TAMAR SWARTZ

MIXED MEDIA VISUAL ART

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Tamar Swartz is a Canadian mixed media artist and Expressive Art Practitioner specializing in collage, drawing and painting. She creates visual narratives inspired by the magic and colour of life around her. She facilitates Intuitive Art classes for adults and seniors, and inspires creative expression and self-discovery through visual art.
 
SELECTED ARTISTIC EDUCATION
Studied under:
 
2015   Jessica Serran, Painter, Prague, Czech Republic
 
2014  Charles Hackbarth, Painter, Toronto, Ontario
          Shaun McNiff, Expressive Painter, Toronto, Ontario
 
2013  Rhonda Nolan, Mixed Media Artist and Bookmaker, Toronto, Ontario
          Rochelle Rubenstein, Bookmaker, Toronto, Ontario
          Caitlyn Chisamore, Painter, Toronto, Ontario
 
2012  Gareth Bate, Painter, Toronto, Ontario
          Hayley Manson, Mixed Media Artist, Cape Town, South Africa
 
2011  Barb Carr, Collage Artist, Kingston, Ontario
          Claire Grady-Smith, Painter, Kingston, Ontario
 
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2018  Courageous Heart, Private Residence, Toronto, Ontario
2017  Into the Wild. Starving Artist, Toronto, Ontario
2014  Journeys, Oakwood Village Library and Art Centre, Toronto, Ontario
 
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
2017  In the Round V, Graven Feather, Toronto, Ontario
          "The Art of Creative Surrender" in the Healing Heart of Art Event, Starlight Online Events
2015  Artist Talk, Mamü Galéria, Budapest, Hungary
          Away From, Latarka Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
          Dog Dot Cot Cat, art quarter budapest, Budapest, Hungary
 
2014 Outsider Art, Amber Art Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
 
2013  In the Round, Graven Feather Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
          Hillcrest Village Fibreworks, Studio for Movement, Toronto, Ontario
 
2012  6”x8” Exhibition, The Paper Place, Toronto, Ontario
          Water, SPLASH Floating Water Festival Gallery, Innisfil, Ontario
 
2011  Student Exhibition, Kingston School of Art, Kingston, Ontario
          Hillcrest Village Fibreworks, Side Space Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
COLLECTIONS AND REPRESENTATION
La Cabeza Gallery, Toronto, Ontario (currently represented)
Station Gallery, Whitby, Ontario
Private collections held in Canada, Hungary, United States, South Africa and Israel.
 
SELECTED TEACHING AND COMMUNITY ARTS
2017-2018  Intuitive Art course Instructor. LucSculpture, Toronto, Ontario.
 
2017  Landscapes of Nostalgia facilitator. Toronto for Everyone, Toronto, Ontario.
       
2016  Creative Surrender E-course Instructor, Online
          Intuitive Art Instructor, Anderson Arts and Education Research Lab, Budapest, Hungary
          Art Teacher, A-Z International Centre for Children, Budapest, Hungary
          Intuitive Art for Seniors, Kibbutz Barkai, Israel
 
2015  Art Instructor, art quarter budapest, Budapest, Hungary
          I Am Human, Guest Art Instructor, Angol Falu and Everness Festival, Budapest, Hungary
 
2014  Art Instructor and Creative Consultant, Artless Hub, Toronto, Ontario
          Intuitive Art Instructor, Toronto Fringe Festival, Toronto, Ontario
          Intuitive Art for Seniors Instructor, St. Matthew's Bracondale House and Kensington Gardens                           Health Centre, Toronto, Ontario
          Guest Community Artist, Making Room Community Arts and Staffroom Wellness, Toronto,                               Ontario
          Guest Creative Facilitator, Restore Retreat II, Truro, Massachusetts
          Painting Instructor, Paintlounge, Toronto, Ontario
 
2013  Intuitive Art Instructor, Dream Big Retreat, Erin, Ontario
 
2012  Guest Artist, Fabric Fun Summer Camp, Toronto, Ontario

 
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
2017  Keep Your Ass in the Studio, Jessica Serran, Online
 
2015  Becoming Artist, Jessica Serran, Online
 
2014  Artfare Essentials: Community Arts, Jumblies, Toronto, Ontario
 
AWARDS AND GRANTS
2015  International Artist Grant, art quarter budapest, Budapest, Hungary
 
2014  Platform A Micro Grant, Toronto Arts Council, Toronto, Ontario
          SMBH Certificate of Appreciation for Intuitive Art, Toronto, Ontario
          Best of the Visual Fringe, Certificate of Recognition, Toronto, Ontario
 
2013  Artfare Essentials, Certificate of Completion, Toronto, Ontario
 
RESIDENCIES
2015  Studio and teaching residency, art quarter budapest, Budapest, Hungary  
 
MEMBERSHIP
2016  LucSculpture, Toronto, Ontario
          Anderson Art Education and Art Lab, Budapest, Hungary
 
2015  art quarter budapest, Budapest Hungary
          Becoming Artist, Online Community
 
2014  Artless Hub, Toronto, Ontario
 
2013  Jumblies, Toronto, Ontario
 
2012  Neighbourhood Arts Network, Toronto, Ontario
 
ACADEMIC EDUCATION
2018 University of British Columbia, Kelowna
         Masters of Social Work (current)
 
2017  Fleming College, Haliburton, Ontario
          Expressive Arts Post-Graduate Certificate (EAP)
 
2013  Lifespace Institute, Toronto, Ontario                       
          Transformational counselling and body-centred therapy
 
2011  Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario
          Master of Arts (Sociology and Criminology)
 
2009 Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario
          Bachelor of Arts, Honours (Sociology)

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