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

2017
The Brain Project, Union Station, Baycrest Foundation, Toronto

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
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
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, Toronto, ON
Not a Drop To Drink: Water Scarcity & Politics, Munk School of Global Affairs, Toronto, ON
Optic Elixir, Creatures Creating, Toronto, ON

2011
HIVE, OCAD University Graduate Gallery, Toronto, ON
Grunge & Glamour, The Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, ON
 

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
( * indicates work that no longer exists or is otherwise not visible to the public; unless otherwise indicated, all projects located in Toronto, ON)

2017
Project Manager / Curator / Painter (laneway project) – Public project commissioned by David Suzuki Foundation and City of Toronto (Garrison Creek Park)
Speaker – Perspectives: 18th National Mural Symposium (Evergreen Brickworks)*
Assistant Project Manager / Painter (mural series) – Assistant to OMEN of Omen Design on 10-wall public mural campaign for SickKids (multiple locations)*
Lead Artist (mural) – Public wall commissioned by Chinatown BIA and Rexall (Spadina & Dundas) 
Lead Artist (mural) – Public wall commissioned by Metro Queen West (Dufferin & Queen)
Lead Artist (mural) – Public wall commissioned by Portland Place (Queen & Portland)
Lead Artist (mural) – Office interior mural commission (SiteImprove)*
Lead Artist (mural) – Gym interior mural commission (Spynga)
Lead Artist (mural) – Privately commissioned cabinet mural*
Lead Artist (mural) – Public storefront window mural painting (Metro Queen West)
Lead Artist (canvases) – Live canvas painting for Metro Queen West (canvases currently on display in the lobby)
Lead Artist (mural) – Public storage container greenhouse mural project commissioned by WaterFarmers (Scadding Court)
Lead Artist (mural) – Public wall commissioned by Mount Dennis BIA (Weston & Eglinton)
Painter (mural) – Wall Expressions collaborative laneway project (David French Lane)
Painter (mural) – Live mural painting at Food Dudes Summer Series (St. Lawrence Market)*
Painter (mural) – Office interior mural commission (WAVES Apparel)*
Painter (mural) – Collaborative laneway project dedicated to Mike Kennedy aka WUNDER (Caledonia & St Clair)
Painter (mural) – Public wall commissioned by East York Skate Park and City of Toronto (O’Connor & Woodbine)
Painter (mural) – Live mural painting at Dreams music festival with Plywood Collective (Echo Beach)
Painter (sculpture) – Live collaborative sculpture painting in partnership with Food Dudes (Muzik)

2016
Project manager/painter (mural) – 15-artist collaborative mural I organized through Street Art Toronto for Carmelite sisters Daycare (Ossington & Dundas)
Lead Artist (mural) – Restaurant interior commissioned by Food Dudes for RASA restaurant (Harbord and Robert)
Lead Artist (mural) – Public wall commissioned by Food Dudes for RASA restaurant (Spadina & Harbord)
Lead Artist (mural) – Public alley wall commissioned by City of Toronto in collaboration with Girl Guides Ontario, Street Art Toronto, and Toronto Police Services (Frank Kovac Lane)
Project Manager (laneway project) – Public laneway mural series designed by high school artist Henriette DeVries, commissioned by City of Toronto and painted under my mentorship by volunteers from Girl Guides Ontario and Toronto Police Services (Frank Kovac Lane)
Lead Artist (mural) – Private commission for youth shelter interior, Youth Without Shelter (Kipling and Albion)*
Lead Artist (mural) – Public wall commissioned by Burt’s Bees and City of Toronto (Bloor & Howland)
Lead Artist (mural) – Public wall commissioned by Riverside BIA and City of Toronto (Saulter & Queen East)
Lead Artist (mural) – Public site hoarding commissioned by The PATCH Project (Gerrard & Sherbourne)
Lead Artist (mural) – Private patio wall commissioned by Mother Earth Dispensary (Yonge & Wellesley)
Lead Artist (mural) – Public laneway mural commissioned by property owner (Ossington & Queen)
Lead Artist (mural) – Public wall commissioned by Dovercourt Public School through Street Art Toronto (Hallam & Salem)
Painter (mural) – Live painting at Food Dudes DIONYSUS event (District 28)*
Painter (mural) – Live painting at Food Dudes Summer Series event (St. Lawrence Market)*
Painter (canvas) – Live painting at Art Battle: 2 Days and 20 Minutes event (Nuvango Gallery)*
Painter (canvas) – Live painting at Art Battle: Royal Winter Fair Invitational 2016 event (Exhibition Place)*
Painter (canvas) – Live painting at Art Battle: Reel World Film Festival event (Harbourfront)*
Painter (canvas) – Live painting at Art Battle: Collaborative Practice event (Artscape Daniels Spectrum)*
Painter (canvas) – Live painting at Art Battle: Hullmark event (Hullmark Developments Ltd)*
Painter (mural) – Live painting at Digital Dreams music festival with Plywood Collective (Echo Beach)*
Painter (installation) – Collaboration with Jeff Blackburn and Plywood Collective for Live Nation, Digital Dreams music festival (Echo Beach)*
Painter (mural) – Wall Expressions 3 collaborative mural project, in partnership with Team Spudbomb and Street Art Toronto (Eglinton & Laird)
Painter (mural) – Great Wall of China collaborative mural project, in partnership with East Toronto Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Street Art Toronto (Gerrard & Broadview)
Illustrator – Design commission for North Strategic and Ubisoft Canada*
Painter (canvas) – Live painting at Play-Offs event for BMO Financial (Air Canada Centre)*
Painter (canvas) – Live painting at #YoJay40 event for Art Battle (Lavalle)*
Painter (mural) – Airstream trailer mural commissioned by Ontario Bee Rescue (Danforth & Victoria Park)

