Artist Talk & Critique with Gordon Shadrach - Nia Centre for the Arts
Artistic & Professional Development

Artist Talk & Critique with Gordon Shadrach


March 15 - 15, 2023


6:00PM - 8:00PM

Participate in a group feedback session led by Gordon Shadrach

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Join multidisciplinary artist, Gordon Shadrach, for an intimate conversation about his evolving artistic practice, followed by a supportive group feedback and critique session of participant’s work.

In order to create an intimate space for dialogue and sharing, space in this session will be limited. Priority will be given to Toronto-based emerging Black visual artists able to submit work in advance for critique and discussion.

Participants are encouraged to submit 1 – 3 examples of visual-arts based work. Works may be completed or in-progress. 

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About the Artist

Gordon Shadrach

Portrait artist Gordon Shadrach was born and raised in Brampton, Ontario in 1966 and has lived in Toronto for over 25 years. Gordon started painting in 2013 and paints in oil on wood or canvas and in 2020, he returned to his original field of study (textiles) by exhibiting textile-based installation pieces.  He has exhibited in solo and group art shows in Canada and the United States. He works from photographs at his in-home studio in Toronto’s East end. He received his B. Des. (MAAD) from OCAD University and has a Master of Education degree from Niagara University. In the Spring of 2018, Gordon’s painting, “In Conversation”, was included in an exhibit developed by the Royal Ontario Museum titled, “Here We Are Here: Black Canadian Contemporary Art”. His work has been exhibited at commercial art fairs such as Art Toronto, and at cultural centres such as  Toronto’s Black Artists Network and Dialogue and the NIA Centre. Currently he is represented by United Contemporary Gallery in Toronto.

Gordon’s community engagement includes working with Toronto’s Nia Centre for the Arts as a  creative consultant for their Left of Centre artist incubation project. He is also working with Dr. Elizabeth (Dori) Tunstill, Dean of Design at OCADU, as a team member to develop and implement the Black Youth Design Initiative (BYDI) which aims to engage Black youth by decolonizing design and addressing the systemic anti-Black racism that impedes Black communities from pursuing education in design.

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