CLUB AT SHERIDAN. Oakville ON. CA.

Fundraising Activities for students’ projects

2010-2013              TODOS AYUDANDO UNIDOS. Mexico City, Mexico

Fundraising Campaigns for kids

2012-2013               CASA DE LA ARMONIA. Mexico City, Mexico

Entertainment activities for elderly people.

 

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