Sherry Czekus is a Canadian painter based in Waterloo, ON, who completed her MFA at University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario. She holds a Bachelor of Arts with Fine Art Studio Specialization from University of Waterloo. She has exhibited her work in private and public art galleries in Canada and the United States. The public domain, specifically the city, is a site of observation of urban crowd culture and its participants that Czekus explores through painting.

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Checking Messages On Dark Denim

2021
Oil On Canvas
16″ x 20″
$700.00

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Intersection On Dark Denim

2021
Oil On Canvas
30″ x 30″
SOLD

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Pedestrians On Dark Denim

2021
Oil On Canvas
12″ x 12″
SOLD

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Crowd On Dark Denim

2021
Oil On Canvas
12″ x 12″
SOLD

Education

2015 MFA, The University of Western Ontario, London, ON
2011 Bachelor of Education, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON
2010 Bachelor of Arts: Honours Fine Arts, Studio Specialization, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON

Awards

2018 Ontario Arts Council Emerging Artist Grant
2014 Visual Art Graduate Program Scholarship, Western University, London, ON
2013 Visual Art Graduate Program Scholarship, Western University, London, ON
2010 Region of Waterloo Painting Selection, Thesis Work, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON
2009 Liz Edwards Memorial Award (Fine Arts Department), University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON

Solo Exhibitions

2019 Metropolitans, Elora Centre for the Arts, Elora, ON
2018 Those Who Walk Between Us, Open Sesame, Kitchener, ON
Selected Paintings, Flexday, Toronto, ON
2017 Spring Painting Exhibition, Paula White Diamond Art Gallery, Waterloo, ON
2015 Crowdsourcing, MFA Thesis Show, Artlab Gallery, Western University, London, ON
Spring Show, Solo Exhibition, Paula White Diamond Art Gallery, Waterloo, ON
2013 Passing By, Paula White Diamond Art Gallery, Waterloo, ON
2011 Possibilities, with Maca Suazo, Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge, ON

Selected Group Exhibitions

2021 A Matter of Colour, with Tracy Bultje, Westland Gallery, London, ON, March 2021
LIFT: Series of Disengagements, Robert Langen Art Gallery, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON (2021-2022)
2020 Come As You Are, Wall Space Gallery, Ottawa, ON
Festival Of Smalls, Art Interiors, Toronto, ON
Size Matters, Baisden Gallery, Tampa, FL
2019 Festival Of Smalls, Art Interiors, Toronto, ON
Group Exhibition, Baisden Gallery, Tampa, FL
A Fine Line…, Elissa Cristall Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Made In Canada, Elissa Cristall Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Spring Forward, Paula White Diamond Art Gallery, Waterloo, ON
2018 The Artist Project, Toronto, ON
Globe Studios Spring and Fall Show, Kitchener, ON
2017 Ontario Juried Exhibition, Thames Gallery, Chatham, ON
Past Forward, Artlab Gallery, Western University, London, ON
Tri-City Stop Gap Exhibition II, Kitchener, ON
Globe Studios Fall and Spring Show, Kitchener, ON
Northern Painters, Edgewater Gallery, Middlebury, VT
The Benton House Project, Benton House, Kitchener, ON
2016 The Affordable Art Fair, (Edgewater Gallery), New York City, New York
Globe Studios, Spring and Fall Show, Kitchener, ON
2015 Ontario Juried Exhibition November 2015, Thames Art Gallery, Chatham, ON
Centre for International Governance Innovation Painting Exhibition, Waterloo, ON
Globe Studios Spring and Fall Open Studios, Kitchener, ON
Eurospa Pop Up Exhibition, Toronto, ON
Periphery/Core, Satellite Project Space, London, ON
Paper Jam, Curatorial Project, Western University, Satellite Project Space, London, ON
2014 Sum of Two and Three, One More Than Four, Artlab Gallery, Western University, London, ON
Big Ideas, Paula White Diamond Art Gallery, Waterloo, ON
Fall Group Show, Stax Gallery, Hamilton, ON
2013 The Square Foot Show, Paula White Diamond Art Gallery, Waterloo, ON
Globe Studios Spring and Fall Exhibition, Kitchener, ON
2012 Maggio Artistico 2012, Juried Show, Kitchener ON
The Square Foot Show, Paula White Diamond Art Gallery, Waterloo, ON
2011 SiliconW Group Exhibition (September-December), Juried Show, Kitchener, ON
Maggio Artistico 2011, Juried Show, Kitchener ON
Narratives of Violence, Narratives of Healing, Robert Langen Gallery, Wilfrid Laurier University, alumni and faculty of University of Waterloo, Fine Arts Department, Waterloo, ON
2010 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Juried Show, Toronto ON
The Square Foot Show, AWOL Gallery, Toronto, ON
Selection of Five Graduating Fourth Year Works from Relative Proximity, Region of Waterloo
Relative Proximity, Graduating Fourth Year Show, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON
Annual Juried Fine Arts SOFA Show, Zavitz Gallery, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON

Publications, Media and Events

2020 Artist Talk, Wall Space Gallery, Ottawa, ON
‘On The Art Trail” Interview with Joanne Poluch, Rogers TV, Kitchener, ON
2019 Globe Studios Artists Group Show, Curator, Kitchener, ON
2018 Artist Talk, Open Sesame, Kitchener, ON
Art Chats with Anda Kubis, Artist Project, Toronto, ON
2016 Juror for Juried Exhibition at Cambridge Centre for the Arts, Cambridge, ON
2014 Sum of two and Three, One More Than Four, Exhibition Catalogue
2011 Canadian House and Home, October 2011. ‘Designer Face Off’
2011 ‘Income Property’ HGTV television production set
2010 ‘The Breakout Kings’ television production set

Selected Collections

Albemarle Corporation, Charlotte, NC
Brownmed, Boston, MA
Vital Images, Waterloo, ON
Harry Rosen, Square One, Mississauga, ON
The Walper Hotel, Kitchener, ON
Google (Perimeter Development), Kitchener, ON
Manulife, Waterloo, ON
Delano Capital, Toronto, ON