She has been exhibiting in 17 Countries across six continents and received numerous Awards and Grants. Her work can be found in private collections, Government of Ontario Art Collection Archives public collections of Art Galleries and Sculpture parks.
The specific forms of my work float on the surface of a well of memory. I create discreet objects, objects in series and installation.
My preferred material is steel, and/or Stone. In my constructions the material wears its identity through rough-cut edges, visible welds and an undisguised slabness. I may combine them with glass, stone, text, Photographs, and miscellaneous findings.
By cutting, burning and welding, experience and emotion are melded into steel.
Peter is represented by Abbozzo Gallery in Toronto and Naomi Stuecker/Paul Paletti Gallery in
Louisville, Kentucky. His first solo exhibition, Tranquility, at Abbozzo Gallery in 2015, sold out almost
two and a half times over, with Saks Fifth Avenue acquiring two complete sets to represent Canadian
Art at their two stores in Toronto. He was awarded “Best of 2015” by the American Society of Media
Photographers, “Best Work by an Emerging Artist” by the Ontario Society of Artists, and his work has been shown at the Affordable Art Fair in New York City, alongside art from 70 international galleries.
Peter was elected to the Ontario Society of Artists in 2015 and the Society of Canadian Artists in 2016. He is also a proud member of the Rotary Club of Etobicoke and the News Photographers Association of Canada (NPAC). Great photography is the rare marriage of the creativity of art with the technique of craft and the precision of science. If any one of these elements is missing, a photograph falls short of its full potential. Peter’s photography benefits from over 25 years of experience as a computer consultant and programmer, building sophisticated database systems, which requires a similar blend of creativity, craft and extreme attention to detail.
Born in Bratislava, Slovakia, Peter moved to Canada when he was seven years old. He lives in the
beautiful Hockley Valley, Ontario with his wife, dog and cat, exploring the countryside by motorcycle,
bicycle, or on foot, often accompanied by his dog, Daisy. His frequent excursions give him a deep
familiarity and affinity with some of Ontario’s most beautiful lands.
2019 The President’s Award, Ontario Society of Artists
2018 Honorable Mention, IPA International Photography Awards 2018
2017 Best Landscape Award, RMG Exposed 2017, Art auction, The Robert McLaughlin Gallery,
People’s Choice, Ontario Greenbelt / McMichael Canadian Art Collection / Professional
Photographers of Canada Photo Contest, ON
2016 Elected to the Society of Canadian Artists
Honorable Mention, IPA International Photography Awards 2016
Honourable Mention, Ontario Society of Artists Members’ Exhibition of Selected Works, Toronto,
Curry's Award, Ontario Society of Artists, Toronto, ON
2015 Elected to the Ontario Society of Artists
ASMP Best of 2015, American Society of Media Photographers, USA
Honourable Mention, IPOTY International Photographer of the Year
Best Work by an Emerging Artist, Ontario Society of Artists, Toronto, ON
Honorable Mention, Neutral Density Photography Awards, ND Magazine
Juror's Choice Second Place, Orangeville Art Group, Orangeville, ON
2014 Juror's Choice, Headwaters Arts, Headwaters Arts Gallery, Alton, ON
CSPWC Open Water Annual Juried Shows
International Watercolour Biennial, Mexico City, Mexico, 2000
Annual York Region Juried Exhibition, The Varley Art Gallery, Markham, ON
The Whitten Gallery, King City, ON
Buckingham Fine Art, Markham and Uxbridge, ON
The Waterleaf Gallery, Richmond Hill, ON
McKay Art Centre, Unionville, ON
The Ethel Curry Gallery, Haliburton, ON
The Distillery District, Toronto, ON
Art of the Matter, Aurora, ON
Sign of the Whale Gallery, Yarmouth, NS
