ARTIST CV

B. 1985, Toronto, ON

EDUCATION

2011-2014
MFA – Interdisciplinary Masters of Art, Media and Design, OCAD University, Toronto, ON

2014
Certificate – Leadership Training in Mural-Making program, Mural Routes, Toronto, ON

2003-2008
Hon. BA – Semiotics and Communication Theory, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

1999-2003
Major – Visual Arts, Etobicoke School of the Arts, Toronto, ON

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014
Material Dynamics, Project Gallery, Toronto, ON
Digital Adaptations, OCAD University Graduate Gallery, Toronto, ON

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016
Reflections on COP21: A Call to Think Globally and Act Locally, Hart House, Toronto, ON
Urban Architecture, Hashtag Gallery, Toronto, ON
Two Days, Nuvango Gallery, Toronto, ON

2015
Allstars, Nuvango Gallery, Toronto, ON
Lyrical, 416 Gallery, Toronto, ON
The Future, Spin Gallery, Toronto, ON
The Divadale Project, 82 Divadale Drive, Toronto, ON
Cognitive Release, Yellow House Gallery, Toronto, ON
Let It Burn, 416 Gallery, Toronto, ON
Canadiania, Spin Gallery, Toronto, ON
Selected, Hashtag Gallery, Toronto, ON

2014
Reconstructing S(p)lace, Hazelton Lanes, Toronto, ON
Masterful, OCAD University, Toronto, ON
Frontier, Project Gallery, Toronto, ON
Hip Hop, Project Gallery, Toronto, ON
Essencia Water Festival, Studio Bar, Toronto, ON
Project Art, 99 Sudbury, Toronto, ON
Unity, 416 Gallery, Toronto, ON
Music, Spin Gallery, Toronto, ON
Glass City, 416 Gallery, Toronto, ON

2013
Grow Op, The Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, ON
Abstract Implications, Gallery 1313, Toronto, ON
A Beautiful Dream, Project Gallery, Toronto, ON
Amped, Project Gallery, Toronto, ON
Perpetual Motion, Project Gallery, Toronto, ON
New Moon Salute, 3030, Toronto, ON
Fatal Abstractions, Project Gallery, Toronto, ON

2012
Lucky 13, The Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, ON
Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Nathan Philips Square, Toronto, ON
Art of the Danforth, DeSerres storefront, Toronto, ON
Not a Drop To Drink: Water Scarcity & Politics, Munk School of Global Affairs, Toronto, ON
Optic Elixir, Creatures Creating, Toronto, ON

2011
Good Times for Better Days, Revival, Toronto, ON
HIVE, OCAD University Graduate Gallery, Toronto, ON
Grunge & Glamour, The Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, ON
Beat Lounge, Rivoli, Toronto, ON

 

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

2015
Lead Artist (mural) – Collaboration with The STEPS Initiative and East York youth group Toronto Emerging ARTivists, Valley Park Middle School, Toronto, ON
Painter (traffic box) 
 Street Art Toronto’s Outside the Box program, High Park & Parkside, Toronto, ON
Painter (mural) – Private residence exterior, Queen & Broadview, Toronto, ON
Lead Artist (mural) – Collaboration with Jamii Esplanade, David Crombie Park, Toronto, ON
Lead Artist (mural) – Public site hoarding commissioned by Oben Flats, in partnership with The PATCH Project and The STEPS Initiative, Gerrard & Sherbourne, Toronto, ON
Painter (mural) – Collaboration with Peru Dyer Jalea, Collective Arts Brewery, Hamilton, ON
Painter (mural) – Private design commission for painted bathtub in partnership with Stacklab Design, Toronto, ON
Painter (mural) – Private design commission for painted doors in partnership with Stacklab Design, Toronto, ON
Painter (mural) – Collaboration with Fiya Bruxa, in partnership with Street Art Toronto and Mural Routes, Underpass Park, Toronto, ON
Painter (mural) 
 Wallnoize 6 collaborative underpass project in partnership with Cruz1 and Street Art Toronto, Bloor & Perth, Toronto, ON
Painter (mural) – Wall Expressions collaborative mural project, in partnership with Team Spudbomb and Street Art Toronto, McGowan & Ellesmere, Toronto, ON
Painter (mural) – Wall Expressions 2 collaborative mural project, in partnership with Team Spudbomb and Street Art Toronto, Lansdowne & Bloor, Toronto, ON
Painter (mural) 
 Essencia Art Collective collaborative mural, in partnership with Friends of the Pan Am Path, 401 & Weston, Toronto, ON
Painter (mural) – Public alley commission in partnership with Street Art Toronto and Monica Weckeler, Gerrard & Craven, Toronto, ON
Painter (mural) – Live painting at Caesarstone Reveal 2015 event, 99 Sudbury, Toronto, ON
Painter (mural) – Live painting at RECESS event, Artscape Youngplace, Toronto, ON
Painter (mural) – Live collaboration with Fiya Bruxa at Ontario Celebration Zone during Pan Am / Para Pan Am Games, Harbourfront, Toronto, ON
Painter (mural) – Live painting at VELD music festival with Plywood Collective, Toronto, ON
Painter (mural) – Live painting at Digital Dreams music festival with Plywood Collective, Toronto, ON
Installer (installation) – Collaboration with The PA System (Patrick Thompson & Alexa Hatanaka) in partnership with Society of Homo Ludens, The Divadale Project, Toronto, ON
Art Installer / Crate Builder – MuseumPros, Toronto, ON
Workshop Facilitator – Mural Routes, Toronto, ON

