Faculty of Art

Drawing and Painting



Oil Painting

“Much of my work relies on treating life experiences as multiple and the importance of storytelling. From banal to complex, my oil paintings portray identities and cultures constructed through the stories that we tell ourselves and others. Stories of possibilities and impossibilities! Stories that celebrate the mundane; stories that reveal melancholy and isolation. My new body of work and research focuses on the yearning for a home and need to belong felt within immigrant experiences. My work calls for safe spaces of communal healing while creating avenues for new voices and knowledges to be realized.”

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Par is an Indian born Canadian maker who lives and works in Toronto. She is currently pursuing her MFA in Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art, Media and Design from OCADU. Her oil paintings focus on identities, cultures, experiences and realities of migrant/settler journeys.
OCAD U - Graduate Studies
Interdisciplinary Master's in Art, Media and Design (MA, MDes and MFA)
Major In progress
OCAD U - Faculty of Art
Drawing and Painting
Major Completed, 2020
Georgian College
Fine Art Advanced Diploma
Major Completed, 2015
Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
Arts Fundamentals
Minor Completed, 2012

Painting, Photography, Art History

2020, Class of 2020
Gathered Gallery, online show
2020, Festival of the body
OCADU, Toronto
2020, Summer 2020 Exhibition
Gradcurate, online show
2020, Grad Ex 105
Propeller Art Gallery, online show
2020, Painting the other
isolation x creation, online show
2019, [click here to edit]
OCADU, Toronto
2019, Archiving Deconstructed Identities
Ada Slaight Gallery, Toronto
2015, SDVA Juried Scholarship Show
Georgian College, Barrie
2015, #interrogate
Art in House, Barrie
2014, Suddenly Strung
the front room Gallery, Barrie
2020, Project 31- Drawing and Painting Award
2020, Emerging Artist Award
Propeller Gallery
2015, Excellence in Studio Award
Georgian College
2015, Barrie Arts Club Award
Georgian College
2014, William Moore Award
Georgian College
2014, Barrie Arts Club Scholarship
Georgian College
2013, Peer Printmaking Award
Georgian College