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Tania Love is a Toronto based visual artist who takes the cues for her work from the natural and cultural environment.

Her curiosity in the intersection between traditional methods and innovative expressions has led her to explore a breadth of materials including plant based inks and dyes, milk paint, reclaimed wire, cyanotypes, tea bags, paper and textiles.

Tania places emphasis on process oriented, tactile works to invite quiet, slower rhythms and connection to natural cycles.

Recipient of numerous grants, international residencies and exhibitions, her work has been seen in public and commercial galleries, pop-up vitrines, and design projects across the globe from her native Toronto and Ontario surrounds, to New York, NY, Lauris France, Bialystok Poland, Tokyo Japan and Baroda India. Her next upcoming solo exhibition will be at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum in April, 2019.

EDUCATION
UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH, Bachelor of Arts with distinction, 1991 – 1995
Honours Major Fine Art
Honours Minor French Language & Literature

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
MISSISSIPPI VALLEY TEXTILE MUSEUM, Almonte, Ontario, 2019
TEXTILE ARTS CENTER, “beginning again again”, NYC, USA, March 2015
THE STOP Greenbarn, “morphogenesis l”, Toronto November 2012
MEREDITH KEITH GALLERY, “forest”, Toronto, Ontario, February 2011
LATCHAM GALLERY, “Biodiversity” Stouffville, Ontario, September, 2010
THIEVES, “What wing can be held?”, Toronto, Ontario, June, 2010
TYPE, “seed”, Toronto, Ontario, September, 2007
GALLERY 96, “devotions; relics of ritual & memory”, Stratford, Ontario, September, 2004
THE WORLD’S SMALLEST ART GALLERY, “temple”, Elora, Ontario, September, 2004
VICTOR COMAS VITRINES: A SPACE “excavations” Toronto, Ontario, February, 2000
BUS GALLERY “from the palm of the hand” Toronto, Ontario, August, 1999
FAKTORIE GALLERY “return of the gods” Toronto, Ontario, October, 1997
MEG GALLERY “in the chrysalid” Toronto, Ontario, February, 1997

TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS
DURHAM ART GALLERY, “Imagined Existence”, Durham Ontario, July 2014
COULEUR GARANCE, Salle des Arcades, “Dentelles Végétales”, Lauris France, June 2012
BUS GALLERY “hOMe”, Toronto, Ontario, December, 2000

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

TORONTO DESIGN OFFSITE, CRAFT ONTARIO, “Living Well”, Toronto, Ontario, January – March 2017
ALISON MILNE GALLERY, “Pretty / Peculiar!”, Toronto, Ontario, December 2016
MCLA Gallery 51, “Water + Earth”, North Adams, MA, USA, November 2014
JAPANESE PAPER PLACE/ Toronto, June / July 2013 & KOCHI OKYAKU GINZA / Tokyo, November 2013 “A Commitment to Washi”
COULEUR GARANCE, Salle des Arcades, “Le temps s’égraine”, Lauris France, October 2013
KENMIN GALLERY of THE MIYAGI MUSEUM OF ART, “Natural Colours Exhibition” Miyagi, Japan, October 2012
MEREDITH KEITH GALLERY, “Life Forms”, Toronto, Ontario, November 2010
WEGLOWA, “Alea Iacta Est”, Białystok, Poland, August 2010
LATCHAM GALLERY, “PreView”, Stouffville, Ontario, September 2009
KATHARINE MULHERIN GALLERY, “Decade”, Toronto, Ontario, November 2008
ELORA CENTER FOR THE ARTS GALLERY, “Ar(t)boretum”, Elora, Ontario, March, 2007
CAMBRIDGE GALLERIES, “Fibreworks 2006”, Cambridge, Ontario, September 2006
ELORA CENTER FOR THE ARTS GALLERY, “Inspriations & Hauntings” Elora, Ontario, July –Sept, 2006
SARJAN GALLERY, “Is my love like a red red rose?”, Baroda, India, February, 2006
ELORA CENTER FOR THE ARTS GALLERY, “Scriptorium” Elora, Ontario, July – September, 2005
GARDINER MUSEUM OF CERAMIC ART, Toronto, Ontario, July, 2002
I- LAND GALLERY “Symbolize” Toronto, Ontario, June 2000
GLENHYRST ART GALLERY OF BRANT “Universal Language” Brantford, Ontario, June 2000

BIBLIOGRAPHY
Ellen Moorehouse, “At the Interior Design Show in Toronto, creative pursuits lead to reinvented careers”, The Toronto Star, February 1, 2013
Sarah Moon, “Outside the Frame: Art as Channel for Direct Experience toward Sustainable Transition”, CSPA, Q: 9, 2012
Gazeta Białystok, Węglowa – magazyn pełen sztuki, August 20, 2010
Białystok Online, Fabryka Sztuki. Finał artystycznego lata, August 22, 2010
Beverley Kearns. Elora Arts Council, Communique, Artist Profile, Winter 2007
Signs of the Spirit: The Donovan Collection at St. Michael’s College, 2001
Gary Michael Dault. “Gallery Going”, The Globe and Mail, Saturday, August 21, 1999
John Northcott. “Entertainment”, CBC News, Thursday, August 18, 1997
Betty Ann Jordan. “Gallery Going”, The Globe and Mail, Saturday, February 15, 1997

COLLECTIONS
Daniel Donovan, St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto, 1998

PUBLICATIONS
The Donovan Collection, University of St. Michael’s College, Toronto 2010

PUBLIC TALKS & ENGAGEMENT
Holding Ground: ecological conference, board & facilitator, NYC, March 2015
Contemporary Textile Studio & Co-op, Toronto, October 2013
York University, Staging Sustainability Conference, April 2010
Weglowa, Białystok, Poland, August 2010
National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India, January 2006
Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, July 2002

GRANTS
Ontario Arts Council, Winter 2013
Ontario Arts Council, Spring 2011
Ontario Arts Council, Spring, 2009
Canada Council, Spring, 2006
Ontario Arts Council, Spring, 2005

RESIDENCIES
COULEUR GARANCE, Lauris, France, June 2012, October 2013
ART FACTORY INTERNATIONAL ARTIST RESIDENCY, Bialystok, Poland, July/ August, 2010
BLUE MOUNTAIN CENTER, Blue Mountain Lake, NY, USA, September, 2008
MILLAY COLONY, Austerlitz, NY, USA, November 2007
SANSKRITI KENDRA, New Delhi, India, January 2006