Arctic Quest, Win Henstock Gallery, Oakville, ON
Arctic Quest, Linkway Gallery, TD Centre, Toronto, ON
Arctic Quest, Legislative Assembly, Iqualuit, Nunavut
Arctic Quest, Yellowknife, North West Territories
Arctic Quest, Vancouver Maritime Museum, Vancouver, BC
Arctic Quest, J. D. Carrier Art Gallery, Columbus Centre, Toronto, ON
Arctic Quest, Arts and Letters Club, Toronto, ON
Arctic Quest, Library, Penn State Abingdon College, Philadelphia, PA
Arctic Quest, Northumberland Art Gallery, Cobourg, ON
Art Expo 2008, Toronto, ON
Ontario Society of Artists, Summer in the GTA, 2008
Ontario Society of Artists, Summer Exhibitions, 2009
J.D. Carrier Gallery, 5 Palettes, 2010
Webster Galleries, Calgary AB, Landscape Show, 2011
Westmount Gallery, Toronto, ON, 7 Artists Group Show, 2011
Westmount Gallery, Toronto, ON, One-Person Show, 2012
Ontario Society of Artists, Archives of Ontario, Toronto, ON, 2012
Ontario Society of Artists, Members Show, Guelph, ON, 2012
Ontario Society of Artists, Vision & Devotion, Toronto, ON 2012
J.D. Carrier Gallery, Venezia Con Amore, Toronto, ON 2013
Pelham Art Festival, Foothill, ON, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Westmount Gallery, Toronto, ON, Making Waves, 2015
J.D. Carrier Gallery, Places & Faces, 2015
Westmount Gallery, Toronto, ON, Town & Country, 2017
Creations Art Gallery, Ancaster, ON, Waterscapes, 2017
I have shown across Canada, the United States, England, Tasmania and Turkey, in shows like the Toronto Art Expo, Red Dot Miami, Paralux and Spectrum New York VIBE Canada in London England, TAS ART Tasmania to name a few. I am in many private and corporate collections throughout the world, my work has also been featured at Queens Park, in The Peel Gallery, Brampton City Hall, Mississauga Gallery and Burnie Regional Art Gallery, Burnie. Tasmania, London England and Istanbul Turkey, I have been featured in many magazine and articles in print featured in a 3 page article in “SIDEROADS of Caledon and King” spring issue 2016 and a 7 page feature article in the inaugural issue of “FutuReale” in 2008 and his work graced the cover, I was also invited to attend to the 8th Portakal Cicegi International Plastic Arts Colony which took place at Sapanca Dogapark Turkey, 11-19 June 2016 for a 2 week venues with 29 international artist to paint for Ahmet Şahin and his museum collection. I am represented by The Gallery, Niagara Falls Ontario and Morrison Galleries Geneva Il.
In my work I try and convey a feeling, emotion or message by capturing in one frame or image that tells a story as well as challenging the viewers perception, that makes them laugh, cry, or starts a conversation and in some cases I present a satiric look at the world we live in. I try to include those little extras that allow the eye to explore and discover hidden gems or messages. As an Artist, Teacher, Juror and Gallery owner of “Steve Wilson Studios and The Gallery” located 4681 Queen St. Niagara Falls, Ontario in the downtown arts and cultural area, an elected member of the Ontario Society of Artists and currently on the board serving as Vice President, an elected member and previously Director of Exhibitions for the Society of Canadian Artists and an elected member of the Colour and Form Society. I was on the board of Directors at Beaux-Arts Brampton from 2003-2007 serving as President the last 2 years, and previously Vice-President of the Mississauga Arts Society. I co-juried the 2nd Annual Wildlife Nature and Native Show at Beaux-Arts 2010 with international artists Charles Pachter and Daphne Odjig as well as juried the CFS 2’x2’ exhibition, the Orangeville art group members show and the Franklin Carmichael Art Centre annual show to name a few.
"Capolongo consistently produces stunning images of the highest quality... demonstrating his originality as an artist, and bringing an expanded vision to a traditional art form."
