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ashley beerdat

Artist member since 2020
Toronto , Ontario

Ashley Beerdat is an emerging artist who works in oil painting using an impasto style to narrate fantastical stories based on references from pop culture, her childhood and imagination. In her practice, she explores themes of mythology, folklore and storytelling to try and make sense of the world around her. Storytelling is an important part of her practice and stems from her culture as a Guyanese-Canadian in which she grew up listening to stories from elders to share lessons and pass down knowledge. Through her work she explores these traditional folktales in a contemporary, whimsical and playful manner.


Q+A

Why is art important to you?

Art is the one thing that makes me truly happy.

Favourite movie

Shawshank Redemption

Beverage of choice

Coffee

What do you listen to when you work?

I tend to listen to movies when painting usually thrillers or action films

What artists do you admire right now?

Jules de Balincourt, Peter Doig, Dana Schutz

Favourite medium

Oil Paint

Upcoming Exhibitions
2021-05-02

North York Centre, North York ON
A Series Of Mythological Narratives

Select Past Exhibitions
2020

Visual Arts Mississauga, Mississauga ON
Now Streaming

2019

Beaux Arts, Brampton ON
Art Beat

2019

Artway Gallery, Brampton ON

2019

Art Lab, London ON
Honesty Hour

2019

Satelitte Project Space, London ON
Buffering

2018

Korus Connect, Melbourne, AU
Community Mural

2018

ArtLab, London ON
Annual Juried Exhibition

2017

ArtLab, London ON
Annual Juried Exhibition

2020

Small Arms Inspection Building
State Of Being

Press
2020

Peel Weekly News
Creative Residency Group Tackles Streaming TV During New Exhibition

Residencies
2020

Visual Arts Mississauga
VAM`s Creative Residency

Education
2019

Western University
Art and Art History

2019

Western University
Honors Specialization in Criminology

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