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EDUCATION

2016 to 2017

Landmarks 2017, Sheridan College, Oakville ON

2012 to 2016

Honours Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Toronto Mississauga, Mississauga ON

Advanced diploma, Art and Art History, Sheridan College, Oakville ON

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2023

The Scales That Fall From Our Eyes, Tangled Art + Disability, Toronto ON

2022

SenseAbility, THEMUSEUM, Kitchener ON

2016

The Artwork of Olivia Brouwer, Mills Hardware, Hamilton ON

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2024

Disrupt and Resist: A Love Letter to the Disability Community on What Showing Up For Each Other Can Be, Gillespie Gallery of Art, Fairfax, VA

2023

Pandemic Reflections, Tangled Art + Disability, Toronto ON

2022

avere cura, Tangled Arts + Disability, Toronto ON

Juried Show of Fine Arts 2022, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mississauga ON

Off Hours, Centre[3], Hamilton ON

The Scales That Fall From Our Eyes, Centre[3], Hamilton ON

2021

#IAmStillAnArtist, Industry – Hamilton Based Performance Makers, Hamilton ON

SHOW.21, Cambridge Art Galleries – Idea Exchange, Cambridge ON

Salt Spring National Art Prize Finalists’ Exhibition, Mahon Hall, Salt Spring Island BC

Window Activations, Hamilton Artist’s Inc., Hamilton ON

Scalean online exhibition hosted by Toronto Six Hundred (T6), Toronto ON

Silent Stories, a virtual exhibition hosted by the We Are Not Invisible Organization, Pittsburgh PA

2020

Liminal: Interstices Between and Betwixt, hosted by Toronto Six Hundred (T6), Beaver Hall Gallery, Toronto ON

2019

Tele-Tales, hosted by Emerging Young Artists,  Robert Kananaj Gallery, Toronto ON

Swarm, Hamilton Artists Inc., Hamilton ON

2018

De/Attachment, hosted by Emerging Young Artists, Narwhal Contemporary Gallery, Toronto ON

2017

Landmarks 2017, Rouge National Urban Park, Scarborough ON

Vantage Point, Sheridan College, Oakville ON

2016

Split Vision, Red Door Gallery, Georgetown ON

Eight / Four, Gallery 50, Toronto ON

Shelley Peterson Student Exhibition, Art Museum at the University of Toronto, Toronto ON

Frequently Answered Questions, Blackwood Gallery, Mississauga ON

2015

The Middle Child, Women’s Art Association of Canada, Toronto ON

Annual Art Sale at the Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton ON

Trinity Arts Fund, Trinity College, Toronto ON

 

AWARDS & GRANTS

2023

Ontario Arts Council: Exhibition Assistance Grant

Canada Council for the Arts: Explore and Create Grant for Soft-Spoken series

Waterloo Region Arts Fund for Sight Specific series, Waterloo ON

Ontario Arts Council: Artists in Communities for a workshop collaboration with Canadian National Institute for the Blind

Research Micro-grant from Pat the Dog Theatre, Waterloo ON

2022

Ontario Arts Council: Visual Arts Creation Projects for Out of Body series

Canada Council for the Arts: Explore and Create Grant for Soft-Spoken series

Curator’s Choice Award for the Annual Juried Show, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mississauga ON

Micro-grant, Hamilton Artists Inc. and Factory Media Centre, Hamilton ON

2021

Canada Council for the Arts: Arts Across Canada Travel Grant

Finalist for the Salt Spring National Art Prize, Salt Spring Island BC

The City of Hamilton Creator Award, Hamilton ON

Women’s Art Association of Hamilton Bursary Award, Hamilton ON

2016

Faculty Award in Painting, Sheridan College, Oakville ON

Faculty Award in Print Making, Sheridan College, Oakville ON

Winning Emerging Artist for Magnotta Winery Art Competition, Vaughan ON

2015

Roger Jowett Memorial Award, Sheridan College, Oakville ON

Above Ground Award, Sheridan College, Oakville ON

Open Studio Award, Sheridan College, Oakville ON

2014

Painting 2 Award, Sheridan College, Oakville ON

2013

Paper Place Award, Sheridan College, Oakville ON

D.L. Stevenson & Sons Faculty Award, Sheridan College, Oakville ON

 

PUBLICATIONS

2023

Sue Carter, Top 10 art shows to see in Toronto this fall, Toronto Star

2022

Beatriz Baleeiro, Olivia Brouwer’s art is for everyone to see-and touch, The Hamilton Spectator

2021

Serena Habib, Contact Kits to follow a contactless yearThe Silhouette

Brittany Myburgh, Interview on Scale | Olivia Brouwer, for The Six Hundred (T6) online exhibition, Scale

Anna Cipollone, In Conversation with Olivia Brouwer, Invest in Style magazine

2016

Regina Haggo, Serious attraction to abstraction pays off, The Hamilton Spectator

2015

Debra Downey, “Young artist Olivia Brouwer hosts first solo show at Dundas museum”, The Glanbrook Gazette

 

ARTIST TALKS & WORKSHOPS

2023

Artist talk & closing reception, Tangled Art + Disability, Toronto ON

Cripping Art and Tech, a virtual panel talk with Salima Punjani, Lux Gow-Habrich, and host Max Ferguson with the Toronto Public Library, Toronto ON

Touching Sound:a Sensory-Led Nature Walk and Workshop, a collaborative project with Canadian National Institute for the Blind, Guelph & Kitchener Waterloo ON

Virtual artist talk on Dream Voices, Centre Turbine, Montreal QC

Virtual artist talk on avere cura, Tangled Art + Disability, Toronto ON

2022

Artist talk on SenseAbility: The Scales That Fall From Our Eyes, THE MUSEUM, Kitchener ON

DesignTO virtual panel talk on ‘Non-Sighted Modes of Beholding Art’, Toronto ON

2021

Art Waves: episode 429, interviewed by Bernadette Rule from 101.5 the Hawk, Hamilton ON

Backstage Pass: featured artist for August, interviewed by Laura Ellis from Cable 14, Hamilton ON

Virtual Artist Talk for The Cotton Factory Artist Residency, Hamilton Arts Council, Hamilton ON

Hamilton Arts Awards, interviewed by Emily Tayler from CHCH Evening News on June 15th, Hamilton ON

City of Hamilton Arts Awards podcast, interviewed by Gavin Stephens, premiered on June 11th, Hamilton ON

 

RESIDENCIES

2024

NG Art Creative Residency, Maussane-les-Alpilles, France (upcoming)

2022

Femme Folks Fest Artist Residency, Visitor & Heritage Information Centre, Waterloo ON

2021

December 2020 – September 2021 – Artist in Residence, Cotton Factory, Hamilton ON

October 2020 – March 2021 – Emerging Artist Residency, Centre[3], Hamilton ON