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dori vanderheyden

Artist member since 2018
Toronto, Ontario

Dori Vanderheyden was born to new immigrant Dutch parents and raised in Toronto in an Italian immigrant community. Little English was heard or understood until she entered school. A quiet and keen observer drawing became a constant activity. Her parents joined a nudist camp for families just north of Toronto, and there the human form in a natural setting of lakes and forests made a profound visual impact. As an adolescent Vanderheyden spent countless hours filling her sketchbooks with mostly female nudes from memory. These were secret and separate from her high school art class sketchbooks. Graduating with an Honours Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Toronto, the Dean of Fine Arts chose Vanderheyden’s large self-portrait oil painting for the schools collection. She then spent 6 years painting and exhibiting before becoming an artist-instructor. Vanderheyden has successfully navigated those two professional identities by maintaining a consistent art practice, and research into the scholarship of teaching and learning.


Work

On The Rocks 3
dori vanderheyden
Toronto
  • 6" x 6" x 1"
  • TRY: $35 BUY: $75
On The Rocks 4
dori vanderheyden
Toronto
  • 6" x 6" x 1"
  • TRY: $35 BUY: $75
Betoken 2
dori vanderheyden
Toronto
  • 12" x 10" x 1"
  • TRY: $35 BUY: $170
Vestige 2
dori vanderheyden
Toronto
  • 10" x 12" x 1"
  • TRY: $35 BUY: $170
Shadow of Time
dori vanderheyden
Toronto
  • 10" x 12" x 1"
  • TRY: $35 BUY: $170
Weighed Down
dori vanderheyden
Toronto
  • 10" x 12" x 1"
  • TRY: $35 BUY: $170
The Chill
dori vanderheyden
Toronto
  • 60" x 48" x 1"
  • TRY: $130 BUY: $2600
Thinking It
dori vanderheyden
Toronto
  • 42" x 48" x 1"
  • TRY: $110 BUY: $2200
Being Pink
dori vanderheyden
Toronto
  • 42" x 48" x 1"
  • TRY: $110 BUY: $2200
Waiting for You
dori vanderheyden
Toronto
  • 40" x 48" x 1"
  • TRY: $110 BUY: $2200
My Body is My Mind
dori vanderheyden
Toronto
  • 40" x 48" x 1"
  • TRY: $110 BUY: $2200
She's So Special
dori vanderheyden
Toronto
  • 48" x 48" x 1"
  • TRY: $120 BUY: $2400
Joe Cool
dori vanderheyden
Toronto
  • 36" x 36" x 1"
  • TRY: $90 BUY: $1800
Port Carling No.2
dori vanderheyden
Toronto
  • 36" x 36" x 1"
  • TRY: $60 BUY: $1200
Precambian No. 1
dori vanderheyden
Toronto
  • 20" x 20" x 1"
  • TRY: $35 BUY: $450
Port Carling No. 1
dori vanderheyden
Toronto
  • 36" x 36" x 1"
  • TRY: $60 BUY: $1200
Precambrian No. 2
dori vanderheyden
Toronto
  • 20" x 20" x 1"
  • TRY: $35 BUY: $450
Unavailable
Rock at Cobechenonk, Humber Bay No. 2 SOLD
dori vanderheyden
Toronto
  • 48" x 60" x 1"
  • TRY: $120 BUY: $2400
Unavailable
Blood Runs Thick
dori vanderheyden
Toronto
  • 42" x 48" x 1"
  • TRY: $110 BUY: $2200
Unavailable

Inside the Studio


Q+A

Everyone should know about

the fact that I am starting my MFA at OCAD this September 2017, and that I am a Kingston Art Prize Finalist 2017

Favourite book

A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry

I'm really good at making (a) ...

clothes

What places do you hang out in Toronto?

the junction, queen west, swansea

Describe the person your work appeals to in 3 words

confident caring introspective

What artists do you admire right now?

micah lexier, erin vincent, luvsumone, troy pynn