Shary Boyle | Highly crafted and deeply imaginative, Shary Boyle’s multi-disciplinary practice mines the history of porcelain figurines, animist mythologies and shadow plays to investigate desire, power and vulnerability through a darkly feminist lens. Splitting her time between the solitude of the studio and the social exchange of collaborative spectacle, her practice includes drawing, painting, sculpture and performance. Shary Boyle represented Canada at the 2013 Venice Biennale with her project Music for Silence.

-Image Credit: 2010, Burden I. Porcelain, china paint, luster. 36 cm x 36 cm x 30 cm. Photo by Rafael Goldchain. Image courtesy of the artist.

Jessica Korderas | An emerging artist, Jessica Korderas is well on her way to establishing herself as a unique talent, captivating the public with her sophisticated use of acrylic resin. Her inclusion in “Art with Heart”, a juried fundraising event for Casey House in Toronto in 2009 and again in 2010 garnered her much recognition within the art community. She has been included in a public group exhibition titled, “inbetween”, curated by Mireille Eagan, which exhibited at The Confederation Centre for the Arts (Charlottetown) in 2009, and at The Doris McCarthy gallery (Toronto) in 2011. She exhibited in 2013 at Galerie de l’UQAM in Montreal as part of ‘Le Project Peinture/The Painting Project’ curated by Marie-Eve Beaupré and Julie Bélisle. She is represented by Gallery Page & Strange, Halifax, and Douglas Udell Gallery in Vancouver and Edmonton.

-Image Credit: 2013, Rooftops. Resin and Mixed Media. 6 in x 8 in x 2 in. Image courtesy of the artist.

Suzy Lake | Born in Detroit, Suzy Lake immigrated to Canada in 1968 where she began her art practice after studying studio arts at Wayne State University. Influenced by the social and political unrest of the 1960′s, her early work questioned identity and power relations. This work has been included in several historical, conceptual and feminist exhibitions, such as: Wack! Art and the Feminist Revolution at LA MOCA (Los Angeles), Identity Theft: Eleanor Antin, Lynne Hershman and Suzy Lake at SMMoA (Santa Monica), and Traffic: Conceptual Art in Canada. The Art Gallery of Ontario presented a full-career retrospective titled, Introducing Suzy Lake, in November 2014.

-Image Credit: 2013-14, Extended Breathing in the Rivera Frescoes, Chromagenic print. 61 in x 83 in. Image courtesy of the artist.

Kelly Richardson | Kelly Richardson is one of the leading representatives of a new generation of artists working with digital technologies to create hyper-real, highly charged landscapes, alongside figures such as John Gerrard and Saskia Olde Wolbers. Her work was selected for the Beijing, Gwangju and Busan biennales, and major moving image exhibitions including the The Cinema Effect: Illusion, Reality and the Moving Image at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (Washington D.C.) and Caixaforum (Barcelona), Videosphere: A New Generation at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo) and Visions Fugitives at Le Fresnoy (Tourcoing). Richardson’s video installations have also been included in the Toronto International Film Festival as part of Future Projections (2012) and Sundance Film Festival in New Frontier (2011 and 2009).

-Image credit: 2012, Installation view: Mariner 9, 43 ft x 9 ft video installation with 5.1 audio. Photo by Colin Davison. Image courtesy of the artist and Birch Contemporary, Toronto.