Samar Hejazi | Visual Artist | Toronto | @samarhejazi


2013. Ryerson University, Bachelor of Fine Arts in New Media, Image Arts
2009. Summer Intensive Studies: Photography, Parsons School of Art and Design, Paris

Group Exhibition

Hard Twist 14: Entwined, The Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, Canada
An Index, Museum of Contemporary Art, Toronto, Canada
Motion Art Gallery, Marakez Headquarters, Cairo, Egypt

Holding Patterns, ArtSpin, Toronto, Canada
OISE Library, University Of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Hard Twist 13: Thread, The Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, Canada
Maw6ini, Project Room, Xpace Cultural Centre, Toronto, Canada
Re-Presentando, Decentered Gallery, Puebla, Mexico
Recap, VucoArtspace, Toronto, Canada
Mind Blend, Blank Canvas Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Dear World, Arta Gallery, Toronto, Canada

Annual Juried Art Exhibition, QuestArt, Midland, Canada
VUCO No. 1, VUCO Artspace, Toronto, Canada
STIMMING, 2nd Floor Events, For The People, Toronto, Canada
MECHANAECIA, 2nd Floor Events, For The People, Toronto, Canada

Perceptions, Possum Gallery, Berlin, Germany
New Divisions, Arta Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Senseless, For The People, Evergreen Brickworks, Toronto, Canada
The Brain Project, Toronto, Canada
RESONANCE, juried exhibition, Latcham Gallery, Stouffville, Canada

Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, Canada
Recess, Nest Collective. Artscape Youngplace, Toronto, Canada
Intersection 1173, InLight Studio + Working Proof Studio, Toronto, Canada

This is Not For You, Creatures Creating Gallery, Toronto, Canada
The Artist Project, Better Living Space Exhibition Place, Toronto, Canada
This Is Not A Club, This Is Not a Toy at Design Exchange after party, Cube Nightclub, Toronto, Canada
NUDE Vol.3 and Lex Artis: Art Party, Toronto, Canada
This Is Not For You, Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, Canada
InLight Studio Launch Party, Toronto, Canada

Meta 2013, Arta Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Collective Consciousness, Canadian Sculpture Society, Toronto, Canada
Maximum Exposure, Ryerson Image Arts, Toronto, Canada
Configuration, Al Green Gallery, Toronto, Canada
An Internal Affair, Lex Artis and The Brockton Collective, Toronto, Canada


2019. Art with Heart, Casey House, Art Gallery of Ontario, Canada
2018. Maclaren Art Centre, Berry, Canada

Awards & Grants

2019. Animating Historic Sites, Toronto Arts Council
2019. Arts Abroad, Residency Grant, Canada Council for the Arts
2019-2021. Arquetopia International Mentorship Program, Puebla - Toronto - TBD
2019. Arquetopia Residency Scholarship, Cusco, Peru
2018. Visual Artist Grant, Toronto Arts Council
2018. Visual Artist Creation Project, Ontario Arts Council
2018. Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council
2013. Honorary Mention, Al Green Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2013. Best New Media Art Piece, Maximum Exposure, Toronto, Canada


2019. Arquetopia International Residency Program, Self-Directed Residency, Puebla, Mexico
2019. Arquetopia, Instructional Artist Residency in Natural Pigments, Cusco, Peru
2018. Akin Studio Residency, MOCA, Toronto, Canada
2016. Takt Berlin Artist Residency, Berlin, Germany
2016. Arquetopia, Instructional Artist Residency in embroidery, Oaxaca, Mexico

Talks & Lectures

2019. Artist Talk, Issues in Experimental Media Art History, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada
2018. Maw6ini-In Conversation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
2018. Artist Talk and Workshop, Beyond the Flat, Toronto School of Art, Toronto, Canada


Art Instructor, CharbArts Studios, Toronto, Canada
“Meditations in Color”, In-patient workshops, CAMH LEARN, Toronto, Canada
“Digital Comic Art”, UrbanArts, Toronto, Canada
“Beyond the Flat”, Artist Talk and Workshop, Toronto School of Art, Toronto, Canada

Professionally Related

Jury member of Hard Twist 14: Entwined, The Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, Canada
Committee member of “Emerging Leaders” at the Toronto Arts Foundation.
Founder of Inlight Studio.
Co-founder of Lex Artis Art Events

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