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Natia Lemay

Natia Lemay

Bio & Statement


Natia Lemay is a mixed-race Toronto-based artist of Black, Mi’kmaq and Acadian descent. Currently completing her Masters of Painting and Printmaking at Yale School of Art class of ’23 and recently received her BFA from OCAD University. Working as a interdisciplinary artist, she explores decolonization, identity, systemic erasure, and white supremacy by focusing on the sociological impact of capitalism, myth, stereotyping, systemic, socialized, and internalized racism on the BIPOC identity. Through allegorical works, she looks to contribute and encourage social change.

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EDUCATION
  • 2021 - In progress Yale School of Art – Painting/Printmaking
  • 2017 - 2021 OCAD University - Major Drawing and Painting / Minor Social Sciences
  • 2020 - Master Class - Manuel Mathieu
  • 2020 - Master Class – Ebony Haynes
  • 2019 - Master Class - Mickalene Thomas
Solo Exhibitions
  • 2021 - Family in Relations, Artscape Bayside, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Group Exhibitions
  • 2021 - Grad Ex 106 – OCAD University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 2021 - I Think in Black - Artscape Bayside, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 2020 - Black Equals, 3D Exhibition, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 2020 - Art in the time of Coronavirus, Digital Exhibition, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 2020 - The Festival of the Body - Curator Julius Manapul, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 2020 - Double Mirrors -Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 2020 - Toronto FAC - Feminist Art Collective, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 2019 - Healing the Voice Within - Curator Lacy Ford, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 2019 - TINT Art Exhibition - Grand Canyon Theater, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 2018 - Look Inside Open House - Curator Ilene Sova, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 2018 - Healing the Voice Within - Curator Lacy Ford, Liberty Grand, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 2018 - CPAMO (Cultural Pluralism in the Arts Movement Ontario), Ada Slaight Galley, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 2017 - Magnify, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Mod Club, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Curatorial Experience
  • 2021 - The Language of Abstraction, 3D Exhibition
  • 2021 - Bodies in Fleeting Reality, 3D Exhibition
  • 2020 - Black Equals, 3D Exhibition
  • 2020 - Meta Figure: The Body in Paint, 3D Exhibition
  • 2020 - First Self, Digital Exhibition
  • 2020 - Double Mirrors, OCAD University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 2019 - TINT Highlight Show, OCAD University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 2019 - TINT Art Exhibition, with Common Collective, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Bursaries & Awards
  • 2021 - David W. Bain Award
  • 2020 - OCAD University Diversity and Equity Excellence Award
  • 2020 - Christopher Pratt & Mary West Pratt Bursary
  • 2019 - Toronto Artscape Foundation Bursary
Relevant Experience
  • 2021 - Workshop - Curating in Digital Spaces, OCAD University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 2021 - Workshop – Transforming the Creative Commons “We Connect and (RE)Collect: A symposium on Remote Practice-based Learning
  • 2020 - Artist Panel - Traversing the Liminal Through Symbols and Place-making, Traversing the Liminal Through Symbols and Place-making. Toronto Feminist Art Collective
  • 2019 – Present - Founder - Common Collective, Toronto, Ontario

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