Cre8iv80studio launched the Canadian International Artists Forum in 2004
at 125th Canadian National Exhibition. This
project provides an opportunity to the Canadian artists of various ethnic
backgrounds to exhibit and work on site.
Cre8iv80studio has engaged 12 artists who will demonstrate their skills
in various arts and crafts activities. These artists will work on site
with their tools to create artwork and engage audience in their work.
They will interact with these visitors in order to educate them about
various techniques and historical information about their particular artistic
practice and medium.
artists are encouraged to bring visual aid materials, books and any other
support material to enhance the educational aspect of their presentation.Artists
will be provided with a display and sales area where they can sell their
artwork free of any charge or commission.
and wax painting
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Vishal Misra hails from India and is a recent immigrant to Canada. He
has extensively exhibited his oil Paintings and has worked hard to establish
his reputation and hardworking and dedicated artist in Canada. His style
of painting captures the elements of folklore and rich Indian mythological
imagery, which has clear influence of Bengal school of thought and treads
close to cubist style of expression through painting.
Hilton Henhawk is a senior native artist who will demonstrate his artistic
skills with corn husk dolls Mr. Henhawke is a member of the Upper Mohawk
and Seneca Nations, turtle clan, Six Nations Confederacy. Hilton was born
in 1935 in Vienna Ontario, and he was raised in Ingersoll Ontario and
has resided in Toronto since 1980.
Hilton's experience and unique vision compel him to a broad range of expression,
so he does not confine his work to obvious Native ideology and symbols.
Some of Hilton's art is symbolic and abstract, while other pieces are
realistic and representational.
Shawn Grey hails from Hungarian British background. Shawn is a unique
textile artist who has developed a deep understanding and appreciation
of integrating art of story telling with her painting on the silk. Her
work reminds us of on going story that she develops as her work flows
Syed Iqbal is a painter who has evolved his unique style of painting with
experimentation in pigments and various textures. Iqbal comes from Bangladesh
and his themes are usually representing the ethnic and religious mix that
Bangladesh consists of.
His fascinations with mythology and his beliefs of universal peace and
harmony are often seen in his colorful paintings.
A young printmaker from Philippines, Jeff has developed his practice as
screen printing artist. His techniques and themes are contemporary and
expressive. Jeff has exhibited his work extensively and his designs are
popular among Torontonians.
A senior artist, Salim hails from Pakistan and was associated with museums
and conservation there. He has developed his techniques in calligraphy
especially Arabic script over the years. His landscapes and sculpture
work has won him numerous awards and recognition.
Marelena is an Architect who transcended the boundary of her profession.
The same artistic talent that, combined with the love of science, made
her an Architect now gives her the energy to follow the urge for creativity
in her life. She has found an immense pleasure in self-expression painting,
printmaking and mixed media. She is a well-exhibited watercolorist and
would share her unique technique of this medium. Marelena came to Canada
A ceramic artist from Pakistan, Ishrat has developed her unique style
in pottery and ceramics. She merges the influences of her roots with her
adoptive land and comes up with a contemporary style. She will use her
pottery wheel to demonstrate some fine elements of her pottery at the
Farooq is a graduate of famous National College of Arts in ancient city
of Lahore. He trained as a designer and later on his designing led him
towards textile printing and painting. He approached his art with great
passion and is considered an important textile artist whose creative designs
and styles have made him popular among his peers and patrons.
A French Canadian, Luc approaches sculpture with deceptively simplistic
technique. Once his clay rope starts developing upwards, the complexity
of shape and depth of idea starts emerging. Luc approaches his art with
passion that shows through as he performs in front of his audience and
engages with them through clay and his poetry.
Although currently living in Toronto, Ontario, Tanya was born and raised
in Montréal, Québec. A French Hungarian Canadian, Tanya
is currently showing at a variety of galleries throughout Canada and most
days she can be found in her studio exploring the possibilities of pigment
and wax. As an encaustic painter, she applies and removes layers of wax
by painting and then scraping away, building images in relief. Her expression
is vibrant and her technique is very engaging.
Born in Lima,Peru, of European heritage and raised in Venezuela, Susan
is, currently, an Instructor of Color and Design at the International
Academy of Design in Toronto and a guest speaker for Ryerson University
for the Fashion Marketing students. She pursued the career as a graphic
designer at the Institute Neumann in Caracas, Venezuela. She travelled
as a photographer assistant to "Christian Belpaire", also apprenticed
with Gego and Carlos Cruz Diez.
Susan has been painting for the last 20 years and is well known for her
great interest in Sustainable environments, and this association with
nature is evident in her art as main source of inspiration. Susan will
demontrate her skills on silk as textile artist.