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dori vanderheyden

Artist member since 2018
Toronto, Ontario

Dori Vanderheyden is an interdisciplinary artist-teacher-researcher living and working in Toronto. Diverse interests and motivations, which include completion of an MFA at OCADU in April 2019, researching post-humanist philosophies, reading about quantum physics, and artificial intelligence, and the scholarship of teaching and learning, keep my art practice current and evolving. My work has been exhibited in numerous group and solo shows, and featured in a film, and on a book cover. Collectors include The University of Toronto’s Dean of Art, Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan, Newport Partners Financial, as well as private clients in Toronto, Sudbury, Thunder Bay, Winnipeg and Australia. As a finalist for the 2017 Kingston Art Prize in Canada, my portrait painting was exhibited that year in Gananoque, Peel Art Gallery and at Harbourfront Centre.


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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

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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

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micah lexier, erin vincent, luvsumone, troy pynn

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