About Lydia Panart, The Artist & Educator

Lydia Panart graduated in Architecture from the National University of Buenos Aires.

Following architectural practice, Lydia developed her professional artistic career under the mentorship of renowned Argentinean master Kenneth Kemble.

An active Toronto-based artist nominated in 2016 for the TD Bank’s “10 Most Influential Hispanic Canadians”, she has participated in national and international art exhibits.

Education

1990-93 Kenneth Kemble Atelier, Buenos Aires (prime mover of the Informalist Movement)
1991 Degree in Architecture, National University of Buenos Aires
1983 Diploma in Interior Design, MOBI Institute, Buenos Aires

Courses & Seminars

First Latin American Colloquial of Aesthetics and Critics: “The Signs of Art,” Recoleta Cultural Centre, Buenos Aires

Art History and Aesthetics, Philosopher Rosa Maria Ravera, Buenos Aires

Set Design and Colour in Movement, Architect Gaston Breyer, Buenos Aires

Awards

2017 Special Mention of Excellence, London Art Biennale
2016 ArtTour International’s 60 Top Masters of Contemporary Art, Montagnac, France
2005 Visual Arts Award: 2005 Mississauga Arts Awards.
Finalist for the Visual Arts Award: Mississauga Arts Awards
2004 Honourable Mention: Colour and Form Society, First Bi-Annual Open Juried/ Members’ Exhibition, Paper Mill Gallery at Todmorden Mills
1997 First Prize: First Annual Juried Exhibition of Abstract Painting, EncuentrArte Art Gallery, Buenos Aires

International Biennale

2017 London Art Biennale, London, UK

Symposia

2014 Maiden Tower, 5th International Art Festival, Baku, Azerbaijan, Invitation
2007 Emaar 3rd International Painting Symposium, Dubai, UAE, Invitation

Solo Exhibitions

2014 Toronto, Arta Gallery. “Huellas”
2007 Oakville, John Willmott Architect Studio
Mississauga, Visual Arts Mississauga. “Inside Out”
1999 Mississauga, CIBC
1994 Buenos Aires, Solo Exhibition during the XXIX Trip Around the World on the famous ship Fragata A.R.A. LIBERTAD

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017 London, UK, La Galleria Pall Mall, The Royal Arts Prize 2017
2017 London, UK, London Art Biennale
2016 Miami, USA,  Red Dot Miami, represented by The Gallery Steiner (Vienna, Austria)
Lima, Peru,  Galeria Terra Art, “Art of the Americas”
2016 Florence, Italy, Grand Palazzo Borghese, Florence Design Week
New York, Art Expo New York
2015 Toronto, Columbus Centre,Joseph D. Carrier Gallery, “Art of The Americas”, celebrating the Toronto 2015 Pan Am & Parapan Am Games, Invitation
2014 Toronto,The Distillery Historic District, Arta Gallery
2013 Ottawa, St. Brigid’s Centre for the Arts, “Argentinian Art in Ottawa” organized by the Embassy of The Argentine Republic”
2013 Toronto, Centre of Excellence, Glendon Campus, York University. “Argentinian Visual Artists in Toronto” organized by the Consulate General of Argentine in Toronto.
2013-12 Toronto, The Distillery Historic District, Arta Gallery
2011 Toronto, Spazio dell’ Arte Gallery
2009-11 Oakville, Artspace Art Gallery
2007 Mississauga, Art Gallery of Mississauga, 30th Annual Juried Show of Fine Art

Oakville, Artspace Art Gallery

Mississauga, Living Arts Centre, Laidlaw Hall. “Open”

Mississauga, Living Arts Centre, Laidlaw Hall. “2×2”

Mississauga, Art Gallery of Mississauga, 29th Annual Juried Show of Fine Art

2006 Toronto, The Joseph D. Carrier Gallery

Mississauga, Novotel. 2005 Mississauga Visual Arts Award Finalists’ Exhibition

Bogotá, Colombia, Carrion Vivar Gallery. “North to South” Canadian Artists in Bogotá.

Hamilton, Westdale Gallery of Hamilton and Visual Arts Colombia

2004 Mississauga Arts Council, 2004 Finalists for the Emerging Visual Arts Award

Toronto, Papermill Gallery at Todmorden Mills, Colour and Form Society’s First Bi-Annual Open Juried/Members’ Exhibition

Toronto, Hummingbird Centre

2003 Toronto, Etobicoke Civic Centre Art Gallery, Colour and Form Society, 51st Annual Open Juried Exhibition

Toronto, Peterson Fine Art Gallery

Frelighsburg, Quebec, Le Festiv’Art

2002-03 Ottawa, Ottawa Art Festival
2000-01 Toronto, Gallery 133
1999 Holten, The Netherlands, Galerie De Waerdenborg, Prisma Group
1998 Havana, Cuba, Parque Historico Militar Morro Cabaña, Exhibition of Argentinean Contemporary Art in Cuba

Harderwijk, The Netherlands, Galerie De Vischpoort, Prisma Group

Hierden, The Netherlands, Galerie De Essenburgh, Prisma Group

Buenos Aires, EncuentrArte Art Gallery, Exhibition of First Award Artists 1995-1998

1997 Buenos Aires, National Library, 62nd Autumn Juried Exhibition of the Argentinean Society of Artists

Buenos Aires, Argentinean Scientific Foundation, 5th Exhibition of Painting

1996 Castro, Chiloe, Chile, Modern Art Museum. “Latin American Exhibition”
1994 Natal, Brazil, Atelier of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte

Private & Corporate Collections

ProActive Business leadership, Ottawa

Peter and Nadine Oundjian, Toronto

Jeffrey Simbrow & Associates, Toronto

Sheridan Ippolito & Associates, Barristers & Solicitors, Toronto

Carte Wealth Management Inc, Mississauga

Pallett Valo, LLP Lawyers, Mississauga

Commissions / Grants

The Daniels Corporation, Toronto, Public Art, 2016 – Present

Ontario Chrysler Inc, Mississauga, 2015

Proactive Business Leadership,Ottawa, Artwork representing the company vision, 2012

OAC, Artists in the Community/Workplace Grant, “The Voice of Acorn Place”- The Boys and Girls Club of Peel Region Community Mural Project, 2009

Bold Dance Company, Mississauga. Mural capturing the dance company vision, 2009

Community Art Project, City of Mississauga in partnership with Courtneypark Branch Library and St. Marcellinus & St. Joan of Arc Catholic Secondary Schools, Courtneypark Library Mural, 2005-06

Image Factory, Mississauga. Abstract mural representative of the company and its vision, 2004

Art Instruction & Workshops

2012 – Present Art classes and workshops mentoring adults and young artists at my studio located in The Distillery Historic District, Toronto

Corporate Team Building Workshops

Professional Development Workshops for Teachers

Portfolio Development for Secondary and University Programs

Artist –In-The School Program. Colour Theory Workshops, Art Projects and Murals

2001-2011 Faculty member of Visual Arts Mississauga; Avenue Road Arts School, Toronto; Art Gallery of Ontario; Living Arts Centre, Mississauga; and Burlington Arts Centre.