Guelph, ON, Canada

©2017 MALLORY TOLCHER

Education

2015     Honours Specialist, Visual Arts

2012     Bachelor of Education, (Faculty of Education, Fine Arts) York University

              Primary/Junior/Intermediate Childhood Education Certification (Grades 1-12)

2011     Honours Bachelor of Arts/Diploma, University of Toronto and Sheridan College

              Specialist in Sculpture and Drawing, Art and Art History; Minor in English

2010     École Supérieure D'Arts et Médias de Caen, Caen Basse-Normandie, France

              University of Toronto Visual Arts Exchange Program

Solo and Collaborative Exhibition History

2018     Palmerston, Lions Park, #thisisability: Basketball Court Grand Unveiling

              Toronto, OISE Gallery, The Canadian Postcard Project

2017     Harriston, Minto Arts Gallery Cardboard Kicks feat. Air Jordan 1

2013     Toronto, OISE Gallery, I Belong, You Belong, We Belong: Challenging Intersectionality in Modern Society

2012     Toronto/Mississauga/Oakville, Roots Canada & International, I AM CANADIAN!

2011      Toronto, Drake Hotel, Some Like it Hot

2010     Toronto, OCAD University, Whodunit?

              Toronto, 780 Queen St. W, Under New Management

              Toronto, Shaw Street School, Art School (Dismissed): Teacher’s Pet

              Oakville, Sheridan School, Open House

              Oakville, The Branch Contemporary Gallery, Hero Series

              France, ESAM, The Canadian Girl’s Showroom

2009    Toronto, Come As You Are, Sweet Light Crude

              Toronto, INSET SPACE, Up and Away!

              Toronto, Camera Bar, Nuit Blanche: Lights Out!

              Toronto, AWOL, The Square Foot Show

              Mississauga, Blackwood Galley, Didactic—

              Toronto, Hotshots Gallery, Wildlands League Expo.

              Toronto, UofT Art Lounge, Both/And: What is Beyond Multiculturalism?

              Oakville, Sheridan Gallery, BLK.

2008    Etobicoke, The Production House, Movement

              Oakville, DS4 Gallery, From the Institute of Romy and Michelle

              Oakville, The Booth, Hero: Experiential Investigations of Greatness (solo)

              Toronto, AWOL, The Square Foot Show

              Toronto, Rivoli, The Box Salon

              Toronto, Gallery 1313, Annual Show

2007     Oakville, Sheridan Gallery, Winter Review

2006     Oakville, Sheridan Gallery, 1st and 2nd Year Show

2004     Brampton, Beaux-Arts Gallery, Walk the Art

Projects/Exhibitions/Festivals

2018     Palmerston, Lions Heritage Park, #thisisability Community Basketball Court Mural

              Canada, Collaboration with NDSS students and nationwide artists, The Postcard Project

              (7th year running - since 2012)

2016      GTA, Various Schools, The Slam Dunk Project

2010      Toronto, The Drake Hotel, Gallery Spin; Colouring Contest: The Sequel

2009     Toronto, The Drake Hotel, The Best of Art for You 2009

               Toronto, The Drake Hotel, Gallery Spin; Colouring Contest: Hosted by Mallory Diaczun

               Toronto, The Drake Hotel, Art for You

2008     Toronto, Vice Magazine, Colouring Party

               Toronto, Gladstone Hotel, Canzine 2008

2007     Mississauga, UTM Theatre, Metropolis Redux, Arts after Dark Festival

Published Works

2010     Rein Dears, Wa Magazine, Volume 3: Issue 1

2009     Under the Mattress, In My Bed Magazine, Issue 5

2008     Jenna

               Found in venues: Art Metropole, The Drake Hotel General Store, Come As You Are, Keep Six Contemporary

Artist Lectures and Presentations

2018     Artist Lecture, Art & Design Community Education, OCAD, ON  

2012     Artist Lecture, OCAD, ON

              The Canadian Postcard Project Lecture, WIAProjects, ON

2009    The Slam Dunk Project presentation, Blackwood Gallery, ON

              Artist Lecture, Father Goetz Seconday, ON

              Artist Lecture with guest Amos Latteier, Sheridan College, ON

2008    Self-directed presentations, Sheridan College, ON

Selected Professional Activity

2012     Commissioned artwork for various patrons

              Visual Consultant & Designer

              Roots International & Co.

              -designed original artwork for Roots retail stores across the GTA.

              Mentor/Supply Teacher

              Interactive Learning Adventure

              -mentored and evaluated teacher candidates, providing feedback to promote arts-integrated lesson plans and activities.

2011     Woodshop Technician/Teaching Assistant

              Sheridan College, Oakville, ON

              -facilitated class critiques and discussions with students to help them articulate their creative aims, led tool and machinery                    demonstrations for undergraduate students and faculty of various proficiencies, focusing on safety, techniques, and proper                    use; supervised individuals using the equipment, stepping in when needed.


              Drawing Teacher

              Reidmount Saturday School, Mississauga, ON

              -designed and implemented a drawing curriculum for grades 1-7


              Studio Assistant (for Jay Wilson)

              -assisted with the construction, set-up and dismantling of Jay Wilson’s sculptures.


2010     Administrative Assistant

              Art Gallery of Mississauga

              Mississauga, Ontario

              -offered assistance at gallery openings, as well as helped with the organization of publication, coordinating an archive of                         submissions, and bulk mailing; facilitated in presenting artwork for auction, as well as wrapping pieces for bidders and                           supporting employees with various tasks.


2009     Art Historian/Research Assistant (for Alison Syme)

               University of Toronto, Mississauga, ON

               -assist professor with a variety of tasks including historical research, image sourcing, and compiling information towards                       published works. 


               Artist Assistant (for Katherine Harvey)

               -assisted with the construction, set-up and dismantling of Katherine Harvey’s artwork.

Other Publicity

2018     CTV. "Court Mural." Scott Miller. (June 4)

              Upper Grand District School Board. "Norwell Life Skills students create large-scale community basketball court mural."     

              Heather Loney. (June 7)

              Minto Express. "It's more than a mural: Norwell DSS School Community Transition Program students bring colour to sports

              pad, learn history and sense of community." Mike Wilson. (May 28)

2011      The Globe and Mail. “The Seven Year Itch.” Micah Toub. (February 11)

2010     The Toronto Star. “Queen West has a surprise in store.” Murray Whyte (July 24)

2009     The Medium. “Grads present: Didactic.” (March)

               The Ottawa Citizen. “Magazine Stand.” Bruce Deachman. (March 8)

               Broken Pencil. “Colour Me.” Nathaniel G. Moore. (February)

               The Toronto Star. “A beacon for the kitschy and chic.” (January 3)

2008     Vice Magazine Blog. “We spent all day colouring.” (December)

2007     The Sheridan Sun. “Pieces at Gallery paint a picture of success.” Arts and Entertainment (January 25)

2004     The Toronto Star. “Art show lifts veil on tough issues.” Arts and Entertainment (May 29)

 
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