Flavio Belli (former director, Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery)
"Capolongo is a master ... [His] paintings deftly balance tradition and modernity, representation and abstraction."
Regina Haggo (art critic and historian - The Hamilton Spectator)
"Bruno Capolongo is an extraordinary artist who... has achieved a great reputation and is emerging at the international level."
Gianni Bardini (Italian Ambassador, Bogata, Colombia)
“effects of excess crying on the landscape is a series that explores imagined and emotive landscapes in dialogue with the existent political landscape. The gesture and lushness of the paintings correlate with a measure in time-- one can follow the drip of paint as held within its fall-- in this manner the paintings become bodily and enterable. The physicality of the paintings invites a concentrated meditation on the action inherent in the pieces, my time and emotion in the making--in the moment.
The series, effects of excess crying on the landscape, explores my unreal memories of land akin to the untouched and pristine; there is something mournful about an idyllic landscape in a modern context. Yet there remains within me an indoctrinated subconscious imbued with a history of landscape and the wilderness despite our current crisis.
The landscape is a universal subject-- of self, land and sky-- everyone has engaged in the horizon--an unattainable lived metaphor. The paintings are gestural poems; weeping landscapes. effects of excess crying on the landscape are landscapes of the soul. “
Angie Quick lives and works in London Ontario. She had a 2016 solo exhibition at Good Sport gallery and has participated in group exhibitions in London, Hamilton and Toronto. She has obtained several grants from the London Arts Council and Ontario Arts Council.
The latest vehicle for unleashing my creativity is pixels on cathode, be it 3d modeling, rendering, animation, packaging design or advertising work. Visual conveyance of thought and message continues for me to be a sacred dictum of sorts. It remains more than just a calling but rather ranks somewhere between pleasure and obsession.
Along the way, I’ve picked up a camera and been able to pursue another of my passions in photographing sporting events. Whether it’s the deliberate rhythms of baseball, the swift back-n-forth of hockey, the warp-speed contact of football or other trials of physical competition, I’ve always found sport to be the most riveting of reality shows and having the chance to cover it up close and tell its story through pictures has proven to be an exciting venture. It’s always a good feeling when you’re rewarded with the money shot after hours of being dogged and laying in the weeds, so to speak, and the moment happens just like you planned it.”
Tom captured the widely published and shared image of Bautista's bat flip in 2015. Read this interview with Tom about that experience!
The London Free Press covered Carlos Delgado's current solo show at Westland Gallery!
Follow this link to read the article online.
In 1974 Sookrah immigrated to Canada and attended multidisciplinary continuing education programs at the Ontario College of Art (OCA), George Brown College and Ryerson University. His beginnings in design and illustration opened a life of parallel passions. While continuing to paint and carve out his artistic existence, Sookrah involved himself in advertising and opened Engine Room Creative, a successful design development studio and advertising & marketing agency in Toronto. As the Creative Director of Engine Room, he has worked on provincial and national campaigns, as well as international campaigns in the US and UK.
His body of work includes portraiture, figurative, landscape paintings and ceramic sculpture.
An active member of the Arts & Letters Club of Toronto for twenty-four years, Sookrah
served many terms on the Club’s Art Committee and was the convener of its 3rd Floor Sunday Figurative Painting Sessions for nine years. Over the years his work was included in various juried group exhibitions at the Club.
Using an impasto, painterly technique in oil and bold use of colour I create moments of joy. Small points in time draw me in as my subject matter. Fleeting moments that are simple, meaningful and accessible are relevant in my work. My paintings are an impression of light and form and a thought of a happy memory that is to be stopped in time.
Using classical oils and painting on my grandmothers 1940’s easel, I work instantaneously across my canvas, creating layers of colour that overlap as the image emerges as an organic abstraction of a my inspiration. As each piece emerges, a chapter in the novel of the story I am telling is created. As in life, our story is played out each day without knowing the future. My work celebrates living in the moment.