SUMMARY

Gaya is an award-winning contemporary abstract artist who lives and creates in Toronto.

During her emerging artistic career, Gaya has succeeded in many of her endeavors. Gaya is a Featured Artist with Manhattan Arts International and Winner of the Great Art UK Runner-Up Award at Lacey Summer Art Prize in London.

Gaya is a recipient of Biancoscuro Art Contest and Art Parma 2016 Winner Awards, Artprotagonist 2015 Award, Artmajeur Gold Award 2015 and 2014, First Place Winner in CAGO Abstracts and Finalist of prestigious art competitions Donkey Art Prize (Italy), Venezia Open Art (Italy) and Lacey Contemporary (UK) in 2015. Gaya’s works have been published in Art Compass 2016 by Himmelblau, Volume IX of International Contemporary Artists and she is featured in the October/November 2015 issue of Aesthetica Magazine and in the April 2016 issue of Women in Art 278 Magazine.

Gaya actively exhibits in Canada and abroad. Gaya’s works showcase in Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, UK, Japan, Colombia and the United States. Her art book “Stretching the Boundaries of Abstract” was published in 2015. Gaya’s video art projects appear in major art events and festivals.


AWARDS & RECOGNITION
  • Distinguished Artist featured in the April 2017 edition of ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal with the painting Chains of Venus
  • Premio Ligures special Jury Prize featuring two works: Echoes and City Mix in Neons

  • Biancoscuro Art Contest 2016 Winner for the painting Innocence

  • Great Art UK Runner-Up Award in Summer Art Prize by Lacey Contemporary

  • Berliner Art Prize 2016 Honorable Artist by Art Management Berlin art consultancy and publisher

  • Distinguished Artist featured in the April 2016 edition of ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal with two works: Yin and Yang and Promises

  • Biancoscuro Art Parma 2016 Edition Contest Winner for the painting Red Brick Lives

  • Artmajeur Gold Award 2015 & 2014

  • New Beginnings Jury Selection from Manhattan Arts International juried by Renee Philips, Jill Connor (Artists Studios), Carolyn Edlund (Artsy Shark), Allie O’Hanley (Rxhibition) and Ed Wedman (Exhibitions Without Walls)

  • Art Protagonist 2015 International Award Jury Selection for the painting An Amber Intrigue by the Exhibition Curator Maurizio Pradella and President of Artistic Committee Sandro Gazzola

  • First Place Winner for the painting Innocence, Contemporary Art Gallery Online, Abstracts Theme Art Competition and Exhibition, July 2015

  • Venezia Open Art 2015 Prize Finalist for the painting Innocence in Free Mind category

  • Hot Topics – Bold Expressions Award of Excellence Winner from Manhattan Arts International juried by curators Renee Philips and James Bacchi, co-owner of ArtHaus Gallery

  • Connect 2 Colour Summer Art Prize Finalist with the painting Niagara Reckless Run

  • International Donkey Art Prize III Finalist with the painting White Energy of Light

  • Distinguished Artist featured in the April 2015 edition of ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal with two works: Blue Glories of the Snow and Heat

  • Third Place Winner for the painting Blue Morpho Dream, Contemporary Art Gallery Online, Color Theme Art Competition and Exhibition, November 2014

  • Fifth Place Winner for the painting Equilibrium, Contemporary Art Gallery Online, Abstract Theme Art Competition and Exhibition, October 2014

  • Still Point Art Quarterly – Winter 2014 & Summer 2015 issues selection and publication

  • Numerous Publisher Choice Awards & Publications in the Art & Beyond Magazine Issues – October 2014 to August 2015

  • Numerous Special Recognition Awards by Light Space & Time Online Gallery – September 2014 to March 2016


SELECT EXHIBITIONS & SHOWS
  • Rassegna d’Arte A Bratislava, Slovakia – July to August 2017 (upcoming)

  • Unity in Variety VII by Gabriel Fine Art, Nehru Centre, Mayfair, London, UK – July 2017 (upcoming)

  • World Wide Art Show New York – Flyer Art Gallery & Caelum Gallery – June 2017 (upcoming)

  • All Art + Group Exhibition in Van Der Plas Gallery, New York, USA – May 2017

  • COCA Show Make America Create Again in Seattle, USA – April 2017

  • Premio Ligures International Art Exhibition, Lerici, Italy – March 2017

  • Contemporary Art during Venice Carnival, Venice, Italy – February to March 2017

  • Canvas Unbound Juried Exhibition, Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver – February 2017

  • Natale A Torino in AccorsiArte Gallery, Turin, Italy – December 2016 to January 2017

  • Art Innsbruck 2016 with Biancoscuro Gallery in Austria – December 2016

  • Bold Expressions Group Exhibition in Super Wonder Gallery, Toronto – November 2016