2015
Lead Artist (mural) – Collaboration with The STEPS Initiative and East York youth group Toronto Emerging ARTivists (Valley Park Middle School, Overlea & Don Mills)
Lead Artist (mural) – Collaboration with Jamii Esplanade (David Crombie Park)
Lead Artist (mural) – Public site hoarding commissioned by Oben Flats, in partnership with The PATCH Project and The STEPS Initiative (Gerrard & Sherbourne)
Painter (traffic box) – Street Art Toronto’s Outside the Box program (High Park & Parkside)
Painter (mural) – Private residence exterior (Queen & Broadview)*
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*
Painter (mural) – Private design commission for painted doors in partnership with Stacklab Design*
Painter (mural) – Collaboration with Fiya Bruxa, in partnership with Street Art Toronto and Mural Routes (Underpass Park, King & River)
Painter (mural) – Wallnoize 6 collaborative underpass project in partnership with Cruz1 and Street Art Toronto (Bloor & Perth)
Painter (mural) – Wall Expressions collaborative mural project, in partnership with Team Spudbomb and Street Art Toronto (McGowan & Ellesmere)
Painter (mural) – Wall Expressions 2 collaborative mural project, in partnership with Team Spudbomb and Street Art Toronto (Lansdowne & Bloor)
Painter (mural) - Essencia Art Collective collaborative mural, in partnership with Friends of the Pan Am Path (401 & Weston)
Painter (mural) – Public alley commission in partnership with Street Art Toronto and Monica Weckeler (Gerrard & Craven)
Painter (mural) – Live painting at Caesarstone Reveal 2015 event (99 Sudbury)*
Painter (canvas) – Live painting at RECESS event (Artscape Youngplace)*
Painter (mural) – Live collaboration with Fiya Bruxa at Ontario Celebration Zone during Pan Am / Para Pan Am Games (Harbourfront)*
Painter (mural) – Live painting at VELD music festival with Plywood Collective (Downsview Park)*
Painter (mural) – Live painting at Digital Dreams music festival with Plywood Collective (Echo Beach)*
Installer (installation) – Collaboration with Patrick Thompson and Alexa Hatanaka in partnership with The Society of Homo Ludens, The Divadale Project (82 Divadale Dr)*
Art Installer / Crate Builder – MuseumPros
Workshop Facilitator – Mural Routes

2014
Lead Artist (mural) – Collaboration with The STEPS Initiative and Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office (53 Thorncliffe Park)*
Lead Artist (mural) – Collaboration with The STEPS Initiative and local youth group Toronto Emerging ARTivists (East York Town Centre)*
Lead Artist (mural) – Collaboration with The PATCH Project and Junction BIA (Keele & Dundas)*
Painter (traffic box) – Street Art Toronto’s Outside the Box program (Yonge & Finch)
Painter / Project Manager (mural) – Collaboration with Bruno Smoky, Shalak Attack & Jeff Blackburn, in partnership with Ubisoft (Church & Dundas)*
Painter / Assistant Project Manager (mural) – Public wall designed by lead artist Emily Harrison, commissioned by Mural Routes (Kingston & Military Trail)
Painting Assistant (mural) – Assistant to John Nobrega and Allan Bender of Blinc Studios (Metro Toronto Zoo)
Painter (mural) – Essencia Art Collective Water Festival collaborative mural in partnership with Street Art Toronto (Jane & Highway 400)
Painter (canvas) – Live painting at Tokens4Change event in partnership with The STEPS Initiative and Youth Without Shelter (Dundas Subway Station)*
Painter (canvas) – Live collaboration with Tongson Chen for Project Art event (99 Sudbury)*

2013
Illustrator – Private design commission for OCAD University Sustainability Office*

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)

2010
Painter (mural) – Private residence interior (Queen & Peter)*
Painter (mural) – Private residence interior (Dundas & Carlaw)*
Illustrator – Private design commission for restaurant interior mural, (Dundas & Ossington)*
Illustrator – Private design commission for café branding (Spice Safar)*

2009
Teacher (ESL) – Pohang SLP (Pohang, South Korea)

2008
Painter (mural) – Private residence interior (Bloor & Howland)*
Painter (mural) – Private residence interior (Bay & Charles)*

 

SELECTED PRESS

2017
Baycrest Foundation "The Brain Project 2017 Launches"
Bee City Canada "Nick Sweetman: Pollinator Sweetheart" 

2016
Metro News "Toronto street artist turns his aerosol toward saving the bees"

2015
Gorevalov, Ella. “An Interview with Nick Sweetman, One of Toronto’s Professional Street Artists.” ARTORONTO.ca
Healy, Tory. “Demolish it and They Will Come.” Designlines Magazine, Summer 2015, p.106
Pagliacolo, Elizabeth. “How Stacklab Goes Against the Grain” Designlines Magazine, Winter 2015
Robinson, Tina. “Urban Spaces: Street Art Breathes New Life into Tired Toronto Underpass.” Post City, August 2015, p.4

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

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