Art in the Spotlight: Dana Slijboom

Image of a painting with black and white bunnies all over, with bands of colour in the background, sky blue at the top, then soft pink, bright green, soft gray and earthy brown at the bottom.

Dana Slijboom, Just a Bunny Girl, oil on canvas, 50 x 62", 2021


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Art in the Spotlight: Dana Slijboom

Tuesday, April 27, 4 pm

Join artist Dana Slijboom for a conversation about her work and creative process with the AGO’s Renée van der Avoird. Slijboom’s paintings are characterized by a distinctive visual language incorporating archetypal imagery and bold graphics.

Dana Slijboom is a Canadian-Dutch painter living and working in Toronto. She holds a BFA from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam NL (2009). She has exhibited both in Canada and internationally, including solo exhibitions at Towards Gallery, Ranch Dressing (2018), and  Erin Stump Projects, Romance (2019).

Renée van der Avoird is Assistant Curator of Canadian Art at the AGO. Selected AGO exhibitions include The Open Door: Mary Hiester Reid and Helen McNicoll (2020), Margaret Priest: The Construction Series and Other Concrete Matters (2019), Karl Beveridge & Carole Condé: Early Work (2019), and Betty Goodwin: Moving Towards Fire (2019).


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