Cyril Williams's profile

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Education
1994 / 1997 University of Toronto Honors’ Bachelor of Arts Specialist Program - Fine Art Studio • Studied extensively under the tutelage of Professor David Bueller (painting), Professor Catherine Wild (printmaking) and Professor Robert Bowers(sculpture) • 7 student group shows and a solo show (Hart House) • Teaching Assistant in Printmaking 3rd and 4th year under Professor Kim Andrews, Professor Catherine Wild & Professor George Hawking • Independent studies in Sculpture focusing on recycled metal assemblage - masks • Independent studies in Painting focusing on Abstract expressionism and Form • Independent studies in Printmaking focusing on Monotypes • Scholarship awarded at Open Studio for advanced printmaking opportunities 2000 - 2002
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
At its most basic core my work is about transforming ordinary and often less-than-ordinary materials into something totally extraordinary. My work acts to bridge the conceptual realm of my imagination to that of the real world. 

I find that the creative process intensifies when I add layers of material onto any given work - slowly giving form, mass and aesthetic value.

I am very passionate about my art. I love what I do and I feel blessed that I have been given this gift of creativity and expression so that I may be able to share my artistic vision with the world.		


Professional Visual Arts Career
  
 •	Curator/Artist in Residence Artifact Gallery 2000 – 2015 	 
•	Graphic Artist – Propaganda Studio
        •	Created original cover art for Environment Canada Publications
        •	Original art for national Same Sex Domestic Violence Campaign – Western University
        •	Original art provided to Toronto Dollar
        •	Original art and Conceptualization “ Her Worship” 
                performed at the Grande Theatre London, Ontario
2003 – 2008	City of Toronto St. Lawrence Market/BIA  - Arts Liaison
2003 – 2008	City of Toronto St. Lawrence Market/BIA  - Arts Liaison
2006 	City of Toronto Artist in the School Program Market Lane Public School
2007	City of Toronto Artist in the School Program Downtown Alternative School
2010 	Art Instructor  - Art at Parc  - Parkdale Recreation Centre
2011 	Pop-up Public Art Exhibitions – 5
2011 	Featured Artist – Epilogue Arts Group – Online Canadian Arts Gallery
2011        Organizer of Artspan - Juried Outdoor Art Exhibit 
2012       Membership in the Kinmount Artisans Market – Arts Collective 
2012       Arts Instructor - Kinmount Artisans Market – Abstract Art 
2013       Online Gallery opens
2013	Pop-up Public Art Exhibitions – 7
2013	Featured in online article “The Art of Everything” by Mary Anne Pankhurst
2014	Figment Toronto Project Curator- Imaginary Dragon Installation Project on Olympic Island  
                (Recipient of Canada Heritage Honorarium)
2014	Elected Chair, Canadian Artists Society of Toronto
2014 	Organizer Summer Pedestrian Sunday Kensington Market Artist Alleys
2014 	Arts Instructor – Print Gallery – Abstract Art - Painting
2014	Organizer Nuit Blanche Installation – Baldwin Street Dragon
2014	Pop-up Public Art Exhibitions – 6
2014	Organizer of the Pan Am Para Pan Am Toronto Art Games
2015	Residency at the Venice Art House, Venice, Italy
2015	Figment Toronto Project Curator- Imaginary gardens of Waste Installation Project on Olympic Island (Recipient of Canada Heritage Honorarium)
2015	Pop-up Public Art Exhibitions – 4
2015	As featured on www.artslant.com/global/artists
2015	Selected to be an official City of Toronto - Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2015 – 
10 for 10th year celebration with the interactive installation “Shoes That Line The Lane”  hosted by the BATA Shoe Museum. Curated by Che Kothari.

Professional Exhibition List
April 1998  	Group Show – Agincourt Gallery, Toronto, On
Feb 1999 	Group Show – Artifact Gallery, Toronto, On
Apr 1999	Solo Show – Sculpture/Installation 	- Artifact Gallery, Toronto, On
June 2005 	Invisible People Project – Public Sculpture / Installation project St. Lawrence Market Business Improvement Association, Toronto, On
Aug 2005	Installation Art Exhibit – St. Lawrence Market Business Improvement Association (Tale of St. Lawrence), Toronto, On
Aug 2008	Group Show - Pantages Theatre Arts Collective, Toronto, On
Sept 2009	Group Show – Show Gallery, Toronto, On
May 2010 	Solo Show – Peanut Club Gallery, Toronto, On
April 2011	Featured Artist – Epilogue Arts Group – Online Arts Gallery
March 2012	 Public Sculpture – Parkdale BIA, Toronto, On
Oct 2012		Group Show - Kinmount Artisan’s Market, Kinmount, On
Oct 2012 	Guest Exhibitor - Fall Studio Tour - Kinmount Artisan’s Market
Oct 2013		Group Show –  Kinmount Artisan’s Market – Kinmount, On
Oct 2013	 	Fall Studio Tour Feature –  Kinmount Artisan’s Market, Kinmount, On
Dec 2013 	Group Show – Gerrard Art Space – Toronto, On
Dec 2013	Group Show – Ben Navaee Gallery –  Toronto, On
Jan 2014		Group Show – Gerrard Art Space – Grandfathers –  Toronto, On
Jan 2014		Group Show – The Art House – Landscape Canadiana – Toronto, On
Feb 2014	Group Show – Gerrard Art Space – A Show of Heart –  Toronto, On
Feb 2014	Group Show – Gallery Hittite –  Toronto, On
Mar 2014	Solo Show – Harvest Kitchen – Toronto, On
July 2014	Solo Show – Ben Navaee Gallery – Toronto, On
Aug 2014	Group Show – Kensington Market Artist Alley
Sept 2014	Group Show – Print Gallery – Toronto, On
Oct  2014	Group Show – Kensington Market Artist Alley
Dec  2014	Group Show – Gerrard Art Space  Toronto, On
Feb  2015	Group Show – Gerrard Art Space  Toronto, On
March 2015	Group Show – Venice Art House – Venice Italy
Sept 2015	Group Show – Steam Whistle Brewery  Toronto, On
Sept 2015	Group Show – Venice Art House 56th Venice Biannual –Venice Italy

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