Angie Lea Tupper


(b. 1983, Ottawa, Canada)

Angie Lea Tupper is an artist and writer who graduated with Distinction from OCAD University's BFA in Drawing & Painting in 2017. Her work has displayed in shows across Canada and Italy.

She earlier completed two degrees in English, first an Honours BA at the University of Ottawa followed by an MA at the University of Toronto. An abiding fascination with narrative and the human subject continues to guide her work.

Her current practice explores personal fantasies and memories through the lens of imaginative realism. With an almost superstitious investment in her manual connection to the work, she marks out her proportions through freehand drafting and keeps reworking the piece until it confronts her with a sense of vitality—the impression of a presence.

Visual records have always been central to Tupper's identity. The daughter of an immigration officer, she spent her childhood moving from one country to another every two to three years. Photographs and video recordings function to connect the transient scenery of her early years, beginning in Trinidad and Tobago, then moving on to India, Hungary, Pakistan, and England. She has now returned to Canada, where her family is from.

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OCAD University, BFA Drawing & Painting, 2017

Florence Off-Campus Studies Program, OCAD University, 2015-2016

University of Toronto, MA, English, 2010

University of Ottawa, BA, English, 2007

Exhibitions & Fairs

2019   Personnes, Our Gallery, Toronto, CA

2019   Drawing 2019, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, CA

2018   Group Show, Slanted Door, Toronto, CA

2017   Digital Display, Yonge and Dundas Square, Toronto, CA

2017   Experiencing Perspectives, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, Mississauga, CA

2017   ReVERSION 2017, Superwonder Gallery, Toronto, CA

2017   Life/Death/Life, 187 Augusta, Toronto, CA

2017   Escape Reality, Artusiasm Gallery, Toronto, CA

2017   GradEx 102, Group Show, OCAD University, Toronto, CA

2016   Awenda Inspired!, Group Show, Ada Slaight Student Gallery, Toronto, CA

2016   Cross Section, Group Show, OCAD University, Toronto, CA

2016   Cross Section, Group Show, OCAD University Florence Campus, Florence, Italy

2016   Disparate Connections, Group Show, Mayday, Florence, Italy

2015   Kensington Market Art Fair, Toronto, CA

Awards and Grants

2014   Kendra Jaal McCleskey Memorial Scholarship

2008   University of Toronto Fellowship

2007   Ontario Graduate Scholarship

2007   Kathleen Coburn Scholarship

2007   Graduated Top of Class

2005   Joseph-Marie Quirion Scholarship

2004   Avie Bennett Prize in Canadian Literature

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