Artist member since 2019
Lucia Wallace is queer Toronto based artist and recent graduate of OCAD University (2018). She has exhibited and studied in Toronto, Canada and Florence, Italy. She uses sewing, embroidery, and knitting as alternative modes of painting; using traditional craft materials to challenge the artificial hierarchy of mediums. She explores her identity, memories and storytelling through graphic, geometric patterns derived from black out poetry. Her work also explores translating digital media into analogue, digitally creating works of glitch art that then inspire the compositions and colours of knit works. She aims to combine and contrast the meditative processes of writing, drawing, knitting, and coding.
Describe your home in 3 words
Full Of Love
Best season of the year in Toronto
Textiles, as well as analogue and digital collage
Why is it important for people to have art in their home or life?
Having art you love at home brings warmth, love, and inspiration to your life. I think we are curious, and having art in our homes helps us to be inquisitive every day.
What artists do you admire right now?
Allyson Mitchell, Kendra Yee, court gee
When did you start making art, and why?
I've been making art as long as I can remember. Making art is essential to my emotional and mental wellbeing. I believe that I can make an impact on the world through art by using it as a tool to connect with others.
Samara Contemporary, Toronto
TAP Centre for Creativity, London ON
Select Past Exhibitions
Fountain Gallery, Toronto
OCAD University, Toronto
Grad Ex 103
Ontario Graduate Scholarship
BFA (Drawing and Painting)