Nava Waxman is a multi-disciplinary artist whose works traverse between visual arts and time-based media. Her artistic-based research addresses the transitory nature of gestures within the complex artistic, cultural, philosophical, and personal registers. Nava received her MFA in Visual Arts from York University, Toronto, and her BA in Social Science & communication from OPEN University in Tel-Aviv. In 2019, she received the Joseph Armand Bombardier Scholarship Award from the Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) for her graduate research at York University. In 2018, she was awarded the Ontario Art Council Exhibition Assistance Grant for her project, Choreographed Marks. In 2016, she was awarded the Canada Art Council Travel Grant for her collaborative project Elements Of Chance.  

Nava lives in works in Toronto, Canada. 


2020 - MFA in Visual Arts, York University, Toronto, Canada 

2007 - BA in Social Sciences & Communication, OPEN University, Tel-Aviv, Israel

2004 - Toronto School of Art



2020 - Master Thesis Nomination, Graduate program, York University Visual Arts & Art History

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

​2019 - CIBC Graduate Research Grant  - nomination 

2018 Ontario Art Council - Exhibition Assistance Grant

2017 Ontario Art Council - Exhibition Assistance Grant

2016 Canada Council for the Arts - Travel Grant Recipient


Selected Solo exhibition

2020  Nava Waxman: Variations on Broken Lines, Gales Gallery, York University

​2019  Nava Waxman: Choreographed Marks, The Varley Art Gallery of Markham

2018  Nava Waxman: Polyphonies, Sheldon Rose Gallery, Toronto

2016  Nava Waxman: Untitled wall, WallSpace Gallery, Ottawa

2015  Nava Waxman: Traces - JulieM Gallery, Toronto

2014  Nava Waxman: In between Rituals - WallSpace Gallery, Ottawa Canada

2013  Nava Waxman: Personifications - JulieM Gallery, Toronto, Canada Catalogue


Selected Group 

2018  Knowing River - Body Notes: Ronley Teper, Lo Bil, Nava Waxman, Sheldon Rose Gallery, Toronto

2019 - Open Work, Nava Waxman, Cinzia Cavalieri, Mahsa Alikhani, Sebastian 

           Oreamuno & Lo Bil

2017  Strings - Interventions, Alfred Institute, Tel-Aviv Uri Levinson, Adaya Godlevesky and Shlomit 


2016  Transitions, Nava Waxman & Adaya Godlevsky, Petach-Tikva Museum of art, Israel

2016  Elements Of Chance - Interventions, Draw To Perform Symposium, CrowsNest Gallery 2016, 

          London, curated by Ram Samocha

2017  Space Within, CONTACT Photography Festival, Walnut Contemporary, Toronto

2012  Contemporary Women Artists XVI – Women’s Caucus for Art, St. Louis, USA

2011  Anong Beam & Nava Waxman: Connections Within Context, Earl Court Gallery, Hamilton.

2011  Consequential Fusion: Message In Wax - Art Centre Morro Bay, CA

2011 Diary Pieces,The Art House, Wakefield, England

2010 Light On - Hovinkartano Art Centre for the Arts, Hauho, Finland

2009 Insomnia, Red Head Gallery 

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



2019 Teaching Assistant, York University, Toronto (Photography)

2019 Teaching Assistant, York University, Toronto (History Of Design)


Artistic Residency 

2020 - ​The laboratory for artistic intelligence, Toronto

2020 - Saagajiwe - The Creative Native Project - The centre for Indigenous Research Creation, in the

           Faculty of Communication and Design,  Ryerson University

2021 - De Spirit - Lilach Pnina Livne Institute  


Research Presentation

2021  Nava Waxman: Rites of Passage in the Abyss of Contemporary Liminality,  

          The Motherboard: CADN 2021 Graduate Conference 

2020  Nava Waxman: From Dematerialization to Re-materialization,  PRACTICE / PRATIQUE  The 14th 

           Annual Concordia University Art History Graduate Students Association (AHGSA) Graduate 


2020  Nava Waxman: From Dematerialization to Re-materialization, Hindsight 20/20: Context & Meaning 

          XIX  , The Graduate Visual Culture Association 19th annual graduate conference, Queen’s 


2019  The Varley Art Gallery of Markham - Nava Waxman: Lunch and Learn



Waymark: MFA Visual Art Digital Publication, York University, 2020

Gateways to Drawing by Stephen Gardner.  Nava Waxman:Elements Of Chance, Thames & 

Hudson, 2018

Untitled Wall, Nava Waxman & Nikos Kunt, , 2016

​Traces: Poems to Paintings By James Wagner & Nava Waxman, Ceratonia Siliqua Press, 2015