Originally from Mexico City, Gracia Isabel is currently living and practicing in Ontario
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,
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.
2013-Present Craft Ontario. Fusion.
QUALIFICATIONS (WORKING EXPERIENCE)
- 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
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.