Faculty of Art

Drawing and Painting

Hilary Miriam



“On the fragile surface of paper, I explore the ephemeral nature of the human experience through an introspective interpretation of captured moments. I aim to create anonymous, intimate paintings that retrieve lost memories within translucent glazes and subtle forms, as intangible clouds and ghostly figures [dis]appear, [re]emerge with vague familiarity.”

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Hilary MiriamWhorms
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Hilary Miriam Whorms (b. 1999) is a Canadian artist currently living in the GTA who specializes in painting, drawing, and multi-media textile work. She recently completed a BFA in Drawing and Painting at OCAD University, which includes a Minor in Art History and a semester in the Florence Off-Campus Program. Hilary emphasizes materiality in her work and explores the intersections between painting and photography, and the parallel between fading photographs and memories. Rooted in a personal exploration of family and identity, her work is a representation of the human experience that aims to defy the ubiquity of purely photographic imagery and visually depict the process of time. Artists that inspire her practice include Gwen John, Gerhard Richter and Betty Goodwin.
OCAD U - Faculty of Arts & Science
Visual and Critical Studies
Minor Completed, 2021
OCAD U - Faculty of Art
Drawing and Painting
Major Completed, 2021

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2021, GradEx 106
OCAD University
2021, Vague Familiarity
Online Exhibition
2019, Scusa?
Open Studio Group Exhibition, Florence, Italy
2018, Group Show
Station Gallery, Whitby, Canada
2020, Frances Lea Ziegler Memorial Scholarship
OCAD University
2019, Charles Magee Memorial Scholarship
OCAD University
2019, Above Ground Art Supplies Scholarship (Drawing and Painting Year 2)
OCAD University
2017, Delaney Entrance Scholarship Award
OCAD University