Faculty of Art

Drawing and Painting



Drawing and Painting

“My work records moments of shame and guilt, driven by traditional Catholic and patriarchal thought processes, capturing the female figures in moments of vulnerability and solitude. With a slight emphasis on pattern repetition and strong colour use, the work depicts the weight of tradition, identity, and emotion on the female form. ”

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Tania Costa is a Portuguese artist based in Toronto, working primarily with painting and drawing. Tania is focused on creating work that questions her relationship with her religion and her cultural heritage and how those ideologies have shaped her sense of self and belonging.
OCAD U - Faculty of Art
Drawing and Painting
Major Completed, 2020
Sheridan College
Visual Art and Design
Major Completed, 2016

Drawing and Painting

2020, Class of 2020 GRADEX 105
Propeller Art Gallery, Toronto
2020, Art Toronto
Canada's Art Fair, Toronto
2020, Ontario College of Art & Design University BFA Thesis Online Exhibition
Social Distance Gallery, Toronto
2020, Summer 2020 online Exhibition
Gradcurate, UK
2020, Online showcase of Canadian art school graduates
The Gathered Gallery, Toronto
2020, Festival of the Body
OCAD University, Toronto
2020, Art in the time of Coronavirus
OCAD University, Toronto
2020, Michael Lin's Archipelago site-specific painting installation
MOCA, Toronto
2019, Archiving Deconstructed Identities
Ada Slaight Gallery OCAD University, Toronto
2019, Faculty and Curriculum Development Centre’s Teaching Expo
2017, The Salon of Inclusiveness Exhibition
Black Cat Artspace, Toronto
2017, The Stories We Share Group Show
Durham Art Gallery, Durham
2016, VCA Graduate Exhibition
Sheridan College, Oakville
2016, Bruce Pennisula 49th Annual Art Exhibition
Bruce Pennisula
2015, VCA Graduate Exhibition
Sheridan College, Oakville
2020, Nora E. Vaughan Award
OCAD University
2020, Emerging Artist Award
Propeller Art Gallery
2020, John Madott Fine Art Award
OCAD University
2020, medal winner for OCAD University’s Drawing & Painting program
OCAD University
2016, Board of Governors Silver Medial of Academic Excellence
Sheridan College
2016, Merit Award in Visual and Creative Arts
Sheridan College
2016, Bruce Peninsula Society of Artists Award of Excellence in Painting
Sheridan College
2015, 2015 Alexei Proger Memorial Award for Academic Achievement
Sheridan College