MAAD Speaker Series: Shary Boyle


Shary Boyle is well-known for her bold, fantastical explorations of the

figure. Highly crafted and deeply imaginative, her multi-disciplinary

practice mines the social history of porcelain figurines, animist mythologies

and folk art forms to create a symbolic, politically charged language

uniquely her own.

 
DateFriday, January 26, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Cost

Free

Location

Room 230, 100 McCaul

Boyle splits her time between her Toronto

studio and collaborative projects with artists and musicians from the

Arctic to Asia.

Boyle works across diverse media, including sculpture, painting, installation

and performance, and is exhibited and collected internationally.

Shary Boyle represented Canada with her project Music for Silence

at the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013. In 2015 she performed at

the Luminato Festival and the National Gallery of Canada and in 2016

exhibited in Ceramix : Ceramics and art from Rodin to Schutte, organized

by the Bonnefantenmuseum in the Netherlands and touring to

Cité de la Ceramique in Sevres, France. In 2017, Boyle curated and

participated in the Esker Foundation-produced touring exhibition

Earthlings, while her sculptures were featured in South Korea’s Gyeonggi

International Ceramic Biennale and the Suzanne Bierderberg

Gallery exhibit Slipper in Amsterdam, NL. Shary Boyle’s first public art

commission will be installed in Spring 2018 at the Gardiner Ceramic

Museum in Toronto.



Shary Bolye
DateFriday, January 26, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Cost

Free

Website Location

Room 230, 100 McCaul

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Friday, January 26, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Boyle splits her time between her Toronto

studio and collaborative projects with artists and musicians from the

Arctic to Asia.

Boyle works across diverse media, including sculpture, painting, installation

and performance, and is exhibited and collected internationally.

Shary Boyle represented Canada with her project Music for Silence

at the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013. In 2015 she performed at

the Luminato Festival and the National Gallery of Canada and in 2016

exhibited in Ceramix : Ceramics and art from Rodin to Schutte, organized

by the Bonnefantenmuseum in the Netherlands and touring to

Cité de la Ceramique in Sevres, France. In 2017, Boyle curated and

participated in the Esker Foundation-produced touring exhibition

Earthlings, while her sculptures were featured in South Korea’s Gyeonggi

International Ceramic Biennale and the Suzanne Bierderberg

Gallery exhibit Slipper in Amsterdam, NL. Shary Boyle’s first public art

commission will be installed in Spring 2018 at the Gardiner Ceramic

Museum in Toronto.

Venue & Address: 
Room 230, 100 McCaul
Cost: 
Free
Shary Bolye
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