|About the Artist: Dianne Patychuk
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I chose South Riverdale (Leslieville) as my home in 1983 because of its history of community action on social justice issues. The community, the local environment and Toronto neighbourhoods are some of the inspirations for my paintings. Since 2015 I am painting about colonialism from the perspective of a settler descendant seeking to understand how rights and privileges that I have, are denied to indigenous people. After working for >30 years in health care and as a community health planner (developing neighbourhood profiles and equitable funding strategies) I am now painting full time.
I studied at the Ontario College of Art (now OCADU) and have a BA & MA from Queen’s University.
2016: July 1-4: Our Home on Native Land
2016: June 4-5: Riverdale Art Walk
2016: Feb 12-29: We Are All Treaty People 2016. Solo Show, Ben Navaee Gallery
2015: John B. Aird Gallery, MacDonald Block, Mistletoe Magic Group Show
2015: Oct.16-22: 'We are All reaty People': Solidarity, Solo Show, Ben Navaee Gallery
2015: April to August: Instalation, Bridgepoint Health
2015: July 20-26: 'Celebrar' PanAm/ParaPanAm Art Square Gallery
2015, June 6-7: Riverdale Art Walk
2015 - Feb/March: The Textile Show (Group Show) at Gerrard Art Space
2008-2014: Commissions and Private Collections
2004, 2005, 2006: The Little Art Show, Group Show Fundraiser
2003 and 2005: Riverdale Art Walk, Group Show
2004 Savignon Restaurant - Cabernet Room
2003 - The Longest Night, Group Show, Eastern Front Gallery
2003 Art4: Benefit for the Toronto Children’s Aid Fdn, Yonge-Dundas Sq.
2002 Celebration of Light and Colour, Solo Show, OCAD Gallery
2002 The Landscape of Painting, Group Show, OCAD Gallery