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July 12 – 14, 2024.

Tatjana Hutinec

City
Toronto
Booth
Nathan Phillips Square
Booth 65

Born in Germany, I grew up and studied in Zagreb, Croatia. Connection to art began in childhood - playing in aunt’s atelier and later, apprenticing with Ana Hutinec, Croatian sculptor/painter. While studying Clay sculpture at School of Applied Arts, Zareb, and getting BA in Textile Art and Clothing Design at Zagreb University, I exhibited at prominent Croatian and international shows, won Awards, was included in the book “Contemporary Ceramics in Croatia” and featured in Newspapers. During my visit to Toronto in 1990 I became displaced by the Homeland war outbreak in Croatia. Staying in Toronto was an only option. Without assets– I babysat and painted, thought community workshops, built sets/costumes for theatrical productions. I explored many techniques and mediums. Painting (oil and acrylic on canvas) and creating sculptures/installations (chicken-wire, fibre, resin, latex) are main choices.
I’ve been exhibiting in group and solo shows in Toronto since 1996.

Some of overarching, themes in my practice include: exploring identity, mythology, folktales, artefacts, science, human nature, epigenetics, psychology, observing clouds, connecting to nature
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SELECTED PROJECTS/EXHIBITIONS include :

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

QUEEN WEST ART CRAWL at Trinity Bellwoods Park – Juried, Exhibitor booth Sept 2023

BURLINGTON CONVENTION CENTRE events by Canadian-Croatian Chamber of Commerce
o 19th and 18th ANNUAL BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARDS 2023 and 2022

RIVERDALE ARTWALK – Jimmy Simpson park - juried - exhibition booth 2021

GALLERY 1313 - “Riders on the Storm” Exhibition and artist talk Dec 2018

CARASSAUGA FESTIVAL OF CULTURES Mississauga Croatian Pavilion EXHIBITION & workshop 2014

HELICONIAN CLUB- YORKVILLE 2013, 2011

TORONTO PUBLIC LIBRARY – “Expressions from the Tidal Pool 2011

TORONTO OUTDOOR ART EXHIBITION, Nathan Phillips Square Juried, Exhibition Booth 1996

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
AIRD GALLERY Landscapes juried online group exhibition 2023-24
THE DRAKE HOTEL DEVONSHIRE, Curated Group Exhibition -exterior sculpture installation May-Oct 2023
WELLINGTON HERITAGE MUSEUM., P. Edward County – collaborative installation with Tracey Lavko 2023
HOMER WATSON GALLERY, Kitchener – – collaborative installation with Tracey Lavko 2023
RIVERDALE ARTWALK juried group exhibition - virtual 2021
PROPELLER GALLERY - “Alumni”- invitational Group Exhibition and Artist Talk - Virtual 2020
TORONTO OUTDOOR ART EXHIBITON Juried exhibition - booth with Propeller Centre 2017
PROPELLER GALLERY MEMBER group exhibitions: 2018,2017, 2016, 2015, 2014
GALERY 1313 “OFFCAMERA 2015” Group Exhibition organizer and participant 2015
MILTON ART CENTRE ”Visions of Croatia” group Exhibition Croatian Artists in Canada 2012
TORONTO HELICONIAN CLUB - Women Artists collective Member group exhibitions 2012-2014
GALLERY 1313 “Fashion Beasts“- Multidisciplinary participation - wearable art / performance 2010
GALLERY FOUNTAIN 253 –- group exhibition 2009
IT’S NOT A DELI GALLERY – group exhibition - 2007
ELAINE FLECK GALLERY, Toronto – group show 2007
CAFÉ DES ARTIST GALLERY , Yorkville Toronto 1996
ART PAVILION ZAGREB - SALON – Juried, Zagreb , Croatia 1993
PAVILLION MESTROVIC ZAGREB - 4TH WORLD TRIENNIAL EXHIBITION OF SMALL CERAMICS - JURIED 1993
GALERIJA GRADEC - Zagreb, Croatia AUCTION FOR POJATNO, : 1991
GALERIJA GRADEC – ZAGREB 3RD WORLD TRIENNIAL EXHIBITION OF SMALL CERAMICS - JURIED, 1990
ART PAVILION ZAGREB - SALON – JURIED Group Exhibition 1987
ART PAVILION ZAGREB - YOUTH SALON- (Salon Mladih) Zagreb – JURIED Group Exhibition 1986

