Winnie Truong, Too Late to Wait, Coloured pencil and cut paper, 2016


Winnie Truong
Exhibition runs March 15 2018 - April 20 2018
Opening: March 15 2018: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Papercuts is an ongoing series combining collage and drawing to explore a dialogue between the female form and the intersections between hair, beauty, nature and the drawn line. This series includes collaged cut-paper drawings, studies, and an animation to depict wimmin figures existing in environments that are in-between tame and wild. Fantasy foliage and flora emerge from the wrinkles, rolls, and orifices of the body; manifesting as braided pillars and frayed fronds in ways that are as freeing as they are burdensome, and as discomforting as they are beautiful. Suspended in their own worlds, these wimmin subvert physical and biological possibilities by birthing their own environments, thus emphasizing the female body as a wellspring of endless creation and expression.


Born in 1988, Winnie Truong is a Toronto based artist working with coloured pencil drawings on paper. Truong received a BFA from OCAD University's drawing and painting program and is a recipient of the Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council and Canada Arts Council project grants. She is also the recipient of numerous a wards, including W.O. Forsythe award, the 401 Richmond Career Launcher prize and the BMO 1st Art! Award for Ontario, through which she exhibited at the MOCCA. Truong has exhibited internationally in galleries across Toronto, LA, and Copenhagen and in New York where she was featured at VOLTA, NY Art Fair. Her work is in the collection of The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, Kansas, Doris McCarthy Gallery at the University of Toronto, and Bank of Denmark.


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