Author Archives: ilenesova

Gift of Life Portrait Show

  Ilene Sova Artist Statement – Gift of Life Portrait Show Opening April 2nd at Walnut Contemporary, 201 Niagara, Toronto ON. 3:00 -6:00 pm. To donate you can now register online! Click here: https://beadonor.ca When I was when I was 11 years old, my mother took me and my four siblings aside to tell us that […]

Drawings of Artists in Collaboration with the Artists

Ilene Sova – Artist Statement 14 Drawings of Artists in Collaboration with the Artists Margreta Stolen, Nigit’stil Norbert, Caroline Phillips, Valerie Carew, Shelby Lisk Kelly McInnes, Max Chadburn, Tracey-Mae Chambers, Maria Richardson, kiyl keys, Fannie Gadouas, and Jenna Reid This series is a collaboration between the artists in the residency and myself. I completed the […]

Missing Women Project

Missing Women Project The politically layered and regressive way missing women are dealt with by both the police and the media is extremely disturbing to me. My reaction to these reports, along with the rising incidents of violence against women, has led me to pursue this unsettling topic in my artistic practice. I am in […]

Heroinas

Heroinas Social justice: A concept based upon the belief that each individual and group within a given society has a right to civil liberties, equal opportunity, fairness, and participation in the educational, economic, institutional, social and moral freedoms and responsibilities valued by the community. — “Cultural Competency Handbook,” R. Degan and Dr. M. Disman, Department […]

Heroinas Drawings

Heroinas “Social justice: A concept based upon the belief that each individual and group within a given society has a right to civil liberties, equal opportunity, fairness, and participation in the educational, economic, institutional, social and moral freedoms and responsibilities valued by the community.” Cultural Competency Handbook,” R. Degan and Dr. M. Disman, Department of […]

Portraits of Women Artists

Portraits of Women Artists These new massive portraits all portray women in the arts: painters, filmmakers, photographers, video artists, performance artists, stylists, fashion designers, actresses and writers. At the time of making this series, I had been thinking a lot about women and their relationship to the size of their own bodies. The pervasive pressure, […]