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Marta Stares

Artist member since 2020
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Toronto, Ontario

Marta Stares is an artist and educator interested in painting the outdoors, especially the Northern Ontario landscape. Her work has been exhibited throughout the Toronto area including Gallery 1313, Orillia Museum of Art and History, and Ontario Legislative Assembly. Marta was the inaugural Artist in Residence in Lake Superior Provincial Park. She works primarily in oils and uses bold, vibrant colours in her work.

After receiving her BFA from OCAD University, Marta has worked as an educator at McMichael Canadian Art Collection and Visual Arts Mississauga. Marta currently teaches Visual Art in Peel District School Board.


Work

Small Sketch
Landscape
Other
Small sketch
Water
On Gentle Ground
Small Sketch Collection
Large Collection
Large Scale

Inside the Studio


Q+A

Favourite artist(s) right now

Kim Dorland, Steve Driscoll, Julie Himel, Peter Doig, Gavin Lynch

Best season of the year in Toronto

Autumn. I basically just sit around and wait for sugar maples to turn red.

What kind of artwork do you have in your home?

A couple of sketches by Elly Smallwood, a painting by Sarah Carlson, my own paintings. Currently running out of wall space.

What do you listen to when you work?

Podcasts: Radiolab, Criminal, I Like Your Work, 99% Invisible

Beverage of choice

Is there life without coffee? Also a huge fan of peppermint tea.

When I'm not making art, I'm (a) ...

Canoeing, hiking, teaching, napping, walking dogs...

Upcoming Exhibitions
2023-07-07

Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto
Toronto Outdoor Art Fair

Select Past Exhibitions
2022

Necessary Arts Collective
On Gentle Ground

2021

OMAH, Orillia
Carmichael Canadian Landscape Exhibition

2021

Gallery 1313, Toronto
The Forest Is My Teacher

2020

Gallery 1313, Toronto
Winter Emerging Artist Exhibition

2021

Gallery 1313, Toronto
The Changing Landscape

2020

OMAH. Orillia
Carmichael Canadian Landscape Exhibition: Tradition Transformed

2020

Gallery 1313, Toronto
Eco Art

2020

Blue Crow Gallery, Toronto
Summer Group Show

2019

Black Cat Artspace, Toronto
Somewhere Only We Know

2019

Black Cat Artspace, Toronto
Salon of Inclusiveness

2019

VAM, Mississauga
Art in the Park

2016

Super Wonder Gallery, Toronto
Reversion

Residencies
2021

Lake Superior Provincial Park, ON
Artist in Residence

Education
2007

OCADU
BFA - Drawing and Painting

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