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.

 

EDUCATION

2018 - MFA Candidate, Visual Art, York University

 

2007 - Toronto School of Art

 

1999 - BA  Social Sciences & Communication - OPEN University

 

SOLO EXHIBITION

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

 

GROUP EXHIBITION

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

 

COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS

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

Tel-Aviv
 

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.

 

GRANTS & AWARDS

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

 

PUBLICATIONS AND REVIEW

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

 

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

Practice,

 

“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

 

Women.ca 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