Maggee Day is a visual artist working predominantly in the medium of oil paint. She
studied at OCAD University in Toronto, ON where she received her BFA (2016), and is currently completing her MFA at Emily Carr University in Vancouver, BC (2020). Day has exhibited across Canada and was awarded the 2018 Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant in painting.
"My process drives my work, as I attempt to discover different possibilities in oil painting
and rethink methods that are deeply enriched in representational painting. A rule I created in my process is that every painting must change its order of procedures and materials. I want to highlight all the different choices that a painter can make when they approach a subject, and furthermore find connections and divisions between processes in art history and contemporary painting. When I approach my subject I have a choice to capture the visual information in a photograph, or I can attempt to capture the information through plein air painting/sketching. Afterwards I have a plethora of different possibilities: I can translate that information into another material, collage different materials together, or layer different images on top of one another."