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Donny Nie

Artist member since 2019

Donny Nie is a current MFA candidate at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a 2019 BFA graduate from OCAD University. Her paintings and prints underline the exhaustion and exuberance, of overwhelming possibilities in mundanity. The artworks reference sensations and processes of consuming food, to embody a continuous, and subtle shaping of an individual, through the accumulative effect of innocent routine. Nie paints to preserve memories of the ubiquitous and the personal, while celebrating a privacy embedded within the public images.


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Favourite artist(s) right now

Mark Bradford. Gustav Klimt.

Your favourite spot in Toronto right now

Queen Street West.

Favourite movie

Ong Bak (2003)

MOST VIEWED
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Upcoming Exhibitions
2020-06-01

Northern District Library, Toronto
Solo Exhibition

2019-11-01

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago
IDEAL: The World As We Want It

2019-11-11

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago
CAP-Xhibition

Select Past Exhibitions
2019

Bau-xi Gallery, Toronto
Emerging Now

2019

Woman's Art Association of Canada, Toronto
Exuberant

2019

Mackenzie Investments, Toronto
Creating Inclusive Spaces

2019

OCAD University, Toronto
Beyond Borders - Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival

2019

OCAD University, Toronto
GradEx 104

2019

OCAD U Learning Zone, Toronto
Toro - Solo Exhibition

2019

OCAD University, Toronto
Inspirations Studio's 25th Anniversary Celebration & Fundraiser

2018

Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, Mississauga
Experiencing Perspectives

2018

Living Arts Centre, Mississauga
The Next Big Thing

2018

OCAD U Learning Zone, Toronto
Notes from the Wind

2018

Northern Contemporary, Toronto
A Festivus For TheRest of Us

2018

Hamilton Arts Council, Hamilton
Hamilton Youth and Emerging Art Fair & Exhibition

2017

Scarborough Arts, Scarborough
SOMETHING DIFFERENT:32nd Annual Juried Exhibition

2017

Northern Contemporary, Toronto
A Festivus For TheRest of Us

2017

OCAD U Learning Zone, Toronto
Zine Power: the OCAD U Zine Library 10-Year Anniversary Exhibition

Accolades

OCADU, Toronto
Ada Slaight Scholarship (2015-2019)

Education
2021

School of the Art Institute of Chicago
MFA-Fiber and Material Studies

2019

OCAD University
BFA-Drawing and Painting & Minor in Illustration

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