The Artist’s Project 2017


The Artist’s Project celebrates its 10th year with a four-day art fair hosted from February 23–26, 2017 at the Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place, Toronto.

The overarching theme of this year’s fair is Birthday Party, connecting attendees with collectors, curators, gallerists and designers to revel in shoppable artwork from over 250 contemporary Canadian and international artists.

The fair kicked off with the Opening Night Party, one of Canada’s most popular art world soirées. Guests were greeted by a brilliant watercolour mural, The Tenth Tide, an impressive 100-foot-long front entrance installation by L.A.-based artist Tracy Hiner.

Bold in color and texture, the feature installation explores how paint interacts with itself and the swirling beauty it creates. The scale of the artwork allows the viewer to intimately experience the work’s depth. Tracy has created an exceptional welcome to the creativity which beckons beyond. Additional new and electrifying artists include printmaker Shogo Okada, painter Mel Gausden, photographer Simon Willms, painter Benny Bing, and textile artist Sam Pedicelli.

A primary Artist’s Project 2017 attraction is the Installation Zone, featuring artists working within a variety of mediums. A highlight includes the moving sculpture, The Girl with Paper Boats, created by past exhibiting artist, architect, and award winning sculptor, W.W. Hung.

This Canadian educated sculptor and dance enthusiast is inspired by the human body’s language of movement in space.

The Artist Project’s Art Chats Seminar Series returned this year with a thrilling expert line-up sharing their knowledge from varied creative community sectors.

Guests were enlightened by this popular seminar series, offering a range of interactive talks hosted by foremost minds, featuring: current Stylecooler Host and former House & Home editor, Mark Challen; Manager of StreetARToronto (StART), Lilie Zendel; arts and culture writer and The Art Market dynamo, Kate Barron; experts Manny Neubacher and Anya Shor of The Art Stylists; talented Artist Project alum Erin Loree; and more.