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Varvara Nedilska

Artist member since 2020
Toronto, ON

I’m a Toronto-based Ukrainian Canadian artist and a 2020 graduate of the OCADU illustration program. My practice focuses mainly around narrative illustration, although recently I have been branching out more into printmaking and other media. I always work in analogue media (most often inks and watercolours) and some of my biggest inspirations are medieval and surrealist art, fashion, folk/“outsider” art and the natural world.


Q+A

Only thing you need when you leave the house

a positive attitude :)

Beverage of choice

cold jasmine green tea

Best season of the year in Toronto

the months of May and October!

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

a mess!!!

Why is it important for people to have art in their home or life?

Everyone needs a window into another world

In a previous life I was (a) ...

Venus fly trap

Select Past Exhibitions
2020


Toronto Outdoor Art Fair

2019

Society of Illustrators, NYC
Award Winners Group Show

2018


Toronto Comic Arts Festival

2017

Society of Illustrators, NYC
Award Winners Group Show

Accolades
2020

OCAD University
Project 31 Illustration Award

2020

Toronto Outdoor Art Fair
Best of Student Award

2020

Toronto Outdoor Art Fair
Student Purchase Award

2020

3x3 Magazine
Honourable Mention

2019

Society of Illustrators, NYC
Nancy Lee Rhodes Roberts Scholarship Award

2017

Society of Illustrators, NYC
Nancy Cheadle Scholarship Award

2017

Applied Arts Magazine
Student Award

2017

3x3 Magazine
Distinguished Merit Award and 2 Honourable Mentions

Residencies
2020

Artscape Gibraltar Point

Education
2020

OCAD University
BDes Illustration with Distinction

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