Nava Waxman is a Toronto based visual artist. Her practice engaged with Ideas of movement, transition, and temporality with notions of identity from both personal and cultural context. Nava combines a range of media, including performance, drawing, photography, and objects. Through the synthesis process, she uses various choreographic methods to generate, construct, and repeat movements to explore multiple modes of body inscription, themes of ritual, continuity, and change and gestures in time and space. With an emphasis on process, gestures, and documentation, she explores various kind of temporalities, forms of body movement, sometimes camera movement, as well as the use of sequential imagery, or the effect of blurring and erasure. 

Her work has been exhibited nationally and abroad in solos and group exhibitions. She is currently an MFA Candidate at York University, Toronto, and holds a BA in Social Science and communication from The Open University. Nava is a recipient of grants from the SSHRC Joseph Armand Bombardier Graduate Scholarship-Master’s, the Ontario art council, and the Canada art council.



2018 - MFA Candidate, Visual Art, York University


2007 - Toronto School of Art


1999 - BA  Social Sciences & Communication - OPEN University



2019 "Choreographed Marks", The Varley Art Gallery of Markham


2018 "Polyphonic", Sheldon Rose Gallery, Toronto

2016 "Untitled wall" WallSpace Gallery, Ottawa

2015 "Traces" - Julie MGallery, Toronto

2014 "Rituals" - WallSpace Gallery, Ottawa Canada

2013 Personifications - JulieM Gallery, Toronto, Canada Catalogue 2011 Beyond Reason - Wall Space Gallery, Ottawa, Canada


2011 Anong Beam & Nava Waxman - Connections Within Context - Earl Court Gallery, Hamilton. 2010 New Works - Engine Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2009 Incomparable Freedom - Engine Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2009 Works on Paper - Pennello Gallery, Cleveland, USA


2008 Coincident -The Blue Dot Gallery –Toronto, Canada

2009 Back in Element - The Blue Dot Gallery – Toronto, Canada



2019 - Between States - Special Project Gallery, York University


2017 Space Within, Walnut Contemporary

2015 "Cyclical" JulieM Gallery, Toronto

2014 Women in the Art, St. Stephan Cultural Centre - Rome, Italy

2012 Contemporary Women Artists XVI – Women’s Caucus for Art, St. Louis, USA 2012 Koan – ARTROM Gallery, Rome, Italy

2012 “Paper” – Wallspace Gallery, Ottawa, Canada

2011 Spiritual Essence Of Art - ARTROM Gallery, Rome, Italy

2011 Consequential Fusion: Message In Wax - Art Centre Morro Bay, California, USA 2011 Diary Pieces - The Art House, Wakefield, England

2011 Leave Light On - Hovinkartano Art Centre, Hauho,Finland

2010 Music and Beyond - Wallspace Gallery – Ottawa, Canada

2008 OneLessAJury -Niagara Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2007 Nuit Blanche - IndexG Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2007 Insomnia - Red Head Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2007 Discovery - Propeller Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2007 The Legacy of the Circle -McKay Art Centre, markham Canada



2017 “Embodying” - Adaya Godlevesky, Uri Levinson, Nava Waxman, Alfred Institute,


2016 "Torso" In collaboration with Adaya Godlevesky - Petach-Tikva Museum of art, Israel

2016 “Elements Of Chance” - Durational performance, Draw To Perform Symposium, Crownest Gallery 2016 “Sonic” - Ram Samocha & Nava Waxman, Encaustic drawing performance

2016 “Mobius” in collaboration with Ram Samocha, OCAD University, Toronto.

2016 “Sonic” for string, Tomoki Takeuchi & Paris zhang & Nava Waxman, Toronto

2016 “Sonic” In collaboration with Adaya Godlevsky, Petach-Tikva Museum of Art, Israel 2015 Repetition Five, Gallery 151, Brussels, Belgium

2015 “Between Intimacy and Architecture” Artscape Youngplace, Toronto.



2019 Joseph Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship-Master's SSHRC

2018 Ontario Art Council - Exhibition Assistance Grant


2017 Ontario Art Council - Exhibition Assistance Grant

2016 Canada Council for the Arts - Travel Grant Recipient

2015 Best Photo Based Award - SNAP Toronto

2011 2nd Place Award - Consequential Fusion –International Encaustic Artists 2008 TAP Toronto - The Orange Award



Gateways to Drawing by Professor Stephen Gardner. A 2018 Thames & Hudson


“Elements Of Chance” Oxford Brookes University. Drawing: Research, Theory,



“Untitled Wall” By Nikos kount & Nava Waxman


”Traces” Poems to Paintings By James Wagner and Nava Waxman


Munrach Daily


The Exhibisionist By R.M Vaughn, THE GLOB AND MAIL


Mapping a World Beyond Reason By Jhon K.Grand By Carli Mia


The Mixed media Artists By Seth Apter, North light books, 2011


NearSay NYC – Review of The Artist Project NY, by Seth Apter


“Eye On Arts” Bill Gladstone


“The Spiritual Essence of Art” ARTROM Network


"Personifications" By Nadja Sayej


Fall For beauty - Art Cover - Album by Lynn Miles