Samar Hejazi

EDUCATION

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

2018
Hard Twist 13: Thread, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, Canada
Project RoomXpace Cultural Centre, Toronto, Canada
OISE Library, University Of Toronto, 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

2017
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

2016
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

2015

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

2014

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

2013

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

RESIDENCIES

2018. Akin Studio Residency, MOCA, Toronto, Canada
2016. Takt Berlin Artist Residency, Berlin, Germany
2016. Arquetopia, Instructional Artist Residency in embroidery, Oaxaca, Mexico

AWARDS & GRANTS

2018. Visual Artists 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

TALKS/LECTURES

Artist Talk and Workshop, Toronto School of Art, Toronto, Canada

TEACHING

Art Instructor, CharbArts Studios, Toronto, Canada
“Meditations in Color”, In-patient workshops, CAMH LEARN, Toronto, Canada
“Digital Comic Art”, UrbanArts, Toronto, Canada

PUBLICATIONS

2013. “Collective Consciousness”, Canadian Sculpture Society, Catalogue

PROFESSIONALLY RELATED

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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