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Mash Ritchie

Artist member since 2019
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Toronto, Ontario

Mash Ritchie is an emerging artist living and working as an art consultant in Toronto, ON. She has graduated from OCAD University with a BFA from the Drawing and Painting program.

Ritchie’s work explores the concept of identity. Directing her abilities between two disciplines of painting, abstract and surreal landscapes (current series in progress), her work plays a role in identity as she reflects on her artistic journey and how she situates herself within it. Wanting to explore her practice without the limitations of having a "consistent" body of work, Ritchie continues to explore her methods of painting through her two directions of painting.

Currently, Ritchie has been exploring surreal landscapes. Pulling ideas from her own identity, she has been dissecting her ideologies, partial religious up bringing, the influence of outside events and how she views herself as a 'being' having a human experience. Throughout her new series a lucid reality can be seen through motifs and objects within dire landscapes (current series in progress).


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Q+A

I'm really good at making (a) ...

Stretchers and Ukrainian beet buns!

Favourite book

Always the last book I've read.

What do you listen to when you work?

Usually any of these bands: MeWithoutYou, Paramore, MCR, Billy Talent

Why is art important to you?

It can be anything and everything. There are no boundaries but the ones you choose for yourself.

How long have you been creating art?

Since I was a child but I have been painting abstractly since 2016.

Select Past Exhibitions
2020

Gradcurate Virtual Exhibition, UK
Gradcurate: Summer 2020

2020

OCAD University, Toronto
OCAD University Catalogue Fundraiser: Art Prom

2019

Women's Art Association of Canada, Toronto
WAAC & OCADU: Exuberant

2019

Liberty Market Lofts Gallery, Toronto
Colour: New Voices in Painting

2019

Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto
Emerging Now - Selected Works From The OCAD Drawing & Painting Class of 2019

2019

OCAD University, Toronto
Inspirations Studio Fundraiser

2019

D'Arcy Symposium, Toronto
Dreamscapes

2019

OCAD University, Toronto
OCAD University 104th Graduate Exhibition

2018

Ada Slaight Gallery, Toronto
Awenda Inspired: Group Exhibition,

2017

OCAD University Learning Zone Gallery, Toronto
Danielle Coleman & Mashayla Ritchie Abstract Works

Accolades
2019


Project 31 Drawing & Painting Scholarship

Press
2021

Art Book
Volume 13 - FOA

2019

Catalogue
OCAD U DRPT GradEX 104 Catalogue

Residencies
2019

Florence, Italy
Creator in Residence

Education
2019

OCAD University
Bachelors of Fine arts in Drawing and Painting

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