PUBLIC ART:

THE DRAKE HOTEL DEVONSHIRE Mythological Creatures –sculpture installation 2023
OUTSIDE THE BOX – 2 - City of Toronto Street Art Program painting 2 traffic light boxes 2015
LUMINATO at Toronto Harbourfront - Mythological Creatures - sculpture installation 2008
NEIGHBOURHOOD LEGACY PROJECTS – TORONTO PARKS painting with community and Kristen Fahrig:
o MacGregor Park Art Club - 2009, Masaryk Park -2004, Sauroren park 2004

AWARDS:

TORONTO PRIDE PARADE - Best Float installation Award Christ Redeemer Sculpture 2009
4th WORLD TRIENNIAL EXHIBITION OF SMALL CERAMICS Zagreb, Croatia - Honourable Mention 1998
3rd WORLD TRIENNIAL EXHIBITION OF SMALL CERAMICS Zagreb, Croatia Honourable Mention 1993

GALLERIES /ARTIST MEMBERSHIPS :

GALLERY ON THE POND –Fogo Island 2023
BROKEN CAGE GALLERY - Toronto 2021 -2022
PROPELLER GALLERY artist CO-OP member 2014 - 2016
TORONTO HELICONIAN CLUB - Women Artists collective 2012-2014
GALERIJA ULUPUH Gallery of Croatian Association of Fine Artists of Applied Arts) 1986-1993
ZUH – ZAJEDNICA UMJETNIKA HRVATSKE (Association of Fine Artists of Croatia) 1987-1993

MEDIA / PUBLICATIONS:

Toronto Star:
o Riders on the Storm - Solo exhibition at Gallery 1313 29.12. 2018
o Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition - iPad Star touch section 27.07. 2017
o Off the Wall - with Propeller Centre for the Arts 03.12. 2015
o Off Camera at Gallery 1313 04.09. 2015
Globe and Mail - AGO Massive Party –photo coverage of sculptural headpiece 2011
SnapdDowntownToronto Photo coverage Riders on the Storm - Solo exhibition at Gallery 1313 2018
Vecernji List, Zagreb, Croatia, daily newspaper
o Interview by Ana Bacic 2017
o Youth Art Salon (Salon Mladih) 1986
Rogers TV OMNI II Chanel - Cronet (Croatian news)
o TV interview at exhibition Artist of Croatian Origin at Baka Gallery Café 2015
o TV interview at HELICONIAN CLUB “Expressions from the Tidal Pool” SOLO EXHIBITION 2011
CBC Newsworld - Live INTRVIEW -Tatjana Hutinec for Off Camera exhibition at Filmport 2012
Boor News Riverdale ArtWalk Review 2022, interview by Kasia Ignatowska October 2009
CONTEMPORARY CERAMICS IN CROATIA - book by Prof. Dr. Marina Baricevic 1993
NEUE KERAMIK - Art Magazine, Berlin 1993
VJESNIK Newspaper Zagreb, Croatia 1986 and 1989

ART WORKSHOPS / THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS AT SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITIES

Multidisciplinary instructor collaborated with Kristen Fahrig, funded by, Toronto, Ontario and Canada Art Councils:
MacGregor Park Art Club 2012, 2011, 2010, 2007, 2006, 2005, West Toronto Collegiate –2012
Art Lives Here! at Lula Lounge Theatrical production costume /sets 2010, - Dufferin Mall - Urban Infusion - Fantasy Fashion show – wearable art 2003

Funders & Sponsors

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