2014
Lead Artist (mural) – Collaboration with The STEPS Initiative and Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office, 53 Thorncliffe Park, Toronto, ON
Lead Artist (mural) – Collaboration with The STEPS Initiative and local youth group Toronto Emerging ARTivists, East York Town Centre, Toronto, ON
Lead Artist (mural) – Collaboration with The PATCH Project and Junction BIA, Toronto, ON
Painter (traffic box) 
 Street Art Toronto’s Outside the Box program, Yonge & Finch, Toronto, ON
Painter / Project Manager (mural) – Collaboration with Bruno Smoky, Shalak Attack & Jeff Blackburn, in partnership with Ubisoft, Toronto, ON
Painter / Assistant Project Manager (mural) – Mural Routes, Toronto, ON
Painting Assistant (mural) – Blinc Studios, Toronto, ON
Painter (mural) – Essencia Art Collective Water Festival collaborative mural in partnership with Street Art Toronto, Jane & 400, Toronto, ON
Painter (canvas) – Live painting at Tokens4Change event in partnership with The STEPS Initiative and Youth Without Shelter, Dundas Station, Toronto, ON
Painter (canvas) – Live collaboration with Tongson Chen for Project Art event, 99 Sudbury, Toronto, ON

2013
Illustrator – Private design commission for OCAD University Sustainability Office logo, Toronto, ON

2012
Senior Art Instructor – Camp U of T
Installation Assistant (public art installation) – Partnership between Street Art Toronto and The STEPS Initiative, R.V. Burgess Park, Toronto, ON

2010
Painter (mural) – Private residence interior, Queen & Peter, Toronto, ON
Painter (mural) – Private residence interior, Queen & Peter, Toronto, ON
Illustrator – Private design commission for bar interior wall graphic, Dundas & Ossington, Toronto, ON
Illustrator – Private design commission for café branding, King & Spadina, Toronto, ON
Painter (mural) 
 Private residence interior, Bay and Charles, Toronto, ON

 

SELECTED PRESS

Gorevalov, Ella. “An Interview with Nick Sweetman, One of Toronto’s Professional Street Artists.” ARTORONTO.ca, published November 21, 2015

Healy, Tory. “Demolish it and They Will Come.” Designlines Magazine, Summer 2015 issue, p.106. Published online April 10, 2015

Pagliacolo, Elizabeth. “How Stacklab Goes Against the Grain” Designlines Magazine, Winter 2015 issue. Published online November 14, 2015

Robinson, Tina. “Urban Spaces: Street Art Breathes New Life into Tired Toronto Underpass.” Post City, August 2015 issue, p. 4. Published online July 15, 2015

Davidson, Neil. “Visual Artists Brave Cold to Create Murals.” Canada.com, published November 4, 2014

Bronstein, Noa. “Grow Op 2013 Preview: Nick Sweetman.” TheGladstoneHotel.com, published March 4, 2013