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 OCADU in 2019 where she received the Project 31: Drawing & Painting award and was nominated for the national BMO 1st Art! competition. Her painting practice uses the traditional means of oil paint on canvas to investigate 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 an 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 (representing Kitchener!)

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. the other two are rough.

When I'm not making art, I'm (a) ...

rewatching greys anatomy

Favourite movie


Upcoming Exhibitions

Liberty Market Lofts Gallery, Toronto


D'arcy Symposium, Toronto

Select Past Exhibitions

OCADU, Toronto
GradEx 104


Project 31
Drawing & Painting Award


Drawing & Painting

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