  • Biancoscuro Exhibition in Art Parma Fair in Italy – October 2016

  • Bright Lights at Night Salon Exhibition in Red Head Gallery, Toronto Nuit Blanche Festival – September to October 2016

  • Summer Art Prize Finalist Exhibition in Lacey Contemporary Gallery, London – August 2016

  • Inaugural Exhibition by AccorsiArte with Le Dame Art Gallery, London – July to August 2016

  • CanCon 2016 Juried Exhibition, Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver – July 2016

  • Raw: Natural Born Artists Toronto Reveal Show – July 2016

  • GZ-Basel Exhibition in Basel, Switzerland – June 2016

  • Art Meeting Spring Exhibition in GaleriaZero, Barcelona – May 2016

  • Fine Art Bergamo Group Exhibition in Lo Gallery, Bergamo, Italy – April to May 2016

  • Palatine Group Exhibition in Coronari 111 Art Gallery, Rome – April 2016

  • 900 and 2000 Modern & Contemporary Art Exhibition in AccorsiArte Gallery, Turin – April 2016

  • Fake Collective Exhibition in GaleriaZero, Barcelona – March 2016

  • 35 Live: COCA Members’ Show in Seattle, USA – March to April 2016

  • Art Rome Contemporary Exhibition, Flyer Art Gallery in Rome – March 2016

  • Art Parma Fair with Biancoscuro Gallery in Italy – February to March 2016

  • Art Innsbruck 2016 with Biancoscuro Gallery in Austria – January 2016

  • Pixels of Identities Exhibition by It’s Liquid Group in Bogota, Columbia – January to March 2016

  • Active Members Show, Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver – January 2016

  • Art Protagonist 2015 International Art Exhibition in Padua, Italy – December 2015 to January 2016

  • Scope Miami Art Show, The Voice of the Artist Collection – December 2015

  • Colorida Art Gallery Solo Exhibition in Lisbon, Portugal – November to December 2015

  • Rorschach Abstract Art Exhibition in Toronto – November 2015

  • Liquid Rooms Experimental Art Exhibition, Venice, Italy – November 2015

  • Liquid Cities New York – International Video Art Limousine Festival by the It’s Liquid Group/Curator Luca Curci – October 2015

  • Emerging Toronto Artists Awards & Exhibition, Palais Royale, Toronto – October 2015

  • Venezia Open Art Exhibition – October 2015

  • GZ Kunst 2015 International Exhibition in Berlin – September 2015

  • Unity in Variety IV Group Exhibition in Gabriel Fine Art Gallery, London – September 2015

  • Alternative Playground International Art Fair by Plasticine Art in London – September 2015

  • Connect 2 Colour Exhibition in Lacey Contemporary Gallery, London – August 2015

  • Gardens Group Exhibition in Gabriel Fine Art Gallery, London – July to August 2015

  • Donkey Art Prize Miami Showcase – August 2015

  • Elements Part 2 (As Above, So Below) in the Tabernacle, Notting Hill, London – July 2015

  • Art Expo Milan by ArtMeet – July to September 2015

  • Raw: Natural Born Artists Toronto Glimpse Show – July 2015

  • The Miami Art Expo – June 2015

  • Elements Group Exhibition in Gabriel Fine Art Gallery, London – June 2015

  • Tokyo International Art Fair, Japan – May 2015

  • Spectrum Group Art Exhibition in Toronto Centre for the Arts – May 2015

  • Going South in Malaga, Spain – April 2015

  • Oxford International Art Fair – February 2015

  • Gallery 1313 – Winter Emerging Artist Exhibition Curated by Phil Anderson, February 2015

  • Art Square Gallery – Silver Moon Group Show Curated by Mira Martinez, January 2015

  • Barcelona International Art Fair (BCN ART 2014) – December 2014

  • The Red Head Gallery – Insomnia Salon Soirée during Nuit Blanche Toronto, October 2014


SPECIAL PROJECTS & COLLABORATIONS
  • Saatchi Gallery in London – artwork rotationally showcased on the hi-resolution screen on the 2nd floor of the gallery

  • The Artbox.Projects Basel 1.0 in EuroAirport – artwork rotationally showcased on the hi-resolution screen on the Swiss side, with the large Jean Tinguely sculpture on the Eventplatform Luminator

  • Mishkalo – collaboration with the wedding registry for art which offers a curated collection of original art – paintings, sculpture, glass work and more

  • Lugano Fund Forum 2015 in Switzerland – artists participating in ArtExpo Milan presented to the forum visitors by Dr. Alan D’Orlando, the CEO of ArtMeet Gallery and Gartam art investment firm

  • Google Open Gallery – cultural project backed by the Google Cultural Institute technology

  • Google Chromecast – artwork inclusion in the collaborative project to launch a new feature that customizes TV screen with preloaded artwork from artists, museums and galleries worldwide

  • Fragments of Life in a Lens of Abstraction & Parts Elementary – video art projects publication


INTERVIEWS & PUBLICATIONS