C.V.

INA PUCHALA

Born Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. Presently lives and works in Toronto.

Education

Level II Artist-Educator Certificate, Learning Through the Arts, Royal Conservatory, Toronto 2008 – 2009
A.O.C.A., 4 yr. Diploma, Honors, Drawing & Painting, Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto 1992 – 1995

 

Exhibitions

‘Oils – Straight Up’, Canadian Fine Arts, Toronto 2011
‘Summer Smoke and Paint’, Rebecca Gallery, Toronto 2008
‘Black Dog’, Rebecca Gallery, Toronto 2006
‘New Work’, Rebecca Gallery, Toronto 2001
‘The Trumpet’, Rebecca Gallery, Toronto 1998
‘Grey’, Rebecca Gallery, Toronto 1996
‘Going into the Hole’, Rebecca Gallery, Toronto 1996

 

Two Person Exhibitions
‘Cinderella’, Ina Puchala & Fred Franzen, Rebecca Gallery, Toronto 2004
‘New Work’, Ina Puchala & Michael Anderson, Rebecca Gallery, Toronto 2002
‘Renaissance Women 2000’, Ina Puchala & Carolyn White, Rebecca Gallery, Toronto 2000

 

Selected Group Exhibitions
‘Divergent Perspectives’, Arts Etobicoke, Toronto 2013
‘Out of Bounds’, Etobicoke Civic Centre, Toronto 2013
‘Small Works Exhibition’, Arts Etobicoke, Toronto 2012
‘Where They Are Now’, OCADU Alumni Exhibition, Art Square Gallery, Toronto 2010
Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto 2010
‘Art Bazaar’, B Art Gallery, Toronto 2010
‘Seeing with Closed Eyes: Five Abstract Artists’, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mississauga 2009
36th Annual Juried Show, Art Gallery of Peel, Brampton 2009
‘Voices’, Art Gallery of Woodstock, Woodstock 2006
VAM Annual Juried Show, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Toronto 2005
VAM Annual Juried Show, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Toronto 2004
‘A Love Story’: Members Exhibition & Sale, Mercer Union, Toronto 2001
Perspectives ’00, Living Arts Centre, Mississauga 2000
Annual Juried Show, Art Gallery of Peel, Brampton 2000
‘Territory’, Gallery 1313, Toronto 1999
Perspectives ’99, Living Arts Centre, Mississauga 1999
Perspectives ’98, Living Arts Centre, Mississauga 1998
Perspectives ‘97, Living Arts Centre, Mississauga 1997
Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto 1997
Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto 1996
Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto 1995
‘Foraging’, Gallery 76, Toronto 1993
’The Spaces Between’, Women’s Collective, OCA, Toronto 1992

 

Collections

Pratt & Whitney Canada
Egon Zehnder
Government of Ontario Archives
IPSOS Reid Group
Response Innovations
The Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario

 

Media

The Mississauga News, ‘Addition by Abstraction’ by Debbie Bruce July 2009
The Mississauga News, ‘Visual Arts and AGM Host Juried Exhibition’ by Sandy Miller Jan 2005
The Globe & Mail, ‘Dolls With a Message’, by Gary Michael Dault Dec 2004

 

Awards & Achievements

Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant 2008
Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant 2006
VAM Annual Juried show, Art Gallery of Mississauga, 1st prize 2004
Canada Council ‘C’ Grant 1999
W.O. Forsyth Scholarship for Painting, OCA 1995
Devona Paquette Memorial Scholarship for Painting, OCA 1995
David L. Stevenson Award for Drawing & Painting, OCA 1994
George A. Reid Award For Drawing & Painting, OCA 1993

 

Community Artist-Teacher

Resident Artist, Community Junction    2012 to present
Assistant, Gshkoziwin Apprenticeship Project, the Milkweed Collective in partnership with Barrie Native Friendship Centre 2016 – 17
Director, The Kreativ U-Turn Apprenticeship Project, A Cultural Hotspot West Project produced by the Milkweed Collective in Partnership with the City of Toronto  2014 – 15
Artist-Teacher, Roots and Branches Artists-in-Residence Program, Art Gallery of Mississauga 2012 – 14
Project Lead, Creativity Rocks, an ArtsStarts 21YCC, Youth Creativity Challenge, North Kipling JMS (gr. 7-8) and the Milkweed Collective 2012 – 13
Assistant Director, Artist-Teacher, Exploring Creativity in Depth©, the Milkweed Collective 2007 – 15

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