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Desiree Nechacov

Artist member since 2019
Toronto, Ontario

Desiree Nechacov is a Toronto based artist originally from Kitchener Ontario. She completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Ontario College of Art and Design University in 2019 with a major in Drawing & Painting. Her painting practice uses the traditional means of oil paint on canvas and panel to investigate universal topics such as the polarities of life and the human subconscious. Working wet-on-wet, she creates an ephemeral quality that appears to be just on the verge of a discernible form. Vaguely figurative shapes begin to surface from a shroud, signifying an emergence of the unconscious. Her work stems from personal experience and a deep interest in philosophy, transpersonal psychology, and altered states of consciousness.

Inside the Studio


Favourite book

Aldous Huxley's Island.

Favourite artist(s) right now

Damien Flood, Xie Lei, Philip Hanson, and Carol Wainio

What do you listen to when you work?

music (for some reason Our Lady Peace always helps me refocus) or podcasts (the duncan trussell family hour)

Best season of the year in Toronto

spring and fall.

Coffees per day and from where

maxwell house lol

Favourite movie

Moon (2009)

Select Past Exhibitions

Peace Mael, Toronto
Peace Mael 2

Beau Xi, Toronto
Emerging Now โ€“ Selected Works From The OCAD Drawing & Painting Class of 2019

Liberty Market Lofts Gallery, Toronto

D'arcy Symposium, Toronto

OCADU, Toronto
GradEx 104


Project 31
Drawing & Painting Award


Drawing & Painting

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