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dori vanderheyden is a multi-disciplinary Toronto artist. She is interested in the individual’s perceptions, hidden histories, and meaning-making experiences. Exploring the posthuman relationship between humans and materials, her recent art practice is about how the physical material, colour, the maker, and the viewer interact to co-construct new phenomenological experiences. vanderheyden earned a BFA from the University of Toronto and an MFA from Ontario College of Art and Design University.



Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art, Media and Design (MFA)  OCAD University Toronto

Master of Education course work complete  University of Manitoba

Bachelor of Education  University of Toronto

Art and Art History B.A.  University of Toronto

solo shows

2019    Living Arts Centre Mississauga

2019    Propeller Gallery Embodied Colour: Material Moves

2017    Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition

2017    The Artist Project Toronto

2016    Propeller Gallery Toronto

2014    Propeller Gallery Toronto

2012    Propeller Gallery Toronto

2010    Central Gallery, CTS Toronto

2006   University of Manitoba

2005   Site Gallery Winnipeg

2004   Site Gallery Winnipeg

2004   Open House Show Winnipeg

group shows

2024    John Mann Gallery

2024    Artist Project  Toronto

2023    Artist Project  Toronto

2020   Twist Gallery  Toronto

2019    Propeller Gallery, guest curator “Unmade”

2019    GradEx OCAD University

2018    The Kingston Prize Portrait Finalist Exhibition, Harbourfront Gallery

2018    The Kingston Prize Portrait Finalist Exhibition, Peel Art Gallery

2018    Propeller Gallery, juried show “Colour”

2015    Propeller Gallery

2014    Propeller Gallery

2013    Propeller Gallery

2006   Woodlands Gallery Winnipeg

2003   Toronto Inside Art Show

2001    Art Gallery of Sudbury

1999    Art Gallery of Mississauga, Doris McCarthy juried show

1991     Erindale Gallery Mississauga

1990    Hamilton Artists’ Inc

1990    Justina Barnicke Gallery Toronto, juried show


2017    The Kingston Art Prize, Finalist 

1990   Justina Barnicke Gallery Open Juried Show, Third Prize

1984   University of Toronto purchases graduation self-portrait



2018   What do you Mean by That? Exhibition Catalogue, work featured on the cover

2013   Living With Strangers Film by Elli Raynai featured my paintings for artist main character

2006  Counselling Ethics: Issues and Cases, Rock Your World painting featured on the cover

2004  Winnipeg Free Press 05/5/2004, Artist Interview article

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